“Episode 104: The Upside and Barriers to Getting Pharmacists in the Loop with Jerry Fahrni, Pharmacy Informatics Consultant”
by Stacey Richter

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Jerry Fahrni

Jerry Fahrni is a pharmacy informatics consultant who knows what it takes to insert pharmacists into the continuum of care. We talk today about how pharmacists can help improve patient outcomes, but also about the gaps that exist which hinder this vision. Foreshadowing – it’s a technology and interoperability fandango, as well as in a broad stroke the mindset of pharmacists themselves.

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“Episode 103: Engaging Employees with Jonathan Ozeran from Zest Health”
by Stacey Richter

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Jonathan Orezan

Today I speak with Jonathan Ozeran from Zest Health about what it takes to help employees make better healthcare decisions and take advantage of the resources that an employer might make available for them to do so. Zest Health does this by providing a kind of wrap around technology and support platform so employees can interact in ways which are convenient and comfortable and don’t involve reading 76-page forms. Chat, as it turns out, is a really popular way for employees to get health information, for example.




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“Episode 102: What Does It Mean To Disrupt Healthcare with Anand Iyer from WellDoc”
by Stacey Richter

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Anand Iyer

Today, Anand Iyer and I dissect disruption – both the word and the concept. Anand is from WellDoc, the maker of BlueStar, which is the only FDA approved mobile app.




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“Episode 101: What It Takes To Be A Physician Entrepreneur with Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA – President and CEO of Society of Physician Entrepreneurs”
by Stacey Richter

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Arlen Meyers

Plenty of big names have talked about the “physician entrepreneur” like it’s some kind of epic paradox. Dr. Arlen Meyers is here to disagree. Dr. Meyers is the president and CEO of the society of physician entrepreneurs and he talks about why this isn’t actually the case today, and a few words of advice for physicians to make it even less the case in the future.




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“Episode 100: An Insider’s Look at MTM with Blair Thielemier from Pharmapreneur Academy and Co-Host of Pharmacy Podcast”
by Stacey Richter

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Today I got a pharmacist’s view of MTM, Medication Therapy Management. The when, why and how of it for those of us who aren’t pharmacists. At the end of the interview, I still had about ten more questions to ask…if you’re looking for the key MTM scoop in a New York minute, or a New York half hour, this is the interview I’d listen to.




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“Episode 99: Readmissions and Mental Health with Lauren Szewcyk from Mindoula”
by Stacey Richter

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Lauren Szewcyzk

When attempting to reduce readmissions, mental illness is going to come up. Not because psych issues will be the cause of any given readmission, but because of the correlation between the two. And because of the less than supportive and optimal social and environmental circumstances that mental illnesses can easily perpetuate. Today I speak with Lauren Szewcyk from Mindoula.




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“Episode 98: The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Tackles Drug-Seeking Behavior with Cindy Munn”
by Stacey Richter

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The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum is the organization running LaHIE, the Health Information Exchange in Louisiana. LaHIE has many achievements to its credit, but I speak with Cindy Munn, CEO of Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, mostly about one of them – identifying patients who are misusing the Emergency Department. In fact, in Louisiana, 41% of patients visiting the ED are for non-emergency reasons, and one of those reasons is trying to get an Rx for an opioid. Hydrocodone is the drug most often prescribed by EDs, as it stands.




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“Episode 97: Managing Populations for Beginners and Experts with Renee Petrie from DatStat”
by Stacey Richter

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Value-based healthcare requires a population health strategy. Meaning, you need to monitor what patients are up to, stratify them by risk, intervene and then track outcomes. Cycle and repeat. Today I speak with Renee Petrie from DatStat, which is a population health management technology platform to make this all happen in a way that is scalable and far faster than old school approaches. You can find DatStat at Datstat.com




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“Inbetweenisode 8: 9 Tips To Be A Better Podcast Guest”
by Stacey Richter

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Stacey Richter

I’ve interviewed about 100 entrepreneurs and experts on the podcast at this juncture. So by no means even close to the Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule. So I’m still working on my interviewing game, but I’ll tell you what I have probably put in about 10,000 hours doing – listening to entrepreneurs and experts pitch their companies or their ideas. I thought I might take this inbetweenisode to talk about what I’ve learned good podcast guests always seem to do, and do well.




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“Episode 96: Leveling Up Hospital Rounding with Dr. Greg Sanders from HybridChart”
by Stacey Richter

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Greg Sanders

We’ve had many guests on the podcast talk about tech in physician offices. And many discuss technology for inpatient settings. We’ve talked about technologies that follow the patient from out patient to inpatient and out again. But we’ve never had anyone talk about tech for office-based physicians who happen to be caring for patients in the hospital. Greg Sanders, MD is a practicing cardiologist who knows his way around software development. HybridChart was born out of Greg’s desire to solve the big challenges doctors encounter when rounding.




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