Stephen K. Klasko evidently doesn't have enough to do as chief executive of the $2.2 billion Jefferson Health, which is expected to get bigger by merging with Aria Health.
Klasko has added the job of editor-in-chief of Healthcare Transformation, the publisher, Mary Ann Liebert Inc. said Wednesday. There is no subscription charge.
With the enthusiasm typical of Klasko, the magazine is described as presenting "bold visions of the future in healthcare, debates current business models, and provides an invaluable platform to showcase the opportunities of optimal healthcare delivery."
The debut December issue, with a member of the founding editorial board pictured on the cover and an interview with Jack Welch, Klasko's partner in an MBA program, inside, is available at www.htboldhealth.com.
Rothman Institute founder Richard H. Rothman, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and is on the nonprofit's board, provided an unspecified money to launch the publication.
Klasko said in his opening editorial that he came up for the idea at a Philadelphia Eagles game. He took an Uber ride to the game, got in with tickets he bought with one click on the Internet, and even used an app to buy a beer.
"It hit me right then and there," Klasko wrote.
"How come everything I have taken for granted in all other parts of my life still eludes us in healthcare?"