Mobile Heartbeat CEO, Ron Remy, shares his perspective on the evolving clinical communication & communication landscape across the healthcare continuum. He explores the developing market needs and emerging trends that are informing the roadmap of his company.
July 26, 2021
Hear how enterprise IT strategies present numerous opportunities for improving and transforming healthcare including; improving administrative efficiencies, facilitating clinical advancement, and improving staff efficiency across numerous health system departments. As organizations look for a competitive edge, a cohesive IT strategy is critical to avoid the short-term outcomes of patch work approaches.
July 26, 2021
"What if I had access to real solutions? What if I had resources to provide to a person to help them overcome their problem? As a primary care provider with over 20 years of experience, I know viscerally that I will never “fix” anyone. I can teach, I can guide, I can comfort; but I’m never going to fix a single person. Still, I wish I had more to offer. In my current iteration, I take care of people experiencing homelessness. Having spent much of my career taking care of people with homes, I’m currently grant-funded to care for people experiencing homelessness. The problems, I find, are not fundamentally different, but the phenotype, the manifestation of common, universal problems, such as social isolation, poor nutrition, insecurity, addiction, comes with sharper edges." Nancy Connolly is an internal medicine physician. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "What if this physician had access to real solutions?" (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/05/what-if-this-physician-had-access-to-real-solutions.html)
July 26, 2021
Are you ready for my Summer Solocast Series? I am doing some quick solocasts to get you juiced up, infused with encouragement and inspiration. I want you to go about your summer loving your life and making things better. It’s important that you acknowledge your burnout. Let’s get real. You wouldn’t be listening to this podcast if you didn’t know on some level that you were experiencing burnout. Plus once you’ve named it, you can address it. If you’re just not sure whether or not you are experiencing burnout, listen as I share the D’s, E’s, and F’s of burnout. If any of them hit home, then you’re likely burned out. But where do you go next? What do you do? First, ask yourself this question. Are your needs being met? If they aren’t then you need to address those before you go any further. Give yourself the time and space to actually dig in and do the work. You can do hard things. You are enough. Stop trying to be everything for everyone. You can’t. “You are enough, you can not be everything to everybody.” Dr. Errin Weisman In this episode: [02:28] When it comes to burnout, you first have to acknowledge that you have it. [03:05] Listen as I list the D, E’s and F’s and see if any of these hit home. [04:07] I share where you can go from here. [06:04] Look at what you need and see if they are being met. [07:08] The most important thing is to make time and space for yourself. [08:20] Everything that is different about you is your superpower. [11:25] You are enough, you can not be everything to everyone. [12:42] You can do hard things, just make sure the hard things are ones you want to do. Links and Resources CareCloud 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Find out more about sponsoring an episode HERE Email Errin HERE
July 26, 2021
Welcome to the Doctor Me First Summer Showcase where we are spotlighting the other amazing doctor podcasts that are out there. Over the next eight weeks you will get to listen to an episode from a different doctor podcast and then a solo podcast from me. This episode is from the RX For Success podcast with Dr. Randy Cook. Niran S. Al-Agba, MD is a third-generation primary care physician practicing for 20 years in her hometown. She began working in her father’s medical office on Saturdays when she was 9 and has done every job in a medical office that there is including receptionist, medical assistant, janitor, and all the way to physician owner. After graduating from Michigan State University with a BS in Lyman Briggs Physiology and History of Health and Humanities, she attended University of Washington School of Medicine, graduating in 1999. She completed an internship and residency at Denver Children's Hospital/University of Colorado SOM and returned home to work in her father’s practice in 2001 for a few months and then permanently in 2002. Dr. Al-Agba’s Prescription for Success: Number 1: Be exactly who you are; don’t try to change for other people Number 2: Learn to sift the personal from the professional feedback. It’s not about you as a human being, rather about something you did or can do better. Number 3: Be brutally honest. Don’t sugarcoat the message, tell people, for good or bad, exactly what you’re thinking. Connect with Dr. Al-Agba Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.niranalagba.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/silverdalepeds KevinMD: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/niran-s-al-agba Dr. Al-Agba also writes a regular column for the Kitsap Sun Newspaper: https://www.kitsapsun.com/ Links and Resources CareCloud 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
July 26, 2021
Join me this week as I offer why you don’t have to worry about your business idea already existing out in the world. I’m showing you the advantages of having a business idea that’s already taken, 4 ways to make an already established idea yours, and how I’ve made my business authentic to me. Get full show notes and more information here: https://entremd.com/137
July 26, 2021
"I think doctors are just wired that way. We are productive. We get things done. It is expected. We are supposed to do more, do it all, and be all the things to all the people. We come to a point where we try to satisfy this, and then we cannot do enough for ourselves. We cannot rest. We must keep trying to check things off the list to get things done. And it is overwhelming. It does lead to burnout. I am still a work in progress. I am writing this on a work night because it is burning in my brain, wanting to come out. Perhaps I should be doing nothing, resting for a full day. But if I do that, I will feel guilty that I have wasted this time when I could have been putting my thoughts down on paper. The mind is always going. This is me, but I think it applies to many other physicians. Look at your habits and see if you have some of my same tendencies. If you do, let’s start talking about how to reverse this tide of overwhelm to create some time for yourself when you are doing nothing and not regretting it." Marion McCrary is an internal medicine physician and can be reached at Marion McCrary Wellness. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Why doctors can’t rest." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/05/why-doctors-cant-rest.html)
July 25, 2021
"It’s rare for anyone to try and tally the precise cost of unnecessary care. But when they do, the estimates are staggering. The Washington Health Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to making care safe and affordable, analyzed insurance claims from 1.3 million patients who received one of 47 tests or services that are considered overused or unnecessary. What they found should make patients and doctors rethink that next referral. In a single year, more than 600,000 patients underwent a treatment they didn’t need, costing an estimated $282 million. More than a third of the money spent on the tests went to unnecessary care, their study found. Unnecessary medical care has 'become so normalized that I don’t think people in the system see it,' Dr. Vikas Saini told me. Saini is president of The Lown Institute, a Boston think tank focused on making health care more effective, affordable and just. Lown researchers have shown how overtreatment happens across the spectrum of medical care. Doctors may push for Caesarean sections for their own convenience, not so moms and babies can be healthy. Breast cancer, prostate cancer and thyroid cancer get over-diagnosed, leading to harmful and costly treatment. Around a third of colonoscopies are unnecessary, research has shown. That’s not just wasting our money. It’s also putting us at risk of harm." Marshall Allen is a journalist and author of Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win. He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "How to avoid treatment you don’t need." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/06/how-to-avoid-treatment-you-dont-need.html)
July 24, 2021
Direct contracting reimbursement model proving popular among payers and providers; Mass General teams with YouTube to tackle medical disinformation. Also: Gamified strategies show only modest success in changing people's health behaviors.Links to the stories: Providers, payers see direct contracting's capitation as an important move to value-based careYouTube tapped to support access to accurate medical infoGamification boosts physical activity, healthy behaviors in new study
July 23, 2021
For the past several months, Healthcare IT News Features Editor Bill Siwicki has been writing a series on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for hospitals throughout the US. For this installment of HIMSSCast, Bill and host Jonah Comstock are joined by Paul Coyne, NP, clinical practice and chief nursing informatics officer at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Joe Fisne, associate chief information officer at Geisinger Health System, to discuss some of the biggest learnings to come out of the series.This podcast is brought to you by Zoom and is a companion to 'Telehealth is here to stay', episode 1 of our Workplace Re-entry series.Talking pointsHow COVID taught us how fast we can innovateThe importance of video conferencing, internally as well as externallyPhysician collaboration and rapid prototypingHow COVID-19 aligned priorities within hospitalsAn unexpected lesson: Hospital HR systems need improvementComfortable vs uncomfortable innovationThe future of telehealth utilizationMore about this episodeHealth IT Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Era (Bill's series)Hospital IT leaders talk lessons learned from a tough pandemic yearWhat does the 'after COVID-19' business look like? IT leaders weigh inCIOs plan on refined telehealth, faster deployments, more collaborative toolsHow IT leaders are reimagining and repurposing technologies to handle new challengesBurnout in the Age of COVID-19 (Bill's previous series)
July 23, 2021
"A sad truth is this: Most everywhere, health care is a low-margin industry that lacks resources to invest in leadership development. Although our business’s central, sacred function is caring for our fellow human beings, many who move up in the health care hierarchy do so without possessing the so-called 'soft skills' that facilitate one’s ability to lead groups and motivate others. 'Soft skills,' a military term that arose in the 1960s, refers to the interpersonal savvy that it takes for organizational stakeholders to succeed. Soft skills are about more than the weaponry and the machinery; they’re about the people. Whether it’s academic medicine, corporate medicine, or public sector medicine, we are simply not taking enough time to focus our leaders’ attention on the interpersonal dimension of their work. Excellent training and supervision enhance essential managerial skills, but most health care organizations choose not to invest in that which is 'soft.'" Steve Adelman is a psychiatrist and can be reached at his self-titled site, AdelMED. He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "The joylessness of harried medical leaders." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/07/the-joylessness-of-harried-medical-leaders.html)
July 23, 2021
Security is not just a hardware or software issue. Privacy is not a static filter and safety is not just about signage. Our world has changed, along with the working environment, threat landscape, and the lines between work and life. Today’s IT Leaders need tools to address compliance. Technology partners can help IT Leaders address privacy, security, and safety compliance issues. In this podcast, we will discuss these 3 compliance focus areas and give real world advice on how IT Leaders address these areas with support from their technology partners.
July 22, 2021
Apple TV+ launched “Ted Lasso” in the fall of 2020. The series focuses on an American football coach (played by Jason Sudeikis) who is hired to coach an English soccer team. But Ted Lasso is less about sports and more about leadership. A Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild, and a Critics Choice Award later, along with charming an ever growing audience, we are ready for the second season. In this episode of SoundPractice we will talk with Gary Schwartz, MD, MHA, President, Associated Eye Care, about his LinkedIn article, “Leadership Lessons from Season One of Ted Lasso.” Dr. Schwartz found ten crucial leadership lessons woven into the Ted Lasso series. This episode serves proof that SoundPractice can be hip, socially relevant, and educational -- simultaneously.
Gary Schwartz, MD, MHA
President, Associated Eye Care
Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org
July 22, 2021
Can you imagine wearing a sensor after surgery and then having an accurate data analysis from your doctor?
This is one of the topics we chat about with Dr. Fabrizio Billi. We also have Nick Gillian from Google’s Division of Advanced Technology and Products. Wearable sensors can provide data to understand a patient’s recovery better. But, will we get to the point in which the algorithm will predict the outcome? The future is the only one that holds that answer!
In the meanwhile, you can listen to Dr. Billi and Nick Gillian to know more about this new technology.
July 22, 2021
This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded July, 2021
Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)
Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)
The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates.
"It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.
"This (delta variant) is the bad actor that we predicted it would be," adds Dr. Poland. "Our seven-day average is getting up to 19,000 cases a day in the U.S. We were down to 3,000. So we're starting to see, just as we predicted, a surge as people took masks off and as restrictions were lifted before we had achieved high rates of immunization."
In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland expands on how the highly transmissible delta variant continues to spread. He also talks about the possibility of COVID-19 vaccine boosters, explains how the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System works, and much more as he answers listener questions.
AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19
Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.
July 22, 2021
ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 092
Enabling Rare Disease Treatments with Sanath Kumar Ramesh - Founder & CEO of OpenTreatments
Sanath Kumar Ramesh’s son is one of only nine kids worldwide with an ultra-rare genetic disease called Sedaghatian Type Spondylometaphyseal Dysplasia (SSMD). He has a podcast called Raising Rare where he and his wife talk about their journey, finding a treatment for their son and they feature stories of others in the rare disease community. Sanath is joining me on this episode to talk about his new software platform called OpenTreatments, a nonprofit organization with a mission to enable treatments for all genetic diseases.
Can you tell us about yourself and your family?
I have a 2 1/2 year old boy named Raghav who was born with challenges and he continued to miss milestones through his first year of life. On his first birthday, we learned he has an ultra-rare condition caused by a mutation in the gene GPX4. When Raghav was diagnosed with SSMD, we thought he was the only patient, but we've since found 8 other patients worldwide.
Can you tell us about OpenTreatments?
My idea is to collaborate the knowledge and experience of biotech companies and academic researchers to help patient foundations build and run their gene therapies. We are starting with a pilot program of four diseases to understand how well the software program is working and identify any challenges the programs are experiencing. Our mission is to enable treatments for all genetic diseases regardless of rarity or geography.
How can parents or patient groups work with OpenTreatments?
There's a lot of risk in the drug development process and the amount of risk we take on is not like any investment any one of us has ever done in our lives. Even wealthy venture capitalists don't invest in drug developments because there's a high risk of losing money. For parents who have just received a diagnosis, they're struggling to understand what life has in store for them and embarking on drug development isn't well aligned. We focus mainly on patient groups who have a foundation started, have raised money and have a scientific advisory board.
Do you think biotech and pharma companies will eventually take interest in rare disease treatment missions?
It's a challenging problem and I think the bottom line is risk. Pharma isn't interested in rare diseases with such a limited number of patients, like my son's disease, because the risk to treat a patient where a potentially adverse reaction can happen is a risky unknown. The decision becomes whether or not the risk is worth the benefit and what the benefit is when treating such a small number of patients. When there is a larger group of patients, there's also a bigger commercial upside and it's likely worth the risk to explore treatments. Several ideas have been proposed for getting ultra-rare diseases an alternate path to drug therapy, including getting more regulatory support or building collective treatment for ultra-rare diseases. Insurance providers could also potentially pay for the research and development of drug therapies because their spend burden is high over the lifetime of a patient. I don't know what the future holds, but I do know that we need more people in drug development so ideas can be tried and tested.
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July 22, 2021
Welcome to episode 3 of season 6 of the HOT for your Health podcast where we offer you bleeding edge conversations on health, science and culture with leading medical experts and fascinating people from all walks of life. In season 6, we revisit themes from the www.womenshealthconversations.com “Best of Life” Summit where the membership community www.ajles.life was launched for 40-60+yo women living Ageless. Authentic. Indefinable in passionate pursuit of the BEST of LIFE. Sound like a place for you? Check it out at www.ajles.life Authenticity is your SUPERPOWER! In this episode of HOT for your HEALTH, Lynn Banazak, MBA, Health Innovation Executive and Health Futurist talks about how to make workplace and homelife authenticity your superpower. Sometimes we feel like truly being ourselves and living in passionate pursuit of the best in life will hold us back in the workplace. Lynn proposes that the freedom and productivity of exercising “Authenticity” is actually your superpower.
July 22, 2021
"During my medical school clerkships, an attending recognized a truth within me that I’d hidden for many years. Just a few hours into my pediatrics rotation, the attending asked me, 'You had a rough childhood, didn’t you?' I was astonished. How had he known? I asked him, needing to know what gave away my most deeply kept secret. And he said something that surprised me. 'You don’t react. When patients tell you about risky behaviors, you treat them like regular people and just keep talking to them. You don’t look shocked by anything they say.' I accepted his insight and started to notice how different my interactions with patients were. That secret part of me led to a deep, intuitive understanding of patients who were often unseen and unheard. Because for much of my early life, I was not seen or heard by people who I desperately needed to have protect me. I spent several years as a homeless teen in Hollywood before my life finally stabilized, but the scars remained." Sheryl Recinos is a hospitalist and author of Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "The story of how a homeless teen became a physician." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/05/the-story-of-how-a-homeless-teen-became-a-physician.html)
July 22, 2021
The 2020s mark the transition to digital-first healthcare. By 2023, 65% of patients worldwide will have accessed care through a digital front door as healthcare providers look for better ways to improve access, engagement, and experiences across all services. As such, the rapid adoption of virtual reality, 3D print, telehealth, artificial intelligence (AI), microfluidics and other innovative technologies are enabling healthcare providers and patients to access their information conveniently and in real time. Such digital enabled technologies are supporting care coordination across the care continuum, connecting providers and patients, and bringing care to patients when and where it is needed. However, this rapid march to digital transformation has also shone a harsh spotlight on the digital divide in healthcare. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 1 in 8 Americans lives in poverty, with low-income individuals having lower rates of smartphone ownership (71%), home broadband access (59%), Internet use (82%), and basic digital literacy (53%).Listen in as Fran Ayalasomayajula, HP’s Head of Digital Strategies and Daniel Colling, Global Head of Healthcare Solutions and Practice talk about patient-first technology innovations ranging from VR, 3D Print and AI to Hospital at Home, Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Intelligent Care Coordination. In this episode, we’ll explore what happens when such technologies are developed and intentionally implemented with these communities in mind. This will be an engaging discussion on the new frontier of care delivery, one that brings all providers and patients together and has a positive impact on patient outcomes.
July 21, 2021
Featuring articles on PCI guided by FFR or angiography for STEMI, pimavanserin for dementia-associated psychosis, Covid-19 prevention and attenuation with mRNA vaccines, second-line treatment of HIV-1 infection in Sub-Saharan Africa, and racial inequality in prescription opioid receipt; a review article on substance use among men who have sex with men; a case report of a woman with cognitive impairment, headache, and memory loss; and Perspective articles on medical–financial partnerships, on Virchow at 200 and Lown at 100, and on one hundred years of insulin for some. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 385, No. 4.
July 21, 2021
"On a recent call with a small health organization in rural Uganda, I asked the director about the C-section rate in the community. In some private maternity centers, this procedure is performed far more often than one might expect. I’ve learned that while this practice may be financially motivated, the extra fees also pay for staff and encourage doctors to maintain practices in these remote areas. This, in turn, keeps more pre- and post-natal care in those communities, including family planning and HIV care. For almost every 'best practice' cost in global health care, there is a benefit. One of the fascinating aspects of my work is to discern those rationales." Ann Messer is a family physician. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Don’t push harsh health care realities under the rug." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/04/dont-push-harsh-health-care-realities-under-the-rug.html)
July 21, 2021
In today’s episode, you will meet Emily Elrod. Her clients describe Emily Elrod as energetic, wiser beyond her years, and the person that gets things done. Her husband describes her as a blonde, good momma, and animal philanthropist.But if you ask her, she is just a lover of humanity, dark chocolate, and nouns as she will gladly nerd out with you on ways people, places, and things (aka nouns) go from stressed to strategic.She gained this love from her personal and professional experiences. Emily was once a 21 yr old single mother fighting for her and her son's life. She was a lead ergonomic engineer who loved people more than machines. Also, she was an award-winning health strategist who despised how programs were creating human workers and not human beings...even when the focus was on health and safety.To connect with Emily, find her links below:Instagram: @emmyelrodLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyelrod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Workzbe/Thank you again for joining us today! If you know anybody that would benefit from this episode please share it with them and help spread the knowledge and motivation. Don’t forget to show your support for the Powerful and Passionate Healthcare Professionals Podcast by writing a review on iTunes. Your feedback helps the success of our show and pushes us to continuously be better!ADDITIONAL RESOURCESWant to save 10 hours of work per week while increasing your team's productivity? Book a complimentary consultation here: SabrinaRunbeck.com/BlueprintWant to instantly restore your energy and brighten your fatigued eyes in 2 minutes? Download your FREE audio exercises and discover them for yourself: SabrinaRunbeck.com/EnergyThis is just the tip of the iceberg, and I know you have a lot more questions that you want to get answered. Join us inside our private text support community for our weekly Ask Me Anything sessions and monthly networking with like-minded healthcare practitioners.
July 21, 2021
One of the core characteristics of a strong leader is they are an excellent problem solver. As clinicians you are also trained to solve problems for the patients/clients you serve. But what we’ve come to learn is not all problems are solvable, and problem-solving skills don’t work on all the challenges that leaders face. So, then what do you do? Today, we are going to tell you what you can do. We are going to talk about an essential competency every leader must have to overcome unsolvable problems and achieve sustainable outcomes. For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity: Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!If you have questions for us email your questions to email@example.com Upcoming Events: Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp is a virtual bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will allow you to balance your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed!Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC
July 21, 2021