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

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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Future of Care

The healthcare industry is evolving for the future of care. Healthcare spending in the US usually tracks with the same ebbs and flows as GDP. That may not be true much longer as the entire industry focuses on bending the cost curve. Many are pointing to the banking and airline industries for the evolution of digitization in healthcare. Both industries empowered consumers with...

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New Initiatives

Four insights to translate your strategic initiatives into operational excellence. Brad Feld shared his experience trying to syncing some of his old technology in a recent Feld Thoughts posts. I felt his pain. I spent part of the holiday on a different project but had a similar experience. Given that many of us will be starting the year with new initiatives and...

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Future of Medicine

The dots are finally connecting to the future of medicine. Pricing and payment is going to be a big topic for healthcare starting in 2021. If you didn’t catch the 60 Minutes interview about the Sutter Health case yet, add it to your to-do list. The main issue is the rising cost of healthcare without a noticeable improvement in medical outcomes or service. Every time this...

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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...

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