25
Jul

In The Year 2024…

DATE: July 25, 2024 FROM: Stephen K Klasko, M.D., M.B.A. Retired President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Health System Current CEO, Steve’s Vinyl Emporium and Implantable Health Chips, South Street, Philadelphia Dear Colleagues, Here we are in the year 2024 and as I take stock over the past decade it is amazing how far …

24
Jul

One Jefferson: One Future

The experience was exhilarating to hear an historic, major national institution plan its future in academic health. For six months, I’ve been listening as the people of Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals talked about an ideal and optimistic future for health and medicine. Our faculty, staff, students and patients have told us what they want …

16
Jul

Looking Past the Usual Suspects for New Collaborations

Dr. Klasko delivered this keynote speech in Philadelphia on July 15, 2014 at the CONVERGE conference on healthcare and innovation. In this video, Dr. Klasko looks back from the vantage of the year 2024, the 200th anniversary of Jefferson’s founding, and discusses updating medical education to focus on emotional intelligence, the use of telemedicine to …

14
Jul

Innovating with Telehealth

Time for telehealth. You cannot over-invest in physician leadership for telehealth. As an academic health center, this is our time to make that investment, right now. Giving patients access to their physicians through different communication tools can only be a good thing. I recently sat down with Hospitals & Health Networks, the flagship publication of …

26
Jun

The Four Pillars Every Academic Health Center Needs

Support for faculty, for students, for places to work, and for innovation. The gift to Jefferson by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation is important for its transformative size, but also for its targets. Let me explain. I’ve talked about four pillars that can sustain academic health centers during rapid national change. This gift makes it possible …

20
Mar

Lessons from the Education World

Hospitals need creative partnerships and a leadership team with imagination, communication, teamwork and emotional intelligence. There’s something I’ve learned as a medical school dean about the selection and training of physicians that I believe is equally true of hospitals and their leaders. Quite simply, the future of health care can be remarkably exciting — to …

28
Jan

The Leading Role of Academic Health Centers

Extinct? Academic Health Centers may become “extinct” we heard repeatedly in 2013. Both the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association featured those fears in October issues. Throughout this blog, I challenge that idea. Extinction, if it comes, is a decision, not fate. The future of healthcare in America …

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