These are the conversations happening inside health care that will transform health care. Experts talk about the challenges and opportunities facing the American health care system and how to provide the best health care value to the consumer. Please visit TheScopeRadio.com to be part of the conversation or request to talk about a topic.
Health Care Insider: Compassion Fatigue - When It Becomes Too Much for Nurses to Care
Nursing can be not only physically and mentally demanding, but also emotionally draining. Nurses must treat their patients with kindness and compassion for long and demanding shifts. Some nurses, however, can burn out on caring for patients. It’s called Compassion Fatigue, and Patricia Morton, former dean of the College of Nursing at University of Utah, explores what causes the condition, warning signs to watch for and steps nurses can take to regain passion for their work.
Health Care Insider: Focus On How Your Patients Define Value
When discussing the topic of value in health care, you need to ask your patients how they define it. Dr. Michael L. Good, Dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, talks about their value philosophy. He shares some specific initiatives, how medical schools can train future doctors how to better offer value, and makes a case for adding the concept of "access" to the traditional value equation.
Health Care Insider: Driving Surgery with Data
Until recently, neurosurgeons lacked significant data to confidently predict the outcome of a surgery. In recent years, a registry of data gathered from how patients perceive their surgical outcomes is helping physicians—and their patients—have better forecasts for surgical outcomes. Dr. William Couldwell, a specialist in neurosurgery at University of Utah Health, talks about how this is becoming a valuable tool in the field of surgery.
Health Care Insider: Population Health Can Change Health Care
Population health is a new way of approaching health care that emphasizes prevention in a population rather than treatment of an individual. Angie Fagerlin, chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health, explains how a population-focused approach could improve overall health and reduce the cost of care.
Health Care Insider: Knowing the Costs Can Positively Change Health Care
Health care organizations are utilizing modern electronic methods to find the specific costs of procedures. Dr. Ken Kawamoto, medical information officer at University of Utah Health talks about how this knowledge can help improve their quality of stewardship and patient care.
Health Care Insider: From Concept to Reality—Robotic Brain Surgeon Drill
University of Utah scientists recently revealed a robotic drill that can reduce the most delicate part of brain surgery from more than two hours to just a few moments. The drill has potential to make a big impact on the future of neurosurgery, but what did it take to make this concept a reality? Dr. William Couldwell, one of the scientists behind the new drill, talks about what it took to develop this equipment and what it means for the field.