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The Role of the CIO in Healthcare Transformation

In this episode, David Chou shares how the role of the CIO in transforming healthcare is an ever-changing landscape requiring constant reinvention. The importance of building and cultivating a high-performing team while managing individual stakeholders is a core deliverable in leading digital transformation for an organization. Ideas must be cultivated to be aligned with the strategic plan while simultaneously delivering on day to day expectations. Building a roadmap that allows the business to become educated and savvy about the right projects is as much about art as it is science. David also shares his views on branding, social media, staying informed, and shaping the future for others in HIT.


Blockchain in Healthcare

In this episode, Tamara StClaire discusses how the Blockchain has the potential to replace and re-architect many incumbent systems to remove friction and provide for new business models, greater efficiencies and trust in healthcare. Several applications being explored are: master patient identification, autonomous auto-adjudication, longitudinal patient history, interoperability, supply chain management, clinical trials, and unleashing data for research. Stakeholders are starting to align and collaborate in unique ways to bring together the ecosystem and brain trust that could allow us to realize new opportunities. Innovative startups are playing in this space and are cutting a wide swath in the industry. Even with this rosy outlook, there are still technical challenges as well as cultural/philosophical hurdles to widespread adoption and implementation.


Happiness in the Workplace: A Formula for Attracting and Retaining Talent in the Digital Era

In this episode, Vicki Shillington shares how organizations have typically been structured with employees recognized simply as the cogs in the system, managers the zookeepers and work as the daily grind. Humanity has literally been designed out of our organizations over the past few decades. In the past, there wasn’t much one could do about it, organizations could pretty much treat employees however they wanted.

Today that is no longer the case.

Looking through the lens of the employee, what they see as the company’s culture is a manifestation of who you hire, fire, and promote. This is increasingly important in the digital era when 50 percent of the workforce will be made up of millennials by 2020, who crave impact and meaning. This number jumps to 75 percent by 2025. When employees join a company where people don’t manifest the values it cares about, they feel lied to, betrayed and cheated.

During the first 90 days, employees are assessing the environment and whether it is what they signed up for. They are assessing whether the right talent is being hired, people are promoted fairly and bad behaviors are addressed. If not, they become increasingly resentful. As the company grows employees begin to act according to what their Leaders either actively reinforce through praise and promotion or passively reinforce by allowing to happen. Would they have joined the company had they seen which colleagues are getting hired, fired, or promoted?


How Artificial Intelligence will Revolutionize Healthcare

In this episode, Sajid Ahmed discusses the proliferation in innovation via Artificial Intelligence (AI) and workflow design. He shares how this technology will help accurately diagnose many conditions and provide convenient access to care by delivering a multitude of solutions to healthcare organizations looking to improve healthcare delivery. While AI is receiving industry buzz and covers over half of the floor space at technology and healthcare conferences it is not a new technology. The U.S. Military Medical Command was an early adopter in using it for advanced diagnostic technologies by emulating logical inferences of cognition and intuition theory. AI will continue to become mainstream in our lives and be as ubiquitous as the Internet and our smart devices in our daily lives.


A Best Practice Approach to Application Migration

In this episode, T2 Tech Managing Partner Kevin Torf shares how to manage increasing electronic health data in 24x7 environments, and what todays healthcare CIOs need to strategically migrate hundreds of clinical and business applications when shifting to the cloud, colocation facilities and other modern data center solutions. After working with leading providers, such as Sharp HealthCare and Verity Health System, to execute large-scale application and data center migration efforts, speaker Kevin Torf’s HIT team developed a repeatable, best-practices approach to efficiently migrate applications with minimal risk and business disruption.

Tune into the Southern California Chapter of HIMSS Podcast to hear how this methodology can help IT teams group related applications in an upfront assessment and then follow an iterative five-step migration process. Using the five-steps, teams can pilot application moves, test key capabilities, execute successful go lives, decommission old hardware and track the ROI for iterative migration cycles.


Improve Collaboration with a Strategic Mobile Device Strategy

In this episode, Dr. Andrew Brooks, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Tigertext shares his thoughts on how to Improve Collaboration with a Strategic Mobile Device Strategy. He covers the importance of Secure Messaging, System Integration, Device Management, Patient Engagement, and Physician Experience. In addition he shares recommendations for how disparate health systems can communicate on disparate platforms and thoughts on care coordination as a primary driver and how we engage the patient in the transition of care/population health ecosystem.


The Humility Imperative 

In this podcast, Andrew Kerr discusses how leaders continue to fail at an alarming rate at the highest levels of business, politics, sports, and entertainment. Many of these failures are the result of self-inflicted wounds brought on by a lack of character. Against a rising tide of narcissism and ego, humility has quietly re-emerged as the crucial leadership quality for the twenty-first century knowledge economy. Andrew Kerr, a certified expert on change management and leadership, blends powerful storytelling with the latest research to reveal how humility creates a distinct competitive advantage for individual leaders and their organizations.

Andrew's new book is available here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/andrew-kerr/the-humility-imperative-why-the-humble-leader-wins-in-an-age-of-ego/hardcover/product-23179076.html


The Future of Interoperability

Sriram Bharadwaj (Sri) is Director, Information Systems and CISO, University of California, Irvine, Healthcare (UCI Health) and has over 25 years of Information Management Systems experience in multiple industries including healthcare.

In this podcast, Sri discusses mapping out the future of Interoperability in healthcare and sharing of patient data for Olympics. Millions of transactions are exchange today across the healthcare ecosystem. Sri Bharadwaj in this podcast star gazes into the future and addresses the current and future needs for standards, certification, Blockchain and governance in interoperability.