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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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Mar 25, 2020

In our special COVID-19 episode, leaders from one of the nation's fastest growing Medicare Advantage focused health plans join homecare industry experts to share why home is now, more than ever, the best place to prevent illness and receive care.   Our guests are:

  • Alignment Healthcare's President, Consumer and Markets, Dawn Maroney and her colleague Dr. Arta Bakshandeh, Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Cameron Akrami, VP of Oasis In-Home Care and President of the American Board of Home Care
  • Sterling Miles, Founder and Managing Director, San Diego Home Caregivers
Feb 11, 2020

PopHealth Podcast was onsite during the multi-day conference that brings together AAA leaders from throughout the state, and we heard from a variety of leaders, including Kim McCoy Wade from the CA Dept of Aging as she discussed California’s Master Plan For Aging.

Jan 15, 2020

Those in the healthcare field are probably familiar with Encompass Health.  As one of the four largest home health & hospice providers in the nation, they care for thousands of lives each day all across the country.  What you might not know is that CEO, April Anthony, bought her first home health company at age 25...after being in the health care industry for only 58 days!  Fired from her own company 11 months after selling it for $40MM, she "got the band back together" to start Encompass Health and the rest is history.

Jan 5, 2020

In his last week as Executive Director for the Home Care Association of America, Phil joined us in our home studio to dish on the latest happening in the in-home care industry, including online match-making services not taking responsibility for care

Dec 13, 2019

HLTH took over the MGM Grand Conference Center at the End of October, bringing over 6,000 attendees and the biggest names in healthcare.  Hear what’s happening with some of the key players from FitBit, UberHealth, GoHealth, Vively, and others.

Nov 27, 2019

Anthem is one of the nation’s largest insurers and providers of Medicare Advantage Plans.  Martin gives an inside look at Anthem’s benefits for its senior population, while also sharing about his passion for video games.

Nov 15, 2019

SCAN Health Plan, based in Southern California, is a pillar in the Medicare Advantage Health Plan realm and now serves over 200,000 individuals.  Jill shares how SCAN has often been at the forefront when it comes to serving the aging population.

Nov 4, 2019

Humana’s “bold goal” of improving the health and wellness of its members by 20% is a large focus of Humana, and Dr. Renda shares some insight as to how Humana aims to get that done.

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 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.

Dec 14, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, Gavin and Zac look back on the year that was, share some behind-the-scenes stories and share their thoughts on what to watch for as we head into 2019.

Dec 7, 2018

VITAS Healthcare is arguably the most-recognized name in Hospice and end-of-life care. In fact, they are the Nation’s largest provider of hospice and palliative care services, caring for more than 18,000 patients every day. As experts on care and comfort at the end-of-life, we sit down with Dr. Christine Koniaris, Medical Director for VITAS East Bay, and Brian Pienta to discuss the clinical and holistic aspects of hospice care working to preserve quality of life with limited time to live.

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