The #HCBiz Show

The #HCBiz Show! is the podcast dedicated to unraveling the business of healthcare. We help innovators understand the endless list of conflicting priorities and incentives competing for their customer’s attention. Whether you’re launching a product, improving a workflow, or promoting a best practice, we’ll help you align your value proposition and message with the things healthcare leaders need right now.


All Episodes

Taking Friction Out of the Prescription Process with Surescripts Real-time Prescription Benefit – Dr. Andrew Mellin

Surescripts is at the center of almost all prescriptions for medications in the US. In this era, when almost no other kind of prescriptions are being allowed, how is Surescripts thinking about digital prescriptions? How has Surescripts adapted to the…

What you need to Know About TEFCA Right Now w/ Mariann Yeager

A year after , what has happened and where are we now? The ONC awarded a cooperative agreement to to serve as the  (RCE) to develop, update, implement, and maintain the Common Agreement and the QTF. On today’s episode, Shahid Shah joins your…

COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Map w/ Dr. John Showalter

There is an urgency to utilize social determinants in healthcare decision making, especially to meet the needs of underserved populations. launched its new , a free, publicly available tool that identifies populations — down to the census block…

Protecting and Extending the Life of PPE with Engineered Controls

An #HCBiz Brief: Given the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in our hospitals due to COVID-19 and the elevated risks our medical professionals are facing every day, I wanted to share a tool I came across at an infection control…

Using Opportunity Zones to Drive Substantial Investment in SDOH w/ John Gorman

The incentive is a new community investment tool to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. is accelerating the health care industry’s ability to deploy underfunded SDOH benefits by leveraging the of…

Making Value-Based Care Work in Rural Health

Today’s episode is about how the Rural Risk-Free Solution helps rural hospitals and health systems take on risk faster to achieve value-based care. The methodology is a community / population health approach. By providing analytics on care metrics,…

There Are No Drug Prices in the US w/ AJ Loiacono

Drugs are way too expensive. It has got to be from someone in the middle taking up all the money. Blame the pharmacy benefits managers! Right? Not so fast. If you’re like me and have gotten derailed by complicated flow charts trying to understand PBMs…

Interoperability 2.0 with Niko Skievaski

The interoperability promise of a shared, longitudinal medical record has so far focused on connecting health systems to each other. With the growing investment and constant new entrants of SDOH solution vendors, a new wave of interoperability…

Headwinds Impacting the Shift to Value-Based Care with Kyle Swarts and Dr. Matt Lambert

Health systems have been working hard to lay the foundation for taking on a larger case mix of value-based contracts. 75% of health systems surveyed said they are ready to accept downside risk in the next two years, up from 42% in 2015. As health…