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Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz, two Yale physician-professors, discuss the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. Produced with the Yale School of Management.

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Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz, two Yale physician-professors, discuss the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. Produced with the Yale School of Management.

    Leora Horwitz: Toward a Continuously Learning Healthcare System

    Leora Horwitz: Toward a Continuously Learning Healthcare System

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Leora Horwitz, director of the Rapid Randomized Controlled Trial Lab at NYU Langone Health, to discuss her work using experimentation to improve the delivery of care, and her experience as a clinician and researcher in the chaotic first months of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City. Harlan reports on his new study examining the impact on patients of early-morning blood draws in hospitals; Howie reflects on new business models for delivering discounted generic drugs.
    Links:
    Harlan Krumholz: “Timing of Blood Draws Among Patients Hospitalized in a Large Academic Medical Center”
    Leora Horwitz: “Constant, rapid testing is key to creating the ‘learning health system’ of the future”
    NYY Langone Health: Rapid Randomized Controlled Trial Lab
    Leora Horwitz: “‘I Am Not the Same as I Was Before’: A Qualitative Analysis of COVID-19 Survivors”
    Leora Horwitz and Harlan Krumholz: “Comprehensive quality of discharge summaries at an academic medical center”
    Leora Horwitz: “Tweeting Into the Void: Effective Use of Social Media for Healthcare Professionals”
    Leora Horwitz on Twitter
    Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs
    "Amazon launches $5-a-month unlimited prescription plan"
    “Introducing RxPass from Amazon Pharmacy, a $5 prescription subscription that helps Prime members who take multiple medications save time and money”
    Amazon: RxPass

    • 34 min
    Gil Addo: Building a Model for Virtual Specialty Care

    Gil Addo: Building a Model for Virtual Specialty Care

    Howie and Harlan talk with Gil Addo, CEO and co-founder of RubiconMD, which is aiming to expand access to specialty care by providing virtual consultations to primary care physicians. A new study from Harlan examines a loophole that is allowing unreliable medical devices to enter the market; Howie provides an update on legislature that will soon cause millions to lose Medicaid coverage.
    Links:
    Harlan Krumholz: “Use of Recalled Devices in New Device Authorizations Under the US Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) Pathway and Risk of Subsequent Recalls”
    “Association Between Regulatory Submission Characteristics and Recalls of Medical Devices Receiving 510(k) Clearance”
    RubiconMD: Virtual Specialty Care & Online Consultation
    “Oak Street Health Acquires Virtual Specialty Care Provider RubiconMD”
    “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023: Medicaid and CHIP Provisions Explained”
    “Medical bills still plague Americans, more than a decade after the ACA”
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    • 33 min
    Healthcare Headlines

    Healthcare Headlines

    Howie and Harlan check in on health issues that are in the news—or will be soon. Harlan discusses his work measuring patient outcomes and new avenues of research on long COVID; Howie reports on the perverse effects of private equity investment in specialty healthcare practices and the looming deadline facing state Medicaid programs. 
    Links:
    "What we learned about the NFL in the aftermath of Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest"
    Céline Gounder: "Grant Wahl Was a Loving Husband. I Will Always Protect His Legacy."
    Harlan Krumholz: “Outcomes Research: Generating Evidence for Best Practice and Policies”
    Harlan Krumholz: “Real-world Imperative of Outcomes Research”
    Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy: Outcomes Research
    "Families First Coronavirus Response Act Medicaid and CHIP Provisions Explained"
    "Millions Could Lose Medicaid by April as Pandemic Rules Ease"
    "More Orthopedic Physicians Sell Out to Private Equity Firms, Raising Alarms About Costs and Quality"
    Harlan Krumholz: “A Decentralized Phase 2 Efficacy and Safety Study of Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir in Adult Participants With Long COVID (PAXLC)”
    Harlan Krumholz: "Long Covid: Understanding Immune, Symptom, and Treatment Experiences Nationwide (LISTEN Study)"
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    • 35 min
    F. Perry Wilson: The Formula for Medical Misinformation

    F. Perry Wilson: The Formula for Medical Misinformation

    Harlan answers questions about the cardiac arrest suffered by Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin in a nationally televised football game; Howie reports on the rapid spread of the XBB 1.5 variant of COVID-19. And they are joined by F. Perry Wilson, a Yale nephrologist and an expert in the translation of medical research into clinical care, to discuss his new book, How Medicine Works and When It Doesn’t: Learning Who to Trust to Get and Stay Healthy.
    Links:
    “Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin suffers a cardiac arrest during Monday's game”
    “What Is Cardiac Arrest? What to Know About Why Damar Hamlin Collapsed”
    F. Perry Wilson: How Medicine Works and When it Doesn't: Learning Who to Trust to Get and Stay Healthy
    “Exposed: conman's role in prayer-power IVF ‘miracle’”
    “The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud”
    “Omicron offshoot XBB.1.5 could drive new Covid-19 surge in US”
    Eric Topol: “A new variant alert”
    Eric Topol on Twitter: “Why hasn't Paxlovid implementation lived up to its expectations?”

    • 36 min
    Lisa Sanders: The Art of Diagnosis

    Lisa Sanders: The Art of Diagnosis

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Lisa Sanders, the Yale internist who writes the "Diagnosis" column in the New York Times. Harlan reports on new studies demonstrating the ineffectiveness of ivermectin in treating COVID-19, and the effectiveness of the bivalent booster in improving outcomes. And Howie reacts to headlines about frequent misdiagnoses in emergency departments. 
    Links:
    “Effect of Ivermectin 600 μg/kg for 6 days vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients with Mild to Moderate COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial”
    Katelyn Jetelina: “Fall bivalent boosters: Science update round 4”
    Eric Topol: “A quick update on the bivalent boosters”
    “DeSantis calls for grand jury to investigate Covid-19 vaccines”
    Diagnosis: Dr. Lisa Sanders on hard-to-solve medical mysteries
    “Introducing 'Diagnosis,' a New Show From The Times and Netflix”
    “Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review”
    “E.R. Doctors Misdiagnose Patients With Unusual Symptoms”
    “More than 7 million incorrect diagnoses made in US emergency rooms every year, government report finds”

    • 36 min
    Jeffrey Gruen: The Genetic Roots of Learning Disabilities

    Jeffrey Gruen: The Genetic Roots of Learning Disabilities

    Harlan reports on a new study suggesting dramatic health benefits from bursts of vigorous activity; Howie explains how genetic science is starting to illuminate a mystery in his own medical history. And they are joined by Yale physician and scientist Jeffrey Gruen to discuss his work identifying the genetic variants associated with dyslexia and designing early interventions for kids with learning disabilities. 
    Links:
    ”Association of wearable device-measured vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity with mortality”
    Dr. Jeffrey Gruen –The New Yale Program for Learning Disabilities Research
    New Haven Lexinome Project
    Sherman Weissman, MD
    “Revenge of the gaslit patients: Now, as scientists, they’re tackling Ehlers-Danlos syndromes”
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Melshorell ,

Great podcast

I enjoy learning from two of Yale’s finest. The guests are fabulous and the discussion about the latest public health topics is so relevant and discussed in such a way that even a non scientist can understand. Keep this podcast going!!! I’ve recommended this to many people who also enjoy it.
Melanie Elliot

platelet Gina ,

Sickle Cell episode was excellent

I found the podcast on Spotify while doing a search for sickle cell information. It was an excellent episode, so I look forward to hearing several of the other topics that are of interest.

KenAnnG ,

Great insights and perspective

Love this podcast! It offers insightful information on a wide range of current health and health policy topics from the perspective of two physicians. I learn something new with every episode.

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