This Week Health: Conference

This Week Health: Conference

This Week Health: Conference aims to propel healthcare forward by amplifying the voices of advancement and innovation in health technology.

TownHall: Digital Transformation, AI, and Data Management with Joel Vengco

May 28: Today on TownHall Sue Schade, Principal at StarBridge Advisors talks with Joel Vengco, SVP and Chief Information & Digital Officer at Hartford HealthCare. They discuss Joel’s journey in his role, Hartford HealthCare’s commitment to digital transformation, and the strategies involved in modernizing their infrastructure. Joel shares insights on the importance of data management, the role of AI in healthcare, and the unique leadership structure he's implemented to drive innovation. Tune in to hear about Hartford HealthCare's approach to being within "zero miles" of their community and how they're leveraging technology to enhance patient care and operational efficiency. What ethical considerations should be prioritized when integrating AI in healthcare? How can a culture of continuous learning be fostered in the face of rapid technological advancements?Subscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
May 28, 2024

Keynote: Governance, Culture, and Cancer Care Innovations with Buddy Hickman

May 23, 2024: Delve into the nuanced world of healthcare technology through the lens of Buddy Hickman, the Chief Digital and Information Officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. As Buddy shares insights from his first 100 days at Roswell and reflects on his extensive experience in the field, they explore the unique challenges and innovations specific to cancer care technology. How does governance influence the efficiency and effectiveness of IT in healthcare? What role does digital transformation play in enhancing patient care at a cancer center? And, as healthcare technology evolves, what are the implications for data management and AI in improving patient outcomes? These thoughtful considerations frame our discussion, providing an inside look at the intersection of technology and patient care in specialized medical settings.Key Points:Governance in HealthcareCancer Center ChallengesAI and Data ManagementUpcoming Health ProfessionalsOverburdening IT Subscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
May 23, 2024

TownHall: Employee Engagement and Fostering Collaboration with Pamela Saechow

May 21: Today on TownHall Karla Arzola, Chief Information Officer at Rocky Mountain Human Services speaks with Pamela Saechow, CEO at Ellit Groups and former CIO. Originating from Laos and emigrating to the U.S. at a young age, Pamela's story is filled with rich experiences from across various healthcare organizations, where she has been a relentless advocate for patient care and technological innovation. As a leader, how does one rebuild a disengaged and high-turnover team from the ground up? What are the secrets behind successful employee engagement committees, and how do they consistently foster an inclusive and collaborative environment? Pamela shares insightful strategies on how to create a culture that values diversity and continuous learning. How crucial is the role of knowledge sharing within an IT department, and what are the most effective ways to implement that?Subscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
May 21, 2024

UnHack (the Podcast): From Sports to Christmas Movies – Unhack Cybersecurity with Analogies

May 20, 2024: Join host Drex DeFord on "Unhack the Podcast" as we explore the art of communicating complex cybersecurity issues through engaging and relatable analogies. Hear from a lineup of seasoned CISOs from top healthcare organizations as they share their unique stories, ranging from boxing metaphors to cinematic references, to illustrate the nuances of cyber risk, resilience, and strategy. Whether it's understanding risk-based prioritization with bar fight analogies or increasing cybersecurity budgets with fortune cookies, this episode offers a creative twist on technical explanations. Dive into these insightful narratives and learn how to convey technical security concepts in terms everyone can grasp.1. Nate Couture, CISO at University of Vermont Medicine2. Kathy Alexion, formerly the CIO at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation3. Brian Cayer, CISO at USC Keck Medicine4. Gary Chan, CISO at SSM5. Jason Elrod, CISO at MultiCare6. Steven Ramirez, CISO at Renown7. Shauna Hofer, CISO at St. Luke's in BoiseSubscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
May 20, 2024

Keynote: Defending Health Data: The Rubrik & Microsoft Alliance for Cyber Resilience

May 16, 2024: In this Keynote, we feature the Rubrik/Microsoft Webinar. This webinar will provide insights from Ryan Baker (Rubrik), Rick Bryant (Rubrik) and David Houlding (Microsoft) on the latest cybersecurity threats and trends. Learn how Rubrik and Microsoft's combined forces offer a unique approach to data security and discover how leading health systems are successfully implementing these solutions. By attending this webinar, you'll equip yourself with the knowledge to lead your organization through the complexities of healthcare cybersecurity, ensuring the protection of sensitive patient data. Healthcare IT professionals face increasing cyber threats. With patient data at risk, the need for advanced, reliable security solutions has never been more critical. Rubrik and Microsoft have teamed up to offer an integrated solution that addresses these challenges head-on. Together, they provide a robust, scalable platform for healthcare data protection.Key Points:CyberSecurityData SecurityScalable PlatformsSubscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
May 16, 2024

TownHall: Precision Health, Bioconvergence and Succession Readiness with Paul Browne

May 14: Today on TownHall Sue Schade, Principal at StarBridge Advisors talks with Paul Browne, SVP and Chief Information Officer at Henry Ford Health System. As he shares his journey through the healthcare technology industry and the strategic plan at Henry Ford, key questions surface. How are we redefining patient and workforce engagement in this digital age? How does the idea of 'precision health' disrupt traditional healthcare models and what does this mean in building a more personalized patient-care approach? And importantly, as we innovate healthcare cost structures and experience labor cost rises, how does the role of CIO evolve in terms of workforce development and succession readiness? Subscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
May 14, 2024

Keynote: Generating Meaningful and Long Lasting Outcomes With Christopher Longhurst

May 10, 2024: In this episode of Keynote, Dr. Christopher Longhurst, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Digital Officer at the UC San Diego, in a deep dive into the transformative impact of AI in healthcare. Chris shares insights into real-world applications of AI, emphasizing the importance of process redesign and ongoing monitoring in achieving meaningful outcomes. From enhancing patient care through AI-driven sepsis detection to the ethical considerations in deploying AI in clinical settings, the conversation delves into the complexities and potential of AI in revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Thought-provoking questions emerge: How can healthcare leaders navigate the AI journey amidst resource constraints? What role does transparency play in ensuring the safe and ethical integration of AI? And what implications does AI have for the future of healthcare delivery and patient outcomes?Key Points:AI and CliniciansProcess RedesignPatient OutcomesClinician BurnoutAI Patient MonitoringAI principlesUCSD Health - House statement endorsed by UCSD - AIPress release - paper (“Impact of a deep learning sepsis prediction model on quality of care and survival”)Nature editorial (“Integrating AI into Health Systems: More Than Just the Algorithm”Generative AI pilot to answer patient messagesOriginal announcement April 17, 2023 -
May 10, 2024

TownHall: Epic Implementation, Staff Retention, and AI to Improve IVR with Robert Eardley

May 7: Today on TownHall Sue Schade, Principal at StarBridge Advisors talks with Robert Eardley, SVP and Chief Information Officer at University Hospitals. They discuss EHR migrations, current focuses at UH, and future plans in healthcare technology. We delve into the major projects at University Hospitals, including application decommissioning and legacy data management, the move to Azure, and an impressive EPIC stabilization and benefit achievement stabilization initiative. Specifically, how is the hospital utilizing an interactive voice agent (IVA) system to enhance patient interactions? How are they overcoming workforce challenges in an increasingly digital world? Dive into these captivating topics and more in our enlightening discussion with Robert.Read the article mentioned in this episode:
May 7, 2024
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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 Health, 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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