HealthBiz with David E. Williams

HealthBiz with David E. Williams

The HealthBiz podcast features in-depth interviews on healthcare business, technology and policy with entrepreneurs and CEOs. Host David E. Williams is president of healthcare strategy consulting boutique, Health Business Group https://healthbusinessgroup.com/ a board member and investor in private healthcare companies, and author of the Health Business Blog. His strategic and humorous approach to healthcare provides a refreshing break from the usual BS. Connect with David on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/davideugenewilliams

Episodes

June 30, 2022 27 min

Can AI fill the healthcare gaps left by the Great Resignation, enable the shift from episodic to value based care, make care at home viable and indicate when a patient is ready for hospice care? If you ask Jvion chief medical officer, Jonathan Frownfelter (which I did) the answer is an emphatic yes!

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Spencer Hutchins got his startup experience right out of Colby College, with a senior role in John Kerry’s presidential campaign. From there he took on a series of government and policy roles before co-founding Reflexion, a rehab software company.

And then in 2016 he founded Concert Health, which helps independent physician practices deliver integrated behavioral health services. In essence it’s a group practice that leverages Colla...

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June 16, 2022 24 min

Ariel Katz founded H1, the largest global healthcare professional data ecosystem, and was named a 30 under 30 by Forbes, which he describes as embarrassing.  

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Raj Indupuri's company, eClinical Solutions provides infrastructure to process data and extract value. The pandemic has accelerated the transformation to digital, and decentralized trials in particular have been a boon for the company,

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Adial Pharmaceuticals CEO Bill Stilley is leading the development of a genetically targeted therapeutic agent for alcohol use disorder. Adial is currently completing a Phase III trial to determine whether this oral medication can reduce overall alcohol use and the number of heavy drinking days.

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Eliav Shaked is a biomedical engineer from Israel who once worked at a summer camp in upstate New York. A favorite staffer there developed dementia and went downhill so fast that Eliav couldn’t even visit her. That’s when he decided to focus his talents on early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

RetiSpec --short for retinal spectroscopy, is an innovative imaging company using artificial intelligence to detect neurodegenerative dise...

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Value based care is hard enough even in a well resourced setting. So just try making it work in a rural area without the scale, staffing and population density. But that’s the market Tim Gronniger, CEO of Caravan Health is addressing, bringing together safety net and community health systems to deliver high quality, low cost care in a culturally sensitive manner

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Mental healthcare is still sometimes in the shadows, so what better way to bring it out than with a friendly, upbeat name like Happify Health?  Chief Medical Officer Dr. Murray Zucker explains why the company is ideally suited to these troubling times.

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The end of the pandemic is the start of a perfect storm for surgical overutilization. Patients who postponed surgeries are having them now, other patients got sicker or fatter during the lockdowns, and surgeons are looking to recoup their losses by doing more cutting.

Today’s guest, Dr. Randy Hawkins, is here to discuss what his company, Carrum Health is doing to eliminate unneeded surgeries and offer written guarantees on the neces...

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After getting grossed out by witnessing open heart surgery in 4th grade, David Ehrlich wanted nothing to do with medicine. So it’s somewhat ironic that he became CEO of Aktana, an intelligent customer engagement company serving the healthcare industry.

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Hari Prasad grew up in Madras, India and moved to a small town in West Virginia to go to school at age 19. From there he focused on healthcare economics and held a series of jobs where he analyzed the patient journey and created the infrastructure for success under accountable care.

But the idea for Yosi Health https://yosi.health/ came from  his own experience. After dislocating his shoulder he had the very painful experience of fi...

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Digital access is now considered a Social Determinant of Health. Candoo CEO Liz Hamburg is addressing the need by providing tech support to older adults.

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Faith and resilience brought David Morales off the streets of Lynn, Massachusetts and out of poverty, helped him succeed at an elite college and in the worlds of government service and healthcare business.

He’s a strong believer that his story can inspire other discounted youth to dream big and achieve those dreams.

I first met David a decade ago when he was a senior executive at Steward Health Care. I learned something of his backgr...

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iCario is a Health Action company, which strives to go beyond the typical patient engagement approach to motivate patients to do something. Icario’s success has been driven by its ability to achieve results for health plans, the increasing need for outreach during the health emergency, and new competitive pressures on the company’s  customers from more consumer oriented organizations, like retailers.



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Purveyor of Silver Sneakers  talks complementary medicine and striving for healthy aging during the pandemic.

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Abarca is a PBM with a difference. It emphasizes transparency, offers guaranteed drug trend, and has a flexible, modern platform. 

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Noyo is a connections gateway for modern insurance. Co-founder Shannon Goggin started life in small-town Maine, then moved on to the tech world of Silicon Valley.

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Gidi Stein founded MedAware after the tragic, preventable death of a 9 year old from a medication prescription error. The company uses AI to dramatically reduce prescribing mistakes.

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Chris Nicholson moved around a lot as a kid. He wasn’t an Army brat --his family just had a habit of building houses, selling them, and moving along. It probably wasn’t easy to shift schools all the time--especially middle school, but it helped him learn to adapt and become good at meeting new people.

After a long stint at Humana, Chris led the spinout of mPulse Mobile as founder and CEO. The company tailors patient engagement to th...

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Ashok Subramanian believes that primary care is the key to affordable, high-quality healthcare.

Centivo, where Ashok is CEO offers a primary-care focused plan to private employers. The company encourages employees to develop deep primary care relationships and rewards providers for achieving strong clinical and cost-effectiveness goals. 

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