According to an ancient Chinese doctor, Li Shizhen, “To cure disease is like waiting until one is thirsty before digging a well.” Health innovator Rebecca Onie has dedicated her career to resolving this paradox, which is entrenched in the US health care system. Her approach finds common ground on a deeply polarizing issue. Onie’s candid talk will resonate with physicians and patients and is a must for public administrators and health care executives.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why health care is a politically charged issue but health isn’t and
- Why the health care industry ought to shift its focus from the treatment of poor health to the creation of good health.
About the Speaker
Rebecca Onie is a co-founder of Health Leads and the Health Initiative, two organizations that aim to revolutionize the delivery of health care in the United States.