Peeps – sorry for the radio silence!
Funny, even that term seems so archaic now. Its been more than 8 years since I have consistently written on this blog. I finally decided that the sabbatical should end and a new chapter should begin.
I have always found writing as my most effective way to distill ideas, wrestle concepts, and broaden perspectives. But writing takes time, and effort, and consistency to build, maintain, and sustain. And your audience needs to be sowed, nurtured, and managed to become self sustaining and generative. But like all great works, it is in the daily grind (The War of Art) – the battle against The Resistance – that the artist reveals themselves to themself. And, in that reflection, you can learn surprising things about yourself and the world. Plus, you get to meet a few interesting people along the way.
The current journey I’m leading – Crossover Health – was a result of my original foray into putting digits to keypad way back in 2006. In fact, the ideas that were shared, the books I had read, and the people I met ultimately resulted in the formative nidus to gave me the courage to launch the company. Through nearly a decade of blood, sweat, and tears – and a few lives and a couple of additional near death experiences – the company is finally in a position to achieve its original vision.
Some may find it interesting that we never started out to be a medical staffing or clinic operator company – no, that would not be big enough. You might also not know that our passion for design and member facing technology – while inspiring and bit maverick, is not fundamental enough.
Our founding inspiration has been and remains the creation of a proactive, predictive, and powerful membership based health organization that fundamentally transforms how care is financed, delivered, and experienced. The pieces are in place, the technology has evolved, the market has matured, and the Avengers are assembled for an End Game run like no other.
I hope to share the things we’ve learned, the thinking behind the decisions we’ve made, what we believe health care should be, and how we fight the resistance to achieve our creative destiny as an organization.