Category: Podcast

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

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March 5th, 2021 by

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

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March 4th, 2021 by

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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.

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

Prognos Health CEO Sundeep Bhan on Healthcare Analytics

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February 25th, 2021 by

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Sundeep Bhan, Prognos CEO

Sundeep Bhan’s family liked the idea of him becoming a doctor, but as long as he stayed as a pre-med in college they let him take whatever courses he wanted. He explored art history and communications, and eventually wandered back to healthcare as a company founder. It’s a good thing that he has that entrepreneurial streak, since one of his board members told him he was not employable.

For the past decade, Sundeep has been running Prognos Health, a healthcare analytics platform company. In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Sundeep shares why he started the company, the core capabilities required of any player in the space, the evolving meaning of real world data, and how COVID is changing the market.

He’s a big fan of biographies and books on the industry. Sundeep’s favorite biographer is Walter Isaacson; he’s read his books on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Ben Franklin. For anyone building a platform company, he suggests Platform Revolution by Geoffrey Parker, Marshall van Alstyne and Sangeet Choudary, Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown, and Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh.

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

Wolters Kluwer Health CTO Jean-Claude Saghbini’s post-pandemic predictions

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February 18th, 2021 by

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Jean-Claude Saghbini, Wolters Kluwer Health CTO

Wolters Kluwer Health Chief Technology Officer, Jean-Claude Sagbhini has been thinking a lot about how the pandemic will change healthcare. In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, we discuss his predictions  about scaling telehealth, accelerating evidence, predicting and preventing with AI, the changing roles of healthcare workers, and moving beyond interoperability to supra-operability.

I’ve been following Wolters Kluwer Health, and in particular its UpToDate offering for over 20 years and it’s exciting to see how the company is taking the original vision forward.

In his spare time Jean-Claude reads children’s books (to his kids) and is also reading a decidedly non-tech book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

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

Aledade CMO Dr. Emily Maxson on Primary Care Participation in ACOs

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February 11th, 2021 by

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Dr. Emily Maxson

As the daughter of an infertility specialist, Emily Maxson grew up with a strong understanding of medicine and an appreciation for the role of specialists. But she also learned about the challenge of access and the importance of primary care. As a primary care physician and Chief Medical Officer of Aledade, Emily helps independent primary care physicians participate in accountable care organizations, preserve their independence and financial viability, and boost quality and access for patients.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Emily and I discuss the role of primary care, how physicians have fared during the pandemic, the interaction of technology adoption and reimbursement, and Emily’s predictions –or hopes– for the future.

She recommends two books: Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims and Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

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