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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.
74 minutes | a day ago
107 - Bill Novelli, former AARP & Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids head on “The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World”
Today we’re sharing with you a special bonus episode. Last week I virtually kicked off the American Telemedicine Association’s annual EDGE telehealth policy conference, sharing my thoughts – as a provider with a 60-year history with telehealth – on the virtual care revolution we are living through now. I consider how far we’ve come, and outline what needs to be done to solidify these gains. And I look to future challenges and make six recommendations for health systems and innovators engaging in the field. A special thanks to the American Telemedicine Association. And for more compelling information on the future of telehealth, be sure to join Telehealth Tuesdays hosted by the ATA, running through February 2nd. You can find more information at ataedge.org
24 minutes | 6 days ago
106 - Senator Frist Makes Six Recommendations to Harness the Future of Virtual Care – Keynote Address from the American Telemedicine Association EDGE Policy Conference
Today we’re sharing with you a special bonus episode. Last week I virtually kicked off the American Telemedicine Association’s annual EDGE telehealth policy conference, sharing my thoughts – as a provider with a 60-year history with telehealth – on the virtual care revolution we are living through now. I consider how far we’ve come, and outline what needs to be done to solidify these gains. And I look to future challenges and make six recommendations for health systems and innovators engaging in the field. A special thanks to the American Telemedicine Association. And for more compelling information on the future of telehealth, be sure to join Telehealth Tuesdays hosted by the ATA, running through February 2nd. You can find more information at ataedge.org .
58 minutes | 8 days ago
105 - Daniel Nutkis, HITRUST Founder and CEO on Health Data Protection & Risk Management
Daniel Nutkis is founder and CEO of HITRUST, a Texas-based company that works to safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for global organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. Dan has placed a heavy focus on establishing HITRUST programs as the standard for healthcare organizations seeking security, privacy, and certification. As healthcare – and our own personal health data – becomes increasingly digitized, data protection and cybersecurity are quickly becoming central to our nation’s health systems. In today’s conversation, we dive into the nuances of this growing healthcare need, and discuss the growing cyber threats all in our industry should be aware of.
56 minutes | 15 days ago
104 - NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD: the Research that Paved Way for 2020 Breakthroughs, and the Intersection of Faith & Science
I’m honored today to be joined by my longtime friend, colleague, and brilliant physician-scientist Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Collins has served as the NIH Director since 2009, first appointed by President Obama and reappointed in 2017 by President Trump. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book – something that amazingly was accomplished under budget & years ahead of schedule. At the helm of the NIH, Dr. Collins is at the tip of the spear of our federal government’s Covid-19 treatment and vaccine research and development. He’s one of our nation’s most talented scientific minds and communicators, and you don’t want to miss his insights on our show today.
52 minutes | 22 days ago
103 - Richard Ashworth, Tivity Health CEO & former Walgreens President on Leadership and Saying Yes
Richard Ashworth is President and CEO of Tivity Health, a forward-thinking healthy lifestyle solutions company home to flagship brands SilverSneakers, Prime Fitness, WholeHealth Living and Wisely Well. Prior to joining Tivity in June 2020, Richard facilitated the growth of Walgreens for nearly 30 years, transforming the company into a global leader in pharmacy and health and wellness. He started at Walgreens as a store clerk in 1992, and most recently served as President, responsible for the leadership, development and management of all Walgreens operations. A pharmacist by training, Richard has a keen understanding of the many factors that influence health, including social determinants, adherence to treatment and a healthy lifestyle – insights you’ll hear throughout our discussion today.
56 minutes | a month ago
102 - Niesha Foster, Pfizer and Dr. Joseph Cacchione, Ascension on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities
Earlier this month, the Nashville Health Care Council and community health collaborative NashvilleHealth co-hosted a virtual conversation on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities, part 3 of a 3-part series. We’re sharing this discussion with you today, where I’m joined by leading experts in the field: Joe Cacchione, Executive Vice President of Clinical & Network Services at Ascension, where he oversees system-wide clinical and care functions and subsidiaries, with a goal of addressing the holistic needs of patients. Prior to joining Ascension in 2017, he served as chairman of Operations and Strategy at the Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute. And Niesha Foster, Vice President of Product Access, Global Health & Patient Access at Pfizer, where her team is focused on addressing the patient affordability challenge. Ms. Foster also co-leads Pfizer’s Multicultural Center of Excellence which advances health equity in diverse communities. In our discussion, we explore efforts to address inequity at the patient level from research to the bedside. I want to thank our event sponsor RLDatix for making this panel possible.
46 minutes | a month ago
101- Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association on the Future of Heart Health
The heart has been a central part of my life – growing up with a cardiologist father and a heart surgeon brother – and later becoming as a heart transplant surgeon myself. That’s why I’m excited about today’s conversation. I’m joined by Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association – an organization that has been on the forefront of advancing heart health and cardiac research for nearly a century. Serving as CEO since 2008, Nancy has elevated the AHA as a global leader in heart disease and stroke science innovation, including launching the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine and One Brave Idea, an $85 million research collaboration to end coronary heart disease. This global organization also makes a local impact – partnering with our community collaborative organization NashvilleHealth on Target: BP, an evidence-based, blood pressure control project with a with 1 million+ patient reach. In today’s discussion, Nancy and I dive into the latest research, talk about promising partnerships, and consider how the incoming Biden Administration can act to improve heart health.
53 minutes | a month ago
100 - Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO of Epic Systems Shares How She Built One of the World’s Leading Healthcare Software Companies
Judy Faulkner is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems. Judy started Epic in 1979 in a basement in Madison, Wisconsin, and 41 years later more than 250 million patients have a current electronic record in Epic. Her company’s enormous success led Forbes to name Judy the most successful female technology company founder. One of the few self-made women billionaires, Judy has signed the Giving Pledge started by Bill & Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, pledging 99% of her assets to philanthropy to help others. In our discussion, Judy takes us back to the start of Epic, when she was a student lured into the new field of computer science, and the journey that brought her to where she is today.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
99 - Sean Slovenski, BioIQ CEO and former Walmart SVP on disrupting healthcare
Today our topic is healthcare service innovation and disruption. Sean Slovenski is an exceptional healthcare industry innovator with a 30-year history of success after success. Sean started his career by helping to build and then lead one of the nation’s first large-scale wellness efforts for Fortune 500 clientele. Most recently Sean served as president of Walmart Health and Wellness, launching the now-familiar multi-disciplinary healthcare clinics known as the “Supercenters for Healthcare.” As you will hear, Sean and I worked together 11 years ago with South African-based Discovery Health and Humana. In today’s interview, Sean shares why he’s made the jump to a new, little-known but cutting-edge company, BioIQ that’s set to disrupt the testing and diagnostics industry.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
98 - Dr. James Hildreth, President and CEO of Meharry Medical College on the continuing COVID-19 Crisis
Dr. James Hildreth is the 12th President and CEO of Meharry Medical College, the nation's largest private, historically black academic health sciences center. Dr. Hildreth is an accomplished scientist and researcher with extensive experience in virology, immunology, pharmacology, and internal medicine, and is an expert in health disparities. He was selected as the first African-American Rhodes Scholar from Arkansas in 1978, was the first African American in the 125-year history of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to earn full professorship with tenure in the basic sciences in 2002, and was the first African American dean at the University of California, Davis – where he led their College of Biological Sciences. In today’s interview, Dr. Hildreth reflects on his unique, amazing life experiences – including his many “firsts.” And as a physician on the tip of the spear of the Covid-19 response, he gives us the latest on the pandemic.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
97 - Radiology Partners CEO Rich Whitney on healthcare leadership and the rise of AI in imaging
Rich Whitney is Chairman and CEO of Radiology Partners, a nationwide company he co-founded in 2012 to transform the fragmented area of radiology. Today, RadPartners is the leading on-site radiology practice in the U.S., headquartered in Southern California partnering with approximately 1500 radiologists providing services to more than 1200 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers across 26 states. Rich has a long track record of leading, founding and investing in healthcare organizations that have led meaningful change in their sectors. In today’s episode, we cover the landscape of leadership principles, the future of artificial intelligence in imaging, and what a Biden presidency means for healthcare.
91 minutes | 2 months ago
96 - Princeton University’s Jessica Metcalf, Alan Blinder & Bill Dudley: “COVID-19, Fiscal, Monetary and Health Policy Responses” – Part 3
On November 13th, A Second Opinion joined with the Princeton University Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies and Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing for Part 3 in a series, on the fiscal, monetary and health policy response implications of Covid-19. You can hear Part 1 and Part 2 of this series in our podcast episodes numbers 48 and 69. For our discussion, I’m joined by Princeton’s leading economic and health policy experts: Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Public Affairs, Alan Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, and a former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, And Dr. Bill Dudley, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and now Senior Research Scholar at the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies. In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover the latest vaccine science, the implications of a Biden Presidency for fiscal and monetary policy, and Covid-19 relief, and the impact of the rapidly growing federal debt.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
95 - Pat Geraghty President and CEO of GuideWell on Crisis Leadership
Pat Geraghty is President and CEO of GuideWell, a $19 billion mutual insurance holding company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. GuideWell is the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, including Florida Blue, the leading health insurance company in Florida. Geraghty was the architect of the restructuring that created GuideWell, considered a model of strategic reinvention that is featured as a capstone business case in the curriculum of Harvard Business School. GuideWell serves 27 million people across 35 states, including more than 5 million individuals in Florida. Our conversation today – which focuses on leadership in crisis and adapting a major organization to address a pandemic and issues of social justice -- originally aired at the 2020 Emids Healthcare Summit. Thank you to the team at Emids for their work in facilitating this insightful discussion.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
93 - Andy Slavitt, former CMS Acting Administrator Weighs in on Post-Election Healthcare
Andy Slavitt is founder and chairman of the United States of Care – a non-partisan non-profit focused on mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting healthcare solutions for everyone. Over his career, Andy has led many significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of the health care system. Most notably, he served as Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2015 – 2017, where he led a significant shift to pay-for-value payment models, the implementation of the bipartisan MACRA legislation, and the Affordable Care Act. Today, Andy is an outspoken voice on the pandemic response, and one of the most influential leaders in public health today.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
92 - Lisa Clarke, Leading a $5.6 billion, 20-year Transformation Plan for Mayo Clinic & Rochester, Minnesota
Lisa Clarke is the Executive Director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency. It’s is a $5.6 billion, public-private partnership designed to leverage the growth of Mayo Clinic and create “America’s City for Health” in Rochester, Minnesota. Lisa previously spent 20 years with Mayo Clinic where she served as Division Chair in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Public Affairs. She has been routinely recognized as one of the most effective and successful women in business in Minnesota. Our conversation today will explore the importance of fostering a healthy community setting to spur health system innovation.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
91 - Senator Frist shares lessons learned from transplantation, politics, and the private sector
Today’s episode is a little different. Last week I virtually joined the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group to share experiences and lessons learned from my years in transplantation, politics, and now in the private sector. It’s a wide-ranging discussion that covers what drew me to pursue elected office, who my mentors were, and I give my take on Covid-19 and how the pandemic is transforming healthcare. Thanks to my former staffer and Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group President Ryan Campbell for a fantastic interview and for letting me share the discussion with our listeners.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
90 - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams Talks Covid-19, Vaccines, Racial Health Disparities, and the Little Known Costs of the Flu
On September 30th, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth co-hosted a virtual conversation on Health Equity with United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams. We’re sharing this discussion with you today. As our “Nation’s Doctor,” Vice Admiral Adams works to advance the health of the American people. His motto is “better health through better partnerships.” He oversees the operations of more than 6,000 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of our nation. He is also a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force, and previously served as the Health Commissioner of Indiana, where he led the State’s responses to Ebola, Zika, and to the largest HIV outbreak in the United States related to injection drug use. Before we turn to the episode, I want to take a moment to thank my friend, Dr. Herman Williams, for personally sponsoring this event. Dr. Williams is a board member of NashvilleHealth and author of CLEAR! Living the Life You Didn’t Dream Of. You can find out more at hermanwilliamsmd.com.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
89 - Diane Seloff, MBA – Former Aspire Health COO on Building a Company from 6 Employees to 750
Diane Seloff is an expert business strategist and operations leader. We worked together in building Aspire Health, the nation’s leading non-hospice, community-based palliative care company that was acquired by Anthem in 2018. In our conversation today, we do a deep dive on how to build a multi-million dollar healthcare company from the ground up – the successes, the failures, and the lessons learned. Diane and I continue to work together today in our new company, CareBridge, where she serves as Chief Operating Officer.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
88 - Senator Frist joins Larry King on PoliticKING – Election 2020, White House Pandemic Response, and the President’s COVID diagnosis
Last week I joined my longtime friend, Emmy-award winning television host Larry King to talk Covid-19, the 2020 Presidential election, and the Administration’s successes and shortcomings in pandemic response. Our interview aired on his show, PoliticKING, which you can find on Hulu and Ora TV. New episodes air every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30pm ET. Thanks to Larry and his team for letting me share our interview with our listeners.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
87 - Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Prabhjot Singh is Associate Professor of Medicine, Health System Design and Global Health at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, as well as Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center on Healthcare. Dr. Singh was the inaugural Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai and founding Chair of the Department of Health System Design and Global Health. He also served as Vice-Chair of Medicine for Population Health. Before coming to Mount Sinai, he was a faculty member at Columbia University and co-chair of the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, a partnership of organizations dedicated to increasing the number and quality of health workers in sub-Saharan Africa. Throughout his career, he has focused on how advances in community health systems globally can improve health in America, and is the author of Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise. Show Notes: More info on Dr. Singh’s book, “Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise”: http://www.prabhjotsingh.org/dying-and-living Dr. Singh’s 2013 op-ed: “Harlem hate crime victim Prabhjot Singh: I’m feeling gratitude,” NY Daily News, 9/24/13, https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hate-victim-prabhjot-singh-feeling-gratitude-article-1.1466721
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