55 episodes

Every week, healthcare VCs and Jumpstart Health Investors co-founders Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney review and unpack the happenings in US Healthcare, finance, technology and policy. With a firm belief that our healthcare system is doomed without entrepreneurship, they work through the mud to find the jewels, highlight headwinds and tailwinds, and bring on the smartest guests to fill in the gaps.

Health:Further Marcus Whitney

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 38 Ratings

Every week, healthcare VCs and Jumpstart Health Investors co-founders Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney review and unpack the happenings in US Healthcare, finance, technology and policy. With a firm belief that our healthcare system is doomed without entrepreneurship, they work through the mud to find the jewels, highlight headwinds and tailwinds, and bring on the smartest guests to fill in the gaps.

     55 - United and Elevance Earnings, PE Risk Index, Healthcare LLM Rankings, Atlas Robot

     55 - United and Elevance Earnings, PE Risk Index, Healthcare LLM Rankings, Atlas Robot

    In this episode, Marcus and Vic dive into the heart of healthcare innovation, economic dynamics, and the growing intersection of artificial intelligence in medicine. The conversation spans the gamut from heart care advancements that personalize and improve patient outcomes to the broader implications of economic policies on healthcare accessibility and affordability. Our exploration doesn't stop there; we also uncover the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in revolutionizing drug discovery and patient care protocols while also taking a critical look at the cybersecurity measures essential in safeguarding our healthcare data. This episode provides an overview of the current landscape and future directions of healthcare, emphasizing the role of technology in shaping a healthier, more informed society.

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    3:17 - Powell Dials Back Expectations on Rate Cuts (WSJ)
    5:09 - Rents Are Still Rising and Pumping Up Inflation (WSJ)
    16:55 - UnitedHealth Stock Soars After Earnings Beat Expectations, Despite Cyberattack (WSJ)
    21:00 - Russian hackers steal agencies' emails as part of Microsoft hack (Axios)
    24:52 - Elevance Raises Forecast Amid Industry Cyberattack Concerns (Bloomberg)
    25:18 - Elevance Health and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Sign Strategic Partnership (Fierce Healthcare) 28:55 - Walgreens' fourth round of cuts targets corporate workers (Modern Healthcare)
    32:33 - States facing the greatest risk from private equity (Beckers)
    33:15 - Bankruptcies among PE-backed healthcare companies spiked in 2023 (Fierce Healthcare) 33:51 - Private Equity Risk Nonprofit Organization (Private Equity State Risk Index)
    38:43 - WHO Warns Threat Of Bird Flu Spreading To Humans Is ‘Great Concern’ (Forbes)
    41:02 - Head physician's 'inappropriate' alterations suspend Memorial Hermann transplant programs (Fierce Healthcare)br...

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    54 - Behind the Numbers: A Dive into Healthcare's Financial Trends w/ Emily Evans

    54 - Behind the Numbers: A Dive into Healthcare's Financial Trends w/ Emily Evans

    In this episode, Vic, Marcus, and Emily Evans (Managing Director at Hedgeye Risk Management, LLC) dive deep into healthcare policy, focusing on the seismic shifts within the Medicare Advantage landscape. They unravel the complexities surrounding UnitedHealth Group’s latest financials, dissecting the impacts of demographic shifts, policy changes, and earnings reports on the Medicare Advantage program. The trio also scrutinizes the evolving dynamics of healthcare spending, including the contentious coverage of weight loss drugs and the broader implications of drug pricing and healthcare system reforms. Join them as they navigate through the intertwining paths of policy, healthcare costs, and the future of Medicare Advantage in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

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    • 49 min
    53 - Inflation Fears, Healthcare’s Discharge Gap, The Aging Baby Boomer Impact

    53 - Inflation Fears, Healthcare’s Discharge Gap, The Aging Baby Boomer Impact

    In this episode, Vic and Marcus explore key trends in business, healthcare, cryptocurrency, and AI. They start by analyzing economic indicators, new Alzheimer's treatment, the impact of AI on healthcare and finance, and the significant impact of an aging population as baby boomers reach retirement age on healthcare, social security, and the workforce. We also examine challenges in healthcare administration and reflect on the importance of physical fitness for long-term well-being.


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    1:52 - Inflation Runs Hotter Than Expected (NYT)
    4:22 - Fed Rate Cuts Are Now a Matter of If, Not Just When (WSJ)
    10:46 - CMS says spending on Leqembi could hit $3.5B next year (Fierce Healthcare)
    16:09 - Healthcare on the brink: the challenges of an aging society in the US (Nature)
    33:36 - Are You Fit for Your Age? Test Yourself With These Exercises (WSJ)
    39:27 - Q1 2024 digital health funding: Great (reset) expectations (Rock Health)
    41:53 - Exits Are Few These Days. So One Fledgling VC Firm Created Its Own (WSJ)
    45:45 - Round 2: Change Healthcare Targeted in Second Ransomware Attack (Dark Reading)
    47:41 - “The Name May Be ‘Neue’ but Their Problems are Old”: Bright Health’s Rebrand (MedCity News)
    48:49 - Are You Ready for AI to Be a Better Doctor Than You? (Medscape)
    52:12 - Cloud Next 2024: More momentum with generative AI (Google Blog)
    54:22 - Google partners with Bayer on new AI product for radiologists (CNBC)

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    • 55 min
    52 - The Future of Health Benefits - Noah Lang's Quest for Equitable Healthcare

    52 - The Future of Health Benefits - Noah Lang's Quest for Equitable Healthcare

    This eye-opening episode of Health Further dives deep with Noah Lang, Stride Health's CEO, as he sheds light on revolutionizing health benefits for the gig economy. Noah discusses Stride Health's origins, challenges within the healthcare industry, and the groundbreaking strides towards portable benefits. With stats showcasing the growing independent workforce and changing employer landscapes, Noah articulates the urgent need for policy innovation and better benefit structures. The discussion also touches on the role of policy in shaping a more flexible, equitable healthcare system. Marcus and Noah explore the implications of such innovations on entrepreneurs, small businesses, and the broader workforce, marking a pivotal moment in dialogues around health benefits and the future of work.

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    • 46 min
    51 - New Diagnostics, Aegis Ventures, HHS’ Resiliency Plan, Molina and Cityblock, Ozempic’s Growth, Diet as Psychiatric Treatment

    51 - New Diagnostics, Aegis Ventures, HHS’ Resiliency Plan, Molina and Cityblock, Ozempic’s Growth, Diet as Psychiatric Treatment

    Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the complexities of the healthcare system and the stock market's vagaries. It doesn't stop there; the conversation extends into the terrain of cybersecurity in healthcare, the role of private equity in healthcare provision, and the intriguing potential of dietary approaches to mental health treatment. With a blend of engaging discussions on current trends, policies, and scientific discoveries.

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    S&P 500 Drops to Start New Quarter (WSJ) - 2:25

    Powell Says Fed Has Time to Assess Data Before Deciding to Cut (Bloomberg) - 4:16

    S&P 500 Snaps Two-Day Losing Streak (WSJ) 4:45

    What’s Wrong With the Economy? It’s You, Not the Data. (WSJ) - 8:36

    Providence spins off patient portal company (Modern Healthcare) - 11.28

    Diagnostics company Binx Health banks $65M to drive growth of point-of-care testing (Fierce Healthcare) - 15.02

    Investors Put $58 Million Into Biolinq’s Push for Easier Glucose-Monitoring (WSJ)Bolinq website https://www.biolinq.com/ - 18:06

    Health tech investor Glen Tullman launches 62 Ventures, a new $100 million fund (Stat) - 20:30

    Northwell, Memorial Hermann and others join Aegis Ventures consortium (Modern Healthcare) - 28: 05

    Tiger Global VC Fund Closes 63% Below Target With $2.2 Billion (Bloomberg) - 35:00

    Medicare Keeps Getting Tougher for Health Insurers (WSJ) - 42:08br...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    50 - VC, M&A and IPO Markets, Steward Health, Anthropic, Stability AI, and the White House AI Roadmap

    50 - VC, M&A and IPO Markets, Steward Health, Anthropic, Stability AI, and the White House AI Roadmap

    Join Marcus & Vic as they discuss the treasury and the deficit, new VC deals, M&A and IPO Markets, Steward Health's provider group potentially being purchased by Optum, Amazon's investment in Anthropic, Stability AI's founder departure, and the White House AI Roadmap

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    The $27 Trillion Treasury Market Is Only Getting Bigger (WSJ)

    US life expectancy rises after 2-year dip (Politico)

    Float gathers $10M Series A for home care staffing (Axios)

    Telenutrition startup Nourish swallows $35M Series A (Axios)

    Merck’s $11.5 Billion Bet on Its Next Big Drug Finally Arrives (WSJ)

    Johnson & Johnson Considers Deal for Shockwave Medical (WSJ)

    M&A Gathers Steam for Biotech Startups (WSJ)

    Amazon Expands Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery to New York, Los Angeles (WSJ)

    Occupational care provider Concentra files for IPO (Axios)

    Hospitals Are Adding Billions in ‘Facility’ Fees for Routine Care (WSJ)

    UnitedHealth Group's Optum to buy Steward physician group (Modern Healthcare)

    Steward Health Care has deal to sell doctor network to UnitedHealth (Stat)

    Amazon Invests $2.75 Billion in AI Startup Anthropic...

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Katie Joy B. ,

Legendary Healthcare Leaders!

The entire Future of Health team, along with their stellar guests, shine the brightest of lights on what it means to be forward-thinking in our ever-changing healthcare culture! Bold, insightful, and engaging are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals who genuinely want to see the industry succeed in every way. Thanks for putting out such a superb show guys - keep up the great work!

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Great Podcast and Guests

Enough can’t be said about the topics and substance.

Room for improvement: hard to hear even with headphones on. Please use better mics. It’s hard to hear. It sounds like it was recorded with a tape recorder left in middle of the room.

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Excellent Healthcare Podcast

If you want to be update with the current trends in health and the healthcare industry listen to this well done informative podcast.

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