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Strategic insight and analysis in healthcare markets.

French response

Over 1 million people went into the streets of Paris on Sunday for freedom of expression.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/11/world/charlie-hebdo-paris-march/

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Healthcare Innovation

Is there a dearth of healthcare innovation in the US, and healthcare management training in particular? Well, you might be tempted to say, it’s harder than you think. Right? Regina Herzlinger, a Harvard Business School professor, wrote in HBR a couple of weeks ago about the problem of innovation in the industry, which accounts for about a fifth of US GDP.  Productivity in healthcare DROPPED an average of 0.8% per year between 1990 and 2007.  I tend to rant about the rampant waste in America’s health system. I’ll take a back seat and let Ms. Herzlinger tempt you with more tempered prose: HBR Article link.

[Here’s the raw link: https://hbr.org/2014/11/bridging-health-cares-innovation-education-gap ]

 

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Health Reform, à la Russe

Putin having his own problems with Health Reform, it seems.

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/30putin-s-health-care-disaster.html

 

 

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Thoughts on hospital segmentation

Thoughts on hospital segmentation
Hospital segmentation has many facets, as does any segmentation initiative: popular, clinical, commercial, etc.
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Hospital segmentation has many facets, as does any segmentation initiative: popular, clinical, commercial, etc. Continue reading Thoughts on hospital segmentation

Global Health Systems in Distress?

Are global health systems in decline across the board? This great Guardian piece provides perspectives on healthcare in widely divergent countries.

Health systems are not generally broken, despite the myriad Chicken Littles squawking across the globe. Life expectancy is growing in most countries, and innovation that improves outcomes while realigning cost structures is possible. Yes, health feels expensive, but the alternative to a fully functioning health system is terrifying.

A young man screams in pain on the floor of a Bangui hospital in the Central African Republic Hospital in Central African Republic

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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/29/how-sick-are-worlds-healthcare-systems-nhs-china-india-us-germany

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Need a new ambulance? Click here

Just in case you were wondering, you can buy ambulances in China on Alibaba for under $10k, including this spiffy electric model that apparently doubles as a group golf cart. There’s a lot of other stuff and, personally, I would rather not have a doctor perform bone surgery on me with equipment bought off Alibaba.

 

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Plus ça change…

Plus c’est la même chose… I am in negotiation to work again with a company I worked with ten years ago.  Sally Field would have liked me.  Someone else said, change is the only constant.

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