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Osmosis.org explores solutions with top experts to strengthen the capacity of our healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Osmosis.org explores solutions with top experts to strengthen the capacity of our healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

    Dr. Joshua Sharfstein - Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Dr. Joshua Sharfstein - Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    If the U.S. healthcare system was a patient right now, you'd probably put it in the ICU. In the view of Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and host of the "Public Health On Call" podcast, the COVID crisis has exposed weaknesses in the way we finance healthcare and it could either derail existing efforts to reform the system, or it might spur change. In a wide-ranging discussion with host Shiv Gaglani, this influential national voice provides insight on contact tracing, the need for a public health service corps and the impact COVID-19 is having on the opioid epidemic.

    • 18 min
    Dr. Lois Nora - President Emeritus, Northeast Ohio Medical University

    Dr. Lois Nora - President Emeritus, Northeast Ohio Medical University

    We ask all of our guests what they think the COVID-19 crisis has revealed about the U.S. healthcare system. Dr. Lois Nora is the first to assert that "we do not have a healthcare system." As you'll hear in her conversation with Shiv Gaglani, Dr. Nora's background as a clinician, lawyer, and longtime academic leader grounds her unique perspective on what needs to be done to strengthen healthcare delivery and medical education.

    • 21 min
    Dr. Mark Rosenberg - President Emeritus, The Task Force for Global Health

    Dr. Mark Rosenberg - President Emeritus, The Task Force for Global Health

    “Science is the only thing that can get us out of it.” That’s the conclusion of Dr. Mark Rosenberg, who says finding a way to balance the needs of public health and economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19 must be guided by facts. After a long, admirable career tackling public health issues in the U.S. and abroad, including knotty problems like gun safety, Rosenberg says solving complex issues requires agreeing that the truth comes first, and a willingness to find common ground. In this meaningful “wisdom drop” with host Rishi Desai, Rosenberg touches on the importance of humility and “consequential compassion” in medicine, and the profound impact mentors can have on your life and career. Seriously, go find a mentor.

    • 31 min
    Mary Jo Bondy - CEO, Physician Assistant Education Association

    Mary Jo Bondy - CEO, Physician Assistant Education Association

    Turns out there's nothing new about having a shortage of primary care physicians. In the late 1960's, the need to fill that gap led to the creation of physician assistants who have since expanded into nearly every medical speciality. As Mary Jo Bondy explains to host Shiv Gaglani, the broad-based training PAs receive makes them valuable players in meeting changing patient and workforce needs, as we're seeing in the COVID-19 crisis.

    • 17 min
    Anant Agarwal - CEO, edX

    Anant Agarwal - CEO, edX

    It's not just K-12 and college students moving to online education these days. edX and other learning platforms have seen huge increases in enrollment over the past two months as millions of adults seek to learn new skills in a battered economy. As edX CEO Anant Agarwal explains to host Shiv Gaglani, part of edX's role now is teaching people how to learn, and teachers how to teach, using a format that will remain a key source of education long after the COVID-19 crisis has ended.

    • 18 min
    Arianna Huffington - Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

    Arianna Huffington - Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

    Arianna Huffington learned about burnout the hard way. Two years after starting the Huffington Post, she collapsed from overwork. She turned that moment of personal crisis into a movement to help people learn how to develop a healthier work-life balance and effectively manage stress. In this episode of Raise the Line, host Shiv Gaglani explores with Arianna how her company, Thrive Global, works with employers around the world to realize the benefits of employee wellness, the special effort she's made during the coronavirus crisis to support frontline workers through First Responders First, and some simple microsteps we can all take every day to avoid burnout.

    • 15 min

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Rishi Desai (@RishiDesaiMD on Twitter), is medical director of @OsmosisMed. One of the world’s best explainers of complex medical subjects, Dr Desai’s Daily Osmosis COVID-19 YouTube summaries are invaluable. This podcast, based on interviews with the many experts he consults with is a meaningful addition. If you have limited time, follow Rishi on Twitter and subscribe to the Osmosis on YouTube.

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