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February 6 · Issue #40 · View online
Everything you always wanted to know about the health care system. But were afraid to ask.

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On today’s edition of the THCB Reader: John James, Robert Scully, Casey Quinlan, Bill Adams, Helen Haskell, Poppy Arford, representing The Patient Council of the Right Care Alliance, argue the industry must change to earn back the trust of patients that it is supposed to serve; Michael Millenson draws parallels between the San Francisco 49ers & 161 U.S. hospitals showing how both were penalized, lost money, and passionately believed the process was unfair; and Alya Ahmad believes that pediatricians are in a position where they can advocate for their patients from an early age and should work to identify children exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). On Episode 108 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess & I start off discussing how the Super Bowl relates to health care, then trail into OneMedical’s IPO (now worth more than Livongo at $2.7B!), and comment on Humana partnering with a PE company to expand their PCP centers. On the WTH Health Show, Jess speaks to Randy Lipps, CEO of Omnicell, about how his company is working to automate everything from getting medication from the dockside to the bedside. Enjoy! – Matthew Holt 

Feb 6, John James, Robert Scully, Casey Quinlan, Bill Adams, Helen Haskell, Poppy Arford
The Patient Council of the Right Care Alliance developed a number of questions to form a national survey of Americans to guide policy makers, asking: What worries you about American health care? Political forces are trying to shape and reshape American health care without hearing the voice of patients. This survey gives direction to what the American health care industry must change to earn back the trust of patients it is supposed to serve.

Feb 5, Michael Millenson
Super Bowl Week ended with the San Francisco 49ers and 161 U.S. hospitals having something in common: both were publicly penalized, both lost money as a result, and both passionately believed the process was unfair. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to decide whether their objections were sensible or sour grapes and, in the case of hospitals, the real-life consequences are not a game. Unfortunately, better refs alone won’t put patients out of danger. Instead, we can learn from golfers and build a culture that promotes patient safety, and reminds hospital executives and clinicians why they went into this field 

Feb 4, Alya Ahmad
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have a major long-term impact on health. As a pediatrician practicing in the San Joaquin Valley, Dr. Alya encounters the consequences of the social determinants of health everyday. Pediatricians are in a position where they can advocate for their patients from an early age. It is crucial for them to work to identify kids exposed to ACEs through routine screenings and establish prevention programs for our vulnerable youth.
Livongo is working to #SilenceNoisyHealthcare. Visit livongo.com for more details.
Livongo is working to #SilenceNoisyHealthcare. Visit livongo.com for more details.
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 108 | OneMedical IPO, Hinge Health, & Humana
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 108 | OneMedical IPO, Hinge Health, & Humana
Autonomous Pharmacy: An Industry Movement to Free Hospital Pharmacists | Randy Lipps, CEO, Omnicell
Autonomous Pharmacy: An Industry Movement to Free Hospital Pharmacists | Randy Lipps, CEO, Omnicell
The Health Care Blog The Health Care Blog
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