Rush 2.0
Ideas, experiences and insights for advancing the business of healthcare.

Write-Off

Why wiping the slate clean might make sense. I wasn’t planning to write a post this week since it’s the Thanksgiving Holiday. Plus I haven’t quite collected all my thoughts on this issue. Debt is a complex topic with so many related issues and emotions attached to it. It’s one worth your time to understand because we often form our beliefs about debt from family values. We’re...

read more

2020 Takeaways

How did we get to this level of dishonesty and distrust? It something that I’ve been trying to understand all year. Researchers know now deregulation combined with a sole focus on maximizing shareholder returns has contributed to the rise in inequality over the last 50 years. A recent Times article shed light on changes made in 1987 to the FCC’s fairness doctrine for...

read more

Leadership

Stories, perspectives and words of wisdom to help you lead. I’ve been reading How to Lead by David Rubenstein. The book is a collection of interviews with past Presidents and other government leaders, CEOs and Founders and many others who have achieved the highest level of success in their profession. One of my favorite interviews is with Presidents Clinton and Bush. It’s...

read more

Give First

Many leaders are working to give. I was looking for a good book on corporate ethics and landed on The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer. He is a moral philosopher and Professor of Bioethics at Princeton. The book is primarily about altruism and stories of how altruistic leaders think about their wealth, how they live and how they give their money. It’s a thought provoking...

read more

Anew

Starting again in a more positive way. I’ve been reading a lot of economics books over the last year. First and foremost, I needed to know whether or not my gut instincts about Corporate America were right or just isolated to my experience. The more I learned, the more I needed to read. Many of the books that I read over the course of the last year supported my instincts...

read more

Balance

Why maintaining a balanced perspective is important. I have been working with a therapist trained in CBT for the last year. One of the outcomes of the work was a further refinement of my values. In Dare to Lead, Brené Brown repeatedly talks about refining your values to just two [2]. Two values that serve as over arching principles for your life. It’s harder to do than...

read more

Disrupted

Healthcare has been disrupted and there is more disruption to come. Digital health has definitely filled the gap during the pandemic and will continue to be a big part of the healthcare delivery system. Many providers are planning a blended approach post Covid - providing virtual visits a few days per week and in person visits on the other days. Reimbursement continues to be...

read more

Predictable

Why we need to take scientific predictions more seriously The crisis that we’re experiencing now was reportedly predicted 10 years ago by Peter Turchin, researcher at the University of Connecticut. He used a computer model of past uprisings and economic factors including “declining wages, wealth inequality, exploding national debt and other social pressures that affect...

read more

Lasting Results

Why leaders need to shift their focus to long term results. Uniting our Voices Taking 2 minutes to watch the trailer for an upcoming documentary about the US healthcare system. It was created by a medical student who is on a quest to find answers relevant to this article. Disclosure: I participated in the film as a healthcare expert but do not appear in the...

read more