Is Behavioral Healthcare Doomed or Salvageable?

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Is Behavioral Healthcare Doomed or Salvageable?

March 8, 2024

Is Behavioral Healthcare Doomed or Salvageable?

Behavioral healthcare should work for everyone, but too often it’s inaccessible, stigmatized, unreimbursed, and disconnected from physical healthcare. Today’s guests Kyle Talcott and Missy Krasner from Uplift and Redesign Health respectively are on a mission to change that reality for the better.

So is the behavioral health system doomed to be in crisis forever? Or can technology, better business models and entrepreneurs make the difference?

(1:30) Innovations and progress in behavioral healthcare
(7:00) Is there a severe provider shortage in behavioral health?
(10:13) The imbalance in behavioral healthcare
(14:30) Measuring value and improvement in mental health
(20:47) The role of big tech companies in healthcare
(24:44) The need for affordable behavioral healthcare

CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.

Kyle Talcott is a Co-Founder of UpLift Health Technologies. Kyle served as Chief Financial Officer at Ingenios Health Holdings. He served as vice president of finance, planning, and corporate development. He helped grow Audax Health to more than 60 employees in less than 24 months while raising more than $30 million in private debt and equity.

Prior to Audax, Kyle served in various entrepreneurial roles for startup companies in industries ranging from energy to social development. He earned a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s in entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.

Missy is a seasoned healthcare operator with 30+ years in the healthcare and digital health industry. She has worked at large technology companies (Amazon, Google, Box), startups, foundations, the U.S. government, and venture capital. She is currently a Venture Chair at Redesign Health. Prior to Redesign, she led various healthcare initiatives at Amazon, working across PillPack/Amazon Pharmacy, Amazon Care, AWS and most recently the Alexa Health & Wellness team. She served as Vice President and Managing Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at Box, a publicly traded cloud collaboration company.

Missy led policy and communications at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a healthcare policy think tank, and worked at Aetna where she led provider marketing during two corporate mergers. Missy has an M.A. from Stanford University in healthcare policy, communications, and business administration, as well as a B.A. in English Literature and Theater from UCLA.

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