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Twilio Presents: Consumerization in Healthcare for Patients and Providers

Susan Collins, Twilio’s Global Head of Healthcare Services, joins us to discuss the changing landscape of healthcare and the need to consider both the provider and patient when thinking about consumerization. Learn about strategies healthcare organizations can take to create a sustainable patient-centric experience that enhances value-based care.
May 17, 2021
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Security at smart hospitals — with Thanos Drougkas

Smart hospital rooms are on the horizon, with some medical centers already rolling them out. In addition to cost and logistics as limiting factors, health systems must consider cybersecurity and resilience when implementing smart room technology.  On today's episode HITN Senior Editor Kat Jercich speaks with Thanos Drougkas, a network and information security expert at the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).This is part three of a three-part podcast series on hospital network security brought to you by Aruba Networks.Talking points:What is a smart hospital?Advantages of remote patient monitoring and smart hospital techSecurity challenges of smart hospitalsCybersecurity threats: Looking beyond the malicious outsiderHow the pandemic has affected smart hospitalsHow cybersecurity threats can impact patient careBest practices for smart hospital securityMore about this episode:Understanding smart hospitals and why most aren't there yetSmart buildings present a unique healthcare cybersecurity threatHow to assess the security of hospital IoTHow healthcare organizations can enhance RPM security, resiliency
May 14, 2021
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Top Stories for 5/14

CaptureRx ransomware attack exposes patient information from multiple provider systems; Insurers are concerned that telehealth reimbursement parity may lead to overutilization. Also: Bigfoot Biomedical receives FDA clearance for its Bigfoot Unity Diabetes Management System.Links to the stories:Thousands of patient records exposed after ransomware attack on CaptureRxTelehealth reimbursement parity spurs insurer concerns of overutilizationFDA greenlights Bigfoot Biomedical's insulin recommending diabetes management system
May 14, 2021
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A beginner's guide to SASE frameworks — with Samuel Hill

New trends in computing require new frameworks and architectures, so that when stakeholders want to merge or collaborate they can trust that their technologies will work together. For edge computing, that framework is Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE. This network architecture rolls software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and security into a single cloud service. Samuel Hill, senior manager for healthcare at Aruba Networks, joins host Jonah Comstock to dig into what SASE is and why it's important for healthcare technologists to know about.This podcast is brought to you by Aruba Networks.Talking points:Why SASE is coming out strong as the pandemic abatesWhat SASE is and why it makes sense as more work goes remoteHealthcare as an illustrative use case for SASEHospital use case example: radiologySecurity implications of SASE frameworksBenefits and drawbacks of SASEHow SASE relates to SD-WAN and SD-BranchTips for implementing a SASE frameworkWhat is ZeroTrust and how does it fit in?More about this episode:Last week on HIMSSCast: Edge Computing 101 with Tao ZhangHealth passports and distancing tools among COVID-19 tech climbing Gartner Hype CyclePonemon SurveyATM Digital: WAN & Security TransformationTheresa Payton Keynote
May 7, 2021
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Top Stories for 5/7

Biden Administration aims to get 70% of Americans at least one vaccine dose by July 4; Healthcare among the top industries affected by tracked ransomware incidents . Also: Employer health benefits management platform Collective Health has scores $280 million in Series F funding .Links to the stories:Biden sets new goal of 70% of adults getting the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4Healthcare hackers demanded an average ransom of $4.6M last year, says BakerHostetlerCollective Health scores $280M to scale employer health benefits platform
May 7, 2021
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IMO Presents: Women in Health IT: Gender Equity Is the Ultimate Goal

Encouraging girls and young women to study for careers in health IT is ongoing. Experts say it will take years to reach gender parity. In this podcast, IMO CEO Ann Barnes talks about her philosophy on what’s needed now, the changes she’s made in her company and how the health IT industry can come together to bring about gender equity in a cohesive, collaborative way.In this podcast, we’ll discuss:•Learning from one another to bring more parity to the health IT industry•Best practices in developing women leaders in health IT•How the industry is collaborating and sharing best practices for greatest impact
May 5, 2021
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Programmable Video Platform Enhances Long-Term Telehealth Strategy

On this podcast Christina Sung, Twilio’s Director of Product for Healthcare,  shares how scalable and secure Programmable Video solutions are easily integrated into clinical workflows throughout the patient journey.  She discusses  the benefits of a platform approach versus a point solution and the tools that providers should consider as communities adjust to hybrid in-person and virtual health appointments.This podcast is brought to you by Twilio.
May 3, 2021
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Twilio Presents: Programmable Video Platform Enhances Long-Term Telehealth Strategy

On this podcast Christina Sung, Twilio’s Director of Product for Healthcare,  shares how scalable and secure Programmable Video solutions are easily integrated into clinical workflows throughout the patient journey.  She discusses  the benefits of a platform approach versus a point solution and the tools that providers should consider as communities adjust to hybrid in-person and virtual health appointments.This podcast is presented jointly with Twilio.
May 3, 2021
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Edge Computing 101 — with Tao Zhang

While the last five years have seen computing move from local networks to the cloud, especially in healthcare, the trend of edge computing is seeing organizations move back to move forward: Moving key computing and intelligence back to the point of care while still retaining the benefits of cloud computing. This not only reduces latency, which can be especially important for healthcare, but also has important implications for privacy and security. On today's episode, we welcome NIST Fellow Tao Zhang to give us a primer on edge computing, and explain what it can do for healthcare organizations.This podcast is brought to you by Aruba Networks. Talking points:What is edge computing and why is it gaining traction now?Striking the balance between the edge and the cloudThe history of edge computingWhy the healthcare space is turning to edge computingSecurity implications of edge computing for IoTDownsides to edge computingMore edge computing use cases Tips for adopting edge computingWhat next for edge computing: edge and AIMore about this episode:NIST ResourcesHospitals embracing IoT must be prepared to secure a decentralized environmentStriking a balance between medical device security and innovationGE Healthcare unveils new edge computing tools for cliniciansNvidia launches AI edge computing platformTech Optimization: Medical device and IoT operating secretsHow Vail Health ensures consistent medical device security and firmware patching
April 30, 2021
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Edge Computing 101 — with Tao Zhang

While the last five years have seen computing move from local networks to the cloud, especially in healthcare, the trend of edge computing is seeing organizations move back to move forward: Moving key computing and intelligence back to the point of care while still retaining the benefits of cloud computing. This not only reduces latency, which can be especially important for healthcare, but also has important implications for privacy and security. On today's episode, we welcome NIST Fellow Tao Zhang to give us a primer on edge computing, and explain what it can do for healthcare organizations.This podcast is brought to you by Aruba Networks. Talking points:What is edge computing and why is it gaining traction now?Striking the balance between the edge and the cloudThe history of edge computingWhy the healthcare space is turning to edge computingSecurity implications of edge computing for IoTDownsides to edge computingMore edge computing use cases Tips for adopting edge computingWhat next for edge computing: edge and AIMore about this episode:NIST ResourcesHospitals embracing IoT must be prepared to secure a decentralized environmentStriking a balance between medical device security and innovationGE Healthcare unveils new edge computing tools for cliniciansNvidia launches AI edge computing platformTech Optimization: Medical device and IoT operating secretsHow Vail Health ensures consistent medical device security and firmware patching
April 30, 2021
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Top Stories for 4/30

A healthcare coalition releases a framework protecting the safety and security of patient information; Biden signals goal to lower ACA premiums, deductibles and prescription drug costs. Plus: Accolade eyes the telemedicine space with the acquisition of PlushCare.Links to the stories:Patient ID Now coalition releases national strategic framework for identity, matchingIn his first joint address, Biden promotes giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug pricesAccolade acquires virtual primary care platform PlushCare
April 30, 2021
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Twilio Presents: Innovations to improve patient engagement

In this podcast, presented jointly with Twilio, we welcome Twilio’s Sr. Global CX Consultant, Mauro Faili joins us to talk about innovation and different strategies to reimagine your communication operations using the existing data your system has. Additionally, learn about different ways you can personalize your patient communication.Mauro Failli is a Senior Global CX Consultant is currently the team lead for Twilio Foundry - a consulting practice designed to inspire executive engagement vision. With over 20+ years of industry experience his knowledge spans from communication technologies, IT service management and lifecycle frameworks, and customer engagement / experience management. He enables customers to deliver their engagement vision through reference architectures, milestone planning and facilitating the creation of success criteria through diversified stakeholder discussions.
April 29, 2021
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Top Stories for 4/23

Peloton comes under fire for safety concerns about its Tread+ treadmill; Electronic health record usability scores take a nosedive, possibly contributing to burnout among nurses . Also: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said the U.S. needs to do more to promote racial equity.Links to the stories:Consumer safety group warns parents to stop using Peloton Tread+ after reports of child injuries and deathNurses give EHR usability an 'F' in new studyDerek Chauvin conviction prompts HHS vow to tackle racism as a serious public health threat
April 23, 2021
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Digital health's $7B Q1 and what it means for the space — with Unity Stoakes

Host Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett and MobiHealthNews Associate Mallory Hackett welcome Startup Health President Unity Stoakes to discuss Q1 2021 digital health funding. With more than $7 billion raised according to MobiHealthNews's tracker and more than $8 billion according to Startup's, we can all agree it was an impressive month. But how do those numbers compare to the past? To other industries? And what does it all mean for the health of the space? Tune in to find the answers to those questions and more.Talking points:2021 funding in a larger historical contextThe changing geography of digital health startupsDramatic changes to digital health market dynamicsThe talent infrastructure underpinning digital healthHow today’s startups are putting together decades of piecesIs the digital health market oversaturated?We’re far from the ceiling for digital health fundingDigital health subsectors to watch“Boomerang” innovation from other geographiesWhere digital health investment is headed nextFrugal innovation and what it can teach usMore about this episode:Investors pour $7.1B into digital health investments during Q1 2021Digital health completes a record-breaking first quarter driven by mega dealsWith $8.5B Raised Globally in Q1, Health Innovation Funding Hits New Milestone (Startup Health's Q1 Report)SPAC deals attract younger, less-funded digital health startups
April 23, 2021
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Top Stories for 4/16

The CDC and FDA halt use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to rare, severe reactions; Mayo Clinic launches new AI-powered clinical decision support platform . Also: Omada Health rolls out new physical therapy tool.Links to the stories:CDC and FDA pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine over rare blood clot concernsMayo Clinic launches remote diagnostics platform, forms 2 new companies to support itOmada's latest MSK tech empowers physical therapists to conduct remote appointments
April 16, 2021
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Kidney care innovation is open for business — with Dr. John Sedor and Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury

Dr. John Sedor and Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury join host Jonah Comstock and Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich to discuss innovation in the kidney space, especially the fruits so far of the US government's Kidney X innovation prizes. Talking points:What is Kidney X and what’s it’s missionThe Redesigning Dialysis prize competitionsThe implantable kidney and patient innovation prizesWhy has innovation been so slow in the kidney space?Health equity implications of kidney diseaseKidney disease’s “cellphone moment”Why patient-centricity is important to innovationRemote monitoring and IT infrastructure for kidney careWhat’s next for Kidney X?The kidney space is open for business — and seeking innovatorsKidney care Dr. McCoy's wayMore about this episode:The KidneyX Innovation AcceleratorHHS CTO: Opioids, open data, kidney disease are key focus areas for departmentHHS, American Society of Nephrology launch Phase 2 of KidneyX projectThe Fed’s plan for 2020? Bring long-awaited innovation to kidney diseaseHHS, American Society of Nephrology announce $10M prize for artificial kidney$10M artificial kidney prize now live via HHS, American Society of Nephrology
April 16, 2021
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Top Stories for 4/9

U.S. Anesthesia Partners files lawsuit against UnitedHealth alleging market shenanigans; Insurtech company Bright Health looks to strengthen telehealth foothold with Zipnosis acquisition. Also: AstraZeneca is teaming with Massachusetts General Hospital to create and clinically validate patient-centric digital health solutions.Links to the stories:U.S. Anesthesia Partners files lawsuits against UnitedHealthcareInsuretech company Bright Health buys telemedicine startup ZipnosisAstraZeneca working with Mass General on tech for heart failure, asthma
April 9, 2021
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Livongo founder's new venture seeks to eliminate waste, advocate for patients — with Glen Tullman

With his new company Transcarent, Glen Tullman and his team are looking to go through insurers to create a healthcare experience in line with 21st Century consumer expectations and free of the waste and misaligned incentives endemic in the larger healthcare system. It's a lofty aspiration and one that's been tried before with varying degrees of success —  notably with the failed Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JP Morgan Chase venture Haven.On today's episode, Tullman sits down with host Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett, and Healthcare Finance News Managing Editor Susan Morse to discuss his new company's mission and game plan.Talking Points:The problems Transcarent is trying to solveMaking healthcare convenient like other industriesWhat healthcare consumers want: Unbiased information, trusted guidance, ease of accessBringing together the worlds of consumer tech and healthcare… againThe misnomer of patient engagementLessons learned from LivongoMoving toward consumer-directed, always-on healthcarePatients lack a real advocate in healthcareHow Transcarent fits into the move to value-based careHow to counteract misaligned incentives in healthcareFinding and eliminating waste in the healthcare systemLooking ahead to the future of telehealthMore about this episode:TranscarentTranscarent looks to overhaul self-insured marketAmazon Care's nationwide telehealth expansion 'may be bigger than the sum of the parts,' says firmLivongo's lead investor on what the next model of care could look likeHaven disbands, ending speculation on what innovation at such a scale could doWith price transparency an inevitability, hospitals need to start working toward compliance
April 9, 2021
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Top Stories for 4/2

WHO says the introduction of the coronavirus through a laboratory incident is “extremely unlikely”; Amazon secures EAU for an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Plus: Digital health and wellness practitioners believe their sector to be high-risk.Links to the stories: Spread of coronavirus from lab is extremely unlikely, WHO report saysCoronavirus likely escaped from a Wuhan lab, says former CDC Director Robert RedfieldAmazon lands EUA for COVID-19 test with home sample collection89% of digital health leaders perceive the industry as risky, says report
April 2, 2021
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Leveraging care networks toward humanizing healthcare — with Dr. Summer Knight

In her new book Humanizing Healthcare, out April 6th, Dr. Summer Knight leverages her experiences as a physician, an entrepreneur, a patient, and a mother of a son with cancer to present a paradigm for how healthcare can change — to be a better experience for healthcare consumers, and find better cost savings and outcomes along the way.Dr. Knight joins host Jonah Comstock to discuss some of the key ideas in the forthcoming book.This episode is brought to you by League. Talking pointsDr. Summer Knight’s story and why she wrote Humanizing HealthcareHumanizing Healthcare as a North Star for reforming all the parts of healthcareThe 3 +1 key drivers of healthcare transformationWhy humanity has to be hardwired in as technology improvesChanging the culture of care delivery and creating therapeutic alliancesRethinking the healthcare consumer as client, not patientHealthfulness hubs - an infrastructure for operationalizing care networksReforms to preventative care and healthcare financeDr. Knight’s advice for HIMSSCast listenersMore about this episode:Pre-order the bookHumanizing Healthcare: the websiteFirecracker HealthAllegheny Health Network team enhances transitional care managementHands-free voice tech helps Saratoga Hospital save PPE and ensure staff safetyWeaving Zoom into workflow and updating EHR saves clinic during COVID-19Memorial Health uses chatbots to boost patient experience, streamline workflows
April 2, 2021
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Top Stories for 3/26

AstraZeneca vaccine shows 79% efficacy in trials but is not without controversy; Everlywell acquires PWNHealth and subsidiary Home Access Health . Plus: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs undertaking a strategic review of its Cerner electronic health record modernization program .Links to the stories:AstraZeneca vaccine shows 79% efficacy in phase III trialAstraZeneca is questioned over potential use of outdated information in its COVID-19 clinical trialEverlywell forms new at-home lab testing subsidiary through PWNHealth purchaseVA to undertake strategic review of EHR modernization program
March 26, 2021
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What the new info blocking rules mean for you — with Deven McGraw

HIMSSCast welcomes healthcare privacy expert Deven McGraw, currently Chief Regulatory Officer for Ciitizen who previously served as Deputy Director, Health Information Privacy at OCR, as well as Acting Chief Privacy Officer at ONC, to discuss the forthcoming information blocking rules, upcoming HIPAA overhaul, and more with host Jonah Comstock and Healthcare IT News Executive Editor Mike Miliard. Talking points:Challenges of complying with the new info blocking rulesHow the new rules flip the script on data sharingInfo blocking rules vs CMS rules on APIsPatient right of access and form and format requirementsMarket opportunities created by the new rulesWhat could happen next with national privacy legislation?Defining health data for legislative purposesLooking at the upcoming updated HIPAA rulesPrivacy implications of vaccine credentialingMisconceptions about when HIPAA appliesWhat Ciitizen is working on these daysDeven’s parting advice on the info blocking rulesMore about this episode: Privacy protections to encourage use of health-relevant digital data in a learning health system (Deven's paper with Ken Mandel)Ciitizen's websiteHHS publishes final regs on info blocking, interoperabilityHIMSSCast: How providers and payers should be preparing for new info blocking and patient access rulesONC officials offer update on information blocking rules complianceInfo blocking compliance date nears: Legal experts offer toolkit to helpCOVID-19 highlights the importance of ONC info blocking rules, says RuckerHealthcare industry groups react to extended info blocking compliance timelineHHS floats major changes to HIPAA Privacy RuleHIMSSCast: HIPAA Privacy Rule proposed changes - What they mean and what to expectOffice of Civil Rights extends comment period on changes to HIPAA privacy ruleThree ways providers get HIPAA right of access wrongHow to solve the 'Goldilocks' dilemma of health data sharing?Apple requires COVID-19 vaccine passport developers to work with public health authorities
March 26, 2021
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Top Stories for 3/19

Amazon Care set to expand app-based services nationwide in the coming months; Doctor on Demand signals merger with Grand Rounds. Also: HHS releases new funding aimed at helping schools reopen and to expand access to COVID-19 testing and treatments.Links to the stories:Amazon confirms nationwide expansion of telehealth servicesDoctor on Demand merges with Grand Rounds to form new virtual healthcare companyBiden administration invests in expanding COVID-19 testing and treatments
March 19, 2021
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Promoting vaccine equity for all: A Q1 US policy update — with the HIMSS Government Relations team

We're getting on toward the end of the quarter, so we've welcomed back the HIMSS Government Relations team — SVP of Government Relations Tom Leary, Senior Director Jeff Coughlin, and Director for Government Relations and Health Policy David Gray — to share impressions, hopes, and predictions for the new Biden Administration. From the HIMSS Media side, host Jonah Comstock, Healthcare IT News Executive Editor Mike Miliard, and HITN Senior Editor Kat Jercich lead the conversation.This episode was recorded on Thursday March 10th, just before President Biden's prime time address and about a week before Xavier Becerra's confirmation vote.Talking points:Prioritizing equity and access in vaccine distributionHIMSS’s letter to the Biden administrationWhat can we learn from the American Rescue Act?Spending billions to save trillions — modernizing public healthWhat to expect when the info-blocking rules kick inThe role of the government, if any, in vaccine credentialingBroadband and health equityPredictions and expectations about Biden’s healthcare appointees, from HHS to FDAImpacts of the Democratic party’s slim majorityMore about this story:HIMSS's letter to the Biden AdministrationNew HHS Secretary Becerra urged to expand digital health accessONC chief Micky Tripathi talks public health data systems and 'health equity by design'COVID-19 relief package includes health IT expansionCompliance with ONC and CMS rules could offer growth opportunityFDA streamlines pathway to at-home asymptomatic COVID-19 test approvalMedicare for All push resurrected by U.S. House of RepresentativesHospitals and insurers applaud Senate confirmation of a Xavier Becarra as HHS SecretaryBiden Administration invests in expanding COVID-19 testing and treatments in schools and underserved communitiesBiden announces national vaccine finder website, May 1 eligibility for all adultsHouse approves $1.9 trillion rescue plan which now goes before Biden for his signature
March 19, 2021
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