Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: COVID-19: The Other Side of the Curve

May 15, 2020


  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Derek Feeley, President and CEO, IHI
  • Kavita Patel, MD, Primary Care Physician, Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Former Director of Policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement (Obama Administration)
  • Andy Slavitt, MBA, Former Acting Administrator for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Moderated by: Madge Kaplan, Director of Communications, IHI


This Virtual Learning Hour discusses what decisions are in store for reopening strategies in the United States once states and regions begin to move beyond the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the growing pressure to "get back to normal," will the leading indicators and diverse realities for states across the US continue to align with policies and guidance at the federal, state, and local levels?

Dr. Patel and Mr. Slavitt share their substantial experience in Washington, DC, with health care policy development and, most recently, with the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on health and health care across the US.

Listeners also have the opportunity to share their questions, struggles, and bright spots they are seeing in this unprecedented time.

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