Delos M. Cosgrove, MD

Delos M. Cosgrove, MD

Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, is President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. As CEO, Dr. Cosgrove presides over a $6.7 billion healthcare system comprised of a main campus near downtown Cleveland, more than 90 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 18 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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End-of-Life Care: Who Will Speak for You?

End-of-Life Care: Who Will Speak for You?

Tags: advance directive, electronic health records, Electronic Medical Records, healthcare

Our own mortality is something we all must face at some point. It's best to make end-of-life decisions now to guide your loved ones and healthcare providers about what you want at the end of life.


We Are Living Longer Lives Worldwide

Healthcare ROI: We Are Living Longer Lives Worldwide

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, heart disease

Humanity got a wonderful gift between 1990 and 2013 -- six years of extra life. Those born in 2013 can look forward to a 71st birthday. That’s an enormous leap.


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Why We Should Make Way for the Military in Healthcare

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, military, veterans

We think of the Armed Forces as our nation’s powerful defenders, but they often have expertise in finance, administration, mechanics and computers -- skills that translate into civilian careers, especially in healthcare.


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Do You Know What Viral Disease Is Truly an Imminent Threat?

Tags: ebola, flu, flu season, flu shot, flu vaccine, influenza

Imagine if an infectious disease were to strike the United States tomorrow. Caused by a virus, it can lead to serious health complications, even death. Does it sound like Ebola? Keep reading.


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As Your Medical Care Advances, Is There a Price?

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, innovations

American medicine has made astonishing strides over the past 50 years. This doesn't come cheap, though. While healthcare cost much less 60 years ago, no one is calling for a return to 1950s medicine.


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Healthcare’s Finest Hour: Technology Drives Advances

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, medical innovations, patient experience

While it took us a while to get to this point, this new world of healthcare will be better for all of us. Patients, doctors, and the people who pay for healthcare services all will benefit.


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The Day of the Passive Patient Is Over

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, patient-centered medical healthcare

Healthcare is a team sport. And you – the patient – are the No. 1 draft pick. It’s your body, your health, your life. Why shouldn’t you have a voice – and a strong one – in your own care?


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Medical Lessons From the Vietnam War

Tags: critical care transport, patient experience, patient information

In 1968, just six months after finishing medical school, I was made a captain in the Air Force and sent off to Vietnam. I found that there’s much to be learned from war that applies to medicine.


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Medical Cost Control Is a Patriotic Duty

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, obamacare

As 2013 winds down, we’re all wondering: What will the government do for healthcare -- and what will healthcare do for the people of the United States.


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Taking Expense, Unpredictability Out of Healthcare

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare reform

Americans talk about our healthcare “system.” But it’s not really a system at all. It’s a hodgepodge. Here’s how we, in healthcare, can find efficiencies that have worked in other industries.