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The CIO podcast by Healthcare IT Today brings you the most practical healthcare CIO insights and perspectives. We know your job is challenging and we want to help you be more successful. On this podcast, you'll be on the front row to learn from the top healthcare CIOs.

CIO Podcast by Healthcare IT Today John Lynn and Colin Hung

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The CIO podcast by Healthcare IT Today brings you the most practical healthcare CIO insights and perspectives. We know your job is challenging and we want to help you be more successful. On this podcast, you'll be on the front row to learn from the top healthcare CIOs.

    Renovating Healthcare IT, a Health IT Book by Susan Snedaker

    Renovating Healthcare IT, a Health IT Book by Susan Snedaker

    For the 76th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Susan Snedaker, Chief Information Officer at El Rio Health to talk about her new book, Renovating Healthcare IT: Building the Foundation for Digital Transformation! We kick this episode off by talking about the motivations behind Snedaker's newest publication. Snedaker then passes along some advice for anyone out there who would like to write their own health IT book. Next, we discuss what takeaway every CIO should take to heart from this book.



    In the spirit of renovating healthcare IT, we then move on to the acceleration of AI in healthcare and discuss its impact on IT demand and what CIOs can do about it. Next, we talk about how to avoid ending up with 100 different AI applications in our organization. Then we debate on what are the biggest challenges CIOs are facing and try to come up with solutions for them. And with all of this acceleration in healthcare, we take a moment to speculate on how the role of CIO will shift and evolve in the next 10 years. Lastly, to wrap up this episode Snedaker shares the best piece of advice she's received in her career.



    Check out Susan Snedaker's book, Renovating Healthcare IT: Building the Foundation for Digital Transformation, here: https://amzn.to/3Vxe5rL



    For more great content from Healthcare IT Today, check out: https://www.healthcareittoday.com/

    AI Benefits with Bill Hudson

    AI Benefits with Bill Hudson

    For the 75th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Bill Hudson, Chief Digital Strategist at Aidoc and former CIO at INTEGRIS Health and John Muir Health to talk AI! We kick this episode off by discussing the motivation behind his transition from his role as CIO to the vendor side. Then we talk about where we think AI will offer operational benefits to organizations. Next, we debate over how CIOs should be approaching the wave of AI solutions/algorithms/platforms that are hitting the market right now. Hudson then shares with us his opinions on AI interoperability and data interoperability. We then discuss the hurdles that we see in place of AI and how we think CIOs can work to overcome them. Next, we ask Hudson if there's something that current CIOs are afraid to say that he is willing to say now that he's on the vendor side. Lastly, Hudson passes along the best piece of advice he's gotten in his career.



    For more great content from Healthcare IT Today, check out: https://www.healthcareittoday.com/

    Ambient Clinical Voice with Ray Lowe

    Ambient Clinical Voice with Ray Lowe

    For the 74th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Ray Lowe, SVP and CIO at AltaMed! We kick this episode off by discussing how the role of CIO is different at an FQHC than at other organizations. Then Lowe shares with us the patient experience projects he is actively working on and discusses how those projects have changed over time. Next, we debate over ambient clinical voice to decide if it is real or if it's all just hype. We transition this debate into how Lowe himself is approaching ambient clinical voice. Lowe then shares with us the other AI projects he is working on as well as the AI projects he is considering. We then move on to the Change Healthcare breach and discuss how this has impacted things in healthcare now and theorize what the long-term impacts will be. Lastly, we wrap this episode up with Lowe passing along career advice to any aspiring CIOs.



    For more great content from Healthcare IT Today, check out: https://www.healthcareittoday.com/

    Health IT Projects with Michael Restuccia

    Health IT Projects with Michael Restuccia

    For the 73rd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Michael Restuccia, CIO at Penn Medicine to talk about health IT projects! We kick off this episode by discussing the project Restuccia is currently devoting most of his time to. Then we talk about what area of health IT he finds concerning and is keeping an eye on. Next, Restuccia shares with us a project he was successful at and what made it a success. We then expand our focus to the organization as a whole and talk about how Penn Medicine is approaching AI. Next, we debate whether or not telehealth and RPM are getting the attention they deserve and Restuccia discusses how he is approaching them. Finally, to wrap up this episode, Restuccia passes along the best piece of advice he's been given in his career.



    For more great content from Healthcare IT Today, check out: https://www.healthcareittoday.com/

    South Shore Hospital with Donald McGruder

    South Shore Hospital with Donald McGruder

    For the 72nd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Donald McGruder, Chief Information and Revenue Integrity Officer at South Shore Hospital. We kick off this episode by discussing how South Shore Hospital is positioning itself in the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare interoperability. Next, we discuss how interoperability influences the hospital's strategies and operations. McGruder then talks about what drove the decision to work with Secure Exchange Solutions and the challenges they were looking to address for clinical exchange services. Then we take a look at South Shore's top use cases to discuss how Secure Exchange Solutions helps them achieve their operational and clinical business objectives.



    We then move on to a more personal note as McGruder discusses his work with the South Side of Chicago Collaboration - detailing the program, his role, and the outcomes. Next, we talk about the patient stories from the Collaboration and how Secure Exchange Solutions has been supporting this effort. Then we look forward and discuss the next steps South Shore is planning for enhancing interoperability and patient care. Lastly, McGruder shares the best piece of advice he's been given in his career and passes along some advice to healthcare organizations looking to improve their own interoperability and patient care.



    For more great content from Healthcare IT Today, check out: https://www.healthcareittoday.com/

    Data, Analytics, and AI with Richard Clark, PhD

    Data, Analytics, and AI with Richard Clark, PhD

    For the 71st episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are joined by Richard Clark, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at Highmark Health to discuss data, analytics, and AI! To kick off this episode, we discuss Clark's double role working for a payer and provider and how that has allowed him to do things that would otherwise be difficult if he wasn't. Then we take a look at the use of AI and GenAI and talk about where it is making the most impact in healthcare today and where we think it will make the most impact 3 years from now. Next, Clark shares some tips for what people should be doing to prepare for this wave of AI solutions that they might not understand.



    We then shift from AI to data and analytics, and debate over how much data is enough data. Then we discuss Clark's partnership with Google Cloud and the main projects he's been working on with them. Next, we have a little fun and discuss the possibility of computers being able to just read our brains and how likely we think it is to happen. Then, to wrap everything up, Clark passes along advice to anyone who's looking to make a career in data/analytics/AI.



    For more great content from Healthcare IT Today, check out: https://www.healthcareittoday.com/

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