In health care, we never know where the next great idea might come from. It might not even be from someone working in health care. It was in that spirit where the #WTFix-A-Thon, a social movement created by HealthSparq, was born. We’ve shared What-The-Fix before here on HealthChangers. HealthSparq holds #WTFix events where regular people with amazing stories teach the health care industry and offer solutions to pain points in their personal experiences. The What-The-Fix-Athon stemmed from that approach to gather solutions through a hackathon. The event took place at Techfest Northwest 2019 and was sponsored by Cambia company, HealthSparq, which is focused on helping people make smarter health care decisions.
In this episode of HealthChangers, we go live to the hackathon and talk to a group of students from coding schools in Portland, Oregon, who brought their personal stories and tech experience to design apps aimed at solving health care problems. There were four What-The-Fix-Athon teams. Each had 36 hours to investigate a health care problem and design a solution. With the help of judges, they refined their ideas and then presented them at TechFestNW’s Pitchfest.
A recent report from Cambia Grove found that the health care innovation economy in Utah is booming. We'll discuss what's made Utah so successful for both entrepreneurs and traditional health care systems in growing this economy, as well as opportunities to improve collaboration. Our guests are Maura Little, Executive Director of Cambia Grove, and Chris Klomp, CEO of Utah startup Collective Medical Technologies.
In this episode of HealthChangers, we are taking a closer look at what is being done to help address hunger in our own communities. We’re joined by Angela Dowling, the President of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank.
The Oregon Food Bank is addressing our communities’ need for nutritious food today, while also creating a long-term solution to hunger.
Time after time Americans have said their number one concern is health care. Especially the cost of health care. In this episode of HealthChangers, Cambia’s CEO and President, Mark Ganz interviewsMarcus Osborne, Walmart's vice president for health and wellness transformation. Both share a passion for making health care more consumer-centric.
Every day in the United States more than 130 people die from an opioid overdose. More people in the U.S. die from overdoses than car accidents. In this episode of HealthChangers, we talk with Dr. Jim Polo, the behavioral health medical director for Regence health plans, and Phil Caruso from Walgreens to take a closer look at the opioid crisis and what is being done to help address this epidemic in our own communities.
Two years ago, we launched the HealthChangers Podcast. Our goal was to spotlight the challenges facing health care today and the innovations and innovators that are changing the health care landscape. To mark our two-year anniversary, we are listening back to three listener favorites, featuring people who are transforming health care.
In this episode of HealthChangers, we travel to Austin, Texas’ most famous Conference, South by Southwest (SXSW) to speak with Cambia Health Foundation President, Peggy Maguire, and two palliative care leaders about the opportunities for working together towards an inclusive approach that makes palliative care more understandable and accessible for people and families across the age spectrum.
In this episode of HealthChangers, we listen to a fireside chat with Peggy Maguire, President of the Cambia Health Foundation, and author and commentator Courtney E. Martin, at the recent 2018 End Well Symposium. This powerful, one-day event brought together a diverse group of voices including actors, design, technology, policy, health care and activist communities, to explore and imagine how to live well during illness and near the end of life. The podcast begins with an introduction and a powerful appeal by Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, physician, speaker and founder of “End Well,” to create a cultural shift that supports new collaborations, systems, protocols, and fosters new and existing networks of support to make the end of life more human-centered for all.
In this episode of HealthChangers, presented by Cambia, we bring part two of our panel discussion that brought together multiple perspectives on the topic of where – and how – technology meets health equity. Led by Cambia Health Foundation president and board chair, Peggy Maguire, and Catherine DesRoches, Executive Director of OpenNotes, this panel welcomes Dr. Joann Elmore, a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Peggy Evans from Neighborcare Health, Josh Lemieux from OCHIN, Liz Salmi, Senior Strategist Outreach and Communications Director for OpenNotes andNancy Vukovic, Cambia Director of Consumer Experience.