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Untangling the complex web of US drug pricing — with AJ Loiacono

Drug prices are a major topic of conversation these days as the Biden administration grapples with federal options for mitigating what many see as out of control costs for specialty drugs. To put some context to the news, HIMSSCast host and Healthcare Finance News Managing Editor Susan Morse welcome to the show AJ Loiacono, CEO of Capital Rx, to talk a bit about why drug pricing is the way it is and what can be done.Talking points:Why are drug prices so poorly defined for doctors and patients?Capital Rx’s market-efficiency hypothesisHow Capital Rx operates and negotiates lower pricesWhy rebates are a part of drug pricingWhat the government can and should do to affect drug pricingDrug pricing needs to be transparent and consistentWhy US prices affect global pharma companies and vice versaWho benefits from drug pricing inflation?Could startups reduce drug prices the way Robinhood reduced investment costs?More about this episode:Linking U.S. prescription drug prices to those paid in other nations could cut costs in halfHHS Secretary Xavier Becerra releases proposal to lower prescription drug costsPhRMA battles Biden on proposal for Medicare to negotiate drug pricesBiden pushes for lower drug prices in $3.5 trillion budget proposalGovs. Chris Christie and Terry McAuliffe trade jabs at HIMSS21Folx Health lands $25M to develop its LGBTQA+ health platform, Digital PBM Capital Rx scores $50M and more digital health fundings
September 17, 2021
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Top Stories for 9/17

Lawsuit alleges Aetna discriminates against LGBTQ+ members; Organizations at security risk due to skills gaps. Also: Elvie launches smart breast pump.Links to the stories:Aetna hit with lawsuit claiming LGBTQ+ fertility discriminationSkills gap in healthcare IT industry cause security threats, according to new reportElvie launches new smart breast pump in the US covered by insurance
September 17, 2021
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HIMSS21 Changemaker: Geisinger's Karen Murphy

The chief innovation officer of Geisinger's Steele Institute for Health Innovation discusses how COVID-19 led to new thinking about technology-enabled cost and quality improvements – and why the pandemic has shown that fee-for-service doesn't work.
September 14, 2021
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Enneagram Series_Episode 5

In this fifth and final episode of the Enneagram Series; We will discover the last Enneagram triad by the hand of the Trilogy Effect team. Types 5, 6, and 7 are often inclined to pursue a career that involves researching!   Drawn to knowledge and with an intense intellectual curiosity, these three types go to analysis and research when they are in fear. Type 5s are good at detaching themselves from the situation to analyze it and have multiple perspectives. Types 6, on the other hand, are absolutely loyal, responsible, and community-oriented. Finally, 7s don’t seem like a head center type because they like to take action by educating themselves. These three types could use exercises like meditation to calm their minds. Thank you for listening to our Enneagram Series; we hope you enjoyed and learned a lot about yourself and the leaders around you!
September 14, 2021
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How documentation burdens patients and clinicians, and what can be done — with Dr. Davin Lundquist

The EHR revolutionized medical record-keeping, but it also created burdensome workflows that create barriers to positive patient-doctor relationships, negatively impacting the experiences of both patients and physicians and even contributing heavily to clinician burnout.Augmedix CMO and practicing physician Dr. Davin Lunquist joins us on today's episode of HIMSSCast to talk about the realities of documentation burden and what his company is doing to combat it.Today's podcast is brought to you by Medallia.Talking points:Davin’s background in clinical practice and at AugmedixHow the introduction of the EHR has led to documentation burnoutDocumentation’s impact on the patient experienceThe difference between electronic and paper recordsDifferent approaches to solving for documentation burdenDifferences between dictation, transcription, and scribingThe advantages of tech-enabled, remote scribingReal-time and recorded scribingSecurity and privacy provisions for scribingHow do patients feel about a third person in the room?Augmedix’s scribing offering and telehealthWhat’s next for Augmedix?How scribing affects note accuracyMore about this episode:Nursing leaders share strategies for reducing documentation burdenHow to improve clinical documentationAI-assisted EHR documentation will need human helpEHR automation is helping reduce clinician burdenAugmedix's device-based remote scribing system announces $19M Series BAugmedix raises $23M for Google Glass-powered remote scribe platform
September 10, 2021
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Top Stories for 9/10

Amazon expanding telehealth and in-person care to 20 more cities; Cityblock Health raises $400M in funding round. Also: AHIP is concerned about the timeline for an interim final rule on surprise billing.Links to the stories:Amazon looks to bring telehealth, in-person care to 20 more citiesCityblock rakes in $400M for platform focused on Medicaid and low-income populations and other digital health fundingsAHIP wants more time for insurers to implement the interim final rule on surprise billing
September 10, 2021
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Enneagram Series_Episode 4

In this episode, we cover types 2, 3, and 4, who are always lead by their heart. Leaders identified within these types tend to be more on the human side of things than on the organizational-business side. Type 2 leaders are usually fantastic because they try to take care of everything and everyone, including themselves. Type 3 is focused on externally performing and achieving tasks. Type 4 is extremely creative and doesn’t like to be constrained; they want to have a human connection with everyone around them. These three types of the Enneagram have the same driver: am I valuable, and how do I show I am? Have you identified which type of leader you might be? Be sure to listen and figure out through these episodes!
September 7, 2021
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How telehealth is will settle in through the pandemic and beyond — with Dr. Laolu Fayanju

Before COVID, many practices were hardly using telehealth for anything. During COVID, many practices had to use telehealth for nearly everything. The next era in telehealth will be about picking and choosing the right use cases for telehealth. On today's HIMSSCast, Oak Street Health Regional Medical Director Dr. Laolu Fayanju joins Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich and host Jonah Comstock to discuss telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and choosing the right patients and use cases for virtual care.Talking points:A little about Laolu and Oak Street HealthHigh-touch doesn’t necessarily mean in-personHow COVID-19 forced telehealth adoptionOak Street’s telehealth operation, including tablet delivery and remote patient monitoringDeciding when to use telehealth and for whomRemote patient monitoring’s potential“It takes a village” - the importance of team-based careHealth equity and advocating for the patientEmbracing technology across different demographicsThe potential — and dangers — of consumer wearablesMore about this episode:How do providers strike the right balance between in-person care and telehealth?How telemedicine can help everyone have a primary care physicianAmerican Board of Telehealth launches certificate for virtual primary careWill virtual primary care become a new model of healthcare delivery?Zooming into the next phase of care delivery: 10 emerging trends in a post-COVID-19 worldContributed: Patients deserve virtual care that better integrates, and doesn’t compete with, in-person careOak Street Health decision support system reduces readmissions by 26%How virtual care can be refined to reach those who need it most
September 3, 2021
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How telehealth will settle in through the pandemic and beyond — with Dr. Laolu Fayanju

Before COVID, many practices were hardly using telehealth for anything. During COVID, many practices had to use telehealth for nearly everything. The next era in telehealth will be about picking and choosing the right use cases for telehealth. On today's HIMSSCast, Oak Street Health Regional Medical Director Dr. Laolu Fayanju joins Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich and host Jonah Comstock to discuss telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and choosing the right patients and use cases for virtual care.Talking points:A little about Laolu and Oak Street HealthHigh-touch doesn’t necessarily mean in-personHow COVID-19 forced telehealth adoptionOak Street’s telehealth operation, including tablet delivery and remote patient monitoringDeciding when to use telehealth and for whomRemote patient monitoring’s potential“It takes a village” - the importance of team-based careHealth equity and advocating for the patientEmbracing technology across different demographicsThe potential — and dangers — of consumer wearablesMore about this episode:How do providers strike the right balance between in-person care and telehealth?How telemedicine can help everyone have a primary care physicianAmerican Board of Telehealth launches certificate for virtual primary careWill virtual primary care become a new model of healthcare delivery?Zooming into the next phase of care delivery: 10 emerging trends in a post-COVID-19 worldContributed: Patients deserve virtual care that better integrates, and doesn’t compete with, in-person careOak Street Health decision support system reduces readmissions by 26%How virtual care can be refined to reach those who need it most
September 3, 2021
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Top Stories for 9/3

California union workers score raises in new contracts; Inspiration4 to collect data on effects of space flight. Also: Telehealth should focus on interoperability, usability.Links to the stories:Caregivers at three California Tenet Healthcare hospitals approve double-digit pay raises in new contractsInspiration4 mission expands health research on spaceflightStanford researchers: Telemedicine optimization requires training, interoperability
September 3, 2021
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Telehealth and value-based care — with Dr. Andrew Watson

On today's HIMSSCast, we welcome Dr. Andrew Watson, medical director of telehealth for the UPMC health plan, and Susan Morse, Healthcare Finance News managing editor, to discuss the link between telehealth and value-based care: how new payment models can enable adoption of telehealth and how technologies like telehealth can push the industry towards new payment models, as well as the extent to which both of these things have happened during the COVID-19 pandemic.This podcast is part of our Workplace Re-entry series and is brought to you by Zoom for Healthcare. It is a companion piece to this HIMSS TV episode with Danielle Louder.Talking points:Does value-based care make payment parity irrelevant?Telehealth after COVID-19Telehealth is more than video visitsHow technology is driving us toward value-based careHow telehealth and value-based care are working at UPMCHow UPMC uses telehealth for urgent careThe utilization question and supply-induced demandThe future of reimbursementHow telehealth adoption post-COVID is goingTelehealth and behavioral healthAdvice for value-based care implementationMore about this episode:Future of telehealth for health systems depends on infrastructure and analyticsValue-based care gains traction during COVID-19CMS announces a new value-based payment model for rural healthcare providersHIMSSCast: The future of telehealth reimbursementTelehealth is expected to drive $29 billion in healthcare services in 2020athenahealth's VP predicts more value-based care, investor interest and an evening out of telehealth in 2021
September 2, 2021
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Enneagram Series_Episode 3

In this episode, we will be talking about the impulsive, gut-oriented Enneagram types 1, 8, and 9. These three types are very grounded in their belly center. With the help of the Trilogy Effect team, we dive into how each type works. Having boundaries is an essential part of types 1, 8, and 9. Instinctive center types always look at reality through filtered glasses asking themselves: is this just, right and fair? Type 8 usually takes action, type 9 wants everything to be in peace, type 1 needs everything to be perfect, but in the end, they always search for autonomy within the structure. Tune in to this episode to learn more about these three types of the first Enneagram Triad!
August 31, 2021
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An educational course to advance value-based care — with Tray Cockerell and Avra Bowers

Everyone is talking about value-based care, and everyone says it's coming soon. But how soon is soon? And what, specifically, is value-based care? You may be familiar with the concept,  but are you familiar enough that you'd know how to change your workflow if your hospital announced a shift to value-based care tomorrow?To address this information gap, Humana and the University of Houston launched a value-based care education course on Coursera earlier this year. Tray Cockerell, director of strategic relationships at Humana, and Avra Bowers, medical director at Humana, join host Jonah Comstock to discuss the course, how it came about, and why it's needed now.Talking points: How the value-based care course came about Defining value-based care as more than a payment methodValue-based care as team-based, coordinated carePro-active vs reactive care — preventing poor outcomesLimitations of fee for service around social determinants of healthWhat the course does and who it’s forPractical skills around value-based care for providersHow to use the course if your organization hasn’t switched to value-based care yetThe importance of measuring and communicating metricsThe role of technology in the future of value-based careTray and Avra’s parting thoughtsMore about this episode:Humana, University of Houston announce value-based care specialization programValue-based care Specialization on Coursera (the course in question)Humana collaborating with providers to offer value-based care for those with original Medicare2021 will bring more value-based careWe have reached a 'pivotal moment' for value-based careHealth leaders question how, not if, value-based care should be implementedCMS issues roadmap for states to accelerate adoption of value-based care
August 27, 2021
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Top Stories for 8/27

Feinberg’s departure, and Google’s strategic shift, has raised questions about whether big tech firms are truly equipped to take on the healthcare space.
August 26, 2021
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Enneagram Series_Episode 2

Great leaders are those who can use the three centers of intelligence to their advantage.  In this episode, we will define the concept of embodiment and its relationship with the Enneagram. There are three intelligence centers in the body: head, heart, and belly. Everyone has an unconscious preference for one of them. Getting to know each of those centers will help leaders tap into their power at the same time. The nine types of the Enneagram can be group into three triads according to the intelligence centers. Once the dominant type is identified, knowing the strengths and weaknesses is straightforward.  Join this episode and see if you can recognize which triad you are from!
August 24, 2021
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MongoDB Presents: AI, FHIR, and the Cloud: Why Data is the Future of Healthcare

FHIR, AI, and the cloud are reshaping healthcare, radically altering how organizations engage with patients. Learn how to embrace the changes, and drive more meaningful healthcare outcomes with MongoDB. Patients expect a more personal and digitally enabled healthcare experience. In this podcast, Jeff Needham, Principal, Healthcare Solutions and Robert Oberhofer, Head of Product Solutions at MongoDB discuss how the most successful providers and organizations will be those who embrace new technologies, like the cloud, and leverage data to deliver the best patient experiences and health outcomes.
August 23, 2021
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Are digital therapeutics the future of mental health? — with Peter Hames

For a long time, the standard of care in mental and behavioral health has been some combination of pharmaceuticals and talk therapy. But with FDA-cleared, rigorously vetted digital health apps, there's a new piece of the puzzle, and it has the potential to combine the advantages of therapy with the scalability of drugs.In this episode of HIMSSCast, Big Health CEO Peter Hames joins host Jonah Comstock to talk about his view of the future of mental health and the lessons learned so far.Talking points:What Big Health is all aboutScalable mental health therapiesTreating algorithms and therapies like drugsEfficacy data and safety of digital therapeutics vs drugsHow pharma companies are responding to digital therapeuticsPredicting the future of mental health care Big Health’s partner relationshipsMental health stigma and digital therapeuticsDigital therapeutics have arrivedWhat’s next for Big Health?More about this episode:Sleep, stress app maker Big Health locks in $39M Series B raiseBig Health follows up Sleepio with Daylight, an app for anxietyCVS Health kicks off digital health-friendly service for PBM clients with Big Health’s SleepioSimulation model: Big Health's Sleepio drives greater cost savings than group CBT or drug therapyFrom Big Health:Sleepio randomized controlled trial showing 76% of patients achieved remission from insomnia. Daylight randomized controlled trial showing that 71% of patients achieved remission from clinical anxiety. Economic evaluation of a Fortune 500 employer showing $1,677 lower annualized healthcare costs per employee. JAMA study showing that Sleepio improves broad health outcomes including: functional health, psychological well-being, and sleep-related qualities. 
August 20, 2021
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PatientKeeper Presents: What Health IT in the Cloud Really Means for Providers

Healthcare IT is on the cusp of finally realizing the long-discussed, much-hyped, yet ever-elusive promise of true interoperability. Why now? Because of the cloud, and cloud vendors’ embrace of open standards in their APIs. The cloud also offers other potential benefits to healthcare IT – for instance, wider use of AI and robust analytics – but the real game-changer will be widespread system interoperability. In this podcast, PatientKeeper CTO John Kelly discusses how the migration of health IT to the cloud will make the vast trove of patient data that has been digitized over the past decade more broadly accessible and clinically useful.
August 18, 2021
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Introduction to our Enneagram Series with Wendy Appel

Welcome to the Enneagram series on the Digital Orthopedics Podcast!  The Enneagram has been an assessment tool and personality trait assessment for quite some time. In the following five episodes, we will be joined by Wendy Appel. She is an expert on the Enneagram and will be walking us through the Enneagram regarding leadership. Wendy defines what automatic filters are and their relationship to this tool. She also explains what the Enneagram is and how a single person can fluctuate between the different archetypes.  Change is about bringing the best out of people and ourselves. We hope you enjoy the following episodes about the Enneagram!
August 17, 2021
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Cybersecurity, patient experience and public health dominate HIMSS conversation

This week the HIMSS global conference was back in person after the COVID-19 pandemic sidelined last year's event. After a week packed with hundreds of educational sessions, scores of vendor demonstrations and new meet and greets, the HIMSS Media editors sit down for a debrief on cybersecurity,  patient experience, public health, and more.Talking points:The mood and feel at HIMSS21New cyber attacks require innovations in cybersecurityMore attention paid to the voice of the patientPublic health infrastructure gaps exposed by the pandemicMore work still needed on interoperabilityIncorporating health equity and clinical trial diversity into the conversationAI/ML in a low-key but foundational roleStar Trek and the Jetsons -- models for healthcareSome keynote highlightsCOVID lessons, positive and negativeThe telehealth explosion and its aftermathValue-based care is coming, but when?Notes from the Pharma forumMore about this episode: ONC, CDC want to fix the fragmented public health system COVID-19 exposedHIMSS21 tech news: cloud, analytics and interoperability developmentsUpdates and lessons learned from AstraZeneca, MGH's AMAZE platformGovs. Chris Christie and Terry McAuliffe trade jabs at HIMSS21COVID-19 shined light on new opportunities for public health on social mediaAI is the new paradigm in forecasting infectious disease riskFormer ONC head Rucker: APIs will ‘empower totally new business models’Rainn Wilson makes us grateful for being number twoDHA director: Information and technology drive effective pandemic response
August 13, 2021
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Tegria Presents: Putting the Humanity Back in Healthcare

As technological advances continue to disrupt the traditional primary-care model, providers must find a way to reconcile patients’ expectations for personal attention and on-demand service with an increasingly tech-driven healthcare landscape.
August 7, 2021
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Top Stories for 8/6

COVID-19 pandemic exposes vulnerabilities in the digital ecosystem; CMS anticipates $33 Medicare Part D Premiums . Plus: WellSky is deepens its social determinants of health offerings by acquiring Healthify.Links to the stories:Healthcare data breaches on the riseMedicare Part D average premiums to increase nearly 5% in 2022, CMS saysWellSky beefs up community care tools with Healthify acquisition
August 6, 2021
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The future of telehealth reimbursement — with Oleg Bestsennyy and Gunjan Khanna

Limitations and uncertainty around telehealth reimbursement have always been an impediment to adoption. During the COVID-19 emergency, that burden was eased somewhat, but now the new normal is starting to take shape. What barriers still remain to telehealth reimbursement, and how might they be overcome?  To answer that question, host Jonah Comstock and Healthcare Finance News Managing Editor Susan Morse welcome McKinsey & Company Partners Oleg Bestsennyy and Gunjan Khanna.This episode is brought to you by BlueJeans.Talking points:COVID-19 reimbursement changes and which of them will stick aroundAdoption lessons learned and how they’ll influence reimbursement policyHolistic tele-care and care beyond the video visitInfluence of new entrants and innovation on the spaceIs fee-for-service reimbursement an innovation blocker?Reimbursement for different telehealth modalitiesTime to lead rather than follow for private payers?The still-unresolved question of induced utilizationThe rise of value-based care and hybrid care modelsTelehealth reimbursement and health equityHow are patients feeling about telehealth now?Final thoughts: the future of telehealth reimbursementMore about this episode:Report shows 'vast improvement' in state telehealth reimbursement policiesCOVID-19 may permanently alter the telehealth landscape, from reimbursement to utilizationTelehealth reimbursement parity spurs insurer concerns of overutilizationCMS will reimburse for 11 new telehealth services during the public health emergencyTelehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality? (McKinsey)COVID-19 Consumer Healthcare Insights: What 2021 may hold (McKinsey)How COVID-19 has changed the way US consumers think about healthcare (McKinsey)
August 5, 2021
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Citrix Presents: Simplifying the clinical experience as a part of the Digital Transformation journey.

Health systems across the board are increasingly embracing digital transformation initiatives as the impact of the pandemic subsides.  The events of the past year have highlighted areas in need of immediate change that demand a different approach.  Key among these changes is simplification of the clinical IT experience, reducing and removing IT backpressure that distracts caregivers from the clinical experience.  By deliberately approaching the resources and information clinicians need, presented as a simplified and aggregated set of tools, Healthcare IT can accelerate the digital transformation efforts.
August 5, 2021
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