Is There an Avatar in the House? The Pandemic of 2030
LIVE Q&A - Friday, October 1 at 12:00 pm (ET)
Dr. Stephen Klasko is an advocate for radical transformation in health care and higher education, especially as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. He is author of the 2020 books, UnHealthcare: A Manifesto for Health Assurance with Hemant Taneja, and Patient No Longer: Why Healthcare Must Deliver the Care Experience That Consumers Want and Expect with Ryan Donohue. The books call for an immediate shift from a sick-care based system to one that allows people to thrive without healthcare getting in the way.
He has led Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, taking those historic institutions from three hospitals to 18, and from nine colleges to 13 colleges and schools through a series of major mergers. Jefferson Health handled the largest number of Covid-19 cases in greater Philadelphia with low rates of employee infection and no transmission to non-Covid patients. He has built new relationships with major Silicon Valley firms to re-imagine health, education and discovery.
• Understand the use of radical collaboration to solve a health care system currently characterized by fragmentation, high cost, and inequity
• Engage in using connected care to bridge the digital divide and ensure that the digital revolution in healthcare extends to communities that are poor
• Use a “history of the future” to set goals for a re-imagined healthcare system