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English, Finance, 1 season, 167 episodes, 4 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes
Health:Further is an open community focused on the future of health. We are driven to pursue two difficult ideals: that health is a human right, and that health must be supported affordably and sustainably. We are providers, payers, politicians and practitioners. We are investors, innovators, artists and activists. We are all patients, and together, we will create the ideal future of health. This podcast is where we come to hear from entrepreneurs, startup founders, healthcare executives, service providers, healthcare educators, and patient advocates to figure out what we can do to build a healthier society and use technology to care for real people.
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67 - The End of Cable News? How Social Media is Dominating Politics

In Episode 67, we discuss former President Trump's conviction, his PR run post-conviction, and his appearance on Logan Paul's podcast. We delve into the influence of social media on elections, comparing Obama's and Biden's social media presence and the decline of cable TV's influence. The episode also covers the democratization of media, the impact of social media on political strategies, and the differences between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. We explore the influence of social media on younger generations, potential impacts of the upcoming election on healthcare and the economy, and the Federal Reserve's possible interest rate cuts. We analyze the state of the stock market and inflation, potential dock worker strikes, venture capital investments in healthcare and tech, and the IPO of Raspberry Pi in the UK. We discuss the Texas Stock Exchange proposal, CMS's updated Medicare Advantage star ratings, and Biden's plan to remove medical debt from credit scores. Additionally, we cover Baltimore's primary care initiative inspired by Costa Rica, home care market consolidation, Ascension's cybersecurity incident resolution, AI tools in clinical documentation, healthcare investments, Apple's AI integration and partnership with OpenAI, and challenges in Microsoft's AI strategy.  ------🔎RESOURCES🔎10:22 - Fed Projects Just One Cut This Year Despite Mild Inflation Report WSJ14:13 - S&P 500 Hits Fresh High After Cooler Inflation Data WSJ14:35 - Dockworkers Cancel Bargaining, Threaten Strike at U.S. Seaports WSJ17:15 - Better Health raises $14M to deploy expanded payer partnerships Fierce Healthcare19:06 - Grayce raises $10M Series A for caregiver support Axios22:31 - Stitch PEO, emerges armed with $9M for independent medical practices Fierce healthcare 25:02 - Budget Computer Maker Raspberry Pi Soars in Opening Trade WSJ27:32 -  A Texas Stock Exchange Wants to Take on New York. The Odds Aren’t Good. WSJ36:41 - CMS projects national health spending grew 7.5% in 2023 to $4.8T Fierce Healthcare38:28 - Biden administration plans to remove medical debt from credit scores Fierce Healthcare40:54 - Medicare Will Recalculate Quality Ratings of Medicare Advantage Plans WSJ59:09 - The Supreme Court doesn’t have to end Chevron. Here are 3 of its options Politico1:00:23 - In Baltimore, nurses go door-to-door to bring primary care to the whole neighborhood NPR 1:03:01 -  Costa Ricans Live Longer Than We Do. What’s the Secret? New Yorker1:05:12 - Addus HomeCare to buy Gentiva's personal care biz for $350M Axios Ascension Cyber Update website1:09:27 - Christus Health deploying Abridge's AI tool for clinical documentation Fierce Healthcare 1:10:14 -  Healthcare AI investment is on the rise: 5 things to know Modern Healthcare1:13:01 - Apple Introduces ‘Apple Intelligence,’ New OpenAI Partnership as AI Takes Center Stage WSJ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // INSTAGRAM // // // // //
6/16/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 31 seconds
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66 Wealth in America | MDMA | Hot VC Markets | Covid Lessons | NVIDIA’s Software Play

In Episode 66, Vic and Marcus discuss rhinovirus and personal healthcare experiences, advanced healthcare technology and diagnostics, wealth inequality and economic trends, and the Federal Reserve's economic impact. We analyze American household wealth and trends in freight and shipping volume. The episode also covers recent venture capital deals in healthcare, the FDA's decision on MDMA therapy for PTSD, and Nvidia's advancements in AI enterprise. Additionally, we delve into gain of function research and public health protocols. ------🔎RESOURCES🔎7:02 - Americans Have More Investment Income Than Ever Before WSJ18:12 - Big Tech Companies Unplug Stock Market From Reality WSJ22:21 - Container Rates Triple as Global Trade Surges Freight Cavier24:26 - Sword Health banks financing round that boosts valuation to $3B Fierce Healthcare25:53 - Health and data AcuityMD scores $45M and more digital health fundings Mobi Health News 27:00 - Plenful picks up $17M to automate administrative tasks for pharmacists Fierce Healthcare 27:32 - SoftBank-backed Tempus AI seeks up to $6.1 bln valuation in US IPO Reuters28:43 - Private Equity Puts Brakes on Healthcare Roll-Ups After Government Scrutiny WSJ31:25 - Senator targets Ascension for outsourcing to private equity firm Modern Healthcare42:18 - Fauci to Face Grilling by Republican Committee on Covid Origins NYT Chairman Wenstrup Opens Hearing with Dr. Anthony Fauci House Cmt on OversightFauci pushes back partisan attacks in House hearing over COVID controversies AP 1:07:10 - Why the New Human Case of Bird Flu Is So Alarming NYT-op1:07:25 - FDA advisors reject MDMA therapy for PTSD, amid concerns over research NPR Gen AI Healthcare: Dozens of Companies Adopt Meta Llama 3 NVIDIA website1:09:46 - NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Keynote at COMPUTEX 2024 Computex 2024Instantly Deploy Generative AI With NVIDIA NIM NVIDIA website 1:17:20 - The Great AI Challenge: We Test Five Top Bots on Useful, Everyday Skills WSJ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // INSTAGRAM // // // // //
6/9/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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65 - Medicaid Rates Jump Higher | Cancer’s Impact | Google’s Healthcare AI in EMEA

In this episode, we cover a wide, including recent changes in Medicaid policy, economic trends affecting the healthcare sector, cybersecurity issues, developments in AI technology, IVF funding, range of topics and MedTech deals, the landscape of physician groups, recent news involving high-profile court cases, and innovative market strategies. ------🔎RESOURCES🔎9:19 -  Rising Bond Yields Weigh on Stocks WSJ11:01 - Store Brands Are Filling Up More of Your Shopping Cart WSJ15:05 - Wall Street’s Favorite Recession Indicator Is in a Slump of Its Own WSJ26:41 - Freddie Mac proposes buying home equity loans The Hill33:49 - Rhea rakes in $10m to expand IVF network Axios34:46 - Gameto Raises $33 Millionto Advance Development of Novel Fertility Treatments PR 35:22 - Healthcare-payments software company Waystar seeks about $1 billion in IPO Marketwatch37:47 - PitchBook Report Q1 MedTech39:05 - CMS Permits States to Increase Medicaid Managed Care Reimbursement to Achieve Parity with Commercial Plans Georgetown52:01 - Healthcare Sector Maps Cyber Risk Posed by ‘Single Points of Failure’ WSJ55:08 - Financial (In)stability of Emergency Medicine's Bigs Substack1:02:37 -  Merck Reaches $1.3 Billion Deal for Eye-Drug Company EyeBio WSJ1:03:13 - Cancer Is Capsizing Americans’ Finances. ‘I Was Losing Everything.’ WSJ1:10:58 - Navigating The American Healthcare System | South Park Youtube1:13:55 - Elon Musk’s xAI Valued at $24 Billion After Latest Fundraising Round WSJ1:21:47 - OpenAI Says It Has Begun Training a New Flagship A.I. Model NYT1:21:47 - OpenAI Forms New Committee to Evaluate Safety, Security WSJ1:26:51 - PwC Set to Become OpenAI’s Largest ChatGPT Enterprise Customer WSJ1:29:07 - Meet 24 startups advancing healthcare with AI at Google’s Growth Academy Google Blog------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // INSTAGRAM // // // // //
6/1/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 17 seconds
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64 - VC Heats Up w/ 18 New Deals, Doctors Reach Breaking Point, Asthma Cured?

This episode covers the opioid epidemic in Baltimore, AI's impact in healthcare, remote patient monitoring benefits for heart failure, AI diagnostic discrepancies in breast cancer among black women, the health consequences of anger, the gender pay gap in medicine, the loss of drugstores and its effects on health equity, GSK's asthma drug, Banner Health's OR efficiency through AI, and Epic's open-source AI validation tool. ------🔎RESOURCES🔎Smart From The Start Steve Lieber Podcast2:37 - Fed Officials Saw Longer Wait for Rate Cuts After Inflation Setbacks WSJ10:45 - Target reports sales fell 3.7%, the retailer’s fourth straight quarter of declines WSJ11:28 - Nvidia Stock: AI Chip Giant Does It Again, Smashes Quarterly Targets And Raises Outlook IBD14:13 - Boulder Care raises $35M for virtual addiction treatment Axios15:25 - Lore banks $80M to tackle loneliness; Fundraising summary  Fierce Healthcare20:30 - ARPA-H offering more than $50M for hospital cybersecurity pitches Fierce Healthcare25:18 - Nebraska Sues TikTok for Allegedly Harming Minors WSJ31:59 -  House Approves Crypto FIT21 Bill With Wave of Democratic Support CoinDesk40:50 - Optum Rx puts emphasis on predictability with new pricing model Fierce Healthcare42:31 - Centivo acquires virtual-first medical provider Eden Health Fierce Healthcare44:34 - Ascension Cybersecurity Event Update website45:59 - How the Ascension cyberattack is disrupting care at hospitals NPR47:13 - Ascension improves recurring operations by $1B at FY24's 9-month mark Fierce Healthcare 49:14 -  After years of losses, Providence starts 2024 with $176M operating gain Fierce Healthcare 49:47 - Doctors hit their breaking point as 86% fear for the future of American medicine Fortune 52:43 - Doximity Physician Compensation Report Doximity Report55:30 - Real-Estate Downsizing Finally Comes for Your Pharmacy WSJ57:54 - GSK’s Potential Blockbuster Asthma Drug Shows Promise in Latest Trial WSJ59:34 - Hims & Hers expands weight loss program to include GLP-1 medications Fierce Healthcare 1:01:25 - Almost 6,000 Dead in 6 Years: How Baltimore Became the U.S. Overdose Capital NYT 1:06:56 - Cadence finds reduced cost and better outcomes for heart failure patients through remote monitoring Fierce Healthcare1:09:57 - Anger Does a Lot More Damage to Your Body Than You Realize WSJ1:12:16 - Microsoft’s New AI-Focused PCs. Windows Is Exciting Again.WSJ1:17:29 - Banner Health boosts investment in AI-powered automation tech to maximize operating rooms Fierce Healthcare1:18:16 - AI More Likely To Wrongly Indicate Breast Cancer In Black Women Forbes1:19:30 - Epic releases open-source AI validation tool for health systems Fierce Healthcare1:22:20 - GigaPath: Whole-Slide Foundation Model for Digital Pathology Microsoft A whole-slide foundation model for digital pathology from real-world data Nature------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // INSTAGRAM // // // // //
5/27/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 43 seconds
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63 - At the Intersection of Healthcare & Technology: A Conversation w/ Steve Lieber

In this compelling episode of Health Further, we sit down with Steve Lieber, a venerated figure in healthcare technology and association management. With a career spanning decades, including a significant tenure as CEO at HIMSS, Steve shares his journey through the evolution of healthcare IT, his insightful observations on the state of healthcare technology today, and his involvement in pioneering projects such as the Smart Hospital Initiative. From the genesis of HIMSS's global influence to the promising horizon of AI in healthcare, join us for an enlightening dialogue on the past, present, and future of healthcare innovation.Resources below: ------🔎RESOURCES🔎Smart From The Start Steve Lieber PodcastAppleSpotify------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // INSTAGRAM // // // // //
5/22/202453 minutes, 23 seconds
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62 Kitty Roars w/ Goldilocks CPI, Guest Host gives Hospital Perspective, Dueling AI

In this episode, Paul Kappelman steps in as a guest host, bringing his rich background in healthcare operations and leadership to the table. As we examine a wide array of topics, from groundbreaking AI developments to the economics of healthcare, Paul's insights illuminate the complex landscape of healthcare innovation and management. His experiences, ranging from running a successful fertility service to navigating the tragic personal impact of cancer, provide a deeply human context to our discussion on healthcare trends, the future of AI in medical settings, and the strategies that drive both providers and payers. Join us for a deep dive into the evolving world of healthcare and technology, where we explore the intersection of operations, finance, and culture, and how artificial intelligence is set to redefine our approach to health and wellness.Resources below: ------🔎RESOURCES🔎10:47 - Inflation Cooled Slightly, Offering Some Relief for Consumers and the Fed (NYT)12:37 - BoA Consumer Checkpoint: April flowers, not showers (BoA website)13:47 - High Interest Rates Are Hitting Poorer Americans the Hardest (NYT)15:00 - ‘Roaring Kitty’ Came Out of Hibernation. Is the Meme Stock Craze Back? (WSJ)17:02 - State of Private Markets: Q1 2024 (Carta report)21:31 - This $2.2 Billion Startup’s GPT-4 Powered AI Bot Demystifies Health Insurance (Forbes)24:30 - AI Challenger Mistral Set to Nearly Triple Valuation to $6 Billion in Six Months (WSJ)25:53 - Portfolia files $65M for women's health (Axios)26:30 - CVS warns it could lose up to 10% of its Medicare members next year (Fierce Healthcare) 28:00 - How major payers fared in a Q1 dragged by a cyberattack, MA challenges (Fierce healthcare) 29:30 - UnitedHealth Group Affordable Housing Investments Eclipse $1 Billion (Forbes)31:11 - Hospitals Are Refusing to Do Surgeries Unless You Pay in Full First (WSJ)35:26 - Why one New York health system stopped suing its patients (Fierce Healthcare)36:53 - CommonSpirit posts $365M quarterly operating loss (Fierce Healthcare)CommonSpirit Takes ‘Firm Stance’ with Payers52:17 - Private equity firm off the hook in FTC's antitrust case against anesthesia provider (Fierce Healthcare)57:23 - Kaiser Permanente’s Private-Equity Binge Leads to Sell Off (WSJ)1:00:07 -  How Gene Editing Therapies Could Go Beyond Rare Diseases (Forbes)1:04:08 -  Flood of Fake Science Forces Multiple Journal Closures WSJ1:05:10 -  Reference site for Fake Research papers (Retraction Watch)1:06:16 - OpenAI Launches Voice Assistant Inspired by Hollywood Vision of AI (WSJ)1:06:25 - Ilya Sutskever leaves OpenAI  (WSJ)1:07:34 - Two GPT-4os interacting and singing (OpenAI Demo)1:13:47 -  Google AI releases: (Google video)1:17:41 -  Google to Roll Out AI Search Summaries to Billions by Year-End (WSJ)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // INSTAGRAM // // // // // more at
5/19/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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61 - The Future of Healthcare: AI, Innovation, and Impact with Ambar Bhattacharyya

In this episode, Vic & Marcus sit down with Ambar Bhattacharya, managing partner at Maverick Ventures and a fellow member of the Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship, to dive deep into the burgeoning intersection of artificial intelligence and healthcare. With the landscape of healthcare innovation evolving at an unprecedented pace, Ambar shares his unique insights gleaned from years at the forefront of the venture capital world and his hands-on experience with emerging technologies. From the transformative potential of generative AI in streamlining processes and enhancing patient care to the moral and operational challenges ahead, this conversation sheds light on the pivotal changes reshaping our approach to healthcare. Join us as we explore how visionary leaders like Ambar are steering the future of health further, leveraging AI not just as a tool of convenience but as a catalyst for comprehensive reform and improved outcomes for all. Please check out our EpisodeResources below: ------🔎RESOURCES🔎Ambar Bhattacharyya | Linkedin - Bhattacharyya | X -🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // INSTAGRAM // // // // // more at
5/15/202451 minutes
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60 - Job Loss, Ascension Disrupted, Gene Therapy Cures, CRISPR, AI Friends

This episode unravels the potential and challenges of AI and gene therapy, exploring groundbreaking treatments for diseases like sickle cell anemia, the profound connections between AI and healthcare, and the transformation of the job market due to AI advancements. Join our hosts as they dissect major health and tech news, including significant investments in AI by leading companies, the augmentation of human capabilities through gene editing, and critical cybersecurity concerns in health systems. Uncover the future of healthcare, technology’s role in shaping our world, and the ethical considerations we face on the brink of these technological revolutions. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, healthcare professional, or someone intrigued by the rapid evolution of technology and its societal implications.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎US weekly jobless claims hit highest level since August of 2023 (AP)The Economic Slowdown Is Finally Here. Welcome It. (WSJ)17:47 - Sift Healthcare collects $20M for medical billing tools (Axios)19:49 - Rad AI clinches $50M to scale generative AI tech for radiologists (Fierce Healthcare)20:25 - In-House Health nabs $4M for AI-enabled nurse scheduling (Fierce Healthcare)21:34 - Medicare Hospital Trust Fund to Stay Solvent Until 2036 (MedPage) 25:29 - Clover Health authorizes $20 million share buyback, raises full-year guidance (Fierce Healthcare)28:03 - NeueHealth (fka Bright Health) posts $242M in revenue, turns small adjusted EBITDA profit (Fierce Healthcare)29:47 - Oscar Health records first quarterly net profit, exceeds EPS expectations (Fierce Healthcare) 32:06 -  One of the Biggest Hospital Failures in Decades Raises Concerns for Patient Care (WSJ) 36:20 - The Private-Equity Deal That Flattened a Hospital Chain and Its Landlord (WSJ)36:59 - Ascension 's clinical operations disrupted amid apparent 'cybersecurity event' (Fierce Healthcare)42:32 - First Patient Begins Newly Approved Sickle Cell Gene Therapy (NYT)46:17 - Profluent releases AI-enabled OpenCRISPR-1 to edit the human genome  (MobiGit Hub) 55:33 - AlphaFold 3 predicts the structure and interactions of all of life’s molecules (Google)56:51 - Deaf Toddler Hears For The First Time After Pioneering Gene Therapy (Forbes)59:21 - Young boy dies in trial for Pfizer Duchenne gene therapy (Stat)1:00:08 - The Quest for Treatments to Keep Weight Off After Ozempic (WSJ)1:00:45 - New Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Procedure Gastric Mucosal Ablation (Forbes)1:04:48 - Meet My A.I. Friends (NYT)1:08:42 - Microsoft to Invest Over $3 Billion to Build AI in Wisconsin (WSJ)1:09:22 - Microsoft Makes Devastating Cuts at Bethesda (IGN)1:10:47 - Suki secures Premier approval—and thousands of potential hospital customers (Fierce Healthcare)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // // // // // //
5/14/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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59 - Food As Medicine w/ Lauren Driscoll

Vic interviews guest expert Lauren Driscoll, CEO of NourishedRx, To learn about the importance of personalized nutrition in achieving health equity. NourishRx provides nutrition and food access to vulnerable populations, integrating with various partners to deliver tailored programs. By addressing food insecurity, NourishRx aims to improve health outcomes, drive down medical costs, and enhance patient engagement with health plans and providers. Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎NourishedRx website LinkedIn Instagram------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱YOUTUBE // // // // // //
5/8/202441 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 58 - Walmart Health Centers Closed, Marijuana Reclassified, South Bans Abortion, Kaiser's AI

In this episode, Vic and Marcus dive deep into the intersection of tech, healthcare, and AI advancements, shedding light on how these developments are reshaping the way we approach health, coding, and our daily lives. From exploring the latest in AI coding tools like GitHub Copilot Workspace to discussing the ethical and practical implications of AI in medicine, this episode offers a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge technologies at the forefront of innovation. They also tackle the complex world of healthcare policy changes, the relentless pursuit of longevity, and the evolving landscape of pharmacy services, providing our listeners with a panoramic view of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎1:44 - Fed Says Inflation Progress Has Stalled and Extends Wait-and-See Rate Stance (WSJ)3:45 - Soaring Treasury Yields Challenge Stock-Market Gains (WSJ)4:37 - A Strong Job Market? Try Telling That to These Workers (WSJ)10:15 - California Fast-Food Chains Are Now Serving Sticker Shock (WSJ)14:06 - Office-Loan Defaults Near Historic Levels With Billions on the Line (WSJ)17:59 - AI Startup CoreWeave Nearly Triples Valuation to $19 Billion in Five Months (WSJ)21:01 - Baton Health launches platform to streamline provider credentialing (Fierce Healthcare)24:30 - CVS Made a Big Bet on Medicare. It’s Looking Risky. (WSJ)26:59 - Cigna Beats Estimates, Raises Outlook On Low Medical Costs (Bloomberg)28:47 - Cigna Doctor Says Bosses Pressured Her to Review Patients’ Cases Too Quickly. (Pro Publica)32:17 - Biden Administration Aims to Reclassify Marijuana as Less Dangerous Drug (WSJ)41:31 - FTC Targets ‘Junk’ Patent Listings on Ozempic and Other Drugs (WSJ)44:00 - Florida’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Is Now Law, With Political Implications (NYT)46:42 - Florida’s Abortion Ban Will Reach Well Beyond Florida (NYT) 54:30 - Millions of American Kids Are Caregivers Now: ‘The Hardest Part Is That I’m Only 17’ (WSJ)1:00:57 - Walmart Closes Health Centers, Telehealth Unit Over Rising Costs (Bloomberg)1:1-:48 - Coming to a CVS Near You: A Store Brand Monoclonal Antibody (WSJ)1:12:52 - How Will Walgreens’ Expansion into Specialty Pharmacy Affect the Industry? (MedCity) 1:14:06 - HCA Healthcare sails past Q1 estimates but full-year guidance untouched (Fierce Healthcare)1:14:23Tenet’s Q1 volumes, ASC, divestment proceeds are music to investors' ears (Fierce Healthcare)1:16:00 - Star Scientist’s Claim of ‘Reverse Aging’ Draws Hail of Criticism (WSJ)1:15:53 - Scientists Uncover Powerful Link Between Dietary Choices And Brain Health (Forbes) 1:19:44 - To Sleep Better, Change What—and When—You Eat (WSJ)1:21:02 - GitHub Copilot Workspace: Welcome to the Copilot-native developer environment (GitHub) 1:31:38 - Amazon Gets More Fuel for AI Race (WSJ)1:31:45 - Meta’s Costs Rise Rapidly as Zuckerberg Vows to Keep Spending on AI Arms Race (WSJ) 1:33:20 - Healthcare AI race heats up as Google’s Med-Gemini surpasses GPT-4 (Fierce Healthcare)1:33:25 - Google Med-Genini Published Paper 1:33:54 - Medical LLM Leaderboard (HuggingFace) 1:34:49 - Kaiser shakes hands with Innovaccer to roll out AI platform in Washington (Fierce Healthcare)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
5/5/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 39 seconds
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57 - Understanding Heart Disease w/ Cardiac Surgery Dr. Seen Reddy

In this insightful episode, join us as we delve into the complexities of heart disease with Dr. Reddy, a cardiac surgeon with over two decades of experience. From understanding the early onset of heart disease to discussing its treatment options, including the revolutionary TAVR procedure and the promising future of cardiac care, this episode is packed with invaluable knowledge. Whether you're curious about how heart disease affects the body or interested in the latest surgical advancements, this conversation sheds light on the myriad aspects of cardiac health.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎2:12 - Segment 1: IntroductionShort Intro: Briefly establish his credentials and passion for cardiac surgeryWhat drew him to medicine and cardiac surgery?Years of experience and training in medical school, residency, etc.Current role at HCA5:59 - Segment 2: Understanding Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease Stage 1 Stage 2   17:27 - Segment 3: Cardiologist vs Cardiac Surgeon Cardiologists are often the first contact point after a primary care doctor. When a patient has heart issues, a doctor will likely send them to a cardiologist. A cardiologist focuses on the heart and surrounding blood vessels. Cardiac surgeons work on cardiologists' advice and provide treatment of complicated surgical procedures. A cardiac surgeon performs complex invasive surgeries on the heart and lungs. They rarely see their patients outside of surgical consultation, operation, and early aftercare. 22:25 - Segment 4: Open Heart Surgery Explained Describe open-heart surgery in a way anyone can understand.Why is it sometimes necessary?Left ventricle common issues that are corrected with surgery.Valve replacement Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) Video of Open Heart Valve Replacement link 38:10 - Segment 5: Shift to Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement Explain how traditional valve replacement evolved into Minimally Invasive open-heart procedures.Minimally Invasive Breakthrough:Describe his outpatient technique step-by-step.Emphasize how this differs from traditional surgery.Patient Impact:Dramatic changes in recovery time and risksWho benefits the most from this technology?Video:  Minimally Invasive39:50 - Closing: Importance of Heart Health and the upcoming Deep DiveVic & Seenu open discussion ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
5/2/202445 minutes, 21 seconds
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56 - Humana $741m, Optum Layoffs, FTC Bans Noncompete, Hip Fracture Survival Lower Than Cancer

In this solo episode, we dive into the latest economic indicators revealing disappointing U.S. GDP growth and what it means for the Fed, the Biden administration, and the healthcare industry amidst an election year. We explore significant healthcare deals, including telehealth advancements and AI contributions to medical billing, alongside payer news highlighting earnings and Medicaid updates. The episode also touches on regulatory shifts affecting labor and non-compete agreements and concludes with intriguing AI developments in healthcare. Join us for an insightful discussion on how these elements intertwine to shape our economic and healthcare landscapes.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎0:57 - 1st Quarter GDP report (released Thurs 4/25) Barrons 3:41 - Summer Health grabs $12M for pediatric support Axios 5:43- Avive pockets $57M for a portable defibrillator to speed up cardiac arrest response Fierce Healthcare 6:13 - Alaffia scores $10M for claim operations Axios 7:18 - Humana Reports $741 Million Profit And Boosts Medicare Forecast Forbes 8:40 - CMS finalizes sweeping Medicaid managed care rules Modern Healthcare  Fierce Healthcare 14:41 - Online chatter points to broad layoffs at Optum—but the full extent is unclear Fierce Healthcare 17:14 - Oracle to Move Headquarters Again, This Time to Nashville WSJ 20:18 - FTC votes 3-2 on final rule to ban noncompete agreements, but legal challenges expected Fierce Healthcare FTC Bans Noncompete Agreements That Restrict Job Switching WSJ 25:07 - Tenet Healthcare reaches tentative contract with 2,800 workers Modern Healthcare 26:24 - Jury awards Providence's hourly workers $98M in unpaid wages, though judge could double payout Fierce Healthcare 26:49 - Watch Your Step! Survival Rates Following Hip Fracture Worse Than For Many Cancers Forbes 29:16 - Meta releases Llama 3, claims it’s among the best open models available Tech Crunch 33:48 - GE HealthCare launches voice-activated, AI-powered ultrasound machines for women's health Fierce Healthcare ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
4/27/202437 minutes, 46 seconds
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 55 - United and Elevance Earnings, PE Risk Index, Healthcare LLM Rankings, Atlas Robot

In this episode, Marcus and Vic dive into the heart of healthcare innovation, economic dynamics, and the growing intersection of artificial intelligence in medicine. The conversation spans the gamut from heart care advancements that personalize and improve patient outcomes to the broader implications of economic policies on healthcare accessibility and affordability. Our exploration doesn't stop there; we also uncover the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in revolutionizing drug discovery and patient care protocols while also taking a critical look at the cybersecurity measures essential in safeguarding our healthcare data. This episode provides an overview of the current landscape and future directions of healthcare, emphasizing the role of technology in shaping a healthier, more informed society.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎3:17 - Powell Dials Back Expectations on Rate Cuts (WSJ)5:09 - Rents Are Still Rising and Pumping Up Inflation (WSJ)16:55 - UnitedHealth Stock Soars After Earnings Beat Expectations, Despite Cyberattack (WSJ)21:00 - Russian hackers steal agencies' emails as part of Microsoft hack (Axios)24:52 - Elevance Raises Forecast Amid Industry Cyberattack Concerns (Bloomberg)25:18 - Elevance Health and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Sign Strategic Partnership (Fierce Healthcare) 28:55 - Walgreens' fourth round of cuts targets corporate workers (Modern Healthcare)32:33 - States facing the greatest risk from private equity (Beckers)33:15 - Bankruptcies among PE-backed healthcare companies spiked in 2023 (Fierce Healthcare) 33:51 - Private Equity Risk Nonprofit Organization (Private Equity State Risk Index)38:43 - WHO Warns Threat Of Bird Flu Spreading To Humans Is ‘Great Concern’ (Forbes)41:02 - Head physician's 'inappropriate' alterations suspend Memorial Hermann transplant programs (Fierce Healthcare)45:30 - AI Identifies New Potential Treatments For Parkinson’s Disease - 1000x cheaper (Forbes) 49:25 - Boston Dynamics' newest Atlas robot (Youtube)51:03 - Medical LLM Leaderboard (HuggingFace)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
4/20/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Behind the Numbers: A Dive into Healthcare's Financial Trends w/ Emily Evans

In this episode, Vic, Marcus, and Emily Evans (Managing Director at Hedgeye Risk Management, LLC) dive deep into healthcare policy, focusing on the seismic shifts within the Medicare Advantage landscape. They unravel the complexities surrounding UnitedHealth Group’s latest financials, dissecting the impacts of demographic shifts, policy changes, and earnings reports on the Medicare Advantage program. The trio also scrutinizes the evolving dynamics of healthcare spending, including the contentious coverage of weight loss drugs and the broader implications of drug pricing and healthcare system reforms. Join them as they navigate through the intertwining paths of policy, healthcare costs, and the future of Medicare Advantage in an ever-changing healthcare environment.------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
4/19/202449 minutes, 22 seconds
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53 - Inflation Fears, Healthcare’s Discharge Gap, The Aging Baby Boomer Impact

In this episode, Vic and Marcus explore key trends in business, healthcare, cryptocurrency, and AI. They start by analyzing economic indicators, new Alzheimer's treatment, the impact of AI on healthcare and finance, and the significant impact of an aging population as baby boomers reach retirement age on healthcare, social security, and the workforce. We also examine challenges in healthcare administration and reflect on the importance of physical fitness for long-term well-being.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎1:52 - Inflation Runs Hotter Than Expected (NYT)4:22 - Fed Rate Cuts Are Now a Matter of If, Not Just When (WSJ)10:46 - CMS says spending on Leqembi could hit $3.5B next year (Fierce Healthcare)16:09 - Healthcare on the brink: the challenges of an aging society in the US (Nature)33:36 - Are You Fit for Your Age? Test Yourself With These Exercises (WSJ)39:27 - Q1 2024 digital health funding: Great (reset) expectations (Rock Health)41:53 - Exits Are Few These Days. So One Fledgling VC Firm Created Its Own (WSJ)45:45 - Round 2: Change Healthcare Targeted in Second Ransomware Attack (Dark Reading)47:41 - “The Name May Be ‘Neue’ but Their Problems are Old”: Bright Health’s Rebrand (MedCity News)48:49 - Are You Ready for AI to Be a Better Doctor Than You? (Medscape)52:12 - Cloud Next 2024: More momentum with generative AI (Google Blog)54:22 - Google partners with Bayer on new AI product for radiologists (CNBC)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
4/14/202455 minutes, 38 seconds
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52 - The Future of Health Benefits - Noah Lang's Quest for Equitable Healthcare

This eye-opening episode of Health Further dives deep with Noah Lang, Stride Health's CEO, as he sheds light on revolutionizing health benefits for the gig economy. Noah discusses Stride Health's origins, challenges within the healthcare industry, and the groundbreaking strides towards portable benefits. With stats showcasing the growing independent workforce and changing employer landscapes, Noah articulates the urgent need for policy innovation and better benefit structures. The discussion also touches on the role of policy in shaping a more flexible, equitable healthcare system. Marcus and Noah explore the implications of such innovations on entrepreneurs, small businesses, and the broader workforce, marking a pivotal moment in dialogues around health benefits and the future of work.www.stridehealth.comNoah Lang------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
4/11/202446 minutes, 19 seconds
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51 - New Diagnostics, Aegis Ventures, HHS’ Resiliency Plan, Molina and Cityblock, Ozempic’s Growth, Diet as Psychiatric Treatment

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the complexities of the healthcare system and the stock market's vagaries. It doesn't stop there; the conversation extends into the terrain of cybersecurity in healthcare, the role of private equity in healthcare provision, and the intriguing potential of dietary approaches to mental health treatment. With a blend of engaging discussions on current trends, policies, and scientific discoveries.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎S&P 500 Drops to Start New Quarter (WSJ) - 2:25Powell Says Fed Has Time to Assess Data Before Deciding to Cut (Bloomberg) - 4:16S&P 500 Snaps Two-Day Losing Streak (WSJ) 4:45What’s Wrong With the Economy? It’s You, Not the Data. (WSJ) - 8:36Providence spins off patient portal company (Modern Healthcare) - 11.28Diagnostics company Binx Health banks $65M to drive growth of point-of-care testing (Fierce Healthcare) - 15.02Investors Put $58 Million Into Biolinq’s Push for Easier Glucose-Monitoring (WSJ)Bolinq website - 18:06Health tech investor Glen Tullman launches 62 Ventures, a new $100 million fund (Stat) - 20:30Northwell, Memorial Hermann and others join Aegis Ventures consortium (Modern Healthcare) - 28: 05Tiger Global VC Fund Closes 63% Below Target With $2.2 Billion (Bloomberg) - 35:00Medicare Keeps Getting Tougher for Health Insurers (WSJ) - 42:08HHS: Medicare incentives, penalties for hospitals to help stem drug shortages (Fierce Healthcare) - 48:38Part D spending on Ozempic skyrocketed between 2018 and 2022 (Fierce Healthcare) - 51:38Rite Aid Strikes Deal to Hand Control to Creditors, Settle Opioid Claims (WSJ) - 58:48Steward's struggles on full display as clinicians, lawmakers sound the alarm on private equity's impact on healthcare (Fierce Healthcare) - 1:00:11Molina Healthcare, Cityblock partner to give dual eligibles SDOH assistance (Fierce Healthcare) = 1:03:30Kaiser closes Geisinger Health acquisition, forming Risant Health (Modern Healthcare) - 1:05:41HCA Healthcare rolls out in-EHR referrals to Talkiatry's telepsychiatrists (Fierce Healthcare) 1:07:03It’s Time to Hand Cybersecurity Over to the Computers (WSJ-Op) - 1:07:55Ketogenic Diet Intervention on Psychiatric Health in Bipolar and Schizophrenia (Psychiatry Research) - 1:12:23------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
4/7/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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50 - VC, M&A and IPO Markets, Steward Health, Anthropic, Stability AI, and the White House AI Roadmap

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the treasury and the deficit, new VC deals, M&A and IPO Markets, Steward Health's provider group potentially being purchased by Optum, Amazon's investment in Anthropic, Stability AI's founder departure, and the White House AI RoadmapPlease check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎The $27 Trillion Treasury Market Is Only Getting Bigger (WSJ)US life expectancy rises after 2-year dip (Politico)Float gathers $10M Series A for home care staffing (Axios)Telenutrition startup Nourish swallows $35M Series A (Axios)Merck’s $11.5 Billion Bet on Its Next Big Drug Finally Arrives (WSJ)Johnson & Johnson Considers Deal for Shockwave Medical (WSJ)M&A Gathers Steam for Biotech Startups (WSJ)Amazon Expands Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery to New York, Los Angeles (WSJ)Occupational care provider Concentra files for IPO (Axios)Hospitals Are Adding Billions in ‘Facility’ Fees for Routine Care (WSJ)UnitedHealth Group's Optum to buy Steward physician group (Modern Healthcare)Steward Health Care has deal to sell doctor network to UnitedHealth (Stat)Amazon Invests $2.75 Billion in AI Startup Anthropic (Bloomberg)Inside the $1 billion love affair between Stability AI’s ‘complicated’ founder and tech investors Coatue and Lightspeed (Fortune)Nebraska Medicine used AI to reduce nurse turnover by nearly 50% (Healthcare IT News)Vice President Harris Announces OMB Policy to Advance Governance, Innovation, and Risk Management in Federal Agencies’ Use of Artificial Intelligence (White House)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
3/30/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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49 - Doveish Fed, Reddit IPO, Elevance, CMS Approves GLP-1, Nvidia, Apple, & Microsoft

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the FOMC meeting, the Reddit IPO, Elevance acquiring from Kroger, more GLP-1 moves, and a big AI rundown including NVIDIA, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Ray Kurzweil.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Fed Officials Still See Three Interest-Rate Cuts This Year, Buoying Stocks (WSJ)Reddit stock soars in highly anticipated market debut (Yahoo)Wonder, Marc Lore’s Food-Delivery Startup, Raises $700 Million (WSJ)PocketHealth lands $33M to build out its medical image exchange platform (Fierce Healthcare)Elevance Health’s CarelonRx to buy Kroger Specialty Pharmacy (Modern Healthcare)Heritage Provider Network courts PE for $7B-plus deal (Axios)Medicare Opens Door for Covering Obesity Drugs (WSJ)The house-passed bill instructs CBO to take longer view when grading preventive health laws (Fierce Healthcare)Nvidia Plans to Price Newest AI Chips to Appeal to Wide Group of Users (WSJ)Apple Looks to External Partners to Boost AI Efforts (WSJ)Microsoft Hires DeepMind Co-Founder to Lead Consumer AI Unit (WSJ)Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella quote (X)Google Health, Stanford Medicine unveil open-access data set of diverse dermatology images (Fierce Healthcare)Google’s AI prophet fast tracks singularity prediction (Independent)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
3/25/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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48 - State of Union, GLP-1 Rundown, HIMSS is Fading, AI Software Engineer: Devin

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss President Biden's State of the Union Address, the latest on the ChangeHealthcare situation, a rundown of GLP-1 updates, the waning influence of HIMSS and updates on the AI front, including a new AI software engineer called Devin. Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Inflation Picks Up to 3.2%, Slightly Hotter Than Expected (WSJ)White House presses UnitedHealth on Change outage at meeting (Modern Healthcare)Aledade loans in the wake of Change Fallout (LI)Evernorth expands GLP-1 program, unveils new Behavioral Health Care Group (Fierce Healthcare)Wegovy’s Newly Verified Heart Benefits Under Review by Medicare (Bloomberg)Eli Lilly partners with Amazon for delivery of its weight loss, diabetes and migraine drugs (Fierce Healthcare)HIMSS24: Google Cloud builds out generative AI solutions to aid healthcare workers (Fierce Healthcare)Elon Musk’s xAI to Open-Source Its Grok Chatbot, in Latest Swipe at OpenAI (WSJ)Today we're excited to introduce Devin, the first AI software engineer (X)Worlds FIRST AI Software Engineer Just SHOCKED the Entire Industry (YouTube)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
3/15/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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47 - Economic Growth, $22m Ransom, CHS, Mayo, UPMC, GLP-1, & AI in Healthcare

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the weird way in which the economy is performing, fueled by debt, more on the ChangeHealthcare situation, health system performance, Mark Cuban, a new approach to longevity, GLP-1 update and an AI rundown.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Stocks Rise After Fed’s Powell Lifts Rate-Cut Hopes (WSJ)China's exports top forecasts as global demand returns (Reuters)OECD Government Borrowing Expected to Rise to Record $15.8 Trillion (WSJ)New York Community Bancorp to Get More Than $1 Billion Investment (WSJ)Hackers Behind the Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack Just Received a $22 Million Payment (Wired)BlackCat Ransomware Group Implodes After Apparent $22M Payment by Change Healthcare (Krebs)HHS Statement Regarding the Cyberattack on Change Healthcare (HHS website)DOJ, FTC & HHS Issue Public Input as Part of Inquiry into Impacts of Corporate Ownership in Health Care (website)Mark Cuban's drug company inks first health system partnership to sell directly to Community Health Systems (Fierce Healthcare)Mayo Clinic closed out 2023 with $18B in revenue, 6% operating margin (Fierce healthcare)UPMC reports almost $200M operating loss as expenses rise (Fierce healthcare)Novo Nordisk Shoots To Record High After New Pill Tops Weight-Loss Blockbuster Wegovy (IBD)Patients Lose Access to Weight-Loss Drugs as Employers Stop Coverage (WSJ)The Science Behind Ozempic Was Wrong (Atlantic)Exercise stands unrivaled as the most potent anti-inflammatory mechanism available (X)Introducing the next generation of Claude (website)JPMorgan’s AI-Aided Cashflow Model Can Cut Manual Work by 90% (Bloomberg)CHIME and Collaborate to Create Smart Hospital Maturity Model (website)Coalition for Health AI: Providing guidelines for the responsible use of AI in healthcare (website)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
3/10/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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46 - Insights Into Health Equity with Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson

Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH, MSHS is the Chief of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the UCLA Health System.  She is also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  In her current role, she is responsible for the implementation and oversight of organizational structures and initiatives that promote inclusivity and equity among UCLA Health staff, patients, and communities. Dr. Briggs-Malonson is also the founder and CEO of Contour Health Solutions, a national advisory firm that partners with health technology organizations and investors to develop inclusive and high performing technologies that promote optimal health and wellbeing among all populations.  Dr. Briggs-Malonson prides herself in building a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. This has led her to become a nationally recognized healthcare improvement advisor, speaker, and best-selling author.  She has held several administrative and academic roles throughout her career focused on innovative healthcare system redesign using technology to advance health equity and justice within diverse communities. Dr. Briggs-Malonson currently serves as the Co-Chair of the United States HHS/Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC).Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Medell on LinkedIn2023 DEI Executive of the Year------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
3/10/20241 hour, 11 seconds
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45 - Advancing Health Equity with Jay Bhatt, MD

Join Marcus & Vic as they speak with Dr. Jay Bhatt, Managing Director at Deloitte.Jay Bhatt, D.O., MPH, MPA, is a physician executive, internist, and public health innovator. As Managing Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS) and the Deloitte Health Equity Institute (DHEI), Dr. Bhatt directs the research agenda across the life sciences and health care industry leading to actionable insights for executives and their teams. Dr. Bhatt also drives high-impact collaborations and investments to influence key decision-makers, address place-based inequities, and innovate to advance health equity. He also serves on the Deloitte Purpose Office leadership team. He is a prominent thought leader on the issues of population health, health equity, health care transformation, public health, and digital health. Passionate about patient care, Dr. Bhatt practices medicine for the historically underserved while serving in his leadership role at Deloitte.Dr. Bhatt's work has earned the attention of top media outlets seeking his expertise and perspective. He is a recipient of the Crains Chicago 40 Under 40 Award, the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Award, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Jay’s 4-minute back storyJay on LinkedInThe Deloitte Health Equity InstituteIllustrate ChangeJay's Book on Patient Safety------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
3/7/202446 minutes, 55 seconds
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44 - Inflation, Nasdaq, Bitcoin, Change Healthcare, FTC, ViVE, Abridge & Prostate Cancer

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the the PCE number, NASDAQ all time highs, the Bitcoin Bull RUn, the continued impacts of ChangeHealthcare's cyber attack, FTC movements, Vic's download from ViVE 2024, a huge round for AI company Abridge and AI finding a new Prostate Cancer. Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Key Fed inflation measure rose 0.4% in January as expected, up 2.8% from a year ago (CNBC)Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Closes at Record High After Inflation Data (WSJ)Bitcoin Is Hitting All-Time Highs Around the World (CoinDesk)Change Healthcare Outage Prompts Switch in Pharmacy Claims Processing (Managed Healthcare Exec)Change Healthcare cyber attack means no electronic claims processed since 2/20/24 (X)AHCA/NCAL Sends Letter To HHS Requesting Support In Wake of Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident (Letter)UnitedHealth Group Scrutinized for Alleged Antitrust Practices (Health Payer Intelligence)FTC, states challenge Kroger’s $25 billion grocery merger with Albertsons (Politico)ViVE 2024: Health Systems Take Innovation into Their Own Hands (HealthTech)Guthrie’s Award-Winning Pulse Center for Enhanced Patient Care (website)The Business Model of Healthcare LinkedInAbridge Raises $150M for Automating Medical Documentation and Plans to Create Generative AI Foundation Models (VoicebotAI)AI Identifies New Type Of Prostate Cancer (Forbes) ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
3/3/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 6 seconds
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43 - Inflation update | Health Systems Comeback | Change Healthcare Cyberattack | YCom & Techstars | AI Rundown

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the the CPI print, the huge rebound in health systems performance, the impacts of ChangeHealthcare's cyber attack, updates from YC and Techstars, the latest news on AI chips and why primary care needs a full reboot. Also... IVF in Alabama. Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎January Inflation Report Prices Cool Less Than Expected (NYT)In a 'spectacular collapse,' Cano Health files for bankruptcy (Fierce Healthcare)Kaiser Permanente: $4.1B profit, exceeds $100B operating revenues in 2023 (Fierce Healthcare)Ascension escapes last year's losses with higher per-patient revenues, tempered cost growth (Fierce Healthcare)Half of rural hospitals are losing money. Rising MA enrollment likely won't help them, Chartis warns (Fierce Healthcare)Change Healthcare Disconnects Systems Amid Cyberattack (HealthIT Security)YCom Investment areas (Website)Techstars 2.0 (Website)Nvidia Sales Reach New Heights as Company Forecasts Bigger AI Boom (WSJ)Meet 'Groq,' the AI Chip That Leaves Elon Musk’s Grok in the Dust (Gizmodo)The Case Against an Annual Physical (WSJ)General Health Checks in Adult Primary Care (JAMA)Three Alabama clinics pause IVF services after court rules that embryos are children (NBC)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
2/24/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
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42 - Surprising Jobs Report | First Crack in Regional Banks | Lilly Should be in The Magnificent 7 | Tenet’s Strong Results | Cyber Threats

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the latest surprising jobs report, shedding light on its implications for the economy and labor market. They also analyze the potential inclusion of Lilly in The Magnificent 7, Tenet's strong results and the ongoing issue of cyber threats, and the latest developments in healthcare AI.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎U.S. Economy added 353,000 jobs in January, much better than expected CNBC // York Community Bancorp fell off a cliff this week, dragging others down with it MarketWatch // Advantage provider, benefit cuts may follow rate reduction Modern Healthcare // Proposed Updates for 2025 Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs HHS press release // Healthcare reports Q4 beat on lower medical costs, higher premiums Reuters // beats estimates but cuts full-year profit outlook on higher medical costs CNBC // Eli Lilly Deserves to Unseat Tesla Among the Magnificent Seven WSJ // Amazon’s layoffs mean for One Medical, pharmacy division Modern Healthcare // Healthcare (THC) Q4 Earnings Beat on Hospital Operations Yahoo // Health to acquire three hospitals from Tenet Healthcare Press Release // opposes Novant Health's deal with Community Health Systems Fierce Healthcare // Lurie Children’s Cyber Attack ABC News // Healthcare gets $70M from OpenAI, Optum Ventures Modern Healthcare // becomes Gemini: Try Ultra 1.0 and a new mobile app today Google website //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
2/10/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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41 - Fed Holds Rates While Job Market Slows | Innovation Outlook | Biden Strives for More Healthcare Competition | Cigna exits MA

Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the following topics: Fed Holds Rates While Job Market SlowsThe Federal Reserve decides to maintain interest rates amid a slowing job marketImplications for the economy and investment decisionsPotential reasons behind the decision and its impact on various sectors Innovation OutlookCurrent trends and future prospects in technological innovation Biden Strives for More Healthcare CompetitionPresident Biden's efforts to increase competition in the healthcare industryPotential benefits for consumers and the healthcare systemImplications for healthcare companies and the broader economy Cigna Exits MACigna's decision to exit the Medicare Advantage marketPossible reasons behind the move and its impact on the healthcare industryEffects on Cigna's business and its customers HCA Delivers Strong EarningsHCA's robust financial performance and earnings reportFactors contributing to the company's successMarket reaction and implications for the healthcare sector Lessons from San Francisco’s Drug CrisisInsights gained from San Francisco's approach to addressing the drug crisisPolicy implications and potential solutions for other regions facing similar challengesImpact on public health and social issuesPlease check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Fed Meeting Today: Jerome Powell Says March Rate Cut Not Likely (Barrons) // job openings unexpectedly rise, but resignations decreasing (Reuters) // // JP Morgan The Innovation Economy Outlook // Health: Digital Health Partnerships // administration announces effort to make healthcare more competitive and transparent (HFMA) // to sell Medicare business to HCSC for $3.3B (Modern Healthcare) // demand, higher per-patient revenues propel HCA Healthcare in Q4 2023 (Fierce Healthcare) // Can San Francisco Solve Its Drug Crisis? Five Things to Consider (NYT) // Addiction: 6 Mind-Changing Conversations That Could Save a Life by Nzinga Harison //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
2/2/202459 minutes, 55 seconds
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40 - Addressing Addiction with Nzinga Harrison, MD

Join Marcus & Vic as they learn from Nzinga Harrison, MD, how we need to change to address addiction in our healthcare system and society effectively. This is an informative and direct conversation with the leading expert in the field.Nzinga explains how to:Un-Learn what we think we know about addiction,Un-Do the stigma that is killing people, andUn-Cover the conversations that we need to have to improve treatment for substance use disorderDr. Harrison is passionate and outspoken about the need to expand the addiction medicineworkforce. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer for Eleanor Health, an innovativemental health and addiction treatment company, and has more than 20 years of experiencepracticing medicine. She is a double-board certified physician with specialties in general adultpsychiatry and addiction medicine.You can read more about these issues in her new book, Un- Addiction: 6 Mind-ChangingConversations That Could Save a Life. She also appears in the award- winning documentaryTipping the Pain Scale, which addresses the crisis of addiction in America. ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
1/30/202439 minutes, 52 seconds
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39 - Wall Street Record Highs | Humana to Reprice MA Plans | AI at Davos and Deep Fake Biden Calls | Steward Health in Trouble (again)

Episode 39 covers the recent surge in Wall Street's performance and its potential consequences, Humana's decision to reprice its Medicare Advantage plans, the use of AI at Davos and the emergence of deep fake Biden calls, Steward Health's recurring challenges, and the significance of healthcare consumerism tools in empowering individuals to make informed healthcare choices.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Stock Market News: S&P 500 Marks Fifth Straight Record Day (Barons) // CEO: Spike in MA utilization could lead entire industry to reprice plans for 2025 (Fierce Healthcare) // just changed the world. Again (The Spectator) // Biden robocall telling Democrats not to vote is likely an AI-generated deepfake (NBC) // identified as a top risk for healthcare (Healthcare Finance) // health system’s financial issues could plunge overburdened hospitals into crisis (Stat) // New Healthcare Consumer Platform Crowd Health (Website) // Health’s CEO (X Post) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
1/26/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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38 - Healthcare Policy & Regulation with Emily Evans

In this deep dive into Healthcare Policy & Regulation with Emily Evans, we discuss the Supreme Court's upcoming review of the Chevron deference and its likely effects on healthcare regulatory agencies including HHS, CMS, FDA and FTC. We also discuss the expected positive impact on healthcare M&A markets. While potential policy changes create short-term uncertainty, they also present opportunities for consolidation, competition, and innovation in the medium to long-term.
1/23/202433 minutes, 45 seconds
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37 - Mixed Economic Signals | Alarming Cancer Rates | Apple & Epic Flex Market Power | General Catalyst’s Big Swing | Humana’s Medical Cost

Alarming rise in cancer rates and its implications for public health? Ongoing power struggle between tech giants Apple and Epic Games, as they flex their market influence? General Catalyst's ambitious moves in the business landscape and the potential ripple effects? Join us as we navigate through these pressing issues and so much more!Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Consumers Start 2024 on Strong Footing After a Jolly Holiday (WSJ) // for the U.S. economy? Empire State gauge sinks to lowest level since pandemic. (MarketWatch) // Bill Is Coming Due on a Record Amount of Commercial Real Estate Debt (WSJ) // Is Striking More Young People, and Doctors Are Alarmed and Baffled (WSJ) // Healthspan Is as Important as Your Lifespan—and It’s Declining (WSJ) // to Pull Blood-Oxygen Tool From Watches to Avoid US Ban If Appeal Fails (Bloomberg) // Changes Its App Store Policy. Critics Call the Moves ‘Outrageous.’ (WSJ) // overhauls app market (Modern Healthcare) // Catalyst’s HATCo signs letter of intent with Summa Health (Modern Healthcare) // Stock Crumbles as Forecast Cut on Higher Medical Costs (Barrons) // ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
1/19/20241 hour, 43 seconds
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36 - Jefferson Strengthens Payor Unit | Carta Oversteps Authority | Mayo Clinic’s AI Initiative | Pushback Against Federal Agencies

In this episode, we discuss Jefferson's efforts to bolster its payor unit, exploring the potential impacts on healthcare services and patient costs. We also examine the controversy surrounding Carta's alleged overstepping of its authority, shedding light on the implications for the company and its stakeholders. We take a closer look at Mayo Clinic's ambitious AI initiative, discussing its potential to revolutionize healthcare practices. We also analyze the growing pushback against federal agencies, providing insights into the underlying reasons and potential outcomes.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎CPI December: (BLS website) //, a key tech company for startups, has a credibility problem (Axios) // Jefferson Health says LVHN merger would double its insurance business (Fierce Healthcare) // marketing – the 2024 way (WPP website) // Mayo Clinic deepens AI commitment with new Cerebras Systems deal (Fierce Healthcare) // Option Care Health taps Palantir's AI for nurse scheduling, supply chain (Fierce Healthcare) // Deference Was Fun While It Lasted (WSJ-OP) // Health sues feds, challenging changes to MA star ratings (Fierce Healthcare) // Issues First Approval for Mass Drug Imports to States From Canada (NYT) // bitcoin ETFs see $4.6 billion in volume in first day of trading (Reuters) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
1/12/202456 minutes, 46 seconds
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35 - GenAI's Legal Challenge | Investors Questioning VC Valuations | Lilly Going Direct to Consumers | Elevance Adds Large Infusion Service

Welcome to the first episode of 2024! In this episode, we are addressing the following topics and more: GenAI's Legal ChallengeInvestors Questioning VC ValuationsLilly Going Direct to ConsumersElevance Adds Large Infusion ServiceSecret to Longevity & HappinessPlease check out our Episode Resources below: ------🔎RESOURCES🔎Things are about to get a lot worse for Generative AI (Substack: Marcus on AI) // Sachs Raises $650 Million for Life-Sciences Bets (WSJ) // Doubt Venture Funds’ Startup Valuations (WSJ) // Investors Return to Overseas Real Estate With Lessons From the 1990s (WSJ) // fix for the coming physician shortage (FreeOpp) // Health to Acquire Paragon Healthcare (Press Release) // Launches End-to-End Digital Healthcare Experience through LillyDirect™ (Press Release) // to Work—and Love It—Into Your 80s and Beyond (WSJ) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
1/6/202458 minutes, 40 seconds
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34 - Predictions for Healthcare in 2024 | Apple Watch’s Pulse Oximeter IP Challenges | Gratitude for Listeners & Growth Plans for Next Year

In this special year-end episode, we discuss upcoming healthcare trends for 2024, including predictions and potential challenges for Apple Watch's pulse oximeter IP. As our last episode of 2023, we also express our immense gratitude to our listeners and share H:F's growth plans for the coming year!Please check out our Episode Resources below: ------🔎RESOURCES🔎Apple to Halt Watch Sales as It Prepares to Comply With U.S. Import Ban (WSJ) // 6 digital health companies that flopped in 2023 (Modern Healthcare) // 8 Predictions for Healthcare in 2024 (Work Week) // ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔 ------📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
12/29/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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33 - Medicare Advantage Deep-Dive with Emily Evans from Hedgeye

In this episode, join us for a comprehensive exploration of Medicare Advantage as we delve into its intricacies with special guest Emily Evans from Hedgeye. Gain valuable insights into the complexities of this vital healthcare program and discover the latest developments shaping its future.------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
12/22/202339 minutes, 57 seconds
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32 - US Fed Looks for an Economic Soft-Landing | VC Bullwhip Effect | Kroger Health’s Strategic Shift | Google & HCA’s AI Collaboration

In Episode 32 of the Health:Further Podcast, we cover the following key topics:US Federal Reserve's pursuit of an economic soft-landing and its potential impact on healthcare and the broader market.Unraveling the VC bullwhip effect and its influence on healthcare investments and entrepreneurial opportunities.Analyzing Kroger Health's strategic shift and its implications for the health and wellness market.Understanding the significance of Cigna ending talks with Humana in the health insurance sphere.Exploring the innovative AI collaboration between Google and HCA and its potential to revolutionize healthcare.Tune in for expert analysis and insights on the ever-evolving health economy.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎CPI report (BLS website) // Edges Lower, but Still Too High for the Fed (WSJ) // Says Fed Is Just at Beginning of Policy Easing Talks (Bloomberg) // 'dot plot' shows central bank will cut interest rates by 0.75% in 2024 (Yahoo) // Orchid Rolls Out Genetic Testing Service for IVF, Raises $12 Million (WSJ) // Health boosts investment in senior primary care (Modern Healthcare) // and Humana merger off (WSJ) // Medicare Advantage AI lawsuit targets Humana (Modern Healthcare) // is rolling out new AI models for health care. Here’s how doctors are using them (CNBC) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
12/16/20231 hour, 40 seconds
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31 - CVS Pivots to Transparent Pricing | Pharma Leveraging Data Science | Google Unveils New AI tool | Small VC Funds Perform Best

In this episode, we discuss CVS's move toward transparent pricing, the pharmaceutical industry's embrace of data science, Google's latest AI tool, the success of small VC funds, and an outlook on healthcare for 2024. Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Biden Announces Actions to Lower Health Care and Drug Costs (White House) // Says It Will Change the Way Its Pharmacies Are Paid (NYT) // Roche to Buy Carmot Therapeutics for Up to $3.1 Billion in Bet on Obesity Treatments (WSJ) // Hired Thousands of Data Scientists. Will The Strategy Pay Off? (WSJ) // launches Evinova, a health-tech business to accelerate innovation (MobiHealth) // Gemini Launches (CNET) // and IBM Launch AI Alliance (WSJ) // VC Funds Are Underperforming Smaller Ones and Their Future Is Dim (Institutional Investor) // says healthcare leaders should prepare for a tough 2024 (Fierce Healthcare) // companies may have to default in 2024, Moody's says (Healthcare Finance) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
12/9/202345 minutes, 56 seconds
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30 - Cigna & Humana Merger while UHG Shows Reach & Scale | CMS Decreases Physician Payments, but adds New Programs | Global & Economic Power

In this episode, we discuss the following topics and the latest developments shaping the healthcare landscape:Cigna and Humana Merger: We explore the potential implications of this significant merger and its impact on the industry's competitive dynamics.UHG's Reach and Scale: We analyze UnitedHealth Group's expanding influence and its implications for the broader healthcare market.CMS Physician Payment Changes: We discuss the recent adjustments in physician payments by CMS and their potential effects on healthcare providers.New CMS Programs: We highlight the introduction of new CMS programs and their potential impact on healthcare delivery and patient care.Global and Economic Power Shift: We examine the evolving global and economic dynamics and their influence on the healthcare industry.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎GDP, inflation data bolsters case that Fed is done hiking (Yahoo) // Income and Outlays, Oct. 2023 (BEA website) //, Humana in Talks for Blockbuster Merger (WSJ) // Cigna + Humana merger may be on the horizon. Here's our take. (Advisory Board) // Health Group Investor Conference (UHG website) // Finalizes Physician Payment Rule that Advances Health Equity (CMS website) // Medical Billing Law Heaps Pressure on Healthcare Providers (WSJ) //’s New Board Takes Over and Says Microsoft Will Have Observer Role (WSJ) // Exciting, Perilous Journey Toward AGI | Ilya Sutskever | (TED) // Andreessen (Twitter) // Editing Will Change Medicine—and Maybe Health Investing Too (WSJ) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
12/2/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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29 - Exclusive Interview w/ AI Healthcare Pioneer - Dr. Tarun Kapoor of Virtua Health | BTS Analysis of the OpenAI Value Destruction

In this Episode, Vic and Marcus have a conversation with Dr. Tarun Kapoor, who serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Virtua Health. Dr. Kapoor is responsible for overseeing Virtua’s Digital Transformation Office and orchestrates Virtua’s enterprise-wide master plan in support of an intuitive care journey for all consumers. Additionally, the episode delves into a detailed examination of the OpenAI value decline and its implications for venture capital markets.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Biography for Dr. Tarun Kapoor of Virtua Health // Administration Addressing Social Determinants of Health (Press Release) // the Chaos at OpenAI (The Atlantic) // Ignore Their Own Advice in Pursuit of Generative AI (WSJ) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
11/23/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 34 seconds
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28 - Inflation Slowing | Biden on Women’s Health Research | Amazon Advances One Medical | Healthcare AI

This episode covers a range of significant developments in the healthcare sector. Marcus and Vic discuss the impact of slowing inflation on healthcare costs, President Biden's research focus on women's health, the collaboration between Amazon and One Medical, the emergence of transparency in pharmacy benefit managers, and the latest advancements in healthcare AI. Join us as we explore these topics and gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the healthcare industry.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎CPI Report for Oct 2023 (US Bureau of Labor)As Rent Rises Cool, So Will Inflation (WSJ)President Biden Announces Women’s Health Research (White House Press)New York Plans Cyber Rules for Hospitals (WSJ) Amazon Prime Members: Primary Care Services For $9 Per Month (Forbes)Hackensack Meridian Health, Amazon's One Medical to open clinics (Modern Healthcare)Same Drug, Two Prices: Why the Higher Price Prevails (WSJ)Upstart PBMs aim to shake up the market (Modern Healthcare)TranparencyRx: A catalyst for lower costs, a competitive marketplace & sound drug policyWhere Generative AI Meets Healthcare: Updating The Healthcare AI Landscape (Substack)Convo in the Metaverse with AI about AI and its impact on society (QUHarrison on Twitter)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
11/17/202358 minutes, 20 seconds
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27 - First Health System Adopts AI for Patient Care | Digital Clones Arrive | Explosion AI Stories | Healthcare News Roundup

In Episode 27 of the Health:Further podcast, Vic and Marcus discuss the first health system to adopt AI for patient care, the arrival of digital clones, and exciting AI stories. They also cover a healthcare news roundup, including Virtua Health's introduction of AI therapists and the ability to create AI clones with Delphi Jobs, Bezos, and Oppenheimer. Tune in for a concise and informative episode on the latest AI advancements in healthcare.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Ohio Voters Enshrine Abortion Access in State Constitution (WSJ)Signature Loan Sale Likely to Lower Commercial-Property Values (WSJ)AbbVie, AstraZeneca and more face FTC's ire for 'improper' patent listings (Fierce Pharma)FTC Statement on Brand Drug Manufacturers’ Improper Listing of Patents in the Orange Book Eli Lilly Wins FDA Nod for Obesity Drug That Rivals Wegovy, Ozempic (Bloomberg)Open AI - Developer Day (YouTube)Meet Grok: Elon Musk's AI offering (Axios)Taiwanese startup 01.AI achieved a $1B valuation less than eight months (Business Insider)How Chinese influencers use AI digital clones of themselves to pump out content (Guardian)Clone Yourself with Delphi (website)Chat with any presidential candidate or stage your own debate (Chat2024 - website)Virtua Health is bringing on AI therapists amid provider shortage (Modern Healthcare)Woebot Health - creating new ways to deliver mental health care (website)How a Chatbot Went Rogue on a national Mental-health nonprofit (WSJ)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
11/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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26 - Debate on the Role Govt. Should Play in AI Regulation | Venture Markets | Pharmacists Walk-out

In this episode, Marcus and Vic engage in a healthy debate surrounding the crucial question of the government's role in regulating AI as they dive into the complexities of balancing innovation and ethical considerations, exploring the potential risks and benefits associated with various regulatory approaches. They also discuss the latest developments in federal policies impacting the tech industry, analyze the dynamic landscape of venture markets, and examine the unprecedented pharmacist walk-out, shedding light on the underlying factors driving this bold act of protest. Tune in for a captivating exploration of these topics as we navigate the ever-evolving intersection of technology, governance, and societal impact.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Fed Extends Pause on Rate Hikes but Keeps Door Open to Moving Higher (WSJ) // staff from CVS, Walgreens stores in US start three-day walkout (Reuters) // fallen ‘unicorn’: Olive AI sells assets, to wind down (Modern Healthcare) // of Private Markets: Q3 2023 (Carta Research) // Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy AI (White House Fact Sheet) // Brain cofounder says Big Tech is inflating fears about the risks of AI because they want to dominate the market( Business Insider) //,851 Miles” Regulatory Capture Keynote Address by Bill Gurley Allin Summit // glimpse of the next generation of AlphaFold (Google Deep Mind) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
11/4/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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25 - Macro Forces Drive Insolvency & Defragmentation | GDP Growth | Seed-Stage Reset | Meta Lawsuit

In the 25 episodes of Health:Further, three major themes have emerged. Firstly, macroeconomic forces are exerting significant pressure on the healthcare industry, with inflation negatively affecting health systems and the actions of the Federal Reserve and interest rates impacting capital markets. Public equity and bond markets play a crucial role in providing capital to all sectors of the healthcare system, while strained relationships between workers and management add to the challenges. Secondly, this immense pressure is causing the collapse of the payor/provider status quo, highlighting dysfunction in government and regulation and revealing missteps by well-established healthcare brands. Consequently, people are left without a trusted source of healthcare truth, leading to a loss of trust and reliability but also creating opportunities for change. Lastly, the financial strain and insolvency experienced by many healthcare sectors are driving a process of defragmentation, where traditional healthcare sectors are blending together into a more unified entity.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎GDP Report Q3: 4.9% (BEA report) // Big Reset in Seed to Series A Graduation Rates (Substack) // attorneys general allege Facebook, and Instagram are addictive and target kids (CNBC) // Kicked. Spit On. Violence in American Hospitals Is Out of Control (NYT-Op) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
10/27/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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24 - Opioid Treatment on the Streets of Philadelphia | 3 Key Announcements from HLTH | Kaiser’s Resolution with Labor

Welcome to Episode 24 of Health:Further, where we dive into pressing healthcare issues and industry news. In this episode, we explore the challenges and innovations surrounding opioid treatment on the streets of Philadelphia. We also discuss three key announcements from the HLTH conference and Kaiser Permanente's resolution with labor. Join us as we examine many other topics surrounding the latest developments in healthcare! Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎CPI Report for September (BLS Report) // Reports Widespread Threat of Fentanyl Mixed with Xylazine (DEA Report) // care ‘game-changer’? Feds boost care for homeless Americans (CNN) // User Data Stolen in Credential Stuffing Attack (HIPAA Journal) // Street Health Announces $315M Round to Expand Into 26 States (Company Release) // Marc Harrison tapped as CEO of General Catalyst's latest company (Modern Healthcare) // Diagnostics launches blood-based lung cancer screening test (Fierce Biotech) // historic strike, Kaiser Permanente workers win 21% raise over 4 years (NPR) // healthcare workers to get $25 an hour after Newsom approves minimum wage (LA Times) // stocks slide after Ozempic trial's success in treating kidney disease (Morningstar) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
10/20/202343 minutes, 16 seconds
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23 - A Poignant Insider’s View of Healthcare’s Importance to Patients and Their Families

In this episode, Marcus and Vic discussed several significant events currently taking place. One notable development is the closure of many Carta startups, indicating a challenging period for the industry. Additionally, Representative Matt Gaetz's push to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his position created anticipation for an intense confrontation between McCarthy and his conservative opponents. Moreover, the Kaiser Union Workers Strike emerged as the largest healthcare walkout in U.S. history, with more than 75,000 employees participating in the strike due to wage and staffing disputes.Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Here’s What Happens Now That Gaetz Has Moved to Oust McCarthy (NYT) // Scalise, Jordan & Hern Jump Into Speaker Race After McCarthy Ouster (WSJ) // Business Bankruptcies Rising at Worst Pace Since Pandemic (WSJ) // Carta startups have shut down so far in 2023 (LinkedIn) // and Athelas Combine (General Catalyst release) // Workers Strike, Mounting Largest U.S. Healthcare Walkout on Record (WSJ) // Employers Took On Healthcare Costs and the Fight Got Nasty (WSJ) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
10/7/202355 minutes, 36 seconds
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22 - Chronicling Healthcare’s End Times: Rite Aid, HealthComp, Pharma, FTC & Government Shutdown

In Episode 22 of Health:Further, we'll be covering a range of topics, including:Rite Aid plans to shutter stores in bankruptcy, and private equity-owned healthcare companies are merging in a $3 billion deal. The broken business model in the pharmaceutical industry hinders the development of new antibiotics, and a shortage of a life-saving cancer therapy persists. Elevance and Blue Cross Louisiana halt a proposed $2.5 billion deal. The FTC sues a private equity-backed anesthesia provider and Amazon for alleged monopolistic practices in the online marketplace. And many more! Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Rite Aid Plans to Shut Down Hundreds of Stores in Bankruptcy (WSJ) Private Equity-Owned Healthcare Companies to Join in $3 Billion Merger (WSJ)The World Needs New Antibiotics, but the Business Model Is Broken (WSJ)This Cancer Therapy is Lifesaving, but There Isn’t Enough of It (WSJ)Elevance, Blue Cross Louisiana halt $2.5B proposed deal (Modern Healthcare)FTC Sues Large Private-Equity-Backed Anesthesia Provider (Modern Healthcare)FTC Sues Amazon, Alleging Illegal Online-Marketplace Monopoly (WSJ)Amazon’s Thin Profit Margins and Growing Competition Undercuts the FTC’s Case (WSJ)Google Trial Spills Details on Search Engine’s Deals With Apple, & Samsung (WSJ)How a government shutdown affects Medicare, Medicaid benefits (Washington Post)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // //
9/29/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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21 - Let’s Get the Easy Decisions Right: Reauthorize AIDS Treatment | Stay out of Small Healthcare Acquisitions | Fund the Government

In Episode 21 of Health:Further, we'll be covering a range of topics, including:"Republicans and the Lifesaving Government Initiative": Twenty years ago, the Republican Party initiated a groundbreaking government program that has had a profound impact on global AIDS prevention, saving a remarkable 25 million lives to date—equivalent to the entire population of Australia. However, there are concerns about whether Republicans will continue to support and uphold this medical triumph."Instacart's Valuation and Investor Woes": Instacart, a prominent startup in the grocery delivery industry, is currently aiming for a valuation of up to $10 billion. This represents a significant decrease from its peak valuation of $39 billion during the previous startup funding frenzy two years ago. Consequently, many investors who contributed nearly $1 billion during Instacart's last three funding rounds are now facing potential losses."Labor Strike Looms over Kaiser Permanente": In a recent development, tens of thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente have voted to authorize a potential labor strike. The strike may be implemented if no contract deal is reached by September 30.And many more! Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎Fed Holds Rates Steady but Pencils In One More Hike This Year (WSJ)Instacart IPO Is an Expensive Lesson for Venture Firms (WSJ)PEPFAR: AIDS Program renewal (NYT Op-ed) Elevance PBM CarelonRx launches prescription cost savings program (Healthcare Finance News) Carelon WebsiteLabor strike authorization at Kaiser (Fierce Healthcare)Kaiser Management Response (Press Release) FTC Chair Lina Khan to crack down on 'below radar' deals (Yahoo)5 Member FTC Commission: working with only 3------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
9/23/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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20 - Making Healthcare Better Means Fixing Our Trust Problem

In episode 20 of Health:Further, we'll be covering some interesting topics, including:Walgreens teaming up with Pearl Health, a primary care enablement tech company, to expand its efforts in value-based care.The steep rise in health insurance costs, with experts predicting the biggest increase in over a decade, which could have a major impact on businesses and their employees in 2024.An advisory panel to the FDA unanimously agreed that a common decongestant ingredient found in many over-the-counter cold medicines is actually ineffective. This could potentially lead to a ban on the ingredient phenylephrine and the removal of hundreds of products from store shelves.And many more! Please check out our Episode Resources below:------🔎RESOURCES🔎CPI Report for August (BLS)An Important Shift in Fed Officials’ Rate Stance Is Under Way (WSJ) Walgreens inks deal with Pearl Health on value-based care (Modern Healthcare)Health-Insurance Costs Are Taking Biggest Jumps in Years (WSJ)Generic Drugs Should Be Cheap, but PBMs Are Charging Thousands (WSJ)Cost Plus DrugsPeople Rely on Laxatives So Much, There Aren’t Enough to Go Around (WSJ)A Decongestant in Cold Medicines Doesn’t Work at All, an F.D.A. Panel Says (NYT)Columbia Ignored Women, Undermined Prosecutors and Protected a Predator for over 20 Years (ProPublica)See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil (Esquire)------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
9/15/20231 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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19 - Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship Conversations | Podcast Collab with Portal Innovations

Episode 19 was recorded during the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship Reunion in Chicago, IL. This special episode is presented in partnership with Portal Innovations and their podcast, Lab Rats to Unicorns, hosted by Portal Innovations Founder and CEO, John Flavin.John is the Founder and CEO of Portal Innovations, a premier venture development engine that builds and invests in life sciences ventures. Portal Innovations helps exceptional innovators build their companies and surround entrepreneurs with the resources and community they need.During this discussion, Marcus Whitney and John Flavin co-host two panels to discuss healthcare innovation and health equity, including a focus on macro environment impact.Panelists include:Anna Haghgooie - Managing Director at ValtruisMichael Gray - Partner at Neal Gerber & EisenbergDr. Kameron Matthews - Chief Health Officer at Cityblock Health and Family PhysicianDr. Kedar Mate - President and CEO at The Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
9/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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18 - Rethinking “Cancer” & Correcting Embedded Racial Bias | Reinventing Start-up Strategies | HCA & Google Collaborate on AI Innovation

In episode 18 of Health:Further, we will dive into various topics. Firstly, we will examine the 4.20 percent increase in the Redbook Index in the United States for the week ending August 26, 2023, compared to the same week in the previous year. Additionally, we will discuss Questa Capital's successful closure of a $397 million Healthcare Venture Fund. We will also be exploring HCA Healthcare's recent pilot program, which equipped 75 emergency room physicians across four hospitals with Google's AI technology through an ongoing partnership with Google Cloud and Augmedix, a specialized tech company focusing on ambient medical documentation. Don't miss out on this episode; feel free to rate it if you find it enjoyable!------🔎RESOURCES🔎REDBOOK RETAIL SALES INDEX // JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER SUMMARY (JOLTS) // CAPITAL CLOSES HEALTHCARE VENTURE FUND AT $397 MILLION (WSJ) // ARE HITTING A FUNDING WALL AFTER SEED STAGE (WSJ) // DRUGS TARGETED FOR FIRST U.S. PRICE NEGOTIATIONS (WSJ) // HIGH COST OF PRICE CONTROLS ON ELIQUIS AND OTHER DRUGS (WSJ) // EVERYTHING WE CALL CANCER SHOULD BE CALLED CANCER (NYT) // PEOPLE ARE GETTING FULL-BODY SCANS. EARLY DETECTION OR UNNECESSARY? (WSJ) // CONFRONT RACIAL BIAS ENGRAINED IN EHRS (MODERN HEALTHCARE) // BREACH HITS JOHNS HOPKINS, OTHER HEALTH SYSTEMS (MODERN HEALTHCARE) // COLLABORATES WITH GOOGLE TO BRING GENERATIVE AI TO HOSPITALS (FIERCE HEALTHCARE) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
9/1/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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17 - Death of a Healthcare Unicorn | New Federal Tax and SEC Rules | Gender Clinic Struggles to Provide Care

In episode 17, we will be discussing various topics including the recent developments in Truepill, a startup that handles the shipment of prescription drugs for online pharmacies like Hims, Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drugs, and GoodRx. According to a recent filing from Prime Unicorn Index, Truepill has authorized a significant reduction of over 90% in the price of some of its shares compared to their peak in 2021. Additionally, the escalating labor costs, rising interest rates, and impending federal staffing minimums are causing an increasing number of nursing homes and senior living operators to file for bankruptcy. Moreover, the introduction of a new 1% tax on stock buybacks is leading to a rise in companies' projected tax burdens, amounting to over $3.5 billion in the first half of the year among major U.S. public companies.------🔎RESOURCES🔎TRUEPILL LOSES 90% OF SHARE VALUE (THE INFORMATION) //’S CEO OUT AS TROUBLES MOUNT AT TECH-ENABLED PHARMACY (FORBES) // DEEPEN FOR AMERICA’S BIGGEST HOSPITAL LANDLORD (WSJ) // DEAL GONE BUST PUTS REAL-ESTATE FIRM IN SPOTLIGHT (WSJ) // IN TROUBLED NURSING HOME INDUSTRY (MODERN HEALTHCARE) // WITH $39 BILLION IN STUDENT LOANS FINALLY SEE RELIEF (FORBES) // COLLEGE REPORT // BUYBACK TAX HITS COMPANIES WITH $3.5 BILLION BURDEN (WSJ) // A SMALL GENDER CLINIC LANDED IN A POLITICAL STORM (NYT) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
8/26/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 4 seconds
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16 - Healthcare Recognized as #1 Inc. 5000 | Consumer Financial Health in 7 Charts | Ideas to Make Needed Improvements in Medicaid

The fastest growing company in the US is solving healthcare's biggest challenge. Many health systems are pulling back from venture capital. The consequences of Medicaid's unwinding of continuous coverage are overwhelming. Prior authorization reduction is equal to nearly 20 percent of volume overall. We're taking an in-depth look at these topics and more in Episode 16.------🔎RESOURCES🔎AMERICA'S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANY IS TACKLING THE GREATEST CHALLENGE IN HEALTH CARE (INC) // MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS HAS GREAT PROMISE FOR INFLAMMATORY SKIN CONDITIONS (WSJ) // ARE DIALING BACK ON VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTING (STAT) // FINANCIAL HEALTH IN 7 CHARTS (WSJ) // STOCK DROPS AFTER CEO ROGER HOCHSCHILD'S EXIT (WSJ) // STATES CAN THOUGHTFULLY UNWIND MEDICAID COVERAGE (BOSTON GLOBE) // DO WE FIX THE SCANDAL THAT IS AMERICAN HEALTH CARE? (NYT) // HEALTH, UNITED HEALTHCARE NEGOTIATE OVER HEALTH COVERAGE (WYFF) // CUTTING PREAUTHORIZATION OF CLAIMS // ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
8/18/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 4 seconds
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15 - AI Chatbots as Friends | US CPI at 3.2%, but Deflation in China | Hospital Prices set by CMS for 2024 | Wegovy for Heart Disease

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the CPI rose 3.2% in July from year-ago levels, a slight increase from June’s 3.0%, but well below last summer’s peak of 9.1%. Americans’ collective credit-card bill rose to $1.03 trillion from $986 billion in the first quarter, according to the household debt report released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While AI’s abilities continue to improve, chatbots are turning into companions? What that means for the future of human interaction.------🔎RESOURCES🔎CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) JULY BLS REPORT // DEFLATION THREAT GROWS - BLOOMBERG // REPORTS Q2 FINANCIAL RESULTS IN DIFFICULT MARKET CONDITIONS // STOCKS SLIDE AFTER MOODY’S DOWNGRADE (WSJ) // DOWN THE WORST EARNINGS QUARTER IN YEARS - WSJ // CREDIT-CARD DEBT HITS $1 TRILLION (MARKETWATCH) // MEDICARE’S FY24 FINAL RULE FOR INPATIENT PAYMENTS - HFMA // OTHER A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTIMACY WITH YOUR CHATBOT FRIEND (WSJ) // 6% OF HEALTH SYSTEMS HAVE GENERATIVE AI STRATEGY (MODERN HEALTHCARE) // SHOWS POSITIVE RESULTS IN REDUCING RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR (MARKETWATCH) // HEALTH TRACKING POLL JULY 2023 //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
8/11/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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14 - New Tactic Succeeds in CA Health System Merger | Fitch | CVS | Ozempic

CA Nonprofit Hospitals are turning to bankruptcy for leverage against the State. Markets are pointing down after Fitch Ratings downgraded the United States’ AAA long-term credit rating. While CVS Health is cutting approx. 5,000 jobs to save on costs amid its ongoing push into healthcare delivery. ------🔎RESOURCES🔎CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT HOSPITALS TURN TO BANKRUPTCY FOR LEVERAGE AGAINST STATE // FITCH’S WARNING ABOUT AMERICA’S FISCAL FUTURE // HEALTH CUTS 5,000 CORPORATE JOBS AMID PUSH TO 'REPRIORITIZE' HEALTHCARE // REPORTS STRONGER DEMAND AMID COST-CUTTING PUSH // SHOWS PROMISE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION // CUT OFF ACCESS TO WEIGHT-LOSS DRUGS FOR WORKERS // ------🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
8/4/20231 hour, 59 seconds
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13 - The Fed Did What?! | Rates | Economy | Yellow | PacWest | HCA | The Politics of Hospital Mergers

The Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement suggesting that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Analysts warn that bankruptcies and defaults could jump as the world adjusts to higher interest rates. Regional lenders are cutting back on some lending to preserve capital. While Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services have dropped their plans to merge, marking the second failed combination attempt between the nonprofit health systems over the last decade. A lot to unpack on this episode of Health:Further! Check out the links below for details on this discussion.------🔎RESOURCES🔎FEDERAL RESERVE ISSUES FOMC STATEMENT // FED: DISTRESSED FIRMS AND THE LARGE EFFECTS OF MONETARY POLICY TIGHTENINGS // CREDIT MARKETS ARE CREAKING, CREATING ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY // YELLOW FIRST ARTICLE // YELLOW SECOND ARTICLE // BEA: GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, SECOND QUARTER 2023 // & BANC OF CALIFORNIA - MERGER OF EQUALS // BANKS ARE GOING ON A DIET // A WINNING BET FOR PENSION FUNDS GOES COLD // HCA BEATS EARNINGS AND BOOSTS OUTLOOK, BUT STOCK FALLS // - OPINION: HOSPITAL MARKET CONSOLIDATION IS BAD FOR PATIENTS // HEALTHCARE: SANFORD HEALTH, FAIRVIEW HEALTH SERVICES CALL OFF PROPOSED MERGER //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
7/28/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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12 - Healthcare Capital Markets Deep Dive with Grant Chamberlain of Ziegler

Vic interviews his friend Grant Chamberlain, Senior Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking at Ziegler. Grant has over 30 years of investment banking experience and has dedicated the majority of his career to advising HCIT and tech-enabled outsourced services companies with particular focus on transactions with telehealth companies.------🔎RESOURCES🔎ZIEGLER TELEHEALTH INDUSTRY RESEARCH: PART IV // CHAMBERLAIN - LINKEDIN //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
7/21/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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11 - Inflation | Jobs & the Fed | Top-heavy Nasdaq & S&P500 | Pharma solution for many chronic diseases | Rite-Aid debt concerns

The Fed’s regulatory chief recently weighed in on a path to improvement following a string of midsize bank failures. Eli Lilly’s Retatrutide medication was recently under the WSJ spotlight for its surprising results. Rite Aid’s stock just hit a record low. We’re discussing these topics and more in Episode 11.------🔎RESOURCES🔎CPI REPORT // ADP JOBS REPORT // REPORT // RETAIL REPORT // ARE GOING TO NEED MORE CAPITAL (WSJ) //'S RETATRUTIDE SHOWS BENEFITS ON FATTY LIVER DISEASE (WSJ) // DEBT CONCERNS (MARKETWATCH) // WHITNEY: BANKING STRUGGLES ARE LIMITING HEALTHCARE INNOVATION (HFMA) //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
7/14/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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10 - Where Is America’s “Health System” Headed? With Dave Johnson of 4Sight Health

Marcus interviews his fellow national HFMA board member, Dave Johnson, founder and CEO of 4Sight Health. Dave is a prolific writer on healthcare's pro-market transformation. He is the author-in-residence at MATTER, the Chicago-based healthcare incubator, and published the critically acclaimed book Market vs. Medicine: America's Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare in 2016. McGraw-Hill published Dave's book The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Smarter, Kinder, Affordable Care for All in September 2019.------🔎RESOURCES🔎4SIGHT HEALTH // ON HFMA //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
7/7/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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9 - SCOTUS strikes down Affirmative Action | MDMA PTSD treatment Creative Financing | A Ray of light in VC fund formation | Ozempic Concerns

SCOTUS has rejected use of race in higher education, which brings up a reflection on what we learned during the pandemic and the result of compounding generational discrimination. A new MDMA PTSD treatment is on the rise, while the health value of Ozempic use is being questioned. We’re covering these topics and more in Episode 9.------🔎RESOURCES🔎SCOTUS DECISION // RAISING $85M FOR MDMA TREATMENT // B CORP SITE // THIN BUT NOT NECESSARILY HEALTHY //🔔SIGN UP FOR EPISODE NOTIFICATIONS🔔📱FOLLOW HEALTH:FURTHER SOCIALS📱INSTAGRAM // // // // // //
6/30/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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8- Deep-dive on FDA Comm'r Califf & HHS Secy. Becerra | Aledade raises $260M | Amazon HIPAA data collection | Lessons for AI in Healthcare

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney cover an array of trending topics including the Aledade capital raise, the letter from Senators Warren and Welch to Amazon regarding Amazon Clinic, the ASGE AI Task Force, and more.
6/23/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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7 - Digital Therapeutics post-Pear Bankruptcy | “Hawkish Pause” by the US Fed | UHG Signals Increasing Patient Volumes

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are joined by special guest Aaron Gani from BehaVR, Inc. for a discussion on the Digital Therapeutics space. We're also covering the "hawkish" Fed pause, a sign of increasing patient volumes from UHG, and more.
6/16/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 48 seconds
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6 - What Sequoia’s Breakup Tells Us About VC Markets | Behavioral Health Chatbot Goes Rogue | Other News Updates

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney discuss the Sequoia Capital split, the NEDA Chatbot mishap, Optum's bid for Amedisys, and more.
6/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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5 - Elizabeth Holmes | VC Updates | PCE Index Increase | CommonSpirit Health

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney cover recent trending topics in healthcare including the Theranos scandal, CommonSpirit’s quarterly report, VC news from WSJ, the PCE index increase, and more.
6/2/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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4 - Pear Therapeutics Sold at Auction | Digital Therapeutics | An Uncertain Path Forward

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney explore the recent sale of Pear Therapeutics and what this situation means for the road ahead in the digital therapeutics space. Also included in the discussion is an in-depth look at a recent call to action from Andreessen Horowitz.
5/26/202359 minutes, 40 seconds
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3 - KKR Envision Bankruptcy | Debt Ceiling | AI-enabled Ambient Documentation

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney discuss recent developments in healthcare including details around the KKR/Envision bankruptcy situation, the debt ceiling crisis, advancements in AI tech and impact on healthcare, and more.
5/19/202342 minutes, 18 seconds
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2 - Home Health Consolidation / Chevron Deference Doctrine / Uncertainty in the Banking System

Emily Evans joins co-hosts Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney for the discussion in Episode 2. Emily serves as the Health Policy Resident Expert at Hedgeye Risk Management, an independent research firm with a focus on all areas of the economy. Emily describes herself as a “tour guide and translator” for investors and individuals in the healthcare and health policy space.Our discussion explores many trending topics around US Health Policy including home health, CMS, the Chevron Deference, what’s happening at Capitol Hill, and more.
5/13/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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1 - The Rise of Federal Fund Rates I Payers and Providers I Labor and Acuity I AI

Healthcare VCs and Jumpstart Health Investors co-founders Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney dive into the history of Health:Further and the purpose of the relaunch. We’re also covering the rise of federal fund rates, market trends, new innovations, what needs to change, and how Health:Further will play a role in keeping the discussion moving forward.
5/5/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Design or be designed: Dr. Kyra Bobinet with Chris Chan

You all remember Chris Chan - good friend of Health:Further and a former guest on the podcast. He is a healthcare entrepreneur and innovator in the best sense of both terms. Chris brings a unique and creative perspective to his work across healthcare, with his latest venture over at We like Chris, so we asked him to guest host the show. His guest is Dr. Kyra Bobinet, a physician, entrepreneur, design thinker and behavior expert. She combines design principles with some serious neuroscience to help people change and adapt. It's an important intersection of skills in today's healthcare environment. Patients need to change, clinicians need to adjust their thinking and operations, and organizations need to change to new realities. Dr. Bobinet's work focuses on the individual, but it has implications for all aspects of our healthcare system. Check out her work at
5/30/201941 minutes, 19 seconds
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Daniella Koren on State of the Art Patient Engagement

Daniella Koren is the founder of Arches Health, a digital patient engagement platform for oncology patients. Koren's work revolves around pushing medical information to patients in a way that reduces administrative burden, increases patient satisfaction and knowledge, and reduces anxiety for patients and caregivers. Arches is a good example of the way the business imperative for streamlined operations and improved patient engagement tools now align with the simple idea that it helps patients and caregivers feel better about their experience during a traumatic time. During this conversation we talk about pushing vs pulling information, the value of trust (for both clinicians and patients), automating and white-labeling tools, and the role of the EHR in today's healthcare industry.
5/15/201927 minutes, 15 seconds
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A patient in the morning is a consumer in the afternoon - Patrick Spear of GMDC

As the retail industry looks for new ways to improve the shopping experience and manage consumer expectations around personalization, convenience, service and digital tools, the healthcare industry is learning to engage consumers for the first time. Historically a business-to-business industry, healthcare has not needed a deep understanding of consumer behavior. That foundation is shifting as care moves out of hospitals and individual patients begin having opportunities to act more like a true consumer. Health:Further has partnered with the Global Market Development Center to produce a track at the 2019 Selfcare Summit and look at these issues. GMDC CEO Patrick Spear joined us on the podcast to discuss the state of retail today, explain selfcare, and talk about the value of unconventional partnerships between the healthcare and retail industries. During the ​Rise of the Healthcare Consumer Track​ at the 2019 Selfcare Summit, produced by Health:Further, you will learn about opportunities for the healthcare and retail sectors to redefine how health is delivered based on these trends, particularly through new collaborative models that combine traditional clinical settings and retail. Through this track, healthcare providers will learn how to leverage the trend of care moving out of hospitals and towards patients-as-consumers for increased traffic, new revenue streams, and better overall health for society.
5/1/201936 minutes, 41 seconds
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How do healthcare providers adjust to the emerging system where patients are responsible for more of their healthcare spending? How do providers collect on unpaid medical bills? How do patients take responsibility for their care and demand accountability from their clinicians? What role does patient education play in the finances of healthcare? In this healthcare roundtable, we touch on all of these topics and more. We were joined by Wes Pass of CarePayment, Jeff Ridlehoover of, and Bradford Crowther of TransUnion.
4/12/201953 minutes, 38 seconds
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Healthcare Amenities are not Services: Lucas Artusi, Design Institute for Health

We recently published a post about the customer-centric redesign CapitalOne is testing with their new cafes and what healthcare might be able to take from the project. Then we called up Lucas Artusi, Senior Systems Designer at the Design Institute for Health, to get his reaction. The Design Institute for Health team spends their time working to build a human-centered healthcare system through physical design, design thinking, technology, UI/UX, engagement patterns, and more, so Artusi is perfectly positioned to talk about a program like the CapitalOne cafes and whether it's relevant for healthcare.
4/9/201935 minutes, 34 seconds
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Derek Anderson on tension in healthcare: creating consumer expectations without a consumer market

Derek Anderson is Vice President of Business Improvement at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. The combination of teaching future healthcare leaders and working within a top-tier academic medical center has given Anderson a strong yet sober opinion on the trajectory for traditional healthcare providers. Anderson recognizes the increasing rate of change in healthcare, viewing it as “a lot of potential chaos and a lot of uncertainty.” As a result, providers are being “thoughtful” about their next steps, especially as they look at managing their fixed assets like physical hospitals. Read more about the conversation here
4/4/201930 minutes, 59 seconds
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What's really happening? An update on value-based care and the consumerization of healthcare

Adoption of value-based care has gone in fits and starts. The latest news shows adoption has slowed, even while providers recognize its importance. Meanwhile, tech companies are moving faster than ever, and the conversation around patients turning into active healthcare consumers is accelerating - although there is still a lot to work out (for example). Trying to harmonize these two trends is key to managing the current change in today's healthcare economy while planning for what it will look like in the future. Health:Further CEO Marcus Whitney spelled out what's happening and who's responsible. Watch the conversation, listen to the podcast, or read the four main takeaways here.
4/2/201919 minutes, 49 seconds
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RAPID RESPONSE: Bruce Greenstein on MedPAC Post-Acute Care Bundling

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published a presentation titled Evaluating an episode-based payment system for post-acute carethat explains the committee’s thinking about a bundled payment model for post-acute care. Soon after, Becker’s highlighted 5 key points from the presentation. We spoke with Bruce Greenstein to get his insight on the post-acute care landscape and, more specifically, the potential value of bundling post-acute care services. Greenstein is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at LHC Group, as well as the former Chief Technology Officer of the US Department of Health & Human Services. Check out the full post with quotes here.
3/29/201920 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jackie Oldham & Marcus Whitney on "Needs Pull" in Manchester

Professor Jackie Oldham is a physiology researcher, and academic by background. During the course of her work trying to bring her own innovations out of the lab and into the market, she “vowed that it would never be as difficult for anybody else.” That led her to join Health Innovation Manchester and the Oxford Road Corridor, where she is now the Director of Strategic Innovation. This week she was in Nashville as part of a UK trade delegation. During the course of their time here, Professor Oldham, along with Health:Further parent company Briovation, announced a partnership to facilitate transatlantic investment and acceleration of promising health and healthcare companies. Professor Oldham spoke with Health:Further CEO Marcus Whitney to discuss why Manchester is such an interesting, unique and exciting place to be involved in healthcare innovation.
3/28/201943 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chris Chan on Incumbency and Innovation

Chris Chan is one of those people we need more of in healthcare. He's experienced and knowledgeable while also inherently unconventional. Which means he's perfectly positioned to look at both the "legacy" establishment and the new disruptors and find how they can all combine forces. In this conversation, Chris and Health:Further's David Shifrin talk about having a unique, unconventional perspective. They also look at: The impending golden age of healthcare Patient-centric data transparency (because how can you not talk about that?) Payment models and payment systems Employers' relationship with healthcare Incentives (for patients and the industry) And a lot more.
3/21/201941 minutes, 13 seconds
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Taking the Next Step: From Meeting to Acting - Health:Further in 2019

When we started Health:Further in 2015, it was with a belief that by bringing together a diverse group of people passionate about the future of healthcare, we could help to build bridges that would result in real relationships, partnerships and progress. We also felt that the pace of change in the industry was rather slow, and so gathering once a year to check in and see where things were felt adequate. That founding belief carried us through the growth of an event from a summit to a festival, and the development of an awesome community of people breaking ground on moving the industry forward. We felt like we were on top of things, and our festival could support the industry through its evolution to a more ideal state. Then 2018 happened. The pace of change accelerated, and we came to the conclusion that it was time for us to shift our focus from convening our community to taking direct action. Listen to Health:Further CEO Marcus Whitney, Chief Development Officer Steve Tremitiere, and Director of Research and Content David Shifrin, discuss where we've been and where we are heading starting today. Learn more at
1/22/201912 minutes, 24 seconds
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Year-End Crossover: #HCBiz and The Future of Health

A few months ago Don Lee, host of the #HCBiz Podcast and healthcare IT consultant, and I started talking. There's a lot to be done in healthcare, and the podcasting community tends to be way more collaborative than competitive. A few phone calls and a couple of beers later, the result was this episode. Don and I talk through several of the trends and common ideas we've picked up on over the past year of interviewing dozens of leaders in healthcare. We look at clinical decision support and care transitions as big areas of change and opportunity. We also talk about marketing and leadership as critical, but sometimes unheralded, factors that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use to build success.
11/29/201850 minutes, 31 seconds
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Standardizing Healthcare Data | Niko Skievaski | Redox

Niko Skievaski, Co-Founder of Redox, is a good friend of Health:Further. He and his team, and the Redox brand in general, know how to have fun in a wild, challenging industry while solving some big big problems. The main problem they're working on is fragmentation and lack of standardized data across healthcare. Redox allows vendors to quickly connect to different platforms, EHRs, and the like. This means vendors can rapidly deploy their applications without having to worry about how well it’ll play with other software. On the provider side, the value to being able to quickly tie different pieces of software together should be pretty clear. For more, check out the Health:Further page here.
10/30/201829 minutes, 45 seconds
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Optimizing the Patient Journey | Carrie Liken | Yext

Carrie Liken is the head of industry for healthcare at Yext, a company that helps organizations manage their digital presence and the way people interact with their brands online. This conversation will be somewhat related to the podcast we released a few weeks ago with Andrew Rainey and Elizabeth Davis of Binary Fountain and HCA, respectively, when we talked about reputation management. Liken is the first in her role as head of industry for healthcare. She works closely with the Yext product team and external partners, acting, as a liaison. Her focus is on the patient journey, helping healthcare organizations engage patients to give them a great experience while also driving revenue and sales. We talk about the four (and a half) steps of the patient journey, the somewhat shocking state of healthcare's online presence (if you don't have a mobile friendly website you need one, and yes, that's still an issue in 2018), and the new role of voice in consumer behavior.
10/23/201830 minutes, 4 seconds
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Integrative Behavioral Health |Dr. Michael Genovese | Acadia Healthcare

Dr. Michael Genovese is the Chief Medical Officer of Acadia Healthcare. Our conversation comes at time when we at Health:Further are spending more and more time looking at behavioral and mental health from numerous angles. Clinician shortages and reimbursement challenges have put pressure on patients, providers and the healthcare system in recent years. Critically, though, is the fact that mental and physical health issues typically go hand in hand - making us wonder why there is a distinction at all. We talk about this with Dr. Genovese, and he offers his thoughts on providing integrative care - literally, integrating all aspects of a person to help them reach the healthiest state possible. And, as we often do on the podcast, we also talk about organizational leadership and culture, both at Acadia specifically and in healthcare in general. You can also listen at
10/16/201828 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cultural Design | Marquise Stillwell | Openbox

Marquise Stillwell, Founder and Principal at Openbox, might be our favorite guest on the Future of Health Podcast. Stillwell brings a unique perspective to healthcare that comes from his design background combined with constant consideration of cultural and social questions. As a result, he is designing a future healthcare system that necessarily looks radically different than what we have today. In this conversation, we discuss some of those cultural considerations, including what is "culture"? Stillwell talks about the "invisible gap" that contributes to issues like under-utilization of recommended cancer screenings. We discuss the physical design of the hospital, and how Stillwell is even now rethinking what (or if!) a hospital should be. Openbox itself is a design studio that uses human-centered design to solve real-world problems. Their work includes urban design, education, mobility, and healthcare. Projects cover multiple formats, including film - Marquise mentions a current film project at the beginning of the conversation.
10/9/201824 minutes, 56 seconds
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Virtual Reality & Behavior Change | Aaron Gani & Dr. Pete Buecker | BehaVR

Virtual reality has been described as "the most psychologically powerful medium we've ever had." It has the ability to essentially bypass normal learning pathways and implant information into our brains as experiences. This, obviously, has huge implications for how we teach people. In healthcare, companies like BehaVR are using virtual reality to immerse people in experiences as a way to drive behavior change. In this conversation, Founder Aaron Gani and Chief Medical Officer Pete Buecker, MD, discuss the role of VR in helping people make lifestyle changes that could improve their own health and, collectively, lead to massive savings and improved outcomes across our healthcare system. Gani and Buecker talk about how VR can target many issues, including mental health, behavioral health, diabetes, heart disease, weight loss, and other chronic diseases.
10/2/201832 minutes, 31 seconds
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Blockchain and the Healthcare Supply Chain | Kristen Johns & Sean O'Brien | Waller & OMNY Health

Last year, Kristen Johns, Partner at Waller joined us to provide an intro to blockchain in healthcare - what it is and some of the applications to the industry. In this conversation Johns returns to give an update on the blockchain landscape a year later and define a few more of the terms (public vs private blockchain, permissioned vs permissionless). From there, Sean O'Brien, Founder of OMNY Health joined us to talk about why his company built a supply chain management system on a blockchain. Together, we discuss the usual concerns: what's real, what's hype, where is distributed ledger technology headed, and when it might - or might not - be the right option for a company to build on.
9/25/201825 minutes, 35 seconds
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Reputation Management | Andrew Rainey & Elizabeth Davis | Binary Fountain & HCA Healthare

Andrew Rainey is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Binary Fountain. Elizabeth Davis, the manager of online marketing at HCA Healthcare, works closely with Andrew and Binary Fountain as a client. In this conversation, recorded at Health:Further 2018, we talk about why reputation management isn't just clicking three out of five stars and walking away. In healthcare, reputation management means collecting and responding to feedback in near-real time to improve patient experiences. It's also collecting information over time to see which individuals or departments are performing well, and which ones might need some help. Davis and Rainey touch on a common theme, which is that healthcare organizations aren't competing against each other for patient satisfaction, but companies in other sectors like retail. Customers expect high-quality service and quick responses to problems, so a strong online marketing and reputation management system is important for hospitals, physician practices, and clinics.
9/18/201823 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Transaction Advisor Talks Consolidation | Michael Ramey | PYA

This episode was recorded on August 28 at the 2018 Health:Further Festival. Our guest, Michael Ramey, is a Principal at PYA, an accounting and consulting firm with offices across the country and deep expertise in the healthcare industry. PYA is a long-standing sponsor and partner of Health:Further. Michael provides transaction advisory services, strategic planning, business valuation, fair market value compensation analysis, and related consulting services for hospitals, healthcare systems, physician practices, and healthcare information technology companies for purposes of facilitating mergers and acquisitions, performing due diligence, acquiring physician services, and pursuing joint ventures.  His primary areas of expertise are in transaction support, due diligence, valuation, financial analysis, and post-merger integration. Although we've covered the topic of consolidation before, Michael is really the first person we've talked to for the podcast who is working directly in the arena of healthcare consolidation. In this conversation, we discuss the overall healthcare landscape in terms of consolidation, who's doing what (lots of private equity), and areas where Michael is seeing a lot of interesting activity (urgent care). Read more and listen to A Transaction Advisor Talks Consolidation here.
9/11/201823 minutes, 15 seconds
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Patient Engagement Across the Care Continuum | Erik Wagner | Salesforce

Erik Wagner is Senior Director of Provider Strategy, Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce, one of sponsors at Health:Further 2018. Erik has about three decades of experience in healthcare, working in multiple areas that all tend to revolve around healthcare IT. So he has a great understanding of what the digital side of healthcare looks like these days. In this conversation, we talk about the state of health IT in general, why a lot of supposedly consumer-friendly platforms (like patient portals) don't work, and the difference between just "checking boxes" and actually designing to engage people. Erik also talks about how Salesforce is used in the healthcare industry to solve some of these problems and give providers insight into the patients coming through their doors. It's patient engagement in real time. Check out the whole thing on the Health:Further blog here.
9/4/201834 minutes, 37 seconds
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How HCA Innovates| Chip Blaufuss | HCA Healthcare

We're recording at the 2018 Health:Further festival! Chip Blaufuss is the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at HCA Healthcare, the presenting sponsor of Health:Further. Chip heads up innovation at the largest healthcare organization in the country - one of every 20 babies born in the US is born in an HCA facility. So how does such a large company keep new ideas flowing? What happens when a nurse on the floor has an idea for solving a problem? How does leadership vet and test those solutions? Where is the balance between internal and external innovation, where do partnerships in healthcare come in to play? We discuss all of that in this conversation
8/29/201823 minutes, 51 seconds
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Healthcare Finance and Regulation, One Year Later | Martie Ross | PYA

Martie Ross, Principal at PYA, was one of our first guests on the Future of Health Podcast. Last year, we talked about the earliest days of MACRA and MIPS, among other things. In this conversation, we come back to those issues, and Martie gives us an update on the attitudes within the healthcare industry around these still-new value-based care models. In addition, she talks about what CMS is up to and her outlook on the many new programs the agency is running through Medicare. We also touch on consolidation, telehealth, and consumerization of healthcare.
8/14/201828 minutes, 4 seconds
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Regulation and Enforcement | John Haubenreich & Jesse Neil | Waller

Waller Law is a long-standing partner of Health:Further, and we are proud and grateful to have had the chance to work with them over the past several years. I recently sat down with Jesse Neil and John Haubenreich, attorneys who work at the intersection between healthcare, policy and regulation. They help clients navigate the complexities of our ever-evolving healthcare system, working on compliance and handling investigations when they arise. Our conversation touched on a number of topics, ranging from current regulatory issues to how to approach a lawyer for help.
8/7/201840 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Science & Art of Healthcare Culture | Jenn Lim | Delivering Happiness

This is the second part of an informal and miniseries looking at leadership and culture. Last week we heard from Jeff Thompson, CEO emeritus of Gundersen Health, and this week I’m talking to Jenn Lim of Delivering Happiness. Jenn is the Co-founder, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, an organization built to help companies understand the importance of, and then build strategies around, happiness and employee satisfaction. A lot of this came out of Zappos, which has a remarkable story about company culture and customer satisfaction and - ultimately - business success. Her team spends a lot of time working with healthcare organizations, and the healthcare community is looking more closely at the ideas Jenn and her team bring to the table. In this conversation, we look at case studies such as Northwell Health to show the value of a strong culture in healthcare.
7/31/201828 minutes, 50 seconds
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Leadership and Culture | Jeff Thompson | Gundersen Health System

Dr. Jeff Thompson is Executive Advisor and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus at Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse Wisconsin. He is also an accomplished author and speaker, as well as a practicing pediatrician. Dr. Thompson ran Gundersen Health System for 14 years. The organization covers a significant portion of Wisconsin, hundreds of thousands of patients, employes a staff of 7,000, and is consistently ranked as one of the highest quality healthcare organizations in the country. Much of that success comes from Dr. Thompson and his team's work to build and sustain a culture where patients are put first - in practice and not just as a slogan - employees are encouraged to remember why they got into healthcare in the first place, and where business goals and financial imperatives are aligned with the mission of providing outstanding care. In this conversation, we talk about leadership, organizational culture, and how the business of healthcare can and does work closely with the ideal of not just treating sick people, but keeping them well in the first place.
7/24/201826 minutes, 47 seconds
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Building Healthy Communities | Esther Dyson | Wellville

My guest today is Esther Dyson. Many of you will be familiar with Esther’s work, which includes multiple startups and board seats - 23andMe being one - her writing - including the 1997 book Release 2.0, her work in digital health and her investing with EDVentures. And that’s only part of her history. These days, one of her big projects is Wellville, a non-profit focused on community health and community wellness that she founded and chairs.
7/17/201819 minutes, 35 seconds
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Change Management | Hamid Ghanadan | Linus Group

Change is hard. Whether it's getting a patient to change his lifestyle or adhere to a medication, or convincing an executive to implement a new tool or strategy, getting humans to change course is no easy thing. Hamid Ghanadan of the Linus Group spends his time thinking about how to build products and campaigns that will lower the energy barrier to change. In this episode, Ghanadan talks about the barriers to change and how change management can make a difference for the healthcare system. He also provides some specific examples of how minor changes - nudges - can create an outsized effect. Be sure to check out Gahanadan's books "Persuading Scientists" and "Catalytic Experiences."
6/26/201827 minutes, 43 seconds
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Asking hard questions of the healthcare industry | Holly Fletcher | BirdDog

Holly Fletcher founded BirdDog earlier this year to bring "slow news" to healthcare, tech and economic issues in Tennessee. The goal is to provide deep reporting on issues that affect the state, including some - like healthcare - that ripple out to the rest of the country. With Nashville as a national hub for the healthcare industry, the response of Tennessee health systems to policies and trends have an effect elsewhere. In this conversation, we talk about Fletcher's approach to covering the news (lots of data), the trends people are talking about (transparency and balanced billing), the things making healthcare companies nervous (again, transparency and balanced billing), challenges to making long-term progress in those areas, and holding policymakers accountable by asking hard questions.
6/19/201821 minutes, 13 seconds
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Summer Update

We are taking the next couple of weeks of from releasing new episodes of the Future of Health. We'll be back on June 19. When we come back, we'll have conversations on blockchain in healthcare as part of our new Tokenizing Health Initiative, conversations about behavior change and change management, and a couple of panel discussion around things like transparency and care coordination. In the meantime, check out for information about the 2018 Health:Further Festival and to sign up for our weekly healthcare newsletter.
6/5/20181 minute, 25 seconds
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Care Coordination in Regional Networks| Jay Desai | Patient Ping

Jay Desai is Co-founder and CEO of PatientPing, a care coordination platform that brings an individual’s medical records together to eliminate these problems. The service is built on network effects, sending providers alerts when the patient receives care at other facilities and also compiles their history into “stories” at the point of care. The goal, says Desai, is to reduce costs through fewer redundant tests and treatments, as well as provide insight that will improve care based on past events and reduce adverse outcomes or readmissions.
5/29/201822 minutes, 18 seconds
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Voice Technology Panel

Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt, as well as a practicing pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Kumah-Crystal, along with Dan Albert, Associate Director of Health IT Product Development at Vanderbilt, is building EVA (EHR Voice Assistant). It is a voice user interface for physicians that can naturalistically communicate with an EHR to ask questions and get answers back. Erum Khan is CEO of SoundMind, Inc., which creates voice artificial intelligence applications to empower seniors and improve the caregiving experience. The three technologists joined us on the podcast to discuss voice technology and AI, what it can do and what it is doing across health and healthcare.
5/22/201848 minutes, 15 seconds
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Using capitation to provide personal, equitable, accountable care | Griffin Myers | Oak Street Health

Dr. Griffin Myers Chief Medical Officer at Oak Street Health. The organization provides fully-capitated care to patients covered under Medicare and Medicaid, so Oak Street is incentivized to provide efficient care with limited resources. Dr. Myers talks about this example of value-based care and how they've been able to reduce hospitalizations by over 40%, the mission of Oak Street health (personal, equitable, accountable care), and what new physicians entering the system need to know.
5/15/201826 minutes, 21 seconds
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Scouting the Midwest | Netherlands Consulate | Bianca Oudshoff & Pieter Kolstee

Bianca Oudshoff is the Deputy Consul General of the Netherlands Consulate in Chicago; Pieter Kolstee is an intern at the Consulate. They came down to Nashville as part of their work touring the Midwest and Midsouth, studying different cities and their business and innovation ecosystems, and taking that information back to the Netherlands as a resource for Dutch companies looking to do more business in the U.S. During the conversation, we discussed the Dutch healthcare system, the current state of healthcare innovation in the Netherlands, the process of building bridges between the two countries, and what Oudshoff and Kolstee are looking forward to with future technology.
5/8/201826 minutes, 28 seconds
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Changing the Traditional Model for Clinicians | Nisha Mehta | Physician Side Gigs

Nisha Mehta, MD, is a practicing radiologist and founder of Physician Side Gigs. She joined us to talk about personal and professional development for physicians, getting clinicians more involved in healthcare operations, and how doing that can make careers in medicine more sustainable while also contributing solutions to some of healthcare’s greatest problems.  
5/1/201827 minutes, 16 seconds
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Infrastructure and Medicare Supplemental Benefits | Nancy Everitt | HEOPS

Nancy Everitt is the Founder and CEO of HEOPS. Our conversation focused on the new Medicare supplemental benefits program and how even things like pest control could be covered under the new rules - talk about innovation! Also, we talk about the healthcare infrastructure necessary for providers to take advantage of the new rules. Note that "healthcare infrastructure" isn't necessarily server farms and broadband internet, but provider credentialing more.  
4/24/201831 minutes, 28 seconds
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Augmenting Care Through Clinical Decision Support| Art Papier | VisualDx

Dr. Art Papier is the CEO of VisualDx, which is a visual clinical decision support system specialized in medical image recognition and analysis. The company’s tagline is “quality care begins with an accurate diagnosis,” which to me is so perfect, it almost comes across as a little ironic or tongue-in-cheek. Because of course, good care requires a good diagnosis, right? And yet, that misdiagnosis is a real problem in our healthcare system today. So we’re going to get into that and what it means for both individual patients and the healthcare system as a whole.
4/17/201826 minutes
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Pros and Cons of Consolidation in Healthcare | Jordan Asher | Ascension Care Management

Dr. Jordan Asher is Chief Clinical Officer of Ascension Care Management. A few weeks ago, posted his perspective on how physician practice consolidation is driving changes in how providers deliver care. Here, we follow up with him to talk about that and more. He says, "As we talk about ‘consolidation’ or ‘expansion,’ it's not a new concept. At the end of the day, there are lots of reasons why people come together to form larger communities.” Consolidation in healthcare happens because clinicians want to focus more on time with patients than the business of healthcare. It happens because hospitals can deliver more effective value-based care when physicians are employees. It also has drawbacks, which Dr. Asher discusses during the conversation.
3/27/201830 minutes, 5 seconds
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HIMSS '18 and the Patient Voice | Linda Stotsky

Despite what you might have heard, artificial intelligence and blockchain weren’t the biggest topics at HIMSS ’18. They were big, along with cybersecurity and healthcare innovation in general. But according to Linda Stotsky, the biggest splash came at the very beginning of the conference when patients walked in the door. Stotsky has over two decades of experience in health and healthcare, with particular expertise on systems and services. She started as a practice administrator, then moved into the electronic medical record (EMR) world for several years. Today she is a consultant with an emphasis on marketing. With all that, Stotsky is deeply embedded in the health IT world, and joined us on The Future of Health to talk about what’s going on in that world based on the events at HIMSS ’18.
3/20/201819 minutes, 28 seconds
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Care Transitions & Bundled Payments | Clay Richards | NaviHealth

As patients move out of an acute care setting (e.g., an ICU) into a post-acute setting (skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, or even home), there is a challenging handoff that must occur to ensure their safe transition and ongoing recovery. Caregivers must be able to take all of the patient’s information and complex medical situation and build a care plan that will allow them to regain their health and hopefully avoid future problems. This handoff is one of the areas of healthcare that can represent a chokepoint. Clay Richards is CEO of NaviHealth, a Cardinal Health company that helps healthcare organizations create and manage those care transitions. They help “manage patients, improve clinical and financial outcomes, and share risk with payors and providers.” Richards joined us on The Future of Health to explain the problem of care transitions and NaviHealth’s solution.
3/13/201821 minutes, 5 seconds
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Creating Opportunities for Physician Entrepreneurs | Greg Goodman | Physician Entrepreneur Summit

A couple of weeks ago we profiled Health:Further Chief Medical Development Officer Mario Ramirez’s career and how his experiences brought him to his current role as a clinician entrepreneur. This week we spoke with Greg Goodman, another clinician entrepreneur and founder of the Physician Entrepreneur Summit (PES), about why he took an unconventional path to his medical career and how he hopes to help other clinicians get into healthcare innovation.
3/6/201819 minutes, 7 seconds
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Cash Flow and the Long View | Dan Kirkpatrick | Partners in Improvement

Dan Kirkpatrick, Founder and Managing Partner of Partners in Improvement, works with physician practices, particularly emergency medicine groups, to improve their operational efficiency, financial standing and leadership. We discuss a range of topics including the foundation of a successful medical practice, deficits in clinician training in terms of healthcare business expertise, MedPAC and MIPS, and the future of the hospital.
2/27/201824 minutes, 33 seconds
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Simplifying the User Journey | Abdul Dremali | AndPlus

AndPlus is a mobile and web app development shop located in Boston. The team specializes in healthcare applications, working on everything from medical devices to patient-facing products. Marketing Director Abdul Dremali says that their expertise lies in taking complex products like a medical device, and building a user interface and user experience (UI/UX) that is so good, so simple, that "you don't need a manual." Dremali explains how they do it, and along the way offers ideas for anyone trying to create a more efficient user experience.
2/20/201819 minutes, 36 seconds
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Designing the Future of Health Insurance | Austin Madison | The Crichton Group

Austin Madison is Senior Vice President of The Crichton Group. He runs the employer benefits side of the firm, working with companies to build appropriate health insurance plans, along with keeping track of regulatory and compliance issues. Like all of us in healthcare, Madison is watching significant changes in the industry, leading to realignment in relationships among the many stakeholders, as well as new mechanisms for consumers to take more control of their interaction with the entire medical system. Our interview covered disruption and shifts among three groups: employers, payers and consumers.
2/13/201822 minutes, 45 seconds
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Introducing: Contributing Factors

Everyone has a health story. If you haven’t been a patient, someone close to you has. Each situation is different, a unique combination of factors ranging from a single genetic variation to the social, cultural and physical environment. At the same time, many of the processes and technologies used to prevent these situations - and treat them when they occur - are standardized. And in most cases, we only get to see part of the story. Even when we’re the patient, there are pieces of the process that remain unclear. We only get parts of the history of our disease; the genetic basis for our condition is confusing and often obscure; we don’t get a clear look at the people and companies working on new treatment options. With Contributing Factors, Health:Further is pulling back that curtain. We’ll be talking to clinicians, historians, economists, biomedical researchers, entrepreneurs, sociologists, investors and, most importantly, patients. Contributing Factors, Season 1: Depression, launches March 1. Join us as we explore the (whole) story of health. Sign up at for updates on the launch and access to bonus content
2/8/201822 minutes, 58 seconds
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Healthcare Innovation: Change Causes Anxiety | Bob Gold | Gold Group Enterprises

Bob Gold is CEO of Gold Group Enterprises. As a behavioral technologist, he uses his understanding of human behavior, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help healthcare organizations implment programs designed to drive behavior change. His work has significant implications for patient engagement, cost containment, improved outcomes and clinician satisfaction across the entire healthcare system. In this conversation, we talk specifically about how healthcare organizations can pursue innovation.
2/6/201819 minutes, 16 seconds
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Using Machine Learning to Increase Patient Engagement | Bob Gold | Gold Group Enterprises

Patient Engagement is one of the biggest themes, and highest goals, of today’s healthcare industry. The problem is that patient engagement is a complex process that includes getting them to take action and likely make a sustained change in behavior. Bob Gold, though, loves the problem of behavior change. Gold, CEO of Gold Group Enterprises, is a behavioral technologist who focuses on applying his work to the healthcare industry to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
1/30/201817 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Machine Learning Improves Behavioral Health Provider Efficiency| David Young | Raiven Health

This special episode is produced in partnership with The Business of Healthcare. Find out more at David Young, Chairman of Raiven Health, envisions a world where machine learning and automated patient self-reporting lead to better outcomes.  In his work, he has articulated a seamless and automated patient experience from reporting history and concerns through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.  He believes the challenges of provider shortages, access, and clinical workflow can be overcome with these innovations. Raiven Health uses the behavioral health diagnostic and treatment archives of a large behavioral health provider, Centerstone of America, to develop machine learning capabilities. Young recognizes the need to address patient privacy risks, to establish ethical policies for reporting back to the patient, and the need reward providers for value rather than volume in order for his vision to be realized.
1/18/201819 minutes, 13 seconds
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Academia’s Role In Healthcare Innovation | John Langell | University of Utah

Is the healthcare industry really taking full advantage of all academia has to offer? Is academia really positioning itself appropriately to help drive healthcare innovation? For people like Dr. John Langell, Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah and Chief of General Surgery at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, the implied answer to those questions is “no.” Which is cool, because it gives them a lot of room to work from. The logical conclusion to answering “no” to the above questions is that it could be time to rethink the academic model of healthcare innovation. Maybe the old system of taking a faculty discovery, applying for a patent and then adding it to a tech transfer portfolio for potential licensing and commercialization isn’t enough. Langell isn’t just in the middle of this discussion, he’s trying to lead it. At the University of Utah Medical Innovation Program, the goal isn’t just to protect interesting ideas (i.e. rack up the patent count). It’s to fill real gaps in science, medicine and healthcare with real products. In other words, something that a good business will do but that academia hasn’t always had a reputation for.
1/16/201819 minutes, 21 seconds
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Change, Innovation and Patience: Healthcare in 2018 | Marcus Whitney | Health:Further

Is it too late to do a 2017 recap for healthcare innovation and a look-ahead to 2018? Everyone does it, we’re just doing it a week later. To think about what happened in 2017 - and what it could mean - and what might happen in 2018, I spoke with Health:Further CEO Marcus Whitney. The main themes were change in the health landscape and the healthcare industry, uncertainty due to healthcare policy, and great opportunity for health innovators and entrepreneurs.
1/9/201824 minutes, 36 seconds
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Connecting People with Opportunities | Daniel Oppong | OhanaHealth

Building an ideal future of health will take a lot of different components, but perhaps the most important piece of that future is people. Today we talk about people - connecting the right people with the right opportunities so both individuals and healthcare companies can thrive, which ultimately means that the entire healthcare system improves. Daniel Oppong is co-founder of Ohana Health, a company that sources interns and full-time hires for healthcare companies. Daniel talks about the idea behind Ohana, how he and Co-founder Sabrina Kahn think about finding the right people for clients, and how valuable a well-vetted intern can be for a company. Spoiler alert - the answer is very valuable. In the conversation you’ll hear us talking about Brio. Brio is short for Briovation, our parent company. So Health:Further, Ohana, and a couple of other business units operate under that umbrella and Daniel, in addition to running Ohana, is also in charge of talent across the Brio business units. One thing that stood out in what Daniel said was the mix of just paying attention to people and using data to make good matches. So those personality tests and various assessments combined with an ability to read the other person. We talk a lot about that in other contexts on this podcast - the combination of technology or data and the human touch as a way to get the best possible outcome. If you’re interested in working with Ohana to source interns or full time hires, or if you’re just interested in learning more about what Daniel and Sabrina are building, check out
12/12/201717 minutes
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Healthy Pets, Healthy People | Tricia Montgomery | K9 Fit Club

We are talking about pet obesity! Something different but very relevant. Tricia Montgomery is founder of K9 fit club, which offers organized fitness for people with their dogs. It’s different for obvious reasons. It’s relevant because there are significant health benefits for us when we are active with our pets. And there’s a lot of science to back those benefits up. For example, obesity and loneliness and better mental health are all positively impacted when we exercise with our pets. Think of it as science-based fun. This conversation includes a lot of promotion for the company, which we normally don’t do. It's in this conversation because Tricia has a story of renewing and then sustaining health, which is what we’re all about here. It’s also a story of someone who saw a problem in her own life and created a solution to better health for herself and others. So a great example of healthcare entrepreneurship. We spend a lot of time talking about technology and healthcare innovation, making the healthcare system better. But it’s this bigger picture of health and unique ways of getting us to a healthier society that really drives us.
12/7/201710 minutes, 41 seconds
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Talking the Problem Through | Matt Hanis | Business of Healthcare

Matt Hanis is a former healthcare executive and founder of Business of Healthcare. The idea for Business of Healthcare came when Matt was in his former life as an executive. He had people constantly contacting him to, as he puts it, “sell me their wares.” That was their job. Being inundated, though, made it hard for him, hard for healthcare executives in general, to sort through everything and find the right answer for that company. So he started Business of Healthcare to help find and amplify interesting, useful ideas that solve real problems with a focus on mission and margin - two words you’ll hear a lot from Matt. We get into the genesis of BoH in more detail, and Matt also offers brief thoughts on healthcare media, as well as how he approaches evaluating ideas - thoughts that are useful for anyone trying to find the valuable nuggets in a flood of options. What Matt is doing is intriguing, using video as a vehicle for innovation but not trying to be a traditional healthcare media company. It’s a simple, but creative and effective idea. Be sure to check out the great work from Matt and his team at
12/5/201714 minutes, 18 seconds
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Precision Health vs Precision Medicine | Lisa Suennen | GE Ventures

Lisa Suennen is Managing Director at GE Ventures and Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie. She spends a lot of time evaluating young healthcare companies, as well as tracking trends and evaluating the healthcare industry as a whole. Because of that, Lisa has developed a keen eye for what’s real, what’s working, and what...might not be living up to the hype. Two of the things that she’s poking some holes in are population health and consumer health. Be prepared for the quote, “short term savings and long-term nothing.”
11/30/201713 minutes, 34 seconds
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Focusing on the Job to be Done | Jason Moore | Stratasan

Jason Moore and his team at healthcare intelligence company Stratasan spend a lot of time looking at gaps in care and helping clients figure out how - and where - to fill those gaps. As a result, Stratasan is a very data-driven company. At the same time, they are focused on using data to make intelligent healthcare decisions. It’s not just big data for its own sake. It’s what you do with that information to fill gaps, create opportunities, and deliver better care to patients. So you’ll hear a lot about those themes throughout this conversation.
11/28/201714 minutes, 50 seconds
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Involving the Patient | Mary Mirabelli | Hewlett-Packard

Mary Mirabelli is Vice President of Global Healthcare Services at Hewlett-Packard, as well as former chair of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, HFMA. The conversation combines Mary's personal health and healthcare experience, as well as her professional work in the healthcare industry. In fact, we talk about how her views on innovation and patient care are deeply informed by her personal healthcare experience. She talks about making the choice to thrive and taking control of our own health. Also, in and among all the very important conversation around health technology and costs, being willing to do the right thing for the patient, even when it may be a hard business decision.
11/21/201718 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Federal Perspective on Health Innovation | Stephen Konya | ONC

Stephen Konya is Senior Innovation Strategist at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, or ONC. In that role, Stephen helps develop the federal government’s plan for encouraging and supporting advances in the health IT world, and helping the health innovation and entrepreneurship community build products and processes that work within federal standards and laws, such as meaningful use. He also spends a lot of his time traveling, updating entrepreneurs and the rest of the healthcare community on what the government in general, and ONC specifically, is working on. We get into UI/UX, interoperability, and the 21st Century Cures Act. It’s very encouraging to know that we have people working within the federal government to create an environment within the healthcare industry that is friendly to and supportive of innovation. And, maybe even more encouraging, that people within government are building a new culture of innovation. Like Stephen said, it’s not just government that struggles with innovation, it’s large healthcare organizations in general.
11/16/201718 minutes, 7 seconds
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Evidence-Based Patient Engagement | Blake Marggraff | Epharmix

Blake Marggraff is a healthcare entrepreneur with significant goals. He wants to set the bar for patient engagement. He’s doing that through a commitment to research and evidence-based product development. Blake is the founder of Epharmix, a digital platform and mobile health technology that helps patients with chronic diseases and other conditions. It is designed to improve patient engagement, increase adherence, provide feedback to clinicians and care managers, and ultimately reduce costs and improve outcomes. Blake and the team do all that with studies that cover thousands of patients and take feedback from clinicians using Epharmix tools. True researched-backed, peer reviewed work.
11/14/201713 minutes, 11 seconds
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Transporting Society to Better Health | Dan Trigub | Lyft

Dan Trigub is Head of West Coast Healthcare Partnerships at Lyft. His job is to figure out how to literally deliver better healthcare. Lyft, of course, is a ride-sharing company that is making a massive push in the healthcare space, bringing people to appointments and medical care, as well as bringing caregivers to patients. They’ve partnered with Brookdale Senior Living to do a lot in senior care and elder living, as well. With all of that going on, Lyft is right at the center of health technology, making health accessible and affordable, improving outcomes and patient satisfaction, and even helping create more efficient cities in the future.
11/9/201716 minutes, 19 seconds
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Innovating with Humility | Ryan Wilson | Brookdale

Ryan Wilson is the Chief Growth Officer & SVP of Sales at ‎Brookdale Senior Living. Part of the “growth” in his title is figuring out how to find, develop and implement innovations in the world of senior living. Put another way, he works to be a healthcare entrepreneur within a large healthcare organization. In that capacity, and in the interest of transparency, he is one of Health:Further’s Innovation Partners. But aside from our relationship, Ryan’s role means that he has to think creatively about what innovation in healthcare means and how to do it. He has over 100,000 residents at Brookdale facilities, with 80,000 employees. So it’s a massive challenge. Under all the talk you'll hear about healthcare marketing, corporate culture, employee engagement, defining and engaging the end user, was Ryan’s mandate to - as he says - do the right thing. So it’s providing content that is helpful to people making decisions, even when that content isn’t high tech. It’s helping families make decisions, it’s bringing in residents to help guide the Brookdale innovation team in what’s needed to make their lives even better. It’s empowering employees to be great at their jobs and work with integrity.
11/7/201719 minutes, 19 seconds
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Local Food and Local Communities | Jennifer Masley | EIO and the Hive

We talk a lot about health in terms of medicine and healthcare and technology. But we’ve also pointed out, repeatedly, that there’s a lot more to it than that. The question is, “what is real wellness and what is real health?” That’s something Jennifer Masley is very interested in. Jennifer is a health entrepreneur who builds communities, bringing people together through food. She works to create places where people are supported, so they have someone to fall back on when things get rough and avoid a lot of the health and wellness problems that come from that. It was a lot of fun talking to Jennifer and having a chance to think about health in a different context. I love how her comments, and her work, end up coming back to pretty much every aspect of health and wellness - mental, physical, and more. Mind, body and spirit, as she said.
11/2/201715 minutes, 59 seconds
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Shifting Trust with Blockchain | John Bass | Hashed Health

John Bass is the second blockchain conversation we’ve had on the Podcast. The first was last summer with Kristen Johns of Waller Law, which gave us a great overview of blockchain. In this conversation, John Bass of Hashed Health goes into more of the current blockchain environment. He points out early on that there’s a lot of hype, but that the basic principles are well-proven. He also talks about some basic principles - the trust between two sides of a transaction that eliminates the need for a middle man - that blockchain creates. In the second half of the conversation we talk about the things that Hashed Health is doing with blockchain in healthcare. It’s Hashed-specific, but as examples of what is being done, what can be done, with blockchain. For example, decentralized provider identities.
10/31/201721 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Right Relationship | Jerry Youngblutt & Sara McCurdy | Boyden-Youngblutt

Jerry Youngblutt and Sara McCurdy are part of Boyden-Youngblutt, a design and advertising agency. Boyden-Youngblutt has worked across many industries and with a huge range of clients, everyone from museums to medical systems, hospitals and universities to state lotteries. Their work is built on an approach that starts with the consumer of the product and works backwards from there, which means the team know how to think about people, and relationships, and trust. All of those things, of course, play into designing for health, so that’s a big part of this conversation. We also talk about virtual reality in healthcare and medicine towards the end.
10/26/201725 minutes, 24 seconds
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Quantifying the Benefit of Leadership | Jessica Sweeney-Platt | athenahealth

Jessica Sweeney-Platt is the Executive Director of Physician Performance Research at Athenahealth. Her work looks at what it takes to help care teams, particularly physicians, operate at their best. What are the quantitative and qualitative measures of performance, and what are the resources and training needed to make that happen. In this conversation, we’ll talk a lot about leadership in healthcare, and how that qualitative idea is creating quantitative outcomes for health systems in the era of value-based care. One of the big takeaways is that leadership, good leadership, shouldn’t be an afterthought but actually does have implications for the measurable outcomes like bottom line, as well as patient experience within the healthcare system.
10/24/201715 minutes, 49 seconds
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Building a System to Break Down Barriers | Steven Collens | MATTER

Steven Collens is CEO of MATTER, a Chicago healthcare community and startup incubator. Steven, and the team at MATTER, work from an assumption that collaboration between healthcare industry and healthcare startups is the best way to make progress on the challenges we’re facing in healthcare. This, we’re hearing from more and more people, is the way forward. It’s a perspective we wholeheartedly agree with at Health:Further. Steven makes a good point about two-thirds of teh way through that entrepreneurs aren’t going to blow up the healthcare industry. There is still a structure in place, so it’s evolving that and finding useful solutions, particularly with the new mindset of value-based care. Also, he makes some interesting comments at the end about the trends in healthcare, making it less episodic and more continuous. It seems like that is, in fact, a good way to move us more towards a model of health and wellness rather than just delivery of medical care.
10/19/201712 minutes, 3 seconds
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Solutions vs Symptoms | Greg Glassman | CrossFit

Greg Glassman is the founder and chairman of CrossFit, the wildly successful fitness and lifestyle company that now has over 14,000 gyms, known as CrossFit Boxes, worldwide. Greg is a health entrepreneur, a general in the health and wellness community, and something of an iconoclast. He has no problem going after the current biomedical and healthcare system, looking at root causes of the health and obesity crisis we find ourselves in today.
10/17/201712 minutes, 23 seconds
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Building holistic health navigation tools | Daniel Hart | MEDHOST, YourCareEverywhere

Daniel Hart is the President of the YourCare Universe at MEDHOST. Medhost/YCE was a sponsor of Health:Further this year. Daniel stopped by to talk about their new product, YourCareEverywhere, but more importantly, why it’s needed. In short, it's due to fragmentation and silos in healthcare. We need a way to look at all the useful health data in one place in order to make good decisions about our health and the care that we pursue. It’s definitely not the first time we’ve heard it on this podcast - bringing healthcare tools up to the level that other consumer tools currently exist at. Namely, making them simple, integrated, customized and actionable.
10/12/201714 minutes, 26 seconds
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Passion in Health and Life | Dominique Wilkins | The Atlanta Hawks

Today is the last episode that we recorded during the Health:Further Consumer Summit, sponsored by Sharecare. Dominique Wilkins is a hall of fame basketball player, who spent most of his career with the Atlanta Hawks. Today, he is the Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball and Special Advisor to the CEO. He is also a strong patient advocate, having helped out with numerous health-related organizations. Most notably, as someone who deals with diabetes himself, he is heavily involved in the diabetes community. He was in town to talk about the passion that drives him - as an athlete and advocate - and how passion plays into branding and pursuit of a company’s mission.
10/10/20176 minutes, 12 seconds
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Providing a Language for Mental Health | Kat Kinsman | Time Inc’s Extra Crispy

Kat Kinsman is all about two things - food and mental health advocacy. And, it turns out, the food industry and mental health are very closely linked, not necessarily for good reasons. Kat is a writer, an author, an editor, and someone who is getting out to talk about her struggles with anxiety and encourage others to do the same, especially in the world of food. She is pushing through her own challenges and working as a strong mental health advocate. Kat also has some thoughts for healthcare entrepreneurs, health tech startups, and even clinicians on how they can get involved in helping people struggling with mental health and behavioral health issues.
10/5/201715 minutes, 7 seconds
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Helping Consumers See Your Purpose | Hala Moddlemog | Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Hala Moddlemog is not in healthcare. Instead, she has led organizations ranging from food service, fast food, in Arby's and Church's Chicken, to patient advocacy and biomedical research support organizations in the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Today she leads the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, helping Atlanta grow and recruit top tier companies, as well as improve the quality of life for everyone in the city. Hala talks about how marketing is really a trust-building exercise, and how the health and healthcare communities should be using branding and marketing to build trust and relationships in order to help people live better, healthier lives.
10/3/201710 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr. Oz | The Psychology of Change | Sharecare, the Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Oz is a physician, a TV show host, and a healthcare entrepreneur  and founder. His company, Sharecare, produced the Health:Further Consumer Summit this year. Titled Disruption on Demand, the program looked at ideas from non-healthcare industries for creative consumer engagement, and how those lessons can be used to help individuals live healthier lives. Dr. Oz points to a couple of interesting things in this conversation. One, the importance of getting people to take action not through knowledge, but through emotion and a visceral response. People may know, but until they feel they won’t do anything. There also has to be trust involved in that process. The other thing Dr. Oz mentioned was customization. We are reaching a point thanks to health entrepreneurs and tech entrepreneurs where we have the technology to at least partly customize health advice, its mode of delivery, and its timing to hit each of us in the right way to take the appropriate action. That’s a big part of what Sharecare is doing with their platform, so we’ll see how it all plays out for them. Thanks again to Sharecare for their sponsorship of the Health:Further Consumer Summit. You can check them out, get expert health advice, find a doctor and manage your health at
9/28/201711 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Art and Science of Finding Health Innovation | Chris Chan | Mercer

Chris Chan is Innovation Imagineer at Mercer. He heads up a team that evaluates and invests in healthcare startups, working with healthcare entrepreneurs to get their solutions plugged into the healthcare industry. Chris as you’ll hear, is an interesting, very smart guy. In this conversation we talk a lot about finding innovation, finding good ideas and good teams that can build them. While it’s not anything that’ll look like a crash course in entrepreneurship - no way we can do that in 15 minutes - Chris offers a lot of insight into what corporate innovators and funds are looking for as they evaluate new ideas. Also, be sure to stick around for Chris’ thoughts on the current state of AI and machine learning.
9/26/201716 minutes, 18 seconds
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Health Takes Trust | Marquise Stillwell | Openbox

Marquise Stillwell is Founder and Principal of Openbox, a design studio based in New York. If you caught our live podcast you already know Marquise. He and his team have some amazing work, that incorporate design thinking in healthcare. It’s not just building a new product, but entire systems that make for a better, healthier society. In this conversation you’ll hear a lot more about Openbox, what they do and how they think about design both in healthcare and in general. Two big things for Marquise, as you’ll hear: One, designing products and experiences that build trust with those using them. Two, it’s behavior change. Creating designs that promote behavior change. Not just collecting data, but using it to help promote behavior change. Doing things that will help us all make improvements for ourselves as individuals and for society as a whole.
9/21/201716 minutes, 7 seconds
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Healthcare’s Air Traffic Control | YiDing Yu | Twiage

Today we hear from a physician entrepreneur. Someone who saw a problem in healthcare during residency and built a solution to solve it. YiDing Yu is the co-founder of Twiage, which has a platform that coordinates care in real time between emergency responders, medical teams and hospitals. Twiage was one of 36 companies that participated in the Health:Further 2017 Pitch Competition, and they came away with the win. In the first half of the conversation we talk about Twiage and its platform. In the second half we talk about YiDing’s experience as a physician entrepreneur - what it’s looked like for her to build and lead a company with her co-founder, get a team together, and create a healthtech product that can have a significant impact on both individual patients and the health system as a whole.
9/19/201714 minutes, 57 seconds
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Eliminating Friction for Patients and Companies | Tom Swanson | Adobe Systems

Healthcare marketing isn't something we talk about a whole lot on the podcast. Some of us find it really interesting, others...not so much. But whatever your take is on healthcare marketing, it's just another name for "community engagement." And, in the world of health innovation, "community" is a collective term for "patients." So here we are - marketing as patient engagement. Tom Swanson is Head of Industry Strategy & Marketing in Healthcare at Adobe. He thinks a lot about how the tools Adobe builds can be used by healthcare companies to engage their customers - whether the customer is another company or a physician or an individual patient. The key, he says, is integrating systems so that marketing materials can be produced, distributed, measured and scaled very efficiently. Especially when dealing with a highly regulated industry like healthcare. The rewards for getting it right are significant. Tom points out that digital engagement in healthcare improves people's opinions of the medical services they receive, regardless of whether the service is actually better. Marketing and user experience? They really matter.
9/14/201718 minutes, 50 seconds
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Scott Hamilton | Being Your Own Best Health Advocate | Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation

The most recognized male figure skater in history doesn’t define himself that way. Instead, he jokingly mentions his “hobby of collecting life-threatening illnesses” and then moves on to how his celebrity combined with the blunt fact that he’s survived against the odds gives him a powerful platform to help others. That, it would seem, is how Scott Hamilton sees himself these days. As a man working hard to make sure others have it better than he does, even in the midst of horrible circumstances. "The more you go through it the more you learn and the more you wish you would have known earlier. "I just really want people that are just diagnosed with cancer […] to truly understand what the implications are for this path forward and your treatment options." Scott Hamilton also has thoughts for the healthcare system as a whole, along with health entrepreneurs, healthcare executives, patient advocates and the biomedical research community on how we can improve outcomes and make cancer a much more manageable process for those affected by it.
9/12/201723 minutes, 15 seconds
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Defragmenting Behavioral Health | David Guth with Shelley DuBoise | Centerstone

What happens when individuals needing medical help don’t fully acknowledge the problem, much less know where to go to get treatment? It can be a problem in any area of healthcare — “No, my heart is fine, I’m just tired.” In behavioral health, though, the problem is compounded by a confusing system and the still-present social stigma around mental health issues. That, in a nutshell, is what Centerstone is trying to solve. Co-founder and CEO David Guth sees the behavioral health system as needing a restructure to get there. Add to that the changing but still-present social stigma around mental health issues, and people looking for treatment are left with a very difficult process to get help and recover. Fortunately, barrriers are coming down. The science around behavioral health is improving and the body of research growing. Education is becoming more commonplace, so people have a greater understanding of the physiological, pathological underpinning of so many mental health conditions. Additionally, people are starting to speak out about their own struggles and recoveries. This has an enormous positive effect in terms of breaking down the social stigma around mental and behavioral health. And, organizations like Centerstone are working to provide personalized treatment based on each patient’s needs, not based on the organization’s specialty
9/7/201727 minutes, 59 seconds
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Making Empty Hospital Beds Ok | Rasu Shrestha | UPMC

Rasu Shrestha is physician and business executive who spends his time thinking about how to keep people out of his hospitals. Well, sort of. Rasu is the Chief Innovation Officer at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Executive Vice President at UPMC Enterprises, where he leads a large team of people working to align all sides of the payer-provider-patient relationship work together. The goal?  [To] make sure that thriving becomes a thing so that if we don’t do a procedure, if we don’t have a patient in our hospital beds, economically it still makes sense for the system as a whole. Rasu and the UPMC team work from the assumption that patient-centric care and building an economically viable business don’t have to be mutually exclusive. So, they give people access to tools that will help them become (or stay) healthy and stay out of UPMC’s hospital beds. At the same time, UPMC isn’t just a hospital system, but also a payer. With this integrated system, along with the portfolio of companies within UPMC Enterprises, the organization is finding ways to maintain actual wellness without having the revenue pressure of doing more procedures. Value-based care writ large. If our hospital beds are filled in the future we have failed. And we’re specifically focusing on technologies and capabilities that would allow for our hospital beds not to be filled.
9/5/201716 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Macro View of Healthcare | Emily Evans, Tom Tobin | Hedgeye

Healthcare is complicated. We talk about trying to rebuild it, make a more patient-centric environment, do more with value based care, improve outcomes, make sustainable business, get to a world of interoperability...and more. With all of those conversations going on, we decided it would be good to step back and look at the macro view of the current healthcare landscape today. Money and politics ultimately dictate a lot of where we can go with so much of what we talk about on the podcast, from health entrepreneurship to healthcare technology to how the healthcare system can better engage patients and improve outcomes. Here, Emily Evans and Tom Tobin of Hedgeye Risk Management give an overview of the current healthcare policy and economics to help us understand what we’re up against.
8/31/201721 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Future of Health Live | The Empathy Trap | Marquise Stillwell, Marcus Whitney, John Farkas

Empathy is a term that’s batted around in healthcare a lot these days. It’s part of the push to get back to a patient-centric view of health and healthcare. The idea is to understand where patients are coming from to help create experiences within the healthcare system that will meet their needs more effectively and improve patient engagement. So Marquise Stillwell of Openbox, Marcus Whitney of Health:Further, and John Farkas of Golden Spiral Marketing sat down for a live podcast at Health:Further 2017 to talk about empathy, design, and the patient experience. Except, that’s not exactly how it went. Instead, the three of them challenged the idea of empathy and took the conversation in a direction that no one really expected. There's something in there for everyone - patients, physicians, entrepreneurs, designers and more.
8/29/201731 minutes, 47 seconds
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Stewarding Our Healthcare Resources | Ed Pershing | PYA

Today we hear from Ed Pershing, CEO of PYA. He brings 40 years of experience in healthcare, both professionally and personally as a patient. That’s means he’s watched a lot of change and he’s helped drive a lot of change. And, interestingly, Ed sees improvement. He is optimistic. That’s good to hear while we’re all looking around at some of the challenges going on today in Washington and elsewhere in the healthcare industry. He also makes a note that uncertainty may be seem greater today due to the media and technology resources available. Not that it’s artificially inflating uncertainty, but that our perception is different. Overall, though, Ed Pershing sees progress taking place in health and healthcare innovation.
8/22/201721 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Value of a Voice | Darren Hay | Care Angel

Today we hear from Darren Hay of Care Angel. Darren has an extensive background in telemedicine, which gives him a unique perspective on innovation in remote care and telehealth. Care Angel engages patients through the phone, using AI (artificial intelligence), while at the same time allowing healthcare organizations to reach their patients at scale and help in compliance and reduce readmissions rate. Those are important issues in this new age of value based care. CareAngel also offers a lot of engagement with providers and integration with EMRs to help streamline care. Towards the end of this conversation Darren also gives a two minute overview of the history and evolution of telemedicine.
8/17/201719 minutes, 52 seconds
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Showing Up and Doing Something | Peter Hermann | BreatheAware

Today we hear from Peter Hermann of BreatheAware. The company has a platform designed to help individuals change their behaviors to manage stress and improve health, leading to better individual lives and reduced burdens on the health system. He says some interesting things about the importance of trust in patient engagement, about collecting data to actually use it and get a result out of it, and, importantly, the value of just showing up sometimes. He says, “taking care of yourself is about showing up and doing something,” not necessarily hitting every metric put in front of us every time. It's a good lesson for us as patients in managing our own health and for providers thinking about how to best engage their patients and support them in their healthcare.
8/15/201721 minutes, 16 seconds
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What Happens When You Can't Move | Banning Bouldin | New Dialect

What happens when you wake up after living a life that revolves around movement...and you can barely move? This is where Banning Bouldin found herself one morning, and it sent her on a powerful, personal health journey. Banning is the founder of New Dialect, a contemporary dance company in Nashville. She was recently diagnosed with an early stage of multiple sclerosis and has been working her way back from the consequences of the disease on her body. She uses her story to show how important it is to be your own patient advocate, to search and research treatment options, and to build a network of health professionals that will help pull you through. Her story is a reminder that even in the midst of all our 21st-Century technology, a personal approach to medicine and healthcare is still the most important thing.
8/10/201719 minutes, 12 seconds
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Evidence-Based Art | Jill Sonke | UF Center for Arts in Medicine

Today we hear from Jill Sonke, Director of the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine. Her work is a unique type of healthcare innovation, as it revolves around research into how art, dance and music directly affect patient care and outcomes. You’ll hear about some data showing that, in fact, music can actually induce the same pain-killing effects as some narcotics. The implications of the work Jill and her colleagues are pursuing are significant, pointing towards some intriguing ways to improve outcomes and control costs, as well as potentially make a difference in the opioid crisis. This conversation points to the merger of science and evidence-based medical care with the arts - something that is core to our humanity. Especially here in Nashville, we hear so much about musicians, celebrities, coming to entertain patients during their hospital stays. Jill’s work shows how important those types initiatives can really be, and how expanding them into actual treatment modalities makes a measurable difference in patients' lives.
8/8/201720 minutes, 29 seconds
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Health:Further 2017 Festival Preview

From August 22-25, 2017, we will all gather in Nashville, Tennessee to build - and celebrate - the future of health. This is the annual Health:Further Festival, and event for people who are committed to building a more affordable, sustainable health system. We will have healthcare entrepreneurs, payers, providers, health IT, policymakers, students, healthcare industry executives, artists, and more, all talking about the most innovative ideas in health. In this Festival preview, we hear from 12 of the speakers at this year's festival, covering everything from blockchain in healthcare to art in medicine.
8/7/201714 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mining Data that Matters to Patients | David Marsidi & Howard Khan | ezDoctor

What’s the difference between a car and a physician? It’s not a matter of importance. It’s a matter of information, or a lack-thereof. EZDoctor seeks to close the void in physician data by providing “car facts” for doctors. The company gathers quantitative and qualitative information like malpractice history, pricing, prescribing habits, and ratings and reviews from across the web to generate a comprehensive report on individual physicians. According to CEO David Marsidi and CIO Howard Khan, the goal of EZDoctor is to bring consumers the “whole picture of a doctor.” These reports empower consumers to take more ownership of their health care. As startup founders and healthcare entrepreneurs, Marsidi and Khan and taking an existing approach and applying it to healthcare. That counts as innovation in patient engagement and healthcare data analytics.
8/3/201717 minutes, 58 seconds
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Amplifying Our Humanity | Sean Watson | Litesprite

Litesprite is bringing gamification to mental health. It's an innovation in healthcare that allows patients dealing with mental health issues to obtain therapy outside of sessions with mental health providers, while giving feedback and data to those same providers. In other words, Litesprite is providing a stronger connection between patients and providers in the mental health space, where empathy and personalized treatment are crucial. Creative Director Sean Watson describes how Sinesprite the company's primary game, allows patients to do things like journal, reflect, and decompress with evidence-based relaxation techniques when they have a mental episode. The platform then provides clinicians with data through an interactive dashboard, allowing them to understand what’s going on with the patient in between appointments. Clinicians can even push questions that are particularly relevant to the patient at hand. The game becomes a conversation where the patient can relate to the avatar that pulls them through the game. It's patient engagement in the most literal sense.
8/1/201716 minutes, 5 seconds
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Consumerization of Healthcare | Jennifer Sclar | Clear Health Analytics

Jennifer Sclar, Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Health Analytics, knows what it's like to shop for health insurance. Trying to get a plan that will cover all healthcare needs at the right price is a painful process. the feeling. That’s why she became a healthcare entrepreneur and founded a company dedicated to healthcare consumers trying to navigate the labyrinth that is health insurance. Clear Health Analytics works to combat the tendency to over-insure by providing healthcare technology that assists people in finding a plan that best meets their individual needs and budgets. It produces customized estimates of total costs and can tell people if certain doctors are in their network or if certain prescriptions will be covered.
7/27/201717 minutes, 46 seconds
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Beauty, Technology and Health | Armand Lauzon | Belle

Armand Lauzon founded Belle, a health, wellness and beauty, to bring personal care services to people. It's in-home care for anyone. What he found early on was that one of his strongest markets was in elder care. Being able to provide in-home services to seniors meant they could look and feel great, without having to struggle to get to appointments. Like any good healthcare entrepreneur, Armand began shifting his company's focus to the elder care market. In addition, he built a platform that helps providers offer their services while still making a good living. Belle is a health and wellness company that is designed to serve both it's clients and it's service providers, bringing a simple yet innovative approach to in-home care.
7/25/201716 minutes
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Climbing Past 11%, Part 2 | Chad Blackburn | eDoc4U

Part 2. Chad Blackburn - and his company eDoc4U - is working to change the fact that only about 1 in 9 Medicare patients have ever had a wellness visit. The consequences of that, in terms of health and financial burden, is huge. By combining technology and human interaction - in the form of physician extenders who can offer wellness visits - eDoc4U is increasing patient engagement and interaction, as well as making the process easier for individual patients put together a health plan in the context of those visits. It’s a great example of a healthcare company that is offering a service that helps with value based care and reducing the burden on our healthcare system while also improving outcomes and patient engagement.
7/20/201714 minutes, 51 seconds
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Climbing Past 11%, Part 1 | Chad Blackburn | eDoc4U

Chad Blackburn - and his company eDoc4U - is working to change the fact that only about 1 in 9 Medicare patients have ever had a wellness visit. The consequences of that, in terms of health and financial burden, is huge. By combining technology and human interaction - in the form of physician extenders who can offer wellness visits - eDoc4U is increasing patient engagement and interaction, as well as making the process easier for individual patients put together a health plan in the context of those visits. It’s a great example of a healthcare company that is offering a service that helps with value based care and reducing the burden on our healthcare system while also improving outcomes and patient engagement.
7/18/201715 minutes, 4 seconds
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Healing the Music, Part 2 | Tatum Allsep | Music Health Alliance

Part 2. Founded in 2013, Music Health Alliance’s mission is to “Heal the Music.” MHA seeks to improve music professionals’ access to care by providing a range of healthcare and financial services. When medical bills constitute the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States and 76% of music professionals lack insurance coverage, being a patient can be a frightening and debilitating experience for musicians. From writing grants on behalf of patients to negotiating medical bills to providing premium assistance to connecting music professionals to community resources, MHA stops at nothing to secure solutions for its clients. Here, Tatum Allsep, MHA Founder and CEO, talks about the personal experience she had that led to building a healthcare advocacy organization to ensure musicians can obtain and afford medical care. She also talks about a new partnership with Health:Further for the annual Health:Further Festival in Nashville.
7/13/201720 minutes, 36 seconds
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Healing the Music, Part 1 | Tatum Allsep | Music Health Alliance

Founded in 2013, Music Health Alliance’s mission is to “Heal the Music.” MHA seeks to improve music professionals’ access to care by providing a range of healthcare and financial services. When medical bills constitute the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States and 76% of music professionals lack insurance coverage, being a patient can be a frightening and debilitating experience for musicians. From writing grants on behalf of patients to negotiating medical bills to providing premium assistance to connecting music professionals to community resources, MHA stops at nothing to secure solutions for its clients. Here, Tatum Allsep, MHA Founder and CEO, talks about the personal experience she had that led to building a healthcare advocacy organization to ensure musicians can obtain and afford medical care.
7/11/201718 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Wild West of Blockchain, Part 2 | Kristen Johns | Waller Law

Part 2. Blockchain in healthcare is a rapidly growing niche, with companies like Hashed Health, Patientory and PokitDok leading innovation in the use of distributed ledger technology for electronic medical records and other applications. Blockchain, though not necessarily the right solution for every problem, is helping with issues in healthcare technology surrounding patient privacy, control of patient data, and health data security. Kristen Johns is a patent attorney at Waller Law, who works with clients on patent and trademark protection, data privacy and security matters, cybersecurity and cloud-related issues. In the past couple of years, she’s been digging into blockchain as an emerging technology, looking at its applications and trajectory across industries including healthcare.
7/6/201714 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Wild West of Blockchain, Part 1 | Kristen Johns | Waller Law

Part 1. Blockchain in healthcare is a rapidly growing niche, with companies like Hashed Health, Patientory and PokitDok leading innovation in the use of distributed ledger technology for electronic medical records and other applications. Blockchain, though not necessarily the right solution for every problem, is helping with issues in healthcare technology surrounding patient privacy, control of patient data, and health data security. Kristen Johns is a patent attorney at Waller Law, who works with clients on patent and trademark protection, data privacy and security matters, cybersecurity and cloud-related issues. In the past couple of years, she’s been digging into blockchain as an emerging technology, looking at its applications and trajectory across industries including healthcare.
7/4/201719 minutes, 33 seconds
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Creating Innovation in Healthcare, Part 2 | Bruce Brandes | Lucro

This is part two. Bruce Brandes built Lucro because he saw a problem in healthcare innovation. In short, there were innovative healthcare companies, and then there were companies that thought they were innovative but didn't really get it done. Purchasing decisions could take months and years, but by then...everyone else had already moved on. At the same time, there were countless outstanding products and services being built by entrepreneurs at healthcare and health tech startups that weren't getting the traction they needed. Lucro is a platform that connects purchaser with vendors, cutting down on the time it takes to make a purchasing decision. Here, Bruce Brandes explains more about the problem in healthcare innovation, what his team is doing to solve it, and thoughts for healthcare entrepreneurs looking to get an edge in their market.
6/29/201716 minutes, 42 seconds
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Creating Innovation in Healthcare, Part 1 | Bruce Brandes | Lucro

Bruce Brandes built Lucro because he saw a problem in healthcare innovation. In short, there were innovative healthcare companies, and then there were companies that thought they were innovative but didn't really get it done. Purchasing decisions could take months and years, but by then...everyone else had already moved on. At the same time, there were countless outstanding products and services being built by entrepreneurs at healthcare and health tech startups that weren't getting the traction they needed. Lucro is a platform that connects purchaser with vendors, cutting down on the time it takes to make a purchasing decision. Here, Bruce Brandes explains more about the problem in healthcare innovation, what his team is doing to solve it, and thoughts for healthcare entrepreneurs looking to get an edge in their market.
6/27/201714 minutes, 21 seconds
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Meeting People Where They Are, Part 2 | David Vivero | Amino

Part two of this conversation. A lot of entrepreneurs take the lessons and  money from their companies after exiting and put them back into a new idea. Serial entrepreneurship, as they say. That’s basically the story of David Vivero, founder of healthcare startup Amino. He sold a tech startup to Zillow, where he then worked as an executive. When it was time to move on he knew he was going to start another company. Where his story differs is that the idea for his next venture came from the one-page COBRA document he received on leaving Zillow. The lack of transparency was frustrating as he worked to figure out healthcare and insurance options outside of a company plan. Using his background in technology, design thinking, UI/UX, and his time at Zillow, David build a healthcare startup called Amino to comb through data and present consumers - patients - with clear information about pricing. It's a product built to change the way people interact with their medical care, bringing patient engagement back to the forefront.
6/22/201716 minutes, 48 seconds
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Meeting People Where They Are, Part 1 | David Vivero | Amino

A lot of entrepreneurs take the lessons and  money from their companies after exiting and put them back into a new idea. Serial entrepreneurship, as they say. That’s basically the story of David Vivero, founder of healthcare startup Amino. He sold a tech startup to Zillow, where he then worked as an executive. When it was time to move on he knew he was going to start another company. Where his story differs is that the idea for his next venture came from the one-page COBRA document he received on leaving Zillow. The lack of transparency was frustrating as he worked to figure out healthcare and insurance options outside of a company plan. Using his background in technology, design thinking, UI/UX, and his time at Zillow, David build a healthcare startup called Amino to comb through data and present consumers - patients - with clear information about pricing. It's a product built to change the way people interact with their medical care, bringing patient engagement back to the forefront.
6/20/201717 minutes, 45 seconds