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S6E08 – Pandemics, Floods, and Earthquakes: It’s Good To Be Agile!

We've had the COVID-19 pandemic for only three to four months now, but it has drastically changed much of life as we know it. The coronavirus cleared calendars, emptied restaurants, and wreaked havoc on local and national economies. It's like a bad movie that keeps going, and the ending is not yet in sight. Yet despite all of its negative consequences, we are learning some powerful lessons — Lessons that can be applied to whatever challenge we face, whether pandemics, floods, and earthquakes.  Nice segue way to the title of the last session, right? For this episode, we have Dr. Tom Barber again as our guest. He was in one of the previous sessions before, as well.  Together with Shawna and Dr. Barber, we discuss things we have learned from this COVID-19 era that we can apply to the future. We tackled the idea of having responsive committees, leadership, communication, flexibility, preparation, telemedicine, and many other possible solutions. Dr. Barber, is a great communicator, and he expressed his ideas clearly.   Tune in to learn lessons we've learned and how we can apply them in the future!Today's Guests Thomas Barber Dr. Thomas Barber is the Associate Deputy Physician in Chief, Perioperative Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before Memorial Sloan, he was a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a recognized health care leader. Thomas received his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Rochester. Key Takeaways:It is important to create active and communicative multidisciplinary committees that will make decisions and establish trigger points. Resilience is going to keep responders safe so we can do the work in caring. Take care of people who keep things running. Flexibility is essential for critical care space. 
May 29, 2020
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S6E07 – The Digital Health Policy Response: How To Protect The Progress Made So Far

Do you think that the ease of spread and the wide infection rate of COVID-19 is influenced by technology? Was the pandemic a wake-up call to the healthcare system? These are some of the questions we will answer in today's session. Our special guest is Kevin Schulmer, one of the authors of the recently published article 'COVID-19 and Health Care's Digital Revolution' in The New England Journal of Medicine. He wrote that 'the spread of COVID-19 is a product of the digital and technological revolution that has transformed our world over the past century'.  In this interview, he discusses the healthcare response in the time of Covid. He talks about the impact of analog medicine, using digital technologies for care, patient's perspective in the new kind of care, policies and regulations, the possibility of tailored recommendations, and more.  You'll definitely want to tune in to this episode where Kevin helps us see a vision of the new horizon of orthopedic care and what we need to do to adjust. Today's Guest Dr. Schulman is a Professor of Medicine, and a Director of Industry Partnerships and Education for the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and, by courtesy, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in June, 2018. His interests include organizational innovation in health care, health care policy and health economics.  Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Schulman served as a Professor of Medicine at Duke University, directed the Health Sector Management Program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business for a dozen years, created and directed the Duke University Master’s of Management in Clinical Informatics Program, and served as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. He is a co-founder of Bivarus (exit January, 2018), co-founder and Managing Member of Faculty Connection, LLC., and is a Board Member of Grid Therapeutics. (Bio from https://profiles.stanford.edu/kevin-schulman)Key Takeaways:Healthcare saw a fast transition from bricks and mortar to virtual visits. There are many advantages to transitioning to digital telemedicine. We're still at the verge of exploring the different digital technologies we can use to take care of patients. If we have enough data on a patient, healthcare workers can offer more tailored recommendations to patients. Reference: https://profiles.stanford.edu/kevin-schulman
May 29, 2020
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S6E06 – The Health Care Economy (and what’s left of it): What to expect when unemployment is at 20%

While our brave healthcare workers continue to fight against the spread of the  COVID pandemic, the healthcare industry as a business is suffering. The widespread economic shutdown enforced to reduce the risk of transmission affected hospitals and healthcare providers.  Today's session focuses on the current healthcare economy (and what's left of it). We feature Dr. Kevin Bozik, Professor and Chair of Surgery and Operative Care at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, and James Robinson, UCB Professor of Health Care Economics. They discuss the shapes of economic recovery, the impact of the economy on healthcare and insurance systems, the downside of U.S. government spending trillions of dollars on a short-term cure, and more. Jamie also shared his insights on the economic response and recovery of Europe and China compared to the U.S. Economy and healthcare are fascinating topics, and our guests' knowledge and insights were clearly communicated in this session. If you're wondering what's going to happen to your practice in the next weeks and months while the coronavirus spread is still going on, you really need to tune in to this conversation!Today’s Guests Kevin Bozic Kevin Bozic is a professor and chair of surgery and perioperative care at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is a recognized leader in orthopedic care. Before joining the Dell Medical School, he was a professor and vice care of orthopaedic surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine and core faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University where we graduated magna cum laude. He received his M.D. with a thesis degree from UCSF, finished his orthopaedic surgery residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, and additional fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Bozic also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (HBS). James Robinson James Robinson is a Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley, where he has the title of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy. Robinson is also the Chair of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology which supports research and professional education projects related to coverage, management, and payment methods for innovative technologies including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics. Professor Robinson has published three books and over 120 papers in scientific and policy journals.  Key TakeAways:The U.S. economy's basics are good, but if the pandemic will continue, there will be a problem. The unemployment effect is severe, but it's also highly localized.There will be a decrease in demand because of the out-of pocket responsibility of the insurer. https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/people/james-robinson/ https://dellmed.utexas.edu/directory/kevin-bozic
May 29, 2020
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S6E05 – The State of Telehealth (Zooming, Face-Timing, Texting — Are We Loving I.T.?)

We shop, do bank transactions, study, play, and do many other things online. So why not do doctor consultations online?   U.S. healthcare has been slowly inching towards telehealth over the past couple of years, but the arrival of the COVID pandemic pushed telemedicine to the forefront. To limit the spread of the virus, telemedicine became an excellent choice for those seeking a consultation but cannot visit the doctor's office. In this special episode with Ann Mond Johnson, CEO at ATA, and Joe Kvedar, discuss the state of telehealth with a particular focus on orthopedics. They share their insights on telemedicine's impact on both orthopedics and patients, improving the efficiency of care delivery, integrating wearables and remote monitoring in zoom and other online platforms, and more.  Shawna, Ann, and Joe had plenty to talk about, so you'll definitely find this episode very interesting!Today's GuestsAnn Mond Johnson Ann Mond Johnson is the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. Before joining the ATA, she served as CEO of Zest Health, a technology-enabled service, for two years. She was also asked to be a Board Chair and Advisor to ConnectedHealth, a leading provider of private insurance exchanges; and as co-founder and CEO of Subimo, a pioneer in healthcare cost and quality decision support tools for consumers. Ann began her healthcare data and information career as Senior Vice President at Sachs Group (now part of IBM Watson/Truven Health). She also worked at a multi-hospital system in Minneapolis, which is now part of Allina.Joe Kvedar Dr. Joe Kvedar is a board-certified dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Kvedar is also Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, where he is creating a new model of healthcare delivery that moves care from the hospital or doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients. Partners Connected Health programs are helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is the author of two books on the subject: The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017) and The Internet of Healthy Things (2015). Dr. Kvedar graduated from University of Vermont, College of Medicine, and completed his residency in dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kvedar is a past President and board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Past Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Task Force on Telemedicine.
May 29, 2020
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S6E04 – Returning to Work Responsibly: AAOS Guidelines

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is the ultimate disruptor and accelerator of 2020. It has disrupted almost all aspects of our lives, especially healthcare, and though we'll find a cure, we will never be the same as before. In this episode, we'll learn the changes to individual orthopedics practices and the changes the academy is implementing to cope with the aftereffect of the pandemic.  We are honored to feature Dr. Joe Bosco, the president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Joe discusses how we are going to survive in the post COVID-19 era, of the accelerated trends in healthcare consolidation, distance learning, shift to outpatient care, and more telemedicine.  Get ready for the new normal with the help of ideas you'll get from this podcast! Tune in and listen to the fantastic Dr. Joe Bosco today. Today's Guest Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, is the current president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Prior to this assignment, he served as the first vice-president of the academy. Dr. Joe is also a professor and vice-chair for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Health. He specializes in sports medicine, total knee replacement, shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Bosco earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and attended the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson.Key Takeaways:We will emerge strong in the post-COVID era and adopt to "the new normal".COVID is the quintessential disruptor, and it is also accelerating progress.The pandemic is weeding out the weaker businesses. Resources: https://www.aaos.org/aaosnow/2020/apr/youraaos/youraaos03/
May 29, 2020
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S6E03 – Ramping Up (If Only It Were Like Flipping a Switch): Practical Steps To Getting Re-started

Do you remember the story of 'The Blind Men and the Elephant'? The fable tells of a group of blind men who attempted to learn what an elephant is by touching it. Each man touched a different part and created his version of reality from that limited experience and perspective.  To be successful healthcare leaders, it's essential to recognize and understand others' perspectives. That's what we are doing in today's episode of Digital Orthopaedics Podcast. This episode features three healthcare leaders who discuss how their practices are handling and managing things now that we're easing back into the business after COVID-19. Dr. Bruce Cohen, Andy Miller, and Dr. Tom Barber joined today's discussion. Let’s listen as they share their viewpoints on testing, prioritization, scheduling patients, safety protocols, patient volume, cost, and other topics that impact orthopaedics practice. Together with Dr. Stefano Bini, you’ll find this conversation insightful and fun!  Don’t miss this exciting episode of the COVID-19 series: The Digital Orthopaedic Podcast. Today's GuestsBruce Cohen Bruce Cohen, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist and is currently the CEO of OrthoCarolina, a large and very well known independent academic orthopedic specialty group with over 400 providers serving North and South Carolina. Dr. Cohen is also president-elect of the American Foot and Ankle Society.  He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine medical school in 1991.  Andrew Miller Andrew Miller is CEO of OrthoNorCal. He has more than twenty years of experience in developing and managing healthcare organizations. Before joining OrthoNorCal, Miller successfully led Monterey Spine & Joint to increased revenues and patient encounters as its Practice Administrator. Andrew completed his bachelor's degree at the University of California, San Diego. Thomas Barber Dr. Thomas Barber is the Associate Deputy Physician in Chief, Perioperative Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before Memorial Sloan, he was a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a recognized health care leader. Thomas received his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Rochester. Key Takeaways:Ensure healthcare workers and patients safety by enforcing strict hospital guidelines The current economic climate impacts orthopaedic practices, regardless of its size. There is a need to be innovative and adopt policies to help patients through various payment plans. References https://www.orthocarolina.com/ https://www.orthonorcal.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-barber-7779ba7/
May 29, 2020
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S6E02 – Considerations For Managing a Changed Workforce

Heroes are characters, fiction or real, who stand bravely in the face of danger, filled with courage, determination, and strength to overcome a challenging situation. Before COVID-19, when we think of heroes, we probably think of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Batman, and Superman as heroes.  The arrival of COVID-19 shifted our perspective. Today, health care workers on the front lines fighting the pandemic are being called heroes. As they serve in the thick of the battle, risking their lives to cure and restore to health those who have contacted the virus, we witness their compassion and tenacity. But it's not the end of the story. As these modern-day heroes continue to fight the ravaging effects of the pandemic each passing day, we hear more and more of their call for support.  In today's episode, we hear of challenges our health workers face. Our special guest is Iman Abuzeid, CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health, a career marketplace for healthcare workers. Iman discusses how COVID-19 is affecting the workload, work opportunities, and well-being of health workers. With her unique perspective on the hiring of healthcare workers and Shawna Butler's insights on the support and well-being of nurses, this episode is one for the books.  Tune in for an amazing podcast with Iman and Shawna. Key Takeaways:Due to the shortage of nurses in the U.S. healthcare system, there is a huge need to fast track the process of hiring nurses. It takes over 90 days to fill a permanent position in the US.Burnout due to understaffing increases turnover There's a direct impact between the stress level, staffing levels, and the quality of care patients receiveWe need to honor the humanity of the healthcare workersToday's Guest Iman Abuzeid, M.D. is Co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a career marketplace that speeds up hiring healthcare professionals with the right hospitals.  She's a former medical doctor, a McKinsey alumnus, and led product management at AliveCor, a Khosla-backed health tech startup. She also fit in getting a Wharton MBA somewhere in-between.  Iman's immediate family has three surgeons, and as a doctor herself, she understands the importance of choosing the right stepping stones in a clinical career. It's what drives her belief in Incredible Health and its potential to reliably help clinicians find the right fit.Resources: https://www.incrediblehealth.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/imanabuzeid/
May 29, 2020
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S6E01 – Chasing the Virus: Pandemic-Pace Learning

COVID-19 pandemic is changing the landscape of healthcare. The entire industry is facing a lot of challenges. We need global conversations to shed light on the pandemic's impact on the different practices and improve the preparedness of healthcare professionals.  Today's featured guest is Prof. Brian Schwartz, a physician specializing in the treatment of infectious disease. In this episode, Brian discusses the most relevant COVID-19 information. He covers epidemiological updates, viral pathogenesis, clinical condition, diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention. His presentation is certainly impactful on orthopedic practices.  The phrase 'knowledge is power' is very appropriate in the medical field. We should always be learning to have the right perspective and make wise decisions. We need to understand current developments to keep ourselves updated.  Be in the loop! Tune in to Brian's fantastic presentation. Today's Guest Brian Schwartz is a physician specializing in the treatment of infectious diseases. Currently, he serves as the Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Infectious Diseases in USCF. He's a dedicated physician and educator. He is a director of UCSF's infectious diseases clinics, a course director for the Pathogens and Host Defense block in the School of Medicine, the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Chairs the Medical Education Community of Practice for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and previously chaired the Microbiology/Immunology Item Writing Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners. Schwartz completed his undergraduate degree in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF.Key Takeaways:Structural racism in the health care system leads to significant disparities among patients. There are still many areas of growth in terms of understanding COVID-19. New data on Remdesivir shows promiseStrategies for prevention of the spread of COVID-19Resources:   https://www.ucsfhealth.org/providers/dr-brian-schwartz
May 29, 2020
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S5E03 – The Design Hackathon: The Design Community to the Rescue – IDEO

This is the second half of the podcast with the brilliant IDEO team. In the first part, Dennis Boyle and Talya Brettler walked us through the design sprint process. If you missed the first session, you might want to go back and listen to it first. In this episode, Shawna joins Dennis and Talya in the discussion. They talk about the impact of COVID-19 on innovations. Dennis shares a staggering number of successful online solutions, from the simple DIY mask to the complicated telehealth directory. The Covid19 pandemic is pushing people to fill various needs. There's an excellent deal of remarkable response by innovators. Inventiveness and ingenuity came out of difficulty. It reminds me of the proverb, 'Necessity is the mother of invention.' IDEO's design sprint goes beyond just creating a solution. It is creating a solution that is human-centered and empathy-driven. It considers the human experience and therefore creates products that will add value to human health. Tune in and listen to the stimulating discussion among three exceptional conversationalists!   Today's Guests: Dennis Boyle Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. He leads the Health and Wellness practice, which works with clients in the medical and consumer health-care industries to develop innovative products and strategies for promoting healthful living and behavior change. Dennis is also a consulting assistant professor or the Design Division of Stanford University's Mechanical Engineering School. He also teaches "Design for Better Health" at the d.school, which draws students from each of the university's graduate schools. Dennis completed Mechanical Engineering Degree with an emphasis on Industrial Design from the University of Notre Dame. He is married to Peggy Burke, founder of 1185 Design, and has two sons. Talya Brettler Talya Brettler is the Medical Director at IDEO. She is always on the search for impactful and scalable opportunities. Before IDEO, she was a Pool Pediatrician and Pediatric Resident at Kaiser Permanente. Talya loves learning! She completed her undergrad at Harvard University and her fellowship at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also has a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.   Key Takeaways: ●      A well-balanced innovation answers what people need, what businesses need, and what technical factors need. ●      Innovate, innovate, innovate. Get your product out in the world where it can have an impact. ●      Take advantage of the available resources online.Resources: https://www.ideo.com/ https://www.ideo.com/people/dennis-boyle https://www.linkedin.com/in/talya-brettler/
May 28, 2020
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S5E02 – IDEO: DESIGN THINKING & its ROLE in COVID19 Response: Engaging design community in Covid response

When you think of design, you think of marketing, business, commerce, products, and probably architecture. The last place you'd expect to find a global design company is at a digital orthopedics conference. What is a global design brand doing in a DocSF summit, especially one that's focused on Covid19? Design thinking enhances creativity, and we all need a spark of creativity to come up with innovative solutions. In this DocSF scenario, host Dr. Stefano Bini thought bringing design to health leaders' audience would encourage creativity in implementing digital solutions. The amazing IDEO team offered to provide a creative solution for a COVID19 related concern. Dennis Boyle and Talya Brettler made the exciting presentation. They discuss design sprint, IDEO's unique brainstorming technique, framing questions with AMW questions, collaboration, and leveraging technology to develop innovative solutions. From apps that ensure you are following social distancing to a product that detects dirt after hand washing, all the concepts presented are interesting. Tune in and find out what other amazing designs were discussed in today's podcast!About today's Guests: Dennis Boyle Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. He leads the Health and Wellness practice, which works with clients in the medical and consumer health-care industries to develop innovative products and strategies for promoting healthful living and behavior change. Dennis is also a consulting assistant professor or the Design Division of Stanford University's Mechanical Engineering School. He also teaches "Design for Better Health" at the d.school, which draws students from each of the university's graduate schools. Dennis completed Mechanical Engineering Degree with an emphasis on Industrial Design from the University of Notre Dame. He is married to Peggy Burke, founder of 1185 Design, and has two sons. Talya Brettler   Talya Brettler is the Medical Director at IDEO. She is always on the search for impactful and scalable opportunities. Before IDEO, she was a Pool Pediatrician and Pediatric Resident at Kaiser Permanente. Talya loves learning! She completed her undergrad at Harvard University and her fellowship at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also has a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.Key Takeaways: ●      If you're thinking about human-centered design, always start with people. ●      Build on the ideas of others. Improve existing products. ●      Don't judge ideas. No idea is too silly or too stupid. ●      Leverage software for faster results. ●      Learn from everyone.Resources: https://www.ideo.com/ https://www.ideo.com/people/dennis-boyle https://www.linkedin.com/in/talya-brettler/
May 28, 2020
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S5E01 – COVID-19 on the Front Lines – Italy: Eye of the storm (Prof. Luigi Zagra, Italy, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi , Milan)

How does it feel to be a healthcare professional in one of the worst-hit regions of the Covid19 pandemic? In this episode, we hear the moving story straight from Dr. Luigi Zagra, Senior Orthopedic Surgeon at IRCCS Galeazzi, in Lombardy, Italy. Lombardy was the center of the coronavirus outbreak in February, and it has the highest number of deaths because of COVID-19 in Italy. Dr. Luigi recounts the harrowing experience of living in Milan and being a healthcare provider amid the continually rising number of deaths. He shares the impact of Covid19 on his hospital's clinical practice, the restrictive measures to curb the spread of the virus, and the temporary hold on elective orthopedic surgery, total joint arthroplasty, and other operations. Dr. Luigi also relays the massive need for testing and extraordinary communication levels on the various medical teams. Most importantly, he brings to our attention the number of medical colleagues who lost their lives in the service and raised an important question: "Why did I choose to be in the helping professions?". This is one podcast interview you don't want to miss, so listen to the full episode!   About today's Guest: Luigi Zagra is the Head of the Hip Department at IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at Università degli Studi of Milan. He is the president of the Società Italiana dell'Anca (Italian Hip Society), and the past president of the European Hip Society (EHS). He's also the Vice Chairman of the Educational Committee of EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology), a member of the International Hip Society (IHS), and an honorary member of AE (German Arthroplasty Society), of the Egyptian Pelvis and Hip Society (EPHS), of the Serbian Orthopaedic Trauma Association (SOTA) and has been International Corresponding Member of the Argentinian Orthopaedic Association (AAOT). For all these activities, he was nominated a member of the International Committee of the Italian Orthopaedic Society (SIOT). Dr. Zagra is a renowned orthopedic surgeon with over 5000 major orthopedic surgical procedures performed. He focuses on complex total hip and knee arthroplasty.  Key Takeaways: ●      Stringent clinical procedures mitigate the spread of the virus in hospitals and orthopedic facilities ●      Exceptional communication among the healthcare teams is necessary to support the front liners ●      Find the right treatment procedure that will lessen the chance of patients going to the hospital to prioritize those who are affected by the coronavirus. ●      Always involve the patient in the discussion. Resources: https://www.gsdinternational.com/facility/istituto-ortopedico-galeazzi/medici/zagraluigi.html http://www.europeanhipsociety.com/committees/luigi-zagra/
May 28, 2020
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S4E05 – The Conversion of Hospitals into COVID-19 Treatment Facilities in Seattle

This episode features a conversation with Dr. Jim Crutcher, Dr. Crutcher works at a large orthopaedic hospital in Seattle, Washington, one of the hardest hit cities in the United States. In an unprecedented move, the hospital has been converted into a covid-19 treatment facility. We will hear what impact this is having on his patients and their ability to access care.Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 27, 2020
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S4E04 – Precautionary Measures in France to Prepare for COVID-19

This episode features a conversation with Jean Noel Argenson, an orthopaedic surgeon working in Marseilles, France. Marseilles is the second largest city in France. France as of the taping of this episode has not been hit as hard as northern Italy. And yet they have already started taking precautionary measures and come up with several excellent ideas for how to not only contain the virus but also help their colleagues in the ICU.Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 27, 2020
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S4E02 – The Role of Patient Engagement Platforms in COVID-19

This episode features a conversation with Tom Harte. Tom is an orthopaedic surgeon who chose to take a break from his training and effectively retire in order to start an outstanding digital health company called MyRecovery.ai. It was one of the first highly effective patient engagement platforms and has excellent traction in both Europe and the US. Tom has insight into what is happening real time in the NHS as well as orthopaedic practices across the EU and the US that use his company’s services. It is with that unique vantage point as a physician and as a digital health entrepreneur that Tom walks us through the impact COVID has had on him, the NHS and practices outside of Great Britain.Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 26, 2020
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S4E03 – How Berlin is Staying Ahead of COVID-19

This episode features a conversation with Professor Tobias Winkler from the Charité hospital in Berlin, Germany. We will hear all about how Berlin and Charité hospitals in particular are ramping up capacity to stay ahead of the COVID-19 outbreaks rather than being reactive. It is an intriguing episode. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 26, 2020
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S4E01 – Impact of COVID on Hospital Operations and Arthritic Patients

This episode features a conversation with Dr. Luigi Zagra. As you will hear in his introduction, he is a very well-known orthopaedic surgeon who runs one of the largest orthopaedic hospitals in Europe. Prior to covid-19, they performed over 4,000 orthopaedic procedures a year. Today they perform only emergent surgery and their hospital is primarily used to care for sick patients. On the podcast, I asked him to focus on the impact Covid has had on operations at their hospital and their arthritic patients. Some of these solutions, only 2 weeks ago, seemed unthinkable in a region with arguably one of the most advanced healthcare systems in Europe.Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 26, 2020
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