Archive for January 2017

The Score Does Matter

Keeping Score Drives Better Healthcare [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every successful enterprise keeps score through measurable business metrics. Without a means to measure what you are doing, there cannot be any rational means to improve. Sometimes finding the right thing to measure takes some thought. Not everything needs to be measured. Funds are always limiting, hence the underlying question…

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WHY POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT?

Recently I was asked: “Why do we spend the most for healthcare and get less than similar nations?” [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Lots of reasons, but the main culprit is uncontrolled Fee-for-Service (FFS) payment. Except for some kinds of managed care, American healthcare gets paid for by the piece. Every visit, procedure, test and medication is assigned a…

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BUSINESS, AS IN LIFE, TAKES TIME TO BE GREAT

It takes patience and perseverance to succeed, and 2017 is our year! It’s a new year, 2017!  I’ve also been told that 2017 is going to be a great year for our business.  OK.  I accept that prediction!  Yet, I am aware that it won’t happen without effort. A Chinese bamboo plant that grows nearly…

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