How To Go Viral with Healthcare Innovation

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 Mar 21, 2018 Wed | 1pm - 2pm PST

Webinar Description

How can we get innovations in healthcare adopted more quickly? What does it take to cut down the 17-year healthcare adoption cycle? How can we get doctors to be more open to new ideas? Do we need to change how doctors are trained?

Join Stanford’s Director of Innovative Surgery, Homero Rivas, MD, as we explore how we can successfully pave the way to telehealth adoption and what it will take to scale healthcare to the world.



  • Are physicians the biggest barrier to telehealth uptake?
  • Problems and bottlenecks to healthcare innovation adoption
  • Tips for speeding up adoption of new things in healthcare


About our Speaker

Homero Rivas, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Innovative Surgery at Stanford University. He is also the Co-Director of the Stanford Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is a pioneer and leader in numerous state-of-the art innovative techniques of minimal access surgery including: scarless surgery; natural orifice surgery; robotic surgery.

After his training in general surgery at the University of North Dakota, he completed two one-year fellowships in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Louisville and also at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.