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

Episodes

June 20, 2022 57 min

Today I am joined by Tim Manning, an emergency response expert who served as the National Covid-19 Supply Coordinator for the White House Covid Response Team through May of 2022.  Tim’s unique role was created by President Biden to respond to the pandemic, a position he took on after previously serving as FEMA’s deputy administrator for all eight years of the Obama White House.    

 

You’ll want to hear Tim’s fascinating experience...

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Today I am joined by Stu Clark, CEO of Premise Health.  Stu has led Premise since its inception in 2014, and has held executive roles in the direct healthcare industry for more than 20 years, including serving as the CEO of CHS Health Services, Inc.

 

Stu is a longtime friend, and in our conversation today we discuss how direct healthcare has evolved and is making a difference for both employers and their employees. Stu also shares...

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Today I am joined by Dr. Anand Shah, a practicing physician and policy maker who has worn multiple hats at the highest levels of our federal health agencies.  Most recently, Dr. Shah served as Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs for the Food and Drug Administration, where he developed and led high-priority FDA policy initiatives. He also served at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, both as senior m...

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Today I am joined by Dr. Keith Smith, the co-founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which provides transparent, affordable healthcare services to patients from all over the country.

 

Keith is a pioneer of price transparency and affordable healthcare. At his surgery center, patients pay up-front for services at a fraction of their cost at major hospitals. In 2009, Keith launched a website displaying all-inclusive, bundled prici...

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Brian Blase joins us today. He is the founder and president of Paragon Health Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit health policy research institute that focuses on free-market policy solutions so that patients can make more informed health care decisions.

 

Brian previously served as a special assistant for economic policy at the White House’s National Economic Council from 2017-2019.

 

In our conversation today, Brian and I d...

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Today our subject is “compassionate leadership” in healthcare – what it is, how it is manifested and how it will improve your own life – and your bottom line.

 

I am joined by four distinguished healthcare leaders: Founder of Vertice Pharma -- Don DeGolyer; Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of PeopleOne Health—Dr. Zane Gates; former CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota—Dr. Craig Samitt; and, by my good friend and global heal...

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Today I am joined by Dr. Shiv Rao. He is the CEO and co-founder of Abridge, a company using Artificial Intelligence to summarize and structure medical conversations, allowing patients to receive better quality care by improving how they communicate with clinicians.

 

Shiv is revolutionizing and improving care delivery by reinventing how patients and providers communicate during the examination room and beyond.  He is devoted to res...

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Today I am joined by Dr. Daniel Stein, the CEO and Founder of Embold Health, a physician led data analytics company.

 

Daniel is bringing quality measures and improvement to the forefront of medical practice- allowing patients and payors to see how clinicians compare at clinical diagnostics, treatment, and outcomes.

 

In our conversation today, Daniel and I discuss the impactful innovation taking place at Embold Health, the importa...

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Today, Dr. Peter Pronovost joins us. He is the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is a champion for innovation as well as patient safety and value improvement. His devotion to value improvement in this role reduced Medicare Annual expenditures by 21% over a two-year period.

 

Nicknamed “Dr. Checklist,” Peter garnered worldwide recognition for a patient safety checklist that he...

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Todd Park is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Devoted Health. A leader in the Medicare Advantage space, Devoted was started five years ago and today has a valuation of over $12 billion, and boasts an extraordinary member Net Promoter Score of 79 (higher than Apple, Netflix, and Amazon).

Prior to co-founding Devoted, Todd served as U.S. Chief Technology Officer and, in that position, as an Assistant to President Obama. He ha...

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Today I am joined by Nancy Agee. She is the President and CEO of the Carilion Clinic serving over a million people in Virginia and West Virginia. Nancy is also the former chair of the American Hospital Association.

 

She is renowned for her leadership and has been named repeatedly to the Top 25 Women in Healthcare. She has devoted her life to serving communities and improving healthcare accessibility, affordability, and outcomes in...

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My friend, Dr. Julio Frenk, joins us today. He is the president of the University of Miami as well as the former Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and former Minister of Health of Mexico.

 

Julio has devoted his life to “Health, Hope, and Healing” and is a globally recognized leader in public health and education.

 

In our conversation today, Julio and I discuss the importance of clear communication both in medi...

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Elad Walach joins us today. Elad is the co-founder and CEO of Aidoc, a New York & Tel Aviv-based company providing Artificial Intelligence solutions for medical imaging and health systems. Aidoc’s artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the accuracy of medical diagnoses and improving the outcomes and quality of care patients receive.

 

Elad began his career in an elite Israeli Defense Force technology program and went on to ...

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Dr. Mandy Cohen joins us today. You will be inspired. On March 1st, she took over as CEO of Aledade Care Solutions (ACS), and an Executive Vice President for Aledade. A “primary care enablement company,” Aledade is on the forefront of revolutionizing value-based care by working to establish a more efficient and a more effective delivery system for primary care.

 

Dr. Cohen previously served as the Secretary of the North Carolina De...

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Jonathan Bush joins us today. He is the founder and CEO of Zus Health (pronounced Zeus), a young and rapidly growing company working to “reverse the curse of health data isolation” by creating the healthcare industry’s first shared development platform backed by a shared data record.

 

Prior to founding Zus, Jonathan was a co-founder and CEO of athenahealth. Currently, he also serves as the Executive Chairman of Firefly Health.

 

I...

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Robin Shah is the co-founder and CEO of Thyme Care, a fast-growing, two-year old company that guides cancer patients through a complex healthcare system by providing highly personalized support, quality resources, & quick access to high-value, holistic care.

 

Prior to founding Thyme Care, Robin held leadership roles at OneOncology and Flatiron Health, two innovative and cutting-edge healthcare organizations that are at the for...

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Dr. Ashish Shah is the Alfred Blalock Endowed Director and Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery, and director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Vanderbilt.  He is the driving force behind the nation's busiest heart transplant center.  Vanderbilt does more heart transplants than any hospital in the world.

 

February is American Heart Month, and in today’s conversation, Dr. Shah and I do a deep dive on hea...

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Wright Lassiter is the President and CEO of the Henry Ford Health System, overseeing the $6.6 billion integrated health system comprised of five acute care hospitals, three behavioral health facilities, a regional health plan and a wide range of ambulatory, retail and other health services across Michigan.

 

Wright is also the 2022 Chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, becoming the top-elected official of...

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Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton is the Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at Cedars-Sinai. She joined Cedars-Sinai in 1971, was named vice president of nursing in 1991, and serves as the inaugural holder of the James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg-Linkin Chair in Nursing.

 

Over a career spanning more than five decades, Dr. Burnes Bolton has impacted healthcare policy, clinical practice and patient care nationall...

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On January 14th, A Second Opinion joined with the Princeton University Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies and Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing for Part 5 in a series, on the fiscal, monetary and health policy response implications of Covid-19.  You can hear Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4 of this series in our podcast episode numbers 48, 69, 96 and 122.

 

For our discussion, I’m joined by Princeton’s leading economic and ...

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