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Interview with Proprio CEO Gabe Jones on helping surgeons see around corners

March 18th, 2021 by

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Proprio CEO Gabe Jones

As founder and CEO of Proprio, Gabe Jones is helping surgeons see around corners. If all goes according to plan, the company’s computational imaging innovations will infuse all of surgery, making great surgeons even better and bringing up the average as well. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, virtual reality –it’s all in there! 

Gabe’s eclectic background prepared him for his current role. From Japan to the Gates Foundation to intellectual property law, to M&A he’s seen and done a lot over his career.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Gabe shares his journey and provides some book tips, including speculative fiction like Cryptonomicon and others by Neal Stephenson, Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek and Titan by Ron Chernow.

Check out the rough (AI generated) transcript.

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

Jean Mixer: Podcast interview with Boston Children’s digital health maven

November 5th, 2020 by

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Jean Mixer

Jean Mixer has been guiding Boston Children’s Hospital into the digital future for the past seven years, so she was more than prepared when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and suddenly everyone was forced to go remote. I first met Jean at Boston Consulting Group in the 1990s when she led growth strategy projects in healthcare, financial services and consumer goods. We stayed in touch and reunited five years ago when Health Business Group helped Jean put the Children’s digital strategy in place.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Jean traces her journey from JP Morgan to BCG to her own consulting practice and then to Boston Children’s. She shares her experience as a director of public companies in biotech, medical devices, and banking. And she explains what she’d do if she had a time machine.

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

The 30 Years’ War for value-based care: Podcast with Archway’s Dave Terry

October 22nd, 2020 by

When Dave Terry started his career in healthcare three decades ago, he noticed something odd and disturbing. The fee-for-service model meant doctors were paid for quantity, not for quality or cost effectiveness. Since then he’s been working to do something about it: for the first twenty years at American Practice Management, then Partners Healthcare and Harborside Healthcare. He made progress, but also learned the limitations of acting against entrenched interests.

For the last decade he’s gotten even more serious, co-founding Remedy Partners in the wake of the Affordable Care Act and then Archway Health, where he is CEO. Archway helps physicians jump into the meaningful risk-based payment models that are finally on offer from the Feds and private carriers.

I compared Dave’s quest to the Thirty Years’ War, but reminded him that there was a Hundred Years’ War, too, so he better gird himself.

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

Health Business Group Launches New Podcast: HealthBiz with David E. Williams

October 15th, 2020 by
Weekly show features interviews with healthcare entrepreneurs and experts
BOSTON, October 14, 2020 – eTradeWire — Health Business Group (HBG), a healthcare strategy consulting boutique, launched a weekly podcast series titled HealthBiz with David E. Williams. Hosted by HBG’s president, the podcast presents interviews with healthcare business and policy leaders. Williams’ unique interview style fuses deep healthcare insight with engaging humor.

The first episode, Data Will Eat Public Health featured Shahir Kassam-Adams, a healthcare entrepreneur at Datavant. Kassam-Adams described how steps taken after 9/11 can inform our post-pandemic response. He explained how the collection and analysis of vast amounts of data has helped identify and mitigate threats, albeit at the expense of privacy.

For public health, there is an opportunity to leverage and synthesize disparate electronic data while protecting privacy. “Almost everything about public health is information based,” said Kassam-Adams. “The power of that information is going to make new public health professionals out of information technology professionals, or public health professionals will step up to become information giants. Data is going to eat public health.”

Guests on subsequent episodes include Dr. Surya Singh (entrepreneur and CVS executive), Daniel Kivatinos (DrChrono co-founder), Ahmed Albaiti (Medullan CEO) and Dave Terry (Archway Health CEO).

“Healthcare is critically important to the economy and to everyone as individuals. But it’s easy to be consumed by jargon and bore people to death when discussing the complexities and nuances,” said Williams. “I invite really knowledgeable and engaging people to HealthBiz, where we provide clarity and depth to inform and provoke.”

HealthBiz is an outgrowth of the Health Business Blog, where Williams has written thousands of posts about healthcare business and policy and conducted more than 100 podcast interviews since 2005.

HealthBiz with David E. Williams is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify and other services.

About the Health Business Group

Health Business Group is a leading strategy consulting firm advising companies, investors, and non-profits in healthcare technology, healthcare services, and pharmaceutical services. Client service professionals average more than 20 years of healthcare consulting, industry and start-up experience. Visit www.healthbusinessgroup.com for more information.

David E. Williams is president of Health Business Group and an independent director of Clerio Vision, Home Care Delivered, and Vericred. He is chair of Medullan’s advisory board. Previously he worked at Boston Consulting and LEK Consulting. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University. Follow David on Twitter @HealthBizBlog

Should meat plants reopen? #CareTalk tackles this meaty topic

May 4th, 2020 by

In the latest episode of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I talk about whether it’s right to make meat plants reopen. We also ponder  whether public health after #COVID19 will look like security after 9/11. As if that wasn’t enough for one episode, we tacked on a debate on why emergency room use has plummeted and whether telehealth is here to stay.

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