About the Topic

Healthcare access affects everyone’s physical, social, and mental health status and quality of life, and barriers to comprehensive and quality services continue to exist across the country and around the world. Recent national discussions around the U.S. healthcare system have given renewed urgency to the question of how we can improve access in an environment with rising overall costs of delivering care, an aging population, and a devastating opioid crisis. We will be conceptualizing access through the lens of a supply-side and demand-side framework (Levesque, et al) and examining how various players in the healthcare industry are trying to move patients from having unmet needs to fully engaging with their care.

About the Conference

Our 7th Annual Healthcare Conference is a student-organized event bringing together students from business and health science schools, researchers, thought leaders, and practitioners of the business of healthcare. The conference will take place on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School from 8:20am-3:00pm (check-in begins at 7:30am), followed by a networking forum from 3:00pm-4:30pm. The conference is a premier event for the business school and a great way to connect with professionals in all healthcare fields. The conference includes a keynote and a series of panels and presentations, featuring leadership from across many industries within healthcare.

We look forward to welcoming you to UNC Kenan-Flagler!