Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Medicine’s New Challenge: Population Health Management”

Peter L. Slavin, MD, has been the president of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2003. From 1999–2002, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, which included more than 1,700 physicians and employed nearly 1,000 of them. Dr. Slavin teaches internal medicine and health care management at Harvard Medical School, where he is a professor of health care policy. He lectures widely on topics including quality and utilization management, the economics of teaching hospitals and the state of physician practices.

In this video, Dr. Slavin discusses the history of and lessons learned from the State of Massachusetts health care reform law. Dr. Slavin spoke at the Christiana Care Value Institute’s inaugural symposium, “Value: Medicine’s New Frontier” held April 30.

More than 200 health care experts from top institutions joined the dialogue at the symposium and considered how returning to the basics of medicine — listening to the patient, better use of resources and a greater emphasis on safety — can transform patient care and deliver greater value for the neighbors we are privileged to serve.


  • Peter L. Slavin, MD