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PopHealth Podcast

Healthcare is a multi-trillion dollar industry in the United States, and yet many people are completely unaware of the brilliant people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve access, lower costs and improve patient outcomes. Welcome to PopHealth Podcast, the show by healthcare professionals that explores the challenges facing the American Healthcare system through the perspectives of the innovative minds looking to solve them and move the industry into the future. We invite thought-leaders and influencers from throughout the continuum of care to discuss population health; from elected officials tasked with setting public policy, to clinicians who treat patients in every conceivable condition and social situation, to ground-breaking business leaders who are creating ways to connect and streamline the delivery of care to an ever-growing and diverse nation. Our hosts, Gavin Ward & Zac Morgan, bring a combined 20 years of heath care and home care experience which allows them to facilitate thoughtful and meaningful discussion on topics including population health, care transitions, readmission prevention, etc. Our goal is to provide listeners with a wealth of knowledge on the issues which affect millions of Americans every day, and a glimpse inside the world’s largest healthcare system. We believe that, together and through healthy conversation, we can change and improve the future of healthcare!
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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 31, 2017

Dr. Jay Inuma is a high energy, leading physician with a wealth of experience in medical care, including overseeing care coordination and case management at Methodist Hospital of Southern California .  Known as Dr. Jay to his patients, whom he gives his personal cell number to, he’s served in roles on both the insurance side with Aetna, and industry giant Kaiser Permanente.  Dr. Jay sheds insight into some of the challenges of his work, as well as the future of healthcare.

Aug 21, 2017

It isn’t often that you come across a hospital executive who is an engineer by trade, and yet Rod Hanners began his career serving on nuclear submarines in the Navy.  Following his tours of duty, he served as the COO of Kaiser Medical Center in LA and then Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, before moving into his current role as CEO of Keck Hospital of USC.  Join us to find out how Rod’s time in the Navy prepared him for hospital leadership and hear his take on the challenges and opportunities of running one of Los Angeles’ most prolific academic medical centers in today’s environment.

Aug 7, 2017

When Erik Wexler was recently named CEO of Providence Health & Services in Southern CA, he took over 6 of the most prominent and integral medical centers in the region and their community engagement.  He also played a major role in their recent merger with St. Joseph Health, which created one of the largest and most impactful health systems across Southern CA. In this engaging and insightful conversation, Erik talks with Gavin & Zac about the opportunities of population health, how he views the integration of technology into healthcare and what it is like to lead a large healthcare organization through times of politically-caused uncertainty.

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