New National Initiative to Re-envision Paying for Healthcare in America

Is allowing insurers to cross state lines and ending cost-sharing subsidies may be exactly what the doctor ordered?


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?


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.


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 …


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 …


Beginning Day One

This blog entry comes on my first day as President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and the TJUH System. It is an awesome responsibility and privilege to guide one of the nation’s historic, and best, academic health centers. I have also found that Jefferson is ready to create its future. We have a team …