Disrupting the Generic Drug Market: Gary and Mary West Foundation CEO Shelley Lyford on Civica Rx Launch

Disrupting the Generic Drug Market: Gary and Mary West Foundation CEO Shelley Lyford on Civica Rx Launch

his week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Shelley Lyford, CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation which is dedicated to reducing costs and improving care for America’s seniors. She discusses the launch of Civica Rx – a not for profit entity that will supply low-cost generic drugs to a consortium of partner foundations and hospitals to disrupt monopolies and price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry.

Transforming Care Delivery for Underserved Populations: Cityblock CEO Iyah Romm on Their Tech-Based Solutions

Transforming Care Delivery for Underserved Populations: Cityblock CEO Iyah Romm on Their Tech-Based Solutions

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Iyah Romm, CEO of Cityblock Health, a venture with Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs aimed at improving care and outcomes for underserved populations in urban areas by deploying tech-based solutions supporting patients and care teams. He talks about Cityblock’s development of digital and telehealth tools that enable real time monitoring of patient data, and a network of interventions addressing social determinants of health.

Walgreen’s RX for Fixing Health Care: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Carroll on Health Services Growth in Pharmacy Setting

Walgreen’s RX for Fixing Health Care: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Carroll on Health Services Growth in Pharmacy Setting

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrick Carroll, Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens Healthcare where he oversees the pharmacy chain’s expanded primary care and prevention health services in nearly 10 thousand retail pharmacies. They discuss Walgreens’ expansion of digital and telehealth interventions for behavioral health, medication compliance and chronic illness management, with expanded health services being offered in the pharmacy clinics.

Telehealth, Best Practices and Integrated Care: Dr. Charles Sorenson on Intermountain Healthcare’s Commitment to Innovation

Telehealth, Best Practices and Integrated Care: Dr. Charles Sorenson on Intermountain Healthcare’s Commitment to Innovation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Intermountain Healthcare of Utah’s CEO Emeritus Dr. Charles Sorenson, who discusses Intermountain’s innovative, integrated care delivery system committed to improved outcomes and contained costs. He is Founding Director of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute which seeks to train future clinician leaders in their team-based model of care delivery.

Alexa and Telemedicine in Health Care: Harvard’s Dr. John Halamka on Promising Health Tech Trends to Watch

Alexa and Telemedicine in Health Care: Harvard’s Dr. John Halamka on Promising Health Tech Trends to Watch

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer for Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he has launched a new endeavor: the Health Technology Exploration Center. The lab is an incubator for studying emerging technologies in health care such as telemedicine, genomics, blockchain, wearables and smart speakers like Alexa that could potentially improve clinical workflow, data sharing and outcomes.

Millions Served: NACHC’s Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans

Millions Served: NACHC’s Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dan Hawkins, Sr. VP for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), which supports the thousands of community health centers providing care for 27 million underserved Americans. They discuss the care model that embeds behavioral and dental care within primary care, the growing reliance on Nurse Practitioners as front line clinicians, and the training, innovation, and quality care the nation’s health centers provide.