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Physician Executives: Rush to Promotion?

30 October, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Being a medical doctor does not automatically qualify someone to run what Peter Drucker described as …one of the most complex of all human organizations ever devised by man — a hospital. We are on the front end of an emerging school of thought that says physician CEOs, with their years of clinical training and […] Read more»

President Obama’s Jell-O

23 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very b 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»