Next health care evolution to test durability, role of Nashville’s powerhouse industry

Perspective: The coming era of change in health care could put Nashville on track for an awakening about the role and durability of its powerhouse industry even as HCA Healthcare projects the company is in “a bit of a safe zone.”

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Alan Levine explains why ‘an unapologetic free market capitalist’ thinks East Tennessee can be healthier with less competition

Alan Levine, CEO of Ballad Health, talked to a group at Health:Further on Aug. 29 about how, and why, the newly merged health system wants to rethink the way people get care in East Tennessee.  
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With primaries in the rearview, health care leaders wait for details to emerge from Dean and Lee

This is the first in an on-going series that will look at a wide range of issues, including the economy, infrastructure and manufacturing, facing Tennessee’s next governor.

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Bidding adieu to quarterly scrutiny, LifePoint sets off to recalibrate, confront headwinds

The deal is a byproduct of excess private equity funds sitting around and the stresses piling up on public health care companies — and “quarter-to-quarter obsessions aren’t ideal for turning the battleship.”

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Highlights, lowlights and advice from successful Nashville entrepreneurs for people trying to build a company

Some of Nashville’s successful (and now former) health care entrepreneurs share mistakes they made in the early days of building their company.

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Podcast: Holly talks what puts health care on edge + why politicians, execs need to answer hard questions

Health:Further’s David Shifrin invited me on ‘The Future of Health’ podcast to talk about the BirdDog experiment and Nashville’s health care industry from an observer’s perspective.

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