While the American health care system has consistently been criticized for its noticeable detriments, few have taken the time to recognize the significant benefits and potential of this system. But with Skin in the Game, authors John Hammergren and Phil Harkins provide a comprehensive overview of the history of our health care system, an explanation of its current state, and a picture of the great strides that they see being made in the near future.
John Hammergren is CEO of McKesson Corporation, the Fortune 18 health care services Leader. McKesson serves customers at every point of health care and is helping transform the industry into a modern, efficient, and quality-driven system. McKesson has seen industry-leading performance under Hammergren's leadership. During his tenure, the company has more than doubled its revenues and experienced a cultural and business renewal. Hammergren is an HP board member and the recipient of numerous awards for leadership. Phil Harkins is CEO of linkage, a global organizational development company. He is the co-chair of the global organizational for Leadership Development, hailed as the number-one leadership development program in the world. Harkins has written more than ten books, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Wins and The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching (both published by Wiley), as well as Powerful Conversations. Harkins has recently been noted as one of the 100 most recognized thought leaders by Leadership Excellence.
Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. A Thousand Miles of Health Care and the Last Two Feet. Chapter 1. Unmanaged Care. Chapter 2. From Tree Bark to Roots to Bar Codes and Robotic Arms. Chapter 3. Why We Go to the Hospital Today And Why We Will Go There Less Often in the Future. Chapter 4. The Doctor Will See You Now. Chapter 5. Accounting for Care. Chapter 6. How Technology is Putting the Patient at the Center of Care. Chapter 7. The Blueprint for Change. Appendix A. Helpful Websites, Tips, Resources and Guidelines for Educating Yourself. Notes. References. Index.