The Healthcare Solutions Project

The Healthcare Solutions Project

By Don Seamons
The Healthcare Solutions Project features interviews with healthcare innovators working to improve quality, reduce cost and increase patient satisfaction. Hosted by Don Seamons.
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Putting machine learning and artificial intelligence to work to solve healthcare's most pressing challenges, including COVID-19 - Ed Scott, CEO, ElectrifAi - Episode 22
Ed Scott and his leadership team have made ElectrifAi a leading innovator in machine learning for healthcare. With a focus on solutions that make immediate impacts, ElectrifAi is improving revenue cycle, procurement, fraud detection and imaging. ElectrifAi's latest innovation uses machine learning to isolate lung structures to help diagnose and treat COVID-19.
36:45
March 23, 2020
Surgicalists lower cost, improve quality, increase satisfaction at hospitals - Mit Desai, MD, CEO & Founder, The Surgicalist Group - Episode 21
Mit Desai, MD is a major driver of change to the way urgent and emergent surgery is provided in the United States. He is popularizing a surgicalist model among hospitals, a model that checks all the boxes for improving healthcare. It saves money and improves patient satisfaction by decreasing length of stay. It improves quality by hyper-specializing on general. And it increases clinical satisfaction by offering surgeons better work/life balance. 
29:20
March 16, 2020
Timon LeDain, director of emerging technology for Macadamian, at #virtualHIMSS20
Timon LeDain, director of emerging technology for Macadamian, talks about the challenges posed by access to data and interoperability. #virtualHIMSS20
06:54
March 13, 2020
John LaLonde, chief technology officer, Spok, at #virtualHIMSS20
John LaLonde, chief technology officer at Spok, talks about how technology can close the communication loop for better care coordination. #virtualHIMSS20
09:11
March 12, 2020
Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of b.well, at #virtualHIMSS20
Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of b.well, talks about the need for creating new and simpler digital experiences for consumers. #virtualHIMSS20 
09:53
March 12, 2020
BJ Boyle, Vice President and GM, Post-Acute Insights of PointClickCare, at #virtualHIMSS20
BJ Boyle, Vice President and GM, Post-Acute Insights of PointClickCare, talks about the challenge of acute-to-post-acute continuity of care. #virtualHIMSS20
10:31
March 11, 2020
Mark Thompson, vice president of product management of Keyfactor, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mark Thompson, vice president of product management of Keyfactor, talks about how to beef up cybersecurity in old but important clinical equipment. #virtualHIMSS20
06:53
March 11, 2020
Colleen Sirhal, Chief Clinical Officer at Hyland Software, at #virtualHIMSS20
Colleen Sirhal, Chief Clinical Officer at Hyland Software, talks about supporting the patient journey and improving healthcare technology usability. #virtualHIMSS20
15:57
March 11, 2020
George Dealy, VP of Healthcare Solutions at Dimensional Insight, at #virtualHIMSS20
George Dealy, VP of Healthcare Solutions at Dimensional Insight, discusses how healthcare organizations can get better return on data. #virtualHIMSS20
07:04
March 11, 2020
Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health, at #virtualHIMSS20
Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health, talks about how a virtual radiology scan network can help providers handle the #covid19 outbreak. #virtualHIMSS20
06:29
March 11, 2020
Charlie Schick, healthcare director for Owl Cyber Defense, at #virtualHIMSS20
Charlie Schick, healthcare director for Owl Cyber Defense, talks about securing vulnerabilities in modern medical devices. #virtualHIMSS20
10:38
March 10, 2020
Matt Dickson, VP of product and strategy at Stericycle, at #virtualHIMSS20
Matt Dickson, VP of product and strategy for Stericycle, talks transparency, value-based care and how organizations can better engage patients. #virtualHIMSS20
07:07
March 10, 2020
Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group, at #virtualHIMSS20
Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group, spoke about the resources his organization is providing for the health industry at #virtualHIMSS20.
22:26
March 9, 2020
Cliff Cavanaugh, CTO of Healthjump at #virtualHIMSS20
Cliff Cavanaugh, CTO of Healthjump, talks data, transparency, choice and innovation at #virtualHIMSS20.
16:07
March 9, 2020
The story behind the grassroots #virtualHIMSS20 movement - Episode 8
On March 5, 2020, the Health Information Management Systems Society cancelled HIMSS20 and sent shockwaves through the health industry. Hear from Stacy Goebel, social marketing director for StudioNorth, Ross Martin, President of 360 Degree Insights and Don Seamons how #virtualHIMSS20 went from an idea to reality.
41:06
March 8, 2020
Tackling healthcare challenges through practical AI - Michael Fox, SVP, Product Management, ElectrifAi - Episode 7
Michael Fox is a technologist, an author and an expert in AI implementation. In this episode, he and Don Seamons talk about innovation, technology adoption and how practical AI is helping to solve pressing problems in healthcare.
39:27
March 2, 2020
Connecting patients with the right provider - Ted Chan, Founder and CEO, CareDash - Episode 6
A skilled innovator, strategist and social entrepreneur, Ted Chan has dedicated his career to creating user-friendly digital solutions, data science, and analytics to transform everyday challenges facing consumers. In this episode, Ted and Don Seamons talk about how technology is giving patients the tools they need to make informed decisions.
36:17
February 17, 2020
Spreading the gospel of data and analytics - Sanket Shah, Sr. Director, Strategy and Growth, Blue Health Intelligence - Episode 5
Sanket Shah is an evangelist for the power of data and analytics. He's a frequent contributor for health industry publications and he's testified before the United States Senate about how healthcare data can be used to combat the opioid epidemic. In this wide-ranging conversation, he shares his opinions on the role the federal government should play in data sharing, how the health industry is similar and dissimilar to industries like finance and retail in its approach to data, and what's he's looking for from innovators in the field.
26:32
February 10, 2020
On a mission to lower musculoskeletal costs - John Thresher, VP of Growth & Strategy, Airrosti - Episode 4
Former Army helicopter pilot and current provider executive John Thresher talks with Don Seamons about how patients churn through the healthcare system to get relief from pain. The desire to relieve pain leads to a lot of waste in the $213 billion per year musculoskeletal industry. To lower costs, we need to focus on efficiency, quality, outcomes and care coordination to drive down unnecessary care, duplicative care, and low/no-value care.
40:57
February 3, 2020
Helping patients age with grace at home - Tom Rhoads, CEO, Spencer Health Solutions - Episode 3
Tom Rhoads, Founder and CEO of Spencer Health Solutions, was leading a successful pharma analytics company when an experience his father had in an emergency room changed the course of his career. Hear how that experience helped shape Spencer Health Solutions to help patients manage their medications and connect with their network of care providers, helping patients age with grace at home and contributing to better health, lower costs and better outcomes.
35:35
January 27, 2020
How AI and data help diagnose and treat disease - Chase Spurlock, Decode Health AI - Episode 2
An interview with Chase Spurlock, PhD, founder and CEO of Decode Health. He founded Decode Health in 2019 and its predecessor company, IQuity, in 2015. Chase talks with Don Seamons about how machine learning solutions can use data to help patients by accelerating the time to diagnosis and finding the best treatments. 
37:20
January 20, 2020
Introducing The Healthcare Solutions Project - Episode 1
I'm Don Seamons, and I'm launching this podcast because the talk about healthcare is trending in the wrong direction. Everyone cares about health care, and everyone knows that our system is broken. There really is no magic wand we can wave to make everything better. But there are things we can do—and are doing—right now that will help us put a lid on costs, enhance quality of care, and make clinicians and patients happy. Those are the stories we will spotlight.
07:43
January 20, 2020