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Kat McDavitt & Miriam Paramore

On this special in-between-season episode of HIT Like a Girl pod, we host a conversation between to bonafide health IT pros: Kat McDavitt and Miriam Paramore.
April 7, 2021
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Anne Arnold

This week, on the final episode of Season 5, we talk with Anne Arnold, Director of Education Programs at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She also recently earned a Doctorate of Education from University of Pennsylvania.
February 24, 2021
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Danielle Rusella

This week, we highlight Danielle Russsella, President of Strategic Partnerships at American Well. She’s worked closely with several organizations to implementing telemedicine and bringing telehealth to market at scale. Through her work, she’s been able to use technology to connect patients with trusted providers.
February 17, 2021
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Patricia Pinckombe

Patricia Pinckcombe, a firefighter, paramedic, and aspiring med student out of Philadelphia is such a badass, we get exhausted just listing her accomplishments. This week we talk with her about the way the health of black women is misunderstood and often mismanaged due to implicit bias. She also discusses how we can change the narrative.
February 10, 2021
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Lee Udall Bennion

Join us this week as we talk with Lee Udall Bennion - well-known artist and founder of small business Mom’s Stuff. Lee talks to us about how - and why - she ended up turning a hobby of making homemade, locally-sourced salves to help her husband who is a potter and a boatman care for his beaten up hands, into a skincare product business. When she was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease, it became clear that her family’s approach to simple living was no match against the U.S. healthcare insurance.
February 3, 2021
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Gwen Holloway

This week, we talk with Gwen Holloway, Founder of Healthcare IT Central, a leading health IT industry workforce and career development center, offering tools and resources to help candidates and employers connect, learn, and gain a competitive edge. After 20+ years of success as a digital marketer, content creator, and online community developer, Gwen has turned her focus exclusively to marketing and selling real estate, but she shares her lessons learned with our listeners.
January 27, 2021
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Karen Horgan

This week we talk with Karen Horgan, Co-Founder and CEO of VAL Health. Using behavioral economics as the cornerstone of their practice, Karen and her team work on solving issues throughout the whole healthcare ecosystem - payers, digital health, pharma, and more. Join us as Karen shares how the implementation of VAL Health’s behavioral-economics science works to provide their clients with a long-lasting impact.
January 13, 2021
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Amy Schmid

This week we talk with Amy Schmid, Director of Strategic Accounts, at Inform Diagnostics - an anatomical pathology company based out of Irving, Texas. Amy is one of the most positive people we’ve met in the healthcare industry and - no joke - if there was ever a zombie apocalypse, we would want to be on her team. Amy’s a true gem of a person and we think you should know her.
January 6, 2021
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Tjasa Zajc

This week we talk with Tjasa Zajc - Communication Specialist at Better. Tjasa shares with us her extensive background in journalism and how it became a pillar to her journey into healthcare. Join us as she talks about her role in designing solutions within her workplace, Better, and her podcast, Faces of Digital Health.
December 16, 2020
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Lisa Stevens Anderson

This week we talk with Lisa Steven Anderson - President of Q Point Health, the MSO Division for Equality Health. Join is as Lisa talks about her and Equality Health’s efforts to integrate cultural care into healthcare.
December 9, 2020
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Julie Mann

This week, we’re talking to Julie Mann - Chief Commercial Officer at Carium. Join us as Julie talks about her 20 years in Healthcare IT and  her current journey in supporting patients remotely in the comfort of their home. 
December 2, 2020
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Amie Mondragon

This week, we’re talking with Amie Mondragon - Dean of Residential Life at Wasatch Academy. Amie gives listeners insights on how COVID has affected the culture of the private boarding school in rural Utah. Join us as Amie talks about despite drastic adjustments from the school and faculty , they are able to continue to build student communities and foster relationships, while remaining safe.
November 25, 2020
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Maura Little

In this episode, we talk with Maura Little, Executive Director at Cambia Grove - a Seattle-based healthcare innovation hub. Her work revolves around bringing together communities of change makers to transform the healthcare system.
November 18, 2020
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Rachel Ford Hutman

In this episode we talk with Rachel Ford-Hutman, Founder of Ford Hutman Media. Rachel shares with us her background in journalism and public relations which eventually cultivates her love for story-telling. Now, working as the CEO of her own company focusing on media relations, executive visibility, and thought leadership, Rachel is able to communicate and translate the complexities she learns about healthcare world to the general public.
November 11, 2020
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Rhonda Mech

This week, we are talking with Rhonda Mech, IT Director for Client Support at Cere Core. Rhonda spent 25 years as a nurse and saw first-hand how technology changed the healthcare setting. She shares how she has grown alongside such advancements throughout her career.
November 4, 2020
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Jaelynn Williams

Jaelynn Williams, CEO of Air Methods, which is a national supplier of medical airlifts - or air ambulances.
October 28, 2020
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Erin Gadhavi

Erin Gadhavi, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Initiatives for CareCredit, by Synchrony dives into the need for upfront cost transparency for better care.
October 21, 2020
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Mary Ellen Beliveau

Mary Ellen Beliveau, Founder and CEO of Knowledge to Practice shares how her daughter’s battle with congenital heart disease drove her to improving the delivery of value-based care.
October 14, 2020
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Dr. Jordana Haber

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Dr. Jordana Haber: @JordanaHaberHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsMarta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
September 9, 2020
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Mary Wrenn

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Mary WrennHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsMarta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
September 2, 2020
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Dr. Adaira Landry

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Dr. Adaira Landry: @AdairaLandryMDHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsMarta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
August 26, 2020
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Michael Blumental

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Michael BlumentalHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
August 19, 2020
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Corinne Stroum

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Corinne StroumHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
August 12, 2020
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Linda Finkel

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Linda Finkel: @Linda_FinkelHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsMarta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
August 5, 2020
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Dr. Leslie Meserve

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Dr. Leslie Meserve: @LeslieMeserveMDHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
July 29, 2020
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Erin Benson

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Erin BensonHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsMarta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
July 22, 2020
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Dr. Jenifer Leaf Jaeger

Dr. Jaeger talks to us about population health and how it focuses on health disparities and makes an effort to move toward health equity.
July 15, 2020
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Dr. Betty Rabinowitz

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Dr. Betty RabinowitzHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsMarta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
July 8, 2020
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Sheri Stoltenberg

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Sheri StoltenbergHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
July 1, 2020
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Dr. Lucienne Ide

Dr. Lucienne Ide, founder of Rimidi Health, shares how their solution is helping to keep the administrative and operational burden in healthcare settings to a minimum by surveying patients about their COVID symptoms before their scheduled visits.
June 24, 2020
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Andrea Tait

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Andrea TaitHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
June 17, 2020
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Ann Barnes

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Ann BarnesIMO HealthHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
June 10, 2020
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Dr. Aditi Joshi

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Dr. Aditi Joshi:Thomas Jefferson UniversityHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
May 27, 2020
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Dr. Geeta Nayyar

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Dr. Geeta Nayyar: @gnayyarGreenway HealthHITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpodJoy Rios: @askjoyriosRobin Roberts: @RRobertseHealthThanks For ListeningThank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at @HITLikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at (828) 338-8343.Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.Thanks To Our "League Of Your Own" PatronsJean Molnar, Marta HernandezIf you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
May 20, 2020
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Melissa Frieswick

We talk all things maternal health with Melissa Frieswick, from Maven Clinic. She’s on a mission to help women who have decided to start a grow a family thrive. Maven supports women at all stages of their maternal journey, from fertility, to loss, to returning to work and breastfeeding support, their telemedicine health network allows families to speak with their specialist with as little as 15-minutes notice. Impressive!
May 13, 2020
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Anika Heavener

Our guest today has global healthcare experience that she's leveraging professionally and in an undertaking at Harvard to further her education. 
May 6, 2020
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Mary Jane Konstantin

Mary Jane Konstantin, RN, is the Senior Vice President and Head of HGS Population Health Management Solutions. She is responsible for the operational, strategic, and clinically-focused leadership behind delivery of the company’s complex care management and population health management services.
April 29, 2020
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Julia Hu

Julia Hu had her own chronic condition as a child. It was through her own experience and the care and attention provided to her by her parents, her father, in particular, that would inspire her to build advanced artificial intelligence technology to meet patients with chronic conditions where they are at, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
April 22, 2020
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Mollie Gelburd

Mollie's talking with us about her law background and how she puts her expertise and influence to work in DC and with others at MGMA to support the organization and its members.
April 15, 2020
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Andrea Wilson Woods

In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, Andrea Wilson Woods chronicles her sister's remarkable life from the time she was born to the day she dies at age fifteen. In our conversation, we explore her path to get where she is today and what it was like to care for her young sister under remarkable circumstances.
April 8, 2020
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Katie Adamson

When many people think about the YMCA they probably envision fitness equipment, kid's camp programs, and water aerobics. In our sit down with Katie Adamson we realize just how off base that notion is. Katie is the Vice President of Health Partnerships and Policy for the YMCA. She walks us through the rich history of the "Y" and how ingrained the Y is in community outreach, health initiatives that are improving outcomes, and their global policy reach.
April 1, 2020
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Grace Cordovano

Grace Cordovano is a rare breed! She is an official Patient Advocate supporting people in navigating the complex and confusing healthcare system after they have received a cancer diagnosis. She shares her lessons learned, her perspective on keeping patients at the center of care and how she found her unique piece of the health IT puzzle.
January 29, 2020
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Dr. Uchenna Umeh

Today we are talking with Dr. Uchenne Umeh, AKA Dr. Lulu, the Momatrician. Dr. Lulu shares about her path and passion in pediatrics and how the death of a young patient shaped what would ultimately become a professional decision to provide direct care for pediatric patients to prevent suicide.
January 22, 2020
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Dr. Lynn Barr

Lynn shares with us how her maters in public health collided with value-based care programs to help her build a blossoming ACO that is helping rural healthcare survive and thrive across the country.
January 15, 2020
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Carla Smith

Today, Carla Smith, Executive strategist and businesswoman joins us to talk about being a “dot connector.” Her insights on stakeholder collaboration and gender inequity and the pay gap offer up immediate take-aways that can be helpful to anyone navigating a career in healthcare or health IT.
January 8, 2020
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Sarah Bennight

Sarah aligns product marketing and content strategy in the healthcare market. Her experience in health policy and product development is helping shape how she communicates and guides an authentic message in marketing to patients and consumers.
December 18, 2019
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Irma Rastegayeva

From creating 3D imagery back in the day for targeted cancer treatment to working for Google, and founding Tedx Beacon Street, she has so much to share.
December 11, 2019
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Elena Ivanova

Elena Ivanova, social media manager for Intersystems, joins us on today’s podcast. She is letting us in on some secrets to succeeding in healthcare marketing and how being a social media maven is huge part of her job!
December 4, 2019
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Loren Deutsch

Loren Deutsch CEO and director of Loren Academic Services tells us how her background and experience in clinical social work led her to realize the huge gaps and disparities that occur in medical education for physicians.
November 27, 2019
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Gail Zahtz

Gail Zahtz joins us on today’s podcast to talk about her trajectory in healthcare began early on and has now culminated into a passionate pursuit to help patients and the elderly age in place through simple design solutions.
November 20, 2019
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Lygeia Ricciardi

Lygeia shares her experience of the projects and impact she had with the Office of National Coordinator in DC and how that is shaping the delivery of patient engagement solutions she works on today.
November 13, 2019
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Amanda Hansen

Once an A/R supervisor with AdvancedMD, Amanda Hansen has moved through eleven different roles over the past thirteen years and now the President. She has some great advice for those looking to advance into leadership positions.
November 6, 2019
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Emily Peters

As founder and CEO of Uncommon Bold, Emily has spent the last decade working with founders, physicians, patients, and policy leaders helping them succeed in the Bay Area’s health tech scene. Emily’s personal experience with medicine — as a patient surviving a near-fatal postpartum hemorrhage in 2016 — made her realize it was time to start a conversation about the state of medicine and where women fit into it.
October 30, 2019
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Sangeeta Agarawol

Today we are talking with Oncology Nurse and CEO of Helpsy Health, Sangeeta Agarawal. Her life in India as a young girl, desire to push cultural norms and a robust understanding of healthcare and engineering is helping her pioneer a holistic approach to patient care and using virtual nurses.
October 23, 2019
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Danielle Collins

Danielle Collins who is on a mission to help patients and physicians alike adopt Augmented and Virtual Reality technology that allows patients to become immersed in their diagnosis and care.
October 16, 2019
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Rachel Trobman

Rachel is tackling pain for patients in a comprehensive manner and making it truly easy to share your information with your doctors.
October 9, 2019
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Uché Blackstock

Dr. Uché Blackstock is an Emergency Medicine physician and the founder of Advancing Health Equity LLC.
October 2, 2019
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Joy Rios

Our very own co-host, Joy Rios, opens up about how she didn't find her career path until later in life and about the experiences and skills she learned along her meandering path of figuring it out.
September 11, 2019
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Shereese Maynard

When we sat down with Shereese Maynard, we knew she was a powerhouse because we’ve been following her on social media for ages. We just weren’t very clear on exactly how she provides value to her clinical clients. Through our talk, we learned she’s a HIPAA expert and really excels at strategy and financial planning around compliance for medical organizations. She advises practices on how to prevent accidentally committing fraudulent behavior, how to audit-proof their business, and much much more. Our eyes were opened to a lot of the underpinnings of the healthcare laws.
August 28, 2019
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Bridgette Borst Ombres

Today we are talking with Bridgette Borst Ombres PR and marketing guru with A2U. Bridgette's focus is on sharing the value of optimizing business solutions for physicians and hospitals. Bridgette is passionate about the IT solutions her company offers and is talking about how her own trips to the doctor help her stay up to date and relevant in this space!
August 21, 2019
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Tiffany Crenshaw

Tiffany Crenshaw is President/CEO of Intellect Resources, a recruiting firm specializing in full time and contract placements of healthcare IT professionals. Intellect Resources provides both hands-on recruiting services and advisory services to help clients create, revise and refine their own recruiting processes. In this episode, Tiffany shares some highlights of the job skills that the healthcare industry is hungry for.
August 14, 2019
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Jennifer Gardy

Jennifer Gardy is the Deputy Director of Surveillance, Data, & Epidemiology for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She’s also a science communicator and children’s book author. In this episode, Jennifer shares about her role in working to accelerate progress to eradicate malaria, a bit about her crazy global travel schedule, and shares a special moment with Robin about how Jennifer’s children’s book, It’s Catching, made a big difference in her life.
August 7, 2019
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Estrella Jaramillo

Estrella Jaramillo talks with us about femtech innovation as the vehicle for gender equity. In 2015, she and a group of friends launched the B-wom app. B-wom is a digital coach that offers personalized programs for women’s intimate and sexual health. Users of the app take a test and receive an evaluation and a personalized care program with habits, guided pelvic floor exercises, tips, actionable recommendations, educational contents addressing their needs, and a tracking tool to see the evolution. In this episode, Estrella shares how approaching gender equality from the perspective of helping women feel healthy and comfortable in their bodies, regardless of their stage in life, fuels her passion every day.
July 31, 2019
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Janine Morales

Janine works with a real-time, evidence-supported technology platform that helps oncologists, practices, molecular labs, and payors make the most appropriate decisions for cancer patients
July 24, 2019
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Chrissa McFarlane

Named as one of the top women, “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT,” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Chrissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Patientory, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta. Chrissa founded Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for more personalized and secure consumer-driven health information management solutions.
July 17, 2019
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Jennifer Ternay

With over two decades in the healthcare industry, Jennifer Ternay uses her healthcare and consulting experience to understand company processes and dynamics, identify opportunities for business improvement and shift strategic direction. With a strong blend of financial and operational knowledge, she works with clients to improve financial results, engage staff and patients in healthcare and strategically plan for the future.
July 10, 2019
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Aditi Joshi & Shruti Chandra

We are thrilled to have two smart women in medicine and telehealth join us today. We are with Dr. Aditi Joshi and Dr. Shruti Chandra who are both with Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. They are walking us through how telehealth is helping their facility, especially emergency medicine. These women will share with us the challenges and successes of telehealth and where things are headed for physicians with a great “web-side manner” in telehealth. Dr. Chandra became involved in Telehealth as a Telehealth practitioner and developer of the Telehealth Facilitator Certificate Program for which she is currently the program director.
July 3, 2019
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Sara Ratner

Sara Ratner, Co-Founder of Proximal Health, is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star-Rating expert who has a breadth of experience in healthcare setting around the country. From growing Minute Clinics around the nation to serving as the Chief Compliance Office for one of the largest Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) organizations in the country, to solving the health access problem on tribal land, Sara’s resume is super impressive. Sara is driven by the idea that we need to drive better care in a system where there’s a finite amount of dollars. She shares how Medicare is a program where there’s more a level playing field, where doctors have to compete in different ways to drive better patient experiences. Ultimately, she’d like to see seniors have a better quality of life, stay in their current living conditions, and increase their overall happiness.
June 26, 2019
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Raychelle Fernandez

“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re not in the right room.” According to today’s guest, these are words to live by. Raychelle Fernendez, Vice President of Dynamic Health IT, believes that we all can learn from each other – even if you’re an expert in something, you could benefit from learning through someone else’s perspective. Don’t you hate when tech gets too technical? We do. So we are thrilled that Raychelle is talking us through the mechanisms for sharing information in healthcare, both past, and present. Interoperability is all the rage this year and Raychelle takes the time to simplify and explain some of the jargon and goes on to tell us how she’s working toward creating an environment that can be better trusted when health information is shared.
June 19, 2019
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Kistein Monkhouse

Today’s guest is Kistein Munkhouse, Founder of Patient Orator – the home for all patient voices and stories. After hearing commentary from patients at the bedside saying they felt that their voice didn’t matter, Kistien made the decision to try to transform healthcare through sharing real patient experiences in the form of video blogging. Kistein believes that if we can have a more collaborative conversation around health and healthcare, perhaps we can empathize more with each other’s struggles and barriers, and transform healthcare for the better. Her ultimate wish is that each and every human being, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, or even gender identity, is treated with respect and as though their life truly matters. Let’s listen to her discuss her mission and personal experiences about this exciting project.
June 12, 2019
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Maryam Sadeghi

We are talking with a super smart woman in Health IT, Maryem Sadeghi, CEO and Co-Founder of MetaOptima Technology. Maryam is in the process of revolutionizing dermatology. She has an innovative AI platform to track moles and a cool new body drone. She is using her smarts to solve what she describes as simple problems and in doing so, she’s impacting dermatology on a global level. In 2012, she co-founded MetaOptima Technology in Vancouver, Canada, where MoleScope and DermEngine were developed for intelligent skin analytics, imaging, and management. Since its development, MetaOptima has become one of the fastest growing digital health technology companies in the world and continues to strive to empower physicians and patients for better care outcomes.
June 5, 2019
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Joni Pidcock

Today, we are talking with Joni Pidcock who started out her education in musical theater but is now the Director of Payer Services at Orion Health. We’re talking with Joni about how her path from the arts and her study of cultural pluralism have helped her navigate the land of health IT. She wears many professional hats and shares about how when she sees a deficit in things, she’s personally driven to step up. Her perspective on interoperability is interesting – she sees it as a paradigm shift of values, where a group of people (i.e. payers, providers, or even patients) value being open and accessible for the good of the end result of the patients. At Orion, they are able to take disparate data, integrate it, and help providers focus on care coordination and population management. She’s got some great ideas on what pieces would need to be added to the U.S. healthcare system to achieve true interoperability.
May 29, 2019
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Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright is a nationally respected healthcare executive and physician leader whose work focuses on medical management innovation and creating cultures of excellence. She has long been focused on improving physician culture and performance of health practices and co-authored Tribal Leadership, a New York Times bestseller focused on building business cultures of success. Today, she is the President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) – an organization that empowers healthcare practices and providers to create meaningful change.
May 22, 2019
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Danielle Siarri

We are talking with Danielle Siarri the InnoNurse, that’s short for Innovative. And that she is, Danielle has a Master’s degree in nursing and health informatics. She has traveled to more than 35 countries to discover the differences in how healthcare is handled around the world. The way she puts it, she’s a “nurse for the world.” Through this process, she’s discovered more and more about health technology and is sharing her research and findings through her robust social media platforms as well as her website. With her commitment to ongoing learning and listening, Danielle is a true global citizen, using her powers for good.
May 15, 2019
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Crystal Morley

Crystal Morley is the Executive Director of Marketing with PatientMatters. Crystal talks about the healthcare solutions space for patients when it comes to financial burden in healthcare. We all know this is a huge issue as patients are becoming responsible as payers themselves, especially when it comes to procedures and emergency situations. That’s why she is working to empower patients with personalized financial plans at the beginning of the registration process as they enter the hospital space. In her current role, she is responsible for providing leadership and developing the overall strategy for all marketing activities, best practices, methodologies and operational execution for PatientMatters. Join us to hear her perspective and why her favorite read is “All Marketers are liars.”
May 8, 2019
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Kim Labow

Today we are joined by 2 guests: Kim Labow and Karen Clark. Kim is the CEO of Medfusion, which is one of the most robust solutions for patients to aggregate all of their medical records together in one place. As Kim puts it – Medfusion allows each patient to be their own Health Information Exchange. Also, joining us is one of Medfusion’s customer’s Karen Clark, who is the Chief Information Officer with Ortho Tennessee. Karen walks us through how Medfusion has helped the patients in their practice and about her role as female CIO of such a large medical organization.
May 1, 2019
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Angela Rivera

Angela wears many work hats, but now oversees cybersecurity and information management strategy and sales to keep hackers at bay in healthcare. Her message: no matter your healthcare practice size, it’s important to focus on cybersecurity! The smaller your practice, the easier it may be for cybersecurity to fall through the cracks.
April 24, 2019
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Jen Horonjeff

Today’s episode is with Jen Horonjeff , Founder and CEO of Savvy Coop. Savvy Coop is a patient-owned platform where patients and end-users are playing a pivotal role in healthcare and health IT solutions. The platform allows patients, healthcare consumers and caregivers to actively engage, and be rewarded, in healthcare and tech ideas, development, deployment, and research so that patient-centered design can truly happen in very real ways in today’s Healthcare market. It doesn’t surprise us one bit that she’s been named one of the Most Daring Entrepreneurs by @Entrepreneur magazine for her co-op model. After all, she uses puppets to implore healthcare innovators to include patients in their development processes. Cute and smart to boot!
April 17, 2019
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Erin Jospe

In this episode, we are talking with Erin Jospe, Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President of Account Management at Kyruus, where she oversees the development and implementation of clinical strategy. She discusses her background as a medical expert, her self-directed journey in health IT and about the “Lipstick sign” of patients, which can’t be documented as structured data in any EMR.
April 10, 2019
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Janae Sharp

Janae Sharp is a member of the Utah HIMSS board and she is an expert in marketing strategy for healthcare IT companies. Meeting people and connecting the gaps in healthcare and data is what she loves to do. Janae works remotely with 4 kiddos, the youngest of which is a 3-month-old baby. After losing her husband to suicide, she started a nonprofit dedicated to reducing physician burnout.
April 3, 2019
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Leslie Evans

We are speaking with Leslie Evans, head of HIMSS Innovation Center. Today Leslie discusses her background in helping engage girls in STEM education. She has a passion for supporting under-represented audiences to the intersection of healthcare and software development. Some of her most recent projects with HIMSS Innovation have included reducing infant mortality in Ohio in 2018 and helping the Latino population in Los Angeles, California in 2019.
March 27, 2019
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Alicia Chong

Today we are speaking with Alicia Chong, the CEO of Bloomer Tech. Her company is focused on women’s heart health. For hundreds of years, cardiovascular data has not been specific to women. Even the American Heart Association states that we’re at the infancy of understanding female cardiac health and she and her team feel inspired to do something about it. With 44 million women in the U.S. with some form of heart disease, and most of these cases preventable, she’s on a mission to accelerate progress. To do just that, they are developing one of the most anticipated female tech technologies — a heart monitoring bra. That’s right, the technology lives within a comfortable garment you already put on each and every day. And it’s washable!
March 20, 2019
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Robin Austin

In this episode, Robin introduces how she incorporates technology into the nursing curriculum to help educate up-and-coming nurses on using technology at the bedside and as part of care management. She has a passion for helping folks safely find health information online that is reliable, safe, and easy to use. Next fall, she will be complete with her Ph.D. program, which will allow her to do further research in this field, and hopefully share her findings with us!
March 13, 2019
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Lauren Patrick

Lauren Patrick, President and CEO of Healthmonix is on the show today, sharing with Joy and Robin how she got her start in computer science and engineering. She has built computers from the ground up, giving her a strong foundation in understading the possibilities of technology. From there, she collected technological skills from different industries that eventually led her to more meaningful work in healthcare. Her vision to educate physicians and provide them with data that is actionable has made a huge impact, especially in the new world of value-based care. She shares with her dedication and vision for teasing out “aha” moments for clinicians to make improvements in their organizations and daily data collection workflows.
December 12, 2018
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Megan Landry

Megan manages the Health Informatics Programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England. Her passion for Health Informatics is a direct result of her earning her Master in Health Administration Informatics from Saint Joseph University and her intensive hands-on work in Emergency Nursing and Clinical Informatics. Her nursing career taught her that at the heart of all care is a need for systems that are skillfully designed for the entire care team – which includes the patient and their support system.
December 5, 2018
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Whitney Cole

She chats with Joy and Robin about her dedication to helping health tech start-ups and enterprises know their customers including how those customers think, feel, and make choices.
November 21, 2018
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Kelly Del Gaudio

Kelly Del Gaudio has more than 13 years of industry experience working with MEDITECH acute and ambulatory systems. She focuses heavily on EMR optimization and in likely the truest sense of the word, she is a hacker. She hacks everything that’s hard and makes it easier for herself, friends and now her customers. Through the years she’s gotten pretty good at coming up with unique solutions to complex or near unsolvable problems.
November 7, 2018
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Karen Shanaberger

She shares one of her biggest challenges (hint: it has to do with audits!) and how she overcame it and also breaks down the theoretical and actual payment differences between getting a procedure completed in a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) versus an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).
October 24, 2018
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Sue Schade

Sue has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare information technology management. She has achieved Fellow status with both HIMSS and CHIME. She is currently serving on the board and executive committee of AAMI and the CHIME Education Foundation Board. In her own words, “So much has changed since I first took up this work. My first management assignment was managing personal computers as they first entered our environment. Some of the first people I managed are now leaders in the field.
October 10, 2018
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Kelly Whittle

Kelly Whittle, who describes her work as bringing stability to chaos, offers a comprehensive service package to small and mid-size medical practices transitioning to value-based care. In addition to leveraging data to change the minds and behaviors of clinicians in the U.S., she also has an extensive video lineup on her YouTube channel and speaks about value-based care around the world. We’re super impressed by her contributions to healthcare and hope you are too.
September 26, 2018
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Peggy Losey

Peggy Losey is a Quality Payment Program consultant assisting practices of all sizes, both regionally and nationally. Her passion and education is patient advocacy. She fulfills this passion by assisting providers through successful participation in federal quality programs. She has assisted hundreds of providers through successful quality programs submissions, helping them realize millions in incentive dollars and avoiding costly financial penalties. Peggy enjoys sharing her knowledge and empowering others toward success through learning environments to audiences both large and small. Outside of work, she’s passionate about flea market shopping around the world. She’s even written a book about it!
September 12, 2018
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Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is a health IT consultant and the co-host of the HIT Like A Girl podcast. She sits down as a guest on this inaugural episode to share her story about how her son Carter came down with a rare disease two years ago that turned her family’s world upside down. Robin discusses the challenges of navigating the insurance world to provide Carter with equipment that will increase his quality of life. She opens up about how she’s taken for granted the advantages of being physically able and neurally typical.
September 5, 2018
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