Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Dr. Don Berwick
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Inducted in 2022
Many observers would cite Dr. Don Berwick’s promotion of the Triple Aim—now embraced by virtually every healthcare leader—as the highlight of his career.
Others would point to his role, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Some would credit his leadership of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which he co-founded.
Berwick showed how industrial engineering, manufacturing science, reliability science, and systems thinking could be applied to healthcare to make health systems more reliable, high-performing, person-centered, higher-quality and safer, said Dr. Kedar Mate, IHI’s president and CEO. But that’s only part of his legacy.
Berwick has inspired people around the world to make healthcare safer and more affordable, Dr. Gary Kaplan, a former IHI board chair, said in an email.