News Day – HHS 180, How Agile is Your Health System?


Bill Russell

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August 25, 2020: Bill was wrong! About the CDC HHS stuff. He explores the rocky transition and why he’s glad he was wrong. You get cars from Uber, food, even a helicopter. Now they deliver drugs too. We can’t afford to lose billions in a crisis again. We have to focus on speed and agility. How fast can we launch new business models? How good are we at improving productivity? How fast are we developing new products? We also look at the startling UCSF hack ransomware story, REI going remote and selling its corporate headquarters and the scary Orwellian future of health passports. Big brother really is watching.

Key Points:

  • Health passports [00:11:50]
  • Kaiser terminates employee that inappropriately accessed 2,756 patient records [00:13:50]
  • COVID-19 to cost hospitals 323 billion [00:15:10]
  • COVID-19 data will once again be collected by the CDC in a policy reversal  [00:17:10]
  • In this ransomware era you really must look at all of your backups [00:27:50]
  • McKinsey article: Ready, set, go: Reinventing the organization for speed in the post-COVID-19 era [00:28:50]