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Ideas, experiences and insights for advancing the business of healthcare.

Simple as Possible

How the healthcare industry will continue to evolve.   I spent considerable time this month listening to presentations on how the healthcare industry is evolving and prioritizing changes. Rather than recapping the main themes as many others will do, I’ve decided to focus on the call to keep things as "simple as possible".   Many panelists spoke about it in different...

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Net Positive

Why leaders need to jump into the ring in 2022.   The ring is a reference from Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. The book acknowledges courageous leaders who take on difficult challenges even when the resistence to change threatens to knock them down.   With so many past wrongs to right, more leaders need to jump into the ring in 2022. It will take courage to look at the...

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Tweakovation

How to use "tweakovation" to accelerate innovation. I am on the launch team for the new book from Doc Related available on Amazon starting December 6th.   If you’re not already a subscriber to Doc Related, it’s a weekly comic strip written by Peter Valenzuela MD. The strip pokes fun at all the unnecessary complexity in the US healthcare system that drives many physicians...

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Threading the Needle

 Five insights for leaders trying to thread the needle.   1/ Engage in social media Social media gives us all a voice and it is up to us to decide how to use it. When you share a story or an opinion, it invites others to present an opposing view. Many, particularly those in corporate roles, are scared to share or comment anything meaningful. It’s unfortunate because it’s...

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The Long Fix

Playing the long game. I’ve been reading the book called The Long Fix, Solving America’s Health Care Crisis by Vivian Lee MD who is the President of Health Platforms for Verily. She also spoke at the Common Wealth Club last year and honestly, I got turned off quickly. The thought of capitation contracts being the solution didn’t resonate with me then. I’m sure others who have...

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Good to Great

Can great companies transform healthcare? A reference to the book Good to Great popped up during some of my research this summer. Interestingly, it was mentioned by a Google employee as one of the greatest business books. I had the audio book in my car for years and listened to it on repeat during long commutes to the South Bay. Regardless I decided to read it again and was...

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Public Health

Reimagining the public health system post pandemic. I have been reading the new book from Michael Lewis called The Premonition. It’s a story about the deficiencies of the US public health system. The leading characters were rarely if ever in the news during the pandemic. One of which is Charity Dean MD who was the Assistant Director of Public Health for the State of...

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Fundamental Change

Why fundamental change is so hard. I host the Healthcare Office Hours for a global startup community. It’s given me the opportunity to talk with entrepreneurs from all over the world. One of which is a former Professor of Psychology and Founder of a CBT company with NASA origins.  I shared with her that I had read all of Brené Brown’s book, spent considerable time whittling...

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Survival Mode

Mitigate the long term effects of survival mode. The latest OIG report is about the potential long term effects of hospitals operating in survival mode during the Covid Pandemic. Hospitals are struggling to cover operating costs, medical professionals are exhausted and some are suffering with mental health issues and cancer patients are sicker because they weren’t diagnosed...

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