HealthChangers

HealthChangers

On the HealthChangers podcast, presented by Cambia Health Solutions, we share real stories of health care transformation, from those who are experiencing it and those helping to make health care more personalized. We aim to step back and see real people's stories at a personal level. We dive deep into specific health care topics, from the problems that health innovators are solving, to personal consumer stories and new technologies, and everything in between. In 2018 and 2019, HealthChangers Podcast was recognized as a finalist for best podcast in PR News’ Platinum Awards and a 2019 PR Daily Content Marketing Award for Brand Journalism.... Show More

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August 6, 2020 30 min

This HealthChangers episode is part of a special mini-series highlighting our nation's caregivers in partnership with Archangels, a national movement recognizing and honoring caregivers.

Until recently there were 44 million caregivers in the United States. Now in the midst of a global pandemic, we are all caregivers. Caregivers include medical teams, grocery workers, truck drivers, and others working to find balance, trying to ...

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In this episode of HealthChangers Cambia’s Chief Innovation Officer and SVP Mohan Nair sits down with Dr. Naomi Fried, CEO of Health Innovation Strategies – who is experienced in the art and science of innovation strategy and understands how to create an infrastructure for corporations who design innovation to be part of the bloodstream and culture of the organization.

 

 

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This HealthChangers episode is part of a special mini-series highlighting our nation's caregivers in partnership with Archangels, a national movement recognizing and honoring caregivers. In this episode, we share a conversation between Cambia employees Laura Dyer and on Laura’s experience working and caring for her young son during the pandemic while her spouse was on the front lines of the public health crisis. You'll also...

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In this episode of HealthChangers Cambia’s Chief Innovation Officer and SVP, Mohan Nair, sits down with industry leaders and influencers to explore the real stories behind health care innovation and transformation. You’ll hear thought leaders share their motivation for changing the way consumers experience health care and learn about the challenges they’ve faced. And you'll gain practical insights to inform your own health care...

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced health care providers to think outside the box when it comes to delivering critical medical services to underserved populations. On this episode of HealthChangers, we’ll hear about the work that’s happening at the Oregon-based Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The mission of the Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and ...

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The Cambia Grove helps drive the development of new solutions for health care. The industry-specific hub has been convening the health care community for the past two years, providing a point of connection for Cascadia’s innovators and catalyzing action.

As a reflection of the Cambia Grove’s growing role, reputation and visibility in our community, Cambia Grove’s Co-founder and Executive Director, Nicole Bell, was recently selected...

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The COVID-19 outbreak has also forced health care providers to rapidly change their long-established delivery models in order to tackle this sudden and widespread pandemic and keep patients safe. In this episode of HealthChangers, we’ll hear from two health care innovators who talk about how one company, Upfront Healthcare, pivoted to meet the demands of this new world of care, and how they think the coronavirus could impact health...

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Until recently, there were 44 million caregivers in the United States. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, we are all caregivers. Caregivers include medical teams, grocery workers, truck drivers and others - working to find balance, trying to perform at work, while not jeopardizing the care provided to their loved ones. In this episode of HealthChangers, we spoke with two people who are working to provide caregivers the support...

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As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, continues to spread, so does its impact on the health of our communities. Barriers to food access have increased significantly as a result of the virus, as this public health crisis continues to leave millions of children, families and elderly adults at risk.

Last season on HealthChangers, we highlighted The Oregon Foodbank with our podcast Healthy Food, Healthy Communities. Forty-five mill...

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The end of 2019 marked the completion of our third season of the HealthChangers podcast. We wanted to take a look back and revisit some of our fan favorite episodes of the year, all of which have a common theme – health and the good of the community.

 

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When we or a loved one gets a new diagnosis or has a health-related question, we turn to the internet for information and advice. Our guest on HealthChangers today has been working to find new ways to connect people online with communities who share the same needs and concerns. Susannah Fox is a researcher and advisor to health and technology companies. She’s the former Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and...

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Cambia’s partnership with ARCHANGELS is starting a national conversation about how we can better identify, thank and support caregivers. Because caregiving is such an individualized experience, we sat down with several Cambia employees who have served as caregivers to understand the highs, lows, and lessons learned from their journey.

In this episode, we talked with Georgann, who shares the experience of caring for her mom. One of...

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Welcome to Episode 1 of our New Special Edition Series of the HealthChangers Podcast – Powered by Innovation Force. This first episode is a conversation with Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the ONC. Dr. Rucker and Mohan discuss how the government is working to increase interoperability below and above the line that we draw as the possible.

In HealthChangers, Powered by Innovation Force...

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Each year, over 40 million Americans of every age, gender, race and socioeconomic background serve as unpaid caregivers for their loved ones. The value these caregivers provide is incredible, but they can also face huge challenges as they navigate the health care journey.

 Cambia has partnered with ARCHANGELS in starting a national conversation about how we can better identify, thank and support caregivers. ARCHANGELS is a national...

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There are more than 35 million people living with limb loss around the world. Luckily, advances in medicine, robotics, sensors and 3-D printing have transformed what’s possible for human mobility. In this episode of HealthChangers, we explore how human-centered design is helping to make health care better for those who live with limb loss. We’re joined by Erica Rife, the Managing Director for the Design Museum Foundation, a non-pro...

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In health care, we never know where the next great idea might come from. It might not even be from someone working in health care. It was in that spirit where the #WTFix-A-Thon, a social movement created by HealthSparq, was born. We’ve shared What-The-Fix before here on HealthChangers. HealthSparq holds #WTFix events where regular people with amazing stories teach the health care industry and offer solutions to pain points in their...

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A recent report from Cambia Grove found that the health care innovation economy in Utah is booming. We'll discuss what's made Utah so successful for both entrepreneurs and traditional health care systems in growing this economy, as well as opportunities to improve collaboration. Our guests are Maura Little, Executive Director of Cambia Grove, and Chris Klomp, CEO of Utah startup Collective Medical Technologies.

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June 18, 2019 22 min

In this episode of HealthChangers, we are taking a closer look at what is being done to help address hunger in our own communities. We’re joined by Angela Dowling, the President of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank.

The Oregon Food Bank is addressing our communities’ need for nutritious food today, while also creating a long-term solution to hunger. 

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June 10, 2019 17 min

Time after time Americans have said their number one concern is health care. Especially the cost of health care. In this episode of HealthChangers, Cambia’s CEO and President, Mark Ganz interviewsMarcus Osborne, Walmart's vice president for health and wellness transformation. Both share a passion for making health care more consumer-centric.

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April 25, 2019 22 min

Every day in the United States more than 130 people die from an opioid overdose. More people in the U.S. die from overdoses than car accidents. In this episode of HealthChangers, we talk with Dr. Jim Polo, the behavioral health medical director for Regence health plans, and Phil Caruso from Walgreens to take a closer look at the opioid crisis and what is being done to help address this epidemic in our own communities.

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