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Bright Spots in Healthcare

By: Eric Glazer
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  • Each episode, I interview innovators in the healthcare industry to extract the strategies, tactics, tools, and/or routines they utilize to generate extraordinary, positive outcomes. We highlight and breakdown these bright spots so you can apply them at your organization. "See a bright spot .... and clone it!"
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  • Nov 18 2022

    Motivating Medicare Advantage members to take the clinical actions needed to promote and support their care is a high priority for health plans. Data shows that talking to peers with whom they can relate and share common health issues benefits members and engages them more in their health

     

    Our panel of experts from Humana, Regence, SCAN Health Plan and Wisdo discuss how incorporating peer support programs in your MA plans can improve clinical outcomes, lower costs and boost engagement for members with chronic diseases, behavioral health issues and other social determinants of health. Hear "bright spots" and practical strategies you can implement in your health plan.

     

    Panelists: Mike Franz, MD, Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Regence; Lisbeth Briones-Roberts, Chief Togetherness Officer, SCAN Health Plan; Jennifer Spear, Associate Director, Population Health, Humana; Boaz Goan, Founder & CEO, Wisdo Health.

     

    This episode is sponsored by Wisdo

    Wisdo is a peer support and clinical referral platform designed to address the harmful consequences of loneliness, social isolation, and lack of engagement on health and medical costs. 

    Founded in 2018, over 500,000 adults ages  18-80 have joined Wisdo, making it one of the market's largest and most diverse peer support platforms. Wisdo clients include health plans, gov’t agencies, behavioral health providers, and SDOH services. https://www.wisdo.com/



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    1 hr
  • Nov 11 2022

    Julianne Eckert, Senior Director of Clinical Quality, Clover Health, Andre Bliss, Director of Medicare STARs, UPMC Health Plan and Marisa Howard, Senior Director, MA Operations, Evolent Health,

    share practical strategies and best practices to help Medicare Advantage plans to execute a successful star rating strategy. Learn significant trends and gain critical insights to help your plan earn and sustain a 4+ star rating in an era of rapid change!

     

    This episode is sponsored by Evolent Health Services

    Evolent Health Services is disrupting healthcare administration, generating exceptional clinical efficacy and better risk adjustment for health organizations while simplifying the overall administration process. Similar to what Tesla did with automobiles and Amazon did with retail, Evolent Health Services is helping to transform our healthcare industry from antiquated to innovative. The uniqueness of Evolent is

    • TECH: they have the industry’s only trustworthy end-to-end integrated platform, along with 
    • TOUCH: some of the most innovative people in the business know how to operate the solution for and with every type of health plan.or risk-bearing provider org
     



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    59 mins
  • Nov 3 2022

    Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH joins Eric to discuss place-based interventions and how they are used to address health inequities. The place-based model focuses on improving health that aligns with community members, businesses, schools, churches and other institutions in a specific geographic location (a specific community or zip code).

    Omolara is a healthcare social entrepreneur, board-certified pediatrician, community health equity consultant, career transition & business coach, public health researcher & health justice advocate. She is CEO & co-founder of Strong Children Wellness, a multi-award-winning healthcare practice network in NYC, providing integrated physical, mental, and social health services for low-income communities of color. 

     

    This Episode of the Bright Spots in Healthcare is sponsored by Socially Determined

    Socially Determined is leading the transformation of healthcare delivery and payment through social risk analytics and solutions. Their social risk analytics platform, SocialScape, social risk data and industry-leading expertise empower health plans, providers, and other risk-bearing organizations to manage risk, improve outcomes, and advance equity at scale. To learn more, visit sociallydetermined.com

     

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    36 mins

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great information and ideas

This podcast consistently offers great information and ideas for healthcare improvement through interviews with people who work in different aspects of healthcare. I always learn something new.