Cathy Shine Lecture 2013.

Patient Capital: Rethinking the Value of Care

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Noon – 1pm
Free and open to the public
Reception will follow

Boston University School of Public Health’s Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights presents the annual Cathy Shine lecture. The lectureship honors the memory of Cathy Shine and her dedication to the rights of all those in need of care.

What counts as value in value-based payment for health care? Patient experience ratings measure value for both payment and accreditation purposes. Bob Massie, MDiv, DBA, uses his expertise in socially responsible corporate organizations and his experiences as a patient to explore how hospitals can operate to yield real value.

Boston University Medical Campus
Instructional Building
72 East Concord Street
Hiebert Lounge

Sponsored by the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at BU School of Public Health

Directions to campus


Bob Massie is the president of the New Economics Institute, a national think tank focused on innovative models for the 21st century American economy. A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Divinity School, he received his doctorate in business policy from Harvard Business School in 1989. Over his career he has created or led three ground-breaking sustainability organizations, serving as the president of Ceres (the largest coalition of investors and environmental groups in the United States), the co-founder and first chair of the Global Reporting Initiative, and the creator of the Investor Network on Climate Risk. The author or editor of four books, his most recent work, A Song in Night: A Memoir of Resilience, recounts his experiences with classical hemophilia, HIV, and Hepatitis C, the last of which caused severe liver cirrhosis. One of the first discovered elite controllers of HIV, he underwent a successful domino liver transplant in 2009 which cured his cirrhosis and hemophilia. He is also currently HCV and HIV negative.

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