If you’ve been following our series on the opioid crisis, you already know this is a public health epidemic that is devastating for its thousands of lives lost, and complex for its social, economic and health factors. This “epidemic of epidemics” necessitates a multi-prong response. With oversight from an internal task force, GuideWell is currently engaged in executing an enterprise-wide tactical program to combat the opioid crisis in our home state of Florida. We interviewed our chief medical officer and president of...

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October 3, 2018

By Candace Hodgkins, PhD., LMHCEditor’s Note: The following article is a companion piece to “Unpacking the Opioid Crisis: A GuideWell Insights Interview.” Our podcast guest, Dr. Candace Hodgkins, CEO of Gateway Community Services, shares evidence for the efficacy of 12-Step programs used in concert with medication assisted treatment (MAT) for long-term recovery of people living with substance use disorder. I hope you will listen to the conversation I had with colleague and friend, Dr. Huson Gilberstadt, the president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center –...

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September 24, 2018

Imagine becoming addicted to a drug from your very first use – and living through your first bone-shaking withdrawal within two hours of taking the drug. Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and the hundred-times more powerful carfentanil (described by the NIH as “for large-animal use only”) have made this unimaginable situation a reality for too many Americans, and have helped escalate the opioid crisis to a nation-wide epidemic. Yet while synthetic opioids are a significant driver...

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September 20, 2018

Ask Pat Geraghty about his top takeaways from his third year at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, and he leads with a point not about the impact of artificial intelligence or universal coverage, but gender equality in the workplace. As you’ll hear in our GuideWell Insights interview with GuideWell’s CEO, AI and universal coverage are critical topics Pat looks to advance within and beyond our enterprise. But when 70 percent of GuideWell’s employees are women, Pat indicated his most practical takeaway from Davos was understanding how pervasive gender bias at work...

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February 15, 2018
geraghty davos debrief

GuideWell Chairman and CEO Pat Geraghty returned from his first visit to the annual conference of the World Economic Forum (WEF), aka “Davos” this January with a clear objective: “go bolder” in transforming the health industry.It's finding that fine balance point between going at a pace that's comfortable for the [health industry] stakeholders, and going at a pace that drives people into that uncomfortable zone where real change happens - and doing that effectively. All the stakeholders, including us, are going be uncomfortable over the next 5 to 20 years...

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February 19, 2016 Davos

 Renee Finley, head of GuideWell Innovation and Nina Nashif, CEO and Founder of Healthbox By Kate WarnockIf you’re an entrepreneur and are considering a startup accelerator program, the one thing you likely don’t have is an excess of time or resources. How do you evaluate one business accelerator program as better from the next? If you’re accepted into a program, how do you get the most out of it? Does it make a difference if you’re coming from outside the health industry? Your questions are what motivated us to interview Nina Nashif, CEO and Founder of...

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September 5, 2015 accelerator, entrepreneur, Healthbox
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By Kate WarnockJamie Grooms, the CEO of the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Pubic Research (here forward, The Institute) may not be known as the successful publicly-funded, Florida-based start-up’s secret weapon, but he should be. A seasoned serial entrepreneur who transitioned to leading two successful companies, Jamie leads a host of business, human resources, financial and scientific advisors at The Institute who are charged with leading nascent companies started at Florida universities or research centers through the “Valley of Death.” This real-world...

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Pat Geraghty speaking at 2015 Lake Nona Impact Forum

Image courtesy Lake Nona InstituteBy Kate Warnock, Social Media Manager at GuideWellThe Lake Nona Impact Forum, hosted this past February by the Lake Nona Institute in Medical City outside of Orlando, is singular in how it convenes health industry thought leaders to engage and inspire health innovation. As a founding partner and advisor on the event, GuideWell shares Lake Nona Institute’s passion for discovering synergies that might lead to new health solutions. In our latest episodes of GuideWell Insights, we interview three...

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March 23, 2015
Global Business people team silhouettes

By Kate Warnock, Social Media Manager at GuideWellMy interview with Arden Buchanan, GuideWell Connect’s director of database marketing, took a left turn about ten minutes into the podcast recording. Our topic was supposed to focus on hyperpersonalization, or the ability to use data models to help drive the right offer to the right audience at the right time. In this age when consumers expect a Brand to remember past visits and customize their current experience (without being creepy – too much familiarity is as bad as not enough), hyperpersonalization is an essential marketing...

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March 10, 2015
Renee Finley Lake Nona Impact Forum

An Interview with Renee Finley by Kate Warnock In our most recent episode of GuideWell Insights, Renee Finley, Vice President of Enterprise Innovation at GuideWell, debriefs our listeners on her active role in two recent health innovation events. She advocated for changes to telemedicine legislation within Florida at the Florida Health Care Affordability Summit, an event hosted by the Associated Industries of Florida Foundation. Renee shared statistical evidence that the consumer market is ready to adopt more convenient, quality care. Soon after, Renee moderated a session on employee...

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February 24, 2015

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