Healthcare in the Digital Age


NBR held a roundtable discussion with Joseph Rosen (Dartmouth College) on October 29, 2013. He discussed the future of healthcare, focusing on new capabilities afforded by modern technology. Drawing on experience and examples in the Unites States and Asia, Dr. Rosen described the implications of healthcare in the digital age for security, policy, and medical practice.

Speaker Bio

Joseph M. Rosen is Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. His major research interests are: Nerve Repair and Human Machine Interfaces, Microsurgery and Transplantation of Limbs, Computer-Aided Surgery, Virtual Reality Simulators and methods of Education, Telemedicine and informatics, Healthcare Delivery for Medical Disasters and Counter Measures for Bio-Terrorism. He is a former Director, Section, Emerging Technologies Assessment at the Institute of Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College. He is a committee member on the Bio-terrorism Working Group at the IEEE – USA Medical Technology Policy Committee and a consultant at the Institute of Defense Analysis in Washington, D.C. Dr. Rosen is a member of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, and is a member of the Strategic Committee of the Association of Plastic Surgery. Since 1981, Dr. Rosen has performed volunteer surgery in developing countries for Interplast, Inc., and other groups. He received his B.A. from Cornell University and an MD from Stanford University School of Medicine.


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