An Economist’s Sense: A Look at the Economics behind Today’s Healthcare Industry and Policy

September 29, 2014
Hosted by Robert Chamberlain

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Are economists and the practice of economics relevant in today’s world of deficits, upside-down budgets and the inverse nature of supply and demand driven by the federal government’s financial performance? Do the key components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) make good ol’ economic sense? Join Robert and his guest, Larry Van Horn, Ph.D., executive director of health affairs and an associate professor of management (economics) at Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management as they discuss the current role of the economist. They also look at how the ACA has impacted the U.S. economy, focusing on specific regulations, payment models and entities such as for-profit health systems and accountable care organizations.

Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times

Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times

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Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times brings together healthcare and business leaders from our home base of Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the country who are in the trenches, changing the dynamic on how healthcare is delivered in the United States. Our show focuses on those who are breaking down traditional industry barriers to build bridges between organizations and forging the necessary partnerships and infrastructure needed to improve care. Inside Healthcare takes an honest look at today’s health care industry, challenging issues and celebrating solutions in population health management in the commercial market.

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Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain is the founder, chairman and CEO of Applied Health Analytics, LLC. He is a veteran executive and noted entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience. Robert travels across the country talking to health systems, hospitals, TPAs, benefit consultants, health organizations and employers to encourage them to take control in today’s healthcare environment and create a new paradigm that meets not only ACA requirements but delivers revenue or contains costs. Robert is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurialism and successful payer-provider partnerships and has authored numerous articles which have appeared in such publications as The Tennessean, Healthcare Financial Management Magazine, Executive Insight, Medical Practice Insider, Benefits and Compensation Digest, Health Management Technology and Modern Healthcare. He was named a Nashville Business Journal 2014 Healthcare Hero.

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October 2014

September 2014

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