Klasko only healthcare exec among Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business for 2018

Stephen Klasko, MD, president and CEO of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, was the only hospital executive to be named among Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business for 2018.

The list honors 100 leaders worldwide in various fields who have done something in the last year to shake up their industry. Dr. Klasko was honored "for making large-scale healthcare personal," partly for his efforts to train Jefferson Health physicians in the use of the system's telehealth platform.

Dr. Klasko also was praised for his "hotspotting" initiative, which pairs medical students with patients who chronically overuse the ER to help teach them self-care skills. The program has lowered unnecessary ER visits in the system by 60 percent.

"With AI on the horizon, training humans to be better robots doesn’t make sense," Dr. Klasko told Fast Company. "The doctor of the future needs to be self-aware and empathetic."

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