This special episode of Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders puts listeners “in the room” for LRVHealth’s annual planning meeting where the firm and its partners from across the health system determine strategic directives for the upcoming year.
But this year was much different than the past. Months of extensive planning for what is typically a two-day event in Boston was thrown completely out the window in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The event quickly became virtual, and perhaps more significantly, the content was entirely refocused to address the new realities that are changing every facet of the healthcare industry.
To lead a discussion about fast-changing healthcare policy directives at a federal level, LRVHealth tapped Blair Childs who, the day before, had been at the White House discussing these very issues with the president, vice president and hospital leaders from across the country. Blair is SVP of public affairs at Premier Inc, a company that unites an alliance of 4,000 hospitals and health systems and more than 175,000 other providers and organizations. As Premier’s primary spokesperson and communications strategist in Washington, Blair serves as liaison to the U.S. Congress, White House, healthcare policymakers and other major bodies involved in healthcare policy and regulation.
During his presentation for LRVHealth’s strategic partners, Blair provided a view inside the beltway and shed light on the biggest issues impacting the healthcare industry including:
To get an inside look at LRVHealth’s annual meeting and hear what Blair Childs shared with the firm’s strategic partners to help them plan for and adapt to major shifts occurring in Washington, listen to this episode of Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders.