177 episodes

The goal is to have A Second Opinion be seen as the go to place for learning how to improve health and health care. Together we will have conversations with the health thought leaders, the entrepreneurs, the clinicians, the policy makers, the business leaders, and the consumers— to better understand how we all can improve health and well-being — of ourselves as individuals, of our families — and of our communities. We achieve this through education and engagement at the nexus of policy, medicine, and innovation

A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D‪.‬ A Second Opinion Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 229 Ratings

The goal is to have A Second Opinion be seen as the go to place for learning how to improve health and health care. Together we will have conversations with the health thought leaders, the entrepreneurs, the clinicians, the policy makers, the business leaders, and the consumers— to better understand how we all can improve health and well-being — of ourselves as individuals, of our families — and of our communities. We achieve this through education and engagement at the nexus of policy, medicine, and innovation

    177 - Brian Blase, Ph.D., President of Paragon Health Institute, on the Power of Price Transparency

    177 - Brian Blase, Ph.D., President of Paragon Health Institute, on the Power of Price Transparency

    Brian Blase joins us today. He is the founder and president of Paragon Health Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit health policy research institute that focuses on free-market policy solutions so that patients can make more informed health care decisions.
     
    Brian previously served as a special assistant for economic policy at the White House’s National Economic Council from 2017-2019.
     
    In our conversation today, Brian and I discuss price transparency—what it means and the rules, regulation, and enforcement being implemented—and the importance of health policy institutes like Paragon and their work seeking to make sure that patients are informed when it comes to healthcare pricing and decisions.

    • 31 min
    176 - Donato Tramuto, Don DeGolyer, Dr. Zane Gates, and Dr. Craig Samitt on How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results

    176 - Donato Tramuto, Don DeGolyer, Dr. Zane Gates, and Dr. Craig Samitt on How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results

    Today our subject is “compassionate leadership” in healthcare – what it is, how it is manifested and how it will improve your own life – and your bottom line.
     
    I am joined by four distinguished healthcare leaders: Founder of Vertice Pharma -- Don DeGolyer; Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of PeopleOne Health—Dr. Zane Gates; former CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota—Dr. Craig Samitt; and, by my good friend and global health activist—Donato Tramuto.
     
    Donato just this month published his book, The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results. It is already Number 1 in a number of Amazon book categories. The book specifically defines compassionate leadership, interweaving inspiring stories about healthcare leaders and other leaders putting empathy into action.
     
    Don DeGolyer, Dr. Zane Gates, and Dr. Craig Samitt—each leaders from across the healthcare sector—share how compassion has cultivated their own style of leadership and why compassion is essential to establishing trust and ultimately driving transformational change.
     
    In our conversation today, we breakdown what it means to be a compassionate leader and the myths that surround it; we talk about the importance of tenderness, trust, and toughness; we advocate for the importance of institutionalizing compassion, empathy, and, most importantly, action in our personal and organizational mission and values; and, we discuss how compassion can be used as a basis to better connect and promote unity at the workplace and at home.
     
    You will learn the 9 words that these leaders believe best characterize “compassionate leadership.” You’re going to love it!
    For more on what we discuss in today’s show, pick up Donato’s new book: The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results: https://www.amazon.com/Double-Bottom-Line-Compassionate-Captivate/dp/163908004X

    • 1 hr 13 min
    175 - Dr. Shiv Rao, CEO and co-founder of Abridge, on Using AI to Unlock the Full Potential of the Patient-Provider Conversation

    175 - Dr. Shiv Rao, CEO and co-founder of Abridge, on Using AI to Unlock the Full Potential of the Patient-Provider Conversation

    Today I am joined by Dr. Shiv Rao. He is the CEO and co-founder of Abridge, a company using Artificial Intelligence to summarize and structure medical conversations, allowing patients to receive better quality care by improving how they communicate with clinicians.
     
    Shiv is revolutionizing and improving care delivery by reinventing how patients and providers communicate during the examination room and beyond.  He is devoted to reshaping and restructuring the healthcare landscape with a technology that directly benefits patients, payors, and providers alike.
     
    In our conversation today, Shiv and I discuss why the art of conversation is fundamental to quality healthcare, how ambient artificial intelligence is improving patient-provider communication, and the importance of developing innovations and technologies with large scale, reach, and impact.

    • 48 min
    174 - Dr. Daniel Stein, CEO & Founder of Embold Health, on Transparently Evaluating Physician Performance to Inform Patients & Payors, & Equip Physicians to Raise the Bar

    174 - Dr. Daniel Stein, CEO & Founder of Embold Health, on Transparently Evaluating Physician Performance to Inform Patients & Payors, & Equip Physicians to Raise the Bar

    Today I am joined by Dr. Daniel Stein, the CEO and Founder of Embold Health, a physician led data analytics company.
     
    Daniel is bringing quality measures and improvement to the forefront of medical practice- allowing patients and payors to see how clinicians compare at clinical diagnostics, treatment, and outcomes.
     
    In our conversation today, Daniel and I discuss the impactful innovation taking place at Embold Health, the importance of quality measures and physician evaluation, and how to transparently analyze and assess the quality of care clinicians provide.

    • 43 min
    173 - Dr. Peter Pronovost, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals, on Achieving Zero Harm in Healthcare & Why Love Wins

    173 - Dr. Peter Pronovost, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals, on Achieving Zero Harm in Healthcare & Why Love Wins

    Today, Dr. Peter Pronovost joins us. He is the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is a champion for innovation as well as patient safety and value improvement. His devotion to value improvement in this role reduced Medicare Annual expenditures by 21% over a two-year period.
     
    Nicknamed “Dr. Checklist,” Peter garnered worldwide recognition for a patient safety checklist that he developed. And, in 2008, he received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” and was named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People.”
     
    In our conversation today, Peter and I talk about what it means to provide high quality care, about the necessary cultural shifts that are taking place in healthcare, about how even seemingly simple innovations can have long-lasting impacts on providing patients with better care, and about the power of our beliefs, human connection, and love in positively impacting others.
     
    Additional Resources:
     
    University Hospitals’ Journey to Zero Harm: https://vimeo.com/687888354  
    Pronovost on Love Wins: https://vimeo.com/555014083/162fedf615

    • 43 min
    172 - Todd Park, Executive Chairman & Co-founder of Devoted Health, on Building the Right Team to Make Meaningful Change in Healthcare

    172 - Todd Park, Executive Chairman & Co-founder of Devoted Health, on Building the Right Team to Make Meaningful Change in Healthcare

    Todd Park is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Devoted Health. A leader in the Medicare Advantage space, Devoted was started five years ago and today has a valuation of over $12 billion, and boasts an extraordinary member Net Promoter Score of 79 (higher than Apple, Netflix, and Amazon).
    Prior to co-founding Devoted, Todd served as U.S. Chief Technology Officer and, in that position, as an Assistant to President Obama. He has had a hand in building some of the most innovative healthcare technology companies today, previously co-founding Athenahealth, a developer of cloud-based healthcare products and electronic health record systems, and Castlight Health, a web-based healthcare shopping service for consumers.
    In the candid discussion that we’re sharing with you today, Todd reveals the most important quality he looks for when building a team, how he maintains a strong company culture through expansive growth, and why he’s committed to Devoted Health for decades to come. 
    My conversation with Todd was part of an in-person event on “Transformation and Innovation within Health Care” hosted on March 24th by the Nashville Health Care Council.  Established in 1995, the Council is a premier membership association and has provided a foundation for collaboration in healthcare for nearly 30 years.
    I want to thank the Nashville Health Care Council for letting us share this event with our listeners.  And special thanks to our event sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Bass Berry & Sims, Cressey & Company, and LifePoint Health, for making this discussion possible.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

eam789211 ,

Informative and Trusted

Informative and Trusted !

Blizzard1s2d ,

Was on the board of Theranos

This man showed a serious lack of judgment and due diligence. He didn’t just invest in scam company Theranos, he was ON THE BOARD. That means he was in a position of responsibility as Theranos lied again and again, as they gave people bad medical advice, as they told the doctors to trust their falsified blood test results, as they told the government they were compliant with lab regulations. And as his friends and family invested millions of dollars on his word.

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speedlimit89 ,

Great show but bad audio on MC

I like the show and the guests that it brings on but Senator Frist’s audio could be a lot better. He speaks in a very low tone and even with the max volume, I can barely hear him.

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