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Health Affairs editors discuss this week's most pressing health policy news.

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The Gary Bisbee Show is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.


The anatomy of digital health.

Digital Health 101

This podcast dives into the organizational and structural requirements for successful transformation to a new health paradigm.

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Where healthcare leaders see their problems and challenges through a brand-new lens.

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Amplifying the voices and achievements of women in Health IT

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Explore some of the biggest problems in healthcare, and hear from industry leaders about how technology is being deployed to solve them.

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Revisiting streamlined consumer blood testing — with David Stein

While the world has been glued to Elizabeth Holmes' trial, the digital health startup world hasn't given up on the original dream of Theranos: convenient, accessible, low-cost blood testing available at retail locations in the community. In today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock checks in with David Stein, CEO of Babson Diagnostics. The company has developed a low-volume blood test that can be operated without a phlebotomist and can perform a large panel of often-requested diagnostics. Jonah and David discuss why this technology is important, how it works, and what it's like to operate in this space when the wounds from the Theranos scandal are still fresh.Talking points:Babson’s pitch (and the elephant in the room)Doing accessible blood testing “without cheats”Partnering with retailers, Siemens, and BDInnovating the blood draw itself, and why its importantInnovating the logistics of the testing industryA win-win for consumers, payers, providers, and retailersHow easy consumer blood testing can fit into other virtual care trendsThe impact of the Theranos scandal on the blood testing industryHow Babson approaches innovation at scaleConsumer blood testing and health equityHelping people take control of their own healthIntegrating point solutions into one healthcare ecosystemMore about this episode:Theranos whistleblower talks ethics in health tech startupsTime for Innovation in Blood Testing Technology (from Babson's website)'Omnichannel' is the new watchword as big tech, retail get serious about healthcareBlood testing startup partners with Israel’s Sheba Medical Center to support COVID-19 quarantine measures
November 26, 2021
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37: A Special Thanksgiving

In This Episode:The days are shorter and colder, but this second COVID-19 thanksgiving is much more hopeful than last year’s. At Think Medium we are thankful for many things. We are thankful for the healthcare workers who provided stellar care during such a stressful time. We are thankful that the percentage of our fellow Americans having been vaccinated continues to increase. And we are thankful to you, our audience, for being a part of our amazing journey. For this holiday episode, we asked leaders what they are thankful for and happiest about this Thanksgiving. Key Insights:Thank You Vaccines. Julie Yoo, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder of Kyruus, shared that she is thankful for the advancement in mRNA vaccine technology and vaccine delivery. (1:50)Thank You (Almost) Normalcy. Matthew Dicks is a storytelling coach, bestselling author, and elementary school teacher. He is thankful that some aspects of life, such as teaching in person, have returned close to normal. (2:32)Thank You Science. Ruth Williams-Brinkley, President of Mid-Atlantic States at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, shared her thankfulness for her family, friends, frontline workers, and researchers that developed the vaccines. (4:05)Thank You Life. Lieutenant General Scott Dingle is the Surgeon General of the United States Army and the Commanding General for the Army Medical Command. He is thankful for his health, family, and opportunity to serve Army Medicine. (8:09)
November 25, 2021
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Using AI in the Operating Room

In this episode, we are privileged to host Sanjeev Agrawal, President and CEO at LeanTaas. This is a healthcare software company that increases patient access to medical care. When Stefano first met Sanjeev at the first DocSF Conference, the company was just a start-up. Today, the company has grown into an established and well-funded company that is changing how we manage hospitals across the country.   Sanjeev recounts his healthcare entrepreneurial journal, which began when his team successfully solved a Stanford Cancer Institute problem. He discusses machine learning applications and gives excellent real-world examples of problems where machine learning can be applied. We also tackled the data they are looking for to solve problems and where machine learning is going in the future.    This conversation is fascinating, not just on how to solve complex healthcare problems utilizing accurate data, because there's more to it than that, so make sure to tune in!   About Sanjeev Agrawal Sanjeev serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer for LeanTaaS. Sanjeev was Google's first Head of Product Marketing. Since then, he has led three successful startups - CEO at Aloqa (acquired by Motorola), VP Products & Marketing at TellMe Networks (acquired by Microsoft), and Founder & CEO at Collegefeed (acquired by After College).   Sanjeev graduated with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He started his career at McKinsey & Company and Cisco Systems before joining Google. Sanjeev is a Forbes contributor and also writes on his blog at He is an avid squash player and has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.    Key Takeaways:  LeanTaas cannot create volume, but it can help clinics and hospitals optimize patients physicians should be seeing.   The EHR has a historical record of all surgeries performed in the past by the block owner.  90% of a data science problem is the data. So science is important until you can extract meaning from it.   Most healthcare visits are not so simple.   Small data can make a world of difference.   Once you have clean data, then you can apply your algorithm.    Resources Website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @saagrawa
November 24, 2021
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#124: What Does Having Gratitude as a Core Value Look Like?

Today’s episode is all about gratitude and being grateful.We believe that practicing gratitude makes you a stronger person and a stronger healthcare leader.Gratitude is one of our six core values at MissingLogic® and in today’s episode we share how we practice gratitude in our business.We know it can be difficult to find things to be grateful for, during these challenging times.We share how we have looked at the opportunities in front of us and the positive things that have happened with gratitude.In fact, we are very grateful that we have the opportunity to help and serve healthcare leaders, like you, during these difficult times.We are very grateful to you, our listeners, our family, and our friends for supporting us throughout our journey.For full show notes and links, visit: you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to take good care of your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
November 24, 2021
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Using AI in the Outpatient Clinic

In this episode, we are privileged to host the fantastic Dr. Rajiv Sivendran, Co-Founder and CEO at Apprentice Health. He is an expert in the simulation space and optimization of resources. Rajiv is driven by the desire to solve problems in healthcare, and the idea for his company started when he was doing his MBA at Harvard.    Rajiv explains simulations and modeling, and links that to resource allocation and logistics in healthcare. He also discusses queueing theory, starting simulations in healthcare, the different variables involved, and ways to collect the healthcare data needed for the simulation. We hyper-focus on the power of the simulation approach and where it is heading. Rajiv provides powerful examples of simulations and where they can and cannot be successful. We also cover the marketing, ROI side of simulation, and more.    There are many potential uses of simulations, and this conversation is an excellent start to learn about it and how you can use it in your clinic or hospital, so tune in!   About Rajiv Sivendran, MD Rajiv Sivendran is the Co-Founder and CEO at Apprentice Health, a software that helps to deliver exceptional care by improving the use of their valuable resource - clinical time and space. Before Apprentice, he worked as an Attending Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and as a Clinical Fellow and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.    Key Takeaways: You have to understand the laws of nature that govern that specific niche.  A standard practice doesn't do simulation.  It is simpler to get started on something simple.  It is hard to build the data set in simulation.  Each sensor is uniquely identified to them when a patient comes in.  You can build your nuance into your simulation model. It could be super simple, or it could be super complex. Every doctor obeys the same rule of queueing.  The model can take different inputs to provide outputs specific to practice.  There are so many variabilities in healthcare.    Resources LinkedIn: Twitter: @rajiv_sivendran Website:
November 17, 2021
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What does patient engagement mean in healthcare, and how do you define it?

Todd Johnson’s work has always been about how we can make a patient’s experience more continuous. One of the most significant opportunities Todd recognizes in the use of these integration systems is behavior change. Information processing may be overwhelming, and this is why moving to digital systems will make this easier. The outcome is a win-win relationship for both patients and medical staff. Patients will have better clinical experiences; meanwhile, the team will save time.  Patient engagement is increasing over time with these technologies. Tune in to this episode to know much more about where we are headed.  About Todd Johnson Todd Johnson is a serial entrepreneur committed to building innovative products that engage patients and connect them to their care teams. He builds strong companies on products that address market needs and offer long-term strategic potential from great ideas. He is leading HealthLoop's evolution to become the foundation for GetWell Loop™ and managing the acquired Mountain View, Calif. office. Once the integration process is complete, his focus will influence GetWell Loop’s product development and sales strategy.  Todd holds a Bachelor of Administration in computer science from Cornell University. Key Take-aways  The gold standard in integration is to have all the information and data from a patient available.  Integration and Data systems create a win-win relationship.  This transformation in-patient care requires leadership and a change in how we think about it.  When deploying this technology, patient engagement was variable.  Patients will use these apps when it’s a way to communicate with the medical team instead of following instructions from it.  Resources Connect and Follow Todd on LinkedIn here: Learn more about the LearnMore GetWell Network here: Source: 
November 10, 2021
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What is 'Interoperability' in healthcare and why is it important?

The systems that store your health records across different providers are probably not talking to each other. Even if they are, it certainly didn't happen by accident.  This is a problem Niko Skievaski is working to solve. Interoperability is a technical term that comes from outside of healthcare. The meaning of it is when two or more systems can share data with each other.  Niko explains that there are three levels of Interoperability: The first level is one in which data is shared between systems or providers. The second level is within a single care setting, known as Integration. The last and third one is giving patients their data or Patient Authorized data Access.  The topic of data is something we could discuss for hours - but we don't have that kind of time! Instead, this episode is a greatly simplified way to understand it!   About Niko SkievaskiNiko Skievaski is a co-founder of Redox, a modern API layer for EHR integration. Before Redox, he co-founded a co-working space and business incubator in Madison that attracts fellow former-Epic employees interested in startups.  With Redox, he has raised $4 million to make an API that works as a bridge between healthcare data and the software that uses it, translating patients' records across platforms.  Niko has a Bachelor of Arts/Science from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts from Boston University. Key Take-aways  HL7 is the most used integration standard used.  HL7 can be understood as a language.  Integration space needs to be bi-directional.  API stands for Application Program Interface  Interoperability is in the middle of data governance and the legal part of sharing.  A patient’s data could be hundreds of pages long. We have information at our fingertips during this century. Resources Connect and Follow Niko on LinkedIn here:  Know more about Redox here: Medcity News:,Health%20IT%2C%20Startups  Forbes: 
November 3, 2021
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How to Deliver Healthcare in 250+ Languages

The importance of understanding each other: video remote interpreting platforms. Health disparities are as broad and different as a color palette. Jamey Edwards works to improve them with Cloudbreak Health. Trust in the patient-provider encounter is essential and necessary in the 21st Century. This is why he started providing language services to enhance these barriers in medicine. The pandemic has caused everything to turn towards digital solutions. What used to be an in-person visit, now is an email or a phone call. This is where telemedicine is headed: the simplification of processes from the providers’ side. Also, the collaboration between institutions will boost to improve a single patient's experience.  Join Stefano and Jamey in this beautiful conversation about how technology will #humanizehealthcare! About Jamey Edwards Jamey is on a mission to fix healthcare. Jamey has founded and co-founded companies in hospital management, physician outsourcing, and telemedicine as a serial entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Cloudbreak Health, a leading unified telemedicine company currently performing over 130,000 encounters per month in over 1,900 healthcare venues nationwide. Jamey is a member of the Global Army of Healthcare Transformers of StartUp Health and is focused on two main moonshots of increasing access to care and driving the cost of care to zero. He graduated as a Tradition Fellow from Cornell University in 1996 & received his MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2003. Key Take-aways  The difference in Language is one of the most significant medical disparities across the globe.  Telemedicine is bringing patients closer to doctors.  With the advancement of technology, collaboration between institutions will be easier.  Technology is constantly changing and working to improve the patient’s experience.  Resources Connect and Follow Jamey Edwards on LinkedIn:  Follow Jamey Edwards on Twitter:  Visit Cloudbreak Health on the web:  Follow Cloudbreak Health on LinkedIn:  Follow Cloudbreak Health on Twitter: Follow Stefano Bini on Twitter: Follow Personalized Arthroplasty Society:
October 27, 2021
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What is a Digital Therapeutic? And how do they work?

Let's dive into digital therapeutics! In this episode of Digital Health 101, we feature one of our good friends and digital health leaders: Eugene Borukhovich. Eugene is a serial intra & entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, and podcast host; the list is long and impressive!  Eugene starts by answering the question "what is a digital therapeutic?" We dive into the history of digital therapeutics ('DTx'), the different forms DTx can take, the breadth of application, and some great examples of companies who are creating real solutions with evidence, engagement and business models. We also cover the impact DTx can have on accessing care, data collection, affordability, reimbursement and more.  Eugene also discusses the work of YourCoach.Health and how it supports health and wellness coaches to manage their business from end to end.  To learn more about digital therapeutics and Eugene's thoughts and insights, tune in to this episode! About Eugene Borukhovich Eugene is a serial intra and entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, speaker, and board advisor focusing on digital health. He is a Chairman and Founding Board Member at YourCoach Health and founder of Initium Impact Ventures. Prior to YourCoach, Eugene served as a Global Head of Digital Health at Bayer. He has also co-founded and sold a doctor rating startup and a consulting company. Key Takeaways A DTx delivers medical interventions directly to evidence-based patients, clinically evaluated to do the above: treat, manage, and even prevent different diseases and disorders.  The business models of DTx are being explored.  DTx promises to be affordable and offers digital access to a much larger population. All you need is a smartphone.  When the pandemic hit, emergency use went straight to the market for many behaviors and mental health-related digital therapies.  When people need help, that empathy is vital.  Mentions Akili Interactive Welldoc Omada Pear Therapeutics Big Health Guest Links and Resources Connect and Follow Eugene Borukhovich:  LinkedIn: Twitter: Eugene's Podcasts: Digital Therapeutics Edition on Digital Health Today: Digital Therapeutics Edition on Health Podcast Network:
October 20, 2021
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What is Virtual Reality? And how can it be used in healthcare?

In this episode we do a deep dive into virtual reality, and we are honored to feature a doctor synonymous with VR, Dr. Justin Barad.  In this interview, Justin defines virtual reality, shares some background context and history, and discusses some of the advantages of training in the VR world. He also talks about VR in healthcare, especially in surgery, pain, anxiety management, psychiatric space, and optometry space. Justin also shares his thoughts on possible areas of VR applications, how technology should be used in healthcare, and some studies showing a significant increase of skill transfer in the use of Osso VR.  Learn more about virtual reality and its impact on healthcare in this exciting episode of DH 101. Please tune in! About Justin Barad, MD Justin is the Co-Founder and CEO at Osso VR, a surgical training and assessment platform that teaches medical procedures in a highly realistic virtual environment. He is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley and an MD from UCLA, where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Key Takeaways: There's too much to learn in healthcare, and doctors cannot know it all.  There was an accelerating need for some way to train people remotely without needing to be physically together and without having access necessarily to patients, cadavers, or equipment. The VR platform is broadly applicable. In healthcare, it takes a village, and everything's a partnership.  Have a realistic expectation of what VR is and isn't. Working with technology is a skill set. First, you need to have a basic understanding of how the software works.   We need to make space and provide education around technology and integrate it more. We need to start thinking about how we can systematize creating the next generation of healthcare technologies. Connect and Follow Dr. Justin Barad on LinkedIn, Twitter, and the Web LinkedIn: Twitter: @jbhungry Website:
October 13, 2021
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Shafi Ahmed on Democratizing Surgical Training Through Virtual Reality

In this episode, we chat with Professor Shafi Ahmed about virtual reality and its application to democratize surgical training and surgical care. Through virtual surgeries, Dr. Ahmed is changing the medical approach to technology. Digital surgery is one of Dr. Ahmed’s main focus points. This has been something that hasn’t been around for long. He also discusses extended reality and technology specialties in the healthcare field.  Join the first episode of Digital Health 101 and discover the world-changing power of virtuality and tech in medicine! About Shafi Ahmed  Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi-award-winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, and entrepreneur. He is a 3x TEDx and an international keynote speaker. Prof. Ahmed is faculty at Harvard Medical School, Bart’s Medical School, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University, Bradford University, and Singularity University, where he teaches medicine, innovation, and digital transformation.  He is currently a member of the NHS Assembly advising on the long-term plan. He was previously an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health to help deliver innovation and digital Health and is the Vodafone UK Connected Health Ambassador. Key Take-aways  Extended reality is a concept referring to every combined (real and virtual) environment.  Digital surgery is still an innovative strategy.  People, specifically students, get more engaged when innovative tools are used. In VR and AI, one little piece becomes part of a more extensive structure for learning.  Technology will highlight gaps that we can’t see right now in surgery.  Guest Links and Resources: Connect and Follow Dr. Ahmed: LinkedIn  Follow Dr. Ahmed on Twitter:  Know more about Dr. Ahmed on his website:
October 6, 2021
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Trailer: Welcome to Digital Health 101

Welcome to the Digital Health 101 podcast. On this podcast, we explore and break down the building blocks of digital health, one technology at a time. We speak with experts to understand the fundamentals of how these technologies work. We take complex topics and present them in simple clear terms. We hear about the experiences of the innovators who are pushing the boundaries of technology and the clinical leaders who are putting them to use. Throughout this series, we'll explore how these technologies impact health access and health equity. Our goal is to keep anyone working in the healthcare space informed about the latest technologies, how they work and how they can be put to use whether that's on the patient's wrist, at the bedside or in the surgical suite. Follow this podcast on your favorite podcast player and sign up for our newsletter at, and thanks for joining us on the Digital Health 101 podcast.
September 29, 2021
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4: Putting Humanity in Healthcare

Meet Alexandra Drane:Alexandra Drane is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Currently, she is the co-founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS. Previously, she co-founded Eliza Corporation, Engage with Grace, Seduce Health, and Rebel Health. She served as a Wellness Expert for Prudential Financial and is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart. She is a board member or advisor for many organizations including RAND Health, Open Notes, and Harvard Medical School’s Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine.Key Insights:For Alexandra, community is the front line of health. She believes that healthcare should be driven by love and compassion, and that we are all more alike as humans than we are different.Humanity in Healthcare. Alexandra shares a personal anecdote about how healthcare is sometimes rigid and callous to the very patients it’s supposed to serve. Healthcare should be guided by kindness, support, and most importantly, love. (12:49)Don’t Get Comfortable. Making assumptions is risky. Especially with COVID-19, much of healthcare is in uncharted territory. If you feel confident that you have all the right answers, be afraid because that bubble might pop. (19:57)Life on the Edge. Part of being an entrepreneur is experiencing the constant whiplash between success and failure. There will always be ups and downs, so make sure to have a support system for the downs. At the same time, not everyone needs to be an entrepreneur, and that’s okay. (24:46)This episode is hosted by Marcus Osborne. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is the Senior Vice President for Walmart Health.Relevant Links:Read more about ArchangelsListen to her TEDMED talk: “What five questions can save your Life or end it?”“Supporting unpaid caregivers in crisis: A talk with Alexandra Drane” by McKinsey & CompanyFollow Alexandra on Twitter  
November 23, 2021
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Newsday – Health IT 2022 Predictions, Technology in Labor Shortage and the Future of Interoperability

November 22, 2021: Tony Thornton, Principal Advisor, Federal Health Care at World Wide Technology joins Bill for the news today. What should interoperability look like in eight years? ONC asked, you answered. What can health IT do to address the nursing shortage? What exactly is federal healthcare and how do you drive it? How do we align technology to ensure we are meeting the needs of the customers? We're starting to see amazing AI and machine learning tools and analyzing large amounts of data. The challenge is still getting that data to move and the quality of that data, once it moves. How can we clean it up so that these tools can benefit us?Key Points:00:00:00 - Introduction00:12:10 - Individuals will have internet based access to their past, present and future electronic health information from clinical and administrative sources00:12:30 - Individuals and health professionals will be able to discover and compare online, the costs of healthcare services, procedures or drugs before it is ordered and prescribed 00:19:10- Public health response, and preparedness will be driven by real-time data that allow public health agencies to quickly identify when and where infectious  disease breaks out World Wide TechnologyStories:COVID Telehealth Fraud Caused $1.4B in Losses: DOJ - The Crime ReportWhat it will take to maintain the accelerated pace of innovation in health care post-pandemic - Health EvolutionWhat should interoperability look like in eight years? ONC asked, you answered - Healthcare IT NewsCHS Ready to Play More Offense on Nurse Recruiting, Training - Healthcare Innovation
November 22, 2021
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Industry Voices: Baking equity into healthcare business models

In the second episode of "Industry Voices", we talk to a range of healthcare changemakers encountered at HLTH in Boston last month about health equity. Is the industry's attitude toward this important topic changing? Is it changing fast enough? And what steps and attitudes will be necessary to make the future of healthcare an inherently equitable one?This episode features the voices of Cityblock Health President Toyin Ajayi, UC Davis Chief Information and Digital Health Officer Ashish Atreja, Digital Medicine Society CEO Jennifer Goldsack, Deloitte Partner Peter Micca, and Uber Global Head of Health Caitlin Donovan.More about this episode:Cityblock rakes in $400M for platform focused on Medicaid and low-income populations and other digital health fundingsModernizing Medicare and Medicaid means addressing the affordability crisisDeloitte's Gebreyes: 'Health equity is a moral imperative that requires a business solution'Leveraging technology to achieve health equityAddressing health inequities upstream can curb later health disparitiesHealth equity, SDOH key priorities for ONC, says deputy national coordinatorHealth IT and racial justice: Expanding access, ending disparities, empowering communities (Healthcare  IT News Special Collection)HFMA's first Black chair tells finance leaders to focus on diversity, inclusion and health equity
November 19, 2021
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3: Meet the Hosts: Marcus Osborne

In this episode, we get to know Day Zero Advisory Council member Marcus Osborne. Marcus Osborne serves as Senior Vice President, Walmart Health, where he is focused on furthering Walmart’s goal of providing quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible.
November 19, 2021
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The ACA and Health Policy at the Supreme Court with Katie Keith

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has faced legal challenges. With the law on the books for more than 10 years, the measure is still facing litigation.Cases currently pending before the Supreme Court include Section 1557, the ACA’s primary nondiscrimination provision. The court is still considering to take on additional cases against the ACA related to the health insurance tax and hospital reimbursement policies.To discuss and make sense of the myriad challenges and lawsuits, Georgetown University's Katie Keith joins Health Affairs' Senior Editor Chris Fleming on Health Affairs This Week. Together, they review the latest ACA challenges [and litigation] and where the courts may take the measure. Related Links: ACA Litigation Round-Up: What's Resolved, What's On Hold, And What's Still Moving? (Health Affairs Blog) Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C. (SCOTUSblog) CVS Health Partners With Disability Community In Commitment To Affordable And Equitable Access To Health Care Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (SCOTUSblog) Supreme Court Whether 340B Hospitals Retain Discounts on Medicare Part B Drugs (Commonwealth Fund) Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Castro | Stitcher | Deezer | Overcast
November 19, 2021
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Bill & Drex Recap Conference Sprint: HLTH, CHIME & Healthcare 2 Healthcare

November 19, 2021: Bill and Drex discuss the latest round of in-person (yippee!) conferences. HLTH, CHIME & Healthcare 2 Healthcare. The top five themes that came up were Labor Shortage, Cybersecurity, Digital Front Door, Automation and Care Venues. As a CIO, what do you do when staff members start getting better offers elsewhere? What are the keys to staff retention? Why do some health systems handle the recovery from ransomware attacks really well and others suffer? What is happening in the world of automation and specifically clinical automation tools? And can we figure out how to adopt them very quickly? And care venues are getting smaller, more creative and more specialized. These new settings are driving CIO's to come up with new ways to do things they’ve never ever done before. Key Points:00:00:00 - Intro00:03:20 - Will company cultures start to decay as we continue to look at each other through a screen?00:12:50 - Digital health is about simplicity. It’s about thinking about patients as consumers and how they deal with all the other online parts of their life today.00:14:40 - There's a significant nurse shortage coming right down the pike00:19:30 - The 3 companies to watch in 2022 are Transcarent, Best Buy and Walmart
November 19, 2021
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36: Paying for Health, Not for Healthcare

Meet Felicia Norwood:Felicia Norwood is the Executive Vice President and President for Anthem’s Government Business Division. Prior to Anthem, she was the Director for Illinois’ Department of Healthcare & Family Services. She held numerous leadership positions in her nearly 20-year tenure with Aetna. Felicia has over 25 years of commercial and government healthcare operations, strategy, and management experience. Key Insights:Felicia Norwood’s career has spanned public and private healthcare. In both circumstances, she learned to work across the aisle and build bridges. Stepping Out of the Box. Be curious and ask about other roles you are interested in, even if you aren’t a traditional fit. (11:54)Value-Based Care. The future of healthcare is whole person health. Value-based contracts are here to stay, and will likely grow. (32:55)You Define You. People will have issues around race and gender, but don’t let other’s issues define you. (41:05)Simplify Healthcare. If Felicia could snap her fingers and change one thing, it would be to make healthcare simpler. (41:18)Relevant Links:“Anthem Names Felicia Norwood Executive Vice President and President, Government Business Division” by Business WireRead or listen to an interview that dives deep into Felicia’s life growing up as part of the Governor Jim Edgar series
November 18, 2021
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MongoDB Presents: FHIR and the Future of Healthcare at Humana

To give patients the healthcare experience they expect, providers and payers must first free themselves from rigid data architectures, legacy hardware, and monolithic patient record and care applications. Hear how Humana is using FHIR to address these challenges and build the future of connected healthcare.
November 17, 2021
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#123: You Have All the Time You Need to Care for You!

One of the biggest mistakes healthcare leaders make today is thinking they don't have enough time to care for themselves but have time for everybody else.We know you're pushed to the limit right now, and you're dealing with staff shortages and increasing competing demands of your priorities.In this podcast, we discuss what it really means when people say, "I don't have time for me."We talk about three behaviors that indicate you're making the mistake of believing you don't have enough time.We also share proven strategies for flipping this belief, so you can prioritize caring for yourself.For full show notes and links, visit: you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to take good care of your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
November 17, 2021
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2: Removing the Opacity in Healthcare

Meet Chris Severn:Chris Severn is the CEO and co-founder of Turquoise Health, which is an online platform that facilitates healthcare price transparency for patients, providers, and payers. Chris previously founded the organizations Acosta and Improv Bridge. His experience with hospital revenue cycles began as a consultant for Triage Consulting Group. Chris has a degree in Business Administration and Management from UC Berkeley.Key Insights:Turquoise Health will hit its one year mark this December. Chris shares his advice for early-stage startup founders and insights into price transparency.Staying True to their Vision. Chris and his co-founder found that some investors wanted to utilize their product to maintain the status quo of healthcare price opacity. They stuck to their mission of transparency, and were able to find the right investors and clients that shared their vision. (13:43)Take Care of Yourself.Chris shares that he recently took a vacation. Startup founders often don’t let themselves take breaks, but Chris knows he performs best when balanced. The pandemic put in perspective that Turquoise is important to him, but other aspects of life are important too. (26:04)Go All In! For a long time, Chris tried to “dip his toe in the water” in starting Turquoise, without fully committing. He shares that Turquoise really took off once he went all in. (28:15)Relevant Links:Check out Turquoise HealthFollow Chris Severn on Twitter“Chris Severn, Turquoise Health, on Bringing Price Transparency to Healthcare” by The Pulse by Wharton Digital Health“Tech Firm Opens Price Transparency Platform to Researchers For Free” by Health Leaders Media
November 16, 2021
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Newsday – Cloud, Cybersecurity, and Automation from Sirius’s Healthcare 2 Healthcare Event

November 15, 2021: Chris Mierzwa, Doug McMillian and Eli Tarlow sit down with Bill at the Sirius Healthcare 2 Healthcare Event to discuss cloud, cybersecurity, automation, labor shortages and more. Why has healthcare been specifically targeted by cyber criminals over the last year? How can health systems protect against a common entry point; phishing? If you get breached, do you know how quickly your health system will bounce back? We’ve heard about clinical automation and IT automation and security automation. AI automation seems to be the new conversation that's going on in healthcare. Is it better to go for a full cloud or hybrid environment? What are CIOs currently saying about cloud? What about latency? And agility?Key Points:00:00:00 - Intro00:07:40 - You actually get smarter when you leave the CIO role and start doing consulting00:11:10 - We led towards Azure for our public cloud00:15:40 - If you get the architecture wrong, you could line yourself up for a world of hurt00:31:20 - RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is a hot topic. It’s the buzz word everybody's throwing out.Sirius Healthcare
November 15, 2021
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