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A new series of podcasts around transforming healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered transformations and advancements within every corner of healthcare throughout the globe on a scale like no other. In our latest Mckinsey on Healthcare podcasts, we uncover some of these advancements, as well as explore what future transformations are on the horizon.

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‘They will know a culture—you can’t fake it’: An interview with Texas Medical Center president and CEO Bill McKeon

– The COVID-19 pandemic led one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers to work around the clock to connect data, testing access, and supplies across various public and private entities.

Podcast episodes on COVID-19

Rethinking health priorities: A conversation with Vivek Murthy

– The former US surgeon general discusses COVID-19 and a path forward for a healthier, stronger, and more resilient society.

Changing views on mental and substance use disorders: An interview with Patrick Kennedy

– Former congressman, Patrick Kennedy, discusses mental and substance use disorders and how healthcare stakeholders can help these... populations especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Podcast episodes on innovation in healthcare

Strong minds, strong futures: Weaving together basic needs and behavioral health

– Public and private institutions can play an important role in addressing behavioral healthcare needs early and holistically.

Increasing productivity in healthcare: An interview with Allen Karp of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

– In a value-based economic model, payers' strength will be to bring analytic capability, operational capability, technology, and... customer relationships to the table. But the care will be delivered and managed at the physician level, at that point of service.

Redefining what’s possible in healthcare: An interview with John E. Gallina

– John E. Gallina, EVP and CFO at Anthem shares his perspective on the changing healthcare landscape and opportunities to reduce... cost, reinvent care delivery, personalize the consumer experience, and engage with partners to create change.

Picking winning strategies to improve healthcare productivity: An interview with Dr. Jim Weinstein

– Dr. Jim Weinstein, the senior vice president for Microsoft Healthcare, discusses his perspectives on how to create a sustainable... health system and how technology can help healthcare stakeholders improve productivity.

How healthcare investing efforts can drive innovation: a conversation with Matt Holt, President, Private Equity, New Mountain Capital

– Collaboration, automation, and innovation may hold the keys to the future of healthcare investing. Matt Holt, managing director... and president of private equity at New Mountain Capital leads healthcare investing for the firm and shares his views.

Getting the right care to the right people at the right cost: An interview with Ron Walls

– At face value, the problem is simple: Getting the right care to the right people at the right cost—but anyone who has touched... or worked in the industry knows that it’s a lot more complicated. As part of our series looking at productivity, Dr. Ron Walls, COO at Brigham Health discusses the opportunities to improve healthcare productivity—and the steps that leaders could be taking today to improve healthcare delivery.

The role of academic-based health systems: An interview with Catherine Jacobson and Thomas Zenty

– Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Thomas Zenty, CEO of University Hospitals, explain how their academic... medical centers and academic-based health systems are finding their niche in the healthcare ecosystem. As these centers develop, how do changing consumer expectations and social determinants of health change their vision for the future?

Why social determinants matter for children’s health: An interview with Michael Fisher

– The president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital explains how social determinants of health (e.g., education, housing,... social support) affect children’s health outcomes, and how organizations that invest and intervene early can generate both near- and long-term value.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Ron Kuerbitz, CEO, agilon health

– Ron Kuerbitz, Chief Executive Officer, agilon health, shares his perspective on consolidation of the sector, the role of technology,... and what he’s most excited about for the future. He spoke with Neha Patel, Partner, McKinsey & Company in December 2018.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Patrick Conway, MD, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

– Patrick Conway, MD, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina shares his perspective on embracing challenges... and disruptions in healthcare, improving the patient experience, and preparing for the future with Celia Huber, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company in a June 2018 conversation.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System

– Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System, shares her perspective on embracing challenges and... disruptions in healthcare, improving patients’ experience, and preparing for the future, with David Nuzum, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company in a June 2018 conversation.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Patrick J. Geraghty, CEO, Florida Blue

– Patrick J. Geraghty, CEO, Florida Blue shares his perspective on navigating a changing healthcare environment, embracing challenges... and disruptions, and preparing for the future with Prashanth Reddy, Partner, McKinsey & Company in a June 2018 conversation.

Planning for the future of healthcare—Penny Wheeler, President and CEO, Allina Health

– Penny Wheeler, President and CEO, Allina Health shares her perspective on the importance of partnerships in increasing value and... understanding the consumer with Jenny Cordina, Partner, McKinsey and Company in an interview conducted in June 2017.

Planning for the future of healthcare—Benjamin Breier, President and CEO, Kindred Healthcare

– Benjamin Breier, President and CEO, Kindred Healthcare shares his perspective on major trends in US healthcare and the value of... an integrated approach with Shubham Singhal, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company.

Planning for the future of healthcare—Ken Burdick, CEO, WellCare

– Ken Burdick, CEO, WellCare shares his perspective on major trends and opportunities in US healthcare with David Nuzum, Senior... Partner, McKinsey and Company.

Planning for the future of healthcare—Marc Harrison, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

– Marc Harrison, President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare shares his perspective on overcoming challenges and his leadership... priorities with Brendan Buescher, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company.

What can states do to change key parameters of the individual market?

– In part II of this February 2017 conversation, Erica Coe and Stephanie Carlton of the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform... discuss this question with Thomas Barker, former General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Ken Choe, a former Deputy General Counsel and Counselor to the Office of Health Reform at HHS. Mr. Barker is now a partner and co-chair of the Healthcare Practice at Foley Hoag. Mr. Choe is now a partner at Hogan Lovells.

What can states do to change key parameters of Medicaid?

– In part I of this February 2017 conversation, Erica Coe and Stephanie Carlton of the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform... discuss this question with Thomas Barker, former General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Ken Choe, a former Deputy General Counsel and Counselor to the Office of Health Reform at HHS. Mr. Barker is now a partner and co-chair of the Healthcare Practice at Foley Hoag. Mr. Choe is now a partner at Hogan Lovells.

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