For more than 30 years, Smart Business magazine has highlighted CEOs and senior executives who achieve success and demonstrate innovative leadership. Recently, the publication featured a profile of Net Health CEO, Josh Pickus.
In the article “Josh Pickus leads Net health into the future of work,” the online magazine highlighted how Josh has guided the company to success since he took the reins in January of 2020.
Two of his many accomplishments have been helping transform Net Health into a work-from-anywhere pioneer, and the establishment of the company as a leader in healthcare analytics and AI for wound care, rehab therapy and other specialty lines of healthcare business.
The article noted that part of Josh’s leadership style was to help the company go “boldly into the future,” beginning with allowing people to permanently work from home back in the spring 2020, when others were still grappling with the decision.
“When I look at companies that are desperately trying to cling to their offices, or you’ve got to be there three days a week, they just don’t understand that that’s over,” he says. “We felt that, No. 1, the workplace is changing. People have different expectations, and a lot of the you-have-to-be-in-an-office stuff is going away. So why don’t we embrace that and make it a virtue?”
Pickus notes that the move was made in part by asking what the company wanted and needed its workforce to exemplify. He and other members of the leadership team knew a key goal was to get and keep the best people. Pickus also believes fostering a professional work-from-home environment helps better connect employees and fosters collaboration and understanding.
Using Data to Drive Results
The article emphasized that Net Health hasn’t just changed where it works, “it’s transforming how it works.” For example, Net Health continues to emphasize electronic documentation and workflow, but also has built the systems and proprietary algorithms to enable customers to use data to drive better outcomes and business results. “That might mean predicting residents with the biggest fall risk in a rehabilitation facility or pinpointing a concerning drop in a wound’s rate of progress,” he notes.
However, Pickus also recognizes the need to recognize the needs of today and tomorrow. “We have to provide solutions for them [Net Health customers] that help them now and, in the future,” he says. He adds that the greater risk is standing pat in the face of the future.
To read more and find out how to “not become road kill” on the road to success, check out Josh’s article in Smart Business here.