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CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. Visit us at www.CareTalkPodcast.com

CareTalk Podcast: Healthcare. Unfiltered‪.‬ CareTalk Podcast: Healthcare. Unfiltered.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. Visit us at www.CareTalkPodcast.com

    How the Debt Ceiling Can Affect Healthcare

    How the Debt Ceiling Can Affect Healthcare

    With the federal debt limit reached, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has begun using “extraordinary measures” to pay the government’s bills. The pressure will continue until Congress raises the debt limit.
     
    But what does it all mean for healthcare? John and David share their thoughts.

    ABOUT CARETALK
    CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.

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    • 9 min
    The Unwinding of Medicaid

    The Unwinding of Medicaid

    Congress has recently passed a spending bill that will "unwind" a requirement for states to maintain continuous enrollment in Medicaid in order to receive additional federal pandemic funds. The policy shift is likely to have wide-reaching impacts on the healthcare system, with far more immediate impact on lower-income households. 
    In this episode of CareTalk, John and David analyze the rapid growth of Medicaid and the decision to unwind it.

    ABOUT CARETALK
    CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.

    TOPICS:
    (0:45) Why did Medicaid grow so much during the pandemic?
    (3:45) What has been the impact of Medicaid's rapid growth?
    (4:00) Why is the continuous coverage provision ending?
    (6:00) What will happen to people currently on Medicaid?
    (9:17) Are the states ready to deal with this?

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    #healthcare #ushealthcare #medicaid #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast 

    • 14 min
    Is The US Healthcare System Collapsing?

    Is The US Healthcare System Collapsing?

    Time magazine recently published an article that claims the us healthcare system is about to collapse. Is this just another sensational headline crafted to generate clicks or is the US healthcare system truly doomed? In this episode of CareTalk, John and David share their thoughts.

    Read the Time article, "The Coming Collapse of the US Healthcare System" here.

    ABOUT CARETALK
    CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.

    GET IN TOUCH
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    #healthcare #health #healthcarepodcast #ushealthcare

    • 13 min
    Do We Really Need AI in Healthcare?

    Do We Really Need AI in Healthcare?

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has been all the rage lately, thanks to ChatGPT. In this episode of the CareTalk Podcast, John and David assess AI’s place in healthcare: How is it used now? How can it be used in the future? And is it truly useful, or is it all hype?

    ABOUT CARETALK
    CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.

    TOPICS:
    (2:00) What is artificial intelligence (AI)?
    (3:36) What are some of the key terms and technologies involved with AI?
    (7:16) What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?
    (8:28) How is AI used in healthcare?
    (13:00) Is AI in healthcare dangerous?
    (17:39) Will AI be a big deal in healthcare in 2023?

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    #healthcare #artificialintelligence #ushealthcare #2023 #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast #healthcare

    • 20 min
    2023 Healthcare Predictions

    2023 Healthcare Predictions

     John and David continue our end-of-year tradition by sharing their hot takes and predictions for healthcare in 2023. 
    Will staffing shortages come to an end? Will virtual-first primary become a reality? Will Medicare Advantage lose its luster?
     Big topics. Bigger predictions. Join us as we end 2022 with a bang!
     
    TOPICS:
    (02:18) Will virtual healthcare be the future of care?
    (03:47) Will healthcare staffing shortages come to an end?
    (05:20) Will Medicare Advantage going to lose its luster?
    (07:52) Will value based care continue to make advances?
    (10:10) Will home healthcare become even more important?
    (12:19) Will private equity and venture capital move into the spotlight?
    (15:26) Will artificial intelligence take over healthcare in 2023?
    (18:12) How will retail healthcare fare in 2023?
    (20:59) Will 2023 be an aggressive political year for healthcare?

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    #healthcarepredictions #ushealthcare #2023 #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast #healthcare

    • 23 min
    Dr. Otis Brawley on Cancer Screening and Health Disparities

    Dr. Otis Brawley on Cancer Screening and Health Disparities

    Dr. Otis Brawley joins the show to discuss reducing cancer overscreening and health disparities.

    ABOUT CARETALK
    CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.

    ABOUT DR. OTIS BRAWLEY
    Otis Brawley is a professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and 39th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Brawley leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort of cancer health disparities at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working to close racial, economic and social disparities in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in the United States and worldwide.

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    #cancerscreening #healthdisparities #oncology #health #caretalk #healthcarepodcast #healthcare

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

David-Hunt. ,

One of the Best!

Amazing show that really gets to heart of what is wrong with healthcare in the US and how to fix it!

roadrunnerdan78 ,

Great healthcare industry podcast

I work in digital health and first heard of CareTalk Podcast when a former CEO who I worked for was featured as a guest on the show. I like listening to CareTalk Podcast to keep up with the industry and upcoming companies worth paying attention to. Occasionally I’ll learn a thing or two about the political side of the industry too, which is a plus.

LaurenS1130 ,

The best healthcare podcast for keeping up with the industry

I listen to Caretalk to stay up to date with the complex world of healthcare policy and industry news. David and John are veterans of the industry who, week in and week out, help less savvy listeners like myself understand all angles of the biggest issues trending in healthcare.

Unlike similar podcasts, the hosts don’t let guests ramble on about their own companies. Instead, they push guests to tackle bigger issues and pull no punches with their questions.

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