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THCB Gang Live Episode 39

Episode 39 of “The THCB Gang” will live-streamed on Thursday, Jan 21. You can see it below!

Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by regulars: futurists Ian Morrison (@seccurve) & Jeff Goldsmith, surgeon and now digital health entrepreneur Raj Aggarwal (@docaggarwal), radiologist Saurabh Jha (@roguerad), and patient advocate Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3).

Like the nation we took a big collective sigh of relief. We then talked a lot about COVID vaccinations, what the newly (sort of) Dem-led Senate is going to do on stimulus and health care , and we fnished on all that money pouring into digital health, while the stock market goes crazy. It was all good grist for the #THCBGang’s mill.

If you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels

THCB Gang Live Episode 38

Episode 38 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, Jan 14. You can see it below!

Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by regulars: medical historian Mike Magee @drmikemagee, policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis), Consumer advocate & CTO of Carium Health, Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia), Suntra Modern Recovery CEO JL Neptune (@JeanLucNeptune) WTF Health host Jessica DaMassa (@jessdamassa) &  fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey).

We did indeed touch on that mob riot in the Capitol. We discussed the impeachment, the inauguration, and virtual JPMorgan AND virtual CES and talked about reparations and reconciliation–and how that might influence the whole world of telehealth and primary care. This conversation was wide ranging and fascinating!

If you’d rather listen, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels

THCB Gang, Episode 37, Jan 7

Episode 37 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, Jan 7.

You can see it below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by regulars: data & privacy expert Deven McGraw, (@Healthprivacy), Patient entrepreneur extraordinaire Robin Farmanfarmaian (@RobinFF3) & consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1). Balancing them out will be the Y chromosome owners futurists Ian Morrison (@seccurve), Jeff Goldsmith & THCB regular Kim Bellard (@Kimbbellard)

Other than than the Duck Dynasty insurrection & mob riot in the Capitol, the Georgia senate race, most of the world on COVID lockdown, the vaccines, the new Administration, and wishing each other a happy new year, there was little to talk about….

If you’d rather listen, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels

THCB Gang, Episode 36, Dec 17

Today’s #THCBGang was an End of Year special. It’ll was a full “Hollywood Squares/Brady Bunch” with nine of us. Michael Millenson @MLMillenson, Deven McGraw @HealthPrivacy, Jessica DaMassa @jessdamassa, Maggi Cary @margaretcaryMD, Robin Farmanfarmaian @Robinff3, Mike Magee @drmikemagee, Rosemarie Day @Rosemarie_Day1, & Marcus Whitney @marcuswhitney all got on to talk about the vaccines, the future of investing in health tech, a little bit about HIPAA, the future of vaccine passports, and more.

Yup we rounded off the year talking about the good, the bad and the very ugly of 2020. And giving our forecasts for 2021. And then a bunch more of the Gang came on at the 50 minute mark to give their hopes for 2021

You can see the video below and it’ll be on our podcast channel (Apple/Spotify) from Friday

Matthew Holt

THCB Gang Episode 35, Dec 10

Episode 35 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed Thursday, Dec 10. You can watch it below.

Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by not one but two of America’s leading health futurists Ian Morrison (@seccurve) and Jeff Goldsmith; Patient advocate Grace Cordovano (@GraceCordovano); health writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); employer health expert Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz); and surgeon and innovation dude Raj Aggarwal (@docaggarwal).

There was lots of conversation about who is going to pay for what health care. What are big employers going to do. How is the vaccine going to roll out and are we ready? What does it all mean for the future of hospitals, doctors, employers, innovation and more.

If you’d rather listen to the episode, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels.

PointClickCare buys Collective Medical

By MATTHEW HOLT

I was a little surprised to find out that PointClickCare, a Canadian-based EMR that has a big market share in SNFs and long term care was buying Collective Medical, a Utah-based interoperability-sniffer (that’s a term I just made up). Collective specializes in extracting data from acute care EMRs to find where patients have received care (think: ERs), and transmit that information (think: meds & diagnoses) to other providers. (Press Release here). The logic is that the “post acute” landscape is getting more complex and better integrated with the rest of care, and Collective Medical will help get PointClickCare’s SNFs and the hospitals & home care agencies they work with much more accurate tracking of patient movements between them. Given the mess that sector is experiencing with COVID-19 right now, this should be a good idea.

I spoke to PointClickCare’s Dave Wessinger & Collective Medical’s Chris Klomp about the deal. They of course wouldn’t tell me the price, but Blake Dodge at Business Insider sniffed it out and thinks it’s $650m. Moody’s reports that PointClickCare raised $550m in debt to help–although I doubt those cunning Canucks handed over too much of that cash, and they certainly sound like they want to keep the whole Collective Medical team around.

THCB Gang Episode 34 Live Dec 3

Episode 34 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, Dec 3, 1pm PT/4pm ET. You can watch it below.

Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by some of the gang regulars: entrepreneur, MD & CEO of Suntra Modern Recovery, JL Neptune (@jeanlucneptune): Patient advocate & public speaker extraordinaire Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3), Consumer expert and current President of the Medical Board of California, Denise Pines; policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis); and Consumer advocate & CTO of Carium Health Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia)

It looks like the election is settled! The first COVID-19 vaccines is out in the wild in the UK. What does it all mean for the future of health care? There’s some optimism and some pessimism — but there were some gems in the conversation too!

If you’d rather listen to the episode, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels.

THCB Book Club: Rosemarie Day – Marching Towards Coverage

Rosemarie Day has been a long time health care consultant and operator, most prominently as the COO of the Massachusetts Health Connector–the first real state exchange that was created as part of Romneycare (which with a few twists later became Obamacare!) Following the 2017 Women’s March, Rosemarie decided to write her own book, Marching Towards Coverage. It’s really four books in one. A personal patient & caregiver journal; a history of the slow march towards universal health care; a policy document; and a primer on how to become an activist. All in less than 200 pages! For the November THCB Book Club Jessica DaMassa and Matthew Holt talked with Rosemarie about what we can all do to really get to better health care for everyone.

THCB Gang Episode 33, Thursday 11/19

Episode 33 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed here Thursday, November 19th. You can watch it below.

Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by some of our regulars: CEO of Day Health Strategies Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1), data privacy expert Deven McGraw (@healthprivacy), patient safety expert Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson) and health futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve). While the chaos of the post election legal shenanigans goes on, we chatted what the Biden team might and can do, and look at the pre- and post-vaccine COVID-19 future of health care.

If you’d rather listen to the episode, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels.

THCB Gang Episode 32

Episode 32 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, November 12th. The video is below.

Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by some of our regulars: WTF Health Host Jessica DaMassa (@jessdamassa), radiologist Saurabh Jha (@RougeRad), MD-turned entrepreneur Jean-Luc Neptune (@jeanlucneptune), benefits communications leader Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz), THCB’s Editor-in-Chief me (zoykskhan) and guest Jeff Goldsmith, President of Health Futures, Inc. The conversation followed the post-election frenzy around COVID-19 response, the vaccines, the ACA, and what a Dem. president means for the United States in terms of health care.

If you’d rather listen to the episode, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels — Zoya Khanproducer

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