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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.

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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