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Compelling stories from the front lines of America’s health systems.

Compelling stories of innovation in America's healthcare system

Our nation’s healthcare system faces many challenges today that didn’t exist a few months ago. There is an overwhelming importance to providing the best health outcomes possible, in the most innovative ways, at the lowest cost, to all in need. This podcast brings together innovative leaders from within and outside the healthcare industry – from the big names you see in bold print every day, to those that just have bold things to say – to explore the country’s rapidly-shifting healthcare landscape and provide smart solutions to the challenges we face.

What to Expect

A 25-30 minute conversation with a diverse array of distinguished guests, the InsideOut podcast amplifies the voices of a cross-section of the entire healthcare industry. Our guests include executives, providers, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, analysts and other professionals whose work is both directly and indirectly related to the healthcare industry.

March 22nd 2021 | NFL legend Herschel Walker

Episode 24: From Touchdowns to Tackling the Business World

On this episode of InsideOut, I had the pleasure of speaking with NFL legend Herschel Walker, Founder & CEO of Renaissance Man Food Services and H Walker Enterprises. We dive deep into how he created his successful companies and he gives us tips on how the “teammate” mentality helped him build a legendary enterprise..

March 9th 2021 | Michael and Katie Loeb from Loeb.nyc

Episode 23: How Prioritizing Innovation can Unlock Post Crisis Growth

On today's episode of InsideOut, Kaycee Kalpin joins me to chat with Loeb.nyc's Founder and CEO, Michael Loeb, and Head of Strategy, Katie Loeb. We discuss a variety of topics including innovation, disruption, growth, brand and the entrepreneurial mindset.

February 22nd 2021 | Diana Brainard

Episode 22: The Pillars of Launching a New Therapy

On today's episode of InsideOut, I'm joined by guest Diana Brainard, SVP and Virology Therapeutic Area Head at Gilead, to talk about the challenges and triumphs of launching a new therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 8th 2021 | Andrew Rigie

Episode 21: The Parallels Between Healthcare and Hospitality in a Post-Covid World with guest Andrew Rigie, Executive Director , NYC Hospitality Alliance, and guest co-host Kaycee Kalpin, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Premier Inc.

Despite being worlds apart, guest Andrew Rigie, Executive Director at NYC Hospitality Alliance, spent some time discussing the similarities between the restaurant biz and the healthcare world. Joined by guest co-host Kaycee Kalpin, the Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Premier Inc, the trio talked about the increasing need for PPE, the recent hospitality resurgence, and where the two industries converge.

January 25th 2021 | Christina Farr & Dr. Jonathan Slotkin

Episode 20: The Importance of Transparency in Healthcare Investing with guest Christina Farr, Principal at OMERS Ventures along with co-host Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, Chief Medical Officer at Contigo Health a Premier company

On today's episode of InsideOut, I'm joined by guest Chrissy Farr, Principal at OMERS Ventures along with guest co-host Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, Chief Medical Officer at Contigo Health a Premier company, to talk about all things healthcare investing. What makes Farr's perspective unique—and definitely worth the listen—is because she's newer to the investing world, having spent her career covering healthcare and recently the COVID pandemic. Most important to Farr's strategy, though? Transparency, in both journalism and investments.

January 12th 2021 | Carla Tardif & Yousuf Zafar, M.D.

Episode 19: The Other Cancer Crisis: The Financial Burden with CEO and founder Carla Tardif along with Yousuf Zafar, M.D. Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at Duke Cancer Institute

Carla Tardif, CEO and founder of Family Reach, as well as Yousuf Zafar, MD, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at Duke Cancer Institute—who also works with the charity—joined me on the podcast to discuss the pandemic, COVID's impact on cancer treatments, and the other big problem with cancer that doesn't get as much attention: the often insurmountable financial burden the disease places on patients and their families.

December 14th 2020 | Ruud Dobber

Episode 18: AstraZeneca’s Race to a COVID-19 Vaccine with Ruud Dobber, the EVP & President of AstraZeneca's BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit

On this episode of InsideOut, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ruud Dobber, the EVP & President of AstraZeneca's BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit. The Dutch born immunologist and I talk about COVID-related care costs, when to expect a vaccine and how great leadership requires having a little bit of fun.

December 3rd 2020 | Nauman Shah

Episode 17: Global supply chain effects of COVID-19 with Nauman Shah, Chief Strategic Customer Officer at Johnson & Johnson

As one of the largest healthcare organizations in the world, Johnson & Johnson is focused on addressing the delays to preventative non-COVID patient care, even as they work to produce a COVID-19 vaccine. On today's episode, I am joined by Nauman Shah, Chief Strategic Customer Officer. We'll discuss global supply chain effects of COVID-19, the latest update on the highly anticipated vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson's new capability initiative, "My Health Can't Wait," which addresses the dangerous delay of non-COVID related healthcare visits and procedures in the United States."

November 16th 2020 | J.P. Gallagher

Episode 16: Confronting COVID-19: The Power of Community, Connection and Technology

NorthShore University HealthSystem CEO J.P. Gallagher is communicating with trust, leaning into purpose, and emphasizing the power of technology, community and connection as he leads one of the nation’s largest teaching hospitals through the uncertainty and challenges of the coronavirus. Join Inside Out host Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc., as he speaks with J.P. about big learnings, leadership and the importance of inspiring connection and resilience in the COVID era.

November 2nd 2020 | Karen Hughes

Episode 15: Leading with Clarity, Conviction and Compassion in Crisis

In her recent op-ed, former George W. Bush presidential advisor Karen Hughes writes about the importance of clear, consistent communication, wearing a mask and the moral responsibility we all have to come together to protect others, especially when lives are on the line. Join Inside Out host Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc., as he speaks with Karen about the pandemic’s epic test of character for business leaders and how companies are coping with extraordinary communication demands and challenges with employees and stakeholders.

October 19th 2020 | Agnes Berzsenyi

Episode 14: Empowering Healthier Women Through Healthcare Access and Innovation

Can technology and data improve the experiences of screening and surveillance of such diseases as breast cancer to the point that more people are engaging in preventative care and communities are healthier? How can we help improve understanding across social, economic and ethnic populations? Join Inside Out host Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc., as he speaks with Agnes Berzsenyi, President and CEO of Women’s Health and X-Ray at GE Healthcare on advancements in women’s health and how learnings can apply to other demographic groups.

October 6th 2020 | Geoff Martha

Episode 13: Reimagining MedTech Amid Crisis and Uncertainty

While COVID-19 crisis has created unprecedented challenges for MedTech, it is also a time for companies and leaders to live their values amid civil unrest and social justice. Join InsideOut host Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc., as he speaks with Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha on how the pandemic is reshaping MedTech, the role of healthcare innovation in charting a recovery amid uncertainty, and how the company is working to address racial disparities and advance social justice.

September 22nd 2020 | Pietro Satriano

Episode 12: Why Data Matters in Feeding America's Hospitals

US Foods, Inc. (USF) is a leading, national foodservice distributor providing a complete range of products to restaurants, hospitality, education, healthcare and other industries across the country. Join InsideOut host Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc., as he speaks with USF president and CEO Pietro Satriano on how food service and products in hospital and health systems are contributing to overall health and healing, and the critical role data plays in feeding our nation's hospitals. The discussion also highlights the 20-plus year successful strategic partnership between both companies.

September 9th 2020 | Matt Solo

Episode 11: Medicaid’s Role in the Hospital and Healthcare Market

Medicaid plays a central role in our healthcare system. It provides health and long-term care coverage to millions of low income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. It also finances nearly a fifth of all personal health care spending in the U.S., providing significant financing for hospitals, physicians and many other roles in the health care sector. InsideOut host Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc., speaks to Matt Salo, Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, about the program’s crucial role and future in America’s health care system.

August 25th 2020 | Sarah Dash

Episode 10: Building Consensus in the Healthcare System

As the pandemic crisis continues to impact lives and livelihoods, healthcare leaders are challenged to emerge from it in a way that lays a foundation for a stronger, more resilient healthcare system in the years to come. Fundamental to this opportunity is to reimagine not just a more equitable and innovated healthcare system, but a system that works together to become far more than just the sum of its own parts. InsideOut host Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc., speaks to Sarah Dash, President and CEO of The Alliance for Health Policy, on building consensus across the healthcare system and using technology to redefine the blueprint of the future of healthcare.

August 10th 2020 | Dr. Jaewon Ryu

Episode 9: Transforming Healthcare and Health Systems in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare leaders seeking to improve healthcare quality and delivery while offering an opportunity for meaningful change. As many continue to grapple with ongoing disruption brought on by the pandemic, many are also looking to the future and the great reset. Inside Out host Mike Alkire, President of Premier, Inc. speaks to Dr. Jaewon Ryu, President and CEO of Geisinger, about the health system’s efforts to transform healthcare amid the pandemic and the deployment of a COVID early warning system to protect health systems and supply chains from being overrun by the virus.

July 27th 2020 | Dr. Sachin Jain

Episode 8: The Path Forward: Healthcare Reimagined in the Context of Inequality

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color has underscored persistent structural and systemic issues, and the long-standing need to build a more equitable healthcare system. In this episode, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc. and Dr. Sachin Jain (@sacjai), CEO of the SCAN Group and ScanHealthPlan, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, discuss the virus’s outsized impact on the underserved and solutions to combat the virus and build more equitable healthcare systems that increase the resiliency of communities and institutions.

July 21st 2020 | Mark Cuban

Episode 7: Investing in Healthcare to Build Greater Resilience (Part 2)

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy societal and economic toll, and upended nearly every aspect of life, it has ignited the power of innovation and created critical opportunities to navigate and emerge even stronger from this crisis. In the second episode of this two-part series, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc., Mark Cuban (@mcuban), serial entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and Shark Tank host, discuss how leaders can balance the need to prioritize public health amid states re-opening their economies, and courageous conversations on structural inequality.

July 14th 2020 | Mark Cuban

Episode 6: Investing in Healthcare to Build Greater Resilience (Part 1)

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy societal and economic toll, and upended nearly every aspect of life, it has ignited the power of innovation and created critical opportunities to navigate and emerge even stronger from this crisis. In the first episode of this two-part series, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc., is joined by Mark Cuban (@mcuban), serial entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and Shark Tank host, to discuss the importance of transparency and investing in data-sharing across the nation’s healthcare ecosystem, as well as leveraging AI in response to the pandemic.

June 30th 2020 | Dr. Peter Pronovost

Episode 5: Improving Health Outcomes through Culture Transformation

Healthcare organizations cannot afford to wait out the continual uncertainty enveloping the industry. Many are embarking to redefine how they will grow and operate in this new environment. To succeed in a healthcare transformation, leaders need to focus on organizational culture. In this episode, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc. and Dr. Peter Pronovost (@PeterPronovost), Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, University Hospitals and TIME 100 Most Influential People in the world, discuss how health systems can improve care, reduce costs, and save lives by focusing on organizational culture.

June 23rd 2020 | Dr. Mark McClellan

Episode 4: Mounting a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19: Part 2

As the economy and businesses race to reopen, COVID-19 continues to bring unprecedented challenges to our nation’s leaders and communities alike, threatening lives and livelihoods. In part two of this special episode, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc. and Dr. Mark McClellan, former FDA and CMS chief, and the Director of the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, explore how the first modern pandemic of our time has altered the future of our country’s healthcare system.

June 16th 2020 Dr. Mark McClellan

Episode 3: Mounting a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19: Part 1

As the economy and businesses race to reopen, COVID-19 continues to bring unprecedented challenges to our nation’s leaders and communities alike, threatening lives and livelihoods. In this two-part special episode, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc. and Dr. Mark McClellan, former FDA and CMS chief, and the Director of the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, explore how big data is helping provide an early-warning system for the pandemic and protecting communities from the risk of COVID-19 resurgence.

June 2nd 2020 Noam Levey

Episode 2: COVID-19’s Impact on the U.S. Healthcare System and Lessons Learned

As the private and public sectors work together to address the first pandemic of modern times, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc. and Noam Levey (@NoamLevey), a journalist covering national healthcare policy, examine the increasingly important role of big data big data in healthcare, the transformation technology has enabled across the health ecosystem, and the opportunities to build on the momentum by addressing holistic factors impacting outcomes, costs and experiences.

May 19th 2020 Kathy Driscoll

Episode 1: How Nurses Stepped Up to be the Nation’s Drivers of Patient Experiences

With the outbreak of COVID19, healthcare workers are not only at the frontlines of serving patients, but are also at increased risk of contracting the virus. In honor of the 150th celebration of national nurse week/month, Mike Alkire (@AlkirePremier), President of Premier, Inc., speaks with Kathy Driscoll (@KathyDriscoll01), Chief Nursing Officer at Humana, about purpose, empowerment and data and technology that is helping nurses provide care in meaningful ways.

May 14th 2020 Mike Alkire

Episode 0: Introducing... InsideOut

A sneak peek at “InsideOut,” a podcast focused on the ins and outs of healthcare and the smart solutions needed to help drive innovation and solve complex problems. Join Mike as he talks with Mark McClellan about the need for real-time data and technology solutions amid public health crises; discusses why hospitals can thrive in times of transformation with Terry Shaw; hears from Kathy Driscoll on how nurses shape patient experience; and many more. Subscribe now and you won’t miss a thing. And don’t be shy, leave us an email to learn more or if you would like to be considered as a guest.

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“Premier has been a strategic partner in our effort to deliver high-value care while achieving our long-term financial goals. We have built a healthcare system that puts the patient front-and-center with regard to every decision we make and every strategic initiative we deploy.”

- Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals

Leaders who act now can be winners.

The key is to have a comprehensive margin improvement strategy that is focused on reducing variation and costs, while also uncovering new revenue lines to offset diminishing reimbursement. Premier’s five keys to maximizing value are essential to achieve systemic and strategic transformations; alleviate margin pressures; improve efficiency and productivity; and maintain high-quality care.

“Premier has been a strategic partner in our effort to deliver high-value care while achieving our long-term financial goals. We have built a healthcare system that puts the patient front-and-center with regard to every decision we make and every strategic initiative we deploy.”

- Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals

Leaders who act now can be winners.

The key is to have a comprehensive margin improvement strategy that is focused on reducing variation and costs, while also uncovering new revenue lines to offset diminishing reimbursement. Premier’s five keys to maximizing value are essential to achieve systemic and strategic transformations; alleviate margin pressures; improve efficiency and productivity; and maintain high-quality care.

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