Charles W. Sorenson, MD, President and CEO Emeritus of Intermountain Healthcare, considers innovation a requirement in healthcare and says the best leaders engender trust, encourage out-of-the-box thinking and have a disciplined approach to organization-wide learning. As a long-time leader of one of the country's most innovative healthcare systems, he shares his insights on how leaders can foster innovation.
As the United States starts to come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, the danger of coronavirus flare-ups increases. Julia Polk and Chase Spurlock, COO and CEO of Decode Health, discuss an early warning system they have developed to help states, counties and local governments pinpoint risk and take additional measures to mitigate the risk without shutting down entire economies.
Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, has been focused for two decades on helping people take an active role in their healthcare. In this episode, he talks about the art and science of patient engagement, and how patients and their family caregivers are an untapped transformative resource to drive lower cost and better outcomes.
Matt Hawkins, SVP of sales and strategy at Boston Software Systems, discusses the power of automation to create a digital workforce and save on administrative costs within revenue cycle, clinical and information technology.
Ken Bradberry, SVP and CTO for The HCI Group, has had a front seat to the healthcare IT evolution. From working as a data processor in the early 90s in a Michigan hospital to serving as the chief technology officer for a global healthcare IT organization, Ken shares a perspective on how technology has transformed healthcare and how that transformation will continue.
Cliff Cavanaugh, founder and chief technical officer of Healthjump, is working to smash data siloes and make interoperability and data liquidity a reality. Interoperability is what happens when different systems can communicate and share. Data liquidity is the next step, where data is usable by multiple systems.
Pam Arlotto, a past president of HIMSS and a healthcare consultant with nearly 40 years of experience, has a unique perspective on the healthcare industry's response to the COVID-19 crisis. While the industry has made great strides in improving performance, the pandemic is showing that our data are still too siloed. The silver lining is that the pandemic is showing that when we break down regulatory and cost barriers, we can apply a tech solution like telehealth to a very specific problem like quarantining COVID-19 patients.
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Kristen Valdes is succeeding where others have faltered in presenting healthcare consumers with a comprehensive roll-up of their health information. A venture that started as a response to nearly losing her daughter to a medical error has become a fully integrated tool that connects provider, insurer and wearable data to help consumers manage their own health and the health of their family members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.