How the healthcare system fails patients, and how it can do better — with Matthew Zachary
Matthew Zachary — cancer survivor, patient advocate, influencer, pianist, and podcast DJ — joins host Jonah Comstock to tell his story and break down his patient’s-eye view of the healthcare system and what needs to change for it to serve its consumers better. In a wide-ranging conversation with Matthew’s irreverent style, they address topics like patient experience, financial incentives, socio-economic disparities, and more.
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- Matthew’s patient story
- Patient advocacy in a nutshell
- The beginnings of the modern patient-centered movement and the founding of Stupid Cancer
- Challenges in today’s healthcare system
- What can healthcare stakeholders do to make life better for patients?
- Aligning monetary incentives with patient needs and experiences
- Clinical trial databases as an example of profits over patients
- The challenge of bringing good care to minority and underserved groups
- The gaps between innovation, adoption, and patient awareness
More about this podcast:
Focus on Health Equity (our new collection page)
The Stupid Cancer Show (Matthew’s previous podcast)
Out of Patients (Matthew’s current podcast)