Endless Wanting: A Tale of Wile E. Coyote

And, here’s what you missed… Healthcare is continuously evolving. We are on a mission to margin; rising costs are unsustainable. There is little room for error; hospitals are at risk of closing, and demand for health services already exceeds supply. Reviewing economic indicators, industry trends, and our own financial solvency, effectiveness and profitability regularly will inform our decisions with needed perspective. There is no silver-bullet, or single solution, however elaborate, to transform this accidental wasteland. We all have a role Read More …

Economy and Industry and Financials! Oh my!

Scared? Don’t be. You’re safe at your desk or with your cell phone (i.e. pacifier), and you’re far from the dangerous Wolf of Wall Street… Or are you? If you’re like me, you’ve read oodles of articles about healthcare and heard enough soundbites to think you have the story. Maybe “you’d rather take the butcher’s word for it” and leave it there. Thing is, if you let yourself be a student, and draw your own conclusions after a little research about Read More …

POV: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

When we find ourselves nodding along with an article, or screaming in disagreement, we start a dialogue. This one hit home. Based on David Grady’s TED Talk: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings, here’s our point-of view (POV). We’re nodding with you, David! David Grady’s TED Talk: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings SUMMARY OF DAVID’S TALK  We would not let our peers steal our chair from our office, yet Read More …

The 1 through 10 of Healthcare’s Mission to Margin

  Healthcare is one of the oldest industries around. We need it. Good news for me on the job security front, but a little more concerning when I consider the big picture: In the US, we can’t afford rising healthcare costs and the horizon is shifting yet again, which means, wait for it… more costs! How did our healthcare ecosystem become this accidental wasteland, and how do we slow rising costs when we need to keep changing? When I started Read More …

Groundhog Zero

As a kid, I hated the movie Groundhog Day. Most of the movie was the same scene, over, and over, and over, again. What a waste of time! 96% of critics, and most people I knew, disagreed with me. When the film was released on video, my parents bought a copy. My complaints were dismissed to youth: “Kelsey, it is a deep movie – an attempt to answer the meaning of life! One day, you’ll understand.” I responded with my standard, disapproving Read More …