Secret team to 'kill the old healthcare model' launches at Florida Hospital

Orlando-based Florida Hospital President and CEO Daryl Tol said during a recent talk that the hospital has created a secret team called Project Fulcrum to "kill the old healthcare model," according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Here are three things to know:

1. Mr. Tol, who also serves as president and CEO of the central Florida division and executive vice president of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, did not discuss many details of Project Fulcrum, but said the idea behind the team came from tech companies' concealed efforts to disrupt healthcare, like Amazon's secret health team 1492.

"The idea is internal disruption. The team is working on it full time. They're separated from the meetings, emails, everything," Mr. Tol said, according to the report. "Google and Amazon use a very sophisticated internal disruption model, where they encourage failure. Google has dozens of teams that are constantly pushing. Healthcare lacks that prodding and we wanted to start that."

2. Mr. Tol said the project began earlier this year with a core team of eight experts from both within and outside of the healthcare industry. Members include individuals from the banking, retail, engineering and healthcare fields.

3. The team, which is reportedly working with international advertising and consulting firm R/GA, will have tangible products and solutions, but it is unclear when those solutions will be shared with the public, Mr. Tol said. The team's ideas will initially be adopted at Florida Hospital, with the potential to be integrated across its parent company, Adventist Health System.

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