Summer 2019 Newsletter - Our Latest Podcasts Are Available

By Sarah Richardson

Digital Health Checkup – How Healthy is Your Organization?

Jason Wood discusses how to build a digital strategy within your organization by partnering with stakeholders, obtaining executive sponsorship, and starting where you are, regardless of the size of the organization. He shares real-world examples, what it means to understand consumerism, digital health trends, and ensuring your organization is aligned on delivering the identified strategies. Jason’s perspective on the importance of tackling the basics first, how to effectively partner with vendors, and implement complimentary and accretive solutions is innovative and practical. His conversation is literally a blue print all HIT executives can follow to achieve success in digital health.

Biomedical Device Security:  The Risk is More than Security

David Finn shares why technical vulnerabilities and risk to medical devices are so important and the risks we aim to address from the core business of healthcare to security for the sake of security.  The No. 1 focus we have in healthcare technology is patient safety and he discusses what makes biomedical device security so much more difficult than securing traditional end-points, why this even an IT security issue and how to engage clinical engineering and administrators in addressing the issue.  David shares what providers can do now to secure and manage biomedical devices on their network.

AI and 5G – Ethical Biases and IT Progress

Dr. Shafiq Rab shares his unique views from the perspective of a physician and IT executive on how both accelerated mobile communications and artificial intelligence will shape our future. If you wonder what your experience as a patient, consumer, and human will be like in the next 15 – 20 years, Shafiq paints a vivid picture of how we can elegantly balance science and art. From DNA splicing to living well beyond our current life expectancies, a key to the exponential scientific capabilities has its roots in human kindness.

Upcoming Episodes:

  • Pavel Smirnov - Interoperability 2020 (September 2019)
  • Alan S. Young - Lessons the U.S. can learn from other countries in delivering high quality and cost effective healthcare (October 2019)
  • Dimitri Varsamis - Developing ‘Digital First’ Models of Primary Care (November 2019)

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