“Episode 132: How A Hospital Can Succeed in Rural America with Darren Pearce, MBA, BSN, Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Navicent Health”
by Stacey Richter

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As I was preparing for this interview, here’s a comment I heard: “If you told me 3 years ago that Peach would be one of the most successful hospitals in the system, I would have asked you what you’re drinking.” – Bottoms up, I guess, because the hospital this comment refers to actually has become one of the most successful in the Navicent network. Today I speak with Darren Pearce MBA, BSN, Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Navicent Health about how he helped make that happen.

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“Episode 131: The Challenge of Reaching Patients with Zach Silverzweig from CipherHealth”
by Stacey Richter

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My first podcast conversation with Zach Silverzweig, co-founder over at CipherHealth, aired two years ago, episode 41. At that time, CipherHealth aimed with steely-eyed focus to reduce readmissions. CipherHealth still aims to reduce readmissions, but have broadened their footprint to include a wider array of patient engagement opportunities… and challenges. It’s harder to reach patients than you might think.




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“Episode 130: A How-to Guide to Precision Medicine with Jonathan Hirsch of Syapse”
by Stacey Richter

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Provider Organizations use the Syapse Precision Medicine Platform to implement precision medicine in oncology. Today I speak with Jonathan Hirsch, founder and president over at Syapse. After debating the population health management vs precision medicine semantic brouhaha, Jonathan offers up sage advice to anyone contemplating a move toward scalable precision medicine.




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“Episode 129: Integrating Pharmacists into Patient-Centered Medical Homes with Troy Trygstad of Community Care of North Carolina, CCNC”
by Stacey Richter

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Troy and his team over at CCNC framed out the first pharmacy network integrating community pharmacists into medical homes. Currently, Troy’s CCNC team is piloting what looks like it’s going to be a very successful effort to electronically deliver care plans from providers to pharmacists. Just for context, there’s energy and power behind this movement to empower and enable pharmacists to support patient care. Thirty-four pharmacy networks have sprung up across the country since North Carolina’s foray.




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“Episode 128: Enabling Pharmaceutical Innovation with Mike Rea from IDEA Pharma”
by Stacey Richter

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Innovation is more than just an epiphany. And it’s more than the shiny new invention. It’s not really innovation unless you manage to get your newly created phenomenon to return value to your organization. An understood way to deliver value is the minimum requirement for innovation. Today I speak with Mike Rea from IDEA Pharma about enabling pharmaceutical innovation.




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“Episode 127: The ins and outs of Providers becoming Payer/Providers with Kris Smith, MD MPP and Chief Medical Officer of CareConnect, Sr VP of PHM, and Medical Director of Northwell Health Solutions”
by Stacey Richter

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I never thought I’d say this, but I wish there was an acronym for providers who have become payer/providers. Such a mouthful. Today I speak with Kris Smith, who is, amongst his other work over at Northwell Health, the Chief Medical Officer of CareConnect. CareConnect is Northwell Health’s foray into the payer/provider space, and they’ve learned some lessons over the past four years which I discuss with Kris today.




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“Episode 126: Cleaning Up Dirty Data, with Eric Rosow from Diameter Health”
by Stacey Richter

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Whoever would have predicted that healthcare analytics would be sexy? Maybe not sexy, but at least a topic that everybody loves to talk about. Predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, efficacy, outcomes, value assessments. But here’s the thing – every analysis is desperately dependent on one ponderous gorilla in the room. The quality and accuracy of the data. No good data, no good analytics. End of story. Today I speak with Eric Rosow, CEO of Diameter Health.




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“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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