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Can Personalized Medicine Live Up To It’s Potential?

Everyone wants care tailored specifically to them, and that’s the promise of personalized medicine. Technologies like genomic sequencing, bioinformatics, gene editing and AI are making personalized medicine possible, but we’re still in the early innings.So what is the potential of personalized medicine? And how soon will we see the results?TOPICS(0:51) What is personalized medicine?(2:02) The promise of genomic understanding(4:46) The benefits of personalized medicine(7:16) What are some of the concerns with personalized medicine?(14:06) Progress and potential risks of personalized medicine🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #personalizedmedicine #genetics Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
February 23, 2024

Turning Unstructured Data Into Clinical Insights w/ Clinithink CEO, Chris Tackaberry | HealthBiz Brief

Chris Tackaberry (Co-Founder & CEO, Clinithink) discusses how his company's AI technology delivers rapid intelligence from unstructured healthcare data, empowering pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations to focus their time, money, and resources more effectively.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CHRISChris is a qualified physician and MSc Computer Science graduate who spent nine years in clinical practice in anaesthesiology and intensive care before embarking on a career in healthcare IT. His combined expertise in medicine, computer science and leadership has been the foundation for his stewardship of Clinithink’s strategic direction and growth.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #pathology #artificialintelligence #ai #healthcaretechnology #healthcarebusiness #unstructureddata #revcycle #clinicaltrials Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
February 21, 2024

Does Healthcare Have an Ageism Problem?

Does American society simply not care about old people? That’s the argument put forth by elder advocates who cite indifference toward COVID-19 deaths and poor nursing home care to make their point. But if we take a step back, maybe it’s actually children who are getting short shrift.So, are baby boomers starting to sow what they reaped with their glorification of youth culture? Or is society really not to blame after all?TOPICS(1:00) Covid’s impact on seniors (2:57) Do we have a healthcare system designed to protect the most medically vulnerable?(5:08) Why is the older generation being looked down upon?(8:40) Do healthcare spending metrics need an ROI analysis?(13:41) Are the Baby Boomer’s to blame for youth idolization? 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #ageism Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
February 16, 2024

Making Health AI More Collaborative w/ Health Universe CEO, Dan Caron

Dan Caron (Founder & CEO, Health Universe) discusses how his company created a collaborative platform that brings together data scientists and clinicians to develop and mature AI algorithms for healthcare. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT DAN CARONDan lives on the edge of computer science and marketing. He blends deep technical knowledge with creativity and strategy to create results. Dan Founded three companies that have done tens of millions of dollars in sales and co-founded a healthcare company that raised 32M and has 300,000 physician users per month doing 100,000,000 drug transactions per year. He focuses on building products and services that improve the world.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #pathology #artificialintelligence #ai #healthcaretechnology #healthcarebusiness #machinelearning #opensourcecommunitySupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
February 14, 2024

From Boom to Bust: Steward Health’s Financial Crisis

The financial crisis at Steward Health Care is shaking up the Massachusetts healthcare system. Steward’s 9 Massachusetts hospitals with 16,000 employees serving 200,000 patients are in danger of closing. The company blames low reimbursement while critics cite the evils of private equity and for-profit ownership.So, will the hospitals stay open in the short term? And will Massachusetts take the opportunity presented by this crisis to restructure its healthcare industry to improve access, lower costs, and align incentives?TOPICS(04:02) The failure of the Stuart healthcare system in Massachusetts(07:50) The Difference Between For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Hospitals(11:23) The struggles of community-based hospitals in managing patient care(14:34) Redeploying Hospital Expenses to Primary Care(18:18) The Future of Community Hospitals🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #financialcrisis #stewardhealth Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
February 9, 2024

How Proscia Accelerates Pathology With AI w/Co-Founder & CEO, David West | HealthBiz Brief

David West (Co-Founder & CEO, Proscia) discusses how his company uses AI to accelerate breakthroughs in pathology.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT DAVID WESTDavid West is an entrepreneur and technologist with a background in computational biology. He co-founded Proscia in 2014, inspired by research at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Under David’s leadership, Proscia has earned recognition as a market category leader, raising a total of $35M in funding to date and securing customers including Johns Hopkins, Joint Pathology Center, and LabPON. David has been recognized by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Program, Forbes 30 Under 30, and Inc. Magazine as one of the top 50 Global Entrepreneurs Under 25. He has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #pathology #artificialintelligence #ai #healthcaretechnology #healthcarebusiness Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
February 6, 2024

Optimizing Healthcare Mobility with 5G Hybrid Networks with Michael Feld | Executive Feature

Advanced computing and communications technologies offer tremendous promise for patient care, but turning that promise into reality requires high levels of specialized expertise that health systems just don’t have in-house.But some hospitals, like Boston’s Children’s –seem to have figured it out. How do they do it?TOPICS(0:44) Tracing the career of Pixel Health CEO Michael Feld (3:09) The structure and symbolism of Pixel Health(9:23) What are the current challenges in healthcare and what role does technology play in addressing them? (11:03) Pixel Health’s involvement with Boston Children’s Hospital(18:08) What is the promise of 5G in healthcare?(21:22) What is a hybrid 5G network?(25:51) How will privacy and security be affected by these hybrid networks?(31:12) What comes next for the healthcare industry, Pixel Health and technology 🎙️⚕️ ABOUT CARETALK EXECUTIVE FEATURES Caretalk Executive Features is a series where we spotlight innovative companies and leaders working to advance the healthcare field. 🎙️⚕️ ABOUT MICHAEL FELD, CEO PIXEL HEALTH  As a Founder of the company, Michael has provided telecommunications leadership, IT consulting, and engineering support for healthcare providers, telecommunications carriers, as well as mid and large-sized businesses for more than two decades. A recognized innovator in the field, he has managed the company’s meteoric growth and remained on the bleeding edge of technology innovation, while maintaining his unique “personal” touch to client relationships.As interim CTO for the University of Chicago Medicine, former CTO at Temple University Health System, and as Executive Consultant to Baystate Health and Lancaster General Health System, Michael has been central to the roll-out of modern, foundational technologies such as hyper-converged architecture, desktop virtualization, VoIP/unified communications, advanced storage, and the networking infrastructure needed to support EMR deployment. His significant IT and management experience outside the medical world has allowed clients to utilize proven and successful technologies and designs in a medical context, further increasing financial and operational efficiency, total systems availability and resilience, and overall improvements in clinical performance.🎙️⚕️ ABOUT PIXEL HEALTHPixel Health brings original and effective technology solutions to transform health systems nationwide. The company traces its roots to 2001, when founders Michael Feld and Greg Pellerin partnered to create a technology consulting firm with the goal of simplifying technology, and empowering clients to drive IT transformation for the betterment of the organization. Since then, our company found a niche in successfully helping to transform health systems and has developed into a leading healthcare-focused consultancy and managed services provider dedicated to offering customized solutions to meet a health system’s unique needs. Our passion is to develop and implement processes and technologies that make the delivery of care better for patients and providers alike.  GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
February 2, 2024

Advancing Healthcare Accessibility With Analytics & AI w/ Rajesh Subramaniam, ResultsCX | HealthBiz Brief

Rajesh Subramaniam (MD & CEO, ResultsCX) discusses how advanced analytics and AI can make healthcare more accessible, efficient and effective. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT RAJESH SUBRAMANIAMRajesh Subramaniam is MD & CEO of ResultsCX, leading a team of 23,000+ people across 25+ global locations. As the highest-ranking executive, he sets the strategic direction of the company and focuses on driving sustainable growth for the business and its stakeholders.Most recently, Rajesh headed Nexting Advisors, an entrepreneurial venture focused on developing deep technology CX solutions for global organizations. Previously, as MD & CEO of Firstsource Solutions, he played a pivotal role in charting a new course for the organization – driving strategic global initiatives and transforming it from a traditional BPO to a world-class BPM organization.📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 31, 2024

Can the US Learn From Canadian Healthcare?

Canada spends half as much on healthcare as the US but outcomes are at least as good and lifespans are longer. Americans –including most recently the state of Florida-- are keen to import cheaper drugs from our northern neighbor.Should we import any of their other healthcare ideas while we’re at it?O Canada, what can we learn from thee?TOPICS(01:36) The Canadian healthcare system(06:10) Quality of service in the U.S. and Canada(07:23) Drawbacks of the Canadian healthcare system(10:57) Medical bankruptcy and cost comparison between U.S. and Canada(13:05) What is not covered under the national healthcare plan in Canada(15:08) Comparison of U.S. and Canadian healthcare systems(17:06) Five pillars of the Canadian healthcare system🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #canadianhealthcare #imports #nationalhealthplan #qualityofserviceSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 26, 2024

From AI to RX: What’s in Store for 2024 | HealthBiz Brief

HealthBiz Brief host, David Williams, forecasts 2024 healthcare business trends.Listen to our 2024 healthcare predictions episode here.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 23, 2024

Takeaways from the 2024 JPM Healthcare Conference

The rain was falling in San Francisco last week. But somehow inside the JPM Morgan Healthcare conference, it was sunny, or at least a lot sunnier than the gloom and doom of 2023 when biotech was in a freefall.So is the industry in for a rosy 2024 or will it be back to negativity again soon?TOPICS(01:35) Optimistic views on the Healthcare industry(02:04) Discussion on the pros and cons of interest rates on Biotech(03:49) Analysis of the probable long and short-term effects of weight-loss drugs(05:01) Application and lack of application in AI in Obesity and Heart diseases(07:10) The role of Nvidia in drug production and AI(09:34) Eroom's law and the effects on Drug production.(10:09) Artificial Intelligence’s effects on Drug development(15:36) Initial Public Offering as a mark of lifting market optimism.(16:11) The optimism and pessimism of IPO in Biotech(19:22) Addressing Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases in Technology🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #jpmorgan #biotech #healthtech #IpoSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 19, 2024

Addressing Health Equity During a Crisis w/ Tom Cotter, Healthcare Ready

Tom Cotter (President & Executive Director, Healthcare Ready) discusses how to avoid patient disruptions amid crisis by forging partnerships between the healthcare supply chain and government.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT TOM COTTER, MPHTom Cotter, MPH, has served as executive director at Healthcare Ready since June 2022. With over 15 years of experience in public health and emergency management, he has spearheaded innovative global strategies for emergency response. Cotter, who holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University, has a strong background in public health and emergency response. Prior to Healthcare Ready, he served as the director of emergency response and preparedness at Project HOPE. Cotter's career includes developing and managing programs in various countries for non-profit organizations, and he has been an emergency response coordinator for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services since 2013.📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 17, 2024

Is The JPM Healthcare Conference Still Relevant?

It’s mid-January, so it must be time for the JP Morgan Healthcare conference, where tens of thousands of biotech and healthcare companies and investors come together in San Francisco to network and make plans for the year ahead.But with the pandemic, rival conferences, and bad press about San Francisco, is the JPM conference still relevant in 2024?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #jpmorgan #biotech #healthtech Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 12, 2024

Accelerating Access to Specialty Medications w/ RxLightning CEO, Julia Regan | HealthBiz Brief

RXLightning's CEO and Founder, Julia Regan joins David Williams to discuss how her company is transforming the specialty prescription onboarding process.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT JULIA REGANJulia Regan, CEO of RxLightning, brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare innovation, leading initiatives like real-time benefit checks and streamlined medication onboarding. Recognized with numerous awards, she became the first female Endeavor Entrepreneur in the KY-IN-OH Tri-State Region in July 2022. Julia has raised $20.5 million for RxLightning, securing investments from notable healthcare investors. Under her leadership, RxLightning has achieved unprecedented success, winning four Mira awards in two years and becoming the first double-double back-to-back winner in the award's 25-year history.📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 10, 2024

2024 Healthcare Policy Changes

2024 has arrived, and with it a slew of new state laws and federal regulations that will affect health care in ways large and small. From restrictions on gender-affirming care in West Virginia to a reduction of prior auth requirements in Medicare Advantage, we’ll let you know what’s in store.So, will this year be a healthy, happy, and prosperous one for the health care system? Let’s find out.TOPICS(1:10) Are state regulations relevant for national implications?(2:30) What new state laws are going into effect in 2024?(10:10) What new federal requirements for payers are going into effect?(13:38) Streamlining prior authorizations (17:40) Will 2024 be a big year for state and federal laws?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #statelegislation #federallegislation  Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
January 5, 2024

HealthBiz Brief: Differentiating From The Epic Standard w/ Amenities Health CEO, Aasim Saeed

Amenities Health's CEO, Dr. Aasim Saeed joins David Williams to discuss the challenges of differentiation in healthcare and technology.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT AASIM SAEEDDr. Aasim Saeed is the Founder and CEO of Amenities Health -- a leading Digital Front Door and patient loyalty platform for healthcare. Before Amenities, Aasim led the Digital Health Office at Baylor Scott & White Health as the VP of Digital Health. There he oversaw the development of BSW Health’s industry-leading website and app that helps millions of patients find and access care every year. Before joining BSWH, Aasim was a leader in McKinsey's Health System practice, advising multiple top US health systems on strategy, operations, and technology. Aasim received his MD and MPA from Duke and Harvard Universities, respectively. He is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and volunteers with the Texas Boys State program.📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #healthinsurance #healthcaretechnology #healthcarefinance #caretalk #epic #emr Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 27, 2023

CareTalk 2024 Healthcare Predictions

Thanks to all our listeners for making 2023 CareTalk’s best year yet. With 650,000 streams across 55 new episodes, it’s been a year to remember. We really appreciate your support!Some of the year’s big stories were AI in healthcare, abortion restrictions following the Dobbs decision, and approval of the world’s first CRISPR gene editing therapy.John and I have polished off our crystal ball to see what’s ahead for 2024. Let’s have a look!TOPICS(1:06) Telehealth without doctors(5:53) Using AI for culturally competent care(11:17) Real world evidence in clinical trials(16:07) The abortion debate (19:05) An optimistic prediction about lifespan and healthspan. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #ai #telehealth #lifespan #health #2024 #predictions Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 22, 2023

HealthBiz Brief: Clincierge’s Keys to Clinical Trial Success w/ CEO, Scott Gray

Clincierge’s CEO, Scott Gray joins David Williams to discuss the challenges of clinical trial retention and Clincierge's innovative approach to addressing them. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT SCOTT GRAYScott Gray is an acknowledged leader and innovator in the world of medical meetings, patient- centered clinical trial support and healthcare transportation. In 2013, while hearing of patients’ challenges with logistics to participate in a global clinical trial, the Clincierge® concept was born as a means to improve patient- centricity in clinical trials and general medical treatments. He co-founded Gray Consulting International in 1994 and has served as CEO ever after. Scott is also a popular speaker and has made numerous media appearances and sites on several industry advisory boards.📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #healthinsurance #healthcaretechnology #healthcarefinance #caretalk #clinicaltrials #clinicaltrialretention Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 20, 2023

Will The Defense Production Act Solve Drug Shortages?

President Biden recently invoked the Defense Production Act to support investment in domestic drug manufacturing. It’s part of Bidenomics and is designed to bolster supply chains and increase spending at home.What’s the strategy here? And will it work?TOPICS(01:08) Defense Production Act(02:04) Using DPA in healthcare(03:20) Criticism of DPA(05:14) US drug costs(07:30) Drug shortages explained(08:19) Outsourcing drug production(10:30) Will DPA solve shortages?(13:19) DPA's blunt force(18:24) Strategic stockpiles🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #drugshortages #dpa #defenseproductionactSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 15, 2023

From Farm Bill to FDA: The Legal Landscape of CBD with Michael C. Barnes | Executive Feature

CBD-based products are everywhere, and many customers swear by them. But the market is largely unregulated, leaving consumers in the dark about product purity, safety, and effectiveness. Congress recently took a first step, authorizing a regulatory framework to address public health while maintaining access.What should the federal role be? When should states get involved? And what does the 2018 Farm Bill have to do with it?TOPICS(00:53) CBD vs THC  (01:50) Safety Concerns(02:54) Evidence of Effectiveness(03:55) Hemp vs Marijuana(05:55) Novel Cannabinoids   (07:52) Consumer Protection(09:45) Impact on States(11:19) Marketing to Children(13:39) Dosing Concerns(15:53) Women Legislators Resolution (18:02) Federal Legislation Role(21:09) State Regulations Role(23:38) 2018 Farm Bill Issues(26:41) Legal Challenges(29:12) Industry Growth Issues🎙️⚕️ ABOUT CARETALK EXECUTIVE FEATURES Caretalk Executive Features is a series where we spotlight innovative companies and leaders working to advance the healthcare field. 🎙️⚕️ ABOUT MICHAEL C. BARNES, COUNSEL TO AIMED ALLIANCE Michael C. Barnes is the managing attorney for Sequel Health Law. He serves as counsel to Aimed Alliance, a not-for-profit health policy organization. Barnes counsels boards and management teams of public and private companies on business strategy, law, legislation, and regulation to advance market entry and expansion, revenue, and social responsibility objectives. His practice centers heavily on health and drug law and policy with emphasis on opioid and other controlled medications, cannabinoids, substance use disorders, and pain management. Barnes is also Chairman of the Center for U.S. Policy, a not-for-profit organization advancing solutions to the nation’s drug poisoning crisis. Barnes is an advocate for individual rights and innovative responses to some of the top policy issues in the U.S., including substance use disorder and mental health, access to health care, justice reform, and privacy. He has provided legal, political, and issue analysis for national news networks, including  CNBC, CNN, FOX Business, FOX News, and MSNBC. Barnes was a political appointee under President George W. Bush, having served as confidential counsel in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology #medicareadvantage #longtermcare #healthinsurance #cbd #farmbillSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 14, 2023

HealthBiz Brief: Sworkit Health’s Transition From DTC to B2B w/ CEO, Ryan Hanna

Sworkit Health's CEO, Ryan Hanna joins David Williams to discuss his company's transition from DTC to B2B.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT RYAN HANNARyan Hanna is the founder and now VP of Product at Sworkit. He started Sworkit as a self-taught engineer and was able to grow his side project to a global fitness app helping millions get fit. Previously serving as both the VP of Engineering and Product for Sworkit, he is now a passionate leader of Product alone and is sharing what he learned to other engineers to make them even more successful than ever before. Ryan is also involved with initiatives to encourage youth and under-represented groups to get into coding and STEM careers with organizations like Curiosity Hub and Codebar.📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #healthinsurance #healthcaretechnology #healthcarefinance #caretalk #sworkithealth #fitness #healthandwellnessSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 13, 2023

The Pros & Cons of Long Term Care Insurance

Nursing home stays can easily run over $100,000 per year. That cost is a big source of fear for older Americans, 70% of whom will need some form of long-term care. Long-term care insurance seems like a great answer. So why do only 3-4% of people have coverage?TOPICS(01:18) What is long-term care insurance?(04:07) Difference between healthcare and long-term care(06:56) Is the long-term care industry struggling?(08:26) What does $165,000 in coverage buy?(13:37) Mix of services getting more expensive(18:36) Why not treat the end of life with respect?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology #medicareadvantage #longtermcare #healthinsurance Support the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 8, 2023

Is Medicare Advantage Fit For Cancer Patients?

Choosing between Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage is hard, but the stakes are even higher for cancer patients. Does the flexibility to choose any hospital or doctor under traditional Medicare outweigh Medicare Advantage’s enhanced benefits like dental, vision and OTC drugs?In this episode of CareTalk, John and David weigh the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage for cancer patients.TOPICS(01:52) How Medicare Works(03:17) What is Medicare Advantage?(04:12) Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage(06:01) Access to Specialized Cancer Care(08:30) Importance of Cancer Research Centers  (12:32) Drug Coverage Differences(16:30) Switching Medicare Plans(18:29) Weighing Cancer RiskGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology #medicareadvantage #medicare #healthinsurance #oncologySupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
December 1, 2023

How Gratitude Can Impact Your Health

Thanksgiving is upon us. It’s an absolutely wonderful holiday –unless you’re a turkey. It can be a busy day in the ER, too with Thanksgiving-themed ailments like food poisoning and burns. But the big takeaway is that showing gratitude is good for your mental and physical health.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology #mentalhealth #thanksgivingSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
November 21, 2023

Why Medical Debt is Vanishing From Credit Reports

The Biden Administration is working to drop medical debt from credit reports. Doctors and hospitals will still be able to sue you, but might not be able to hurt your credit.Want to dive deeper into the US medical debt problem?Listen to our primer episode "What To Do About Medical Debt"Read our report "America's Medical Debt Problem" 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
November 17, 2023

Changes in Obamacare Open Enrollment

Obamacare has been remarkably durable. Despite the old “repeal and replace “ rhetoric, it turns out Americans like having affordable health insurance. Around 18 million people have individual plans, and 80 percent of them receive Obamacare subsidies. Open enrollment is here, and this season is going to be a busy one.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSupport the showSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
November 10, 2023

Innovations in Public Health with Dr. Megan Ranney

Dr. Megan Ranney joins CareTalk to discuss innovative public health approaches to prevent violence and related behavioral health problems.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT MEGAN RANNEY, MD, MPHDr. Megan L. Ranney is an emergency physician, researcher, and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health. She joined Yale in July 2023 as the Dean of the Yale School of Public Health and C.-E. A. Winslow Professor of Public Health.Dr. Ranney’s research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and related behavioral health problems, as well as on COVID-related risk reduction.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
November 3, 2023

Transforming Veteran Healthcare with David Shulkin, MD

🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT DAVID SHULKIN, MDDr. David J. Shulkin served as the Ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs under President Trump, having previously been appointed as Under Secretary for Health under President Obama. He managed the nation's largest healthcare system for veterans, held respected healthcare executive roles, and founded DoctorQuality. After leaving government, he became a distinguished health policy fellow and professor, specializing in outcomes research and economics. He's recognized as one of the "One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #healthinsurance #healthcaretechnology #healthcarefinance #caretalk #mentalhealth #digitalhealth #hlth #ruralhealth #veteranhealthcareSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
October 27, 2023

Unlocking the Front Door to Digital Mental Health with Brad Kittredge & Doug Nemecek, MD

More than one in five adults have a diagnosed behavioral health condition. Yet only about half are in active treatment --and it takes an average of 11 years from the onset of symptoms before a patient seeks care. Our guests,  Brightside Health CEO Brad Kittredge and Evernorth Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Dr. Doug Nemecek, are opening multiple front doors to let patients in. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital Diagnostics: www.digitaldiagnostics.com Watch our interview with Digital Diagnostics Co-Founder & President, Seth Rainford.🎙️⚕️ABOUT BRAD KITTREDGE Brad Kittredge is the CEO and co-founder of Brightside Health. He has spent over a decade pioneering evidence-based and consumer-driven health care solutions, including building the Product teams at 23andMe and Lantern.🎙️⚕️ABOUT DOUG NEMECEK, MDDr. Doug Nemecek, M.D., is the Chief Medical Executive for Behavioral Health, overseeing quality, integration, and clinical operations. Dr. Nemecek's extensive experience includes leading clinical initiatives on issues like the national opioid epidemic and building strong relationships with network providers to optimize total health outcomes. He earned his M.D. and psychiatric residency at Washington University, holds an M.B.A., and is a recognized Distinguished Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #healthinsurance #healthcaretechnology #healthcarefinance #caretalk #mentalhealth #digitalhealth #hlthSupport the showCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
October 20, 2023

Closing Healthcare Gaps with Technology w/ David Feinberg, MD

Dr. David Feinberg was CEO of Geisinger and UCLA Health, then led Google Health before becoming CEO of Cerner. For the past year he’s been Chairman of Oracle Health. So, it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about healthcare IT!Dr. Feinberg joins  the show to discuss interoperability, AI, health equity, and much more!🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
October 13, 2023

How to Live a Long and Healthy Life with Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner has unlocked profound secrets of longevity and happiness. He journeyed to the unique places around the world, dubbed the Blue Zones, where people regularly live into healthy old age. Dan discovered what they have in common and is now applying Blue Zones insights to create healthy communities around the United States.Can Blue Zones slow or reverse the recent slide in US longevity? Listen in to find out.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT DAN BUETTNERDan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author known for discovering the world's Blue Zones—regions where people enjoy remarkably long, healthy lives. His bestselling books and public appearances have popularized the Blue Zones lifestyle, and he also works with governments and organizations to implement Blue Zones Projects, which have improved the well-being of over 5 million Americans. In essence, he lives and promotes the Blue Zones philosophy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
October 6, 2023

Executive Feature: Building a Better Mental Health System with Christina Mainelli of Quartet Health

The behavioral health crisis is in full swing.  It’s well known that there’s a shortage of providers. But that’s just the first step. We also need to make sure people are getting the right care for them, that quality is measured and tracked, and that patients have long term support on their care journeys.Christina Mainelli (CEO, Quartet Health) joins us to discuss how Quartet is working to build a better mental healthcare system. 🎙️⚕️ ABOUT CARETALK EXECUTIVE FEATURES Caretalk Executive Features is a series where we spotlight innovative companies and leaders working to advance the healthcare field. 🎙️⚕️ ABOUT CHRISTINA MAINELLIChristina Mainelli is the Chief Executive Officer at Quartet Health. Christina has previously served as the EVP & Chief Growth Officer at Beacon Health Options, the SVP and General Manager at CareCentrix, and the SVP, Product Development at Connextions.🎙️⚕️ ABOUT QUARTET HEALTHQuartet is a technology-enabled care delivery company that delivers speed to quality behavioral healthcare for all. Quartet's technology and services identify people who need care, connect them to high quality care through networks of providers or Quartet's medical group, and support their care journeys.Learn more about Quartet Health: www.quartethealth.com📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com📲 FOLLOWSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caretalk-podcast🗞️ Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/newsl...🛒 Shop for official CareTalk merch: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/categ...⚙️ Produced by Grippi Media: https://www.grippimedia.com#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #healthinsurance #healthcaretechnology #healthcarefinance #caretalk #mentalhealth #behavioralhealth #cognitivehealthCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
October 4, 2023

What Dana-Farber’s Shakeup Means for Cancer Care

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute rocked the cancer world this month by dropping its long standing partner, Brigham and Women’s in favor of building a new cancer hospital with Beth Israel. What does it mean for patients, physicians and health care costs?Is this just a local Boston story or is there broader meaning for the US healthcare system?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#danafarber #oncology #cancer #healthcare #hospitals #doctors #medicine #nurses #health #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcareindustry CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
September 29, 2023

Executive Feature: AI and the New Era of Medical Diagnosis with Seth Rainford of Digital Diagnostics

Affordability, access, and quality are often referred to as the Iron Triangle of healthcare. There are tradeoffs among them and you can improve one or two, but not all three. Seth Rainford (Co-Founder & President, Digital Diagnostics) joins us to discuss how artificial intelligence can break that tradeoff and lead to a new and golden era of medical diagnosis and treatment.ABOUT CARETALK EXECUTIVE FEATURESCaretalk Executive Features is a series where we spotlight innovative companies and leaders working to advance the healthcare field. ABOUT SETH RAINFORDSeth Rainford is the Co-Founder and President at Digital Diagnostics where he focuses on expanding market opportunities and driving operational excellence within the company.Rainford brings more than a decade of executive experience to Digital Diagnostics including the successful management of large-scale P&L’s, strong organic & inorganic business development expertise, as well as complex multi-site operations leadership within the healthcare industry.Rainford most recently served as Regional Vice President & General Manager of LabCorp in the Greater Chicago Area, leading a strategic transformation of the Midwest business unit. Previously, he served as Vice President at Northwestern Medicine, where he drove the commercialization and scaling of their outreach diagnostics business.Rainford received his MBA in business administration from Purdue University.ABOUT DIGITAL DIAGNOSTICSDigital Diagnostics Inc. is a pioneering AI diagnostics company on a mission to benefit patients by transforming the accessibility, affordability, equity, and quality of global healthcare through the application of technology in the medical diagnosis and treatment process.Learn more about Digital DiagnosticsGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #medicine #artificialintelligence #healthcareinnovation #healthcaretechnology #healthcarebusiness #healthcareindustry #healthCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi MediaCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
September 22, 2023

Can OTC Narcan Help Fight the Opioid Crisis?

Opioid overdoses killed more than 100,000 people in the US last year, more than traffic accidents and suicides combined. Fentanyl is a major culprit, often turning a planned recreational high into sudden death. Now Naloxone –the generic name for Narcan—is available over the counter.Will the good drug stop the bad drug from killing people? And should you carry Narcan yourself? We’ll tell you what you need to know.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #medicine #opioidcrisis #healthinsurance #priorauthorization #healthcarefinance #healthcareeconomics #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness  #digitalhealthCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
September 14, 2023

How to Treat Health Misinformation with Dr. Geeta Nayyar

Misinformation has always plagued healthcare, but it’s gotten worse recently.  Dr. Geeta Nayyar (author, Dead Wrong: Diagnosing and Treating Healthcare’s Misinformation Illness) joins the show discuss the impact of healthcare's misinformation problem and what steps can be taken to treat it.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.ABOUT GEETA NAYYAR, MD, MBAGeeta is the former Chief Medical officer at Salesforce. She’s a rheumatologist and nationally-recognized leader in health IT, bridging the divide between clinical medicine, business, and digital health. As a Board Member of the American Telemedicine Association and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Alumni Association, she helps steer decision-making at some of the nation’s most influential medical organizations.  Her work and expertise have earned her appearances on CNN, and PBS, and she is regularly featured on CNBC and Yahoo Finance.She is the author of the book “Dead Wrong,” available everywhere October 17th 2023.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthinsurance #healthinformation #medicine  #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness  #digitalhealthCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
September 5, 2023

How Prior Authorization Impacts Healthcare

Prior authorization. It’s a dreaded phrase for patients and providers alike. Now some health plans like Cigna say they’re cutting back on the practice, and the feds are contemplating restrictions, too. What is prior authorization in healthcare? And can the US healthcare system live without it?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthinsurance #priorauthorization #healthcarefinance #healthcareeconomics #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness  #digitalhealthCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
August 29, 2023

2023 Digital Health Trends & Challenges with Jess DaMassa

After incredible growth during the pandemic, digital health is adjusting to its own kind of new normal. Interest remains strong, deals are flowing and artificial intelligence is making its mark.  But the market is less frothy –or maybe it has even overreacted. Friend of the show, Jessica DaMassa, (Host, WTF Health),  joins us again to talk about the digital health trends and challenges of 2023.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.ABOUT WTF HEALTHWTF Health gives you a glimpse of the future of health by introducing you to the people who are going to change it. Jessica DaMassa, the emerging ‘It girl’ of health tech interviewing, chats it up with the ‘who’s who’ of the health innovation set.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#hlth #digitalhealth #AI #healthcaretechnology #hlthconference #healthtech #technology #healthcareinnovation #healthcarestartups #healthcarebusinessCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
August 22, 2023

How Randomness Impacts Healthcare with Anupam B. Jena

Anupam B. Jena (Host of Freakonomics MD) joins CareTalk to talk about the hidden side of medicine and how unexpected—but predictable—events can profoundly affect our health.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.ABOUT ANUPAM B. JENA M.D. , PH.D.Dr. Jena is an economist, physician, and professor at Harvard. As one of a small group of physician-economists in the world, and one of the most creative and prolific social scientists in medicine, Dr. Jena is uniquely positioned to explore where the worlds of medicine and economics collide, based on his experiences as a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and his unique training as an economist. His creative use of natural experiments – chance occurrences that we are exposed to, but often unaware of, in our lives – help us understand how health care works, the subject of his 2020 TEDMED talk. He is the host of the popular Freakonomics, M.D. podcast, where he tackles questions at the intersection of medicine and economics, including questions from his own research on why mortality rates rise in cities on the days that they host large marathons, why cardiac patients do better when cardiologists are out of town at national cardiology conferences, and why kids with summer birthdays are more likely to be diagnosed with A.D.H.D. Dr. Jena’s book, Random Acts of Medicine: The Hidden Forces That Sway Doctors, Impact Patients, and Shape Our Health, will be published by Doubleday in the summer of 2023.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#Freakonomics #healthcare #anupambjena #healthcareeconomics #economics #health #randomactsofmedicine #medicineCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
August 14, 2023

Raising Awareness of Sarcoma Cancer with James C. Wittig, MD

Sarcomas are cancers of the connective tissues, with more than 15,000 new cases and 7000 deaths in the US every year. Sarcomas are often diagnosed when they’re too late to treat effectively, leading to poor outcomes. As Sarcoma Awareness Month 2023 concludes, Dr. James C. Wittig (Medical Director, Orthopedic Oncology, Atlantic Health System) joins CareTalk to discuss the importance of educating the public about sarcoma cancers.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.ABOUT JAMES C. WITTIG, MDJames C. Wittig is Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Morristown Medical Center and Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery at Atlantic Health System. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#sarcoma #cancer #oncology #healthcare #healthcarenews #healthcarepolicy #medicine #hospitals #doctors #surgeons #healthcareinnovation #healthcarebusinessCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
August 9, 2023

Putting Patients Over Profits with Stacey Richter (Host, Relentless Health Value)

Stacey Richter (Host, Relentless Health Value podcast) joins CareTalk to discuss how the healthcare industry can put patients over profits by balancing doing well vs. doing good. ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.ABOUT STACEY RICHTERWhen she's not hosting Relentless Health Value, Stacey is co-president of Aventria Health Group, a marketing agency and consultancy. Aventria specializes in helping pharmaceutical, employer, pharmacy, and health system clients improve patient outcomes by creating and leveraging collaborations with other healthcare organizations. For more than 20 years, Stacey has innovated better-coordinated health solutions benefiting all stakeholders and, most of all, the patient.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
August 3, 2023

Mid-Year Grades for Our 2023 Healthcare Predictions

We made some bold and not so bold predictions about healthcare at the start of the year.  Now that we're halfway through 2023, it’s a good time for a mid-year reality check to see what’s come true, where we missed the mark, and what we just plain didn’t think about. ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
July 27, 2023

The Arrival of OTC Birth Control

Access to the birth control pill is becoming easier, now that FDA has approved an over the counter version of a product that’s been available by prescription since 1973.  On this episode of CareTalk, John and David discuss why this move is so significant and why it took so long to get here. ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#birthcontrol #contraception #health #healthcare #medicineCareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media
July 18, 2023

FDA Approves Leqembi: What You Should Know

FDA just approved Leqembi, a drug to slow the cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s patients, and Medicare has agreed to pay for it. Is it time for patients, families and physicians to be excited? Or do we need to temper our hopes?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#leqembi #alzheimers #pharma #FDA #medicare #medicaid #aduhelmSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Check out the CareTalk Store for official merch!CareTalk is produced by Grippi Media
July 11, 2023

What’s Google Doing in Healthcare?

Google has been making a lot of noise in the healthcare space lately. In this episode of CareTalk, John and David take a look at all of Google’s healthcare moves: What’s working? What’s not? And what’s next?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Check out the CareTalk Store for official merch!CareTalk is produced by Grippi Media
July 4, 2023

Will Healthcare’s Staffing Shortage Ever End?

Will the healthcare staffing crisis ever end? We were talking about shortages five years ago and then things really went crazy during the pandemic. But even as a lot of the economy has returned to normal, healthcare workers are still in very short supply. Do we just have to wait a little longer, or is the shortage of healthcare workers going to be with us forever?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Check out the CareTalk Store for official merch!CareTalk is produced by Grippi Media
June 28, 2023

Why Millions Are Losing Medicaid

More than a million people –including hundreds of thousands of children-- lost Medicaid coverage in the last few weeks as the pandemic-era continuous coverage policy ended. In this episode of CareTalk, John Driscoll and David Williams unpack what's going on with Medicaid redetermination in the US.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Check out the CareTalk Store for official merch!Produced by Grippi Media
June 19, 2023

Why Are Doctors Unionizing?

Medical residents and fellows at Mass General Brigham just voted overwhelmingly to form a union. Apparently these new physicians aren’t going to put up with the low pay and tough working conditions that their predecessors went through. Unionization is happening all over the place. But what does it mean for patient care, hospital finances, physician training, and relationships between trainee and supervising physicians?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Check out the CareTalk Store for official merch!Produced by Grippi Media
June 13, 2023

Can Independent Physician Practices Survive?

Independent physician practices are facing an uphill battle in an era where hospitals are growing increasingly larger.With their vast resources and extensive networks, hospitals often hold a considerable advantage when it comes to negotiating contracts with insurance companies and leveraging economies of scale. This discrepancy can lead to a significant disadvantage for independent physicians, making it harder for them to compete for patients, attract top talent, and maintain financial stability. In this episode of CareTalk, hosts John Driscoll and David Williams discuss how value-based care and AI technology can help independent practitioners survive healthcare’s consolidation trend.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Check out the CareTalk Store for official merch. Produced by Grippi Media
June 6, 2023

What is the Healthcare Impact of the Debt Limit Deal?

Congress’s failure to raise the debt limit has brought the US perilously close to default. Republicans have insisted on major cuts to federal spending –including in healthcare—in exchange for their votes. President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy worked out an agreement in principle, which gives in, at least partially, to the GOP demands while preserving Democratic priorities. So, what’s the impact of the debt ceiling deal on healthcare? Will the deal have a real impact or is it all just smoke and mirrors?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
May 31, 2023

Should Hospitals Have Their Own Police Forces?

Violent attacks against healthcare workers are rising, leading some hospitals to launch their own police forces. Enhanced security and faster response times sound great. But what about patient rights, potential abuses, and the financial burden at a time when hospital finances are strained? In this episode of CareTalk, John and David examine the rise of hospital police forces and debate whether or not they are a good idea.TOPICS(1:01) Why is there a debate about hospitals having their own police forces?(5:29) Benefits and drawbacks with hospital police forces(7:20) Does an “armed” environment make it a safer one?(10:44) What framework is needed in order to establish a hospital police force?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
May 24, 2023

What’s Behind the Adderall Shortage?

The Adderall shortage is causing hardships for patients and families relying on the medication to manage ADHD. The surge in ADHD diagnoses and telemedicine prescriptions during the public health emergency, along with manufacturing disruptions, contribute to the problem.Initially, the federal government planned to reduce controlled substance availability through telemedicine. However, due to a significant response of tens of thousands of comments, they will maintain the pandemic-era rules for another six months.Why is there an Adderall shortage? When will it end? Can ADHD be advantageous? Listen to hear what John and David had to say.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
May 16, 2023

The Epidemic of Loneliness

Surgeon General Vivek Murphy recently issued an advisory calling it an epidemic. Things were bad enough before the pandemic but they got worse, with more than half of people reporting loneliness according to some surveys.There are solutions out there, but it’s a mixed bag. Social media might help make connections but too often it has the opposite effect. And we’re just getting started with AI…Join John and David in this thought-provoking episode as they unravel the complexities of the loneliness epidemic and explore ways to combat it.TOPICS(1:11) Dire consequences of loneliness (3:13) The epidemic of disconnection(4:24) Does technology play a role in loneliness in the younger population?(5:30) The erosion of social connection(9:38) Loneliness is more than just a healthcare problem(13:14) Is there one sole solution to loneliness? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.  GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today.Produced by Grippi MediaSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
May 10, 2023

Cybersecurity Concerns in Healthcare

As healthcare increasingly relies on technology, it has become even more susceptible to cyber threats, making cybersecurity a major area of concern for the industry. In this episode of CareTalk, John and David examine the major cybersecurity risks in healthcare and what businesses can do to protect themselves and their customers.TOPICS(0:46) How do we navigate in a world where all different kinds of institutions are getting hacked?(1:56) How Credential Stuffing was used in recent healthcare hacks(5:30) Potential implications and risks for patient claims information being released(8:53) What can individuals do to protect themselves from the risk of being hacked?(14:01) What can companies do to prevent being hacked?GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORSProvider Solutions & DevelopmentInstitute for Healthcare ImprovementCareCentrixSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
May 3, 2023

Dr. Eric Bricker on Healthcare Finance

It finally happened! CareTalk and Dr. Eric Bricker (AHealthcareZ), two titans of healthcare YouTube, join forces to take on some of the juiciest topics in healthcare finance and more.🎙️Providers taking on risk: who’s getting it right?🎙️Are digital health startups able to make a difference?🎙️Health insurers decreasing prior authorization - is it for real or for show?🎙️Is it practical for consumers to compare hospital prices?Hear what Eric, John and David had to about all of this and more, in a very special edition of CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT DR. ERIC BRICKERDr. Bricker is an Internal Medicine Physician and the former Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Compass Professional Health Services. Dr. Bricker is also the Founder and Chief Medical Officer for AHealthcareZ, a YouTube channel dedicated to explaining how the US healthcare system works... or doesn't work.  GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
April 27, 2023

The Challenges of Rural Health

Rural communities have fewer doctors, nurses and medical facilities per person than the country as a whole. Some rural hospitals have closed, leaving large geographic areas without local services. And the population is older, sicker, more likely to have unhealthy habits like tobacco use and less likely to have access to reliable transportation to get to their appointments. Rural healthcare is a challenge. But is it all doom and gloom? John and David share their thoughts.TOPICS(1:20) Reviewing the statistics on rural health(1:57) Do social determinants of health contribute to rural health(5:42) Challenges rural health faces(7:09) The difference in healthcare delivery (12:25) What’s going on with rural hospital closures?(15:16) Opportunities to innovate emergency servicesABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
April 19, 2023

Has Surprise Billing Met Its Match?

Zack Cooper joins CareTalk to discuss why surprise medical bills might soon become a thing of the past.TOPICS(1:22) Zack’s deep dive into surprise billing(3:46) How the No Surprises Act came to be(7:23) The 1% Steps for Healthcare Reform Project(8:56) The Legal Villains(12:01) How can politics actually work for cost reduction?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT ZACK COOPER:Zack Cooper is an Associate Professor at Yale University, and Director of Health Policy at the school’s Social and Policy Studies. As a health economist, his research has provided empirical evidence that informed public policies, including the No Surprises Act.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInSubscribe to the CareTalk Newsletter to access exclusive content and insights covering the biggest topics in healthcare today. Produced by Grippi Media
April 13, 2023

Zeke Emanuel on AI in Healthcare

Dr. Zeke Emanuel joins the show to share his thoughts on the artificial intelligence craze and how it could impact healthcare. TOPICS(1:04) Is AI going to take over the world?(2:04) How will AI be used in healthcare?(3:58) AI and machine learning (22:15) Remote patient monitoring vs remote patient management. ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT ZEKE EMANUELEzekiel J. Emanuel, an oncologist, medical ethicist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, served on the Covid-19 Advisory Board for the Biden-Harris transition.JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MEDMASTERY.COMIf you need to brush up on clinical skills like ECG interpretation, mechanical ventilation, POCUS, and more...and want to do it in a fun way while earning CME credits, you should check out what they're doing over at www.medmastery.com. You won't regret it!Produced by Grippi Media.#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #caretalk #artificialintelligence #machinelearning #ai #chatgpt #googlebard #healthtech #health #medicine #doctors #hospitals #remotepatientmonitoring
April 4, 2023

Brooke Ellison on Defying Disability

Brooke Ellison's incredible life journey is an inspiration to us all. At just 11 years old, she faced the unimaginable - being struck by a car and left paralyzed from the neck down. But instead of giving up, she persevered and defied the odds. She went on to achieve academic excellence, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard. A masters degree and PhD later, Brooke went on to run for New York State Senate and publish two books. It's no wonder her remarkable life story was turned into a movie, directed by none other than Superman himself, Christopher Reeve! We were fortunate enough to have Brooke join us for this special episode of CareTalk, where she shares her journey and insights on overcoming disability.TOPICS(1:45) The coexistence of fear and hope (2:03) Brooke’s study of hope (5:59) Americans with Disabilities Act prioritizing barriers over isolation (8:29) Are we doing a better job as a society at being more open-minded and inclusive?(11:36) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(15:23) What it was like to have Christopher Reeve make a movie about her life(22:58) Advice for those that are uneasy in the presence of someone with disabilities ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT BROOKE ELLISONBrooke Ellison, PhD is an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University, Interim Program Director of the PhD program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Co-Director of the Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management. With a background in cognitive neuroscience & public policy from Harvard, she has been committed to changing perceptions & policies on life-saving science for over 15 years. She's served on the Empire State Stem Cell Board & Board of Directors of the NY Civil Liberties Union. In 2011 she was granted an honorary degree by Rutgers University & chosen as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader & Truman National Security Project Political Partner in 2014 & 2018 respectively. Brooke wrote a memoir "Miracles Happen" which was made into a movie - The Brooke Ellison Story. Her second book, “Look Both Ways,”was released in 2020.JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInProduced by Grippi Media
March 29, 2023

Why Rare Disease Research is So Important

Rare diseases, despite their name, are more prevalent than one might expect, impacting up to 10% of the population, particularly children. But a staggering 95% of the 10,000 known rare diseases remain without effective treatments, posing an immense challenge for affected families, foundations, and scientists working tirelessly to remedy the situation.Nasha Fitter (CEO, FOXG1 Research Foundation and VP, RWE and Ciitizen Platform at Invitae) joins CareTalk to explain the importance of rare disease research and why there is hope on the horizon.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.ABOUT NASHA FITTERNasha Fitter is a leader in the rare disease space known for her breakthrough work on utilizing real world evidence to accelerate treatments. She is the mother of a child with the rare neurological condition, FOXG1 Syndrome, and co-founded and leads the FOXG1 Research Foundation. Nasha is also the VP of Ecosystem Partnerships at genetic testing company Invitae. Nasha serves on the board for the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.Learn more about FOXG1 Research FoundationLearn more about FOXG1 Syndrome JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInProduced by Grippi Media#raredisease #rarediseases #rarediseaseday #science #healthcare #health 
March 21, 2023

How the SVB Failure Affects Healthcare

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has sent shockwaves through the tech industry. But how will it affect the healthcare industry? John and David have the answers.TOPICS(0:55) Why should we care about the Silicon Valley Bank collapse? (7:53) The implications of the SVB collapse on healthcare(8:23) Did SVB have ties with healthcare companies? (12:00) Are healthcare institutions like hospitals and health plans in danger of suffering a similar fate? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn
March 14, 2023

What Eli Lilly’s Insulin Price Cut Really Means

Eli Lilly is slashing insulin prices by 70%. Have we entered a new era of drug affordability or is this announcement just a lot of hot air?TOPICS(0:34) Is the Eli Lilly’s Insulin price cut a big deal? (2:07) What does the price cut mean for Americans who need Insulin? (5:41) Why is Eli Lilly reducing the prices now? (6:28) How have Insulin prices affected diabetics in the past? (8:08) Why is Insulin so expensive in the United States? (9:17) Who are the major players in the Insulin market? (11:22) What will this cut mean for other drug pricing, drug companies and consumer costs? (12:56) Does Lilly Stand to lose money from this decision? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn
March 8, 2023

Will Uncle Sam Be the Only Customer in Healthcare?

The US is often called a free market health care system. But Medicare and Medicaid are the biggest insurers, and the government pays for about half of all healthcare. The private sector is getting the message, with some big players –like Humana—ignoring private customers altogether. Are we on a one way train to single payer? Will innovation suffer? And if government pays all the bills, should it own all the hospitals, physician practices and drug companies, too?In this episode of CareTalk, John and David share how they feel about the government being the main customer for healthcare. ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn
February 27, 2023

Michelle Davey on Reinventing Care Delivery With Virtual Care

Michelle Davey, Co-Founder & CEO of Wheel Health, joins CareTalk to discuss how virtual care is revolutionizing care delivery.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT MICHELLE DAVEYGrowing up in a rural area with limited medical resources, Michelle became focused on improving patient access to care. Her career took on a journey through healthcare, tech, marketplaces and virtual care. After recognizing the need for a new workforce configuration in healthcare, she co-founded Wheel. Michelle is a thought-leader focused on the urgent need for reinventing healthcare delivery models, clinician empowerment, and the future of work in healthcare.JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#virtualcare #telehealth #caretalk #caretalkpodcast #healthcarepodcast #healthcare #health #healthcaretechnology #techstartups
February 22, 2023

Jean Drouin on Why Value-Based Care Will Succeed

Value based care is a great idea, at least in theory. It’s cheaper and better than fee for service. But uptake is slow because incentives are hard to align, available data and analytics aren’t up to the task, it takes too long for providers to be rewarded, and payers and providers just don’t trust one another. With all these challenges, can value based care succeed? Clarify Health CEO, Jean Drouin, joins CareTalk to explain why the answer is a resounding YES!ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT JEAN DROUINJean Drouin, MD, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clarify Health, an enterprise analytics and value-based payments platform company. Jean has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management, technology, operations, finance, and cultural change.JOIN OUR NEWSLETTERGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn
February 16, 2023

2023 State of Digital Healthcare

Digital health had plenty of ups and downs in 2022, with continued innovation and billions in new investment. With new advances in 2023, like ChatGPT and sensor technologies, it’s time to look ahead. And who better to do that with than Jess DaMassa from WTF Health?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.ABOUT WTF HEALTHWTF Health gives you a glimpse of the future of health by introducing you to the people who are going to change it. Jessica DaMassa, the emerging ‘It girl’ of health tech interviewing, chats it up with the ‘who’s who’ of the health innovation set.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#digitalhealth #healthcarestartup #healthstartup #healthtech #health #healthcarebusiness
February 9, 2023

Why Urgent Care is Growing So Fast

Urgent care centers are popping up everywhere! Patient volumes ballooned 60% since before the pandemic, and investors keep eating it up.In this episode of CareTalk, John and David explore what's behind the rapid growth of urgent care and why it matters.Topics:(0:53) What is urgent care?(1:50) Urgent care growth by the numbers(3:30) Is urgent care actually more expensive? (4:30) How urgent care promotes more access to care(5:50) Why is urgent care growing so much?(11:20) Why are investors bullish on urgent care?(13:17) Will urgent care centers undermine the doctor/patient relationship? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #health #urgentcare #primarycare
February 1, 2023

How the Debt Ceiling Can Affect Healthcare

With the federal debt limit reached, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has begun using “extraordinary measures” to pay the government’s bills. The pressure will continue until Congress raises the debt limit.  But what does it all mean for healthcare? John and David share their thoughts.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn
January 24, 2023

The Unwinding of Medicaid

Congress has recently passed a spending bill that will "unwind" a requirement for states to maintain continuous enrollment in Medicaid in order to receive additional federal pandemic funds. The policy shift is likely to have wide-reaching impacts on the healthcare system, with far more immediate impact on lower-income households. In this episode of CareTalk, John and David analyze the rapid growth of Medicaid and the decision to unwind it.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.TOPICS:(0:45) Why did Medicaid grow so much during the pandemic?(3:45) What has been the impact of Medicaid's rapid growth?(4:00) Why is the continuous coverage provision ending?(6:00) What will happen to people currently on Medicaid?(9:17) Are the states ready to deal with this?GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #ushealthcare #medicaid #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast 
January 17, 2023

Is The US Healthcare System Collapsing?

Time magazine recently published an article that claims the us healthcare system is about to collapse. Is this just another sensational headline crafted to generate clicks or is the US healthcare system truly doomed? In this episode of CareTalk, John and David share their thoughts.Read the Time article, "The Coming Collapse of the US Healthcare System" here.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #health #healthcarepodcast #ushealthcare
January 12, 2023

Do We Really Need AI in Healthcare?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been all the rage lately, thanks to ChatGPT. In this episode of the CareTalk Podcast, John and David assess AI’s place in healthcare: How is it used now? How can it be used in the future? And is truly useful, or is it all hype? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. TOPICS:(2:00) What is artificial intelligence (AI)?(3:36) What are some of the key terms and technologies involved with AI? (7:16) What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?(8:28) How is AI used in healthcare?(13:00) Is AI in healthcare dangerous?(17:39) Will AI be a big deal in healthcare in 2023?GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #artificialintelligence #ushealthcare #2023 #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast #healthcare
January 5, 2023

2023 Healthcare Predictions

 John and David continue our end-of-year tradition by sharing their hot takes and predictions for healthcare in 2023. Will staffing shortages come to an end? Will virtual-first primary become a reality? Will Medicare Advantage lose its luster? Big topics. Bigger predictions. Join us as we end 2022 with a bang! TOPICS:(02:18) Will virtual healthcare be the future of care?(03:47) Will healthcare staffing shortages come to an end?(05:20) Will Medicare Advantage going to lose its luster?(07:52) Will value based care continue to make advances?(10:10) Will home healthcare become even more important?(12:19) Will private equity and venture capital move into the spotlight?(15:26) Will artificial intelligence take over healthcare in 2023?(18:12) How will retail healthcare fare in 2023?(20:59) Will 2023 be an aggressive political year for healthcare?GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcarepredictions #ushealthcare #2023 #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast #healthcare
December 19, 2022

Dr. Otis Brawley on Cancer Screening and Health Disparities

Dr. Otis Brawley joins the show to discuss reducing cancer overscreening and health disparities. ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT DR. OTIS BRAWLEYOtis Brawley is professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and 39th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Brawley leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort of cancer health disparities at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working to close racial, economic and social disparities in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in the United States and worldwide.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#cancerscreening #healthdisparities #oncology #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast #healthcare
December 13, 2022

Healthcare in a Divided Congress

The runoff in Georgia, the election is finally over! With a divided Congress, will it be gridlock, or will our legislators find a way to work across party lines for the good of the public? John and David give us their take. Spoiler alert: they don’t exactly see eye to eye.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarepolicy #news #health #digitalhealth
December 8, 2022

The Career of Dr. Anthony Fauci

On this episode of CareTalk, we take a look back at the illustrious career of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Throughout his over 50 years in public service, Dr. Fauci has made countless contributions to the fields of medicine and public health. He played a key role in the development of the AIDS prevention strategy known as "Treatment as Prevention," and he was instrumental in the creation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In addition, he has served as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, leading groundbreaking research on HIV/AIDS, influenza, and other infectious diseases. Dr. Fauci's tireless dedication to his work has saved countless lives and made him a household name. On this special episode of CareTalk, we pay tribute to one of the greatest public servants of our time.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #publichealth #anthonyfauci
November 28, 2022

Bruce Broussard on Catalyzing Change Through Crisis

Unprecedented speed, collaboration, efficiency and results, all driving innovation: this is what healthcare has accomplished in the last few years. But as we settle into a new status quo, there is a pervasive sentiment that our industry is reverting to inefficiency. Embracing the evolution of healthcare requires that we embrace methods born of crisis as long-term solutions and evolve business models to meet new consumer demands. The way forward is clear–a collaborative approach, catalyzed by interoperability.Bruce Broussard (President & CEO, Humana) joins CareTalk for a special episode recorded in front of a live audience at the EMIDS Healthcare Summit 2022.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthinsurance #medicare #interoperability #humana #caretalk
November 23, 2022

CareTalk @ HLTH 2022 – Brigham Hyde, CEO, Atropos

Brigham Hyde (CEO, Atropos), joins the show to discuss how his company is using real world evidence to close the gap with patient-specific prognostograms using real-world data.This episode is part of our "CareTalk @ HLTH 2022" interview series. You can listen to the rest of our interviews from HLTH 2022 on your favorite streaming service, or by going to www.caretalkpodcast.com.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#hlth #hlth2022 #caretalk #healthcare 
November 17, 2022

CareTalk @ HLTH 2022 – Ben Leonard, Health Technology Reporter, Politico

Ben Leonard (Health Technology Reporter, Politico), joins the show to chat digital health happenings in the federal government and the healthcare industry overall. This episode is part of our "CareTalk @ HLTH 2022" interview series. You can listen to the rest of our interviews from HLTH 2022 on your favorite streaming service, or by going to www.caretalkpodcast.com.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#hlth #hlth2022 #caretalk #healthcare 
November 17, 2022

CareTalk @ HLTH 2022 – Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teladoc Health

Jason Gorevic (CEO, Teladoc Health) joins the show to talk about his company's recent challenges and the road ahead.This episode is part of our "CareTalk @ HLTH 2022" interview series. You can listen to the rest of our interviews from HLTH 2022 on your favorite streaming service, or by going to www.caretalkpodcast.com.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#hlth #hlth2022 #caretalk #healthcare 
November 17, 2022

CareTalk @ HLTH 2022 – Walter Jin, Chairman & CEO, Pager

Walter Jin (Chairman & CEO, Pager) joins the show to chat about virtual care, care coordination, care management, collaboration, artificial intelligence and concierge care. This episode is part of our "CareTalk @ HLTH 2022" interview series. You can listen to the rest of our interviews from HLTH 2022 on your favorite streaming service, or by going to www.caretalkpodcast.com.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn
November 17, 2022

CareTalk @ HLTH 2022 – Caitlin Donovan, Global Head of Uber Health

Caitlin Donovan (Global Head of Uber Health) joins the show to discuss Uber's push into the healthcare industry.This episode is part of our "CareTalk @ HLTH 2022" interview series. You can listen to the rest of our interviews from HLTH 2022 on your favorite streaming service, or by going to www.caretalkpodcast.com.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#hlth #hlth2022 #caretalk #healthcare 
November 17, 2022

CareTalk @ HLTH 2022 – Noah Lang, CEO & Co-Founder, Stride Health

Noah Lang (CEO & Co-Founder, Stride Health) joins the show to discuss health benefits for gig workers.This episode is part of our "CareTalk @ HLTH 2022" interview series. You can listen to the rest of our interviews from HLTH 2022 on your favorite streaming service, or by going to www.caretalkpodcast.com.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#hlth #hlth2022 #caretalk #healthcare 
November 17, 2022

CareTalk @ HLTH 2022 – Sachin Jain, CEO, Scan Health Plan

Sachin Jain (CEO, Scan Health Plan) joins the show to talk about his experience working at his grandfather's rural hospital in India, as well as his healthcare predictions for 2023. This episode is part of our "CareTalk @ HLTH 2022" interview series. You can listen to the rest of our interviews from HLTH 2022 on your favorite streaming service, or by going to www.caretalkpodcast.com.ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#hlth #hlth2022 #caretalk #healthcare 
November 16, 2022

Jason Kander on Treating PTSD in Veterans

Jason Kander, author of “The Quiet Storm,” joins CareTalk to discuss treating PTSD in war veterans.TOPICS(1:00) Why Jason decided to join the military(3:17) How hard is it for veterans to transition to civilian life?(8:57) How common is PTSD in veterans?(12:48) How can we help veterans with PTSD?(17:33) Can studying PTSD help with brain research?(19:08) How the Veterans Community Project (VCP) is helping veterans with PTSDABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT JASON KANDERJason Kander is a veteran, politician, and activist. A former Secretary of State of Missouri, in 2018 he dropped out of a mayoral campaign after announcing that he needed to address untreated PTSD from his time serving in Afghanistan. He re-emerged and founded Let America Vote to end voter suppression. He now runs the Veteran's Community Project, an organization devoted to building housing and providing support services to veterans. He is also the bestselling author of Outside the Wire and host of the popular political podcast, Majority 54. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requests Visit us on the webFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcarepodcast #ptsd #veterans #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #jasonkander
November 7, 2022

Ro Khanna on What’s Wrong With Medicare Advantage

California Congressman,Ro Khanna, joins CareTalk to discuss why he believes Medicare Advantage is “just private insurance that profits by denying coverage.”TOPICS:(1:04) Ro Khanna on what’s wrong with Medicare Advantage(2:14) What are the prospects of renaming Medicare Advantage?(5:01) How does equality tie in with healthcare?(6:26) “Medicaid for all?”(9:31) Managed care and extending Medicare(12:36) Redistributing jobs and opportunities to de-industrialized towns(15:55) Progressive capitalism ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT RO KHANNACongressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his third term.Rep. Khanna sits on the House Agriculture, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees, where he chairs the Environmental Subcommittee. Additionally, Rep. Khanna is the Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus and is the Democratic Vice Chair of the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans. Rep. Khanna is committed to representing the people and ideas rooted in Silicon Valley to the nation and throughout the world. GET IN TOUCHVisit us on the webBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor Guest appearance requestsFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn
November 3, 2022

Will The Inflation Reduction Act Really Cut Drug Prices?

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, signed into law by President Biden in August, includes several provisions to lower prescription drug costs for people with Medicare and reduce drug spending by the federal government. What are the provisions? How will it impact healthcare? And why is big Pharma pushing back? TOPICS:(1:49) What are the prescription drug provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act?(9:26) Why is pharma upset about the Inflation Reduction Act?(12:18) Is innovation threatened by US drug pricing control?(14:50) What is the potential healthcare impact of the Inflation Reduction Act?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHVisit us on the webBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor Guest appearance requestsFOLLOW CARETALKSpotify Apple Podcasts Google PodcastsFollow us on LinkedInFollow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter
October 25, 2022

How Telehealth is Changing Healthcare

In this episode of CareTalk, John and David take a deeper look at the history and growth of telehealth and what it means for the future of medicine. They explore how this important technology is revolutionizing the delivery of care, enabling greater access to quality health services no matter where people live or travel. And they also discuss some of the challenges facing telehealth today and how these can be overcome to ensure continued growth in this dynamic space.TOPICS:(0:10) John’s new job with Walgreens Boots Alliance(3:11) How has telehealth grown over the years?(7:38) Do patients prefer telehealth vs. in-person visits? (10:00) What areas of healthcare are best suited for telehealth?(16:43) Can telehealth deliver on its promise?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#telehealth #digitalhealth #medicare #healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #news #healthcarenews 
October 18, 2022

The United States of Care

Natalie Davis joins CareTalk to discuss how her organization, the United Stated States of Care, is building a better and more equitable healthcare system in the wake of the pandemic.TOPICS:(1:10) Why does a united approach to the United States of Care matter?(3:05) How are people from the left and right agreeing on healthcare policy?(4:23) Why is it important to be bipartisan when it comes to healthcare policy?(8:50) How do you turn the frustrating experiences of people with US healthcare system into policy?(11:27) How do you go about making healthcare policy change at the federal level vs. the state level? (13:25) Lowering prescription costs and eliminating out-of-pocket costs for basic health care services.(17:09) Can we actually make progress on drug pricing?(21:41) What can US of Care accomplish for the average American patient within the next 12 months?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT NATALIE DAVISNatalie Davis has nearly two decades of experience shaping and implementing health care policies to improve the lives of all Americans. She spent close to 10 years at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with the final two years of her tenure serving as Senior Advisor to former acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt. Besides co-founding the United States of Care, Natalie is on the founding team of Town Hall Ventures, as well as The Medicaid Transformation Project. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Preeclampsia Foundation.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #news #healthcarenews #unitedstatesofcare 
October 4, 2022

Why Medicare Part B Premiums Are Going Down

Starting in 2023, Medicare Part B premiums are set to decrease for most beneficiaries. While this may seem like good news at first glance, it's important to understand why the premiums are decreasing.On this episode of CareTalk, John and David explore the reasons why Medicare Part B premiums will drop in 2023.TOPICS:(0:36) With the cost of life going up, how much are premiums going up in Medicare?(1:00) Why are the Medicare Part B premiums dropping in 2023?(1:48) What does Aduhelm have to do with premiums dropping?(3:17) What ever happened to Aduhelm?(3:52) How does Medicare work?(6:26) Is the drop in Medicare Part B premiums good news?(9:41) How much will the Medicare Part B premiums decrease? (13:47) How will the changes in Medicare premiums affect the mid-term elections?  ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #medicare #medicarepartb #healthinsurance #aduhelm #medicine
September 29, 2022

What Is Amazon Doing In Healthcare?

Between the closure of Amazon Care and the recent acquisition of One Medical, Amazon has been making significant moves in healthcare this year. Inspired by the buzz, John and David take the opportunity to reflect on Amazon’s shaky healthcare strategy: What worked? What didn’t? And what’s next?TOPICS:(0:37) How big is Amazon’s opportunity in healthcare?(1:53) What does Amazon do in healthcare?(2:33) Why is Amazon closing Amazon Care?(3:01) Is Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical a big deal?(4:18) Where has Amazon had success in healthcare?(7:38) What can the healthcare industry learn from Amazon? (8:26) What is Amazon’s biggest healthcare opportunity from a tech perspective?(10:07) What is Amazon’s biggest healthcare opportunity from a retail perspective? (13:30) How does Amazon’s healthcare ambitions impact patients? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #amazon #amazoncare #amazonhealthcare #healthcaretechnology #primarycare #doctors #nurses #medicine
September 21, 2022

Preventive Care After the PrEP Ruling

A Texas judge ruled that the government could not compel private insurance companies to cover the costs of PrEP, a medication that can greatly reduce the risk of HIV infection. The ruling was based on the argument that PrEP is not "medically necessary" for people who are not already HIV-positive. However, many experts believe that this ruling could ultimately hamper efforts to prevent new infections. On this episode of CareTalk, John and David discuss the broader implications the ruling could have on preventative care. Is it a big deal or is it a nothing burger? TOPICS:(01:00) Judge rules government can’t compel PrEP coverage under ACA(2:14) What is PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)?(6:00) Who is Judge Reed O’Connor and why did he rule this way on PrEP?(10:51) What are health disparities and how do mandates impact them? (12:56) Is this case going to make it to the Supreme Court?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #news #healthcarenews #preventativecare #HIV #prepruling #prepcoverage #healthequity 
September 12, 2022

Nurse Alice: Making a Career in Nursing

America's favorite nurse, Nurse Alice Benjamin, joins the show to discuss everything from making a career in nursing to the importance of medical literacy. TOPICS:(1:00) What inspired Nurse Alice to pursue a career in nursing(4:48) What is the most important piece of advice you give patients?(6:51) What does it take to become a nurse?(9:30) Nurse Alice reflects on her own journey in nursing(11:47) How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted nurses(15:15) How can nurses build resilience?(17:34) Nurse Alice on the importance of mentors(19:20) What is the impact of travel nurses on the nursing field?(24:14) Is it worse to be a nurse right now?Watch our episode “Is It Getting Worse to Be a Nurse?” on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yZEqCmbML8cABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT NURSE ALICE BENJAMIN:Alice Benjamin is a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive nursing experience specializing in cardiovascular health, critical care, and emergency medicine. She has worked at some of the world's most prestigious academic tertiary centers as well as some of the most underserved community hospitals taking care of some of the sickest patients on the planet. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #nursealice #nursing #travelnursing #nurses #nurse #nursingcareer #doctors #hospitals #mentors #healthcareworker 
September 6, 2022

Dr. Peter Hotez on Anti-Science

Dr. Peter Hotez joins CareTalk to discuss the anti-science culture that has developed in recent years and how it’s impacting our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hotez explains how the anti-vaccine movement is based on misinformation and fearmongering. The result is a dangerous impact on public health that puts everyone at risk, not just those who are unvaccinated.Dr. Hotez also talks about how social media is playing a role in spreading this misinformation. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are amplified the voices of those who peddle conspiracy theories and false information. This makes it difficult for people to know what to believe, and it’s contributing to the spread of COVID-19.TOPICS:(0:21) What is anti-science?(1:45) What is the history of the anti-vaccination movement?(6:28) What is Corbevax and when will it be available?(12:12) Why is the anti-vaccination movement dangerous to public health?(14:24) What can we do to combat vaccine misinformation?(18:27) When it comes to COVID-19, what can we learn from our response to HIV?(21:36) Will anti-science get better or worse?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT DR. PETER HOTEZDr. Peter Hotez is an American scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. He serves as founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Children's Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, and University Professor of Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #misinformation #peterhotez #vaccine #covid19 #science #medicine #pediatrics #publichealth #coronavirus 
August 31, 2022

What To Do About Medical Debt?

What can be done about the medical debt crisis in the United States? In the United States, medical debt is a major financial burden for many families. In fact, one in five Americans has outstanding medical debt, and the average amount owed is nearly $6,000. Medical debt can have a devastating impact on a family's finances, leading to bankruptcy and negative credit histories. The problem is only getting worse, as the cost of healthcare continues to rise.On this episode of the CareTalk podcast, John and David explain why medical debt is b.s. and what should be done about it.TOPICS:(1:38) What is medical debt?(2:36) What makes medical debt different from other kinds of debt?(4:59) What country has the most medical debt? (8:30) What percentage of bankruptcies are caused by medical bills?(13:28) What are credit agencies doing to help medical debt?(16:18) Is medical debt a good issue for politicians to run on? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #healthcareeconomics #healthcarecosts #medicaldebt #digitalhealth #health #caretalk #besthealthcarepodcasts #news #healthcarenews #medicine
August 22, 2022

Why is Healthcare So Expensive in the United States?

Why is healthcare so expensive in the United States? The rising cost of healthcare is one of the most pressing problems facing the United States today. According to a recent study, the average American family now spends more on healthcare than on housing or food. And this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Healthcare costs have been rising steadily for years, and there is no end in sight.  On this episode of the CareTalk podcast, John and David break down the real reasons behind why healthcare is so expensive in the United States and what we can do about them. TOPICS:(0:19) How much does the US spend on healthcare? (1:27) The United States healthcare system problems and solutions?(2:21) Why are drug prices so high?(0:40) What is to blame for high drug prices?(11:08) Why are hospitals so expensive? (13:07) Hospital price transparency (13:45) How much money does a nurse make?(18:05) Average doctor salary(19:02) Primary care vs. specialized care(21:00) Administrative costs in healthcare(22:40) Why are Americans unhealthy?(27:09) How to reduce healthcare costs in the USA(28:12) Should we be optimistic about the future of healthcare in the USA? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsorGuest appearance requestsFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow John on TwitterFollow David on TwitterVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.com#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #healthcareeconomics #healthcarecosts #costofhealthcare #drugpricing #pharma #digitalhealth #health #caretalk #besthealthcarepodcasts #news #healthcarenews #medicine
August 16, 2022

How Did COVID Affect Mental Health?

As the COVID pandemic continues to ravage the United States, healthcare professionals are beginning to grapple with a new and unexpected problem: the mental health of their patients. According to a recent study, depression rates have increased significantly in the past year, with nearly one in four adults experiencing an episode of major depression. And while depression is certainly the most common mental health concern associated with COVID, it is by no means the only one. Anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, substance abuse and addiction are all on the rise as well.Healthcare entrepreneur, Dena Bravata, joins CareTalk to discuss how COVID is affecting mental health in the U.S. and why we need to address this problem head-on before it spirals out of control.TOPICS(1:09) What is behavioral health?(1:55) How does COVID affect mental health?(3:10) The cost of mental health care(4:19) COVID mental health statistics (05:59) Is addiction a mental health issue? (07:20) Digital therapeutics. What are they? Can they help?(10:45) How to choose the right mental health therapy(14:33) Telehealth for mental health (17:55) Children’s mental health(19:40) Cannabis and mental health(21:15) Mental health stigmas and how to overcome them(24:23) Ways to improve mental healthABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsorGuest appearance requestsFOLLOW CARETALK SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow John on TwitterFollow David on TwitterVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comABOUT DENA BRAVATADr. Bravata is the co-founder of Lyra Health where she also served as the Chief Medical Officer from 2015 to 2016. She was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Products at Castlight Health from 2009 through 2014. Dr. Bravata was a practicing internist for 16 years in her own private practice and as an attending physician at Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA. As a senior research scientist in Stanford’s Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and a nationally recognized health services researcher, Dr. Bravata has published widely on the clinical effectiveness of a variety of key clinical and public health topics.#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #mentalhealth #telehealth #anxiety #depression  #health #besthealthcarepodcasts
August 9, 2022

Build Back Better Becomes a Healthcare Bill

The build back better plan was initially proposed as a way to improve infrastructure and create jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the plan has since evolved into a healthcare bill that would provide financial assistance to states for the expansion of Medicaid. The bill would also establish a new health insurance program for low-income Americans,In this episode of the CareTalk podcast, John and David explore explore the transformation of the build back better plan and debate what its impact on healthcare will be. Topics covered:What happened to the Build Back Better Plan? Why is Build Back Better a Healthcare Bill Now?What’s in the Build Back Better Bill?Will Build Back Better reduce insulin prices?What will happen if build back better is passed? What are the benefits? Will Build Back Better help Democrats win in the midterms?Links: Sponsorships: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usFollow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscollFollow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblogVisit us on the web: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com#buildbackbetter #medicare #vaccines #democrats #ushealthcare #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcareindustry #news #health #healthcarepolicy #joebiden
July 25, 2022

988 Hotline Arrives for Mental Health

The FCC voted to designate 988 as the new suicide prevention hotline number. This came as a welcomed change for mental health, as the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number (1-800-273-8255) is hard to remember and can be easily misdialed. The 988 hotline will be easier to remember and will help to connect those in need with the resources they need more quickly.In this episode of the CareTalk podcast, John and David discuss the new 988 suicide prevention hotline and how it will make it easier for people to get the help they need.Topics covered:What is the 988 hotline?What happens when someone calls the suicide hotline?Why call the suicide hotline?What impact will the 988 hotline have on mental health and suicide?How is the suicide prevention hotline being funded?Is this 988 hotline a big deal or just incremental?The U.S. suicide rateLinks: Sponsorships: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Follow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscoll Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblog Visit us on the web: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #988hotline #suicidepreventionhotline #suicideawareness #healthcareindustry #healthcarepodcast #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
July 25, 2022

#148 – Zeke Emanuel on Long COVID

On this week's episode of the CareTalk podcast, we discuss long COVID with Dr. Zeke Emanuel.As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the globe, more and more people are being diagnosed with long COVID, a condition characterized by symptoms that persist for weeks or even months after infection. Dr. Emanuel explains why solving the mystery of long COVID should be a priority for researchers and clinicians, and he offers some hope that we may eventually get a handle on this debilitating disease. About Ezekiel Emanuel:Ezekiel J. Emanuel, an oncologist, medical ethicist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, served on the Covid-19 Advisory Board for the Biden-Harris transition.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/3GlciwjFollow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscollFollow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblog#longcovid #healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #covid19 #pandemic #caretalkpodcast #caretalk #zekeemanuel
July 19, 2022

Episode #147: See, Solve, Scale with Danny Warshay

In this episode of CareTalk, Danny Warshay, author of "See, Solve, Scale" joins the show to discuss the method of unlocking the power of entrepreneurship and why he believes that entrepreneurs can help solve healthcare reform.About Danny Warshay:Danny Warshay is the founding Executive Director of the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and Professor of the Practice at Brown University. He also runs workshops on Entrepreneurship in corporate, nonprofit, academic, and governmental contexts in countries around the world. He began his entrepreneurial pursuits while an undergraduate at Brown as a member of the Clearview Software startup leadership team. Apple acquired Clearview, and since then, he has co-founded and sold companies in fields ranging from software and advanced materials to consumer products and media. Danny received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.Learn more about See, Solve, Scale here: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/see-solve-scale/This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit www.info.psd.connect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Watch this episode on YouTubeFind us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter 
July 11, 2022

Episode #146 – How Roe Decision Affects Women's Healthcare

In 1973, the Roe v Wade decision was handed down by the Supreme Court and abortion became legal in the United States. Now, nearly 50 years later, the decision has been overturned and abortions will consequently become illegal in many states. In episode 146 of CareTalk, John and David discuss the devastating implications overturning Roe V Wade can have on women's healthcare, including: unsafe abortions, maternal mortality rates, as well as significant changes to birth control and reproductive rights.This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit info.psdconnect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Watch this episode on YouTubeSubscribe 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/3GlciwjFollow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscollFollow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblog#roevwade #womenshealth #healthcarepolicy #healthcare #americanhealthcare #news #abortionrights #reproductiverights #abortion 
July 5, 2022

Episode #145 – What is the 340B Program?

Allison Hoffman, Professor of Law at UPenn Law, joins CareTalk to discuss the 340B Program. The 340B drug pricing program requires drug companies to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare organizations and covered entities at discounted prices. Hoffman discusses how the 340B program works and why it is so important. She also shares her insights on how the 340B program could be improved. This is a must-listen for anyone who wants to learn more about this significant program.This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit info.psdconnect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Watch this episode on YouTubeFind us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter  About Allison Hoffman:Allison K. Hoffman, an expert on health care law and policy, examines some of the most important legal and social issues of our time, including health insurance regulation, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and retiree healthcare expenses, and long-term care.Before joining the faculty at Penn Law, Professor Hoffman was on the faculty at the UCLA School of Law and was a Petrie-Flom fellow at Harvard Law School. She also practiced health care law at Ropes and Gray and was a strategy consultant at The Bridgespan Group and the Boston Consulting Group.
June 21, 2022

Episode #144 – The Third Summer of the Pandemic

The third summer of the pandemic is upon us, and it is more important than ever to be prepared. In this episode of CareTalk, John and David help you navigate your summer plans by covering everything you need to know about the state of the pandemic.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/3GlciwjFollow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscollFollow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblog#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #covid19 #pandemic #summer2022
June 16, 2022

Episode #143 – Healthcare and Gun Violence: What Can Be Done?

Every year, over 30,000 people in the United States are killed by gun violence, and many more are injured. The health care industry is on the front lines of this epidemic, treating patients with gunshot wounds and counseling families who have lost loved ones to gun violence. But what can the health care industry do to prevent gun violence? What are the barriers to change? And what role can health care providers play in advocating for stricter gun laws? John and David explore all the options on this episode of CareTalk.This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit www.info.psd.connect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Watch this episode on YouTubeFind us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3GlciwjFollow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscollFollow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblog
June 6, 2022

Episode #142 – LGTBQ+ Health Disparities

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and reflect on the progress that has been made in the fight for equality. This year, John and David are taking on healthcare disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. While great strides have been made in recent decades, there are still many areas where healthcare disparities exist. Watch this episode on YouTubeThis episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit www.info.psd.connect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Follow us on the web:Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter  
June 2, 2022

Episode #141 – Should We Be Worried About Monkeypox?

The recent Monkeypox outbreak around the world has been causing a stir on the web and in the press. What is Monkeypox? How contagious is it and should you be concerned? John and David breakdown everything you need to know.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 TwitterFollow David on Twitter #monkeypox #monkeypoxoutbreak #caretalkpodcast #caretalk #health #healthcarepodcast #healthcarepolicy #healthcarenews #healthcareindustry
May 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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