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RadioRev is a podcast for change makers looking to do more than just health engagement. We’re talking to the leaders and innovators who are bringing new ideas, inspiring others, and leading the way.

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Season 2, Episode 8 – The Effect of the Post-COVID Wave on Social Determinants of Health with Sara Ratner

In the finale episode of our Social Determinants of Health season, Sara Ratner, SVP of Government Programs & Strategic Initiatives joins the to wrap things up, discussing the impact of COVID-19 and urging us to think ahead about the new era of SDoH.

Season 2, Episode 7 – How Community Healthcare Workers Innovate to Overcome Medication-Related SDoH Barriers

In this episode we are joined by June Simmons, President & CEO with Partners in Care Foundation and Ray Woosley, Founding President of the Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics. They discuss the critical role of community healthcare workers in the HomeMeds program and share stories about the incredible impact this program has had on members.

Special – Philanthropy in Healthcare with Paurvi Bhatt of the Medtronic Foundation

Philanthropy, volunteering, and being present in our community are important aspects of what it means to work at Revel. In this episode, we’re inspired by Paurvi Bhatt and the innovative initiatives coming out of the Medtronic Foundation.

Season 2, Episode 6 – SDoH & A Mission To End Hunger Together with Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus

Food as medicine isn’t a new concept, but offering nutritious meal plans to patients like a prescription is. In this episode, learn about the FoodRx program and what Second Harvest Heartland is doing to address SDoH from their Director of Health Care Partnerships, Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus.

Special – Driving the Healthcare Member Experience with Behavioral Research, Crossover with Healthcare Rap

This special crossover episode features Jared Johnson, host of the Healthcare Rap podcast and Louise Briguglio, SVP of Product & Development at Revel. This week we talk about the critical importance of healthcare member experience, the role that behavioral research plays in creating a great member experience, and innovative work happening in the industry.

Season 2, Episode 5 – Using Behavioral Research to Understand SDoH Barriers with Matt Swanson

In this episode Revel’s Director of Product Design Matt Swanson joins the show to talk about the role that behavioral research plays in addressing social determinants of health, how to identify SDoH barriers, and the ways in which behavioral research and SDoH are connected.

Season 2, Episode 4 – The Power of Lived Experience in Addressing SDoH with Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP

In this episode, Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP, President at IMPAQ joins the show to discuss the importance of lived experience when talking about social determinants of health. We discuss government programs and policies that challenge SDoH, innovative solutions that stand out, and where we’re headed as an industry.

Season 2, Episode 3 – The Impact of COVID-19 on How We Work, SDoH, and the Importance of Inclusion with Andre Blackman

Andre Blackman, CEO at Onboard Health joins the RadioRev podcast to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the way we work and how it’s impacting social determinants of health. Plus, we dive into the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in the healthcare industry.

Special – SDoH Side Effects from COVID-19 – Social Isolation & Loneliness with Sara Ratner

In this special edition episode of RadioRev, we’re joined by Sara Ratner, SVP of Government Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Revel Health. Sara joins the show to talk about some of the side effects of the actions being taken to protect citizens from COVID-19. We have to be thinking about how to protect ourselves from the virus itself, but equally important is considering how to prevent the social isolation and loneliness ramifications of self-quarantine and social distancing orders due to the pandemic.

Season 2, Episode 2 – There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Solution to SDoH with Craig Kennedy

In this episode, Craig Kennedy, CEO at Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) discusses the personal challenges and complications that we often don’t think of when we discuss social determinants of health, including his own personal experience growing up in rural Oregon.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Laying the Groundwork and Defining Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Pierre Vigilance

Pierre Vigilance, MD, MPH is a population health expert joining the premiere episode of RadioRev to talk about social determinants of health. In this episode, Pierre lays the foundation for the SDoH season and answers questions like: How should we be talking about SDoH? Is there a dedicated dictionary of terms and definitions for SDoH? What are the biggest barriers that healthcare needs to overcome to successfully address SDoH?

Season 1, Episode 15 – Behavioral Health, ICSI, and the Minnesota Health Collaborative with Tani Hemmila

In this episode of RadioRev, we sit down with Tani Hemmila, Director at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). We dive into the important work that ICSI is doing for behavioral health, how they’re addressing the opioid crisis, and what’s next going into 2020 for both ICSI and the Minnesota Health Collaborative.

Season 1, Episode 14 – Revel’s Give Back Initiative for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly with Georgia Afton

Each year Revel chooses to partner with a local organization in the Twin Cities around the holiday season to help brighten the lives of those in our community that need it most. This year, we worked with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE), a non-profit volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. In this episode of RadioRev, we sit down with Georgia Afton, Community Outreach Director for LBFE to talk about the mission, programs, and incredible work this organization is focused on.

Season 1, Episode 13 – Inspiring Women in Healthcare with Jacquelyn Fletcher

In this episode we talk with Jacquelyn Fletcher, the founder of Heartwood Healing, The Heartwood Sanctuary, and the creator of the Heartwood Self-Mastery programs. She’s a motivational speaker; the award-winning author of 14 books; and the co-founder and host of the Healing Words television show administered by the Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Jacquelyn has trained and coached thousands of people at organizations including Mayo Clinic, UnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth, Weight Watchers, and Senior Care Communities. Today we’re talking about what inspires her, how to define innovation in healthcare, and the most exciting thing she’s worked on lately.

Season 1, Episode 12 – Inspiring Women in Health IT with Robin Roberts and Joy Rios

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz talks with Joy Rios and Robin Roberts from one of our favorite healthcare podcasts, HIT Like a Girl about female leaders in health IT that are changing the game and inspiring others. We dive into what the future of health IT should look like for women and the coolest thing Joy and Robin have done lately.

Season 1, Episode 11 – Behavioral Health Engagement with Vicky Couillard

This week Revel CEO Jeff Fritz talks with Vicky Couillard, Executive Director at Vail Place, a Minnesota organization that provides community-based mental health programs. Jeff sat down with Vicky last year for an interview during Mental Health Month called The Importance of Mental Health Programs in Driving Behavioral Health Engagement and now we’re back a year later to talk about how things have changed and where we’re headed.

Season 1, Episode 10 – Rev Up 2019 Meet the Speakers Series with Nancy Lyons

In this episode, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz is talking with Rev Up 2019 keynote speaker, Nancy Lyons. Nancy is a CEO, entrepreneur, and opinionated individual who loves to talk about work, work culture, and progressive ideas. She speaks locally and globally, but most frequently on Twitter as @nylons.

Season 1, Episode 9 – Rev Up 2019 Meet the Speakers Series with John Gorman

In this episode, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz is talking with Rev Up 2019 speaker, John Gorman. John is the Founder and Former Executive Chairman at Gorman Health Group. Prior to founding GHG in 1996, he was appointed by President Clinton as the first Assistant to the Director of Health Care Financing Administration’s Office of Managed Care (now CMS). He is currently the CEO of Nightingale Partners and speaks regularly at healthcare conferences across the country.

Season 1, Episode 8 – Rev Up 2019 Meet the Speakers Series with Kelly Brownell

In this episode, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz is talking with our Rev Up 2019 keynote speaker, Kelly Brownell. Kelly is currently the Director of the World Food Policy Center at Duke University. He is a renowned expert on behavioral science and food policy, and is known for his public policy work and research on obesity in the US.

Season 1, Episode 7 – Social Determinants of Health with Sara Ratner

Revel’s Government Programs Executive Consultant, Sara Ratner joins the show to dive into the world of Medicaid and talk through social determinants of health (SDoH), how they affect different populations, and what health plans can do to address them head on.

Season 1, Episode 6 – Understanding Flu Shot Attitudes Using Behavioral Research with Matt Swanson

This episode features an interview with Matt Swanson, human-centered design expert at Revel. Matt talks about the different ways behavioral research can help to understand why some people get flu shots routinely and what’s influencing others from getting one at all.

Season 1, Episode 5 – Preventive Screenings with Louise Briguglio

Louise Briguglio, Product Strategy Leader at Revel walks through the importance of preventive screenings and the challenges health plans face when trying to engage their members to take preventive actions.

Season 1, Episode 4 – Emergency Department Mitigation with Dr. Kevin Croston

This episode features Dr. Kevin Croston of North Memorial Health, discussing the initial results of North Memorial’s ED mitigation program with Revel CEO Jeff Fritz.

Season 1, Episode 3 – Forrester Data Strategy & Insights Forum with Peter Eliason

Peter Eliason, Director of Analytics and Data Science at Revel recently attended Forrester’s first annual Data Strategy & Insights Forum in Orlando, FL. On this episode of RadioRev he recaps the event, shares his favorite moments, and top takeaways.

Season 1, Episode 2 – Good in the Hood with Shawn Morrison

On this episode of RadioRev, Revel President & CTO talks with Shawn Morrison, Founder & Executive Director at Good in the Hood, a Twin Cities organization Revel is partnering with this year through their Holiday Help Campaign. To learn more about Good in the Hood and how you can get involved, visit their website by clicking the button below.

Season 1, Episode 1 – Understanding Medicare Star Ratings with Sara Ratner

Our first episode of RadioRev dives into the world of Medicare Star Ratings with Jeff Fritz, CEO at Revel and Sara Ratner, Government Programs Executive Consultant. We cover the nuts and bolts of Medicare Star Ratings, what they are, why they matter, and who should care about them. Download Sara’s guide to government programs to learn more.