Dell Medical School has fast become one of the new leaders in the healthcare space. Since its inauguration in 2016, it has earned its place among the highest rung of forward-thinking medical schools and continues to serve its growing community with cutting edge technology and patient-focussed strategies in a truly remarkable way. Today we are joined by Aaron Miri, CIO at DMS to talk about his role and how he views the intersecting challenges of strategy, architecture and innovation. He gives us a direct line to the thoughts of a CIO and his insights will be invaluable to any healthcare practitioner. We discuss his approach to a multitude of scenarios and dynamics and his attitude to the central role of a CIO, staying abreast of current and new trends in the space. Aaron shares a bunch of his go-to strategies that make the complex and evolving landscape a little more manageable as well as expanding on the University of Texas' foundational philosophy and how it permeates all that they do. For a fascinating and expertly articulated exploration of healthcare today, make sure to listen in!
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Welcome to this edition of Tuesday Newsday where we look at as many stories that are going to have an impact on health IT as we can in 23 minutes or less! In today's show, we have eleven exciting stories to cover. We talk telemedicine reaching into space, drones delivering emergency care services, cancer-detecting AI which outperforms humans, and more! Our final talking point is an article about hospital mergers. We cover that piece in some depth because it generated some amazing engagement on LinkedIn. New research has found that the quality of care at hospitals acquired during a recent wave of deal-making in the US either stayed the same and in some instances actually got worse. Get your weekly update of the biggest stories in tech and health today!
Key Points From This Episode:
Challenging the idea of ‘magic hands’ with a telemedicine call reaching from earth to space.
New trials involving drones transporting supplies between hospitals in the UK.
How Partners HealthCare is helping move treatment out of hospitals and into communities.
New cancer-detecting AI that raises questions around AI’s role in healthcare.
Developments in Germany involving state sponsorship of digital health apps.
What Aaron Piercer is doing for EHRs with his new venture, Vital Software.
How CVS Health’s Transform Oncology Care is providing cheaper and more accurate care.
A plea to prepare homes more adequately to enable the elderly to die in peace at home.
Advances in healthcare cost transparency as New York launches a price comparison website.
The necessity to start testing AI more rigorously before implementing it.
Quality issues arising from hospital mergers and the need for transparency during them.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Space: The Final Frontier...Of Telemedicine? —
NHS could use DRONES to transport life-saving blood and chemotherapy kits between
hospitals — https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7853707/NHS-use-DRONES-transport-life-
Partners HealthCare aims to bring care closer to home, lower costs —
Hospitals merged. Quality didn’t improve — https://www.wsj.com/articles/hospitals-merged-
Google AI Beats Doctors at Breast Cancer Detection—Sometimes —
Germany introduces Digital Supply Act to digitize healthcare —
Mint Founder Launches EHR Solution for Hospital Emergency Departments —
CVS Health Launches Transform Oncology Care Program to Help Improve Patient Outcomes
and Lower Overall Costs — https://cvshealth.com/newsroom/press-releases/cvs-health-
More Americans are Dying at Home than in Hospitals —
New York to launch healthcare price comparison site —
In 2020, let’s stop AI ethics-washing and actually do something — https://www-
San Banerjee the VP of Digital Experience at Texas Health Resources discusses aggregating services in pursuit of an intelligent consumer experience for healthcare.
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