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5 Great Gifts We Can Give To Others and To Ourselves

What are the greatest gifts you can give to show someone you care? To show someone you’re there for them? To make them feel supported?  In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing ways in which you can make your patients, or anyone in your life, feel more comfortable, through 5 intangible, yet incredibly impactful gifts. I share 5 gifts that we can be giving to others to build a trusting relationship, but also that we should be giving ourselves as well.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What are the 5 greatest, intangible gifts we can give someone  How to create a trusted, therapeutic relationship with clients  Gestures that don’t require a lot of action, but go a long way in building connections Why we can’t aim to please everyone and how to overcome this need    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources Key Self Care Basics & How You Can Integrate Them Into Your Life Now with Podcaster & Author Suzanne Falter: https://jennifergeorge.libsyn.com/key-self-care-basics-how-you-can-integrate-them-into-your-life-now-with-podcaster-author-suzanne-falter    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 23, 2021
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Episode #117 – Who is Dr. Robert Califf?

President Biden nominated Dr. Robert Califf to lead the FDA. Who is he? Is he a good choice? John and David give you the lowdown. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6WEs8Ksi7bgSubscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...... Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #FDA #health #CareTalk
November 22, 2021
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Key Self Care Basics & How You Can Integrate Them Into Your Life Now with Podcaster & Author Suzanne Falter

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Suzanne Falter, an author and podcaster who helps busy women find happiness through self-care. After losing her 22 year old daughter, Teal, in 2012, Suzanne’s work has evolved to help busy women learn more about self-care – a lesson she learned in coping with her grief. As a podcaster, Suzanne hosts the podcast, Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women, which is in the top 2% of all podcasts. It was inspired by her book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care.   Suzanne is host of the Self-Care Group for Extremely Busy Women on Facebook, a thriving group of 56,000 women committed to self-care. As a writer and author for more than 40 years, Suzanne has a catalog of powerful fiction and self-help titles including Surrendering to Joy and How Much Joy Can You Stand?    As a speaker, Suzanne currently shares her inspiring story of being a donor Mom and the importance of self-care for overworked healthcare professionals with Debi Granger. Debi’s daughter’s life was saved when she received Teal’s heart and kidney after her death. They focus on reinvention after loss… and getting back to joy no matter what. They also host the Back to Happy podcast.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What she had learned about living life after the sudden passing of her daughter Questions to ask yourself in order to find what you really need  Five self-care basics you can be using right now in your everyday routine  What signs to watch for in order to know you’re on the right track    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://suzannefalter.com/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcareforextremelybusywomen/  Podcast: https://suzannefalter.com/xbwpodcast/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
November 16, 2021
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How to Know if Telehealth is the Right Option for You with Dr. Laura Purdy

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Laura Purdy, the Co-founder and COO of MD Integrations, a telemedicine technology company connecting virtual healthcare providers with patients using a best-in-class telemedicine portal integrated with a physician-only clinical network.  Laura just wrapped up 14 years as an officer in the US Army serving as a family physician. Previously, she became one of the Regional Medical Directors of hims & hers, and entered the telehealth industry gig-economy style. Laura lobbies at the federal level to influence change that increases access to care and reduces disparities in telehealth. She shares her story of how she got into Telehealth, her experience serving as an officer in the US Army, her passion for women's health, and much more!   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How she takes care of her own wellbeing with a busy schedule and many initiatives on the go How telehealth has evolved and what it will look like in the future What the benefits to telehealth are, and any barriers it has  The evolution of healthcare and how telehealth fit into this  How to know if telehealth is right for you vs an in person visit   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-purdy-254215177  MD Integrations: https://mdintegrations.com/  Hims & hers: https://www.forhims.com/get-start-hims-g?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=14647269025&utm_term=131063352150--kwd-892622478847&utm_content=545680896381&mt=e&utm_platform=c&utm_product=brand_core&gclid=CjwKCAjwzOqKBhAWEiwArQGwaNM4HzQw1a7cJVjzVPc72AzDrttx896tJh-6dZRG9_2mZGWexm-_aBoCjlAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
November 9, 2021
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How You Can Begin Truly Hearing What Others Want You to Know

Feeling unheard seems to be a common theme nowadays, especially in healthcare. What can you be doing to not only be heard, but to also ensure your patients feel heard? In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing what you can be doing as a practitioner to improve this common theme, and avoid any misunderstandings. I share ways you can enhance your communication with not only your patients, but also with your co-workers, to ensure everyone feels heard and acknowledged.   Listen to the full episode to learn: Tactics I use in my practice to be present and have open conversations with my patients  How to use communication to avoid misunderstandings  Ways in which you can demonstrate to your patients that they are being heard and acknowledged  What to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed or rushed in a meeting, to ensure your patients still feel valued    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 2, 2021
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Creating Our Own Path Through Career Pivots and Empowerment with Randy Cook, MD

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Randy Cook, MD, FACS, a respected clinician, educator, podcast host, and executive physician coach. After more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon, as well as many years of clinical, managerial, and leadership experience, Randy shares invaluable insight into the practice of medicine. We discuss Randy’s journey to healthcare and career pivots he has made to becoming a physician coach and podcast host of Rx for Success.  Randy and the rest of the team at MD Coaches know the unique challenges that physicians face, and provide guidance and support through this rewarding, but often difficult calling. Through his empowering approach, Randy aims to empower physicians, provide tools for growth, and put them on a track to advancement. He is also the host of Rx for Success, a popular podcast that highlights physician leaders and shares their stories of both struggle and success.    Randy began his career as a general and vascular surgeon, and has also succeeded in multiple practice settings from solo practitioner to small single specialty group to large multispecialty clinic. As a clinical educator, Randy's expertise was highly-sought after within the wound care industry, serving as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Wound Healing Society. Randy was a member of the Physician Exam Committee for the American Board of Wound Management where he developed examination criteria that established the standard for national certification. His efforts in this area helped mold a generation of medical care providers.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: The most important point in Randy’s healthcare education that wasn’t through academics Changes occurring in the healthcare landscape and why there has been an increase in career pivots What you can do if you are feeling dissatisfied in your work as a physician  The comparisons of being in private practice versus being employed  How he became a physician coach & podcast host   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources MD Coaches: https://mymdcoaches.com/  Rx for Success Podcast: https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
October 26, 2021
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4: Putting Humanity in Healthcare

Meet Alexandra Drane:Alexandra Drane is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Currently, she is the co-founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS. Previously, she co-founded Eliza Corporation, Engage with Grace, Seduce Health, and Rebel Health. She served as a Wellness Expert for Prudential Financial and is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart. She is a board member or advisor for many organizations including RAND Health, Open Notes, and Harvard Medical School’s Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine.Key Insights:For Alexandra, community is the front line of health. She believes that healthcare should be driven by love and compassion, and that we are all more alike as humans than we are different.Humanity in Healthcare. Alexandra shares a personal anecdote about how healthcare is sometimes rigid and callous to the very patients it’s supposed to serve. Healthcare should be guided by kindness, support, and most importantly, love. (12:49)Don’t Get Comfortable. Making assumptions is risky. Especially with COVID-19, much of healthcare is in uncharted territory. If you feel confident that you have all the right answers, be afraid because that bubble might pop. (19:57)Life on the Edge. Part of being an entrepreneur is experiencing the constant whiplash between success and failure. There will always be ups and downs, so make sure to have a support system for the downs. At the same time, not everyone needs to be an entrepreneur, and that’s okay. (24:46)This episode is hosted by Marcus Osborne. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is the Senior Vice President for Walmart Health.Relevant Links:Read more about ArchangelsListen to her TEDMED talk: “What five questions can save your Life or end it?”“Supporting unpaid caregivers in crisis: A talk with Alexandra Drane” by McKinsey & CompanyFollow Alexandra on Twitter  
November 23, 2021
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Healthcare on the Mend with Jessica Neyer

Meet today's guest, Jessica Neyer, VP of Strategy for Mend, a telehealth company.  Jessica has a background also in Pharma Sales and Health tech. The focus of her work is the patient journey, how it interacts with the practice of the physician and the organization as a whole. In this episode, Jessica highlights the role of teamwork and diversity of ideas in innovation, as well as her work so far in telehealth to revolutionize patient experience. Top Takeaways • [05:43] Tools that can help healthcare workers learn more about organizations include Crunchbase, which is used to search for particular aspects in healthcare of interest, places related, and opportunities out there. It is however important for workers to first identify what exactly they want. Other recommendations include HLTH newsletters and HIMSS.  • [11:13] Lessons from experience: Trust your team, you will get incredible support and people will step up. • [15:33] Focusing solely on work in life can have a detrimental effect on your work due to accumulated fatigue while prioritizing other aspects of life helps to fit in better into the workplace thereby increasing productivity.   • [17:30] Tools for building intimate team connections: Being able to communicate the purpose of the work team members are doing and how it affects them, goes a long way to motivate them. • [21:21] Best 'Aha' moment: This was coming up with strategies for telehealth patients to be engaged and encouraged to stay while in the waiting room till their physician visit, rather than stare at a blank screen.  • [28:11] Current challenges in healthcare: Leaders and practitioners trying to decide on whether to continue telehealth need to understand that patients now see the benefits and want to continue. However, there is the challenge of integrating telehealth with real-life consultations.  • [30:30] Leaders are encouraged to find people that are open to having conversations with others, rather than just sticking with their ideas; ideas from different people push innovation and move the organization forward.   • [34:28] Jessica's inspiration comes from the innovation of strategies to replace blank screens in telehealth. In turn, giving teams the understanding behind their work helps her to inspire them.  • [35:29] Best career advice: Don't fear the unknown. • [38:13] It is pivotal to have some form of activity that helps get some release from accumulated work fatigue and stress in order to be a better worker.  • [39:40] Website recommendation: Crunchbase.  • [40:07] A professional society recommendation: HIMSS and HLTH.  • [40:47] Book recommendation:  • [42:05] Jessica's message to herself: Enjoy the journey, don't always be thinking of what in your career is going to come next.  • [44:26] Embrace the unknown, this will help us move forward personally and professionally. Connect with Jessica Key Quotes:  "Nothing ever good came from doing it easy"  "If you don't have the patient experience down for your practice, you're going to lose that patient"  "80% of patients want to continue doing telehealth post-pandemic"  "We need to all embrace the unknown and get comfortable with the uncomfortable, now more than ever"  "Enjoy every moment and be present, because you never know where it's going to take you" Connect:  Find | Jessica Neyer LinkedIn @Jessica Neyer Email - [email protected]  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/healthcarequalitycast/message
November 23, 2021
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Season Finale: Exacerbations and Transitioning from Hospital to Home

Exacerbations, or flare-ups, are an unavoidable part of having COPD. And sometimes they are severe enough to require a hospital stay. That's the bad news. But the good news is exacerbations can be treated, and there are steps you can take to avoid getting too sick too often. Jan, Jean, and our health experts talk about all things exacerbations and making a successful transition from hospital to home. Visit our website for links and resources: HealthUnmuted.com List of Resources COPD360Social, social media support group: https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Get-Involved.aspx    My COPD Action Plan, from COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials-Resources/Downloads.aspx#MyCOPDActionPlan  For more information about support groups for COPD:  Healthline's list of support groups: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/support-groups-for-severe-copd  For more information about flare-ups:  WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/what-is-a-copd-flare-up Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/steps-for-managing-copd-flare  MedlinePlus.gov: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000698.htm For more information about making the transition from hospital to home:  COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Hospital-to-Home.aspx  For more information on COPD medications and oxygen therapy:  COPD Foundation list of treatments and medication: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Treatments-Medications.aspx    WebMD - What are Treatments for COPD? https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/what-are-treatments-for-copd   Healthline - COPD Drugs: A List of Medications to Help Relieve Your Symptoms: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/drugs  COPD Foundation information on oxygen therapy: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Oxygen-Therapy.aspx  American Lung Association information on oxygen therapy: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy
November 22, 2021
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3: Meet the Hosts: Marcus Osborne

In this episode, we get to know Day Zero Advisory Council member Marcus Osborne. Marcus Osborne serves as Senior Vice President, Walmart Health, where he is focused on furthering Walmart’s goal of providing quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible.
November 19, 2021
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Episode 44: The Relationship Between Quality of Place & Rural Healthcare

We've often discussed how critical rural healthcare is as a pillar of rural economies. But strong rural economies are equally important to rural healthcare. Today we are talking to someone with quite a track record of developing rural economies by making them great places to live. Our guest today is Jaime Medlock, President and CEO of Group Stellar.
November 18, 2021
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2: Removing the Opacity in Healthcare

Meet Chris Severn:Chris Severn is the CEO and co-founder of Turquoise Health, which is an online platform that facilitates healthcare price transparency for patients, providers, and payers. Chris previously founded the organizations Acosta and Improv Bridge. His experience with hospital revenue cycles began as a consultant for Triage Consulting Group. Chris has a degree in Business Administration and Management from UC Berkeley.Key Insights:Turquoise Health will hit its one year mark this December. Chris shares his advice for early-stage startup founders and insights into price transparency.Staying True to their Vision. Chris and his co-founder found that some investors wanted to utilize their product to maintain the status quo of healthcare price opacity. They stuck to their mission of transparency, and were able to find the right investors and clients that shared their vision. (13:43)Take Care of Yourself.Chris shares that he recently took a vacation. Startup founders often don’t let themselves take breaks, but Chris knows he performs best when balanced. The pandemic put in perspective that Turquoise is important to him, but other aspects of life are important too. (26:04)Go All In! For a long time, Chris tried to “dip his toe in the water” in starting Turquoise, without fully committing. He shares that Turquoise really took off once he went all in. (28:15)Relevant Links:Check out Turquoise HealthFollow Chris Severn on Twitter“Chris Severn, Turquoise Health, on Bringing Price Transparency to Healthcare” by The Pulse by Wharton Digital Health“Tech Firm Opens Price Transparency Platform to Researchers For Free” by Health Leaders Media
November 16, 2021
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#24 Preventing Surprise Medical Bills

The issue of patients receiving unanticipated medical bills is back in the national spotlight. It rose to prominence in 2019, consumed the attention of policymakers in 2020, and is the focus of newly released regulations designed to implement the “No Surprises Act,” which passed in late 2020. This episode, with interviews from an AAOS member expert and a senior health legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY), explains the new process for resolving payment disputes and discusses concerns as to whether or not the regulations will ultimately fulfill their promise. Learn more about the issue: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center/surprise-billing  Guests: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, Member, AAOS Health Care Systems Committee; Steven Peterson, Senior Legislative Assistant, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
November 16, 2021
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How To Become a Respected Voice and Leader in Healthcare with Physician Leadership Coach Lisa Herbert, MD

Introducing today's guest, Dr. Lisa Herbert, a Family Physician, and an Executive leadership coach for transitioning healthcare professionals who want to move from clinical medicine into healthcare leadership. Dr. Lisa also has a background in academic medicine, and experience supporting organizations to internally develop leadership programs.  In this episode, I talk with Dr. Lisa as she expounds on healthcare leadership strategies, particularly communication and teamwork, as well as pivotal points of focus leaders need to be aware of, in the industry today.  Top Takeaways  [01:51] Empathy is taking the time and effort to understand a person's struggle and this helps inspire people to move forward; sympathy does not involve any effort but simply acknowledging a person's difficulty.  [08:06] 3 critical concepts for emerging healthcare leaders: focus on workplace diversity and equity, strategies for retaining employees, and Change management.  [11:30] Healthcare leaders need to reach out to other professionals who have experience in change management.  [14:17] The more persistent leaders are about keeping change management in the forefront, the more likely it is to see a change in the mass movement of workers out of healthcare. [17:35] Without training, Dr. Lisa implemented change management processes to turn a basic family planning agency into a full women's wellness center.  [23:00] How physician leaders can be more team-oriented: Listen intently, be curious and ask questions, remember to always assume positive intent.  [24:43] The Sandwich Method of Communication: This is a method used to deliver negative feedback; it involves giving the negative comment in between two positive comments.  [31:10] The biggest challenge healthcare leaders are facing is the rapid ongoing change in the healthcare industry.  [33:38] Getting feedback from clients is a great source of inspiration for Dr. Lisa in her work. This inspiration is transferred to her workers by listening and acknowledging them.  [34:52] Best Career advice: Always be willing to step outside your comfort zone.  [35:20] Daily reflections; "What fear did I confront today?" Admitting that you're facing something scary, helps encourage you to think differently and grow.  [36:02] Key Attributes of an effective healthcare leader: Cultivate the ability to be aware of yourself as this helps to advance and grow. The ability to build and foster relationships and work with other people is also critical in leadership. Lastly, leaders need to be adaptable.  [37:58] When selecting a professional society to work with, it's important to pick one that aligns with your values and allows you to support issues important to you. As for conferences, attending a conference in a completely different niche gives the opportunity to explore new possibilities.  [43:31] Advice to healthcare organizations: Healthcare organizations need to understand the importance of leadership development. Key Quotes:  "Leadership is about empathy, it is about having the ability to relate and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring their lives" - Oprah Winfrey  "You don't want to always go into a meeting with something to say, sometimes it's okay just to sit back and listen"  "Change is a bus, you can either drive the bus or you can get hit by the bus"  "As long as you put your best foot forward and as long as you always do your best, no one could ask more of you than that"  Connect:  Find | Dr. Lisa Herbert • Website | www.drlisaherbert.com  • LinkedIn | Dr. Lisa Herbert  • Instagram | @drlisaherbert --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/healthcarequalitycast/message
November 16, 2021
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Episode #116: Will Biosimilars Cure High Drug Prices?

Many medical experts predict that biosimilars are essential to the future of healthcare. What are they and how will they shake up the pharmaceuticals industry? John and David have the answers.Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MTCvnvePGI0Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj#healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #health #biosimilars #caretalk
November 15, 2021
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Living Well with COPD

Keeping healthy with COPD can be challenging. But for people like Jean, Jan, and John, COPD doesn't have to get in the way of life. It just means life looks a little different. Things like exercise, nutrition, and preventive care require more attention and planning, but these healthy habits (and good adherence to treatment regimens) can help people with lung disease continue to do the things they love— even in the middle of a global pandemic. Visit our website links and resources: HealthUnmuted.com List of Resources COPD360Social, social media support group: https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Get-Involved.aspx    My COPD Action Plan, from COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials-Resources/Downloads.aspx#MyCOPDActionPlan  For more information about support groups for COPD:  Healthline's list of support groups: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/support-groups-for-severe-copd  For more information on exercise:  Pocket Consultant Guide from the COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials-Resources/Downloads.aspx#MyCOPDActionPlan  COPD Foundation information on pulmonary rehabilitation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Pulmonary-Rehabilitation/What-is-Pulmonary-Rehabilitation.aspx  National Institutes of Health information on pulmonary rehab: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/pulmonary-rehabilitation  For more information on nutrition:  Cleveland Clinic: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/9451-nutritional-guidelines-for-people-with-copd  Temple Health: https://www.templehealth.org/about/blog/5-ways-maintain-healthy-copd-diet  For more information on medications and oxygen therapy for COPD:  COPD Foundation list of treatments and medication: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Treatments-Medications.aspx    WebMD - What are Treatments for COPD? https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/what-are-treatments-for-copd   Healthline - COPD Drugs: A List of Medications to Help Relieve Your Symptoms: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/drugs  COPD Foundation information on oxygen therapy: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Oxygen-Therapy.aspx  American Lung Association information on oxygen therapy: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy 
November 15, 2021
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Episode #115 – Transforming Community Need into Health Impact

Dan Brillman (CEO, Co-Founder of UniteUs) joins the show to discuss how UniteUs is building healthier communities by connecting health and social care. Visit us at www.caretalkpodcast.comAbout Dan Brillman: Dan Brillman graduated from Yale University in 2006 and worked in finance andconsulting before joining the Air Force Reserves as a combat pilot, where he still servestoday. As an aircraft commander, Dan earned several combat air medals during multipledeployments both in Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and also serves as a Joint StrategicLiaison Officer for Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). After earning his MBA from ColumbiaBusiness School in 2012, Dan worked in venture capital in NYC, where he focused oninvesting and technological innovation. Dan co-founded Unite Us in 2013.#healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #health #caretalkFollow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3Glciwj
November 12, 2021
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1: Meet the Hosts: Julie Yoo

In this episode, we get to know Day Zero advisory council member Julie Yoo. Julie serves as General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she leads investments in healthcare technology, with a focus on companies that are modernizing how we access, pay for, and experience the healthcare system.
November 12, 2021
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Minisode: The Mandate is Here

With the arrival of the federal vaccine mandate, JJ and Rachel examine what this means for Hillsdale Hospital and how this impacts everything from personal/religious beliefs to employee recruitment and retention.
November 11, 2021
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Episode 9: Preparing Providers to Care for Veterans and their Families

It’s not uncommon for health care providers to feel that they lack the knowledge and training to provide adequate and culturally competent care to veterans and their family members. More veterans are also seeking health care in the civilian sector, and it’s critically important for clinicians to have the knowledge, skills, and resources to care for this unique population. In this episode, Drs. Rita D’Aoust and Alicia Gill Rossiter, co-editors of the new book Caring for Veterans and their Families: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, discuss how their book is helping to close the knowledge gap faced by clinicians and how education can continue to improve to meet the needs of those who serve in the Armed Forces. Podcast References and Resources Caring for Veterans and their Families: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Have You Ever Served? A Military Health History Pocket Card for Clinicians Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare VA Nursing Academy Partnerships   Continue the Conversation @RitaDAoust @agr_drltc @JHUNursing @TamarRodney
November 10, 2021
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How to Implement Smart Staffing Strategies with Alan Dial MBA, MSQA

Meet today’s guest, Alan Dial, the President of StaffDx LLC, and a labor productivity subject matter expert. Starting with a career in the military in a nuclear power program and nuclear engineering, Alan later gained experience with Quality Assurance, from where he moved into the Healthcare sector.  In this episode, Alan describes how healthcare has lagged behind other industry segments in the area of process improvement in quality management and shares practical tools with strategies that can be applied as a solution to this challenge.  Top Takeaways  [08:25] Critical concepts to know: There is a gap that needs to be bridged between the finance and clinical arms of health care organizations. Medical workers also need to understand the business and fiscal side of what they do. Lastly, leaders should operationalize change by investing in growing their technical acumen around change management.  [12:20] Taking time out to understand the workflows in the clinical arm helps financial leaders also know how to implement decisions that improve productivity.  [19:50] Lessons learned: A major lesson learned after an experience that resulted in laying off staff, is to always be ready for the enemy you don't see. Secondly, don't arbitrarily set a target to meet financial goals without understanding what the process is.  [24:30] Tips for listeners connecting with productivity: When staffing to demand, appreciate that every day is not the same, particularly with jobs like nursing. It is also beneficial for leaders to be accountable for nonproductive hours like PTO, as well as productive hours since managing it can increase efficiency.  [30:10] Financial leaders in healthcare need to plan on "Hiring Ahead" for more staff than the fixed bedside number. This helps to avoid burnout caused by staff shortages due to vacancies.  [33:51] StaffDX, A recommended tool for leaders: The goal of StaffDx is to provide solutions for clinical leaders with real issues that have financial, patient experience, and employee quality impact.  [40:11] The number one opportunity and number one challenge for upcoming healthcare leaders...We have to get innovative with change management particularly coming out of the pandemic, both personally and in the organization.  [46:37] Best Career Advice: "There's change management, and then there's managing the pace of change" More than the technical acumen, you have to influence change by driving human behavior.  [41:56] Key attributes for a productivity-centered healthcare leader: You have to meet department or unit leaders where they are; don't expect them to understand your needs when you are not meeting theirs. It is critical to also equip them to be successful if you want better results.  [51:11] Book recommendation: "The Class You Missed at Nursing School" by Alan Dial, being released chapter by chapter.  [53:45] Advice to healthcare organizations: Start with some rhythm where senior leaders connect with their department directors, keeping workforce management in focus. Accountability is also critical; not punitive but in terms of working alongside department leaders.  [56:41] Looking forward, Alan sees an emerging presence of ambulatory surgery and home health in the community, with StaffDx tailored to address the needs arising from it.  Key Quotes:  "If you don't know where you're going, anywhere will get you there" - Lewis Carroll  "Money was never made in the board room, it's made  Connect:  Find | Alan Dial LinkedIn - Alan Dial / StaffDx  Twitter - StaffDx  Email - hello@staffdx.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/healthcarequalitycast/message
November 9, 2021
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Treating COPD: Oxygen Therapy and Late-Stage Interventions

For some people, COPD gets worse over time; quitting smoking and lifestyle changes only help so much. So when lung disease gets to a more advanced stage, other interventions are needed. John, Jean and Jan talk about what it's like to use oxygen and how to take your equipment with you on vacation. And Dr. Mina Pirzadeh walks us through lung transplants and other procedures you may never have heard of before. Visit our website links and resources: HealthUnmuted.com List of Resources COPD360Social, social media support group: https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Get-Involved.aspx    For more information about traveling with oxygen:  American Lung Association interactive: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy/traveling-with-oxygen  For more information about oxygen therapy:  COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Oxygen-Therapy.aspx  American Lung Association: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy  For more information about lung volume reduction and lung transplants:  COPD Foundation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DgsqYjjjmY  Cleveland Clinic: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/13794-lung-volume-reduction-surgery-lvrs  Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/lung-transplant/about/pac-20384754  For more information about alpha one antitrypsin deficiency:  Alpha1 Foundation: https://www.alpha1.org/
November 8, 2021
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Day Zero Trailer

Day Zero is a podcast where founders share their unique journey. Behind every company is an individual or group of individuals with ambition, goals, and dreams. On Day Zero, you’ll hear the engaging voices of these founders as they tell their story, from their perspective, and in their words.
November 5, 2021
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The State of Nursing Education w/Mary Wickman

Charlene talks with Dr. Mary Wickman, Faculty Emeritus for the Department of Nursing at Vanguard University and Immediate Past President of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing. Mary shares insights from the recent joint conference between CACN and the California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing. Charlene and Mary also talk about the nursing shortage crisis, what problems students and schools are facing, and potential solutions. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Dr. Mary Wickman, Ph.D, MSN, RN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-wickman-48200b5b/) Organizations Mentioned: California Association of Colleges of Nursing California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL at acnl.org .  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
November 5, 2021
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November is COPD Awareness Month! COPD affects millions of people in the US and around the world. Tune into this new podcast miniseries to learn more!