PWeR Blog

Sign up today for the latest PWeR development announcement!

19Jun, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 4)

By: | Tags:

How does a COVID-19 United States Healthcare System Rebuild? With each passing week, we are continuously seeing the United States national healthcare system being knocked to its knees. We have never seen an impact bring the entire healthcare industry in the United States to its knees before in the last 75 years; not regional wars, not recession or even economic crisis.   In very few areas, we have witnessed hospitals above capacity, yet still losing money.  Even though the United States government guaranteed that all hospitals and providers would be […]
READ MORE

11Jun, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 3)

By: | Tags:

How does a COVID-19 United States Healthcare System Rebuild? Thank you for the great responses to and continued support of Parts 1 and 2 of this series.  We are pleased by the support of our post-COVID framing of the issues within healthcare. Our last couple of blogs have been a little depressing; however, maybe that is what healthcare really needs.  As I walk throughout my neighborhood in a community called a “forest” (mainly because of it’s amazing number and variety of trees), I’ve noticed that my community is not producing […]
READ MORE

2Jun, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 2)

By: | Tags:

How does a COVID-19 United States Healthcare System Rebuild? We received a great deal of comments on part one of this series, and we are pleased by the support on the framing of the problem. We have been predicting a quantum leap in healthcare for quite a while; although, we have been disappointed by its slow speed. We believe that healthcare cost and quality were going in different directions. In this blog, we have noted many times that we can only reduce cost by first improving the quality. We also […]
READ MORE

26May, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 1)

By: | Tags:

How does a COVID-19 United States Healthcare System Rebuild? A Bloomberg[1] headline recently read: “1.5 Million Unemployed Health-Care Workers Signal a Failed System.”  Like me, some are stunned; in 50 years, during several recessions, healthcare employment has not budged from its upward trajectory.  Through the last major U.S. recession in 2008-2009, the healthcare employment growth-rate remained unfazed.  The reality, as we have noted many times, is that the next 10 years will likely be the most stressful in modern history for the United States’ economy and healthcare (and in other […]
READ MORE

5May, 2020

The United States of Healthcare(SM) (Part 10)

By: | Tags:

A Post COVID-19 United States – Hospitals and Providers In our last blog, we commented on the challenges hospitals, both large and small, public and private, are facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.  The news on hospitals has been getting worse by the day.  While we see that changing, it most likely will not be this year. Last week, we heard that the U.S. GDP had contracted 4.8% as of the end of April.  That is a huge drop in GDP in a period of just two months, […]
READ MORE

28Apr, 2020

The United States of Healthcare (SM) (Part 9)

By: | Tags:

A Post COVID-19 United States – Hospitals In a recent blog, we noted that U.S.-based hospitals and hospital systems (HS) are being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is counter-intuitive to what most people would assume.  Hospitals being paid by the government and insurance companies that suddenly have a huge demand for services would be making a great deal of money; however, that is not at all the case. These issues are somewhat complex, but the short answer is in the disparity between baseline cost, variable cost and most […]
READ MORE

16Apr, 2020

The United States of Healthcare (SM) (Part 8)

By: | Tags:

A Post COVID-19 United States When we began our blog series, “Healthcare 2030” on September 24, 2019, we noted the importance of healthcare not only for the United States, but also for the entire world.  In recent blogs, we’ve noted the problem segments of healthcare and where opportunities lie going forward.  Who could have imagined in September of last year, the world would have changed so drastically in six (6) months?  We were noting what we saw as the cracks in the road ahead, but those cracks have widened into […]
READ MORE

8Apr, 2020

The United States of Healthcare (SM) (Part 7)

By: | Tags:

A Post COVID-19 United States We have all been consumed by the COVID-19 virus, and in a macabre way, maybe we’re looking at the county, state, national and international statistics too much.  In a year or two from now, I am sure that sociologists will tell us how bad we all did and how it caused us more stress as a world, as a few billion people were under some form of shelter-in-place suggestion or mandate.  In our last blog, we took some time to discuss who are the likely […]
READ MORE

2Apr, 2020

The United States of Healthcare (SM) (Part 6)

By: | Tags:

A Post COVID-19 United States Looking back on the previous blogs in this series, we, like almost everyone else, are quite simply stunned at the incredible crisis the world is facing.  For months, we have been pointing out that a large part of the U.S. economic stability comes from the strength and resilience of our healthcare sector, it represents 18% of GDP. We believe that the U.S. healthcare system will change materially; more so, we believe it will be transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic virus.  Each day, we are witnessing […]
READ MORE

17Mar, 2020

The United States of Healthcare (SM) (Part 5)

By: | Tags:

As we move into Part 5 of this series, we want to discuss the current nationwide pandemic, COVID-19.  We have been trying to make the point that healthcare has become the business of America, both as the largest employer and the largest individual segment of the U.S. economy, measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  We are 100% confident in the stability of healthcare in the United States, and we would highlight the fact that even during the recession of 2008 and 2009, employment in the U.S. healthcare sector continued to […]
READ MORE