“Episode 57: The payer-provider hook up with John Seitz from UST Global”
by Stacey Richter

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John Seitz

John R. Seitz is UST Global’s Healthcare Transformation Strategist. As Healthcare Transformation Strategist, John Seitz plays a key role in building and developing value-focused relationships in health care.

He is a high-energy leader with an entrepreneurial perspective that allows him to identify opportunities and to deliver results. John’s skills include strategic planning, effective communication, problem solving and the ability to motivate people. For over twenty-five years, John has focused in the healthcare industry, earning the respect of both physicians and industry executives.

Prior to UST, John has been a founder and either the CEO or President of three successful start-up companies in the healthcare industry.

Most recently, John was the CEO and one of the founders of MMX Healthcare, which develops and deploys cloud-based solutions to the Ambulatory Surgical Center market.

Prior to MMX, John held the position of President at Surgem, LLC (NJ) and was responsible for building this ASC Company from start-up to success ($0 in revenue to a run-rate in excess of $50M consolidated) in less than three years.

During his time at Surgem, John recruited the management team, directed the development and operation of 8 ASC projects from planning through syndication to operations and was responsible for the acquisition and turn-around of one “underperforming center”.

Prior to Surgem, John was founder and CEO of Cornerstone Physicians, a nationally recognized medical practice management company that resulted in the merger with a publicly traded company.

John is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owners and Presidents Management program and has attended Western State University College of Law.


00:00 John explains what UST Global is, and what they do for healthcare.
02:20 How UST Global has their hand in everything in the IT space of Healthcare from basic blocking and tackling to high-level architecture solution engineering.
03:00 John explains what he does specifically as the Healthcare Transformation Strategist and Head of the Global Practice at UST and Executive Client Partner for Anthem.
05:00 John discusses Sandlot and deep data exchange.
06:30 John explains the payer-provider partnership model within Anthem’s Vivity program.
10:40 John discusses care paths, and how the healthcare system is becoming more transparent in terms of exactly what services for what quality and cost are provided by individual care providers.
15:40 John’s prediction on what the single most important thing in healthcare is, in terms of its transformation.
16:50 Reactive Real-Time Data vs. Proactive care, and how does the future of healthcare cater to both?
21:45 How Proactive Real-Time Data and care path might look in practice.
25:20 Who would need Real-Time Data, and how much data would be useful in real-time?
29:00 Why providers paying for health apps for individual patients may actually benefit the provider.
33:00 John talks Performance-based contracting.
36:00 You can find out more information at UST-Global.com and connect with John Seitz on LinkedIn.