Consumer-First Health Group

Time Is the New Currency

Rob Klein is in the house to share key findings from the latest omnibus research report that tells us how consumers are thinking differently about healthcare and how it’s impacting everything from attention spans to brand recall. Anyone who is championing consumer experience will want to pay attention to what this research tells us about…

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VillageMD’s Roadmap for Healthcare at Home

Dr. Thomas Cornwell, the National Medical Director of Village Medical at Home, joins hosts Jared Johnson and Zain Ismail to share why home-based healthcare has such a bright future ahead. Learn VillageMD’s vision for healthcare at home and the major role they see it playing in their primary care strategy.  All that, plus the Flava…

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Care Pays Back: Addressing the Social Determinants of Success in Healthcare Education with Dr. Rebecca Sarlo

It is now widely accepted that socioeconomic issues like food, housing, transportation, and more, directly drive health outcomes in the U.S. These issues hinder access to quality healthcare, and create obstacles to education and stable employment. In…

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Is Primary Care the Endgame?

Ann Somers Hogg helps us look at Amazon’s moves through a theoretical lens. Is primary care the endgame, or a means to an end? And learn why she refers to the term Drivers of Health rather than Social Determinants of Health. All that, plus the Flava of the Week about reducing the cost of insulin….

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Empowerment: Focusing on What You Help Your Customers Accomplish

By Drake Pusey, Founder & Principal Strategist at Volition Project In my experience, sales guys love their mantras. Things like “99% sold equals 0% sold” and “Always be closing.” Some are silly, some are trite, and some are plain misguided. But the best proverb I ever heard from a sales guy was this: “A man…

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Will Consumers Care About Amazon-One Medical?

Jared, Zain, and regular contributor James Gardner dive deep on the Amazon-One Medical merger from the consumer’s point of view and what it could say about the future presence of retail brands … or lack thereof. If Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, what’s their play in an industry that’s still looking to…

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Healthcare Metaverse Trends

Brian Kalis dives into Accenture’s newest research about the Metaverse in healthcare. There’s a lot more going on in the Metaverse than you might realize, and Brian is here to guide us through some of the key business opportunities that are emerging right now, as well as what’s on the horizon in the next few…

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One Payvider to Rule Them All

Jeff Goldsmith, author of some of the most detailed research on the UnitedHealth/Optum conglomerate, is in the house with Jared and guest co-host James Gardner to discuss the payvider’s approach to coopetition, from their blueprint for building consumer-first services, to the players that they don’t consider to be competitors.  All that, plus the Flava of…

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It’s Time We Treat Medical Records Requests as a Critical Customer Service Issue with Grace Cordovano

There are many areas where customer service is lacking in healthcare, but few are more egregious than the medical records request process. It’s frustratingly slow, needlessly opaque, and contributes to patient safety issues and staff burnout. And…

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Take the Burden Off the Consumer

Beth Bierbower is in the house to explore the consumer-first aspects of payviders, from their dualistic business models to how they employ experience design. Beth goes deep on the opportunities for payviders to take the burden off of consumers and raise the bar for experience once and for all. All that, plus the Flava of…

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