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Newsday – Apple’s Mis-steps and CyberSecurity Mortality Risk with Chris Logan

October 18, 2021: Chris Logan, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Censinet joins Bill for the news. Ransomware impacts patient care in more ways than one. A new report shows it also increases mortality rates. A healthcare leader urges systems to adopt NIST cybersecurity standards. Best Buy acquires Current Health. Apple employees lash out. And what will it take to maintain the accelerated pace of innovation post-pandemic?Key Points:00:00:00 - Intro00:03:45 - The perimeter in healthcare has been completely shattered00:30:00 - Bringing quality healthcare into the home has become an important part of the healthcare system often allowing patients better quality of life00:31:30 - Remote patient monitoring took off during the pandemic. Where does this go and what implications does it have on healthcare?CensinetStories:Ransomware attacks impact patient care, including increased mortality rates, report finds - Fierce HealthcareAdopt NIST cybersecurity standards, health care leader urges - SC MediaWhat it will take to maintain the accelerated pace of innovation in health care post-pandemic - Health Evolution Best Buy to acquire Current Health to help make home the center of health - Best BuyApple Employees Say Backlash and Confusion Hurt Health Projects - Business Insider
October 18, 2021

A CIO/CTO Conversation on Development, Information Blocking and Call Centers

October 15, 2021: Charles Boicey, CTO for Clearsense talks call centers, development, data science and information blocking with Bill. We need call centers to support so many parts of our conversation with the patient but they are not optimal. What is possible? What are the best practices? Where do development projects go off the rails? How do you manage outsource development partners? And where do we start with app development? How are we going to manage the information blocking rule? Is there any way to ensure our patients that the PHAs that connect to our EHR and request data on their behalf are safe?Key Points:NLP - Natural Language Processing and NLU - Natural Language Understanding [00:06:15] It's really important that you future-proof your assets [00:11:15] Development projects go off the rails initially when whatever we've conceived isn't in alignment with the board [00:18:38] What does low-code no-code look like? [00:23:16] Too much black boxing is going to hurt healthcare [00:34:25] Clearsense
October 15, 2021

Newsday – Health IT Staff Shortage, Telehealth Long-Term, and the Future Patient Portal

October 11, 2021: It’s Newsday with Dr. Justin Collier, Chief Healthcare Advisor for World Wide Technology. A lawsuit is alleging that a cyber incident at Springhill Medical Center led to an infant’s death. A Mercer report confirms that the healthcare workforce is burned-out and traumatized following COVID. Graphite Health launched with its first three organizing members SSM Health, Presbyterian Healthcare and Intermountain. And the ONC reported an increase in patient portal usage. How do we bring clinicians up to speed quicker with technology? How can we make the onboarding process faster and more efficient for traveling nurses? And telehealth use is still surging but patient satisfaction has declined. Key Points:00:00:00 - Introduction00:06:30 - In the next 5 years 900,000 nurses are projected to permanently leave their profession00:10:36 - The clinicians focus on the patient and on patient interaction is what really fuels their engines00:19:00 - If I were a CIO today, I'd be planning on a significant amount of turnover00:21:48 - One of the key drivers of joy is knowing that your work has meaning 00:26:04 - Patient portal usage is up. Why is that?00:34:30 - Once the world is healthier, I think it's going to be convenience and ease that will drive continued telehealth encountersStories:Hospital ransomware attack led to infant's death, lawsuit alleges - Healthcare IT NewsGreat Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours - McKinseyMercer Report: Healthcare Labor Shortage Will Continue to Grow - Healthcare InnovationGraphite Health Launches with Three Founding Partners Intermountain, SSM Health and PresbyterianONC: More patients are downloading their medical records and using portals - Healthcare IT NewsHow CMS is boosting telehealth and RPM with new CPT codes - Healthcare IT NewsTelehealth use is surging but patient satisfaction with the service has declined, new study finds - FierceHealthcareMaryland Insurer CareFirst Launches Virtual-First Primary Care Business - Healthcare InnovationTelehealth Experi
October 11, 2021

Activating Your Health Data Supply Chain with Intermountain’s Castell Health and Arcadia

October 8, 2021: End users are getting better about not treating the EHR like a giant post-it note. And we’re seeing much better data quality. Consistently delivering trusted, comprehensive data can create competitive advantages for your organization. Learn how to strategically manage and mobilize data with Intermountain’s Castell Health and Arcadia, who have partnered to elevate value-based care performance. Joining us is David Dirks and Michael Meucci. What are common issues that arise from a poorly managed data supply chain? What is required for data to be trusted and fit for use in healthcare? And how can you master good data governance, strong data provenance management, and effective infrastructure?Key Points:The compounded annual growth rate of healthcare data is 36% [00:03:22] We cannot hire computer scientist folks with engineering backgrounds fast enough. It’s an extremely hot labor market. [00:41:07] HIMSS: Activating Your Healthcare Data Supply Chain Castell Arcadia David Dirks: [email protected] Meucci: [email protected]
October 8, 2021

Newsday – Epic’s Big Week, St Jude’s Awesome Fundraiser, and Binge Watching Ideas with Drex

October 4, 2021: Drex DeFord and Bill discuss wearables, the VA EHR rollout, the Epic dental module, cybersecurity, remote work, the CHIME, HLTH and HIMSS Vibe conferences and even golf. SpaceX owner Elon Musk is donating $50 million to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Walmart announced a new partnership with Epic to help customers simplify their health care. HP released a Security report titled "Rebellions & Rejection” showing that work from home is a cybersecurity "ticking time bomb. And Epic's vaccine credential tech is now available to 25 million patients.Key Points:The Epic dental module used to be the forgotten stepchild. Now it’s legit. [00:13:00] Epic’s vaccine credentialing technology is now available to 25 million individuals through their My Chart account [00:18:10] 83% believe remote work has become a ticking time bomb for network breaches [00:25:13] Our processes in security are cautious and err on the side of safety which means they are generally slow [00:28:11] CrowdStrikeStories:Elon Musk chips in $50 million for SpaceX Inspiration4’s children’s cancer fundraising effort - Market WatchWalmart Selects Epic To Help Customers Simplify Their Health Care - Walmart.comEpic's vaccine credential tech now available to 25M patients - Healthcare IT NewsWFH is a cybersecurity "ticking time bomb," according to a new report - Tech RepublicHow CMS is boosting telehealth and RPM with new CPT codes | Healthcare IT NewsA New Spin on an "Age-Old Problem": How Leaders Are Tacking Interoperability | healthsystemcio.com
October 4, 2021

Building a Security Framework for 2022 and Beyond with Seattle Children’s and Proofpoint

October 1, 2021: Cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated. It’s no longer a matter of WILL they get in but WHEN? Ryan Witt, Industries Solutions and Strategy Leader at Proofpoint and Gary Gooden, Chief Technology and Security Officer at Seattle Children's run us through scenarios to watch out for. Did you know that 81% of emails are being identified as malicious and getting blocked at this point? And Proofpoint stops roughly 450 million threats of all types on a daily basis. When it comes to people, process and technology, where do you allocate your resources and time? Have you embarked on a zero trust journey? Is your endpoint detection service 24/7 365? And what is isolation technology?Key Points:Credentials are the nirvana state of any bad actor or cyber criminal organization. Once they get those they have an incredible ability to decide what sort of exploit they want to launch against your institution. [00:03:30] Credential skimming and credential gathering is a big deal [00:10:41] Security is what I refer to as the tip of the spirit, the innovation. And not security for the sake of creating friction. [00:15:30] Deep Packet Inspection technology is critical  [00:29:00] Proofpoint Seattle Children's 
October 1, 2021

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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.

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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