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Can't wait -- -- the Cleveland clinic one of the foremost medical institutions in the world and its chief.
-- talking to our Liz -- at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland lives.
For doctors in Cleveland came together with the idea to provide innovative top notch health -- At a fair price today it's the Cleveland clinic with 2800.
Doctors and health care professionals.
Some 48000 employees four point six million patient visits 188000.
It is -- -- worldwide.
Many hospitals and health care clinics so Toby Cosgrove runs the whole thing he's CMB -- but -- if not the -- Toby.
Here in Davos with the question for you when that is -- model do you respect do you envy in a way who doesn't really well around the world there are a lot of.
Places -- doing really well but one of the places that I have a lot of respect for his Mayo Clinic you know we -- very similar organizations but I look at our organizations all over the world trying to find best ideas I'm -- -- steeler great -- But do you go in and -- Mayo Clinic surgeries -- when you're in a hospital in.
Another country do you asked to come in and see how they do it.
For years I went around the world open to look at new ideas I've -- made twenty trips of various locations around the world to find new surgical techniques and now what I do is encourage all of my physicians.
To go some place at least once a year.
Define new technologies where are they are.
You know if they're going and looking at assembly line do something to begin to understand.
A new way a new set of ideas and -- -- of thinking to try to bring innovation health -- You just told me that last night this is why people come to Davos because you get a meeting of the minds you had dinner with John chambers of Cisco.
And a top executive from Microsoft.
Talking about what.
We're talking about big data and how it's coming together and how we can begin understand and use this to our advantage.
If you take all the data in the war world.
Of it has been created in the last two years.
So we have a tremendous opportunity to begin to analyze that data and so we think we need to do now is have a chief data officer.
Who who spent all this time not looking at the -- key in the technology but looking at how we begin to analyze that data.
You've been at the forefront of fighting obesity which is the cause of so much in the medical costs around but certainly the United States.
Would you pass a guy like -- -- Kent of Coca-Cola who spin battle you could say just sugary drinks do you look the other way up.
-- if you could you -- sugar sodas at the Cleveland clinic.
There we've taken sugar sodas out of our.
-- repertoire that you -- you can buy and there.
And what -- -- we need to do -- we need to team up with companies like.
Mcdonalds and Coca-Cola and help -- move food.
To save more healthier.
And you know we're changing as a society and as we change health -- W part of hoping that change.
What's the number one.
Disease if you could eradicate it from the United States it would save us all the money and all the discussion about affordable health care.
Well the biggest problem we're dealing with right now -- the United States is epidemic of obesity it leads to diabetes and all other problem.
And on its accounting for 10% of the health care costs and United States and has rapidly gone to 20% of the health care costs United States.
If we don't get a handle on obesity.
We're never going to be able country.
-- cost and last question of if you were to.
Have one question you wish could be answered for you -- the Cleveland clinic this year what would it be that would help you really run ahead.
With the Cleveland clinic efforts.
Well I think all of us are trying to understand.
In the United States the what the new.
Opportunities are around reorganization health care.
And we think that we clearly can't just decrease the cost to go change the way we deliver health care costs and health care.
And we have to know what the rules of the game -- going to be so we can plan them.
All right thank you Liz claim of those and that's reports -- want us.
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