The Crux Points team is taking this week off, so in the place of a new episode, we’re replaying one of our more popular episodes from earlier this year. This episode is especially relevant today, as telehealth and telemedicine are dominating headlines, whether its providers investing in the adoption of telemedicine or consumers showing a preference for telehealth over in-person visits. Enjoy the episode.

David Schleifer, a senior research associate at Public Agenda, joins Crux Points to discuss his most recent research, “How Much Will It Cost? How Americans Use Prices in Health Care.” In an extended version of the podcast, we take a deep dive into how consumers are interacting with transparency.

Bret Larsen and Glen McCracken, founders of eVisit, join the Crux Points podcast to discuss the adoption and success of their telehealth platform, eVisit, how healthcare is currently being disrupted by telehealth technologies, and how healthcare leaders can embrace this disruption.

In this episode of the Crux Points podcast, we’re talking about disruption theory. It’s an interesting topic, as many believe that healthcare is being disrupted on many fronts – through retail-based clinics, telehealth and wearables just to name a few. And the “father” of disruption theory is Clayton Christensen, the Harvard professor who wrote the groundbreaking book The Innovators Dilemma in 1997. And one of his follow ups, The Innovators Prescription – A Disruptive Solution for Healthcare is required reading at many healthcare organizations.

In this episode, we’re back to one of our favorite subjects – price transparency. We’re speaking with Torben Nielsen, the Senior Vice President of product, strategy and analytics at HealthSparq. Torben tells us how health plans are utilizing transparency tools like HealthSparq, what kind of savings health plans are seeing from their members who use transparency tools and the challenges around consumer adoption of transparency tools.