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Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third WorldMichael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World Next up on my reading list. Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short and Money B

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The Healthcare CFO Role Is Evolving Into A Strategic Thought Leader

10 December, 2014 Posted by Nancy Swain
People are creatures of habit. We create a comfort zone. For Hospital CFO’s and other financial executives, it may be difficult to strike a balance between necessary changes in today’s healthcare environment and staying stuck in the comfort zone. This means “unlearning” or breaking away from original training. Change is not easy. The nature of […] Read more»

Plight of Community Hospitals

1 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There are dire predictions for the future of small community hospitals as healthcare/payment reform and deficit reduction plays out: many will be forced to close their doors. USA Today recently chronicled the plight of Richland, GA, a community that saw it’s 25-bed hospital close in the spring of 2013.  Richland, a nub of a town […] Read more»

Is Bigger Better? Not If You Want Innovation

5 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Going big — hiring the biggest consultancy, the global or industry leader in this or that field — is a fact of life in business even though going big does not guarantee innovation, quality, value or success.  It will guarantee a premium fee, higher costs. Some executives go big because they feel size equals market […] Read more»