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...

Fast Money

Why it might be even harder to swing for the fences? I met with an equity analyst a few weeks ago who used the term fast money. The term really resonated with me as a description for what I’ve been seeing in healthcare [aka: out-of-network strategy, balanced billing...

Talk is Cheap

Why business leaders need to act now. I met with the CEO of a mental health company last year and remember asking him “what’s the answer” to some of the biggest challenges that we’re facing. Talking is good but if there is no solution for the problems, then what? It’s...

Purpose + Impact

Three principles for leading with purpose and positively impacting the world. I’ve been reading some of the report outs from the JPM Healthcare conference this week. As expected with a financially oriented conference, there was a lot of discussion about growth, profit...

Building Courage

Courage by definition is the willingness to do something that frightens oneself.  In a business context it usually requires people to do the right thing rather than acting in their own financial interest. Doing the right thing is frightening for those with a lot...

Healthier Hospitals

A framework for Healthcare Finance 2.0 already exists. Similar to leading edge retailers, hospital systems participating in the Healthier Hospital Initiative are working to make their organizations healthier and more environmentally friendly.  I...