“Episode 108: Making the Most of Emergency Department Visits with Chris Klomp from Collective Medical Technologies”
by Stacey Richter

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Avoidable ED visits are often viewed as a bad thing. But as Benjamin Franklin wrote, “The things which hurt, instruct.” Bottom line, we’re not going to stop patients from heading to the ED when they think they’re having an emergency. But as a provider or payer, what we do from there makes all the difference. We can either use the ED visit as an opportunity to improve patient care, or we can hope it doesn’t happen again. And as I’ve said to my team many times, hope is not a business strategy.

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“Episode 107: Dave Chase and Healthcare’s Big Heist”
by Stacey Richter

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Dave Chase has returned to the podcast to talk about the upcoming film he’s working on called “The Big Heist.” Spoiler alert – today we talk about what the heist is, ‘whodunit’ and what the victims can do to begin to switch it up moving forward.




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“Episode 106: MACRA and Other Ways to Make Money with Eric Levin from McKesson Business Performance Services”
by Stacey Richter

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MACRA stands for the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. It’s not been passed yet, but likely some version of it is coming. The point of MACRA is mostly to help wrangle existing reimbursable quality metrics under one standard. MIPS stands for Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems. Today I speak with Eric Levin from McKesson Business Performance Services. We follow the dollar through this tangled web we’ve woven.




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“Episode 105: Finding the Pharmacy Fit with Todd Eury from the Pharmacy Podcast”
by Stacey Richter

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There are 5 kinds of Pharmacies – Closed, Community, Compounding, Consulting, and Specialty. It would have been poetic and memorable if we could have talked about the 5 C’s of Pharmacy, but salting our game, we have that ‘S’ outlier: Specialty. Today, I speak with Todd Eury, founding father of the Pharmacy Podcast, amongst other pursuits, about the 4 C’s and one ‘S’ of pharmacy, including the growing relationships between pharmacists and other healthcare stakeholders, and how to better help patients addicted to pain medications.




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“Inbetweenisode 9: Finding The Best Problem”
by Stacey Richter

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We all talk about how we don’t want to be a solution looking around for a problem…not solving a marketplace problem or filling an identified need is such a bad start that even the best strategy and tactics will be unlikely to save it.
So today I wanted to talk about something that I don’t hear discussed often enough – what makes a problem an excellent problem? Because if the problem is awesome enough, its solution has every chance of being a barnstormer. People will want that solution. We all want our problems solved.




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“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 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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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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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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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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