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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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Oct 18, 2019

Ravnyssa is leading up and coming Kara Health, which has grown tremendously by leveraging state of the art technology and clinical care for the chronically ill.

Sep 27, 2019

In 2003, Angela went from an RN working at a hospital to the founder of one of the nation’s first senior living placement organizations, and the first to franchise.  Angela noticed there was a need in the Arizona community to help navigate families along the senior living path, and 16 years later she’s considered a visionary and pillar of the often referred to senior living placement industry.

Sep 5, 2019

Jim McAleer returns to the show and shares how his organization is helping to lead the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Aug 21, 2019

Gavin and Zac highlight some memorable moments/unknown stories from the podcast and review key healthcare updates from the first half of 2019.

Jul 25, 2019

The average wait to see a doctor is over 15 days, but Heal has solved that problem and can have a physician to you often within just two hours.  Heal has solved the “physician shortage” for many and accepts most major insurances, including Medicare.  Greg shares how Heal is changing the way care is delivered.

Jul 3, 2019

Cedars-Sinai and Providence Health and Services are two of the most respected names in healthcare.  Dale Surowitz joins the show to discuss both his and Tarzana Medical Center’s journey and transitions over the years, as well as how the hospital he saw under construction in the 70's while riding his bike will soon be known as Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.

Jun 14, 2019

MLK, Jr Community Hospital is a relatively newly built hospital that is on the same grounds of the closed MLK/King Drew Hospital that drew national attention for the wrong reasons.  Jon Westall, a former corrections officer and security leader for Playstation, joins the show to discuss how behind the scenes, nearly 50% of hospital staff is performing unsung work that can make a huge impact on a patient’s experience.

May 23, 2019

Chris has been a pillar in the healthcare community for nearly 20 years with Scripps, but healthcare wasn’t always his calling.  Chris started his career in law enforcement, but a major accident while on duty as a police officer transformed his journey towards healthcare.  Chris shares how Scripps has become one of the leading integrated healthcare systems in California, and how partnerships are a key to the future.

May 3, 2019

Kaiser Permanente recently made headlines with the announcement that their new medical school will provide free tuition for the first 5 classes of students, or nearly 250 future physicians.  Dr. Connelly shares about Kaiser Permanente’s vision for the 2020 opening and future for the school.

Apr 11, 2019

Bob returns to the show to share the latest legal news in household employment, and why hiring a caregiver from different organizations is not always an apples to apples decision.

Mar 28, 2019

Mary joins the show and shares how her decision to not run away from her fear of nursing school was a catalyst to where she is today.

Mar 14, 2019

Don rejoins the show to discuss how America’s Physician Groups (APG) continues to shape American healthcare through its advocacy, strategy, and efforts in accountable care.

Mar 1, 2019

Dan has been a pillar in the on-demand transportation since on-demand giants looked at healthcare/senior care as an opportunity. Dan recently joined Uber to lead Uber Health, which focuses on bringing HIPAA Compliant accessible transportation for the medically fragile and elderly population.

Feb 14, 2019

On-demand transportation has been all the rage lately, but one challenge yet to be solved has been a similar experience for the medically fragile or disabled, some of which may require wheelchair accessible vehicles.   Uber and Lyft have yet to solve this challenge with a reliable solution.   Airron Roy from Butterfli Technologies shares how Butterfli is solving that problem today.

Jan 31, 2019

As the healthcare industry continues to merge and organizations begin to take on more risk, Independent Physician Associations (IPAs) are gaining in popularity.  Allowing independent physicians to remain that way, groups like Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG) band them together to help lower costs and accept more risk.  Check out my conversation with SCMG CEO, Paul Durr, to learn more about these organizations and why you’ll probably be hearing about them more-and-more as healthcare delivery continues to evolve in America.

Jan 18, 2019

PopHealth Podcast attended and spoke to some of the thought leaders at 2018’s USC’s Center for Body Computing Conference.  Exploring tech-connected healthcare from sports, military and private applications to data security and ownership, this conference is focused not on the questions of the present, but of the future.

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