Empowering Patients Through Tech

July 10, 2018
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As patients discover more options and tools to engage with their own healthcare through tech, clinicians must evolve to continue supporting and empowering them to make the most informed choices. Clinician and IT expert Dr. Jen Bolduc discusses key barriers and solutions for patients today, and building the clinical culture that optimizes healthcare decisions for everyone involved.

Starting Up Interoperability

June 26, 2018
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Two leaders of innovative health IT solutions discuss strengthening interoperability and improving experiences for clinicians and patients alike. Neil Farish (CEO/Founder Relaymed) and Angela Webster (CTO PatientLink) describe their journeys to developing their solutions and the resources and advice that were key to their success. Recorded at the Allscripts Developer Program Summit.

Success for Healthcare Startups

June 13, 2018
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Physician and serial entrepreneur Sanaz Cordes MD founded Value Prop Shop to provide key services to startups in the healthcare industry. In this episode, she discusses her company’s mission, the unique challenges healthcare startups face and advice for building successful solutions. Find tools and information at Value Prop Shop’s website.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

May 30, 2018
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As tech advances, new healthcare challenges arise along with new solutions. In their second episode, Allscripts innovation leaders Tina Joros and Erik Kins discuss how to create a culture of innovation, what resources are available to developers, and what healthcare solutions are on the horizon now.

Blockchain 201: Healthcare Use Cases

May 18, 2018
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At its core, blockchain involves a public consensus that a piece of information exists and remains the same. Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux-based Hyperledger project, discusses blockchain in clinician credentialing, claims processing and overall healthcare transparency. For more developer and business resources, visit www.hyperledger.com

Blockchain 101

May 10, 2018
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Blockchain begins with the basics. In this episode, recorded at HIMSS 2018, COO of Hashed Health COO Corey Todaro gives a brief primer on exactly what blockchain is and how organizations are already using it in healthcare. For more discussion on current uses and future ideas, visit chat.hashedhealth.com and join the Hashed Collective community.

Data Exchange in National Disaster Response

April 24, 2018
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Cmdr. Sam Schaffzin (CMS) and Thomas Novak (ONC) offer the federal perspective on how  smooth data exchange and multi-level preparedness are essential in responding to state and national emergencies – and how health systems and community organizations can participate in the response. Recorded at HIMSS 2018.

References in episode:  “From Katrina to Wildfires: Leveraging Tech in Disaster Response”  (Karen DeSalvo & Christine Petrin, Health Affairs 11-7-17); the National Response Framework

Putting “Patients Before Paperwork”

April 12, 2018
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For clinicians, overwhelming task loads disrupt the work of caring for patients – patient experiences can suffer as a result. Shari Erickson, driver of the American College of Physicians “Patients Before Paperwork” initiative, discusses learnings and solutions she’s found in her work to help clinicians manage task loads and reconnect with patients. Share your own best practices and solutions at the ACP’s Patients Before Paperwork site, or find tools at the Physician Satisfaction and Professional Wellbeing page.

HIEs to the Rescue

April 3, 2018
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From hurricanes to system outages, health information exchange systems prepare healthcare communities for any crisis. Dan Porreca, Executive Director of HEALTHeLINK, discusses how local HIEs and health systems build networks on personal trust and knowledge, sharing data that’s needed the most at the time. More at the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) and the HEALTHeLINK site. Recorded at HIMSS 2018. 

Blockchain for Better Mental Healthcare

March 23, 2018
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Blockchain technology offers potential for unprecedented information tracking across the continuum of care. In this episode, recorded at HIMSS 2018, VitalHub CEO Dan Matlow discusses how innovations in blockchain can enable organizations to strengthen mental healthcare and improve patient safety and wellness across care episodes.