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Bridgette Borst

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Today we are talking with Bridgette Ombre-Borst 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!

* Bridgette Borst: @BridgetteBorst
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Bridgette’s LinkedIn
* A2u website
* A2u Twitter: @Applications2u

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
August 21, 2019
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Tiffany Crenshaw

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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.

* Tiffany Crenshaw’s LinkedIn
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Intellect Resources
* Intellect Resources Twitter: @WeSpeakHIT

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
August 14, 2019
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Jennifer Gardy

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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.

* Jennifer Gardy: @JenniferGardy
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* World Health Organization Malaria Statistics
* The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
* It’s Catching, book by Jennifer Gardy
* Walk Through the Human Digestive System, a forthcoming book by Jennifer Gardy

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
August 7, 2019
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Estrella Jaramillo

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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.

* Estrella Jamarillo: @EstrellaJRios
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Estrella’s Forbes Magazine Contributions
* Estrella Jamarillo’s Instagram
* Get the B-wom app on iTunes
* B-wom Twitter: @HelloBwom
* B-wom Instagram
* B-wom Facebook

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
July 31, 2019
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Janine Morales

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Janine Morales is a molecular oncologist working at Intervention Insights. She oversees a team of editors and curators with deep expertise in molecular oncology, and together with her group, she is responsible for maintaining the company’s clinical information asset, a comprehensive knowledge base summarizing published data pertaining to molecular biomarkers as predictors of response to targeted therapies in oncology.
Those are fancy words for saying she works in precision medicine.
In this episode, she shares how her company’s real-time, evidence-supported technology platform helps oncologists, practices, molecular labs, and payors make the most appropriate decisions for cancer patients.

* Janine Morales’ LinkedIn
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Intervention Insights
* Precision Medicine podcast
* Precision Medicine podcast Twitter: @pmpbyTrapelo

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
July 24, 2019
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Chrissa McFarlane

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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.
Creating the framework for advancing the adoption of emerging technology in the healthcare industry – advancing blockchain technology.

* Chrissa McFarlane: @ChrissaTanelia
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Patientory website
* Patientory Twitter: @ptoy_network
* Chrissa McFarlane’s Forbes Magazine Contributions
* Chrissa McFarlane’s LinkedIn

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
July 17, 2019
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Jennifer Ternay

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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.

* Jennifer Ternay: @jennifer_ternay
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* JLS Advisory Group
* Jennifer Ternay’s LinkedIn
* Values-Based Consulting book

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
July 10, 2019
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Dr. Aditi Joshi & Dr. Shruti Chandra

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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.

* Aditi Joshi MD: @draditijoshi
* Shruti Chandra MD
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
* Hospitals Turn to Telemedicine to Tackle ER Triage, Overcrowding
* Aditi Joshi’s Instagram
* Aditi Joshi’s LinkedIn
* Shruti Chandra’s telehealth research

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
July 3, 2019
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Sara Ratner

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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.
 

* Sara Ratner’s LinkedIn
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Minute Clinic
* Proximal Health – website forthcoming
* How HEDIS, CMS Star Ratings, and CQMs Impact Healthcare Payers
* Medicare Star Rating definitions
* CAHPS Surveys
* Blue Button 2.0

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
June 26, 2019
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Raychelle Fernandez

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“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.

* Raychelle Fernandez: @rae_fernandez
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Raychelle Fernandez’s LinkedIn
* Dynamic HealthIT blog
* Dynamic Health IT website

Thanks For Listening
Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdllc.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) 675-6535.
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.
June 19, 2019
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Kistein Monkhouse


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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.

* Kistein Monkhouse: @KisteinM
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Patient Orator website
* Patient Orator Instagram

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
June 12, 2019
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Maryam Sadeghi

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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.

* Maryam Sadeghi: @maryam_sadeghi
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Maryam Sadeghi’s LinkedIn
* Maryam Sadeghi’s Wikipedia page
* Maryam Sadeghi’s Instagram
* One of B.C.’s Most influential women of 2018
* MetaOptima’s LinkedIn

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
June 5, 2019
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Joni Pidcock

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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. Take a listen!

* Joni Pidcock’s LinkedIn
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Orion Health’s Twitter: @OrionHealth
* Orion Health’s LinkedIn
* Orion Health website

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
May 29, 2019
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Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright

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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.

* Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright: @drhalee
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Dr. Fischer-Wright’s LinkedIn
* Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
* Back To Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine (2017) book
* Tribal Leadership, (2008) book

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
May 22, 2019
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Danielle Siarri

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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.

* Danielle Siarri: @innonurse
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* InnoNurse website
* Danielle’s LinkedIn 
* Danielle’s Instagram

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
May 15, 2019
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Crystal Morley

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In this episode, Robin and Joy are sitting down to chat with Crystal Morley, 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.”

* Crystal Morley: @B2BExchange
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Crystal’s LinkedIn
* PatientMatters website
* PatientMatters’ Twitter: @PatMatters
* PatientMatters’ LinkedIn

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
May 8, 2019
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Kim Labow & Karen Clark

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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.

* Karen Clark: @karenrclark
* Kim Labow’s LinkedIn
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Karen Clark’s LinkedIn
* OrthoTennessee website
* Medfusion Twitter
* Medfusion LinkedIn
* Medfusion website

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
May 1, 2019
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Angela Rivera

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We are joined in this episode by Angela Rivera, Executive Vice President of Cynergistek. Listen to how her personal journey as a child with frequent sickness started her down a path of what she thought would be a career in medicine, but after having brain surgery as a young adult, she built up her work experience in health IT. Angela helped build an ambulatory EMR back in the mid-1990s and has trained doctors on using technology systems in practices around the country.
She 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.

* Angela Rivera: @riveraangelad
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Mac McMillan
* Cynergistek

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
April 24, 2019
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Jen Horonjeff

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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 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!

* Jen Horonjeff: @jhoronjeff
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Savvy.Coop
* Savvy Coop Twitter: @savvy_coop
* Savvy Puppets Twitter: @savvypuppets

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
April 17, 2019
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Erin Jospe

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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.
Prior to joining Kyruus she was the CMO at PatientKeeper, an electronic health record overlay solution providing a complete electronic clinical workflow for physicians on both desktop and mobile devices. Erin is board certified in internal medicine and has remained clinically active with over 15 years of experience as a practicing internist.
In other words, she knows stuff! Maybe that’s why we absolutely love listening to her talk!

* Erin Jospe’s LinkedIn
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Kyruus Twitter: @kyruss
* Kyruus LinkedIn
* Kyruus website

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
April 10, 2019
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Janae Sharp

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In this episode, Joy and Robin chat with the great Janae Sharp, who started the Sharp Index. Here, Janae discusses her journey to health IT by way of accounting and how her personal story as a suicide loss survivor is shaping her most recent work. She has started a non-profit and is working to bring attention to physician suicide and physician burnout.
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.

* Janae Sharp: @CoherenceMed
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Suffering in Silence: The Scourge of Physician Suicide
* Janae’s Instagram
* Janae’s LinkedIn
* Sharp Index
* Health Tech #HTReads Twitter Chat: Tuesdays 9:30 pm EST
* Utah HIMSS
* Inadequate Health Records Are Failing Mothers and Providers

Thanks For Listening
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) 675-6535.
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.
April 3, 2019
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Leslie Evans

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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.
From encouraging more girls to “tinker” to introducing healthcare and technology to young folks, Leslie is hands-on in contributing to the paradigm shift currently underway in healthcare.
Join us as she introduces us to what a Health minister is and more about how HIMSS is impacting patient care.

* Leslie Evans: @LeslieinHIT
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Leslie Evan’s LinkedIn
* HIMSS Innovation Center
* HIMSS Global Developer Challenge
* 2018 HIMSS Global Developer Challenge Winners
* Cleveland infant mortality stats

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March 27, 2019
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Alicia Chong

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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!

* Alicia Chong’s LinkedIn
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Email: [email protected]
* Bloomer Tech Facebook Page
* Bloomer Tech Twitter: @bloomertech
* Bloomer Tech website –  find out how you can partner with them to be part of the trials.

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March 20, 2019
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Robin Austin

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Robin Austin is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and a registered nurse with a background in informatics specializing in consumer health. She has focused on patient engagement, mobile health apps, and patient access to health records. Her most recent work is related to the use of consumer-generated data and how to leverage this data for a whole-person or holistic approach to care.
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!

* Robin Austin: @RobinRAustin
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Robin’s LinkedIn
* University of Minnesota, Nursing Informatics
* Citizen Science
* NIH Citizen Science Working Group

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March 13, 2019
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Lauren Patrick

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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.
We really enjoyed this conversation and think you will too.

* Lauren Patrick: @LaurenPatrick
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Lauren Patrick’s Linked In
* Healthmonix

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December 12, 2018
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Megan Landry

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Megan’s passion for Health and Healthcare improvement began with her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Husson University and sprinkled in everything in which she engages. Well-designed technology and processes are at the core of her quest.
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.
Now her days are spent building a team of faculty who share her passion for Healthcare Innovation, Access and Quality. Megan believes that quality technology tools and processes can impact healthcare outcomes across the globe. Bringing the study of Consumer Informatics, patient engagement, health disruption and innovation to her students around the world is critical to Megan’ work at UNE.
 

* University of New England: @UNE_Health_IT
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Megan Landry’s LinkedIn Profile
* Enrollment email: [email protected]
* University of New England Health Informatics Master’s Program
* UNE Vision Blog
* Maine’s Health Information Exchange
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December 5, 2018
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Whitney Cole

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Whitney Cole is a consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help lifesaving, life-changing technology break through the noise and achieve mass user adoption.
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.
Her 3-step process to amplifying the messages of health tech companies increases user engagement and drives customers to buy. She translates difficult technology concepts into simple, approachable, and readable content for your ideal customer.

* Whitney Cole: @mission_maven
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Mayo Clinic info: Congenital Heart Defects in Children
* American Heart Association info: Heart Transplant Surgery
* The “10 Best” Period Tracking Apps
* Mission Maven website
* Whitney’s LinkedIn profile
* Preview: The Mission Maven Content Tree:


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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) 675-6535.
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November 21, 2018
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2019 MACRA Final Rule Highlights


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HIT Like a Girl podcast hosts, Joy Rios and Robin Roberts take some time to discuss the 2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This is a healthcare law that doctors across the country, who accept Medicare patients, need to abide by in order to maintain or qualify for an increase in their reimbursement payments from the government. There are lots of details and these ladies chat about the changes clinicians need to be prepared for in the 2019 reporting year.

* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* 2019 Final MACRA Rule Fact Sheet
* Newly Eligible Clinician types:

* Physical therapist
* Occupational therapist
* Qualified speech-language pathologist
* Qualified audiologist o Clinical psychologist
* Registered dietitian or nutrition professionals


* Article: Reasons to Opt-In if you are technically eligible to be excluded from MIPS
* Interactive Tool: Understanding Certified Health IT 
* 2015 CEHRT overview
* Search the Certified Health IT Product List
* Cost: 8 Episodes of Care

* Elective Outpatient Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
* Knee Arthroplasty
* Revascularization For Lower Extremity Chronic Critical Limb Ischemia
* Routine Cataract Removal with Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation
* Screening/Surveillance Colonoscopy
* Intracranial Hemorrhage Or Cerebral Infarction
* Simple Pneumonia with Hospitalization
* ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) with PCI


* Article: Congress Takes Aim at Opioid Crisis with Telehealth Expansion
* Article: Understanding and Addressing Topped Out Measures


Prepare for #MACRA Monday with a review of @askjoyrios breakdown of 2019 Final Rule. https://t.co/gjUalcbdWv
— theHITguru (@thehitguru) November 12, 2018


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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) 675-6535.
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November 14, 2018
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Kelly Del Gaudio


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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.
EnginuITy is a product she created that solves many complex workflow issues for MEDITECH customers and takes the burden off their IT staff. She and her coworkers at Galen Healthcare are helping nurses, doctors, coders, quality departments, pharmacists, ancillary care providers, and billing departments increase productivity, revenue, and EMR satisfaction while simultaneously implementing well researched and designed best practice protocols that provide clinical decision support and enhance patient safety.

* Kelly Del Gaudio: @thatMTrulesgirl
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Galen EnginuITy
* Kelly Del Gaudio’s LinkedIn
* Meditech
* Meditech Wiki
* Meditech Surveillance Rules Engine
* 2018 Practical Innovation Award Winner 
* Operation #NerdyWork
* MUMPS Programming Language
* Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) Integration
* AHRQ Best Practice Guidelines for VTE Prophylactic
* CMS 2019 ICD-10 Coding Guidelines
* 80/20 Rule (aka The Pareto Principle)

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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) 675-6535.
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November 7, 2018
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Karen Shanaberger


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Karen Shanaberger has a very robust background in Gastroenterology and she used to be the Quality Assurance Manager at one of the Endoscopy Centers connected to The Oregon Clinic, one of the largest medical practices in the country. While there, she created standardized reporting processes and data collection for four endoscopy centers and four clinics.
In this episode, 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).
She reviews the ASC Quality Reporting program with us and shares her gratitude that CMS seems to finally be listening to industry feedback. She offers tips to ASC practice administrators in staying up to date with reporting requirements and encourages them to connect with other like-minded medical groups in their community and region.

* Karan Shanaberger: @klshana
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* The Oregon Clinic
* 2019 ASC Quality Reporting Program Proposed Rule Summary
* 2019 ASC Quality Reporting Commentary
* National Provider Identifier (NPI)
* Top 20 Healthcare Lobbyists by Spending
* Hospital Market Basket Inflation Factor Definitions & Information
* CMS Market Basket Data
* Consumer Price Index
* Physician Compare
* Hospital Compare
* ASC Compare
* HCAHPS
* ASC Patient Satisfaction Surveys 
* AAAHC Accreditation
* Join MGMA
* GIQuiC Registry
* Karen’s LinkedIn

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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) 675-6535.
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October 24, 2018
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Sue Schade

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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.
One of my passions is the development of the next generation of IT leaders, especially young people who are beginning their careers or who are beginning to take on leadership roles. I’ve been there: a young mother of two with a full-time management job while a part-time graduate student.  I remember the years when I was the only woman at the leadership table.”
For your contribution and for spreading the message that what we do matters, #ThankYouSue

* Sue Schade: @SGSchade
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Health IT Connect, Sue’s Blog
* StarBridge Advisors
* 10-Tips for Next Generation Leaders
* The Confidence Gap, by Steven Hayes PhD
* Why Aren’t You Delegating, by Amy Gallo

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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) 675-6535.
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October 10, 2018
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Kelly Whittle

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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.

* Kelly Whittle: @WhittleAdvisors
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios


Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Whittle Advisors website
* Whittle Advisors YouTube channel
* Triple Aim Framework Explained
* Process-based Quality Measures
* 2019 All Payers can use QPP framework for determining their  reimbursement rate
* Taiwan’s Single Payer System
* Videos of GPS-Controlled Robots doing various jobs
* Example of Hologram-based Medical Training

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September 26, 2018
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Peggy Losey

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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!
 
 

* Peggy Losey’s LinkedIn
* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

 
 
Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:




* Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
* Regional Extension Centers
* Quality Payment Program
* CMS YouTube Channel
* Master Patient Index
* Peggy’s Book: “Fleahopper loves to travel to flea markets around the world. This book is the story of how the events of my life created a passion and lifestyle of international travel to visit flea markets big and small. Through pictures and words, we visit flea markets in Germany, Spain, Denmark, and France and meet friends along the way. Come on along.”



 
 
 
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September 12, 2018
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Robin Roberts

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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.
 

* Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth
* HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod
* Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

 
Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

* Carter’s Coalition
* Acute Flaccid Myelitis
* IVIG
* G-Tubes
* Plasmapheresis
* Nebulizers
* Percussion Therapy
* Cough Assist
* PowerChair
* Value-based Care
* Interoperability
* MCO – Managed Care Organization
* LMN – Letter of Medical Necessity
* National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD)

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August 23, 2018
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