Taming the Tiger

Imagine that you’ve just bought a baby tiger. It’s pretty tame, and it laps up anything you feed it—cocaine, alcohol, pills, meth, and any other drugs. It’s a weird tiger in that aspect. It only likes highly addictive drugs. It’s pretty cute—it makes you take a hit when you’re going out to parties, it makes …

Dr. Mitesh Patel: Behavioral Economics Informing Healthcare Through “Nudges”

Today I’m sending you notes on my conversation with Dr. Mitesh Patel. He’s the Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, which is the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within a health system. He is the Ralph Muller Presidential Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine and …

Dan Munro: Building a Better Healthcare System

LISTEN HERE: APPLE | SPOTIFY | GOOGLE Podcast Episode Summary Welcome to Podcast #71. Today’s guest is Dan Munro, who is, in his own words, “not a clinician or an economist,” but he is interested in how healthcare is broken in the United States and how technology innovation and policy can solve that. He first …