As stated by General George S. Patton Jr., “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” Powers takes this to heart and is constantly, respectfully questioning the policies, practices and behaviors that affect the health care ecosystem in America.
Unlike other podcasts, The Powers Report Podcast is not conducted in an interview format. Powers does the talking. For about a half an hour, you’ll hear Powers’s extemporaneous musings on all sorts of issues. Topics of particular interest include:
- Dissections of the industry’s convoluted cost structure
- Discussion of transformational ideas that simplify the payment system
- Analysis of the impact that technologies, policies and programs will have on health outcomes
- Commentary on current events, recent legislation and major market activities
- Impact of positive behavior on improving overall health
- Lessons learned from health systems around the world
- Presentation of original research, specifically related to reducing price/cost opacity and empowering patients
In addition, listeners of The Powers Report Podcast can find links to a treasure trove of sources about health care. In this era of instant information and oftentimes unsubstantiated declarations, Powers is committed to providing her listeners with data to back up her ideas. If you have a question about a source referenced in The Powers Report Podcast, please reach out to us directly so we can address your concern. Powers regularly sources information from:
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for health data and policy affecting American citizens
- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation for policy, data analysis and employer health care information
- The Pew Research Center and Gallup for polls about Americans’ opinions and behaviors
- The World Health Organization for information about health systems around the world
- The Journal of the American Medical Association for recommendations and studies about clinical outcomes
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