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

Threading the Needle

I’ve spent the better part of my career trying to thread the needle on difficult issues. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to do.   If you follow me on social media then you know I mostly share informational stories that relate to healthcare, the economy and leadership. It’s the only thing that I could think to do in the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Private Equity

Private Equity and Healthcare need to be better aligned. I participated in a wellness summit with the theme resetting for a post Covid life. The theme is fitting for a discussion about we emerge from Covid as an industry.  I also participated in the McDermott Private Equity [PE] conference last week to get the latest insights from healthcare investors. The consensus is...

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Gender Equality

Why promoting gender equality is in your self interest. I am reading The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates about gender equality. Gender inequality continues to be a global issue with women in developing countries just starting the equality journey and women in developed countries nearing the end. Progress continues to be made but very last step is going to...

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Reimagining Capitalism

Capitalism is broken. According to Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Professor and author of Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, “Corporate America has been hollowed out” by the financial industry. Deregulation of the financial industry has contributed to the rapid growth of GDP for several decades but the benefits have been partially offset by the massive cost to...

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