Skip to main content
Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

By MCSquared Health
We all know someone impacted by our broken and antiquated health care system. Between insurance documents, countless hours on the phone, endless paperwork, and billing statements, aren’t we all victims?

Our podcast provides insights and solutions from health care workers on the ground about their challenges, how these challenges impact patients and providers, and what can be done to solve these problems.
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo


Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Currently playing episode

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota Discusses COVID-19's Effect on Drug Discovery and Delivery

Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

Albert Ayson Jr.—Building Technology-Enabled Care for Community Health Organizations
We interviewed Albert Ayson Jr., Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations. In the discussion, we dove into uses of integrated care technology for community based care providers, and the importance of building effective data systems within the context of COVID-19. Have an experience or perspective on why our health care system is broken? We'd love to have you as a future podcast guest!
August 27, 2020
Dr. Varshini Cherukupalli and Dr. Rohith Mohan--The Experience of Being a Doctor with COVID-19
We spoke with Dr. Varshini Cherukupalli, a Resident at Cedars-Sinai  Medical Center, and Rohith Mohan, a Resident at Loma Linda University  Medical Center, about their experience testing positive for COVID-19  while working with patients, as well as their recovery.
July 02, 2020
Rebecca Palmer Franco—Treating the Sickest COVID-19 Hospital Patients
We interviewed Rebecca Palmer Franco, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care  Nurse Practitioner at Yale New Haven Hospital, to learn about the  provider mindset needed when treating COVID-19 cases at one of its  hardest illness stages.
June 25, 2020
Alexis Dennis--Public Health and Structural Racism Amidst COVID-19
We interviewed Alexis Dennis, a Doctoral Student at the University of  North Carolina--Chapel Hill, to discuss the effects of entrenched, systemic racism in the United States. We also focused on, more  specifically, racism's affect on Americans' health and well being.
June 18, 2020
Dr. Andrew Franco -- COVID-19's Impact on Emergency Departments
Dr. Andrew Franco, an Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, explains how clinical work in his hospital's Emergency Department was effected by COVID-19. He also discusses his interactions with patients, and how other departments and the hospital overall has been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 11, 2020
Holly Lang, Founder and Managing Director of Fair Play, Discusses Vulnerable Communities and Telehealth's Opportunity During COVID-19
We interviewed Holly Lang, Founder and Managing Director of Fair Play,  to better understand COVID-19's effects on vulnerable communities. Holly  discusses the public health impacts through her lens as a health care  economist. She explains how telehealth is emerging as a major factor in  regions that were previously reluctant to adopt it as a method for  delivering care, particularly within rural spaces. Although hard to  predict what the impacts of COVID-19 will be on communities and  vulnerable population's health, she offers a few hypotheses based on  Fair Play's research findings.
June 05, 2020
Guadalupe Hayes-Mota Discusses COVID-19's Effect on Drug Discovery and Delivery
We interviewed Guadalupe Hayes-Mota, Global Supply Chain Director at  Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, to learn how COVID-19 is impacting the  production and distribution of global pharmaceutical companies.
May 21, 2020
Dr. Edward Kaftarian on Telehealth's COVID-19's Moment
We interviewed Dr. Edward Kaftarian, Chairman and CEO of Orbit Health, to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting telehealth services, and what he sees as the future for the telehealth industry and providers.
May 14, 2020