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Today is a part of This Week In Health IT that is dedicated to propelling healthcare forward by amplifying the voices of advancement and innovation in health technology. Managing Editor and Host Bill Russell has served on executive teams in healthcare, higher education, and Fortune 500 consulting practices. As Chief Information Officer for St. Joseph Health, a 16 hospital $6.5 billion system, he rapidly accelerated the diffusion of new IT strategies, adopted emerging models like cloud, agile development, and invested in two successful startups. On This Week in Health IT, Bill utilizes his experience to prompt leaders, innovators, and organizations to share their stories in a conversational style to capture the wisdom of the industry. Stay up to date, prepare your team, and propel healthcare forward. Subscribe today at https://www.thisweekhealth.com/subscribe.

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    Today: The New Health Care C-Suite

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 14:31 Transcription Available


    What are the key roles in the Healthcare C-Suite today. What do you do if you don't have the money to hire all of these roles? Today we discuss. https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.22.0303

    Newsday - 2022 Hits Healthcare Hard Financially, How are we Dealing with Rising Expenses & Pressure?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 32:45 Transcription Available


    October 3, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drexdeford/ (Drex DeFord), Executive Healthcare Strategist at https://www.crowdstrike.com/ (CrowdStrike) joins Bill for the news. 2022 is the most financially difficult year for hospitals. A Kaufman, Hall & Associates analysis indicates hospitals and health systems continue to face intense pressure on staff and resources while also dealing with rising expenses for supplies, drugs, equipment and the workforce. Ohio hospital is laying off 978 employees. Ascension reported a $1.8B annual loss. What Is Social Engineering? We take a look into the sophisticated world of psychological cyber crime. How are health systems dealing with supply chain issues? What is going on in the non scaled startup space? Key Points: Contracts are always a big line item. Not just in IT but everywhere across the organization Don't be the Chief of Technical Debt Looking at contracts is Cybersecurity 101. Contracts 101. You can't do something if you don't know what you have. Make sure you have a plan to replace infrastructure on a regular basis and flatten out that line out as much as you can https://www.crowdstrike.com/ (CrowdStrike) Stories: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/2022-the-most-financially-difficult-year-for-hospitals-health-systems-since-start-of-pandemic.html?origin=BHRE&utm_source=BHRE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&oly_enc_id=6700A1473978H1A (2022 the most financially difficult year for hospitals, health systems - Beckers) https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/ascension-reports-1-8b-annual-loss.html?origin=BHRE&utm_source=BHRE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&oly_enc_id=6700A1473978H1A (Ascension reports $1.8B annual loss - Beckers) https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/ohio-hospital-to-lay-off-978-employees.html (Ohio hospital to lay off 978 employees - Beckers) https://builtin.com/cybersecurity/what-is-social-engineering?i=baef9f22-32c8-499a-9327-dc049ff4d016&utm_source=transactional&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Built-In-Email (What Is Social Engineering? A Look Into the Sophisticated World of Psychological Cyber Crime - Built-in) Sign up for our webinar: https://thisweekhealth.com/briefing_campaigns/delivering-better-patient-experience-with-modern-digital-infrastructure/ (Delivering Better Patient Experience with Modern Digital Infrastructure) - Thursday October 13 2022: 1pm ET / 10am PT.  When the pandemic hit, we suddenly had to decentralize the way we were doing healthcare. But the foundation wasn't there. We are now in a world where care delivery is primarily through digital means. How do we create and maintain a modern healthcare digital foundation with people and processes at the core?

    Today: Isolation Destroy's Leaders - Choose Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 14:35 Transcription Available


    Sorry I'm late. Internet problems down here in Florida. Today we discuss one of the most important topics in a leaders life. Fight isolation.

    Today: ACI and Patient Room Next

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 13:03 Transcription Available


    Webinar today on patient room next, in search of clinical efficiency. Today we discuss one of those technologies. Ambient Clinical Intelligence. The technology our poll users selected as the most likely impactful technology over the next five years. Hope you enjoy.

    Today: Why Digital Trust Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 11:30 Transcription Available


    Does digital trust matter. Will it become a differentiator? https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/quantumblack/our-insights/why-digital-trust-truly-matters

    Today: Why Some Health Systems do Better than Others?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 14:54 Transcription Available


    You thought it, I thought I would discuss it. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/10-health-systems-with-strong-finances-2.html (10 health systems with strong finances)

    Newsday - Mergers & Acquisitions: Fundamentally Changing the Front Door of a Health System?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 33:27 Transcription Available


    September 26, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patty-hayward-a81934/?trk=people-guest_people_search-card (Patty Hayward), Vice President, Strategy Healthcare and Life Sciences at https://www.talkdesk.com/call-center-solutions/healthcare/experience-cloud/ (Talkdesk) joins Bill for the news. Following CVS Health-Signify Health and Amazon OneMedical, who will be the next digital health M&A target? Experts are not anticipating a slowdown in similar acquisitions. What will the Walmart, UnitedHealth Group, Optum collaboration bring for 2023? How will they endeavor to improve health outcomes and the patient experience? What is Trilliant Health's evidence-based comparison tool all about? How will it supersede 'black box' top hospital lists? Key Points: You're seeing Amazon and CVS really trying to look at how they can evolve the market and get ahead but they also have the assets to back it up and the time to wait to make it happen. The way we acquire healthcare is fundamentally changing. The Walmart, UnitedHealth, Optum collaboration puts the patient at the center of healthcare https://www.talkdesk.com/call-center-solutions/healthcare/experience-cloud/ (Talkdesk) Stories: https://digitalhealth.modernhealthcare.com/mergers-acquisitions-ma/who-could-be-next-digital-health-ma-target (Who could be the next digital health M&A target? - Modern Healthcare) https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/walmart-teams-unitedhealth-group-optum-patient-experience (Walmart teams with UnitedHealth Group, Optum on patient experience - Healthcare Finance News) https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/trilliant-healths-new-evidence-based-hospital-comparison-tool-looks-supplant-black-box (Trilliant Health looks to supplant 'black box' top hospital lists with evidence-based comparison tool - Fierce Healthcare)

    Today: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 9:48 Transcription Available


    Times are tough in Healthcare, that is why I'm optimistic. Necessity is the mother of invention. When times are tough and there are no other solutions such as when the pandemic hit, we find solutions. The easy path is removed and we have to deal with the challenges head on. So I remain optimistic and look forward to the ingenuity of healthcare professionals.

    Today: 8 Stories in 10 Minutes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 10:37 Transcription Available


    Some days you don't have time to read all the stories in their entirety. On those days we look for only those things which are relevant to the CIO. Today I skim the stories.

    Today: Social Engineering, What it is and What to do about it

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 9:19 Transcription Available


    Social Engineering, what is it and what to do about it.

    Today: 2022 is a financially difficult year in healthcare

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 8:47 Transcription Available


    What is ITs role in a financially challenging time?

    Newsday - Quiet Quitting Causes Commotion: What 3 Factors can Hospital Systems Deliver for Workers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 33:16 Transcription Available


    September 19, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-morris-aa7ab821/?originalSubdomain=uk (Melissa Morris), CEO of https://lantum.com/ (Lantum) joins Bill for the news today. The trend of "quiet quitting" has recently gained traction on social media, referring to a phenomenon in which workers reduce their enthusiasm at work and stick to the minimum expectations of their role. What does 'quiet quitting' look like at hospitals? Some healthcare experts say the Amazon Care shutdown is a strategic play and not a failure. What happens when telehealth expansion is put under the microscope? How does it address concerns about access, quality of care, equity and program integrity? Key Points: How do we keep ‘quiet quitting' from happening? How do we maintain engaged employees?  Inflation and the cost of living has scared people back into the workforce but they're coming with a different mindset altogether Employees need three things: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose in their role Amazon is moving away from the employer healthcare space and more to direct to consumer opportunities https://lantum.com/ (Lantum) https://csaccelerator.com/ (The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator) Stories: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/workforce/what-does-quiet-quitting-look-like-at-hospitals.html?utm_campaign=bhr&utm_source=website&utm_content=top-40 (What does 'quiet quitting' look like at hospitals? - Beckers) https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/health-tech/amazons-move-eighty-six-amazon-care-strategic-play-not-failure-some-experts-say (Amazon Care shutdown is a strategic play, not a failure, some healthcare experts say - Fierce Healthcare) https://www.hcinnovationgroup.com/population-health-management/telehealth/news/21280057/hhs-oig-report-puts-telehealth-expansion-under-microscope (HHS OIG Report Puts Telehealth Expansion Under Microscope - Healthcare Innovation) Sign up for our webinar: https://thisweekhealth.com/briefing_campaigns/patient-room-next-improving-care-efficiency/ (Patient Room 'Next': Improving Care Efficiency) - Thursday September 29, 2022: 1pm ET / 10am PT. Traditional patient rooms involve sitting on the table, waiting, tentative knocks on the door. We're redefining the way we look at patient rooms. We're reimagining the future. Hear about technological tools that have been explored and implemented for clinician effectiveness, how to step into the Patient Room ‘Next' future, and the progress in our Nation's health systems regarding PRN. Bring your hospital system into tomorrow with sound advancements and peace of mind. We're looking to advance healthcare, and we know you are too.

    Today: Who's Your Favorite Guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 9:22 Transcription Available


    The team got together yesterday and we started discussing how we were going to celebrate our 5-year anniversary. We really want to celebrate the great contribution of our guests to the industry. We're going to do this in December. We start today by asking you, who was your favorite guest and what have you learned from This Week Health.

    Today: Telehealth - Let's Make a Data Driven Decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 11:55 Transcription Available


    We have a bunch of data on Telehealth. Why don't we use it? Perhaps its time to stop saying telehealth like it's one thing and examine the different components to see what is working and what isn't. Just a thought.

    Today: Quiet Quitting and the Impact on Healthcare

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 8:53 Transcription Available


    Quiet Quitting. What is it and why it is so impactful to healthcare specifically.

    Today: Epic's Honor Roll

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 6:28 Transcription Available


    Times are tight. Is Epic's honor roll good or bad for the industry in these times? I would say good, but with a caveat. Systems are between a rock and a hard place, what is Epic's role in tough times?

    Newsday - Does CVS Health's Acquisition of Signify Health Cater to the Next Generation of Consumers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 30:47 Transcription Available


    September 12, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-banas-md/ (Dr Colin Banas), Chief Medical Officer for https://drfirst.com/ (DrFirst) joins Bill for the news today. CVS Health is acquiring Signify Health, a home health company, for $8 billion beating out bids from Amazon and others. Researchers at Northwestern University and John Hopkins University plan to study if an Apple Watch app can help prevent strokes. Why are Cyber Attackers targeting smaller hospitals? Can AI help deliver greater success at birth? Has Walmart's brick and mortar kind approach revolutionized rural healthcare? Evernorth, the health services arm of Cigna and Varian are partnering to improve data standardization and interoperability in oncology with a HL7 CodeX pilot.  Key Points: CVS is doubling down on meeting the patient where they want to be met It's frustrating when a patient can't get something their doctor has prescribed  It's not artificial intelligence, it's augmented or advanced intelligence https://drfirst.com/ (DrFirst) Stories: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/disruptors/cvs-health-to-buy-signify-for-8b-6-details.html (CVS Health to buy Signify for $8B: 6 details) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.fiercehealthcare.com/digital-health/nih-funded-study-test-if-apple-watch-can-prevent-strokes-limit-blood-thinners__;!!ELD3qnnpiOo!ok0ziyJRWcxX-vq9OLRZN1nRg89TWlkXCd1R3Qk6QZ8cdJ6EmYeMBWiDodjFlEzMJZtHlgReFKFlGiWxDU0tuCDauvIE$ (NIH-funded study to test if Apple Watch can prevent strokes, limit blood thinners - Fierce Healthcare) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hl7-codex-pilot-test-prior-authorizations-oncology__;!!ELD3qnnpiOo!qeBPxxenyIK8sHbboeY9w6VrM8UNAYUu_nk4Qyxzh_4w9UzYCUDqo2jHIVxgWCTXxJ_w3fdFK0CiGqhYtp-DqceD3HLfl6DVMFTw_Ao$ (HL7 CodeX pilot to test prior authorizations in oncology - Healthcare IT News) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.hcinnovationgroup.com/cybersecurity/data-breaches/news/21279049/report-attackers-targeting-smaller-healthcare-orgs__;!!ELD3qnnpiOo!qeBPxxenyIK8sHbboeY9w6VrM8UNAYUu_nk4Qyxzh_4w9UzYCUDqo2jHIVxgWCTXxJ_w3fdFK0CiGqhYtp-DqceD3HLfl6DV66TxKb8$ (Attackers Targeting Smaller Healthcare Orgs - Healthcare Innovation) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ai-could-help-deliver-greater-success-birth__;!!ELD3qnnpiOo!qeBPxxenyIK8sHbboeY9w6VrM8UNAYUu_nk4Qyxzh_4w9UzYCUDqo2jHIVxgWCTXxJ_w3fdFK0CiGqhYtp-DqceD3HLfl6DVamOh-vc$ (AI could help deliver greater success at birth - Healthcare IT News)

    Today: Taking a Look at Apple's 2022 Event, Yawn.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 11:25 Transcription Available


    Tim Cook told me to expect Apple to be known for its advancements in healthcare. Well, they didn't make much progress in 2022 from what I can see. Sorry Tim, but you set the expectation.

    Today: Medical Device Security

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 6:20 Transcription Available


    We have a webinar today at 1:00ET. Join us as we discuss medical device security. This morning a sneak peek.

    Today: What CVS' SignifyHealth Acquisition Means for Healthcare Providers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 11:09 Transcription Available


    Has there been disruptive innovation in healthcare? Not that I can remember. But we have experienced disruptive forces. What are those forces?

    Newsday - "Not a Commodity" Is Healthcare's Mission to Focus on Wellness Jeopardized by Consumerism?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 32:37 Transcription Available


    September 6, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasekurtz/ (Tom Kurtz), CAO at https://www.memorialhealthcare.org/ (Memorial Healthcare) joins Bill for the news. Improving the patient experience doesn't have to come at the cost of clinician well-being. According to two physicians at Harvard Medical School, there's a way to prioritize both. Patients have higher expectations than ever before. How can the industry focus more on the customer experience? The Joint Commission will introduce new standards on Jan 1 aimed at reducing healthcare disparities. How can we better detect and address differences in care among racial, ethnic and other historically marginalized groups? Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook for U.S. not-for-profit hospitals and health systems to "deteriorating" as these organizations continue to be hammered by labor issues, expenses, and "macro inflationary pressures." Key Points: We start every meeting at Memorial Healthcare with Memorial Moments - often a positive piece of feedback that we've gotten where a provider or a clinician has gone above and beyond to improve the care of the patient. I think, in a lot of cases, it isn't about choice. It's about driving the lowest cost solution. Analysts are expecting not-for-profit health systems to have a rocky rest of the year https://www.memorialhealthcare.org/ (Memorial Healthcare) https://ehr.meditech.com/ (MEDITECH WEBSITE) https://blog.meditech.com/ (MEDITECH BLOG) https://ehr.meditech.com/podcast-index (MEDITECH PODCAST) Stories: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-experience/how-to-improve-patient-experience-clinician-well-being-concurrently.html (How to improve patient experience, clinician well-being concurrently - Beckers) https://www.chiefhealthcareexecutive.com/view/the-future-of-healthcare-is-about-the-consumer-leaders-say (The future of healthcare ‘is about the consumer' - Chief Healthcare Executive) https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/Joint-Commission-health-equity-accreditation/629632/ (Joint Commission tackles health equity with new accreditation standards - Healthcare Dive) https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/finance/fitch-ratings-slaps-not-profit-hospitals-deteriorating-outlook (Fitch Ratings Slaps Not-For-Profit Hospitals with ‘Deteriorating' Outlook - Health Leaders Media) https://www.wnem.com/2022/08/17/memorial-healthcare-opens-now-building-owosso/ (Memorial Healthcare opens NOW Building in Owosso) Sign up for our webinar: https://thisweekhealth.com/briefing_campaigns/challenges-and-solutions-to-unmanaged-devices-in-healthcare/ (Challenges and Solutions to Unmanaged Devices in Healthcare) - Thursday September 8, 2022: 1pm ET / 10am PT. If we had to https://thisweekhealth.com/captivate-podcast/securing-healthcares-extended-internet-of-things-xiot-with-medigate/ (troubleshoot just a few devices) every once in a while, our hospital systems would run as smooth as butter, right? But when missing devices, security issues and friction caused by interoperability hits, we can't expect a smooth operation. Our webinar will answer many questions surrounding the devices integral to keeping patients healthy.  Sign up for our webinar: https://thisweekhealth.com/briefing_campaigns/patient-room-next-improving-care-efficiency/ (Patient Room Next: Improving Care Efficiency) - Thursday September 29, 2022: 1pm ET / 10am PT. Traditional patient rooms involve sitting on the table, waiting, tentative knocks on the door. We're redefining the way we look at patient rooms. We're reimagining the future. Hear about technological tools that have been explored and implemented for clinician effectiveness, how to step into the “Patient Room Next” future, and the progress in our Nation's health systems regarding PRN. Bring your hospital system into tomorrow with sound advancements and peace of mind. We're looking to advance healthcare, and we know you are too. 

    Today: Disruptive Forces vs Disruptive Innovation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 5:24 Transcription Available


    Has there been disruptive innovation in healthcare? Not that I can remember. But we have experienced disruptive forces. What are those forces?

    Today: How Sustainable is your IT Organization

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 5:55 Transcription Available


    I was challenged on this topic by Michael Pfeffer, CIO for Stanford Health and I thought I would pass along his challenge.

    Today: Caution When Moving Care to the Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 7:55 Transcription Available


    Sachin Jain shares a cautionary tale for moving care to the home.

    Today: Epic UGM - Great Community - Incremental Innovation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 11:30 Transcription Available


    Another UGM is in the books. What did we learn? https://captimes.com/news/epic-systems-judy-faulkner-users-group-meeting/article_9573f8a4-f4cf-5786-81e8-b5f82d33ad0f.html

    Newsday - Healthcare Systems Lead in Cybersecurity Breach Expenses, but What Does This Calculation Cost?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 26:21 Transcription Available


    August 29, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanzwitt/ (Ryan Witt), Industries Solutions and Strategy Leader at https://www.proofpoint.com/us (Proofpoint) joins Bill for the news. IBM reports that cybersecurity attacks cost healthcare systems more than any other sector. At $10.1 million per breach, that's a 42% increase from 2020. North Korean hackers are taking aim at health care with Maui ransomware. What do federal agencies know about these malicious attacks and what are the reasons behind them? The HIMSS 2022 Future of Healthcare Report shows that payers and providers look at Big Tech differently and half of physicians and nurses don't think their orgs are headed in the right direction. And American Airlines announced that it's buying 20 Overture aircraft from Boom, with the option to purchase an additional 40 planes if all goes well. That's pretty amazing support for a startup that has yet to build a working passenger jet. Key Points: Healthcare has always been the top of the stack in terms of being the highest amount of cost to recover from a breach We need to make investments in security awareness training  Healthcare is again, a little bit behind other industries in terms of that whole digital transformation journey https://www.proofpoint.com/us (Proofpoint) Stories: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/digitalhealth.modernhealthcare.com/technology/ibm-report-finds-cybersecurity-attacks-impact-healthcare-more-any-other-sector__;!!ORgEfCBsr282Fw!tgJrjUzYwpUUJbGFq_IGutypamUaoWCFx89irNcbSINBPOVKe9vIJ2ugeCko9GNV8_nFMI4BNiBMfm6-27w$ (Cybersecurity attacks cost healthcare systems more than any other sector, new report finds - Modern Healthcare) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.cyberscoop.com/fbi-cisa-treasury-north-korea-ransomware-maui-alert-health-care/__;!!ORgEfCBsr282Fw!tgJrjUzYwpUUJbGFq_IGutypamUaoWCFx89irNcbSINBPOVKe9vIJ2ugeCko9GNV8_nFMI4BNiBMvLdwbQU$ (FBI, CISA, Treasury: North Korean hackers taking aim at health care with Maui ransomware - Cyberscoop) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.healthcareittoday.com/2022/08/14/bonus-features-august-14-2022-payers-and-providers-look-at-big-tech-differently-half-of-physicians-and-nurses-dont-think-their-orgs-are-headed-in-the-right-direction-and-more/__;!!ORgEfCBsr282Fw!tgJrjUzYwpUUJbGFq_IGutypamUaoWCFx89irNcbSINBPOVKe9vIJ2ugeCko9GNV8_nFMI4BNiBM7JOvTqU$ (Payers and providers look at Big Tech differently, half of physicians and nurses don't think their orgs are headed in the right direction - Health IT Today) https://www.engadget.com/american-airlines-boom-overture-jet-purchase-191453014.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAG-Zd8mUTZ27fBlUxKMIhacU3vGyZ-rqV-x-Np1I12idQLd6QK_GXNJZrafvlekrqYZx0mGMKhbPH95EXXECkkNqy74XEmGdjyIoqeJiiv20B3qeZIokFpmHgkzSnqEcNlAHqbIsJ27jLtbis-HkhFMJe287r7y5wTnzPkYEyoYz (American Airlines is purchasing 20 of Boom's supersonic Overture jets - Engadget) Sign up for our webinar: https://thisweekhealth.com/briefing_campaigns/challenges-and-solutions-to-unmanaged-devices-in-healthcare/ (Challenges and Solutions to Unmanaged Devices in Healthcare) - Thursday September 8, 2022: 1pm ET / 10am PT. If we had to https://thisweekhealth.com/captivate-podcast/securing-healthcares-extended-internet-of-things-xiot-with-medigate/ (troubleshoot just a few devices) every once in a while, our hospital systems would run as smooth as butter, right? But when missing devices, security issues and friction caused by interoperability hits, we can't expect a smooth operation. Our webinar will answer many questions surrounding the devices integral to keeping patients healthy.

    Today: Amplify Great Thinking to Propel Healthcare Forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 8:06 Transcription Available


    Today, a little talk about our mission and our progress. To Amplify Great Thinking to Propel Healthcare Forward. Onward.

    Today: Amazon Care Goes Away in December. What's Next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 9:22 Transcription Available


    Amazon Care Goes Away? What do we make of this?

    Today: Time to Go it Alone for Cyber Insurance Yet?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 10:07 Transcription Available


    Is it time to go it alone with cyber insurance. Maybe not, but it is probably time to explore the question of viability of that approach.

    Today: Making Bets on Facility Based Care

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 10:44 Transcription Available


    The race heats up to buy Signify Health. Why?

    Newsday - A Package from Amazon Pharmacy! Is this a Dream or Nightmare in Healthcare?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 31:25 Transcription Available


    August 22, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesboicey/ (Charles Boicey) from https://clearsense.com/ (Clearsense) joins Bill for the news. We hear almost daily about flashy new ventures just like Amazon's recent purchase of One Medical that promise transformative improvements in healthcare. But will Amazon's foray into primary care be easy? Meta faces yet another lawsuit alleging that its Pixel tracking tool harvests patients' private medical data and shares the information with Facebook. Why do they continue to violate state and federal laws? Sharp HealthCare and Sanford Health have joined with Dandelion Health on a project meant to build diversity into data science. And is the relative lack of competition in the EHR market good or bad for interoperability?  Key Points: Instead of artificial intelligence, it's intelligent assist Interoperability is a business problem, not a technical problem It's going to be interesting to watch the continuation of machine learning and AI, as it's applied to healthcare https://clearsense.com/ (Clearsense) Stories: https://hbr.org/2022/08/amazons-foray-into-primary-care-wont-be-easy (Amazon's Foray into Primary Care Won't Be Easy - Harvard Business Review) https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/meta-sued-again-for-using-pixel-to-secretly-harvest-patient-data (Meta Sued Again for Using Pixel to Secretly Harvest Patient Data - Bloomberg Law) https://healthcareservicesinvestmentnews.com/2022/08/05/sharp-healthcare-sanford-health-partner-with-dandelion-health/ (Sharp Healthcare, Sanford Health Partner with Dandelion Health - Healthcare Services Investment News) https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/ehrs/q-a-with-cio-donna-roach-on-what-s-stalling-healthcare-data-sharing.html (Q&A with CIO Donna Roach on what's stalling healthcare data-sharing - Beckers)

    Today: A look at this Past Week and the Week Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 8:13 Transcription Available


    Not much happening in the world Today so we look at the week that was and the week ahead.

    Today: Hospital CEOs Leaving at Record Pace - Now What?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 9:32 Transcription Available


    You're CEO just retired. Now what?

    Today: Novant/Meta, Providence Loss, USCD New CIO and more Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 8:33 Transcription Available


    Meta Pixel burns another health system, Providence posts a sizable operating loss and delivers a restructuring, UCSD names a new CIO and more on today's show.

    Today: Stories from the Trenches

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 9:11 Transcription Available


    No article today, just some stories from conversations. What do you do when you are asked to make cuts you know aren't feasible?

    Newsday - Senators Sound the Alarm on Privacy, Will HIPAA Finally be Updated?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 27:19 Transcription Available


    August 15: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drexdeford/ (Drex DeFord), Executive Healthcare Strategist at https://www.crowdstrike.com/ (CrowdStrike) joins Bill for the news. Cloud security is about really understanding your data. Where does it reside? What kind of data is it? Where is it moving around? Experts say inflation, rising interest rates and market volatility are pushing CIOs to increase their cloud investments. The risks to patients in a post-Roe v. Wade world demand new protections. Senators sound the alarm on privacy and call for HIPAA update. What innovative solutions can healthcare CIOs implement to attract and retain talented tech workers? Plus the Top 25 women leaders in health tech. Key Points: Experts say they do not expect a large decline in IT budgets How do you work with HR to get your tech salaries adjusted to the point where you are competitive in the market?  The ratio of female CIOs to male CIOs is still significantly tilted https://www.crowdstrike.com/ (CrowdStrike) Stories: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/economic-headwinds-pushing-cios-to-increase-cloud-investments.html (Economic headwinds, pushing CIOs to increase cloud investments - Beckers) https://www.wsj.com/articles/market-volatility-pushing-cios-to-increase-cloud-spending-11657783800 (Market Volatility Pushing CIOs to Increase Cloud Spending - Wall Street Journal) https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/senators-sound-alarm-privacy-call-hipaa-update (Senators sound the alarm on privacy, call for HIPAA update - Healthcare IT News) https://isolate.menlosecurity.com/1/3735926845/https:/www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/how-health-system-cios-are-overcoming-it-staffing-challenges.html (How health system CIOs are overcoming IT staffing challenges - Beckers) https://isolate.menlosecurity.com/1/3735926845/https:/www.beckershospitalreview.com/digital-health/top-25-women-leaders-in-health-tech-per-healthcare-technology-report.html?origin=DigitalE&utm_source=DigitalE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&oly_enc_id=6700A1473978H1A (Top 25 women leaders in health tech, per Healthcare Technology Report - Beckers) Webinar: Don't Pay The Ransom - Thu Aug 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT Is your health system paying out for attacks on your data? How can we stop the cycle? Rubrik is offering incredible insight into the arising issues in cyber resilience in ransomware attacks, cloud data management with securing Epic in Azure, and unstructured data. In this webinar, we analyze the best practices to initiate in our hospital systems.https://thisweekhealth.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-insight-into-cyber-resilience-in-ransomware-attacks-cloud-data-management-unstructure-data/ ( Register here)

    Today: Telehealth, The Path Forward - Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 13:53 Transcription Available


    Today we explore the past and future of Telehealth. Do we agree on the opportunities and obstacles and are we ready to tackle them? https://hbr.org/2022/05/the-telehealth-era-is-just-beginning

    Today: Telehealth, The Opportunity - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 17:08 Transcription Available


    Today we explore the past and future of Telehealth. Do we agree on the opportunities and obstacles and are we ready to tackle them? https://hbr.org/2022/05/the-telehealth-era-is-just-beginning

    Today: Is Telehealth ERA just beginning? P1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 8:40 Transcription Available


    Today we explore the past and future of Telehealth. Do we agree on the opportunities and obstacles and are we ready to tackle them? https://hbr.org/2022/05/the-telehealth-era-is-just-beginning

    Today: Malcolm Gladwell slams working from home. Is he right?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 13:35 Transcription Available


    Is work from home working? Malcolm Gladwell doesn't think so, today we explore his thinking on the topic. https://nypost.com/2022/08/05/malcolm-gladwell-slams-working-from-home/

    Newsday - Telehealth, Asynchronous Healthcare, Digital Funding and Layoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 29:24 Transcription Available


    Aug 8, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilymischel/ (Emily Mischel), CoFounder of https://www.flextogether.com/ (FlexTogether) joins Bill for the news today. Compelled by consumers who don't always want to schedule a video visit or drive to the doctor's office, health systems are finding new value in asynchronous, or store-and-forward, telehealth. FlexTogether is a comprehensive virtual respiratory care platform to radically expand access to rehabilitation which in turn drastically reduces readmission by 53-73%. Is telehealth moving out of the Post-Covid doldrums? How can we build a business case for asynchronous health? The Market downturn dampens digital health funding M&A in 2022 and three more digital health ‘unicorns' undergo layoffs. Key Points: FlexTogether is a comprehensive virtual respiratory care platform to radically expand access to rehabilitation 40% of Medicare beneficiaries don't live within the distance of a pulmonary rehab facility Many health systems took advantage of expanded coverage and access to telehealth during the pandemic to try out asynchronous services https://www.flextogether.com/ (FlexTogether) https://csaccelerator.com/ (Cedars-Sinai Accelerator) Stories: https://healthsystemcio.com/2022/07/12/moving-telehealth-out-of-the-post-covid-doldrums/ (Moving Telehealth out of the Post-Covid Doldrums - Joseph Kvedar - healthsystemcio.com) https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/innovation/building-business-case-asynchronous-telehealth (Building a Business Case for Asynchronous Health) https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/digital-health/market-downturn-dampens-digital-health-funding-ma-2022-here-are-sectors-raked-most (Market downturn dampens digital health funding, M&A in 2022. These sectors raked in the most cash - Fierce Healthcare) https://digitalhealth.modernhealthcare.com/finance/three-more-digital-health-unicorns-undergo-layoffs (Three more digital health ‘unicorns' undergo layoffs - Modern Healthcare) Webinar: How's Your Front Line? Recruit, Retain and Optimize Your Cybersecurity Team “Cybersecurity-what's your emergency?” “We need help. It's an attack.” “Hello? Hello!” What can we do about the staffing shortage in cybersecurity? With research suggesting that nearly a third of the cybersecurity workforce is planning to leave the industry in the near future, organizations are left in a worrisome position, especially as attack surfaces are growing. So, where do we move forward from here knowing that we are facing low numbers in the field already and it's likely to get even worse? https://thisweekhealth.com/webinar-sempris-cyberstaffing_recruit-retain-optimize-cybersecurity-team/ (Register here) - Thursday August 11 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT Webinar: Don't Pay The Ransom Is your health system paying out for attacks on your data? How can we stop the cycle? Rubrik is offering incredible insight into the arising issues in cyber resilience in ransomware attacks, cloud data management with securing Epic in Azure, and unstructured data. In this webinar, we analyze the best practices to initiate in our hospital systems. https://thisweekhealth.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-insight-into-cyber-resilience-in-ransomware-attacks-cloud-data-management-unstructure-data/ (Register here) - Thursday August 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT

    Today: Evolution of the Relationship Between IT and HTM in Healthcare; A Call to CIOs to Address HTM Soon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 7:04 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode … Sue Schade, Principal at StarBridge Advisors interviews Pamela Arora, President and CEO at AAMI on the evolution of the relationship Between IT and HTM in Healthcare.

    Today: Remote Work and Cloud Migrations Demand Higher Security in Health IT

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 6:35 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode … Jake Lancaster, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care interviews Tom Barnett, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care on remote work and cloud migrations demand.

    Today: Advice for Healthcare CISOs from an Enterprise Risk Management Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 4:44 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode … Samuel Hill, Director Product Marketing at Medigate interviews Justin Heyl, Director, Enterprise Risk Management at Baxter International on advice for healthcare CISOs.

    Today: Providers, Payers, and Others in the Patients Experience Could Create a Diverse Team for Healthcare

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 6:40 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode … Dr Brett Oliver, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Health Kentucky interviews Michael Adcock, VP Population Health at Magnolia Health on creating a diverse team for healthcare.

    Newsday - From the Hill: The Looming Interoperability Deadline and Challenging Compliance Landscape

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 34:59 Transcription Available


    Aug 1, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mari-savickis-42b9817/ (Mari Savickis), Vice President, Public Policy at https://chimecentral.org/ (CHIME) joins Bill for the news. What's happening on the Hill? The October 6 interoperability deadline is looming. Information blocking. 21st Century Cures. Where are we at? What is https://chimecentral.org/ (CHIME) doing to help prepare its members for this deadline? How much of this is falling on the EHR providers and how much is falling on the systems themselves? Navigating the compliance landscape is challenging. Even for larger health systems who are more well equipped. And what about the problem of the haves and the have nots? Does big tech have too much access to healthcare data? What's being talked about in regards to privacy? What's going on in the telehealth world?   Key Points: A downturn in an economy is not a bad thing. It's an opportunity. Do we need this much labor to provide a level of care that we've provided before?  The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is conducting a study on the expansions of telehealth services We have a demoralized and depleted workforce, and yet we have amazing technology https://infoblockingcenter.org/ (InfoBlockingCenter.org) https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2471/text (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 - congress.gov) Webinar: How's Your Front Line? Recruit, Retain and Optimize Your Cybersecurity Team - Thu Aug 11 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT “Cybersecurity-what's your emergency?” “We need help. It's an attack.” “Hello? Hello!” What can we do about the staffing shortage in cybersecurity? With research suggesting that nearly a third of the cybersecurity workforce is planning to leave the industry in the near future, organizations are left in a worrisome position, especially as attack surfaces are growing. So, where do we move forward from here knowing that we are facing low numbers in the field already and it's likely to get even worse?https://thisweekhealth.com/webinar-sempris-cyberstaffing_recruit-retain-optimize-cybersecurity-team/ ( Register here) Webinar: Don't Pay The Ransom - Thu Aug 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT Is your health system paying out for attacks on your data? How can we stop the cycle? Rubrik is offering incredible insight into the arising issues in cyber resilience in ransomware attacks, cloud data management with securing Epic in Azure, and unstructured data. In this webinar, we analyze the best practices to initiate in our hospital systems.https://thisweekhealth.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-insight-into-cyber-resilience-in-ransomware-attacks-cloud-data-management-unstructure-data/ ( Register here)

    Today: COVID Pass: An Application Developed and Maintained by Mass Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 5:43 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode ... Jake Lancaster, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care interviews Mark Zhang, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital on their Innovation Hub COVID Pass.

    Today: Digitally Innovative Obsessed People; Houston Methodists DIOP Group Aims to Disrupt Health IT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 8:18 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode .. Reid Stephan, VP and CIO at St. Luke's Health System interviews Michelle Stansbury, VP of Innovations and IT Operations at Houston Methodist on Houston's plan to disrupt Health IT.

    Today: My Predictions For Health IT: Automation, Platforms, And Social Determinants Of Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 7:30 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode .. Craig Richardville, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Intermountain Healthcare interviews me on my predictions for Health IT.

    Today: Interoperability has Created Data Silos that Inhibit the Patient Experience in Healthcare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 4:37 Transcription Available


    Today we look back at a TownHall episode ... Dr Brett Oliver, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Health Kentucky interviews John League, Managing Director, Digital Health Research at Advisory Board on interoperability.

    Newsday - Inflation's Impact on Health IT, Layoffs, and the Latest Events in the Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 37:21 Transcription Available


    July 25, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/logancm/ (Chris Logan), Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at https://www.censinet.com/ (Censinet) joins Bill for the news. OhioHealth is eliminating 637 jobs with 567 of them in information technology, as part of a plan that is necessary to drive improvements in patient care. Could their biggest layoff ever be their biggest mistake ever? A ransomware attack at Professional Finance Company may have exposed data from patients at 600 healthcare providers. As inflation rises across the globe, CIOs are strategizing ways to navigate rising prices for IT supplies, services, and talent by rethinking IT portfolios, reprioritizing IT spend, and honing business efficiencies. We know it's difficult for companies to get cybersecurity insurance these days, but just how difficult? Key Points: If you were to ask the CFO of any health system talking about bottom line, it's getting expensive to operate Healthcare is always going to have a target painted on its back because of the nature of the data that we have and the willingness of people to pay the ransom Inflation is starting to rear its ugly head. Nobody is prepared for it. https://www.censinet.com/ (Censinet) Stories: https://www.dispatch.com/story/business/2022/07/07/ohiohealth-announces-biggest-layoff-company-history/7829847001/ (OhioHealth to eliminate 637 jobs in its biggest layoff ever - The Columbus Dispatch) https://digitalhealth.modernhealthcare.com/technology/professional-finance-company-ransomware-attack-affects-600-providers (Ransomware attack at payment vendor affects 600 providers - Modern Healthcare) https://www.cio.com/article/400369/10-ways-inflation-will-impact-it.html (10 ways inflation will impact IT - )http://cio.com/ (CIO.com)

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