PEMBA class examines health care in Scotland, England

2 Jul

One of the PEMBA Class of 2015’s stops was the Royal College of Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland.

How do healthcare systems in the United Kingdom deal with budget challenges or integrate information technology? Twenty Class of 2015 Physicians Executive MBA students from the Harbert College of Business recently spent 11 days in Scotland and England exploring these issues and more.

“I really got to learn about — and get a good feel for — another healthcare system different than the one that I have practiced in for over a decade,” said Dr. Paul Richardson, owner of Carolina Internal Medicine in Conway, S.C. “There is no question that this perspective is going to make me a better leader here in my own system.  For me, I think witnessing the common problems that we all face being managed from a totally different outlook will benefit me and help to shape my own strategies going forward.”

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