HIT Like a Girl

HIT Like a Girl

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Alana McGolrick is a Self-professed Fetal Monitoring Geek

In this episode, Joy chats with Alana McGolrick, Chief Nursing Officer at PeriGen, a perinatal decision support system. Their AI-powered early warning system gets applied to the laboring patient and helps read the fetal heart events, trends, uterine activity, progress in labor and also helps to graph and trend the maternal vital signs, which helps clinicians at the bedside with decision making related to the patient. Her work is focused on reducing preventable maternal and newborn deaths using technology and AI to support labor and delivery activities. In this conversation, she shares how the PeriGen Vigillence product removes the bias that a doctor or nurse might have when looking at the mom or the fetal heartbeat by providing objective assessments.
May 16, 2022

Anna Basevich Empowers Larger Health Systems to Interpret & Respond to Data

In this episode, recorded at HIMSS22, Joy sits down with Anna Basevich, the VP of Enterprise Partnerships at Arcadia. She speaks our love language by helping healthcare organizations aggregate and use data to improve population health. There's magic in showing stakeholders close-to-real-time data on performance metrics that matter to them. One example is closing care gaps in breast cancer screenings and then showing the organization how to engage the population that needs support. Brilliant! Impactful!
May 13, 2022

Stephanie Hillman Takes a Systems Approach to Healthcare Consulting

In this episode, Joy chats with Stephanie Hillmann, the Senior Executive and Principal Owner of Prairiewood Consulting, based out of Seattle. She and Joy had a heartfelt conversation that touched on family dynamics, supporting the mental health of our youth, working to eliminate gender bias, and calling for more love and empathy in healthcare. Overall, not only does she have a wealth of knowledge, but she's also happy to share it.
May 12, 2022

Stacy Hurt is a Fierce Patient Advocate

Stacy Hurt is probably best known as one of the fiercest patient advocates in healthcare. But she's so much more than that. She's a patient engagement consultant, survivorship activist, digital health strategist, and keynote speaker. As an award-winning pharma executive who lives as a healthcare consumer every day, she is also a caregiver for her intellectually and developmentally disabled son as well as a stage four colorectal cancer survivor herself. In this episode, she shares her story and best advice.
May 9, 2022

Dr. Monica Bolbjerg Makes the Patient Journey More Personal

In this bonus episode, recorded at HIMSS22, Joy sits down with Dr. Monica Bolbjerg, CEO and Founder of Qure4U. Her work focuses on how to use technology to improve patient and provider interaction when they're not together. She has bragging rights to the world's first patient portal that was put in place in Denmark and boasts 30 percent of the country's population was using the platform back in 2001. Her work helps strategize how to providers can improve communication and engagement along a patient's complete journey - whether that is through text messaging, an app, or however the patient prefers to be reached.
May 6, 2022

Dr. Shika Pappoe is a Lifetime Learner who Loves Teaching

Dr. Shika Pappoe, Chief Medical Officer at Strive Health, is a nephrologist with a blended background in medicine, public health, and business administration. In this episode, she and Joy Rios talk in-depth about kidney disease and Dr. Pappoe's work at one of the country's largest safety-net hospitals, where she's able to focus her energies on providing care to underserved communities. One in three adults in the U.S. is at risk for chronic kidney disease, many of whom do not understand the full spectrum of the disease and how it impacts themselves or their loved ones. Dr. Pappoe works to get resources and education into the hands of both providers and the general public to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease.
May 5, 2022

Healthcare belongs to everyone, but women play a critical role as the primary decision-makers, or “Chief Medical Officers” for their families, others they care for, and themselves. It’s the women who are deciding which medicines their family take, which health treatments to follow, which doctors to see, and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
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Joy Rios

Joy Rios

Joy Rios is a subject matter expert and health IT consultant focusing on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). She has authored four books on how to keep up with CMS regulations, created health IT curricula, trained hundreds of healthcare professionals through online workshops, and written content for various health IT publications. Joy has helped thousands of physicians and clinicians succeed in MIPS and value-based care.
Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is a Health IT Strategist and policy expert with more than 15 years of experience ranging from RCM to population health. She is passionate about helping physicians and health systems pioneer meaningful pathways in value-based care that demonstrate high-quality care at moderate costs while balancing administrative and operational burden.

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