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John W. Rowe, MD

HPM Faculty in the News

Dr. John W. Rowe, MD, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, was recently featured in The Washington Post.  The article, “Case in Point: To go from worst to first, alter the business model,” profiled Dr. Rowe’s successful tenure as CEO and chairman of Aetna, Inc.  By leading the re-design of the insurance company's business model from the ground up to reflect an emphasis on quality care, Dr. Rowe engaged employees and improved services for both physicians and patients.  The “lesson” as Moriarity and Freeman note is, “Sometimes you have to change the business model to change the story of an enterprise. Transformational leaders energize others to become part of a new story”.
The Washington Post article may be read in its entirety here

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