Join Shree Nadkarni as he goes through life, testing ways to be happier, healthier, and finding his own passion through interviewing interesting people in the world.
#73 Dr. Mitesh Patel
Dr. Patel is on faculty at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care innovation and the Center for Health Incentives and behavioral economics, and a Staff Physician at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His research focuses on combining insights from behavioral economics with scalable technology platforms to improve health and health care.
He has led more than 25 clinical trials in partnership with health systems, insurers, employers, and community organizations that tested ways to design nudges, incentives, and gamification to change clinician and patient behavior. This work includes digital health interventions using wearable devices and smartphones, and health system interventions using the electronic health record.
#72 Shailin Thomas
Today's podcast is with Shailin Thomas (@shailinthomas), who is a fifth-year student (and third year medical student) in a joint MD/JD program between Harvard Law School and the New York University School of Medicine. He received his B.S. from Yale University where he stuied cognitive neuroscience—exploring the anatomy and hysiology behind social phenomena. His interests lie at the intersection of clinical medicine and the legal forces that shape it. Prior to graduate school, Shailin worked on both the administrative and clinical sides of health care, and as a research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
While in graduate school, he has served as a Student Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, and as an Admissions Ambassador with the NYU School of Medicine Office of Admissions — helping to recruit the next generation of physician leaders. His writing has been published in a number of outlets, including the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Podcast Episode Summary 1:16 - How he's every Asian-American immigrant's dream for their son (going to Harvard, becoming a doctor and a lawyer...need I say more?) 2:12 - Why he decided to go into an eternity of schooling (and is deciding to go through with residency) 8:36 - How he took his gap years and why he worked at Harvard before he became a medical student 10:16 - How he reasons through topics in health law and how he finds topics to write about 22:54 - The origins of health law and how we can design a better liability penalties and design framework for the healthcare system 31:00 - How to balance deregulation in the healthcare industry with a legal solace for patients to get the right treatment 34:51 - His opinions on healthcare coverage and how they impact patient care; how he addresses my devil's advocate comments about shielding cost from consumers and the implications of moral hazard and more!
#71 Dan Munro
Today's guest is Dan Munro, who is, in his own words, "not a clinician or an economist," but he is interested in how healthcare is broken in the United States and how technology innovation and policy can solve that. He first started writing about healthcare starting as a Forbes Contributor in 2011, and Dan has since appeared in a wide range of publications. We talked about his first book, called Casino Healthcare, and many other topics. We talk about
1:48 - His background as an system engineer, and how that helped him get into healthcare and how it operates from a software engineering perspective 9:08 - How the AMA meets behind closed doors in order to price healthcare via CMS 13:09 - How uncompensated care can lead to higher premium rates, and tiered care (case study: Hahnemann shut down) 23:59 - Why he thinks that medical Education should be free from a systems level perspective 28:03 - Why healthcare can never be a consumer product like in other parts of our life 34:27 - Telemedicine and the advent of telehealth (point of care technologies, digital health technologies)
#70 Dr. Peter Ubel
Peter A. Ubel M.D. is the Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine at Duke University. A physician and a behavioral scientist, he uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care cost containment. He has authored over 300 academic publications, the majority of which involve empirical explorations of decision psychology as it pertains to health care. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and is a regular contributor at Forbes. His books include Pricing Life (MIT Press 2000), Free Market Madness (Harvard Business Press, 2009) and Critical Decisions (HarperCollins, 2012). His newest book, Sick to Debt, is scheduled for release in 2019 (Yale University Press). You can find his blogs and other information at http://www.peterubel.com/.
#69 Dr. Howard Forman
Professor Forman is a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology (and faculty director for Finance), Public Health (Health Policy), Economics and Management. Professor Forman directs the Health Care management program in the Yale School of Public Health and teaches healthcare economics in the Yale College Economics Department. He is the faculty founder and director of the MD/MBA program as well as the faculty director of the healthcare focus area in the School of Management’s MBA for Executives program. As a practicing emergency/trauma radiologist, he is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and contracting. His research has been focused on improving imaging services delivery through better access to information. He has worked as a health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate, on Medicare legislation.
#68 Dr. Abhishek Kumar
Dr. Kumar is is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He completed his fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Mount Sinai system in NYC. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He mentors many residents and students interested in IRHis treats a wide spectrum of diseases using minimally invasive procedures include Peripheral Arterial Disease, venous disease, dialysis , women’s health/Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Liver cancer. He grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to New York City for residency after medical school. He has lived in NYC for 10 years. In his free time he enjoys trying new restaurants in the city, sports, traveling.
Very good podcast
I only used to listen to one podcast before. Now I listen to this one as well. This is because it is a good podcast. Nice job Shree 👍
Great job- love listening to the podcast!
Shree does a great job selecting and interviewing interesting medical providers about their experiences in a changing healthcare environment.