The Gary Bisbee Show

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.

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Assessing Executive Potential

Meet Alexis Stiles:Alexis Stiles leads Spencer Stuart’s Global Healthcare Practice. She is also a member of the Firm’s CEO and Board Practices and currently chairs the firm’s Nominations Committee. Prior to Spencer Stuart, she was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company. She received a Bachelor’s in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Key Insights:Alexis Stiles discusses career progressions and the CEO recruitment process. CEO Selection. CEO candidates are evaluated on track record and results. Alexis also utilizes an “executive intelligence assessment,” which measures potential. The assessment measures conceptual and analytical thinking, and decision making with limited information.Supporting Women. Alexis shares that men can support young women leaders by serving as active mentors and sponsors. You can break down barriers and perceptions to promote the next generation of leaders.Career Agency. You own your own career. Think purposefully about your career goals. However, don't be so stuck on those goals that you don't seize unique opportunities that come your way.Relevant Links: Read more about Alexis StilesRead “Spotlight on Innovation at the 2022 Health Evolution Summit” By Alexis Stiles  
December 1, 2022

A Think Medium Thanksgiving Special

Meet the Guests:For this special Thanksgiving episode, we reached out to leaders from all three of our Think Medium shows. Leslie Norwalk is a Strategic Advisor at Epstein Becker & Green. Stephen Beeson, M.D. is the founder and CEO of Practicing Excellence. John Halamka, M.D., M.S. is President of Mayo Clinic Platform. Key Insights:For this holiday episode, we asked leaders what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.Thankful for Family. Leslie Norwalk is thankful for friends and family. She recently lost her father, and that event has highlighted the importance of her sisters and other family. Thankful for the Journey. Dr. Beeson is grateful for the pain points and rollercoaster that is founding a company. It provided perspective on what is important in life and family. Thankful for Young Leaders. Dr. Halamka is thankful to be able to mentor and pass on knowledge to the next generation of healthcare leaders.
November 24, 2022

Fearless Healthcare Strategy

Meet Carladenise Edwards, Ph.D.:Carladenise Edwards, Ph.D. is a Strategic Advisor. Previously, she was the EVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Henry Ford Health System and Providence St. Joseph Health, as well as Chief Strategy Officer for Alameda Health System. Dr. Edwards serves as a board member for Heluna Health, RAND Health, American Board of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Healthcare Financial Management Association. Dr. Edwards received a bachelors in Sociology and master’s in Education and Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She received a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Florida. Key Insights:This episode is part of our Excellence in Leadership Series, presented by Citi. Carladenise Edwards, Ph.D. is a healthcare strategy expert. Mission Creep. Health systems try to be all things to all people all the time. Health systems need to refocus on their goals in the community and do a few things exceptionally well, rather than many things inadequately.Public Health Infrastructure. We need to invest in public health, rather than expect health systems to manage it. Public Healthinfrastructure will enable more people to get the fundamental care they need to be healthy and secure.Hard Work. Work is not easy. It is hard and takes energy, but if you’re pushing uphill that means you are producing something of value.Nothing is insurmountable if we collectively work towards change. This episode was made possible by our partnership with Citi. Relevant Links: Follow Dr. Edwards on TwitterRead more about Dr. Edwards
November 17, 2022

AI Revolution

Meet John Glaser, Ph.D.:John Glaser, Ph.D. is an Executive in Resident at Harvard Medical School and recently published “Advanced Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.” Previously, Dr. Glaser joined Cerner Corporation as an Executive Senior Advisor, due to their acquisition of Siemens Health Services, where he was CEO. Prior to that, he served as the CIO for Partners HealthCare, now known as Mass General Brigham. Dr. Glaser sits on multiple boards of directors including the Scottsdale Institute, NCQA, and Forbes Health Advisory Board. Key Insights:John Glaser is a thought leader in the field of healthcare IT. He explores what leaders must know as AI becomes more prevalent in the healthcare industry.  Defining AI. Dr. Glaser defines AI as a machine that perceives its environment, and based on that perception, takes steps to maximize chances of success. One type of AI is deep learning, which is when a machine is fed large amounts of data and can then output an interpretation of new data.Data Challenges. AI rests on data. Data may need to be cleaned before use, adding extra steps. Data may be skewed or biased, potentially introducing ethical concerns. Healthcare adds an additional challenge of validation as doctors don’t always agree on diagnosis given the same data. Implementation. Dr. Glaser recommends the CIO or CDO put together a multidisciplinary AI committee that evaluates potential AI products and selects a certain number to pilot. The committee can define who is accountable for conducting and tracking the pilot, but ultimately the entire C-suite is accountable for AI support and implementation.  Relevant Links:Check out Dr. Glaser’s book “Advanced Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare”Check out articles written by Dr. Glaser in the Harvard Business Review
November 10, 2022

From Pac-12 to the Big 10

Meet James Staten:James Staten is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Keck Medicine of USC and USC’s three captive insurance companies. Prior to USC, James serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Yale New Haven Health System. James received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the State University College of New York.  Key Insights:USC will be leaving the Pac-12 conference to join the Big 10. In this focused conversation, James Staten explains the factors behind the decision. Background Factors. Like many big college athletic programs, USC had run into deficits over the last few years, which negatively impacts facilities and recruitment. Additionally, this decision came at a time when the conference was about to soon enter media rights negotiations. Why the Big 10? USC decided to join the Big 10 because the increased media exposure would benefit student athletes as well as the university’s national exposure and revenue. Additionally, it is a better academic conference.Healthcare vs Higher Ed. Higher education is favoring more partnerships and affiliations, rather than the consolidations seen in the healthcare sector. Relevant Links: Learn more about James StatenRead “Not your conventional chief financial officer”
November 4, 2022

How to Solve the Clinician Shortage

Meet Nick Turkal, M.D.:Nick Turkal, M.D. is CEO of the Center for Health Education and Access. He is also a practicing palliative care physician. Dr. Turkal serves on several Boards of Directors including the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Crisis Prevention Institute. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Health Care. Dr. Turkal received a bachelor’s in Biology and an M.D. from Creighton University. Key Insights:Nick Turkal, M.D. and the Center for Health Education and Access is tackling the provider shortage. Building a Pipeline. The Center for Health Education and Access is creating a pipeline to recruit underrepresented minorities to medical schools to become providers in underserved communities. The center is starting with osteopathic medical schools but envisions expanding to other patient care providers. Focus on Primary. Historically, osteopathic doctors (OD) go into primary care at higher rates than allopathic doctors (MD). Additionally, the medical schools are selecting students that have a higher interest in primary care, and training them in smaller, rural communities with more exposure to primary care. Nursing Burn Out. Nurses today have a greater desire for flexibility, and health systems need to adjust. The trend of nurses joining staffing agencies was accelerated by the pandemic, but already existed due to generational differences.  Relevant Links:Read “The Rise Fund Invests in The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine; Launches Center for Health Education and Access”
November 3, 2022

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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.
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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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