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Perspectives on Health and Tech is a podcast by Oracle, where we have conversations on creating a seamless and connected healthcare world where everyone thrives.

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Perspectives on Health and Tech is a podcast by Oracle, where we have conversations on creating a seamless and connected healthcare world where everyone thrives.

    Redefining Minds - Technology's Dual Role in Mental Health

    Redefining Minds - Technology's Dual Role in Mental Health

    As society’s focus on mental health intensifies, technology stands at the forefront of this evolving narrative. Listen in as this group of experts examines technology’s paradoxical role in mental wellbeing: constant connectivity that reveals insights yet also increases burnout due to poor design, and social media, where overuse is linked to decreased mental health but provides a beacon of hope through innovation. Hear about the challenges and opportunities of using technology to enhance mental health, exploring how digital advancements can be harnessed for a healthier, more balanced future. 
     
    Featuring the following panel at SXSW Conference:
    Moderator: David Feinberg, M.D., Chairman, Oracle Health
    Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Director, Behavioral Health and Social Care, Oracle Health
    Tracy Neal-Walden, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Cohen Veteran Network
    Michelle Patriquin, Ph.D., Director of Research, Associate Professor, Menninger 
     
    Listen as they discuss:
    The moment realized, that access to care needs to be fixed (0:40 What is happening from a technological standpoint that is helping individuals, patients, families, and communities (4:33) The use of iPads Research assistance The collection of outcomes data An example of something done based on data to change the way that care is delivered (6:20) The role of sleep Post-treatment and post-discharge risks Q15 (15-minute patient safety) checks Example of the effectiveness of telehealth (9:15) Prior and post-pandemic Impacts on standard measures Additional data insights Impact on no-show appointments Using technology to tell a fuller story (12:45) Wearable devices Digital therapeutics and inputs Research to practice gap and the potential of technology (15:38) Concerns with technology not helping or distracting from human connection (17:05) Social media and the link to depression (17:50) People who are left behind; technology access and literacy (19:00) Psychologic safety of technologies (20:00) Concerns from the clinician perspective (20:45) Helping clinicians with documentation and proper training of tools leveraging AI (21:44) Clinician burnout (22:34)


    Notable quotes: 
    “This is why I love wearables, and I’ve always loved wearables, psychophysiology, because it fills a tremendous gap in our ability to measure the dynamic fluctuations and the way our emotions and behaviors change.” Michelle Patriquin, Ph.D., Director of Research, Associate Professor, Menninger (15:10)
     
    Learn more about how Oracle behavioral health solutions combine real-time clinical data from across each patient’s unique healthcare journey.
     
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    Episode Transcript:




    00:00:00
    You're listening to Perspectives on Health and Tech, a podcast by Oracle with conversations about connecting people, data and technology to help improve health for everyone.
    00:00:11
    David
    My name's David. I'm the chairman of Oracle Health. And before I introduce this esteemed panel, there's a few patients that I've cared for, and I'm a child psychiatrist that have just stuck with me. And for a lot of reasons. Well, I actually feel like for whatever long I've been in this 30 plus years, I'm just trying to make it better for these patients and their families.
    00:00:34
    David
    So let me describe them. And I think it really sets the stage for the role of technology in mental health. Okay. This little girl in third grade at the local school where my kids actually went to school writes in her haiku poem that she wants to commit suicide. And this is pre cell phone guys pre technology. The teacher reads the haiku poem and tells the prince at home that night tells the principal.
    00:01:01
    David
    The next morning, the principal then calls

    • 23 min
    Women’s health: Technology and patient engagement

    Women’s health: Technology and patient engagement

    Four women health care leaders discuss the value of connected health data, clinical studies at the point of care, neurodiversity considerations in data collection, and the importance of community care. This second episode on women’s health continues the conversation on how health systems need to change to eliminate barriers and address the needs of women patients to provide whole-person care. 
    Featuring:
    Moderator: Nasim Afsar M.D., MBA, chief health officer, Oracle Health Christy Dueck, Ph.D., global head of the Learning Health Network and Health System Activation, Oracle Health Esther Gathogo, M. Pharm., Ph.D., senior performance improvement leader, Oracle Health Sarah Matt, M.D., MBA, vice president, physician and healthcare technology executive, Oracle Health Listen as they discuss:
    Many women prioritize others’ care above their own needs. What are ways technology can partner with providers to ease this burden? (2:49) Clinical trials Patient engagement and automation When patients feel like they aren’t being listened to, they might seek alternate options. How can patients and clinicians work better together to make sure they're bringing all of the data and modes of health and wellness together to really treat the whole person? (8:53) Providers need to re-educate on other modalities Patient education  Social determinants of health data in the EHR  How can we bring data together to proactively help communities that are exposed to higher risks? (12:43) Using data to identify populations preventatively Digital therapeutics What are some other ways you’ve seen health organizations share info with their communities? (19:56) “I think that it's really about how can we make these super busy people utilize the tools that work for them best … Because every data element I don't fill out as a patient is a data element a medical assistant, a nurse, a doctor is going to have to do instead, which means less time treating me like a patient.” – Dr. Sarah Matt 
    “Where you live has a tremendous impact on your health and well-being, not just at a country or state level, but down to the neighborhood level. And so when we can get that information in the EHR, then we're able to proactively engage based on transportation barriers, food insecurities.” – Christy Dueck, Ph.D.
    “How do we pull that data together to be able to proactively reach into those communities? When I think about women and historically vulnerable populations, I think those are some of the same type of thinking and methodology that we have to leverage in connecting the data together, using data from a variety of sources to proactively identify populations, and then reach out to them.” – Dr. Nasim Afsar
    “There are a lot of [technology] platforms I feel that have come on board, which just makes it more accessible for people. And then just thinking about different groups of people who may perhaps were not considered before, like neurodiverse, and are we thinking about them when we are designing the [technology] systems or thinking about their data and how to connect their data … How do they communicate with their healthcare provider? Do we have a lot of information about that? Neurodiversity covers quite a lot and there will be a lot of changes [to technological solutions] in terms of how we capture the information in a standardized way.” – Esther Gathogo, M.Pharm., Ph.D. 

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    Episode Transcript:
     
    00:00:00
    You're listening to Perspectives on Health and Tech, a podcast by Oracle with conversations about connecting people, data and technology to help improve health for everyone. 
    In the second episode on Women's Health Equity, we'll be talking about how the role many women play as caregivers can present a challenge for patient engagement. We'll talk about technology and patient data and how we can effectively unify our knowledge together to treat the whol

    • 22 min
    Women's health: AI and addressing disparities

    Women's health: AI and addressing disparities

    In the last decade, a growing amount of research has increasingly exposed how a lack of funding for medical and pharmaceutical research around women’s bodies has put both patients and clinicians at a disadvantage for treating even common illnesses. With a lack of knowledge and awareness on women’s health, clinicians don’t have the data with which they need to practice, and patients don’t feel heard, some even experiencing bias at the bedside. How can AI and other technologies help address some of these challenges?
    Listen in on this first episode of a two-part series.
    Featuring:
    Moderator: Nasim Afsar M.D., MBA, chief health officer, Oracle Health Christy Dueck, Ph.D., global head of the Learning Health Network and Health System Activation, Oracle Health Esther Gathogo, M.Pharm., Ph.D., senior performance improvement leader, Oracle Health Sarah Matt, M.D., MBA, vice president, physician and healthcare technology executive, Oracle Health Listen as they discuss:
    The moment they realized, personally or professionally, there was a gap in women’s health care (2:47)
    In practice for oncology patient Collegiate athlete performance Menstrual health care in school settings In practice, while pregnant What is being done to address the lack of research on women and diversity amongst women (10:56)
    Representation in clinical trials Product development Expanding inclusivity in EHR data What can be done to help address the lack of women and women of color in clinical studies (15:11)
    The role of AI in care delivery (17:15)
    Tips for training AI algorithms Burnout, patient engagement, automation Notable quotes:
    “When we think about women's health in general, using more automation, using more AI/ML, could it help women in their ability to get care for themselves? It absolutely could … Because right now I think what we're finding is that the system’s stressed, all the people are stressed, the patients are stressed. Everyone needs a break and we can't do more with less. We're going to have to do things differently.” – Dr. Sarah Matt
    “At the end of the day, we want to make, just like you said, those 15 minutes with the community members that you serve more impactful and with the option to bring more innovative things to your community than ever before.” – Christy Dueck, Ph.D.
    “And we know that if there's such a low representation of women in clinical trials, it means that products are being approved without the representation of these women. And it means that the real-world evidence then becomes really important. If we are then using these products, we have to understand the female body and the diversity—in terms of the genetic background as well—and that diversity means that they might respond differently to the approved medicines. It’s also thinking about how to recruit and making it a lot simpler for women to understand the products.” – Esther Gathogo, M.Pharm, Ph.D.
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    Episode Transcript:
    00:00:00
    Nasim Afsar
    You're listening to Perspectives on Health and Tech, a podcast by Oracle with conversations about connecting people, data and technology to help improve health for everyone. 
    Today on the podcast, we're discussing women and health equity. From personal and professional experience, how we've become familiar with the lack of resources and research on women's health and how AI and other technologies can help address some of these challenges.
    00:00:35
    Hi, I'm Dr. Nasim Afsar, chief health officer at Oracle Health. And joining me today on the podcast are three of my colleagues from around the world. I'll ask them to introduce themselves and give a brief overview of what they do.

    Sarah Matt
    Thanks, Nasim. I'm Dr. Sarah Matt. I'm a surgeon by training my fellowships and burns, but I've been in product development all over the world for my entire career. That's building our electronic medical records, new mobile application

    • 23 min
    Cybersecurity in Healthcare

    Cybersecurity in Healthcare

    Summary
    It’s essential to prioritize cybersecurity, particularly for healthcare organizations that handle sensitive patient information. With so much at stake, it’s critical to recognize the importance of cybersecurity and take proactive measures to prevent potential breaches. In a recent discussion, two experts from Oracle emphasized the significance of areas such as ransomware resiliency, cyber-recovery, and other crucial aspects of cybersecurity.  

     
    Featuring
    Waleed Ahmed, Senior Manager, Cloud Engineering, Oracle 
    Esteban Rubens, Field Chief Technology Officer, Oracle Cloud    
    Hear Them Talk About:   

    What’s going on with cybersecurity in healthcare today (0:42) 
    What Oracle Health is doing to address the cybersecurity situation (1:17) 
    Areas of Focus 
    What is the threat intelligence in the platform? (1:27) 
    The need to continuously monitor and detect threats (1:50) 
    How to allow the business to continue and provide care in the event of an attack (2:35) 
    Ransomware resiliency and ransomware recovery (2:53) 
    How to deliver a cyber-recovery (3:17) 
    A recap of the three prongs that Oracle is focused on to deliver cybersecurity (3:47) 
    How Oracle can support both clinical and non-clinical systems (4:08)   


    Notable Quotes

    “There’s an incredible amount of scrutiny in understanding what the threat landscape is and it’s becoming more prevalent in healthcare, where it’s an opportunity for attackers to lock in and prevent businesses from occurring where it matters most.” - Waleed Ahmed 

     
    “You have to be able to say, not only is my architect resilient, but in the event I do have a cyberattack, can the business continue?” - Waleed Ahmed 

    “Oracle is delivering in three different prongs. The ability to detect, the ability to assess, monitor, and also provide the capability of bringing the systems back up.” - Waleed Ahmed 

    Learn more about how Oracle is safeguarding operations with resilient architecture and military-grade security. 

    Watch on-demand and live webcasts by registering for Oracle Health Inside Access.  

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    Episode Transcript:
    00:00:00:00 – 00:00:00:09
    Perspectives introduction
    You’re listening to Perspectives on Health and Tech, a podcast by Oracle with conversations about connecting people, data, and technology to help improve health for everyone.
    00:00:00:10 - 00:00:00:24
    Esteban
    Hi, I'm Esteban Rubens. I’m the Field Healthcare CTO at Oracle Cloud. And we're here to have a quick chat on cybersecurity and health care. I'm joined by Waleed Ahmed. He's a leader on the engineering and architecture side of Oracle Cloud. Welcome.
    00:00:00:24 - 00:00:00:25
    Waleed
    Pleasure to be here, Esteban.
    00:00:00:26 - 00:00:00:35
    Esteban
    What's going on in cybersecurity in health care today? We've seen so many headlines. There's a lot going on, very high profile attacks. There's a lot of flack everywhere. What's your take on it?
    00:00:00:36 - 00:00:01:01
    Waleed
    There is there's an incredible amount of scrutiny in understanding what the threat landscape is, and it's becoming more and more prevalent where especially in health care, where it is an opportunity for attackers to lock in and prevent businesses from occurring where it matters the most, especially after the pandemic that we've come out of right now.
    00:00:01:01 - 00:00:01:36
    Waleed
    And it has opened up a great amount of pressure on the organizations to do something about it. And in Oracle Health, what we're doing is we are addressing the situation in a manner of three areas. First of all, is understanding what the threat intelligence is in the platform, understanding threat intelligence and using capabilities from security scientists, and also third party vendors such as CrowdStrike to bring in and assess, assess and interpret what the possible threat areas are.
    00:00:01:37

    • 5 min
    Healthcare Predictions 2024

    Healthcare Predictions 2024

    Healthcare is ever evolving and new trends and tech capabilities are on the horizon for 2024 and beyond. What should healthcare organizations, clinicians, and patients be prepared for? How might healthcare delivery and operations be impacted? Listen in as two leaders from Oracle and Deloitte Consulting LLP dive in and share their perspectives from industry clouds and AI adoption to burnout, workforce shortages, rising costs, consumerism, and more.  

    Featuring:  
    Hashim Simjee, Principal, Global Oracle Healthcare Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP 
    Sarah Matt, M.D., MBA, Vice President of Oracle Health Product Strategy 
    Hear them talk about: 
    Healthcare organizations adopting industry clouds (1:30) 
    Utilizing AI to improve operations, support caregivers, and make diagnoses (4:32) 
    How AI adoption can help free clinicians’ time, improve clinician workflows, and decrease burnout (6:49) 
    A recent JAMA study comparing empathetic responses of physicians and chatbots and how AI, augmentation, and telemedicine could help offload clinician workload and address workforce shortages (9:02) 
    Consumerization of patient care and how tech can help (11:23) 
    Interoperability, and accurate and accessible patient data’s potential to influence health outcomes for populations disproportionately affected by social determinants of health (14:15)  
    How to make use of IoT with data from wearables and hospital at home (16:54) 
    How tech innovation can make a difference in healthcare’s biggest challenges this year (18:05) 
    Notable quotes: 
    “You can’t replace the bedside manner, you can’t replace the empathy for a clinician, but you can replace the components around pulling together information and coming back with a reasonable diagnostic that can be done and that has to be reasonable and validated.”  – Hashim Simjee 

    “So what we're really looking at is, as we think about AI and access—we really want to start to think about equitable access and using technology to drive easier access for consumers.” - Hashim Simjee 

     
    Learn more about how Oracle is connecting healthcare with cloud capabilities through products and solutions. 

    Watch on-demand and live webcasts by registering for Oracle Health Inside Access. 

    Check out Deloitte’s 2024 Global Health Care Sector Outlook. 

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    Episode Transcript:
     
     
     
    00;00;00;11 - 00;00;23;18 
    Sarah Matt 
    You're listening to Perspectives on Health and Tech, a podcast by Oracle with conversations about connecting people, data and technology to help improve health for everyone. We're at the start of another new year, and I can't help but be curious about what's coming in the health care industry in 2024 and beyond. More specifically, the tech capabilities and trends that are ramping up to support health care delivery and operations. 
    00;00;23;29 - 00;00;42;20 
    Sarah 
    Now, Deloitte published a 2020 for Global Health Care Sector Outlook report that shared several key trends that are anticipated to make quite a splash in the future of health care delivery. And I'm excited to dive in and hear more. So with that, I'll introduce our guest speaker with us today, Hashim Simjee. Hashim, introduce yourself a little bit. 
    00;00;43;26 - 00;01;04;19 
    Hashim 
    Thanks, Dr. Matt. Great to be here with you. The way to help your practice, primarily focusing on technology and health in the intersection of health care. And I'm responsible for our global Oracle health care practice, including clinical plan analytics, HRA, HCM, ERP. So happy to be here with you today. 
    00;01;05;03 - 00;01;23;05 
    Sarah 
    Nice. We're happy to have you. You know, in our last podcast, we discussed cloud tech for health care. And looking at this year's health care predictions, I was really excited to see that in a recent report published by the International Data Corp.. So I see that 7

    • 18 min
    Connected healthcare: The value of cloud

    Connected healthcare: The value of cloud

    It’s no secret: healthcare systems are overburdened—could cloud capabilities really provide some of the needed reprieve? Could the right data presented at the right time reduce costs and improve operations, ease the administrative burden on clinicians and payers, and help improve the patient experience? Two experts discuss use cases on cloud-enabled intuitive assistance, streamlining and vetting data, how cloud-enabled technologies are benefiting the whole patient experience, and more.
    Featuring:  
    Michelle Flemmings, M.D., industry executive director, Healthcare North America Cloud Infrastructure 
    Sarah Matt, M.D., vice president of Oracle Health product strategy
    Hear them talk about:  
    •    What’s going on in the healthcare industry right now (0:24)
    •    Using cloud and other technologies to improve workplace experience and retain healthcare workers (1:15)
    •    Challenges and concerns when moving from rules-based applications and tools to more predictive forecasting and AI (2:54)
    •    Working with clients going through the transition of bringing together disparate data sources separated by geography, organization, privacy, and security (4:27)
    •    Harnessing cloud capabilities for clinical trials (7:24)
    •    How to build trust around privacy and security for cloud and AI—and how cloud can be a secure mechanism to bring forth that trust (10:05)
    •    Opportunities in leveraging the cloud for healthcare (14:24)
    Notable quotes:  
    “I think that cloud has a great availability of information, but it also has the functionality whereby it can hopefully look at the system overall, if it's dialed in right, and then predict what's necessary and then take out the rest of the chaos. You know, taking in the signal and taking out the noise.” – Michelle Flemmings
    “Now with the potential of AI using thoughtful implementation to support our providers from burnout, empower our patients to lead their healthcare teams, make those right decisions using trusted information that's fit for purpose, it changes the entire landscape.” – Michelle Flemmings
    “We need to make certain that we're not replacing that trust that has been in the provider relationships so long and then got compromised when we did start going digital. There's an opportunity here to rebuild that, and magnify that, and still broaden our ability to care for more patients.” – Michelle Flemmings
    Learn more about how Oracle is connecting healthcare with cloud capabilities through products and solutions.

    Watch on-demand and live webcasts by registering for Oracle Health Inside Access.
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    Episode Transcript:
    00:00:00 Dr. Sarah Matt
    You're listening to Perspectives on Health and Tech, a podcast by Oracle where we have conversations on creating a connected healthcare world where everyone thrives. I'm Dr. Sarah Matt. I'm the VP of Oracle Health product strategy. And with me today, I have Dr. Michelle Flemmings from our OCI team. So, Michelle, I know we've been hearing a lot about cloud capabilities for healthcare. Can you get us a bit of an overview of what's really going on in the industry right now?
    00:00:24 Dr. Michelle Flemmings
    Well, Sarah, thank you for that question. I have had the pleasure of meeting with a lot of our clients and being at several events recently and top of mind is cost containment especially with the economy as it is, and the cost continuing to rise. Second, a very close second, is achieving and maintaining operational efficiency that will help support that cost containment.
    00:00:44
    Things around process improvement, throughput, driving patient outcomes, improving quality performance as well. And then I think, honestly, the one that really surprised me the most is road mapping around the implementation of AI and wanting to establish the right partnerships in order to know that they're doing it in the right way.
    00:01:03 
    You

    • 16 min

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