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Talking Pop Health

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Eric Tower
Eric Tower

Talking Pop Health will examine health care topics that impact the way that millions of Americans receive care by featuring thought-leaders of various backgrounds who will share their perspectives and the innovative solutions that are helping propel the health care industry forward.


  • Episode 1: Dr. Lee Sacks on the state of pop health
  • Episode 2: Deb Geihsler on employer-based health
  • Episode 3: Amit Vaishampayan on physician compensation and culture
  • Episode 4: Mike Englehart on the health system perspective
  • Episode 5: Dr. Sadhna Paralkar on employer health care initiatives
  • Episode 6: Rishi Sikka on the crossroads of technology and pop health
  • Episode 7: Star Cunningham on health care artificial intelligence
  • Episode 8: Jack Hill on integrating pop health in the workplace
  • Episode 9: Aaron Newman and Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners
  • Episode 10: Mark Nolan of Hint Health
  • Episode 11: Rick Goddard of Lumeris
  • Episode 12: Dave Morlock of Cain Brothers
  • Episode 13: Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners on the outlook for 2022
  • Episode 14: Robert Friesen of PerformInsight LLC

    About Eric Tower

    Before joining Thompson Coburn, Eric served as the former vice president and associate general counsel for Advocate Health Care, the largest health care system in Illinois and one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the U.S.

    Eric spent 16 years serving as a key business counselor and advisor to the system's leadership team and system boards on mergers and acquisitions, fraud and abuse compliance, physician practice acquisitions, financing, litigation, and corporate governance. He led mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in excess of $15 billion and worked extensively with the system's nationally recognized population health management and managed care initiatives.

    Now Eric advises health care clients on a wide range of business-critical transactional and operational matters.