B-Time with Beth Bierbower

B-Time with Beth Bierbower

Every leader should invest in learning but few can make the necessary time commitment. B-Time helps busy career-oriented individuals stay on top of trending business issues by learning from leading executives who share their knowledge and experiences across a variety of topics.

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July 27, 2021 43 min

If you have ever had surgery or helped a friend or loved one who has had surgery, you know if can be a challenging and frankly, terrifying experience.  We often view surgery as the actual procedure performed by the doctor, but it is much more than that.  You must prepare for a surgery physically as well as emotionally.  And you must have support post-surgery.  The length of time support is required depends on many different factors...

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Competing in the healthcare ecosystem is tough and it’s even harder for regional health plans.  Despite the competitiveness, many regional health plans continue to thrive and Dean Health Plan is one of these gems.  Dean Health Plan is 35 years old and is headquartered in Madison, WI.  The Health Plan is an integrated, provider owned model.  Dean Health Plan is part of the SSM Health based out of St. Louis, MO.

With us today is Les ...

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In his autobiography, Andre Agassi takes us through his professional and personal journey during his career as an elite tennis professional.

While on the surface it seemed that Agassi had it all, his story reinforces that you can’t judge a book by its cover.? You can only judge Agassi after hearing his side of the story.?

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Glen Tullman is a healthcare industry veteran who has worked across the ecosystem in companies such as EHR technology Allscripts and most recently as the Founder of Livongo a chronic condition management company.  As Co-founder and CEO of Transcarent, Glen is determined to bring unbiased information, trusted guidance and access to high value care to the self-funded commercial market.

 

Show Notes:  Books: The Premonition: A Pandemi...

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Precision Nutrition is a term that is gaining traction.  Today we are going to learn about precision nutrition and the impact of food on our health.  With us today is Ari Tulla co-founder of Elo a precision nutrition company.  Prior to starting Elo, Ari served as CEO of BetterDoctor and Quest Analytics and spent several years working at Nokia.  Ari is of Finnish Heritage and Elo means “life” or “happiness” in Finnish.

Show notes: B...

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Providers need tools and other support to operate successfully in these new models.  Diagnostics including imaging can help providers compress the time in accessing care and determining a diagnosis.  Alex Dresner, Co-founder and CEO of Imagen.  Alex and the team at Imagen are rethinking how imaging and other diagnostics can reshape healthcare by improving access to and the quality of care, among other things. 

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The author focuses on 4 major themes for business leaders in what he believes to be a new era of capitalism. He speaks with humility about his experiences as CEO of Best Buy and how he unleashed Human magic to turn the company around.

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Mark Ganz is the former CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, one of the largest Blues Plans in the Pacific Northwest.  Mark spent 25 years with Cambia and its predecessors and shares his leadership philosophy and talks about whole person health. 

Show notes:  Podcasts: anything tied to women’s golf.  Favorite Authors: C.S.Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein (Lord of the Rings); Erik Larson (The Splendid And The Vile) , Timothy Eagan (and The Fish Tha...

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Lesley Solomon is Senior Vice President of Innovation at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA which has been in existence for over 70 years and is widely known for its significant accomplishments in detecting and treating even the most complex cancers.  Lesley will share with us what it means to support innovation at a world-famous institution and how Dana-Farber takes a collaborative approach in fighting cancer.

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Our guest today is Naveen Kathuria, CEO of efamilycare which is addressing the issue of lack of support and tools for family caregivers.  efamilycare offers a digital platform designed to connect caregivers to tools and experts that can advise the caregiver on urgent and nonemergent issues.  The platform also connects family members so they can efficiently communicate and it uses telehealth to provide access to care.  efamilycare i...

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The desire for elderly people or individuals with life-threatening conditions to remain in their homes for as long as possible without being a burden to their families is strong.  Home is the future of healthcare and looking at recent acquisitions over the last 12 – 24 months, the race to deliver care in the home is on. 

 

Today’s guest had a vision for providing care in the home long before many others.  Paul Kusserow, Chairman an...

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The book Creativity, Inc. is written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace.  Catmull was the President of Pixar and then Walt Disney Animation.  He also worked for LucasFilm so he has a good perspective on what it means to be creative.

Catmull provides his view of how to create and sustain a culture of creativity.  Catmull often references failing fast and speaking out.  He acknowledges that all companies have problems regardless of cultur...

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Our guest is Terry Stone, Managing Partner  of the Americas a Oliver Wyman which covers all the Oliver Wyman practices in North, South and Central America.  

Today we are going to talk with Terry about a variety of topics from global trends that are currently or soon will be making their way to the US to some highly visible leadership issues that most companies are dealing with. 

Show notes:  favorite Books:  White Fragility by Rob...

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Our guest is Shiv Gaglani, co-founder and CEO of Osmosis.org.  Osmosis.org’s vision is to empower the world’s clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible.  Osmosis says it empowers over 1 million learners around the world with a better understanding of medicine and health topics.  They do this using video tutorials that show and teach at the same time along with other tools. 

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May 4, 2021 44 min

Through the course of this podcast, we have heard from many players in the healthcare ecosystem – payors, providers, technology companies and even the voice of the consumer.? Today we will hear another important perspective and that is the view of the investor.? Venture Capital and other firms fund healthcare startups with long term potential.? In 2020 $17B was raised in healthcare venture capital alone.

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The Ride Of A Lifetime is a book on leadership by Robert Iger, the former CEO of Disney.? Serving as CEO of Disney for 15 years, Iger walks us through several pivotal and critical moments in his time at Disney and even goes back farther into his time at ABC/Capital Cities.

I enjoyed two aspects of this book, the first which is an inside peak at Disney leadership.? It’s always a bit comforting to know that all organizations have the...

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BCG’s Managing Director & Senior Partner Jon Kaplan joins us to talk about healthcare.

Jon is a core member of BCG’s Strategy and Healthcare practices and has both national and global expertise with payers, providers and digital technologies? He has helped organizations with everything from corporate strategies to digital transformations and more.

Jon is a person that understands market forces and what’s driving demand in the i...

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In this episode we discuss episodes of care.  An episode of care is looking across a condition or treatment and pulling all the related transactions together to get a holistic view of what has taken place.  Health Plans like to look at episodes to identify total costs of care.  Providers like to look at episodes of care to better anticipate the patient’s needs.  This sounds like a good way to look at health care.

 

Unfortunately, t...

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Description: According to the US Census, the projected growth in the number of Americans living alone between 2016 and 2034 is 57%.  In addition, an AARP study shows that between 1994 – 2014 there was a 46% reduction in the number of adults who live within 10 miles of an adult child.  So we have more people living alone many of whom don’t have immediate family members living near them. 

What do these trends mean in the context of s...

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The book 2030:  How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything by Mauro F. Guillen is packed full of data and information about how differently the world will look in less than 10 years.  Even though it contains a lot of statistics, it’s a compelling read. 

 

Guillen tells us who will hold most of the wealth, which countries will have the largest populations and where there will be a population drought...

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