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Join hosts Shiv Gaglani, Michael Carrese, Hillary Acer and Derek Apanovitch for an ongoing exploration of how to improve health and healthcare with prominent figures and pioneers in healthcare innovation such as Chelsea Clinton, Mark Cuban, Dr. Ashish Jha, Dr. Eric Topol, Dr. Vivian Lee and Sal Khan as well as senior leaders at organizations such as the CDC, National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, WHO, Harvard University, NYU Langone and many others.

Raise the Line Michael Carrese, Shiv Gaglani

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    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

Join hosts Shiv Gaglani, Michael Carrese, Hillary Acer and Derek Apanovitch for an ongoing exploration of how to improve health and healthcare with prominent figures and pioneers in healthcare innovation such as Chelsea Clinton, Mark Cuban, Dr. Ashish Jha, Dr. Eric Topol, Dr. Vivian Lee and Sal Khan as well as senior leaders at organizations such as the CDC, National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, WHO, Harvard University, NYU Langone and many others.

    Creating Therapeutic Journeys with Music: Kerry Devlin, MMT, Senior Music Therapist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine

    Creating Therapeutic Journeys with Music: Kerry Devlin, MMT, Senior Music Therapist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine

    When Raise the Line host and third year medical student Shiv Gaglani witnessed the creation of a “heart song” at the bedside of a terminal patient during his recent neurology clerkship, he immediately wanted to know more about the clinical applications of music therapy and realized the Osmosis audience would want to as well. That’s why we’re happy to bring you this fascinating episode featuring Shiv’s interview with Kerry Devlin, MMT, a senior music therapist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. “I like to describe music therapy as a relational therapeutic encounter. Music is both the tool that I'm using as a music therapist, but it's also the medium that we're working in. And we're using that tool and that therapeutic medium to travel together to work towards someone's individualized healthcare goals,” Devlin says. In the case of dying patients, she creates music that incorporates recordings of their heartbeat and breath sounds with their favorite song and gives the result to the family as a keepsake. For other patients, she adapts her work to suit their clinical situation such as taking a rhythmic approach with people dealing with movement disorders or singing with someone with Parkinson’s disease to help them maintain articulation. As you’ll learn, the applications are wide ranging and include group work as well as one-on-one sessions. This is a meaningful and memorable episode you won’t want to miss about a powerful therapeutic tool whose use is growing.

    Mentioned in this episode: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/center-for-music-and-medicine

    • 41 min
    Building a New Appreciation for the Value of Nursing: Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, President of the American Nurses Association

    Building a New Appreciation for the Value of Nursing: Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, President of the American Nurses Association

    We've had the pleasure of speaking to nursing leaders at a variety of health systems and at nursing schools on past episodes of Raise the Line, but today we're going to zoom out for a big picture perspective on the profession and its current and future challenges and opportunities with Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, RN, MBA, president of the American Nurses Association, which advocates for the nation's 5.5 million RNs. In a frank assessment, Mensik Kennedy says nursing is actually not in need of new ideas to solve the problems it faces. “We've known about the solutions for decades, but yet we for some reason or another have not put those solutions into play,” she explains to host Hillary Acer. Mensik Kennedy thinks the slow pace of progress on issues such as staffing challenges, workplace violence, DEI, burnout and wellbeing can be attributed in part to the fact that only 5% of hospitals have a nurse on the board of directors. “When decisions need to be made, nurses' voices often are not heard or at that table to make needed changes.” Don’t miss this chance to hear a wealth of insight on the true value of nurses from a leader recognized nationally as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare, and be sure to stay tuned to learn about an innovative “tribrid” model of delivering care.

    Mentioned in this episode: https://www.nursingworld.org/ana/

    • 37 min
    Facilitating Mentorship, Advocacy and Professional Development - Lauren Lodico, President of the National Student Nurses Association

    Facilitating Mentorship, Advocacy and Professional Development - Lauren Lodico, President of the National Student Nurses Association

    • 33 min
    Bringing Best Practices and Clinical Tools to Under-resourced Providers - Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Director of Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs

    Bringing Best Practices and Clinical Tools to Under-resourced Providers - Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Director of Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs

    After working alongside healthcare providers in under-resourced countries, today’s Raise the Line guest Dr. Rebecca Weintraub came to see that the desire to serve patients and the curiosity to learn how to be the best clinician possible are universal, but the best tools to do so are not. That’s what led her to launch the Better Evidence program at Ariadne Labs which designs, tests and scales data-driven digital tools that help manage diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainty. Currently, Better Evidence engages over 200,000 current and future clinicians and public health leaders in 147 medical schools and clinical sites across 182 countries. “If you are an isolated provider or a trainee, we believe evidence-based clinical tools help you improve your clinical confidence and clinical acumen. We're trying to help create the habits of educating yourself on the journey to being an excellent clinician.” In this illuminating conversation with host Hillary Acer, Weintraub also talks about other capacity-building work such as helping to prepare clinicians for major public health roles, and the critical importance of providers having reliable internet and cell connectivity, something she expects will improve in the near future. Don’t miss this on-the-ground view of some key elements in improving the delivery of healthcare across the globe.

    Mentioned in this episode: https://www.better-evidence.org/

    • 31 min
    Empowering Patients and Their Families to Solve Rare Disease Mysteries: Dr. Lukas Lange, CEO & Co-Founder of Probably Genetic

    Empowering Patients and Their Families to Solve Rare Disease Mysteries: Dr. Lukas Lange, CEO & Co-Founder of Probably Genetic

    As we’ve learned on previous episodes of Raise the Line, people dealing with rare diseases usually wait 4-7 years before receiving a diagnosis, during which time their condition can deteriorate significantly. Shortening this “diagnostic odyssey” is the mission of today’s guest, Lukas Lange, and in an interesting twist, he’s doing it by involving the patients themselves. The company he co-founded, Probably Genetic, has developed a system that starts with rare disease patients, or the parents of children with rare conditions, describing the symptoms involved on a website. “We run algorithms on that data in real time as you're on the website and if the algorithms think that this person might have a specific genetic disease, then we have a whole telemedicine system built in the background where we process that information and you get your test kit within about 48 hours of being on the website,” he explains to host Hillary Acer. Once the at-home test results are processed, a genetic counseling session is conducted via telemedicine. Tune in to find out why Lange believes having this knowledge is powerful for patients even if there may be no treatment available yet for their condition, and how it may be useful down the road with clinical trial recruitment, real world evidence tracking, and even early stage R&D for treatments.

    Mentioned in this episode: https://www.probablygenetic.com/

    • 28 min
    New Approaches Are Needed to Improve Access to Veterinary Medicine - Dr. Kathryn Meurs, Dean at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    New Approaches Are Needed to Improve Access to Veterinary Medicine - Dr. Kathryn Meurs, Dean at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    We've devoted quite a bit of time on Raise the Line to learning about persistent workforce shortages in human healthcare and what is being done about them, but as yet have not turned our attention to the fact that veterinary medicine is facing the same headwinds. To find out more about how that challenge is being addressed and to learn about other current issues in veterinary medicine we turn today to Dr. Kathryn Meurs, Dean at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. One cause of the lack of veterinarians is too few slots for students, but Meurs says there is good news on that front. “There are several new veterinary schools coming online and many existing schools have increased their class size like we have.” Meurs says the profession is starting to think outside the box for other ways to build capacity including getting practices to offer more flexible work schedules, asking vets planning to retire to stay on part-time and expanding the role of veterinary technicians. Join host Hillary Acer to learn all about that and about the educational and research career tracks open to veterinarians, the importance of vet students developing great people skills, and the many clinical trials underway at NC State that sit at the intersection of human and animal health.

    Mentioned in this episode: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Zeyad M Kassem ,

A must-listen for healthcare's future

Raise the Line is a must-listen for anyone interested in the present and future of healthcare and how it will be affected by emerging technologies, AI, treatments, and cultural changes. The podcast is a tremendous value add for those interested in healthcare/health-tech entrepreneurship (regardless of whether they are healthcare providers or not) and is also a great guide for current and aspiring healthcare providers. A truly noble effort that seeks to better humanity and improve society. Keep up the great work.

Sankalpa Humagain ,

Episode 409

As I listened to the podcast segment featuring Dr. Adam Rodman, I was struck by the valuable insights he provided into the impact of AI on medical education. The discussion was thought-provoking and offered a fresh perspective on the role of AI in the field. Dr. Rodman’s insights were particularly illuminating, as he delved into the challenges and opportunities this technology brings to medical education. Overall, it was an informative and engaging podcast that left me with much to ponder.

AmyEMoe ,

Far out

The episode on Psychedelic-assisted therapy with Dr. Mary Yaden was very impressive. Several patients experience drug resistant depression and must resort to extreme forms of treatment such as ECT. It's exciting to know leading names in medicine are working on natural therapeutic routes of care that have a lasting effect on patient disposition.

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