Experience breeds intuition when it comes to healthcare executive recruiting. Does it work for horse racing too? I will not attempt to prove whether experience improves your outcome at the track. However, healthcare venture capitalists often use horse racing analogies when discussing ideal investments. These venture capitalists prefer to bet on the jockey versus the horse. Their logic, it’s the people that drive the business.
A healthcare venture capital firm’s success is dependent on their ability to recruit and retain a high-performing Jockey, a.k.a. “the CEO.” If it was only so easy to win The Kentucky Derby or deliver a ten-bagger return. My healthcare executive recruiting experience working with healthcare venture capital firms provides intuition in defining the firm’s CEO need. Once understood, identifying and recruiting the CEO and building a solid support team for the CEO requires experience, extensive networks, new and real-time research and a thorough process. The intent of this article is to offer outcome-driven insights for the healthcare venture capital firm that chooses to search internally for a portfolio CEO versus retaining a healthcare executive recruiting firm. Continue reading
Social Media: Opportunities and Dangers
With social media, healthcare providers have many tools at their disposal to help build their businesses. Social network sites can be a powerful tool in the hands of persons who know how to leverage it to its full potential. When social media is misunderstood or misapplied, it can turn into a time sink where many hours that could have been spent more productively in other ways to build your business. Since social media is easily misunderstood, it will help to clarify some of those areas.
One of the things that makes it confusing is that social media uses terms that people often assume they understand, like ‘networking’, yet in the realm of social media, it has very different meanings. Continue reading
It is true that traditional cancer treatment is not always effective. In fact, it often does not lead to complete curing. For this reason, some patients diagnosed with the condition might possibly decide to opt for an alternative treatment. It is worth discussing the effectiveness of these alternative treatments in greater detail.
Acupuncture has gained popularity as a helpful alternative cancer treatment. Several clinical trials have been performed to test the effectiveness of this method. The evidence shows that this form of traditional Chinese medicine treatment can provide for the boosting of the immune system. In turn, the body is more capable of fighting the disease. Continue reading
The model trends in the healthcare system have been changing over the period of time. The old trend gave importance to the individual patients and the emphasis was on treating illness. The goal of the hospitals was to do inpatient admissions, fill up the beds and more emphasis was given to acute inpatient care. The role of managers in the old paradigm was to run the organization and coordinate services. In the old system, all providers were essentially the same. The hospitals, physicians and health plans were separate and not integrated.
The newer trends that evolved gave importance to the population as a whole. It not only treated illness, but emphasized on promoting the wellness of the people. The goals of the healthcare system after being transformed over the years is to provide care at all levels which is continued. The role of managers in the new paradigm is more broad. They see the market and help in quality and continued improvement. They not only run the organization, but also go beyond the organizational boundaries. In the evolving system, the providers are differentiated according to their ability. The hospitals, physicians and health plans have formed an integrated delivery system. Continue reading
There are many prevailing issues in skin care today. Indeed, the prevalence of many skin conditions has prompted the growth of the beauty products industry. As a matter of fact, you will find offerings ranging from anti-aging products to acne treatment. However, that hasn’t eradicated many skin conditions and diseases.
Of course, anyone with these conditions can look to the future with hope. Medical science has come up with many ways to take care of a variety of these skin care issues. This makes sense, because most of these ailments can be a real headache once they manifest themselves on your skin. Continue reading
Alcoholism is not prejudice at all, nobody is completely safe from becoming an alcoholic. It is just important that you educate yourself more about it, so that you will know what to do in order to remain healthy and live a longer, healthier life.
Alcoholism can damage many of the organs in your body and if you use and abuse alcohol for a prolonged period of time then you are putting yourself at a higher risk of getting serious conditions and diseases that could take your life. It is important that you take the time out to read about these different health conditions and physical symptoms that are sometimes related to alcoholism. Continue reading
Classical conditioning for diseases is a concept that has been in existence for a very long time now. It is only now though, that a lot of research is being carried out in this field. Positive thinking and a cheerful attitude has been known to help in fighting off many diseases. A cheerful attitude to life is also known to prevent the development of many illnesses too. The human mind is often conditioned into thinking negatively.
Under the concept of classical conditioning, the mind is taught to think positively and this in turn helps a person to cure or at least cope with a particular disease, better. It has been often found that along with medication some amount of positive affirmation works wonders in a person responding to treatment in a better manner. Continue reading
The success of any society is ultimately determined by how well its population lives and dies. Within this paradigm of “successful population” are two fundamental elements – individual and collective wellness. A successful society therefore embodies the notion that both individuals and the overall population are well, and these two measures are reasonable assessments of the wellness, and hence the success of any given society.
In other words, the success of a society can be assessed, characterized, and understood through these two main measures. To break it down, individual wellness consists of answering the question: does the society reasonably allow and encourage individuals to be well? Secondly, does the society allow and encourage wellness for the entire population from birth to death? To the latter question, the most important component of population wellness and hence, societal success, is the degree to which the sum of individual wellness creates collective wellness. The single-most important component of population wellness is a high level of population health, measured by the numbers of individuals who are well or have reasonable access to being well. Continue reading
There are not as many differences between these two types of treatments as you may think. There are however, quite a few large differences that may change your mind regarding whichever form of treatment you normally use.
Conventional methods of treatments are treatments that everyone has used at one point in their life. These conventional methods include treatments such as, prescription medication, scientific methods, x-rays and the list goes on. Everyone is familiar with these types of treatments and at one point or another has undergone one or more of them. Conventional treatment seems to have taken over the medical establishment. Some patients feel more at ease knowing they are taking pills and doing what their doctor tells them, some people do not need this. These are the people who prefer to use alternative methods of treatments. Continue reading
If you suffer from acne then you already know that there are hundreds of acne alternative treatments being sold in stores and online. In fact if you do a search for acne alternative treatments using the Internet you will find a myriad of websites that are stuffed full of testimonies from former acne sufferers who have used the latest zit and pimple treatments in order to eliminate their irritating skin blemishes. Unfortunately what these testimonies can’t do for you is guarantee the elimination of your acne because every individual that has acne could very well need a different type of acne fighting solution.
The actual proof is in the pudding so to speak. You won’t know 100% for sure if an acne alternative treatment will cure your blackheads until you actually try it out on your acne. Continue reading