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Health IT Leaders Weigh In On Biggest Moments of 2021: Drex DeFord, Lee Milligan, Anne Weiler & Frank Nydam

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Health IT Leaders Weigh In On Biggest Moments of 2021: Drex DeFord, Lee Milligan, Anne Weiler & Frank Nydam

December 27, 2021

Health IT Leaders Weigh In On Biggest Moments of 2021: Drex DeFord, Lee Milligan, Anne Weiler & Frank Nydam

December 27, 2021: What were the biggest moments in healthcare IT in 2021? What do you think will be the biggest movement in 2022? Bill is joined by the Advisors to This Week in Health IT, Drex DeFord of CrowdStrike, Lee Milligan of Asanta Health, Anne Weiler of AWS and Frank Nydam of Tausight. What did the Scripps Breach teach us about cybersecurity? Will life in a health system ever be the same as it was pre-pandemic? Are we going to lose critical interactions between the analysts, the technologists and the clinicians if we continue to work remotely? 21st Century Cures didn’t come easy but it had a huge impact. And why is it that the VCs are throwing so much money at all of these health startups but the hospitals are still losing money?

Key Points:

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:04:30 – Healthcare is really, really hard and Big Tech knows it

00:05:00 – One of the biggest stories of the year was the Scripps breach

00:06:45 – 2021 was the year of The Great Resignation. In 2022 there will be IT staff shortages, nurse shortages and even more people leaving their jobs.

00:26:15 – Hats off to the many primary care physicians who have sat down one-on-one with many of their patients and walked through the pros and cons of vaccination. That is really, really hard work to do. 

00:34:50 – Investment in healthcare inequities was big news in 2021

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