Health Care Rounds is a weekly podcast developed for health care leaders who are at the forefront of health care delivery and payment reform. Join Darwin Research Group founder and CEO John Marchica as he discusses the latest advancements in health care business news and policy developments, including interviews with dynamic leaders in health care. John is a veteran health care strategist and is leading ongoing research initiatives on health care delivery systems and value-based care.
Health Care Rounds is produced by Kimberly Asciutto and engineered by Andrew Rojec. Theme music by John Marchica.
Tags: health care, value-based care, healthcare business, healthcare management, accountable care organization, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, hospital, health system, telehealth, telemedicine, behavioral health, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, market access, managed care, organized customer
#140: The Rise of Consumerism-based Healthcare with Dr. John Shufeldt
Today on Health Care Rounds, we're speaking with Dr. John Shufeldt, founder and former CEO of NextCare Inc. Dr. Shufeldt holds a BA, MD, MBA, JD, and various other certifications. He and John discuss their prior healthcare-based business ventures, the lessons they have learned from them, and how to avoid certain mistakes in the future. Dr. Shufeldt also offers his perspectives and advice for the new generation of incoming physicians. He and John also discuss the shift in physician work schedules, the need for proper work-life balances, preventing burn out by diversifying their forms of income, etc.
#139: Building A Platform to Match the Demands of Healthcare Transportation with Josh Komenda
Today on Health Care Rounds, we're speaking with Josh Komenda, the cofounder, CEO, and president of Veyo, a full service NEMT broker that manages benefits for Medicaid and Medicare programs, state governments, and managed care organizations. He and John speak about how the healthcare transportation industry is transforming and how Veyo is playing an active role in that transformation. They also discuss the rapid emergence and utilization of technologies not only within the healthcare realm, but holistically in society.
#138: An Honest Conversation on the State of Current Medicine with Dr. Robert Pearl
This week on Health Care Rounds, John sits down with Dr. Robert Pearl, former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group and author of Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients. He and John discuss their perspectives on modern medicine, how we are training America’s next generation of doctors, the struggles and psychological damage that doctors face on a daily basis, and how damaging that can and will be to their mental health.
#137: The Stigmas within Healthcare Regarding Behavioral Health with Spencer Hutchins
Today on Health Care Rounds, we’re speaking with Spencer Hutchins. Spencer is the co-founder and CEO of Concert Health, America’s leading behavioral health medical group. He and John discuss the stigmas and resistance from a healthcare perspective about behavioral health and how it has been thought of as a different industry rather than encompassed within the medical system. Spencer’s company, Concert Health, aims to provide behavioral health services centered around collaborative care.
#136: A Modern Solution to One of Medicine’s Oldest Problems with Dr. Noam Emanuel
Today on Health Care Rounds, we are speaking with Dr. Noam Emanuel. Dr. Emanuel is an expert in biotechnology projects, including development of drug delivery systems and immunology. He and John discuss the severe problem of surgical site infections (SSIs) and how PolyPid aims to mitigate that issue. PolyPid is a company co-founded by Dr. Emanuel, which is trying to implement using a Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation matriX (PLEX) as an alternative to systemic antibiotics to prevent SSIs from occurring.
#135: ENCORE Rethinking the ‘Moral Hazard’ Approach to Structuring Health Insurance, with Christopher Robertson
Today on Health Care Rounds, we are rebroadcasting a conversation with Christopher Robertson, an N. Neal Pike Scholar in health and disability law and professor of law at Boston University. The episode was originally uploaded on March 19, 2020. Chris explains how the U.S. ended up with an “incomplete” system of health insurance that not only contributes to wasteful spending but also exposes consumers to intolerably high out-of-pocket costs. He and John discuss the inherent flaws in the current health insurance system, and Chris offers his views on potential solutions.
Reliable and useful information
This podcast touches on all things big picture healthcare. HCR is a great listen for anyone who is looking for content around value-based care and advancing our American health system. With great interview guests and engaging conversations, this pod is a must listen for every Friday morning.
Insightful and informative
Anyone who's interested in learning more about what's going on with the American health care system and what can be done to help improve it will benefit from listening to these podcasts by Darwin Research Group — whether it's the weekly news updates DRG offers or John Marchica's interviews with special guests from within the industry. I particularly enjoyed listening to the one with Dr. Pearl. There's SO much about our health care system that the average person doesn't know about ... but these podcasts are an easy (and enjoyable!) way to be better informed.
Fantastic, pretty brief interviews on what’s happening today in healthcare that EVERYBODY should know. Definitely focused on value based care and some of the guests spill great info. If you want to better yourself a little everyday I highly suggest this.