“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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“Episode 136: Innovating to Reduce Costs with David Westfall Bates, MD from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston)”
by Stacey Richter

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Today I speak with David Westfall Bates, MD from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston). He’s working on a cluster of initiatives he categorizes as “Innovating to reduce cost.”




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“Episode 135: Get Future-Proof, What You Need to be Doing Now with David Smith, Chief Development Officer of Leavitt Partners”
by Stacey Richter

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First we discuss inexorable trends – transformations where the train has left the station and it’s not turning back. Then David offers up three strategic considerations to take action on right now.




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“Episode 134: Stepwise Behavior Change with Melissa McCool, Co-founder and CEO of StelliCare”
by Stacey Richter

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Every care setting wrestles with their ~20% of patients who will do what they do, or not do what they are not doing, for reasons beyond a need for some educational resources. And that 20% who are not adherent could be the difference between achieving value-based goals and not achieving value-based goals. The reasons behind why someone does or doesn’t do something are tough to figure out and tougher to address. Today I speak with Melissa McCool from StelliCare about an in-clinic stepwise approach to move patients closer to treatment adherence.




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“Episode 133: A Primer in Taking on Risk with Michael Hunt, DO, CEO & President of St. Vincent Health Partners, Inc, Chief Information Officer for St. Vincent Medical Center”
by Stacey Richter

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It’s harder than it looks and it doesn’t exactly look easy – how’s that as a statement to sum up a foray into risk sharing reimbursement models. Today I get a window into the experience of Dr. Michael Hunt, who has been instrumental in guiding his organization through the risk-share minefields.




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