Investors and management consultants often use expert network companies like GLG, Guidepoint, Zintro and Techspert to arrange interviews with subject matter experts. These interviews can be valuable, but it all depends on how well they’re conducted and leveraged.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, my long-time Health Business Group colleague Karen Donovan and I share five tips for getting the most out of these encounters.
00:00 Introduction 01:18 Tip #1: Make the expert network companies do their jobs 07:05 Tip #2: Be prepared 11:52 Tip #3: Start the interview off on the right foot 18:13 Tip #4: Get the most out of the expert 25:47 Tip #5: Incorporate expert interviews into a broader data gathering process
Cancer is tough on patients and families. And while a whole array of physicians, health plans and pharma companies are poised to help, it’s a challenge to bring everyone together. Navigating Cancer focuses on enabling the best care for patients, with a particular emphasis on the 95+ percent of the time that they’re not in the office.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Navigating Cancer CEO Bill Bunker describes how the company is leveraging workflow, data and mobile to improve the care experience. We also discuss the promise of value based care for cancer and the challenge of medication adherence for oral oncolytics.
In his spare time, Bill’s been reading books such as When All is Said by Anne Griffin and Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, which he describes as a messy and chaotic read –but worth the effort.
Amy Schectman cut her teeth in state government, where her excellence in writing and thinking got her appointed to key task forces on issues like higher education and prison overcrowding. Over the last decade as CEO of 2Life Communities (formerly Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly), Amy has improved the lives of thousands of older adults with first-rate living quarters and activities.
In the last year, she’s led an unbelievably successful effort to keep COVID away from 2Life.
Amy’s mother and the Gray Panthers were early influences, and she looks back fondly on her summer camp experiences, Johns Hopkins and MIT. She’s charging ahead into the future, with plans to address the middle income market and leverage technology along with the human touch.
Dr. Mike Cantor grew up in a healthcare home. His dad was a solo practice family physician and his mom worked in the practice. He developed an interest in healthcare policy from an early age, as he heard his dad describe the challenges serving his patients and dealing with insurance companies. As a geriatrician and an attorney, Mike focused on care for the elderly.
I met Mike years when he was chief medical officer at NEQCA and have stayed in touch with him over the years. He’s an expert on the healthcare system, so I decided to tap into his thoughts about the last year of the pandemic.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Mike and I talk about the impact of digital technologies in bringing healthcare closer to patients, how payment systems are changing to support telehealth and home care, what’s new in nursing homes, and how disparities are baked into the system.
Andrew Parker is a son of South Florida. He’s also the son and grandson of entrepreneurs and an independent spirit, so it was pretty clear what career path he’d ultimately pursue. Papa –which offers Family on Demand– was born from Andrew’s experience arranging a youthful pal for his own Papa, a fairly demanding guy, at least in Andrew’s telling. When Papa was pleased with the service, Andrew knew it would appeal more broadly.
After being selected for Y Combinator and raising investment funds, it was off to the races. Papa Pals have been providing companionship and help with everyday tasks, combatting loneliness, sustaining independence, and making life more fun. The newly launched Papa Health adds Papa Docs to the mix, helping seniors navigate primary care, urgent care and manage their chronic conditions.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Andrew and I discuss his early career in telehealth, the founding of Papa, and experiences during the pandemic.
Andrew didn’t grow up as a big reader, and he still prefers audio books to the printed word. His favorite book, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is a classic in the true sense of the word.
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