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Incisive debate on healthcare policy and politics - a no B.S. insider’s view of what works and what doesn’t in American healthcare.

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Episode 118 – Jessica DaMassa & Matthew Holt: Omicron & Other Variants

Jessica Damassa and Matthew Holt, hosts of the Health in 2 Point 00 Podcast, join the show to discuss the Omicron variant, high digital health company valuations, climate change and much, much more.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comSubscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...... Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3GlciwjWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lstAKZz08pQAbout Jessica Damassa:Jessica Damassa is the Exec. Producer and host of ‘WTF Health – What’s the Future, Health?', an interview series taking her around the world to 17 different health tech conferences in 11 different countries to continue her quest of asking everyone everywhere about the future of health – and what is wrong with it right now. She also co-hosts the podcast Health in 2 Point 00, which airs on The Health Care Blog with editorial commentary and analysis on the latest stories shaping the health tech market. About Matthew Holt:Matthew Holt has spent many years in health care as a researcher, forecaster, and strategist. He has conducted in-depth studies about many aspects of health care for public release and private clients. He is the founder of The Health Care Blog, where he publishes his analysis and opinions about health care. He is also the co-host of the Health in 2 Point 00 podcast.#healthcaretechnology #health #omnicronvariant #digitalhealth #healthcareindustry #healthcareinnovation
November 30, 2021

Episode #117 – Who is Dr. Robert Califf?

President Biden nominated Dr. Robert Califf to lead the FDA. Who is he? Is he a good choice? John and David give you the lowdown. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6WEs8Ksi7bgSubscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...... Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #FDA #health #CareTalk
November 22, 2021

Episode #116: Will Biosimilars Cure High Drug Prices?

Many medical experts predict that biosimilars are essential to the future of healthcare. What are they and how will they shake up the pharmaceuticals industry? John and David have the answers.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MTCvnvePGI0Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #health #biosimilars #caretalk
November 15, 2021

Episode #115 – Transforming Community Need into Health Impact

Dan Brillman (CEO, Co-Founder of UniteUs) joins the show to discuss how UniteUs is building healthier communities by connecting health and social care. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comAbout Dan Brillman: Dan Brillman graduated from Yale University in 2006 and worked in finance andconsulting before joining the Air Force Reserves as a combat pilot, where he still servestoday. As an aircraft commander, Dan earned several combat air medals during multipledeployments both in Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and also serves as a Joint StrategicLiaison Officer for Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). After earning his MBA from ColumbiaBusiness School in 2012, Dan worked in venture capital in NYC, where he focused oninvesting and technological innovation. Dan co-founded Unite Us in 2013.#healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #health #caretalkFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj
November 12, 2021

Episode #114 – What's in the Biden Bill?

John and David dissect President Biden’s Build Back Better Bill and weigh-in on how it could impact healthcare. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3GlciwjWatch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z35dzIoOC5QFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#Health #HealthcareBusiness #HealthcarePolicy #BuildBackBetter
November 1, 2021

Episode #113 – Are We Ready for Digital First Primary Care?

Should patients be required to see their doctors online first for all non-emergency care? John and David weigh in on digital first primary care. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/M2ppQnADOzwFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#Health #PrimaryCare #HealthcareBusiness #HealthcarePolicy #HealthcareTechnology
October 25, 2021

CareTalk

Caretalk is a weekly podcast that provides incisive debate on healthcare policy and politics - a no B.S. insider’s view of what works and what doesn’t in American healthcare. After a quarter century bantering with one another, John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) launched CareTalk to publicly debate healthcare policy and business topics, including drug pricing, digital health, the pandemic, Medicare for All, racial disparities and more. Since 2017 they’ve co-hosted 110+ episodes and interrogated prominent guests from industry, government, and academia.
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John Driscoll, CEO, CareCentrix

John Driscoll, CEO, CareCentrix

John Driscoll has been at the center of healthcare innovation for more than two decades, leading large companies across sectors.

He is currently the CEO of CareCentrix, the industry leader in bringing healthcare to the home, following successful stints helping lead healthcare technology (Castlight), pharmacy benefit managers (Medco, SureScripts) and insurance (Oxford) companies. John’s ongoing interest in and dedication to public health and healthcare innovation led to being selected by the Obama White House for its Entrepreneurs in Residence program to advise the FDA on innovation. John also serves as the Chairman of the Waystar Corporation and is an active investor in emerging healthcare technologies.

He helped found Testing for America and serves on its Governing Council and is the Co-Chair of the United States of Care’s Entrepreneurs Council. He chairs the Truman National Security Project, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. John is a Board Member for the Alliance for Hunger. John has published articles in national publications including the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian and Politico.
David Williams, President, Health Business Group

David Williams, President, Health Business Group

David Williams is a healthcare business consultant, board member and blogger. He is President of Health Business Group, which he co-founded in 2003 after more than a decade with the Boston Consulting Group and LEK. As an independent board member, David helps build value for companies including iCardiac Technologies (cardiac safety), Clerio Vision (medical lasers), Vericred (data utility for health insurance), and Home Care Delivered (medical supplies). For a decade he chaired the board of the Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe, which provides professionally trained volunteer clowns at the bedside.

David has been a reviewer and chairman for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, helping implement HITECH and Obamacare. He is frequently quoted on healthcare topics by NPR, Business Week, Al Jazeera, US News, The Boston Globe, and others. He has written and podcasted for his Health Business Blog since 2005. David holds a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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