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What do physicians really want in life?

"It is no wonder that in 2020, a Doximity physician compensation report revealed there were no specialties in medicine in which women earned the same or more than men. We can all agree that many things could account for this, including structural barriers and lack of diversity or mentorship. It may also include factors such as women not maximizing billing knowledge, not knowing how to negotiate, not asking for the same or more of what is offered and just not thinking about what they really want. Instead as women, we think of others first, or what others expect of us. Yes, we know we want the job or the position. But is that position truly, truly, taking you towards your true purpose? Becoming chief of department, manager or CEO, are remarkable goals and should be pursued. But are the pursuits authentic to what you consciously found your purpose is? It is not about what your family thought you should achieve, but about doing something that truly takes you and continues to propel you on your true-life purpose. If you have not thought about it, then I challenge you to find introspection. Find consciousness and think about your true purpose. Continue to follow its path to experience joy so it will not leave you with regret when you look back. Find your purpose. Ask yourself, 'What do I really want in life?' And do it today." Diana Londoño is a urologist and can be reached at her self-titled site, Dr. Diana Londono, and on Twitter @DianaLondonoMD. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "What do you really want in life?" (
September 25, 2021 by The Podcast by KevinMD

Revolutionizing Healthcare with Wearable Continuous Molecular Monitoring with Peter Vranes, Co-CEO & Co- Founder at Nutromics

In this Outcomes Rocket MedTech podcast, we are excited to feature Peter Vranes, CEO & Co-Founder of Nutromics, an Australian medtech company revolutionizing healthcare through continuous real-time molecular monitoring. Peter discusses how Nutromic's smart patch biosensor solves some of the healthcare challenges in chronic disease prevention and management, acute diseases, and therapeutic drug monitoring. He shares the lightbulb moment which led to the creation of Nutromic, dives into vancomycin, what happens when patients have overdosed, and how the smart patch can help clinicians have accurate, real-time data, continuous monitoring of vancomycin.  He also talks about therapeutic drug monitoring for a whole range of drugs, the benefits for both physicians and patients, and the different pivots the company did that led to the smart patch. Peter also shares his insights on being transparent and building relationships of trust with VCs. The company is preparing for a clinical trial in a few months and has closed a 7.5 multimillion-dollar grant. Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources:
September 24, 2021 by Outcomes Rocket

5G and the future of AI in healthcare — with Dr. Anthony Chang

Increasing adoption of 5G in healthcare organizations and new developments in AI and machine learning are two major trends of the moment in health IT. On today's show,  HITN Senior Editor Kat Jercich and CHOC Chief Intelligence and Information Officer Dr. Anthony Chang join host Jonah Comstock for a conversation about how these trends intersect and why 5G (and beyond?) will help support the future of healthcare AI.This episode is brought to you by Verizon.Talking points:5G’s impact on health technology in the next 10 yearsStandout AI use cases in the COVID-19 eraHow AI can help manage patient-generated health dataAI, information overload, and information insufficiencyFederated and swarm learning — sharing insights without sharing dataHow 5G will enable new kinds of AIAI for clinical decision supportPlaying the long game and avoiding another AI winterPreventing AI bias (with AI’s help)The future of AI and 5GMore about this episode:5G is here: How health systems can capitalize on the new cellular standard5G is primed to enable continuous, data-heavy health innovations, but hospitals need to prepare5G: Are we ready for the next generation?5 use cases for private 5G networks in hospitalsAI is fast-evolving for an array of use casesAI in healthcare: Separating myth from realityAI could help make physician work 'more interesting,' cardiologist saysTo develop effective AI, developers and clinicians must work togetherMisconceptions of AI and ML in healthcare debunked
September 24, 2021 by HIMSSCast

Top Stories for 9/24

Hospitals poised to lose $54B in net income this year; Apple looks to create new mental health detection feature . Plus: Ransomware attacks during COVID-19 have impacted patient safety and care availability.Links to the stories:Hospitals projected to lose $54 billion in net income this yearApple looks to digital biomarkers for features detecting depression, cognitive declinePonemon study finds link between ransomware, increased mortality rate
September 24, 2021 by HIMSSCast

Why Patient Engagement Doesn’t Work: Lessons Learned to Drive Consumer Empowerment

Experts from Mass General Hospital, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, AvMed and Appnovation discuss bright spots in consumer engagement and how to reinvent your patient engagement strategies. Panelists:  Ana Eberhard, Vice President, Member Experience, AvMed Susie Hume, Director of Digital Strategy, Experience and Delivery at Excellus BCBS Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital Steve Peretz, Director, Health Experience & Product Strategy, Appnovation   This episode is sponsored by Appnovation Appnovation is a global digital consultancy that combines strategy, user experience and design, technology and managed services to deliver human-centered digital experiences.   Their award-winning team creates standout digital experiences by collaborating with brands to understand the individual challenges and goals for every initiative.    With extensive experience throughout the Life Sciences industry, they work alongside providers and payers to provide the framework to define, execute, and validate digital concepts with their intended patient and caregiver audiences.   To find out more, visit them at 
September 24, 2021 by Bright Spots in Healthcare

The APO E Gene and Transforming Our Health | The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 340

On episode 340 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Pamela McDonald, FNP, an integrative medicine nurse practitioner, author, and international speaker. Keith and Pam discuss the APO E gene, what it is, and what it can teach us about living a healthier, happier, and more nutritionally sound life. 
September 24, 2021 by The Nurse Keith Show

Our health care system may be failing, but it isn’t broken

"The problem with health care isn’t 'fixing' the system. The problem is continuing to ensure that profits can be made and millions can be employed while better health care outcomes and experiences are achieved. We won’t find the solution to that problem by embracing the solutions offered by either the right or the left. We need to leave the past behind and start again, building a new health care system that better meets our needs. We have to build from the ground up, starting with a new foundation. I can’t wish away the political realities that stand in the way of such fundamental reform. But given all that’s at stake, I’m unwilling to accept anything less than this goal. Hopefully, you agree." Jeb Dunkelberger is a health care executive and author of Rich & Dying: An Insider Calls Bullsh*t on America’s Healthcare Economy. He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "Our health care system may be failing, but it isn’t broken." (
September 24, 2021 by The Podcast by KevinMD

The Fight to Expand Postpartum Medicaid — And Why It Matters

Child birth in the US is expensive. One of the largest payers for childbirth in the US is Medicaid, covering 43% of US births in 2018.New mothers with pregnancy-related insurance coverage via Medicaid can lose their insurance coverage 60 days after the birth of their child. But policy makers are looking to change that and expand postpartum Medicaid coverage.Join Health Affairs Senior Editor Jessica Bylander and Deputy Editor of Special Content Rob Lott on Health Affairs This Week as they talk about recent policy movements on maternal health and postpartum insurance coverage.Pre-order the October Perinatal Mental Health Theme Issue.Related Links: Opportunities For States To Minimize Postpartum Coverage Loss When The Public Health Emergency Ends (Health Affairs Blog)  Post-ACA, More Than One-Third Of Women With Prenatal Medicaid Remained Uninsured Before Or After Pregnancy (Health Affairs) Expanding Postpartum Medicaid Coverage (Kaiser Family Foundation) Racial Disparities in Maternal Health (US Commission On Civil Rights) Podcast: Breaking Down the 2021 Momnibus Bill (Health Affairs This Week) Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Castro | Stitcher | Deezer | Overcast
September 24, 2021 by Health Affairs This Week

Building Effective Clinical Data Models with Angelique Russell

September 24, 2021: Examine. Diagnose. Prescribe. Is predictive analytics the magic pill for healthcare? Angelique Russell, Senior Clinical Data Scientist / Informaticist joins us today to share her advanced data science and deep healthcare expertise. How can we use visualization and modeling techniques to solve healthcare’s most challenging problems? What kind of insights are we looking to derive from the data? Have the tools changed much over the last five years? Are we still focused on provider data or are we starting to pull in some other data? And what is the future of machine learning, AI and NLP? Key Points:In 2011 the focus in healthcare was that we needed to modernize [00:04:20]Treatment guidelines and order sets, which are how hospitals standardize treatment, change all the time [00:12:40]Analytics answers questions and data science explores what questions we should be asking [00:18:15]Prediction is before the diagnostic criteria is met and detection is after that point [00:33:30]The Undoing Project book by Michael LewisCogitativo
September 24, 2021 by This Week In Health IT

Redefining Non-Invasive Wireless Patient Monitoring with Jeff Pompeo, President and CEO at Caretaker Medical

In this episode of Outcomes Rocket MedTech, we are privileged to feature Jeff Pompeo, a serial entrepreneur and investor, and President and CEO at Caretaker Medical. Jeff discusses how Caretaker adds value to the care continuum. He also shares the genesis of the company and a setback they've experienced in the process of developing the product. He also shares a scoop, so you'll be the first one to hear this before it is announced publicly! Make sure to tune in. Continuous blood pressure monitoring is essential in managing critically ill patients. Caretaker is setting a new standard of monitoring patients beat by beat blood pressure continuously and in real-time. It is one of the very few FDA-cleared, beat-by-beat blood pressure monitors. Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources:
September 23, 2021 by Outcomes Rocket

How Can We Increase Gender Diversity in the PE/VC space? (Yahel Halamish)

Nina Capital, is a specialized venture capital firm investing in early stage startups at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Level 20 is a not for profit organisation founded in 2015 by 12 women working in senior roles in private equity, aligned around a common vision of improving gender diversity in the industry. Nina Capital and Level 20 recently published a report that showed y. In aggregate, women represent 30% of the workforce. Only 17% of senior roles positions are held by women. I spoke with Yahel Halamish, Nina’s Head of Investor Relations and Diversity & Inclusion Officer and she shared her views of the results, why diversity matters and how can we encourage and improve it.  Gender Diversity in the Priate Equity and Venture Capital in Spain Report:  Read an opinion piece about the report:  Join the European Patient Forum Congress: 
September 23, 2021 by Faces of Digital Health

Genes & Your Health Edition – Pharmacogenomics and its Value for Primary Care

To claim credit for this episode, visit: Guest: Jessica A. Wright, Pharm.D., R.Ph. Host: Denise M. Dupras, M.D., Ph.D. Pharmacogenomics helps to identify how your patients’ DNA may affect their response to medications. But there's a lot of different genes! How do we get started? What resources are out there? Do we have to worry about every drug a patient is on? Find out these answers and more in episode three of the Genes & Your Health Edition from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. Additional resources: PharmGKB: Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC®): Basic Pharmacogenomics Nomenclature: NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute: Healthcare Provider Resources: Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine: Connect with the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development online at or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.
September 23, 2021 by Mayo Clinic Talks

Finding Beauty and Connection When Raising a Medically Complex Kiddo with Melanie Dimmitt – Author of Special – Antidotes to the Obsessions that Come with a Child's Disability

ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 101 Finding Beauty and Connection When Raising a Medically Complex Kiddo with Melanie Dimmitt - Author of Special: Antidotes to the Obsessions that Come with a Child's Disability Author Melanie Dimmit received her son's cerebral palsy (CP) diagnosis and she scoured the world for hope, stories, insight and companionship- desperate to know what she was up against and that everything was going to be okay. The result is her book, Special: Antidotes to the Obsessions that Come with a Child's Disability. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS When you say not to feel ashamed of your feelings, what does that mean? At the beginning, it's hard because you have thoughts and feelings that make you feel like a terrible person because most of us come to disability with no experience or knowledge. I thought my son having a cerebral palsy diagnosis was the worst thing that could ever happen to me or him and it felt like the end of the world. You think terrible things, you feel like you can't talk to anyone about how you're feeling, and you have layers and layers of guilt. Getting a diagnosis and learning that your child's life won't be how you imagined is a form of grief. All of this is normal. Give yourself time and don't beat yourself up as you process through the thoughts and feelings you initially have.  Were you good at processing your feelings and moving on? I was good at being in denial and I didn't accept Arlo's disability for about six months. I began to see a psychologist who helped me to feel anger and sadness, to acknowledge how hard it is and that it's okay to feel how I feel. Professional help and connecting with other parents while writing my book helped me feel less alone. What moments with Odie do you savor because of Arlo? Everything. As she was growing up, it blew our minds how easily things came to her as we were working so hard with Arlo. Arlo is nonverbal, he doesn't roll, he doesn't sit and left to his own devices lies on the floor with a big smile on his face. He needs a lot of support, nothing comes easy and he's worked incredibly hard for head control, core strength and fine motor skills. There's a bitter-sweetness to Odie growing and hitting milestones, but having Arlo has made us more relaxed and better parents to Odie. If you were asked to submit a story to your book today, what would it be? Special is a gaping wound for me, though I'm glad it's there for parents just starting their journey. I feel entirely different now. The old me wouldn't want to hear the new me saying it's fine. I'd say to old me that I know I think people are pretending it's okay when it's not, and they're making the best of the scenario, but I promise that's not true. I promise you that you'll never wish this away. It's hard, unfair at times, times that Arlo is unwell and it's awful, but I wouldn't change any of it. Arlo is a phenomenal person, he's so much cooler than you can imagine. You are happier and more fulfilled than you ever would have been without Arlo. RESOURCES MENTIONED Special: Antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability TUNE INTO THE ONCE UPON A GENE PODCAST Spotify Apple Podcasts Stitcher Overcast CONNECT WITH EFFIE PARKS Website Twitter Instagram Built Ford Tough Facebook Group  Once Upon a Gene on Clubhouse
September 23, 2021 by Once Upon A Gene

28: The Mind of an Entrepreneur with Todd Cozzens, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Transformation Capital

In this episode, we sit down with Todd Cozzens, a Co-founder & Managing Partner of Transformation Capital. The conversation explores leadership lessons, management, transformational investing, and more.
September 23, 2021 by The Gary Bisbee Show

Primary care: the variety and the intimacy of the problems I see

"Fifteen minutes for a checkup or urgent problem, thirty minutes for a physical. In the tiny gasps of time in between: Refilling scripts, checking labs, and signing medical supply orders and insurance authorization requests. Maybe lunch. Maybe a chance to get to the restroom if I am lucky. Clicking, always clicking away on my EMR, hoping to finish my notes. Maybe typing notes while holding on a phone call (why do patients call with a question about a medicine, but they leave the vial upstairs and have to retrieve it while you wait?), while trying to cram a few bites of lunch, while wondering if I will get out of there in time to get the blasted Valentine’s napkins before picking up the kids from their after-school program. I take a deep breath." Melissa Schiffman is an internal medicine physician. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Primary care: I love the variety and the intimacy of the problems that are placed before me." (
September 23, 2021 by The Podcast by KevinMD

Inside Big Health Insurers’ Side Hustle

America’s largest health insurance companies moonlight as obscure middlemen, managing billions in health care spending for many of the country’s biggest employers. What could go wrong? Join us for a wild, wonky journey into the world of third-party administrators.Guests:Christin Deacon, JD, Senior Vice President, 4C Health Solutions; former Assistant Director, Division of Pension & Benefits, New Jersey Department of TreasuryBrian Hufford, JD, Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLPKen Janda, JD, Founder, Wild Blue Health Solutions; Adjunct Professor, University of Houston College of Medicine Sandy Peters, retireeHave a look at more of Leslie's reporting on TPAs: up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: this type of journalism today, with a gift: us on Twitter: See for privacy and opt-out information.
September 23, 2021 by Tradeoffs

Three Ways To Get The Most of Attending A Conference

In this episode of the EntreMD Podcast, I’ll share how I found ways to make the most out of attending conferences and how to use them and approach conferences as an investment that will help you create massive success in your business. Get full show notes and more information here:
September 23, 2021 by The EntreMD Podcast

Vax On: The Kids Are Not Alright

In this episode of Vax On, Matthew Zachary and Elura Nanos discuss some effects of the pandemic on kids, ranging from the sad to the hopeful to the downright hilarious. Plus, our latest Sermoment!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
September 23, 2021 by Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

The GetHealth data breach and what it means for consumer health apps and devices

Last week, a database that was not password protected exposed more than 61 million records containing data from fitness trackers and wearables, including Apple HealthKit and Fitbit. On today's HIMSSCast a team of HIMSS Media editors — host Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett, MobiHealthNews Senior Editor Emily Olsen, and Healthcare IT News Executive Editor Mike Miliard —talk about the developing story and try to put it in the context of digital health and health IT news trends.Talking points:The GetHealth data breach: What happened?The FTC response — enforcement and clarification of breach notification rulesConsumerized health plays catch-up with HIPAAHow this news affects other trends like Apple health sharingApple’s recent spyware breachWhy your health data is valuable to bad actorsLessons learned from this data breach and questions going forwardAffect on consumer trust and lessons for consumersWhat comes next? More about this episode:Fitbit, Apple fitness tracker data exposed on unprotected databaseFTC says it will fine digital health companies that don't disclose data breachesFTC warns connected device orgs: Comply with breach rule, or pay upApple releases emergency update to fix spyware vulnerabilityApple's health data sharing feature now liveHIMSSCast: What the new info blocking rules mean for you — with Deven McGraw
September 22, 2021 by HIMSSCast

Shot of #DigitalHealth Therapy – Parisa “Risa” Vatanka

We skipped a week but great to be back with Jim Joyce on the weekly #TheShot of #DigitalHealth Therapy. Today, we got our energy boost from Parisa "Risa" Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS, who is a self-described "Adventure Pharmacist" and a huge #digitalhealth advocate in the pharmacist community and we discussed: 💊 Why are pharmacists still counting pills? 💊 Pharmacists as the most accessible healthcare provider 💊 Role of community pharmacists 💊 What are drug-related errors costing our healthcare system? 💊 DTx and pharmacists on the front lines.. 💊 oh and Risa's adventures ofcourse ... Fun mentions as always: Timothy Aungst, PharmD. Daniel Kraft, MD Lisa Suennen Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M. S. Jennifer Goldsack Jen Horonjeff - “Ask Patients” Megan Coder Ritesh Patel TJ Parker Martin Kelly HealthXL
September 22, 2021 by Shot of Digital Health Therapy

176 – Is healthcare broken and can technology fix it? Klaus Bartosch, 1st Group

In this episode, you will learn about consumer expectations of healthcare, how technology can aid in the repair of healthcare and make it more patient-centric. You will also learn how to approach innovation in health and get an answer to the long-standing question, is healthcare broken?
September 22, 2021 by Talking HealthTech

Revolutionizing the Way People Experience Cancer Treatment with Kate Dilligan, Founder and CEO at Cooler Heads

 In this episode of the Outcomes Rocket MedTech, we are excited to feature Kate Dilligan, the founder and CEO at Cooler Heads and one of the five finalists in the MedTech Innovator 2021 competition. Kate shares the story behind Cooler Heads and how her experience as a cancer patient pushed her to find ways to eliminate chemotherapy-induced hair loss more affordably. She discusses the value prop of her product and the difference over the existing standard of care. Kate also talks about setbacks and insights, and she strongly emphasized the importance of working with the FDA. There are so many things to learn from this insight-packed interview with Kate so please tune in! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources:
September 22, 2021 by Outcomes Rocket

Becoming an “ends of the earth leader”

Dr. Lucy Leclerc and Dr. Kay Kennedy share their vision for human-centered nurse leadership.
September 22, 2021 by The Handoff

S3. Ep6. Entrepreneurship with Kathi Randall, RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC

Kathi Randall joins us on this podcast and talks everything from becoming a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner to starting her own business protecting little babies through Synapse Care Solutions. Hear all about her beginnings, work with a level III and IV NICU, Clinical Nurse Researcher, Case Coordinator, and path to starting her own company. Finally, she provides savvy tips for everyone and has many recommendations on how you can become a nurse entrepreneur.
September 22, 2021 by The Virtual Clinical Podcast
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