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Executive Interview Podcasts
 
Modern Healthcare Online regularly conducts interviews with the industry’s movers and shakers. In our exclusive executive interview podcasts, hear what they have to say about the events shaping healthcare.

For more information on the Executive Interview podcast series, please contact Chief of Editorial Operations Merrill Goozner at 312-649-5439 or mgoozner@modernhealthcare.com.

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FTC's Markus Meier outlines agency stance on ACOs, mergers, pay-for-delay
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014
Markus Meier, assistant director for healthcare enforcement in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, outlines the agency's view on accountable care organizations, hospitals' M&A activity, and drugmakers' play-for-delay tactics.
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WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish on ACA insurance enrollment
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014
WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish discusses how the ACA's open enrollment period turned out for the insurance giant and what the public might expect in the months ahead in an exclusive interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner.
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Dignity Health CEO LLoyd Dean discusses how his background shaped his outlook
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014
Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean, one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Minority Executives, discusses how his background shaped his views on healthcare in an interview with reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
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Podcast: Merritt Hawkins President Mark Smith on physician employment by hospitals
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014
Mark Smith, president of staffing firm Merritt Hawkins, discusses the continuing shift of U.S. physicians into hospital employment, which specialties are making the shift more rapidly and why that is happening.
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Podcast: Tenet execs Fetter and Pitts discuss merger with Vanguard
By Modern Healthcare | March 29, 2014
Tenet Healthcare Corp. President and CEO Trevor Fetter and Vice Chairman Keith Pitts discuss the company's merger with Vanguard Health Systems in an exclusive interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner.
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Podcast: Dr. Lee Sacks on curbing costs with better outcomes and service
By Modern Healthcare | March 15, 2014
Dr. Lee Sacks, chief medical officer at Advocate Health Care in Illinois, discusses his system's clinical integration program, healthcare reform and Medicare cuts in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Jessica Zigmond.
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Podcast: Dr. Otis Brawley on redefining cancer
By Modern Healthcare | March 08, 2014
Dr. Otis W. Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, discusses the definition of cancer and how the disease is over-treated and under-treated in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.
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Podcast: Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO Gerard van Grinsven
By Modern Healthcare | February 15, 2014
Gerard van Grinsven was named president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a privately owned five-hospital healthcare company. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks, Van Grinsven describes his unusual career path from luxury hotels to healthcare, explains the company's recent move from a Chicago suburb to Boca Raton, Fla., and responds to criticisms of its...
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Billy Ocasio on building community connections to a revive a Chicago hospital | A Modern Healthcare Podcast
By Modern Healthcare | February 15, 2014
Billy Ocasio, board chairman at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago, is Modern Healthcare's 2014 Trustee of the Year honoree for large hospitals. He joined the board at a time when the hospital, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a largely Puerto Rican community, was in danger of closing its doors and needed new leadership. He played a critical role in the search process for a new CEO,...
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Harold Walker on restoring a community's faith in its small hospital | A Modern Healthcare podcast
By Modern Healthcare | February 15, 2014
Harold Walker, board member and former board chairman at McDowell Hospital in Marion, N.C., is Modern Healthcare's 2014 Trustee of the Year honoree for small hospitals. During his tenure on the board, including stints as vice chair and chair, he played a critical role in the search for a new CEO, but most importantly he led a financial and reputational turnaround at the hospital. For years,...
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Debbie Dudley Branson on governing a safety-net system in peril | A Modern Healthcare podcast
By Modern Healthcare | February 15, 2014
Debbie Dudley Branson, who chairs the board of managers at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, is Modern Healthcare's 2014 Trustee of Year for not-for-profit health systems. She led the board through a particularly challenging time for the organization, after the CMS cited Parkland for quality-of-care deficiencies, requiring it to complete a corrective action plan or face the loss of...
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Podcast: Delvecchio Finley
By Modern Healthcare | February 08, 2014
The American College of Healthcare Executives chose Delvecchio Finley, the 36-year-old CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, as its 2014 Young Executive of the Year. Listen to Finley tell the story of how he switched his focus from medicine to administration and advanced quickly to take the helm of the Torrance, Calif., hospital at a dire time in its history.
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Podcast: Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center
By Modern Healthcare | January 11, 2014
Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, discusses his system's quality-improvement and cost-reduction work with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.Virginia Mason is the subject of a new book by management consultant Paul Plsek.
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Podcast: AHRQ Director Richard Kronick
By Modern Healthcare | January 04, 2014
Newly appointed AHRQ Director Richard Kronick explains the agency’s mission and priorities for 2014 in an exclusive interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Maureen McKinney.
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Podcast: 2013 Community Leadership Award Winner Hugh Greene
By Modern Healthcare | November 16, 2013
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Rachel Landen talks with Hugh Greene, the 2013 winner of Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Award. Greene is president and CEO of Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Podcast: National Nurses United chief RoseAnn DeMoro
By Modern Healthcare | August 24, 2013
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks talks with RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United. She has made Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare every year since its inception in 2002.
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Podcast: 'Good Nurse' author Charles Graeber
By Modern Healthcare | May 11, 2013
In his book "The Good Nurse," journalist Charles Graeber chronicles the crimes of critical-care nurse Charles Cullen, who killed more than three dozen patients at hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Graeber discussed the book with Modern Healthcare reporter Joe Carlson in a recent podcast interview.
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Podcast: HHS Inspector General Dan Levinson (24:14)
By Modern Healthcare | April 26, 2013
HHS Inspector General Dan Levinson talks with Modern Healthcare legal affairs reporter Joe Carlson about the office's plans for hospital audits, efforts to persuade healthcare companies to turn themselves in when they uncover wrong-doing internally, and the fraud implications of the rapidly growing use of EHRs.
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Podcast: FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz (11:50)
By Modern Healthcare | February 08, 2013
Outgoing Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz talks with Modern Healthcare legal affairs reporter Joe Carlson about the commission's close scrutiny over healthcare, and how antitrust enforcement affects competition and the prices that consumers pay for drugs and healthcare services.
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Podcast: Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, discusses new privacy rule (11:20)
By Modern Healthcare | January 25, 2013
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, talks with Modern Healthcare IT reporter Joseph Conn about the recently released HIPAA privacy and security rule, which he says "puts consumers and patients first."
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Podcast: Bill Frist, transplant surgeon and former Senate majority leader (12:30)
By Modern Healthcare | January 12, 2013
Transplant surgeon and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) sees a healthcare industry in flux, driven by the need crack the “value equation” that ties cost control to outcomes. Frist signed on as co-director of a new fellowship program established by the Nashville Healthcare Council to help council members' executives meet that challenge. Modern Healthcare reporter Beth...
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Podcast: Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS (8:25)
By Modern Healthcare | January 05, 2013
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, talks with Modern Healthcare IT reporter Joseph Conn about the office's tougher direction in HIPAA privacy and security enforcement, the use of encryption, and its recently completed pilot audit program.
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Podcast: Epocrates co-founder Jeff Tangney on the future of mobile healthcare technology (12:44)
By Modern Healthcare | December 08, 2012
In an exclusive interview, Jeff Tangney, co-founder of medical app Epocrates, talks with Modern Healthcare IT reporter Joseph Conn. Tangney, now CEO of Doximity, a mobile-oriented physician networking service, discusses the heady days before the dot.com bubble burst, whether another bubble is inflating now and what the future holds for mobile healthcare.
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Podcast: Kathy Hastings of Sullivan, Cotter and Associates discusses trends in compensation for healthcare executives (8:05)
By Modern Healthcare | August 11, 2012
In an exclusive podcast interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Ashok Selvam talks with Kathy Hastings, a managing director at Sullivan, Cotter and Associates.
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Podcast: Dan Porreca, executive director of HealtheLink, discusses growth, goals of the N.Y. health information exchange (7:35)
By Modern Healthcare | June 23, 2012
In an exclusive interview, Dan Porreca, executive director of HealtheLink, the health information exchange for Western New York, talks with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn. Porreca discusses the growth of the HIE and how it has begun linking with long-term-care facilities, where adoption of health IT has generally lagged behind other healthcare providers.
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Podcast: HHS' Inspector General Daniel Levinson discusses fraud and abuse enforcement (18:05)
By Modern Healthcare | May 05, 2012
Daniel Levinson, HHS' inspector general, speaks with Modern Healthcare reporter Joe Carlson in an exclusive interview after Levinson addressed thousands of compliance officers at the Health Care Compliance Association's annual Compliance Institute in Las Vegas April 30.
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Podcast: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin discusses his state's single-payer law (11:34)
By Modern Healthcare | August 22, 2011
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks talks with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin about recently enacted legislation that will steer the state toward a single-payer healthcare system in 2014. Shumlin discusses the current state of healthcare in Vermont as well as his views on the debate over federal healthcare funding.
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Testimonial

"I would like to commend you for the informative audio-cast featuring Wayne Sensor, CEO of Alegent Health. His comments were inspirational and enlightening to those of us in healthcare dedicated to empowering consumers through technology. We appreciate the insights shared by way of this excellent audio-cast."

Carol R. Selvey, MHSA, FHIMSS
Principal, Healthcare
The Revere Group

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