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Healthcare belongs to everyone, but women play a critical role as the primary decision-makers, or “Chief Medical Officers” for their families, others they care for, and themselves. It’s the women who are deciding which medicines their family take, which health treatments to follow, which doctors to see, and how to live a healthy lifestyle.



And it’s the women inside the healthcare system as well–the medical assistants, nurses, practice administrators, doctors, consultants–who see the underbelly of it all. They live through the constant changes to healthcare laws and insurance reimbursements, the technology upgrades, the patient experience. What we’re trying to say is, women know some things.



So, we’re creating this space to listen and learn from the women voices that influence every aspect of our complicated healthcare system. We’re excited to hear what they have to share!

HIT Like a Girl Joy Rios and Robin Roberts

    • Health & Fitness

Healthcare belongs to everyone, but women play a critical role as the primary decision-makers, or “Chief Medical Officers” for their families, others they care for, and themselves. It’s the women who are deciding which medicines their family take, which health treatments to follow, which doctors to see, and how to live a healthy lifestyle.



And it’s the women inside the healthcare system as well–the medical assistants, nurses, practice administrators, doctors, consultants–who see the underbelly of it all. They live through the constant changes to healthcare laws and insurance reimbursements, the technology upgrades, the patient experience. What we’re trying to say is, women know some things.



So, we’re creating this space to listen and learn from the women voices that influence every aspect of our complicated healthcare system. We’re excited to hear what they have to share!

    Dr. Uchenna Umeh

    Dr. Uchenna Umeh

    In This Episode, You’ll Hear About

    Today we are talking with Dr. Uchenne Umeh, AKA Dr. Lulu, the Momatrician. Dr. Lulu shares about her path and passion in pediatrics and how the death of a young patient shaped what would ultimately become a professional decision to provide direct care for pediatric patients to prevent suicide.



    * Dr. Uchenna Umeh: @UchennaUmeh9

    * HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod

    * Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

    * Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth



    Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:



    * Teen Alive

    * Youth Health Center

    * Suicide Pages podcast

    * Dr. Lulu’s latest talk on suicide (transcript)



    Thanks For Listening

    Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.

    If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at@HITlikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at  (828) 675-6535.

    Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.

    Thanks To Our “League Of Your Own” Patrons

    Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez

    If you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.

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    Lynn Barr

    Lynn Barr

    In This Episode, You’ll Hear About

    Our podcast today features Lynn Barr, CEO and founder of Carvan Health and Founder of the National Rural Accountable care Organization. Lynn shares with us how her maters in public health collided with value-based care programs to help her build a blossoming ACO that is helping rural healthcare survive and thrive across the country.

    Lynn’s experience includes a thirty-year history of working with health care systems. As an industry trailblazer, she is a featured keynote speaker and frequently collaborates with government and national organizations looking to improve our health care systems.



    * Lynn Barr/Caravan Health: @CaravanHealth

    * HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod

    * Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

    * Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth



    Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:



    * Caravan Health

    * Lynn Barr’s LinkedIn



    Thanks For Listening

    Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.

    If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at@HITlikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at  (828) 675-6535.

    Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.

    Thanks To Our “League Of Your Own” Patrons

    Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez

    If you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.

    • 41 min
    Carla Smith

    Carla Smith

    In This Episode, You’ll Hear About

    Today, Carla Smith, Executive strategist and businesswoman joins us to talk about being a “dot connector.” Her insights on stakeholder collaboration and gender inequity and the pay gap offer up immediate take-aways that can be helpful to anyone navigating a career in healthcare or health IT.



    * Carla Smith: @CarlaMSmith

    * HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod

    * Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

    * Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth



    Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:



    * Carla’s LinkedIn



    Thanks For Listening

    Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.

    If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at@HITlikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at  (828) 675-6535.

    Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.

    Thanks To Our “League Of Your Own” Patrons

    Jean Molnar, Marta Hernandez

    If you like the HIT Like a Girl podcast, consider supporting our work by becoming a patron for as little as $2/month.

    • 56 min
    Sarah Bennight

    Sarah Bennight

    In This Episode, You’ll Hear About

    Sarah Bennight, Director of Product Marketing at Stericycle Communications joins us today. Sarah aligns product marketing and content strategy in the healthcare market. Her experience in health policy and product development is helping shape how she communicates and guides an authentic message in marketing to patients and consumers.



    * Sarah Bennight: @SarahBennight

    * HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod

    * Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

    * Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth



    Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:



    * Sarah Bennight’s LinkedIn

    * Stericycle



    Thanks For Listening

    Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.

    If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at@HITlikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at  (828) 675-6535.

    Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.

    • 31 min
    Irma Rastagayeva

    Irma Rastagayeva

    In This Episode, You’ll Hear About

    Join us in our conversation with Irma Rastegayeva, health tech expert, innovator, and engineer. From creating 3D imagery back in the day for targeted cancer treatment to working for Google, and founding Tedx Beacon Street, she has so much to share.



    * Irma Rastagayeva: @IrmaRaste

    * HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod

    * Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

    * Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth



    Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:



    * Irma’s LinkedIn

    * eViRa Health

    * Tedx Beacon Street



    Thanks For Listening

    Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.

    If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at@HITlikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at  (828) 675-6535.

    Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.

    • 49 min
    Elena Ivanova

    Elena Ivanova

    In This Episode, You’ll Hear About

    Elena Ivanova, social media manager for Intersystems, joins us on today’s podcast. She is letting us in on some secrets to succeeding in healthcare marketing and how being a social media maven is huge part of her job!



    * Elena Ivanova: @lenisocial

    * HITlikeaGirl: @HITlikeaGirlpod

    * Joy Rios: @askjoyrios

    * Robin Roberts: @RRobertseHealth



    Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:



    * Elena’s LinkedIn

    * Intersystems

    * Intersystem’s Twitter: @InterSystems



    Thanks For Listening

    Thank you to Chirpy Bird Health IT for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Chirpy Bird at www.chirpybirdinc.com.

    If you have something you’d like to share with us please send an email, tweet at@HITlikeaGirlpod, or leave us a voicemail at  (828) 675-6535.

    Furthermore, please leave us a review for HIT Like A Girl Podcast on iTunes! We appreciate every review because they play a major role in improving the ranking of the show.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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Encouraging and Enlightening

Fabulous podcast hosted by two brilliant women interviewing other brilliant women regarding Health IT. Love it.

emjay49201 ,

Read HIT Like a Girl

Curious to hear what the female movers and shakers in health IT are working on? Then this is the podcast for you. Rios and Roberts hit all my professional hot buttons, bringing together that Venn diagram at the convergence of healthcare, technology, compassion, and value-based business models with a sprinkle of data analytics and marketing on top.

Bonus points: as an avid reader, Rios and Roberts have me covered on that front as well by asking their guests about the books that have been most influential for them personally and/or professionally.

Keep up the good work, ladies!

The HIT Guru ,

Together we can do Great Things

Collabration at it's best. Women supporting one another and offering advice, coaching and mentoring. I have listened to a few of the Pod Cast more than once. I've checked out several of the recommend reads from each guest. Thank you Joy & Robin for engaging Women in the industry.

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