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This Week Health Conference is dedicated to propelling healthcare forward by amplifying the voices of advancement and innovation in health technology. Managing Editor and Host Bill Russell has served on executive teams in healthcare, higher education, and Fortune 500 consulting practices. As Chief Information Officer for St. Joseph Health, a 16 hospital $6.5 billion system, he rapidly accelerated the diffusion of new IT strategies, adopted emerging models like cloud, agile development, and invested in two successful startups. On This Week in Health IT, Bill utilizes his experience to prompt leaders, innovators, and organizations to share their stories in a conversational style to capture the wisdom of the industry. Stay up to date, prepare your team, and propel healthcare forward. Subscribe today at https://www.thisweekhealth.com/subscribe.

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This Week Health Conference is dedicated to propelling healthcare forward by amplifying the voices of advancement and innovation in health technology. Managing Editor and Host Bill Russell has served on executive teams in healthcare, higher education, and Fortune 500 consulting practices. As Chief Information Officer for St. Joseph Health, a 16 hospital $6.5 billion system, he rapidly accelerated the diffusion of new IT strategies, adopted emerging models like cloud, agile development, and invested in two successful startups. On This Week in Health IT, Bill utilizes his experience to prompt leaders, innovators, and organizations to share their stories in a conversational style to capture the wisdom of the industry. Stay up to date, prepare your team, and propel healthcare forward. Subscribe today at https://www.thisweekhealth.com/subscribe.

    The Journey of a CIO With Dr. Lee Milligan: Leadership, Financials, and Growth in Health IT

    The Journey of a CIO With Dr. Lee Milligan: Leadership, Financials, and Growth in Health IT

    January 28, 2022: Today https://www.linkedin.com/in/ldm007/ (Lee Milligan), CIO for https://www.asante.org/ (Asante) joins Bill for Keynote. The path to becoming a CIO is often not direct. How did Lee go from a small town in Pennsylvania to CIO of a 998 million dollar health system? How did being an ER doctor prepare him for the work he is doing now? Lee walks us through the first critical couple of weeks in the role. What areas was he most concerned about? How have they played out? The health IT Budget is an enigma to non-IT people and extremely difficult for even seasoned CIOs to navigate. Lee shares how he wrestled this to the ground and how it has evolved over time.
    Key Points:
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:08:15 - Being a good CIO is about effectively interacting with others. And that's all about developing your EQ. Or the low budget version is don't be a jerk.
    00:10:30 - You have to lead by communication, by vision and by connection with people
    00:20:25 - One of the challenges of walking into a CIO role as a doctor, is gaining credibility within the technical side
    00:38:20 - After a breach we have to ask, do we have the right process, procedures, investments, technology, partners and insurance contracts?
    https://www.asante.org/ (Asante)

    • 47 min
    The Financial Outlook of Healthcare in 2022 with Rob DeMichiei

    The Financial Outlook of Healthcare in 2022 with Rob DeMichiei

    January 21, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-demichiei/ (Rob DeMichiei), Board Director, Strategic Advisor and Former CFO is back with Bill to break down J.P. Morgan 2022. Healthcare is becoming as much about the for-profits, the IPO's and the private equity investors as it is the non-profits. These worlds are really converging. Providers are realizing that they can't survive just being a fee for service, acute care hub. They need to expand their offerings and acquire assets for the whole continuum of care. Baby boomers are aging which means 10,000 new consumers of Medicare every day. Labor inflation is going to be around for a while. Bon Secours Mercy talked about diversifying. Ascension has 55 different EMRs running in 140 different hospitals. Advent spent $750 million on their Epic install. And the critical battlefield of the future? Owning and unifying your digital front door.


    Key Points:
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:12:50 - How are you changing your care delivery to deal with the nursing shortage?
    00:16:40 - Being heavy in labor assets and infrastructure is a really bad formula for the traditional healthcare provider
    00:25:00 - The stimulus dollars would have been better used on the struggling health systems because they're still struggling

    • 51 min
    Transcarent Signs on Northwell, Intermountain and Rush in $200M Funding Round

    Transcarent Signs on Northwell, Intermountain and Rush in $200M Funding Round

    January 19, 2022: You can't navigate a broken system. Navigators today spend 20% of their time talking about bills. Meet https://transcarent.com/ (Transcarent). The future of health companies. They don't even have bills. https://www.linkedin.com/in/glen-tullman-76108566/ (Glen Tullman), CEO shares how they’ve invested millions of dollars to create the highest quality care experience possible that challenges the confusing, complex and costly state of the industry. To really address consumer’s needs, Transcarent are focusing on four areas; prescription costs, surgical costs, care at home and complex care.
    Key Points:
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:01:40 - Every single day, people aren't getting the care they need
    00:02:00 - Healthcare is more confusing, more complex, more costly than ever before and getting worse
    00:07:10 - A lot of people don't realize that health systems represent 5 of the top 10 largest employers in every state
    00:19:35 - Money means access. When we lower the cost, when we eliminate co-pays, we're giving more people access.
    https://transcarent.com/ (Transcarent)

    • 27 min
    Digital Health Startups, Interoperability Challenges, and Informed Consumers with 7wireVenture’s Lee Shapiro

    Digital Health Startups, Interoperability Challenges, and Informed Consumers with 7wireVenture’s Lee Shapiro

    January 14, 2022: Informed connected healthcare consumer. That’s https://www.7wireventures.com/ (7wireVentures) mantra. How will big tech, private equity and hedge funds engage across digital health this year? Here to talk funding is Co-Founder and Managing Partner, https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeshapiro/ (Lee Shapiro). The concept of care is moving outside the four walls of the health system. It's moving into the home. It's moving to rural locations. “Care Everywhere and Access to Care” is a huge funding area that will trend in 2022. What distinguishes the winners from the not so successful players in the digital health space? Where does an MandA strategy make the most sense? And what should we make of Oracle's acquisition of Cerner?
    Key Points:
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:04:30 - Put consumers in the position of being better able to manage their health. When you do that, everybody wins.
    00:11:40 - We’d rather take a great team with an okay idea than a so-so team with a fantastic idea, because we know that that great team is going to turn that good idea, in all likelihood, into a fantastic idea
    00:16:55 - What funding trends will we see in 2022?
    https://www.7wireventures.com/ (7wireVentures)

    • 45 min
    The Credibility of AI, the Future of the EHR, and Cultural Demands with John Halamka

    The Credibility of AI, the Future of the EHR, and Cultural Demands with John Halamka

    January 7, 2022: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhalamka/ (John Halamka, MD), President of the Mayo Clinic Platform is our Keynote guest today. What's the promise of AI in healthcare? Why are we pursuing it? What are the challenges that remain in its adoption? Where does the technology stand in terms of transparency and useful testing ability? What are the three main problems with EHR data sets and how can we address them? How far away are we from solid clinical use cases with wrist wearables? Are we getting to real quality data that can be used? And can we call the EHR a platform? Or is it still a transactional system?
    Key Points:
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:06:00 - AI has a credibility problem in healthcare
    00:07:30 - ​​Algorithms are mostly probabilistic, multi-tiered mathematical equations that don't necessarily have easy explainability
    00:19:00 - Is the EHR a platform? Or is it more like a transactional system with aspects of a platform?
    00:20:10 - The perfect storm for innovation is an alignment of technology, policy and culture.
    00:31:35 - You can augment humans to make them wildly more productive if they’re doing review rather than authorship

    • 45 min
    Health IT leaders Weigh In On Biggest Moments of 2021: Sarah Richardson & David Bensema

    Health IT leaders Weigh In On Biggest Moments of 2021: Sarah Richardson & David Bensema

    December 29, 2021: What were the biggest moments in healthcare IT in 2021? What do you think will be the biggest movement in 2022? Bill is joined the Advisors to This Week in Health IT, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahmjrichardson/ (Sarah Richardson) of Tivity Health and David Bensema, MD. We are still in the pandemic. Are we making progress? What was the impact of shutting down non-essential surgeries? What do Big Tech giants Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy have up their sleeve for healthcare? Is healthcare getting better at partnering? And what is the future of telehealth?
    Key Points:
    00:00:00 - Introduction
    00:09:30 - Big Tech realized that healthcare is very hard
    00:15:30 - We are developing new muscles in healthcare. How to work with the state better. How to work with entities better. How to get better at partnering.
    00:16:30 - I think we've come a full decade in a year and a half, in terms of public health IT capability
    00:25:00 - Work to your strengths and make sure you collaborate, delegate and outsource as much as possible when you feel out of your depth

    • 45 min

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