Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Tom Lorish, Chief Executive Outreach and Strategic Affiliation for Providence Health & Services

Tom Lorish, MD, serves as Chief Executive Outreach and Strategic Affiliation for Providence Health & Services.

On April 2nd, Dr. Lorish will speak at Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 1-4, 2019 in Chicago.

To learn more about the conference and Dr. Lorish's session, click here.

Question: What do innovators/entrepreneurs from outside healthcare need to better understand about hospital and health system leaders?

Tom Lorish: Understand the role of providers as the intermediary between patients and health systems. Leverage provider relationships through joint ventures Understand that the only “margin” is in population risk....everything else is a cost.

Q: Healthcare takes a lot of heat for not innovating quickly. What's your take on this?

TL: That is true. We must respond better or risk being disrupted by innovators outside of healthcare. We may need that disruption!!

Q: Can you share some praise with us about people you work with? What does greatness look like to you when it comes to your team?

TL: A team is greater than the sum of the individual parts. I am honored to work with great teams at PSJH! Great teams work to “take all of the blame while giving out all of the praise!”

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