RadioRev is a podcast for change makers looking to do more than just health engagement and actually get people to take action and do things that improve their health. It's a radical idea, right? So we're talking to the leaders, innovators, movers, and shakers who are bringing new ideas, inspiring others, and leading the way.
In this episode of RadioRev, we sit down with Tani Hemmila, Director at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). We dive into the important work that ICSI is doing for behavioral health, addresses the opioid crisis, and what’s next going into 2020 for both ICSI and the Minnesota Health Collaborative.
About Tani Hemmila:
Today on RadioRev we are joined by Tani Hemmila, Director of ICSI’s Minnesota Health Collaborative, an organization comprised of healthcare leaders across Minnesota who are working to build a stronger mental health system and address suicide, reduce opioid related deaths, and integrate social needs into healthcare. With a background in business, macro social work, and mental health, Tani has developed and led many programs and initiatives at ICSI to improve systems for the health of our communities.
These include collaborations to improve care and transitions for people with health needs in emergency departments; COMPASS, a national dissemination and implementation initiative focused on improving the care of people with depression, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease; Screening, Brief intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for addressing risky substance use in primary care and for first-time DWI offenders, and Tobacco Health Systems Change. She also develops and conducts trainings and workshops on quality improvement, collaboration and teams, and motivational interviewing.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in social work from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Hemmila obtained her master’s degree in healthcare administration and inter-professional leadership from the University of California – San Francisco. Originally from northern Minnesota, Tani is mom to four grown children and is an avid outdoors explorer, including river kayaking.
Each year Revel chooses to partner with a local organization in the Twin Cities around the holiday season to help brighten the lives of those in our community that need it most. This year, we worked with Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE), a non-profit volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. In this episode of RadioRev, we sit down with Georgia Afton, Community Outreach Director for LBFE to talk about the mission, programs, and incredible work this organization is focused on.
About Georgia Afton:
Joining the show for this episode is Georgia Afton, Community Outreach Director from Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. Georgia Afton takes her professional work in elder services personally. She originally worked for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly – from 1999 to 2003 as the organization’s development and communications director. To this day, she cherishes the memory of several Elder Friends made during those years who added joy, meaning, and wisdom to her life. Those friendships, coupled with navigating her own parents’ elder years from overseas, drew her back to LBFE in 2015.
She now serves as the organization’s community outreach director and is happy to, once again, embrace the work of ending elder loneliness and isolation through the power of friendship. Originally from the west coast of Ireland, Georgia grew up on a farm and enjoys cycling. She once rode across Europe from southern Greece to northern England.
For more information about Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, visit their website. https://www.littlebrothersmn.org/
In this episode we talk with Jacquelyn Fletcher, the founder of Heartwood Healing, The Heartwood Sanctuary, and the creator of the Heartwood Self-Mastery programs. She’s a motivational speaker; the award-winning author of 14 books; and the co-founder and host of the Healing Words television show administered by the Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Jacquelyn has trained and coached thousands of people at organizations including Mayo Clinic, UnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth, Weight Watchers, and Senior Care Communities. Today we're talking about what inspires her, how to define innovation in healthcare, and the most exciting thing she's worked on lately.
In honor of Women’s Equality Day, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz talks with Joy Rios and Robin Roberts from one of our favorite healthcare podcasts, HIT Like a Girl about female leaders in health IT that are changing the game and inspiring others. We dive into what the future of health IT should look like for women and the coolest thing Joy and Robin have done lately (spoiler: they are both awesome!).
This week Revel CEO Jeff Fritz talks with Vicky Couillard, Executive Director at Vail Place, a Minnesota organization that provides community-based mental health programs. Jeff sat down with Vicky last year for an interview during Mental Health Month called The Importance of Mental Health Programs in Driving Behavioral Health Engagement and now we’re back a year later to talk about how things have changed and where we’re headed.
In this episode, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz is talking with Rev Up 2019 keynote speaker, Nancy Lyons. Nancy is a CEO, entrepreneur, and opinionated individual who loves to talk about work, work culture, and progressive ideas. She speaks locally and globally, but most frequently on Twitter as @nylons.
We're excited to welcome Nancy to the Rev Up 2019 conference taking place in Minneapolis, MN August 14-15th. For more information about the event and to view the complete agenda visit: www.revupshow.com
In this episode, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz is talking with Rev Up 2019 speaker, John Gorman. John is the Founder and Former Executive Chairman at Gorman Health Group. Prior to founding GHG in 1996, he was appointed by President Clinton as the first Assistant to the Director of Health Care Financing Administration’s Office of Managed Care (now CMS). He is currently the CEO of Nightingale Partners and speaks regularly at healthcare conferences across the country.
We're excited to welcome John to the Rev Up 2019 conference taking place in Minneapolis, MN August 14-15th. For more information about the event and to view the complete agenda visit: www.revupshow.com
In this episode, Revel CEO Jeff Fritz is talking with our Rev Up 2019 keynote speaker, Kelly Brownell. Kelly is currently the Director of the World Food Policy Center at Duke University. He is a renowned expert on behavioral science and food policy, and is known for his public policy work and research on obesity in the US.
We're excited to welcome Kelly to the Rev Up 2019 conference taking place in Minneapolis, MN August 14-15th. For more information about the event and to view the complete agenda visit: www.revupshow.com
Revel's government programs specialist, Sara Ratner joins the show to dive into the world of Medicaid and talk through social determinants of health (SDoH), how they effect different populations, and what health plans can do to address them head on.
For more information about SDoH, state requirements, and recommendations to drive member action and improve outcomes visit revel-health.com/radiorev to get the episode extras.
This episode features an interview with Matt Swanson, human-centered design expert at Revel. Matt talks about the different ways behavioral research can help to understand why some people get flu shots routinely and what’s influencing others from getting one at all.
Louise Briguglio, Product Strategy Leader at Revel walks through the importance of preventive screenings and the challenges health plans face when trying to engage their members to take preventive actions.
Visiting the emergency department for non-emergencies and other minor ailments is a common occurrence. In fact, studies report that upwards of 60% of emergency department visits among patients are potentially unnecessary and could be avoided entirely. One of Revel's health system clients had a goal to bring down rates of those using the emergency department in lieu of visiting a primary care physician and partnered with Revel to bring the program to life.
This episode features Dr. Kevin Croston of North Memorial Health, discussing the initial results of North Memorial's ED mitigation program with Revel CEO Jeff Fritz.
This week Kyle Gunderson, President & CTO at Revel talks with Shawn Morrison, Founder and Executive Director at Good in the Hood, a Twin Cities organization Revel is partnering with this year through their Holiday Help Campaign.
On today's episode of RadioRev, Jeff Fritz, CEO at Revel sits down with Sara Ratner, our government programs specialist to dive into the world of Medicare Star Ratings. We cover the nuts and bolts of Medicare Star Ratings, what they are, why they matter, and who should care about them. Plus, we look to the future and learn what's on the horizon in 2019.