It’s Sink or Swim Time, Healthcare

Bob Dylan wrote lyrics in the 1960s that ring true, even today:


“If your time to you is worth savin’/Then you better start swimmin’/Or you’ll sink like a stone/For the times they are a-changin’.”

Dylan’s take on the turbulent social crises of the 1960s could easily apply to a number of situations.  Today’s reformation of healthcare is one of those. In these times, it is an industry that is certainly changing. The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act necessitates physician groups, hospitals and health systems changing their business models to succeed in the new era of promoting wellness and prevention for the populations each serves, placing greater importance on quality and managing risk-based reimbursement models.

I have the pleasure of working with a group of professionals at the JHD Group who are committed to helping organizations – especially physicians – navigate the implementation of reform while helping them stay profitable in the new model. The “sink or swim” concept that Bob Dylan talks about in his song certainly applies as we work with groups that are committed to thriving in this new healthcare landscape – not just for their businesses and their employees, but most importantly, for the patients who need them. As more patients come into the healthcare fold, and the business of healthcare continues to evolve and change, we have opportunities to show just how well we can really swim.

The JHD Group is comprised of individuals who are committed to this idea, and whoImage are educating physicians, hospitals, and health systems across the country.  As part of that commitment to education, we are launching this blog, which will feature timely thoughts from our experts in a variety of specialties.  We hope you will subscribe to our updates or check back often to get the JHD Group take on how new issues are shaping the healthcare industry. You can also find us on Facebook and @JHDGroup on twitter. Our goal is to offer you usable information and educated opinions on how reform matters to you. To that end, we would enjoy hearing your thoughts and feedback.


Hank Duffy

Founder and CEO, The JHD Group

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