Leah Binder, CEO of Leapfrog, published an article on Forbes Online with the above title. Leah is a visionary who isn’t content just to predict the future but also to work to make it happen, by helping to steer the healthcare ship in the right direction. Her work with Leapfrog is making hospitals safer for all patients through disruption. Period.
Her article focuses on writings in 2013 that are disruptive. Writes Leah, “Disruption is not just change; it is change that gores somebody’s ox. There has never been a year like 2013 for disruptive writing about health care.” She is spot on…if no one’s ox is gored progress is impossible. if any industry needs disruption it is US healthcare.
Al Lewis and I are flattered that Leah lists our book, Cracking Health Costs, publshed by Wiley and Sons in 2013, as disruptive. “Where were their health plans and consultants to alert [employers] to this waste [in healthcare]? They were AWOL, say Tom Emerick and Al Lewis in their brilliant book, “Cracking Health Costs,” which all employers seem to have on their desks these days.”
Many thanks, Leah.
Cracking Health Costs, the book, is now available on Amazon at a deeply discounted price. Click here: Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care by Tom Emerick and Al Lewis.
Tom Emerick is the President of Emerick Consulting and co-founder of Edison Health. In December 2012, Tom was listed in Forbes.com as one of 13 unsung heroes changing healthcare forever. In 2009, Tom was named by Healthspottr as one of the top 100 innovators in healthcare in the US for his work on medical ethics. Prior to consulting, Tom spent a number of years working for large corporations: Walmart Stores, Burger King, and British Petroleum.