Saturday, December 20, 2014

Former WebMD executive to speak at GRU


Michael Heekin, WebMD

Media Advisory for Wednesday, Nov. 13


Michael Heekin, the first Chief Operating Officer and founding board member for WebMD, will speak at Georgia Regents University as part of GRU’s Innovation in Management Speaker Series.


Time and location:

6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in University Hall, room 170, on the Summerville Campus.



In this presentation titled “WebMD — Value Creation and Entrepreneurship in the Health Information Technology Industry,” Heekin will review his work in entrepreneurship, value creation, and the health information technology industry. He will also provide an overview of the maturation and evolution of WebMD, focusing on the “pivot” from its original business model.


Interview and photo opportunities are available, but you must contact Danielle Harris by Noon Tuesday, Nov. 12, if you plan to attend.


Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.

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