Quality, value take center stage

Dr. Marc Harrison of Intermountain Healthcare


The opening keynote at HM19 features one of the more prominent physician executives in the United States, speaking about a subject of great interest to hospitalists – how to increase the quality and value of care.

Dr. Marc Harrison, CEO of Intermountain Healthcare

Dr. Marc Harrison

Dr. Marc Harrison is president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, the largest health care provider in the Intermountain West. Trained as a pediatric critical care physician, Dr. Harrison ranked second on the 2018 Modern Healthcare list of “Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.” His previous experience has included service as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, chief of international business development at Cleveland Clinic, and chief medical operations officer at Cleveland Clinic.

As the HM19 keynote speaker, Dr. Harrison said he will speak about how to move U.S. health care toward a model that adds more value for people, in the form of not only better quality and more accessible and affordable health care but overall healthier people, as well.

“I will talk about some of the market forces that are affecting health care and why we’re in the health care environment we’re in today,” Dr. Harrison said. “The cost of health care is unsustainable and unaffordable for people, and I want to talk about how Intermountain Healthcare is moving to a population-health and value-based model.”


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