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In this episode, Founder and CEO of Sena Health Anthony Whebe talk about the unsustainable nature of healthcare, the different forms of care you can do in the home, and how technology will change the way healthcare is delivered.

Anthony J. Wehbe is an award-winning healthcare executive whose people-centric, physician-focused leadership optimizes clinical outcomes and financial performance at integrated health systems in the Philadelphia region.
Anthony designs and executes strategies that maximize revenue and market share while improving quality and containing costs. Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of Cache Flow:
  • The unsustainable nature of health care.
  • Different pros and cons to centralized health care.
  • The types of illnesses that can be treated in your home.
  • The speed at which healthcare evolves.
  • How the pandemic advanced the healthcare industry.
  • The different forms of care you can do in the home.
  • How to teach the public about healthcare.
  • Ways technology can change the way healthcare is delivered.
  • What the future of the healthcare industry will look like.
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  • 5:24 – “For centuries doctors have always gone to people’s homes and it was one of my favorite rotations as a medical student in Philly to go to South Philly and to do clinical rotations with Dr. Anthony Leeoli this 81-year-old south Philly doctor and knock door to door literally with his bag of medicines and treat people in South Philly. Now don’t get me wrong eating five lunches and having all this dessert from the elderly patients in their homes was also a plus but house calls have always been a staple of medicine it’s just changed over the last few decades because we’ve built these beautiful hospitals and these beautiful facilities where we want people to come to us and yea sure it’s more efficient in certain ways but in a lot of ways it’s not as efficient.”
  • 11:53 – “There’s been studies around that for something to become, a medication let’s say a new pill comes out a new treatment comes out it takes about 17 years for that treatment to become standard care and there’s a lot of reasons for that you have to be conservative we’re dealing with peoples lives here before you prescribe a pill, there’s side effects so there’s a lot of things but it’s ingrained in our culture as physicians to be not as aggressive.”
  • 27:45 – “There’s been studies about this, the average patient consumes healthcare at about the comprehension of the fifth-grade level when you compare it to other things so unfortunately we tend to complicate things in healthcare so you have to keep it very simple, you have to educate the patients and their family members.”
  • 32:14 – “That’s why they call it the art of medicine it’s not always black and white there’s a lot of grey and there’s a lot of evidence that always come out in healthcare that says you know what we were doing 10 years ago shouldn’t be done anymore and as a patient as a consumer of healthcare you need to make an informed decision and you’re not educated on how to research that is the advice I’m being given accurate, is it correct, can I go and ask another opinion, sure you can but unfortunately most people don’t know that.”
  • 35:02 – “I was just talking to a company today that focuses on end-of-life care because unfortunately over half of end of life in our country people die in the hospitals when you ask people where would you prefer to die they want to be in their homes with their loved ones and pass away peacefully where they want but unfortunately most people in our country end up getting tubes down their throats and needles jabbed into them and look I’ve worked in ICUs for a lot of my career and it’s needed if you’re really sick you’re in a car accident you’re bleeding but if you’re in your late 90s your end of life you want to be with your family and not have needles and things jabbed into you.”

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