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KP International recently presented a customized virtual seminar for a group of Dutch innovators as part of their “digital mission” to the United States.
Guest speakers included Kaiser Permanente leaders Holly Burke, vice president and assistant general counsel, Karin Cooke, director of KP International, and Ron Wyatt, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and lead for technology and product support.
The session covered innovation and how new medical technologies are integrated into care delivery at Kaiser Permanente. As members of Kaiser Permanente’s National Product Council, Ms. Burke and Dr. Wyatt covered the multi-faceted process of bringing new medical technologies to the organization. The key question they ask with every new technology: How will this procedure or device add value to patient care?
Following the presentations and discussion, Mohsin Hashmi, Wayne Coffen, and Adrinece Beard led a virtual tour of the Center for Total Health, located adjacent to the Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC. The Center for Total Health showcases Kaiser Permanente’s achievements and initiatives in research, digital transformation, patient experience, and community health, to name a few areas. Though the Center is currently closed to in-person visitors, many of its exhibits are featured in the virtual tour, which you can take here in a self-guided format.
The audience for the virtual seminar included entrepreneurs and innovators in health, life sciences, technology, energy, logistics, and agri-food. Facilitated by UC Berkeley’s Gigi Wang, along with the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco, the digital mission benefited the winners of the 2020 Dutch Academic Startup Competition.
While we all look forward to the day when we can resume in-person programs, for the time being, virtual programs and tours are a welcome substitute. KP International and Center for Total Health would like to thank the Dutch Academic Startup innovators for their participation.
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