The Healthcare Solutions Project features interviews with healthcare innovators working to improve quality, reduce cost and increase patient satisfaction. Hosted by Don Seamons.
Improving access to quality care with telehealth - Ashok Gupta, DPT, Co-founder and COO, TheraNow - Episode 51
As an immigrant to the United States, Dr. Ashok Gupta sees many things about the country's health system that he likes. Quality of care here is the best in the world, he says. But for some, care of the highest quality is out of reach. Dr. Ashok believes telemedicine can help change that. A doctor of physical therapy (DPT), he helped found TheraNow, a pain management company that focuses on providing the benefits of physical therapy virtually. Dr. Ashok discusses how virtual engagement can improve engagement, education and access.
How tech can improve the physician/patient relationship - Acey Albert, MD, Director of Clinical Content, epocrates - Episode 50
Acey Albert, MD, understands the pressures facing clinicians as they need to call upon their prescriptive knowledge very quickly at the point of care. Dosing, interactions, and side effects of new drugs come out constantly, and guidelines are always evolving with the evidence. He also knows that while technology can provide physicians the on-demand information they need, it can't get in the way of the physician/patient relationship. Listen as Dr. Albert shares with Don Seamons how doctors can utilize technology in a way that improves not only their care quality but also their patient satisfaction.
Innovating for faster clinical research - Dessiree Paoli, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, Interlace Health - Episode 49
The Covid-19 pandemic put thousands of clinical trials on hold, but it also showed pharma companies, regulators and clinicians that decentralized clinical trials are a less expensive, more convenient and equally as effective method for generating clinical research. Dessiree Paoli, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager for Interlace Health, discusses how decentralized clinical trials are improving engagement with study participants, improving data capture and shortening time to market for crucial drugs.
Using data to improve care quality - Russell Robbins, MD, AVP of Clinical Informatics, Blue Health Intelligence - Episode 48
The availability of healthcare data has exploded over the past decade, but the data type with the most longevity—payer claims data—continues to be the most utilized of healthcare's big data sources. Dr. Russ Robbins, AVP of clinical informatics for Blue Health Intelligence, joins us to talk about claims data, complementary data, and a long-standing but little known analytics method that can help organizations answer fundamental questions about care quality.
Toward eliminating patient waiting rooms - Shelby Sanderford, Founder and CEO, DOCPACE - Episode 47
Most people know what it's like to wait in a doctor's office. It's one of the key drivers of patient dissatisfaction, but we've come to think of it as a necessary evil. Shelby Sanderford, founder and CEO of DOCPACE, believes sitting in a doctor's office is completely unnecessary. Listen as she describes how doctors may be able to eliminate waiting rooms altogether.
Making the best use of valuable healthcare assets - Mohan Giridharadas, Founder and CEO, LeanTaaS - Episode 46
When Mohan Giridharadas looks at healthcare in the United States, he sees $2 trillion in total assets that are inefficiently managed. He also understands that asset utilization is more difficult to manage than any other industry. Working as a management consultant, he saw how other industries could use the principles of lean and the benefits of predictive analytics to solve complex asset utilization issues. He decided to apply the same principles to healthcare. Mohan talks with Don Seamons about his vision for automating and systematizing intelligent decision making in healthcare organizations in this episode of The Healthcare Solutions Project.