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CHIME 30th Anniversary Podcast: SERVICE with Drex DeFord, 2012 Board Chair

Digital Health Leaders Podcast

Healthcare is a Team Sport Tune in to this week's 30th Anniversary podcast with CHIME's 2012 Board Chair and CHIME Fellow, Drex DeFord. After a long and distinguished career in the United States Air Force, Drex served in numerous CIO positions across our industry and is now Executive Healthcare Strategist at CrowdStrike.  From being a "young punk" to a now "seasoned veteran," Drex shares his stories, insights and ideas about his journey in the military, CHIME and the digital health industry as a whole; and the importance of Service, and how and why to serve. 2011 CHIME BOARD CHAIR Drex DeFord, FACHE, FCHIME, CHCIO Executive Healthcare Strategist CrowdStrike

25mins

22 Jun 2022

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CIO Podcast - Episode 23: Drex DeFord on Log4j and Kronos Ransomware

CIO Podcast by Healthcare IT Today

For the 23rd episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Drex DeFord, Former CIO and Executive Healthcare Strategist at Crowdstrike.  In this ripped from the headlines episode, we talk about two major security breaches that impacted healthcare in a massive way.  Those are the Log4j vulnerability which impacted thousands and thousands of systems world wide and the Kronos ransomware incident which has left many healthcare organizations scrambling to know how they’re going to pay their staff.  DeFord also shares some of the lessons learned from each incident. Along with diving into these two security topics, DeFord shares with his how he looks at good governance as a CIO in healthcare.  He shares his best tips to help with governance and doing the most you can with limited resources.  He also shared the most valuable thing he ever did as CIO.  Finally, DeFord shares the worst advice he was ever given and the best advice. Here’s a look at the questions and topics we discuss on this episode: Will we see something like the Log4j vulnerability again? What are the lessons a CIO needs to take from the Log4j vulnerability? And how about the lessons from the Kronos ransomware? Do you think this will cause a pull back in healthcare cloud applications? I’ve heard you say before that good governance is key to managing limited resources. What’s your best tip to a CIO about governance? What’s the most valuable thing you ever did as CIO? What’s the best advice you were given in your career? Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you the next episode of the CIO Podcast by Healthcare IT Today. We release a new CIO Podcast every ~2 weeks. You can also subscribe to the Healthcare IT Today podcast on any of the following platforms: NOTE: We’ll be updating the links below as the various podcasting platforms approve the new podcast.  Check back soon to be able to subscribe on your favorite podcast application. Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Podcast Radio TuneIn Spotify iHeartRadio Thanks for listening to the CIO Podcast on Healthcare IT Today and if you enjoy the content we’re sharing, please rate the podcast on your favorite podcasting platform. Along with the popular podcasting platforms above, you can Subscribe to Healthcare IT Today on YouTube.  Plus, all of the audio and video versions will be made available to stream on HealthcareITToday.com. We’d love to hear what you think of the podcast and if there are other healthcare CIO you’d like to see us have on the program. Feel free to share your thoughts and perspectives in the comments of this post with @techguy on Twitter, or privately on our Contact Us page. We appreciate you listening! Listen to the Latest Episodes

27mins

3 Jan 2022

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News Day - Amazon, Google, Privacy with Drex DeFord

This Week Health: Conference

September 1, 2020: Drex DeFord joins Bill to bring you the news. They tackle the big topic of going back to school. How are different colleges and universities handling it? Sharp Healthcare is the first to deploy Amazon's new Halo health wearable which tracks activity, body fat and emotions. We can’t wait to see the results and how it will help their clinicians. Contact tracing, Google and issues of privacy. We simply don’t know where our data is going or how it's being used. Ascension Michigan health system is laying off and outsourcing 223 IT jobs. Yikes. And a Tesla employee was offered $1M to install malware. How worried do we need to be about internal cyber attacks?Key Points:Abbott labs came out with a $5, 15 minute test [00:20:20]University of Illinois mandatory testing plus health passports required to attend class [00:21:00] Health style TSA for football games [00:25:30] Contact tracing and issues of privacy [00:24:15]Further discussion on HHS back to CDC [00:30:10]Google Cloud and Amwell partner on telehealth [00:30:55]In person in clinic visits are back to around 95% of where they were [00:34:10]Stories:Amazon Halo wearable tracks activity, body fat, emotionsHHS Awards over $35 million to Increase Access to High Quality Health Care in Rural Communities | HHS.govCOVID-19 could push systems to create telehealth leadership rolesNEJM Catalyst: Connected Communities of Care in Times of Crisis – PCCITesla employee foregoes $1M payment, works with FBI to thwart cybersecurity attack | TESLARATIVerily launches stop-loss health insurance subsidiary - MedCity News

43mins

1 Sep 2020

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News Day - Telemedicine Revolution Deferred - Really? with Drex DeFord

This Week Health: Conference

July 28, 2020: Drex DeFord is behind the wheel today to share the news with you so buckle up. Big stories, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason come together with CommonSpirit, 10 ways COVID has changed healthcare, the telemedicine revolution deferred and hackers … dude your phone’s on fire. We’ll also talk about Zoom shirts and concerns over data security and privacy when working from home.Key Points:Washington-based health systems, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason come together with CommonSpirit [00:05:00]The techniques and methodologies for patient's safety [00:06:45] Steve Shihadeh’s blog Chiefly Commercial [00:07:30]Top 10 ways COVID-19 is changing the US healthcare system  [00:07:35] More CMS mandates [00:07:55] Politico article “Telemedicine Revolution, Deferred”  [00:10:30] WFH concerns over data security and privacy [00:15:05] NY Times article “The Video Call is Starting, Time to Put On your Zoom Shirt”  [00:16:20]Hackers using USB chargers to destroy your phone [00:17:25]

20mins

28 Jul 2020

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How to Build a Flexible Culture in Health without Compromising Values with Drex DeFord, Indie Healthcare IT Consultant

Outcomes Rocket

Moving from fee per service to value-based care

31mins

16 May 2019

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Drex DeFord on Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan's Health Haven, AI, and Clinical Workflow

This Week Health: Conference

Drex DeFord drops in to discuss Amazon's broad push into healthcare with the Haven announcement and an AI partnership with Beth Israel Lahey.  Plus we discuss Eric Topol's new book on Artificial Intelligence.

30mins

15 Mar 2019

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Episode 16: Relentless Prioritization feat. Drex DeFord

HIMSS SoCal Podcast

In this podcast, Drex DeFord discusses the necessity of relentless prioritization when it comes to delivering the core components of infrastructure, applications, knowledge management, and cybersecurity.  He shares how governance is the true driver of this and how through a developed and trusted partnership, IT creates the ability for clinicians, business owners, and ultimately the CEO to own the enterprise portfolio.  Some bureaucracy is necessary and making tough decisions should be slightly painful.  Yet when the culture aligns a process to deliver true shared decision making, great feats can be accomplished. https://archive.org/download/EP16DrexDeFord/EP%2016%20-%20Drex%20DeFord.mp3

14 Dec 2018

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Drex DeFord on Will Apple API Kickstart an Application Explosion in Healthcare?

This Week Health: Conference

Drex DeFord visits with us to discuss Apple's big announcement this week. We also delve into the best opportunity for cost reductions in Health IT. 

55mins

8 Jun 2018

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How to Build a Flexible Culture in Health without Compromising Values with Drex DeFord, Indie Healthcare IT Consultant

Outcomes Rocket

Moving from fee per service to value-based care

31mins

14 Feb 2018

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Drex DeFord on An Amazon Hospital, SpaceX captures the imagination and Culture wins the Super Bowl

This Week Health: Conference

This Week Drex DeFord joins us to discuss where Amazon fits best into healthcare. Why the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch matters to healthcare IT and how "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" and wins Super Bowls. 

33mins

9 Feb 2018