At IHI Forum: New Surgeon General Offers Hospitals Advice for Tackling Population Health
ORLANDO — The health care industry has long been discussing the importance of prevention, getting upstream and out into the community to stay on top of chronic disease. But those efforts are getting an even bigger boost with the involvement of the nation’s top doctor.
Monday night that doc, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., sat down with Don Berwick, M.D., former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, for a conversation on population health to help kick off the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s annual forum. Vivek is relatively new to the job, so he’s spent the last 11 months on a “listening tour,” gathering input and determining his priorities for the position.
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