Higher quality care at lower prices might be possible. Some companies are harnessing the power of anonymous, patient data to improve patient protocols and replace pharmacy benefit managers. Dr. Bob sits down with two leaders in the health care data industry that are doing just that. And with Memorial Day weekend still fresh on our minds, Kate speaks with a veteran who makes a plea for protecting veteran care under the Veterans Administration.
Travis Leonardi, Chief Executive Officer at Agilum Healthcare Intelligence
Travis Leonardi has been involved in the healthcare space for over 30 years. Mr. Leonardi is a pharmacist and entrepreneur who has combined his medical and business experiences to create several health care-focused companies.
In 2004, Mr. Leonardi founded Sentry Data Systems, where he currently serves as President and CEO. The Florida-based company provides pharmacy procurement and utilization services and focuses on analyzing real-time data to improve the quality of care at lower costs.
Currently, Mr. Leonardi also serves as the CEO at Agilum, a leading provider of Comparative Rapid Cycle Analytics for hospitals, life sciences companies, and payers.
Travis Leonardi is a registered pharmacist and graduate of St. John’s Pharmacy School in New York City.
William Kirsh, D.O., M.P.H. Chief Medical Information Officer at Agilum Healthcare Intelligence
Dr. William Kirsh has over 30 years of experience in the public health field, including clinical practice, healthcare insurance, and software development. Dr. Kirsh is certified to practice geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and family medicine. Combined with a background in IT innovation, Dr. Kirsh brings a unique perspective to his current role as Chief Medical Information Officer at Agilum.
Dr. Kirsh’s work is focused on applying data to solve population-based health problems in order to improve treatment practices and patient outcomes. His interests lie in public health and epidemiology.
Previously, Dr. Kirsh served as the CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Foundation Health Plan of Florida and was the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality Assurance at the Physicians Corporation of America Inc.
Currently, Dr. Kirsh continues to practice acute care medicine at several local hospitals and serves as a volunteer physician in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Dr. Kirsh received his D.O. from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
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