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Stay up-to-date on important topics and trends in the physician community with the MDAdvantage Podcast. A leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, MDAdvantage was built by physicians, for physicians. Our accomplished group of physicians, healthcare leaders, and legal and business professionals brings value through straightforward, reliable, and informed service. We champion for physicians’ professional and financial well-being because the ones who are always on call for us should be protected by people who are always on call for them.

Stay up-to-date on important topics and trends in the physician community with the MDAdvantage Podcast. A leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, MDAdvantage was built by physicians, for physicians. Our accomplished group of physicians, healthcare leaders, and legal and business professionals brings value through straightforward, reliable, and informed service. We champion for physicians’ professional and financial well-being because the ones who are always on call for us should be protected by people who are always on call for them.

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Stay up-to-date on important topics and trends in the physician community with the MDAdvantage Podcast. A leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, MDAdvantage was built by physicians, for physicians. Our accomplished group of physicians, healthcare leaders, and legal and business professionals brings value through straightforward, reliable, and informed service. We champion for physicians’ professional and financial well-being because the ones who are always on call for us should be protected by people who are always on call for them.

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Episodes

22 Cybersecurity and Patient Privacy Concerns During the Pandemic

12/23/2020
As the move to digital healthcare increases, so does a practice’s data breach threat. Soumitra Bhuyan, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, talks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about the growing reach and sophistication of modern-day cyberattacks and how practices can safeguard the cornerstone of clinical medicine—patient privacy. Released Date: January 18, 2021; Recorded Date: November 18, 2020

Duration:00:13:49

21 A 2020 Post-Mortem: A Look Back at the Pandemic and Other Challenges Faced By Healthcare Systems

12/21/2020
As we approach a year since COVID-19’s move from mystery virus to global pandemic, Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, and Steve Adubato, PhD, conduct a post-mortem about where the healthcare industry was prior to the COVID-19 spread, how clinicians handled the never-before-seen disease, and where the medical community stands now, as it continues to unpack the COVID enigma. Mr. Ostrowsky also looks back at the challenges his health system faced in...

Duration:00:24:30

20 Minimizing Targets: Data Security and Keeping Patient Information Safe

12/2/2020
Since the pandemic began, data breaches and information theft targeting medical practices big and small has risen substantially. With physicians distracted and healthcare networks quickly adapting to accommodate remote workers, online attackers are attempting to access sensitive patient data via phishing and network vulnerabilities. Tom Powers, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Strata-Defense, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, on how practices can keep their systems, staff and patients...

Duration:00:17:53

19 Handling Physician Burnout and a Community Operating Under Stress

11/22/2020
Dr. Martin Stillman, Assistant Medical Director at Hennepin Health Systems and the Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, on physician burnout. In a time where patient load and strenuous work mixes with an all-time high number of external stressors, physician fatigue and burnout is increasingly prevalent across the industry. Hear from Dr. Stillman on coping with burnout, leaning on intra-organizational support to deal...

Duration:00:17:53

19 Minimizing Targets: Data Security and Keeping Patient Information Safe

11/15/2020
Since the pandemic began, data breaches and information theft targeting medical practices big and small has risen substantially. With physicians distracted and healthcare networks quickly adapting to accommodate remote workers, online attackers are attempting to access sensitive patient data via phishing and network vulnerabilities. Tom Powers, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Strata-Defense, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, on how practices can keep their systems, staff and patients...

Duration:00:17:53

18 The Other Pandemic: Identity Theft’s Rampant Rise During COVID-19

10/18/2020
Identity theft is a threat to everyone, in this digital age, but this insidious issue has never been more prevalent than in our COVID-19 world. Paul Ferron, Vice President and Co-Founder of the identity theft restoration and protection company LibertyID, talks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about why data breaches are unavoidable, and what medical practices can do to lessen the negative impacts of a breach. Released Date: October 19 2020; Recorded Date: July 29, 2020

Duration:00:17:06

17 Advocating for Our Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

8/25/2020
At the height of the pandemic, Founder and Medical Director of Goals for Care Coalition in New Jersey, David Barile, MD, worked with his team to educate and advocate for New Jersey’s elderly residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Listen as Dr. Barile shares his perspective on the pandemic and how it has affected long-term care. Released Date: September 3, 2020; Recorded Date: July 29, 2020

Duration:00:17:41

16 Riverside Medical Group’s Response to Coping and Caring During COVID-19

8/22/2020
Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Dr. Raj Brahmbhatt, family medicine physician and Chief Medical Officer at Riverside Medical Group, about the challenges of working in an environment shaped by COVID-19. Dr. Brahmbhatt touches on many facets that have all become part of the norm for many healthcare professionals: obtaining and vetting PPE gear, the mental health of patients and physicians, and maintaining social distancing while looking on toward the future. Released Date: August 24, 2020;...

Duration:00:14:59

Round Table 2: The Business of Doing Business During COVID-19

7/5/2020
Listen as we discuss how to navigate our practices through these uncharted times. We had the pleasure of speaking with William Schmitt, Jr., CPA, Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Cardiology Associates, as we address the following topics: - Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic - Re-opening - Strategies for sustainability - Planning for a possible autumn COVID-19 surge Release Date: July 28, 2020; Recorded Date: May 28, 2020

Duration:01:14:53

Round Table 1

7/5/2020
We had the pleasure of having Lana Ros, Esq. of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Elizabeth Lorell, Esq. of Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP join us on the call to help clarify many of the new regulations put forth during the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the topics covered include: - What are the standards of care related to telemedicine? - I was exposed to COVID-19 and may have exposed others. What do I do? - If I lay off staff, is it going to hurt my practice from a loan standpoint? Release...

Duration:00:31:46

15 COVID-19 Testing for a Healthier Economy

5/30/2020
A saliva-based test for COVID-19 was first developed at Rutgers–New Brunswick, which is a less invasive, more convenient and faster process than the swab. Listen as Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH, inaugural Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, discusses with Steve Adubato, PhD, the correlation between more testing and a bolstered economy. Released Date: June 3, 2020; Recorded Date: May 6, 2020

Duration:00:08:10

14 Empathize to Mobilize: How a Hospital CEO’s Battle with COVID-19 Made Him a Better Leader

5/24/2020
The first Connecticut hospital CEO to test positive for COVID-19 is not how Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, wanted to be “known.” Since his recovery, Barwis gained key takeaways for becoming a better healthcare leader. Find out how the President and CEO of Bristol Health used empathy to guide and support his team on the frontlines. Released Date: May 26, 2020; Recorded Date: May 6, 2020

Duration:00:17:09

13 Caring for Caregivers: Addressing Sustained Stress

5/17/2020
On the front lines dealing with the uncertainties of COVID-19, many healthcare professionals are operating in situations that have never been more stressful. Chantal Brazeau, MD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Vitality at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, strongly believes in healthcare professionals banding together to help one another cope with stress. Dr. Brazeau and Steve Adubato, PhD, explore physician self-care and reducing fatigue, the unity of healthcare teams in times like these, as...

Duration:00:10:31

12 Rutgers Rallies: Fighting Coronavirus with Collaboration

5/10/2020
The challenges COVID-19 poses to the healthcare infrastructure is bringing out the best in our medical professionals. Steven K. Libutti, MD, Director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Senior Vice President of Oncology Services at RWJBarnabas Health, explains to Steve Adubato, PhD, how the pandemic has ushered in unprecedented changes. Rutgers University, including the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been able to leverage its infrastructure and intellectual capabilities to...

Duration:00:14:22

11 Facing COVID-19: Caring for Now, Preparing for the Future

5/4/2020
Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with David S. Perlin, PhD, on topics from future vaccines for the COVID-19 epidemic, new rapid testing procedures, care for patients and physicians, as well as our nation’s preparedness in the face of such an outbreak. Dr. Perlin is the Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President at Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation, as well as a Professor of Medical Sciences at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University....

Duration:00:15:56

10 Protecting Employees: COVID-19’s Impact on Businesses, Healthcare and the Economy

4/26/2020
With many state and federal laws being amended in the face of COVID-19, Healthcare workers are being impacted in new and different ways. Elizabeth Lorell, Esq., Partner at Gordon, Rees, Scully & Mansukhani, LLP, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, on a variety of topics surrounding our new norm, including the embracing of telemedicine, the challenges around staffing and implementing furloughs, exploring the CARES act and the greater economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more....

Duration:00:27:48

09 Beyond PPE: Emotional Protection for Frontline Medical Professionals, Amid COVID-19

4/26/2020
John F. Bonamo, MD, MS, knows that taking care of his team of medical professionals’ emotional health is just as important as taking care of their physical health. Steve Adubato, PhD, and Dr. Bonamo discuss how RJWBarnabas Health protects its heroes on the frontlines and the importance of such protection because, as Dr. Bonamo explains, the caregivers “fight so hard to give life…, yet they’re having to face so much loss.” Release date: April 28, 2020, Recorded on: April 9, 2020

Duration:00:13:25

08 Back to the Future of Healthcare: Defining a New Normal, in the Wake of COVID-19

4/25/2020
Michael Maron, President and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center, tested positive for COVID-19 mid-March 2020. Now cleared of the virus, he and Steve Adubato, PhD, discuss how healthcare is reengineering itself for the better since the pandemic’s outbreak, and how medical professionals must vow to never go back to “business as usual.” Release date: April 26, 2020, Recorded on: April 9, 2020

Duration:00:16:37

06 Examining New Jersey’s Death Investigation System

3/1/2020
New Jersey’s Chief State Medical Examiner, Dr. Andrew Falzon, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about the challenges facing the medical examiner’s office. Other topics in this podcast touch on the death investigation system within the state, the office’s relationship with the Department of Health, as well as the responsibilities of his office as they relate to New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) legislation, which became effective in August 2019.

Duration:00:15:37

07 Embrace the Uncertain

3/1/2020
Dr. Arabella Simpkin, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director at the Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares how uncertainty—inherent to the practice of medicine—contributes to physician burnout. Listen as she speaks to Steve Adubato, PhD, about her studies in resilience and how this practice fights physician “fatigue.”

Duration:00:09:15