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

Bending the Curve

Insights on bending the healthcare cost curve.   The principles of Value Based Care work non-profit organizations operating a closed system such as Kaiser. The people who buy Kaiser coverage, buy into the Kaiser way of healthcare. It’s a prevention first organization that promotes healthy living.   Other healthcare systems have had a hard time realizing the same...

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Future of Everything

Prepare for the Future of Everything   I participated in several days of the WSJ Future of Everything conference. I didn’t get a sense of awe but got some good insights into what leaders are thinking about now.   Jerome Powell spoke about the potential for a bumpy landing given the level of geopolitical instability. He acknowledged the limits of what they can...

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Future of Work

The future of work is now.   I participated in a Wall Street Journal [WSJ] event recently on the future of work and have also been reading Brand Thinking by Debbie Millman.   Many of us are thinking about our post Covid lives and how we want to work in the future. A return to normal or new normal sounds comforting after years of so much disruption. However, I think...

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Mental Health

Insights and practices for enhancing mental health.   I am part of the Linked In creator community and have been prompted to write about mental health this month.   Mental health is a departure from my routine topics. However, my hypothesis on mental health is that the Covid pandemic magnified existing issues. Psychotherapy and specifically, CBT routinely surfaced...

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Rethinking Government

Rethinking the role of government as co-creators.   I've mentioned the book called The Value of Everything before and think that it is a good time to revisit it now.   New taxes are starting to be levied on businesses and more changes to the tax code are likely ahead. Leaders need to get curious and listen to the rational. That’s why I think revisiting Professor...

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Simple as Possible

How the healthcare industry continues to evolve.   I spent considerable time earlier this month listening to presentations on how the healthcare industry is evolving and prioritizing changes. For this post, I’ve decided to focus on the call to keep things as "simple as possible".   Many panelists spoke about it in different ways whether they talked about looking...

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Net Positive

Why leaders need to jump into the ring in 2022.   The ring is a reference from Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. The book acknowledges courageous leaders who take on difficult challenges even when the resistence to change threatens to knock them down.   With so many past wrongs to right, more leaders need to jump into the ring in 2022. It will take courage to look at the...

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Tweakovation

How to use "tweakovation" to accelerate innovation. I am on the launch team for the new book from Doc Related available on Amazon starting December 6th.   If you’re not already a subscriber to Doc Related, it’s a weekly comic strip written by Peter Valenzuela MD. The strip pokes fun at all the unnecessary complexity in the US healthcare system that drives many physicians...

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Threading the Needle

 Five insights for leaders trying to thread the needle.   1/ Engage in social media Social media gives us all a voice and it is up to us to decide how to use it. When you share a story or an opinion, it invites others to present an opposing view. Many, particularly those in corporate roles, are scared to share or comment anything meaningful. It’s unfortunate because it’s...

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