Take a Listen™ Podcast Series

CCMC’s Take a Listen™ podcast series features conversations with national thought leaders about trends in health care that affect case managers. These three-minute podcasts are part of the suite of professional tools—accessible online, face-to-face, live-virtual and for home study—that organizations can use to train and develop case managers. Click on the links below to listen.

Robert Pearl: The Future of American Healthcare

Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation’s largest medical group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017). In these roles, he led 10,000 physicians, 38,000 staff and was responsible for the nationally recognized medical care of 5 million Kaiser Permanente members on the west and east coasts. Recently named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare delivery.

Wendy Lynch: Getting to What Matters: Communication Skills Supporting Ethics in Case Management

As a research scientist working in the business world, Wendy Lynch, Ph.D. has learned to straddle commercial and academic goals, converting analytic results into market success. Through her experience in diverse work settings, she became familiar with (and fascinated by) the unique language of each. That experience led to her true passion of promoting clear and meaningful conversation that promotes mutual understanding and success.

Karen DeSalvo: A New Vision for Connected, Secure, Accessible Care

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc is a professor in Dell Medical School’s division of primary care and value-based health. She is the former acting assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this podcast, DeSalvo talks about the future of health IT and how it can tell the story of a patients’ complete health care journey, including patient generated data and the social factors that affect health.

Dara Richardson-Heron: Data, Precision Medicine and the Future of Patient Care

Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, is chief engagement officer for the All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this podcast, Dr. Richardson-Heron discusses precision medicine, the innovative approach to patient treatment that gives health professionals tools to understand the underlying conditions that affect patient health, and to predict which treatments will be most effective. and how to choose the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

Thomas Goetz: Purposeful, Personalized Information as a Catalyst for Change

Thomas Goetz, MPH, is co-founder of Iodine, and former executive editor at WIRED. We all have stories we can tell that give our lives meaning and purpose. Applying that personal story to health care discussions correlates with better health. In this podcast, Goetz discusses the importance of engaging with people with information that resonates so they can act on it. 

Kana Enomoto: Unwinding the Opioid Crisis Through Policy and Research

Kana Enomoto is senior advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General, and former acting deputy assistant secretary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In this podcast, Enomoto discusses how opioid misuse affects everyone, and how case managers can address its impact across multiple health concerns for clients and their families.  

Patrick Henry: Be “Rememerable”

Patrick Henry, CSP, author, speaker, award-winning songwriter and featured humorist on the SiriusXM Radio Family Comedy Channels. In this podcast, he inspires case managers to take it up a notch to create memorable client and co-worker experiences, and how to break the stress cycle by carving out time to be alone to refocus and reframe.