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August 29, 2023
David W. Johnson
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Revolutionaries Write for 4sight Health

Healthcare Revolutionaries Share Their POVs

4sight Health contributors have looked at ways healthcare is wrestling with itself, from finance to staffing to economic demands. 4sight Health gives healthcare revolutionaries a place to share their findings, predictions and solutions to make healthcare better for everyone.

Here’s the latest from 4sight Health writers, including Michael D. Connelly, Stephen K. Klasko, Ken Terry, Peter C. Brown, David Morlock and Wyatt Richie, as well as Jenny Watson, Brianna Zink, Jake Crampton, Kerry Weems, David B. Nash, Allen Weiss and Carladenise Edwards.

The Debt Ceiling and the Death of Fee for Service

4sight Health’s Kerry Weems looks at the fiscal realities of cutting the budget, and what it means for healthcare, Medicare and Social Security in the U.S. Read more.


Medicare and the Social Contract

President Biden’s plan to shore up Medicare might fail, but it is designed to bring all factions to the bargaining table to face the rapidly unfolding fiscal realities. Read more.


Still Time for a Healthcare Industry Revolution

In this two-part series, 4sight Health’s Allen Weiss looks at ways we can reinvent healthcare by improving both prevention and quality outcomes for patients. Part 1 | Part 2


Confessions of a Former Chief Strategy Officer

Been there, done that: Dr. Carladenise Edwards shares lessons from her experience as a three-time CSO. Her lessons include living with discomfort and the value of healthcare. Part 1 | Part 2

Code Red: Payment Complexity is the Root of All Healthcare Evils

In this two-part series, Michael D. Connelly describes the overly complex and counter-productive coding system healthcare uses to fund itself, and later outlines common-sense reforms to align service delivery with consumer needs. Part 1 | Part 2

Fundamental Healthcare Reform Doesn’t Require a Government Takeover

Fundamental health reform — including universal coverage — is possible without a government takeover or financial harm to key healthcare players. Read more.

Moving Behavioral Health into the 21st Century

4sight Health’s Peter C. Brown shares his take on how to integrate behavioral and physical health — two areas that have in the past mixed like oil and water. Read more.


Old Vs. New Medicine

David B. Nash shares this Market Corner Commentary with David W. Johnson and looks at how forward-thinking health systems are preparing clinicians to meet the demands of New Medicine. Read more.

Dental Care’s Massive Potential to Serve Disadvantaged Populations

Cain Brothers Director Jenny Watson writes with David W. Johnson on the benefits of dental health to overall community health. Read more.

The Way Healthcare is Working Isn’t Working

Infor’s Marcus Mossberguer and Brianna Zink take write with David W. Johnson on the urgent staffing issues and spiking costs affecting nursing in the U.S. Part 1 | Part 2


Delivery Failures and Nursing Burden

MedSpeed’s Jake Crampton cowrites with David W. Johnson in this two-part series that looks at ways healthcare is wrestling with major logistical and financial staffing challenges. Part 1 | Part 2

About the Author

David W. Johnson

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, an advisory company working at the intersection of healthcare strategy, economics, innovation. Johnson is a healthcare thought leader, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to organizations busting the status-quo to reform our healthcare system. He is the author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, and his second book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Kinder, Smarter, Affordable Care for All (McGraw-Hill 2019). As a speaker, Dave plays the role of rebel, challenger, industry historian, investor and company evaluator to push audiences forward. (Watch bio video.) Johnson applies his 25+ years of investment banking in healthcare to identify ways the healthcare industry must change to deliver better care. He received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, an English degree from Colgate University, and served in the African Peace Corp service. Join over 10k+ healthcare executives who read our weekly insights and commentary on www.4sighthealth.com. His third book, Less Healthcare, More Health: The Prescription for a Happier, More Equitable and Productive America, will publish in 2024.

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