Modern Healthcare has released its list of the top 100 most influential people in healthcare. It's an annual list.
It's worth your time to scan the whole list. As you do, don't overlook the fact that not one of the top 25 is a physician.
Plenty of politicians, lawyers, MBA's, and accountants. Couple of nurses. A phys Ed. Major. Not one physician.
President Obama is #1. (Modern Healthcare doesn't really say whether it distinguished between positive or negative "influence" assembling their list.). You'll also notice Loretta Lynch, Paul Ryan, John Roberts, even Bernie Sanders. But not one physician.
Can anyone imagine the automotive industry's 25 most influential people not including even one senior mechanical engineer? Or the 25 most influential construction executives not including even one experienced building contractor? Or the 25 most influential American military figures not including even one general or flag rank officer?
But it's all good, because, you know, "Healthcare is different".