There is so much to discuss at our upcoming Patient Experience & Digital Healthcare Virtual Assembly, and we’re thrilled to have the conversation kick off with our honored Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stephen Klasko, President & CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. In the midst of a historic and turbulent year for healthcare, Klasko has notably led one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions, published two books on healthcare & the patient experience, and was recognized as “the first Distinguished Fellow” for the World Economic Forum”.
Klasko is a known innovator and trailblazer in digital healthcare and patient experience – remarkably his best-selling 2018 book, “Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America”, anticipated many of the problems the US healthcare system is now facing in the midst of COVID-19. Always looking ahead, his keynote address will look into “The Pandemic of 2030”, and what healthcare leaders can do today to prepare their organizations for years to come. If you’re interested in joining this keynote session, go here to RSVP!
About Dr. Stephen Klasko
Dr. Stephen Klasko is an advocate for a transformation of health care and higher education. He has been a pioneer in using technology to build health assurance, not just sick care. As President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, he has led one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions based on his vision of re-imagining health care and higher education. Under his leadership, Jefferson Health expanded from three hospitals to 14. His 2017 merger of Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University created a pre-eminent professional university that includes fashion, design, architecture and health. In 2020, he was named the first Distinguished Fellow of the World Economic Forum, and will co-chair the WEF Board of Stewards for The Future of the Digital Economy and New Value Creation.
In 2020, he has published two books: Un-Healthcare: From Sick Care to Health Assurance, with Hemant Taneja. And Patient No Longer: Why Healthcare Must Deliver the Care Experience that Consumers Want and Expect. His best-selling 2018 book is titled, Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America. President Klasko has served as dean of two medical colleges, and leader of three academic health enterprises before becoming President and CEO at Jefferson. For three years he has been listed among the Top 100 most influential people by Modern Healthcare – in 2018 he tied for #2. His work on healthcare in a digital economy includes his 2009 collaboration with Apple Inc on digital media in healthcare, the 2012 building of one of the nation’s largest medical simulation centers (CAMLS), and the development at Jefferson of his vision of “healthcare with no address.”
He is working with several digital health companies on the vision of “health assurance,” using new technology to keep people well, instead of waiting to provide sick care.
Healthcare Innovation Starts Here
Digital Transformation involves ongoing exploration by today’s leaders, and our best advice is to not trek the journey alone. Our Patient Experience Transformation Virtual Assembly coming this May is set to be a groundbreaking opportunity for leaders to virtually connect on the current trends & challenges the industry is facing amid COVID-19. Our Assemblies are virtual for the time being, but you can still expect the same high-level discussion & engagement as a Millennium onsite experience. Interested in joining the conversation? Go here to RSVP!