Kurt Waltenbaugh and José Diaz discuss the meaning of “smart philanthropy” and why its emphasis on results matters to the broader community. Join them to hear about how calculating impact helps to focus resources where they’ll do the most good.

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Kurt talks about the state of healthcare innovation in Minnesota with Kyle Rolfing, serial healthcare entrepreneur and supporter of the Minnesota health-tech ecosystem. They discuss the history of healthcare innovation in Minnesota, how the industry looks now and what entrepreneurs are hoping for the future. Listen to the insightful conversation between the two founders, both with long ties to the region.

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As a state or local government, Medicaid insurance program, health system, FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), employer, or even taxpayer, you are paying for the costs of housing insecurity and homelessness. These financial costs – and the impact on the individuals and families in both health issues and early deaths – are avoidable.

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While risk varies dramatically by individual, the costs of homelessness are born by every one of us, and public health spending is often the largest component. For interventions to have the best chance for success, those in healthcare and public policy need accurate information about what’s at stake.

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Use data to improve quality

Outreach efforts that don’t consider consumer behavior might result in member abrasion and missed opportunities to improve member engagement. Leveraging advanced data and analytics can help plans optimize results. Here, we outline a targeted approach to outreach.

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Kurt Waltenbaugh hosts Carrot Shtick, a podcast that invites industry experts into conversation about healthcare and data. In this episode, Kurt talks with our VP of Product Spencer Pratt about consumers, what’s missing in healthcare, and what we can do to help.

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