Signs of a profound change in healthcare are all around us, and changes in healthcare delivery platforms have created radical shifts in many industries, with healthcare and education lagging behind. In the near future, the delivery of healthcare may become as decentralized as retail shopping as we move "from a Blockbuster to Netflix" paradigm shift in the way we organize and maintain healthcare records, educate our clinicians, manage patient care, and monitor our own personal health.
Presented through notable research articles, perspectives, commentaries, Letters to the Editor, interviews, and point/counterpoint debates, the Journal pushes the boundaries of existing thinking to transform the future of existing healthcare frameworks, networks, and officialdoms.
Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, is President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, leading 11 hospitals, 25,000 employees and 10,000 students. He has been Dean of two of America's medical colleges and the chief executive of three academic health systems. At each institution, he has built programs to develop the clinicians of the future, and in building a partnership of Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University, he is building the university of the future. He is married to Colleen Wyse, a Vice President for Visit Philadelphia, and has three children: Lynne, David and Jill.
Michael Hoad, MA, born in Guyana and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, became a journalist after stints at Yale University, Stanford University and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He used those skills to name, rebrand and lead communications for USF Health and eventually became Vice President of the University of South Florida. His passion is family history and generational narrative.
"If you want to be knowledgeable about the evolution of our healthcare system, and armed with sensible, apolitical solutions, you have come to the right place. Klasko and crew are tremendously skilled writers who adeptly use humor and self-deprecation to keep you turning the page – while also keeping you hopeful for the future."
Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN