Entries by John Bass

The Shift to Systems of Collaboration

Our healthcare system is at an inflection point. The optimistic perspective is that it now seems more likely that the industry can come together to address many longstanding challenges that have traditionally limited our ability to deliver care in more efficient, effective ways. To succeed, innovators and enterprises need to shift from scaling up systems of record for enterprises to creating systems of shared record for collaborative networks. This transition represents the greatest healthcare opportunity in a generation.

In Memory of Clayton Christensen

Around five years ago, a handful of innovators, academics, and futurists began predicting the future of blockchain in healthcare and other industries. What would a decentralized healthcare delivery system look like? Will patients pay for healthcare using a programmable health coin? What will happen to all the middlemen like the GPOs and the PBMs?