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40: Counting on Faith

There has been a long-standing relationship between faith, clergy, health, and healthcare. Faith-based partnerships have forged and furthered public health goals historically and more importantly at present. Clergy and faith-based organizations are pivotal and trusted players in their communities providing service, leadership, connection, communication, distribution of services, and increasingly, innovation. In this episode we explore with UK Healthcare’s Chief Diversity Officer Tukea Talbert DNP, RN, CDP about how partnerships with our communities’ faith leaders and congregations can build trust, break systemic barriers to access, and move toward health equity. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
March 2, 2021
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Episode #112: What healthcare leaders need to understand about Public Health, with Dr. Tony Slonim, CEO of Renown Healthcare

There aren’t many people who have the breadth of perspective and the depth of accomplishment that this week’s guest brings to the table. Dr. Tony Slonim doesn’t just wear multiple hats. He has lived in multiple healthcare worlds - having earned a nursing degree, a medical degree, a subspecialty board certification, a doctorate in public health; and having served in the public health service as well as in senior executive roles. It is this unique multi-system orientation that enables him to draw distinctions between medical care, public health, community health and population health - distinctions that many of us may not fully appreciate..  In this interview, Dr. Slonim points out that our hospital-based medical healthcare system is not interchangeable with a public health care system. The fallacy that they are interchangeable - and that a public health service is not needed - is a mis-guided national error which has contributed to an American health system which delivers subpar outcomes when compared to other economically developed nations. By way of formal introduction, Dr. Anthony Slonim is president and chief executive officer of Renown Health in Reno, NV. Modern Healthcare has named Dr. Slonim one of the “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” in 2019. Before joining Renown Health, he served in executive leadership roles at Barnabas Health in NJ, Carillion Clinic in VA and Children’s National Medical Center in DC.  Dr. Slonim holds a diploma in professional nursing. He is a board-certified pediatric intensivist, who also earned a masters and doctorate in public health from George Washington University; and then served four years in the United States Public Health Service in Rockville, MD with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In this episode, we’ll cover:The difference between the ‘medical mindset’ and the ‘public health mindset’.The reframing of our public health system as an “insurance policy” that our country has not invested in over the past few decades.Some thoughts on how the defunding of our public health system has contributed to the disparities and inequities in healthcare.The “precedent of unkindness” in our society - exacerbated by the stressors of the pandemic and perhaps enabled through social media - that is adding to our psychologic and physiologic strain, and harming the public health.Dr. Slonim is a kind and humanistic leader, but he is also a demanding leader. He is demanding that we reinvest in a diverse healthcare system that works to keep our communities and the American public healthy. What this interview reveals is that the vast majority of us - who have not been trained in public health - don’t understand its significance and its critical role. We don’t understand the differences between public health, population health and medical care. We don’t understand the unique approaches and tools of the public health system. We are not aware that our public health system has been defunded over the past few decades. Nor do we fully appreciate the implications of that defunding, especially in inner cities and rural counties.  Many of the healthcare problems we’re experiencing today - including some of the devastating fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic - are due to this lack of a robust public health system. These problems include: unsafe drinking water (think Flint Michigan); unsafe air; climate change; the racial disparities in healthcare in which life expectancy between neighboring zip codes can vary by as much as 15 - 20 years; the worsening opioid epidemic; and the epidemic of mental health and suicide in our country. All of these have one thing in common. They could be greatly mitigated by the presence of a strong local public health system in our communities, our towns, our cities, our counties and our states.The pandemic has taught us many things, not least among them is that we need to rebuild our public health system. One wonders if our political and healthcare leaders have the discernment, conviction and courage to translate this obvious societal need into action by investing not only in the medical system, but also in a public health system. The federal government that the framers created is intentionally organized around checks and balances, informed by multiple perspectives. Our healthcare system needs that same sort of multi-system, multi-perspective reorganization.Until next time, be safe and be well.Zeev Neuwirth, MD
February 24, 2021
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Part 2 of 2: The Relationship Between Clinician Wellness and Patient Outcomes

In this second half of the two-part episode, Dr. MJ Erickson-Hogue interviews Dr. Lori Weichenthal, MD and Dr. Jay Kaplan about the importance of wellness for medical caregivers and the effect that it has on patients. Their discussion notes the clinical areas most at risk for burnout as well as how to prevent and treat it. They also identify actions that caregivers can take to embed self-care within their daily routines.   Both Dr. Weichenthal and Dr. Kaplan are involved in national programs focused on clinician wellness.   Dr. Jay Kaplan, MD is the Medical Director of Care Transformation for LCMC Health in New Orleans. He is the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center and is the attending emergency physician and academic faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency at the University Medical Center New Orleans. Dr. Kaplan is a past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and current national faculty for ACEP, and he has been a member of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience for the past several years.   Dr. Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP, RYT is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education at UCSF Fresno. She is also the Associate Program Director of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine. Her expertise in wellness stems from developing curriculum and support services for trainees.   Hosted by: Dr. MJ Erickson-Hogue, Director, Point of Care, Digital Content, Elsevier Clinical Solutions    Learn more on Elsevier's Website | Health Podcast Network Follow on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube
February 23, 2021
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39: Real World Data. Real Life Results.

The use of data is rapidly shaping and transforming every aspect of how we measure, track, research, and deliver healthcare. Using large data sets, innovators have been unleashing technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and sentiment analysis to open entirely new avenues to understand health conditions, the circumstances in which they arise, and personalized approaches to addressing them. Cancer care is one area where the use of data is rapidly transforming every facet of care, and one rapidly evolving development is the use of real world data to provide important insights that often have not been answered using data from the highly prized clinical trials data. One very specific area that data—particularly real world data—is helping us to understand is how race and ethnicity play a role in disparities in care and outcomes. In this episode, we go deep into the data weeds with clinician, innovator, and data specialist Kathleen Maignan, AGPCNP-BC, MSN, OCN, to reveal what stories the data really has to tell. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
February 22, 2021
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Part 1 of 2: The Relationship Between Clinician Wellness and Patient Outcomes

In this first half of a two-part conversation, Dr. MJ Erickson-Hogue interviews Dr. Lori Weichenthal, MD and Dr. Jay Kaplan about the importance of wellness for medical caregivers and the effect that it has on patients. Their discussion notes the clinical areas most at risk for burnout as well as how to prevent and treat it. They also identify actions that caregivers can take to embed self-care within their daily routines.   Both Dr. Weichenthal and Dr. Kaplan are involved in national programs focused on clinician wellness.   Dr. Jay Kaplan, MD is the Medical Director of Care Transformation for LCMC Health in New Orleans. He is the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center and is the attending emergency physician and academic faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency at the University Medical Center New Orleans. Dr. Kaplan is a past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and current national faculty for ACEP, and he has been a member of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience for the past several years.   Dr. Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP, RYT is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education at UCSF Fresno. She is also the Associate Program Director of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine. Her expertise in wellness stems from developing curriculum and support services for trainees.   Hosted by: Dr. MJ Erickson-Hogue, Director, Point of Care, Digital Content, Elsevier Clinical Solutions    Learn more on Elsevier's Website | Health Podcast Network Follow on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube
February 16, 2021
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38: Mentoring for a More Equitable Future

Think of the countless individuals seeking care daily in our clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, schools, and all manner of health care setting. To best communicate, understand, and build trust, it’s vital that patients see people in the healthcare workforce who look, speak, eat, pray, and live like they do.  Our healthcare workforce is far from diverse, representative of our population, or a reflection of our communities and the people we care for.  And that is problematic.  This representation pipeline problem takes root early on in our educational settings.  In this episode, we meet nurse anesthetist, founder and CEO of Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program, Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN, whose personal experiences led to a recognition of the scope and root problems that prevent innovation from being impactful or scaled, which led to a body of work that has been applied across healthcare to forge a more equitable future. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
February 12, 2021
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Episode #111: Reclaiming the American Dream through Reframing Employer-based Healthcare, with Dave Chase

Friends,Our topic this episode may be one of the most misunderstood and challenging issues in healthcare delivery - with significant potential for lowering costs and improving outcomes. The topic is employer-based healthcare; and as many of you know, employers pay for 50% of all the healthcare costs in the US.Escalating healthcare costs over the past few decades have imposed a major strain on corporate America and its employees. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported that in 2018, employers paid approximately $20,000 per year for healthcare for a family of four, $6000 of which the employee paid. They also reported that since 2006, employee healthcare premiums have risen twice as fast as wages. As a result, Corporate America has been increasingly focused on right-sizing healthcare costs - from Apple and Amazon launching their own employee primary care; to Walmart providing ‘centers of excellence’ to its employees; to companies such as Comcast who have partnered with vendors to put alternative healthcare solutions in place for its employees. But, the situation is challenging, as evidenced by the recently failed attempt of Haven, an employer-based healthcare initiative launched by JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon. It’s a complex ecosystem involving employer-based HR & health benefits managers, employer benefit brokers & benefits consulting companies, insurance companies, provider groups & hospital systems, direct to employer providers, and collaboratives such as the Business Group on Health.Our guest this week is a passionate expert who has a discerning handle on the ecosystem, the fundamental problems, and the proven solutions in employee-based healthcare. Dave Chase founded & leads Health Rosetta, whose goal is to empower community-owned health plans. Health Rosetta has created a blueprint and platform that empowers health plans to deliver high quality, affordable care. Dave has authored a number of insightful books including The CEO's Guide to Restoring the American Dream: How to deliver world class healthcare to your employees at half the cost. He received the Health Value Awards' Lifetime Achievement for Health Benefits Innovation at the 2020 World Health Care Congress. Prior to this work, Dave Chase co-founded Avado which was acquired by and integrated into WebMD/Medscape.  He also founded Microsoft's $2B, 28,000 partner healthcare ecosystem.In this episode, we’ll cover:Dave’s unique perspective on the fundamental problems in the American healthcare system.What Dave describes as epidemic healthcare ‘financial toxicities’ and ‘financial comorbidities’, which is denying the American dream to the majority of employees.Five major solutions that employers can leverage to reset and radically improve their employee health benefits plans. Examples of employers who have saved a significant and sustained percentage of their healthcare costs while improving healthcare outcomes for their employees.Dave makes some amazing claims in terms of dramatically lowering healthcare costs for employers and employees; and he’s got numerous examples to support those claims. There is no question that the solutions he proposes are disruptive to the status quo. But, rather than view them as disruptive, we can learn from these successful models and deploy the proven blueprints that he and his colleagues at Health Rosetta have catalogued and created. One thing is abundantly clear.  The American healthcare system is not working for the vast majority of employed Americans. Dave’s facts and statistics are disturbing. What he reveals is that escalating healthcare costs are levying a hidden tax that is destroying the economic health and well-being of working American families. It’s a striking reframing of the problem that makes it very personal and very real. Once we understand this, one wonders why more employers aren’t adopting the tools and techniques that Dave and his colleagues at Health Rosetta outline so clearly. Until next time, be safe and be well.Zeev Neuwirth, MD
February 10, 2021
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77. Aryeh Alex on Parks, Politics, and Life with Crohn's Disease

Dan Skinner talks with Aryeh Alex, Franklin Township Trustee, champion of Columbus, Ohio's Metro Parks, Democratic Party campaign official, and advocate for Crohn's Disease patients. Listen as Aryeh put together the pieces of Aryeh's many contributions to Central Ohio. Show notes up at wcbe.org and prognosisohio.com.
January 30, 2021
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Rebroadcast 1: Why SEE YOU NOW?

As SEE YOU NOW celebrates its first year of remarkable stories of innovations and innovators and launches into its second year of storytelling, we wanted to return to our first episode to ground the importance of our focus on nurse-led innovation, and to listen with new ears tuned to where we are now in 2021. When SEE YOU NOW launched in January of 2020, health systems across the world were feeling the strains of ever increasing demands driven by an aging population, widening health disparities, and rapidly growing healthcare workforce shortages. We posed the weighty, existential questions—“Why THIS podcast and why NOW?”—and that was just a few weeks before nurses and health innovators across the world would be called upon to respond to COVID-19. The pandemic is a generational, global health and economic crisis that drastically, dramatically, and rapidly changed how we live, work, play, and pray, and is driving an unprecedented demand for nurse innovation, in real time. So much of what we explored in our first episode remains prescient and vital. Now more than ever, the SEE YOU NOW stories of health innovation and the nurses leading them are critical to improving health and saving lives. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
January 29, 2021
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Episode #110 – Straight Talk on Virtual Care, with Tom Hale MD

Friends & Colleagues, There are a few healthcare delivery enablers which will catalyze the transformation of healthcare delivery over the coming years. In our dialogue today, we’ll be focusing on one of them - virtual care. Our guest this week has spent years directly leading the charge in virtual healthcare redesign and deployment. Dr. Tom Hale is the Chief Medical Officer of VirtuSense where he and his colleagues are using virtual care to build value-based services for ACOs, MAs, and other at-risk models. Prior to this role, Dr. Hale pioneered the development of telemedicine and virtual care at Mercy Health. Under his leadership, Mercy telehealth services launched the world’s first virtual care center, Mercy Virtual. Prior to that, he led a 350-member multi-specialty organization as the President of Mercy Medical Group.In this episode, Dr. Hale and I will touch on:Some insights as to how Mercy Health developed its world renown Virtual Care services and the amazing outcomes they achieved.    Examples of AI-enabled monitoring technologies that VirtuSense has created, such as one that reduces falls by 50 to 70% in the home and in hospital rooms.    Common missteps that healthcare organizations make in deploying virtual care.    Tom’s belief that success in virtual care is largely about people and process; requiring more than just an overlay, but instead an overall redesign of clinical and business models. Dr. Hale provides us with a very pragmatic understanding of the benefits of virtual care. He busts the myth that virtual care is merely a video substitute for a supposedly superior in-person visit. He proposes that virtual care redesign is actually far superior to the traditional approach of in-person healthcare encounters. I love his metaphor comparing traditional care to a series of ‘snapshots’ that provide disconnected, infrequent and lagging representations of a patients’ health; which is in sharp contrast to virtual care with its AI-enabled, remote monitoring and rapid responsiveness, which provides a continuous ‘movie’ of the patient's health -  continuous, connected and contextual.  Dr. Hale also points out that virtual care increases access to care; and through standardization and automation, it can reduce harmful variation of care - all leading to improved outcomes and lower total costs.  He backs these claims with data. The reduction of falls was significant, as well as the 60% reduction in healthcare costs that he and his colleagues achieved by placing simple remote monitoring technology and iPad’s into patients' homes. Another fascinating revelation was how AI-enabled software can detect the onset of sepsis or the worsening of chronic disease long before they become apparent through our current monitoring. An example of this is the increasing variability in heart rate that precedes the onset of heart failure by days, allowing providers to more proactively respond to and prevent ED visits and hospitalizations. I really appreciate Tom’s thoughts regarding the impact of virtual care on the Social Determinants of Health and vulnerable populations: “Virtual care increases access to [proactive preventive] care. It decreases harmful variation. It removes the geographic barriers to care. It brings the best of the best to everybody. How can it not help the poor and underserved populations?”And I hope his final message in this podcast makes it to the ears of policy makers and payers. “Virtual Care will increase access and decrease variation in care, and you’ll get lower costs and higher quality. But, for that to happen, we need you to decrease the regulatory barriers, and prove and support the economics around virtual care that brings value to patients.”Until Next Time, Be Well Zeev Neuwirth, MD
January 27, 2021
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77. Aging, Isolation, & Community Living: Rev Beth Long-Higgins and Dan Fagan of United Church Homes

Dan talks with Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Founding Director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, and Dan Fagan, Director of Population Health for United Church Homes. They discuss how the Center is supporting the Ohio aging population through times of isolation, but also touch on issues of vaccination, ethics within senior community living, and more. Show notes at PrognosisOhio.com.
January 25, 2021
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Ep. 76 Introducing UnsCripted Medicine Podcast: Dan Skinner on Health Policy and Medical Education

On this "podswap" episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner is interviewed by Kevin Milligan, one of the hosts of the very informative medical education podcast, UnsCripted Medicine. Kevin talks with Dan about his work as a medical educator, why health policy is important for medical students, and how changes in medicine and health care shape what medical students need to know. Subscribe to UnsScripted where you get fine podcasts, and visit prognosisohio.com for more info.
January 18, 2021
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Episode #109: Threading the Needle of Disruptive Transformation – with Dr. Roger Ray

Friends,Welcome to the first ‘Creating a New Healthcare’ podcast episode of 2021. The major themes we’ll explore in this episode are two sides of the same coin: the strategic, market-driven imperative for transformation in healthcare; and the financial and operational challenges of disrupting one’s own healthcare organization.  Our expert guest in this interview refers to this phenomena as the “conflicting realities” of transformation and disruption. The situation is challenging. If healthcare systems and provider groups don’t pursue transformation, it’s likely that they will find themselves increasingly less relevant in the future. Yet, at the same time, disrupting oneself is fraught with pitfalls and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Our guest this week has spent years threading this needle, earning the wisdom and the wins that demonstrate his competence and credibility. His message is simple and clear, and worth listening to. He believes that we are up to the challenge, if we grasp the mantle of high integrity, courageous, patient-centered leadership.  Dr. Roger Ray is the Chief Physician Executive with The Chartis Group - a well-known and highly respected healthcare consultancy. He has over three decades of service in a variety of leadership positions at major healthcare organizations throughout the eastern United States. Most recently, Dr. Ray served as Executive Vice President/Chief Physician Executive at Atrium Health, where he led a medical group of over 3,000 members and had operational oversight over myriad clinical services & functions. In full disclosure, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Ray for a number of years during his tenure at Atrium Health.    In this episode, we’ll cover:The 4 major strategic advancements that Dr. Ray believes every healthcare system needs to be focused on achieving.The increasing and unprecedented importance of physician leadership, and how that is a differentiating factor among healthcare systems.The specific and significant challenge of disrupting one’s healthcare system, coupled with the conflicting need to rapidly adopt technology, generate new business models and transform healthcare delivery.Why becoming expert at ‘fast-following’ and adopting best practices may be a superior strategy vs being a ‘bleeding-edge’ organization.Dr. Ray is a pragmatist and a highly strategic thinker. But, he’s also a highly principled leader. One of my favorite ‘Ray’ quotes is, “Principles matter when they’re inconvenient.” The point being that it’s much harder, much more meaningful, and far more impactful to manifest principles when they inconvenience you. One of the fundamental principles that Dr. Ray has led by include his focus on ‘patient-first’ healthcare delivery. That is, leading with the question of how any decision impacts patients - first and foremost. As an example of this principle in action - when I asked Dr. Ray what he would say if he had a few minutes with President Biden and VP Kamala Harris, he said that he would remind them that healthcare is fundamentally about “people taking care of people” - highly skilled professionals who are earnest and passionate about helping and healing others - providers and staff who sacrifice and give of themselves, and who daily deliver near-miraculous outcomes. Yes, healthcare is a business. But, if we forget what it’s fundamentally about, we will sub-optimize the endeavour and harm patients. Dr. Ray also added that he would remind the President & VP that the current disparities in American healthcare are an embarrassment to our nation. He would encourage them to use the resolution of healthcare disparities as a primary marker and absolute requirement for American healthcare improvement. I’m delighted to see that Dr. Ray is sharing his expertise and wisdom with many other leaders and organizations across the nation. American healthcare needs more leadership with principled pragmatism, and we need leadership that is willing, capable and courageous enough to thread the needle of disruptive transformation.Until next time, be safe and be well.Zeev Neuwirth, MD
January 13, 2021
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Exiting Ohio: Journalism and Health in Ohio with Paige Pfleger

Dan Skinner talks with Paige Pfleger, health and science reporter at WOSU for the past few years, but now on her way to WPLN in Nashville. Dan and Paige discuss Paige's time in Ohio, the challenges and joys of covering stories intersecting with health, and how journalists can stay connected to communities in a rapidly-shifting journalism industry. Show notes at wcbe.org and prognosisohio.com.
January 10, 2021
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BONUS: Celebrating a Year of Igniting Nurse-Led Innovation

A round of thanks to our SEE YOU NOW podcast listeners for tuning in each week to hear incredible stories of nurse-led innovation! We've prepared a special holiday message to extend our sincerest gratitude and to thank you for your support this first year. We can’t wait to introduce you to even more incredible nurse innovators and their stories when we return with new episodes later this month. If you liked what you heard this year, please take a moment to subscribe using your favorite podcast platform and share with your fellow nurses! To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
January 4, 2021
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Ep. 74 Happy New Year? Assessing Ohio’s Non-Profits as We Leave 2020 Behind

Dan Skinner talks with Mike Corey, Executive Director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County about how Ohio's non-profits have been doing through the pandemic, the consequences of the dreadful federal response to COVID19, and how you can can help support organizations doing important work in the community.
January 1, 2021
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37: The Gift of Life: An Intersection of Grief and Gratitude

Each year, thousands of lives are saved and improved through organ and tissue donation. But despite the remarkable advances in organ recovery, more than 100,000 Americans are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant with 33 dying every day for lack of an organ. This episode spotlights two nurse CEO's innovating at the system level to maximize organ availability. Ginny McBride, RN, MPH, Executive Director of OurLegacy Organ & Tissue Donor Services at Advent Health in Orlando, Florida, and Patti Niles, RN, BSN, CPTC, CEO of Southwest Transport Alliance in Dallas, Texas, are two nurse innovators from organ procurement organizations (OPOs) working to modernize and streamline organ donor management systems across the nation. Working closely with patients, families, and care teams provides them an understanding of the complexities of organ donation and transplantation enabling them to see the big picture and take action where innovations in health information exchange, donor management, and procurement can have an impact on a national scale. Tune in to hear about the groundbreaking work these nurses are leading so more people are able to give and receive the gift of a lifetime. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
December 22, 2020
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36: Contact Tracing at Scale

Flattening the curve. Testing and contact tracing. Social distancing. Not only have these practices become part of our daily routines, but they are also the primary tools of the public health emergency response to COVID-19. In this episode, we meet Kathleen Blaney, MPH, RN, Director of Disease Control Emergency Preparedness at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Kathleen recounts the story of building the NYC Test & Trace Corps, a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19 and one of the largest contact tracing endeavors in modern history, which in a matter of weeks trained and onboarded over 3,000 new contact tracers—remotely. She shares how the highly personal nature of contact tracing can strengthen science literacy and vaccine confidence, reduce health disparities, and even help build trust in both public institutions and each other amid the pandemic and beyond. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
December 18, 2020
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35: Big Data & AI Meet Precision Nursing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way since being formally established as a field in 1956. Today, AI operates seamlessly in most every facet of our daily lives—and increasingly into more and more aspects of healthcare and how nurses are caring for people, and for entire populations. With the amount of health data and the rate at which we’re generating it, combined with the extraordinary computing power of machines, we're at a point where AI can see patterns we can't and tell us things we didn't know, before they happen! In this episode, we meet nurse and innovation sherpa Robbie Freeman, MSN, MBA RN, NE-BC, and learn how he and his team of clinicians, data scientists, and engineers are working with an interesting array of technology partners to design and embed AI into hospital operations and clinical workflows. This work supports nurses, doctors, and care teams in predicting and better managing clinical situations while keeping people safe, involving patients more deeply in their care, and ushering in a moonshot for healthcare that Robbie characterizes as “Precision Nursing”—delivering the right care to the right person, in the best way, at the ideal moment. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
December 11, 2020
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Ohio’s COVID-19 Response (So Far): Former Ohio Department of Health Director Rick Hodges

Rick Hodges, Executive in Residence at Ohio University and former Director of the Ohio Department of Health talks with Dan Skinner about Ohio's response to the COVID19 pandemic. Topics include differences between the current moment and Ohio's experience with ebola during Hodges' time at ODH; the frustrating politics of the current moment; and the federal response (or lack thereof) to COVID19. Show notes at WCBE.org and PrognosisOhio.com.
December 6, 2020
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Virtual Screening for Safer Shelter(s)

Seeing the need to keep homeless shelters, their guests and staff safe and coronavirus free, Nurse Disrupted—a pandemic response start-up in Madison, WI—was launched in record time to build fast, simple, virtual health screenings for homeless shelters and communities. On this episode, we meet nurses Bre Loughlin, MS, RN, and Tracy Zvenyach, PhD, APRN-NP, co-founders of Nurse Disrupted, and dig into the details of launching their new venture. We learn how their different, yet complementary backgrounds of technology and policy are a strength of their partnership, and how in solving one problem, they simultaneously solve several more, including helping nursing students fulfill their practicum hours toward graduation and gain digital health tech skills; helping shelter residents improve access to and quality of health care; conserving personal protective equipment; and gathering vital public health data to shape health and social services policy and access government funding. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
December 4, 2020
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Episode #108 – Fixing Healthcare for Everyone, with Vivian S. Lee MD

Friends & Colleagues, The focus of this episode is of immediate importance to all of us. It’s especially important right now, in the month before the inauguration of President-elect Biden & VP-elect Kamala Harris. (Of note, this interview was recorded in late August, so we were unaware of the election outcomes). The topic is ‘fixing’ healthcare and our guest today is Dr. Vivian Lee, the President of Health Platforms at Verily. Dr. Lee recently published a book entitled -The Long Fix - Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis with Strategies that work for Everyone - in which she explains the fundamental problems in healthcare and provides practical solutions. The book speaks directly to policy makers, providers, payers & patients. In this interview, we’ll hit the high points of the book and get a sense of the priority Dr. Lee assigns to certain problems. The book is remarkable and so is Dr. Lee. She is a Harvard-Radcliffe College graduate who obtained a doctorate in medical engineering from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and then earned an M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School. She has also earned an Executive MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Dr. Lee is a radiologist and medical researcher who has authored over 200 peer-reviewed journals. Prior to her current role, Dr. Lee was the Dean & CEO of the University of Utah Health - one of the nation’s leading hospital and academic medical centers. During her tenure, she and her colleagues achieved numerous nationally recognized accomplishments in quality, safety, patient experience, growth and entrepreneurial commercialization. In 2019 she was ranked #11 among the ‘Most Influential People in Healthcare’ by Modern Healthcare.  She has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Lee and I will touch on:A broad range of issues ranging from the mind boggling complexities of billing and payment, to the lack of price transparency, to the crippling and uncontrolled costs of medications, to the impact of healthcare costs on suppressing employee wages and retirement funds.The one issue Dr. Lee calls out as the core off-the-charts problem in the American healthcare system.Why Dr. Lee believes that it’s critically important for all citizens to understand how healthcare delivery works and what it would take to make it better. Why universal access to healthcare is not only the right thing to do from an ethical perspective, but also from a public health, productivity and economic point of view.Why Dr. Lee believes we must shift to value-based care in order for universal coverage/access to be optimally effective.I have to say that it was a privilege and a pleasure to speak with Dr. Lee.  Given her remarkable accomplishments, her brilliance, and the enormity of her current position, I was struck by how down-to-earth and humble she is. We didn’t have the opportunity to directly discuss the issue of leadership in healthcare; but an unspoken message that came across is that we need a leadership culture that Dr. Lee embodies - data-driven, humanistic, socially aware, and selfless - leadership that is, first and foremost, for the people.  Dr. Lee wrote this book for the American public - to bring some clarity to our complicated, opaque healthcare system. I applaud her for that.  Most importantly, I applaud her for the explicit intention to deliver solutions that work for everyone. Until Next Time, Be Well Zeev Neuwirth, MD 
December 3, 2020
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Rebroadcast: Licensed to Touch: Learnings from Ward 5B

How did misinformation, hysteria and fear surrounding the first HIV/AIDS outbreak turn into community, compassion and love? The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s also brought forth homophobia and panic. Already stigmatized by society as having “gay cancer,” HIV and AIDS patients were discriminated against by their own healthcare providers in the spaces that were intended to provide them support and treatment. Outraged with the lack of care being provided to HIV and AIDS patients, San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 5B nurses Alison Moed, Cliff Morrison and Guy Vandenberg set aside their own fears to rally around and provide humane and dignified care to these patients when their health and well-being depended on it. Their extraordinary actions have transformed and established a new standard of care that is used around the world for those living with HIV and AIDS.  For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
November 30, 2020
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Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines: Three OSU Public Health Law Experts Weigh In

Dan Skinner talks with three legal and public health experts from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law: Patricia Zettler, Efthimios Parasidis, and Micah Berman. Topics include how to understand safety concerns and the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization process; building trust among Americans considering getting vaccinated; plans for a just distribution of approved vaccines; and how to understand the role of market competition and international cooperation. Show notes at WCBE.org (Podcast Experience tab) and prognosisohio.com.
November 29, 2020
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