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Redefining Health Care [electronic resource]

Providing comprehensive public access to affordable, quality health care is a mammoth struggle-even for wealthy societies with the political will to do so. This CNBC program looks at technological solutions that could potentially slash medical costs, reduce inefficiencies, and create tailor-made treatments for the individual patient. The program begins by exploring issues in personalized medicine, then moves on to improvements in diagnosis, treatment, health care delivery systems, and the insurance industry. Expert commentary comes from Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Tim Brown, CEO of the innovation consulting firm IDEO; Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Bern [...]
Online
2010
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Reshaping Cities [electronic resource]

According to some estimates, the equivalent of seven New York Cities are added to our planet's population every year-an apt term of measurement, since the growth is mostly in urban areas. Can an already crowded metropolis survive under the strain? This CNBC program explores the intelligent city's answer: we will not only survive, we will flourish. From transportation to public safety to self-aware buildings and smart grids, viewers discover the systems that can make cities of the future both successful and sustainable. Guest experts include Dr. Mitchell Joachim, co-founder of Planetary ONE and Terreform ONE; Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security; and Dr. Paul Romer, former senior fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Development and Institute [...]
Online
2010
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Rethinking Work [electronic resource]

Despite enormous advances in technology, our workplaces are not nearly as efficient as they could be. Each week, more than 40 percent of employees make use of flawed information systems-and flawed information-to make decisions. The results are wasted time and squandered resources. From smarter collaboration to smoother travel, this CNBC program explores ways in which "wiser work" can lead to greater prosperity for businesses and organizations. Experts interviewed include James Surowiecki, financial journalist for The New Yorker and author of The Wisdom of Crowds, and Gordon Bethune, former CEO of Continental Airlines and former vice-president and general manager of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group's customer services division.
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2010