“EP144: Value-Based Agreements – The Future of Managing Our Healthcare Ecosystem with Julie Locklear, Vice President & Head of Health Economics & Outcomes Research at EMD Serono, Inc.”
by Stacey Richter

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It’s game-on relative to value-based contracts. We’re getting to the place where not just the bleeding edge of the market is contracting based on outcomes instead of volume. If you were waiting for a sign to start thinking about rolling out an innovative contract pilot, now is probably the end of the window to get […]

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“EP143: Getting Great One Step at a Time Through Incrementalism, with Dr. Nick van Terheyden”
by Stacey Richter

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We need to make incrementalism sexy. We need to make it sexy because healthcare will be transformed via evolution, not revolution. As Dr. Nick van Terheyden says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” which is as true in American healthcare today as it was whenever this was written eons ago […]

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“EP142: Finding the Healthcare Use Case with Brian Yarnell from Bluestream Health”
by Stacey Richter

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As Brian says, one of the biggest mistakes that healthcare executives make, regardless of whether you’re in the payer or provider or health tech business, is to go for a “Big Bang” strategy with a three year timeframe. Generally, you wind up with a lot of elaborate plans and not much to show for it. […]

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“INBW 13: Immediate Action Steps You Can Take Now to Make Healthcare More Affordable”
by Stacey Richter

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Everything I’m about to tell you is not a piece of cake. You’re up against the patriarchal medical system we enjoy in this country today, you’re fighting against paradigms, you’re fighting a system where no one except you, meaning consumers and patients and our employers, have any accountability, responsibility or ownership for the money we’re […]

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“EP141: It’s Hard to Prescribe Specialty Drugs with Lorrie Carr from ZappRx”
by Stacey Richter

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It’s kind of a hot mess, this whole process of getting a patient a specialty drug in a timely fashion. Today I speak with Lorrie Carr from ZappRx. Lorrie breaks down the complexities and explains the approach ZappRx has taken to straighten out the workflow for providers and gather new data for Pharma.

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“EP140: The Innovation and Disruption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare with Sajid Ahmed”
by Stacey Richter

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Those who aren’t paying attention to Artificial Intelligence right now are going to find themselves sadly lagging behind the curve – that’s my main takeaway from my conversation with Sajid Ahmed, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (Los Angeles). It’s not that AI is perfected, far from it, but the […]

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“EP139: How do you Lead Innovation with Roy Rosin, Chief Innovation Officer at U of PA, Penn Medicine”
by Stacey Richter

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Lots of talk about how you do innovation, but less about how you lead innovation within an organization. Roy Rosin is the Chief Innovation Officer of University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine. He’s held the role for the past five years. For the prior 18 years, he was VP of innovation at the software company Intuit. […]

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“EP138: A Science-Based Strategy for Patient Engagement with Andrea LaFountain, CEO of Mind Field Solutions Corporation”
by Stacey Richter

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We want to standardize care to enable teams to work together more efficiently and to continuously improve outcomes…. But there’s a carve out with all that effort. We’re really only talking about the physiologic aspects of care. We’re not thinking about how to apply science to that interaction across populations. Andrea LaFountain, CEO of Mind […]

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“INBW 12: Single Payer vs Consumerism, Healthcare Costs vs Insurance Costs – A Book Report (Inbetweenisode)”
by Stacey Richter

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Today, I talk about six books which I have read in the past 8-12 months, so you can decide which ones you’d like to read, and which ones you want to skip.

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“Episode 137: Rethinking Hospital Discharge Planning in a Value-Based Model with Josh Luke, FACHE- The Voice of American Healthcare, Healthcare Futurist”
by Stacey Richter

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Under FFS, discharging from the hospital into various SNFs and LTC assisted living, sub-acute or long-term acute facilities became increasingly commonplace. Under FFS, it is financially advantageous for various healthcare stakeholders to shuttle patients between facilities. But Value-based payments puts the Kibosh on revenue coming from this post-discharge care. Dr. Josh Luke provides some keen insight here on why this post discharge paradigm snapped into place and gives advice to hospital executives on how to discharge with dignity.




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