The Presidential Sweepstakes and Healthcare
Jul26

The Presidential Sweepstakes and Healthcare

Cleveland Edition Perhaps against my better judgement this posting and next week’s posting will draw from the events, emotions and the  intellectual content of the conventions of our two parties. I approach this self directed assignment with “fear and trembling”. I was taught in college to avoid “plagiarism” as I would avoid the plague or any other communicable, uniformly fatal infection. Indeed as I wrote “fear and trembling” I...

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What Can I Do Today?
Jul21

What Can I Do Today?

In most of my writing and speaking I am talking about what we can do working together at all levels within organizations to achieve the Triple Aim. Opportunities exist at every level of healthcare for the innovation, improvement and transformation that will be required if we are ever going to experience… Care better than we have ever seen, health better than we have ever known, cost we can all afford, …for every person, every...

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It’s Not An Easy Ride To The Future On The Magic Carpet of Innovation
Jul11

It’s Not An Easy Ride To The Future On The Magic Carpet of Innovation

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an annual innovation event for about seventy healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, policy experts, and innovators from around the country. My expectation was that there would be some discussion of trends, new ideas and the environment. I was surprised by what I heard and the discussion in which I found myself participating. I had hoped that there might be information that would add substance to my...

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Exploring the Top Five Challenges Healthcare Executives Are Facing
Jul07

Exploring the Top Five Challenges Healthcare Executives Are Facing

Recently I gave an overview of the issues that would face nonprofit boards with a tongue in cheek concept or prediction that I called the “Quadruple Challenge Plus One”. I introduced the idea by saying: Looking into the future for all boards and management teams I can predict that we can count on for sure what I facetiously label as the Quadruple Challenge Plus One: There will be continuing downward pressure on revenues. Increasing...

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