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June 08, 2023
Episode 30: Things we don’t talk about (but should): The transgender experience in healthcare with Dr. Ben Haseen
What does it mean to be transgender? Dr. Ben Haseen, an openly transgender author, health advocate, and physician resident at Duke University Health System, joins Justin—and returning colleague Catherine Wright—to dig deep into the science, politics, and cultural factors underlying this deceptively simple question. Dr. Haseen dispels common misconceptions around gender identity and sexuality, outlines the challenges that trans people face when seeking healthcare, and explains how activism through academia means focusing on “the things that we don’t talk about, but we should.”
Justin, Catherine, and Dr. Haseen explore the personal and systemic aspects of the transgender experience: Does the medical education system adequately prepare providers to care for trans patients? Why are physical and mental health so closely related in transgender healthcare? And how is technology supporting trans people and their physicians?
May 25, 2023
Episode 29: America needs more nurses—Sean Burke of Ascend Learning says the answer is in the pipeline
The American Colleges of Nursing projects a shortage of 230,000 nurses by 2031, a figure that spells trouble for the country’s aging, increasingly sick population. Sean Burke, president of healthcare for Ascend Learning, joins Justin to examine the challenges facing the nursing pipeline—including workforce attrition, lack of professional preparedness, and constraints to educational capacity and access—and explore how providers, academia, and the government can contribute to a much-needed solution.
Justin and Sean discuss why it’s worth expanding the nursing pipeline to include more opportunities for allied health professionals, students from diverse backgrounds, and career switchers. They also raise questions about nursing’s emerging trends: Are travel nurses a double-edged sword for financially strained providers? Can simulations and generative AI help nursing schools do more with less faculty? And are coaches and academic partnerships the key to getting students ready for a career that’s more demanding than ever?
May 11, 2023
Episode 28: Would you get your eyes checked where you buy your shampoo? Jeremy Kirsch and Steven Wisch of Network Eye bet you will — and they’re bringing eye care to the masses at your local retailer
In the last five years, retail care has grown 200%, giving patients a more accessible and affordable pathway to preventive primary care outside of the traditional practice model. Is specialty care the next frontier for retail medicine? Network Eye CEO Jeremy Kirsch and Executive Chairman Steven Wisch join Justin to discuss how their company is using AI to bring ophthalmology into the retail setting, make diagnosis faster and less expensive, and blaze trails for other specialties in the retail care space.
Justin, Jeremy, and Steven examine how retail care and AI can get higher-risk patients into the care continuum earlier and keep them out of the emergency room. They also explore the mutual benefits of partnerships between medical specialists and retailers, the role of retail care under the transition toward value-based care, and why the retail model ultimately elevates—not replaces—private practices.
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.
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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.
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