Rank #1: The Business of Healthcare Podcast: Episode 38: Aligning Financial Incentives with Quality Incentives
Andrew Thorby, CEO of Care Continuity, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss the challenges the healthcare industry faces as it grapples with aligning financial incentives with quality incentives. They also discuss a LinkedIn article Thorby wrote about the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).
Rank #2: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 29: How Medicare Bundled Payment Initiatives Can Be Used Successfully In Commercial Healthcare Markets
Dave Terry, CEO of Boston-based Archway Health, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. They discuss how healthcare payment reforms such as the bundled payment initiatives found in Medicare can fit into the commercial healthcare market to drive down costs while improving patient outcomes. Archway Health recently published a white paper in partnership with the Health Care Transformation Taskforce that explains the 10 elements essential to a bundled payment contract.
Rank #3: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 36: Business-Savvy Nurses
Michelle Podlesni, RN, president of the National Nurses in Business Association, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser for a discussion about how nurses can benefit from learning business skills. They also discuss her book, UnConventional Nurse: Going from Burnout to Bliss! They also touch on ways nurses can acquire business skills, such as attending the NNBA Conference and entering the NNBA Shark Tank Competition.
Rank #4: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 33: The Role of Primary-Care Physicians in Transition to Value-Based Care
Christopher Crow, an MD and executive MBA graduate of the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, joins Host Dr. Bob Kaiser for a discussion about the role that primary-care physicians can play in transitioning healthcare to value-based care. As co-founder and CEO of StratiFi Health and president of Catalyst Health Network, Crow has created a model for optimizing the patient-physician relationship to improve care and reduce costs.
Rank #5: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 27: Market-Based Models in Healthcare
Host Dr. Bob Kaiser converses with guest Dr. Rita Numerof, founder and CEO of St. Louis-based Numerof and Associates, about the transition from fee-for-service to market-based models in healthcare. They also discuss healthcare disruptors such as the partnerships between Amazon- JPMorgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway, CVS-Aetna and Walgreens Humana.
Rank #6: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0004: Preparing for a Healthcare Leadership Position
This week’s episode features guest Dr. Keith Thurgood, director of the Executive MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management for Professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Thurgood and host Dr. Britt Berrett discuss the advantages of obtaining a graduate degree for mid-career healthcare professionals who want to advance to executive positions and be able to make an immediate difference.
Rank #7: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 30: Curtailing the Effects of Social Determinants on Spiraling Healthcare Costs
Dr. Len M. Nichols, an economist, discusses his paper, “Social Determinants as Public Goods: A New Approach To Financing Key Investments iIn Healthy Communities,” with Dr. Bob Kaiser. Nichols is director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics and a professor of health policy at George Mason University. His research delves into how improving social determinants of health — factors such as economics and social conditions — can play a key role in curtailing spiraling healthcare costs.
Rank #8: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 39: How Charities Help Patients Pay for Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs
Dan Klein, president and CEO of Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss how the charity he helms helps underinsured people pay for out-of-pocket expenses. Prescription medications that can treat life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases are often very costly. Klein discuss how PAN has put together a robust network of patient advocacy groups to link patients with resources and support to help defray those costs.
Rank #9: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 35: Could the U.S. Government Soon Compel Healthcare Price Transparency?
Dr. John F. McCracken, director of the MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management for Physicians program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss a recent public notice by the Department of Health and Human Services that could have wide-reaching effects on pricing transparency in the healthcare industry.
Rank #10: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 34: An Insider's Advice For Entering the Healthcare Management Field
Dr. Forney Fleming visits the studio for a chat with Dr. Bob Kaiser about the preparation needed to launch a career in healthcare management. Fleming, who had a successful career as an orthopedic surgeon prior to transitioning into academia, is the director of the master’s program in healthcare leadership and management at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas.
Rank #11: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0003: An Interview with Healthcare Industry Leader J.R. Thomas
In this week's episode, host Britt Berrett chats with J.R. Thomas, a successful leader in the healthcare industry. Thomas, former CEO of MedSynergies and current co-managing partner at healthcare advisory company Thomas Marshall Group, LLC , talks about how he got into healthcare and what he did to help him become successful. Thomas goes over the costs of starting up in the healthcare industry and tells how his banking background helped him succeed in launching his company. Thomas and Berrett discuss challenges in the healthcare industry and what Thomas thinks are the best way to overcome them. Finally, Thomas goes over some leadership tips and styles that have helped him throughout his years in healthcare.
Rank #12: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0006: A Graduate Student and Her Professor Discuss Healthcare
This week Dr. Britt Berrett turns hosting duties over to Dr. Keith Thurgood, a Jindal School faculty member. Thurgood interviews Sahar Kuzbari, a graduate student enrolled in the program that he directs, the Executive Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Management for Professionals). Thurgood and Kuzbari discuss leadership and its role in driving the future of the industry. They also discuss details of the cohort program and speak about its professional benefits, which include:
- Insights gained through round-table discussions with fellow healthcare professionals who are enrolled in the program and who provide differing, real-world perspectives from various industry sectors,
- Case studies that equip students with practical tools that they can implement in their workplaces immediately, and
- A collaborative learning environment in which student professionals interact with faculty members and other industry experts.
Rank #13: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0024: Health Insurance Costs, Part 2
In Part One of this two-part series about spiraling healthcare costs, Dr. Britt Berrett and Den Bishop, president of Holmes Murphy, discussed ways to get a handle on spiraling healthcare costs from the perspective of the healthcare insurance industry. In Part Two, they tackle Medicare and consider the idea of a single-payer-for-all system.
Rank #14: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 37: Company Offers Fresh Way to Do Healthcare Benefits
Heidi Rasmussen, chief operating officer of freshbenies, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser to discuss her company’s innovative approaches to healthcare benefits that help consumers save money and become smarter healthcare consumers. Rasmussen, a UT Dallas alumna who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Naveen Jindal School of Management, co-founded freshbenies with her husband, Reid.
Rank #15: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 32: The Evolution of Telemedicine to Virtual Health
Sajid Ahmed, CEO of WISE Healthcare, joins host Dr. Bob Kaiser for a discussion about why “telemedicine” is now better referred to as “virtual care.” And eventually “virtual care” will become, simply, “care,” Ahmed says, with technological advances such as artificial intelligence and increases in comfort levels among practitioners and patients who use them.
Rank #16: The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0007: Applying Kotter’s Eight Steps to Healthcare
Rank #17: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0026: The “Human Factors” Approach to Redesigning and Improving Healthcare Delivery
In this episode, Dr. C. Adam Probst, Director of Human Factors Clinical Operations for the Baylor Scott & White Health Corporate Office of Patient Safety in Dallas, joins Dr. Bob Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management to discuss how cognitive engineering is used in in healthcare.
The way people arrive at and use health processes, procedures and results are key components of cognitive engineering, the “human factors” approach, to medicine. Probst and Kaiser discuss how Probst analyzes and acts on human factors to improve the design of healthcare delivery.
Rank #18: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 28: How To Become a More Effective Healthcare Consumer
Dr. Robert Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, interviews Leslie D. Michelson, chairman and CEO of Private Health Management. They discuss key points from Michelson’s book, The Patient’s Playbook, in which he outlines how patients can best navigate today’s complex and expensive healthcare system by taking matters into their own hands and becoming more effective healthcare consumers.
Rank #19: The Business of Healthcare Podcast Episode 0009: Dr. Marilyn Moon on Pricing Transparency
Dr. Marilyn Moon joins Dr. Britt Berrett in today’s episode. Dr. Moon is an institute fellow at Washington-based American Institutes for Research. She is the former chair at the Maryland Healthcare Commission, where she headed up a pricing transparency project that ultimately became WearTheCost.org. The website provides consumers in the State of Maryland with cost and quality information related to various elective procedures so that they can make better-informed healthcare decisions. Both passionate advocates for healthcare reform, especially as it relates to consumer information, Moon and Berrett discuss the website, Altarum (AIR’s partner in developing WearTheCost.org) and the direction in which pricing transparency is headed.
Rank #20: The Business of Healthcare Podcast, Episode 0025: How Cognitive Computing Can Break Down Silos Between Healthcare Providers and Payers
In this episode, host Dr. Bob Kaiser, director of the master’s degree program in healthcare leadership and management for professionals at the Naveen Jindal School of Management chats with Joan Butters, co-founder and CEO of Xsolis, a healthcare technology firm based in Nashville, Tenn.
Inefficiencies in information sharing between healthcare providers and payers are one of the major problems driving high costs in the industry. Butters and Kaiser discuss the roles that high-tech tools such as cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and data analytics can play in breaking down those silos.