Fireside Chat

with Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Exploring Health Delivery & Financing with the Co-founder
and Chairman Emeritus of The Health Management Academy

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Fireside Chat

with Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Exploring Health Delivery & Financing with the Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Health Management Academy

Subscribe On iTunes

About The Show

“Fireside Chat” is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.

Join Gary Bisbee, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, The Health Management Academy as he conducts weekly interviews with leading thinkers and executives in healthcare.

Podcast produced by Think Medium

Recent Episodes

81: We’ve Created a Vaccine Buddy System, with Marna Borgstrom, President and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Marna Borgstrom, President, and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System, to discuss the growth of regional health networks, the threat to academic medical centers posed by the payment system, telemedicine, the likelihood of M&A caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the role that health systems are playing to support the public health infrastructure.

79: “Life is Now” with Michael Mussallem, Chairman and CEO, Edwards Lifesciences

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Michael Mussallem, Chairman and CEO, Edwards Lifesciences, to discuss the effects of the COVID crisis on healthcare and the key characteristics of a leader during a crisis. We also explore Mike’s background and how he has helped Edwards become a global leader in the industry.

75: On-Demand, Front Door Healthcare, with Todd Latz, CEO, GoHealth

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Todd Latz, CEO, GoHealth, to talk about the opportunity for improving quality and performance in sharing best practices across GoHealth national leading health system partners. We also discussed the necessary principles underlying what makes a partnership work well and how the system has responded to the COVID crisis.

74: No One Wants to Work for a Pessimist, with Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System to discuss how a greater organizational scale allowed a more efficient response to COVID and the continued growth and development of regional health systems. We also talked about key issues in healthcare like affordability, the next generation leaders of health systems, and the importance of digitization and scientific innovation for the future.

72: Yale Cultural Ambassador Program: Access to Clinical Research and an Approach to Advancing Health Equity

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we learn more about the Yale Cultural Ambassador Program and its success in accelerating minority participation in the Yale School of Medicine’s clinical research.

The background, of course, is that minority participation in clinical trials is a long-standing, national challenge. Minority communities are distrustful of clinical research due, in part, through misguided past research trials such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Further, communication with minority communities about science and research has been sparse and not generally creative or thoughtful.

The Yale Cultural Ambassador Program was designed to increase minority participation in clinical trials, which it has accomplished beyond expectations. Furthermore, it has bridged the minority and scientific communities and there are open lines of communication about COVID, vaccines, and youth exposure to science and medicine.

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About Our Host

Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., is the Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Health Management Academy and Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Think Medium. Gary’s career has spanned executive positions in healthcare organizations from Wall Street to academia, and across a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. Gary is passionate about promoting thought leadership and innovation in healthcare and uses his platform to share lessons, conversations, and ideas that will equip executives to continue growing their respective organizations.