37: The New Health Economy: For Innovators, with Donald Trigg, Former President, Cerner Corporation
Meet Don Trigg:
Don Trigg most recently served as President of Cerner and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Lumeris. He also serves as Cerner’s Executive Vice Preside of Strategic Growth, President of Cerner Health Ventures, and Managing Director of the United Kingdom operations. He also served in a variety of policy roles in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. He spent four years working for George W. Bush on his 2000 presidential campaign and his first term in office. Don earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University.
Don Trigg is co-author of “The New Health Economy: Ground Rules for Leaders.” It’s an overview the history and impact of health care politics, policy, providers, and personalization.
- The Inspiration. The authors recognized three key points about the future of healthcare’s economy. First, the big businesses with play outside the scope of their defined area of competitiveness. Second, there isn’t a decision framework for how leaders should think about healthcare at an economy level. And third is underappreciated role of Washington, D.C. as a top regulator and payer.
- When You Create Value, Good Things Happen. Don notes that sometimes new founders are naïve about healthcare. He emphasizes the importance of both adding value inside the current system, while also not giving up on the bigger vision of change.
- What’s Exciting? Don is focused on provider networks. Medicare Advantage and the commercial space have been underappreciated, and he predict there will be a lot of movement in the provider network space. Additionally, he predicts there will be billion-dollar businesses created around secondary data use in the future.
This episode is hosted by Julie Yoo. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
- Check out “The New Health Economy: Ground Rules for Leaders”
- Check out Dr. Jain’s New Health Economy episode on Her Story