Category: Entrepreneurs

ChartWise CEO Steven Mason on Clinical Documentation Improvement

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February 4th, 2021 by

Steven Mason
Steven Mason, ChartWise Medical CEO

In this episode of the HealthBiz Podcast, ChartWise Medical Systems CEO, Steven Mason shares his journey from New Orleans to Nashville, explains how his background in organizational development and consulting prepared him for corporate leadership, and opines on the impact of President Joe Biden’s Administration on healthcare.

We discuss CDI: clinical documentation improvement/integrity, and how it’s shifting as payment models get more complex and COVID-19 upends traditional care patterns.

Steven has been reading Countdown 1945, The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace.

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

Social Determinants of Health with Unite Us Leaders Taylor Justice and Christina Mainelli

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January 28th, 2021 by

Taylor Justice
Taylor Justice
Christina Mainelli
Christina Mainelli

After Taylor Justice was medically discharged from the Army, he learned firsthand about social determinants of health through working with other veterans. It led him to co-found Unite Us to digitally connect community services like housing, education and substance abuse counseling to meet the holistic needs of individuals.

As Chief Operating Officer, Christina Mainelli brings her healthcare industry knowledge to link physical and behavioral healthcare with community based services to support a whole-person approach. And she brings her savvy in scaling up healthcare businesses.

In this episode of the HealthBiz Podcast, Taylor and Christina share their vision and progress for connecting health and social care, provide insights on the pandemic and vaccine rollout, and tout their favorite books:

Taylor loves non-fiction, and recommends The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Christina is listening to A Promised Land by President Barack Obama and is learning Italian. (She also got me to admit I’m learning how to juggle.)

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

Javara CEO Jennifer Byrne Talks Clinical Trials and Integrated Research

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January 21st, 2021 by

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Javara CEO, Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne has spent her whole career in clinical trials, working on more than 8000 studies. So she knows a thing or two about the needs of pharma sponsors, clinical sites and patients. As founder and CEO of Javara, Jennifer is spearheading a new concept: the integrated research organization or IRO, a novel model for bringing clinical research into the healthcare ecosystem.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Jennifer shares her journey –how it was influenced at various times by her father and her mother, and what she sees coming in the post-pandemic era.

Jennifer is a big reader. She’s currently re-reading Jesse Itzler’s Living with a SEAL. He’s a serial entrepreneur who’s married to the founder of Spanx. She’s always reading the Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg.

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

GoCheck Kids CEO Kevon Saber shares vision with pediatricians

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December 17th, 2020 by

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Kevon Saber, GoCheck Kids CEO

Vision impairment is the most common disability for children, and it’s usually very treatable if detected early. But pediatricians struggle with vision screening. Wall charts are cumbersome to administer and as a result practices take shortcuts and miss a lot of cases. Kevon Saber is on a mission to change that. GoCheck Kids, where he’s CEO, uses a smartphone based tool for easy vision screening that integrates with the electronic health record.

In this episode of the HealthBiz Podcast, Kevon traces his journey as the son of Persian and Mexican parents living in immigrant neighborhoods, through Santa Clara University, Stanford, Silicon Valley and now Nashville. Many of the kids he grew up with have struggled –some are dead or in prison. Meanwhile, Kevon is a proponent of diversity in healthcare leadership, and wants his team to reflect the communities they serve.

Kevon is re-reading (or listening to) a few books:

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

Real-time patient feedback. Podcast interview with Feedtrail CEO Paul Jaglowski

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December 10th, 2020 by

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FeedTrail CEO, Paul Jaglowski

Paul Jaglowski, CEO of Feedtrail has taken patient experience surveying to the next level, collecting real-time information from patients during their encounters. Big guys like Press Ganey, Qualtrics and NRC are looking over their shoulders at the new kid on the block.

Paul has gone from baseball player to management consultant to startup executive in a few short years. Along the way he’s collected a 30 under 30 award and contracted COVID-19. Thankfully he’s recovered in time to be in the running for 40 under 40.

For reading, he recommends The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (which was also recommended by previous guest Alex Zapesochny) and The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It, by Paul Collier.

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Check out the rough (AI generated) transcript of the episode. Click on a word if you want to start the podcast from a particular spot.


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