Making healthcare better isn't easy, but there are devoted clinicians working in informatics and analytics trying to have an impact at the care delivered in the exam room or at the bedside. Dr. Mark Weisman, a practicing physician and Chief Medical Information Officer interviews guest from the health informatics industry to shed light on what is happening in the field of healthcare IT from the clinician perspective.
If you have a passion to make the lives of our clinicians better through the use of technology, this show is for you.
Assessing IT Culture with Adam Tallinger
IT culture is a unique beast, especially in healthcare where there is such a focus on safety. "Go slow and say no" seems to be a common mantra and can create a lot of tension between operations and IT. Adam has a ton of experience with assessing and changing culture as a healthcare IT consultant. He and I discuss changing IT culture, treating IT more like a consultancy, partnering with operations, and having transparency around resources and projects.
Interview with Ori Lotan
Ori is a CMIO with a ton of experience. His recent blog post about training physicians really resonated with me. Train the workflow, not the functionality. Build muscle memory. Allow providers to listen to the material at home and then let them practice. Provide as real a scenario as possible.
CMIO News to Know for the Week of Sept 14
This week I cover 2 stories about health insurers pushing us more towards value than volume. Humana launched 2 new bundled payments; one for CABG and another for shoulder replacement. United Health Group CEO discusses how the COVID pandemic is putting more pressure on primary care to switch to at risk contracts rather than fee for service, but also highlights the difficulties. CMIOs should be aware of the technology challenges these models bring to their clinicians. I also cover the INOVA breach of more than 1 million patients related to an attack that occurred to a 3rd party vendor that sells donor engagement software to non-profits. The most interesting article of the week comes out of the latest issue of JAMIA where a team developed an app that lays on top of Epic to provide the user a disease specific view with a very clean interface. This is the future. Watch for more of these SMART of FHIR apps coming out as the APIs open up. Those stories and more on this weeks CMIO News to Know.
nterview with Michael Stamatinos, Healthcare Innovator
Michael has a unique role in healthcare. He helps startups connect with health systems to solve the most pressing problems facing the system. In this episode we discuss how a CMIO is involved with innovators, what to do when a colleague presents an idea they think will be the next big thing, and how to build that critical relationship with a startup if they are partnering with your system.
CMIO News to Know for the Week of Sept 6th
Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. It was beautiful here on the east coast and the beaches were plenty busy. This week I cover some of Judy's comment about Epic's Cosmos, nursing optimization, and a bunch of articles around telehealth. One of the bigger moves last week in the telehealth space was Google investing $100 million in telehealth provider Amwell. Finally, I cover the AMA release of the 2021 CPT codes and the HUGE benefit coming our way for documentation relief on Jan 1.
Taking Over a New Team
Bill Russell and I discuss the first 90 days of taking over a new team. A quote from Bill: "Our problem in Health IT is we consider it a good day if nothing went down and we got our work done. The reality is every day that nothing went down , and you got was all your work done, you fell one day behind because at the end of the day, the whole world is changing but you're standing still."
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Excellent, highly recommend
Great podcast! Mark keeps you up to date on the forefront of tech in healthcare and you don’t need to be a tech wizard. Very insightful helpful and current.
Great podcast and resource for CMIOs, CNIOs, and other people fixing healthcare and it’s clinical and financial workflows through Clinical Informatics...