Inside Health Care #104: Dr. Garth Graham, Dr. Aaron Neinstein, and Pushing Health Care into the Digital World
April 26, 2023 · David J. Smolar
On this episode of Inside Health Care, we interview two upcoming speakers at NCQA’s 2023 Quality Talks event. First, we meet a global leader with a deep understanding of the need for health equity. Following that, we have an in-depth discussion with an amazing tech expert on digital transformation in the health care ecosystem.
Dr. Garth Graham is Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health at Google/YouTube and Google Health. Among other significant positions, he’s the former HHS US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. He also headed up CVS Health from 2018-2020, making sure to provide testing and vaccinations to as many under-served communities as possible.
Dr. Aaron Neinstein is an Endocrinologist and Technologist headquartered at the University of California, San Francisco. In his many roles, he’s also Senior Director at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation. He’s a foremost expert in digitalization and moving IT and AI into the health care realm.
In our Fast Facts segment, we discuss Alcohol Awareness Month with some stats from the NIAAA’s free booklet, “Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health.” And if you’re in crisis, you can contact SAMHSA via their National Helpline, by texting 9-8-8, calling 1-800-662-HELP or going to their national “helpline” website. We also mention NCQA’s “Unhealthy Alcohol Use Screening and Follow-Up” measure, part of our HEDIS measure package.