How we can transform healthcare by moving from pipeline to platform
A change from pipeline to platform thinking can transform healthcare for the better – and help us better manage the next crisis. Here's a guide.
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Mayo
Clinic, leads the No. 1 ranked hospital by U.S. News and World Report
and Newsweek. Powered by a 76,000-person workforce, Mayo Clinic
cares for more than 1.4 million people each year with serious or complex
illnesses from all 50 U.S. states and 140 countries. With a singular focus
on the need for patient-centered health care transformation, Dr. Farrugia
is a leading voice in the movement of health care from a linear pipeline
operational model to a platform-based model.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Farrugia served as CEO of Mayo
Clinic in Florida. Under his leadership, Florida established itself as a
destination medical center for the Southeast. He also led the Mayo Clinic
Center for Individualized Medicine, which brings genomics into routine
clinical care, and co-founded the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. He is
a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Governors.
Dr. Farrugia has been a Mayo Clinic physician for more than 30 years. He
is jointly appointed in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Physiology
and Biomedical Engineering. He also is a professor of medicine and
physiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He
completed his undergraduate training at St. Aloysius College and earned
his medical degree from the University of Malta Medical School.
Dr. Farrugia is the co-author of “Think Big, Start Small, Move
Fast: A Blueprint for Transformation from the Mayo Clinic Center
for Innovation,” a book highlighting the need for change in the
delivery of health care. He is a past president of the American
Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. An active translational
scientist and NIH researcher, he has published more than 350 academic
articles. He also is co-chair of the Global Health and Healthcare
Governors, World Economic Forum.