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Ambulatory Healthcare Today

74 EpisodesProduced by The NextGen®️ AdvisorsWebsite

Accelerate your success with insights from a multidisciplinary team of healthcare strategy, regulatory affairs, population health, patient engagement, and interoperability experts. These timely discussions can help you navigate challenges from COVID-19 and the “new normal” to value-based care.

74 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

The Future of Medicare and Value-Based Care

January 24th, 2023


In his first podcast for the New Year, NextGen® Advisor Graham Brown is joined by Vytalize Health's CEO and CMO to discuss the growing benefits of participating in an ACO.

In Search of the Perfect Clinician Dashboard

October 27th, 2022


NextGen Advisor Graham Brown is joined by NextGen Healthcare's Director of Clinical Informatics, Dr. Roy Gill, to discuss how integrating well-designed clinical dashboards can streamline–and elevate–provider workflows. 

The Medicaid Evolution: The Future Is Now, Part 2

October 6th, 2022


In the second segment of our two-part series, NextGen®️ Advisor Graham Brown is joined again by Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources, and Joshua Rubin, a principal with Health Management Associates, to spotlight how New …

The Medicaid Evolution: The Future Is Now, Part 1

September 29th, 2022


In this first segment of a two-part series, NextGen®️ Advisor Graham Brown is joined by Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources, and Joshua Rubin, a principal with Health Management Associates, to examine New York State's …

Are Community Health Centers the Shining Future of U.S. Healthcare?

August 16th, 2022


To mark another milestone National Health Center Week, NextGen® Advisor Graham Brown is joined by NextGen Healthcare's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. …

Will Whole Person Care Be the New Normal?

June 28th, 2022


NextGen® Advisor Dr. Martin Lustick is joined by Javier Favela, NextGen Healthcare's VP, Solutions Behavioral Health & Integrated Care, to …

Interoperability: Back to the Future of Healthcare, Part II

June 14th, 2022


In the second segment of our two-part series, the Advisors are joined again by NextGen Healthcare's Product Solution Manager, Travis West, who charts …

Interoperability: Back to the Future of Healthcare

May 31st, 2022


In this first segment of a two-part series, the Advisors sit down with NextGen Healthcare's Product Solution Manager, Travis West, to chart the rise …

Whole Person Care: How Do We Get There?

May 17th, 2022


To mark Mental Health Awareness Month, our Director of Behavioral Health Specialty Solutions, Melissa Giampietri, joins the NextGen Advisors to …

21st Century Cures Act: Five Years Later

April 12th, 2022


Following NextGen Healthcare’s Cures Act certification, our legislative expert, Chris Emper, joins the NextGen Advisors to discuss how this milestone …

How Do We Improve Health Equity?

March 29th, 2022


Following his presentation to the ONC Health IT Advisory Committee, NextGen Healthcare's CMO, Dr. Robert Murry, joins the NextGen Advisors to discuss …

Make Pop Health Actionable at Point of Care

March 22nd, 2022


In our latest podcast, the NextGen Advisors sit down with population health expert Dr. Jennifer Bolduc to discuss how pop health impacts providers …

Interoperability: A Foundation of Value-Based Care

March 7th, 2022


NextGen Healthcare announced this week that the company is officially certified as meeting the requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act. This milestone is emblematic of our continuing efforts to support the improved …

A Small Practice Renaissance

February 15th, 2022


The 2020 AMA physician survey revealed that employed physicians surpassed the 50% mark for the first time. And that same survey reported a 12.5% drop since 2012 in the percent of physicians in small group practice.  Why …

COVID-19: An Inspirational Struggle

January 25th, 2022


The NextGen Advisors take us on a scientific roller coaster ride of discovery, failure, innovation and medical triumph in the search for COVID …

New Year Reflections and Healthcare Predictions for 2022

January 6th, 2022


The new year represents a significant transition for the NextGen Advisors with Dr. Betty’s retirement. Listen here for Dr. Betty Rabinowitz’s reflections on a career well spent and the Advisors predictions for 2022.

Primary Care Takes Center Stage in the Evolution of Care

November 9th, 2021


The Affordable Care Act reaffirmed the centrality of primary care as the foundation supporting the entire American health care system. In today’s …

A Focus on Prevention – Breast Cancer Awareness, Mental Health and Covid-19 Booster Shots

October 26th, 2021


Every October, several advocacy and research organizations focus their efforts on building awareness and engagement with the public regarding …

Health Information Technology and Patient Engagement – Making it Work for Consumers and Providers

October 12th, 2021


In this podcast, the NextGen® Advisors discuss the role of Health Information Technology (HIT) in supporting patient engagement. Recently, NextGen …

Reflections on a Pandemic Milestone

September 28th, 2021


Recently, the U.S. passed a grim milestone with deaths of Americans from COVID-19 surpassing American deaths from the Spanish flu, the deadly influenza pandemic that spanned about 2 years from 1918.  In today’s podcast, …

Patient Adherence in the Era of COVID-19

August 3rd, 2021


Lack of adherence to a treatment regimen is estimated to cause approximately 125,000 annual deaths and cost the U.S. healthcare system between $100-289 billion per year. In this episode of the NextGen® Advisors podcast, …

FDA Approves Alzheimer’s Treatment, Controversy Ensues

July 20th, 2021


Alzheimer’s disease affects 6.2 million Americans each year so the recent approval by the FDA of Biogen’s drug Aduhelm was met with hope by many patients and their advocates. The approval process used by the FDA, the …

A closer look at the SARS-COV-2 Delta variant 

July 9th, 2021


In this episode, the NextGen® Advisors explore the unique characteristics of the SARS-COV2 Delta variant and the reasons that it is posing a challenge to health officials across the world.

How Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers are Leading the Integration of Whole Person Care

June 25th, 2021


Ambulatory practices continue to advance the integration of physical and mental health services.  In this episode, NextGen® Advisors Graham Brown and …

The Reintegration of Mind and Body through Whole Person Care

June 18th, 2021


In the wake of the pandemic that impacted the emotional and physical health of both those infected with COVID-19 and those who have so far escaped …

The Untapped Value of Adjudicated Claims Analytics

May 21st, 2021


There is growing interest in the use of multi-sourced data analytics to support practice’s success in value-based contracts, particularly the use of …

Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Help Us See the Future of Vision Services?

May 14th, 2021


In this podcast, NextGen® Advisor, Dr. Marty Lustick speaks with Charles Smith, CEO of Comprehensive Eyecare Partners. They discuss the impact of the …

Poll Results Confirm Patients' Demand for Telehealth and Online Healthcare Solutions

April 30th, 2021


Recently, NextGen Healthcare commissioned Harris Poll to conduct a survey of 2,055 adults ages 18 and older in order to understand the impact …

Is Violence as Viral as COVID-19?

April 23rd, 2021


With so much reported violence on the news, in this week’s podcast the NextGen Advisors discuss a public health perspective on this issue.  Listen to …

Community Health Centers Awarded Record $6.1 Billion in Federal Grant Funding

April 16th, 2021


The Biden administration recently announced $6.1 billion in supplemental funding grants to the nation’s federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs). In this episode,Chris Emper, NextGen® Advisor and government …

COVID-19 Vaccination Programs: Lessons from Countries Outside the U.S.

April 9th, 2021


Listen to this week’s podcast as the NextGen® Advisors explore the foundations of success in Israel and the United Kingdom’s coronavirus vaccination programs, and identify the obstacles faced by Canada and the European …

Integration of Behavioral and Physical Health: Provider Perspectives

April 2nd, 2021


Recently, NextGen Healthcare partnered with XtelligentMedia to conduct a national survey of provider organizations who offer behavioral health and primary care services.  Listen here as the NextGen® Advisors reflect on …

Ethical and Professional Implications of Physician Employment and Health Care Business Practices

March 26th, 2021


In this episode, the NextGen Advisors discuss a recent policy paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine written for the American College of …

Understanding the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Aid Bill and its Potential Impact on Safety Net Practices

March 19th, 2021


This week’s podcast is devoted to a conversation with NextGen® Advisor, Chris Emper about the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”, that was just passed into law. Emper provides deep …

Challenges in Tracking Vaccinations and new CDC Guidelines for the Vaccinated

March 15th, 2021


In this episode, the Advisors discuss challenges in tracking who has been vaccinated and highlight some of the new guidance released this week from …

Review of the Harvard University Football Players Health Study with guest speaker Jo Ann Pugh RN

March 5th, 2021


On this podcast we host a special guest, Jo Ann Pugh, the founder and president of 50 Yard-Line Mom, who joins us to discuss the Harvard University Football Players Health study. Jo Ann is a registered nurse who is on …

COVID-19 and Herd Immunity – Are We Almost There?

February 26th, 2021


In this week’s podcast, the NextGen® Advisors delve into the concept of herd immunity and its implications for getting us to a new normal. Their review and discussion of recent articles in the Lancet and the Wall Street …

Finding the Silver Linings from the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 22nd, 2021


he COVID-19 pandemic discussion has often covered the implications and impact of this devastating pandemic.  In this episode, Dr. Betty Rabinowitz guides a conversation with the NextGen® Advisors to identify the silver …

COVID-19: Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy

February 12th, 2021


In this episode, the NextGen Advisors discuss vaccine hesitancy related to the vaccines for SARS CoV-2, or COVID-19 and some of the strategies …

COVID-19: New Variants and Their Implications

February 5th, 2021


The last few months have seen the identification of a number of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.  In this podcast, the NextGen Advisors discuss the status of vaccination campaigns, the implications of these …

Medicaid and Healthcare Disparities: Problem or Solution?

January 29th, 2021


Over the past decade, growth in Medicaid enrollment has outpaced all other sectors.  In this week’s podcast, the NextGen® Advisors discuss the impact …

The Biden Administration’s Impact on Healthcare

January 22nd, 2021


In this week’s podcast, NextGen’s government policy expert, Chris Emper, joins the conversation to discuss the likely impacts of the Biden …

Put the Patient at the Center of Your Engagement Strategy: A Webinar Prequel

January 15th, 2021


With so many of today’s chronic health challenges driven by nutrition, physical activity, and stress, the need to effectively support behavior change with patients is greater than ever. As a prequel to a webinar on this …

Bidding Farewell to 2020: Healthcare Predictions for 2021

January 11th, 2021


In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic had broad and deep impacts across the globe. In this podcast the NextGen Advisors discuss what we’re likely to see play out in the healthcare landscape for 2021. To learn more, listen here.

Mental Health Needs of Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

December 18th, 2020


Recent emergency use authorization of vaccines offer a light of hope to people around the globe as the phase of mass inoculation campaigns begin. …

How 2020 has Impacted Provider Strategies

December 11th, 2020


Last week the NextGen Advisors and Executives met with healthcare leaders from provider groups across the country to hear about their strategic priorities, concerns and hopes for the future. In this podcast, the …

Challenges in the Development, Production and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

December 4th, 2020


In this episode, the NextGen Advisors are joined by James Vesper, PhD, MPH, Director of Learning Solutions for ValSource, former President of …

U.S. Election Results 2020: How Healthcare May Be Impacted

November 20th, 2020


In this episode, Graham Brown and his colleagues are joined by government affairs expert Advisor, Chris Emper to discuss the recent U.S. Elections …

How Population Health Risk Algorithms Introduce Racial Bias into Every Day Practice

November 6th, 2020


In this podcast, the Advisors discuss a recent Science magazine article which exposed how commonly used population health algorithms introduce racial …

What to Expect at the NextGen Virtual User Group Meeting (UGM 2020)

October 30th, 2020


In this podcast the NextGen® Advisors provide a sneak preview of topics they will be addressing during UGM: Nov. 10-12, 2020. Listen now!

Building Bridges Between Dentistry and Medicine to Optimize Patient Outcomes

October 23rd, 2020


In this episode, NextGen Advisor Dr. Martin Lustick speaks with NextGen Healthcare’s oral health experts, Carlos Vallecillo and Brian Peterson about the division between oral health (dentistry) and medical health and …

Coronavirus and the Flu, Can We Cope with Both?

October 16th, 2020


In their October 12 blog, the NextGen Advisors discussed the CDC report that confirmed the beneficial impact of public health mitigation measures including social distancing and wearing masks. In this episode, the …

Provider Incentive Programs – Pros and Cons

October 12th, 2020


Health plans employ a variety of incentive programs in an attempt to influence provider behavior. In this podcast, the NextGen® Advisors explore some of those approaches and offer thoughts on the pros and cons of these …

Could Health Information Exchanges Serve (HIEs) as Utilities?

October 2nd, 2020


A recent HIMSS article argues that HIEs have proven to be a critically important public health tool in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in …

Are Providers Ready to Take on $1 Trillion in Risk?

September 25th, 2020


The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stated last year they want to have 100% of providers taking on some downside financial risk by 2025. Currently, less than 20% of Medicare spending is value-based. In …

Mental Health, Depression and Suicide in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 18th, 2020


September is Mental Health Awareness month, this week the NextGen® Advisors focus their discussion on mental health issues, and particularly …

New Challenges with COVID-19 testing

September 11th, 2020


PCR is the most widely used diagnostic to test coronavirus, providing a simple yes-no answer to the question of whether a patient is infected. …

Significant Potential Changes in the Proposed CMS 2021 Fee Schedule

August 28th, 2020


In this episode, the NextGen® Advisors are joined by government affairs advisor, Chris Emper to discuss the potential game-changing impact of CMS’s …

Should Medical Students Be Involved in COVID-19 Response?

August 21st, 2020


In this episode, the NextGen Advisors discuss a recent article from Annals of Internal Medicine on the role of medical students during the COVID …

Reflections on Behavioral Health Integration

August 14th, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked the critical interplay between mental and physical health, and reinforced the importance of integrating these services to meet the overall needs of patients.  In this podcast,  the …

COVID-19 vaccine challenge testing, feasibility and ethical considerations

August 7th, 2020


Developing a vaccine for COVID-19 is critical to defeating the virus and ending this terrible pandemic. Unprecedented progress toward a potential vaccine has been made in record time, with many innovative approaches …

The Growing Role of Pharmacists in the Practice of the Future

August 1st, 2020


The NextGen Advisors recently published a blog about the growing role of pharmacists in the practice of the future.  On this episode, the advisors …

How Community Health Centers Can Lead the Way in a New Era of Healthcare

July 24th, 2020


In this episode, the NextGen® Advisors discuss key takeaways from a recent webinar with leaders from various community health centers across the U.S. …

When Two Epidemics Collide: COVID-19’s Impact on the Opioid Crisis

July 17th, 2020


Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic was exacting a phenomenal toll on U.S. citizens. Several recent articles in the Annals of …

Walgreens to open up to 500 full service doctors offices, what impact could this have for ambulatory practices?

July 13th, 2020


Walgreens and VillageMD announced  that Walgreens will be the first national pharmacy chain to offer full-service doctor offices. On this episode, …

How Virtual Visits are Changing Care Team Roles

June 26th, 2020


With the sudden emergence of virtual visits and the associated challenges, the NextGen Advisors continue to explore topics relevant to ambulatory …

The Pandemic, Are We Really Past the Worst of it?

June 17th, 2020


With the pandemic shifting from front page headlines amidst worldwide demonstrations against racism, NextGen Advisors take a moment to reflect on COVID-19 related issues we are likely to encounter in the months ahead in …

Insights from Providers on the Future of the Ambulatory Practice

June 5th, 2020


This week’s podcast hosted by NextGen Healthcare’s CMO Dr. Betty Rabinowitz explores insights from recent discussions and polling conducted by …

The Impact the COVID Pandemic Has Had on Patients Accessing Routine Care

May 29th, 2020


Hear our experts discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on routine care. With the volume of routine doctor visits still lingering at a 30% drop from …

The COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes

May 20th, 2020


The NextGen Advisor's podcast this week, hosted by Principal Graham Brown and featuring Dr. Marty Lustick and Dr. Betty Rabinowitz, focuses on the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on nursing homes …

Post-COVID-19: Strategic Implications for Providers

May 15th, 2020


Thus far, NextGen® Advisors blog articles have focused on the current COVID-19 pandemic, its impact, and implications for the future of healthcare.  In this week’s podcast, we will discuss how providers may need to …

The Impact of Legislative and Regulatory Changes from COVID-19 on Healthcare Providers

May 8th, 2020


Join today's host, Graham Brown, Senior Vice President with NextGen Advisors, and Christopher Emper, NextGen's Government Affairs Advisor as they …

A Post COVID Practice

May 1st, 2020


In this week’s podcast, Nextgen Advisors build on their April 29th blog, ”A Strategy Pivot for COVID-19?”, discussing the longer term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for practices.  As providers have made rapid …

Quality Measurement in Healthcare

April 23rd, 2020


Join Graham Brown, Senior Vice President with NextGen Advisors, Dr. Martin Lustick, Senior Vice President with NextGen Advisors, and Dr. Betty Rabinowitz, Chief Medical Officer of NextGen Healthcare for an ongoing …

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