The Most Important Thing a CEO Must Do – Part Two

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by Jim Gibson (This article originally appeared in Healthcare Musings in November 2011) February 2019 – Last month’s article discussed how finding and attracting good people is Job #1 of the successful CEO. There are many ways to do this, and the methods vary according to circumstances. A common approach – and one that is… Read more »

The Most Important Thing a CEO Must Do – Part One

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by Jim Gibson (This article originally appeared in Healthcare Musings in October 2011) January 2019 –  It seems that every couple of months I read someone, usually involved with early stage companies, commenting about the top priority of the successful CEO. The most recent example was a story on Inc.com about Kevin Ryan, founder and… Read more »

HIPAA Violations: Prevention & What To Do

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By Ken Lynch, CEO, Reciprocity, Inc. Gibson Consultants Note: HIPAA has become a household issue during the past 22 years. However, with so many new healthcare companies being formed, a primer on its requirements, definitions, and compliance might be useful to new market entrants. January 2019 – All organizations are required to adhere to HIPAA guidelines in… Read more »

The Myth of the “A Player”

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by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants (This article originally appeared in Healthcare Musings in March 2010) November 2018 – A few years ago, when my children were in the lower grades of elementary school, the Superintendent of Schools delivered what instantly became one of my favorite lines. Compassionately breaking the news to the parents that… Read more »

The patient population failed most by the Fee for Service system

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By Dan Gebremedhin, MD October 2018 – As a physician and health plan executive turned healthcare tech/service investor, I’ve enjoyed bringing a fresh perspective to examine the gamut of healthcare business models over the last 3+ years. In that survey, I’ve come to appreciate a factor of paramount importance in successful business models: alignment of… Read more »

A Plea to All Men

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Author’s Note: Seven years ago, I underwent a fairly common life-saving surgery. While there has been much discussion – and some misunderstanding – about screening for this condition, this remains true: vigilance amid the patient-doctor relationship is still the wise choice. This article originally appeared in Healthcare Musings in May 2012. by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants August 2018 – While surfing… Read more »

Prescription Drug Price Transparency; Changing the Game

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By Gary Austin, President, TranzformHealth July 2018 – In every industry where price transparency has occurred, the industry has been significantly transformed.  Examples such as Expedia (Travel & Tourism), Amazon (Retail), StubHub (Entertainment), Zillow (Real Estate) and Uber (Transportation) have forced a lowering of prices in their respective verticals by making real-time price information available… Read more »

Tackling Healthcare Affordability: A Self-Insured Employer Perspective

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By Rob Geyer, Chief Executive Officer of Reta Trust May 2018 – The top stories in American healthcare continue to focus on our ever-increasing healthcare costs—costs that are nearly double those of other high-income countries while outcomes fall short on many population health measures[1]. And with no end to this upward spiral in sight, employers… Read more »