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How is technology reshaping the healthcare industry? The Healthcare Weekly podcast reframes the conversation about the delivery of care in the US and beyond. Join hosts Codrin Arsene and Michael Reddy as they interview the best & brightest in healthcare to explore how new innovations — including artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality and big data — are improving patient outcomes and changing the healthcare experience.

Healthcare Weekly: At the Forefront of Healthcare Innovation Codrin Arsene, Michael Reddy

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How is technology reshaping the healthcare industry? The Healthcare Weekly podcast reframes the conversation about the delivery of care in the US and beyond. Join hosts Codrin Arsene and Michael Reddy as they interview the best & brightest in healthcare to explore how new innovations — including artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality and big data — are improving patient outcomes and changing the healthcare experience.

    How Can AI Help with Earlier Detection of Disease?

    How Can AI Help with Earlier Detection of Disease?

    Today’s guest is Dr. Jeremy Orr, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Medial EarlySign, a company that hopes to create widespread AI and machine learning integration in diagnostics.

    Medial EarlySign aims to help their clients deliver better patient care by identifying individuals at risk of high burden disease who might benefit from the earlier detection of deterioration trajectories. They are leading the charge in augmenting healthcare providers and increasing automation in healthcare delivery.

    Dr. Orr joins us to discuss applying machine learning techniques to clinical data, how the success of their algorithms is measured, and the impediments they face in expanding AI adoption.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • What Medial EarlySign does
    • Applying machine learning techniques to clinical data
    • The Medial EarlySign mission: Aiming for early detection
    • The process of validating algorithms
    • FDA classification and interactions
    • The accuracy percentage of their current algorithm
    • How they aim to augment healthcare providers, not replace them
    • The process of incorporating more machine learning into diagnostics
    • How AI can impact chronic condition management
    • Friction points and resistance to AI
    • The importance of individualised, smooth workflow integration
    • Creating trust in machine learning
    • The high standards AI is held to and how it can cause distrust
    • Impediments to expanding adoption
    • The future of Medial EarlySign and machine learning in healthcare

    • 35 min
    Transforming the Medical Industry from within: Health2047, an AMA company

    Transforming the Medical Industry from within: Health2047, an AMA company

    On today’s episode of Healthcare Weekly, Larry Cohen, the CEO of Health 2047 talks about his company’s goal to transform the medical industry from the ground up.

    Health2047 focuses on four main groups: data liquidity, chronic care, radical productivity, and healthcare value. They tackle some of the biggest healthcare challenges in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA), the parent company of Health2047.

    Why the name Health2047? Because in 2047, America will lead the world in all major healthcare metrics. This company has some huge goals and they are well on their way to achieving them.

    Listen to this episode to learn about:
    • What Health2047 does and how the AMA plays a part in the company.
    • How does Health2047 work and how is it structured?
    • The four companies involved with Health2047 and their roles.
    • Who should reach out to have an exploratory conversation with Health2047.
    • The advancement of digital services assisting senior citizens.
    • The biggest hurdles to overcome when launching a new technological solution for physicians.
    • Some of the concerns that come up from a physician’s perspective when adopting new technologies.
    • Health2047’s plan to announce one major partnership per quarter. How does that work?
    • The most exciting trends that’s changing the healthcare system.

    • 33 min
    Digital Transformation in Clinical Trials: Options & Opportunities

    Digital Transformation in Clinical Trials: Options & Opportunities

    Today’s guest is Glen de Vries. He is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Medidata, a platform for professionals and patients involved in clinical trials to simply and comprehensively collect data.

    Medidata is the most used platform for clinical trials in the world and has powered tens of thousands of trails, with millions of patients and billions of patient records. Medidata aims to create and improve precision medicine by utilizing data collected in clinical trials to improve treatment protocols.

    Glen discusses the importance of the patient experience when collecting data, how clinical trial management protocols are changing with technological innovations, and how digital transformation can help transform the healthcare system.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • How Medidata began as a platform to connect life sciences professionals
    • How the Medidata platform allows for greater patient engagement and connection to research
    • How Medidata has created a fully interactive experience
    • Clinical trial protocols and how they are changing with advancements in technology
    • The importance of aiding and administering precision medicine
    • ‘Patient Equation’: what it is and how it works
    • Data collection and analysis in modern clinical trials
    • How health systems can break down data silos
    • Opportunities for data collection and utilization during COVID-19
    • The process of simplifying and consolidating data collection
    • How technology could impact the future management of trials
    • Future predictions for precision medicine

    • 47 min
    Using CollaborNet to Deliver Optimal Patient Care

    Using CollaborNet to Deliver Optimal Patient Care

    On today’s episode we are joined by Jon Zimmerman, the CEO of Holon Solutions. Holon Solutions has built a patented technology software, CollaborNet®, which provides healthcare practices with patient insights so that they can focus on delivering optimal patient care.

    Jon has over 35 years in the healthcare industry and was part of pioneering Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) process which can be used by companies to share data securely in an electronic format in the late 1980s. In 2014, he received the Louis J. Sullivan Award from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) for his continued efforts in making the healthcare industry more efficient.

    Listen to this episode to hear more on:
    • What Holon Solutions does and how their solution fits into the bigger picture of data accessibility in healthcare
    • How physicians interact with the Holon Solutions platform
    • How Holon Solutions provide insights that assist the diagnosis process.
    • If the platform has experienced pushback from physicians based on user compatibility
    • The return on investment (ROI) by using the software
    • Metrics for adopting CollaborNet
    • Gaps in medical coding and how the platform addresses them
    • What hospital systems can expect if they invest in working long-term with Holon Solutions

    • 30 min
    How Self-Insured Employers Can Get Amazing Health Coverage & Control Costs At The Same Time

    How Self-Insured Employers Can Get Amazing Health Coverage & Control Costs At The Same Time

    This week on the Healthcare Weekly podcast, Codrin Arsene interviewed Bryan Statham. He is the CEO of RxBenefits, a pharmacy adviser to employee benefits consultants and an established pharmacy benefits solution provider for self-insured employers. The company was founded in 1995 and Bryan began working there in 2005.

    This episode gets stated by discussing the difference between a PBM and a PBO.

    We hear about 3 things self-insured companies should look for when negotiating benefits coverage options for their employees: the contract, clinical elements, and the service.

    The employees of RxBenefits work as a health insurance accountant: they read over contracts, make suggestions, and help employers optimize their benefits plan.

    Bryan explains that some of the big benefits providers sometimes use tactics trying to upsell employers. They may offer an add-on, preying on the employers’ lack of knowledge to tell them that they require more than they really do. Companies must do their due diligence before settling on a plan.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • The difference between a PBM and a PBO.
    • 3 things companies who are self-insured should look for in their benefits coverage.
    • How companies can negotiate the price of a healthcare coverage contract and optimize cost over time without reducing quality of care.
    • What the employees of RxBenefits do.
    • How big benefits providers sometimes prey on employers’ lack of knowledge.
    • The value and importance of understanding health benefits coverage offered under an insurance plan

    • 45 min
    Same Medical Procedure, Same Hospital, Different Costs: Why and What You Can Do About It?

    Same Medical Procedure, Same Hospital, Different Costs: Why and What You Can Do About It?

    Today’s guest is Michael O’Neil, Sr. Vice President of Strategy & Development for Healthcare Bluebook.

    Healthcare Bluebook, started in 2007, is a digital platform that combines objective price and quality data with industry-leading usability helping employers and employees get the best price for their upcoming medical procedure.

    Healthcare Bluebook provides people and organizations with everything they need to be more effective healthcare consumers.

    Michael joins us today to discuss the lack of transparency in the American healthcare system and how his company has established a streamlined rating system of healthcare options to help patients decide where to have their next medical procedure done.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • What Healthcare Bluebook does
    • The difference between actual cost and billed charges in healthcare
    • Price transparency problems in the US health system
    • Why transparency is such a big issue in healthcare
    • How the health system is geared to benefit payers
    • Why profit caps for payers has driven up treatment costs
    • Why self-insured employers could be the best bet for driving change in healthcare price transparency
    • Cherry picking which provider is best and identifying who is worst for your next medical procedure
    • How Healthcare Bluebook made data around medical procedures easily digestible for consumers
    • The future of price discrepancy and price transparency

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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Jerome Shaw 🤲🏾 ,

Great talks on Healthcare! 👍🏾

Listened to the episode about America’s response to COVID 19. Great announcer on intro! Learned about what we could have done better during the crisis. Dr. Rishi Desai is very knowledgeable. It seems we should have had testing much earlier than we did. I agree that there are better solutions all around to protect healthcare workers as well. Love your interview style and how you leave the floor open for Dr. Desai to give a thorough breakdown.

This podcast is great for bringing more clarity and awareness during this time. Since there are not many experts on this topic, it is good to have more understanding. Thank you for providing projections and a source of hope for the future! Recommend this to anyone who has an interest in healthcare in the US and beyond.

Mikedecat65 ,

The future is here

This podcast is awesome.

Listening to the most brilliant minds in Healthare technology. It gives me a glimpse of what’s to come.

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