Dear Classmates and Friends of the Ever-Curious Class of ’71,
Best wishes to all for a Happy Holiday Season. We kicked off our new Zoom season on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 5:30 PM (EST) with a program “ New Ways to Fix our Primary Care Health System for Patients and Doctors!!”, hosted by George Reigeluth and Jeff Stein. George (aka “Rags’) described his company’s new approach to primary health care which improves health outcomes and reduces doctor burn-out by taking advantage of digital tools (e.g., to monitor patient’s blood pressure, etc.) and health coaches to act as resources, reminders, and cheerleaders to patients. Jeff provided a reality prism on Rags’ new project based upon his four decades as a doctor and teacher of new doctors. Both of their distinguished resumes are attached below.
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If you missed it, or would like to see it again, here’s the video.
Here’s George’s presentation.
George Reigeluth — PhD Founder/CEO of Prosumer Health (prosumerhealth.com) . George has worked in the healthcare industry in Europe and the US in a variety of executive roles for the last 25 years, during which time he has started, capitalized, grown and/or managed several HIT start-up companies. He has spent most of his time at the intersection of strategy, research, new product development and business development, assembling and leading teams of scientists, researchers and business professionals to build innovative HIT companies. He received his MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University and did two years of post-doctoral work at MIT. George teaches courses on improving health care delivery systems at a variety of universities.
Jeffrey Stein, MD, FACP, graduated from New York Medical College and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT. He is board certified in internal medicine and has a special interest in geriatrics. Jeff practiced in the East Hartford, CT, area for 40 years, retiring in 2019. He began in solo practice. He then joined the Northeast Permanente Medical Group. In that practice he became chief of adult medicine and physician-in-chief of his health center. He co-chaired the group which developed a multi-specialty call center serving patients in three states and was its medical director. His practice then moved to Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. Throughout his practice years Jeff was on the clinical faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, precepting medical students and residents in the hospital and office settings.