Category: Entrepreneurs

Interview with SurgiQuality CEO Dr. Sanjay Prasad

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October 14th, 2021 by

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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

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October 7th, 2021 by

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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September 30th, 2021 by

 

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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.

The HealthBiz podcast is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTube and  many more services. Please consider rating the podcast on Apple Podcasts.


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

Interview with StimLabs CEO John Daniel

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September 8th, 2021 by

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StimLabs CEO John Daniel

StimLabs CEO John Daniel started out as a US Marine and then rode on a beer truck. But, while in school he sat next to someone who told him about CryoLife where he started in an entry level role as a lab technician. He’s spent his whole career in regenerative medicine, authored 30 patents and now runs StimLabs, which develops and produces regenerative medicine products.

One of John’s favorite books is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, which teaches and reinforces principles John learned in the Corps.

The HealthBiz podcast is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTube and  many more services. Please consider rating the podcast on Apple Podcasts.


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

Interview with Halo Health CEO Jose Barreau

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August 19th, 2021 by

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Jose Barreau

Jose Barreau had a fairly typical Cuban-American immigrant upbringing, and followed his father’s footsteps as a physician. He was impressed by his mom’s oncologist, whom he met in his early 20s. That experience helped him make the decision to specialize in the treatment of cancer.

Dr. Barreau co-founded and director a major cancer institute in Ohio, which emphasized collaboration in clinical practice for the benefit of patients. But he became frustrated by the communications challenges and looked far and wide for a solution. Finding none that met the need, he co-founded Halo Health, which provides a cloud-based solution to unify all communication channels for efficient, role-based collaboration. It’s designed for clinicians by clinicians, while yielding a strong technical and financial return on investment.

The HealthBiz podcast is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTube and  many more services. Please consider rating the podcast on Apple Podcasts.


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