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Dr. Edward Hoffer on our Failing Health Care System on Thursday at 3:00 PM
America's Failing Health Care System
Talk by Dr. Edward Hoffer
Thursday, May 19 at 3:00 PM on Zoom
On Thursday, May 19th, at 3:00 PM, Dr. Edward Hoffer will give a virtual talk on our nation's health care system. He will address the fact that the United States spends more on health care than any other nation but provides only mediocre care to its people. The presentation will explore why this situation exists and suggest ways to improve it. Participants are encouraged to read his new book - it is short, around 120 pages - entitled Prescription for Bankruptcy: A doctor's perspective on America's failing health care system and how we can fix it.
Edward Hoffer, MD graduated from MIT with a degree in Economics, Politics and Science. A 1969 graduate of Harvard Medical School, he completed his four years of postgraduate training at MGH. From 1978 through 2017 he was in solo or small group practice of Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. He has held many administrative and leadership roles in: the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; local medical societies and hospitals; HMOs; hospice care; and private practice. For many years he has had a part time position at the MGH's Laboratory of Computer Science. There he has worked in the broad field of medical informatics, which uses computer technology to improve medical care.
Once you register, you will receive an acknowledgment of your registration. On the day before and the morning of the event you will received a Zoom link that will allow you to join the event.
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
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Registration is recommended