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The Business of Healthcare is a twice-monthly podcast from the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management. The center is based at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. The show, like the center, brings together business leaders and other forward thinkers to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, increasingly complex healthcare industry.

The Business of Healthcare is a twice-monthly podcast from the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management. The center is based at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. The show, like the center, brings together business leaders and other forward thinkers to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, increasingly complex healthcare industry.
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The Business of Healthcare is a twice-monthly podcast from the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management. The center is based at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. The show, like the center, brings together business leaders and other forward thinkers to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, increasingly complex healthcare industry.

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Episodes

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0024: Health Insurance Costs, Part 2

11/6/2018
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In Part One of this two-part series about spiraling healthcare costs, Dr. Britt Berrett and Den Bishop, president of Holmes Murphy, discussed ways to get a handle on spiraling healthcare costs from the perspective of the healthcare insurance industry. In Part Two, they tackle Medicare and consider the idea of a single-payer-for-all system.

Duration:00:17:58

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0023: Health Insurance Costs, Part 1

10/23/2018
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Dr. Britt Berrett speaks with Den Bishop, president of Holmes Murphy, for a two-part series on spiraling healthcare costs. Bishop leads a Dallas-based consulting firm that connects employers with cost-effective, custom-built health insurance plans. In part one, Berrett and Bishop discuss ways to get a handle on spiraling healthcare costs from the perspective of the healthcare insurance industry.

Duration:00:23:02

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0022: A Look at the Chaotic and Complex Healthcare Insurance Industry

9/25/2018
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Dr. Robert Kaiser, director of the MS is Healthcare Leadership and Management program for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, joins Dr. Britt Berrett for a discussion about the chaotic and complex healthcare insurance industry. Kaiser recently joined the Jindal School faculty after 12 years as Senior Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He co-founded the company’s Health Benefit Solutions division, an integrated offering within Merrill Lynch retirement...

Duration:00:26:46

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0021-Healthcare: To Ration or Not to Ration?

9/12/2018
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Britt Berrett discusses whether we have reached that critical juncture in healthcare at which rationing is now a necessity. If so, how do we make the tough decisions to implement such a drastic measure?

Duration:00:22:19

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0020: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Top Healthcare Talent During Physician Shortage

7/17/2018
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In this episode, Bob Collins, managing partner of The Medicus Firm, joins host Jimmie Markham and co-host Dr. Britt Berrett to discuss the challenges associated with the increasing physician shortage and the strategies recruiting companies use to hire and retain top healthcare talent.

Duration:00:35:21

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0019: Dr. Britt Berrett Appears on KLIF Radio Show “Leading the Way”

7/3/2018
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In this special episode, Dr. Britt Berrett makes a guest appearance on “Leading the Way,” a live interview show on KLIF 570-AM during which business leaders discuss their secrets for creating cultures of high performance and success. Berrett discusses his journey to success, including: And much, much more. Many thanks to Scott Murray, Angel Carlton and the Institute for Corporate Productivity — i4cp — for making this special episode available to the Business of Healthcare Podcast. You can...

Duration:00:52:59

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0018: Educational Requirements To Pursue a Healthcare Management Career

6/22/2018
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Dr. Britt Berrett interviews healthcare management major Meagan McDonald, a student at the Naveen Jindal School of Management who is pursuing a fast-track program that will earn her both a BS in Healthcare Management and an MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management in five years. They discuss the educational requirements needed to succeed as an administrator in the healthcare industry today.

Duration:00:23:17

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0017: Mark Madden on Soft Skills Healthcare Leaders Need

6/5/2018
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Host Jimmie Markham, communications manager for the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas, welcomes Mark Madden to the show. Madden is executive vice president and managing principal of Cejka Executive Search. They discuss the leadership soft skills needed to thrive at various career levels in the healthcare industry today. Madden offers advice to entry-level and midlevel administrators as well as C-suite executives on the building blocks they need to be...

Duration:00:25:52

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0016: Telemedicine Could Become the Future of Acute Care

5/8/2018
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WellVia Chief Technology Officer Peyton Reaves joins Britt Berrett to discuss telemedicine. Proponents of this healthcare model, through which patients can contact a physician via phone, website, video chat or app, believe that it is the future of acute care. Reaves and Berrett talk about the details, including how technology solves the problem of clogged emergency rooms, whether telemedicine will move into specialty medicine and chronic care, and how WellVia cleared the regulatory hurdles...

Duration:00:19:26

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0015: What is the Future of Healthcare?

3/20/2018
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Host Dr. Keith Thurgood discusses the future of healthcare with guest Dr. John McCracken, the program director of the Alliance for Physician Leadership, an educational partnership between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center based at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The program trains practicing physicians in the business practices needed to lead healthcare change in a volatile industry. Thurgood and McCracken discuss the implications of the switch from fee-based to...

Duration:00:25:06

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0014: Mabu the Healthcare Robot

3/6/2018
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Mabu, the personal healthcare companion robot, makes an appearance in this episode via her creator, Cory Kidd, founder and CEO of Catalia Health. Guest host Keith Thurgood, director of the Jindal School’s MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management for Professionals program, asks Kidd about healthcare challenges related to cost and quality associated with chronic-disease care management and how Catalia’s unique artificial intelligence solution addresses them.

Duration:00:23:52

The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0013: Apps, Pricing Transparency and Sigma Six for Healthcare

2/20/2018
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Dr. Britt Berrett interviews David Toomey, senior vice president of Sharecare’s enterprise division. They talk about how Sharecare’s digital solutions and other technology can put more information into healthcare consumer hands. They also discuss how pricing transparency and Six Sigma in healthcare knowledge and processes will empower consumers and employers, and transform the healthcare industry by reducing costs and improving quality.

Duration:00:29:32

The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0012: VUCA and the Bitter Pill

2/8/2018
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Dr. Britt Berrett and guest Dr. Keith Thurgood, director of the Executive MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management (for professionals) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas, discuss leadership concepts that Thurgood utilized while serving as a major general in the U.S. Army. Thurgood relates those concepts to healthcare leadership and describes how best to apply them to the industry.

Duration:00:22:15

The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0011: Innovative Healthcare Solutions — Getting From Bench to Bedside

1/23/2018
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In the first episode of 2018, Dr. Britt Berrett interviews Peter Baek, MD, CEO and founder of Vigilant Labels, a business that expedites required syringe labeling — to the patient’s advantage. Baek discusses the problem he faced as a practicing anesthesiologist and how he arrived at his innovative solution. He also explains how his MS degree in Healthcare Leadership and Management (for physicians) from the Executive Education program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas...

Duration:00:13:13

The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0010: Interview with Dr. Jason Wolf of the Beryl Institute

12/12/2017
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In this episode, Dr. Britt Berrett welcomes Dr. Jason Wolf of The Beryl Institute to discuss the patient experience, defined by Wolf’s organization as the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care. Berrett and Wolf talk about the success that the Beryl Institute has had in creating what Wolf describes as “a global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and...

Duration:00:16:07

The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0009: Dr. Marilyn Moon on Pricing Transparency

12/1/2017
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Dr. Marilyn Moon joins Dr. Britt Berrett in today’s episode. Dr. Moon is an institute fellow at Washington-based American Institutes for Research. She is the former chair at the Maryland Healthcare Commission, where she headed up a pricing transparency project that ultimately became WearTheCost.org. The website provides consumers in the State of Maryland with cost and quality information related to various elective procedures so that they can make better-informed healthcare decisions. Both...

Duration:00:13:21

The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0008: Dr. Jim Rickards and Oregon’s Coordinated Care Model

11/14/2017
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Dr. Jim Rickards joins Dr. Britt Berrett for this episode, in which they discuss Rickards’ recently published book, Our Health Plan: Community Governed Healthcare That Works (New York: Morgan James Publishing: 2017). Rickards, a radiologist who earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, also holds an MBA from Oregon Health and Science University. He is the senior medical director at Moda Health in Portland, Oregon. He was a pioneer in developing the Coordinated...

Duration:00:20:04

The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0007: Applying Kotter’s Eight Steps to Healthcare

11/2/2017
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In the episode this week, Dr. Britt Berrett applies the eight-step change management model found in John P. Kotter’s international best-selling book Leading Change to a healthcare organization.

Duration:00:15:26

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0006: A Graduate Student and Her Professor Discuss Healthcare

10/17/2017
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This week Dr. Britt Berrett turns hosting duties over to Dr. Keith Thurgood, a Jindal School faculty member. Thurgood interviews Sahar Kuzbari, a graduate student enrolled in the program that he directs, the Executive Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Management for Professionals). Thurgood and Kuzbari discuss leadership and its role in driving the future of the industry. They also discuss details of the cohort program and speak about its professional benefits, which include:

Duration:00:14:01

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0005: Onsite Visit at Texas Health Allen

10/3/2017
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In this week’s special episode, Dr. Britt Berrett and graduate students from the Healthcare Leadership and Management program visit Texas Health Presbyterian in Allen, Texas. Berrett interviews Jared Shelton, who discusses leadership lessons and the changes he made when he was hired as president of the hospital. Shelton helped change his facility from a subpar hospital with unhappy physicians into a well-known healthcare provider with more satisfied employees. This podcast goes over some of...

Duration:00:12:46