26 episodes

Villanova Health Summit brings together renowned leaders in the healthcare community representing diverse points of expertise such as bioengineering, law, ethics, hospital administration, bench-to-bedside research, and patient care. Featuring unique, multidiscplinary collaborations, this series explores novel approaches to some of the most pressing issues in healthcare today.

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Villanova Health Summit brings together renowned leaders in the healthcare community representing diverse points of expertise such as bioengineering, law, ethics, hospital administration, bench-to-bedside research, and patient care. Featuring unique, multidiscplinary collaborations, this series explores novel approaches to some of the most pressing issues in healthcare today.

    Computerization of Healthcare: Are Your Patients Better Off?

    Computerization of Healthcare: Are Your Patients Better Off?

    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

    Guest: Christopher Spagnuola, MD, FAAOS


    As with any technology, there are benefits and limitations to the computerization of healthcare. On the plus side, as Dr. Christopher Spagnuola explains, electronic medical records are streamlining communication between medical providers when it comes to prescriptions, and telemedicine is revolutionizing post-op following orthopedic surgery. But there are unfortunately some downsides to this technology as well.

    How Is Social Media Driving Patient Education?

    How Is Social Media Driving Patient Education?

    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

    Guest: Carmine Attanasio


    Get a glimpse into the future of healthcare as Carmine Attanasio the Senior Product Manager with Digital Mylemoa Marketing at Celgene, shares how social media is changing the landscape in patient education.

    How Is Technology Contributing to the Personalization of Healthcare?

    How Is Technology Contributing to the Personalization of Healthcare?

    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

    Guest: Daniel Tropeano


    Join Daniel Tropeano, CEO of the Pennsylvania and Delaware Region with United Healthcare, as he shares how technology has helped improve the personalization of healthcare and the utilization of the various wellness programs available to healthcare members.

    Pros & Cons of the EMR System in Healthcare: From a Nurse's Perspective

    Pros & Cons of the EMR System in Healthcare: From a Nurse's Perspective

    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

    Guest: Jeanne Venella, DNP, MS, CEN, CPEN


    Jeanne Venella, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Stel Life, Inc., talks about the benefits and limitations of the electronic records system in healthcare from her perspective as a nurse.

    Improving Patient Quality of Care Through Healthcare Partnerships

    Improving Patient Quality of Care Through Healthcare Partnerships

    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

    Guest: Richard Snyder, MD


    Get a behind-the-scenes look into how Independence Blue Cross teamed up with Penn Medicine to identify opportunities for improving patient satisfaction and their access to and coordination of care by utilizing EMR data and medical claims data. Richard Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Independence Blue Cross, shares his insights into this venture.

    Toward Instantaneous Care: Real-Time Monitoring of Vital Signs

    Toward Instantaneous Care: Real-Time Monitoring of Vital Signs

    Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

    Guest: Denise Devine


    What if there was a way to monitor vital signs in real time? Denise Devine, Co-Founder of RTM Vital Signs, LLC, is working on just that. She is joined by Dr. Matt Birnholz at the Villanova Health Summit to discuss this innovative technology in development, which opens up the possibility of collecting continuous health data from patients to enhance point-of-care treatments.

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