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Episode 34 – Strength From All Sides


Welcome to Healthcare Scrabble…and the four-letter word that’s on the minds and lips of most healthcare organization leaders today….RISK.

The world of shifting, identifying, and managing risk – has come full circle to providers, payers, self-insured employers, and drug companies.

And when you think about award-winning risk analytics and technology, a major player is Verscend Technologies.

Today we have one of the most influential and powerful people in the business world of healthcare – Dr. Emad Rizk, President & CEO of Verscend Technologies.

Dr. Rizk began his career as a physician in healthcare academics and research, then transitioned into the business aspect of healthcare. He led health consulting at Deloitte, then becoming President of McKesson Health and most recently, the CEO of Accretive Health.  

He’s been named one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the United States,” the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare”, and CEO of the year on transforming businesses by AI Magazine.


  • Changing from disease management to population health 
  • “Strengths from All Sides” – as a driving differentiator
  • DxCG Intelligence still leads…after 20 years
  • Thoughts on healthcare pricing and strategy
  • The role payers and providers must have in driving consumerism


 I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Steve Ambrose on a podcast that covered a range of topics in healthcare information technology. The podcast logistics – communications, interview questions, scheduling and production – were every well managed.
A great experience that I would do again in an instance.

Dr. John Glaser
SVP, Population Health at CERNER

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