HIMSSCast: How the healthcare system fails patients, and how it can do better

Cancer survivor and patient advocate Matthew Zachary breaks down problems in today's healthcare system, their causes, and potential solutions.
By MobiHealthNews
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Matthew Zachary – cancer survivor, patient advocate, influencer, pianist, and podcast DJ – joins host Jonah Comstock to tell his story and break down his patient's-eye view of the healthcare system and what needs to change for it to serve its consumers better. In a wide-ranging conversation, and with Matthew's irreverent style, they address topics like patient experience, financial incentives, socioeconomic disparities, and more.

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Talking points:

  • Matthew’s patient story
  • Patient advocacy in a nutshell
  • The beginnings of the modern patient-centered movement and the founding of Stupid Cancer
  • Challenges in today’s healthcare system
  • What can healthcare stakeholders do to make life better for patients?
  • Aligning monetary incentives with patient needs and experiences
  • Clinical trial databases as examples of profits over patients
  • The challenge of bringing good care to minority and underserved groups
  • The gaps between innovation, adoption and patient awareness
     

More about this podcast:

A more active role for consumers will decelerate health spending over the next two decades

The role of health systems in empowering communities

3 patient experience trends that IT leaders should act on

Focus on Health Equity (our new collection page)

The Stupid Cancer Show (Matthew's previous podcast)

Out of Patients (Matthew's current podcast)

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