Welcome to the Red Hot Healthcare show, hosted by Dr. Steve Ambrose. Your go-to podcast for forward-thinking, cutting-edge conversations with today's top healthcare luminaries and business leaders. This shows is not about softball questions or neatly-packaged sales enablement for show guests. It's about bringing the voice of candid thought leaders and forward-thinking visionaries into your mindspace. We cover trends, news, challenges, technology, and opportunities across all segments of the health system. It's for all listeners—healthcare consumers, tech and data leaders, clinical team professionals, policy wonks, life science entrepreneurs, and more. Take a look at our growing list of past show guests—and listen to a few shows. Whether you're on your daily commute, taking a walk, or just looking to learn something new, join us on the Red Hot Healthcare show. Our goal is to inform, inspire, and empower our listners. Want to be a guest? Fill out the guest inquiry form at -- We appreciate our subscribers and thanks for your 5-star reviews!


August 30, 2023 38 mins

"Steve, I think in the near future, patients will need to be informed when doctors refuse to use AI—not WHEN they're using it."

The "Red Hot" candor of today's guest, Dr. Robert Pearl. One of the most outspoken advocates for the use of generative artificial intelligence in healthcare. He pulls no punches when he states that ChatGPT and other generative AI tools will be as essential to medical practice as the stethoscope has been fo...

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HIMSS recognizes Didi Davis as one of the most influential women in health IT. She serves as the vice president of informatics, conformance, and interoperability at The Sequoia Project, a non-profit organization selected as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to support the implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Didi is a nationally-recognized...

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Value-based care (VBC) expert and healthcare transformation executive Lisa White shares her insights on the common and costly misalignment between value program design and real-world operations. It's a crucial challenge that stakeholders must address, if VBC is ever to become more widely adopted and successful.

Lisa shares a riveting conversation with show host Dr. Steve Ambrose on the importance of value-based care alignment acros...

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Host Steve Ambrose engages in a captivating back-and-forth dialogue with best-selling author and highly-esteemed digital health leader Rajeev Ronanki. They discuss, in just 20 packed minutes, topics including affordability in healthcare, ChatGPT, and the growing challenge of balancing healthcare transparency with physician time and autonomy.

In this interview:

  • The h...
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On today’s show, host Dr. Steve Ambrose shared candid thoughts about one of the biggest taboo topics in healthcare. A subject that is rarely addressed by many in healthcare—at least, not in any public conversations.

This topic is the growing epidemic of mass unaffordability in healthcare. A challenge existing at epidemic levels across America, and linked to systemic challenges such as pricing. Unaffordabil...

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Get ready for a dive into the metaverse and its potential impact on healthcare in this episode of Hot Takes. Join Steve Ambrose, your intrepid host, as he engages Tibor Méray, managing director and partner at BCG, in a conversation that shatters misconceptions and opens up new possibilities.

From improving access to care for underserved communities to driving down costs, Tibor Méray explains why the metaverse will be a part of heal...

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In this episode, Tom Foley, Chief Growth Officer of global virtual care provider Genie MD dives in—sharing his hot takes and provocative views.

Our first stop is generative AI—where Foley sees both the rainbows and the hurdles that lie ahead for this fast-growing technology in healthcare. Then we move into a contrarian view of fee-for-service, when it comes to adding value for patients and outcomes.

Our last stop is health equity a...

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In this episode of Hot Takes, host Steve Ambrose interviews Dr. Apurv Gupta, Vice President of care transformation at Premier. Dr. Gupta shares real-life examples of how empathetic automation can benefit both doctors and nurses, the importance of transparency to consumers, and the ROI that providers can expect from reducing clinical variation.

Apurv also discusses the human and technical aspects of improving throughput in hospitals...

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Dr. Steve sits down for a fresh "hot take" with one of the top researchers and thought leaders in today's healthcare industry—Rohan Kulkarni of HFS Research.

In this episode they discuss:

  • The three different types of archetypes in today's healthcare vertical integration
  • The role and aspirations of an "ecosystem connector"
  • How an "orchestrator" addresses wellness and primary care needs?
  • Why providers are missi...
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With healthcare consumerism on the rise and more millennials entering the workforce, learning and company culture has become far more meaningful.

On today's show, we have an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership, learning and development. Her work has been seen by over 9 million viewers on and LinkedIn learning.

Dr. Britt Andreatta was formerly the Chief Learning Officer for Her work embraces ...

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In this power-packed episode, Dr. Steve delivers the final part of this engaging series. Guests Amy Cueva and Amy Bucher of Mad*Pow are delivering high octane conversation on top-of-mind insights into the future of healthcare.

NOTE:  If you haven't yet heard it, please listen to PART 1 per episode 70. 

Get ready for some incredible insight on the following to...

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On today's show, we have Amy Cueva and Amy Bucher of Madpow.

Take one-part cutting-edge motivational science, add in a strong dash of design psychology, a high level of insight & innovative design...and round it off with 80 strongly-skilled and passionate professionals.

And you have Mad*Pow, a market-leading design company that has worked with the top names in healthcare - including CVS Health, Harvard Pilgrim and even the CDC.


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Inovalon counts hundreds of insurance companies, provider systems, and pharma, device, and diagnostic companies as clients, including 19 of the top 25 health plans and 13 of the top 15 pharma and life sciences companies. It pools data on more than 240 million patients.

On today’s show we have SVP of Innovation, Eric Sullivan. Host D...

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Providence St. Joseph Health employs more than 110,000 caregivers at 50 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a range of health and social services in 7 states.

Today we talk leadership with their President of Strategy, Annette Walker. In 2017, she was named one of the top 25 women in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine.  

In this episode, Dr. Steve and Annette Walker discuss these engaging subjects:

  • Re-thinking revenue ou...
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Blockchain has been perhaps the biggest buzzword over the last year. But what about it IS hype…and what is the truth today, and likely for the future?

And for healthcare?

Today we have John Bass, the CEO of Hashed Health in Nashville, TN with us in studio. He’s taking us down the primrose path, where we can smell the roses and not get stuck by its thorns.

In t...

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This is one of the more riveting episodes, as host Dr. Steve Ambrose sits down with Microsoft's Director of Worldwide Health Tom Lawry.

In this leader role, Tom works with health providers, payers, and governments in planning and implementing innovative technology solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of health services delivered around the globe.

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Dr. Patricia Salber has had a meaningful journey in medicine. It makes for a terrific story - and an even better interview. 

From board-certified internist, ER doctor, medical director and now the Founder and CEO of The Doctor Weighs In - an award-winning mobile/online platform that uses new media to share stories about health care innovation.

She now consults on various aspects of health plans, purchasers, and ACO management, incl...

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Wellness is being defined in new ways and with new impact on the workplace and the lives of those involved.

In this show episode, host Dr. Steve Ambrose interviews national expert Dr. Seth Serxner - Chief Health Officer and SVP of Population Health at Optum.

Seth has published more than 40 articles and chapters on health and productivity management - including his latest on the shift from wellness to well-being

In this riveting epi...

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In this episode, Dr. Steve talks with award-winning CRM platform Founder and CEO Brad Bostic of

The HC1 platform has been adopted across more than 1,200 leading lab, post acute care, and health systems. The company has received accolades from Gartner Research, was named "Best Healthcare CRM"​ by Frost & Sullivan, and is the top rated solution in the KLAS Healthcare CRM report.

In this episode, Dr. Steve and Brad Bostic go d...

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On this episode of Red Hot Healthcare, we have one of the top digital strategy leaders in the country - Sara Vaezy of Providence St. Joseph Health.

They are a $22 billion organization emp...

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