One of the nation’s most prominent health policy researchers, Stephen Shortell has influenced the industry on a number of fronts—from understanding how financial incentives can be used to drive improvements in quality of care to assessing how policy decisions impact care delivery at a local level.
Shortell will be inducted into the Modern Healthcare Health Care Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on March 25. The celebration, which will also pay tribute to the late Bernard Tyson, the 2020 inductee, is held in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
“I am grateful for the opportunities that I have had to influence healthcare policy and practice,” Shortell said. “I am humbled by this honor. Our healthcare system provides benefits for many but not all. I hope that we can use the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate the changes needed to have a more responsive, accessible and consistently higher quality, more efficient healthcare system for all.”