Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo’s bold changes, moving forward through the COVID-19 pandemic

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In the midst of the COVID-19 global health crisis, Mayo Clinic is changing the way patient care is provided.

“I think, as an organization, we’ve made close to a decade of progress over the course of one year,” says Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. Gianrico Farrugia. “The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us faster and further than we could have imagined. We’re now tangibly stronger than we were pre-COVID — in our practice, in education, in research and in operation and business agility.”

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia Mayo Clinic's president and CEO

One example, says Dr. Farrugia, has been with virtual and digital care. “We all want to see our patients in person,” explains Dr. Farrugia. “But the other side of the coin is that it’s important to meet patients where they are, to make health care easier for their daily lives. What we’re seeing now is that we can do both physical and virtual care really well and do it seamlessly.”

“The pandemic served to reinforce our 2030 ‘Bold.Forward.’ strategy, which is to cure more patients, to connect people and data, to create new scalable knowledge, and to transform health care through our unique Mayo Clinic platform.” Dr. Gianrico Farrugia

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Farrugia says, “Amidst all the grief and the loss that we all experienced, there’s a lot we have gained and now it’s incumbent on us to make sure we use it to transform health care.” Listen as Dr. Farrugia describes how that transformation is happening at Mayo Clinic.

Watch: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia on Mayo Clinic Q&A.

Read the full transcript.

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