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Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders

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Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders views healthcare transformation through the lens of prominent leaders across the industry. Through intimate one-on-one discussions with executives, policy advisors, and other “insiders,” each episode dives deep into the pressing challenges that come with changing how we care for people. Hear the unique perspectives of these industry leaders to get a better understanding of what is happening today, the challenges across the healthcare ecosystem, and how innovation is really shaping the future of healthcare delivery.

Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders views healthcare transformation through the lens of prominent leaders across the industry. Through intimate one-on-one discussions with executives, policy advisors, and other “insiders,” each episode dives deep into the pressing challenges that come with changing how we care for people. Hear the unique perspectives of these industry leaders to get a better understanding of what is happening today, the challenges across the healthcare ecosystem, and how innovation is really shaping the future of healthcare delivery.

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Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders views healthcare transformation through the lens of prominent leaders across the industry. Through intimate one-on-one discussions with executives, policy advisors, and other “insiders,” each episode dives deep into the pressing challenges that come with changing how we care for people. Hear the unique perspectives of these industry leaders to get a better understanding of what is happening today, the challenges across the healthcare ecosystem, and how innovation is really shaping the future of healthcare delivery.

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@LRVHealth

Language:

English


Episodes

Health Care vs. Sick Care: SCAN Health CEO Dr. Sachin Jain on Fixing the System

4/15/2021
Dr. Sachin Jain says he got a silent education about healthcare and medicine around the dinner table from his father, an anesthesiologist and pioneer in pain management. But he still wasn’t sold on a career in healthcare until the end of his junior year at Harvard when he took a course on the quality of healthcare in the U.S. taught by Dr. Howard Hiatt and (one of this podcast’s first guest) Dr. Don Berwick. That decision kicked-off a career where Sachin has packed experience from nearly...

Duration:00:42:47

Care @Home: A Fast Start to a Long Journey, According to Texas Health’s Chief Experience Officer, Winjie Miao

3/18/2021
Improving patient experience has been a driving focus for Winjie Miao during her twenty year career at Texas Health Resources, where she’s now senior executive vice president and chief experience officer. Texas Health cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider through 350 access points including 27 hospital locations and a network of outpatient facilities, Neighborhood Care & Wellness Centers, preventive and fitness services, and home health services. After joining Texas...

Duration:00:32:13

JPM Recap: The Healthcare Industry’s Annual Checkup with Strata CEO, Dan Michelson

2/11/2021
Last year tested nearly every aspect of the healthcare system, making the 2021 J.P. Morgan Health Care Conference like none other in its 39-year history. But there’s at least one constant from the past few years – the insight Dan Michelson, CEO at Strata Decision Technology, offers in the recap he writes for Becker’s Hospital Review. With a customer base that includes 2,000+ hospitals and 400+ healthcare systems, about half of all U.S. healthcare flows through Strata’s financial analytics...

Duration:00:51:24

The Payer Perspective on COVID, Value Based Care and More with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Chief Commercial Officer, Patrick Gilligan

1/14/2021
Before the term Value Based Care existed, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) unveiled one of the nation’s first risk-based payment models – its Alternative Quality Contract (AQC). Patrick Gilligan joined BCBSMA in 2007 to oversee the AQC’s rollout after spending nearly 14 years negotiating contracts on the provider side at Partners Healthcare (now Mass General Brigham). He left BCBSMA for a three year stint at CVS, where he led health system alliances, and is now back at...

Duration:00:44:32

Elections Have Consequences: Harvard’s John McDonough Reflects on ‘Decision 2020’ and the Implications to US Healthcare

12/3/2020
As someone who has been in the middle of healthcare policy and reform in the U.S. for decades, John McDonough has a unique perspective on how the rapidly changing political climate in Washington will impact the healthcare industry. John’s dedication to public health began in 1985 after he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care until 1997. He later played a key role in the passage and implementation of the 2006...

Duration:00:46:24

OptumInsight CEO Robert Musslewhite’s Journey from Building a High-Growth Startup to Acquiring Them

11/12/2020
Robert Musslewhite has viewed healthcare innovation and the lifecycle of a healthcare services company from nearly every angle over the past two decades. He joined The Advisory Board Company because it was a small but fast-growing organization where he felt he could make an impact, and where he ultimately became chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, the company quadrupled in size to serve nearly 300,000 leaders in over 5,500 hospitals, health systems, and universities worldwide. In 2017,...

Duration:00:44:26

CommonSpirit’s Lloyd Dean and Rich Roth on Solving Inequities through Innovation

10/8/2020
CommonSpirit Health created one of the largest health systems in the nation by merging Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives in early 2019. It now operates 137 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states, with revenues of nearly $29 billion. Extending its reach into more communities across the country has enabled CommonSpirit to leverage scale as a means to advance its core mission of expanding healthcare access to all, advocating for those who are poor and...

Duration:00:48:12

The Culture Of Risk at UPMC: President of UPMC Enterprises, Tal Heppenstall, Explains

9/10/2020
Tal Heppenstall has a dual role at UPMC. He’s been treasurer of the $21 billion dollar health care provider and insurer since 2003, where he’s responsible for the day-to-day cash needs of an organization that integrates 90,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.9 million-member Insurance Services Division. In addition, Tal is president of UPMC Enterprises, where its mission is to create products and businesses that make life changing medicine...

Duration:00:36:56

Agile Operations: COVID-19 Forces a New Reality for Healthcare Finance, According to Michael Allen, CFO at OSF Healthcare

8/13/2020
Michael Allen has unique expertise in healthcare finance. He’s been chief financial officer at four different health systems and is national chairman of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) where he regularly interacts and shares knowledge with peers in the 56,000-member organization. Michael calls HFMA his side hustle and is going on his second year of a one-year term since the organization froze its leadership to provide stability during the COVID-19 pandemic. His...

Duration:00:43:57

Exploring the Technical Impacts of COVID-19 with Cedars-Sinai CIO, Darren Dworkin

7/16/2020
Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization that serves the diverse Los Angeles community through more than 40 locations, 4,500 physicians and nurses, and 1,500 research projects in motion. Darren Dworkin has been Chief Information Officer at Cedars-Sinai since 2006, where he also founded the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator and serves as managing partner of Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures. In this episode of Healthcare is Hard, Darren talks to Keith Figlioli about the impact of...

Duration:00:45:30

Navigating a Post-Covid Path to the New Normal with Gist Healthcare CEO, Chas Roades

6/11/2020
Over the course of nearly 20 years as Chief Research Officer at The Advisory Board Company, Chas Roades became a trusted advisor for CEOs, leadership teams and boards of directors at health systems across the country. When The Advisory Board was acquired by Optum in 2017, Chas left the company with Chief Medical Officer, Lisa Bielamowicz. Together they founded Gist Healthcare, where they play a similar role, but take an even deeper and more focused look at the issues health systems are...

Duration:00:47:45

Beating Covid with the GPO Network Effect: Vizient CEO Byron Jobe Talks Data, Supply Chain Demands and Lasting Changes to the Health System

5/15/2020
As the healthcare industry’s largest group purchasing organization (GPO), Vizient manages more than $100 billion in spend for more than half of the nation’s acute care providers. Its members include a diverse group of large community health systems, safety net institutions, children’s hospitals, independent community hospitals and 95% of the country’s academic medical centers. This provides Vizient CEO Byron Jobe and his team exceptional visibility into the healthcare system and yields...

Duration:00:42:43

Covid-19, Regulatory Changes and Election Implications: An Inside Look with Premier’s SVP of Public Affairs

4/30/2020
This special episode of Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders puts listeners “in the room” for LRVHealth’s annual planning meeting where the firm and its partners from across the health system determine strategic directives for the upcoming year. But this year was much different than the past. Months of extensive planning for what is typically a two-day event in Boston was thrown completely out the window in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The event quickly became virtual, and perhaps...

Duration:00:38:14

The Critical Role of Safety Net Health Systems with Boston Medical Center CEO, Kate Walsh

3/20/2020
There’s one major difference between Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the other outstanding health systems in Boston. While being a major part of a city and region that’s renowned for world-class healthcare and innovation, BMC is the safety net institution. More than half of BMC’s patients live at or below the federal poverty level, defined as annual income less than $20,000 for a family of three, and one-third of medical encounters require translator assistance of some kind. In other words,...

Duration:00:40:26

JP Morgan Healthcare Recap: Live with Dan Michelson, CEO at Strata Decision Technology

2/14/2020
Dan Michelson’s recap of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in Becker’s Hospital Review has become a must-read over the past few years – whether you attend the conferences or not. Dan’s organization, Strata Decision Technology, works with more than 1,000 hospitals from hundreds of health systems on their financial planning, analytics and performance. And as CEO, he has a unique view across systems that allows him to neatly unpack and bring clarity to the various sessions and conversations...

Duration:00:42:14

How Does Providence Lead Healthcare Innovation After 161 Years? Hear From CEO Dr. Rod Hochman and Chief Digital Officer Aaron Martin

1/10/2020
In 1856, the Sisters of Providence began establishing hospitals, schools and orphanages across the Northwest, and that humble beginning planted the seed of what is now one of the largest and most innovative health systems in the country. Providence brings together more than 119,000 caregivers across seven states, 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, and many other health and educational services. Being headquartered outside Seattle – with the access to tech talent that location affords – is...

Duration:00:37:38

Focusing On Unified Care at Beth Israel Lahey Health

12/12/2019
Dr. Kevin Tabb fell into medicine through his training as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces, and after medical school and a five year residency, he soon entered the world of healthcare IT. As president & CEO of the newly-formed Beth Israel Lahey Health system, this diverse background gives him a unique perspective to navigate the constantly-changing healthcare landscape where technology continues to play an increasing role. Dr. Tabb now has a prominent position in the greater Boston...

Duration:00:27:08

Healthcare is Hard: A Year of Learning From Industry Leaders

11/21/2019
The Healthcare is Hard podcast exists for a single purpose – to help listeners get inside the minds of people who understand the complexities of the health system best, and are pushing it towards change and innovation. In the past year, guests have included 5 current or former CEOs of major health systems, 2 current or former CFOs and leaders of organizations like The Health Management Academy, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Premier, Inc. that are working deep inside the...

Duration:00:29:45

Leading the Shift Towards Value-Based Care with Atrius Health CEO Dr. Steve Strongwater

10/10/2019
Atrius Health is way ahead of the curve when it comes to risk-based reimbursement models. With 715 doctors providing care to approximately 745,000 patients, Atrius Health has quickly grown to become the largest independent physician group in the northeast. But what really makes Atrius Health unique is that nearly 80% of its revenue now derives from full-risk contracts in which the organization is accountable for the quality, experience and total cost of patient care. With value-based care...

Duration:00:46:13

Designing Care Around the Consumer: A Personal Journey for AdventHealth CEO, Terry Shaw

9/12/2019
When Terry Shaw’s wife was the victim of a car accident in 2016, it completely changed his outlook on care delivery. Even as president and CEO of AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems with 50 hospitals across nine states, Terry had a difficult time navigating his wife’s recovery. He spent six months calling in favors to find the right physicians and coordinate care in the out-patient setting. And that’s with a lifetime of healthcare knowledge and the...

Duration:00:45:30