“EP170: Health Care Value, Guaranteed, With Eric Haberichter, co-founder of Access HealthNet”
by Stacey Richter

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Value equals quality and service divided by price. If a payer is paying for health care in an FFS, fee-for-service way, it’s tough, probably impossible to determine whether the health care delivered for the cost paid constitutes value. It’s hard to know how to collate the charges into some sort of outcome. You know all […]

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“EP169: Trust + Engagement = Employers Driving Patient Outcomes, With Darren White, DC From Aduro”
by Stacey Richter

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Dr. Darren White and I begin our conversation by covering the basics — what do employers have to do with health care. So if you’re new to this, you’ll have an opportunity to catch up. From there we discuss the ways employers are attempting to control spiraling health care costs and raise poor outcomes that […]

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“EP168: The Health Care Consumerism Tipping Point With Gary Frazier of Om Healthcare”
by Stacey Richter

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Today, I speak with Gary Frazier who specializes in creating open market, consumer-driven healthcare. Gary recently founded Om Healthcare and also his consulting practice. We discuss the idea that it might not be overly realistic to think that we’ll make consumers out of those who aren’t… but to recognize that the next generation are born […]

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“EP167: How Pharma Can Work With Health Innovators to Improve Outcomes and Strengthen Brands With Stacey Richter and Dave Dierk, Co-Presidents of Aventria Health Group”
by Stacey Richter

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Today I speak with my co-president Dave Dierk from Aventria Health Group about pharmaceutical companies collaborating with health innovators—meaning health tech or otherwise. There have been many articles written about the prospect of such collaborations, often authored it seems by people who haven’t actually been involved in such an arrangement. So sometimes I giggle at […]

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“EP166: How to Optimize Pharmacy Spend With Tim Thomas of Crystal Clear Rx”
by Stacey Richter

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Americans spend a lot on prescription drugs, more per capita than any other country by far. Pharmacy spending used to be about 5% of total medical spend, but today it can be as high as 25%. Today I speak with Tim Thomas from Crystal Clear Rx about what we can do to ensure that we’re […]

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“EP165: Reversing Rising Maternal Mortality, with Juan Pablo Segura”
by Stacey Richter

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Pregnancy-related deaths are a relatively rare event in the United States; around 16-26 deaths per 100k live births depending on what study you look at because apparently data is siloed by state. But here’s the worst part: The US is one of the few developed nations where maternal mortality is steadily rising — it has […]

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“AEE2: Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, Reports Back on the Good Pharma Scorecard 2017”
by Stacey Richter

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On episode 148, I spoke with Jennifer E. Miller, PhD about her work at Bioethics International and as the creator of the Good Pharma Scorecard. Definitely listen to that episode to get the background on the Good Pharma Scorecard, which ranks pharma companies by their trustworthiness across a range of criteria. On episode 148, we […]

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“EP164: The Missing Link to Realize the Potential of Technology, with Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH”
by Stacey Richter

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What do physician burnout and sub-par patient portal usage have in common? It’s forgetting about how the user will react to the technology. To get what we hope to get out of a technology, we have to consider how to fulfill positive engagement and behavior change and build that right into the use case and […]

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“INBW16: It’s Fragile, That’s My 2017 Roll-up of the Health Care Industry”
by Stacey Richter

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Here’s my roll-up of health care industry in 2017: It’s fragile. And its fragility is standing naked in the spotlight right now. How am I defining fragile? I’m defining it as the opposite of “antifragile” which was a term coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book Antifragile which was recommended to me by Don […]

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“EP163: Employers and Health Systems Partnering Up to Deliver Health Care at Lower Costs, With Ross Bjella”
by Stacey Richter

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Employers are starting to get crushed under the weight of escalating health care costs. Some of them, say the leading 20%, have said, and I quote Twisted Sister, they’re not gonna take it anymore. Just for the record, my grandma’s cousin’s husband’s brother is the lead guitarist for Twisted Sister so maybe that’s my excuse. […]

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