VOLUME 3 ISSUE 25: The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin, MD, ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Discusses Medical Travel and his new book

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, I have the pleasure of introducing you to The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin, MD, ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. In this interview, Dr. Shulkin gives his take on medical travel, and explains what drove him to write, "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country.” This

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 24: RD Whitney, CEO, Validation Institute Discusses Medical Travel as a Way to Reduce Costs

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, RD Whitney, CEO of Validation Institute (VI), a membership organization made up of a network of health care vendors, health benefits advisors, and purchaser benefit managers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare, describes the innovators and companies that are using

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 23: Lawrence Thompson & Stephen Manzelli, co-founders, Inventavis Discuss the Development of Association Health Plans Regulations and Services

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, we talk with Lawrence Thompson & Stephen Manzelli, co-founders, Inventavis, serving a wide range of customers through innovative, expert strategic guidance on a variety of business elements including new customer markets, programs, services and products for the Health plan vertical. In this exclusive interview, Thompson and Manzelli discuss the development of

Volume 3 Issue 22: Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, Founder & CEO, Doctours Discusses Finding Medical Treatment Abroad with Transparent Pricing

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, we talk with Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, Founder & CEO, Doctours, to discuss how easy it can be on a patient’s mind and wallet to travel abroad for a medical procedure. O’Shaughnessy also discusses her interest in Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand. This issue also brings you news on the

Volume 3 Issue 21: Jonathan Slotkin, MD, FAANS, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Geisinger-Walmart COE Continues Discussion on Centers of Excellence: Employer Selection and International Hospitals

Dear Colleagues, We welcome back Jonathan Slotkin, MD, FAANS, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Geisinger-Walmart COE Program, as he continues his conversation with us on centers of excellence, this time focusing on how employers select a Center of Excellence and the role international hospitals play. This issue also brings you

Volume 3 Issue 20: Rick Louie, Principle, Hospital Pricing Specialists, LLC discusses hospital data analytics and bundled pricing

Dear Colleagues: In this exclusive interview, you will meet Rick Louie, Principle, Hospital Pricing Specialists, LLC, which is a boutique data analytics company that benchmarks hospital prices for hospital CFOs and strategic pricing consultants. Louie explains how he addressed the need for specialized data in hospitals to create boardroom-level reports and analytics for the C-suite at

Volume 3 Issue 19: Reid Rasmussen, Co-founder & CEO, freshbenies discusses new practical tools to control healthcare

Dear Colleagues: In this exclusive interview, you will meet Reid Rasmussen, Co-founder and CEO, freshbenies which increases access to care and allows customers to save hundreds to thousands with telehealth, doctors online, advocacy, Rx savings and more Rasmussen grew concerned about the out-of-pocket costs that he was seeing on medical plans being installed

Volume 3 Issue 18: Ryan Coplon, Co-founder and President, HealthWallet explains mobile solution for payer and employer groups

Dear Colleagues: In this exclusive interview, you will meet Ryan Coplon, Co-founder, HealthWallet which is a mobile solution working to consolidate convenience and transparency, offering employers the most comprehensive cost containment and concierge mobile healthcare tools currently available on the market today. According to Coplon, the HealthWallet app contains four pieces of functionality:

Volume 3 Issue 17: Cathy Nenninger, CEO, New World Medical Network discusses unique pricing models for employers utilizing medical tourism benefits

Dear Colleagues: In this exclusive interview, you will meet Cathy Nenninger, CEO, New World Medical Network, which is run by experienced healthcare and insurance professionals and caters to the self-insured marketplace. According to Nenninger, employers are losing employees because they are cutting their benefits and looking for ways to improve their offerings without

Volume 3 Issue 16: Mike Erhart, Co-Founder, Welloh, Mobile App Helping People Navigate Healthcare Service Options and Make Informed Purchase Choices

Dear Colleagues: In this exclusive interview, you will meet Mike Erhart, Co-Founder, Welloh, a new mobile app designed to help people navigate healthcare service options and make informed purchase choices.  According to Erhart, Welloh is like the Yelp of urgent care. With its ability to find a user’s current location, a list of