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Today we’re doing something a little different. For the next 15 minutes I’ll be sharing my thoughts – as a provider with a 60-year history with telehealth – on the virtual care revolution we are living through now that will forever change healthcare as we know it. I shared a version of this talk at a recent National Academy of Medicine event, where…
 
David Dill is President & CEO of LifePoint Health, a Brentwood, Tennessee-based health system with 88 hospital campuses across 29 states. Under his leadership, the company has expanded its footprint, with revenue growing from $3 billion in 2009 to more than $8 billion in 2018, and enhanced its focus on quality and patient safety. David shares with …
 
Dr. Patty Gabow is a nationally known leader in delivery system innovation who served for 20 years as CEO of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, an integrated safety net health care system. Dr. Gabow has a background as a physician-scientist specializing in nephrology, focusing on polycystic kidney disease. She served as a founding member of the …
 
This episode is brought to you by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are helping more people access health care by expanding telehealth and virtual care. Rising to meet the challenge, for the Health of America. Jason Gorevic is CEO of the global virtual healthcare leader, Teladoc Health. 2020 was a monument…
 
Alex Gorsky is Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson – a 135-year-old company that is at the forefront of innovation in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer health products. It’s perhaps the only American business that has played a leading role responding to both the 1918 Spanish flu and today’s Covid-19 pandemic – and today is the larges…
 
Dr. David Feinberg is the head of Google Health. He is a visionary leader in healthcare, having previously run Geisinger and the UCLA health system. A triple-board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Feinberg is a champion for improving mental healthcare and making healthcare compassionate. Our discussion today covers so much exciting ground – from the bre…
 
Bob Ortenzio co-founded Select Medical in 1997, serving as its CEO for nearly 13 years, and now serves as its Executive Chairman. Select is one of the largest operators of critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, physical therapists, and outpatient rehab clinics in the United States. In today’s discussion, we discuss the evolu…
 
Larry Levitt is the Executive Vice President for Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, overseeing KFF’s policy work on Medicare, Medicaid, the health care marketplace, the Affordable Care Act, women’s health, and global health. Prior to joining KFF, he served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Clinton White House and Department of He…
 
On February 3rd, community health collaborative NashvilleHealth and the Metro Nashville Public Health Department hosted a critically important discussion on the vaccine rollout in Nashville-Davidson County and the state of Tennessee. We’re sharing this discussion with you today, where I’m joined by experts spearheading the Volunteer State’s vaccine…
 
Susan DeVore is the CEO of Premier. Serving as its CEO since 2009, Susan is an industry-leading thinker who has consistently been named to Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People and Top 25 Women in Healthcare lists. In the past year under Susan’s leadership, Premier has taken an active role in responding to the pandemic – from securing PPE…
 
Today we’re sharing with you a special bonus episode. As the nation faces mounting COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccine delays and shortages, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Future of Health Care Initiative released a new report with a set of urgent actions for the administration and Congress that would bolster the federal response …
 
Dr. Rod Hochman is the President and CEO of Providence, a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system with 51 hospitals, employing nearly 120,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states: Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. In addition to running the third-largest health system in the United States,…
 
Today we’re sharing with you a special bonus episode. Last week I virtually kicked off the American Telemedicine Association’s annual EDGE telehealth policy conference, sharing my thoughts – as a provider with a 60-year history with telehealth – on the virtual care revolution we are living through now. I consider how far we’ve come, and outline wha…
 
Today we’re sharing with you a special bonus episode. Last week I virtually kicked off the American Telemedicine Association’s annual EDGE telehealth policy conference, sharing my thoughts – as a provider with a 60-year history with telehealth – on the virtual care revolution we are living through now. I consider how far we’ve come, and outline wha…
 
Daniel Nutkis is founder and CEO of HITRUST, a Texas-based company that works to safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for global organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. Dan has placed a heavy focus on establishing HITRUST programs as the standard for healthcare organizations seeking se…
 
I’m honored today to be joined by my longtime friend, colleague, and brilliant physician-scientist Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Collins has served as the NIH Director since 2009, first appointed by President Obama and reappointed in 2017 by President Trump. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted f…
 
Richard Ashworth is President and CEO of Tivity Health, a forward-thinking healthy lifestyle solutions company home to flagship brands SilverSneakers, Prime Fitness, WholeHealth Living and Wisely Well. Prior to joining Tivity in June 2020, Richard facilitated the growth of Walgreens for nearly 30 years, transforming the company into a global leader…
 
Earlier this month, the Nashville Health Care Council and community health collaborative NashvilleHealth co-hosted a virtual conversation on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities, part 3 of a 3-part series. We’re sharing this discussion with you today, where I’m joined by leading experts in the field: Joe Cacchione, Executive Vice Presi…
 
The heart has been a central part of my life – growing up with a cardiologist father and a heart surgeon brother – and later becoming as a heart transplant surgeon myself. That’s why I’m excited about today’s conversation. I’m joined by Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association – an organization that has been on the forefront of advancing …
 
Judy Faulkner is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems. Judy started Epic in 1979 in a basement in Madison, Wisconsin, and 41 years later more than 250 million patients have a current electronic record in Epic. Her company’s enormous success led Forbes to name Judy the most successful female technology company founder. One of the few self-made women …
 
Today our topic is healthcare service innovation and disruption. Sean Slovenski is an exceptional healthcare industry innovator with a 30-year history of success after success. Sean started his career by helping to build and then lead one of the nation’s first large-scale wellness efforts for Fortune 500 clientele. Most recently Sean served as pres…
 
Dr. James Hildreth is the 12th President and CEO of Meharry Medical College, the nation's largest private, historically black academic health sciences center. Dr. Hildreth is an accomplished scientist and researcher with extensive experience in virology, immunology, pharmacology, and internal medicine, and is an expert in health disparities. He was…
 
Rich Whitney is Chairman and CEO of Radiology Partners, a nationwide company he co-founded in 2012 to transform the fragmented area of radiology. Today, RadPartners is the leading on-site radiology practice in the U.S., headquartered in Southern California partnering with approximately 1500 radiologists providing services to more than 1200 hospital…
 
On November 13th, A Second Opinion joined with the Princeton University Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies and Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing for Part 3 in a series, on the fiscal, monetary and health policy response implications of Covid-19. You can hear Part 1 and Part 2 of this series in our podcast episodes numbers 48 and …
 
Pat Geraghty is President and CEO of GuideWell, a $19 billion mutual insurance holding company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. GuideWell is the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, including Florida Blue, the leading health insurance company in Florida. Geraghty was the architect of the restr…
 
I’m excited to be joined today by two friends who are both physicians and effective policymakers, Dr. Kavita Patel and Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Kavita is a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a practicing primary care physician in Washington, DC. She previously served in the Obama Administration where she played a critical role in health…
 
Andy Slavitt is founder and chairman of the United States of Care – a non-partisan non-profit focused on mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting healthcare solutions for everyone. Over his career, Andy has led many significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of the health care system. Mo…
 
Lisa Clarke is the Executive Director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency. It’s is a $5.6 billion, public-private partnership designed to leverage the growth of Mayo Clinic and create “America’s City for Health” in Rochester, Minnesota. Lisa previously spent 20 years with Mayo Clinic where she served as Division Chair in M…
 
Today’s episode is a little different. Last week I virtually joined the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group to share experiences and lessons learned from my years in transplantation, politics, and now in the private sector. It’s a wide-ranging discussion that covers what drew me to pursue elected office, who my mentors were, and I give my…
 
On September 30th, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth co-hosted a virtual conversation on Health Equity with United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams. We’re sharing this discussion with you today. As our “Nation’s Doctor,” Vice Admiral Adams works to advance the health of the American people. His motto is “better health through…
 
Diane Seloff is an expert business strategist and operations leader. We worked together in building Aspire Health, the nation’s leading non-hospice, community-based palliative care company that was acquired by Anthem in 2018. In our conversation today, we do a deep dive on how to build a multi-million dollar healthcare company from the ground up – …
 
Last week I joined my longtime friend, Emmy-award winning television host Larry King to talk Covid-19, the 2020 Presidential election, and the Administration’s successes and shortcomings in pandemic response. Our interview aired on his show, PoliticKING, which you can find on Hulu and Ora TV. New episodes air every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30pm ET…
 
Dr. Prabhjot Singh is Associate Professor of Medicine, Health System Design and Global Health at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, as well as Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center on Healthcare. Dr. Singh was the inaugural Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai and founding Chair of the Dep…
 
Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity -- FREOPP.org a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts original research on expanding opportunity to those who least have it. Avik is one of our nation’s sharpest policy minds, and has advised three presidential candidates on policy, including Marco Rubio, Rick…
 
Dr. Dexter Shurney is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Zipongo​, the San Francisco-based based digital health and wellness company that focuses on enabling healthy eating. Zipongo is “Healthy Eating, Made Simple”. Dr. Shurney also serves as the current president for the Academy of Lifestyle Medicine. I kno…
 
On August 18th, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth co-hosted a virtual conversation on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities, part 1 of a 3-part series. We’re sharing this discussion with you today, where I’m joined by leading experts in the field: Cara James, President and CEO of Grantmakers in Health. Dr. James is a…
 
Douglas Holtz-Eakin is the President of the American Action Forum. An accomplished academic turned influential policymaker, he has served as Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush, and later as the 6th Director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, which provides budgetary and polic…
 
Dr. Jonathan Perlin is the President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer at HCA Healthcare. As one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is comprised of more than 180 hospitals and over 2,000 sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom. Before joining HCA in 2006, Dr. Perlin served as Under Secretary for Hea…
 
This episode is brought to you by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Shield companies are supporting health care partners on the frontline of this unprecedented fight. Ensuring patients don’t have to worry about costs. Caring when it counts the most, for the Health of America. Dr. Kavita Patel is a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Inst…
 
Dr. Deborah German is the Founding Dean of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Established in 2006, the UCF College of Medicine is one of the first U.S. medical schools in decades to be built from the ground up. Under her impressive leadership, the College of Medicine: Achieved full accreditation Raised funds to provide full four…
 
Anthony Iton is Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, where he oversees the organization’s 10-Year, multimillion-dollar statewide commitment to advance policies and forge partnerships to build a healthier California. Dr. Iton, who holds a medical degree from Johns Hopkins and a law degree and a Master’s of Publi…
 
Robert McDonald served Procter & Gamble for 33 years with the last four as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Following his career at P&G, Bob was named Secretary of Veterans Affairs by President Obama in 2014, taking the helm of an organization in crisis. An Army veteran and graduate of West Point, Bob was able to apply his military …
 
Dr. Sarah Chouinard is a rural health expert and Chief Medical Officer at Community Care of West Virginia, a federally qualified health center operating 17 outpatient clinics and 50 school-based centers across 9 counties in central West Virginia. She recently served as National Faculty for CMS’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, and was pr…
 
Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld is a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College of Wisconsin - a $470-million statewide health philanthropy. He serves on the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, and is a combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan. …
 
Our country is at a historic crossroads: the global coronavirus pandemic has laid bare our country’s racial disparities and inequities in health and healthcare, and the death of George Floyd and other events have sparked a national social justice movement. At A Second Opinion, we seek to better understand how race, structural racism, and implicit b…
 
Bill Lucia is the Chairman, President & CEO of HMS, which provides a broad range of payment accuracy and population health management solutions for healthcare systems – saving billions of dollars annually and helping consumers lead healthier lives. Bill began his career in the life insurance industry, and will share why he made this mid-career chan…
 
Professor Larry Van Horn is a renowned expert and researcher on health care management and economics at the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. He serves as Executive Director of Health Affairs and Founder and Director of the Center of Health Care Market Innovation at Vanderbilt. Larry is an advisor to the White House on healt…
 
Ken Misch is the President and Chief Financial Officer of MEDHOST, a healthcare technology company focused on providing robust Electronic Health Records designed to meet the special and specific needs of rural and community health systems. Today, Medhost is a partner to over 1000 facilities in 49 states. And in our discussion today, you will find p…
 
Dr. Jaewon Ryu is President and CEO of Geisinger, a health system that includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. One year into leading this forward-thinking health system, Dr. Ryu shares with us their latest cutting edge innovations, how they are leading the …
 
Martin VanTrieste is the President and CEO of Civica Rx, a groundbreaking, non-profit pharmaceutical company that’s innovatively working to address our nation’s generic drug shortages. For years, our domestic drug manufacturing and supply chains have eroded, resulting in shortages of anesthetics, antibiotics, cancer drugs, even sterile IV fluids ne…
 
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