24Hr HomeCare’s PopHealth Podcast is here to provide various thought leaders of population health the opportunity and platform to discuss the different dynamics of population health, care transitions, and readmission prevention. Our host, Gavin Ward, has worked in the healthcare and homecare industries for 12 years and brings an extensive amount of knowledge, passion, and experience to each discussion. The goal of each episode is to provide our listeners with knowledge and different perspectives about population health, care transitions, and readmission prevention.
Each segment will feature different healthcare leaders and industry pioneers as guest speakers so that they can share their thoughts and ideas about the current state and future of population health, care transitions, and readmission prevention. Guests will provide insight and information about the different facets of population health, care transitions, and readmission prevention that may not be common knowledge to other healthcare professionals and the public. The goal of the discussions will be to educate and enlighten via a newer medium to the industry.
If you have experience with population health or possess a passion for care transitions and readmission prevention, join us on the PopHealth Podcast! Together, through healthy conversation, we can change and improve the future of healthcare!
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Motion Picture and Television Fund
Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Chief Innovation Officer Scott Kaiser, MD, joins the show to talk about the vast history of MPTF and service to individuals that have served the industry. Dr. Kaiser discusses some of the innovative programs and services , including a large focus on wellness for the community served by MPTF.
Gavin Ward – Host
Gavin Ward is the first Certified Fellow in Readmission Prevention and is a Nationally Certified Readmissions Professional. Gavin brings over 12 years of experience in the healthcare and homecare space, including assisting in the development of Maxim Healthcare’s senior care, or “companion,” division early on in his career. He currently serves as 24Hr HomeCare’s Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships, where he works with various hospitals, managed care groups, health systems, and the post-acute community to develop programs to improve throughput (decrease length of stay), care transitions, and readmission prevention through a professional caregiving, non-medical solution. His efforts, including the Hospital to Home™ care transitions programs nominated as a finalist for the Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Awards, have led to 24Hr HomeCare partnerships with many healthcare organizations which previously had not funded non-medical in-home care, but are starting to now that the right homecare program can bring cost savings and stronger outcomes. Gavin recently joined the Alzheimer’s Association-California Southland Chapter’s Speakers’ Bureau and also serves as an expert panelist moderator for the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative in California and Arizona. He received his BA in Communication Studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, where he also enjoyed time on the Westmont Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team. Gavin is married and has two children, ages 2 and 4.
Joe Zimmer – Co-host
Joe Zimmer is Regional Director at 24Hr HomeCare. As one of the leaders of the sales team, Zimmer oversees several Directors of Admissions throughout California, Arizona, and Texas. Joe was one of the company’s first employees, and helped to launch three start-up branch locations in Culver City, Encino, and Walnut Creek. He was also the engineer of the industry-first exclusive contractual partnership with a non-profit Community Based Organization: Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay – a pillar in the SF Bay Area since 1877. He also is a certified readmission prevention fellow through the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. Fun fact: Joe taught himself how to play the piano at age 3.
Zachary Morgan – Co-host
Zac Morgan began as an Account Manager for 24Hr HomeCare’s Culver City office in 2010, and now serves as Regional Director of Strategy & Partnerships. He was the company’s first Senior Director of Admissions when he led the expansion into San Diego County, and also served two terms as the Chairman of the American Board of Home Care (2014-16). An early employee of 24Hr HomeCare, he helped to create the innovative Hospital to Your Home program and is a Nationally Certified Readmissions Professional. Zac graduated from Loyola Marymount University in LA where he studied both Sports Medicine and Business, and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Fun Fact: After graduating from LMU, Zac moved to South Korea where he taught English, science and math while traveling around Asia.
Ryan Iwamoto – Co-host and Producer
Ryan Iwamoto is owner and co-founder of 24Hr HomeCare. As leader of the sales, marketing and business development team, Iwamoto is responsible for developing the overall sales and marketing strategy, execution, and development. He co-founded 24Hr HomeCare’s award-winning Hospital to Your Home™ program that offers a high-touch, low cost solution for hospital throughput efficiency, reducing hospital readmission, and care transitions. The program was named a finalist for the Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovations award and the Los Angeles Journal’s Healthcare Leadership Forum & Awards for post-acute care programs. Fun fact: Ryan is a former Eagle Scout with the Bronze Palm.
Scott Tajima – Show Editor/Sound Engineer
Scott Tajima is the Digital Marketing Specialist of 24Hr HomeCare. As the Digital Marketing Specialist, Scott oversees the promotion and marketing of 24Hr Homecare's website, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click Advertising, and Social Media. Interested in all things involving technology and digital media, Scott also serves as the Show Editor/Sound Engineer for the PopHealth Podcast. Fun fact: Scott’s legal first name is the letter R.
Various case management leaders and attendees from throughout the country speak with PopHealth Podcast from the Case Management Society of America’s National Conference in Long Beach, California. Guests discuss the benefits of attending the conference and some of the hot topics in their various regions. Check out this episode!
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