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DOCSF22: DOCSF Science

In this episode, Fabrizio Billi, Director of Orthopedic Research at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, discusses six papers on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics as part of the 2022 DocSF Digital Orthopedics Conference in a two-part panel with experts in health tech and orthopedics. He is first joined by Peter Schilling, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Thomas Peterson, director of UCSF Reach Informatics Core and the Laboratory for Digital and Computational Health Sciences in the Orthopedic Surgery Department. They discuss three papers on artificial intelligence used for prediction and optimization, the definition of the most appropriate machine learning models, and the role of synthetic data. They predict AI tools will make doctors’ and clinicians’ practices more manageable and help them make more accurate predictions in the future. For the second part of the panel, he is joined by Stefan Kreuzer, an orthopedic surgeon from Innovate Orthopedics in Houston, and Jennifer McCaney, a mechanical engineer innovator and Executive Director of UCLA Biodesign. They discuss three papers on surgery robotics, automation, and precision enhancement for recognition and improvement of gestures and movements. They predict that doctors will be able to create better delivery models with robotic solutions, improve implant design with 3D printing, increase precision and automate more surgical procedures.  Join this fantastic conversation about artificial intelligence and robotics at the 2022 DocSF Digital Orthopedics Conference, and learn how these tools can make practices easier and won't replace your jobs!
August 9, 2022
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How health IT helps and hurts the nursing shortage

April Kapu, DNP, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, talks about how health IT can hurt and benefit nurses in their daily routine, and gets to the heart of the nursing shortage.
August 5, 2022
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DOCSF22: The Future of Computer Vision with AI

Remember that we mentioned computer vision in the last episode of the Digital Orthopedics Podcast? We are talking a little more in depth about it and its future with Gary Bradski, the Chief Scientific Officer at OpenCV.ai.  OpenCV is one of the world’s most visited open libraries, with 200,000 downloads per day on various topics. Even though OpenCV is used in robotics and the medical field, they are also used for sports, body motion, agriculture, and many more fields of work. Gary explains how they are looking forward to doing predictive, counterfactual, and explanatory models and more accurate screenings in less time with fewer views.  Gary ends this with his thoughts on causal simulation concerning general AI and how humans perceive the world.  Join the revolution and listen to this episode with one of the best in the industry! 
August 2, 2022
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Tracking the present and future state of HIEs

John Kansky, president and CEO of Indiana Health Information Exchange, discusses how statewide and regional exchanges have evolved during the pandemic – and predicts where they're headed next.
July 29, 2022
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DOCSF22: The Future of Medical Imaging with AI

Welcome back to the Digital Orthopedics Podcast! This time we bring you an episode with Niccolo Stefani from Philips, in which we discuss imaging and AI and how they will affect musculoskeletal care and radiology.  Niccolo starts laying the groundwork for what Philips is doing in the space. From insights and trends they have been able to recognize and work with to the current challenges like at-home care and interoperability, Niccolo dives deep into these topics. He also shares how AI can automate, simplify and work more effectively in institutional settings and the care pathway. Cybersecurity has raised several red flags in healthcare recently, and Niccolo walks us through how his team will never access the patient’s data and how they are working to make it even safer.  Tune in for a quick chat about AI and the power it is leveraging for healthcare solutions!
July 26, 2022
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Interpretable AI gives more than predictions, it offers explainability

In healthcare, the simple correlations of data isn’t good enough, says Stephen Zander, chief analytics officer at Cedar Gate Technologies
July 22, 2022
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Hillrom a part of Baxter Presents: Combating Nursing Shortages with Technology

The unparalleled nursing shortage facing the health care industry in a post-pandemic world is a result of many contributing factors, some that have been developing for decades. Hospitals cannot function without nurses, and we are just now starting to fully understand some of the far-reaching consequences of this shortage.  In this podcast, Joel Ray, CNO at UNC Rex Health describes the extent of the nursing shortage, the real consequences of being understaffed at their facility, and how technology has helped them, both now and in the future.
July 22, 2022
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What is the future of AI in healthcare?

With Google, Meta and others pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence research, Chirag Shah, professor at the iSchool at the University of Washington, talks practical and ethical considerations.Additional reading can be viewed here:https://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/sentient-ai-convincing-you-it-s-human-just-part-lamda-s-job
July 15, 2022
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Hillrom a part of Baxter Presents: Nurse Workplace Violence and how Technology can Help

Strategies for protecting clinicians across the industry.Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against clinicians was a pressing concern for the healthcare industry – with violence about four times more prevalent in healthcare than in any other industry. The pandemic has added new stressors and exacerbated those already present, leading to an uptick in workplace violence against clinicians across the country. Join host Mike Miliard as he talks to Jennifer Schmitz, president of the Emergency Nurses Association and chief nursing officer for Southern Maine Health Care, and Whitney Lloyd, VP of Customer Experience at Baxter International, about what strategies have worked for them in addressing workplace violence – and what digital tools have helped.
July 12, 2022
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Automation Anywhere presents: Automation Approaches to the Information Blocking Rule. Will medical establishments face million-dollar penalties in October?

The Congressionally enacted Information Blocking Rule takes effect across all healthcare system on October 6. This legislation will put new pressure on hospitals and medical establishments to provide patient-requested medical records in a timely manner—or face costly penalties. Automation can help. Hear Dr. Yan Chow, Global Healthcare Leader at Automation Anywhere share approaches to address this new regulation. 
July 12, 2022
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A hybrid future for telehealth; policy priorities and challenges: ATA CEO

The CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, Ann Mond Johnson, discusses the ATA's CEO Advisory Group on Using Telehealth to Eliminate Disparities and Inequities, and digs deep into various telehealth topics.
July 8, 2022
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Next steps for telehealth optimization – with Courtney Stevens

The director of virtual care at Detroit's Henry Ford Health System discusses optimizing telehealth integration into care pathways, conducting comprehensive exams via video and improving digital literacy.
July 1, 2022
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New digital strategies to improve patients' hospital experience

Rebecca Pinn, director of innovation strategy at EPAM Continuum, describes how non-clinical technologies such as TV monitors and wearable smart objects can enable a more human-centered approach to inpatient stays.
June 24, 2022
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Health IT investing and the M&A landscape – with Shahab Vagefi

Shahab Vagefi, managing director at investment firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, specializes in healthcare information technology. He paints the landscape, talks how he "picks his spots" and reveals what's top of his mind on the sliding market.
June 15, 2022
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The connection between health equity and value-based care is accelerating

There is a need to bring non-traditional organizations into value-based efforts, says Lynn Carroll, COO HSBlox
June 10, 2022
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No Surprises Act is protection for patients but a challenge for providers

Firstsource uploads contract information to give patients a bill estimate, says Randall Shafer, executive VP and Global Head, Hospital Business.
May 20, 2022
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Fortinet presents: Healthcare Expanding Landscape and Cyber Threats

Health Systems and Life Sciences organizations continue to be exposed to ransomware attacks during the global pandemic with increased impact to patient care and exposure to large global integrated health delivery systems. Patients have recognized significant patient care impacts such as rescheduled surgeries, increased patient wait times, delayed COVID-19 test results, and challenges filling prescription medications.  This presentation will provide healthcare executives a guide to understanding how their organization is positioned to protect against emerging ransomware threats.
May 16, 2022
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Why physician-owned practices may boost EHR satisfaction – with Dr. Richard Baron

The connection between EHRs and physician satisfaction – and, by extension, clinician burnout – is one that has been well-explored over the past few years. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only made those issues more relevant. Dr. Richard Baron, president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM foundation, joined Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich to discuss his recent JAMA Network Open commentary about why some physicians may be happier with their EHRs than others – and what organizations might do about it.Talking points:-People in physician-owned practices report higher EHR satisfaction-Clinicians feeling technology is done to them, not for them-The clinical purpose of an EHR gets lost-How owning a practice makes a difference-The burnout from "inbox overload"-Using EHRs to answer broader population health questions-Connecting technology to physician success-The effect of COVID-19 on burnout-What organizations can doMore about this episode:EHRs are still a mess for physicians, but change is comingPatient messages via Epic increased during COVID-19, raising burnout concernsFemale physicians spent 33 more minutes per day in EHRsEHR satisfaction: A better way is possibleMayo Clinic study links EHR usability with clinician burnoutKLAS: Clinician burnout is a worldwide problem
May 13, 2022
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Hyland presents: Creating a Strong, Cybersecure Organization

Sponsored: Dan Dennis, Hyland Software’s senior vice president and chief information security officer, outlines how organizations can navigate the ever-changing cyber threat landscape and keep staff engaged through talent retention and training.
May 6, 2022
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Tapping into EHRs for public health insights – with Brian Dixon

The COVID-19 pandemic has had spillover effects on screening and preventive care. But even before the novel coronavirus, adequate screening for disease, especially among vulnerable people, was still a public health concern.A recent study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University found that even though screening rates have improved, about one in five women still do not receive a test for syphilis during pregnancy –- which is recommended by the CDC given the serious threat syphilis can pose to the health of the fetus. Brian Dixon, study senior author and director of public health informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, joined Healthcare IT News to speak about the research and the role IT can play in informatics.Talking points:-Rates of congenital syphilis have been rising-Previous studies have largely only used claims data-The benefits of syphilis screening during pregnancy-Disparities in syphilis screening rates, and what might be behind them-The potential effects of COVID-19 on screening rates-How public health leaders could use information like this-More ways health IT can be used to support public health objectives-The next projects on deck at RegenstriefMore about this episode:Regenstrief, IU launch public and population health programRegenstrief launches initiative to disseminate SDOH dataHow HIEs can enable public health reporting when EHRs fall shortHospitals facing big hurdles to public health data reportingCIOs plan big investments in EHR optimization and pop health IT
May 6, 2022
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The future of rural healthcare – with Lynn Barr

Patients in rural parts of the United States often face specific and numerous barriers to care, including financial hurdles, logistical concerns and trust in the healthcare system.As the Executive Director of the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium and the founder and executive chair of Caravan Health, Lynn Barr is deeply involved in rural health policy. She joins Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich to discuss her journey of working with health systems, the role population health programs and value-based payment can play in inequities and what policy changes are necessary for independent providers.Talking points:-60 million people live in rural America-What data measurement can reveal about quality -The divide in life expectancy between rural and urban Americans-Population health programs and value-based payment addressing inequities-The HITECH Act's effect on independent physicians-Small numbers don't work for judging cost-Leading indicators of success for population health-Why regional benchmarks may not be useful for safety-net providersMore about this episode:Rural hospitals face growing sustainability threats on multiple fronts, AHA saysRural hospitals need more than telehealth to survive the pandemicCMS announces a new value-based payment model for rural healthcare providersHHS puts $48M toward rural public health IT, workforce expansion
April 29, 2022
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What is direct primary care, and how can it help patients?

The fee-for-service model of healthcare has been reexamined over the past few years, with alternative models increasingly gaining traction. Zak Holdsworth, CEO and co-founder of Hint Health, tells Healthcare Finance News Executive Editor Susan Morse he believes the status quo payment models are on their way out – and the question isn't "if," but "when."Talking points:-How Hint Health got started-How the direct primary care model works-The benefit for health systems-What about specialty care?-Employers are starting to explore new options -Should insurers be scared?-The difference between this model and the ACO REACH model-The future for Hint HealthMore about this episode:Employees want direct primary care from their employer plansFlat-fee primary care model helping fill a niche in Texas, but it isn't insuranceFueled by health law, 'Concierge Medicine' reaches new marketsHint Health rolls out value-based primary care direct contracting networkHow a direct primary care model provider benefits from an easy-to-use EHR
April 22, 2022
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Florida provider group probed for alleged False Claims Act allegations; Acute care hospitals see 3.2% increase in operating payment rates

Physician Partners of America has agreed to pay $24.5 million for allegedly billing for unnecessary services, while the American Hospital Association says CMS’ proposed rule doesn’t increase payments enough.
April 22, 2022
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Developing a Cloud-First EMR Strategy

(Sponsored) Building an agile, resilient and scalable infrastructure  
April 18, 2022
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