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How to get the most out of expert interviews. Five tips to ensure success

Investors and management consultants often use expert network companies like GLG, Guidepoint, Zintro and Techspert to arrange interviews with subject matter experts. These interviews can be valuable, but it all depends on how well they’re conducted and leveraged.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, my long-time Health Business Group colleague Karen Donovan and I share five tips for getting the most out of these encounters.

Overview:

00:00 Introduction
01:18 Tip #1: Make the expert network companies do their jobs
07:05 Tip #2: Be prepared
11:52 Tip #3: Start the interview off on the right foot
18:13 Tip #4: Get the most out of the expert
25:47 Tip #5: Incorporate expert interviews into a broader data gathering process

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

Interview with SurgiQuality CEO Dr. Sanjay Prasad

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Dr. Sanjay Prasad

Dr. Sanjay Prasad is on a mission to improve surgical outcomes. After many years as a surgeon, he’s founded SurgiQuality, a company that helps patients find the best surgeon for their condition and avoid surgeries they don’t need. He’s also laser focused on reducing racial disparities in surgical care. And he’s written a handbook for patients: Resetting Healthcare Post-COVID-19 Pandemic.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Dr. Prasad describes him immigrant roots, what made him decide to become a doctor, and how he developed insights about what’s wrong with surgery and how to fix it.

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

Interview with Aristea Therapeutics CEO James Mackay

James MacKay grew up in Scotland, and was encouraged by his father to pursue a career in business –but not the family business. Instead he earned a PhD in genetics and began a long stint with AstraZeneca, eventually jumping across the pond and all the way to San Diego. He continued with A companies like Ardea an now Arthrosi and Aristea, where he’s even done a deal with Arena.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast James talks about how he and his team at Aristea Therapeutics are applying their decades of experience to develop a drug they licensed from AstraZeneca. The first indication is PPP –no not purchasing power parity or the paycheck protection program– but palmoplantar pustulosis, a nasty illness with no good treatments today. We talk about why good drugs get left on the shelf at big pharma, and the future of the biotech industry and San Diego.

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

 

Interview with AdhereHealth CEO Jason Rose

 

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AdhereHealth CEO Jason Rose

AdhereHealth CEO Jason Rose helps Medicare Advantage plans boost their star ratings by improving medication management and CAHPS scores. After a stint working with adolescent schizophrenia patients, he’s been in healthcare technology his whole career.

He was an early employee of Cerner and spent 8 years at Inovalon building products and helping the company go public before taking over at Adhere. In his spare time he works with Operation Song in Nashville, helping military families tell their stories through songwriting. He also walks many miles a day and listens to audio books.

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

Interview with IDEA and Protodigm CEO Mike Rea

Mike Rea is a self-professed bad scientist and bad musician but despite –and perhaps even because– of those limitations, he’s built some pretty good companies.

As CEO of IDEA Pharma and Protodigm, he makes a distinction between the invention of a drug in the lab and the level of innovation in its development. Although he compares the work to that of a CRO, he clarifies that it’s really a bit upstream from there. And in the future, if you hear Protodigm start talking about being a “Pre-RO,” you’ll know that little brainstorm came out of this podcast.

Mike runs a record company, aptly named Medical Records and hosts his own book club slash podcast about innovation in pharma.

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

Interview with Datavant’s Bob Borek and Jason LaBonte

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Bob Borek

Datavant is fostering an ecosystem of healthcare data to facilitate secure exchange of information and analytics that improve patient care. The company recently made headlines through a $7 Billion merger with Ciox, uniting Datavant’s world of de-identified data with Ciox’s domain expertise in patient identified records.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Datavant’s Chief Strategy Officer Jason LaBonte and Chief Operating Officer Bob Borek discuss the evolution of healthcare data, the Ciox merger, how the company has fared during the pandemic, and their long term vision.

Jason is reading Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir –whose fiction appeals to Jason’s training as a PhD scientist– and Bob likes Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner about the history of water rights in the West.

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