Dr. Gabow’s Question: Can the American Healthcare System Deliver Health?

Dr. Gabow’s Question: Can the American Healthcare System Deliver Health?

Dr. Patty Gabow, the retired CEO  of Denver Health has recently been making a presentation that begins with a rhetorical question, “Can the American Healthcare System Deliver Health?” Any rhetorical question is designed more to get the audience thinking than to...
Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 3: A Closer Look at Consolidation

Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 3: A Closer Look at Consolidation

Consolidations, affiliations, acquisitions and mergers in healthcare are announced every week. The picture associated with this posting reveals that an affiliation occurred a few years ago between the critical access hospital in my little town and the Dartmouth...
Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 2: A Closer Look at Innovation

Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 2: A Closer Look at Innovation

“Consolidation, competition, and innovation are the answer to what?”, you might ask. Keeping it simple, I mean the high cost of care and the Triple Aim. To keep it short I could just say, all three will help, but even maximized to the nth degree they will never in and...