About the writer:
President and Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Health.
Transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in healthcare and higher education systems. Since 2013, President and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; has steered one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions based on his of re-imagining healthcare and higher education; 2017 merger of Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University creates a pre-eminent professional university that includes top-20 programmes in fashion and design, coupled with the first design thinking curriculum in a medical school, and with the nation’s leading research on empathy. Member of the Corporate Board, Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), a global healthcare and medical device company, and Lehigh University, a leading engineering, business and computer science university. Author of “Bless This Mess: A Picture Primer for the Future of Healthcare”; “We CAN Fix Healthcare, The Future Is Now” (2016). Named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and one of the “Ten Most Influential Physician Executives” (2018); named one of the 100 most creative people in business, Fast Company (2018). Distinguished Fellow, World Economic Forum.
- We need an early warning system for future crises.
- Digital access must be seen as a utility, like electricity and plumbing.
- Creative partnerships and the digital economy can create a better world for all.
But the lesson of tele-health – of digital medicine – applies to many more industries than healthcare delivery. It is part of how every industry will be transformed as the pandemic hastens the digitalization of work in every sector.
In medical terms, the global economy has been dislocated. Much of how we lead it into the future will be digital, and because of our work on the frontlines in healthcare, I believe we have lessons for all industries.
My dialogue with members of the World Economic Forum these past weeks encourage me to believe the Forum will be part of that leadership. We must commit together to build equitable and sustainable models for an optimistic future as we emerge from the crisis of COVID-19. Allow me to pick a few of those lessons:
1. Speed and trust.
2. Broadband access to the internet.
Here I’m gonna paste the data (by picture representation through Bar chart) which I got in this same article.
3. Medical surge capacity.
4. Health assurance.
5. Ethics and equity.
Stephen Klasko, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Health
The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.
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