Health care forecast: Enormous sea change and job growth to come in San Diego

UC San Diego Health System’s CEO Offers Glimpse of Future, Identifies Critical Skill Sets

With the opening of its $850 million Jacobs Medical Center in July 2016, UC San Diego’s Health System will add 1800 new jobs to San Diego’s economy. Yet, the challenges for health care professionals will be immense as reimbursement is overhauled and as technology races forward, says Paul Viviano, the chief executive officer and assistant vice chancellor of the city’s academic medical complex, who appears on this month’s Pulse podcast.

“As much as 90 percent of reimbursement for doctors and hospital will soon be based on performance,” Viviano said, with the cost of treatment now part of the criteria payers will examine, in addition to health outcomes. To manage this dramatic shift, health care professionals have to be able to “conceptualize and design delivery systems for the future,” Viviano says.

paul-viviano.jpgThe hospital tower overlooking I-5 and Genesee opens next year. Listen in as Viviano details the breakdown of the new jobs being added – and the technology and specialized training these new caregivers will employ.

Listen here: Creating a Healthier World: UC San Diego Health System's New Jacobs Medical Center with Paul Viviano (The Pulse audio)

To listen to previous episodes of the Pulse, visit our archives page on UCTV's Career Channel.

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