Work-Life Balance – Is it possible?

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By Carol Pandza, former SVP & CHRO, AmeriHealth Caritas January 2024 – When I started working, cell phones, computers, and other “smart” portable devices didn’t exist.  There was no email, no texting.  The typical office worker had a set schedule, five days a week, 8 hours a day.  It wasn’t uncommon for even C-suite executives… Read more »

“But We’ve Always Done it That Way”

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By Kathy McGrath, President, KR Consulting Corp. November 2023 – Benjamin Franklin has often been attributed as saying, “When you are finished changing, you’re finished.“ Never has that been truer than the past few years in the healthcare industry. Contributing factors include changing CMS regulations, the advancement of AI, increased adoption of telehealth modalities, ongoing… Read more »

Authentically Human: Enduring Skill Sets in the Era of Advanced Technology

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By Todd Fisher, Chairman and Founder, Intraprise October 2023 – In his Law of Accelerating Returns[1] Kurzweil suggests that the rate of technological progress – notably AI – is increasing and accelerating exponentially. Think about it this way: by the time my three-year-old granddaughter turns 13, she will experience a year’s worth of progress in… Read more »

Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You: Charging Patients for Reaching Out Sends a Bad Message

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By Kimball Wilkins, VP of Digital Experience, Blue Shield of California September 2023 – During the pandemic, the message volume on patient portals rose by an estimated 157%.[1] For overstretched physicians, the increase is contributing to burnout. As the chair of one university medical system put it, “[W]e turned on 24/7/365 access for patients (who… Read more »

For the Second Straight Year, Gibson Consultants Makes the Inc. 5000

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[29-August-2023]   Healthcare executive search and consulting firm ranks among America’sfastest-growing private companies WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, Gibson Consultants, a retained search and consulting firm serving healthcare payers and digital health companies, has been named to the 2023 Inc. 5000. Every year, this prestigious ranking showcases the fastest-growing private companies in… Read more »

Oh No, Please Not Another Article about AI!

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By Lisa Suennen, CEO, Venture Valkyrie July 2023 – Yesterday I was chatting with an interesting person who works closely with young companies and who himself is considering whether he should further his own education in health tech.  He asked me this question:  What are the biggest challenges in the adoption of AI in healthcare… Read more »

How I Moved from Operating Executive at a Fortune 50 Payer to a Board Member and Angel Advisor/Investor Driving Health Care Transformation

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By Nancy Cocozza, Advisor and Board Member June 2023 – By just about any measure, I’ve been fortunate to have had a long, thoroughly enjoyable (sometimes arduous) career, building and turning around Medicare health plan businesses for large payers over the past two decades.  The bigger the business, the more complex the challenges and often… Read more »