Incomprehensible Fragmentation Killed Haven

In the last 24 hours, business journalists have been having a field day reporting on the demise of Haven — the collaborative healthcare venture created by three of the nation’s biggest names in supply-chain management and finance. They’re asking why it failed and offering plausible reasons.

CNN reports the founding…

2021 is the Year for Health Transformation (No, Really)

Remember the musings of 2019 industry analysts last December, pondering which digital technologies and biomedical and life science advances would make their mark in 2020? Despite all the right indicators and common sense — and even a global pandemic that no one could have predicted — too many of these…

Theranos

Did Theranos Swirl Cast a Shadow on the Entire Sector? Not So!

On the front pages of the business press and in the top stories on broadcast news, we are seeing a lot about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. While it’s important that the trial uncover the truth, one casualty of the Theranos scandal is that the idea of convenient, more accessible, diagnostic…

Long-Term Care Pharmacy Elevates Quality of Life + Quality of Care

Our health ecosystem is vast and siloed. Payers, providers, product innovators and policymakers should be rallying to the needs of patients, but the reality is quite different. Policies and economics drive decisions, and sometimes the result is that our nation’s most vulnerable populations are placed at risk. …

Hospitals can take a leading role in Ecohealth

There is no escaping the reality that the planet’s health and our own are joined, and the health community must unite with environmental affairs experts to collaborate on what must be done to keep the planet vibrant. As World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D., …

It’s the Right Time for Bipartisan Engagement

Co-Authored by Gil Bashe, Chair, Global Health, and Bob Martineau, Senior Partner, Environment, Energy & Sustainability, FINN Partners

The U.S. Senate’s bipartisan approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure plan should give cause for collective hope. It’s extremely encouraging that our leaders in government, regardless of political party affiliation, can agree…

Dr. Gidi Stein is co-founder and CEO of MedAware, which uses machine-learning algorithms — artificial intelligence — to reduce medication-related risks and promote patient safety. A practicing physician, researcher, and long-time entrepreneur, Dr. Stein graduated from Tel Aviv University Medical School and specialized in internal medicine. …

A Conversation with Alex Markowits — Charting the Future of “People Care”

Alex Markowits is founder, president, and CEO of Spring Hills, one of the nation’s most innovative centers of residential and home care. He is advancing senior care, population health, acute and post-acute care management, memory care, support care, home care, and more. He’s bringing technology into centers that have not…

LEADERSHIP

Real Leadership is Built on Emboldened Empathy

For years, I’ve devoured books on leadership and business management. Ken Blanchard, Jim Collins, Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, Jon Katzenbach, Kim Scott, Tom Peters, Sheryl Sandberg, Peter Senge, Sun Tzu, Fred Wiersema and many other business and strategy gurus became my literary mentors through the decades. …

Gil Bashe

An ambassador for health communications as the essential bridge connecting healers and those seeking to be healed. Medika Life BeingWell author.

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