Definitively Speaking hosted by Justin Steinman

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February 24, 2022

Episode 1: Disrupting healthcare - Funding the next generation of innovation with Michael Greeley

Michael Greeley, cofounder and general partner at Flare Capital Partners, stops by to discuss how data drives his investment strategy, how healthcare today compares to the tech industry 20 years ago, and how the democratization of healthcare impacts everyone. Michael and Justin also talk about telehealth trends, the difference between data and intelligence, and the impact of a fragmenting market for healthcare services.

March 02, 2022

Episode 1 afterward: Digging deeper into the future of healthcare innovation

Definitive Healthcare’s Todd Bellemare, VP of Strategic Services, and Brittany Morin-Mezzadri, Solutions Engineer, join Definitively Speaking Host Justin Steinman to dig deeper into last week’s conversation with Michael Greeley. Todd, Brittany and Justin discuss the opportunities for innovation across the healthcare industry and debate the roles of retail clinics, virtual care and traditional health systems. They also discuss generational differences in patient behavior, the tug-of-war between convenience and privacy, and how decentralization is changing how we access care.

March 10, 2022

Episode 2: Virtual care is where you want to be with Dan Trencher

Dan Trencher, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Teladoc Health, joins Justin and Todd to talk about the explosive growth of virtual care over the past two years, why your next primary care visit may take place on your living room couch, and why mental health is one of the fastest growing segments for telemedicine. Dan, Justin and Todd also discuss consumer expectations for telemedicine, balancing privacy with convenience, and the role of virtual care in chronic condition management.

March 24, 2022

Episode 3: Deal or no deal? A look into healthcare IT M&A with Ben Rooks

Ben Rooks, managing principal at ST Advisors, Inc., joins Justin to discuss the discuss the macro trends reshaping the healthcare landscape, why tech companies struggle to find their footing in healthcare, and how private equity firms use their edge over public companies to acquire healthcare IT assets. Ben and Justin also dig into the logic behind Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Cerner, consider whether a unified dataset is a pipe dream or viable business opportunity, and forecast what’s going to happen with healthcare IT M&A in 2022 and beyond.

April 07, 2022

Episode 4: Can we correct our course? — Navigating the post-pandemic healthcare landscape with Dr. Mark Pimentel

Dr. Mark Pimentel, executive director of the MAST Program at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, joins Justin and Brittany to discuss the long-term implications of pandemic-related delays in care on providers, facilities and patients, as well as solutions for bringing hesitant patients back into the care continuum. Mark, Justin and Brittany also explore the potential impact of patients bypassing primary care for specialists, and consider how healthcare access can be improved in rural and underserved regions.

April 14, 2022

Episode 4 afterward: Can preventive care address post-pandemic staffing issues?

Justin, Todd and Brittany have a follow-up conversation on last week’s chat with Dr. Mark Pimentel. Together, they assess the perfect storm of pandemic-related delays in care, staffing shortages and healthcare inequity, and discuss how pushing patients toward preventive care could help to mitigate the system’s constricted supply. Justin, Todd and Brittany also discuss regional and demographic disparities in access, where telecare falls short in the post-pandemic landscape, and how progress over the last two years offers optimism for the future of American healthcare.

April 21, 2022

Episode 5: Genetic testing is having a moment, with Kamal Gogineni and Dr. Rakesh Patel from Invitae

Kamal Gogineni, president of digital health at Invitae, and Dr. Rakesh Patel, chief medical officer for digital health at Invitae, join Justin to talk about the massive growth in genetic testing and what to do with all the data that it generates. Kamal, Rakesh and Justin discuss who is a good candidate for genetic testing, how it can help oncologists more easily identify and efficiently treat “decision-dense” cancers, and why earlier risk assessment could save lives and reduce costs.

May 05, 2022

Episode 6: Reach out and hug someone - Staffing during the Great Resignation, with Tim Bosse from System One

Tim Bosse, senior vice president of talent solutions at System One, joins Justin and Todd to discuss how the Great Resignation is impacting healthcare. Tim, Todd and Justin examine the shift in resignations from frontline workers to leadership, how providers and governments could open up the talent pipeline, and why healthcare companies should prioritize staff retention over recruitment. They also talk about the importance of flexible staffing models and why every hospital should hire a chief talent officer.

May 12, 2022

Episode 6 afterward: The healthcare staffing crisis is more than a little troubling — So what can we do about it?

Justin, Todd and Brittany break down last week’s conversation with Tim Bosse from System One and expand on some key questions: Are outdated medical licensing models contributing to staffing gaps? How can provider organizations create new pathways into clinical care? And what role does consumer behavior have on the burdens facing health systems? They also talk about the relationship between frontline workers’ and leaders’ resignation rates, how staffing agencies can find ideal matches for their clients and why there’s never been a better time to hug your doctor.

May 19, 2022

Episode 7: Brush your brain: Rethinking mental health with Cara McNulty of CVS Health

Cara McNulty, president of behavioral health and resources for living at CVS Health, joins Justin and Brittany to talk about the critical importance of mental health and why it’s important for everyone to treat mental health in the same way that we manage our physical health. Cara also shares how CVS is working to democratize access to mental healthcare, and why it’s important to “brush your brain” everyday – because giving your brain the right amount of nutrients, attention and rest can make all the difference in the world. Cara, Brittany and Justin also discuss how small acts of self-kindness can help us build resiliency, why the pandemic has made self-care so much harder, and what it will take to support youth struggling with mental health—especially those within the LGTBQ+ community.

May 26, 2022

Episode 7 afterward: Stop apologizing for being human (and other ways to end the stigma around mental healthcare)

Justin, Todd and Brittany unpack last week’s conversation with Cara McNulty from CVS Health and bring a personal perspective to the challenges facing mental healthcare: How can we reduce stigma and other barriers to care? Are shifting employer-employee relations helping to normalize mental health and wellbeing? And how can the industry support our youth who are at an increased risk for “cognitive implosion”? They also discuss the unique role retail clinics play in boosting access to care, how changing generational attitudes offer hope for a more self-caring society and why nobody should need to apologize for being human.

 

About the podcast

The healthcare industry is complicated -- so let's talk about it. Justin Steinman, chief marketing officer at Definitive Healthcare, is your host for data-driven conversations with thought leaders from every corner of the $4 trillion industry.

 

Every two weeks, Justin and his expert guests discuss healthcare's biggest trends, consider where the industry might be heading and break down what it means for you. Tune in for thought-provoking perspectives and data that will expand your view of U.S. healthcare.

Our host

Justin Steinman

Chief Marketing Officer

Justin Steinman

Justin Steinman is passionate about data and its ability to transform how we think about healthcare. With years of industry expertise, he’s developed a knack for helping others see the opportunities in healthcare’s complexities. When he’s not leading Definitive Healthcare’s marketing strategy, development and execution, you can find him coaching Little League baseball or reading a good book on the beach.

Our contributors

Brittany Morin-Mezzadri

Brittany Morin-Mezzadri

Solutions Engineer

Todd Bellemare

Todd Bellemare

Senior Vice President, Strategic Services

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