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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 #124 – Alzheimer's, Aduhelm & Medicare: What's Next?

Aduhelm was the first new Alzheimer's treatment approved by the FDA in 18 years. However, its approval proved to be exceptionally controversial, as many medical experts and doctors opposed the drug, due to the lack of evidence that it is actually effective in slowing memory loss.In this episode, John and David discuss how Aduhelm got approved and the polarizing affect it is having on US healthcare as whole. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comView this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XGVC0E0XCxAFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #aduhlem #alzheimers #medicare
January 18, 2022

Episode #123 – Is It Getting Worse to Be a Nurse?

We are nearly two years into the pandemic and there is a lot of dysfunction in our healthcare system. In the midst of the omicron wave, we are facing a tremendous nursing shortage, at a time when we need them most. In this episode, John and David tackle the shortage, while exploring the implications it can have for our healthcare system as a whole. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yZEqCmbML8cFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #nursing #nursingshortage #medicine #healthcareservices  #post-acutecare
January 13, 2022

Episode #122 – Riding The Omicron Wave

2022 kicks off with a bang, as COVID 19 cases surge throughout the USA and the rest of the world. But could Omicron be the final big wave before COVID 19 weakens and downgrades to an endemic? John and David (who is currently battling Omicron himself) speculate.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...... Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/r71YeC3i8ykFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #omicron #covid19#healthcare
January 5, 2022

Episode #121 – Gen. Stan McChrystal on Risk

General Stanley McChrystal rejoins the show to discuss his new book "Risk" and what US healthcare can learn from it. View this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/otYLZXsePPgVisit us at www.caretalkpodcast.com"Risk: A User's Guide" by Stanley McChrystal on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3eciWrWFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #stanleymcchrystal #risk #healthcarebusiness #healthcare #postacutecare
December 20, 2021

Episode #120 – Year of the Vaccine

In the last episode of the year, John and David look back on the biggest healthcare stories of 2021, "the year of the vaccine." Viagra reducing dementia, the explosion of Medicaid, the rise of Delta and Omicron. 2021 was quite the year for healthcare and CareTalk is sending it off with a bang! Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5Is765jGShsFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #2021 #healthcare #postacutecare
December 15, 2021

Episode #119 – Why is COVID Political?

Why is COVID being politicized? Will it lessen over time? In this episode, John and David discuss why COVID is such a politically polarizing topic and what lessons we can learn from HIV. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/F5jYZwIwrC0Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #COVID19 
December 7, 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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Episode #123 – Is It Getting Worse to Be a Nurse? John and David tackle the shortage, while exploring the implications it can have for our healthcare system as a whole.