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August 17, 2021
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Cain Brothers House Calls Podcast: What Is a Health System Supposed to Be?

All Roads Lead to Value Part I: What is a Health System Supposed to Be?

In 2020, vertically-integrated tax-exempt health systems outperformed traditional health systems financially, and offered more evidence of the advantages of value-based payment models in an increasingly consumer-driven marketplace. Cain Brothers’ Director David Levine talks with host David Johnson, CEO of 4sight Health, about five models innovative health systems are pursuing on the road to value. Cain Brothers is a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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Read the related commentary here

Read this 4-topic series and listen to Cain Brothers House Calls episodes with the authors.

  • All Roads Lead to Value Part I: Which Road(s) Should a Health System Take? commentary, podcast
  • All Roads Lead to Value Part II: Positioning Physicians to Manage Care Risk commentary, podcast
  • All Roads Lead to Value Part III: Making Inroads in Rural America commentary, podcast
  • All Roads Lead to Value Part IV: Building The Last Mile to the Patient commentary, podcast

About the Authors

David W. Johnson

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, an advisory company working at the intersection of healthcare strategy, economics, innovation. Johnson is a healthcare thought leader, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to organizations busting the status-quo to reform our healthcare system. He is the author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, and his second book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Kinder, Smarter, Affordable Care for All (McGraw-Hill 2019). As a speaker, Dave plays the role of rebel, challenger, industry historian, investor and company evaluator to push audiences forward. (Watch bio video.) Johnson applies his 25+ years of investment banking in healthcare to identify ways the healthcare industry must change to deliver better care. He received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, an English degree from Colgate University, and served in the African Peace Corp service. Join over 10k+ healthcare executives who read our weekly insights and commentary on www.4sighthealth.com. His third book, Less Healthcare, More Health: The Prescription for a Happier, More Equitable and Productive America, will publish in 2024.

David Levine

David Levine is a Director in the Firm’s Health Systems M&A Advisory practice with a primary focus on strategic and M&A partnership transactions involving hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, physician practices, and post-acute care organizations. Mr. Levine joined Cain Brothers in 2015 and has over 8 years’ experience working with both acute care and non-acute care entities in a variety of capital raising and strategic transactions. Prior to joining Cain Brothers, Mr. Levine was a High Yield Credit Analyst at AllianceBernstein where he focused on the acute care hospital and senior living sectors. Mr. Levine’s prior experience also includes working as an Associate in AllianceBernstein’s Global Wealth Management division. Mr. Levine earned his BA from Yeshiva University where he majored in Biology and minored in Business & Management. He is also a CFA charterholder.

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