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Digital Health Startups, Interoperability Challenges, and Informed Consumers with 7wireVenture’s Lee Shapiro

January 14, 2022: Informed connected healthcare consumer. That’s (7wireVentures) mantra. How will big tech, private equity and hedge funds engage across digital health this year? Here to talk funding is Co-Founder and Managing Partner, (Lee Shapiro). The concept of care is moving outside the four walls of the health system. It's moving into the home. It's moving to rural locations. “Care Everywhere and Access to Care” is a huge funding area that will trend in 2022. What distinguishes the winners from the not so successful players in the digital health space? Where does an MandA strategy make the most sense? And what should we make of Oracle's acquisition of Cerner? Key Points: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:30 - Put consumers in the position of being better able to manage their health. When you do that, everybody wins. 00:11:40 - We’d rather take a great team with an okay idea than a so-so team with a fantastic idea, because we know that that great team is going to turn that good idea, in all likelihood, into a fantastic idea 00:16:55 - What funding trends will we see in 2022? (7wireVentures)
January 14, 2022

The Credibility of AI, the Future of the EHR, and Cultural Demands with John Halamka

January 7, 2022: (John Halamka, MD), President of the Mayo Clinic Platform is our Keynote guest today. What's the promise of AI in healthcare? Why are we pursuing it? What are the challenges that remain in its adoption? Where does the technology stand in terms of transparency and useful testing ability? What are the three main problems with EHR data sets and how can we address them? How far away are we from solid clinical use cases with wrist wearables? Are we getting to real quality data that can be used? And can we call the EHR a platform? Or is it still a transactional system? Key Points: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:00 - AI has a credibility problem in healthcare 00:07:30 - ​​Algorithms are mostly probabilistic, multi-tiered mathematical equations that don't necessarily have easy explainability 00:19:00 - Is the EHR a platform? Or is it more like a transactional system with aspects of a platform? 00:20:10 - The perfect storm for innovation is an alignment of technology, policy and culture. 00:31:35 - You can augment humans to make them wildly more productive if they’re doing review rather than authorship
January 7, 2022

Health IT leaders Weigh In On Biggest Moments of 2021: Sarah Richardson & David Bensema

December 29, 2021: What were the biggest moments in healthcare IT in 2021? What do you think will be the biggest movement in 2022? Bill is joined the Advisors to This Week in Health IT, (Sarah Richardson) of Tivity Health and David Bensema, MD. We are still in the pandemic. Are we making progress? What was the impact of shutting down non-essential surgeries? What do Big Tech giants Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy have up their sleeve for healthcare? Is healthcare getting better at partnering? And what is the future of telehealth? Key Points: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:09:30 - Big Tech realized that healthcare is very hard 00:15:30 - We are developing new muscles in healthcare. How to work with the state better. How to work with entities better. How to get better at partnering. 00:16:30 - I think we've come a full decade in a year and a half, in terms of public health IT capability 00:25:00 - Work to your strengths and make sure you collaborate, delegate and outsource as much as possible when you feel out of your depth
December 29, 2021

Health IT Leaders Weigh In On Biggest Moments of 2021: Drex DeFord, Lee Milligan, Anne Weiler & Frank Nydam

December 27, 2021: What were the biggest moments in healthcare IT in 2021? What do you think will be the biggest movement in 2022? Bill is joined by the Advisors to This Week in Health IT, (Drex DeFord) of CrowdStrike, (Lee Milligan) of Asanta Health, (Anne Weiler) of AWS and (Frank Nydam) of Tausight. What did the Scripps Breach teach us about cybersecurity? Will life in a health system ever be the same as it was pre-pandemic? Are we going to lose critical interactions between the analysts, the technologists and the clinicians if we continue to work remotely? 21st Century Cures didn’t come easy but it had a huge impact. And why is it that the VCs are throwing so much money at all of these health startups but the hospitals are still losing money? Key Points: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:04:30 - Healthcare is really, really hard and Big Tech knows it 00:05:00 - One of the biggest stories of the year was the Scripps breach 00:06:45 - 2021 was the year of The Great Resignation. In 2022 there will be IT staff shortages, nurse shortages and even more people leaving their jobs. 00:26:15 - Hats off to the many primary care physicians who have sat down one-on-one with many of their patients and walked through the pros and cons of vaccination. That is really, really hard work to do. 00:34:50 - Investment in healthcare inequities was big news in 2021
December 27, 2021

2021 Highlights from the Team at This Week In Health IT

December 22, 2021: Welcome to one of our End of Year Shows where you get to meet the team behind This Week in Health IT. Bill, Tess, Tracey and Holly take you on a journey through their favorite clips of 2021. Where does the EHR market go from here? How can health systems continue the 2020 momentum of innovation? How can you avoid tech debt? What could happen in Health IT if we Learned from COVID-19? How do you adjust your management style and expectations with the future of remote work? And what does the growing role of digital marketing entail? Key Points: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:09:00 - Glen Tullman of Transcarent 00:17:00 - CIO Sarah Richardson 00:27:45 - CIO Zafar Chaudry 00:31:30 - Kristin Myers of Mount Sinai 00:40:00 - Craig Richardville of SCL Health 00:44:10 - Angelique Russell, Data Scientist 00:48:00 - Paula Edwards, Data Scientist 00:49:00 - Epidemiologist John Brownstein
December 22, 2021

Top Health IT News Trends in 2021

December 17, 2021: Welcome to one of our End of Year Shows. Bill takes us through the team’s favorite Newsday moments of 2021 including empathy through technology with Anne Weiler, CISO board topics with Drex DeFord, work, life, balance with Dr. Sanaz Cordes, the future of remote work with Sue Schade, maintaining company culture with Lee Milligan, Big Tech in healthcare with Dr. Eric Quniones and much much more. Hope you enjoy! Key Points: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:08:00 - Microsoft's new portal Microsoft Viva measures productivity but can it measure empathy? 00:10:30 - Mistakes health systems make that cause clinician frustration with the EHR 00:25:30 - What does perfect interoperability look like to a physician? 00:28:00 - CIO Lee Milligan talks building culture and connecting his IT team to the mission of the organization 00:30:30 - Study shows how ransomware impacts patient care
December 17, 2021

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Bill Russell

Bill Russell

As Chief Information Officer for St. Joseph Health, a 16 hospital $6.5 billion health system, Bill rapidly accelerated the diffusion of new IT strategies and methods, while also enhancing organization stability and improved IT performance.

As the creator and host of This Week in Health IT, he continues to foster the industry conversation around new technologies and methods in the pursuit of better care experiences and outcomes.

Bill currently acts as a digital coach and advisor to health system executives, startups, and service companies on the impact and application of digital strategies to healthcare.

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