Perspectives on Healthcare

The Story Behind the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast​

Rob Oliver has spent far more time in a hospital than the average person. After presenting the patient’s perspective on quality healthcare as a trainer and keynote speaker for over 20 years, Rob was looking for a way to give voice to the multiplicity of perspectives that exist in relation to healthcare.

This thought process led to the creation of the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast, a forum where members of the healthcare community give insight into how they see things. As we listen to the perspective of others, we learn! The more we learn, the more intelligently we can deliver quality healthcare. The higher the quality of healthcare, the better the patient outcomes and the higher the patient satisfaction.

Rob has adopted a very wide definition of the “Healthcare Community”. In addition to the almost stereotypical roles of doctors, nurses, physician associates, nurse practitioners, and certified nursing assistants, he includes pharmacists, administrators, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, radiologists, social workers, patients, advocates, health insurers and more. By broadening the definition, we increase the opportunities for creating understanding.

In addition to including a wide variety of healthcare community members, the podcast will feature a diversity of views by including different areas of experience, geographic locations and ages. The term “areas of experience” looks at the specialty that the individual studies or works in such as: oncology, urology, psychology, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, hospitalist, rehabilitation, hospice, etc. By including diverse geographic locations, you will hear perspectives from the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, Southeast, International, and more. Guests work in rural, urban and suburban communities.  The goal of including individuals at different ages and experience levels is to see how the outlook differs between Millennials, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and Generation Z.

As we gain understanding of how others look at healthcare, it gives us an opportunity to gain knowledge, increase our appreciation for the work of others, renew our passion, reflect on our impact, and move towards a brighter future.

That’s where the idea came from, that’s what you will hear, and that’s why you should listen to the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast. keynote