14 episodes

Health Fail is a podcast exploring the Fails in healthcare, of which there are many. Through conversations with some of the top healthcare minds in government, for-profit and non-profit, we’ll discuss failures from the highly publicized to the never before told stories of failures that birthed healthcare transformation. As Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Health Fail is hosted by Zac Jiwa, CEO of The Karis Group. He has spent the last 20 years failing, and in so doing, changing the landscape of the healthcare world as we know it. Join Zac and co-host Steven Cutbirth as they celebrate the many health fails that have driven and are driving the next wave of healthcare transformation.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Health Fail is a podcast exploring the Fails in healthcare, of which there are many. Through conversations with some of the top healthcare minds in government, for-profit and non-profit, we’ll discuss failures from the highly publicized to the never before told stories of failures that birthed healthcare transformation. As Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Health Fail is hosted by Zac Jiwa, CEO of The Karis Group. He has spent the last 20 years failing, and in so doing, changing the landscape of the healthcare world as we know it. Join Zac and co-host Steven Cutbirth as they celebrate the many health fails that have driven and are driving the next wave of healthcare transformation.

    A Surprising Journey to Healing the Homeless, Alan Graham

    A Surprising Journey to Healing the Homeless, Alan Graham

    In this episode of Health Fail, Michelle and Zac sit down with Alan Graham, the founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and 2015 Austinite of the Year.
    Amidst the heated battle over Austin’s homeless crisis, Alan Graham is a beacon in the community, committed to solving an intractable situation that is complicated by mental and behavioral health issues and the loss of family and community. Alan shares his journey from commercial real estate developer to founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a ministry that is now supported by 20,000 volunteers, has served more than 5.5 meals, and includes Community First! Village, a 51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and community support for individuals who were once chronically homeless.
    Resources:

    Mobile Loaves & Fishes - https://mlf.org


    Community First! Village - https://mlf.org/community-first/


    Welcome Homeless - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0718086554/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_yKnQDbFC5DAPT


    The Gospel Con Carne Podcast - https://mlf.org/gospel-con-carne-podcast/

    • 46 min
    Failing to Summit with Cleveland Clinic CIO, Ed Marx

    Failing to Summit with Cleveland Clinic CIO, Ed Marx

    In this episode of Health Fail, Michelle & Zac sit down with Award Winning CIO of the Year and current CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, Ed Marx.
    Ed shares some of the many lessons he has learned from various personal and professional failures, including a failed marriage - and his failure to climb “only” three of the world’s Seven Summits. Ed also discusses his professional journey and how the evolution of his healthcare career from hospital janitor to CIO of one of the country’s leading healthcare systems.  
    Resources:Voices of Innovation: Fulfilling the Promise of Information Technology in Healthcare - by Edward W. Marx  https://www.amazon.com/Voices-Innovation-Fulfilling-Information-Technology/dp/1498769683Extraordinary Tales From a Rather Ordinary Guy - by Ed Marx https://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Tales-Rather-Ordinary-Guy/dp/1625351402

    • 32 min
    Direct Primary Care with DirectMed’s Dr. Katriny Ikbal

    Direct Primary Care with DirectMed’s Dr. Katriny Ikbal

    In this episode of Health Fail, Michelle & Zac sit down with Dr. Katriny Ikbal, CEO and Founder of DirectMed, a direct primary care practice in Austin, Texas.  
    Dr. Ikbal shares why she has embraced the direct primary care model and how this model helps to address some of the failures in today’s insurance-driven healthcare system. She believes that the direct primary care model provides the opportunity for more personal, high-quality care that is more satisfying for both patients and physicians. 
    Resources:What is Direct Primary Care? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_primary_careDirectMed by Dr. Katriny Ikbal - https://www.directmed.care/Atlas.md EMR -  https://atlas.md/ Texas Free Market Surgery - https://texasfreemarketsurgery.com/Spruce Secure Messaging - https://www.sprucehealth.com/Find a DPC Doctor near you - www.DPCfrontier.com/mapper Want to become a DPC Doctor - www.DPCNation.com Recommended Podcast: The Doctors Farmacy - https://drhyman.com/podcast/Book Recommendations: The Longevity Diet - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525534075/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_tKxxDbB4GVG83 Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316338869/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_zJxxDbSS5SSCJ 

    • 32 min
    In this episode of Health Fail, Zac sits down with the new co-host of the Health Fail podcast, Michelle Noteboom, a healthcare IT veteran from Austin, TX.

    In this episode of Health Fail, Zac sits down with the new co-host of the Health Fail podcast, Michelle Noteboom, a healthcare IT veteran from Austin, TX.

    In this episode of Health Fail, Zac sits down with the new co-host of the Health Fail podcast, Michelle Noteboom, a healthcare IT veteran from Austin, TX. 
    Michelle shares a bit about her career (including selling EMRs in the “old days.) Zac and Michelle also reflect on some health IT failures through the years, plus newer technologies that are impacting the delivery of healthcare.   
    Resources:https://khn.org/news/death-by-a-thousand-clicks/https://www.amazon.com/When-Life-Gives-You-Lululemons/dp/1476778442https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pillars_of_the_Earth

    • 27 min
    Putting a “DOT” in Health with Jose “Hutch” Rasco

    Putting a “DOT” in Health with Jose “Hutch” Rasco

    In this episode of Health Fail, Steven & Zac sit down with Jose “Hutch” Rasco, CEO and Founder of dotHealth, the .health Top-level domain (TLD).
    We hear from Hutch, how search giant Google can kill a successful search aggregator for hotels overnight, how the little understood market for top-level domains are transacted and how a desire for “doing well by doing good” evolved into his fate of acquiring .health . We also discuss Hutch’s perspective on failure - a hint - for the  committed, it’s a temporary state on the path to success. 
    Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Dopesick-Dealers-Doctors-Company-Addicted/dp/0316551244www.get.healthhttps://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2014/03/21/miami-internet-company-sells-for-109m.htmlhttp://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/technology/article138410903.html

    • 33 min
    In this episode of Health Fail, Steven & Zac sit down with healthcare industry icon and first-time author, Ivo Nelson.

    In this episode of Health Fail, Steven & Zac sit down with healthcare industry icon and first-time author, Ivo Nelson.

    In this episode of Health Fail, Steven & Zac sit down with healthcare industry icon and first-time author, Ivo Nelson. They discuss Ivo’s new book, The 10 Principles of a Love-Based Culture while exploring facets of his 40-year career that led him to write it. You’ll hear about the biggest mistake he ever made in business along with a deeply personal failure that redefined his marriage. In the conversation Ivo shares his perspective on the failures of our health system, how he thinks we will rise to the challenge to fix them but why we may not be willing to fix them just yet.
    Resources:About Ivo NelsonThe 10 Principles of a Love-Based Culture12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Chimoose ,

Making Healthcare Human Again

It's pretty remarkable how Zac and Steven are able to get their guests to really open up and share what they've learned by failing ... because if we're honest, we've all failed more than we've succeeded when it comes to moving the needle in healthcare. This podcast is great at capturing the LEARNINGS that come from those failures.

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