In many respects, the healthcare system is in a shambles. Care needs to be revamped: more of it moved to outpatient settings, innovated in how it is delivered, and emerging technologies need to be analyzed including many that are not yet proven. So, we are looking at the system with an eye toward the future of what will be yet there seems to be a lack of clear vision for what that future might hold.
In addressing problems or the future, many leaders’ modus operandi seems like an old management adage – always keep someone between you and the problem. Leaders hire new folks. Bring in new talent. Spend more money, which is often unavailable.
We can ask, “Who was guiding the current healthcare ship that got us to this point?”
Ahh, that would be them: current healthcare leaders.
Perhaps many current CEOs are figuring this out and that’s why we are seeing more CEOs turnover. The future requires a new or different way of thinking, and the current folks simply may not have it.
Let me leave you with this thought: Another old adage is – if you’re part of the problem, you’re likely not part of the solution. Ask yourself if you should be fired.
The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG Foundation) today announced funding to develop a prototype multiscale model designed to predict therapeutic responses of tumor ecosystems – a new frontier in breast cancer research.
The word “stakeholder” really bothers me particularly in the healthcare space. I’m struck by a quote by Ken Burns.
“The thing that I’ve learned is that there is no ‘them.’ This is what everybody does: make a distinction about ‘them.’ It’s just ‘us’.”
In racing, we measure this in lap times often down to the second or tenths of a second. A recent racing article provoked me to think about the pursuit of “the last tenth” of a second in improvement which is typically the toughest and most difficult to attain.