The New Wave of Healthcare
By Washington Patient Safety Coalition
The tides of American healthcare are shifting rapidly. And while healthcare is in the news a lot more than it used to be, it doesn’t mean that we're on the same page about what’s going on. Even those of us in the healthcare world have a hard time keeping up. Amid all this uncertainty emerges The New Wave of Healthcare, a podcast designed to help you wade through the complexities of our healthcare system, how it got this way, where it’s going, and most importantly, how it affects you and your loved ones.
8: [TW] Let’s Talk About Mental Health & Suicide
This podcast is part of WPSC’s StigmaFree in Washington initiative, a partnership with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Take the StigmaFree Pledge: end stigma, create hope. In this episode, Anita Sulaiman, Chair of WPSC’s Addressing Stigma And Bias Workgroup, talks to Carrie Thompson, teacher, writer and suicide loss survivor and Mark Leeper, Executive Director of Disability Action Center – Northwest, Inc., a suicide survivor, about mental health and suicide. We thank our two guests for their courage and eloquence in sharing their personal stories, giving us a window into what it is like to be struggling with mental illness. What you are about to hear is an incredibly candid and insightful conversation on subjects that, for too long, have been taboo. This interview is refreshingly frank. Some of the difficult questions we tried to answer: Does stigma play a role? How does it impact a person who has a mental health condition? How do you cope? What do they, as a suicide and suicide loss survivor, want people to know? What do they wish people knew? How does one find support? Where do we go from here? Our aim is to lift the veil of stigma on mental illness and suicide and shine a light on the underlying issues, so that those among us who live with mental health conditions can get the support they need to lead healthy lives. Additional resources can be found on our website: https://www.qualityhealth.org/wpsc/other-resources/public-resource-center/#1616535969890-2924806f-5374. Originally Recorded December 14, 2021 Trigger Warning: The following podcast is a candid interview that contains mentions and descriptions of suicide, self-harming acts as well as other references to mental health disorders that some listeners may be sensitive to or find disturbing. Please know that resources for help and support are available. Listener discretion is advised.
April 08, 2022
7: Quality Health for People with Disabilities
Over one billion people in the world live with some form of disability, and according to the WHO, that number is dramatically increasing. Additionally, COVID-19 has been disproportionately hard on people with disability as they face increased risk of infection due to underlying medical conditions, congregate living settings, or systemic health and social inequities. In this episode, executive director of the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, Steve Levy, facilitates a conversation with Kim Connor, executive director of the Washington State Independent Living Council and Mark Leeper, executive director of the Disability Action Network Northwest. Both advocates describe the unique challenges facing people with disability in the US healthcare system using personal stories and statistics to offer insight into the way forward. A transcript of this episode is available here. Presenters: Kim Connor, Executive Director, Washington State Independent Living Council Mark Leeper, Executive Director, Disability Action Network Northwest
December 03, 2021
6: How Telemedicine Became the Future of Health During COVID-19
Welcome back to the New Wave of Healthcare! In 2021's first episode we catch up with Dr. Crystal Gail Rose Kong-Wong, board certified family medicine physician and associate director at the University of Washington's Neighborhood Clinic. Dr. Wong leads UW Neighborhood Clinic's digital health plan, which currently means pivoting the health system toward telehealth. Washington Patient Safety Coalition workgroup member and founder of GreyZone Health, Io Dolka, sat down with Dr. Wong to discuss bright spots and emerging needs for patients and providers in the recent shift toward telemedicine. Resources: UW Medicine Virtual Care Presenter: Io Dolka, GreyZone Health
January 26, 2021
5: What is it Really Like to be Diagnosed with COVID-19?
In this episode we interview someone who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. Our interviewee walks us through the process of identifying symptoms, trying to get tested and diagnosed and what comes next once you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. She provides advice on what she wishes she knew before being diagnosed and what conversations we can have with loved ones to prepare. Patient Safety Resources for COVID-19: www.qualityhealth.org/wpsc/patient-s…ent-resources/ PRODUCED BY: Kinsey Gray | Program Coordinator, Foundation for Health Care Quality THEME MUSIC: Banadu | Seattle, WA: @banadu
May 02, 2020
4: The Secret Language of Healthcare - How to Ask for the Care You Deserve
Join us as we speak with entrepreneur and author, Robin Shapiro about her new book The Secret Language of Healthcare: How to Ask for the Care you Deserve. Listen as Robin discusses her background in health advocacy, inspiration for this book and what's next! Robin's Bio: Robin has worked in health care-related public relations, public affairs, crisis management, marketing and advocacy work since 1988. She founded Health Advocacy Strategies and co-founded Health Perspectives Group LLC, an award-winning family of healthcare engagement and technology companies. It is through her work helping patients communicate their health care stories, goals and wishes that led her to co-found Allied Health Advocates in 2008, the first independent health advocacy company for patients wanting to hire a private advocate. Her visionary approach to engaging people in their health care led her to create companies, programs and a not-for-profit organization to ultimately support the idea of helping people with medical navigation and decision-making. She is co-founder and currently is the Board Chair of the Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA). She also serves on the Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center Board. Robin holds two bachelor degrees: in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She also invests in and advises start-up companies, some of which are involved in healthcare. Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Robin's Website: www.robin-shapiro.com Washington State Health Advocacy Association: www.washaa.org/ Presentations: www.washaa.org/programs.html PRODUCED BY: Kinsey Gray | Program Coordinator, Foundation for Health Care Quality THEME MUSIC: Banadu | Seattle, WA: @banadu
April 02, 2020
3: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Diagnostic Process
In this episode, we speak to the co-founder of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Paul Epner to get the skinny on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the diagnostic process and ways of using health IT and patient engagement to improve it, as well as health inequities and social determinants of health that can contribute to misdiagnosis and non-diagnosis, which we hope to expand on in future episodes. We also hear about the humble and surprisingly recent beginnings that led to the impressive current state of SIDM, what inspired its inception, and where it's headed in the future. SHOW NOTES: - SIDM PAIRED Program: Diagnosis: www.improvediagnosis.org/patients-imp…n-diagnosis/ - SIDM Patient Toolkit: www.improvediagnosis.org/patients-toolkit/ BIO: Paul L. Epner, MBA, MEd (Ex-officio) is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). He is also the Chair of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, a multi-organization collaboration. Paul is a Past President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) where he also created the Increasing Clinical Effectiveness (ICE) initiative. He is a member of the CDC’s “Clinical Laboratory Integration into Healthcare Collaborative,” a consultant to their Laboratory Medicine Best Practices program (an evidence-based practice initiative), and Chair of the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce’s (CCCLW) Taskforce on Measuring Testing-Related Value. PRODUCED BY: Emily Wittenhagen | Marketing & Communications Manager, Foundation for Health Care Quality THEME MUSIC: Banadu | Seattle, WA: @banadu
January 02, 2020
2: How Can a Large Hospital System Offer Care to its Caregivers After an Adverse Event?
In this episode, we speak with a team from the University of Washington Medical Center to explore the question, how can large hospital systems offer care to its caregivers after an adverse event? The team shares their first-hand experience of an unexpected event with a patient and how a debriefing process as part of UWMC's new Care for the Caregiver program helped them to process and understand the event and build trust with other colleagues. SHOW NOTES: AHRQ CANDOR Toolkit: www.ahrq.gov/professionals/qual…/introduction.html BIOS: Jessica Yanny-Moody, MS, CNS, RN is the Associate Director of Safety and Quality at the University of Washington Medical Center, currently providing primary leadership for patient safety and culture change within the University of Washington Medical Center. She works collaboratively with executives, faculty and staff to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities to improve safety, quality and to reduce risk. Nicola Kaye, MN, ACNP - BC, ANP - BC works as a Teaching Associate in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington Medicine Center, with 12 years practice in this current position providing Acute Care service progressing the patient from the ICU to discharge. James Churgai is the MCS Coordinator at the University of Washington Medical Center. He is a registered nurse who moved to the Pacific Northwest a year ago from Pennsylvania. He's been a practicing RN for about 5 years with experience in Trauma and Cardiothoracic ICUs. Matthew Gleed RN, BSN is the Assistant Nurse Manager on 5SA, the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at The University of Washington Medical Center. He has been a nurse for 10 years and served as an Acute Care Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse, Critical Care Bedside Nurse, Hemodialysis Nurse and STAT Nurse. He is currently charged with on-boarding new nurses. PRODUCED BY: Emily Wittenhagen | Marketing & Communications Manager, Foundation for Health Care Quality THEME MUSIC: Darksoft | Seattle, WA: @darks0ft
March 02, 2019
1: Why on Earth is it So Expensive? The Mythical Unicorn of the Perfect Healthcare System
In this inaugural episode of the New Wave of Healthcare, we explore the most burning question out there about healthcare: why oh why is it so expensive? While we way not come up with a perfect solution, Peter Dunbar, CEO of the Foundation for Health Care Quality, guides us through the age-old search for the mythical "perfect system" by exploring centralization vs decentralization, localization vs nationalization, the US system vs the UK, how the complex web creates high costs by design, and if there's hope for us yet.
January 02, 2019