A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

The goal is to have A Second Opinion be seen as the go to place for learning how to improve health and health care. Together we will have conversations with the health thought leaders, the entrepreneurs, the clinicians, the policy makers, the business leaders, and the consumers— to better understand how we all can improve health and well-being — of ourselves as individuals, of our families — and of our communities. We achieve this through education and engagement at the nexus of policy, medicine, and innovation

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May 3, 2021 67 min

Dr. Mark Hyman is the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine, a fourteen-time New York Times bestselling author, founder and director of the Ultra Wellness Center, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Hyman's latest book—if you pick it up you will read it cover to cover -- is The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your He...

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Jennifer Morris is Chief Executive Officer of The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization working with partners around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Jennifer leads nearly 4,000 global staff who are dedicated to creating a world where people and nature thrive together.?

Better than anyone, Jennifer understands that the health of each individual and each family is inextricably li...

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On April 16th, A Second Opinion joined with the Princeton University Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies and Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing for Part 4 in a series, on the fiscal, monetary and health policy response implications of Covid-19. You can hear Parts 1, 2 & 3 of this series in our podcast episodes numbers 48, 69 and 96. For our discussion, I’m joined by Princeton’s leading economic and health polic...

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Stephen Ubl is the president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, known as PhRMA, which represents America's leading biopharmaceutical research companies. 

The U.S. biopharmaceutical sector directly employs more than 800,000 Americans and invests more than $100 billion in research and development annually -- more than any other industry in America.  Steve leads the advocacy for this industry in W...

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Dr. Richard Besser is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest private foundation in the country devoted solely to improving the nation’s health.

 

A practicing pediatrician, Dr. Besser is also the former acting director for CDC, and ABC News’ former chief health and medical editor.

 

Dr. Besser is a leading voice on the importance of health equity, advocating for racial justicefull inclusion of people...

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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 I joined with other leaders in the field to discuss the Academy’s Vital Direction...

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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 us how he as a CEO stays connected with each community his health system serves...

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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 federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. 

 

She’s also the author o...

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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 monumental year for Teladoc as demand for telehealth exploded in the midst of the pandemic...

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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 largest and most admired drug company in the world.

 

Alex is a brilliant leader who b...

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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 breakthrough health work Google is leading on, to their innovative efforts to respond t...

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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 evolution of this company and the long-term acute care industry, how to build an accounta...

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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 Health and Human Services.

 

Larry is a true policy wonk who breaks down the latest co...

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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 distribution:

  • Lisa Piercey, the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health,...
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    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 for its members to establishing itself as a conduit for drugs that were in sh...

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    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 to the pandemic. 

    The BPC is a Washington, DC-based think tank that works with both ...

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    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, Dr. Hochman is also the 2021 Chair of the American Hospital Association.

     

    He is wi...

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    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 what needs to be done to solidify these gains.  And I look to future challenges and ma...

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    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 what needs to be done to solidify these gains.  And I look to future challenges and ma...

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    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 security, privacy, and certification.

    As healthcare – and our own personal health data ...

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