Carey Hosts Health Care Symposium in China

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symposium-jpgThe Carey Business School hosted a Global Health Care Symposium in China last March that brought together thought leaders from the Carey faculty and high-level international business executives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of delivering health care in Asia.

Sponsored by General Electric, the symposium was held at the General Electric China Technology Center in Shanghai. It featured keynote speeches from Carey’s Kathleen Sutcliffe, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who is also on the faculty of JHU’s School of Medicine, and John Rice, GE vice chairman and president and chief executive officer of GE Global Growth and Operations.

“At its core, productivity is thinking about the choices we make every day. It’s not necessarily about running faster or pushing harder, it’s about working smarter. It’s about seeing things in a more nuanced way – really seeing what is in front of us, being mindful, seeing the small details in a situation so we can contingently respond.” – Kathleen Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe’s remarks, titled “Building a Resilient Organization,” centered on her research into how organizations manage risk, uncertainty, and crisis. One of her key points concerned the nature of productivity and how it can lead to resilience within an organization.

“At its core, productivity is thinking about the choices we make every day,” Sutcliffe said. “It’s not necessarily about running faster or pushing harder, it’s about working smarter. It’s about seeing things in a more nuanced way – really seeing what is in front of us, being mindful, seeing the small details in a situation so we can contingently respond.”

The symposium also featured two panels with executives from GE and the other symposium sponsors, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson, as well as from Chinese companies. In addition, Carey panelists at the event included Professor and Vice Dean for Education Kevin Frick and Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Phillip Phan. Go to Carey’s YouTube channel for video  of the 2016 health care symposium: www.youtube.com/user/JHUCareyBusiness/videos.

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