This episode features Dr. Robert Pearl, Former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Medicine, Co-Host of the Fixing Healthcare Podcast and Coronavirus: The Truth, and Bestselling Author of the Book “Mistreated – Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare – and Why we are Usually Wrong”. As CEO of The Permanente Group, Dr. Pearl successfully led a team of over 10,000 doctors and 40,000 staff members for close to 20 years. Over that time, he propelled Kaiser Permanente to number one in the nation in quality and technology adoption. He is in the very rare position of understanding both the science behind the pandemic as a physician and the business side of its impact on the economy and family businesses.
In this podcast episode, he takes a deep dive into what is going on with COVID-19, avoiding the spin we hear from politicians and major media outlets. Will we have pro sports in the fall? Will children be returning to school? When can we realistically expect a vaccine? What is the future of the American economy? What will healthcare look like in the post-coronavirus era? All of these questions and more will be answered in this episode. Will things ever get back to normal or will there forever be a new normal?