Each month the Cambia Grove, a health care focused innovation hub in Seattle, hosts interactive conversations with leading health care innovators. This series of events is called Under the Boughs. Recently the conversation focused on how to engage people in their personal health care ecosystems–one of the biggest opportunities and challenges in health care today. Hosting this conversation is University of Washington President Emeritus, Lee Huntsman and his guest is veteran tech innovator and relative health care newcomer, the CEO of Accolade, Rajeev Singh.
The HealthChangers podcast is presented by Cambia Health Solutions, where we share real stories of health care transformation from those experiencing it and those helping to make health care more personalized. You can find more information and show notes on all of our episodes at CambiaHealth.com. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts and if you like, leave us a review.
Welcome to the HealthChangers podcast, presented by Cambia Health Solutions, where we share real stories of health care transformation from those experiencing it and those helping to make health care more personalized.
On this episode, we’re joined by Burt Rosen, Chief Marketing Officer for HealthSparq, a Cambia company that helps peoples make smarter health care choices with industry-first transparency tools. Our other guest, Susannah Meadows, is a journalist and author who has written for Newsweek and The New York Times. Susannah recently published a book, The Other Side of Impossible, about ordinary people who faced daunting medical challenges, but didn’t give up.
Susannah and Burt have something in common—they are both patient advocates. They both have worked with, and at times beyond, the health care system to advocate for critical treatments for themselves and loved ones. In this episode, we talk with Burt and Susannah about this growing movement of patient advocates, why it’s happening now, and what it’s like to be an advocate.
To build awareness about patient advocacy and patient experience, Burt has created a conference called What’s the Fix?, happening June 14, 2017. Susannah will be a keynote speaker. You can attend this free conference in Seattle at the Cambia Grove, or via livestream. REGISTER HERE
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Welcome to the Health Changers Podcast presented by Cambia Health Solutions where we share real stories of health care transformation from those experiencing it and those helping to make health care more personalized. Today we'll hear a conversation between Leslie from Cambia and the health startup company mPulse Mobile. This will be the first in a mini-series where Leslie will interview various entrepreneurs and tech startup companies in the healthcare space
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Illness doesn't wait around to hit us when it's convenient, in fact more often than not we get sick when it's the least convenient, in the middle of the night, right before a big meeting, or the first week of school. When we get sick and are looking for quick answers, it's likely we'll go to urgent care or even the emergency room. However a growing, albeit not new, way to deliver health care called telehealth stands to make situations like this more convenient for people.
We've all received one in the mail, a letter from a health insurance company, hospital, or doctor. They all look different, sometimes there are multiple copies that arrive for days and sometimes they look like a bill, even though they say "This Is Not a Bill" at the top. In this episode of HealthChangers, presented by Cambia Health Solutions, we'll hear two stories from people in health care applying user-centered design to make these letters and bills easier to understand.
In this episode we talk with the founding director of the UCSF Palliative Care program, Dr. Steve Pantilat. Dr. Pantilat is recognized internationally as one of the leading experts on palliative care and he chairs the advisory committee for the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholars program. We talk about what palliative care actually is in practice, how his patients and colleagues define ‘living well’ with serious illness, what caregivers should do for their loved ones, the future of palliative care and his new book, “Life After the Diagnosis; Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers.”
If you are interested in your Health Care, the Health Changers podcast is a great place to start. It explains what is at the heart of this brand new Cambia Health Solutions podcast. When you are done with this one, check out our first podcast focused on Palliative Care and make sure to leave a comment and rating on iTunes.