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Healthcare Blocking and Tackling


Football season is upon us, and you’ll be hearing coaches at every level—high school, college and pro—talking about “getting back to basics” or “stressing the fundamentals” or “blocking and tackling.” …

The Revolution Is Real!


“Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.” Albert Camus   David Johnson is doing keynotes across …

Do You Trust Your Doctor?


When people my age were kids, there was a good chance that their parents wanted them to be doctors. Some wanted their children to be lawyers. I don’t recall anyone …

The Revolution Is Happening Around Us!


“A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.” Martin Luther King Jr.   David Johnson is …

Why Fee-for-Service Medicine is Bad for Your Health


The later in the day that you see your doctor you’re more likely to get the flu, get colon cancer and get hooked on prescription pain killers. OK, that’s a …

The Revolution Is Real!


“A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.” Martin Luther King Jr.   David Johnson’s book …

Higher Practice Skill Mix May Not Be What the Doctor Ordered


“Practicing at the top of your license” and “upskilling your workforce”are two popular healthcare buzz phrases right now. As account-hungry consultants breathlessly will tell you, when medical professionals spend their …

The Truth About Genetics, Epigenetics and Chronic Disease


Chronic disease consumes 86% of the national health expenditure and kills 7 of 10 people. President Clinton and Obama both created initiatives to cure cancer through genetic research and therapies. …

Spend More. Pay More?


Everyone in healthcare is “all in” on a lot of things these days, and two things that are at or near the top of that list are social determinants of …

Should Doctors Make Less Money?


In an August 1st commentary published in the Washington Post, columnist Catherine Rampell asks an intriguing question of the Democratic presidential candidates promoting a Medicare-for-All health insurance program: “Will your …

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