Temple Health Careers
John Kastanis, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital, spoke to Health Administration and Business Administration students, faculty, and staff on Jan. 31. His presentation, “Healthcare Reform and Health Systems in the Current Era, ” addressed pressing healthcare issues in the U.S., including the need to make the nation’s healthcare system more efficient, effective, and affordable, and the need for hospitals to focus on core strategies and patient-centered care, a concept he described as a patient-centered approach for healthcare delivery and continually finding ways to improve the experience of patients.
“Our current healthcare system is unsustainable, and there is an urgent need to redesign it, ” Kastanis said. He continued to describe how the industry is losing doctors, while medical schools and residencies are struggling to find the resources to accommodate more. He explained that the call to expand health insurance is often misguided, as expansion alone will not fix cost and access issues or matters of quality. As it stands, spending put into healthcare does not effectively return value.
Kastanis argued that the health care industry must shift its focus to become more value-based, recognizing that “more care is not always better care.” He emphasized the need for prevention in order to be most cost effective and keep the population at its healthiest. Without venturing too far into politics, he shared his insight gleaned from personal experience.
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