16 episodes

Presented by UK Healthcare, an introduction to the Kentucky Regional Extension Center's discussion of Quality Improvement

The PILL Podcast KYREC

    • Health & Fitness
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Presented by UK Healthcare, an introduction to the Kentucky Regional Extension Center's discussion of Quality Improvement

    Episode 14: Unlocking Community Health - Insights from Dr. Rachel Hogg-Graham

    Episode 14: Unlocking Community Health - Insights from Dr. Rachel Hogg-Graham

    Join us for a compelling exploration into community health strategies with Dr. Rachel Hogg-Graham, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In this insightful podcast, Dr. Hogg-Graham delves into the integration of health and social services, highlighting the pivotal role of community partnerships in addressing unmet social needs and improving population health outcomes. From discussing policies incentivizing social determinants of health (SDOH) strategies to navigating challenges in connecting patients to resources, Dr. Hogg-Graham offers invaluable insights and practical considerations for healthcare providers and organizations. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on building effective community collaborations and unlocking the potential of social needs screening to transform healthcare delivery. 

    • 38 min
    Episode 13: Kentucky’s Stroke Care Journey: Insights from Coverdell

    Episode 13: Kentucky’s Stroke Care Journey: Insights from Coverdell

    Kentucky REC advisor Lacy Shumway provides a comprehensive overview of the 3-year Coverdell Grant, focusing on its mission to enhance stroke care in collaboration with the CDC. She shares details behind the numbers in Kentucky's application for the grant: addressing high stroke mortality rates and risk factors. 
    Explore the seven strategies implemented by the Coverdell Grant, formally known as the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, including: HTN control; quality improvement; education; and EMS collaboration. Lacy discusses data collection challenges and the critical role of ZIP CODES in the Social Deprivation Index (SDI). 
    Uncover the system-wide impact of the grant, addressing challenges and bridging geographical gaps in stroke care across Kentucky. Get ready for an engaging discussion that unveils the transformative impact of the Coverdell Grant on the future of stroke care in the Bluegrass State!

    Lacy Shumway is the Program Manager for the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Kentucky Regional Extension Center, University of Kentucky. With 13 years in healthcare, Lacy's expertise includes 7 years as Coordinator for Stroke Program Outreach at Norton Healthcare. She successfully marketed the stroke program and developed a pre-hospital stroke education training offered across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Lacy serves as Vice-Chair of the Cardiac and Stroke Subcommittee at the Kentucky Board of EMS, and is the Chair of the EMS and Education Committee with the Stroke Encounter Quality Improvement Program (SEQIP). A graduate of Indiana University, Lacy brings a wealth of knowledge to our discussion. Tune in for an informative exploration of stroke care advancements in Kentucky!

    • 32 min
    Episode 12: Mobilizing Clinical Images with KHIE - A Look into the KHIE Image Exchange

    Episode 12: Mobilizing Clinical Images with KHIE - A Look into the KHIE Image Exchange

    Andrew Bledsoe is back with another exciting episode! Join Brent McKune as he sits down with the Kentucky State HIT Director and KHIE Deputy Executive Director again. Gain a comprehensive overview of KHIE's role in facilitating health data exchange, with a special focus on the Image Exchange component. If you're a healthcare organization looking to connect, find out how KHIE can assist you on this journey. Tune in for valuable insights into enhancing healthcare interoperability and ensuring seamless data exchange.

    • 27 min
    Episode 11: Going Beyond Clinical Care with KHIE - Connecting Kentuckians to Community Resources

    Episode 11: Going Beyond Clinical Care with KHIE - Connecting Kentuckians to Community Resources

    Cohosts Brent McKune and Stephen Williams of the Kentucky REC proudly introduce Episode 11 of Kentucky REC's PILL Podcast. In this episode, they sit down with KY State HIT Director and KHIE Deputy Executive Director, Andrew Bledsoe, to delve into the significance of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) in healthcare and the state of Kentucky's efforts to address them. Learn more about KHIE at their website, KHIE.ky.gov.
    Episode Highlights:
    Unpacking the vital concept of SDoH and their pivotal role in healthcare.Gaining insights into Kentucky's unique SDoH challenges and the proactive measures taken to tackle them.Exploring the integration of kynect resources with KHIE and its advantages for healthcare organizations.Understanding the challenges that KHIE faces and its vision for the future

    • 30 min
    Episode 10: Andrew Bledsoe - Introduction to the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE)

    Episode 10: Andrew Bledsoe - Introduction to the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE)

    Learn how the Kentucky Health Information Exchange is leading the HIE marketplace with innovative services and advancing interoperability in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Learn more about KHIE at their website, KHIE.ky.gov 

    • 51 min
    Episode 9: Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

    Episode 9: Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

    This episode of the PILL Podcast examines the succes of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). DSMES can help you learn to manage your diabetes as part of your daily life. DSME is proven to:
    Improve blood sugar control leading to decreased risk for diabetes complicationsIncrease self-confidence about taking care of your diabetesIncrease healthy eating and physical activityImprove quality of lifeLynette Renner interviews a patient, Samuel Stidham with input from Dr. Kristen Stakelin. 

    • 36 min

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