Rank #1: What's really happening? An update on value-based care and the consumerization of healthcare
Adoption of value-based care has gone in fits and starts. The latest news shows adoption has slowed, even while providers recognize its importance. Meanwhile, tech companies are moving faster than ever, and the conversation around patients turning into active healthcare consumers is accelerating - although there is still a lot to work out (for example). Trying to harmonize these two trends is key to managing the current change in today's healthcare economy while planning for what it will look like in the future. Health:Further CEO Marcus Whitney spelled out what's happening and who's responsible. Watch the conversation, listen to the podcast, or read the four main takeaways here.
Apr 02 2019
Rank #2: Introducing: Contributing Factors
Everyone has a health story. If you haven’t been a patient, someone close to you has. Each situation is different, a unique combination of factors ranging from a single genetic variation to the social, cultural and physical environment. At the same time, many of the processes and technologies used to prevent these situations - and treat them when they occur - are standardized. And in most cases, we only get to see part of the story. Even when we’re the patient, there are pieces of the process that remain unclear. We only get parts of the history of our disease; the genetic basis for our condition is confusing and often obscure; we don’t get a clear look at the people and companies working on new treatment options. With Contributing Factors, Health:Further is pulling back that curtain. We’ll be talking to clinicians, historians, economists, biomedical researchers, entrepreneurs, sociologists, investors and, most importantly, patients. Contributing Factors, Season 1: Depression, launches March 1. Join us as we explore the (whole) story of health. Sign up at healthfurther.com/contributing-factors for updates on the launch and access to bonus content
Feb 08 2018
Rank #3: Shifting Trust with Blockchain | John Bass | Hashed Health
John Bass is the second blockchain conversation we’ve had on the Podcast. The first was last summer with Kristen Johns of Waller Law, which gave us a great overview of blockchain. In this conversation, John Bass of Hashed Health goes into more of the current blockchain environment. He points out early on that there’s a lot of hype, but that the basic principles are well-proven. He also talks about some basic principles - the trust between two sides of a transaction that eliminates the need for a middle man - that blockchain creates. In the second half of the conversation we talk about the things that Hashed Health is doing with blockchain in healthcare. It’s Hashed-specific, but as examples of what is being done, what can be done, with blockchain. For example, decentralized provider identities.
Oct 31 2017
Rank #4: Solutions vs Symptoms | Greg Glassman | CrossFit
Greg Glassman is the founder and chairman of CrossFit, the wildly successful fitness and lifestyle company that now has over 14,000 gyms, known as CrossFit Boxes, worldwide. Greg is a health entrepreneur, a general in the health and wellness community, and something of an iconoclast. He has no problem going after the current biomedical and healthcare system, looking at root causes of the health and obesity crisis we find ourselves in today.
Oct 17 2017
Rank #5: Mining Data that Matters to Patients | David Marsidi & Howard Khan | ezDoctor
What’s the difference between a car and a physician? It’s not a matter of importance. It’s a matter of information, or a lack-thereof. EZDoctor seeks to close the void in physician data by providing “car facts” for doctors. The company gathers quantitative and qualitative information like malpractice history, pricing, prescribing habits, and ratings and reviews from across the web to generate a comprehensive report on individual physicians. According to CEO David Marsidi and CIO Howard Khan, the goal of EZDoctor is to bring consumers the “whole picture of a doctor.” These reports empower consumers to take more ownership of their health care. As startup founders and healthcare entrepreneurs, Marsidi and Khan and taking an existing approach and applying it to healthcare. That counts as innovation in patient engagement and healthcare data analytics.
Aug 03 2017
Rank #6: Health:Further 2017 Festival Preview
From August 22-25, 2017, we will all gather in Nashville, Tennessee to build - and celebrate - the future of health. This is the annual Health:Further Festival, and event for people who are committed to building a more affordable, sustainable health system. We will have healthcare entrepreneurs, payers, providers, health IT, policymakers, students, healthcare industry executives, artists, and more, all talking about the most innovative ideas in health. In this Festival preview, we hear from 12 of the speakers at this year's festival, covering everything from blockchain in healthcare to art in medicine.
Aug 07 2017
Rank #7: Using capitation to provide personal, equitable, accountable care | Griffin Myers | Oak Street Health
Dr. Griffin Myers Chief Medical Officer at Oak Street Health. The organization provides fully-capitated care to patients covered under Medicare and Medicaid, so Oak Street is incentivized to provide efficient care with limited resources. Dr. Myers talks about this example of value-based care and how they've been able to reduce hospitalizations by over 40%, the mission of Oak Street health (personal, equitable, accountable care), and what new physicians entering the system need to know.
May 15 2018
Rank #8: Derek Anderson on tension in healthcare: creating consumer expectations without a consumer market
Derek Anderson is Vice President of Business Improvement at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
The combination of teaching future healthcare leaders and working within a top-tier academic medical center has given Anderson a strong yet sober opinion on the trajectory for traditional healthcare providers. Anderson recognizes the increasing rate of change in healthcare, viewing it as “a lot of potential chaos and a lot of uncertainty.” As a result, providers are being “thoughtful” about their next steps, especially as they look at managing their fixed assets like physical hospitals.
Read more about the conversation here
Apr 04 2019
Rank #9: How HCA Innovates| Chip Blaufuss | HCA Healthcare
We're recording at the 2018 Health:Further festival! Chip Blaufuss is the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at HCA Healthcare, the presenting sponsor of Health:Further. Chip heads up innovation at the largest healthcare organization in the country - one of every 20 babies born in the US is born in an HCA facility. So how does such a large company keep new ideas flowing? What happens when a nurse on the floor has an idea for solving a problem? How does leadership vet and test those solutions? Where is the balance between internal and external innovation, where do partnerships in healthcare come in to play? We discuss all of that in this conversation
Aug 29 2018
Rank #10: Asking hard questions of the healthcare industry | Holly Fletcher | BirdDog
Holly Fletcher founded BirdDog earlier this year to bring "slow news" to healthcare, tech and economic issues in Tennessee. The goal is to provide deep reporting on issues that affect the state, including some - like healthcare - that ripple out to the rest of the country. With Nashville as a national hub for the healthcare industry, the response of Tennessee health systems to policies and trends have an effect elsewhere. In this conversation, we talk about Fletcher's approach to covering the news (lots of data), the trends people are talking about (transparency and balanced billing), the things making healthcare companies nervous (again, transparency and balanced billing), challenges to making long-term progress in those areas, and holding policymakers accountable by asking hard questions.
Jun 19 2018
Rank #11: Change, Innovation and Patience: Healthcare in 2018 | Marcus Whitney | Health:Further
Is it too late to do a 2017 recap for healthcare innovation and a look-ahead to 2018? Everyone does it, we’re just doing it a week later. To think about what happened in 2017 - and what it could mean - and what might happen in 2018, I spoke with Health:Further CEO Marcus Whitney. The main themes were change in the health landscape and the healthcare industry, uncertainty due to healthcare policy, and great opportunity for health innovators and entrepreneurs.
Jan 09 2018
Rank #12: Precision Health vs Precision Medicine | Lisa Suennen | GE Ventures
Nov 30 2017
Rank #13: Designing the Future of Health Insurance | Austin Madison | The Crichton Group
Austin Madison is Senior Vice President of The Crichton Group. He runs the employer benefits side of the firm, working with companies to build appropriate health insurance plans, along with keeping track of regulatory and compliance issues. Like all of us in healthcare, Madison is watching significant changes in the industry, leading to realignment in relationships among the many stakeholders, as well as new mechanisms for consumers to take more control of their interaction with the entire medical system. Our interview covered disruption and shifts among three groups: employers, payers and consumers.
Feb 13 2018
Rank #14: Evidence-Based Patient Engagement | Blake Marggraff | Epharmix
Blake Marggraff is a healthcare entrepreneur with significant goals. He wants to set the bar for patient engagement. He’s doing that through a commitment to research and evidence-based product development. Blake is the founder of Epharmix, a digital platform and mobile health technology that helps patients with chronic diseases and other conditions. It is designed to improve patient engagement, increase adherence, provide feedback to clinicians and care managers, and ultimately reduce costs and improve outcomes. Blake and the team do all that with studies that cover thousands of patients and take feedback from clinicians using Epharmix tools. True researched-backed, peer reviewed work.
Nov 14 2017
Rank #15: Changing the Traditional Model for Clinicians | Nisha Mehta | Physician Side Gigs
Nisha Mehta, MD, is a practicing radiologist and founder of Physician Side Gigs. She joined us to talk about personal and professional development for physicians, getting clinicians more involved in healthcare operations, and how doing that can make careers in medicine more sustainable while also contributing solutions to some of healthcare’s greatest problems.
May 01 2018
Rank #16: Care Coordination in Regional Networks| Jay Desai | Patient Ping
Jay Desai is Co-founder and CEO of PatientPing, a care coordination platform that brings an individual’s medical records together to eliminate these problems. The service is built on network effects, sending providers alerts when the patient receives care at other facilities and also compiles their history into “stories” at the point of care. The goal, says Desai, is to reduce costs through fewer redundant tests and treatments, as well as provide insight that will improve care based on past events and reduce adverse outcomes or readmissions.
May 29 2018
Rank #17: Patient Engagement Across the Care Continuum | Erik Wagner | Salesforce
Erik Wagner is Senior Director of Provider Strategy, Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce, one of sponsors at Health:Further 2018. Erik has about three decades of experience in healthcare, working in multiple areas that all tend to revolve around healthcare IT. So he has a great understanding of what the digital side of healthcare looks like these days. In this conversation, we talk about the state of health IT in general, why a lot of supposedly consumer-friendly platforms (like patient portals) don't work, and the difference between just "checking boxes" and actually designing to engage people. Erik also talks about how Salesforce is used in the healthcare industry to solve some of these problems and give providers insight into the patients coming through their doors. It's patient engagement in real time.
Check out the whole thing on the Health:Further blog here.
Sep 04 2018
Rank #18: RAPID RESPONSE: Bruce Greenstein on MedPAC Post-Acute Care Bundling
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published a presentation titled Evaluating an episode-based payment system for post-acute carethat explains the committee’s thinking about a bundled payment model for post-acute care. Soon after, Becker’s highlighted 5 key points from the presentation.
We spoke with Bruce Greenstein to get his insight on the post-acute care landscape and, more specifically, the potential value of bundling post-acute care services. Greenstein is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at LHC Group, as well as the former Chief Technology Officer of the US Department of Health & Human Services.
Check out the full post with quotes here.
Mar 29 2019
Rank #19: Taking the Next Step: From Meeting to Acting - Health:Further in 2019
When we started Health:Further in 2015, it was with a belief that by bringing together a diverse group of people passionate about the future of healthcare, we could help to build bridges that would result in real relationships, partnerships and progress. We also felt that the pace of change in the industry was rather slow, and so gathering once a year to check in and see where things were felt adequate. That founding belief carried us through the growth of an event from a summit to a festival, and the development of an awesome community of people breaking ground on moving the industry forward. We felt like we were on top of things, and our festival could support the industry through its evolution to a more ideal state.
Then 2018 happened. The pace of change accelerated, and we came to the conclusion that it was time for us to shift our focus from convening our community to taking direct action.
Listen to Health:Further CEO Marcus Whitney, Chief Development Officer Steve Tremitiere, and Director of Research and Content David Shifrin, discuss where we've been and where we are heading starting today.
Learn more at healthfurther.com
Jan 22 2019
Rank #20: Using Machine Learning to Increase Patient Engagement | Bob Gold | Gold Group Enterprises
Patient Engagement is one of the biggest themes, and highest goals, of today’s healthcare industry. The problem is that patient engagement is a complex process that includes getting them to take action and likely make a sustained change in behavior. Bob Gold, though, loves the problem of behavior change. Gold, CEO of Gold Group Enterprises, is a behavioral technologist who focuses on applying his work to the healthcare industry to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Jan 30 2018