*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

The Future of Health Care in the US

The future shape of health care in the United States is difficult to predict; however, trends can help us to visualize and evaluate possible outcomes. In this course, we will consider the new directions that are shaping the future of health care—much of it driven by increasing costs. We will discuss the ways in which we pay for medical services and the effects of consolidation of both health insurance companies and hospitals. We will also examine specifically: knee replacements, recent advancements and new technology for treating strokes, spinal surgery, and resection of colon polyps.
April 17: 2037–A Healthcare Odyssey. Jeff Goldsmith is the founder of Health Futures Inc., and is one of the nation’s foremost health industry analysts. He currently serves as National Advisor for Navigant Healthcare and specializes in corporate strategy and technology forecasting in healthcare. He will discuss the health system we will likely have in twenty years–particularly the demographic, scientific, and technological framework for health provision. April 24: 3D Printers and Your Total Knee Replacement. Dr. Megan Swanson, an orthopedic surgeon, will provide another example of how technology has reached not only the practice of healthcare, but applies to patients’ joints as well. Dr. Swanson specializes in hip and knee replacements, both total and partial, as well as fracture care. She is an expert in performing muscle-sparing knee replacements. Dr. Swanson attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Texas South Western Medical Center. Prior to coming to Martha Jefferson Hospital, she practiced at Randolph Hospital’s Human Motion Institute. May 1: New horizons in the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Dr. John Gaughen is an Interventional Neuroradiologist and the Director of the Neurointerventional Surgery service at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. He will be discussing the recent advancements that now allow for effective and life-saving treatment of acute ischemic stroke through minimally invasive image-guided surgery. He attended the UVA School of Medicine and received his residency and fellowship training at the University of Virginia. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology.  The spine made easy: spinal diagnoses, treatment options, and learning to play poker with the house. Dr. Jacob Young received his medical degree and neurosurgical training at Duke University. He served four years at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center before starting private practice in Seattle at Swedish Medical Center and joined Martha Jefferson Hospital in 2010. With an explosion of new techniques developed in the last 20 years for spinal surgery, he will discuss which of these have proven effective, starting with principles of spinal diagnosis and how to make decisions about one’s medical care. May 8: Colon Polyps–From simple removal to complex resection. Dr. Alan Brijbassie practices interventional gastroenterology at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Dr. Brijbassie received his fellowship training at UVA and Advanced Interventional training at the Carilion Virginia Tech School of Medicine, where he also served as the Director of Interventional Endoscopy and the Program Director for the Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship Division. He will discuss the pathophysiology of colon polyp formation, as well as the endoscopic removal of such, from simple removal to advanced resections. He will also provide video demonstrations of these resections.

Instructor Bio:

Jonathan Davis, FACHE, President of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital since January 2015, brings a new perspective to Charlottesville healthcare delivery. Prior to joining Sentara in 2015, Mr. Davis served as President of Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His tenure also includes two President & CEO appointments in community based hospitals. Mr. Davis earned a BS in Physiology from Arkansas State University, a Masters in Physiology from Northern Arizona University, and a Masters in Public Healthcare Administration from Tulane University and the University of Arkansas Medical School. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Board for the Charlottesville United Way.

Required Reading:

Brief articles will be provided prior to each session.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B05 Jonathan Davis Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8 Mo 1:30-3:00 p.m. Sentara Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center A

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