Health Business Blog

Health care business consultant and policy expert David E. Williams share his views

Interview with SonderMind CEO Mark Frank

Mark Frank headshot
SonderMind CEO Mark Frank

Mark Frank has a great sense of timing. He graduated from West Point just in time for 9/11 and had a summer job at Lehman soon before its collapse. Then a few years ago, he had an insight that a mental health wave was coming as stigma fell, mental health parity rules took effect, and as stresses increased. He co-founded SonderMind where as CEO he’s helping make behavioral health more accessible, approachable and utilized. 

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Mark describes how his upbringing in Atlanta, Japan and Germany shaped his outlook and how family members have influenced his enlistment in the military and his path with SonderMind.

At Health Business Group, we have two decades of experience in developing robust strategies for telehealth and remote patient monitoring companies whose strategic opportunities and challenges are similar to SonderMind’s. If you need strategy consulting help, please reach out.

Check out the rough (AI generated) transcript.

The HealthBiz podcast is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, YouTube and  many more services. Please consider rating the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Doing so helps the podcast reach more listeners.


By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

Interview with Proprio CEO Gabe Jones on helping surgeons see around corners

Gabe Jones Proprio headshot
Proprio CEO Gabe Jones

As founder and CEO of Proprio, Gabe Jones is helping surgeons see around corners. If all goes according to plan, the company’s computational imaging innovations will infuse all of surgery, making great surgeons even better and bringing up the average as well. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, virtual reality –it’s all in there! 

Gabe’s eclectic background prepared him for his current role. From Japan to the Gates Foundation to intellectual property law, to M&A he’s seen and done a lot over his career.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Gabe shares his journey and provides some book tips, including speculative fiction like Cryptonomicon and others by Neal Stephenson, Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek and Titan by Ron Chernow.

Check out the rough (AI generated) transcript.

The HealthBiz podcast is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and  many more services. Please consider rating the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Doing so helps the podcast reach more listeners.


By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

Interview with Jennifer Michelle on healthcare marketing

Jennifer Michelle headshot
Jennifer Michelle

Jennifer Michelle has a master’s of public health and she’s also an EMT. So naturally she makes her living as a healthcare marketing consultant, as president of Michelle Marketing Strategies. She’s a podcast host, too. Her Leading with Health podcast features female healthcare leaders.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Jennifer talks about why she studied parasitology in Guatemala, her current work with Health Information Exchanges and voice of the customer research, and her ebook, Marketing Mojo. Some of my favorite tips are about helping not selling, the wait and see campaign, and marketing automation.

When she’s not podcasting or consulting, Jennifer keeps busy reading about gardening and watching drawing videos.

Check out the rough (AI generated) transcript.

The HealthBiz podcast is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and  many more services. Please consider rating the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Doing so helps the podcast reach more listeners.


By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

COVID-19 vaccine. Should we prioritize efficiency or equity?

In this episode of CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I tussle about whether to emphasize equity or efficiency in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. John’s in the equity camp while I lean more toward efficiency and broader societal impact and challenge whether there is actually a tradeoff.

Interview with Joel Morse, Curavit CEO

joel opening pittston
Joel Morse, Curavit CEO

Joel Morse has devoted his career to building innovative companies that serve the pharmaceutical industry. His latest venture, Curavit Clinical Research runs decentralized or virtual trials, which have grown dramatically in the pandemic. 

I’m a big fan –and will be a panelist on a Curavit-sponsored webinar:  Are You Ready to Go Virtual? Unlocking the Full Potential of Decentralized Clinical Trials.  The webinar is on March 11 at 1 pm EST. Register here.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Joel talks about decentralized trials and why they’re growing. He also opens up about his experience building C3i, and how it led him to adventures around the world, including Joel’s involvement with the royal family in Bulgaria.

Check out the rough (AI generated) transcript.

The HealthBiz podcast is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and  many more services. Please consider rating the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Doing so helps the podcast reach more listeners.


By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.