Healthy Dose of Dialogue
Bonus: BigTopics in Small Doses: Creating an Accessible, Affordable Prescription Drug Market

Bonus: BigTopics in Small Doses: Creating an Accessible, Affordable Prescription Drug Market

August 8, 2022

In Episode 6, we talk about the prescription drug market and the innovative approaches several companies are using to make inroads in drug affordability, accessibility, and effectiveness.

A Dose of Prescription Drug Disruption

A Dose of Prescription Drug Disruption

June 15, 2022

Gina Guinasso, president at CivicaScript, talks about the exorbitant costs in today’s prescription drugs and how her organization – together with the industry – is leveling the playing field by distributing generic drugs directly to pharmacies. In her conversation with host Andy Chasin, Blue Shield of California’s Vice President of Federal Policy and Advocacy, she discusses the beginnings of CivicaScript, spotlights industry factors that have led to inflated drug costs, and outlines how transparent drug pricing and direct distribution to pharmacies can make drugs like insulin more affordable and accessible to patients across the country. Visit Civicarx.org to learn more about CivicaScript and the company’s mission to provide equitable pharmaceuticals at the lowest sustainable prices to patients.

A Dose of Digiceuticals and Mental Fitness

A Dose of Digiceuticals and Mental Fitness

March 17, 2022

Sarah Hill, CEO at Healium, offers an inside look at the company’s virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) therapeutics for anxiety and stress. In her discussion with host Vic Tandon, Blue Shield of California’s director of health innovation product strategy, she points to the latest advances in wearable devices, breakthroughs in digital mental health solutions, and how immersive media represents a new and drugless aid for patients coping with stress. Visit tryhealium.com to learn more about Healium and how it combines wearables, neurofeedback, and immersive apps to improve mental fitness.

Bonus: BigTopics in Small Doses: Technology & Innovation

Bonus: BigTopics in Small Doses: Technology & Innovation

March 9, 2022

In Episode 5, we hear from health entrepreneurs, investors, analysts, and doctors about the digital technologies and innovative trends shaping the next generation of healthcare services.

A Dose of Digital Innovation: Predictions for Health Care in 2022

A Dose of Digital Innovation: Predictions for Health Care in 2022

February 16, 2022

Scott Becker, founder and publisher of Becker’s Hospital Review publications, host of the Private Equity Podcast and partner in the health firm McGuire Woods, and R “Ray” Wang, founder, chairman, and principal analyst of Silicon Valley-based research and advisory firm Constellation Research and host of the weekly Web series, DisrupTV, join host Lisa Davis, Blue Shield of California’s senior vice president and CIO, to talk about health tech and where they see opportunities for digital innovation to impact the health care industry in 2022. The three speak about notable health tech innovations emerging from Silicon Valley and the business strategies allowing the health care industry to increasingly personalize experiences and improve the quality of care. The discussion also focuses on the consumerization and digitization of health care and how the pandemic will continue to accelerate analytics, automation, and Artificial Intelligence in 2022.

A Dose of Mental Health Trends and Digital Innovations

A Dose of Mental Health Trends and Digital Innovations

January 27, 2022

Dr. Dana Udall, chief clinical officer at Headspace Health, discusses mental health trends and the unprecedented adoption of digital solutions. In her conversation with host Angela Kalousek Ebrahimi, Blue Shield of California’s senior director of lifestyle medicine, she talks about how employers can adapt to employee needs ignited by the Great Resignation, the crucial role telehealth plays in expanding access to services, and the mental health sector’s supply/demand imbalance in the pandemic. She also reveals opportunities for the healthcare industry to transform both its services and its reach.

Visit headspace.com to learn more about Headspace Health and the company’s mission to increase accessibility in quality mental health care.

Bonus: Big Topics in Small Doses: 2021 Year in Review

Bonus: Big Topics in Small Doses: 2021 Year in Review

December 17, 2021

In this episode, we look back at 2021, reflect on the insights of featured guests, and focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in the year ahead.

A Dose of Pharmacy Innovation

A Dose of Pharmacy Innovation

November 17, 2021

Hank Schlissberg, CEO of pharmacy solutions startup Evio, pulls back the curtain on how patients can realize big benefits from evidence-based medicine. In his conversation with host Alison Lum, Blue Shield of California’s vice president of Pharmacy Services, he explains how Evio is reimagining the pharmacy experience, improving prescription accuracy, and laying a foundation for better health outcomes. He also spotlights data and digital tools fueling pharmacy innovation and the need to increase data transparency in pharmacy. Visit evio.com to learn more about Evio and the company’s work to reshape the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.

A Dose of Mindfulness and Meditation

A Dose of Mindfulness and Meditation

November 10, 2021

Dr. Clare Purvis, vice president of Clinical Product and Content at Headspace, shares how meditation and mindfulness can reduce anxiety and improve wellbeing. In conversation with host Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Blue Shield of California’s senior director of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Purvis dives into the latest in mental health, highlighting the Headspace app and the research behind meditation. Visit headspace.com to learn more about how we all can cultivate mindfulness and meditation in our everyday lives.

Bonus. Big Topics in Small Doses: Health Equity

Bonus. Big Topics in Small Doses: Health Equity

November 9, 2021

In Episode 3, we discuss how some Americans are left out of the healthcare system and what industry leaders are doing to change that. Featuring Sara Teppema, Dr. Michael Penn, and John Baackes.

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