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Episode 14: Robert Friesen of PerformInsight LLC

Eric Tower August 25, 2022

In this episode of Talking Pop Health, Eric Tower is joined by Robert Friesen, CEO of PerformInsight LLC. PerformInsight works with for-profit and non-profit clients to develop effective strategies and create operating models that achieve targeted results with greater speed and certainty. They focus on clients in healthcare as well as companies in other industries that are interested in establishing or growing a footprint in healthcare. READ MORE

Episode 13: Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners on the outlook for 2022

Eric Tower May 11, 2022
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In this episode of Talking Pop Health, Eric Tower is joined by Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners, a diversified, global investment banking enterprise with a strategic focus on the health care industry. Hector is Managing Director and co-head of Health Care Investment Banking at FocalPoint Partners. READ MORE

Episode 12: Dave Morlock of Cain Brothers

Eric Tower April 12, 2022
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This week on Talking Pop Health, Eric Tower is joined by Dave Morlock, managing director for Cain Brothers, a preeminent advisory service for health care organizations. Cain Brothers offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions to meet the M&A, financing and strategic needs of health care organizations. 


Episode 11: Rick Goddard of Lumeris

Eric Tower January 11, 2022
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This week, Eric is joined by Rick Goddard, Senior Director of Market Strategy for Lumeris, an operating partnership company that helps health systems generate enterprise value through population health services, analytics and technologies.  READ MORE

Episode 10: Mark Nolan of Hint Health

Eric Tower November 4, 2021

After taking a short hiatus, Talking Pop Health is back with Host Eric Tower. This week, Eric is joined by Mark Nolan, COO of Hint Health, a full-service Direct Care Administration platform dedicated to improving patient access and outcomes while lowering costs. Mark details the uniqueness of Hint, the current status of direct care and the challenges facing the U.S. health care system today. READ MORE

Episode 9: Aaron Newman and Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners

Eric Tower July 10, 2020

Host Eric Tower is joined this week by Hector Torres and Aaron Newman of FocalPoint Partners, which provides strategic and financial advisory services to health care organizations of all sizes and types.  READ MORE

Episode 8: Jack Hill on integrating pop health in the workplace

Eric Tower May 8, 2020

This week on Talking Pop Health, host Eric Tower takes a deep dive into population health in the workplace. He is joined by Jack Hill, Executive Vice President at Accountable Care Solutions Group (ACSG), an organization with over 40 years of experience that offers consulting, risk management, and population management services to medical providers, payers, employer coalitions, and group purchasing organizations. READ MORE

Episode 7: Star Cunningham on health care artificial intelligence

Eric Tower April 14, 2020
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This week on Talking Pop Health, host Eric Tower welcomes Star Cunningham, CEO and founder of 4D Healthware, to the podcast for a conversation about the hot topic of virtual medicine, which has become a primary source of communicating with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Episode 6: Rishi Sikka on the crossroads of technology and pop health

Eric Tower March 12, 2020

This week on Talking Pop Health, Dr. Rishi Sikka, President of System Enterprises at Sutter Health, joins host Eric Tower for a captivating discussion about the crossroads of technology and pop health. Rishi shares Sutter’s experience adopting predictive analytics and virtual doctor visits. He also speaks about care coordination and patient engagement on an industry level.  READ MORE

Episode 5: Dr. Sadhna Paralkar on employer health care initiatives

Eric Tower February 3, 2020
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This week on Talking Pop Health, host Eric Tower speaks with Dr. Sadhna Paralkar, Senior Vice President and National Medical Director at Segal, for a conversation surrounding how organizations can help guide their employees to maintain a healthier lifestyle, which will, in turn, keep health care costs low for both parties. READ MORE

Episode 4: Mike Englehart on the health system perspective

Eric Tower January 8, 2020

Starting off the New Year, host Eric Tower sat down with Mike Englehart, Senior Vice President of Medical Groups & Ambulatory Strategy at Trinity Healthcare, for a conversation that dissects the health system perspective on population health. READ MORE

Episode 3: Amit Vaishampayan on physician compensation and culture

Eric Tower December 17, 2019
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This week, host Eric Tower sat down with Amit Vaishampayan, a Director with BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm. Eric and Amit discuss physician compensation culture – including the many fallacies surrounding it. Amit also provides insight on how transitioning to population health can impact the dynamic and culture within an organization. READ MORE

Episode 2: Deb Geihsler on employer-based health

Eric Tower December 5, 2019

Eric Tower is joined by Deb Geihsler, founder and Principal of Activate Healthcare. Together, they dissect the ins and outs of employer-based health clinics that provide quality care at a lower cost. READ MORE

Episode 1: Dr. Lee Sacks on the state of pop health

Eric Tower December 5, 2019
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For the first episode of this podcast series, we couldn’t think of a better guest than the person who many in the health care industry consider the father of pop health, Dr. Lee Sacks. The pair discuss when and how organizations should begin to engage with pop health, as well as the hot topic of clinical integration. READ MORE