“EP148: Does It Really Matter If The Pharma Industry Is Or Is Not Trustworthy, with Dr. Jennifer Miller, Founder of Bioethics International and Creator of Good Pharma Scorecard”
by Stacey Richter

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It seems that Pharma has a reputation for putting profits over patients. I know, you’re floored by this newsflash so let’s move on to the more interesting question – why does this matter? Why does it matter to the Pharma industry itself, which has been doing just fine thank you very much, and why does […]

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“EP147: What It Really Takes to Manage Diabetes with David Weingard, Founder & CEO of Fit4D”
by Stacey Richter

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An app can certainly help manage diabetes. But only in the exact circumstance that the patient already believes they need to use the app, and has the resources and wherewithal to do so. But for the multitude of other patients, an app by itself won’t work because patients who need it aren’t using it. And […]

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“EP146: Medication Adherence – What’s Happening Right Now, with Tom Kottler, CEO of HealthPrize”
by Stacey Richter

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It’s rare you meet someone in this business who doesn’t realize that adherence is a wildly costly problem. And it’s also rare you meet someone who hasn’t been involved in some more or less unsuccessful attempt to improve it. But now might be the time to transform pessimism into optimism. First, we’re starting to understand non-adherence […]

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“EP 145: Engaging the Empowered Patient Unit, with Andrew Schorr, Founder of Patient Power”
by Stacey Richter

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First of all, new lingo – patient unit. A patient unit consists of the patient and their family or otherwise who are actively engaged in a patient’s care. Some patient units are under-engaged. We talk a lot about these patients. Other patient units are motivated and empowered and could use our help to maximize the […]

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“EP144: Value-Based Agreements – The Future of Managing Our Healthcare Ecosystem with Julie Locklear, Vice President & Head of Health Economics & Outcomes Research at EMD Serono, Inc.”
by Stacey Richter

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It’s game-on relative to value-based contracts. We’re getting to the place where not just the bleeding edge of the market is contracting based on outcomes instead of volume. If you were waiting for a sign to start thinking about rolling out an innovative contract pilot, now is probably the end of the window to get […]

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“EP143: Getting Great One Step at a Time Through Incrementalism, with Dr. Nick van Terheyden”
by Stacey Richter

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We need to make incrementalism sexy. We need to make it sexy because healthcare will be transformed via evolution, not revolution. As Dr. Nick van Terheyden says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” which is as true in American healthcare today as it was whenever this was written eons ago […]

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“EP142: Finding the Healthcare Use Case with Brian Yarnell from Bluestream Health”
by Stacey Richter

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As Brian says, one of the biggest mistakes that healthcare executives make, regardless of whether you’re in the payer or provider or health tech business, is to go for a “Big Bang” strategy with a three year timeframe. Generally, you wind up with a lot of elaborate plans and not much to show for it. […]

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“INBW 13: Immediate Action Steps You Can Take Now to Make Healthcare More Affordable”
by Stacey Richter

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Everything I’m about to tell you is not a piece of cake. You’re up against the patriarchal medical system we enjoy in this country today, you’re fighting against paradigms, you’re fighting a system where no one except you, meaning consumers and patients and our employers, have any accountability, responsibility or ownership for the money we’re […]

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“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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