Rodrigo Cerda, M.D.., M.P.H., of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia Discusses New Role and the Latest on Value-based Care, SDOH and Covid-19

January 26, 2022

In this episode, Peter Wehrwein, managing editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, speaks with Dr. Rodrigo Cerda. Dr. Cerda has been recently promoted to the position of senior vice president of health services and chief medical officer of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. He is also a member of Managed Healthcare Executive’s editorial advisory board. Peter and Dr. Cerda discuss his new role at the Independence Blue Cross, what it means to be a chief medical officer at an insurer these days, valued-based care, social determinants of health, and, of course, the pandemic.

Dr. Ian Tong of Included Health Addresses Racial Differences in Telehealth Use

January 13, 2022

Briana Contreras, editor of Managed healthcare Executive, spoke with Dr. Ian Tong, chief medical officer of Included Health in today’s episode. The two discussed telehealth use vs. in person care, and more specifically, the racial and ethnic differences in this use of care. They concluded the conversation with how telehealth use has continued to expose more benefits for all patients and for the industry through examples like improvements in reimbursement policies and in addressing health equity issues.

How Health Plans Can Better Meet the Needs of Caregivers, per Shara Cohen of Carallel

December 08, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, spoke with Shara Cohen, CEO of Carallel, an organization built to support caregivers, in this week's podcast. Shara shared not only who caregivers are and the vital role they play in healthcare, but the challenges they face. She also discussed ways health plans can do better to meet the needs of today’s caregivers.

Ashok Roy, Chief Medical Officer of Caravan Health, Talks ACOs and Population Health

December 01, 2021

In this week's episode, Senior Editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, Peter Wehrwein, speaks with Chief Medical Officer of Caravan Health, Ashok Roy. The two dug into the approach of delivering quality care at Caravan, discussed ACOs in care and population health.

Implementing Wellness Programs For Employers and Health Plans per Neepa Patel of WellRight

November 24, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive spoke with WellRight CEO, Neepa Patel, on the topic of wellness programs in healthcare and the need for employers and health plans to roll out new, effective, holistic and innovative programs for patients. Patel did discuss the challenges that some organization can face when rolling out these programs, but she explained how accessible, affordable and beneficial these programs are for patients mental health and wellbeing.

Greg Miller of Talkdesk Discusses How AI is Easing the Patient Experience in Care

November 17, 2021

In this week’s episode Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, met with Greg Miller, vice president of Industry Strategy, Healthcare and Life Sciences at Talkdesk. The two discussed that while virtual care has become a convenient tool in healthcare during the pandemic and has helped treat more patients, this form of care isn’t completely solving patient’s underlying issues. However, Miller shared how AI is helping ease the patient experience and improving care in this conversation.

Josh Benner of RxAnte Talks Medication Misuse Challenges, Solutions and the Future of Pharmacy

November 10, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, spoke with Josh Benner, founder and CEO of RxAnte, in this latest episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast. In the conversation, Benner addressed the issue of medication misuse among patients based on access, demographics and more, as well as its solutions. The two also talked about the role technology has on the future of pharmacy and how solutions provided through RxAnte can assist plans to improve their CMS Start rating measures.

Meet the Board: Eric Hunter of CareOregon Discusses Medicaid in Oregon and What Managed Care Has Become Over Time

November 03, 2021

In this episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, Senior Editor of MHE, Peter Wehrwein, and Associate Editor, Briana Contreras, spoke with President and CEO of CareOregon, Eric Hunter, for another episode of the Meet the Board podcast series. Hunter, who has been on MHE’s Editorial Advisory Board for over a year now, shared how his career in healthcare kick-started, what managed care has become over time, how Medicaid is organized in Oregon and more.

Kevin Hrusovsky of Quanterix Shares Successful Tools Toward Improving Precision Health and More

October 13, 2021

In this week’s episode, Managed Healthcare Executive Associate Editor Briana Contreras had the pleasure of meeting CEO of Quanterix and founder of Powering Precision Health, Kevin Hrusovsky. Quanterix is a blood-based biomarker analysis company. In this discussion, the two discussed Powering Precision Health and some tools like the Disruptive Innovation 5-step model that brings his vision closer of detecting and improving the health of patients sooner.

Meet the Board: Cindy Hundorfean of Allegheny Health Network Shares Where the Company Stands in the Competitive Pittsburgh Market and What it's Doing to Improve the Health of the Population

September 30, 2021

This week, MHE editors Briana Contreras and Peter Wehrwein chat with MHE Editorial Advisory Board Member Cindy Hundorfean for the latest episode of the Meet the Board podcast series. Hundorfean, who is CEO of Allegheny Health Network, told MHE a few things about her time with the Cleveland Clinic, where Allegheny Health Network stands in the competitive Pittsburgh healthcare market and what the organization is doing to improve the health of the population.