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BDO’s Healthcare Rx Podcast 

BDO’s Healthcare Rx Podcast, hosted by The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation, seeks to provide insights into the trends disrupting healthcare and how companies can adapt and evolve in an ever-changing business landscape.


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Episode 5: Checking Healthcare's Pulse

With KKR's $10 billion purchase of Envision Healthcare this summer, the largest healthcare buyout deal since the financial crisis, private equity's appetite for healthcare deals might well be stronger than ever. Meanwhile, with Amazon's emerging healthcare arm and an imminent deal between CVS and Aetna, providers are turning to digital innovation to help navigate industry disruption.  

In this episode, Faruk Amin of Juna Equity Partners and Patrick Pilch, co-leader of BDO's Center for Health Care Excellence and Innovation, join BDO's Todd Kinney to discuss these topics and more. Additionally, BDO's Steven Shill offers an outlook for the eldercare industry. 
 
Tune into the full episode for a range of insights, including:
  • What's triggering deal flow and high valuations across the health-care space.
  • How healthcare companies are capitalizing on new data sources.
  • Why elder-care providers are increasingly focused on preserving independence.
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Episode 4: Money-based Guarantee: The Next Drug Pricing Model? With Ann Kraft, executive director of Purdue Pharma; Dr. Steven Small, professor of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Cognitive Sciences, and chief scientific officer of the Medical Innovation Institute at the School of Medicine of the University of California, Irvine  

Dr. David Friend, managing director and chief transformation officer of the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation talks about developing models and measurements for value-based care as a method to lower drug prices with Ann Kraft, executive director of Purdue Pharma, and Dr. Steven Small, professor of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Cognitive Sciences, and chief scientific officer of the Medical Innovation Institute at the School of Medicine of the University of California, Irvine.  
 
Tune in to the full episode to hear about:
  • The challenges involved in developing a model for value-based care
  • How tying drug pricing to value-based care affects pharmaceutical company incentives
  • How new technologies will come into play
  • What problems exist with research and data collection 
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Episode 3: Finding the Right Dose of Portfolio Risk 

Steven Shill, partner and national leader of the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation, talks with Bert Notini, managing director with New Mountain Capital; and Ira Coleman, chairman and partner of McDermott Will & Emery, about where investors are placing their bets in healthcare, and why consumer-centric strategies seem most poised for growth.
   
Tune in to the full episode to hear about:
  • Why industry outsiders are entering healthcare 
  • How these outsiders are uniquely suited to improve customer service and lower costs
  • What business strategies have the most potential to create growth
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Episode 2: Adjusting to Disruption: The “New Normal” in Healthcare


Patrick Pilch, Managing Director and National Leader of BDO’s healthcare advisory practice, talks with Lisa Alderson, co-founder and CEO of Genome Medical; Lee Jones, CEO of Rebiotix; Martin Kelly, founder and CEO of HealthXL; and Dr. William Payne, co-founder and CEO of myowndoctor.com, about how disruption is creating some opportunity for investments in healthcare and improving patients’ lives. Tune in to the full episode to hear about:
 
  • The exponential growth in genetic testing and genomic technologies
  • New drug therapies that are based on live organisms
  • Innovation in technology platforms connecting patients, providers, payers, industry, and investors
 
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Episode 1: Fireside Chat with Dr. Karen DeSalvo

 

Dr. Karen DeSalvo—Professor of Medicine & Population Health, UT Austin Dell Medical School, former US Assistant Secretary for Health (Acting) & National Coordinator for Health IT—talks with Patrick Pilch, Managing Director and National Leader of BDO’s healthcare advisory practice, about the future of digital health and how data can be leveraged for public health purposes, population health management, planning, and disaster recovery. Tune in to the full episode to hear Dr. DeSalvo’s take on:

  • Using technology to understand a population’s health needs, where there are opportunities to intervene and improve healthcare offerings, and to predict arising health issues.
  • The government’s role on fostering and supporting innovation in healthcare
  • Her experience working in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina devastated the area and the lessons she learned regarding the importance of technology and data collection
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For questions, comments or suggestions, please contact: 
 

BDO600_2017-Board-Comp_agibson.jpgPatrick Pilch
Managing Director and National Leader
The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation

ppilch@bdo.com

 

2018-Shill_headshot.jpgSteven Shill
Partner and National Leader
The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation
sshill@bdo.com


 
 

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