Archived-The Gary Bisbee Show

Archived-The Gary Bisbee Show

The Gary Bisbee Show is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.

Health, Science, & Engineering

Meet Elazer EdelmanElazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D., is the Edward J. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Attending Physician in the coronary care unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Key Insights:Dr. Edelman works at the intersection of the physical sciences and medicine to improve healthcare. Key Intersections. Dr. Edelman believes that clinical work, scientific research, and engineering must all come together to keep the medical profession on track.Explaining and Receiving Feedback. Physician-scientists have an obligation to explain their methods and then to listen carefully to feedback to ensure widespread understanding.How to spur Innovation? Create communities where people feel safe and secure saying that they don’t know—and then let them investigate.  This episode was made possible by our partnership with Edwards Lifesciences. Relevant Links:Read more about Dr. EdelmanLearn about the Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
July 27, 2023

Is A.I. the Future of Healthcare?

Meet the Guests:This episode features three leaders previously interviewed on The Gary Bisbee Show. John Glaser, Ph.D., is an Executive in Resident at Harvard Medical School and recently published “Advanced Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.” Kevin B. Mahoney is chief executive officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, a pillar of the Penn Medicine enterprise. Sean Lane is the CEO of Olive and CEO of Circulo Health. Previously, he was an Intelligence Officer for the National Security Agency. Key Insights:Many of healthcare’s key leaders are making a deliberate effort to understand the uses of A.I.• No Gimmick. In the race to produce technology that “wows,” the market may be flood with flashy products that don’t produce better results. Leaders need to be discerning about A.I.• Who Buys A.I.? According to John Glaser, nobody buys A.I. – instead, people buy products that have been made more reliable and effective by their incorporation of the new technology. • What is A.I. for? Ultimately, A.I. is useful to the extent that it frees up human capacity, so that healthcare can be more human than it ever has been. Relevant Links:Listen to John Glaser’s full episodeListen to Kevin B. Mahoney’s full episodeListen to Sean Lane’s full episode
June 1, 2023

Clarity Creates Effectiveness

Meet Warner ThomasWarner L. Thomas is president and CEO of Sutter Health, a Northern California based not-for-profit integrated health system that cares for more than 3 million patients in one of the most diverse and innovative regions of the country. A grounded-yet-visionary leader, Thomas has demonstrated the capability to navigate the dynamic healthcare landscape at every level — from outstanding patient care to organizational strategy to public policy at both the state and national levels. Key Insights:Warner Thomas believes that communication and transparency are key to an organization’s success. Can we prepare for everything? Warner Thomas worked in a leadership position during Hurricane Katrina and concluded: “there will always be things you don’t anticipate.” New Leadership. When starting a new leadership position, make an effort to communicate with every level. Talk to nurses, to clinicians, to support staff. Training is key. Mr. Thomas believes the workforce challenge facing healthcare can only be solved by creating a dependable talent pipeline. This episode was made possible by our partnership with Edwards Lifesciences. Relevant Links:Read more about Sutter HealthRead about Warner Thomas
May 25, 2023

A Principled Organization

Meet Dan BrillmanDan Brillman is the Co-founder and CEO of Unite Us. Dan graduated from Yale University in 2006 and worked in finance and consulting before joining the Air Force Reserves as a combat pilot, where he still serves today. Dan Co-founded Unite Us in 2013. Key Insights:Dan Brillman Co-founded Unite Us in 2013, and has a decade of success to show for it.  Create the Standard. In a chaotic field, innovators have to be the agents who bring order.How to Overcome Fragmentation? Unite Us put years of work into understanding various sectors and systems in order to make access close to effortless for individuals. Blurring Boundaries. Dan says our understanding of “Health” is blurring, as we come to better understand social determinants – and this is progress.  Relevant Links:Read more about Dan BrillmanRead about Unite Us
May 18, 2023

People Centered, Tech-Powered

Meet Amir Dan RubinAmir Dan Rubin has focused his career on transforming health care. Through One Medical’s human-centered and technology-powered model, he serves on a team dedicated to delighting members with better health and better care, while reducing total costs. Previously, as an EVP and divisional CEO at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division, he oversaw a number of areas focused on helping to make the health system work better. Amir also previously served as president and CEO of Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto. Key Insights:Amir Dan Rubin is leading the way as Amazon’s One Medical forges new paths in the healthcare economy. Customer First. One Medical brings Amazon’s strategy of “working backwards” to the medical economy. Integrated Support. Amir suggests that it’s crucial to make the patient feel supported, but it’s equally important to make clinicians and team members feel that they are supported.Is there Market Opportunity? There’s “total unmet need” – from questions of access to managing chronic disease, there are many places to improve healthcare.  Relevant Links:Read more about Amir Dan RubinRead more about One Medical
May 11, 2023

Innovation as a Daily Practice

Meet Kevin B. MahoneyKevin B. Mahoney is chief executive officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, a pillar of the Penn Medicine enterprise. He leads health system operations, spanning six hospitals, 11 multispecialty centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities in Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey. Key Insights:Kevin Mahoney’s decades of leadership in healthcare have taught him the importance of innovating. Fearless Convictions. If you stand by your principles, as you continue to listen to others, people will naturally pull towards you. How to Keep Innovating? Be clear about how things are working in the present, but always be reassessing and asking, “Could we do it better? Is there another way?”Collegial Competition. The presence of just one innovative thinker can be contagious, and often encourages others to attempt innovation themselves.  Relevant Links:Read more about Kevin B. MahoneyFollow Kevin on Twitter
May 4, 2023

Better Outputs, Less Work

Meet Russ RichmondRuss Richmond is a physician entrepreneur with experience building digital health companies such as Laudio, Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), Objective Health, Verisk Health, and D2Hawkeye, as well as counseling large payors and health systems while with McKinsey & Company. Key Insights:Dr. Richmond’s company, Laudio, brings all of the major hospital workloads together for frontline health system managers. Solving Labor. Dr. Richmond understood, early on, that labor and labor productivity would be the major issue for health systems.A Workflow Interface? Laudio brings 7 or 8 major workloads together, and also suggests the next best actions, to help guide managers.Start Early. Dr. Richmond suggests that if you have an idea for an entrepreneurial venture, it’s best to start as soon as possible. Relevant Links:Read more about Russ RichmondLearn more about Laudio
April 27, 2023

A Silicon Alley Success Story

Meet Sina Chehrazi:Sina Chehrazi is an entrepreneur and business executive with experience across the various stages of the entrepreneurial process. Sina serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nayya, a platform that uses AI and data science to personalize the way people choose and use their benefits.Key Insights:Sina Chehrazi advocates for a leadership that is genuine with the team and with customers.● How to Improve Healthcare? Sina explains that if you want to change healthcare, you have to start by following how the money flows. ● Confidence. Customers who know what they’re investing in are more likely to jump in with an innovator.● Integration. Nayya aims to be the hub that connects and personalizes a consumer’s health life.  Read more about NayyaFollow Sina on Twitter
April 20, 2023
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The Gary Bisbee Show

The Gary Bisbee Show is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.


Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Think Medium

Dr. Gary Bisbee’s leadership positions have spanned Wall Street, academia, health policy and entrepreneurial ventures. He is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Think Medium, which explores learning and leadership through peer-to-peer conversations.

He is a frequent speaker and facilitator for executives and boards of directors. Gary is well published and he most recently co-authored, n=1: How the Uniqueness of Each Individual is Transforming Healthcare. His weekly video/audio podcast, The Gary Bisbee Show, pursues his interests in learning and leadership and features guests of significant accomplishment.

He has been a founder or leader of five venture companies. Most recently, he was Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of The Health Management Academy. He has been a member of multiple public and not-for-profit boards, and he currently sits on four boards, including Cerner Corporation. He is an advisor to investment funds.

Gary holds an M.B.A. in finance and healthcare from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University, where his dissertation was part of the development of DRGs. His undergraduate degree is from North Central College.

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