Day 11: Pipers Piping on COVID-19
It is day eleven of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts and the pipers have been piping this year on a world pandemic we have found ourselves in. We have had so many great expert guests on the subject of COVID-19 we created a playlist of all the episodes on our SoundCloud Channel.
Today we are highlighting 11 of those episodes. From work at home to impact and from testing to vaccines, there is something for everyone here, take a listen.
From The Big Unlock, host Paddy Padmanabhan spoke with Anshul Pande, VP and Chief Technology Officer at Stanford Children’s Health to discuss their digital journey and covers digital programs such as remote monitoring, telehealth, and how to make data useful and readily available to the clinicians. Anshul states that for a seamless digital front-end experience, back-end IT infrastructure must be in place, and it is important to understand how the software layers are designed. Both of these helps deliver a better experience for the provider and patient.
COVID-19 has led the healthcare industry towards ‘fail fast and get comfortable with the experimentation’ approach. Anshul advises health systems to engage with different stakeholders within the organization and focus on a single mission.
From Healthcare de Jure host Matt Fisher’s guest is Steve Wretling, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, HIMSS. The discussion topics are landscape of health IT before and during COVID19 pandemic; predictions around future development and integration into healthcare; process of learning best practices; how to define new model of care.
From Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Dr. Michael Osterholm, newly appointed member of President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 Task Force. Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, the renowned epidemiologist warns of dark days ahead as pandemic cases surge across America, but also sees great promise with the coming vaccines. Distribution, vaccine hesitancy and public skepticism will remain big hurdles.
From PopHealth Week, hosts Gregg Masters and Fred Goldstein meet Tony Slonim MD DrPH FACHE President & CEO @RenownHealth. With his multi-faceted background we look at COVID-19 from four points of view, a patient (cancer survivor), a clinician, an administrator and a public health practitioner.
From Harlow on Healthcare host David Harlow talks to Curt Medeiros, President of OnTrak, about the growing number of people in need of behavioral health services (50% more than in pre-COVID times), the difficulty in identifying them, particularly as folks lose their employment-based health insurance, and the tools that may be used to identify those at highest risk and connect them with needed services.
From The Tate Chronicles host Jim Tate talks to Dr. Andrew Mellin the VP and Chief Medical Information Officer at Surescripts. Dr. Mellin has over 20 years of experience in health information technology, patient quality and safety, consumer health and EHR implementation and adoption. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and worked as a hospitalist in St. Paul, MN for 15 years. Jim and Andrew discuss how COVID-19 has shone a light on the need for timely and accurate health information. And the work Surescripts is doing to help bridge information gaps between front line providers and public health officials while offering tech-based solutions to help an overburdened healthcare system.
From Payment Matters, host Jeff Lin is joined by Dr. Jay LaBine, Chief Medical Officer of NaviHealth. Jeff and Dr. LaBine discuss the impact of COVID-19 on post-acute and long-term care facilities, and how these organizations can make better business decisions in the new COVID reality.
From Healthcare APPtitude, host Bruce Kennedy is joined by Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of Damo Consulting and author of a recently released book – Healthcare Digital Transformation: How Consumerism, Technology, and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future – for a discussion on how COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation in healthcare.
From Value-Based Care Insights: COVID-19 brought a pivotal shift in the healthcare environment for organizations. This change has made the need to integrate value-based care more important than ever to adjust to ever-changing demands of the industry. In this episode, Dr. George Mayzell breaks down the necessary action steps organizations can take to improve value-based care during the pandemic.
Until recently there were 44 million caregivers in the United States. Now in the midst of a global pandemic, we are all caregivers. Caregivers include medical teams, grocery workers, truck drivers, and others working to find balance, trying to perform at work while all at the same time, not jeopardizing the care provided to their loved ones. For this special episode of HealthChangers we hear a personal story from Dr. Ranak Trivedi from Stanford and a Sojourns Scholar, and Peggy Maguire from the Cambia Health Foundation.
From The Incrementalist, host Dr. Nick van Terheyden, aka Dr. Nick, talks to Zoe McLaren, Associate Professor Public Policy at University of Maryland, about getting COVID19 Testing Strategies Right. The discussion includes the current COVID19 testing the US; leveraging available testing capabilities and developing good public policy with available information; and communicating complex COVID19 testing to increase compliance, trust and understanding.