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Episode 15: Bundled Payments Bring Benefits

Simplifying the payment process for healthcare can be like turning a large ship, but bundled payments have been a large step forward. Dr. James Ballard, an orthopedic surgeon in Portland, walks through the benefits of bundled payments for patients, payers, and providers. When doctors look at the world, they can bemoan all the difficulties of…

Episode 13: Highlights and Insights, Part 3

 Take a deeper dive into the paradigm shifts discussed by previous guests Debra Stevens (Arizona Care Network), Bonnie Sheeren (Houston Health Advocacy), and Dan Dunlop (Jennings Healthcare Marketing). Join Scott, Michael, and Jared as they examine the themes of being proactive and collaborative when seeking innovation. The best outcomes occur at the intersection of…

Episode 12: Coaching Through the Chaos of Change

The very thought that physicians can benefit from executive coaching is an indication that the medical profession is shifting. Darelyn “DJ” Mitsch, an executive coach with The Pyramid Resource Group, works with healthcare professionals to take on leadership positions. It is a challenging task in an era where, starting in residency and training, clinicians are…

Episode 10: The Rise of Patient Advocacy

Patient advocates strive to create a world where everybody has somebody there for them. Bonnie Sheeren, independent patient advocate with Houston Health Advocacy, helps patients navigate everything from their treatment plans to insurance hurdles to provider communications. Navigating healthcare still requires untangling the disconnects between parties, but the rise of patient advocates can make it…