Episode #168: Going Beyond Creating a New Healthcare

Watch out folks! A new day in Creating a New Healthcare is coming…


Creating a New Healthcare has an updated look and an updated focus. Over the past six months, I’ve been speaking with healthcare audiences across the country about my recently published book, ‘Beyond the Walls’, which is about getting beyond our limiting legacy thinking. There are 3 notable gaps that have arisen out of these conversations with providers, administrators, executives and healthcare consumers.


The first gap is a need to refocus our efforts on health – to go beyond healthcare. Our mission is not just to deliver healthcare – it’s to improve health. Somewhere along the way, it seems like we’ve lost that primary focus. We’re spending a lot of time, energy and resources on the healthcare industry rather than on the health care of the American public. In the podcast, we’re going to address that gap and expand the focus to achieving better health. 


The second gap is the inequities in healthcare. And by inequities, I’m referring to the systemic and structural racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, classism and reductionism – the inequitable ‘isms’ in healthcare. What’s clear is that if we’re going to solve the challenges in healthcare, we will need to explicitly address these issues. As such, we will be discussing health equity with a focus on solutions.  


The third gap that we’ll be explicitly addressing is that of leadership. What’s become abundantly clear to me is that if we are going to transform healthcare, we’re going to have to be willing to transform our leadership mindset. In the podcast, we will be focusing on a more generative, inclusive, collaborative and humanistic mindset – what I’m calling a “rebel mindset”. 


Finally, the number one question I’ve been asked as I’ve spoken across the country is, ‘What can I do?’ People are desperate for tangible, do-able, next steps. So, we’re going to add a ‘do-ability’ focus to the podcast and attempt to respond to that question of ”What Can I Do?” in each episode. 


This is a new day in Creating a New Healthcare. To hear more about this new, expanded version of the podcast and my personal journey that has led us here, tune in to today’s podcast, episode 168.