A Conversation with Geisinger Health System: Leveraging Physician Partnerships in Reducing Variation

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  • Mar 07, 2019

While physicians are responsible for over 80% of quality and cost decisions, they are often not equipped with the appropriate tools to impact unnecessary care variation. During this on-demand presentation, Dr. Michael Suk and Jun Amora discuss how Geisinger has achieved outsized results in their clinical variation reduction efforts by leveraging strong physician partnerships.

Topics they cover include:

  • How the Geisinger team overhauled its approach to evaluating costly medical supplies and vetting new products
  • The role evidence-based care protocols and clinical involvement played in ensuring short- and long-term success
  • A detailed case study outlining how they moved from strategy to execution


  • Michael Suk, MD, JD, MBA, MPH, FACS
    Chief Physician Officer, Geisinger System Services and Chair, Musculoskeletal Institute & Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Health System
  • Jun Amora
    Vice President, Supply Chain Services, Geisinger Health System
  • Hani Elias, JD, MPH?
    CEO and Co-Founder, Lumere