90 episodes

We answer the questions healthcare leaders are asking.

High Stakes offers concise takes on the issues affecting healthcare providers today: strategic positioning, issue navigation, change management. mergers and acquisitions, marketing, digital transformation, patient experience, executive leadership and healthcare governance, and much more.

At Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, we understand the stakes are high for healthcare executives. Every day, you are making bold decisions in a noisy, evolving industry. High Stakes puts you in the room with us and our more than 150 cumulative years of healthcare strategic communications experience so that you can not just survive but lead the transformation of our industry.

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We answer the questions healthcare leaders are asking.

High Stakes offers concise takes on the issues affecting healthcare providers today: strategic positioning, issue navigation, change management. mergers and acquisitions, marketing, digital transformation, patient experience, executive leadership and healthcare governance, and much more.

At Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, we understand the stakes are high for healthcare executives. Every day, you are making bold decisions in a noisy, evolving industry. High Stakes puts you in the room with us and our more than 150 cumulative years of healthcare strategic communications experience so that you can not just survive but lead the transformation of our industry.

    KIM & TIM: Charlatans, Hucksters and Purveyors of Misinformation

    KIM & TIM: Charlatans, Hucksters and Purveyors of Misinformation

    Last week, we did a quick poll of our audience to get your impressions on health misinformation - What the most significant pieces of health misinformation are and the platforms most responsible. We're rolling that feedback together with insight from our team into a special report that will be coming out shortly. Kim Fox, a partner at Jarrard Inc. and our Regional Practice lead helped to push us in that direction, So it was an easy step to get her and VP Tim Stewart, who's from our National and Academic Health System Practice, to riff on the issue. We cover Facebook, vaccines, politics, the difference between misinformation and disinformation, and hard stops. Stay up to date by subscribing at info.jarrardinc.com/subscribe
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    • 16 min
    DEI & Health Equity: More than Good Intentions

    DEI & Health Equity: More than Good Intentions

    Earlier this year, we at Jarrard published a special report on health equity and diversity, equity and inclusion work within healthcare providers. Separately, but roughly in parallel, a team at our parent firm, The Chartis Group, in partnership with the National Association of Health Services Executives, developed a research piece on similar issues and created a health equity maturity model for healthcare organizations.
    Together, those pieces cover a huge amount of ground in some of the underlying issues, challenges, and also possible solutions for both delivering more equitable care to patients and also developing a more diverse and inclusive workforce. As I said, those reports were developed independently and so now, with a bit of time having passed since publication, we wanted to revisit the topic and bring together the teams that produced them for some combined insight.
    In this conversation, we spoke with LaTonya O'Neil and Dr. Mark Wenneker, lead authors of the Chartis report, and James Cervantes, who helps lead our Kaleidoscope DE& I work here at Jarrard.
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    • 25 min
    Can consumer-friendly care help deflect criticism?

    Can consumer-friendly care help deflect criticism?

    Today we're checking in with Reed Smith, our VP of digital here at Jarrard, to talk about a recent study showing that consumerism remains high on the list of providers' priorities but has slowed down just a little over the past year. Wonder why that might be. The theory we're working from is that digital tools and small things to increase patient satisfaction and drive consumerism forward might be a good way to also deflect some of the criticism that hospitals and health systems are taking. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review this podcast, and of course subscribe to all of our thinking at jarrardinc.com/pod
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    • 14 min
    A Win for Patients...and Rural Providers

    A Win for Patients...and Rural Providers

    This week, a study was published in JAMA Open Network showing that rural hospitals acquired by larger systems between 2009 and 2016 had lower mortality rates in several areas between. It's a valuable dataset showing how consolidation and a relationship with another system can help to improve care. But before hospitals start running around, waving the study in the air as vindication, we thought it would be good to look more closely at exactly how it and positive data like it can be used most effectively for hospitals considering a deal, as well as really anyone who's advocating for hospitals. David Shifrin jumped on a call with Isaac Squyres, a partner at Jarrard in the Regional Practice and lead on much of the firm's merger and acquisition work, to get his thoughts. For more on rural healthcare, please check out a project we've been supporting called the Rural Healthcare Initiative (ruralhealthcareinitiative.org). And of course, subscribe to all of our thinking here at Jarrard by going to jarrardinc.com/pod.
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    • 13 min
    KIM & TIM: Now's a Good Time to Not Say Dumb Stuff

    KIM & TIM: Now's a Good Time to Not Say Dumb Stuff

    Buckle up. This is Kim Fox, Tim Stewart and David Shifrin trying to figure out why people don't just take that extra little beat to think about how what they're about to say (or not say) is going to be received by the people hearing it. Check out all the best healthcare communications and marketing, plus a regular roundup of the stories that matter most to healthcare providers today, by subscribing at jarrardinc.com/pod
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    • 22 min
    Payers and Providers Square Off

    Payers and Providers Square Off

    We published a special report looking at the rising tension between payers and providers. It has insight from our network and our team, as well as survey results from the public on where they pin the blame for the high cost of healthcare - insurance companies, hospitals, doctors or something else. We also spoke with Wendell Potter a former insurance company communications executive turned healthcare reform advocate and insurance company critic. Here, Justin Gibbs and David Shifrin debrief on everything they've been hearing during the development of this project focusing on the relationship between hospitals and insurance companies.
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

AlexOlgin ,

Insightful takes on healthcare news

I appreciate the insightful takes by a variety of healthcare leaders. I especially enjoyed the episode with reactions about the demise of Haven. The guests talked about the media hype and the overly broad mandate - that could have come from a conversation over a nice bottle of wine.

courtwil9 ,

Timely & Engaging

Really insightful and important takes on healthcare today. Keep ‘em coming!

TS.23 ,

6 Stars!

There should be an extra star option for content this insightful.

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