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The Train Is On the Tracks

18 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
If you are a senior leader in healthcare, I have two pieces of advice for you, do not get too comfortable with the status quo, and do not overreact by preaching daily or weekly “the sky is falling” sermons to your staff, physicians, or anyone else who will listen, regarding the horrible effects of the […] Read more»

Three Tiers of Healthcare: Have’s, Tight Budgets and the Have Not’s

9 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
If only there was more transparency in healthcare, the arguments goes, we could take a big step to reducing costs.  OK, let’s have a show of hands.  How many people actually believe that? Transparency requires a free exchange of information – patients asking questions, being responsible for the care they need, and paying for it. […] Read more»

HAI’s Brightwell Was Dead Bang Right

7 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
We will find out fairly quickly who the best of the best is at running hospitals.  The Affordable Care Act and the inevitable deficit reduction will weed out the top performers from the soon-to-be unemployed. History does repeat itself.  In the early 1980s, a savvy investor-owned hospital executive, Charles Brightwell, of the old Hospital Affiliates […] Read more»