with Renee DeSilva

Real conversations with healthcare’s best
sponsored by The Health Management Academy

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with Renee DeSilva

Real conversations with healthcare’s best sponsored by The Health Management Academy

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About Our Host

Renee DeSilva serves as CEO of The Health Management Academy, partnering with top executives from the nation’s 150 largest and most innovative healthcare companies to shape the future of the industry. Under Renee’s leadership, The Academy has launched a broad array of new research programs, strategic partnerships and leadership initiatives.  

With more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Renee is a sought-after speaker, moderator, panelist and host. Informed by The Academy’s more than 65 annual events featuring c-suite healthcare decision-makers and innovators, she has unique insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. She is frequently asked to speak on health system transformation catalyzed by COVID-19 and issues of race and representation in healthcare leadership.

Recent Episodes

S2Ep18: Season 2 in Review

In this year-end recap, Renee DeSilva highlights some of the key topics of The Table throughout 2021 as well as where episodes will focus in 2022. Health equity, the current challenges of health systems, and leadership characteristics were all themes this past year and Renee looks forward to discussing these topics further along with practical steps that health systems can take to make progress in these areas over the coming year. Renee wraps up this episode by sharing her personal and professional answer to the question she asks each guest — who would they invite to their personally curated table for conversation and why.

S2Ep17: Building a Modern and Diverse Health System Board, featuring Andrew Chastain

In this episode, Andrew Chastain, President and CEO of WittKieffer, a global search firm focused on healthcare, joins Renee at The Table. They discuss many aspects of diversifying and modernizing healthcare system boards, including where and how board members are found as well as implementing age and term limits. Andrew shares from his experience with helping people prepare to serve on boards, giving several practical pieces of advice. Finally, the conversation covers workforce limitations and characteristics of successful CEOs.

S2Ep16: Reimagining the Patient Education Experience, featuring Anjali Kataria

In this episode, Anjali Kataria, CEO and Co-founder of Mytonomy, joins Renee at The Table as they discuss Anjali’s background as Entrepreneur in Residence with the FDA as well as how her work as an entrepreneur in the tech space led her to create Mytonomy. Anjali shares about Mytonomy and how it focuses on interacting with healthcare patients by providing engaging, relative, diverse, and trustworthy video instruction that relieves some of the educational burden from healthcare workers. The episode concludes with a discussion on leadership and leading during a season of fast-paced growth for an organization. 

S2Ep15: Empowering Clinicians to Prescribe Digital Health, featuring Mike McSherry

In this episode, Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth, joins Renee at The Table as they explore the opportunity that Xealth brings for clinicians and patients. Together they explore Mike’s entrepreneurial background and what gave him the vision for a healthcare startup, funding for startups, and the effects of technology on healthcare. The conversation closes with Mike sharing a few insights into how he continues to come up with entrepreneurial ideas.

S2:Ep14: Moving from Equal Treatment to Equitable Outcomes, Featuring Sarah Krevans

In this episode Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Heath, joins Renee at the Table. Sarah and Renee insightfully explore many pressing topics in the healthcare industry including COVID, maternal health equity, the value of integrative networks, and the future of care delivery. Sarah also shares about her family background and how that has impacted her today, specifically in the area of health equity. 

S2:Ep13: Improving Healthcare IT through Handshakes and Handoffs, featuring Aneesh Chopra

In this episode, Aneesh Chopra, president and co-founder of Care Journey, joins Renee at The Table. Aneesh shares many insights from his time as the United States’ first Chief Technology Officer and the vision for the future of healthcare from a technology perspective. Aneesh and Renee explore the topics of healthcare data sharing, the benefits of transitioning to value-based care, and the importance and practicality of working together for health equity.

About The Show

The Academy Table is a podcast that serves up real conversations and an occasional good debate on issues impacting healthcare. The Table will feature the best healthcare leaders and thinkers – many of whom you will know, and some who we will introduce you to for the first time.

Our intention is to broaden who is at the table, to amplify important voices and perspectives with the potential to move the industry forward.

Our topics will be broad, but with a focus on the future of health, disruption, transformation, and the leadership lessons that endure.

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