Obamacare Is Not a Disaster!

Obamacare Is Not a Disaster!

Congressional Republicans and the president can’t seem to coordinate their activities to “repeal and replace” the ACA, or get much of anything done. Their inability to deliver on their promise to give the public something better than the ACA is a surprise, since they...
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...
Creating Healthcare Success Using Lean and Redefining the Relationship Between Managers and Clinicians

Creating Healthcare Success Using Lean and Redefining the Relationship Between Managers and Clinicians

As I look back over my experience both as a practitioner and as a medical leader, I am reminded of the joke that the life of an anesthesiologist is composed of long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of terror. Nothing describes a moment of terror for me more...