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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


How Academic Institutions Must Lead the Transformation of Health Care

Let’s be hard headed about this: How we pay for health care is changing. Our ideas about keeping people healthy are growing. How we create a structure for care demands to be transformed. That means those of us who teach, those of us who discover, those of us who practice those ideas – we have …

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