How did healthcare get off track?

That graph hurts to look at. American’s spend 2x more than any other country for healthcare, yet our outcomes aren’t 2x better. We actually die 5 years sooner than our peer nations. Why is the United States so far off track compared to other countries? There are many problems stemming from one root cause: How we pay for healthcare…Continue readingHow did healthcare get off track?

Healthcare Technology

The Health Operating System

It’s time we drop the “E” in EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Then let’s drop the “Medical Record” part. Now we can start over and build something better. Let’s rethink what we’re trying to accomplish with software in healthcare. Our objectives should be: Keeping people healthy by predicting & preventing illness Providing the best diagnosis & treatment possible…Continue readingThe Health Operating System

Business Healthcare My Thoughts

My Mission to Rebuild Healthcare

Hi everyone!   My name is Brennen Hodge and I’m an entrepreneur on a social mission to fix our failing healthcare system. I’ve decided that I will not passively sit back and watch as corrupt politicians, greedy pharmaceutical companies, and unethical health insurance companies take advantage of us by charging more and more for healthcare, only…Continue readingMy Mission to Rebuild Healthcare

Inspiration My Thoughts

30 Lessons Learned in my 30 Years on Earth

With 30 years of age under my belt, I feel like I’ve learned a thing or two about life. The following are 30 lessons I’ve learned, mostly the hard way. 1. Success depends on how well you execute. It doesn’t matter if you want to succeed in business, school, sports, or life, in order to…Continue reading30 Lessons Learned in my 30 Years on Earth

Inspiration My Thoughts Quotes

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Yesterday you said tomorrow. Tomorrow you’re going to go to the gym. Tomorrow you’re going to start running. Tomorrow you’re going to start writing that book you’ve always dreamed about. Tomorrow you’re going to quit your job and start your own business. Tomorrow you’re going to __________. Have you said any of these things to…Continue readingYesterday You Said Tomorrow



Currently working on:

• Preparing to launch the Citizen Health Cooperative
• Writing the whitepaper for a Health Operating System
• Structuring a DeFi system for healthcareContinue reading1/23/2021


Physicians are paid 7.3% of our total National Health Expenditure

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the aggregate median salary for every healthcare provider totals $966,992,011,000.  The ~1 million physicians get paid $262,332,755,000. That’s $262.3 Billion out of a total $3.6 Trillion spent on healthcare in 2019.  Physicians get paid 7.3% of the total amount spent on healthcare. Here are more breakdowns: You can…Continue readingPhysicians are paid 7.3% of our total National Health Expenditure


#10: Brennen Hodge on the US Healthcare System and How to Fix it

The Long Game with Mehdi Yacoubi is currently my favorite newsletter & podcast. I highly recommend following Mehdi for his forward-thinking on longevity and civilization. I had the pleasure to join his podcast recently. Please enjoy our conversation! 💬 Topics we discuss The problems of the US healthcare system The Price We Pay, by Mary…Continue reading#10: Brennen Hodge on the US Healthcare System and How to Fix it


What is Citizen Health?

Many people have wondered what exactly Citizen Health is and what we’re doing. On one level, we’re a technology company developing software to help healthcare become more efficient & affordable. On a higher level, we’re a group of people concerned about the future of healthcare. Not only for us, but for the next generation. When…Continue readingWhat is Citizen Health?

Life My Thoughts

Do the Hard Things

The best action is usually the hardest option to choose. This observation can be applied to all good things in life. And this is not the path of least resistance. The conversations you dread are usually the ones that move your goals farther down the road. To become healthier, you must endure the pain of…Continue readingDo the Hard Things

Learning Life My Thoughts

My Library

“The person you’ll be in 5 years will be created by the books you read and the difficult conversations you have.” According to my Amazon history on 6/22/2020, I’ve purchased 187 physical books and 102 audiobooks in the past 5 years. That’s 289 books read or 57 books a year.  When I want to learn…Continue readingMy Library

My Thoughts Psychology

How are you wrong?

“The ability to destroy your ideas rapidly instead of slowly when the occasion is right is one of the most valuable things. You have to work hard on it. Ask yourself what are the arguments on the other side. It’s bad to have an opinion you’re proud of if you can’t state the arguments for…Continue readingHow are you wrong?

Healthcare Media

Crowdsourcing a New Healthcare System

I was invited to give a TEDx talk in Jackson, MS, on the topic of healthcare. With my focus on cooperatives in healthcare, I knew immediately what I was going to frame my talk around — leveraging the power of the crowd to fix healthcare. Disclosure: My presentation remote died two slides in. The AV…Continue readingCrowdsourcing a New Healthcare System