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Hear about health care’s latest endeavors and pioneering ideas on VentureSprout, a podcast featuring spin-ups and newcos developed by Vizient members across the country. Part of Vizient’s Member-backed Ventures offering, VentureSprout connects you to newco executives and health system founders whose innovative ideas will transform health care. Hosted by Crystal Mullis and brought to you by the Vizient Member-backed Ventures Channel.

VentureSprout Crystal Mullis and Vizient’s Member-backed Ventures team

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Hear about health care’s latest endeavors and pioneering ideas on VentureSprout, a podcast featuring spin-ups and newcos developed by Vizient members across the country. Part of Vizient’s Member-backed Ventures offering, VentureSprout connects you to newco executives and health system founders whose innovative ideas will transform health care. Hosted by Crystal Mullis and brought to you by the Vizient Member-backed Ventures Channel.

    VentureSprout: Reimagine Care and CU Innovations – Pt 1

    VentureSprout: Reimagine Care and CU Innovations – Pt 1

    Making cancer care more affordable, accessible and home-centered is the goal of the partnership between Reimagine Care and CU Innovation Centers. This podcast episode highlights that partnership to show how digital technology solutions can revolutionize oncology care and bring it closer to the patient. And a leading expert from Sg2 weighs in on the latest trends that are moving toward new approaches in oncology.

     

    Guest speakers:
    Aaron Gerber, MD, MBA
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
    Reimagine Care

     

    Cory Jones, MBA
    Associate Principal, Sg2 Intelligence
    Oncology and Orthopedic Service Line
    Vizient

     

    Clay Smith, MD
    Director, Blood Disorders and Cell Therapies Center
    Medical Director, UCHealth and CU Innovation Centers
    University of Colorado

     

    Moderator:
    Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA
    Vice President
    Member Backed Ventures
    Vizient

     

    Show Notes:

    [01:07] The state of the cancer service line and the move to the home setting

    [06:08] Mission of Reimagine Care and the rationale for a new approach in oncology

    [07:51] Strategic and financial challenges in the oncology service line

    [09:46] Partnership of Reimagine Care and CU Anschutz

    [10:45] Getting bone marrow transplant patients out of the hospital

     

    Links | Resources:

    Vizient Member-Backed Ventures email: mbv.info@vizientinc.com

    Website for Reimagine Care: www.reimaginecare.com

    Aaron Gerber’s email: agerber@reimaginecare.com

    Clay Smith’s email: clayton.smith@cuanschutz.edu

     

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    • 13 min
    Bright.md and UnityPoint – Part 2

    Bright.md and UnityPoint – Part 2

    This podcast episode continues our discussion with Emily Goetz of Bright.md, a leading provider of asynchronous care expertise and technology, and Matthew Warrens of UnityPoint Health Ventures, the innovation arm of a leading health care organization.

     

    Guest speakers:
    Emily Goetz
    Vice President, Commercial
    Bright.md

     

    Matthew Warrens, MBA
    Managing Director, Innovation
    UnityPoint Health Ventures

     

    Moderator:
    Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA
    Vice President, Member Backed Ventures
    Vizient

     

    Show Notes:

    [00:57] Platform’s ease of use

    [01:39] Reaching consumers and providers

    [03:07] UnityPoint’s scaling plan: building the platform’s success

    [04:44] Patient reaction

    [05:55] What’s next

    [07:27] Beyond urgent care

    [09:29] Reimbursement

    [10:07] Solving the staffing problem

     

    Links | Resources:

    Vizient Member-Backed Ventures email: mbv.info@vizientinc.com

    Bright.md: https://bright.md

    Emily Goetz’s email: emily@bright.md

    Matthew Warrens’ email: matthew.warrens@unitypoint.org

     

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    • 12 min
    Bright.md and UnityPoint – Part 1

    Bright.md and UnityPoint – Part 1

    Asynchronous health, which removes the need for direct patient-provider contact except when critical, has emerged as a care approach that improves efficiency for patients and providers both. This podcast episode features a leading company that provides technology and expertise for asynchronous care and its partnership with a leading health care organization.

     

    Guest speakers:

    Emily Goetz
    Vice President, Commercial
    Bright.md

     

    Matthew Warrens, MBA
    Managing Director, Innovation
    UnityPoint Health Ventures

     

    Moderator:

    Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA
    Vice President
    Member Backed Ventures
    Vizient

     

    Show Notes:

    [00:45] Background on Bright.md

    [01:32] UnityPoint Health and the rationale for partnering with Bright.md

    [03:45] UnityPoint’s direct investment fund

    [05:40] Defining asynchronous care

    [07:23] Higher-acuity patients and asynchronous care

    [10:00] Benefits of the partnership

    [11:20] Providing multiple access points

     

    Links | Resources:

    Vizient Member-Backed Ventures email: mbv.info@vizientinc.com

    Bright.md: https://bright.md

    Emily Goetz’s email: emily@bright.md

    Matthew Warrens’ email: matthew.warrens@unitypoint.org

     

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    • 13 min
    MBV Summit Panel Part 4 - A new business strategy: the role of clinical and financial health in patient journeys

    MBV Summit Panel Part 4 - A new business strategy: the role of clinical and financial health in patient journeys

    This is part four of our four-part series highlighting interviews from our Member-backed Ventures Summit. In this episode, we focus on how health care organizations can further their provider-patient experiences.

     

    Guest speakers:
    Srulik Dvorsky, GMBA
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
    TailorMed

     

    Kyle Kiser
    Chief Executive Officer
    RxRevu

     

    Benton Barney
    Chief Commercial Officer
    RxRevu

     

    Moderator:
    Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA
    Vice President
    Member Backed Ventures
    Vizient

     

    Show Notes:

    [01:13] Srulik Dvorsky – trends creating a challenge for health care providers

    [02:31] Guiding concepts: three pillars

    [03:40] Kyle Kiser and Benton Barney – the days of providers not considering cost and coverage information while making care decisions are behind us

    [02:24] Working with Gyant to help patient interaction

    [04:51] Sitting between insurance and providers and how to make it work

     

    Links | Resources:

    TailorMed website: https://tailormed.co/

    RxRevu website: https://rxrevu.com/

     

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    • 6 min
    MBV Summit Panel Part 3 - Entering the digital health transformation: how Vizient member organizations can engage thoughtfully and directly in the new technology-driven landscape

    MBV Summit Panel Part 3 - Entering the digital health transformation: how Vizient member organizations can engage thoughtfully and directly in the new technology-driven landscape

    This is part three of our four-part series highlighting our Member-backed Ventures Summit, featuring interviews with our distinguished panel of digital health entrepreneurs. In this episode, we focus on how both sides of the health care market – from start-ups to providers – can assert themselves as health care partners and leaders.

     

    Guest speakers:
    Niko Skievaski, MA
    Co-Founder and President
    Redox

     

    Mike Phillips, MD, MBA
    Partner and Managing Director
    Intermountain Ventures

     

    Sefan Behrens, PhD
    CEO and Co-Founder
    Gyant

     

    Moderator:
    Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA
    Vice President
    Member Backed Ventures
    Vizient

     

    Show Notes:

    [01:06] Niko Skievaski – trends accelerated by the pandemic

    [01:47] Look internally in your organization before looking at the external market

    [02:28] Mike Phillips – reaching patients where they are at a very low cost

    [02:54] Working with Gyant to help patient interaction

    [03:51] Stefan Behrens – consumer expectations and engagement with the health care providers and health plans have completely changed

    [04:48] Need for automation to overcome challenges

     

    Links | Resources:

    Redox website: www.redoxengine.com

    Intermountain Healthcare website: https://intermountainhealthcare.org

    Gyant website: https://gyant.com

     

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    • 6 min
    Health Enterprise Partners

    Health Enterprise Partners

    Health equity has become a dominant and urgent undertaking in patient care, and investment in health equity is on the increase. This episode features one of the drivers of that investment, Health Enterprise Partners, and the discussion will range from defining health equity to describing the various undertakings and investments, along with the attendant challenges, happening in the field today.

     

    Guest speaker:
    Ezra Mehlman, MBA
    Managing Director
    Health Enterprise Partners

     

    Moderator:
    Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA
    Vice President
    Member Backed Ventures
    Vizient

     

    Show Notes:

    [01:30] Defining health equity

    [02:37] Care that is not culturally competent is inferior care

    [03:37] Omnipresence of fee-for-service

    [04:20] Challenge of tracking data

    [05:15] Challenge of finding an ROI

    [06:18] Solutions

    [09:20] Where investment is headed

    [11:16] Considerations for investment

     

    Links | Resources:

    Health Enterprise Partners website:

    www.hepfund.com

    Ezra Mehlman’s email:

    emehlman@hepfund.com

     

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    • 14 min

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