With a vision for a sustainable U.S. healthcare delivery system that produces high value healthcare for all citizens, the ASU Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program has two primary areas of concentration of its efforts:

  • Describe, promote and facilitate the realization of high value healthcare.
  • Describe the policy implications and options to facilitate the self organization of a high value healthcare system.

The program is led by Denis Cortese, MD, who joined ASU after serving as CEO of Mayo Clinic and head of the Mayo Health Policy Center, with former Mayo Chief Administrative Officer Robert Smoldt, MBA. Cortese and Smoldt have long partnered in advancing a vision for the highest value healthcare system in the world, and have developed this program at ASU to focus their efforts on the issue.

By convening a network of individuals, institutions and organizations, the program explores the emergence of options, policy implications and solutions in the national healthcare delivery agenda. The program aims to contribute ideas, promote concepts and influence those making policy decisions to implement policy and practices that will lead to high value U.S. healthcare.