In this episode Ron chats with Brad Newland, CEO and Co-Founder of Goldfinch Health. Here, Brad does a deep dive in to the work of Goldfinch Health and its mission to help patients better navigate surgery and recovery, saving healthcare costs, minimize opioid use, and help them return to normal life and work faster. He discusses the opioid crisis, the dangers of opioid addiction, and how opioids can often be avoided in surgery recovery altogether. He also talks about how they work with payers, insurers, employers, workers compensation, and patients to provide better outcomes at lower costs.
Brand Newland, PharmD, MBA, is the CEO and Co-founder of Goldfinch Health. Inspired by personal experiences with the pitfalls of surgery and a lack of proactive solutions to the Opioid Crisis, Brand helped to launch a vision toward a higher standard of care in surgery and recovery in 2018. Goldfinch Health optimizes the surgery and recovery experience for patients, saving companies and patients time, money, and addiction.
Brand has over 15 years of experience in bringing new healthcare solutions to payers, employers, healthcare providers, and patients. Brand joined OutcomesMTM, a pharmacy Medication Therapy Management company, as the firm’s fourth employee. He served OutcomesMTM in business development and operations leadership roles, seeing the company through rapid growth and eventually its acquisition by Cardinal Health in 2015. Brand received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa and holds a certification in pain management. He has also completed an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.