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The Tallest Kindergartner

The Tallest Kindergartner

By John Kansky
John Kansky, Indiana Health Information Exchange President & CEO, gives a lively, opinionated discussion about the world of Health Information Exchange and relevant Health IT news.
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Season 2 Episode 3: I Have Pandemic Ick

The Tallest Kindergartner

Season 2 Episode 6: Diversity & Inclusion: A Candid Conversation Between CEOs
This episode of the Tallest Kindergartner is a particularly special segment between IHIE's CEO, John Kansky and AHMIA CEO, Wylecia Wiggs-Harris about the importance and navigation of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This topic not only affects the healthcare industry, but all businesses, entities and groups across the world. 
February 16, 2022
Season 2 Episode 5: What's a Health Information Exchange, Anyway?
In the latest episode of The Tallest Kindergartener, John Kansky talks about the "other" sides of HIE. While the term HIE isn't going anywhere, we recognize that health information exchanges are doing more than what people may think. John wants to clear the air--HIEs are kinda a big deal and we're doing a lot more than what meets the eye. Check out the latest episode to take a deeper dive into what HIEs represent.
June 29, 2021
Season 2 Episode 4: My Friends are Retiring
In this episode of The Tallest Kindergartener, John Kansky speaks about his friends retiring. While this is exciting, he states, "we still have work to do." Check out this episode to learn why John isn't quite ready to take the retirement route. 
May 24, 2021
Season 2 Episode 3: I Have Pandemic Ick
In this episode, CEO John Kansky has to come clean. He, like everyone else, is over the pandemic and takes a moment to publicly say what we're all thinking--we've got the ick!
March 30, 2021
Season 2 Episode 2: The Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability
In this episode of the Tallest Kindergartner, CEO John Kansky explains the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI), a nonprofit aimed to help drive individual and population health improvements. Want to learn more about this new consortium? Need a little more clarity on the charge for the nonprofit? Listen in to this episode to learn more.
February 25, 2021
Season 2 Episode 1: From HIE to Statewide Health Data Utility: A Conversation with David Horrocks
In 2020, CEO, John Kansky of Indiana Health Information Exchange and CEO, David Horrocks of CRISP noticed there needed to be a profound change in the way HIEs were positioned. Last year, more than ever, HIEs were and continue to be vital to public health, but in order to effectively continue there needs to be a little reshaping. 
January 28, 2021
Season 1 Episode 9: The Story of the 3 Roadmaps
Want in on a little secret? In the latest episode of The Tallest Kindergartner, IHIE's new podcast, CEO John Kansky shares a technique, new to IHIE, that will help with the direction and business of the HIE. This concept took IHIE years to figure out, so we want to save your HIE time by sharing an IHIE secret.
November 23, 2020
Season 1 Episode 8: Are we at the beginning of an HIE renaissance?
IHIE's Chief Executive Officer, John Kansky suggests and asks the question if we are at the beginning of an HIE Renaissance. As HIEs get larger, step up to close the care gap, and support public health efforts, it seems apparent that the need and business case for HIE is greater than ever.
September 30, 2020
Season 1 Episode 7: TEFCA - The Jury is Out
In this episode of the Tallest Kindergartner John Kansky reminds listeners that TEFCA is closer than it seems and we may have a different perspective when we look back on this process a few years from now.  
August 26, 2020
Season 1 Episode 6: An Inside View: Serving on a Health Technology Committee
In this episode of the Tallest Kindergartner podcast, John Kansky gives the inside scoop on what it's like to be a member of the ONC's Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. This committee is made up of 33 elite Health IT experts in the nation and includes IHIE's CEO, John Kansky, who was appointed by the Government Accountability Office of the United States.
July 31, 2020
Season 1 Episode 5: HIE as the Public Health Infrastructure
In this episode, John Kansky speaks to the Health IT community about how HIEs need to act as the public health infrastructure in their state for times like these and beyond.
June 30, 2020
Season 1 Episode 4: The Role of HIE is Supporting Public Health with Shaun Grannis
John Kansky, President & CEO of Indiana Health Information Exchange, and Dr. Shaun Grannis, Vice President of Data and Analytics at the Regenstrief Institute and Chief Medical Information Officer of Indiana Health Information Exchange, sit down for a chat about the value of HIEs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020
Season 1 Episode 3: IHIE and MHIN Consolidate with Kelly Hahaj
This episode is a spin-off from episode 2 about HIE consolidation. Listen as Kelly Hahaj, CEO of Michiana Health Information Network, and John Kansky, CEO of Indiana Health Information Exchange talk about the benefits and challenges of consolidating the two organizations. 
March 30, 2020
Season 1 Episode 2: HIE Consolidation
IHIE President and CEO John Kansky begs the question: "Should Health Information Exchanges consolidate?" Should HIEs group together to become bigger? Of course, we think the answer is usually YES... but why? And when does it make sense?
February 27, 2020
Season 1 Episode 1: The Tallest Kindergartner
This is the pilot episode of Indiana Health Information Exchange podcast, "The Tallest Kindergartner." 
January 06, 2020