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All In or Kind-of-In: Which Will it be for New CEO of Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire Hathaway NewCo?

By now, you are likely aware that the as-of-yet-unnamed healthcare NewCo, created by Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, has hired Atul Gawande, MD as its CEO. Dr. Gawande is pretty well known in healthcare circles, as a celebrated surgeon, Harvard Medical School professor, writer for the New Yorker magazine, and author of a number of

Market Innovations: Reviving the House Call

We love cool, practical innovations, especially the kind that give seemingly outdated practices a second chance at life. Think of it as upcycling for healthcare – applying the old in a way that is relevant and modern. This time it’s the long-forgotten house call. That’s right, physicians, particularly primary care docs, are pumping new life

The Medicaid Transformation Project: Helping Create a Smart Health Market

Recently, 17 health systems across the US announced their participation in The Medicaid Transformation Project – a movement designed to transform care delivery for 75 million Medicaid recipients nationwide. What’s cool about this project is its focus on innovation to deliver whole-person care through a community-based approach – the kind we believe is critical to

The Secret to Successful Innovation in Healthcare: Design Thinking

We’ve been fans of design thinking for quite some time – especially as a catalyst for innovation and moving past the status quo holding healthcare captive. Jeanne Liedtka, professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business contributed a great article on the subject in a recent edition of The Harvard

Why Dr. Bruce Leff Believes in Hospital at Home

In an article for the NEJM Catalyst blog, Dr. Bruce Leff of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center shares his experiences and beliefs in moving care out of the traditional – and not-so-accommodating – hospital institution and into the comfort of the patient’s home. He recants what anyone who has ever stayed a night in a