“Episode 125: Linking Healthcare Innovation and Organizational Strategy, with Chris Cornue from Navicent Health”
by Stacey Richter

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Here’s a pitfall I’ve seen organizations fall into more than once – spending a lot of money on innovation and having nothing, or nothing of value to show for it. Either it’s an extreme paralysis by analysis situation or, there are actually demonstration projects accomplished, but the results have nothing to do with organizational imperatives or KPIs. In other words, innovation and strategy are two space ships passing in a skyline of the future with low visibility.

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“Episode 124: Why EHR Systems Have Failed Us and How Innovations Can Enable a Better Healthcare Future, with John Lynn, founder of Healthcare Scene”
by Stacey Richter

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First John and I dissect the why of why EHR systems haven’t managed to do what we need them to do to improve patient care. Then we get into a more uptempo confab about critical success factors moving forward. What are the must-haves for innovation to enable a better kind of healthcare future?




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“Episode 123: The Secret to Healthcare Business Success is Collaboration with Mark Tomaino from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe”
by Stacey Richter

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My conversation with Mark Tomaino today covers Mark’s takeaways from the recent JP Morgan Conference— the trends and opportunities he thinks the most promising innovations will capitalize upon and how to evaluate the value of those innovations compared to their risk-adjusted returns. I’m using my new finance vocabulary word. But wait until near the end of our conversation when Mark offers up a big tip – how to focus on collaboration as a business driver. For more info, go to welschcarson.com.




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“Episode 122: The Pathway to Sustainable Market Share for Pharma, and Other Life Sciences Companies with Dave Dierk of Aventria Health Group”
by Stacey Richter

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Pharma and Life Sciences companies have traditionally been very conservative in their approach to the market place. That becomes an interesting question: What’s the lowest-risk, highest-return approach for pharma moving forward, given the upheaval in the market place? I discuss this topic with Dave Dierk, my co-president over at Aventria Health Group.




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“Episode 121: How to Manage Safe Bets in a Time of Uncertainty and Complexity with Sherri Douville from Medigram”
by Stacey Richter

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Mandates come and mandates go, and these days, mandates can be driving around at 90 mph in a convertible one minute and the next minute be somewhere on the darker side of comatose. So the magic trick becomes identifying the sure things – the pediments that all the chaos rests on which aren’t likely to change no matter what. And once you do that, figuring out how to pragmatically address them. Sometimes, the best way to overcome the madness of disconnected complexity and uncertainty is to concentrate on the use case with bug-eyed focus.




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“Episode 120: The Invisible Destroyer of Value & Quality with Dr. Dike Drummond, MD – The Happy MD”
by Stacey Richter

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We talk about raising the value of Delivered Care: the Triple Aim – Improving Quality, Patient Experience, & Population Health. When we think about how to do this, we jump to processes or technology. But we leap over one massive critical success factor: the people. The physicians and other providers who are expected to do or use whatever we tell them to do or use. If at best we’re getting apathetic usage of our solutions, it isn’t going to do much. Physician burnout matters to the bottom-line as much as it does to the individuals on our teams.




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“Episode 119: Fostering Problem-Solver Nurses and Maker Nurses w/Jamie Davis of NursingShow.com”
by Stacey Richter

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In every provider organization, management is hellbent on enacting policies and metric measurements. Lots of change, lots of action and information overload. But I doubt anyone would argue that besides the ones everyone knows about, there exists deeper, harder-to-measure problems that threaten the durability of your business. Today I speak with Jamie Davis, who is a nurse journalist turning out 7 podcasts and is also the author of a book to simplify medical math and in his spare time he writes fiction with a medical twist.




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“Episode 118: Improving Health in Healthy Communities with Rick Brush of Wellville”
by Stacey Richter

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It’s rather unarguable at this point that 80% of health outcomes come from factors that are not clinical in nature. 80% of health outcomes come from social, environmental and physical/behavioral circumstances. What happens if incented communities work together to level up health before it comes to healthcare? What’s the ROI on that? Rick Brush, CEO of Wellville explains.




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“Inbetweenisode 11: Motivating Walking: The More Miles Driven, The More Weight Gained”
by Stacey Richter

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No one disputes the health benefits of walking. If you walk, you’re healthier than if you don’t. And populations who walk are healthier than populations who don’t. So walking matters if we’re going to affect population health in this country. But how do you get feet on the street? Today I talk to my dad, Fredric Richter, PhD about the matter.




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“Special Edition: Five Reasons the ACA Won’t Be Repealed with Billy Wynne of Thorn Run Partners”
by Stacey Richter

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On November 9th, I think many of us in the healthcare industry staggered backwards, clutching our foreheads and ever since have alternated between feeling like we’re hallucinating an alternative reality interspersed with acute episodes of dyspepsia. So let’s talk about the president elect and what’s likely to transpire with the ACA. Today I speak with Billy Wynne, who writes for Health Affairs and is the managing partner of Thorne Run Partners about five reasons the ACA won’t be repealed, with sidebars into MACRA, Medicaid and Medicare.




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