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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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The Business of Healthcare, Episode 40: The Impact of Medical Interpretation on Healthcare

7/12/2019
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This episode features language-access experts Esther Diaz and Manual Higginbotham. They join host Dr. Bob Kaiser for a discussion about medical interpretation and translation and its impact on the healthcare industry. Diaz is language-access advocate and co-founder of the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators. Higginbotham is language-access manager for The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and president of TAHIT. They discuss training and certification,...

Duration:00:26:58

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 39: How Charities Help Patients Pay for Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs

6/27/2019
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Dan Klein, president and CEO of Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss how the charity he helms helps underinsured people pay for out-of-pocket expenses. Prescription medications that can treat life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases are often very costly. Klein discuss how PAN has put together a robust network of patient advocacy groups to link patients with resources and support to help defray those costs.

Duration:00:22:24

The Business of Healthcare Podcast: Episode 38: Aligning Financial Incentives with Quality Incentives

6/11/2019
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Andrew Thorby, CEO of Care Continuity, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss the challenges the healthcare industry faces as it grapples with aligning financial incentives with quality incentives. They also discuss a LinkedIn article Thorby wrote about the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

Duration:00:25:34

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 37: Company Offers Fresh Way to Do Healthcare Benefits

5/24/2019
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Heidi Rasmussen, chief operating officer of freshbenies, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss her company’s innovative approaches to healthcare benefits that help consumers save money and become smarter healthcare consumers. Rasmussen, a UT Dallas alumna who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Naveen Jindal School of Management, co-founded freshbenies with her husband, Reid.

Duration:00:25:23

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 36: Business-Savvy Nurses

5/7/2019
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Michelle Podlesni, RN, president of the National Nurses in Business Association, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser for a discussion about how nurses can benefit from learning business skills. They also discuss her book, UnConventional Nurse: Going from Burnout to Bliss! They also touch on ways nurses can acquire business skills, such as attending the NNBA Conference and entering the NNBA Shark Tank Competition.

Duration:00:20:55

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 35: Could the U.S. Government Soon Compel Healthcare Price Transparency?

4/24/2019
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Dr. John F. McCracken, director of the MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management for Physicians program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss a recent public notice by the Department of Health and Human Services that could have wide-reaching effects on pricing transparency in the healthcare industry.

Duration:00:19:21

The Business of Healthcare, Episode 34: An Insider's Advice For Entering the Healthcare Management Field

4/5/2019
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Dr. Forney Fleming visits the studio for a chat with Dr. Bob Kaiser about the preparation needed to launch a career in healthcare management. Fleming, who had a successful career as an orthopedic surgeon prior to transitioning into academia, is the director of the master’s program in healthcare leadership and management at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas.

Duration:00:20:27

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 33: The Role of Primary-Care Physicians in Transition to Value-Based Care

3/21/2019
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Christopher Crow, an MD and executive MBA graduate of the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, joins Host Dr. Bob Kaiser for a discussion about the role that primary-care physicians can play in transitioning healthcare to value-based care. As co-founder and CEO of StratiFi Health and president of Catalyst Health Network, Crow has created a model for optimizing the patient-physician relationship to improve care and reduce costs.

Duration:00:26:10

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 32: The Evolution of Telemedicine to Virtual Health

3/6/2019
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Sajid Ahmed, CEO of WISE Healthcare, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser for a discussion about why “telemedicine” is now better referred to as “virtual care.” And eventually “virtual care” will become, simply, “care,” Ahmed says, with technological advances such as artificial intelligence and increases in comfort levels among practitioners and patients who use them.

Duration:00:25:46

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 31: Massively Replicating Existing Fixes in Healthcare

2/20/2019
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Dave Chase, creator and co-founder of Health Rosetta, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to make a provocative claim: that every big problem in healthcare already has been solved. The existing challenge, Chase says, is how to massively replicate proven solutions to reduce costs, improve quality and satisfy all constituents in the healthcare ecosystem. Chase and Kaiser discuss Healthcare Rosetta’s blueprint in achieving massive changes and the progress Chase and his team have made so far.

Duration:00:24:55

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 30: Curtailing the Effects of Social Determinants on Spiraling Healthcare Costs

2/5/2019
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Dr. Len M. Nichols, an economist, discusses his paper, “Social Determinants as Public Goods: A New Approach To Financing Key Investments iIn Healthy Communities,” with Dr. Bob Kaiser. Nichols is director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics and a professor of health policy at George Mason University. His research delves into how improving social determinants of health — factors such as economics and social conditions — can play a key role in curtailing spiraling healthcare...

Duration:00:28:13

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 29: How Medicare Bundled Payment Initiatives Can Be Used Successfully In Commercial Healthcare Markets

1/25/2019
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Dave Terry, CEO of Boston-based Archway Health, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. They discuss how healthcare payment reforms such as the bundled payment initiatives found in Medicare can fit into the commercial healthcare market to drive down costs while improving patient outcomes. Archway Health recently published a white paper in partnership with the Health...

Duration:00:30:50

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 28: How To Become a More Effective Healthcare Consumer

1/8/2019
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Dr. Robert Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, interviews Leslie D. Michelson, chairman and CEO of Private Health Management. They discuss key points from Michelson’s book, The Patient’s Playbook, in which he outlines how patients can best navigate today’s complex and expensive healthcare system by taking matters into their own hands and becoming more effective healthcare...

Duration:00:27:17

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 27: Market-Based Models in Healthcare

12/18/2018
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Host Dr. Bob Kaiser converses with guest Dr. Rita Numerof, founder and CEO of St. Louis-based Numerof and Associates, about the transition from fee-for-service to market-based models in healthcare. They also discuss healthcare disruptors such as the partnerships between Amazon- JPMorgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway, CVS-Aetna and Walgreens Humana.

Duration:00:28:56

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0026: The “Human Factors” Approach to Redesigning and Improving Healthcare Delivery

12/5/2018
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In this episode, Dr. C. Adam Probst, Director of Human Factors Clinical Operations for the Baylor Scott & White Health Corporate Office of Patient Safety in Dallas, joins Dr. Bob Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management to discuss how cognitive engineering is used in in healthcare. The way people arrive at and use health processes, procedures and results are key components of cognitive...

Duration:00:31:17

The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0025: How Cognitive Computing Can Break Down Silos Between Healthcare Providers and Payers

11/20/2018
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In this episode, host Dr. Bob Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management chats with Joan Butters, co-founder and CEO of Xsolis, a healthcare technology firm based in Nashville, Tenn. Inefficiencies in information sharing between healthcare providers and payers are one of the major problems driving high costs in the industry. Butters and Kaiser discuss the roles that high-tech tools such...

Duration:00:25:00

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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Dr. 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