Worcester primed for health care delivery innovation

By Jim Fessenden

UMass Medical School Communications

March 21, 2013

Speaking at the F.J. Aspinwall Symposium at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday, Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, senior associate dean, professor of emergency medicine and the newly named president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, said it’s possible to come up with better health care systems in a place like Worcester.

“You couldn’t do this in Boston,” he said.

By bringing area providers, patients and political leaders together to create an innovative delivery system tailored to the needs of the region, local health care costs could be substantially lowered and services markedly improved, explained Dickson.

Read the full Worcester Telegram and Gazette story:http://www.telegram.com/article/20130321/NEWS/103219883

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