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Episode #140 – Why is There a Baby Formula Shortage?

Baby formula is an essential for many parents, but the recent recall by Abbott labs has left them scrambling. The company, which is the biggest U.S. supplier of powder infant formula, initiated a recall and closed its Sturgis, Michigan, manufacturing plant after reports of serious bacterial infections in several infants and two deaths. The recall and shutdown has worsened a baby formula shortage among multiple manufacturers, which had been brewing for some time. But what caused the baby formula shortage in the first place? And why is this issue so difficult to solve? John and David have all the details. Watch this episode on YouTube Subscribe 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...... Find us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter #babyformulashortage #babyformula #abbottlabs #healthcarepodcast #healthcarepolicy #healthcarenews #healthcareindustry #caretalk #babyformularecall #babyformulashortageexplained #nationwidebabyformulashortage
May 16, 2022
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Episode #139 – Edo Banach on Palliative Care & Hospice

Edo Banach (President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization) joins the show to discuss everything you need to know about palliative care vs. hospice.This episode is sponsored by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Learn more about how IHI is improving health and healthcare by visiting them at www.IHI.org.Watch this episode on YouTubeFind us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter About Edo Banach:Edo Banach is President & CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  He previously was the Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Associate General Counsel at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.  Prior to that, Edo Banach was the Medicare Rights Center’s General Counsel.  Edo has also practiced health law at the firms of Latham & Watkins and Gallagher, Evelius and Jones, and clerked for U.S. Judge John T. Nixon of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Prior to attending law school Edo worked for the New York City Department of Homeless Services and Mayor’s Office of Operations. Mr. Banach holds a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.#hospice #palliativecare #musictherapy #cancertherapy #healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry
May 9, 2022
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Episode #138 – How the Pandemic Changed Primary Care

John & David dig into how the COVID-19 pandemic transformed primary care and explain why telehealth is here to stay. This episode is sponsored by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Learn more about how IHI is improving health and healthcare by visiting them at www.IHI.org.Subscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Find us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter #healthcarepodcast #caretalkpodcast #telehealth #primarycare #directprimarycare #nurses #nursing #doctors #hospitals #healthcare #covid19news #heatlchareindustry #healthcarepolicy
May 2, 2022
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Episode #137 – The End of the Mask Mandate

What was the cause for mask mandates ending? John and David investigate all of the details that led to the controversial decision. This episode is sponsored by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Learn more about how IHI is improving health and healthcare by visiting them at www.IHI.org.Subscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts Find us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter #healthcarepodcast #caretalkpodcast #maskmandate #digitalhealth #nurses #nursing #doctors #hospitals #healthcare #covid19news
April 25, 2022
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Episode #136 – TED Speaker, Juan Enriquez, on Technology, Genome & Healthcare

Juan Enriquez - academic, businessman, TED Speaker...CareTalk Guest?! Juan Enriquez joins the show to discuss everything from the impact of technology on human life, to the “age of genetic wonder.” This is one discussion you won’t want to miss.This episode is sponsored by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Learn more about how IHI is improving health and healthcare by visiting them at www.IHI.org.Subscribe 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/3GlciwjAbout Juan Enriquez: A broad thinker, Juan Enriquez bridges disciplines to build a coherent look ahead. He is the managing director of Excel Venture Management, a life sciences VC firm. He cofounded the company that made the world's first synthetic life form and seed funded a company that may allow portable brain reading.Enriquez's book, RIGHT/WRONG: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics, shows why we should be a little less harsh in judging our peers and ancestors and more careful in being dead certain that what we do today will be regarded as ethical tomorrow. In 2015, he published Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Shaping Life on Earth with Steve Gullans. The book describes a world where humans increasingly shape their environment, themselves and other species.#juanenriquez #tedtalks #ted #healthcaretechnology #healthcarepodcast #instituteofhealthcareimprovement #healthcareindustry
April 19, 2022
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Episode #135 – What is Long COVID?

Long COVID is affecting 8-23 million people in the US. But what is it and why is President Biden pushing the HHS to address it?Subscribe 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#healthcarepodcast #caretalkpodcast #longcovid #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy
April 11, 2022
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Episode #134 – Judge Ketanji Jackson's Views on Healthcare

Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. John and David discuss Judge Jackson’s healthcare views and speculate about how she’ll handle the pressing issues that she’ll hear in the Supreme Court. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_8mi3CFz180Subscribe 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 #healthcare #healthcarepodcast #caretalkpodcast
March 28, 2022
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Episode #133 – Jennifer Schneider: Homeward From Livongo

Jennifer Schneider (CEO, Homeward) joins the show to discuss how she plans to deliver quality healthcare to rural America. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iVQYZntK8ugSubscribe 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/3GlciwjAbout Jennifer Schneider: Jennifer Schneider is the CEO of Homeward, a technology-enabled healthcare provider delivering care to those who don’t have it, starting in rural America. Previously, Jennifer served 5 years as the Chief Medical Officer and President of Livongo. Jennifer was honored by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives and by Fierce Healthcare as Woman of Influence for our work empowering women and modeling diversity and inclusion in the workplace. #homewardhealth #livongo #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #health #caretalkpodcast
March 21, 2022
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Episode #132 – Why is Insulin So Expensive?

Why is the price of insulin so expensive in the USA? Will the house cap insulin cost at $35? Join John and David as they attempt to dig to the bottom of the long and complicated journey of insulin pricing.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4MKnltx5kgEFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#insulin #insulinpricing #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #healthcare #healthcarepodcast #health
March 15, 2022
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Episode #131 – KHN's Jordan Rau on Nursing Home Reform

Jordan Rau (Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News) joins the show to discuss everything from the state of healthcare journalism, to nursing home reform. Subscribe 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/3GlciwjAbout Jordan Rau:Jordan Rau, Senior Correspondent, reports on cost and quality in the American health care system with a focus on hospitals and nursing homes. He joined KHN at its founding in 2009 and specializes in data journalism. His articles have revealed: rampant infection control problems in nursing homes; dangerous daily swings in staffing levels in nursing homes; hospitals that do not follow their own charity care policies; byzantine ownership structures of skilled nursing facilities; and the proliferating and contradictory “best hospital” rating industry. On occasion he has digressed to write about the joys of remote schooling and the pretensions of children’s art. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he previously worked as a reporter at The Los Angeles Times and Newsday.Follow Jordan on Twitter: @JordanRau#Healthcareindustry #Healthcarepolicy #JordanRau #KaiserHealthNews #CareTalkPodcast #HealthcarePodcast #NursingHomeReform 
March 9, 2022
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#130 – Credo Founder Carm Huntress: How Do I Get My Medical Record?

The Cures Act was intended to give patients free & easy access to medical records, but many are still having trouble. Why is it so hard to access medical records? Carm Huntress (Founder & CEO, Creedo) rejoins the show to discuss how he plans on solving this problem once and for all. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rKKlCZshz3oSubscribe 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/3GlciwjAbout Carm Huntress:Carm is a entrepreneur and strategic leader with over 20 years of experience in startups focused around consumer and enterprise technology. His first web development and hosting company he started while in high school was eventually acquired in 2001. After finishing his degree in electrical engineering at Northeastern University in 2004, he went on to work for PlumVoice, an IVR and voice technology startup, where he ran their network operations. He later was asked to run product development at My Perfect Gig, a Northbridge and Commonwealth Venture start-up. After two years as CTO at Reef Partners, where he ran the technology for a number of portfolio companies, he became CTO at Audiogon.com, the largest high end audio site in the world. He managed the transition of the core technology platform and team for growth. In 2013 he moved to Denver where he founded RxREVU. #caretalkpodcast #thecuresact #medicalrecords #credo #carmhuntress. #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #ViVe2022 #healthpodcastnetwork
March 1, 2022
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Episode #129 – Why Has Medicaid Grown So Fast?

With the pandemic winding down, we may see the “health emergency” come to an end soon. It’s time to start talking about what a return to normalcy will look like, and a good place to begin is what happens to Medicaid.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/f5_lgEQLqHAFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#medicaid #affordablecareact #aca #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #health
February 22, 2022
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Episode #128 – Will Amazon Care Fail to Deliver?

It seems like everyone in healthcare has been intimidated by the prospect of competing with Amazon, but so far seem to be doing just fine. Are Amazon's healthcare pursuits overblown? John and David give us their take.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Hmi7n5JXW9UFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#amazoncare #peloton #amazon #digitalhealth #healthcaretechnology #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #health
February 15, 2022
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Episode #127 – Justice Breyer's Influence on Healthcare

With Justice Stephen Breyer retiring from the Supreme Court, John and David reflect on his immeasurable influence on US healthcare.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Nua7eBYQ4KkSubscribe 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#stephenbreyer #supremecourt #scotus #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #health
February 7, 2022
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Episode #126 – COVID Tests Joe Rogan & Spotify

There has been growing concern around guests spreading COVID misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience." Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have all asked Spotify to take action against its flagship podcast. Should companies such as Spotify be held more responsible for preventing COVID misinformation? John and David discuss. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8LxxURWvkYwFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #medicare #nursing #joerogan #spotify #covid #rapidtests
February 1, 2022
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Episode #125 – Trump v. Biden on Healthcare: Year One

Joe Biden's first year of presidency has already come and gone. In this episode, John and David compare the year one healthcare accomplishments of Biden to Trump. Who delivered? Who didn't? Listen and find out! Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YIzg-W4gl_s Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #medicare #nursing #healthcaretechnology #postacutecare #healthinsurance
January 25, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Amy Abernethy, Verily

Former FDA Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy has been rumored as the next FDA Commissioner. And why not? She shares her experience and vision for clinical trials and explains why data quality keeps her up at night.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/I5F1qhBXZNwSubscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Marcus Osborne, Walmart Health

From $4 generics to large-scale, low-cost clinics, Walmart is challenging the assumption that US healthcare has to be a rip-off. Marcus Osborne has been at the center of the action; he outlines what we can expect emerging from the pandemic and with the new Epic EHR partnership.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xgLpmM3JTSkSubscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Dan Mendelson, Morgan Health

When Haven –the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase health care initiative—imploded, Morgan took matters into its own hands. They brought in Obama White House and Avalere veteran Dan Mendelson to take another shot at reforming the system, improving care for their own employees, and boosting healthcare equity. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-zGuwM1nyUQSubscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Andrew Parker, Papa

Papa’s family on demand model arose from founder Andrew Parker’s experience caring for his own Papa. A few short years and a hundred million dollars later, Papa is a hit with dozens of Medicare Advantage plans offering the service as a benefit to members.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nf-hN7uAPlYSubscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Alicia Stokes, BCBSNC

BCBS of North Carolina is putting its weight behind partnerships to restrain drug pricing, improve food security, and enhance the role of the home in health care. Medicare and Medicaid modernization is on the table, too.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1LFLAPopyfwSubscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Blythe Adamson, PhD, MPH, Flatiron Health

As an epidemiologist in the Trump White House, Blythe Adamson told POTUS a bedtime story to explain the origin of the virus. Trump called her “fantastic,” so it must have worked. She helped major sports leagues get back to business and is doing the same with cultural performances now. In her spare time, she’s a lead scientist at Flatiron Health.  Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7LcXS8mLm1USubscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Carm Huntress, RxRevu

Prescribers are usually clueless about what a patient will ultimately pay for their prescription. Advanced transparency tools can clue them in, resulting in lower costs, higher fill rates, and better adherence to therapy. RxRevu founder Carm Huntress tells us how we get there. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iUBc6GicRp8Subscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk @ HLTH 2021 – Pat Geraghty, Florida Blue

Guidewell’s CEO is boldly leading Florida’s biggest health plan through the pandemic. The mission-oriented company has been all-in on the ACA marketplaces and championing social justice. He’s not afraid to speak his mind on common sense drug pricing either.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c2zf3guuOtQSubscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Mark Clein, Precision Medicine Group

Precision Medicine Group Founder Marc Clein is a visionary who believes personalized medicine will change the world. But he’s doubtful that Operation Warp Speed results can be repeated across the broader drug development sector.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_4PsWXUKuJ8Subscribe 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...... #HLTH2021 #HLTHConference #Healthcarebusiness #HealthcarePolicy #Health
October 19, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast @ HLTH 2021 – Jonathan Bush, Zus Health

The Athenahealth Founder and CEO of Zus has come a long way from his ambulance driving days. He’s focused on solving thousands of problems for digital health founders and learning from his epic failures and great successes.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Wy7D5g1jyLMSubscribe 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...... #hlthconference #hlth2021 #health #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy
October 19, 2021
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Episode #112 – Keeping Kids Safe From Guns

Gun violence is a health crisis in the USA. Annie Andrews, MD joins the show to discuss why gun control is so crucial to the safety and wellbeing of our youth.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube:https://youtu.be/eQPBbfanHs0Subscribe 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...... About Annie Andrews, MD:Annie Andrews is the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Director at MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina). She is also a volunteer at Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. #health #healthcarepolicy #healthcrisis #guncontrol
October 11, 2021
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Episode #111 – Will Merck's Pill Save Us From COVID?

Merck’s new drug Molnupiravir showed high effectiveness against COVID-19 in late-stage trials. John and David speculate about what this means for the fight against COVID. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/zd8TribaFOsSubscribe 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...... #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #healthcarepodcast #health #FDA #Merck #COVID
October 6, 2021
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Episode #110 – Who Will Lead the FDA?

The FDA has been without a permanent leader for 8 months and counting. In this episode, John and David nominate the candidates they’d like to see fill the seat. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/j5N873yyKU8Visit 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...... #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #healthcarepodcast #health #FDA
September 29, 2021
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Episode #109 – Why Moderates Said “Maybe” to Drug Price Negotiation

Moderates in the House are blocking leadership’s drug pricing effort on the Build Back Better Act. John and David take a look why the moderates are opposed and what’s at stake. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ws3Tqy8oP-UVisit 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...... #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #healthcarepodcast #health
September 20, 2021
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Episode #108 – Testing, Testing 2021

Testing was a big problem at the start of the pandemic. Did we fix it? As the world grapples with the Delta variant, John and David argue about whether or not testing has gotten more or less important. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fiCx-cMhL_cVisit 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...... #healthcare #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #healthcarepodcast #health #covidtesting
September 13, 2021
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Episode #107 – Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

Why are hearing aids so expensive? David and John investigate the rising prices of hearing aids, while making the case for over the counter options. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mUR6XhfnHjI#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #hearingloss #hearingaids #health #caretalk
September 10, 2021
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Episode #106 – Randy Klein (Vesta Healthcare): Helping Grandma Stay Home

Vesta Healthcare CEO, Randy Klein, joins the show to discuss the problems with elderly care in the U.S. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ENaweBrMVLM Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.com#elderlycare #healthcare #health #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness
September 3, 2021
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Episode #105 – Can We Ever Go Back to School?

This week, the CDC issued its back to school guidelines for students. In this episode, John and David put the guidelines under a microscope, while debating what makes back to school in 2021 different than 2020.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZxTYxTmHs8Y#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #CDC #backtoscool #health #caretalk #cdcguidelinesforbacktoschool #covid19 #covid19vaccine
August 26, 2021
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Episode #104 – Is Virtual Care The Future?

CVS Aetna just announced virtual primary care. Could this be an indication that the future of healthcare is virtual? John and David don’t seem to agree…with each other.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/e-eKYLl3B8kVisit 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...... #virtualreality #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #health #caretalk
August 19, 2021
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Episode #103 – Rays of Hope for Mental Health

In this episode of CareTalk, John and David discuss the 5 innovations in mental health that were born from the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: We experienced technical difficulties in the recording of this episode. The audio quality in this episode is not up to our typical standard.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/usE4aFATzdISubscribe 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...... #mentalhealth #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #health #healthcarepodcast #caretalk
August 12, 2021
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Episode #102 – Steve Schmidt on Power and Profit in Healthcare

Steve Schmidt, Co-Founder of The Lincoln Project, joins the show to discuss the complications of addressing US healthcare policy in a country divided. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rlj3kXI_Ra4About Steve Schmidt: As a counselor to world leaders, CEOs, celebrities, and political movements, Steve Schmidt — over the past two decades — has played an influential role in American politics and helped  navigate some of the most high-stakes corporate crises and business strategy challenges of our  time. In the aftermath of the 2016 American presidential election, Steve has emerged as one of  the strongest and most incisive voices commenting on U.S. politics and global issues. Well known for his part in the 2008 U.S. election cycle, Steve was credited for transforming Senator  John McCain’s campaign “from corpse to contender.” He previously architected a similar  turnaround for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Steve was a top strategist in the  2004 campaign to re-elect President George W. Bush and served in the Bush administration,  during which time he led the successful confirmations of two U.S. Supreme Court Justices.#healthcarepolicy #healthcare #thelincolnproject #health #CareTalk #COVID19 #Vaccine
August 5, 2021
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Episode #101 – Medical Debt is Too Easy to Get

60% of Americans say that they have medical debt. In this episode, John and David take a look at the growing problem of medical debt in the U.S. and dig deep into what is being done to curb it.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7zTD-wAgD44#healthcarepodcast #health #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #caretalk #medicaldebt
July 26, 2021
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Episode #100 – What is the Future of Healthcare?

Will we ever get pharma pricing under control? Will value based care catch on? Will the demand for home healthcare continue to grow? In our 100th episode of CareTalk, John and David speculate about the future of healthcare in the U.S. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_Iewpel4WrA#healthcarepodcast #health #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #caretalk
July 19, 2021
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Episode #99 – Revenge of the Healthcare Wonks

In this special 99th episode of CareTalk, hosts John and David look back at the past 4 years of the show. Have they changed their stance on some of their hot takes? Which episodes resonated the most? And most importantly, what lies ahead for the future of CareTalk, as we get ready to tape our 100th episode?Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XDpLLZ0hZu8Subscribe 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...... #healthcarepodcast #health #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #caretalk
July 15, 2021
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Episode #98 – Mike Leavitt: Value-Based Care or Bust

Former HHS Secretary and 14th Governor of Utah, Mike Leavitt, joins the show to discuss why value-based care is something that both the Dems and GOP can get behind. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vGLhS_4D-L4Subscribe 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...... About Mike Leavitt:Mike Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners where he helps clients navigate the future as they transition to new and better models of care. In previous roles, Mike served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush (as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services) and as a three-time elected governor of Utah.#ValueBasedCare #Healthcare #HealthcarePolicy #HealthInsurance
June 28, 2021
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Episode #97 – Obamacare Architect, DeParle, on Future of the ACA

Obamacare architect, Nancy-Ann DeParle, stops by the show to discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cOR9Bjqf4G0 About Nancy-Ann DeParle:Nancy-Ann DeParle is a partner and co-founder of Consonance Capital Partners, a private equity firm that focuses on investing in the U.S. health care industry. She is a director of CVS Health and HCA, in addition to Consonance portfolio companies Enclara Pharmacia, Turn-Key Health, and Psychiatric Medicare Care. From 2011-January 2013, she was Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Obama White House. A health policy expert, DeParle served as Counselor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform from 2009-2011. In that role, she spearheaded President Obama’s successful effort to enact the Affordable Care Act and managed the initial implementation of the law.#Healthcare #HealthcarePodcast #AffordableCareAct #Obamacare
June 23, 2021
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Episode #96 – The Pandemic: Family Edition

Zoom classes. Less time out with friends and more time at home with family. In this episode of CareTalk Podcast, John and David explore the pandemic through the eyes of teenagers.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bvaqKIZmsBAVisit 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...... #healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #CareTalkPodcast #COVID19 #pandemic
June 17, 2021
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Episode #95 – What's Value of Value-Based Care?

John and David discuss value-based care and how it can impact healthcare in the United States. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wUyKu2lZVj8Visit 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...... #healthinsurance #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #valuebasedcare #CareTalkPodcastSHOW LESS
June 8, 2021
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Episode #94 – Should the US Vaccinate the World?

John and David weigh in on whether or not the USA should step in and help vaccinate the rest of the world against COVID.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vajLmfiKgQ4Subscribe 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...... #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #vaccine #COVID19 #CareTalkPodcast
June 2, 2021
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Episode #93 – Patrick Kennedy: From Addict to Advocate

Patrick Kennedy (Former U.S. Representative (D-RI) and Founder of The Kennedy Forum) stops by to advocate for better treatment of mental health in the US.Mental Health Parity: Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance Coverage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCEATUtBcUYWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nHc9geAvacYAbout Patrick Kennedy: During his time in Congress, Patrick J. Kennedy was the lead author of the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), which requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders no more restrictively than treatment for illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer. In 2013, he founded The Kennedy Forum, a nonprofit that unites advocates, business leaders, and government agencies to advance evidence-based practices, policies, and programming in mental health and addiction. In 2015, Kennedy co-authored the New York Times Bestseller, “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” which details a bold plan for the future of mental health care in America. In 2017, he was appointed to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.#MentalHealth #Healthcare #HealthcarePolicy #HealthcareIndustry #Health
May 24, 2021
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Episode #92 – How to Persuade People to Get Vaccinated

President Biden is aiming to have at least 70% of American adults given 1 vaccine dose by July 4th. Considering the amount of vaccine hesitancy in the US, how likely are we to reach this benchmark?#COVID19 #COVIDVaccine #Vaccinehesitancy #Healthcare #HealthcarePolicyWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fOw0j7EpqxMWant to work with us? Visit https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us. 
May 17, 2021
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Episode #90 – Gen. Joseph Votel: Generals & CEOs Team Up to Prevent the Next Pandemic

The US was rated as “best positioned to respond to a pandemic,” yet it has struggled in its fight against COVID. General Joseph Votel (Business Executives for National Security) joins CareTalk to discuss where the US went wrong. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9hTULqiipdQ About Gen. Joseph Votel: Continuing his long, distinguished career of service and senior leadership, General Votel today serves as President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) – a national, nonprofit comprised of senior business and industry executives who volunteer their time and expertise to assist the U.S. national security community. In this role, General Votel leads a driven, multidisciplinary staff – spread across seven regional offices – and advises and executes on the strategy put forth by the BENS Board of Directors and the organization’s 400+ dedicated members.General Votel joined BENS in January 2020 following a 39-year military career where he commanded special operations and conventional forces at every level; last serving as the Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) where he was responsible for U.S. and coalition military operations in the Middle East, Levant, and Central and South Asia. General Votel’s career included combat in Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq. And he notably led the 79-member coalition that successfully liberated Iraq and Syria from the Islamic State Caliphate. General Votel preceded his assignment at CENTCOM with service as the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and the Joint Special Operations Command.#BENS #COVID #Healthcare #Vaccine #HealthcareBusiness #HealthcarePolicy
May 3, 2021
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Episode #89 – Should the COVID Vaccine Be Mandatory?

John and David debate whether or not the US can reach herd immunity without mandating the COVID vaccine. Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Xi5WRs7M4Rg#COVID19 #Vaccine #Pandemic #HerdImmunity
April 26, 2021
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Episode #88 – Jason Kelly: Testing Our Way Out of the Pandemic

Do we still need testing now that vaccines are rolling? Ginkgo Bioworks Founder, Jason Kelly, joins CareTalk to discuss how testing can help the world battle the pandemic. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E6fkDAsmkYQAbout Jason Kelly: Jason Kelly co-founded Ginkgo BioWorks in 2008. The organism is the product at Ginkgo BioWorks. Ginkgo's organism engineers design microbes made-to-order for customers across a range of industries by leveraging a technology platform including custom hardware, software, and wetware. Jason earned his PhD from MIT in Biological Engineering in2008, under professor Drew Endy, and his BS in Chemical Engineering and Biology in 2003. His doctoral research included the development of a widely adopted measurement standard for characterizing transcriptional elements.#ginkgobioworks #healthcare #caretalk #pandemic #vaccines #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #health
April 23, 2021
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Episode #87 – Which States Will Expand Medicaid?

12 states have yet to expand Medicaid. Who's next? And why does it matter? John and David take a look at the outstanding states and speculate about where Medicaid goes from here. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CdYqxpQn26Q#Medicaid #Healthcare #HealthPodcast #HealthcareBusiness #HealthcarePolicy
April 12, 2021
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Episode #86 – What's Sexy About Infrastructure? Healthcare!

Why does the US infrastructure plan include a $400 billion provision to expand home healthcare? John and David dissect the infrastructure plan and speculate on how it will impact US healthcare as a whole.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NwEArSO6ESg#infrastructure #homehealthcare #homehealth #health​​ #medicare​​​​ #technology​ #healthinsurance​​​​ #healthcare​​​​ #healthcarebusiness​​​​ #healthcarepolicy
April 5, 2021
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Episode #85 – Renal Failure: What's Wrong With Kidney Care in the US

Cricket Health CEO, Robert Sepucha, joins the show to discuss what's wrong with kidney care in the USA and why so many Americans are on dialysis. Subscribe 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/zjm6nkv0G64About Robert Sepucha:Robert Sepucha is the CEO of Cricket Health. Robert’s diverse background includes everything from practicing law in Silicon Valley, to serving as Chief of Staff to a dynamic member of Congress. He has launched a billion-dollar state agency to support life sciences, and worked as a senior executive for Fresenius Medical Care, one of the world’s largest health care companies.#healthcare #health #kidneyhealth #dialysis #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #crickethealth #caretalk
March 30, 2021
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Episode #84 – Telehealth: Future or Fad?

Is Teleheath the future of healthcare or is it a fad? In this episode, John and David debate whether or not Telehealth is here to stay in the US. Subscribe 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...​...#telehealth #health​ #medicare​​​ #technology #medicareadvantage​​​ #healthinsurance​​​ #healthcare​​​ #healthcarebusiness​​​ #healthcarepolicy
March 25, 2021
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Episode #83 – Biden's Healthcare Rescue Plan

John and David debate whether or not the American Healthcare Rescue Plan can fix America's healthcare problems.Subscribe 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/jhVyaB1dOCA#americanhealthcarerescueplan​ #obamacare​​ #medicare​​​ #medicareadvantage​​​ #healthinsurance​​​ #healthcare​​​ #healthcarebusiness​​​ #healthcarepolicy
March 17, 2021
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Episode #82 – Obamacare to Bidencare: What's Next with Dan Mendelson

Founder and former CEO of Avalere Health, Dan Mendelson, stops by to share his outlook on Bidencare and the future of health policy in the US. About Dan Mendelson:Dan Mendelson is Founder and former CEO of Avalere Health, a vibrant community of innovative thinkers dedicated to solving the challenges of the healthcare system.He is also Operating Partner at Welsh Carson, a private equity firm focused on healthcare and technology investments.  Prior to founding Avalere in 2000, Dan served as Associate Director for Health at the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton White House where he was responsible for the full healthcare portfolio including Medicare, Medicaid, NIH, CDC, and FDA.  Dan presently serves on the boards of Champions Oncology (CSBR), Centrexion Corporation, and Audacious Inquiry.  He is Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and a founding member of Guidon Partners, an investment management group.  Dan also serves on advisory boards for the Alliance for Health Policy, the Duke Margolis Center, and Faster Cures.  He previously served on the boards of Coventry Healthcare (CVTY, sold to Aetna in 2013), PharMerica (PMC, sold to KKR in 2017), and HMS holdings (HMSY).Dan is a leading national thought leader on healthcare business issues, is often quoted in the press, and enjoys speaking.  He has also published widely in peer-reviewed and professional journals on health information technology, the costs of disease, hospital costs and operations, physician payment, the economics of managed care, and medical malpractice. He holds a BA from Oberlin College, and an MPP from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QWKdKhwAICw#danmendelson​ #medicare​​ #medicareadvantage​​ #healthinsurance​​ #healthcare​​ #healthcarebusiness​​ #healthcarepolicy
March 11, 2021
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Episode #81 – Who Should Get the Vaccine First?

Civil rights groups are calling for greater equity in vaccine distribution. But what are theyasking for exactly? In this episode, John and David discuss equity vs. efficiency in the vaccine rollout and whether or not there is a tradeoff. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SKAzqpfphKQ#healthinsurance​ #healthcare​ #healthcarebusiness​ #healthcarepolicy #vaccineupdate
March 5, 2021
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CareTalk Podcast Episode #80 – Former US Rep. Allyson Schwartz: What Makes Medicare Advantage Better?

Former US Representative, Allyson Schwartz, joins the show to discuss what makes Medicare Advantage a better option than traditional Medicare. Subscribe 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...​...#allysonschwartz​ #medicare​ #medicareadvantage​ #healthinsurance​ #healthcare​ #healthcarebusiness​ #healthcarepolicy
February 24, 2021
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Episode #79 – What NYT's Nick Kristof Got Right & Wrong About Biden

New York Times writer, Nick Kristof, recently published an article that asks whether or not Joe Biden is capable of saving Americans from the perils of poverty, drugs, mental-illness and more. In this episode of CareTalk, John and David debate what Kristof got right/wrong in his arguments.Read Nick Kristof's original NYT article, "Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?" here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/opinion/sunday/working-class-dignity.htmlWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hoYefzo9Qag#NickKristof #JoeBiden #Opinion #Healthcare #HealthcareBusiness #HealthcarePolicy #NewYorkTimes #TheNewYorkTimes #Health #Poverty #MentalIllness
February 18, 2021
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Episode #78 – The Vaccine is Where?

Why is it taking so long for so many us to get vaccinated? What are the data and tracking problems hampering the CDC? Which states are taking better approaches than others? John and David have all the answers. Well...sort of.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SdZwjDOZDZ0#healthcare​ #vaccine​ #CDC​ #healthcarepolicy
February 8, 2021
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Episode #77 – What's in the President's Healthcare Executive Orders?

In this episode of CareTalk, John and David break down President Biden's key executive orders and discuss how they will impact healthcare in the USA. Subscribe 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/gOs6ymg45wc#healthcare​ #executiveorders​ #presidentbiden​ #healthcarepolicy
February 4, 2021
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Episode #76: Dr. Peter Bach: Drug Price Warrior on His Hopes for The New Administration

Dr. Peter Bach (Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) stops by the show to discuss the dangerous rise in cancer drug prices and how the Biden administration could tackle them. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6h_rJmxe-eoAbout Dr. Peter Bach: Dr. Bach is the Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, is a physician, epidemiologist, researcher, and respected healthcare policy expert whose work focuses on the cost and value of anticancer drugs. Dr. Bach is leading efforts to increase understanding of the US drug development process and develop new models for drug pricing that include value to patients. Dr. Bach described a 100-fold increase in cancer drug prices since 1965 after adjusting for inflation, and that the cost of an additional year of life from a cancer treatment increases by $8,500 each year. In 2012, he and other physicians at MSK drew attention to the high price of a newly approved cancer drug and announced his hospital’s unprecedented move not to offer it to patients because of its high price tag with no notable improved clinical outcomes. The drug price was later cut in half by the manufacturer. Dr. Bach’s work in lung cancer screening has led to the development of several lung cancer screening guidelines and one of the first-ever risk-prediction models for this disease. He has also proposed a number of strategies for Medicare to link payment to the value of healthcare services delivered.Dr. Bach has been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine, American Society of Clinical Investigators and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He served as a Senior Advisor for Cancer Policy at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2005 and 2006. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and editorials in scientific journals such as the N Engl J Med and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has also written numerous healthcare-related op-eds and been featured in mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NPR, and 60 Minutes. Dr. Bach completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and his medical studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago Harris School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins. While at the University of Chicago, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Dr. Bach has been a faculty member in MSK’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics since 1998 and a Senior Scholar at the International Agency for Research on Cancer since 2008.#cancermedication #sloanketteringmemorialcancercenter #healthcare #drpeterbach #caretalk
January 28, 2021
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Episode #75 – What's Inside Biden's Health Plan?

President-elect Joe Biden has revealed his American Rescue Plan. In this episode, John and David take a deep dive into Biden's plan, while weighing the potential impact its policies can have on the United States as a whole. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y-UIxQpty-E
January 19, 2021
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Episode #74 – Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider: Navigating End of Life

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider (Founder, End Well Foundation) joins CareTalk to discuss how we can make end of life care a more humane experience. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qMvg2rP_CYkAbout Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider: Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is a physician, founder, speaker, producer and writer. She works as an internist practicing medicine at Crossover Health in San Francisco. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR and completed residency at California Pacific Medical Center where she is now on the teaching faculty and serves on the Executive Board of the Foundation Board of Trustees. She is an LP in Trucks Venture Capital Fund.In 2017, Shoshana founded the End Well Foundation. End Well is an annual interdisciplinary convening and media platform focused on transforming the end of life into a human-centered experience. ​Shoshana was involved with two Academy Award-nominated Netflix short documentaries about the end of life experience: Extremis and End Game. Her most recent project is a biographical documentary film about the life of Robin Williams, Robin's Wish. Click here to learn more about the films she's worked with. ​
January 13, 2021
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Episode #73 – The Vaccine is Here! Where is it?

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are officially approved by the FDA. But the vaccination program isn't going as planned. In this episode, hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group), cover everything that is going wrong with vaccinations in the USA. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MJgGiOsddqA
December 29, 2020
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Episode #72 – John Hope Bryant: Is Slavery a Pre-Existing Condition?

John Hope Bryant joins CareTalk for an unforgettable discussion about how years of slavery has led to countless healthcare disparities amongst African Americans. About John Hope Bryant:American Banker magazine 2016 “Innovator of the Year”, Inc.’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” (honorable mention), and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future” named in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity.Bryant is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest not- for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company, the largest for-profit minority-controlled owners of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental homes in the U.S., and co-founder of Global Dignity.He has received hundreds of awards and citations for his work, including, Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award, and the John Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education from the U.S. Treasury. Bryant recently received an honorable mention in Inc. magazine’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” article that spotlights global servant leaders as the visionaries behind some of the most successful organizations.Bryant is the author of bestsellers; The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation (Berrett-Koehler, September 2017), How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett-Koehler, 2014), and LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass, 2009). He is one of the only bestselling authors on economics and business leadership in the world today who happens to also be African-American.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5Yiou4JKBPQ
December 22, 2020
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Episode #71 – CareTalk vs. Venrock's Bob Kocher: 2021 Healthcare Predictions

We were too lazy to come up with our own healthcare predictions for 2021, so we invited Bob Kocher, MD (Partner, Venrock) onto the show to discuss his Fortune magazine article, “10 Non-COVID Predictions for 2021.” Will Medicare go all-in on virtual care? Will Amazon’s pharmacy gain traction? Tune in to find out!About Bob Kocher, MD: Bob Kocher, MD is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. He currently serves on the Boards of Virta Health, Aledade, Renew Health and Lyra Health as well as Devoted Health, both of which he also co-founded, and the Blue Cross insurance company Premera. He is a Board Observer at Grand Rounds, Stride, Doctor on Demand, and Suki. He is formerly a Director at Jiff and Castlight Health (CSLT).Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow and Advisory Board Member at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Department and National Institute of Healthcare Management (NIHCM). He is also a member of the Health Affairs Editorial Board.Prior to Venrock, Bob served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy on the National Economic Council. In the Obama Administration, Bob was one of the shapers of the Affordable Care Act focusing on cost, quality, and delivery system reform and health IT policy. He was one of the leaders of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” childhood obesity initiative, led the formation of the Partnership for a Healthier America, and served on the Federal Advisory Panel charged with developing a national obesity strategy. He also co-founded the Health Data Initiative with Todd Park, a joint effort of HHS and the Institute of Medicine, to release healthcare data to spur private sector innovation to improve healthcare cost and quality.  For five years, he served as Co-Chair of the Health Datapalooza.Before the White House, Bob was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he led McKinsey Global Institute’s healthcare economics work. He has worked widely across the US and international healthcare systems to improve regulatory policy, economic performance, labor productivity, clinical outcomes, and patient experience.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uCBsKA7jtKE#venrock #2021 #medicare #virtualhealth #homehealthcare #caretalk #carecentrix 
December 15, 2020
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Episode #70 – Top 10 Healthcare Stories of 2020 (#1 Will Not Surprise You)

2020 has been an interesting year for healthcare, to say the least. From virtual healthcare to COVID-19, we rank and reflect on the top ten healthcare stories of 2020. Subscribe 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/FzhFhAQWN1E
December 9, 2020
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Episode #69 – Dr. Sachin Jain, MD: SCAN CEO and His Unsettling Lessons

Dr. Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, FACP (CEO & President of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan) joins the show to discuss the 12 unsettling lessons he learned while trying to make healthcare better. About Dr. Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, FACP:Sachin H. Jain is an American physician who held leadership positions in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). From 2015 to 2020, he served as president and chief executive officer of the CareMore Health System. In June 2020, it was announced that he would join the SCAN Group and Health Plan as its new President and CEO. He is also an adjunct professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a Contributor at Forbes. In 2018, he was named one of American healthcare's most 100 most influential leaders by Modern Healthcare magazine (#36).Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/67Wpz3OdFDM
December 2, 2020
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Episode #68 – The Vaccine is Here. Now What?

Pfizer and BioNtech have filed for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for their COVID-19 vaccine. In this episode of CareTalk, John Driscoll (CareCentrix) and David Williams (Health Business Group) discuss how the vaccine will be distributed, how effective the vaccines are projected to be and the question that's on everyone's mind: "when can I get it?!" Subscribe 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/5DBsd2AYPiw
November 25, 2020
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Episode #67 – The Virus Moves Out of the White House

In this episode of CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) explore how Joe Biden's presidency could impact US healthcare.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wxjA4Ryc-Cc
November 18, 2020
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Episode #66 – Dr. Chris Chen, MD: ChenMed CEO Recounts His ICU Stay

Dr. Chris Chen, MD, CEO of ChenMed, joins the CareTalk Podcast to discuss his experience with COVID-19, improving primary for seniors and more. About Dr. Chris Chen, MD: Dr. Christopher Chen is the CEO of ChenMed, a physician practice that aims to bring concierge-style medicine and better health outcomes to the neediest populations – low-income seniors managing multiple complex chronic conditions. Dr. Chen oversees ChenMed’s operations through its senior medical centers throughout the southeastern United States and Chicago, as well as its portfolio affiliated primary care practices and groups. Raised in South Florida, home to ChenMed’s headquarters, Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medicine. Dr. Chen went on to complete his medical training at Beth Israel Deaconess, a major Harvard University teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. His clinical skills and research accomplishments then led to a specialty position at Cornell University Medical College in Manhattan, New York, where he studied cardiology.Dr. Chen brought these valuable skills and experiences with him to ChenMed, where he has served as CEO since 2009. Under Dr. Chen’s leadership, ChenMed has grown from four senior medical centers in Florida in 2010 to the 59 it operates in eight U.S. states today. ChenMed’s innovative, physician-led model focuses on accountability and scalability, and the model has proven results. ChenMed patients have 33 percent fewer hospital days per year than the national average. As a fully capitated Medicare Advantage provider, ChenMed have succeeded in providing better care to patients at a lower cost by focusing on prevention, patient behavior modification, and practical solutions like increasing patient access to physicians and specialists and providing courtesy transportation, on-site imaging, and medication. Patient satisfaction is high, with Net Promoter Scores in the low-to-mid 90s.  Dr. Chen’s guidance has led to accolades for ChenMed from numerous sources including the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.K. National Health System, and publications such as Health Affairs, Forbes® Magazine, and The Economist®. In addition, the company was named “Best Primary Care System in the U.S.” by Medical Economics. Dr. Chen and ChenMed have earned private working discussions with President Obama, key cabinet members, senators, and congressmen. Honors like these reflect ChenMed's innovative and compassionate approach to caring for seniors with complex diseases, as well as ChenMed’s notable results in achieving better health care outcomes.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FKDSB88edy4
November 12, 2020
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Episode #65 – Dr. Alan Lotvin, MD: New Technologies Transforming Healthcare

Dr. Alan Lotvin, M.D. (Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President of CVS Caremark) joins us for a special episode of CareTalk, recorded “live” from the emids virtual Healthcare Summit 2020. In this episode John Driscoll and Dr. Alan Lotvin discuss CVS’ efforts in kidney care, the need for home dialysis, preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine and much more.  About Dr. Alan Lotvin, M.D.Alan Lotvin, M.D., is executive vice president of CVS Health, and president of CVS Caremark, the company’s pharmacy benefits management (PBM) business. In this role, Lotvin oversees all aspects of the PBM business including sales and account management, operations, mail service pharmacy, CVS Specialty, and CVS Kidney Care. Lotvin also drives PBM strategy, new business development and client relationship management and retention.Prior to his current role, Lotvin served as executive vice president and chief transformation officer of CVS Health, and before that executive vice president of CVS Specialty, the specialty pharmacy of CVS Health.Before joining CVS Health in 2012, Lotvin was president and chief executive officer of ICORE Healthcare, a Magellan Health Services company. Previously, Lotvin held multiple roles at Medco Health Solutions, including president of Medco Specialty Pharmacy Services and senior vice president of Manufacturer Contracting.Lotvin holds US Patent #6269819 Method and Apparatus for Circulatory Valve Repair. He is co-author of the book Live Better, Live Longer.Lotvin began his career as a practicing cardiologist in New Jersey. He holds a master's degree in Medical Informatics from Columbia University and a Medical Degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hseily4BSDM
November 11, 2020
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Episode #64 – Dr. Toby Cosgrove, MD: Healthcare with a Human Heart

Dr. Toby Cosgrove, MD, joins the CareTalk Podcast to discuss healthcare leadership in an era of exponential change and the incredible rise of digital health. About Dr. Toby Cosgrove, MD:Toby Cosgrove, MD, is former CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic. Serving from 2004 through 2017, he led the $8 billion organization to new heights of achievement and efficiency, seeing it ranked the #2 hospital in America (U.S. News). He currently serves as Executive Advisor, working with Cleveland Clinic leadership on strategies for national and international growth.Dr. Cosgrove graduated from Williams College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brook General Hospital in London. In 1967, he was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, earning a Bronze Star.Dr. Cosgrove joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975, and chaired the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery from 1989 to 2004. He performed over 22,000 operations and earned an international reputation in valve repair He holds 30 patents for medical innovations. As CEO from 2004 to 2017, he reorganized services, improved outcomes and patient experience, and strengthened the organization’s finances.He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2016, he was a Fortune Businessperson of the Year (No. 14). Three successive presidents of the United States have consulted him on healthcare issues.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_LREOPcmxh0
November 4, 2020
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Episode #63 – Reinventing Healthcare For Seniors w/ Guest Dr. Eric Coleman, MD, MPH

Dr. Eric Coleman, MD, MPH joins the CareTalk Podcast to discuss how we can solve the USA's unhealthy obsession with over-prescribing medications. About Dr. Eric Coleman, MD, MPH:Geriatric and chronic care expert, Dr. Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, is a long-time leader in whole-person care, having served as Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research and Professor of Medicine at The University of Colorado Denver for over 20 years. He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant' for his pioneering work in care transitions.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HqH0Ex7O7tc
October 28, 2020
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Episode #62 – Winter is Coming – COVID is Staying.

Winter is coming - and COVID isn't going anywhere. In this episode of CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) discuss how COVID could impact both the 2020 holiday season.Subscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:YouTube: https://youtu.be/E3C6AhYOSDcSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN...Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...
October 21, 2020
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Episode #61 – Can a Vaccine Conquer COVID?

In this episode of CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) speculate about what the world will be like once a COVID vaccine is made available. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hV1PcPB-gSY
October 14, 2020
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Episode #69 – How Will the COVID Vaccine Get to Me? w/ Guest: Anna Nagurney

Anna Nagurney, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts) joins the CareTalk Podcast to explain why COVID vaccines will require cold chain logistics and whether or not the US is properly equipped to supply the vaccines when they become available. About Anna Nagurney, Ph.D: Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also the Founding Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks and the Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and Visualization at UMass Amherst. Her focus is the applied and theoretical aspects of network systems, particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics, critical infrastructure, and in economics and finance.She has authored or co-authored +10 books, more than 200 refereed journal articles and over 50 book chapters. Her most recent book, Dynamics of Disasters - Algorithmic Approaches and Applications, which she edited with I.S. Kotsireas and P.M. Pardalos, was published by Springer International Publishing Switzerland in 2018Watch this episode on YouTube.
October 7, 2020
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Episode #59 – Does the Supreme Court Matter in Healthcare?

In this episode of CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) discuss the role the SCOTUS plays in healthcare, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy, Amy Coney Barrett and more.
September 30, 2020
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Episode #58 – Searching for Google in Health

In this episode of CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) review and rate Google's biggest healthcare efforts, including: Amwell, Google Cloud, Coefficient Insurance and more. 
September 18, 2020
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Episode #57 – Mental Health: The Other Side of the Pandemic

In this episode of CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) discuss the serious impact that COVID-19 has had on mental health in the United States.
September 18, 2020
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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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