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Reshaping Health Care Delivery per the CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Posted by Ken Accardi on Dec 14, 2009 11:07:00 AM

George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, has proven the thesis of better care at lower cost time and time again.  He is an excellent speaker who can answer difficult healthcare questions easily, in plain English, always citing outcomes and costs.  He also does a great job focusing on what's important and avoiding the "issue of the day" banter that the media gets caught up in.  So, if you want to get up to speed on the potential of healthcare reform without any politics, I'd receommend that you listen to George.

Thevideo interview below was conducted by Peter Hopkins, President and Co-founder of BigThink.com.  The interview lasts almost an hour, but I highly recommend it for the following reasons:

  • It points out the issues in health care that really matter
  • It is driven by facts - costs and outcomes
  • It shares best practices
  • It will make you smarter than everyone else at the water cooler or the Christmas Party

Enjoy the video!

 

From and Ankota perspective, this interview is another great example that validates the promise and importance of healthcare delivery management.  Regarding electronic medical records, Mr. Halvorson gives clear examples of how their value will be realized when they are used for coordination of care.  He also talks about numerous conditions, such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) where hospitalizations can be cut in half by applying the home care and telehealth based best practices that exist today.

If you're looking to better coordinate care between doctors, hospitals, home care and patients, we'd like to help.  Please download our whitepaper on transitional care here, or contact Ankota to let us know how we can help you provide better outcomes at lower cost.

Topics: Health Care Reform, Care Coordination, thought leadership, transitional care, Video

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