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HealthBiz with David E. Williams
34 minutes | 6 days ago
Prognos Health CEO Sundeep Bhan on Healthcare Analytics
Prognos Health founder Sundeep Bhan’s family liked the idea of him becoming a doctor. But as long as he stayed as a pre-med in college they let him take whatever courses he wanted. He explored art history and communications, and eventually wandered back to healthcare as a company founder. It’s a good thing that he has that entrepreneurial streak, since one of his board members told him he was not employable.
24 minutes | 12 days ago
Wolters Kluwer CTO Jean-Claude Saghbini's pandemic predictions
Wolters Kluwer Health CTO, Jean-Claude Saghbini has been thinking a lot about how the pandemic will change healthcare. In this episode we discuss his predictions about scaling telehealth, accelerating evidence, predicting and preventing with AI, the changing roles of healthcare workers, and moving beyond interoperability to supra-operability.
32 minutes | 19 days ago
Aledade CMO Dr. Emily Maxson on Primary Care
As a primary care physician and Chief Medical Officer of Aledade, Dr. Emily Maxson helps independent primary care physicians participate in accountable care organizations, preserve their independence and financial viability, and boost quality and access for patients.
29 minutes | a month ago
ChartWise CEO Steven Mason on Clinical Documentation Improvement
In this episode of the HealthBiz Podcast, ChartWise Medical Systems CEO, Steven Mason shares his journey from New Orleans to Nashville, explains how his background in organizational development and consulting prepared him for corporate leadership, and opines on the impact of President Joe Biden’s Administration on healthcare.We discuss CDI: clinical documentation integrity, and how it’s shifting as payment models get more complex and COVID-19 upends traditional care patterns.
41 minutes | a month ago
Social Determinants of Health with Unite Us Leaders Taylor Justice and Christina Mainelli
After Taylor Justice was medically discharged from the Army, he learned firsthand about social determinants of health through working with other veterans. It led him to co-found Unite Us to digitally connect community services like housing, education and substance abuse counseling to meet the holistic needs of individuals.As Chief Operating Officer, Christina Mainelli brings her healthcare industry knowledge to link physical and behavioral healthcare with community based services to support a whole-person approach. And she brings her savvy in scaling up healthcare businesses.
40 minutes | a month ago
Javara CEO Jennifer Byrne talks clinical trials and integrated research
Jennifer Byrne has spent her whole career in clinical trials, working on more than 8000 studies. So she knows a thing or two about the needs of pharma sponsors, clinical sites and patients. As founder and CEO of Javara, Jennifer is spearheading a new concept: the integrated research organization or IRO, a novel model for bringing clinical research into the healthcare ecosystem.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Should I get a home genetic test? Ask business anthropologist Matt Artz
Matt Artz represents that rarest of specimens: the business anthropologist. In that role he advocates for the responsible design of human-centered technologies. He has a particular focus on the benefits --but mainly the risks-- of consumer DNA testing.
19 minutes | 2 months ago
What’s next for healthcare as Dems take the Senate?
It’s a momentous week in Georgia, Washington and these United States. In this special episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Bloomberg Intelligence Analyst, Brian Rye and I discuss the health policy implications of the likely 50+1 Democratic Senate majority. Listen as we discuss drug pricing, Medicare Advantage, and the public option.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
2020 hindsight. How my COVID predictions fared
I made 5 predictions about the COVID-19 pandemic in April, then graded myself in September. Tune in for the end of year update and a glimpse at 2021.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Medical indexing in the EHR era: EDCO CEO Andrew Fehlman
Have you ever heard of medical record indexing? I hadn’t until I met Andrew Fehlman, CEO of Solarity. His company works with major US health systems that have implemented top-end electronic medical records like EPIC and Cerner.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
GoCheck Kids CEO Kevon Saber shares vision with pediatricians
GoCheck Kids uses a smartphone based tool for early vision screening. CEO Kevon Saber talks about his own upbringing and how to make screening easy, even during the pandemic.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Real-time patient feedback with Feedtrail CEO Paul Jaglowski
Paul Jaglowski's Feedtrail takes patient experience surveys to the next level, collecting information during encounters. Legacy players like Press Ganey, Qualtrics and NRC are getting nervous.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Lyniate's Drew Ivan on interoperability
US healthcare is still a Tower of Babel, with electronic health records unable to communicate with one another. The pandemic has made things worse as people get testing and care in unusual settings. Lyniate's Drew Ivan charts the path out of this mess.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Amazon Halo Band or Apple Watch? Why not both?
Which is better: The Amazon Halo Band or Apple Watch? HealthBiz podcast host David Williams gives you the rundown based on his head-to-head test. And this episode is just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you can make the right holiday shopping decision.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Niall Brennan brings data to the healthcare party
Niall Brennan isn’t one to pull punches. From his perch as CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute he uses data to call out the moral and ethical failures of the US healthcare system. Insulin pricing, air ambulances, surprise billing, the pandemic. Whatever the topic, Brennan brings his sharp wit and deep reservoir of healthcare knowledge.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
ICER’s Dr. Steve Pearson and the COVID drug pricing model
Drug pricing is the hottest topic in healthcare, and ICER founder Dr. Steve Pearson is the coolest person to discuss it with. In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Steve describes how ICER compiles and analyzes clinical evidence to estimate the fair value of treatments for COVID-19 and other serious illnesses.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Jean Mixer: Boston Children’s digital health maven
Jean Mixer is Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Boston Children's Hospital. She discusses digital health, the pandemic, and what she'd do if she had a time machine.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Friends do business together: Clerio Vision’s Totterman and Zapesochny
Mike Totterman and Alex Zapesochny are childhood friends who've started two successful healthcare technology companies together. Listen to their latest plans to upend the LASIK and contact lens markets.Show notes:Mike’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/totterman/Alex’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/zapesochny/ iCardiac Technologies (now part of ERT) https://www.ert.com/icardiac/ Clerio Vision https://www.cleriovision.com/ The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-hard-thing-about-hard-things-ben-horowitz?variant=32122118471714 The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande http://atulgawande.com/book/the-checklist-manifesto/ Health Business Group https://healthbusinessgroup.com/ David’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/davideugenewilliams/
30 minutes | 4 months ago
The 30 Years’ War for value-based care: Archway’s Dave Terry
When Dave Terry started his career in healthcare three decades ago, he noticed something odd and disturbing. The fee-for-service model meant doctors were paid for quantity, not for quality or cost effectiveness. Since then he’s been working to do something about it: for the first twenty years at American Practice Management, then Partners Healthcare and Harborside Healthcare. He made progress, but also learned the limitations of acting against entrenched interests.For the last decade he’s gotten even more serious, co-founding Remedy Partners in the wake of the Affordable Care Act and then Archway Health, where he is CEO. Archway helps physicians jump into the meaningful risk-based payment models that are finally on offer from the Feds and private carriers.I compared Dave’s quest to the Thirty Years’ War, but reminded him that there was a Hundred Years’ War, too, so he better gird himself.Show notes:Dave’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-terry-19b370/Archway Health https://www.archwayhealth.com/ BPCI Advanced https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/bpci-advancedNo Rules Rules by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/606529/no-rules-rules-by-reed-hastings-and-erin-meyer/ The Everything Store by Bard Stone https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/brad-stone/the-everything-store/9780316219266/ Health Business Group https://healthbusinessgroup.com/ David’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/davideugenewilliams/
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Pharma jumps into digital health: Medullan’s Ahmed Albaiti
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the last to be transformed by the digital revolution. But companies like Roche and Novartis have been experimenting for a long while, and the fruits are finally ripening. Medullan CEO Ahmed Albaiti is a digital health pioneer. In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, he takes us on a trip down the memory lane of digital health, sharing pharma’s successes and failures. We discuss the shock brought on by COVID-19 and why software is often classified as a medical device. He also shares his vision for an integrated and harmonized future for pharma, payers, providers --and patients. Show notes:Ahmed’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmed-albaiti-211944/ Medullan https://www.medullan.com/Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300122237/nudge Health Business Group https://healthbusinessgroup.com/ David’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/davideugenewilliams/
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