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We approach the healthcare industry as five interwoven sectors, providing access to our unique perspective during a time of continuous change. The Trending Health podcast shares our perspective on healthcare topics that are real, relevant and worth exploring.

We approach the healthcare industry as five interwoven sectors, providing access to our unique perspective during a time of continuous change. The Trending Health podcast shares our perspective on healthcare topics that are real, relevant and worth exploring.

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We approach the healthcare industry as five interwoven sectors, providing access to our unique perspective during a time of continuous change. The Trending Health podcast shares our perspective on healthcare topics that are real, relevant and worth exploring.

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English


Episodes

Trending News – July 22, 2021

7/22/2021
In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the Biden administration’s interim final rule banning surprise billing (00:35), Walmart’s launch of a private band insulin analog (04:21), and interim trial results for in vivo CRISPR-based genome editing candidate NTLA-2001 (07:00). Podcast Tags: surprise billing, health insurance, diabetes, drug prices, gene therapy, CRISPR, healthcare, healthcare news Source Links: ·...

Duration:00:14:14

Spotlight Trends: Personalization of Healthcare

7/8/2021
Advancement in technologies and scientific platforms have enabled personalized approaches that acknowledge the future of healthcare shouldn’t be “one-size-fits-all”. Jen, Mindy, and Ryan discuss the drivers behind this innovation, and the impact on both the practice and development of therapeutics. The episode opens with a discussion of what’s sparking this demand for personalization (00:45) and key enablers of this future-state in healthcare, including the availability of data (01:57),...

Duration:00:18:53

Trending News – June 24, 2021

6/24/2021
In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (00:35), the announcement of additional mandatory payment models from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) (04:20), America’s Health Insurance Plans rebranding as “AHIP” (08:13), the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) decision to investigate the impact of health plan policies on prescription drug costs...

Duration:00:17:54

Spotlight Trends: Value as the Differentiator

6/10/2021
Six years after the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA 2015), Vynamic’s Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss where we are today in the transition from Fee-For-Service (FFS) reimbursement to Value-Based Care (VBC). The episode opens with an acknowledgment that VBC is at a crossroads – the transition has been bumpy, VBC models have been “consistently inconsistent” (2:10), and the misalignment of payer and provider compensation models continues to be an ongoing challenge (3:18). The...

Duration:00:25:22

Trending News – May 27, 2021

5/27/2021
In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the potential waiving of international patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines (00:35), Walmart’s acquisition of telehealth company MeMD right as AmazonCare signs its first customer (05:20), and movement in the hospital-at-home space with Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente’s investment into acute care company, Medically Home (08:53). Podcast Tags: healthcare, healthcare news, telehealth, healthcare...

Duration:00:12:38

Bonus Episode – Mental Health and Healthcare

5/20/2021
Mental Health Awareness is a national focus in both the US and the UK during the month of May. Now, more than ever before, mental and behavioral health are at the forefront of healthcare discussions, as individuals across the globe grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying recession. In this special bonus episode, Vynamic’s Kevin Fletcher discusses the importance of mental and behavioral healthcare, and what challenges and opportunities industry leaders should be...

Duration:00:07:02

Spotlight Trends: Whole Person Care

5/13/2021
Social, non-medical factors (including economic factors, neighborhoods, employment, and physical safety) play a major role in individual and population health – Jen, Mindy, and Ryan discuss how partnerships and technology solutions are addressing key social determinants of health, and what leaders should be thinking about as the system evolves its focus and investment in “whole person care.” The episode opens with a discussion of healthcare partnerships and innovations addressing food...

Duration:00:23:22

Trending News – April 29, 2021

4/29/2021
In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: President Biden’s plans for healthcare in the budget, infrastructure, and American Families Plans (00:43), the recent CMMI announcements regarding payment models (09:05), and a flurry of activity in the EHR space (15:32). Podcast Tags: healthcare, healthcare news, CMS, direct contracting, EHR Source Links - Below, we've listed links to some of the stories and resources discussed on this show. ·...

Duration:00:20:05

Spotlight Trends: Care Model Innovation

4/15/2021
The episode opens with a discussion of what’s spurring these changes (00:50), including the importance of the establishment of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (05:11) and the Quadruple Aim (06:45). Over the last decade, ACO models have been a huge source of savings and learnings for CMS (07:13), and even commercial markets (10:05). Reimbursement truly sets the tone and shape for care model innovation (13:17), whether we’re talking about Next Generation ACOs, Direct...

Duration:00:24:45

Trending News – April 1, 2021

4/1/2021
In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (00:46), the confirmation of Xavier Becerra (06:29), and recent announcements from Transcarent and Amazon Care (11:05). Source Links - Below, we've listed links to some of the stories and resources discussed on this show. •...

Duration:00:18:12

Bonus Episode – Disparities in Maternal Health

3/25/2021
The journey into motherhood comes with its own unique risks and outcomes that are determined by one’s country of birth, socioeconomic status, education, and even race. In this bonus episode of Trending Health, Vynamic’s Diversity & Inclusion Council presents excerpts from a recent panel on the Disparities in Maternal Health in honor of International Women’s Day. The panel discussion was led by Vynamic Director Tilewa Otunba Nwaeze and featured Kassandra Margetis, LCSW-R, former Manager of...

Duration:00:31:15

Spotlight Trends: Virtualization Is The New Now

3/18/2021
The episode opens with a discussion of what is driving this change (00:47), specifically the acceleration due to COVID-19 – from rapid stand up due to necessity, to increased comfort as more patients experienced virtual care, to the removal of regulatory and reimbursement barriers. While “telehealth” may be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about virtualization in healthcare, there is so much more (06:05) – including remote patient monitoring to manage chronic disease...

Duration:00:19:32

Trending News – March 4, 2021

3/4/2021
In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the latest in vaccine development from Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, and AZ (00:29), the review of 340B in the courts (06:48), Aetna’s re-entry into the ACA exchanges (13:38), and the announcement of the new health data start-up, Truveta (16:33)

Duration:00:21:10

Spotlight Trends: Business Model & Partnership Innovation

2/18/2021
With healthcare organizations expanding across the value chain and blurring boundaries across sectors, Jen, Mindy, and Ryan discuss the trend towards business model and partnership innovation. The episode opens with a discussion of what is driving this change (00:45), specifically consumers, complexity, connected care, cost, the need to create and capturing value, and of course, COVID-19 (04:08). At (06:28) the conversation shifts to discussing a few specific business model and partnership...

Duration:00:17:32

Trending News – February 4, 2021

2/4/2021
In this new minisode series, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items healthcare leaders should be considering. The episode opens with a discussion of the Biden administration’s initial response to the COVID-10 pandemic (00:35), including the pledge to administer 100 million doses in his first 100 days, the invocation of the Defense Production Act, and the establishment of his COVID Response Taskforce. The conversation then moves to analyzing key healthcare hires in the...

Duration:00:18:20

Spotlight Trends: Looking Forward in 2021

1/21/2021
The episode opens with a discussion of widespread virtualization (00:58), as the industry shifts focus from the rapid adoption precipitated by the COVID-19 crisis to operationalization and refinement of the customer experience, particularly as a generation of digital natives move into leadership positions and increasingly utilize healthcare services (03:06). At (06:30) the conversation shifts to business model and partnership innovation trends, as new and existing players look to unlock new...

Duration:00:32:36

Spotlight Trends Minisode: Healthcare Technology

12/17/2020
As 2020 winds down, we want to look to the year ahead. In this minisode, we sit down with Vynamic’s Healthcare Technology Sector Advisor, Chrisna Govin, to discuss the trends she sees being the most impactful in 2021. The episode opens with a discussion of the accelerants that are causing rapid adoption of technologies across the healthcare ecosystem, including COVID-19, continued growth of the aging population, increasing diversity and inclusion expectations, and overall comfort with...

Duration:00:08:31

Spotlight Trends Minisode: Health Plans

12/10/2020
As 2020 winds down, we want to look to the year ahead. In this minisode, we sit down with Vynamic’s Health Plans Sector Advisor, Saurabh Raman, to discuss the trends he sees being the most impactful in 2021. The episode opens with a discussion of medical utilization and the impact on consumer costs (01:20). The conversation then moves to the impact on reimbursement of the shift to virtual care (02:49) and the continued expansion of voluntary and specialty benefits (03:50). The interview...

Duration:00:08:27

Spotlight Trends Minisode: Provider

12/3/2020
As 2020 winds down, we want to look to the year ahead. In this minisode, we sit down with Vynamic’s Provider Sector Advisor, Ryan Hummel, to discuss the trends he sees being the most impactful in 2021. The episode opens with a discussion of the rapid expansion of telehealth, the recent decline in preventative care services, and system recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (0:50). The conversation then moves to the impact of these trends (04:24), including the need to change...

Duration:00:09:07

Spotlight Trends Minisode: Life Sciences

11/24/2020
As 2020 winds down, we want to look to the year ahead. In this minisode, we sit down with Vynamic’s Life Sciences Sector Advisor, Karen Baldry, to discuss the trends she sees being the most impactful in 2021. The episode opens with a discussion of the COVID-19 vaccine and the shift in focus from clinical trials to supply, distribution, pricing, and access (01:15). Even after a vaccine is available, life sciences organizations will likely still see long term impacts of the pandemic across...

Duration:00:07:54