Proximie is now being taught at Harvard Business School, as part of the Transforming Health Care Delivery course led by Associate Professor Ariel D. Stern.
The course focuses on the global transformation in the healthcare industry that aims to address the fundamental challenge of providing optimal clinical outcomes while keeping costs as low as possible. Technology will play a central role in this transformation, via the implementation of digital tools such as Proximie to deliver personalised diagnosis and treatment to patients, and personalised training to physicians. Students will be provided with the managerial tools to identify and implement such transformational change.
Proximie’s software allows physicians and medical device experts to virtually scrub-in to any operating room from anywhere in the world. The software also allows assisted procedures to be recorded, analysed and leveraged for future use to help inform best practice. By enabling medical professionals to share skills in real-time — as well as before, during and after surgery — Proximie is perfectly positioned to drive the digital transformation in healthcare by providing a cost effective means of relaying medical expertise and guidance without the expense of travel.
The course features two modules on the role of technology in the future of healthcare: ‘Supporting Health Care’s Digital Transformation’, considering the key challenges associated with digital health, alongside new digital approaches in hospitals, disease management and telemedicine; and ‘Operationalising Personalised and Precision Medicine’, examining new technologies associated with more personalised care, the implications of these technologies for healthcare delivery organisations and companies working at the forefront of new product development.
Ariel D. Stern is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School. Professor Stern’s research interests focus on technology management and innovation in healthcare, as well as the digital transformation of medical technology and healthcare delivery, investigating the policy, business, and managerial questions raised by the growth of digital health and the digital transformation of medicine.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created a sense of urgency around many of these topics, but they will remain salient and drive lasting changes as the health care system settles into its ‘new normal’ mode of operation,” says Professor Stern. “This course equips students with strategies and tools to help navigate the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on the importance of identifying the potential for improvement opportunities via technological solutions like Proximie, implementing relevant changes and measuring their effects on performance and value.”
Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram BEM — Proximie’s CEO and Founder, and an NHS frontline surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London — says: “We are incredibly proud to be included as part of a course that highlights the importance of technological solutions in driving the digital transformation of healthcare.”
“The vision for Proximie was always for it to be a platform that could be scaled quickly and efficiently to make as big a positive impact as possible in improving clinical outcomes — and for this to be widely, easily and affordably available to hospitals and treatment centres anywhere in the world. Equipping students with the managerial skills to first understand the importance of the digital democratisation of healthcare and then recognise the correct technological tools to implement the transformation is vital to creating a sustainable healthcare industry that delivers the best possible care for the largest possible number of patients.”
“Equipping students with the managerial skills to first understand the importance of the digital democratisation of healthcare and then recognise the correct technological tools to implement the transformation is vital to creating a sustainable healthcare industry that delivers the best possible care for the largest possible number of patients.”