Category: Podcast

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

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January 28th, 2021 by

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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.

Should I get a home genetic test? Podcast with business anthropologist, Matt Artz

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January 14th, 2021 by

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Matt Artz

Matt Artz represents that rarest of specimens: the business anthropologist. In that role he advocates for the responsible design of human-centered technologies. He has a particular focus on the benefits –but mainly the risks– of consumer DNA testing.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Matt talks about how he got into the anthropology field, recaps key elements of his TEDx talk about consumer genetic tests, and reveals his own motivations for getting a test, even though he knows the dangers.

Matt’s launching not one but two new podcasts, so if you like what you hear here, you won’t be lacking for opportunities to listen to him again.

He also reading (and recommends) 365 to Vision: Modern Writer’s Guide: How to Produce More Writing in Less Time by Ron Lieback and Switched on Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding.

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

What’s next for healthcare as Dems take the Senate?

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January 6th, 2021 by

It’s a momentous week in Georgia, Washington and these United States. In this special episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Bloomberg Intelligence Analyst, Brian Rye and I discuss the health policy implications of the likely 50+1 Democratic Senate majority. Listen in as we discuss drug pricing, Medicare Advantage, and the public option.

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

2020 hindsight. How my COVID-19 predictions fared

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December 30th, 2020 by

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Goodbye 2020

In this year-end episode of the HealthBiz podcast, I revisit my COVID-19 predictions from April and interim report card from September. Then I take a brief glimpse at what lies ahead in 2021.

As a reminder, here’s what I said:

  1. Treatment, not testing will be key to reopening the economy
  2. Hybridization (virtual/in-person mix) will be the new reality
  3. Public health post-COVID-19 will be like security post-9/11
  4. The federal government will grow even more powerful relative to everything else
  5. Immigration is over

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Happy New Year!

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