Moneyball in Healthcare: Science for the Real World
Speaker: Bruce Ramshaw, CQ Insights
Dr. Ramshaw is a surgeon, a writer, and a medical entrepreneur, having started several companies in the healthcare field. He is also the author of several patents involving medical education, software and medical devices and has had the privilege of performing surgery and presenting laparoscopic and advanced hernia procedures and concepts around the world. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida and completed a general surgery residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. After eight years in private practice, he moved to be a part of the Emory Endosurgery Unit at Emory University for three years and then served as Chief of General Surgery in a tenured professorship at the University of Missouri for five years. At Missouri, he redesigned the General Surgery division to implement patient-centered care teams and saw the potential of a new model for healthcare. In July 2010, he moved with the hernia program he had developed at Missouri to Daytona Beach, Florida and helped start a general surgery residency program at Halifax Health. During that time, the hernia program was re-named, Advanced Hernia Solutions, and Dr. Ramshaw founded a healthcare data analytics company, now known as CQInsights, to help mature a new model for healthcare based on measuring and improving value for the patient. He served as the President of the Americas Hernia Society in 2013-2014. In October 2015, he became a professor and the Chair of Surgery University of Tennessee Knoxville and in 2017 he became an adjunct professor in the graduate and executive MBA program at the Haslam College of Business at UT. In 2019, he became a member of the International Advisory Council for APCO Worldwide. In January 2021, he committed full-time to managing CQInsights, a Public Benefit Corporation, with his partners Remi Forman and Briana Alvoid-Preston. CQInsights is committed to help transform our global healthcare system from one based on volume to one based on value for the patient. He has written dozens of articles about the transformation of healthcare, many of which are available on the Transforming Healthcare Blog at https://www.cq-insights.com/blog and https://www.bruceramshaw.com/blog.