The Collective Voice of Health IT, A WEDI Podcast
Episode 81: The Healthcare Metaverse; How will it Impact and Improve Patient Care. Cloud DX CEO Robert Kaul

Episode 81: The Healthcare Metaverse; How will it Impact and Improve Patient Care. Cloud DX CEO Robert Kaul

September 22, 2022

This episode is part of Telehealth Awareness Week, #TelehealthisHealth

Michael has a fascinating conversation with Cloud DX CEO Robert Kaul. Cloud DX is working on developing healthcare within the relatively new and mysterious metaverse, which consists of virtual and augmented reality experiences that we haven't even begun to scrap the surface of. Additionally, the two discuss the role of remote patient monitoring and how it can improve access to care for the chronically ill and those living in rural regions. 

Episode 80: At-Home Care and How AI is the Key to its Long Term Success: A Conversation with Robin Farmanfarmaian

Episode 80: At-Home Care and How AI is the Key to its Long Term Success: A Conversation with Robin Farmanfarmaian

September 19, 2022

WEDI is a proud partner for Telehealth Awareness Week #TelehealthisHealth

To commemorate Telehealth Awareness Week, Matthew sits down with Robin Farmanfarmaian, a professional speaker and healthcare entrepreneur working with cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence Software, Device and Pharma companies poised to impact 100M patients. Within these companies, she focuses on strategy, business development, revenue and fundraising.

Robin's latest book, "How AI can Democratize Healthcare; Shifting Care from the Clinic to the Point of the Patient", is available this month at https://democratizinghealthcare.ai/ . Learn more about Robin at https://www.robinff.com/

Matthew and Robin discuss the trend in healthcare away from in-person care to at-home delivery, behavioral health, virtual therapeutics and remote patient monitoring. 

Episode 79: How Artificial Intelligence is Making Healthcare Better for Everyone; Sponsored by MCG Health

Episode 79: How Artificial Intelligence is Making Healthcare Better for Everyone; Sponsored by MCG Health

September 5, 2022

This episode is sponsored by MCG. MCG artificial intelligence and technology solutions, infused with this objective clinical expertise, enable hospitals, health plans, TPAs, and government agencies to prioritize and simplify their workflow. 

Matthew chats with Zack Kimble, Staff Data Scientist for MCG Health about various levels of artificial intelligence that MCG is working on, including machine learning and natural language processing. How is AI aiding healthcare in prioritizing utilization reviews, support appropriate level of care, determine appropriate clinical documentation and so much more. 

Episode 78: Unlocking the Potential of Healthcare with Ray Jebsen, Chief Commercial Officer, Avaneer Health, Sponsored by Avaneer Health

Episode 78: Unlocking the Potential of Healthcare with Ray Jebsen, Chief Commercial Officer, Avaneer Health, Sponsored by Avaneer Health

August 29, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Avaneer Health

Matthew discusses data liquidity and the need for improve healthcare efficiency with Avaneer Health Chief Commercial Officer Ray Jebsen. 

In 2019, Avaneer Health was founded by a consortium of top industry leaders on a mission to unlock the full potential of healthcare by improving transparency and enhancing interoperability.

The consortium included Aetna, a CVS Health company; Anthem; Cleveland Clinic; Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC); The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.; and Sentara Healthcare. Incorporated in 2020 as the Health Utility Network, they are now known as Avaneer Health. With continuing support from their partners and the biggest players across the healthcare space, Avaneer aims to play a key role in transforming how the healthcare industry operates to address consumers' needs more efficiently and effectively

Learn more at https://avaneerhealth.com/

Episode 77: Dissecting the Recent American Medical Association Prior Authorization Survey

Episode 77: Dissecting the Recent American Medical Association Prior Authorization Survey

July 11, 2022

Matthew welcomes Heather McComas, Director, Administrative Simplification Initiatives and Tyler Scheid, Senior Policy Analyst with the American Medical Association to discuss findings from the AMA's recent prior authorization survey. Heather and Tyler address the AMA's advocacy on AMA, the survey results and more. 

Helpful links:

Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Principles: https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/principles-with-signatory-page-for-slsc.pdf

Consensus Statement on Improving the PA Process: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/data/multimedia/10.1001ama.2018.0080supp1.pdf

2021 AMA Prior Authorization Physician Survey- Wave 1: https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/prior-authorization-survey.pdf

2021 AMA Prior Authorization Physician Survey- Measuring Progress in Improving PA: https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/prior-authorization-reform-progress-update.pdf

Episode 76; Measuring the Value of Standards. Post NCVHS Listening Session Discussion (part 2) with WEDI Chair Nancy Spector

Episode 76; Measuring the Value of Standards. Post NCVHS Listening Session Discussion (part 2) with WEDI Chair Nancy Spector

June 27, 2022

The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Standards Subcommittee held a Listening Session June 9 on Standardization of Information for Burden Reduction and Post-Pandemic America

“Convergence 2.0.” The Subcommittee conducted three panels: (i) Advance HIPAA Standards Adoption; (ii) Address Standards Integration and Collaboration; and (iii) Measure the Value of Standards. WEDI Board Chair Nancy Spector represented WEDI on the first panel and joins Matthew this week to discuss more about WEDI's suggestions on when electronic standards should be adopted by the industry

Episode 75; Measuring the Value of Standards. Post NCVHS Listening Session Discussion (part 1) with WEDI Chair Elect Ed Hafner

Episode 75; Measuring the Value of Standards. Post NCVHS Listening Session Discussion (part 1) with WEDI Chair Elect Ed Hafner

June 20, 2022

The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Standards Subcommittee held a Listening Session June 9 on Standardization of Information for Burden Reduction and Post-Pandemic America

“Convergence 2.0.” The Subcommittee conducted three panels: (i) Advance HIPAA Standards Adoption; (ii) Address Standards Integration and Collaboration; and (iii) Measure the Value of Standards. WEDI Board Chair-Elect Ed Hafner (Assistant VP of Payer Strategy, Medical Network, Change Healthcare) represented WEDI on the third panel.

Matthew chats with Ed on his participation at the listening session and the future of healthcare standards. 

Episode 74: The Benefits, Challenges and Myths Behind Virtual Staffing with Dr Steven Kupferman, Co-Founder and Chairman of MedVA.com

Episode 74: The Benefits, Challenges and Myths Behind Virtual Staffing with Dr Steven Kupferman, Co-Founder and Chairman of MedVA.com

June 13, 2022

Matthew welcomes Steven Kupferman, DMD, MD, the Co-founder and Chairman of MedVA.com a premier healthcare Virtual Assistance Service, designed to improve patient care within thriving medical and dental practices. Dr. Kupferman discusses how virtual assistants support staffing shortages and administrative burden while also adhering to privacy and security policies. 

Episode 73: Marrying Eastern and Western Ideals with Technology; A Conversation with Clever Care Health Plans’ Unmesh Srivastava

Episode 73: Marrying Eastern and Western Ideals with Technology; A Conversation with Clever Care Health Plans’ Unmesh Srivastava

May 23, 2022

We chat with Unmesh Srivastava, Chief Technology & Digital Innovation Officer with Clever Care Health Plan. Unmesh covers a great deal of topics, including how technology in health care is affecting health equity, value based care and the "digital divide". A engaging conversation with a true subject matter expert sharing his insight on how technology is growing and changing the way we address and will address healthcare in the country. 

Episode 72; Balancing Experience and Security in Remote Working. A Conversation with Mobile Mentor’s Denis O’Shea

Episode 72; Balancing Experience and Security in Remote Working. A Conversation with Mobile Mentor’s Denis O’Shea

May 2, 2022

WEDI Education Director Michael McNutt sits in for Matthew and chats with Denis O'Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor, a global leader in endpoint ecosystem, helping clients navigate the right balance between security and employee experience. The pandemic has changed the landscape and ushered in a new level of remote working. The two discuss the changes in remote working over the past 2 years, how it has affected healthcare data security and how the industry's youngest employees, Generation Z, may hold the secret to how employers need to evolve their policies on privacy and security.

 

Read Mobile Mentor's study here, Healthcare Endpoint Ecosystem Study — The Endpoint Ecosystem

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