Exercising our bodies. Stretching our minds.
- Failure Facilitates Success. Large health systems and health plans must be willing to try things, fail, and celebrate (or even reward) the failure. The institutional mindset of the long-time corporate veteran is to play it safe because there are no rewards for risk. Senior leadership must encourage failure with learning. We must be willing to fail in order to know success.
- Privacy is Important, but Transparency is Paramount. We have been a bit brainwashed into thinking that we must protect our information at all costs around health. However, companies like PatientsLikeMe have shown the power of the crowd when people come together to share their information for the purpose of advancing outcomes. We need to keep pushing for transparency in appropriate and thoughtful ways. More data = more understanding = more action!
- We Need a Preventative Care Infrastructure. There's too much conversation is about how to triage people once they are in the healthcare system. Success is keeping them out of the healthcare system. Success is making most of our jobs obsolete. We need to put more energy into a culture of prevention vs. prescription.
- "Lots of people in this industry are just evil." - Joshua Kushner (Oscar Health)
- “The problem with healthcare in America is…loneliness.” - Peter Moore (Smacktive)
- “We waste more money on healthcare than we spend on education.” - President Bill Clinton
- “Diabetes could obliterate the economy.” - President Bill Clinton
- “We should not be living in a world where we know more about our credit card account than our blood chemistry.” - Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos)
- “We need to think in terms of health as a basic human right.” Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos)
- “Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies.” – Gary Hopkins
- "To make public private partnerships work, have to get past the notion that it will be simple." - Dr. Brent C. Williams
- “Exercise isn't just a great way to get healthy; it's a way to build connections/relationships.” – Blayne Smith (ED of Team RWB)
- “We must change from a sickness model to a wellness model.” - President Bill Clinton
- “Transparency of data will lead to better information and better systems.” - Bruce Broussard (CEO, Humana)
- “The biggest thing we could do about diabetes is to look at our agricultural program." - Meredith Rosenthal (Harvard)
- “It’s not about insurance, it’s not about treatment, it’s about how do we help people stay healthy” - Bruce Broussard (CEO, Humana)
- "We're astonishingly impervious to what works elsewhere" - President Bill Clinton
- "You cannot have a quality workforce if you don't have a healthy workforce." - Governor Steve Besear (Kentucky)
- "Our children may live 5 years less than their parents due to inactivity.” - Jorge Casimiro (Nike)
- "We will always need the disruptive innovators in healthcare.” – President Bill Clinton
- "Now you have to choose to be physically active" - Caitlin Morris (Nike)
- "We may cut our physical activity levels in half in just two generations." - Caitlin Morris (Nike)
It is our time to act. Joyce Chang (Editor-in-Chief of SELF Magazine) said on stage, “Coding is cardio for our minds.” If that’s the case, let’s program a new healthcare system.
Posted on January 29, 2015 05:42 PMComments: