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Episode 6 & 7: Behavioral Economics with Dr. Allen Weiss

May 17, 2018


Summary

In this two-part podcast, John Marchica speaks with NCH Healthcare System’s president and CEO, Dr. Allen Weiss. Dr. Weiss breaks down how they have changed the mindset of community health at the health system level with astounding statistics and fruitful outcomes.

Here are some of the interview highlights:

Part 1 

  • Present day history of NCH Healthcare System
  • Focus on community health with Blue Zones project
  • Behavioral economics for reducing health care costs

Part 2

  • Health System trends
  • Other health care systems going the same path as NCH Healthcare
  • Advice to new physician residents

In this episode

Dr. Allen Weiss

Dr. Allen Weiss graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and is board certified in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.

In 2017, Dr. Weiss became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and was also elected to the American Hospital Association Board. He’s been named to Becker’s Top 100 Outstanding Physician leaders of healthcare systems several times now.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He was the founder and CEO of FaxWatch, a leading business intelligence and medical education company and two-time member of the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing companies.

John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade. John earned his B.A. in economics from Knox College, an MBA and M.A. in public policy from The University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework and doctoral exams in clinical epidemiology and health economics at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.

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