#4 UPenn's Dr. Bill Hanson on The Redox Podcast

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#4 UPenn's Dr. Bill Hanson on The Redox Podcast

December 16, 2019

#4 UPenn's Dr. Bill Hanson on The Redox Podcast

Dr. Bill Hanson is Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President at Penn Medicine and Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinguished career spans more than 30 years and he has consistently been a proponent for using technology to improve patient care. 

In this episode of The Redox Podcast, Niko Skievaski and Dr. Hanson cover a variety of important topics, including:

03:20 – What worked and didn’t work with EMRs over the last decade

06:57 – Emancipating patient data

12:08 – The new generation of healthcare professionals leveraging data

17:18 – The growing popularity of telemedicine – Penn Center for Connected Care is one of the largest telehealth centers in the country

21:08 – Apps and patient portals, such as myPennMedicine, help engage patients in their care

26:47 – The need for disruption in healthcare

As large technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon get attention for their efforts to develop new healthcare products, it’s important to remember the invaluable role academic medical centers play in healthcare’s innovation process. From the extraordinary clinicians in the hospital rooms and labs, to the bright young medical and nursing students, to the interactions with startups, institutions like Penn Medicine are oftentimes the best place to incubate and grow the new ideas that will help shape the future of healthcare.

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