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Thanksgiving Resolution: Invest in Health, not Health Care

This Thanksgiving Week, as we ponder things to be thankful for, I am starting to build my wish list of resolutions for the New Year. Here is the first, in the form of an excellent piece from Christianna Silva at FiveThirtyEight: “Why don’t food and housing count as health care?” The United States spends twice as…

Turn Your CHNA into a Source of Competitive Advantage

The odds are good that your nearest healthcare system has conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) sometime within the last few years. The odds are even better that you haven’t read it. A mandate created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2013, the CHNA is a report that provides a systematic mapping of the health…

Surfing the 3 Waves of Digital Healthcare

“Healthcare is the last industry that has not adopted digital technology in any major way to help deliver its services. And it’s becoming challenging for physicians and consumers to actually manage care without those digital tools.” – David Schlanger, CEO, WebMD (2015) Many Americans have a very simple view of healthcare. They get sick, they…

Back to Basics: 5 Things You Need to Know about Your Healthcare Market

Healthcare is changing – rapidly. Telemedicine, drug pricing, and hospital system consolidation – it’s enough to make your head spin. When the market gets complicated, sometimes it’s best to go back to basics – to remember what is really important about your market and your healthcare consumers. Know your Business Simple, right? But there’s more to it —…

Predictive Modeling is Like … a Tube of Toothpaste

Forrest Gump famously said that life is like a box of chocolates. He may well be right. But predictive modeling is less a box of chocolates, and more a tube of toothpaste. In each tube, there is a certain amount of toothpaste available. Think of this toothpaste as information or predictive capability. The same dataset…