Tuning In to The C-Suite

Tuning In to The C-Suite

A weekly podcast where editors of Managed Healthcare Executive (https://www.managedhealthcareexecutive.com/) magazine chat with healthcare professionals and executives in the C-suite. Each week you will find a conversation about the most important issues facing American healthcare today: its cost, effectiveness, delivery and organization, and its fairness. Listen in. Learn a lot. For more information, visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ManagedHealthcareExecutive/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/MHExecutive) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/managed-healthcare-executive/) .

Episodes

May 7, 2021 36 min
In this latest episode of the MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access series, Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Dr. Christopher Crow, resident of Catalyst Health Network, a clinically integrated network of more than 1,000 primary care physicians throughout Texas. Peter and Dr. Crow discuss how his small-town roots and doctors there inspired his thinking about access issues; his experience with patient-centered medical homes and s...
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Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare, speaks with Linda Matthews, president of BioCare, a leading specialty distributor of life-saving therapies, in this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast. The two discussed the evolution of these therapies over the last decade and most importantly how to expand and diversify a healthcare business. 
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In this latest episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite’s Meet the Board podcast series, Managed Healthcare Executive's Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras spoke with MHE Editorial Advisory Board member, Doug Chaet. Chaet is president of Value Evolutions and chairman of the American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems. In this conversation, the editors were able to learn more about th...
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In this week's episode of "Tuning In to the C-Suite" podcast, Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Debra Cooper, RN, MSN, MBA/CHM, a senior risk specialist at Coverys, a medical malpractice insurance company headquartered in Boston. Wehrwein and Cooper discussed the role the company has played in advising providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, risk mitigation, and the role they can now play in overcoming vaccine hes...
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In this week’s episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, spoke with David Lareau, CEO of Medicomp Systems about four areas that must be addressed to improve the usability of health IT, address interoperability issues, and minimize clinician burden.
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In this new episode of MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access podcast, Steven D. Pearson, M.D., M.Sc., warns that high prices can squander an opportunity to bring innovative medications into clinical use. 

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Today's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite shares a conversation between Associate Editor of MHE, Briana Contreras, and CEO of Ob Hospitalist Group, Lenny Castiglione. The two talked about how and why hospitals and health systems are increasingly working with third party providers for obstetrics, as well as anesthesiology, nursing, and others to reduce costs and improve care for patients.
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In this month's episode of the Meet the Board podcast series, MHE spoke with Signify Health's Senior Vice President of Episodes of Care, François de Brantes. In the discussion de Brantes touched on a few facts about himself, he shared the toxic incentives in healthcare, how the Direct Contracting Model differs from Medicare Advantage and more.
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Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Vayong Moua, the Director of Racial and Health Equity Advocacy for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN), for this week's episode of the MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access podcast series. Wehrwein and Moua discussed healthcare equity issues, how they relate to access issues, the political determinants of health and killing of George Floyd.
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MHE's Associate Editor Briana Contreras spoke with Senior Vice President of healthcare services at SCAN Health Plan, Eve Gelb. The two discussed the issue of vaccine mistrust among family caregivers and how it can result in leaving vulnerable seniors at risk. 
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MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Dr. Ami Parekh, chief medical officer of Grand Rounds. Ami and Briana talked about the rise of the chief medical officer role, how businesses can benefit from it and what it means for the future of the C-suite. They also discussed how Ami's role as a CMO, and other C-Suite positions, evolved during the pandemic and why it is so essential for businesses to provide advice and clinical guidanc...
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Briana Contreras, associate editor of MHE, spoke with Sheila Talton, founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, in this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast. In the discussion, Sheila addressed the topic of how healthcare organizations are missing out by not actively expanding their efforts to seek out and fast track talented individuals across many minority populations, especially in the c-suite.
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Thomas P. Leist, MD, PhD, a neurologist and professor of Multiple Sclerosis at Jefferson University Hospitals, is the latest guest featured on MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access podcast. In this episode, Thomas spoke with Peter Wehrwein, senior editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, about accessing care amongst patients with MS through therapies, health insurance barriers, options of step therapy and more.
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Briana Contreras, associate editor of MHE, spoke with Robin Fiorelli, senior director of bereavement and volunteers at VITAS Healthcare, for this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite. Robin and Briana talked about the grief that has affected millions of Americans and millions more throughout the world due to losing loved ones to COVID-19. They also discussed the implications of grief, strategies for coping and efforts und...
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In this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Dr. Rob Kowal, chief medical officer of the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure division at Medtronic. The two discussed how remote monitoring and IoT is changing healthcare and how remote technology is also gaining a wide-spread adoption to monitor patients at home who have chronic conditions like heart failure, chronic obstructive p...
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In this latest episode of MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access podcast, Dennis Bourdette, M.D., professor emeritus of neurology in the School of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University, spoke with Peter Wehrwein, senior editor of MHE. Bourdette, a nationally recognized expert on multiple sclerosis, discussed step therapy, tiers, insurance approvals and the need for greater communication between physicians and insurers...
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In this latest episode of the Meet the Board series on Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, Managed Healthcare Executive's Peter Wehrwein and Briana Contreras speak with Rodrigo Cerda, vice president of clinical care transformation at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. Rodrigo is a newer member of MHE's Editorial Advisory Board and in the discussion he shared a bit about himself such as what his personal goals were. The ...
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Peter Wehrwein, senior editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, speaks with Mohan Giridharadas, the founder and CEO at LeanTaas, a software and machine learning company. The Santa Clara, California, company’s software enables healthcare systems to maximize efficient use of their infusion centers, operating rooms and other facilities. More efficient use translates into improved access to services for patients, especially during the C...
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MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Bill Coletti, CEO, and Founder of Kith, a firm serving organizations in communication crisis and reputation management, in this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite. Bill and Briana discussed how working with healthcare leaders during a crisis has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, how leaders in the C-Suite can be prepared for a crisis and what to do in the journey post-crisis.
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In this episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite, MHE Associate Editor Briana Contreras spoke with Associate Dean for Equity Inclusion and Research Professor in the College of Nursing at Penn State University, Dr. Sheldon Fields. He is also the first Vice President for the National Black Nurses Association. In celebration of Black History Month, the two discussed racial equity in healthcare and what is being done for patients and nurses...
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