Bruce Herdman on why improving prison healthcare helps society at large

Bruce Herdman on why improving prison healthcare helps society at large

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Bruce Herdman, PhD, MBA, spent much of his career improving how things work within complex health systems.

So perhaps it's no surprise that he's found meaningful work as Chief Medical Officer for the Philadelphia Prison System, which houses (and provides medical care) for about the same number of people as all of Philadelphia's academic medical centers combined. 

In this episode, Bruce talks with Andy about the unusual and often complex needs of those who pass through Philadelphia's prison system. He details a few recent improvements to the Philadelphia Prison System's healthcare and and explains why giving inmates access to good medical care is vital—to them, and to society as a whole.

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