Healthcare Strategies

A podcast for healthcare professionals seeking solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s top challenges. Hosted by the editors of Xtelligent Healthcare Media, this podcast series focuses on real-world use cases that are leading to tangible improvements in care quality, outcomes, and cost. Guests from leading provider, payer, government, and other organizations share their approaches to transforming healthcare in a meaningful and lasting way.

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3 days ago

In this last episode of season 5 of Healthcare Strategies...
The United States has a health equity problem, but a lack of comprehensive data standards has limited efforts to mitigate health disparities. In this episode, Keysha Brooks-Coley, vice president of advocacy at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), discusses the importance of standardized SDOH data in pursuing health equity.
Don't worry, we'll be back in September with more great conversations! In the meantime, tune in to our Healthcare Strategies | Industry Perspectives every Thursday for insights from AHIP 2024. Subscribe to get the episodes when they drop!

7 days ago

In value-based care, providers rely on accurate, timely data. But their needs also evolve as their participation in value-based contracts progresses. Kathryn Eshelman, MD, VP of Clinical Informatics at Inovalon, dives into what providers need at different stages of the value-based care continuum and how healthcare technology vendors can help.

Monday Jul 08, 2024

Chronic disease management, preventive care, and mental wellbeing all have at least one thing in common in the healthcare field: a need for strong patient education practices in order to be successful. Cathy Moffitt, MD, explains how patient education is not just a provider task. Rather, payers have a role to play in ensuring members understand their conditions, their options, and their benefits.

Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Member retention is challenging in the current health insurance landscape, but it is advantageous for achieving high-quality care and member satisfaction. Nicholas Kraft, SVP and chief growth officer at CDPHP, identifies strategies for building member loyalty.

Monday Jul 01, 2024

The telehealth industry has leveled out since reaching unprecedented heights of adoption and use during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving behind a markedly different landscape for stakeholders to navigate. In a new Healthcare Strategies podcast, Dr. Sanjula Jain, senior vice president of market strategy and chief research officer at Trilliant Health, tracks telehealth's trajectory, detailing the factors behind its decline and the limitations of the current market.

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

How can healthcare leaders tweak value-based care models to better suit the needs of specialty care providers? Jeremy Wigginton, chief medical officer at Capitol Blue Cross, shares strategies for promoting the quality over quantity mindset in specialty care spaces in today’s conversation from AHIP 2024.

Monday Jun 17, 2024

Leaders in medical education have been laser-focused on addressing health equity and discrimination in healthcare settings. In this episode, Kenya Beard, EDD, one of the commissioners for the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, outlines the progress made in promoting anti-racism in nursing schools, pitfalls to avoid and strategies for moving forward.

Monday Jun 10, 2024

Cheruba Prabakar, MD, a minimally invasive surgeon, board-certified obstetrician–gynecologist, and Founder and CEO of Lamorinda Gynecology & Surgery, discusses the new United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening guidelines. While the guidelines recommend starting mammograms at age 40, Prabakar expressed concerns about the shift to biannual screenings, which could result in missed cancer cases.  

Monday Jun 03, 2024

Medical crowdfunding is one way that patients handle high medical bills. How does this trend reflect on the state of healthcare prices in the US and how can payers and healthcare leaders respond? Divya Sangameshwar, an Insurance Expert and Spokesperson at ValuePenguin by LendingTree, shares the results of a crowdfunding report and discusses these questions and more.

Friday May 31, 2024

To make the best health decisions, patients and their physicians must be guided by high-quality, comprehensive information. Jennifer Ford, manager of clinical product management and genomics at MEDITECH, and Jackie Rice, VP and CIO at Fredrick Health, join us to discuss managing the fast-moving nature of genetic information, bringing genomics into the clinical space, the biggest challenges to clinician adoption of genomic technologies, and more.


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