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Dynamic Tension: Rethinking Health System Governance


Market Corner Commentary- Health System Governance- for January 6, 2015 John Koster MD and David Johnson The winds of post-reform transformation are blowing through healthcare. Long-established health systems confront existential …

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Rational Lending: Demystifying Medical Student Loan Debt


Market Corner Commentary—Demystifying Medical Student Loan Debt, for December 16, 2015 Winston Churchill famously observed that “Russia was a riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma.” Churchill’s language provides an …

Medical Student Loan Debt

Fujifilm’s “Moment”: Disruption, Adaptation and Health System Transformation


Almost every healthcare “transformation” discussion includes Kodak’s cautionary tale – how the once iconic company fails to embrace digital imaging, capsizes and drowns. The story’s moral is to embrace disruption, …

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November Indigestion: The Idiocy and Promise of Benefit Selection


Market Corner Commentary for December 2, 2016- November Indigestion: The Idiocy and Promise of Benefit Selection David Johnson and Nathan Bays Dave’s wife Terri Brady is a Senior Leadership Coach at …

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The Why, The How and The What: Consumerism, Trust and Brand Love


Market Corner Commentary for November 12, 2015-The Why, The How and The What: Consumerism, Trust and Brand Love Health systems are awakening to the market reality that consumerism is redefining healthcare …

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Getting Right with Consumers: Right Businesses. Right Places. Right Prices.


Market Corner Commentary for November 11, 2015-Getting Right with Consumers: Right Businesses. Right Places. Right Prices. Consumerism has the force and precision of heat-seeking missiles. Customers flocked to Walmart because it …

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Righteous Analytics: Right Data. Right Time. Right Way


Market Corner Commentary for November 4, 2015- Righteous Analytics: Right Data. Right Time. Right Way Technology is on the cusp of channeling diagnosis and treatment toward best outcomes at lowest costs. …

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“Amazoning” Healthcare’s High Prices


“Amazoning” Healthcare’s High Prices A recent Kaiser Health News article reports that prices for basic women’s health services vary dramatically within and across markets. The cost for mammograms in Dallas …

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Value Rules: Playbook for Post-Reform Healthcare


Market Corner Commentary for October 21, 2015-Value Rules: Playbook for Post-Reform Healthcare Warren Buffett famously noted that “price is what you pay and value is what you get.”  In fee-for-service …

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“The Cubs Way”: Lessons in Leadership, Cultural Change and Performance Improvement


Market Corner Commentary for October 14, 2015-“The Cubs Way”: Lessons in Leadership, Cultural Change and Performance Improvement Any team can have a bad century!  The Chicago Cubs define ineptitude.  They …

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