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HIT Like a Girl

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Smarter Clinical Trials with Jane Myles

On this episode of HIT Like a Girl, Grace Vinton talks with Jane Myles, Vice President of Clinical Trial Innovation at Curebase, about how the time has come for the research community to take a page out of healthcare providers' playbooks and deliver care with a greater focus on the patient experience. Jane explains how a patient-centered view will help with improved trial compliance, better diversity, and more rapid trial completion. She further explains how patient experience has long been an oversight for the research community, and insights into how some leaders have been advocating for industry improvement in this area for decades.
November 29, 2022
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Time to S.O.A.R.

In this special episode, Joy sits down with each of the speakers from the inaugural S.O.A.R. Conference, presented by Bluebird Leaders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The event was created to support advancing women in health IT, which is a theme near and dear to our HIT Like a Girl pod hearts. A variety of topics were covered, ranging from the importance of personal branding, self-advocacy, measuring DEI, reframing failure into opportunity, making friends with the problem you’re trying to solve, and much more. We learned from industry experts and a very special tech-savvy teen. Enjoy! 00:46 - Victoria Pelletier: The Importance of Personal Branding 06:00 - Rebecca Woods: Mentorship 09:42 - Kristen Duell: Measuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 14:35 - Stacy DiStefano: Reframing Failure into Opportunity 17:32 - Kat McDavitt: Making Friends with your Problem 20:35 - Kathryn Wetherby: Promoting Better Cultures within Technology 26:00 - Dr. Guinevere Stasio: The Energy You Bring 31:53 - Dr. Simran & Ed Marx: Differences Between Male & Female Leadership 36:56 - Olivia Van Ledtje: Making Technology More Accessible to Kids 42:22 - Lauren Friedrich: The Importance of Self Advocacy 48:46 - Dr. Bobbi Wegner: Creating Cohesion & Strong Teams
November 22, 2022
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Amy Moy: a Fierce Advocate for Equitable Access to Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

On this episode, Joy talks with Amy Moy, Co-CEO and Chief External Affairs Officer, at Essential Access Health. Amy leads the organization's federal and state policy efforts, strategic communications activities, and patient education and consumer awareness initiatives. Amy and Joy have known each other for more than 20 years. Amy helped organize a group of women from the Bay Area to attend the 2004 March for Women's Rights in Washington, D.C. to sound the alarm for the potential for Roe vs Wade to be overturned, which happened earlier this year. Amy shares how her own journey to motherhood was shaped by having a choice in her family planning and expresses how her daughter's generation brings her hope. Take a listen!
October 25, 2022
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HIT with Grace: Cindy Gaines Applies Clinical Intelligence to Help Better Orchestrate Care

From nurse to informaticist to Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, in this episode of HITea with Grace, Cindy Gaines discusses the career journey that led her to her current position at Lumeon, a care orchestration platform.  Cindy shares with us her experience on the front lines of nursing and highlights the barriers to technology implementation and the healthcare industry’s many challenges and need for care orchestration now more than ever. With clinician and nurse burnout at an all-time high, can technology and automation realistically help?
October 18, 2022
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HIT with Grace: Anna Dover Tackles the Alert Fatigue Epidemic

On this episode of HIT Like a Girl, Grace Vinton talks with Anna Dover, PharmD, director of Product Management at FDB (First Databank), about her prescription for combatting the epidemic of alert fatigue that contributes to the industrywide problem of clinician stress and burnout. Dr. Dover tells us how to flip the script on medication decision support to eliminate the noise, increase patient centricity and improve safety.  The bottom line? Medication alerts need to get more relevant, meaningful, and actionable. Dr. Dover tells us how. Stay tuned!
October 11, 2022
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HIT with Grace: Dr. Sonya Sloan serves the Indigenous Community in New Mexico

We are excited to welcome Dr. Sonya Sloan to the podcast to talk about innovation and empowerment. She’s a traveling orthopedic surgeon, a locum tenens physician, an author, a speaker, and a mother. In her work across the U.S. for more than a decade, she has seen and treated just about everything.  She was the first African American female intern in general surgery and the first African American female orthopedic surgery resident at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. There are only 6% of women in orthopedic surgery and there are less than 100 African American women orthopedic surgeons in the country. This is around 0.7% of the 30,000 orthopedic surgeons currently practicing. Dr. Sloan currently serves the indigenous community at the Indian Health Service in New Mexico and shares her wisdom with us about what this community faces each day and where digital health could realistically fit in. She also sees great potential in the role that Virtual Reality (VR) headsets can play in improving orthopedic education. Thanks for joining us, Dr. Sloan!
September 27, 2022
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Natanya Wachtel Opens Up About Navigating Crisis

When life throws you a curveball, it can be hard to know what to do next. For many of us, our mental and emotional health is closely linked to our sense of purpose. When the things we thought mattered fall to the wayside, it can be a major blow to our mental well-being. In this bonus episode, Kat McDavitt sits down with Natanya Wachtel about how to navigate a personal crisis when you're expected to be at your peak professional performance. Natanya is the Founding Partner of New Solutions Network, which includes The New Solutions Factory, a customer-behavior strategy group, and the Co-Founder of evrmore.io, an AI-powered app+platform for GenZ mental wellness.
September 20, 2022
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Rebecca Woods is Inspiring Women in Health IT to Become Agents of Positive Change

To create a more diverse and inclusive tech world, we need to inspire and empower the next generation of female role models to pursue and develop their careers in technology and become innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Rebecca Woods, Founder of Bluebird Tech Solutions and Bluebird Leaders is on a mission to do just that. In this episode, Joy and Rebecca talk about the lack of diversity in IT and computer science fields, and what she's doing to change that. Bluebird Leaders is hosting the inaugural SOAR Conference for women in health IT, where the agenda has been curated to inspire attendees to become agents for positive change. Register to attend before September 30 and save 10% with the promo code: HITLAG
September 15, 2022
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Sobha Pisharody Discusses Advocacy through Genetic Sequencing

Sobha Pisharody, Ph.D, is the Chief Science, Strategy, and Product Officer at InformedDNA, a genomics company. The company has built its expertise around understanding complex genomics, understanding the clinical outcomes, matching up which patients should get, which drug or which tests, and helping both patients and payers through that journey of getting to the right medication or the right treatment for the right patients. In this episode, Joy and Sobha talk about how, when, and why patients should broach this subject with their doctors, and how this might change in a post-Roe world.
September 13, 2022
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HIT with Grace: Mary Lantin Talks Nerdy to Us

Actionable, real-time, and precise data has the potential to improve countless inefficiencies that we see across the industry, and Mary Lantin, President and Chief Operating Officer at Diameter Health has made a career out of putting healthcare data to work. Mary speaks with us about the value of upcycled, clean, data across the care continuum, her journey that led her to Diameter Health, and how Availity’s recent acquisition of Diameter Health will help reduce provider administrative burnout and improve payer-provider collaboration. Thanks for joining us, Mary! 
September 6, 2022
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Erica Olenski Johansen Uses Her Caregiving Experience as a North Star

In this episode, Joy sits down with Erica Olenski Johansen. Erica is a master community builder, healthcare innovation advisor, and perhaps most importantly, she's a caregiver to a son with cancer. She's also the Founding Executive Director of August's Artists, a nonprofit organization that facilitates a simple activity during a family's challenging healthcare experience - coloring on the hospital room door window with crayons. August's Artists helps pediatric healthcare patients and their families commemorate their hospital-door artwork as a way to celebrate some of the most formative and impactful moments in life. Listen in as she shares her journey.
August 30, 2022
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Dallas Barnes Helps People with Ovaries Navigate their Birth Control Journey

In this episode, Dallas Barnes, Founder of Reya Health, talks with Joy about the company's user-focused digital contraceptive counseling tool. Her work helps people with ovaries navigate the birth control landscape, so they can feel confident and comfortable with their birth control journey. Based out of Canada, Reya is working hard to secure government funding to support indigenous people in rural areas with access to reproductive health services, among other audacious goals to affect change in the healthcare ecosystem.
August 23, 2022
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Nurse Alice Shares the Variety of Career Paths Available for Nurses

Nurse Alice Benjamin, also known as America's Favorite Nurse, is the Chief Nursing Officer at Nurse.org and a medical contributor for NBC4 in Los Angeles. Much of her professional focus is on education and outreach to reach patients before they ever find themselves in a healthcare setting. She uses her platforms to teach about health and wellness issues, medical breakthroughs, and anything scientific to amplify it to her community. In this episode, Nurse Alice shares the variety of paths nurses can take on their career journey.
August 16, 2022
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Risa Weisberg on Using VR to Deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In this episode, Joy sits down with Risa Weisberg, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, for BehaVR. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and substance abuse are among the most common problems for which individuals seek mental and behavioral health treatment. Risa shares how Virtual Reality can offer effective health interventions that model Cognitive Behavioral and acceptance and commitment-based therapies to change people's behavior in real life.
August 9, 2022
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Bethany Corbin on the Fast-Changing Healthcare Law Landscape

In this episode, Joy talks with Bethany Corbin, Senior Council at Nixon Gwilt law, and the FemTech practice lead. She helps female health technology companies build and scale so they can form and redefine healthcare delivery for women's health. Since the landscape for women's health has shifted dramatically recently, Bethany reviews several ways in which the Dobbs case will transform the healthcare industry and talks about how we can support women and ensure that they get access to the healthcare they need in this new environment.
August 2, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Marina Borukhovich on How Health Coaches are Agents of Change

It is a pleasure to welcome Marina Borukhovich to the podcast. As a CEO, Founder, Mom, and Cancer Survivor, Marina shares with us how her terrifying personal health journey inspired her to found YourCoach.Health, a full health coaching practice management platform. She is passionate about amplifying the role that health coaches bring to holistic care and demystifying digital health for the coaching community. Thanks for joining us, Marina!
July 26, 2022
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Elizabeth Ruzzo Talks Birth Control in the Wake of Roe

Listen in as our host, Joy Rios and guest Elizabeth Ruzzo, Founder, and CEO of adyn - a company taking a precision medicine approach to birth control - absorb the news of the Supreme Court Decision to overturn Roe v Wade. In, this episode they share their concerns for people with uteruses seeking control over their bodies and the ways in which users of birth control can better understand their unique biology to select the type that will give them the least side effects.
July 19, 2022
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Lauren Knieser Talks Care Coordination after a Disaster

As anyone who has lived through a major disaster can attest, the aftermath of an emergency is often just as chaotic and dangerous as the event itself. Responding to a disaster requires care coordination across a large number of individuals and agencies.  In today's episode, we chat with Lauren Knieser, Senior Director at Audacious Inquiry, where AI technology is playing a vital role in making sure that care coordination efforts are as efficient and effective as possible.
July 12, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Joy Rios Turned a Complaint into an Opportunity

In this episode, Grace Vinton asks Joy Rios, our primary podcast host, to sit in the hot seat of the HIT Like a Girl pod. Joy opens up about how she got started in health IT back in 2010 and what motivated her to shine the spotlight on women who work in the industry in 2018. Spoiler alert: she turned a complaint about women not getting enough industry credit into an opportunity to create a supportive community. Grace and Joy share some HITLAG highlights and tease some exciting things to come.
July 6, 2022
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Juli Stover on Leveraging Telehealth to Increase Efficiency and Revenue

COVID brought telehealth into the mainstream, but most providers still underutilize the technology, failing to apply it in ways that can truly enhance their practices. Let’s welcome Juli Stover, Chief Strategy Officer at eVisit. Juli speaks with us about the state of the industry, reimbursement models, and policies, and presents a new controversial way in which hospitals and health systems should be looking at and approaching telehealth strategy. She’s an expert on ways providers should leverage telehealth to increase efficiency and revenue. Thanks for joining us, Juli!
June 28, 2022
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Patty Hayward: Healthcare is About People Taking Care of People

In this episode of HITeaWithGrace, Patty Hayward, VP of Strategy for Healthcare and Life Sciences at Talkdesk, discusses the effects of consumerism on healthcare. 78% of respondents to a recent industry survey said they want a choice of how they interact with their doctors and care teams. Healthcare is about people taking care of people; not about making healthcare consumers feel like transactions. How you communicate with your hospital and health system can make all the difference in the world. The question is, how can innovation help?  Grace had a fantastic time learning from Patty about how she is working to make this goal a reality. 
June 21, 2022
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Dr. Cerise Eliott's Work Focuses on Increasing Representation into Research

In this episode, Kat McDavitt interviews Dr. Cerise Elliott, the Program Director for the Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics branch of the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Elliot tells us about her one big thing: increasing diversity and representation and research and she talks about how having the courage and cold-calling local universities as a high school, sophomore in Omaha, put her on the path to completing her Ph.D. in neuroscience.
June 14, 2022
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Esther Kim is improving patient access to information

Our very own Grace Vinton had the great opportunity to chat with Dr. Esther Kim on this episode of HITea today!  From academic to registered dietician, to ACO program director, Dr. Esther Kim is now the Executive Director of Digital Health Innovation at Mass General Brigham. She leads a new team accelerating innovative healthcare technology pilots across the health system. As a leader in healthcare digital transformation, Esther shares with us the types of digital health technologies that have made a strong impact on their health system and innovations that make her hopeful for the future (hint, true AI, and more). She shares with us the relationship between new payment models and technology adoption to improve patient access to information. Esther strongly believes in the importance and promise of whole-person care and the industry is lucky to have her leading the charge!
June 7, 2022
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Angela Lanning Excels at Quality Reporting on a Large Scale

In this episode, Joy chats with Angela Lanning, COO, Informatics and Technology Services at Premier. She's responsible for their product strategy and operations, which includes implementations, training, customer support, and product delivery. Premier aggregates data from multiple systems, cleans and normalizes it, applies risk adjustment, and then presents it back to customers so they can see their performance. They also help bring together hundreds of hospitals to help them strategize how to improve their performance on a much larger scale.
May 26, 2022
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Rory Stanton Offers a Better Patient Experience for Those Living with Chronic Illness

In this episode, Joy sits down with Rory Stanton, CEO at Aila Health, which is an AI-enabled health management platform that empowers patients with complex autoimmune diseases to receive personalized health at home. Her work helps these patients understand and manage their symptoms with online education, supportive communities, and holistic care from board-certified physicians. We met Rory through the HITLAB NYC femtech initiative.
May 23, 2022
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Amy Conner Advocates for Women's Health In and Out of the Medical Practice

In this episode, recorded at HIMSS22, Joy sits down with Amy Conner to talk about her career journey in healthcare. From helping to incorporate the HPV test into women's annual screenings to identify more patients developing cervical cancer to working to introduce new clinical quality measures to identify people with uteruses who may be at risk of having a spontaneous, preterm birth. Amy is also a mom to three sons who are figuring out through her example that women's health issues affect men too.
May 20, 2022
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Hila Goldman-Aslan Leverages AI to Better Analyze Ultrasound Images

In this episode, Joy chats with Hila Goldman-Aslan, the CEO and Co-founder of DIA Imaging Analysis, a women-led organization, based out of Israel. Her work focuses on ultrasounds, which we typically associate with babies. However, ultrasounds can look at the heart, liver, lungs, and much more. Hila's company centers its attention on the cardiac and bladder ultrasound space and leverages AI to help make user analysis of ultrasound images smarter and more accurate. This helps take the subjectivity out of the ultrasound analysis process, giving more time back to clinicians and healthcare providers.
May 19, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Amy Divaraniya Helps Women With Irregular Cycles Conceive

In this episode, we learn from Amy Divaraniya, CEO and Founder of Oova. With Oova's at-home hormone testing kit, women with irregular cycles who are trying to conceive can find out where they are in their cycle, whether or not they have released an egg yet, how many days post ovulation they are, as well as the concentration levels for both luteinizing hormone and progesterone. That means it’s the first to pinpoint the fertile window and confirm ovulation in one test. Oova users get a customized daily action plan and are empowered with information to share with their healthcare providers to really take control of their conception journey. Amy tells us all about it!
May 2, 2022
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Lauren Stahl Uses Technology to Breathe Life into Data

In this episode, recorded at HIMSS22, Joy sits down with Lauren Stahl, VP, and Head of Sales at Komodo Health. They talk about Komodo Health uses technology to map out disease burdens at scale for more than 325 million unique patient lives in the U.S. and how the company's software applications, solutions, and analytic platforms service a variety of healthcare stakeholders. They basically aggregate and harmonize data from the entire U.S. population to extract insights to empower healthcare companies to be the best version of themselves.
April 29, 2022
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Dr. Alicia Jackson Addresses the Taboo Nature of Hormone Therapy and Menopause

In this episode, Dr. Alicia Jackson, Founder of Evernow, sits down with Joy to discuss menopause. More than 55 million women in the U.S. are experiencing menopause symptoms, but 75% of those who seek care don't get it. Evernow is a modern startup using its group of women scientists and doctors to help normalize the way we view a woman's changing hormones as we age, and what that means for our overall health.
April 28, 2022
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HITea With Grace: Amanda Edwards Works to Solve Communication Challenges in Healthcare

In this episode, Grace Vinton sits down with Amanda Edwards, Program Manager, Digital Transformation and Innovation, at Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network that works to solve communication challenges in healthcare by creating a richer, more transparent exchange of information among health plans, providers, and technology partners. Amanda discusses the path that led her to where she is today, what it means to be a female leader and the challenges that have come along the way. She expresses her passion for creating patient-centered workflows that are being used to address administrative burnout. She also dives into the world of digital transformation and the acceptance of technology that was sparked by the pandemic, where we learned more about how practices should go about identifying and introducing new opportunities that reduce the stress of the office staff while improving processes.
April 26, 2022
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Ellen James Shares Insights From the World's First DMT Clinical Trial

In this episode, Joy sits down with Ellen James, Director of Research and Development at Small Pharma, a neuro-pharmaceutical company that is currently developing a psychedelic-assisted therapy for the treatment of mental health conditions. Small Pharma is one of the few psychedelic companies working with DMT, a naturally occurring psychedelic tryptamine found in plants and the brain of mammals. Scientific evidence suggests DMT offers the potential for rapid-acting and long-lasting antidepressant effects. Small Pharma is leading the world's first DMT clinical trial and Ellen tells us all about it!
April 25, 2022
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Rodina Bizri-Baryak Uses Her World Experience to Help Humanize Healthcare

In this episode, recorded at HIMSS22, Joy sits down with Rodina Bizri-Baryak, Director of Patient Access and Technology at Tegria. They discuss how growing up in Lebanon during a civil war influenced Rodina's perspective on the world and her place in it. When she discovered how improving processes within healthcare settings can support patients, her career journey became more solidified. At Tegria, she works to eliminate technological barriers - from scheduling appointments to coordinating care across multidisciplinary care teams - so patients can more easily access the care they need.
April 22, 2022
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Anna Lindow Finds Subtle Aspects of Healthcare that Have Huge Impacts for Patients

In this episode, Joy sits down with Anna Lindow, CEO and CoFounder of Brave Health, a virtual behavioral health provider and engagement platform. Her piece of the health IT puzzle solves for behavioral health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries. Brave Health provides telehealth-enabled counseling, therapy, psychiatry, and medication management, including medication-assisted treatment to treat a range of conditions across the spectrum of mental health and substance use disorder. As the CEO, Anna helps some of the most vulnerable communities -- such as foster children -- experience the benefits that come from maintaining continuity of care and consistent relationship with their healthcare providers.
April 21, 2022
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HITea With Grace: Rachel Marano Helps Healthcare Organizations Find the Best Talent

We were thrilled to have Rachel Marano, CEO of Pivot Point Consulting, speak with us about the lessons she has learned as a founder and leader. Rachel’s team helps healthcare organizations realize the most value from their technology and resources through EHR, ERP, Strategy, Virtual Care, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Service Desk, Application Support, and Revenue Cycle Management services. She shares with us tips and tricks of the trade for delivering HIT consulting, managed services, and talent solutions to providers, payers, life sciences, and technology organizations.
April 19, 2022
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Maya Said Helps Breast Cancer Patients Move Beyond the Shock

In this episode, Joy talks with Maya Said, CEO and Founder of Outcomes4Me, a free mobile app that helps breast cancer patients navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment more comprehensively through an AI-powered platform. Maya is laser-focused on empowering patients through one of the most vulnerable times of their lives to help them understand their options and be better advocates for themselves as they navigate the healthcare system.
April 18, 2022
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Holly Varnell is Driving Equity for All Moms and Babies by Improving Gaps in Maternal Care

In this episode, Holly Varnell, Founder, and Chair, of DREAM BIG shares her professional journey and how she is driving change in the state of maternal care in the U.S. There is a quote by Desmond Tutu that states: “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” Holly is using this analogy to get to the root causes of the dismal maternal mortality rates for black and brown women in the U.S. and working toward a solution.
April 15, 2022
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Carrie Kozlowski Uses the Science of Health Communication to Activate Patients

In this episode, Joy sits down with Carrie Kozlowski, Co-Founder, and COO of UpFront Healthcare. Her organization helps to activate patients by providing them with proactive and personalized information that reaches them where they are. Their platform informs patients not only with what they need to do, but also with how they need to do it, and where. All of that is wrapped in health communication science that helps to motivate, persuade, and influence them to take that action.
April 14, 2022
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Jodi Neuhauser Brings Science, People and Products Together, Forming an Intelligent Fertility Marketplace

In this episode, we sit down with Jody Neuhauser, Co-founder of Overerrra, an intelligent fertility platform for men and women that matches them to the products and services they need as part of their trying-to-conceive journey. Jodi is also the founder at Reneu Fertility Travel, where she takes female founders to Capetown, South Africa to freeze their eggs at a third of the cost of clinics in the US. She's super ambitious and making an impact on women's health around the world.
April 11, 2022
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Eden Brownell Reimagines Health Engagement for the Modern Age

In this episode, Joy sits down with Eden Brownell, an Engagement Specialist at mPulse and an expert in behavioral science, user design and public health. Eden's work helps healthcare organizations adjust their efforts to meet the health needs, confidence levels, and cultural sensitivities in meaningful ways for their patients--essentially reimagining health engagement for the modern age.
April 7, 2022
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Maureen Ladouceur Unifies Organizations to Smooth Access to Therapy

In this episode, we talk with Maureen Ladouceur, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Commercial Officer at MMIT. Maureen is passionate about making life-changing drugs and innovative therapies more easily accessible to all patients as a registered nurse. She saw firsthand what happens to patients and families when access to drugs is delayed or not possible.
April 4, 2022
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Somer Baburek Addresses Unmet Needs in Women's Health

In this episode, we hear from Somer Baburek, President, CEO of HERA Biotech. Somer's work is dedicated to addressing unmet needs in the field of women's health. And specifically in reproductive medicine. In this conversation, Joy and Somer talk in-depth about endometriosis, the current solution to diagnose it, which is through pretty invasive surgery, and how her efforts are working to change that. Somer was a contestant in the HITLAB Women's Health Tech Challenge.
March 31, 2022
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Shelly Bond Shares Insights from Canada's First Digital Acute-Care Hospital

In this episode, we sit down with Shelly Bond, Vice President & Sales Development for Ascom Canada. Shelley talks with Joy about how technology can improve areas within the clinical process. For example, using a sensor within a hospital bed to let nurses know when a patient has gotten up and may need help from the care team. Shelly shared some super interesting insights on a recent project she completed with Humber River Hospital, North America’s first fully digital acute-care hospital.
March 28, 2022
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Vidya Murthy Discusses Risk Reduction in Medical Devices Deployed in Medical Settings

In this episode, we hear from Vidya Murthy, COO at MedCrypt. She talks with Joy about cybersecurity within medical devices. And although a medical device may look like any other internet of things type of technology, it's constrained by regulation and must keep clinical functionality, patient safety, and care delivery as top priorities. Vidya breaks down the importance of compliance and risk reduction for any devices deployed in a healthcare setting.
March 24, 2022
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Dr. Natasha Sheybani Explains How Focused Ultrasound Can Treat Cancer

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Natasha Sheybani, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia and a senior scientist with the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. Dr. Sheybani is recognized as one of the "next generation's scientific superstars," trailblazing the way for a disruptive technology called focused ultrasound (FUS). Her research centers around how FUS can treat cancer; how it can be incorporated into drug delivery such as chemo, utilizing FUS's incredible ability to pinpoint the exact location for a therapeutic to be delivered; and how it can complement current therapies such as immunotherapy and gene therapy.
March 21, 2022
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Dr. Natasha Ramontal, of HIMSS, Shares Her Passion for Making a Global Impact

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Natasha Ramontal, Digital Health Strategist – Community Outcomes, North America at HIMSS. To say she is an accomplished, passionate professional with a huge heart and gift for making a large-scale impact, would be an understatement. Her professional experience spans from the healthcare frontlines to executive leadership. Prior to healthcare, Dr. Ramontal spent more than 10 years managing global projects for governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. She has successfully managed complex humanitarian assistance programs aimed at improving social and economic conditions in the U.S., the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and Eurasia. Dr. Natasha Ramontal speaks English, Jamaican Patois, and Elementary Russian.
March 14, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Beth Andersen on Anthem's Continued Journey Toward Value-Based Care

In this episode, Grace Vinton interviews Beth Andersen, President of Anthem Blue Cross. Beth oversees the management of Anthem’s commercial business and strategy in California, working collaboratively with local and state elected officials to help transform health care. Beth and Grace discuss Anthem’s continued journey toward value-based care and what new technology the health plan is implementing to make a difference in this initiative.
March 11, 2022
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HITeaWithGrace: Grace Vinton & Danielle Grasso tackle Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

In this episode of HITeaWithGrace, Grace Vinton chats with Danielle Grasso, Senior Product Manager at Force Therapeutics, a provider-driven digital care management platform primarily for orthopedics and musculoskeletal care that helps patients recover from injury or surgery at home.  Collecting patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) can lead to greater reimbursement under many value-based care initiatives. Danielle talks with us about the challenges of adoption and the benefits of a well-designed tool for virtual physical therapy to help with PROMS. She also dives into adaptive patient education and the variety of protocols that trigger ongoing patient engagement. We learn more about what factors are important in driving patient engagement on digital health platforms in this new era of care.
March 8, 2022
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Dipanwita Das Helps Subject Matter Experts Cut Through the Noise in Scientific Literature

In this episode, we sit down with Dipanwita Das, CEO of Sorcero. As the annual volume of scientific literature continues to increase exponentially—with some 2,000,000 articles published across 30,000 peer-reviewed journals a year—subject-matter experts (SMEs) at life science enterprises face the herculean task of analyzing massive amounts of medical content to find the passages relevant to their products. Sorcero is the leader in Language Intelligence (LI) and its platform streamlines scientific literature analysis for subject matter experts so that they can spend more time on higher-value tasks by saving time, money and being more accurate with data.
March 7, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton interviews Sheila Talton

In this episode, Grace Vinton sits down with Sheila Talton, President, and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics.  Sheila is a tech and health IT veteran who is passionate about the use of technology to close gaps in care to ensure high-quality care for all patients. Her company has developed an advanced analytics platform that healthcare providers and insurers are using to accelerate the transition to value-based care models and improve health equity and outcomes.
March 4, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton & Sheeza Hussain talk personalized predictive care

In this episode, Grace Vinton sits down with Sheeza Hussain, Chief Commercial Officer of Biofourmis, a Boston-based global leader in digital therapeutics and virtual care that powers personalized predictive care.  Sheeza is passionate about virtual care and the ability to connect patients of all ages to care regardless of their location. In this conversation, Sheeza describes how Biofourmis’ remote patient management and virtual care solutions are making it possible for patients to receive acute, post-acute, and chronic condition care in their own homes. Virtual care is now continuous, predictive, and far more engaging than it used to be. Sheeza also shares how she overcame challenges in two male-dominated fields—computer engineering and health IT—and continues to conquer new obstacles in a rapidly changing industry through passion, hard work, and support from family and friends.
March 1, 2022
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Cynthia Church Discusses Strengthening Doctor-Patient Relationships with Xealth

In this episode, we hear from Cynthia Church, Chief Strategy Officer of Xealth. Xealth’s platform enables physicians and care teams to easily order and monitor digital tools – everything including patient education articles and videos, remote patient monitoring devices, shared decision-making tools and questionnaires, traditional smartphone apps patients need to download, and even services requiring patient enrollment. "We can tell what's been sent, what's been opened. What are patients engaging with? We can bring that data back to the EHR. We can present dashboards from third-party vendors direct within the patient record so that people don't have to go back and forth."
February 28, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton interviews Elise Kohl-Grant

In this bonus episode, Grace Vinton interviews Elise Kohl-Grant, Chief Information Officer at Innovative Management Solutions NY Elise talks with us about the uphill battle mental health systems have experienced in regards to interoperability and the type of data that is most impactful for health systems to track. She also identifies gaps in care that are being closed now using data and analytics in the behavioral health arena and gives meaningful advice to other mental health systems on this new and challenging-to-predict interoperability, data, and analytics journey.
February 25, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton & Angie Franks discuss optimizing access to care

In this episode, Grace Vinton speaks with Angie Franks, CEO of ABOUT Healthcare.  In addition to the important lessons she’s learned as a healthcare leader, Franks discusses how it's important now more than ever for hospitals and health systems to optimize access to care by leveraging technology to improve visibility into resources available to patients. ABOUT Healthcare is a leading provider of access and orchestration solutions that empower health systems to operate as one connected network of care.
February 22, 2022
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Rhonda Collins is breaking down communication barriers in hospitals

In this episode, we hear from Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer for Vocera. Dr. Collins is responsible for working with nursing leadership groups globally to increase their understanding of Vocera solutions, share clinical best practices, and bring their specific requirements to Vocera's product and solutions teams.
February 21, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton interviews Dr. Shrujal Baxi

In this bonus episode, Grace Vinton interviews Shrujal Baxi, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Clinical and Scientific Solutions at Verana Health.  Her work at the digital health company serves patients through advancing the development and use of real-world evidence to address challenges in patient outcomes, healthcare delivery, and drug development. Dr. Baxi discusses with Grace why she chose a career in medicine, how her career path has led her to from medical oncology into digital health tech, and why she’s excited about the potential of using EHR-derived real-world evidence to improve patient care.
February 18, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton interviews Juli Heitman

In this bonus episode, Grace Vinton interviews Juli Heitman, Customer Success and Quality Manager at Motient, on what drove her to make the shift from nursing to health IT.  Juli recently completed a post-master’s degree in health care quality to continue her pursuit of making a difference in healthcare. Passionate about improving tech and workflow for our front-line heroes, Juli discusses the challenges we’ve seen since the pandemic with patient transfers and how this is affecting emergency department workers.
February 15, 2022
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Rebecca Love is a Prominent Advocate for Nurses

In this episode, we talk with Rebecca Love, Chief Clinical Officer of IntelyCare. Rebecca founded HireNurses.com and was the first nurse featured on TED.com, making her one of the country’s most prominent advocates for nurses. Rebecca also started the nation’s first nurse innovation and entrepreneurship program at the School of Nursing at Northeastern University, is the co-author of two internationally best-selling books (The Nurses Guide to Innovation and The Rebel Nurse Handbook), and is the host of the Outcomes Rocket Nursing podcast.
February 14, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton interviews Jess DaMassa

In this bonus episode, Grace Vinton interviews the vibrant Jessica DaMassa, Health Innovation Reporter Host & Executive Producer, "WTF Health - What's the Future, Health?" and is Co-Host of Health Tech Deals.  Jess talks with us today about the digital health funding landscape and what she sees to be the future of healthcare and care delivery. Jess has interviewed thousands of startups, digital health investors, and incumbents working to change the future of health worldwide. This experience of speaking with innovators in our space every day gives her a unique view into fresh innovations and business models that are transforming HIT and the healthcare industry.
February 11, 2022
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Dr. Pamela Peeke shares a bio-hack to control body temperature

In this episode, Dr. Pamela Peeke, Chief Medical Officer of Embr Labs talks about the Wave, a wearable that works as a personal bio-hack. The Wave is a low-power, completely silent wearable that safely moves heat or cold away from your skin, acting as a mini air conditioner and heater. It warms or cools the sensitive skin on the inside of your wrist, signaling your nerves, and sending a feel-good message to your brain that quickly provides relief to your entire body.
February 10, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton interviews Summer Humphreys

In this bonus episode, Grace Vinton interviews Summer Humphreys, Principal at VisiQuate, provider of advanced revenue cycle analytics, intelligent workflow and AI-powered automation. Summer talks with us today about the impact the pandemic had on service lines and dives into what service lines have bounced back since then and which ones are still struggling. She also talks with us about the impact that the pandemic has had on the revenue cycle management (RCM) workforce, transitioning from working in an office to working at home, and how data and analytics can now be used to help enhance RCM leadership and workforce performance unlike anything that’s been done before in this space. 
February 8, 2022
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Acacia Parks shares how mental health and behavior choices are intertwined

As CoFounder and Chief Scientist at Happify Health, Dr. Acacia Park’s research focuses on digital methods for managing and treating depression and anxiety, as well as chronic health conditions. "People make better health decisions when they have good mental health. And conversely, when people are depressed or more anxious, they're distracted because of their mental state. They might not be making the best health choices. And so those things are in an inextricably intertwined.
February 7, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton interviews Heidi Polek

In this bonus episode, Grace Vinton interviews Heidi Polek, Strategic Program Manager at DrFirst, on innovations in the pharmacy HIT space.  Heidi talks about what her biggest challenges were when she was a practicing pharmacist and how she uses those lessons now in her role to improve pharmacist workflow and help combat front-line fatigue through technology.
February 4, 2022
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Emily Tyson shares how scheduling and good patient communication go hand in hand

In this episode, we talk with Emily Tyson, Chief Transformation Officer for Relatient / Radix Health. The two organizations recently merged and are helping to create stronger digital front doors to improve scheduling, provider communication and overall patient engagement. She states, "What really fascinates and frustrates me about the healthcare industry is how chaotic, complex, and quite frankly conflicting the different systems and processes and incentives really are. It's like having a trillion-piece puzzle to put together, but the pieces don't actually fit. So my goal is to find areas within our health care system, where we can start to untangle the mess and simplify it."
February 3, 2022
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HITea with Grace: Grace Vinton Interviews Author Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz

In this episode, Grace Vinton interviews Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, psychologist, researcher, and specialist in behavioral economics. Dr. Talya’s new book, “Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health,” talks about patient strengths, limitations, and how those impact care decisions and experiences.  As an expert in decision-making, Dr. Talya also talks with us about the importance of behavioral economics in the HIT innovation process. The future of innovation in this space will look like using economics and psychology to help understand why people act the way they do and using this understanding to better the tech experience and user impact to improve outcomes.
February 1, 2022
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Sigi Marmorstein shares the shocking statistics related to having a baby in the U.S.

In this episode, we highlight Sigi Marmorstein, Founder and CEO of BaybLiveAdvice, a telehealth enabled service that complements, but does not replace, obstetric/pediatric care providers. BabyLiveAdvice uses technology and professional providers in collaboration with health organizations and medical providers to educate, support, and monitor mothers, birthing people and new patients. Sigi shares the shocking statistics related to having a baby in the U.S., despite the $120 Billion we spend on maternity and infant care annually. She says: "We are the worst country in the industrial world by which to have a child. People don't understand that every 10 minutes a baby or a mom get hurt in pregnancy or postpartum in the United States. We have 45,000 NICU admissions in the last month alone. What are the issues? It has to do a lot with care access. We have maternity deserts all over the United States, where there is no OB/GYN or maternity ward to be found in miles and miles away."
January 31, 2022
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Chandra Osborn uses behavioral science to meet people where they are

Chandra Osborn, Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio uses her expertise in behavioral science, public health, and statistics to break down barriers for people to connect and engage with their unique health journeys. By addressing misinformation, distrust, affordability, and personal risk factors, her work at Lirio helps to personalize the journey to each individual. She applies her knowledge of understanding why people do what they do and what influences them to take action.
January 27, 2022
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Eileen Martin tells women to stop waiting to be asked

In this episode, Eileen Martin, Global Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for EMD Serono shares how different countries address their unique DEI barriers. For example, China is working to get more Asian nationals in leadership positions, North America is challenged with issues about race and getting more women in positions in power, and Germany is faced with changing tax laws that discourage women from returning to work after having children. One of her main messages is, it doesn't matter who your are or how you identify, there's always an opportunity to amplify someone else.
January 24, 2022
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Lauren Trenkle is the mastermind behind Covid testing operations in Los Angeles and beyond

In this episode, we chat with Lauren Trenkle, Cofounder and CEO of a medical diagnostic testing service called Total Testing Solutions which helps individuals, businesses and families, test for COVID-19. Their HIPAA-compliant tool provides a way to enable health and safety requirements for travel and meetings
January 20, 2022
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Dr. Asha Parekh shares how an arterial occlusion device can save patients precious time

Today, we talk with Dr. Asha Perekh, Cofounder, CEO, and Biomedical engineer at Frontline Medical Technologies. Her talents are aimed at medical devices that are used in emergent situations to control bleeding. In tangible ways, her work very much saves lives.
January 17, 2022
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Lara Dodo discusses how connecting to an Inspirator in a meaningful way can impact your health

In this episode, we hear from Lara Dodo, Chief Growth and Operations Officer at Newtopia. She explains how businesses are recognizing that they can't afford to manage employees chronic diseases so they're starting to adopt preventative telehealth strategies faster than insurers.
January 13, 2022
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Harpreet Nagra discusses what motivates us to change

Harpreet Nagra, Ph.D., VP of Behavioral Science at One Drop, merges behavioral science with data science to create a clinically effective digital product that motivates people with Diabetes (or other chronic conditions) to maintain and improve their health. Evidence-based and clinically effective, the One Drop app brings affordable, accessible self-care to every person with a smartphone, as well as their insurers, employers, and healthcare providers.
January 10, 2022
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Wema Hoover tackles DEI and the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership

Wema Hoover is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Thought Leader. In this episode, she discusses why increasing the emotional intelligence of our leaders to reinforce the culture of their companies is critically important and how companies can ensure a strong internal network of advocates who support minority talent at every level within the organization.
January 6, 2022
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Tina Beilinson addresses the isolation and overwhelm of pregnancy and early parenthood

In this episode, Tina Beilinson, CEO and co-founder of Seven Starling, talks with us about this new digital platform and membership program for new and expectant parents. Seven Starling makes doulas and peer group support more accessible to parents everywhere — creating a digital community-led experience that's improving maternal health outcomes.
January 3, 2022
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Reflections on 2021 from Three Continents

Every December brings reflectiions about what has happened in the past year and what's coming in the next year. This event brings together three podcasters from the US, Europe and Australia who will address digital health trends and perspectives from three continents and different perspectives their podcasts focus on: digital health law, female empowerment and diversity in healthcare systems across the world. Speakers:  Joy Rios - Consultant, Host of HIT Like a Girl Podcast Bianca Rose Phillips - Founder of Digital Health Think Tank  Tjasa Zajc - Business Developer at Better, Host of Faces of Digital Health podcast
December 28, 2021
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Grace Vinton & Janet Dillione Explore How to Support Vulnerable Populations at Home

We continue with HITea with Grace series. In this episode, she interviews Janet Dillione, CEO of Connect America.  Janet's work addresses the needs of the vulnerable populations in the country, specifically of the aging and chronically ill. The Connect America platform helps people who want to stay at home to live as long and as independently and as graciously as they can while being in the home.
December 16, 2021
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Grace Vinton & Stephanie Queen Discuss What it Takes to Provide Healthcare from a Helicopter

We continue with our HITea With Grace bonus episodes, with Grace Vinton. In this episode, she interviews Stephanie Queen, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Air Methods, the U.S.' leading emergency air medical service provider. . Today's conversation revolves around clinician burnout, grief, and the reality of the toll it takes to work in the high-stakes healthcare environments.
December 13, 2021
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Kat McDavitt & Maria Levis Take a Deep Dive on Understanding Population Health

It's a season of giving and this December we continue to share our platform through the Ladyboss Interview Series. In this episode Kat McDavitt interviews Maria Levis, CEO and Founder of Impactivo, LLC., a woman and minority-owned health consulting firm in Puerto Rico. Maria talks with Kat about her community-level approach to health equity and how she's working with HHS to scale her approach across the country and some of the downsides of health equity becoming a buzzword and trendy.
December 9, 2021
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Grace Vinton & Jennifer D'Angelo Discuss Interoperability in New Jersey

In this HITea with Grace bonus episode, Grace Vinton interviews Jennifer D’Angelo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Healthcare Division at New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII). Her work at the health information network serves patients through improving the quality of data to ensure that it tells an accurate story for each person throughout their healthcare system.The NJII uses the Master Person Index (MPI) and holds facilities accountable for sending and receiving clean and usable data. This helps them expand interoperability and clinical casework throughout the state.
December 6, 2021
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Kat McDavitt and Therasa Bell Take a Deep Dive into What it Means to be Mission Driven

In this Ladyboss Interview, Kat McDavitt, Principal Advisor and Head of Public Affairs at Innsena interviews Therasa Bell, Cofounder, President, and CTO of Kno2. Therasa talks about one big thing - being a mission-driven health IT organization -- and the tenacity and commitment it takes to stick to the integrity of their big, audacious idea to empower healthcare technology vendors to realize the potential of true interoperability.
December 2, 2021
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Grace Vinton and Effie Parks Discuss the Importance of the Patient Voice

In this special HITea With Grace bonus episode, Grace Vinton, digital health influencer talks with Effie Parks, founder of the Once Upon a Gene podcast, about patient advocacy and the reality of the challenges parents face due to the disconnect within our healthcare system. "You don't have to be the same as me to understand me," Effie shares some tough stuff about how despite the challenges she's faced with a son who has a rare disease, she's found a way to live beyond her circumstances.
November 29, 2021
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Megan Haas is taking a Holistic Approach to Connecting People Across Generations

Today Joy talks with Megan Haas, founder of Kinnected.org, a free social-health sanctuary that supports community resilience through building stable, purposeful, peer to peer connection. She’s really on to something - not only did Megan and I really connect in this conversation, but Joy also joined one of her community initiatives to have authentic, intentional conversations across generational divides and the experience was so gratifying - it felt like quenching a hunger that she didn’t even know I had. Anyway - Megan is doing great things in the world. Listen for yourself. 
November 10, 2021
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Fran Ayalasomayajula Leads Large-Scale Significantly Meaningful Initiatives

In this episode, we talk with Fran Ayalasomayajula, President of Reach, a social impact organization on a mission to make a meaningful impact for both providers and patients. Her current work crosses the chasms of maternal health as well as virtual reality therapeutics. One thing that’s certain is she’s passionate about tackling big problems in innovative ways. Take a listen!
November 3, 2021
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Nicole Cameron works to improve access to healthcare to remote areas of Australia

Nicole Cameron, Professional Services Director, InterSystems in New Zealand and Australia. She currently oversees the implementation of their EHR into remote areas in the Northern Territory of Australia in large part to support the indigenous people. One funny thing about her is that she and her husband took a road trip around the country for their honeymoon, and ended up never returning home.
November 1, 2021
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Dr. Nada Elbuluk Helps Physicians Enhance Diagnostic Accuracy

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Nada Elbuluk who is a board-certified dermatologist and associate professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. She also the Director of Clinical Impact for Visual Dx, a clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy with a focus on how skin conditions look on different colored skin, which leads to more patient safety and improved health equity. 
October 27, 2021
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Holly Hockemeier Addresses Physician Burnout Through Liberating Them From the Keyboard

Today's guest is Holly Hockemeier, Regional Vice President for Healthcare Provider Solutions at Nuance Communications. Her work helps reduce physician burnout through liberating providers from the keyboard. In this episode we talk about deep machine learning AI, speech to text technology, and how the purpose principles at Nuance makes them wired to win. Holly and Joy got along really well and shared some surprising ways COVID made us feel more human.
October 25, 2021
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Jody DeVere Breaks Down Barriers for Women in the Automotive Industry

Jody DeVere, CEO of AskPatty has been breaking down barriers for women in a male-dominated automotive industry for most of her career. Not only does she serve as a mentor for countless women, offering expert car advice, but she also helped create the Certified Female Friendly car buying experience, a program that trains men at car dealerships and other auto-related shops how to communicate more effectively (and respectfully) with their women clientele. Jody served as a mentor for us on our #HITtheTrails journey and in this episode, she shares her best career advice with our listeners.
October 20, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Kathleen Aller Brings Her Uniqueness to Her Role as Director of Healthcare Market Strategy

Kathleen Aller, Director of Healthcare Market Strategy at InterSystems is responsible for telling stories about how to turn scientific data into something people care about. From population health around the world, to the evolution of health IT, Kathleen shares her wealth of knowledge. Although her career path was not linear, she thinks she would make her eight-year-old self proud. Outside of work, she makes an effort to transform the world with flowers. We love that about her! 
September 29, 2021
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Sally Buta's Fall Back Plan Was to Get a PhD

In addition to building high caliber teams, Sally Buta, VP of Strategy and Innovation at PatientKeeper is also on a personal mission to hike to the highest point of each state. She's already conquered 46 out of 50 and had the goal of finishing them all by her 50th birthday, but the pandemic threw a wrench into her plans. In this episode, we nerd out about our relationship to expectations and how following your curiosity can change your life path. 
September 27, 2021
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Gina Kim Designs Products That Make the Patient Journey Easier

As the Chief Product Officer at Cohere Health, Gina Kim's career has taken a very mission-driven approach, where she focuses on solving problems related to patient access, health in the home, and prior authorizations. In the episode, she takes the time to explain what prior authorization is in laymen’s terms and shares about her work in helping create more transparency around the patient’s best path.
September 22, 2021
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Brittany Partridge Leveraged her Love for Learning to Scale Telemedicine

Brittany Partridge is the Virtual Care Technical Lead at UC San Diego Health and one of her claims to fame is executing a two-year telemedicine implementation plan over the course of a weekend. She is a powerhouse in all technology related to virtual care, which became a massive asset throughout the pandemic. In this episode, Brittany shares how she's leveraged her love for learning workflows in a hospital setting to scale up telemedicine.
September 20, 2021
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Julie Sommer Tailors the Healthcare Experience to Patients' Cultural and Linguistic Needs

The U.S. is melting pot and the healthcare system is difficult to navigate, regardless of where a patient comes from. ConsejoSano works with health plans and payers to provide healthcare information to their members in more than 30 languages and helps them be more empathetic to the cultural nuances from its member communities. It's this holistic approach that creates a meaningful, ongoing relationship to help improve the health of patients all over the country.
September 15, 2021
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Alex MacLeod Shares How Becoming a Mom Helped Her Work

Alex MacLeod works as the Director of Healthcare Commercial Initiatives now, but she has actually been working at InterSystems for more than 20 years and started as an intern in Germany! Her current role involves sales and engineering, where she gets a nice mixture of both technical and sales-y customer-facing experience. In this episode, Alex share how becoming a mom has - to her own surprise - helped her in her work. She's learned patience, how we use personal data, how we want someone to be cared for, and how we think about problems.
September 13, 2021
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Liz Carden Has a Thing with Robots and Saving the World

Kat McDavitt continues the Lady Boss Interview Series this week, with her sister, Liz Carden, who works as the Director for Strategic Planning at Intouch Solutions. They talk about loving what you do, how showing emotions can be a superpower, and how important it is to find people in your community to have collaborative discussions with -- even, and perhaps, especially if you don't agree on everything. Sisters are great at that!
September 10, 2021
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Jenny Rios Builds Healthy Homes to Help People Thrive

It’s sister week! In this episode, Joy (and Shereese) sit down with Joy’s big sister, Jenny. Jenny Rios works as an Owner's Representative - or a liaison between home owners, architects, and construction managers. Her industry is notoriously male-dominated, and she shares her strategies on how she is making change. Here's a hint: be very deliberate about who you want to do business with and what your values are. Jenny also talks openly and candidly about how waking up to her privilege has made her a better advocate, ally, and citizen.
September 8, 2021
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Loren Deutsch Removes Obstacles in Medical Education for Underrepresented Students

Loren Deutsch is a professional educational therapist and licensed clinical social worker who has worked at the border of medical education and clinical social work for 25 years. In 2010, she founded Loren Academic Services (LAS), an educational services company that specializes in Coaching, Curriculum Development, and Consulting for students, residents, faculty, and medical centers. In today's episode, Loren talks with us about how sometimes we feel a pressure to solve the whole problem, yet when we can be intentional about a smaller piece of it, we can make just as big of a difference. In fact, when we come together as a community or to collaborate on a problem, it can be much more meaningful than if you try to solve it all on your own.
September 1, 2021
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Rebecca Clyde's Solution Makes it as Easy to Schedule Appointments as it is to Text a Friend

If we get our appointments more quickly, we can get the questions we have answered more immediately, outcomes will improve on both sides. As the founder and CEO of Botco.ai, Rebecca Clyde works to make healthcare less complicated through creating a simple, yet sophisticated digital front door for healthcare providers.
August 30, 2021
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Kristin Haduch Tells Kat McDavitt Why She Loves a Blank Page

On this bonus episode of HIT Like a Girl pod, we share a conversation between two health IT ladybosses: Kat McDavitt and Kristin Haluch, Head of Customer Success and Operations for Bold, an agetech company bringing an evidence based fitness platform to older adults, allowing them to age in place. Kristin is also women's career empowerment coach. She has been coaching for over a decade and is passionate about supporting women in their journey to their dream career. Her mission is to empower women to break through social conditioning and limiting beliefs to become confident, successful women who know their worth and how to take charge of their careers.
August 27, 2021
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Julie Smith Works Globally to Make Health Info Accessible at the Point of Care

As the Clinical Product Manager for InterSystems, Julie Smith is helping to ensure that health systems around the world have the information they need at their fingertips to provide better care for patients. In addition to wanting everyone to have equitable access to care, she also tells us about her two pandemic puppies.
August 25, 2021
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Karen Groppe and Terri Sanders Reflect on HIMSS 2020 and 2021

Shutting down a major healthcare conference, telling 47,000 people to stay home, including the sitting President, and dealing with the backlash of unhappy people has been a career highlight (or, perhaps lowlight?) for these two women leaders. Karen Groppe and Terri Sanders tell us how it really went down, what they learned through the process, how they cope with high stress situations, and all that went into planning the return of the hybrid in-person/digital HIMSS 2021 conference.
August 23, 2021
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Tanjina Shapiro is Skilled at Belly Dancing and Risk Adjustment

Whether through making sense of the cost of care in the healthcare setting or exploring ways to isolate and layer body movements to improve her belly dancing, Tanjina Shapiro, Chief Operating Officer for Curation Health is a master at brain-teasing exercises. In this episode, she shares how her organization supports physicians in taking care of patients, where she goes for professional support, and the importance of taking time to do things completely outside of work to stay balanced.
August 18, 2021
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Stephanie Denvir Talks HIMSS21

The first big gathering after the pandemic, Stephanie Denvir, VP of Engagement Strategies for HIMSS, shares what to expect from the Global Conference in Las Vegas next month.
July 14, 2021
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HIT the Trails: Season 6 Preview

Joy and Shereese traveled the country to reconnect with the women in health IT as the pandemic begins to subside. When they landed at the Women's Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, New York, they decided to share their experience of the HIT the Trails journey so far, through this historic lens.
July 7, 2021
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Ladyboss Interview Series: Kat McDavitt & Mandira Singh

On this bonus episode of HIT Like a Girl pod, we host a conversation between two health IT pros: Kat McDavitt, Principal Advisor & Public Affairs Practice Head at Innsena Communications and Mandira Singh, COO at Collective Medical. Mandira has taken a very unique career path. She was born in Nepal, studied music in India, was recruited for college in the U.S. for opera, and then became an investment banker. She eventually found and fell in love with health IT.
June 9, 2021
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Ladieboss Interview Series: Kat McDavitt & Jaime Bland

On this bonus episode of HIT Like a Girl pod, we host a conversation between two health IT pros: Kat McDavitt, Principal Advisor & Public Affairs Practice Head at Innsena Communications and Jaime Bland, CEO of CyncHealth. Jaime worked in Qatar for eight years as an operations manager for a troop medical clinic and then was called to serve her country back at home at the Veterans Health Administration in Minnesota. She has a very diverse background and a fascinating professional journey.
June 2, 2021
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Ladyboss Interview Series: Kat McDavitt & Angela Ammons

On this special in-between-season episode of HIT Like a Girl pod we're calling the #Ladyboss Interview Series, we host a conversation between to bonafide health IT pros: Kat McDavitt, Principal Advisor & Public Affairs Practice Head at Innsena Communications and Angela Ammons, CEO of Clinch Memorial Hospital. Angela opens up about how not having a traditional educational background has influenced her work as a healthcare and hospital executive in rural Georgia.
May 26, 2021
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It's Time to HIT the Trails

We’ll be driving through 25 states, hiking in some beautiful places across the country and meeting up with the women in our communities . We intend to record some podcasts for our next season - and really take the time to get out in nature, reconnect with each other, connect with ourselves and the great outdoors, and eventually end up at HIMSS in Vegas.  Our hope is to get inspired and be the change we want to see in the world - whether at home, at work, or in our communities. We are all about strengthening our networks and supporting each other in these crazy times! 
May 12, 2021
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Ladyboss Interview Series: 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. Connect with Kat & Miriam: Kat McDavitt: Twitter, LinkedIn Miriam Paramore: Twitter, LinkedIn HIT Like a Girl podcast is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member of our private Slack community to get bonus content and take these conversations further at https://hitlikeagirlpod.com/community. Support the show by checking out our sponsors! This episode is brought to you by: Chirpy Bird, Inc. Many medical specialties require custom support when it comes to succeeding in value-based care programs. Chirpy Bird partners with specialists of all types. Learn more about their services. www.chirpybirdinc.com. Click here for a transcription of this episode.
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 Russella

This week, we highlight Danielle Russella, President of Strategic Partnerships at Amwell. 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

In this episode, you’ll hear from Mary Ellen Beliveau, Founder and CEO of Knowledge 2 Practice. She shares how her daughter’s battle with congenital heart disease drove her to improving the delivery of value-based care. Join us as Mary Ellen talks about starting Knowledge to Practice (K2P) - a subscription-based educational platform that empowers frontline teams to deliver the best quality care to their patients. Keep up with us on Twitter or Instagram: @HITLikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: Twitter:@askjoyrios or Instagram: @_joyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Follow Mary Ellen Beliveau on Twitter: Mary Ellen Beliveau: @MEB_K2P HIT Like a Girl podcast is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member of our private Slack community to get bonus content and take these conversations further at https://hitlikeagirlpod.com/community. Support the show by checking out our sponsors! This episode is brought to you by: EHR Go. Go is a simulated Electronic Health Record with a catalog of realistic and diverse patient care scenarios included. Go helps educators teach a human-centered approach to technology in healthcare. Find out more at healthpodcastnetwork.com/gogirl. Chirpy Bird, Inc. Many medical specialties require custom support when it comes to succeeding in value-based care programs. Chirpy Bird partners with specialists of all types. Learn more about their services. www.chirpybirdinc.com. Click here for a transcription of this episode.
October 14, 2020
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Dr. Jordana Haber

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Jordana Haber: @JordanaHaber HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Marta Hernandez If 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 Wrenn HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Marta Hernandez If 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: @AdairaLandryMD HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Marta Hernandez If 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 Blumental HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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 Stroum HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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_Finkel HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Marta Hernandez If 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: @LeslieMeserveMD HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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 Benson HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Marta Hernandez If 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

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Jenifer Leaf Jaeger HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Marta Hernandez If you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
July 15, 2020
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Dr. Betty Rabinowitz

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Betty Rabinowitz HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Marta Hernandez If 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 Stoltenberg HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Lucienne Ide HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
June 24, 2020
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Andrea Tait

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Andrea Tait HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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 Barnes IMO Health HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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 University HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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: @gnayyar Greenway Health HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If 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

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Melissa Frieswick Maven Clinic HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod Joy Rios: @askjoyrios Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth Thanks For Listening Thank 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" Patrons Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez If you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.
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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