Exploring the boundaries of medicine, technology, and culture, The Exam Room will put a lens on the forces reshaping medicine. One of the core threads running through the program will be the idea of technologically mediated change and its effect on the work of healthcare professionals.
Safe to Return - Relieving Anxiety and Cultivating Stability in Healthcare
In this episode Dr. V sits down with Jarrard's Molly Cate and the Chartis Group's Dr. Mark Wenneker to talk about their new white paper, Safe to Return - What Healthcare Leaders can learn from Behavioral Health about Relieving Anxiety and Cultivating Stability. This white paper served as a jumping off point for a lively discussion about COVID-related communication strategy in health care systems. From the management of patient anxiety to COVID-triggered physician burnout and the pressures of telemedicine, this episode is packed with tips and advice from two of the healthcare industry's most revered communication experts.
Brief Encounter | AlphaFold and the Future of Physicians
DeepMind’s deep-learning system AlphaFold last week cracked one of biology’s critical challenges which is predicting the shape of proteins. In this Brief Encounter Dr. V explains in simple terms why AlphaFold is a groundbreaking event for medicine and artificial intelligence. More importantly he offers 3 takeaways that illustrate what AlphaFold means for the future of physicians. Entertaining and informative, this 10 minute episode also serves as an unexpected call to action for collective physician change.
Brief Encounter | Medicine, media and moderation under a Biden administration
In this Brief Encounter Dr. V riffs on the future of social media moderation under a Biden administration. As social media has become our mainstream media, Facebook and Twitter have taken a hands-off approach to moderation. But in the 2020 presidential campaign they set the precedent for a new kind of control. This episode covers what little the president-elect has said about social moderation. What will this mean for citizens and health professionals going forward? How does censorship stifle the scientific process and how is editorial control finding its way into other aspects of media? Using the polarization of the medical community around COVID, Dr. V makes the provocative appeal for diversity in conversation and tolerance of alternate views.
VRx - How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine | A Conversation with Dr. Brennan Spiegel
In this episode Dr. V welcomes Dr. Brennan Spiegel of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and author of VRx - How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine (Basic Books). This fast moving conversation covers the power and promise of immersion therapeutics, the coming age of the virtualist (that’s actually a thing!) as well as VR’s potential limitations in health care. As you'll hear, virtual reality has the capacity to bridge the divide between brain and body and Dr. Spiegel tells us exactly how this is being done.
The 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule | A Conversation with Dr. CT Lin of the University of Colorado Health System
In this episode Dr. V talks to Dr. CT Lin, Chief Medical Information Officer of the University of Colorado Health System. They discuss the Cures Act Final Rule, a new law that mandates doctors and health systems release notes, labs and studies to patients. What does the Cures Rule mean for healthcare in general and how could it change doctors and patients? They jam on physician sentiment over EHRs and the future of the chief information officer. This is a timely and fast moving discussion with one of the nation’s leaders in health IT and note transparency.
21st Century Cures Act Final Rule | A Conversation with Dr. Cait DesRoches of the OpenNotes Project
In this episode Dr. V talks to Dr. Cait DesRoches, executive director of the OpenNotes Project. OpenNotes is an international movement that’s making health care more transparent by inviting doctors, nurses and therapists to share their notes with their patients. The conversation centers on the Cures Rule, a federal mandate requiring hospitals to share notes with patients. In the realm of advocacy and academics Dr. DesRoches is an absolute powerhouse. Listen as she offers insight on this historical law and what it could mean for doctors, hospitals and, most importantly, patients.