Bright Spots in Healthcare

Bright Spots in Healthcare

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Proactively Managing Risk via Innovations in Last Mile Care

Health leaders from Network Health, Health Net, Priority Health, and discuss how top health plans improve risk assessment and quality measures through innovations and at-home testing.    Topics include: Strategies for deploying novel solutions to drive member engagement and reduce costs for members, especially among traditionally unengaged populations Why removing barriers to testing with at-home solutions is a boon to health equity How accurate staging improves health outcomes for members with chronic conditions Working with provider networks for better management of members’ health   Panelists: Pooja Mittal, MD, Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, Health Net, Inc.; Megan Schmidt, Sr. Vice President, Employer Solutions, Priority Health; Mushir Hassan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Network Health; Jonah Mink, MD, Medical Director,   This episode is sponsored by is the global leader in turning the smartphone camera into a clinical-grade medical device for an at-home urinalysis and digital wound management.    Their at-home kidney test, Minuteful Kidney, aids in the early detection of chronic kidney disease and helps close gaps in access and care for over 500,000 patients worldwide. It is the first and only smartphone-powered home kidney test to receive FDA clearance and the first digital health test to obtain FDA clearance across all smartphone devices.    Healthy IO is partnered with some of the nation's leading health plans and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom b/c of the test’s ease of use, high completion rates, and huge potential savings.   They are the first company to convert your smartphone into a clinical-grade medical device to allow patients to take the test – and receive results – in the comfort of their homes.  
December 2, 2022

Peer Support to Improve Medicare Advantage Outcomes

Motivating Medicare Advantage members to take the clinical actions needed to promote and support their care is a high priority for health plans. Data shows that talking to peers with whom they can relate and share common health issues benefits members and engages them more in their health   Our panel of experts from Humana, Regence, SCAN Health Plan and Wisdo discuss how incorporating peer support programs in your MA plans can improve clinical outcomes, lower costs and boost engagement for members with chronic diseases, behavioral health issues and other social determinants of health. Hear "bright spots" and practical strategies you can implement in your health plan.   Panelists: Mike Franz, MD, Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Regence; Lisbeth Briones-Roberts, Chief Togetherness Officer, SCAN Health Plan; Jennifer Spear, Associate Director, Population Health, Humana; Boaz Goan, Founder & CEO, Wisdo Health.   This episode is sponsored by Wisdo Wisdo is a peer support and clinical referral platform designed to address the harmful consequences of loneliness, social isolation, and lack of engagement on health and medical costs.  Founded in 2018, over 500,000 adults ages  18-80 have joined Wisdo, making it one of the market's largest and most diverse peer support platforms. Wisdo clients include health plans, gov’t agencies, behavioral health providers, and SDOH services.
November 18, 2022

Staying Ahead of Star Ratings: Planning & Execution Strategies

Julianne Eckert, Senior Director of Clinical Quality, Clover Health, Andre Bliss, Director of Medicare STARs, UPMC Health Plan and Marisa Howard, Senior Director, MA Operations, Evolent Health, share practical strategies and best practices to help Medicare Advantage plans to execute a successful star rating strategy. Learn significant trends and gain critical insights to help your plan earn and sustain a 4+ star rating in an era of rapid change!   This episode is sponsored by Evolent Health Services Evolent Health Services is disrupting healthcare administration, generating exceptional clinical efficacy and better risk adjustment for health organizations while simplifying the overall administration process. Similar to what Tesla did with automobiles and Amazon did with retail, Evolent Health Services is helping to transform our healthcare industry from antiquated to innovative. The uniqueness of Evolent is TECH: they have the industry’s only trustworthy end-to-end integrated platform, along with  TOUCH: some of the most innovative people in the business know how to operate the solution for and with every type of health plan.or risk-bearing provider org  
November 11, 2022

Health Equity: Place-Based Interventions

Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH joins Eric to discuss place-based interventions and how they are used to address health inequities. The place-based model focuses on improving health that aligns with community members, businesses, schools, churches and other institutions in a specific geographic location (a specific community or zip code). Omolara is a healthcare social entrepreneur, board-certified pediatrician, community health equity consultant, career transition & business coach, public health researcher & health justice advocate. She is CEO & co-founder of Strong Children Wellness, a multi-award-winning healthcare practice network in NYC, providing integrated physical, mental, and social health services for low-income communities of color.    This Episode of the Bright Spots in Healthcare is sponsored by Socially Determined Socially Determined is leading the transformation of healthcare delivery and payment through social risk analytics and solutions. Their social risk analytics platform, SocialScape, social risk data and industry-leading expertise empower health plans, providers, and other risk-bearing organizations to manage risk, improve outcomes, and advance equity at scale. To learn more, visit  
November 3, 2022

How Hybrid Models Transform Value-Based Care

Hybrid care models provide a more personalized, flexible, and seamless patient journey, improving the in-person experience and giving patients more autonomy over their own care. Our expert panel discusses leveraging hybrid-care models to improve access to care, close gaps in care and improve outcomes. Learn successful strategies and best practices you can implement in your organization.   Panel:  Tracy Rico, Director, Virtual Care Services, Superior HealthPlan (Centene Corporation); Erika Pabo, MD, MBA, Vice President Transformation & Central Operations, Centerwell/Humana; Donna O’Shea, Chief Medical Officer of Population Health Management, UnitedHealthcare;; Elizabeth Hyatt, Director of Payer Solutions,TytoCare   This episode is sponsored by TytoCare TytoCare is one of the world leaders in enabling providers to practice healthcare virtually. Imagine remote physician exams from your home. TytoCare has a consumer friendly, remote exam system to deliver on the full promise of telehealth.
October 28, 2022

Co-Designing Social Care: Payers and Providers

The delivery of social care services in connection with healthcare requires new systems to organize the relationships and activities of healthcare payers, providers, community-based organizations (CBOs), and community members.    This panel will discuss integrating social care into healthcare delivery and the need for the organized delivery of social care services, including care coordination, through a multi-stakeholder health and social care ecosystem, as part of a whole-person approach to health.   Ji Im, MPH, Senior Director for Community and Population Health, CommonSpirit Sherry Novick, Community Health Lead, Social Health Practice, Kaiser Permanente June Simmons, MSW, CEO, Partners in Care Foundation Tim McNeil, COO & Founder, Freedmen’s Health   This episode is sponsored by the Partnership to Align Social Care Personal and community health outcomes significantly depend on our social, economic, and community conditions. Meeting our communities' social care and health care needs requires strengthening our systems of care and aligning health and social care. The Partnership to Align Social Care aims to achieve precisely this goal. We are a national collaborative that brings together healthcare and community leaders to co-design systems of care that will better meet the health and social care needs of individuals and communities. Learn more and join our efforts by visiting our website,
October 21, 2022

Bright Spots in Healthcare

Each week, we feature innovators in the healthcare industry to extract the strategies, tactics, and tools they utilize to generate extraordinary, positive outcomes. We highlight and breakdown these positive deviants, or "bright spots", so you can implement them in your organization.
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Eric Glazer

Eric Glazer

Executive Producer & Host

Eric Glazer is the founder and CEO of Shared Purpose Connect, the company that hosts and produces the Bright Spots in Healthcare podcast. He has over two decades of experience producing leading healthcare events and collaborative projects, launching new telehealth services, and running executive councils for the industry (i.e. Chief Medical Officer Council). Eric also leads Product Innovation and Client Experience for Teladoc Health (SPC is not affiliated or funded by Teladoc Health). Eric holds a BS and MBA in Health Care from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

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