Peter Wehrwein

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Morehouse School of Medicine, CommonSpirit Tackle Healthcare Disparities in new Scholar Program

January 12, 2021

MHE's Peter Wehrwein talks with Lloyd Dean, CEO of Dignity Health and CommonSpirit, and Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., FACOG, president of Morehouse School of Medicine, in this new episode of MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access podcast series. The three discuss the lack of Black physicians in the United States. Of the 22,000 medical school applicants in the U.S. every year, only 1,600 are Black. Dean and Rice created a program that seeks to cross barriers of healthcare and racial disparities by offering more opportunities for students of color in medical school programs.

Drug use, Distribution Among Members of OptumRx

January 10, 2021

Sumit Dutta, MD, MBA, of OptumRx, talks to MHE about drug use among Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic and about vaccine distribution to its members in this part two of a two-part video interview series.

Sumit Dutta of OptumRx Discusses COVID Vaccines, How PBM was Affected by the Pandemic

January 09, 2021

There currently aren't enough vaccines in the United States, and between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the two are very important to get their hands on, Sumit Dutta, MD, MBA, of OptumRx, says in this part one of a two-part video interview series.