Episode #101: ‘How COVID-19 is Reframing Healthcare in America’ with Zeev Neuwirth MD

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

On Friday March 27th 2020, I launched a limited podcast series addressing how the COVID-19 pandemic is reframing American healthcare. You can find the introductory episode here.  During this series, I interviewed forward-thinking, courageous healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs – asking two questions:

(1) How is the COVID-19 pandemic immediately changing the way we’re delivering healthcare?

(2) How will COVID-19 reframe American healthcare for years to come?

In order to share the remarkable insights from these timely interviews, we have been releasing episodes as quickly as possible.  Over the past 8 weeks, we’ve posted 20 episodes!

Today’s episode is the final interview in this limited podcast series.  In this episode, I’ll be sharing some of my key learnings and lessons from the past few weeks, and the impact I hope it will have on our healthcare system.

In this episode, I’m joined by Chitra Ragavan, a nationally recognized journalist and host of her own podcast, When It Mattered.  Chitra will take the mic in this episode and interview me about my perspectives on how COVID-19 is reframing American healthcare.  Chitra is an unusually skilled podcast host in that she brings deep experience in television, radio, and print – including at National Public Radio (NPR) and U.S. News & World Report magazine (U.S. News).  Chitra also is Founder and CEO of Goodstory, a strategic advisory firm helping companies with strategic growth and positioning, using brand architecture, narrative and storytelling.  

A preview of the topics we’ll touch on include:

  • The fundamental flaws in the American healthcare system that have been exposed and magnified by this pandemic.
  • The major reframes we MUST deploy post COVID-19 in order to create a new and better healthcare.
  • Why I’m hopeful, energized and enthusiastic about the future of healthcare, and health, in our country.

In addition to being the final episode in this limited series, it will also be the final episode of this ‘Creating A New Healthcare’ season.  We’ll take a summer break and kick off the 4th Season in September.  Stay tuned – we have an exciting lineup for the Fall!

I’d like to thank the guests who graciously agreed to be interviewed for this limited series.  The stories and stats they shared ran the gamut from enlightening to startling to heart warming to incredibly helpful.  Under normal circumstances, it takes weeks to schedule these interviews; but these incredibly accomplished leaders arranged to participate in a matter of days – out of a shared sense of purpose.  Their insights and profound humanitarianism left me with a deep sense of hope and renewal after each interview.

Finally, I would like to take this moment to thank you for listening in and offering your feedback and encouragement via social media and emails.  Please continue to write in and share your thoughts.  And please share the podcast series with your colleagues.  The only way we’re going to create a new healthcare is together.

Until next time, Be Safe & Be Well

Zeev Neuwirth, MD