Health Care Thoughts: Human Capital Edition

by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt

Health Care Thoughts: Human Capital Edition
In the past six weeks I have talked to and with health care executives and practitioners from at least 40 states. All of the conversations have been interesting to say the least.

What I hear from the hospital and (integrated) health system levels is the combination of PPACA (Obamacare), economics, health finance, technology and assorted regulations are making health care incredibly complicated, which is driving an executive feeding frenzy as organizations try to staff up to cope with change and as executives see new opportunities for their careers.

This is not all for the good.

One of my former students is, IMHO, one of the top integrated-with-hospital physician group managers in the country. Her take?

“The biggest danger now to health care are 30-something MBAs who are career builders.”
And clinical human capital? Right now it is important but not as important as the executive career hustle.

Take away?  Send your college-age children to study health care administration.