HIT Like a Girl

HIT Like a Girl

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Jess Jowdy Gets Excited by Making Data Actionable for Clinicians and Patients

The InterSystems internship program interviews newcomers to determine which projects best align with their personality and goals. That's how Jess Jowdy, Manager of Healthcare Sales Engineering found her job as a technical liaison between clients and internal colleagues at InterSystems. If it wasn't for being pointed in this direction, she probably would have become a librarian. In this episode, Jess talks with us about the value of getting broad career experiences that can applied in surprising ways as well as not being afraid to take risks throughout your professional journey.
October 18, 2021

Rachael Jones Embraces Change and Gravitates Toward Complexity

As the SVP for Performance and Analytics for Cotiviti, Rachael Jones leads advanced analytics teams that focus on medical costs, provider economics, network management, and value-based care. Her work looks at a continuum of data to see how poverty, food scarcity, having a place to live and access to healthcare plays into the risk and cost of care itself. In this episode, she talks about aligning incentives around value in healthcare and what it takes to create sustaining change that will stand the test of time.
October 13, 2021

Dr. Juliette McClendon Talks Digital Therapeutics for Stress, Sleep, and Anxiety

Stress is a driver of health challenges. The more stress we experience, the more it impacts our health. In this episode, Dr. Juliette McClendon, clinical psychologist and Director of Medical Affairs at Big Health discusses the impact of discrimination related stress on racial and ethnic health disparities. Her work focuses on providing safe and effective non-drug therapies for mental health, specifically for sleep and anxiety. She talks about personal, social and systemic interventions that we can take to better manage the stressors in our lives.
October 11, 2021

Didi Davis Has Spent Her Career Moving the Needle Toward Interoperability

Didi Davis, VP, Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability at The Sequoia Project, has journeyed through 30 years of the health information technology landscape trying to improve healthcare standards so that we can have ubiquitous exchange of information when and where it's needed. In this episode she shares a lifetime of efforts she's made to move the needle toward interoperability.
October 6, 2021

Eileen Achacoso Opens Up About Burnout and Why It's Important to Listen to Nurses

Eileen Achacoso, VP Operations for New York Healing Arts Institute and Director at Large for NY State HIMSS Chapter worked as a nurse in NYC hospitals during the height of COVID. In this episode, she opens up about how that experience changed her perspective on public health and the social determinants that lead people to hospital in the first place. She works diligently to ensure that nurses voices are heard throughout the healthcare ecosystem.
October 4, 2021

Lisa Bari Talks to Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser about Living With Intention

In this bonus episode, Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, Director of Communications for Direct Trust interviews Lisa Bari, Interim CEO for Civitas. Both are mission-driven women leaders who when they see something wrong, want to make it right. The concept of living with intention shows up in their career choices and we love to see it! Listen to them geek out about health equity, the digital divide, and the future they'd like to see. Take a listen!
October 1, 2021

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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