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Stronger communities begin with good health — for everyone. Some people are more likely to develop chronic health conditions, simply because of where they live, their economic status, their level of education, and even ready access to grocery stores. These factors — and underlying inequities — influence the decisions people can make which may lead to life-altering consequences regarding their health. Experts recognize this set of factors with a name: social determinants of health. The World ...
 
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Secretary Shulkin, the 9th Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shares bright spots within the Veterans Administration that may be applicable at private hospitals, health systems and health insurers. The discussion touches on topics including consumer centricity, whole-person care, digital health, mental health and innovation. This episode is sponsored b…
 
Employers large and small in Pennsylvania may be wrestling with questions as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift and more people are eligible for vaccinations. In this episode, hear from Dr. Joon Lee, senior vice president, UPMC, and president, UPMC Physician Services, UPMC Health Services Division. Dr. Lee, formerly chief medical officer of UPMC H…
 
Experts from Banner Health, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Highmark, Insignia Health and UPMC Health Plan share success stories and best practices on how increasing activation not only helps consumers become better managers of their health but utilization and costs decline and consumer/patient satisfaction improves. Learn how you can implement their i…
 
David Contorno, Founder of E Powered Benefits and Dr. Alex Lickerman, Founder, Chief Medical Officer, and Direct Primary Care Physician, ImagineMD, discuss why primary care should be the foundation of our healthcare system. They also talk about why the financial incentive model for primary care doesn’t work and why direct primary care is a better m…
 
Kevin Lynch is the Founder, President and CEO of The Quell Foundation, discusses how healthcare payers and providers can employ empathy to remove the stigma of mental health and help the millions of Americans suffering from mental illness get the treatment they need. The Quell Foundation’s mission is to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and…
 
Leaders representing CVS Health, Magellan, medical Mutual and UPMC Health Plan join Eric to share bright spots in chronic disease management programs. View bios: https://www.sharedpurposeconnect.com/bios-03112021/): Ellen Beckjord, Associate Vice President, Population Health and Clinical Transformation, UPMC Health Plan, Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, F…
 
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, health plans are transforming how they engage with their members. Expectations are raised as consumers change how they shop, socialize, and live their everyday lives, driving health plans to change their relationships with their members to be more consumer-centric An all-star panel of experts from Anthem, Highm…
 
What role can health insurers play to help improve a person's health, outside the doctor's office? Many factors influence the choices a person makes regarding their health. Addressing these social factors often seems insurmountable. But organizations are beginning to make inroads. This includes insurers, like UPMC Health Plan. In this episode, we h…
 
Researchers, insurers, and health care experts continue to try to tackle improving maternal health care — and by extension, the health of children. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan, senior medical director, pediatrics at UPMC Health Plan, where she manages children’s services in the Children's Health Insurance Program, among o…
 
Hear proven results from a successful group medical visit program. Learn how group visits helped patients adopt healthy habits and significantly change behaviors. The session features perspectives from experts representing the different stakeholders — lead physician, advanced provider, team leader, and patient — in a successful group visit program.…
 
How can researchers partner with community and government organizations to gain visibility into the social needs of our communities? In Episode 6, we hear from Joan Eichner, director, operations and evaluation, UPMC Center for Social Impact in Pittsburgh. Her work supports the development of comprehensive strategies across UPMC that address social …
 
Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE, President & CEO, ProMedica, and Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health, discuss how ProMedica is incorporating “personal determinants of health” to improve care and outcomes. They also share how having a strong life purpose is essential to health and well-being. Bios: https://www.s…
 
How can we create more inclusive care for the LGBTQ+ community, and what role can a health insurer play? In this episode, we hear from Sarah Rosso, executive director of the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation in Pittsburgh. The nonprofit organization offers services and supports, as well as training for organizations to improve their capacity to serve L…
 
Those without stable housing are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions compared to those who have the security of a home, research shows. In Episode 4, we hear from Everett McElveen, chief executive officer of Community Human Services in Pittsburgh, which helps people secure housing. We also hear from John Lovelace, president, Govern…
 
What does a job have to do with your physical health? Plenty, as it turns out. In this episode, we hear about how innovative partnerships across the commonwealth are training people and helping them to gain employment. For example, UPMC Health Plan's Pathways to Work program helps its members gain training and jobs, through partnerships with area n…
 
How can people get the help they need, when they need it most? In Episode 2, host Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH, helps us learn about ways to connect people to social services across Pennsylvania at a time when more people need support. We hear from Julie L. DeSeyn, chief program and policy officer for the United Way of Western Pennsylvania, and Dr. Dan…
 
Stronger communities begin with good health — for everyone. But how can we get there? Some people are more likely to develop chronic health conditions, simply because of where they live, their economic status, their level of education, and even access to grocery stores. These factors — and underlying inequities — influence the decisions people can …
 
Healthcare advocate, entrepreneur, and author Dave Chase discusses why healthcare is so expensive and shares some radical ways to reinvent healthcare during this episode. Dave highlights case studies featured in his new book, Relocalizing Health: The Future of Healthcare is Local, Open and Independent, which details the solutions employers and loca…
 
Our expert panel discusses the importance of listening and responding to the voice of the healthcare consumer to improve the overall patient/member experience, clinical outcomes, and personalized care. Panelists include: David Langer, MD, Chair, Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and star of Netflix docuseries Lenox Hill; Melinda Karp, MBA, Executiv…
 
Our expert panel discusses the importance of listening and responding to the voice of the healthcare consumer to improve the overall patient/member experience, clinical outcomes, and personalized care. Panelists include: David Langer, MD, Chair, Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and star of Netflix docuseries Lenox Hill; Melinda Karp, MBA, Executiv…
 
The world of medicine moves fast and constantly changing as evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic David Nash, MD, MD, MBA, Founding Dean Emeritus, Jefferson College of Population Health, Dr. Daniel David, MD, Medical Director, K2P and Mary Ellen Beliveau, MEd, Founder and CEO, K2P discuss why It’s essential for physicians and providers to keep pace wi…
 
Our incredible panel of experts discusses how to effectively identify roadblocks to virtual care for patients in more vulnerable and underserved communities. They share strategies for bridging the “digital divide” and improving health outcomes from leaders “in the trenches” trying to improve quality and access. Panelists include Kemi Alli, MD, CEO,…
 
With information on COVID-19 evolving daily, our expert physician panel shares their thoughts on what we can expect from the virus over the next several months. They will also discuss lessons learned from the past seven months. Their conversation addresses topics tied to antibodies, treatment best practices, racial inequalities, innovation, and mor…
 
Reliant Medical Group CMO Dr. Thad Schilling and Chief Behavioral Health Officer Dr. Samuel Nordberg walk us through the health system’s decision to rethink its approach to primary care by embedding mental health into primary care practices. They also discuss the business drivers behind the decision. and why they chose the full spectrum model, whic…
 
Cara McNulty, DPA, President, Aetna Behavioral Health and Sara Ratner, Senior Vice President, Government Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Revel Health discuss the importance of removing the stigma behind mental illness in order to reach “silent sufferers” - patients suffering in silence rather than seek treatment for their mental disorder. Topic…
 
In this timely and important discussion, our expert panelists discuss strategies for improving health outcomes by reducing race-based obstacles in our healthcare system. They also share success stories on how SDOH initiatives and cultural competency programs are helping to bridge the long-standing racial disparities gap. Panelist bios can be found …
 
Today’s healthcare consumers have many choices and practicing empathy can be a key differentiating factor in a crowded marketplace. No app, drug, or medical device can replace genuine human connection. Our all-star panel of experts from Stanford Healthcare, Commonwealth Care Alliance, UPMC, Nemours Children’s Health System, and Barnes-Jewish Hospit…
 
As COVID-19 spread across the country, primary care practices were forced to transform in a few short weeks. While causing economic upheaval in the health care system, the pandemic also showed how primary care can move into the future and deliver care in multiple ways. Our expert panel discusses the key drivers of primary care transformation, what …
 
The Netflix docuseries Lenox Hill follows four doctors from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City as they juggle their work and personal lives. Dr. David Langer, one of the show’s stars, shares anecdotes from the acclaimed series and what it was like to perform brain surgery while being filmed. He also discusses how Northwell Health is innovating th…
 
During this unique, high-level strategy session, High Performance Organization Expert David Hanna discusses how healthcare organizations can "reinvent" their capabilities to drive more value for patients, members and customers during this ever-changing healthcare landscape. David has helped some of the world's largest companies including Merck, Uni…
 
World-renowned endocrinologist Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD discusses the importance of diabetes management and blood sugar control in treating the disease. He shares his groundbreaking research on the treatment of diabetes and the implications the discoveries have not only on patients’ lives but on society as a whole. Dr. Dandona also introduces the in…
 
Many people know ketamine as a party or street drug but it now used as a novel treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression. Depression is a common illness worldwide with the World Health Organization reporting more than 264 million people are affected. A large percentage of patients with depression do not respond to standard treatmen…
 
Community hospitals across the country are in the process of reopening services and operations closed as COVID-19 started to spread across the country. Rich Fernandez, president, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton in Massachusetts, one of the states hit hardest by the COVID-19 virus, walks us through the hospital's reopening strategy and discu…
 
Healthcare and community leaders from Bon Secours Mercy Health, CareSource, mySidewalk, and Selfhelp Community Services share success stories on leveraging SDOH and community partnerships to better engage their populations and to improve health outcomes. Find out how to overcome challenges and maximize the partnership. The “bright spots” discussed …
 
Dr. Tara Burnett-Lewis discusses how shared medical appointments (SMAs) helped diabetes patients at the Johnston County Public Health Department in North Carolina, lower their A1C scores by 10%. Johnston County has a very rural population so SMAs give patients a sense of community and help them realize they are not alone. Tara shares how peer suppo…
 
As part of its focus on the social determinants of health, CareSource, a health insurance plan serving Medicaid members in Ohio has invested heavily in programs to provide safe and affordable housing to members to improve both individual and community health. In her role as director of housing at CareSource, Amy Riegel, is responsible for creating …
 
World-renowned video marketing expert Todd Hartley discusses how healthcare companies can easily implement and leverage video storytelling to stand out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on his experience working with celebrities, world leaders, and enterprises, He’ll share the latest tips, tricks, and strategies for successfully using the power…
 
Communicating and Marketing to Healthcare During COVID-19 As COVID-19 shifts the focus of healthcare organizations towards saving lives, companies marketing to the healthcare industry need to rethink their existing approaches and try new ideas. Hear winning strategies from experts in B2B marketing, social media, content marketing, virtual events, c…
 
Today’s podcast episode with Dr. Gregory Katz is part of our live, Population Health Executive Roundtables Series (https://www.sharedpurposeconnect.com/virtual-roundtable-recordings/). During my interview, Dr. Katz discussed what it’s like in the ICU during the COVID pandemic, the ethical dilemmas he and his peers are facing at Vassar Brothers Medi…
 
During this 90-minute interview, Dr. Harry Saag, an internist at NYU Langone Medical Center, details his two-week battle with the virus and how his bout with the virus impacted how the treated COVID-19 patients when he returned to his job. As he describes his journey to get well, he shares how he cared for his father, who also contracted the diseas…
 
Dr. Cole Zanetti joins me to discuss Why “Positive Deviance” Should be Part of Every Healthcare Organization’s Strategy. Find out why positive deviance should be a part of every healthcare organization’s strategy! Cole outlines how healthcare leaders can begin to adapt a Positive Deviance strategy at your organization and how you can get started. H…
 
Dr. Samuel Nordberg joins me to discuss why, and how, Reliant Medical decided to rethink their approach to primary care. If you are in the process of integrating behavioral health with primary care, or are at least thinking about it, this is a must listen! Sam outlines for us the key components to building an embedded model, the business drivers to…
 
Dr. Marianne Sumego, Director of Shared Medical Appointments at Cleveland Clinic, joins Eric for a jammed packed conversation about how Cleveland Clinic has mastered the shared medical appointment and how it benefits patients (with an emphasis on diabetics). Marianne provides you history behind shared appointment and why Cleveland Clinic decided to…
 
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