Feb 5, 2021 • 56M

#71 Dan Munro

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Today's guest is Dan Munro, who is, in his own words, "not a clinician or an economist," but he is interested in how healthcare is broken in the United States and how technology innovation and policy can solve that. He first started writing about healthcare starting as a Forbes Contributor in 2011, and Dan has since appeared in a wide range of publications. We talked about his first book, called Casino Healthcare, and many other topics. We talk about

  • 1:48 - His background as an system engineer, and how that helped him get into healthcare and how it operates from a software engineering perspective

  • 9:08 - How the AMA meets behind closed doors in order to price healthcare via CMS

  • 13:09 - How uncompensated care can lead to higher premium rates, and tiered care (case study: Hahnemann shut down)

  • 23:59 - Why he thinks that medical Education should be free from a systems level perspective

  • 28:03 - Why healthcare can never be a consumer product like in other parts of our life

  • 34:27 - Telemedicine and the advent of telehealth (point of care technologies, digital health technologies)