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The Medicaid Transformation Project with David Smith - Part 2

8/15/2019
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Missed part 1? Check it out here: The Medicaid Transformation Project with David Smith - Part 1. The Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) is a national effort to transform healthcare and address related social needs for the most vulnerable. Throughout this two-year mission, health systems will implement innovative solutions that address challenges like behavioral health and substance use disorder. MTP aims to create long-term systemic impact over the next 10 years with the goal of...

Duration:00:32:59

The Medicaid Transformation Project with David Smith - Part 1

8/9/2019
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The Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) is a national effort to transform healthcare and address related social needs for the most vulnerable. Throughout this two-year mission, health systems will implement innovative solutions that address challenges like behavioral health and substance use disorder. MTP aims to create long-term systemic impact over the next 10 years with the goal of improving the health of 75 million Americans. On this episode, we talk with David Smith, who is the...

Duration:00:41:59

Innovation with a Purpose: Jeremiah Gray of EarthSafe

7/22/2019
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There are two types of innovation. First, there’s innovation in the underlying technology, tools or components that can be used to do something. Let’s call it local innovation. This ussually starts as experimentation with new ways of doing things just to see if it’s possible… to see what happens. It does not start with a specific problem and can be completely fueled by curiosity and a sense of wonder. Local innovation is important because it creates new opportunities that didn’t exist...

Duration:01:00:00

Selling to Health Systems: Advice for Digital Health Startups (Part 2)

7/11/2019
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Part 2 of 2 - What happens when you take an experienced digital health buyer and an experienced digital health seller and have an honest conversation about the process of bringing new innovations into a health system? You get lots of not-so-obvious, but tremendously valuable insight into how to cross the moats successful health systems have been forced to build to keep you out. Co-host Shahid Shah recently published a post with Brian Van Winkle on The Healthcare Blog titled: Perspectives...

Duration:00:58:40

Why HIEs Will Lead the Way on Healthcare Quality Measurement w/ John D'Amore

7/3/2019
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I've been saying it for years. The regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) should be your first stop for interop. That's especially true when it comes to quality measurement. Patients are going to get care in many settings and their data is going to be stored in many EHRs. According to today's guest, a sick Medicare patient may see 6-7 doctors in a given year! Proper quality measurement will require every hospital and every practice to proactively connect with one another AND solve the...

Duration:00:43:18

Selling to Health Systems: Advice for Digital Health Startups (Part 1)

6/27/2019
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What happens when you take an experienced digital health buyer and an experienced digital health seller and have an honest conversation about the process of bringing new innovations into a health system? You get lots of not-so-obvious, but tremendously valuable insight into how to cross the moats successful health systems have been forced to build to keep you out. Co-host Shahid Shah recently published a post with Brian Van Winkle on The Healthcare Blog titled: Perspectives on Working...

Duration:00:54:11

Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus

6/19/2019
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Legionella outbreaks, which can cause the deadly Legionnaires’ disease, are on the rise. In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 7,500 Legionnaires’ disease cases. Within the general population, 10% of those affected will die. In a healthcare setting, the death rate jumps to 25%. And according to the CDC, 9 out of 10 Legionella outbreaks were preventable. Sound building water health plans in a hospital/healthcare setting are critical. Think about that…...

Duration:00:49:27

Decision Support for Selecting Digital Health Tools

6/12/2019
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Selecting digital health tools is tricky. There are thousands of innovators vying for your attention and dollars. They all promise to help you “get back to doing what you do best, caring for patients” (side note: I think that one has run its course – let’s move on marketers). But how can you be sure they’re selling something that will work for you? That’s where Medigy comes in. It’s a decision support tool for selecting digital health tools. Our very own Shahid Shah is behind this one,...

Duration:00:39:57

No BS and No PowerPoint: HealthImpact East in NYC

6/3/2019
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A great way to align your vision with the realities of the business of healthcare is to test your ideas and assumptions at conferences. Unfortunately, many of these events peddle hype and highly curated sales pitches rather than actionable intelligence that’ll help you get things done (or get to the “No”, which may be even more important to you right now). Sure, you’ll get valuable networking done in most cases, but we want you to get the most bang for your buck (and time) so you can get...

Duration:00:22:43

Expo.Health with John Lynn

5/30/2019
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There are 100s of healthcare and Health IT conferences every year. Most of them are visionary. That is, they focus on the future. On what might come. Looking forward is important, and frankly, a lot of fun, but it’s not going to change the way you do business today. That’s why John Lynn created Expo.health, and he’s here to tell us what we can expect from the next installment happening in Boston from July 31 – August 2, 2019. Expo.Health is an opportunity for everyone to collaborate...

Duration:00:32:22

Taking Aim at Phony Doctor Reviews w/ Ted Chan

5/21/2019
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Fraudulent doctor reviews are a real problem. Ted Chan experienced it first hand while trying to help a loved one find a doctor online. In Ted’s words: “We found reviews that we thought were false or fake… so thought there was a opportunity to really represent the patient”. And that’s exactly what Ted did when he launched CareDash in 2016. His goal was to create a healthcare provider directory and review site that was committed to transparency for both doctors and patients. Ted’s idea has...

Duration:00:24:35

Visions of Disruption: What’s expected of Amazon in Healthcare?

5/10/2019
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Amazon has been a hot topic in healthcare for at least a year. And for good reason. With the acquisition of PillPak, the Haven initiative with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, Alexa HIPPA compliance, and the announcement that they’ll accept Health Spending Accounts (HSA), it’s clear that Amazon has big plans for healthcare. When I was at the Healthcare IT and Marketing Conference (HITMC) in Boston last month, I got to talking about this with Jack Murtha and Tom Castles of Inside Digital...

Duration:00:34:16

The CMS NPRM: Opportunities from the Payer Perspective

5/3/2019
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The CMS NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) is much more interesting than many of the past interop-related rules. That’s because it gets specific. It gets specific about technology by calling out FHIR APIs. It gets specific about use cases, such as patient access to data, payer to payer interoperability for administrative data, etc. And surprisingly, it gets specific about collaboration by suggesting that all health plans look at the Da Vinci project and consider implementing its use...

Duration:00:40:59

HCLDR, Access 2022, and more with Colin Hung

4/16/2019
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On this episode, we discuss the power of online communities like #HCLDR, a new push for healthcare interoperability in Canada called Access 2022, and much more. Our guest is Colin Hung, CMO and editor at HealthcareScene.com, and founder of #HCLDR. Online Communities: #HCLDR is a weekly tweet chat (Tuesday’s at 8:30 PM EST) that has been going strong for 7 years. It attracts an international audience of 150-200 people who generate 1,500-3,000 tweets and up to 12 million...

Duration:00:21:55

The Path to Healthcare Interoperability

4/10/2019
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There's a lot happening on the healthcare interoperability front: Don and Shahid discuss each of these and pull out the actionable threads. This conversation sets up the next several episodes where we'll identify the opportunities that are being created and share ideas on how you can capitalize on them. See full show notes and links here: https://thehcbiz.com/the-path-to-interoperability/

Duration:00:53:16

Building a Social Network for Patients and Caregivers

4/3/2019
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On this episode, we talk with Brian Loew, founder and CEO at Inspire. They've built a social network for patients and caregivers that provides a safe place for them to share their stories and learn from people like them. And it empowers patients to raise their hands and volunteer to participate in research that could advance treatments for their disease. It definitely fits the #HCBiz template for a solid healthcare business: Good for patients. Good for society. Good for the business of...

Duration:00:46:07

Top 10 Things to Ensure Success in a Value-based Healthcare World

3/27/2019
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The transition to value-based healthcare is official. It’s happening. The only question now is how painful the road will be, and how effective we’ll be in improving outcomes and controlling costs. The fate of your healthcare organization will largely be determined by how you decide to proceed. Will you embrace value-based healthcare and enter into it on your own terms? Or will you sit back and wait, and ultimately be forced into it? On this episode, we hear from Jason Helgerson, founder of...

Duration:00:41:31

Deep Medicine with Dr. Eric Topol

3/11/2019
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The way we practice medicine today is broken. We prioritize the business and treat the patient as nothing more than a cog in our great machine. According to today’s guest, ” we have an emotional breakdown, with disenchanted patients largely disconnected from burned-out, depressed doctors.” Dr. Eric Topol calls this epidemic “shallow medicine”. It’s driven by runaway healthcare costs and an insatiable drive for increased efficiency and profits, and unfortunately, is largely the way we deliver...

Duration:00:54:49

Healthcare Is Not Quite Digitized w/ Bill DeStefanis

2/10/2019
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We've effectively digitized medical record via EHRs, but the healthcare industry still relies heavily on paper for many of its workflows and supporting documents. On this episode, we talk with Bill DeStefanis, Director of Product Strategy at Nuance about how and why paper is still widely used in healthcare, how we can keep it secure, and how we can effectively integrate it into our digital workflows. About Bill DeStefanis: As Nuance’s Director of Product Strategy, Bill brings more than...

Duration:00:51:12

Value-based Payment: Progress, Trends and Direction w/ Jason Helgerson - 089

1/31/2019
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On this episode, we talk with Jason Helgerson, founder of Helgerson Solutions Group and Former Medicaid Director for New York and Wisconsin. Jason shares his perspective on Value-based payment progress and direction tells us who needs to get involved and how, and we discuss how to measure success. That is, how will we know if value-based payment has been adequately deployed, and more importantly, how will we know if it's working? This episode is sponsored by VBP Forward: VBP Forward will...

Duration:00:45:03