Healthcare Reform: New Resistance, New Traction

Business school courses on managing organizational change often begin with how to deal with resistance to change. They teach business leaders first to distinguish between true resistance – recognition by front-line staff of real obstacles – and pseudo-resistance, the natural human tendency to fear anything unfamiliar. We are seeing the emergence of true resistance this … Continue reading Healthcare Reform: New Resistance, New Traction

Reforming U.S. Healthcare: Even Research Statistics Are Rigged

To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How do I rig thee? Let me count the ways. Even research statistics are all too often rigged, according to a commentary in this month’s Journal of the A.M.A.  These rigged statistics are being applied to clinical studies of new drugs, devices, and treatments to put them just far enough … Continue reading Reforming U.S. Healthcare: Even Research Statistics Are Rigged

Segment 2 – Brief History of U.S. Healthcare

In Segment 2, I will answer the question, How Did We Get Here? I’ll give a whirlwind tour of the history of medical care in the U.S., and I’ll also look at the birth of health insurance. Let’s start with looking at healthcare in the Colonial period. The most famous doctor at the time was … Continue reading Segment 2 – Brief History of U.S. Healthcare