Category: Podcast

Interview with Blue Water Chairman Joe Hernandez

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July 29th, 2021 by

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Joe Hernandez

Joe Hernandez is an accomplished entrepreneur. As Chairman and Founder of Blue Water Vaccines and Blue Water Acquisition Corp he’s leading the way toward a universal flu vaccine and joining the SPAC brigade. But why did he work for the Danish ministry of foreign affairs? And why did he let his young son make him go back to graduate school for a Master of Science Degree 20 years after he thought he was done with his education?

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Joe shares his life story –from the immigrant son of a political prisoner to Merck, Affymetrix and a variety of biotech roles, Joe has about done it all. But he’s not through yet; launching a Hemingway themed restaurant in Palm Beach and getting ready to treat Alzheimer’s Disease are still works in progress.

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

 

Interview with Wolters Kluwer Health GM Frank Jackson

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July 22nd, 2021 by

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Frank Jackson, Wolters Kluwer

As the 6th of 7 children and a competitive athlete, Frank Jackson was well prepared for the rough and tumble of healthcare. After studying computer science and accounting, he pursued a variety of healthcare analytics roles before jumping into operations at HealthMarkets, where he helped the company pivot as the Affordable Care Act became law. At Prognos, he helped unleash the power of lab data on healthcare decision making. 

As General Manager at Wolters Kluwer Health, he’s deploying technology such as Natural Language Processing and code translation engines to help payers contend with the COVID-19 whipsaw.

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

Interview with RxRevu Founder Carm Huntress

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July 15th, 2021 by

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RxRevu founder Carm Huntress

RxRevu founder Carm Huntress has been an entrepreneur since high school, when he founded a tech company with some buddies. After graduating from college and leading various technology organizations, he made the jump to healthcare. RxRevu spent some time searching for product/market fit before finding its sweet spot in the physician workflow, helping doctors make the best prescribing choices for patients at the point of care.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Carm shares his life and career journey –from losing both of his parents to cancer at a young age, to exploring new technologies and to founding and then massively scaling RxRevu. Some of my interviewees don’t have time for reading, but Carm reads dozens of books per year. Some of his recent favorites include Powerful, No Rules Rules, The Code Breaker and How the Mighty Fall.

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

Interview with Lean TaaS CEO Mohan Giridharadas

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July 8th, 2021 by

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Lean TaaS CEO Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas earned an MBA from Stanford and was a senior director for years at McKinsey, but it took an insight from a casual conversation at a Silicon Valley cocktail party to give him the direction for Lean TaaS, where he’s founder and CEO. A decade and $200 M of investment later, the company is leading the way in operational optimization of healthcare assets.

In healthcare, big organizations often use pencil and paper and Excel spreadsheets for tasks like scheduling infusion centers. And the results are predictably dismal. Lean TaaS applies the more sophisticated optimization approaches used by companies like UPS and Delta Airlines to bring healthcare into the modern era.

Mohan shares his story in this episode of the HealthBiz podcast.

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

Interview with Seqster CEO Ardy Arianpour

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July 1st, 2021 by

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Ardy Arianpour, Seqster CEO

Ardy Arianpour arrived in San Diego as a six year old immigrant from the Middle East and didn’t waste time getting going. By 16 he was working at the Salk Institute and after college pursued a series of sales and marketing roles, even finding time to get involved in a landmark gene patent lawsuit at the US Supreme Court.

As co-founder and CEO of Seqster, he’s bringing person-centric interoperability to the masses. Seqster has the wind at its back. And with the 21st Century Cures Act, Ardy contends that Seqster essentially is the law.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Ardy explains what it means to be a data artist, how to be patient centric when your customers are not the patients, and why Seqster is different from everything else out there. He also digs in to the reasons behind Takeda’s investment in the company and the recent partnerships with Medable and Datavant.

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.