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Supporting Global Work When War Breaks Out, Visiquate Data Science in the Ukraine

August 12, 2022: The Ukraine boasts a very educated and committed workforce. US companies have been working closely with teams over there for many years, diversifying their portfolio and bettering their fields. What do you do when war breaks out? How do you continue to support and work with that team? https://www.linkedin.com/in/bcrobertson/ (Brian Robertson), CEO of https://www.visiquate.com/ (VisiQuate), explains how working with his team of data scientists has changed over the last couple of months. What contingency plans should you have in place? How can you help support their safety and how can you support them 100% remotely? What gets lost in translation? This episode is a one-stop shop for those wanting to hear about working with teams all over the world, remote work and culture, telemedicine, and the magic of Ukraine. Key Points: Coding culture in the Ukraine started rapidly growing in the early 2000’s How do you get into a career of healthcare analytics? https://www.visiquate.com/ukraine (Visiquate - donate to the Ukraine) https://www.visiquate.com/ (VisiQuate) Webinar: Don’t Pay The Ransom - Thu Aug 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT Is your health system paying out for attacks on your data? How can we stop the cycle? Rubrik is offering incredible insight into the arising issues in cyber resilience in ransomware attacks, cloud data management with securing Epic in Azure, and unstructured data. In this webinar, we analyze the best practices to initiate in our hospital systems.https://thisweekhealth.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-insight-into-cyber-resilience-in-ransomware-attacks-cloud-data-management-unstructure-data/ ( Register here)
August 12, 2022

A Highlight Reel of Some of the Greatest TownHall Moments in 2022

August 5, 2022: Today is a special highlight reel episode featuring Townhall’s different hosts, guests and topics that really illustrate what this channel is all about: Community. We’ve clipped together some of our favorite moments from the past 6 months. Lee Milligan, CIO for Asante and Mark Stockwell, Director of ITS Enterprise Services at Asante - https://youtu.be/iDF4PUoriME (Framework, Discovery, and Launch of a Successful Data Governance Program) Reid Stephan, VP and CIO at St. Lukes and Todd Dunn, Vice President of Innovation at Atrium Health - https://youtu.be/8-SDVQ2DmuQ (Empathy Married with Curiosity are the Two Foundational Principles of Great Innovation) Jake Lancaster, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care and Matthew Sakumoto, Virtualist and Clinical Informatics Physician Champion at Sutter Health - https://youtu.be/PHC5MWUvMDE (Virtual Primary Care Creates Hybrid Care Coordination For Patients) Brett Oliver, Family physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Health and Andy Truscott, Global Health Technology Lead for Accenture - https://youtu.be/kcrOTZIHGWA (A Physician And A Technologist Ask How To Make Health IT Projects Less Burdensome For Clinicians) Lee Milligan, CIO for Asante and Allison Graffis, Manager of Clinical Informatics Training at Asante - https://youtu.be/fqDztUGshaU (A One Hour Call Results In 104 Hours A Year Saved For One Clinician) Jake Lancaster, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care and Peter Hong, Clinical Informatics Fellow and Pediatric Hospitalist fellow at Boston Children's - https://youtu.be/sgWvu1usyGk (How Can Health Systems And Centers Carry App Maintenance?) Brett Oliver, Family Physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Health and Aaron Miri, SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Baptist Health Jacksonville - https://youtu.be/QHOGHuQuZVE (How Has COVID And The Use Of Telehealth Affected The Relationship Between Health IT And Clinicians?) Reid Stephan, VP and CIO at St. Lukes and Carrie Liken, Head of Industry for Healthcare at Yext - https://youtu.be/bIB7-kQiQoc (Data Interoperability Will Be Important In 2022, How Can Organizations Prepare?)
August 5, 2022

Prevent Email Attacks and Gain Visibility into Threats Targeting Your Healthcare Organization

August 3, 2022: It's hard to imagine a more complex and dense information ecosystem than that in healthcare. Petabytes of data flying around hybrid networks, a growing reliance on the cloud, a strict but often vague regulatory situation, a very active MandA environment and a severe shortage of skilled and experienced workers. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanzwitt/ (Ryan Witt) of https://www.proofpoint.com/us (Proofpoint) and http://www.linkedin.com/in/chasefranzen/ (Chase Franzen) of https://www.sharp.com/ (Sharp HealthCare) are here to help you protect your system. What are the key threats to patient data today? What are the main vulnerabilities? How can you prevent email attacks? What are the main “portals” for exfiltration? How do you safeguard these portals? What are the best solutions in the market to help mitigate these threats? Key Points: Healthcare is a virtual treasure trove. It attracts the full gamut of attackers. What are the key threats? Are cyber attacks getting more sophisticated? You've got to have a defense and death strategy https://www.proofpoint.com/us (Proofpoint) https://www.sharp.com/ (Sharp HealthCare) Webinar: How’s Your Front Line? Recruit, Retain and Optimize Your Cybersecurity Team - Thu Aug 11 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT “Cybersecurity-what’s your emergency?” “We need help. It’s an attack.” “Hello? Hello!” What can we do about the staffing shortage in cybersecurity? With research suggesting that nearly a third of the cybersecurity workforce is planning to leave the industry in the near future, organizations are left in a worrisome position, especially as attack surfaces are growing. So, where do we move forward from here knowing that we are facing low numbers in the field already and it’s likely to get even worse? https://thisweekhealth.com/webinar-sempris-cyberstaffing_recruit-retain-optimize-cybersecurity-team/ (Register here) Webinar: Don’t Pay The Ransom - Thu Aug 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT Is your health system paying out for attacks on your data? How can we stop the cycle? Rubrik is offering incredible insight into the arising issues in cyber resilience in ransomware attacks, cloud data management with securing Epic in Azure, and unstructured data. In this webinar, we analyze the best practices to initiate in our hospital systems. https://thisweekhealth.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-insight-into-cyber-resilience-in-ransomware-attacks-cloud-data-management-unstructure-data/ (Register here)
August 3, 2022

Behind the Scenes of Digital Health: How Leadership and Introspection Create Innovation

July 29, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atreja/ (Ashish Atreja), CIO and Chief Digital Health Officer oversees https://health.ucdavis.edu/welcome/index.html (UC Davis Health)’s expansion of its digital relationships with patients and other hospitals, bridging the gap between IT, academia, research, and innovation as “Digital Davis” becomes a global hub for digital health. Prior to UC, he was at Mount Sinai where he established one of the first innovation hubs within an academic medical center to build and test disruptive digital health technologies. It’s all part of his plan to transform the industry. Is Ashish the Elon Musk of the healthcare world? Key Points: You want more touchpoints? I want more touchpoints. We prescribed a remote bluetooth monitoring app for heart failure patients that showed 40% of emission reduction What do we need to do to move the needle? At the end of the day, it’s behavioral change. We have made healthcare boring. We study so much in medical school but we don’t study communication and behavioral science https://health.ucdavis.edu/welcome/index.html (UC Davis Health) Webinar: How’s Your Front Line? Recruit, Retain and Optimize Your Cybersecurity Team - Thu Aug 11 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT “Cybersecurity-what’s your emergency?” “We need help. It’s an attack.” “Hello? Hello!” What can we do about the staffing shortage in cybersecurity? With research suggesting that nearly a third of the cybersecurity workforce is planning to leave the industry in the near future, organizations are left in a worrisome position, especially as attack surfaces are growing. So, where do we move forward from here knowing that we are facing low numbers in the field already and it’s likely to get even worse?https://thisweekhealth.com/webinar-sempris-cyberstaffing_recruit-retain-optimize-cybersecurity-team/ ( )https://thisweekhealth.com/webinar-sempris-cyberstaffing_recruit-retain-optimize-cybersecurity-team/ (Register here) Webinar: Don’t Pay The Ransom - Thu Aug 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT Is your health system paying out for attacks on your data? How can we stop the cycle? Rubrik is offering incredible insight into the arising issues in cyber resilience in ransomware attacks, cloud data management with securing Epic in Azure, and unstructured data. In this webinar, we analyze the best practices to initiate in our hospital systems.https://thisweekhealth.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-insight-into-cyber-resilience-in-ransomware-attacks-cloud-data-management-unstructure-data/ ( )https://thisweekhealth.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-insight-into-cyber-resilience-in-ransomware-attacks-cloud-data-management-unstructure-data/ (Register here)
July 29, 2022

How Can Data Governance Address the Stress in Health IT: Alert Fatigue, Burnout, and Staff Shortage

July 22, 2022: Today we talk to https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-dover-02137117/ (Dr. Anna Dover), Director, Product Management at https://www.fdbhealth.com/ (First Databank) (FDB). We hit on staff shortages, clinician burnout, drug databases, alert fatigue, and governance. What does it take to create and deliver the world’s most trusted drug databases? What can we do to reduce physician and nurse stress? What challenges do pharmacists face in both retail and health system settings? How do we address the overabundance of drug-related clinical decision support alerts? How is healthcare technology resolving some of the drug-related over-alerting and how are the tools available today different from those in the past? What are some other ways that these drug-related CDS tools can help clinicians and improve patient care? What does the future hold in this area?  Key Points: The one line item on everybody's P and L right now, which is just absolutely killing them, is the contract labor line The hard part with alerts is if you fire them off too many times, they become white noise Unfortunately the workflow of care for a patient can be frenetic The biggest players in healthcare analytics tend to be the EHR software vendors https://www.fdbhealth.com/ (First Databank)
July 22, 2022

Director Rich Birhanzel: In the Metaverse of Madness

July 15, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-birhanzel-26953055/ (Rich Birhanzel), Global Health Lead at https://www.accenture.com/us-en (Accenture). The Accenture Technology Vision 2022 is hot off the presses. It reveals that the “Metaverse Continuum”— a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds, realities and business models—is redefining how the world works, operates and interacts. We see businesses racing toward a future that is very different from the one in which they were designed to operate, while technologies, such as extended reality, blockchain and edge computing, are converging to reshape human experiences. So how do we make the leap and take the lead in the metaverse? Key Points: We are now starting to see some experimentation and early use cases around Metaverse Something we've been after in healthcare for a long time, is the ability of the individual to own his or her data It’s really important to have a data architecture across the enterprise that defines who people are Internet of Ownership is such an interesting and important concept We have a clinical capacity issue globally https://www.accenture.com/us-en/blogs/intelligent-operations-blog/metaverse-continuum-set-to-redefine-how-the-world-operates (Metaverse continuum set to redefine how the world operates - Accenture) https://www.accenture.com/us-en (Accenture)
July 15, 2022

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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.

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