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Tomorrow's Healthcare

How information and competition are creating new models for healthcare

This Engaging Idea looks at the current healthcare delivery system and how transparency can and is changing the landscape.


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Dr. Bobbie Kite comes to University of Denver from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where she served as a postdoctoral fellow for the National Library of Medicine and then as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the field of Biomedical Informatics. With an avid interest in teaching, community collaboration, and research, Dr. Kite chose to join University of Denver's University College so she could continue her passion for teaching and also maintain her research work. Currently, Dr. Kite is the Academic Director of the Healthcare Management program, and an Associate Professor conducting research focused on population health.

Before entering the field of biomedical informatics, Dr. Kite earned her doctorate degree in Public Health from University of Texas Health Science Center with minors in epidemiology and health policy.


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Questions for personal reflection or group discussion

  1. With these ideas in mind, how might your view of HCDS be connected to population health?
  2. It's worth discussing what alternatives to the Healthcare Delivery Systems exist now, what's coming in the next couple of years?
  3. What do you expect in terms of transparency in healthcare? Is this different from what we should expect?
  4. As a patient in the Healthcare Delivery System, what power do you feel like you have in relation to transparency?
  5. If you imagine the level of transparency in healthcare that we have in the travel industry, what effect do you think this would have on local, regional, and national economy?

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