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Jun
21

An iPad Saved Mom, An iPhone May Save Me: Health Care in the Age of Silicon

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location TBA
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
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Technologies are poised to change health care radically in the not-too-distant future. New websites, apps, and devices will give patients previously undreamed-of control over their own health. Increasingly, patients, not doctors, will decide when, where, and how care is received. Knowledge that was once the private domain of doctor is being digitized and made accessible. For seniors, changes will ultimately be liberating. Remarkably, health care professionals often barely perceive the extent of these development.

This lecture is led by Dr. Robert Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow and Health Care Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Author of Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care, his work asks, “How can we make health care as innovative in the next 25 years as information technology was in the past 25?”

Previously, he was health care advisor for the National Federation of Independent Business, economics professor at the University of Richmond, regional economist/director of education at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Sub-Saharan Africa economist for Chase Manhattan Bank. His work has taken him to Europe, Africa, and Central Asia.

An award-winning teacher, he holds faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. Previously he taught at George Mason University and the George Washington University. His degrees include a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University; master’s degrees from Columbia University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the College of William and Mary; and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He has chaired the National Economists Club, Richmond Association for Business Economics, and National Association for Business Economics Healthcare Roundtable.

He is a musician and polyglot.

This event is free and open to the public; free online registration required. This lecture is made possible by a generous grant from The Regirer Foundation and is part of the Osher Series on Aging Well.

Contact: Debra Guild, Program Coordinator, Osher Institute, (804) 287-6608