Health Care Rounds Podcast
Health Care Rounds is a weekly podcast developed for health care leaders who are at the forefront of health care delivery and payment reform.
Join Darwin Research Group founder and CEO John Marchica as he discusses the latest advancements in health care business news and policy developments. John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and is leading ongoing research initiatives on health care delivery systems and value-based care. At the table, John is joined by colleagues Jazmyn Ledford and Erica DeStories to cover emerging developments in the health care sector.
Episode 45: Our Take April–Part 1
In this episode, John discusses Our Take on health care news in the first half of April 2019. He covers the Times/ProPublica report on Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the proposed merger between Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, and other top stories through April 15.
Episode 44: Breakthroughs in Cancer Research with Dr. David Hong
In this week’s episode, John has a fascinating conversation with UT MD Anderson cancer researcher Dr. David Hong, discussing industry-researcher partnerships, personalized medicine, and the rising importance of immunotherapy in cancer care.
Episode 43: Our Take March–Part 2
In this week’s episode, John reviews some pharma breakthroughs—along with one major setback—and discusses the bold statement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Episode 42: JeffConnect, On-Demand Telehealth with Frank Sites
In today’s podcast, John Marchica sites down with the Director of Telehealth and of JeffConnect at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Mr. Frank Sites. Frank has decades of experience in this space and shares with us just what it took to get JeffConnect to become the robust telehealth program that it is today.
Episode 41: Our Take March–Part 1
In this episode, John reviews what happened in the world of health care this past week, specifically the results of a study published on March 11 in the JAMA Internal Medicine on Home Health and how it can provide a significant amount of savings when compared to other discharge locations.
Episode 40: Partnering with IDNs and ACOs, with Scott Hylla, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
In this episode, John Marchica speaks with Scott Hylla, Director of Health Systems and Managed Markets with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Scott and John discuss the state of pharma-IDN partnerships, pharma attitudes toward ACOs, and the future of industry-provider relations.
Episode 39: Our Take December–Part 3
In this episode, John takes a look back on the year of 2018 and gives you his top five health care stories of the year, as well as a few honorable mentions and a few of the worst health policy ideas.
Episode 38: Our Take December–Part 2
In this episode, John gives his insight on recent developments on one of this year’s trending healthcare topics, pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) and pharmaceutical rebates.
Episode 37: Our Take December–Part 1
In this episode, John walks us through the recent flurry of mergers and acquisitions that are coming to a close and only recently announced at the end of 2018.
Episode 36: Our Take November–Part 2
In this episode, John discusses our take specifically on the news of the results from the Johns Hopkins care management program, Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership. Coming up will be our season finale, so stay around this Holiday season for John's take on Health Care Rounds.
Episode 35: Happy Thanksgiving, 2018!
Have a festive Thanksgiving from all of us at Health Care Rounds Podcast!
Episode 34: Our Take November–Part 1
In this episode, John discusses our take on health care news surrounding the midterm elections and how this will affect health care going forward.
Episode 33: A Review on exl's 12th Partnering with ACOs and IDNs Summit
John is taking the helm this week to share his experience presenting at a conference last week, and the lessons he learned from two days of sessions. We will return to our regular format next week. The conference, exl’s 12th Partnering with ACOs and IDNs Summit, included about 100 people, mostly represented by pharma, ACOs and health systems.
Episode 32: Our Take October–Part 3
In this episode, John discusses our take on health care news in the last week of October. He covers President Trump’s proposed change on how Medicare pays for certain drugs, based on an international pricing index of drugs.
Episode 31: Our Take October–Part 2
John discusses our take on health care news in the second half of October. He covers how CVS and Aetna have made a big step towards completing their merger, as well as a new proposed rule by CMS regarding transparency of pricing in drug advertisements.
Episode 30: Northwell Health’s Successful Rebranding with Mr. Ramon Soto
In this episode, John Marchica sits down at the table with Mr. Ramon Soto, Northwell Health’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Mr. Soto came to what was formerly known as the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System after 7 years of unsuccessful deliberations on how to rebrand the system. In the interview, he touches upon how marketing is much more than “what looks good” and using market analytics as a driver to a more consumer-centric health system.
Episode 29: Our Take October–Part 1
John discusses our take on health care news in the first half of October, specifically commenting on the recent movements of multiple significant health systems.
Episode 28: LifeBridge Health’s Focus on Community with Neil Meltzer
What’s it like competing for business as an integrated delivery system—sandwiched eight miles between the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Health System—in a global budget environment within the state of Maryland? Find out this week in John’s conversation with LifeBridge Health CEO Neil Meltzer, a dynamic and inspirational leader serving his community and the stakeholders of LifeBridge with purpose.
Episode 27: Our Take September–Part 2
John discusses our take on the important health care news that occurred in the second half of September. Our main stories this episode include the creation of OneOncology, a merger of three oncology groups, and a suit on the alleged illegal kickbacks regarding the prescription of Humira.
Episode 26: Medumo, a Novel Patient Portal, with Dr. Adeel Yang
In this podcast, John Marchica has Dr. Adeel Yang at the table to discuss his newest venture, Medumo. Medumo’s CareTours™ are digital "instructional pathways" that healthcare providers can rapidly customize to guide patients throughout treatments and procedures in the most effective, scalable way possible. Medumo was highlighted at the Connected Health Conference in 2017, looking at “Digital Health Startups Working with Large Health Systems - Lessons Learned.”
Episode 25: Our Take September–Part 1
John shares a special our take on the trove of changes that occurred in the world of ACOs this past week.
Episode 24: Our Take August–Part 2
John shares our take on what happened in health care at the end of August including the NYU at the frontier of offering free tuition to medical students, as well as how a few Republican senators have introduced legislation to protect Affordable Care Act’s provisions for people with pre-existing conditions.
Episode 22: Insights into Canada’s Health Care with Trafford Crump, PhD and Dr. Paul Woods
In this podcast, John Marchica discusses the intricacies of Canadian health care with his old colleagues, Trafford Crump, PhD and Paul Woods, MD, MS. Canada’s health care system is about 70% federally funded and is experiencing the same health care trends of an aging population and attempts to move towards a value-based care model.
Episode 21: Our Take August–Part 1
John shares our take on what happened in health care at the beginning of August including extended coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as well as a new direct-to-employer contract between Henry Ford Health System and General Motors.
Episode 20: Our Take July–Part 3
John shares our take on what happened in health care at the end of July, including how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing both a rule for site-neutral payments, as well as potentially more 340B cuts.
Episode 19: Functional Wellbeing with Sean Sullivan
In this podcast, John Marchica has a conversation with Sean Sullivan, JD on the need to address not just physical wellness in the workforce, but also its wellbeing. Sean and John speak on the growing trend of value-based care, not just in the United States, but also internationally.
Episode 18: Our Take July–Part 2
John shares our take on the second half of July, including how the Trump administration continues to take aim at Obamacare, and that Stark and other anti-kickback laws may be obsolete in a value-based world.
Episode 17: Social Determinants of Health with Joshua Lenchus
Running a safety net hospital is challenging, especially when it comes to population health initiatives. In this episode, Dr. Lenchus and John Marchica discuss the resources needed to secure a healthy population due to social determinants of health.
Episode 16: Our Take July–Part 1
John shares our take on the first half of July, including CMS’s decision to green-light a Medicaid value-based drug plan, and how JJMDC added a collaboration with Mercy to its list of partnerships designed to improve patient care.
Episode 14: Our Take June–Part 2
John shares our take on the second half of June, including the decision of a federal appeals court regarding risk corridor payments, and the announcement of the new CEO for the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health care venture.
Episode 13: Advantages of Telehealth with Dr. Suzanne Shugg
Dr. Suzanne Shugg, CEO and Co-Founder of Teleplus Healthcare, teaches us how telehealth is helping battle hurdles of compliance and education, especially in the rural and senior communities.
Episode 12: Our Take June–Part 1
John shares our take on the first half of June which includes how New Jersey recently mandated health insurance starting in 2019, and what the increase in payer-provider partnerships means.
Episode 11: The Aging Population with Bob Roth
Bob Roth, Managing Partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions, discusses the importance of providing home care for our growing aging population, the home health and home care market as it is defined now, and what we can do looking forward.
Episode 10: A Discussion on Home Health Care
In this episode, John walks us through how home health care came to be, the differences between home health care, private duty, and hospice, and the impending importance it has for the future as we live longer lives.
Episode 9: Our Take May–Part 2
To all of our listeners, we hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! In this episode, John shares an abbreviated our take on the second part of May focused on FDA and CMS's take on lowering drug prices.
Episode 8: Our Take May–Part 1
John shares our take on the first half of May which includes the proposal by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to scale back its quality measures for fiscal year 2019 and the current administration’s “blueprint” to tackle soaring prescription drug prices.
Episode 7: Behavioral Economics with Dr. Allen Weiss–Part 2
Dr. Allen Weiss, President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System, talks about health care system trends and imparts his advice to new physician residents. This is Part 2 of 2.
Episode 6: Behavioral Economics with Dr. Allen Weiss–Part 1
Dr. Allen Weiss, President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System, shares the importance of behavioral economics at NCH Healthcare System and Naples’ Blue Zones Project. This is Part 1 of 2.
Episode 5: Our Take April–Part 2
John shares our take on the second half of April highlighting the health of Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the current administration and Humana’s statement to acquire and merge Curo Health with Kindred Healthcare.
Episode 4: Our Take April–Part 1
John shares our take on the first half of April highlighting Walmart’s talks to acquire Humana, and California suing Sutter Health.
Episode 3: Commonwealth Primary Care ACO with Dr. Curtis Page & Lance Donkerbrook–Part 3
Dr. Curtis Page and Lance Donkerbrook share insights on Commonwealth Primary Care ACO and more. This is Part 3 of 3.
Episode 2: Commonwealth Primary Care ACO with Dr. Curtis Page & Lance Donkerbrook–Part 2
Lance Donkerbrook, CIO of Commonwealth Primary Care ACO, shares insights on Commonwealth in relation to recent policy changes and HIMSS 2018. This is Part 2 of 3.
Episode 1: Commonwealth Primary Care ACO with Dr. Curtis Page & Lance Donkerbrook–Part 1
Dr. Curtis Page, President and CEO of Commonwealth Primary Care ACO, shares insights on what is an ACO and about Commonwealth. This is Part 1 of 3.
Episode 0: Health Care Rounds – Trailer
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