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What is Gist Healthcare Daily?

Gist Healthcare Daily is a health policy and business news podcast. Each weekday morning, we will release episodes to help you get caught up on the latest headlines in less than 10 minutes. We will bring you news, context, and commentary from our team and other industry experts.

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Alexandra Olgin leads production of Gist Healthcare's podcast and supports production of the Weekly Gist. A former public radio healthcare reporter, she helps Gist launch new ways of telling stories and bring insights to members and a broader audience.

Prior to joining Gist, Alexandra spent six years working at public radio stations in Charlotte, Charleston and Phoenix. She covered regional and national healthcare business and policy stories and could be heard on national NPR programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.

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Toward a Platform Future: Episode 4

Toward a Platform Future: Episode 4

In the final episode in our series about healthcare platforms, we’ll hear from Seth Joseph, managing director at consulting firm Summit Health. Despite the common perception that platform businesses are overnight success stories, he says actually been a slower road for most to gain traction and realize growth. 

This episode was originally published in March 2022.


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Toward a Platform Future: Episode 3

Toward a Platform Future: Episode 3

In the third episode in our series on the growing popularity of the platform strategy, we hear from Derek Streat, CEO of health tech company DexCare. The Providence spinout is now offering its digital operating system to other health systems to help connect point solutions.

This episode was originally published in March 2022.


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Toward a Platform Future: Episode 2

Toward a Platform Future: Episode 2

In the second episode of our platform series, Gist Healthcare co-founders Chas Roades and Lisa Bielamowicz, MD discuss how health systems are vertically integrating to create care ecosystems to build consumer loyalty and fend off competition from disruptors.

This episode was originally published in February 2022.


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Toward a Platform Future: Episode 1

Toward a Platform Future: Episode 1

This episode is the first in a four-part series on the growing popularity of the “platform” business model in healthcare, and what it might mean for the industry. In this episode we hear from consultants Vince Kuraitis and Dr. Randy Williams, who advise healthcare companies on platform strategy, about the current state of the market.

This episode was originally published in February 2022.


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Friday, May 20, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

Experts are stumped about a recent pediatric hepatitis outbreak. The FDA tries to redefine the word “healthy” as it considers adding a new label to food that meets federal dietary guidelines. And long-lasting injectable drugs can help treat addiction and mental illness— but the price tag is steep.


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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The formula shortage lands two children in the hospital. The insurance industry calls for more transparency on private equity healthcare deals. And states pass laws preventing how hospitals can alter visitor policies.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Humana expands its senior-focused primary care clinics through a new joint venture with a private equity firm. Kaiser Health News reports state and local health departments are slow to spend federal COVID relief dollars aimed at reducing health disparities. And the FDA approves the first at-home test for multiple respiratory viruses.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Biden Administration plans to extend the public health emergency this week. The Tennessee nurse convicted of negligent homicide for a fatal medication error is sentenced to three years’ probation. And federal and state scrutiny of non-compete agreements increases.


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Coming out of the pandemic Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital faces new challenges

Coming out of the pandemic Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital faces new challenges

In this episode we hear from Elaine Batchlor, MD, CEO of MLK Community Healthcare and the systems flagship hospital MLK Community Hospital in South Los Angeles. She discusses the challenges the safety net hospital is facing as it emerges from the COVID pandemic.


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Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Justice Department is investigating mental health startup Cerebral for violations of the controlled substances act. Pandemic delays in cancer screenings are leading to patients with more advanced disease. And drug overdose hit a record high of nearly 108,000 in 2021.


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