Healthcare Strategies

Healthcare Strategies (HS)


Monday Jan 08, 2024

With the start of a new year, healthcare executives assess the state of the industry and set expectations for top trends and key strategies that will be widely implemented. Join four Xtelligent Healthcare Media senior staff members as we share what we have been hearing from healthcare leaders about 2024.

Monday Feb 06, 2023

Social determinants of health philanthropy can have an impact, but it can also injure the very communities it is intended to support. Tiffany Benjamin, chief executive officer of the Humana Foundation, shares how payers and healthcare organizations can approach social determinants of health philanthropy in an effective, community-oriented way.

Monday Jan 30, 2023

Transitioning to value-based care has been a marathon, not a sprint. Providers have experimented with different care delivery and payment models to improve care quality and coordination while earning savings. Scott Anders, MD, MBA, FAAGP, CPE, chief medical officer of value-based care and ambulatory quality at Providence, shares the top lessons learned from Providence’s long journey with value-based care and the strategy the health system uses to keep the momentum going.

Monday Jan 23, 2023

Health insurers face a couple of key obstacles as they implement digital health solutions, such as the lack of payer alignment around digital quality measures and the slow development of interoperability. Peter Long, executive vice president of strategy and health solutions at Blue Shield of California and co-author of a National Academy of Medicine article on digital health, explains how payers can refine their digital health efforts and how an integrated health record can overcome digital health barriers.

Monday Jan 16, 2023

In 2023, leaders in health IT analytics, mHealth, EHR, and health IT security will see innovation around healthcare consumerism and provider burden. Experts from HITRUST, Surescripts, Mass General Brigham Health System, and Mayo Clinic Platform share their projections for the new year.
Multimedia Manager's Note (1/17/2023): This is an updated version of the podcast episode that went live on January 16, 2023. The original version misattributed some of the guests. The guests in order of appearance are:
- Frank Harvey, chief executive officer of Surescripts,
- John Halamka, MD, president of Mayo Clinic Platform
- Lee Schwamm, MD, vice president of digital patient experience at Mass General Brigham Health System
- Robert Booker, chief strategy officer and executive vice president of the center of excellence at HITRUST

Monday Jan 09, 2023

In 2023, payers, providers, revenue cycle, life sciences leaders will face extreme financial pressures that will shape their decisionmaking but that may also open their eyes to new opportunities in value-based care and other areas of healthcare. Healthcare leaders from Blue Shield of California, Cook Medical, Forrester Research, and Providence Health & Services – Washington share their projections for the new year.

Monday Dec 19, 2022

Gender-affirming care, including social, psychological, behavioral, and medical interventions, is supportive healthcare that affirms a person’s gender identity when it conflicts with their assigned birth gender. Though proven to result in overwhelmingly positive outcomes, such as reducing suicide ideation and attempts, gender-affirming care access can be hard to come by, especially in primary care settings. In this episode, Kate Steinle, nurse practitioner, chief clinical officer at FOLX Health, and former Planned Parenthood employee, discusses ways to break down the barriers to gender-affirming care and expand access to patients.

Monday Dec 12, 2022

Seniors in the LGBTQ+ community today are aging in a country that is much more open to conversation about LGBTQ+ care and wellness than when they were young, but they still face barriers to care and coverage. Sachin Jain, MD, president and chief executive officer of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, and Jill Selby, senior vice president of product development, marketing, and market expansion for SCAN Health Plan, share how the health insurance industry can facilitate coverage and cultural change to reduce barriers to care for LGBTQ+ seniors.

Monday Dec 05, 2022

Because the effects of fertility treatment such as in vitro fertilization can often be traumatic and taxing, patients see many disruptions in their daily lives and have rated the stress of undergoing this procedure as more stressful than or almost as stressful as any other major life event, including the death of a family member or divorce. In this episode, Dr. Maria Costantini-Ferrando, clinical director and reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and a licensed clinical psychologist, shares how in vitro fertilization impacts patients personally, financially, and emotionally and how healthcare providers can lend support.

Monday Nov 28, 2022

Third-party health apps can help patients manage chronic diseases, log vital signs, and take charge of their health. But these apps often fall outside of HIPAA's purview, leaving them in a regulatory gray area. Tina Grande, executive vice president for policy at the Healthcare Leadership Council and chair of the Confidentiality Coalition, Robert Tennant, vice president of federal affairs at the WEDI, and Marilyn Zigmund Luke, vice president at AHIP, discuss third-party health app privacy and security risks.

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