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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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Pardon My ‘Self-Serving’ Moment

25 July, 2014 Posted by Becky Pearce
As healthcare providers, large and small, move toward accountable value-based reimbursement and population health management, those of us who serve those companies are preparing for change as well.  Like our customers, we, too, must be prepared to be more accountable — own the outcome, share the financial risks in what we do or recommend and, […] Read more»

Sarah Palin, Death Panels and Population Health Management

21 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
When former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin infamously predicted that the Affordable Care Act would create “death panels”, I wanted to wring her neck.  She took an incredibly important, albeit difficult, issue and trivialized it for the purpose of promoting her election/brand.  With this hyperbole, I reasoned, we would not be able to have the […] Read more»

The Desire to Inspire

18 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Healthcare leadership, really good leadership, is more than achieving objectives, hitting the numbers, making the bottom line. During periods of transformational change, leaders have to offer more – exceptional dedication, and, most of all, inspiration.  It is always surprising to me how many people in healthcare dislike, intensely dislike, change even though our industry has […] Read more»