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"This Week Health: Conference" is a premier podcast channel committed to transforming healthcare one connection at a time. With a lineup of shows like UnHack (the Podcast), TownHall, Keynote, and other sponsored content, we amplify the voices shaping the future of health technology. Managing Editor and Host Bill Russell, alongside new hosts Drex DeFord and Sarah Richardson, brings a wealth of experience from their tenures as CIOs and strategic leaders in healthcare systems and cybersecurity. They leverage their profound industry knowledge to engage with leaders and innovators, fostering conversations that capture the wisdom of the sector and forge vital industry connections. Join us to stay informed, prepare your team, and propel healthcare forward. Subscribe today at https://www.thisweekhealth.com/subscribe.

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"This Week Health: Conference" is a premier podcast channel committed to transforming healthcare one connection at a time. With a lineup of shows like UnHack (the Podcast), TownHall, Keynote, and other sponsored content, we amplify the voices shaping the future of health technology. Managing Editor and Host Bill Russell, alongside new hosts Drex DeFord and Sarah Richardson, brings a wealth of experience from their tenures as CIOs and strategic leaders in healthcare systems and cybersecurity. They leverage their profound industry knowledge to engage with leaders and innovators, fostering conversations that capture the wisdom of the sector and forge vital industry connections. Join us to stay informed, prepare your team, and propel healthcare forward. Subscribe today at https://www.thisweekhealth.com/subscribe.

    TownHall: Digital Transformation, AI, and Data Management with Joel Vengco

    TownHall: Digital Transformation, AI, and Data Management with Joel Vengco

    May 28: Today on TownHall Sue Schade, Principal at StarBridge Advisors talks with Joel Vengco, SVP and Chief Information & Digital Officer at Hartford HealthCare. They discuss Joel’s journey in his role, Hartford HealthCare’s commitment to digital transformation, and the strategies involved in modernizing their infrastructure. Joel shares insights on the importance of data management, the role of AI in healthcare, and the unique leadership structure he's implemented to drive innovation. Tune in to hear about Hartford HealthCare's approach to being within "zero miles" of their community and how they're leveraging technology to enhance patient care and operational efficiency. What ethical considerations should be prioritized when integrating AI in healthcare? How can a culture of continuous learning be fostered in the face of rapid technological advancements?
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    • 23 min
    Keynote: Governance, Culture, and Cancer Care Innovations with Buddy Hickman

    Keynote: Governance, Culture, and Cancer Care Innovations with Buddy Hickman

    May 23, 2024: Delve into the nuanced world of healthcare technology through the lens of Buddy Hickman, the Chief Digital and Information Officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. As Buddy shares insights from his first 100 days at Roswell and reflects on his extensive experience in the field, they explore the unique challenges and innovations specific to cancer care technology. How does governance influence the efficiency and effectiveness of IT in healthcare? What role does digital transformation play in enhancing patient care at a cancer center? And, as healthcare technology evolves, what are the implications for data management and AI in improving patient outcomes? These thoughtful considerations frame our discussion, providing an inside look at the intersection of technology and patient care in specialized medical settings.
    Key Points:
    Governance in HealthcareCancer Center ChallengesAI and Data ManagementUpcoming Health ProfessionalsOverburdening IT 
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    • 36 min
    TownHall: Employee Engagement and Fostering Collaboration with Pamela Saechow

    TownHall: Employee Engagement and Fostering Collaboration with Pamela Saechow

    May 21: Today on TownHall Karla Arzola, Chief Information Officer at Rocky Mountain Human Services speaks with Pamela Saechow, CEO at Ellit Groups and former CIO. Originating from Laos and emigrating to the U.S. at a young age, Pamela's story is filled with rich experiences from across various healthcare organizations, where she has been a relentless advocate for patient care and technological innovation. As a leader, how does one rebuild a disengaged and high-turnover team from the ground up? What are the secrets behind successful employee engagement committees, and how do they consistently foster an inclusive and collaborative environment? Pamela shares insightful strategies on how to create a culture that values diversity and continuous learning. How crucial is the role of knowledge sharing within an IT department, and what are the most effective ways to implement that?
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    • 29 min
    UnHack (the Podcast): From Sports to Christmas Movies - Unhack Cybersecurity with Analogies

    UnHack (the Podcast): From Sports to Christmas Movies - Unhack Cybersecurity with Analogies

    May 20, 2024: Join host Drex DeFord on "Unhack the Podcast" as we explore the art of communicating complex cybersecurity issues through engaging and relatable analogies. Hear from a lineup of seasoned CISOs from top healthcare organizations as they share their unique stories, ranging from boxing metaphors to cinematic references, to illustrate the nuances of cyber risk, resilience, and strategy. Whether it's understanding risk-based prioritization with bar fight analogies or increasing cybersecurity budgets with fortune cookies, this episode offers a creative twist on technical explanations. Dive into these insightful narratives and learn how to convey technical security concepts in terms everyone can grasp.
    1. Nate Couture, CISO at University of Vermont Medicine
    2. Kathy Alexion, formerly the CIO at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    3. Brian Cayer, CISO at USC Keck Medicine
    4. Gary Chan, CISO at SSM
    5. Jason Elrod, CISO at MultiCare
    6. Steven Ramirez, CISO at Renown
    7. Shauna Hofer, CISO at St. Luke's in Boise
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    • 33 min
    Keynote: Defending Health Data: The Rubrik & Microsoft Alliance for Cyber Resilience

    Keynote: Defending Health Data: The Rubrik & Microsoft Alliance for Cyber Resilience

    May 16, 2024: In this Keynote, we feature the Rubrik/Microsoft Webinar. This webinar will provide insights from Ryan Baker (Rubrik), Rick Bryant (Rubrik) and David Houlding (Microsoft) on the latest cybersecurity threats and trends. Learn how Rubrik and Microsoft's combined forces offer a unique approach to data security and discover how leading health systems are successfully implementing these solutions. By attending this webinar, you'll equip yourself with the knowledge to lead your organization through the complexities of healthcare cybersecurity, ensuring the protection of sensitive patient data. Healthcare IT professionals face increasing cyber threats. With patient data at risk, the need for advanced, reliable security solutions has never been more critical. Rubrik and Microsoft have teamed up to offer an integrated solution that addresses these challenges head-on. Together, they provide a robust, scalable platform for healthcare data protection.
    Key Points:
    CyberSecurityData SecurityScalable Platforms
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    • 54 min
    TownHall: Precision Health, Bioconvergence and Succession Readiness with Paul Browne

    TownHall: Precision Health, Bioconvergence and Succession Readiness with Paul Browne

    May 14: Today on TownHall Sue Schade, Principal at StarBridge Advisors talks with Paul Browne, SVP and Chief Information Officer at Henry Ford Health System. As he shares his journey through the healthcare technology industry and the strategic plan at Henry Ford, key questions surface. How are we redefining patient and workforce engagement in this digital age? How does the idea of 'precision health' disrupt traditional healthcare models and what does this mean in building a more personalized patient-care approach? And importantly, as we innovate healthcare cost structures and experience labor cost rises, how does the role of CIO evolve in terms of workforce development and succession readiness?
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Customer Reviews

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61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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Great show!

Bill, host of the This Week in Health IT podcast, highlights all aspects of health technology and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Empowering

It’s important to understand intersection of IT and healthcare and the insight in this podcast gives me hope for the future of healthcare!

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Must for healthcare tech founders :)

Love the weekly insights and learning from this podcast. Extremely practical and useful for a healthcare tech founder like myself.

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