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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 and the Yale School of Public Health. New episodes are available every Thursday.

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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 and the Yale School of Public Health. New episodes are available every Thursday.

    Lucila Ohno-Machado: AI and the Art of Medicine

    Lucila Ohno-Machado: AI and the Art of Medicine

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Lucila Ohno-Machado, the Yale School of Medicine’s deputy dean for biomedical informatics. She explains how expanding use of data science, informatics, AI, and technology could enable doctors to spend more time with patients. Harlan celebrates mentorship while marking the death of Irwin Birnbaum, a mentor to many in his time as COO of the Yale Medical School and long after retiring. Howie discusses the mixed evidence from a study on vaping as a tool for helping cigarette smokers quit.
    Links:
    “Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, MBA, Will Lead Biomedical Informatics and Data Science”
    “Lucila Ohno-Machado: Yale Medicine Profile”
    “Halıcıoğlu Data Science Center”
    “2024 AI in Medicine Symposium at Yale School of Medicine”
    “Doctors Vs. ChatGPT: Which Is More Empathetic?”
    “Irwin M. Birnbaum Obituary”
    “What is a mentor?”
    “A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy”
    “Episode 78, Health and Veritas: Elizabeth Arleo: Advice for Working Mothers from a Women’s Health Specialist”

    • 30 min
    Farzad Mostashari: Aligning Incentives to Fix Primary Care

    Farzad Mostashari: Aligning Incentives to Fix Primary Care

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Farzad Mostashari, co-founder and CEO of Aledade, an "accountable care organization" that seeks to align patient-provider incentives so doctors can make a profit by prioritizing preventive care. Harlan discusses a study suggesting that physical exercise may be protective from severe COVID. Howie highlights the introduction of Apple’s VR headset and the importance of further study to understand the technology’s capacity to “rewire” our brains.
    Links:
    "Aledade: Home Page"
    “Farzad Mostashari: Man On A Digital Mission”
    “Health Reform and Physician-Led Accountable Care:The Paradox of Primary Care Physician Leadership”
    “Staggering Rise in Catheter Bills Suggests Medicare Scam”
    “Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): General Information”
    “Novid: Definition”
    “Prepandemic Physical Activity and Risk of COVID-19 Diagnosis and Hospitalization in Older Adults”
    “VR risks for kids and teens”
    “2024 Outlook: Despite hurdles, stakeholders bullish on VR in behavioral health”
    “AI therapy and ICU training: A first look at health apps for Apple Vision Pro”
    “Effects of an Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention on Pain and Anxiety Among Pediatric Patients Undergoing Venipuncture”
    “Virtual Reality for Management of Pain in Hospitalized Patients: Results of a Controlled Trial”
    “Virtual Reality Reduces Pain in Laboring Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
    “Apple Vision Pro” 
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    • 38 min
    Christopher O’Connor: Hospital Leadership in Trying Times

    Christopher O’Connor: Hospital Leadership in Trying Times

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Christopher O’Connor, CEO of Yale New Haven Health, to discuss his career path and his experience leading hospitals through Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19. Harlan reports on promising AI tools for taking clinical notes; Howie looks at the financial headwinds facing the companies offering Medicare Advantage plans. 
    Links:
    AI Notetaking
    “OpenAI-backed healthcare AI startup raises $70 million Series B”
    “Burnout Related to Electronic Health Record Use in Primary Care”
    “Ambient Artificial Intelligence Scribes to Alleviate the Burden of Clinical Documentation”
    “Medical AI scribe startup Nabla rolling out tool to the Permanente Medical Group docs in Northern California”
    “Ambience Healthcare reels in $70M for generative AI tools to battle clinician burnout”
    Hospital Leadership
    "After 20 Years and $16,000, A Hospital Debt Is Canceled"
    Harlan Krumholz: “Out‐of‐Pocket Annual Health Expenditures and Financial Toxicity From Healthcare Costs in Patients With Heart Failure in the United States”
    "Connecticut hospitals face record financial losses"
    "Update on Effect of Hurricane Katrina on Ochsner Clinic Foundation, LA"
    "YNHH and Hospital of Saint Raphael become one"
    Medicare Advantage
    “Humana slashes profit predictions amid soaring Medicare Advantage costs”
    HHS: “Biden-Harris Administration is Strengthening Medicare; Protecting and Serving America’s Seniors”
    "Cano Health’s downfall offers a warning for Medicare Advantage"
    CMS: Risk Adjustment

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    • 30 min
    Manisha Juthani: Solving Infectious Disease Mysteries

    Manisha Juthani: Solving Infectious Disease Mysteries

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Manisha Juthani, a Yale infectious disease specialist and commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. They discuss her research, including a study casting doubt on the use of cranberries to prevent urinary tract infection, and her priorities for Connecticut. Harlan reports on a wave of study retractions from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Howie reflects on the progress made toward eradicating Guinea worm and malaria. 
    Links:
    Retractions from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    “Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Researchers Accused of Manipulating Data”
    “Top Cancer Center Seeks to Retract or Correct Dozens of Studies”
    Pubpeer: The Online Journal Club
    “‘A lot of it is sloppiness’: the biologist who finds flaws in scientific papers”
    Manisha Juthani
    “An Outbreak of Domestically Acquired Typhoid Fever in Queens, NY”
    Manisha Juthani: “Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes—A Randomized Clinical Trial”
    “Reduction of Bacteriuria and Pyuria After Ingestion of Cranberry Juice” 
    Yale School of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds: “Debunking a myth: cranberry products for UTI prevention”
    Connecticut Department of Public Health
    Connecticut Department of Public Health: About the Commissioner
    Connecticut Department of Public Health: Statistics and Research
    “Court: CT can keep law that ends religious exemptions for vaccines”
    “Congenital syphilis cases in the U.S. have skyrocketed, CDC says”
    Eradicating Parasites
    “Jimmy Carter took on the awful Guinea worm when no one else would—and he triumphed”
    “Cape Verde reaches malaria-free milestone”

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    • 30 min
    Claudine Litman: Designing Better Healthcare Solutions

    Claudine Litman: Designing Better Healthcare Solutions

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Yale SOM alum Claudine Litman, a designer and the director of Yale‘s Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, to talk about using the tools of design to build more effective healthcare spaces and processes. Harlan looks at seven charts illustrating the state of healthcare in 2023; Howie reports on the FDA reprimanding a drug company for misleading advertising.
    Links:
    Healthcare in 2023
    "Seven Charts That Sum Up U.S. Healthcare In 2023"
    Designing Better Healthcare
    Yale School of Medicine:Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation
    Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience
    This Is Service Design Doing: Applying Service Design Thinking in the Real World
    The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage
    Misleading Advertising
    "FDA scolds Novartis over a misleading TV ad for a breast cancer treatment"
    Public Law 87-781, 76 STAT 780
    FDA: Letter to PharmD
    Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertisements:  Presentation of the Major Statement in a Clear, Conspicuous, and Neutral Manner in Advertisements in Television and Radio Format Final Rule Questions and Answers Guidance for Industry
    NIH: Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising

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    • 33 min
    Reshma Ramachandran: Will the Supreme Court Upend Healthcare Regulation?

    Reshma Ramachandran: Will the Supreme Court Upend Healthcare Regulation?

    Howie and Harlan are joined by Reshma Ramachandran, a Yale family physician and co-director of Yale Collaboration for Regulatory Rigor, Integrity, and Transparency. They discuss the potential ramifications for healthcare regulation if the Supreme Court overturns the Chevron decision requiring judges to defer to federal agencies. Harlan looks at surveys suggesting an erosion of trust in medicine; Howie reports on the growing measles outbreak.
    LInks:
    Trust in Healthcare
    “Nurses First, Doctors Distant Second in Healthcare Provider Ratings”
    “KFF Health Tracking Poll: Health Care Issues Emerge as Important Topics on 2024 Campaign Trail, Plus Concerns Loom Large Around Medicaid Unwinding”
    Reshma Ramachandran
    “What is Ayurveda?”
    “On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit: BRIEF OF DR. RESHMA RAMACHANDRAN AND DR. JOSEPH S. ROSS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS”
    “Agencies’ Power Under Scrutiny in Supreme Court Arguments”
    “Supreme Court could reel in power of federal agencies with dual fights over fishing rule”

    “Case brought to Supreme Court by herring fishermen may gut federal rulemaking power”

    Reshma Ramachandran: “Medical Product Industry Ties to Patient Advocacy Organizations’ Executive Leadership”

    Reshma Ramachandran: “Do Advocacy Groups Always Put Patient Interests First?”
    “Citizens United Explained”
    The Measles Outbreak
    “Another person infected with measles at a Northeast daycare as Philadelphia outbreaks grows to nine cases”
    “DC Cautions Residents of a Potential Measles Exposure”
    CDC: Measles Cases and Outbreaks

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Gsreno ,

Great info

Super informative and well done. Great selection of topics. My only wish is to hear less of the Yale-centric accolades, as it sounds too click-y.

DawninFlorida ,

Informative and thoughtful podcast

If you want to learn about a broad range of scientific, individual health, and population health topics, this is a perfect way to do it. It’s hard to find responsible sources of information these days, but this is definitely one!

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.
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