The Electronic Prescription: How Information Technology Will Change the Face of Medicine featuring discussants Zoe Baird, Franklin Raines, and Bill Frist. Bart Moore moderates.
Health IT promises to transform almost every area of medicine, including electronic medical records, data mining for evidence-based medicine, new diagnostics, and robo-surgery. Computer programming is becoming as essential as anatomy. Learn how these innovations are becoming realities- Aspen Institute
Zoe E. Baird is President of the Markle Foundation, a private philanthropy that focuses on using information and communications technologies to address critical public needs, particularly in the areas of health care and national security. Ms. Baird's career spans business, government, and academia. Among her leadership posts, she has been senior vice president and general counsel of Aetna, Inc., a senior visiting scholar at Yale Law School, associate general counsel to President Jimmy Carter, and an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice. Ms. Baird's government service also includes eight years of work on President Clinton's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. She participates in the Steering Committee of Markle's Connecting for Health initiative, and is on a number of non-profit and corporate boards, including the Chubb Corporation, Boston Properties, and the Brookings Institution.
William H. Frist
Senator Bill Frist, heart and lung transplant surgeon and former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, is the Distinguished Schultz Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is focused on domestic health reform, the basic science of heart transplantation, global health policy, health care disparities, information technology, medical mission work in Sudan, genocide in Darfur, the health of the mountain gorilla, and HIV.
He graduated from Princeton majoring in health policy at the Woodrow Wilson School and Harvard Medical School, completing surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and heart transplantation fellowship at Stanford. He is board certified in general surgery and heart and lung surgery. He has performed over 150 heart and lung transplants, has authored 100 peer-reviewed medical articles, over 400 newspaper articles, and 5 books (on bioterrorism, transplantation). His board service includes Save the Children, Committee on Conscience (U.S. Holocaust Museum), Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, CSIS.
Bart Moore is Executive Director of Research at Atlantic Media, a media company the holdings of which include The Atlantic and National Journal, its flagship publications. There he oversees diverse research projects covering the media industry, business development and strategy. Prior to Atlantic Media, he was Executive Director of the Advisory Board Company, the nation's leading provider of health care industry best practice research and consulting. During 10 years as a senior researcher there, he led more than a dozen major research projects on topics including financial management, cost control and quality improvement. He has also served as the director of business development for Russia and Eastern Europe in the venture capital practice of a U.S.-based merchant bank and was assistant to the chairman and chief of the executive staff at Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Franklin D. Raines is a Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Revolution Health Group LLC, which creates products and services for consumers in the growing market of consumer-directed health care. He is the retired Chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae, the largest non-bank financial services company in the world. In his six years as Chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae provided more than $3.4 trillion of housing financing serving more than 30 million families. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 1991, Mr. Raines was a General Partner of the investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co., where he provided financial advice to public and private clients. Among his many other leadership positions, he served in the Cabinet of President Bill Clinton as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and in the Administration of President Jimmy Carter as Assistant Director of the White House Domestic Council and Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget.