Last month, transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and healthcare entrepreneur Bill Frist, MD, launched the inaugural season of his new podcast: "A Second Opinion: Rethinking American Health with Senator Bill Frist, MD."
During a time of unprecedented change in the healthcare landscape, the new podcast looks to bring a distinct set of perspectives from policy, business and medicine to the forefront through the exchange of ideas, perspectives and insightful conversations with some of healthcare's most influential leaders and rising innovators.
"In America, we don't always do health and healthcare well. We have the best and brightest physicians, and we lead the world in pioneering treatments and cures, yet our health outcomes still lag behind other developed nations," said Frist. "In 'A Second Opinion,' we explore why we only get part of the equation right and hear from the smartest minds on what we can do to improve our healthcare system during a period of extreme fragmentation."
Looking beyond the point of care, the podcast will explore diverse drivers of health, including access, nutrition, employment, social determinants of health, costs, and more. Discussion segments span four critical content areas: innovation, policy, technology and leadership. While guests are from across the nation, Frist promised Nashville, as the podcast's home base and nationally recognized capital of healthcare delivery, plays a prominent role in shaping the show.
"A Second Opinion" is sponsored by MEDHOST and Tivity Health. Individual episodes have been made possible by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Humana, Waller Law, Belmont University, Change Healthcare, Jarrard Philips Cate & Hancock, and PYA. Learn more at asecondopinionpodcast.com.