What’s Missing from Innovation?

In the first six months of 2015, startup companies developing digital solutions for healthcare delivery raised $3.8 billion in the United States in venture capital. And that venture capital funding is a fraction of the research funds being spent by big firms on e-health (more than $12 billion). That kind of money raises interesting questions …


Time to Break the Mold: New Models for University-Biotech Partnerships

It’s time to take down the walls between entrepreneurial biotech firms and university science.


The Generation of Transformation

It used to be easy to give a commencement speech. You could tell a few jokes, praise the graduates, and exhort them to keep learning. Not today. The 2015 graduates go into a health care world crying out for fundamental transformation.


Streaming a ‘Netflix’ Innovation for Health Care

It is time to bring medicine home. To be truly patient-centric, we need to think about the patient before he or she leaves home, not just when the patient’s in the doctor’s office or hospital.


How to Blow Up the Model

Jefferson recently hosted Jack and Suzy Welch for two packed conversations about their new book, “The Real-Life MBA.”


Suppose Malcolm Gladwell Was on the Admissions Committee: Are We Ready to Be Bold?

Suppose Malcolm Gladwell was on the admissions committee of our medical college? I asked the author that question on stage at a recent event by the Philadelphia Arts and Business Council, while talking about Gladwell’s book, “David and Goliath.”


Changing the DNA of Health-Care

What does re-branding a train station have to do with fixing our health-care system?


Alumni Essay: From Delivering Babies to Delivering Revolutions

This article originally appeared in Wharton Magazine. Three tenets from Wharton’s EMBA Program propelled this alumnus to become a future-forward, positive leader for the health care industry. By Dr. Stephen K. Klasko It was a medical staff meeting in 1993 that did it. Managed care had taken hold of the reimbursement system. Physicians were being …


Juicing Up Jeff

This article originally appeared on for the Inquirer. Stephen Klasko hadn’t been running the Thomas Jefferson University empire for long before his thoughts turned to Sidney Kimmel. A Philadelphia native who became a billionaire in the fashion industry, Kimmel had given generously to Jefferson in the 1990s but not much since despite funding the performing …


Getting From Here To There

The American health care delivery system is in need of fundamental change. The current care systems cannot do the job. Trying harder will not work. Transforming systems of care will.

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