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The Use of Arts in Healing and Medicine: Christopher Bailey from WHO

Medicine is a mix of science and art. The art may be obscured by elegant science and spectacular use of technology, but it is there. However, we are seeing increased interest of the use of arts to promote health and healing Far from being distinct realms, art and science intertwine in unexpected ways to promote health and healing. It is this amalgam that we will explore in today’s episode of SoundPractice. We will be talking with Christopher Bailey, Art and Health Lead for the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization (WHO)  helped host a symposium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art focused upon this topic. Join us for a discussion of evidence-based use of the arts to promote health and healing and social prescribing. This is an important topic with one of the world's foremost experts. https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-speaks/healing-arts Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
January 12, 2022

Dr. Karen Nichols on Physician Leadership Skills

“All physicians are leaders,” said American Association of Physician Leaders CEO, Dr. Peter Angood. But leadership requires effort and training. The guest on this episode of Sound Practice is Dr. Karen Nichols, author of the recently released, “11 Skills Every Doctor Needs To Be and Effective Leader,” Dr. Nichols proves useful categories of skills and strategies to build these skills. Insightful and comprehensive, Dr. Nichols helps physicians expand their executive abilities. https://www.amazon.com/Physician-Leadership-Skills-Doctor-Effective/dp/1119817544 Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
December 29, 2021

At the Intersection of Technology and Healing: Trends in Medical Informatics

At the Intersection of Technology and Healing: Trends in Medical Informatics Medical informatics is helping push the frontiers of knowledge and treatment of patients. Unimaginable data sets can be manipulated and analyzed to yield amazing results. While patient privacy and data security concerns still abound, no one can deny the benefits flowing from medical informatics. On this episode, we will speak with Dr. William (Bill) Hersh about the rise in medical informatics and the career opportunities that progress in informatics. Dr. Hersh is the Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. [email protected] www.billhersh.info @williamhersh Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
December 15, 2021

Physician-Assisted Death with Author, Katie Engelhart

The topic of physician-assisted death is both sensitive and complex. It involves medical ethics, state law, and religion. In this SoundPractice episode we will explore the status and facets related to physician-assisted death. Through the lens of states that permit physician-assisted suicide, veteran journalist and healthcare author Katie Engelhart guide the discussion.  Her new book, The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die was released earlier this year. This episode aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the topic with insights from Ms. Engelhart, an award-winning documentary film correspondent, a past producer at NBC News, and a foreign correspondent for VICE News. Her book, The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours—far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation.  https://www.katieengelhart.com/ https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250201461 Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org
December 1, 2021

Dr. Shannon Prince on Racial Justice in Healthcare

The pandemic has cast new light upon healthcare disparities. Vaccine hesitancy in minority communities has led to further discussions of infant mortality and other care disparities. On this episode of SoundPractice, we speak with Shannon Prince, PhD, JD, author of the new book, Tactics for Racial Justice:  Building an Antiracist Organization and Community.  Dr. Prince provides both disturbing statistics and practical suggestions to combat healthcare disparities. Her book is offered to SoundPractice listeners at a discount. https://www.routledge.com/Tactics-for-Racial-Justice-Building-an-Antiracist-Organization-and-Community/Prince/p/book/9780367700287, discount code FLY21. This is an important topic that directly impacts millions of Americans. You will find Dr. Prince’s idea thought provoking on this episode of SoundPractice. Shannon Prince, PhD, JD Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
November 17, 2021

Dr. Paul Offit on COVID-19, Vaccines, and the History of Medical Innovation

In this episode of SoundPractice, we welcome Paul A. Offit, MD.  Dr. Offit is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Offit offers a historical view on vaccinations mixed with cutting edge COVID-19 research.  He also discusses the misuse of the terms, “vaccine hesitancy,” and “breakthrough cases.”  He’s the author of the recently published new book, You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation.  In his book he covers nine (9) medical advances that have caused us to live 30 years longer than we did 100 years ago…and the human price to pay for knowledge. Dr. Offit’s perspective is intelligent, informed, and one that needs to be heard.  His thoughts on COVID-19 will better equip you to interact with patients and the public, while functioning as a physician leader. https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/paul-a-offit-md/you-bet-your-life/9781541620391/ Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
November 3, 2021

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SoundPractice, hosted by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, delivers practical information and fresh perspectives for physician leaders and those running healthcare systems. Physician advocates Michael Sacopulos, JD (healthcare attorney, author, speaker) and Cheryl Toth, MBA (business writer, speaker - former practice consultant and healthcare tech executive) bring you the best thought leaders, crisp humor, and pithy tips to help your healthcare organization thrive.
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Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA, is a professional development leader, trainer, and content creator. Her passion is empowering physicians and practice teams to achieve goals, improve performance, and enjoy their work.

She brings 25 years of practice management consulting, training, healthcare technology leadership, and content development to her projects.

Cheryl has a BS, Music from Western Michigan University and an MBA, Finance from Loyola University Chicago. She received coaching training from Erickson College. A distance runner and life-long learner, Cheryl enjoys culinary, visual, and performing arts, loves to travel, and aspires to speak Spanish fluently.
Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Mike is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community in order to identify where liability risks originate, and reduce or remove these risks. Mike’s unlawyerlike pragmatism and clever wit make him a sought after speaker by national specialty societies MGMA national and state chapters, and trade associations.

Mike is General Counsel for Medical Justice Services where he is tasked with keeping the organization’s members out of meritless lawsuits. In a fit of madness, Mike agreed to work with a Lloyd’s of London firm, to write the first cyber insurance product designed exclusively for healthcare industry.

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