Spring 2021 Virtual McKenna Health Policy Lecture & Symposium

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Date(s) - 9 Mar 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Spring 2021 Virtual McKenna Health Policy Lecture & Symposium

Presented by the McKenna Foundation, Department of Supply Chain Management and CAPS Research

 Arizona State University

Lessons from the Pandemic:

Building a Secure Health System

Guest Speaker: Denis Cortese, M.D.

Tuesday, March 9 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MST

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the frailties of the U.S. healthcare system, while spurring unprecedented innovation and collaboration as healthcare delivery shifted to televisits, traditional competitors shared information and resources, and businesses large and small stepped up to produce critical supplies. 

The lessons from the pandemic are laying the foundation for healthcare institutions to ensure their ongoing ability to serve the needs of patients and communities, in times of both normalcy and crisis.   The supporting strategic pillars of a resilient health system are its infrastructure, workforce, and supply chain/logistics.   

The 2021 McKenna Lecture features Denis Cortese, M.D., Emeritus President and CEO, Mayo Clinic and Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery & Policy at ASU.  Dr. Cortese will share the results of work he is leading as President of the Healthcare Transformation Institute with eight competing health systems in the Phoenix area. Multidisciplinary leaders from each of the health systems identified the strategic pillars and are collaborating to develop the critical capabilities required in each of the pillars.

Make your Voice Part of the Conversation 

In addition to the McKenna Lecture & Symposium, attendees are invited to participate in additional post-lecture interactive topical sessions. Each session is designed to further advance each of the strategic pillars of a resilient health system addressed in the McKenna lecture. Each 90-minute session will begin at 1:00 p.mMST on Thursdays, free of charge and open to the public, with findings published in a whitepaper. We encourage you to invite colleagues with specific interests or responsibilities in these areas:

March 11   The Infrastructure and Facilities to support a Secure Future

March 18   Securing and Supporting the Healthcare Workforce

March 25   Matching Supply and Demand

April 1      A Systemic Approach to Collaboration (across pillars, organizations, public & private sectors)

Be a part of healthcare’s bright future by joining us for the 2021 McKenna Virtual Lecture & Interactive Topical Sessions.


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