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Business of Disrupting Healthcare Conference

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Pharmacy student speaking with a Cedar Care customerThe School of business administration, the school of pharmacy and the graduate school at Cedarville University will host the “Business of Disrupting Healthcare” one-day conference on October 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This Encore! alumni event, which is also open to faculty, staff, current students and the general public, will feature nine breakout sessions, including a women’s entrepreneurship panel at 11 a.m. in Cedarville’s Health Sciences Center.

According to Dr. Marc Sweeney, dean of the school of pharmacy, the conference hopes to spotlight the ways in which innovation and entrepreneurship can make a difference in providing health care solutions.

— Marc Sweeney

“Health care challenges are complex and the solutions are complex,” Sweeney said. “Every person may play a role, some larger than others, in addressing these complex issues. We want to hear from people addressing it from the health care benefit side, the patient care side, the access to health care side — all over the map.”

“Cedarville alumni are playing a role in improving health care, from medical missions to technology to business models.”

The school of pharmacy is partnering the school of business administration on the event. “The rapidity of change across all business is revolutionary,” explained Dr. Jeff Haymond, dean of the school of business administration. “For instance, business data analytics is transforming health care delivery. Health care is a core competency of Cedarville, so this was a natural fit.”

According to Haymond, the “Business of Disrupting Healthcare” conference is a way to continue offering professional development and training for Cedarville graduates, who will already be on campus for homecoming weekend, which takes place October 4-5.

“We want to take Cedarville’s 1,000-day campaign, which talks about the approximate length of time undergraduates are at the university, and take it to 10,000 days, or a career,” Haymond added. “We hope alumni begin seeing Cedarville not just as a way to connect with their memories, but as a part of their continuing professional development.”

Haymond hopes the October 4 event is just the beginning of more annual conferences like it.

“We want this to be a service to our alumni, a way for us to continue serving stakeholders and friends of the university,” he said. “We want to create an ecosystem for those committed to the cause of Christ who are exercising their gifts in the world of business.”

For more information, or to register, click here.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business AdministrationMaster’s in Business AnalyticsHealthcare MBAMaster of Business Administration in Cybersecurity management, MBA in Innovation and EntrepreneurshipPharmd/MBA dual degreeMBA in Operations Management and Bachelor of Science in Economics programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.