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Join Nancy Donohoos bi-weekly podcast, Talk at the Top, and get to know the key influencers in life sciences and healthcare who are positively impacting patients, providers, consumers and the industry itself! Nancys guests include groundbreakers and executives from across the healthcare spectrum: CEOs, physician executives, medical affairs and scientific leaders, venture capital and private equity investors, academics and entrepreneurs. This is your front row ticket to discussions on innovations in biopharma, game-changing technology, population health and value-based care strategies, talent as a key differentiator, and other topics shaping healthcare. In each show you can expect:Hot industry topics/trendsInspirational leadership storiesTips on winning the war for talentWisdom gleaned from failures/setbacksKeys to surviving and thriving amid disruption and change


  • 07: Cultural Transformation in the Medical Group Practice with Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, MD

    02/03/2017 Duración: 17min

    Gain new perspectives on how to successfully facilitate organizational culture change by tuning into my conversation with Cary Gutbezahl, MD, a seasoned clinician, physician executive, and healthcare consultant, as we discuss his work with integrated delivery systems and independent medical groups.    What you will hear in this episode:   How Dr. Gutbezahl defines culture as a “force field”.    What is driving the need for cultural transformation in medical groups today?   Keys to a successful journey toward culture change.    Examples of how culture impacts quality of care and healthcare outcomes.   Common mistakes health systems make after acquiring/integrating medical groups.    Practical advice for those who are leading culture change initiatives.     Connect with Dr. Gutbezahl:   email:           

  • 06: Keys to Startup Success with Jim Wachtman

    31/01/2017 Duración: 22min

    If you run a healthcare services company or aspire to, be sure to download this episode of Talk at the Top. A veteran of high growth healthcare companies, Jim shares mistakes he made along the way as well as keen insights on the factors he looks for in healthcare business models and early stage companies.  Jim is presently the CEO of Men’s Health Group Holdings, which operates men’s health centers in five U.S. markets. A serial entrepreneur and savvy operator in the healthcare services sector, Jim has run both public and venture backed companies at various stages of development. He previously served as a Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences, where he focused on the healthcare services and health information technology space. Prior to SVL, Jim spent 13 years at Laser Vision Centers as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Following the merger with TLC Vision in 2002, Jim became President and COo of the combined entities.  What you’ll hear in this episode: ·        Today’s climate for healthcare

  • 05: Roger Longman on the Drug Pricing War

    10/10/2016 Duración: 33min

    Don’t miss my discussion with Roger Longman, CEO of Real Endpoints, as we dive into the hotly contested issue of drug pricing in America. You’ll understand why Fortune Magazine named Roger to the drug pricing “Dream Team” (March, 2016 issue) as someone who could help fix the problem.    You’ll hear Roger’s insights on the following:   Is it fair to point the finger at the drug makers for the unsustainable pricing of prescription drugs today?   What should pharma and biotech companies being doing differently given the current climate?     What can payers and PBMs be doing differently?   What kind of talent is needed in the pharma and payer sectors?    Why the big focus on orphan and specialty drugs. Don’t we need more focus on common chronic illnesses, such as diabetes?    What is the future of outcomes-based reimbursement?   Learn how Real Endpoints helps payers and pharma companies to be more savvy in dealing with today’s unpredictable environment. 

  • 04: A Cancer Researcher & Visionary with Heart: Dr. Jennifer Wheler, MD

    29/08/2016 Duración: 26min

    Don’t miss my conversation with Dr. Jennifer Wheler, Senior Medical Director at Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research and Founder of COLLAGE: The Art for Cancer Network, as she shares why she started this high impact nonprofit organization to benefit cancer patients. You will be inspired to hear how COLLAGE connects professional working artists with cancer patients at all levels of care to guide them in hands-on art projects. Current locations for COLLAGE include: MD Anderson Cancer Center in TX, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in NY, and a start-up program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in MA.  What you will hear: Stories of the impact the COLLAGE program has had on patients and their families What actually happens in the brain when you make art Where the COLLAGE art is currently exhibited Jennifer’s future vision for the organization Learn about her leadership philosophy of caring and consistency How can you support the work of COLLAGE!  

  • 03: Pearls of Wisdom on Startup Leadership- Cynthia Meiners, President and CEO, United Compounding Management

    14/07/2016 Duración: 40min

    My guest today is Cynthia Meiners, MBA, President and CEO of United Compounding Management (UCM). Cynthia has had a successful 25 year career in healthcare, working in strategy, business development, and administration in the managed care and PBM space primarily. These days, Cynthia is running a game-changing startup that aims to contain costs and improve quality and transparency in the compounding pharmacy space. You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

  • 02: Sage Advice from an ACO Leader- Sean Gleeson, MD, MBA, Partners for Kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital

    14/07/2016 Duración: 26min

    I’m delighted to introduce today’s guest, Dr. Sean Gleeson, MD, MBA, President of Partners for Kids (PFK) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Founded in 1994, PFK is one of the oldest, most unique Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) in the country, serving over 330,000 children throughout central and southeastern Ohio. PFK is fully capitated and acts as a bridge to five Medicaid health plans in the state as well as 1,000 physicians to deliver high-value, coordinated care to some of the most vulnerable children's in Ohio. Nationwide Children's Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, an honor given to only 11 pediatric centers in the country. You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

  • 01: Gender Parity with Laurie Cooke – Healthcare Business Women’s Association

    12/07/2016 Duración: 37min

    Welcome! My guest today is Laurie Cooke, a well-known leader in the healthcare and life sciences field. Laurie has served for 10 years as CEO of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). The HBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the impact and advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. There are currently over 50,000 women professionals and 110 companies participating in HBA events. Laurie is a well-known speaker and leader on topics related to gender parity, which is our topic for today. Join us! You can read the full show notes, as well as access all the links and resources at