The 4×4 Health defines the conversation around Health IT. Data is revolutionizing healthcare and we are tracking this revolution in real-time with the actual disrupters of health informatics.
December 17, 2019
Present and CEO of Virginia Center for Health Innovation, VCHI
On this episode of 4x4 Health we dive into the major issues surrounding health quality, medication assistance, public health awareness, and physician leadership with president and CEO of Virginia Center for Health Innovation, Beth Bortz.
The 4×4 Health defines the conversation around Health IT. Data is revolutionizing healthcare and we are tracking this revolution in real-time with the actual disrupters of health informatics.
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If you have ever wanted to understand how the healthcare system works, today’s podcast with author Dan Munro is a good place to start. As a Forbes contributor, Dan has written countless articles on healthcare policy. His book, “Casino Healthcare: The Health of a Nation: America’s Biggest Gamble” is a culmination and extension of what his research uncovered on the subject of the U.S. healthcare. Interestingly enough, he says even after the election, virtually nothing has changed from the time he published the book in 2016. Travis Good sits down with Dan to talk healthcare policy, the promise of a national patient identifier, EHRs, data access and integration in a lively, insightful chat about everything healthcare.
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The Healthcare Innovators Podcast brings Dr. Sanjeev Arora to you this month to discuss how technology plays a role in improved access to care for rural areas. Dr. Arora is the Director of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). He developed the Project ECHO model as a platform for service delivery, education and evaluation. It took off in New Mexico; now it’s going around the globe. Dr. Arora is truly making a difference in healthcare today and we’re delighted he has stopped by to share his thoughts on healthcare access.
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We also prod Braunstein for his personal insight about what is missing in today’s medical education. Listeners can gain deeper insight into this area, by ordering Braunstein’s latest book “Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics.”
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In this episode, Grahame Grieve, Product Director of FHIR for HL7 continues his last interview in a three-part series with Datica. Mark Olschesky, Datica’s Chief Data Officer questions Grieve about “The Economics of FHIR and Interoperability” for this last interview. The economics of FHIR is a passionate subject for Grieve for which he recognizes that no pat answers exist. In this interview, Grieve contextualizes the questions and provides possible answers that only time will prove out.
The Healthcare Innovators Podcast is proud to connect you with Grahame Grieve, Product Director of FHIR for HL7. Grahame hails from Melbourne, Australia and has come to be industry known as the “Father of FHIR.” Before creating the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, he spent years working with the HL7 standards that assist in transferring clinical and administrative data between software applications. Today, we’ll learn a bit more about the background of FHIR and why healthcare subdomains are attracted to the FHIR standard. This is first in a three-part interview series around the FHIR standard and one that will leave you laughing as Grieve shares his favorite answer to what FHIR stands for.
In part 2 of our healthcare innovators series, Datica co-founder & president Mohan Balachandran continues his conversations with Grahame Grieve (“The Father of FHIR”).
Dr. Mark Smith shared with us the genesis for the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), which he leads. Change in healthcare requires human connection, opportunity, and open mindedness to respond to unexpected ideas. Learn more with us on the topic of innovation at MedStar.
Dr. Thomas Graham spent time talking about his time leading innovation at the Cleveland Clinic and what he’s up to now at the Tavistock Group. We came away with a newfound appreciation to the role of partnerships as critical components to innovation.
Robert Wachter, MD, coined the term “Hospitalist” in the 90s. He’s since moved onto examine the role of technology in healthcare organizations, and now sits as the Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. He took time out of his day to talk about innovation, digitization, and what healthcare will look like in the near future.
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Dr. Jordan Shlain took time out of his busy day practicing as a primary care physician and being a founder of the innovative digital health company Healthloop to discuss the inspiration behind Tincture. We also were witness to the creation of a few new vocabulary terms, which we loved.
Dr. Chris Wadsen discussed the types of tensions found in organizations, and which can be found in healthcare. This interview is packed full of insight and thoughtful discussion!
Dr. Molly Coye joined us to talk about UCLA’s innovation process through the topic “Doer, thinker, delegator: Why all three traits drive decision making that sustains organizational change.” We learned a great deal about the full life cycle of innovation adoption—from sourcing to evaluating to implementing to operationalizing. Come check this interview out for a candid glimpse into one of the nation’s best innovation programs.
Joel Vengco from Baystate Health joined us from the TechSpring facilities to talk about the many ways of bringing external innovation into a health system. This interview is jam-packed with a bountiful number of knowledge soundbites geared towards startups. Listen in to understand how Baystate sources, pilots, evaluates, and implements new ideas. What an interview!
Simon Jones sat down with Travis to discuss two big topics: how to affect behavior change, and building core infrastructure. Simon believes both are central components to accelerating innovation within healthcare, and we tend to agree with him.
R “Ray” Wang chatted with Travis about the digital transformation of healthcare. Many of Ray’s insights were pulled from his new book Disrupting Digital Business: Creating an Authentic Experience in the Peer-to-Peer Economy which published May 5th. We were impressed by his varied background, and engaged in a conversation about business models, culture, and EHRs.
Sue Schade, who recently was awarded CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS, joined us to talk about her experience with previously bringing new frameworks and programs into Brigham and Women’s in Boston and what innovation looks like in her new post as CIO at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers. We capped it off with some wonderful insight for startups looking to bring innovation into hospitals.
AirStrip is one of the most exciting up-and-coming healthcare vendors in the industry. Alan Portela, its CEO, was a natural first option to interview for the series. We discussed how to cultivate continuous disruption, the future of interoperability, real-time analytics, the AirStrip Innovation Marketplace, and a few tips for building a great company. What an interview!
Chris Belmont joined us to talk about how he uses metrics to define success and prove positive impact on healthcare innovations within MD Anderson, and healthcare more broadly. His insight to what metrics matter and how he structures his team was incredible.
Dr. Guerra is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of iTriage, but also an emergency physician and university lecturer on the topic of innovation. He joined us today to talk about ways to introduce your startup to healthcare organizations, culminating in a fantastic story about iTriage’s origins. This is an interview you can’t miss if you have ever wondered the best ways to sell into healthcare.
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