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The Healthcare Solutions Project

The Healthcare Solutions Project features interviews with healthcare innovators working to improve quality, reduce cost and increase patient satisfaction. Hosted by Don Seamons.

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Improving access to quality care with telehealth - Ashok Gupta, DPT, Co-founder and COO, TheraNow - Episode 51

As an immigrant to the United States, Dr. Ashok Gupta sees many things about the country's health system that he likes. Quality of care here is the best in the world, he says. But for some, care of the highest quality is out of reach. Dr. Ashok believes telemedicine can help change that. A doctor of physical therapy (DPT), he helped found TheraNow, a pain management company that focuses on providing the benefits of physical therapy virtually. Dr. Ashok discusses how virtual engagement can improve engagement, education and access.

24mins

4 May 2021

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How tech can improve the physician/patient relationship - Acey Albert, MD, Director of Clinical Content, epocrates - Episode 50

Acey Albert, MD, understands the pressures facing clinicians as they need to call upon their prescriptive knowledge very quickly at the point of care. Dosing, interactions, and side effects of new drugs come out constantly, and guidelines are always evolving with the evidence. He also knows that while technology can provide physicians the on-demand information they need, it can't get in the way of the physician/patient relationship. Listen as Dr. Albert shares with Don Seamons how doctors can utilize technology in a way that improves not only their care quality but also their patient satisfaction.

33mins

12 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Innovating for faster clinical research - Dessiree Paoli, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, Interlace Health - Episode 49

The Covid-19 pandemic put thousands of clinical trials on hold, but it also showed pharma companies, regulators and clinicians that decentralized clinical trials are a less expensive, more convenient and equally as effective method for generating clinical research. Dessiree Paoli, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager for Interlace Health, discusses how decentralized clinical trials are improving engagement with study participants, improving data capture and shortening time to market for crucial drugs.

22mins

15 Mar 2021

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Using data to improve care quality - Russell Robbins, MD, AVP of Clinical Informatics, Blue Health Intelligence - Episode 48

The availability of healthcare data has exploded over the past decade, but the data type with the most longevity—payer claims data—continues to be the most utilized of healthcare's big data sources. Dr. Russ Robbins, AVP of clinical informatics for Blue Health Intelligence, joins us to talk about claims data, complementary data, and a long-standing but little known analytics method that can help organizations answer fundamental questions about care quality.

31mins

1 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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Toward eliminating patient waiting rooms - Shelby Sanderford, Founder and CEO, DOCPACE - Episode 47

Most people know what it's like to wait in a doctor's office. It's one of the key drivers of patient dissatisfaction, but we've come to think of it as a necessary evil. Shelby Sanderford, founder and CEO of DOCPACE, believes sitting in a doctor's office is completely unnecessary. Listen as she describes how doctors may be able to eliminate waiting rooms altogether.

16mins

15 Feb 2021

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Making the best use of valuable healthcare assets - Mohan Giridharadas, Founder and CEO, LeanTaaS - Episode 46

When Mohan Giridharadas looks at healthcare in the United States, he sees $2 trillion in total assets that are inefficiently managed. He also understands that asset utilization is more difficult to manage than any other industry. Working as a management consultant, he saw how other industries could use the principles of lean and the benefits of predictive analytics to solve complex asset utilization issues. He decided to apply the same principles to healthcare. Mohan talks with Don Seamons about his vision for automating and systematizing intelligent decision making in healthcare organizations in this episode of The Healthcare Solutions Project.

37mins

1 Feb 2021

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Best practices for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout - Matt Dickson, Vice President of Product and Strategy and General Manager, Communications Solutions at Stericycle - Episode 45

Not only is the Covid-19 vaccine is a historic achievement, its introduction may be the most fraught public health exercise in human history. Are health systems and agencies ready for the anticipation and emotion associated with who should receive the vaccine and when? Matt Dickson, general manager of communications solutions at Stericycle shares low-tech and high-tech best practices that will help vaccine providers ensure a safe and orderly Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

31mins

18 Jan 2021

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Research on the keys for EHR success - Connor Bice, Director of Operations for the Arch Collaborative, KLAS Research - Episode 44

EHR systems have a reputation for user dissatisfaction. But after collecting more than 170,000 surveys from 240 health systems, Connor Bice of KLAS Research says that reputation is unfounded. In this episode, Connor, who is the director of operations for the KLAS Arch Collaborative, reviews some of his organization's findings and shares keys to EHR success.

23mins

8 Dec 2020

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Breaking down barriers between facility-based care and home-based care - Mary Henschel, Director of Client Success, Home Care, PointClickCare - Episode 43

Payers and consumers are demanding less expensive care with better outcomes. And in the wake of COVID-19, they're also demanding safer long-term care. Home health is gaining in popularity in this environment. And as technology advances and data sharing becomes easier, home health is becoming an integral part of the patient journey. Listen as Mary Henschel, PointClickCare's home care director of client success, discusses how home health is taking the lead in the provision of long-term care.

23mins

3 Nov 2020

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Moving from a closed system to a healthcare ecosystem - Cynthia Kilroy, president of CK Consulting - Episode 42

How does healthcare go from being a siloed system where data is jealously guarded to an ecosystem with the patient at the center? Cynthia Kilroy, president of CK Consulting, talks about how healthcare organizations and outside disruptors are breaking down boundaries and helping the health system work better for everyone.

44mins

19 Oct 2020

Rank #10