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Automation Anywhere presents Mastering Automation to Accelerate Business Transformation within Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT organizations have weathered numerous storms over the past two years—and the lessons these teams learned while on the forefront of the pandemic are shaping their approaches looking ahead. Automation initiatives and the resulting workforce transformation are delivering real-world operational efficiencies while improving the patient experience. Hear Dr. Yan Chow, Global Healthcare Leader at Automation Anywhere and Marcus Johnson, Managing Director of Delivery at Lumevity, Highmark Health’s transformation specialist, discuss how automation has and is improving key aspects of the business.
September 30, 2022
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Legislation seeks to protect health data from cyberattacks; Fotbit and Google launch wearables data service

HHS data reported that breaches of healthcare facilities rose 55% in 2020, with nearly 1 million patients affected monthly.
September 30, 2022
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DOCSF22: Financing The Vision – Part 1

In this episode, Bobby Samuel, Vice President of Engineering at Anthem AI, talks about the organization's answer to financing the vision of orthopedic digital health through innovation, moving healthcare from reactive to preventative and proactive care.  When patients go from one physician to another specialist or hospital, oftentimes, their data must be collected on-site once again; This is why 52% of US health systems executives believe that data sharing or information sharing is the technology with the most impactful and positive outcome on patient experiences. At Anthem AI, they combine clinical data, like observations, labs, and diagnoses, as well as relevant social data with medical technology, machine learning, and AI to analyze data and deliver seamless experiences for patients and the whole community around healthcare. Bobby explains how this innovation moves healthcare towards connections and relationships to enhance the human experience. The vision of orthopedic digital health is funded by a wide range of companies that go from startups to established organizations to reduce the cost of care. Anthem has a member app called Sydney that uses AI machine learning to anticipate the member's needs; and a system called Health OS that connects clinicians to EMRs, with interfaces that strive to be delightful for either end and look to set the context of the experience.  Listen to Bobby talk about Anthem AI pulling data together and using technology to help people live the best and healthiest life possible, something that gets them and the vision of digital health funded!
September 27, 2022
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UnitedHealth Group, Change merger to continue; Doctors’ burnout rate spiked with pandemic

The merger will combine the owner of the nation’s largest health insurer and one of the nation's largest electronic data interchange clearinghouses.
September 23, 2022
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Data challenges with ACA Community Health Needs Assessments – and solutions

Michael A. Stoto, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Health at Georgetown University, discusses what every health IT leader needs to know about these Affordable Care Act mandates.
September 23, 2022
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DOCSF22: Integrating the Future of Health

In this episode, Daniel Kraft, founder of Exponential Medicine and Digital.Health, and chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic & Health Alliance talks about the internet of medical things and the future of medicine. Daniel reminisces on a TedTalk about medicine’s future and ten years later, he finds that we are in a new age of digitally connected and mobile health. For him, COVID brought transformation in an accelerated way in diagnostics, therapeutics, crowdsourcing trials, and beyond. Daniel believes the future of medicine consists in bringing multiple technologies together. He talks about developing technologies like digital twins, quantum computing, 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. He points out how smartphones today have become a powerful digital tool for individuals’ health as well. He thinks of digital health as the ability to take all new data, integrate it, make sense of it, and personalize it to the individual, clinician, or healthcare system needed. Daniel argues one of the challenges for medicine is keeping up with the innovation, which is why he’s built Digital.Health as a platform to address that problem. He thinks navigating the vast amount of applications and the data created from them and smart devices are getting more complicated. He talks about how the focus should be on producing insights and integrating them into the workflow. This information can provide an improvement in interaction with patients and accessibility. Daniel speaks about digital determinants of health as a new factor to take into account to optimize prevention, diagnostics, and therapeutics. He believes all these digital tools will upscale the healthcare space to a new golden age and democratize access. Listen to what Daniel Kraft, a noted visionary and futurist, has to say about creating the future of health, medicine, and orthopedics at DOCSF. Learn about the internet of medical things and why Daniel is certain that collaboration between innovators will bring forward a new age for health!
September 20, 2022
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Homeland Security reverses Trump-era ‘public charge’ rule; FBI sets sights on vulnerable medical devices

The DHS final rule applies to non-citizens requesting admission to the U.S. or applying for a green card from within the country.
September 16, 2022
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California makes strides toward statewide health information exchange

With a new mandate looming, Timi Leslie of Connecting for Better Health explains how Golden State stakeholders are working on the huge project of building an info exchange infrastructure for providers, payers and public health agencies.
September 16, 2022
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DOCSF22: Community and Digital Health Tech as a Gamified Service

In this episode, Roderick Alemania, co-founder, and CEO of ReadyUp Inc. talks about the evolution of the gaming industry, their community, and what healthcare can take from them. Roderick starts by giving a quick overview of the industry and its evolution. Gaming has become one of the most prominent branches of entertainment media and a massive market that consists of people from all age groups, making it around 40% of the world. Gaming has transcended the concept of being a product into a wholesome service by adding updates and continuous content for sale within a game. This change has increased profit and engagement. He speaks of how this created different and substantial dynamics around the industry and discusses platforms like Twitch and Discord. These two, encourage the creation of community around games and benefits game marketability. However, Roderick brings all of this knowledge in gaming to healthcare from his perspective as a patient in orthopedic care. He recommends cultivating the concept of creating and fostering communities around health subjects and constantly creating content for them. Roderick also proposes driving continual engagement with patients for better adherence and recovery. He suggests connecting people going through similar situations for support and understanding. Lastly, Roderick addresses the importance of mental health in this context. Listen to what Roderick Alemania, a professional from the gaming industry, has to share about healthcare at DOCSF. Learn about lessons from gaming that can improve digital health in terms of engagement and community!
September 13, 2022
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A solid patient experience strategy will help offset high acuity costs

Patients need to see their hospitals as their full continuum of care providers, says Duane Fitch, healthcare partner for Plante Moran.
September 9, 2022
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DOCSF22: Spotlight on Interoperability

In this episode, Davide Vigano, co-founder and CEO of Sensoria Health, speaks about the importance of interoperability and personal health data for patient monitoring. He uses the discussion about patients owning their data as a jumping point to discuss data liquidity, collection, and quality. Davide shares lessons from his experience with the HealthVault Initiative at Microsoft and explains how companies like Sensoria Health are focusing on interoperability in the digital health space to reduce paper records and enable real data liquidity. Sensoria, like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, enables multiple devices in the internet of things to improve monitoring as self-reported patient data is insufficient or not accurate enough. Davide argues those devices with integrated soft robotics can collect quantified data that, combined with self-reported data, are meaningful enough to train AI and ML algorithms to help providers and patients. He gives an example of how this technology can digitize gait and optimize its analysis. Listen to Davide Vigano’s fascinating lecture on bringing technologists and clinicians together for better interoperability and data!
September 6, 2022
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Ensuring diversity in clinical trials – how technology can help

Praduman "PJ" Jain, CEO of Vibrent Health and a principal investigator of the NIH All of Us Research Program, talks about patient engagement and more.
September 2, 2022
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DOCSF22: Spotlight on Data

In this episode of DOCSF, we have a chat with Tate Gilchrist about interoperability and data.  This timely topic comes in handy because people in the ecosystem are needing to be interconnected with different software that manages health data. Tate has a lot of experience with different EHRs and has an exclusive perspective on the orthopedics side of interoperability. Today, there is a large variety of ways in which companies are managing data, especially when it comes to healthcare data, and Tate offers his thoughts on the ideal solutions for the future. What Tate recognizes as a common thread between these companies is the patient, which, in his opinion, will be the center of interoperability.  In the last 10 years, there’s been more legislation around the involvement of patients in healthcare data. HIPAA, TEFCA, and FTC regulations govern how patients and different healthcare providers can access and manage data. Tate exposes which other legislations are coming into play to help patients handle their data through a universal authentication pathway.   Join Tate in this two-part discussion about interoperability and data integration! Next time we will chat with Davide Vigano about this topic, don’t forget to tune in! 
August 30, 2022
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Offering better post-surgery care via a tech platform

“We can engage patients when engagement needs to happen,” says Andrew Lovewell, CEO Columbia Orthopaedic Group.
August 26, 2022
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DOCSF22: Innovation in Healthcare: Startups and their importance to the healthcare eco-system

In this episode, Unity Stoakes, president and co-founder of Startup Health, talks with three health innovators about the unique moonshot solutions they’re working on, at the 2022 DOCSF Digital Orthopedics Conference. He is joined by Rich Waldron, a physical therapist working at Joint Academy; Tatiana Kanzaveli, founder and CEO of Open Health Network; and Salman Khan, co-founder, and CEO of Biotics AI. They all talk about their moonshot solutions respectively: a global digital clinic leader in musculoskeletal care, a digital twin able to build a model for predictive treatment, and the use of Artificial Intelligence in detecting abnormalities in fetuses. They discuss challenges for innovation, such as the healthcare systems' aversion to change, current payment models, and staff shortage, as well as the benefits of listening to the different players in healthcare and embracing technology propelled since the COVID-19 pandemic started. These health innovators share how their moonshot solution has made an impact. Rich talks about how Joint Academy is redesigning care pathways for people that have musculoskeletal pain. Tatiana explains how Digital Twin will help in preventing or treating diseases. And Salam speaks about being proactive about misdiagnosis and streamlining the workflow in the OB space. They all believe healthcare is at a tipping point in terms of innovation where the system needs to adapt to the current needs and embrace technology for its improvement. Join Unity in his conversation with these three health innovators at DOCSF 2022, and learn about how their unique solutions impact healthcare!
August 23, 2022
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A weapon to fight the opioid crisis

David Bucciferro, vice chair of the Electronic Health Record Association and co-chair of the association's Opioid Crisis Task Force, explains how electronic records make a difference.
August 19, 2022
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DOCSF22: Digital (Orthopaedic) Transformation: Human-Centered Design and System Thinking in Health Care

In this episode, Kenny O'Neill, partner, and principal of Digital Strategy, Transformation, and Innovation at EY Global, talks about human-centered design, how it then evolves into systems thinking, and its applicability. Kenny starts by talking about his experience as a pilot and the similarities between what he sees in healthcare and a plane cockpit when it comes to information being displayed to users. He then explains how human-centered design is building things for specific users, integrating the information into the system so that it can work effectively for the said user. This type of design requires engaging and empathizing with them, prototyping continuously, and always aiming toward extreme users to get the best possible performance for everyone.  Kenny goes into systems thinking at scale within healthcare. He argues it's about thinking about how human-centric design and technology connect to the broader, interconnected system. It’s innovating in the digital space and using platforms to aggregate and translate data that can better enable AI, machine learning, and robotics. He also speaks of taking behavioral and social ecosystems into account and the use of digital hospital practices, consultations, and primary care from smart homes. Kenny then foresees 15 years forward to envision healthcare’s future. He predicts out-of-hospital precision medicine facilities, more digital tools integrated into hospitals, and different bundled or episodic payment models. Listen to Kenny O’Neill talk about human-centered design in the future of healthcare. Learn about how it can evolve into systems thinking and how it can be applied for the better!
August 16, 2022
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Automation Anywhere Presents: Debunking the Top Five Healthcare Automation Myths

An explosion of data within healthcare coupled with new regulatory requirements are adding pressure to the already overworked medical industry. Automation can relieve many of these pressures – but some are hesitant to implement these solutions due to preconceived opinions. In this podcast, Dr. Yan Chow, Global Healthcare Leader at Automation Anywhere, will unpack the top five myths associated with automation in healthcare to help you overcome implementation barriers within your organization.
August 15, 2022
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Communities must be engaged at the ground level for health equity to work

What’s needed is communication, education and access, says Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker.
August 12, 2022
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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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