It’s Time to Believe in Each Other Again

As 2017 draws to a close, authors across the nation will spill their ink recapping the year as one of great polarization.  Today's vocabulary is replete with extremes, as paid political operatives from the left, right, center and sidelines all declare these to be the worst, most divisive, most challenging times anyone has ever faced. …

Convenience and Coordination

Thanks to the folks at HealthLeaders Media and reporter Debra Shute for interviewing me for this story. One of the key messages we landed on was this: "...the push toward accountable populations while simultaneously meeting consumers in their living rooms are dual trends that will definitely need to be resolved within the next 10 years." …

Lessons

It's hard to believe it's been a year since our family's longtime friend and canine companion Bartlet passed away. This is a post I wrote at drderienzo.com last year to celebrate his life and share the lessons we learned from a pound puppy with a white shock of fur, an inexplicable fear of water bowls, …

Getting There

Here's a new Chapter excerpt called Getting There - happy summer everyone! We are standing on the threshold of both heaven and hell, dancing nervously between the gates of one and the ante room of the other. -Yuval Harari, Sapiens The nausea was so overwhelming it nearly sent me to the ground.  I’d spent 31 …

Elementary School, Insurance, and the Free Market

As part an "Insight Council" survey I was recently asked: “If you had a magic wand and could change *only one thing* about health payment reform what would it be?" Now let's be clear - picking just one thing to fix about how America pays for healthcare is like trying to find and fix only the …

Uncertainty

Leaders prove their worth during times of great uncertainty. We live in uncertain times.  Multiple fundamental aspects of American life all face a crossroads... and healthcare is at the top of the list. With this in mind, I had the great fortune today to share my thoughts on navigating the enormous change in healthcare with …