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CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate COVID-19 policies, drug prices, digital health, Medicare, racial disparities and more.Visit us at www.CareTalkPodcast.com

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CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate COVID-19 policies, drug prices, digital health, Medicare, racial disparities and more.Visit us at www.CareTalkPodcast.com

    Episode #124 - Alzheimer's, Aduhelm & Medicare: What's Next?

    Episode #124 - Alzheimer's, Aduhelm & Medicare: What's Next?

    Aduhelm was the first new Alzheimer's treatment approved by the FDA in 18 years. However, its approval proved to be exceptionally controversial, as many medical experts and doctors opposed the drug, due to the lack of evidence that it is actually effective in slowing memory loss.

    In this episode, John and David discuss how Aduhelm got approved and the polarizing affect it is having on US healthcare as whole.

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    • 22 min
    Episode #123 - Is It Getting Worse to Be a Nurse?

    Episode #123 - Is It Getting Worse to Be a Nurse?

    We are nearly two years into the pandemic and there is a lot of dysfunction in our healthcare system. In the midst of the omicron wave, we are facing a tremendous nursing shortage, at a time when we need them most. In this episode, John and David tackle the shortage, while exploring the implications it can have for our healthcare system as a whole.

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    • 15 min
    Episode #122 - Riding The Omicron Wave

    Episode #122 - Riding The Omicron Wave

    2022 kicks off with a bang, as COVID 19 cases surge throughout the USA and the rest of the world. But could Omicron be the final big wave before COVID 19 weakens and downgrades to an endemic? John and David (who is currently battling Omicron himself) speculate.

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    • 21 min
    Episode #121 - Gen. Stan McChrystal on Risk

    Episode #121 - Gen. Stan McChrystal on Risk

    General Stanley McChrystal rejoins the show to discuss his new book "Risk" and what US healthcare can learn from it.

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    • 30 min
    Episode #120 - Year of the Vaccine

    Episode #120 - Year of the Vaccine

    In the last episode of the year, John and David look back on the biggest healthcare stories of 2021, "the year of the vaccine." Viagra reducing dementia, the explosion of Medicaid, the rise of Delta and Omicron. 2021 was quite the year for healthcare and CareTalk is sending it off with a bang!

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    #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #2021 #healthcare #postacutecare

    • 18 min
    Episode #119 - Why is COVID Political?

    Episode #119 - Why is COVID Political?

    Why is COVID being politicized? Will it lessen over time? In this episode, John and David discuss why COVID is such a politically polarizing topic and what lessons we can learn from HIV.

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    #healthcarepolicy #healthcareindustry #COVID19 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Dafna UW ,

Concise, relevant topics

Would recommend if you’re interested in these topics

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The best healthcare podcast out there. Do not sleep on CareTalk!

Whether you work in the healthcare industry or are interested in the mechanics of healthcare in the USA, CareTalk is for you. CareTalk offers a no nonsense, candid look at the intersection of healthcare, politics and technology that you won’t find anywhere else.

The hosts are veterans of the healthcare industry and their knowledge and networks are on full display in every episode. The show also features some of the most notable innovators and thinkers in healthcare, from Dr. Tobey Cosgrove to Andy Slavitt.

The episodes never overstay their welcome and the topics are always timely. You’ll also probably find yourself laughing at the banter that goes on between the two hosts, who are clearly long-time friends.

Don’t sleep on this podcast!

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