Hal Andrews

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Now What?

Now What?

On June 23, U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Nichols dismissed the American Hospital Association’s lawsuit against HHS Secretary Alex Azar by which the AHA hoped to block CMS’s “price transparency rule.” In his 43-page opinion[1], Judge Nichols dismantled all of..

The British Are Coming!

The British Are Coming!

Part I: A Look at the Post-Election Healthcare System

In 2005, Humana engaged me to develop a business plan to enter the population health business in the United Kingdom. As I sat in the Virgin Health office on the sixth floor of a house on Half Moon Street in..

Consumers Are

Consumers Are "Frozen" With Fear ... and Waiting to be Rescued

In Frozen 2, Elsa follows a mysterious voice on a journey that leads her to being frozen on the mythical glacier of Ahtohallan. Fortunately, the Earth Spirits come to Elsa's rescue by creating a flood that allows Elsa to thaw out and return to save her kingdom...

Ol’ Blue Eyes and the CNN Virus

Ol’ Blue Eyes and the CNN Virus

Ol' Blue Eyes famously sang, "it's up to you, New York." If Frank is right, heaven help us, because based on relentless media reports, New York is a harbinger for the entire country. But clinically speaking, the NY Metro area is an N of 1 trial. A clinical trial..
United Health Group, John Lennon and Black Swans

United Health Group, John Lennon and Black Swans

Imagine the unimaginable: what if United bought HCA? The world is in the midst of what John Lennon would say are “strange days indeed, most peculiar, Mama.” In less than 30 days, the U.S. healthcare system has endured what Nassim Nicholas Taleb refers to as a “Black..

Healthcare’s “Too Big To Fail” Moment 

Healthcare’s “Too Big To Fail” Moment 

Every health system executive remembers how the Federal government effectively determined the fate of large banks in the 2008-2009 recession. While certain firms like AIG were deemed “too big to fail”, others like Lehman Brothers were doomed to immediate demise. A..

Trilliant’s Commitment to Healthcare Providers

Trilliant’s Commitment to Healthcare Providers

Since the creation of Trilliant Health, our “noble purpose” has never changed:

New Year's Resolutions...

New Year's Resolutions...

As the decade comes to a close, we reflect on the ongoing transformation of the U.S. healthcare system. In one sense, nothing much has changed, as health systems are, as always, being assaulted on all sides by numerous market forces. On the other hand, the pace of..

Oh No He Didn’t…Oh Yes He Did

Oh No He Didn’t…Oh Yes He Did

So, now what?

All the experts said it would not happen, that it could not happen, that the President could not do what he just did. Most of the experts haven’t read the Constitution. Most of the experts get paid to tell you what you want to hear. Most of the experts..

Healthcare Analytics is Fantastic

Healthcare Analytics is Fantastic

Healthcare analytics is fantastic, as the word is understood etymologically: “based on fantasy” [1]. Most of what is called “healthcare analytics” is in fact reporting, and what remains rarely meets the definition of analytics: “the method of logical analysis” [2]...