51 episodes

A podcast hosted by FAH's Chip Kahn that shines a light on everything hospitals; from the advancements in patient care to how a hospital benefits its community.

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A podcast hosted by FAH's Chip Kahn that shines a light on everything hospitals; from the advancements in patient care to how a hospital benefits its community.

    The Successes of Learning Health Systems During COVID with Marty Bonick

    The Successes of Learning Health Systems During COVID with Marty Bonick

    As the pandemic persists, and the increasing caseload caused by the Delta variant continues to force hospitals to adapt to new challenges, we turn to learning hospital and health systems to understand how they are uniquely positioned to treat patients during the COVID crisis. Chip and his guest Marty Bonick, President & CEO of Ardent Health Services, discuss what hospitals are seeing on the ground during this latest surge. They also spoke about the efforts of integrated health systems, like Ardent, to increase the quality of care for patients during and after the pandemic.

    • 14 min
    Hospitals at Scale with Jeff Goldsmith

    Hospitals at Scale with Jeff Goldsmith

    Hospitals are not just the four walls of a building; they are also the backbone in an American community. As the pandemic continues across the country, Chip and Jeff Goldsmith examine how hospitals learned to treat a disease without a proven cure or readily available therapies. They also spoke about what characteristics were displayed by hospitals that demonstrated successes during the past 18 months of this COVID-19 crisis. Jeff is the President of Health Futures, Inc. The two discuss the benefits of the ever-evolving hospital as well as its changing role in health care.

    • 16 min
    Fighting on the Frontlines with Fiona Chew

    Fighting on the Frontlines with Fiona Chew

    Fiona Chew is the kind of nurse you want at your bedside. Her positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond make her an excellent advocate for her patients and colleagues. Early on in the pandemic during the New York/New Jersey surge, Ardent Health Services asked for volunteers to assist the hospitals in the hotspot. Fiona didn’t hesitate to go. Listen to Fiona give you her story from the frontline.

    • 8 min
    Ron Pollack Discusses Survival of the Affordable Care Act

    Ron Pollack Discusses Survival of the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has just survived its most recent challenge at the Supreme Court. We wanted to hear both its incredible history of survival in the courts and the basic tenets of the ACA. Chip is joined by the founder of Families, USA, Ron Pollack. The two discuss their personal stories of working to help support the ACA and how the ACA should be expanded under the Biden Administration to help end coverage gaps.


    Interested in learning more about the ACA and its expansion? Check out What the Nation Could Learn from ACA Health Coverage Expansion in CA with Peter Lee

    • 24 min
    The Policy Implications of Medicare at 60

    The Policy Implications of Medicare at 60

    Medicare at 60 sounds simple enough – but is it? Chip asked expert, Dr. Lanhee Chen, on this episode to explain his latest research exploring the potential policy and its complications. Chip and Lanhee explore the many questions his report exposes that policymakers must consider to make this potential policy an actual possibility - from how to pay for the $400 billion price tag to the impacts on health coverage and access to care.


    Read the report entitled “The Fiscal Costs of Medicare at 60”.

    • 21 min
    The Impact of COVID-19 on Value-Based Reporting with Dr. Ken Sands

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Value-Based Reporting with Dr. Ken Sands

    In this episode Chip is joined by Dr. Ken Sands – the Chief Epidemiologist at HCA Healthcare, whose system has treated tens of thousands of COVID patients. Together they look at a current Health Affairs blog co-authored by Chip on how COVID is impacting Medicare hospital quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. These programs are critical for patient decisions and the evaluation of care provided at every hospital in the nation.


    Learn more about hospital reporting by listening to Chip’s conversation on HCAHPS with Dr. Claudia Salzberg.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

GeorgeOscarB ,

Informative and Entertaining

Well done podcast. One of the best on health care policy with focus on hospitals.

JBarry17 ,

Very Interesting!

Really enjoy this podcast. Fascinating perspectives on health care policy. Good variation of guests with different backgrounds.

Mr. Brown 0822 ,

Interesting content during these uncertain times

The recent series of episodes examining the effects of COVID-19 on hospitals and health systems has been enlightening. It’s an interesting look at some aspects you dot hear about on the news.

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