Barry Rowan, CFO of Vonage, describes the incredible changes in telecommunications and their impact on business. But the conversation takes a surprising turn as he describes a difficult period of his life and his ideas for bringing meaning to his work and purpose to business.
John Stanton, chairman of Trilogy Partners, a wireless communications company, talks about running a for-profit wireless communications company in Haiti and Bolivia, two of the poorest nations in this hemisphere. He describes the cell phone role as bank, emergency communications, and business tool.
Jonathan Perlin, chief medical officer for the HCA health care system in Nashville, shares his passion for improving health care through better outcomes and lower costs — to move beyond sick care to a true health care system. More than ideas, they are things he did while CEO of the Veterans Health Administration.
Luke McGuiness took over the leadership role for the Central Dupage County Hospital system as hospital administrator when it was intellectually and financially struggling. Today, it is one of America’s Top 100 Hospitals. McGuiness offers his insight on the process — with ideas applying well beyond the health care field.
Virginia Mason Medical Center is one of two Top Hospitals of the Decade, according to The Leapfrog Group. In this second complete Conversation for Ethix’s look at health care, CEO Gary Kaplan discusses new ways for health care delivery.
Dr. Robert Wachter, considered the top U.S. academic physician/executive, talks about tough issues in 21st century health care, and why he supports the new health care legislation.