Best Healthcare Industry Podcasts

Best Healthcare Industry Podcasts

At Umbrex, we help innovate solutions to address the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry today. Our consultants have expertise across the full breadth of the healthcare industry, including payers, providers, distributors, and pharmacies. We work with healthcare clients to reduce costs, implement new technologies, and sustain long-term growth.

Examples of recent projects include:

  • Capturing 30% cost and efficiency gains through internal lean process redesign and workflow management software tools for a growth-phase healthcare technology company
  • Developing a strategic plan for an online service in an ambulatory network with 450 locations; ultimately driving $30M in financial impact. 
  • Leading development of new safety processes in San Diego hospitals that decreased hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates within six months.

To learn more about our work or find a healthcare consultant, visit our Healthcare Practice.

Our consultants find that podcasts are an excellent way to remain up to date.

Here are the top podcasts on healthcare recommended by our members.

The Business of Healthcare Podcast by Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management

The Business of Healthcare Podcast is presented by the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management. It brings together business leaders and other forward thinkers to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, increasingly complex healthcare industry. The center is based at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas.

CareTalk Podcast: Healthcare. Unfiltered.

CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. 

Huberman Lab with Dr. Andrew Huberman

Huberman Lab discusses neuroscience: how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. We also discuss existing and emerging tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works. Dr. Andrew Huberman is a tenured professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. His laboratory studies neural regeneration, neuroplasticity, and brain states such as stress, focus, fear, and optimal performance. For more than 20 years, Dr. Huberman has consistently published original research findings and review articles in top-level peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, Neuron, and Current Biology. He is a regular member of several National Institutes of Health review panels and a Fellow of the McKnight Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Dr. Huberman regularly consults for technology development companies, professional athletic organizations, and various units of U.S. and Canadian Special Operations.

Habitual Excellence by Value Capture

Do you want to create a healthcare organization that strives for zero harm through principles-based leadership, Lean practices, and real-time, root-cause problem solving? We share conversations with Value Capture advisors, clients, and thought leaders, exploring how to create “habitual excellence” (a phrase coined by Value Capture’s founder Paul O’Neill) by engaging everybody in creating a culture of safety – and learning. Lead your teams to the theoretical limits of perfect for staff safety, patient safety and performance, using methods from Toyota, Alcoa, Catalysis, and the Shingo Institute.

Medtech Talk by Healthegy

A weekly conversation with the innovators who will change how health care is delivered.

The #HCBiz Show! by Don Lee and Shahid Shah

A practical podcast on the business of healthcare w/ hosts Don Lee and Shahid Shah. The premise behind #HCBiz is that we can’t “just innovate”. Sure, you may have a great idea, an all-star team and execute flawlessly, but if you don’t understand the complex dynamics of the healthcare business you’ll never get traction. We’ll identify the issues that impede change, explain why they exist and find ways to work with them, through them, or around them. In short, we’ll help you create space for innovation in healthcare through technology (HealthIT | HIT | Digital Health) and workflow. We’ll also explore health policy, administration and the psychology behind it all. Finally, we help you align your ideas to business incentives, market them to healthcare leaders and get the sale.

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Data Book by Inside Digital Health™

Data Book spotlights the best stories and insights in healthcare technology. Big data and artificial intelligence are changing medicine and the world, but innovation also brings grave cybersecurity concerns. Every other week, this Chief Healthcare Executive podcast explores the people and plots behind the health-tech evolution—and the solutions to its problems.

Healthcare Rap by Jared Johnson & Zain Ismail

Jared Johnson and Zain Ismail believe that healthcare has only one choice: to become truly consumer-first, or be disrupted. Each week, they share provocative thinking for healthcare innovators to better understand, engage with, and design for health consumers.

The Healthcare Rap was named a Top 20 Healthcare Podcast, is ranked in the top 10% of all podcasts globally, and is approaching 200 episodes and 4 years on the air. If you want to operationalize consumer-first healthcare in your organization, join the movement and subscribe to the Rap today!

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Healthcare Strategies by Xtelligent Healthcare Media

A podcast for healthcare professionals seeking solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s top challenges. Hosted by the editors of Xtelligent Healthcare Media, this podcast series focuses on real-world use cases that are leading to tangible improvements in care quality, outcomes, and cost. Guests from leading provider, payer, government, and other organizations share their approaches to transforming healthcare in a meaningful and lasting way.

Healthcare Happy Hour by NAHU

The NAHU Healthcare Happy Hour podcast is released weekly on Friday afternoons by the National Association of Health Underwriters, and includes a recap of the week’s top issues in healthcare and health insurance politics and policy.

Digital Health 101 by Dr. Stefano Bini

This podcast dives into the organizational and structural requirements for successful transformation to a new health paradigm. Join Stefano Bini, MD and his guests as they explore the pain points in healthcare, and how digital technologies can help solve them. Each episode considers the effectiveness and limitations of current models, as well as the potential and capability of new technology and practices that can improve or replace them.

A Second Opinion by Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

The goal is to have A Second Opinion be seen as the go to place for learning how to improve health and health care. Together we will have conversations with the health thought leaders, the entrepreneurs, the clinicians, the policy makers, the business leaders, and the consumers— to better understand how we all can improve health and well-being — of ourselves as individuals, of our families — and of our communities. We achieve this through education and engagement at the nexus of policy, medicine, and innovation