John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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The Good and Bad of ‘Just Good Enough’

20 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In the American jumble of providers and services that we like to call a “healthcare system”, there is a phrase that is the enemy of all that we are supposed to stand for — Just good enough. This simple little phrase is infected with implications most of which are not very good when it comes […] Read more»

In Harms Way… Again

28 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When hospitals choose higher margins/EBITDA/growth in earnings — whatever you want to call it— in exchange for bare-bones staffing that results in harm to patients, I have concerns.  Patient care and safety should not be penalized because hospitals are willing to cut corners at any cost. The following example is not hypothetical, or a story […] Read more»

A Very Large Insurance Company

23 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
As Washington prepares for another congressional clash over federal spending I thought it might be helpful to look at some facets of said spending. In the recently completed fiscal year, the federal government reportedly spent nearly $3.7 trillion, about $12,000 for every American, according to a Politico. About $2.5 trillion of this spending, about 70 […] Read more»