Expert Interviews

Ron Brooks of Independence Blue Cross Shares New Campaign Toward Colon Cancer Screening for African Americans

April 19, 2021

Brooks, senior medical director of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, was a key member of the team that created a health awareness campaign launched earlier this month in cooperation with local radio station WURD and other partners including the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Penn Medicine, Labcorp, and the Health Care Improvement Foundation. The campaign, called “Go To Know,” sets out to increase colon cancer screenings among African Americans by providing free Fecal immunochemical, or FIT, tests.

Advice for Aspiring Minority Healthcare Professionals Who Seek C-Suite Positions

April 08, 2021

In this final video of three-part video interview series, MHE spoke with founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics. In the discussion, Sheila addressed the topic of how healthcare organizations are missing out by not actively expanding their efforts to seek out and fast track talented individuals across many minority populations, especially in the c-suite.

The Importance of Providing Guidance for Businesses Through the CMO Role

April 07, 2021

In this second video of a two-part video series, MHE spoke with Dr. Ami Parekh, chief medical officer of Grand Rounds. Ami discussed the rise of the chief medical officer role, how businesses can benefit from it and what it means for the future of the C-suite. She also explained why it is so essential for businesses to provide advice and clinical guidance to help best keep operations running safely.

How to Broaden Hiring Efforts for a More Diverse Healthcare System

April 06, 2021

In this second of three-part video interview series, MHE spoke with founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics. In the discussion, Sheila addressed the topic of how healthcare organizations are missing out by not actively expanding their efforts to seek out and fast track talented individuals across many minority populations, especially in the c-suite.

The Rise of the Chief Medical Officer Role

April 06, 2021

In this first video of a two-part video series, MHE spoke with Dr. Ami Parekh, chief medical officer of Grand Rounds. Ami discussed the rise of the chief medical officer role, how businesses can benefit from it and what it means for the future of the C-suite. She also explained why it is so essential for businesses to provide advice and clinical guidance to help best keep operations running safely.

Sheila Talton Adresses Diversity Issues in C-Suite Positions and What Can be Changed

April 05, 2021

In this first of three-part video interview series, MHE spoke with founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics. In the discussion, Sheila addressed the topic of how healthcare organizations are missing out by not actively expanding their efforts to seek out and fast track talented individuals across many minority populations, especially in the c-suite.

What's Taking Place in the Private Sector of Value-Based Payment? Francois de Brantes Explains

April 04, 2021

In this final video of a four-part video series, Signify Health senior vice president of Episodes of Care, François de Brantes, speaks with Managed Healthcare Executive about value-based care, the toxic incentives in healthcare, how the Direct Contracting Model differs from Medicare Advantage and more.

Is the Direct Contracting Model Similar to Medicare Advantage? Francois de Brantes Has An Answer

April 02, 2021

In this third of a four-part video series, Signify Health senior vice president of Episodes of Care, François de Brantes, speaks with Managed Healthcare Executive about value-based care, the toxic incentives in healthcare, how the Direct Contracting Model differs from Medicare Advantage and more.

CMS' Direct Contracting Model - Is it Still One of the Value-Based Models Built on Fee for Service Chasis?

April 01, 2021

In this second of a four-part video series, Signify Health senior vice president of Episodes of Care, François de Brantes, speaks with Managed Healthcare Executive about value-based care, the toxic incentives in healthcare, how the Direct Contracting Model differs from Medicare Advantage and more.

The Toxicity in Fee for Service per Francois de Brantes

March 31, 2021

In this first of a four-part video series, Signify Health senior vice president of Episodes of Care, François de Brantes, speaks with Managed Healthcare Executive about value-based care, the toxic incentives in healthcare, how the Direct Contracting Model differs from Medicare Advantage and more.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota on Forming an Equity Policy, According to Vayong Moua

March 29, 2021

In this final part of a two-part video series, Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Vayong Moua, the Director of Racial and Health Equity Advocacy for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN), about healthcare equity issues, how they relate to access issues, the political determinants of health and killing of George Floyd.

Tobacco Control as a Model and Making Equity Analysis the Norm

March 26, 2021

In this first part of a two-part video series, Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Vayong Moua, the Director of Racial and Health Equity Advocacy for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN), about healthcare equity issues, how they relate to access issues, the political determinants of health and killing of George Floyd.