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Decoding Healthcare

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How many doctors have more than a million Facebook followers, their own YouTube channel, and a stage name? Zubin Damania, also known as ZDogg, MD, has carved out a unique niche – and a booming social media franchise – by skewering the dysfuncti
If the word "telehealth" conjures up for you images of scrappy startups challenging big hospital behemoths, get ready to check your assumptions. In this episode of "Decoding Healthcare," we learn how one of the largest health systems in the U.S
We take (virtually) to the streets of New York with Mount Sinai’s Prabhjot Singh, M.D., who’s learned hands-on that frontline caregivers are the key to building a solid ground game for population health in the U.S. You can listen to more episod
This episode finds our intrepid podcast duo getting down and geeky in the name of healthcare innovation. Trigger warning: APIs will be discussed! athenahealth CMO Kevin Ban, M.D., and athenaInsight editor-in-chief John Fox check in with Robert
As the adage goes, all healthcare is local. In this episode we turn our focus to Trenton, New Jersey where an experiment in data sharing and institutional collaboration is putting high-risk patients at the center of care. We speak to Dr. Kemi A
“Decoding Healthcare” goes on the road to Unity Farm in Sherborn, Mass., to talk with farmer-slash-healthcare visionary John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston. In addition to determining exactly why llamas sp
As incentives shift and innovation takes hold, old information siloes are breaking down and healthcare is opening up in ways that that are surprising and inspiring. In this kickoff episode, we frame up our second season theme and indulge in som
Building an ACO is a multilayered challenge — but it can be done. Kevin Hoppe, Chief Operating Officer of the Lahey Clinical Performance ACO, talks about the trial-and-error process his organization went through as it developed a clinically int
Value-based payments are built on the idea that money drives behavior. But have the incentives so far been swift and tangible enough to bring about real change? Paul Levy, former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, offers a reality che
When it comes to caring for the most vulnerable populations, the social determinants of health can be varied, broad, and unexpected. Sachin Jain, M.D., the CEO of CareMore, talks about a new initiative to treat loneliness in senior citizens — a
Building a clinically integrated network is like building a baseball team: It takes utility players, specialists, and some data-driven magic. Julie Bietsch, RN, vice president of population health at Dignity Health, shares her strategies for bu
Traditionally, physicians have been at the center of patient care. But population health depends on expanded care teams that include nurses, care coordinators, and even clinical pharmacists. Rob Fields, M.D., medical director of the Mission Hea
What does the cure for scurvy have to do with the transition to population health? It shows that in healthcare, change — even change that’s unequivocally good — takes time. Emergency room physician Kevin Ban, M.D., head of athenahealth’s popula
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