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n=1: How the Uniqueness of Each Individual is Transforming Healthcare
By John Koster, M.D., Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., Ram Charan
Hardcover – 216 pages – 978-1-63226-018-5 – January 27, 2015 – $24.95
eBook – ISBN 978-1-63226-019-2 – $11.99

Unique individuals are becoming the driving force in the transformation of healthcare. Digitization enables access to information, which feeds the desire of people to act, behave and be treated as unique individuals. Scientific innovation is revealing the importance of our biologic individuality. In virtually every other aspect of their lives individuals have choices and options. An individual with information know the options, and wants to choose the option most suited to his or her unique healthcare needs and financial means.

The title of this book, n = 1, is symbolic of the uniqueness of individuals. The n=1 will transform healthcare.

“The authors deliver a well-reasoned and compelling analysis of how the new healthcare consumer is driving the evolution of the health care ecosystem. They put a finer point on the complexities that health plans and providers must contemplate as they transform to better serve an informed consumer.”
— Joseph R. Swedish, President and CEO, WellPoint

“Global trends such as digitization and scientific discovery are accelerating the transformation of healthcare. The authors, who are well qualified to address these issues, have nicely described how leaders and trustees of healthcare organizations need to be aware of global trends and incorporate them in the strategy development process.”
— Marna Borgstrom, President and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System

“The knowledgeable and insightful authors have outlined how global trends are driving change. They offer important suggestions for all healthcare leaders who are striving to advance patient health and well-being.”
— Gregory D. Wasson, President and CEO, Walgreens

“Leaders of healthcare companies and newly minted entrepreneurs would do well to read and follow the suggestions found in this book.”
— Dr. Giovanni Colella, Co-Founder and CEO, Castlight Health

John Koster, M.D.:John Koster, M.D., writer, educator and board member, served as the CEO of Providence Health & Services. He retired in December 2013. Providence is one of the largest health systems in the US, with over 67,000 employees, 33 hospitals and operating in five western states.

Dr. Koster joined Providence as chief medical officer in April 1997 and held numerous roles in system operations until he became president and chief executive officer in 2003. He was selected as one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in 2012. Prior to joining Providence, Dr. Koster served as senior vice president of VHA, Inc. in Irving, Texas, a nationwide network of health care organizations and physicians. He has also held senior leadership positions at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico and at Rocky Mountain Healthcare Company in Denver, a regional BCBS plan.

Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.:Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, The Health Management Academy
Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, The Health Management Academy
Gerald E. Bisbee, Jr., Ph.D., MBA, is an experienced healthcare policy and financing executive. His leadership positions have spanned Wall Street, academia, health policy and entrepreneurial ventures in the information technology, health services and medical device industries.

Ram Charan: Ram is the coauthor of the bestsellers Execution and Confronting Reality and the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know and ten other books. A noted expert on business strategy, execution, building high performance organizations, 21st century leadership, corporate boards and succession, he has worked with leaders of some of the world’s most successful companies, including GE, Bank of America, Verizon,Coca-Cola,3M, Merck, Aditya Birla Group and Tata Group.