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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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May 9, 2022

Rebecca shares how her journey to become a nurse and experience with worker's compensation set a foundation that allowed her to build a population health department at Partnership Health Plan of California.

Apr 26, 2022

Michael joins the show ande breaks down new opportunities for care and support that are available through California's new CalAIM initiative. CalOptima is the largest insurer in Orange County, caring for over 25% of the Orange County population, which may be a surprise vs. what the general public may think of when it comes to the OC demographics.

Apr 11, 2022

L.A. Care's Senior Director of Safety Net Initiatives' background in policy and community service helped prepare her to serve beneficiaries for California's largest managed Medi-Cal provider. Cynthia breaks down how the new CalAIM community supports are helping equip L.A Care to better serve its 2+ million membership.

Mar 25, 2022

SCAN's Sr. VP of Healthcare Services Eve Gelb joins SCAN backed myPlace Health Founder and CEO Robbie Pottharst in a 2-part episode that explores how SCAN is leveraging innovative models of care (ie CalAIM, PACE) that bring together both health and social services that historically were either unavailable and/or unable to be managed well with traditional models of care.

Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Wada shares how both his parents and UCLA were inspirtation in his choice to become a public servant, but not until after a stint as a bartender in London. Dr. Wada gives an overview of IEHP and how CalAIM is bringing enhanced care management and community supports to managed medi-cal beneficiaries across the Inand Empire and throughout California.

Mar 1, 2022

Social workers, whether we know it or not, are in our lives direclty or indirectly on a daily basis, caring for us, our loves ones, and our community.  Chris joins the show to share how the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care brings together up and coming social work leaders alongside veterans to advocate, collaborate, and cultivate an envionrment that ultimately benefits all served by social workers in healthcare.  Chris also shares about their upcoming annual conference in October in Nashville, TN.

Feb 14, 2022

Case Management leaders help ensure hospitals are running smoothly and efficiently, while at the same time leading a team that equips patients for success once they discharge from a hospital, or what Providence may call a "ministry."  Debbie joins the show and will touch on her journey and how she leads a team serving patient populations of all types in Santa Monica, CA.

Jan 31, 2022

When recording this episode, Chris was actually the head of corporate development for Landmark, one of the innovators of truly having skin in the game for serving the sickest of the sick in the home.  Chris shares how Landmark doesn't take a penny unless it saves its partners through deployment of healthcare providers in the home.

Jan 17, 2022

Hospital Readmissions Guru and Healthcare Futurist Dr. Josh Luke takes a look back over the past 10 years to share what strategies have worked with readmission prevention. Josh also shares about how he became known as a expert in the readmission and care transitions space through his development of the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative, which took off in the early days of the readmission penalties.

Jan 3, 2022

Liz shares how the Center for Medicare and Medicaid's (CMMI's) "Innovation Center" tests care and reimbursement models that often become the norm, including accountable care models and much of what we've have seen in the value movement.  

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