Wed, Oct 18, 2023

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Dynamics of the US Healthcare System

Overview of the US healthcare system:  Dynamics, Challenges, and Opportunities 

Wednesday October 18th
Location: E62-350
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Lunch will be provided in person.

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There are enormous challenges facing the failing, fragmented US health system.  Despite being an advanced economy we spend $4.3T on healthcare which represents roughly 20% of our GDP – far more than any other nation.   Despite this, costs accelerate and outcomes are lackluster.  For these same reasons, there are enormous opportunities to impact lives and elevate health.  This presentation will offer an overview of the US health care system geared to the non-healthcare entrepreneur seeking to advance their understanding of the industry and successfully navigate the landscape.

Dr. Anthony Dowidowicz serves as the Executive Medical Director of Regence BlueCross BlueShield and is an emergency physician by clinical training.  In addition to his medical degree, Anthony received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he spent additional time pursing advanced research in system dynamics.   He is the founder of the MIT Sloan Physicians Group and serves on the Health System Initiative Board.


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Anthony Dowidowicz, MD, MBA, FACEP

Executive Medical Director

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Anne Quaadgras


MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

Anne Quaadgras is the Director of the MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative and a Senior Lecturer at  MIT Sloan.

Her work focuses on health systems transformation, and the role of information technology in supporting that change.

Prior to her doctoral work, Anne was a management consultant for fifteen years, specializing in improving decision-making and investment processes in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries.

She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemical engineering from MIT. Anne earned her doctorate in information systems at Boston University, where her dissertation research explored how globally distributed groups of experts recognize and respond to operational problems.

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