Category: Podcast

Data will eat public health: Podcast with Shahir Kassam-Adams

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September 24th, 2020 by

The HealthBiz podcast is now on Spotify and will soon be on many more services making it easy to subscribe.

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Shahir Kassam-Adams

Shahir Kassam-Adams is one of the most knowledgeable and outspoken people in healthcare. In this episode, Shahir shares his initially unsettling but ultimately reassuring view that “data will eat public health.” He opines on interoperability and explains how his company, Datavant has promoted data sharing on COVID-19, leading to a plethora of interesting and potentially useful projects, including one that models the tradeoffs for specific American cities to reopen.

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

Kamala Harris. Where does she stand on healthcare?

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August 25th, 2020 by

In this episode of #CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) explore Kamala Harris’ healthcare policies.


(0:42) Where does Kamala Harris stand on Medicare for All?
(3:50) What is Kamala Harris’ plan to pay for this?
5:25) What is Kamala Harris’ stance on drug pricing?
8:50) Can Kamala Harris’ ideas around addressing racial/ethnic disparities have an impact on healthcare?

Telehealth for nursing homes. Podcast interview with Curatess CEO Paul Knight

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August 24th, 2020 by
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Paul Knight, Curatess Founder & CEO

COVID-19 has spurred a dramatic shift to telehealth. It’s also devastated nursing homes, which have suffered tremendous loss of life. But I’d heard very little about how nursing homes are using telehealth during the pandemic –at least until I spoke with the CEO of Curatess, Paul Knight.

In this podcast, Paul and I discuss:

  • How nursing homes became ground zero for COVID-19 infections and deaths
  • The role of telehealth in nursing homes during the pandemic
  • How the nursing home telehealth experience differs from the prototypical televisit
  • Best practices for nursing homes considering deployment of telehealth
  • How nursing homes will evolve during the pandemic and what role telehealth will play

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

Opening up schools –or not

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August 21st, 2020 by

Some schools are opening up but then quickly shutting down again. Others aren’t even going to try. After the spring’s failed experiment with virtual school are we really here again? CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I argue it out.