Beyond Silver Bullets: Embracing Era 3 of Healthcare

Zeev Neuwirth, Senior Medical Director of Population Health at Carolinas Healthcare System Medical Group, and an old friend and former colleague, launched a weekly podcast last August entitled, Creating a New Healthcare. I love the recurrent introduction that  Zeev...
It’s Getting Harder Faster Than You Realize

It’s Getting Harder Faster Than You Realize

In last week’s post, I tried to reconstruct the thinking of the Atrius Health management team in early 2008.  At that time we were writing a new strategic plan to respond to the uncertain future of healthcare. Over the previous decade publications like To Err is Human...
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...