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

Disrupted

Healthcare has been disrupted and there is more change ahead.   Digital health has definitely filled the gap during the pandemic and will continue to be 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 a...

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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...

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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...

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New Resolution

Why a new resolution to stimulate growth is likely. Some professional economists are calling the recent drop in unemployment a dead cat bounce. By definition, a dead cat bounce is a temporary recovery in share prices after a substantial fall, caused by speculators buying in order to cover their positions. The uptick in employment may not be the sign of recovery that some are...

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Clarity

Gaining clarity in Times of Crisis "To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored." ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple The need to “reexamine our own views” are probably some of the most insightful words spoken by a corporate executive in response to the latest tragedy.  I’ve been reading a lot of...

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Forward

Focus on advancement of growth and achievement. Covid19 and the Shelter-In-Pace [SIP] restrictions have challenged everyone’s mental health in one way or another. Harvard Health shared an article about Self-System Therapy. Unlike traditional cognitive therapy, it focuses your efforts on advancement of growth and achievement to make you feel better. I have been apply the...

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Healthcare Finance 3.0

Reimagining healthcare finance post Covid19. I have been participating in some Zoom meetings to hear how others are reimagining healthcare post Covid19. There is broad consensus that use of Telehealth will not diminish because consumers are using it now. In fact, 80% of physician visits are now Telehealth visits. Most are still questioning the longevity of current Telehealth...

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Meaningful Innovation

Why we should be focused on food now. Did you catch Eric Schmidt on Face the Nation this weekend? He’s helping leaders reimagine parts of the economy. Interestingly, he touched on many of the topics covered in the Weekly Rush over the last several months including housing and infrastructure to facilitate remote work and education.  Last week, I raised the need for...

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Achieve Peace

We need to win the Covid19 war and achieve peace. I’ve been listening to leaders in the financial industry about what they hope to see post Covid19. There is unanimous consensus that Covid19 will have a much bigger economic impact than the 2008 financial crisis that gave way to the Great Recession. We recovered from that crisis, but it left a massive gap in wealth that has...

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