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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 11, 2018

Dr. Jain joined the show to share about his journey and experiences that eventually helped shape CareMore into a leading integrated health plan and delivery system serving 10 states including California and Arizona.  Dr. Jain has advised and interacted with some of the most influential decision makers in our nation’s healthcare ecosystem and is #36 on Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

Sep 28, 2018

Dawn Maroney has a strong background working for established health plans, including CareMore, Care First, Health Net, and Secure Horizons.  Dawn’s shares how she’s helped work closely with Alignment consumers and providers to develop benefits and services that have helped Alignment grow from a startup into a successful multi-state health plan.

Sep 15, 2018

Dr. Josh Luke took a bold step in 2012 to form the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative, one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to bringing the best transitional care leaders together in multiple formats, including conferences, webinars, podcasts, and other collaborative settings.  Dr. Luke discusses his often-blunt approach to the future of healthcare and how it has helped him gain notoriety as healthcare futurist, a term that’s become more common in today’s society.

Aug 30, 2018

Managing the population of over 2 million members is no easy task.  Dr. Katrina Miller joins the show to give the audience a snapshot into one of the largest, state funded public health plans in the country.  Dr. Miller breaks down how LA Care serves a diverse patient population, including 40% of its members that prefer to discuss their medical care in a language other than English.

Aug 23, 2018

Dori and Jason share their unique stories about their opportunity to support the growth of the population health department at one of Arizona’s most prestigious health systems, Banner Health, which employs over 50,000 employees and is Arizona’s largest private employer.

Aug 3, 2018

When Paul Irving received his law degree (from Loyola Law – Go Lions!) and began practicing, he had no intention of devoting his life’s work to the field of aging.  Now, years on, he’s the Chairman of the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging, and is considered one of the most prominent voices on the topic.  In this episode, we discuss how it all came about and how the Center is working to change the perception of aging- including highlighting the enormous business potential and evolving messaging around living a purposeful life in your later years.

Jul 23, 2018

Tom Jackiewicz has built an impressive reputation for himself following his leadership of academic medical centers across the US.  When he left UCSD to assume the role of Senior VP & CEO at Keck Medicine of USC, he knew he was in for a challenge but felt he was the right person to lead an organization with such incredible potential.  In the midst a turbulent year for USC’s medical school, Tom has led Keck Medicine to continued growth in size and reputation, while maintaining exciting ideas for what’s to come.  Join us as we discuss the hospital of the future and, since he’s known to use football metaphors, whether he views his role at Keck Medicine as Quarterback, Head Coach or General Manager!

Jul 9, 2018

Typically when you picture a “Tech Accelerator” program, you envision an incubator of companies hoping to create the next social network or app.  However, in a modern building on the Cedars-Sinai campus you’ll find a unique partnership between the hospital and TechStars looking for foster some of the next great health-tech breakthroughs.  Join us for a conversation with the program’s Director, Anne Wellington, where we discuss her experience as an entrepreneur, some of the exciting advances her program is making, as well as her thoughts on leadership and growing presence of women in technology startups.  And make no mistake, while this shared workspace might look like it could belong to google or twitter, it might just produce the next great breakthrough to impact your health and how you receive it!

Jun 18, 2018

Gary joined co-host Gavin in the show’s El Segundo headquarters and they discuss how OM is going to disrupt healthcare and empower consumers to more save on their healthcare costs while having access to providers of their choice.

May 24, 2018

Co-host Gavin Ward traveled to Oakland to record an episode with Marty Ardron, a physical therapist by trade.  Marty discusses the various aspects of care outside the acute care setting in which he and his team serve over 4 million Kaiser members in Northern California.

May 4, 2018

Co-host Gavin Ward and returning co-host Joe Zimmer sit down with returning Guest Karen Vanaskie joins long-time industry partner Pam Foster to discuss the special relationship in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area that exists between Innovation Care Partners, a clinically integrated network, and prestigious hospital system HonorHealth.

Apr 20, 2018

Cliff Daniels walks us through the responsibilities of a Chief Strategy Officer at one of the highest rated stand-alone community hospitals in California.  Cliff shares about the challenges and strengths of being a stand-alone hospital, Methodist’s involvement in upcoming changes to bundled payment arrangements, and about a brand new, state of the art orthopedic wing to better serve its patient population.

Apr 5, 2018

The organization formerly known as CAPG has grown rapidly since we last had CEO Don Crane on the pod.  Re-branded as America’s Physician Groups (APG), the organization has expanded their influence nationwide and continued its rapid growth.  Ahead of their upcoming national conference in San Diego, Don sits down with the guys to discuss the “new” organization, his view for the future of healthcare and how APG is exercising its influence in Washington.

Mar 23, 2018

DJ Wilson’s experience in government and public policy gave him a unique perspective on how things get done in America and ability to navigate the political environment.  Following his time in Washington, he focused those skills on healthcare in America and founded State of Reform to provide consulting services and also put on some of the most influential conferences industry-wide.  Join us as DJ talks in depth about where healthcare is in both California and America at large, and identifies some of the biggest opportunities and challenges he sees on the horizon.  You may be surprised some of his predictions!

Mar 5, 2018

Charene Platon joins the show to share about the history and growing importance of advanced practice clinicians, such as nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants, in our constantly changing healthcare climate.

Feb 16, 2018

More-and-more these days, it’s getting harder to find people who haven’t taken a trip courtesy of an on-demand rideshare app.  But as the once stereotypically “millennial” transportation services continue to grow at a torrid pace, they are beginning to look into other ways their huge cache of drivers and lower costs can transform the way people get from Point A to Point B.  Currently providing more than 1 Million rides per day, Lyft continues to remain one of the most innovative rideshare services in the market.  We sit down with Dan Trigub, Regional VP and friend of the podcast, to discuss their rapid growth and disruption in the healthcare market.  Plus, Dan gives listeners a special offer: new users input code “LyftCare17” to get $15 off your first Lyft ride!

Feb 5, 2018

As our population ages, gerontology is taking a more prominent role in our nation.   Leading aging expert and gerontologist Mary Winners discusses the history of gerontology, what it means, and how experts in aging serve as a resource with our aging adults.

Jan 12, 2018

The impact of loneliness and social isolation is an often-forgotten issue, and yet it is one that impacts our society more than most people understand.  When you consider that social isolation as you age can negatively impact your physical health in the same way that smoking a pack of cigarettes can, you begin to understand why.  Maureen Feldman runs the Social Isolation and Loneliness Collaborative at Motion Picture & Television Fund, an effort also backed by AARP and some of the leading aging organizations in Los Angeles.  She and I sit down to discuss this looming crisis and what they’re doing to fight it.

Dec 18, 2017

Arielle Burstein, a Senior Associate at the Milken Institute, is focused on research and action to help study and shape a viable solution for our aging population.  The institute, a “nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health,” heads research and convenes leaders who have the power to make a change.  Arielle and I cover a wide-variety of topics, from the staggering rates at which the aging population is growing, to the dangers of ageism and the potential of a more fully incorporated older generation.

Nov 10, 2017

A former nuclear submarine engineer and leader at General Electric (including in a healthcare division, Gray Miller’s own personal experience with his father’s hospitalization was a catalyst to leverage his expertise in processes and data to assemble group of passionate executives who are experts at eliminating unnecessary testing, admissions, and utilization.  Gray shares about his background and how he hopes Titanium Healthcare will improve the lives of both the patients and medical professionals that it serves.

Oct 30, 2017

Dr. Adam Solomon reveals the inner workings of how ACOs, IPAs, and how physician practices operate in today’s ever changing healthcare landscape.

Learn about his journey from coast to coast, including his time in Maryland as a student to his time as a relatively new physician in Oregon to his current role of chief medical officer for a large health system in California. 

Oct 17, 2017

For many healthcare professionals, Dr. Mary Naylor and her transformative Transitional Care Model (fondly referred to as the “Naylor Model”), have become synonymous with care transitions and readmission prevention.  Adapted from a care transitions program for low birth weight infants, Dr. Naylor created one of the most influential models for caring for high-risk older adults.  With amazing results in hundreds of healthcare organizations across the country, it has become one of the standards for managing a high-risk patient population.  Now chair of the Care Culture and Decision-Making Collaborative through the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Naylor continues to shape the future of healthcare through policy initiatives and research, including her recent 6-year term on MedPAC.

Oct 2, 2017

Case Managers play a significant role in the utilization and quality of the American healthcare system.  In order to keep up with the rapid pace of change, they rely on organizations like the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) for education, resources and advocacy.  PopHealth Podcast had a chance to sit down with CMSA President, Kathy Fraser, at their most recent national conference in Austin to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities they face.  With topics including technology, end of life care and how the legalization of marijuana impacts case management, find out how case managers and CMSA are preparing for the future.

Sep 19, 2017

In 1979, Mission Hospice was established as San Mateo County’s first hospice program.  In the decades that followed, hospice care was transformed.  Dwight and Lisa take us through the history of hospice care, while sharing how Mission Hospice and Home Care has remained a community pillar in the Bay Area.

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.

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