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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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Working In Healthcare, A Privilege Not A Right

1 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
I do not care who you are, where you went to school, which union represents you, how smart you are, or how smart you think you are — executive, doctor, nurse — you are not entitled  to work in a hospital. To run a hospital, or to take care of patients who trust us to […] Read more»

The Push to Improve

25 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
It is not what you did yesterday or today, but what you will do tomorrow. This is the battle cry for healthcare’s push to improve, to do it better, safer and cheaper.  Get used to it.  This will be one of many relentless pressures in the lives of healthcare executives for many years to come. […] Read more»

Challenges for Community Hospitals

18 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Across America today, dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of small community hospitals are struggling to survive. Poor leadership, governance, medical staff, declining reimbursement and tougher regulatory requirements are the most frequently cited reasons for this decline. When the only hospital in town closes, there are consequences – limited access to care, loss of jobs and future […] Read more»