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SHCI Media Archive
 

Dr. Richard Zane

CIO of UCHealth

We spoke with Dr. Richard Zane, Chief Innovation Officer of UCHealth. He was not only incredibly informative and insightful, but a great sport when we told him we would be recording a video even though we didn't warn him in advance or give him time to change! Dr. Zane spent 14 years at Brigham and Women's, where he served as the Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Success in an emergency is all about preparation, and the speed with which you can adapt to changing realities on the ground.

Dr. Meena Seshamani

MD, PhD, VP of Clinical Care Transformation, Medstar Health

We interviewed Dr. Meena Seshamani, who as VP of Clinical Care Transformation at Medstar Health, leads value-based care initiatives across the 10-hospital, 300-outpatient clinic health system. Prior to her work at Medstar, Dr. Seshamani was the Director of the Office of Health Reform at the DOHHS, where she drove strategy and managed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Stephen Dansiger

CEO of StartAgain

Stephen Dansiger is the CEO of StartAgain and the founder of the MET(T)A Protocol. The protocol Stephen developed is based in the idea that integrating mindfulness and EMDR therapy represents best practice for providing trauma resolution, and trauma resolution represents the best outcome for people suffering from addiction and other mental and emotional health issues. Stephen spoke about tips for non-clinicians hoping to provide support for those going through difficult times, as well as about his work with clinicians to help them support others, and equally if not more importantly, themselves.

Alex Cahana

MD, CMO of ConsenSys

SHCI interviewed Dr. Alex Cahana, a pain medicine specialist with over 30 years of experience.  Alex is currently the Chief Medical Officer for ConsenSys Health as well as the Lead I Blockchain (Healthcare) Expert for UN/CEFAC. We spoke about the utility of Blockchain in Healthcare, and how blockchain technology could be used in a future Pandemic to more effectively disseminate and verify information. 

Danish Nagda

MD, Caregiver, CEO of Rezilient

Speaking with Dr. Nagda gave us a glimpse into the future. His company, Rezilient (https://www.rezilient.io/), can perform 4 of the 5 components of the traditional physical exam using a robot, and they expect to have the ability to perform palpation when the launch of 5G becomes more ubiquitous late next year. By allowing doctors to examine patients as though they were right in front of them, Dr. Nagda is increasing access to care and quality of care, while reducing the risk of infection for frontlines healthcare workers.

Jennifer Meller

MD, MBA, CEO and Founder

This week we interviewed Dr. Jennifer Meller, a practicing NYC Physician and the CEO of Navimize. Navimize integrates into EMR's and utilizing proprietary algorithms, measures clicks as a means of determining how far behind doctors are running. Navimize can set up automatic alerts to patients via text to ensure that they are not showing up too early for delayed appointments. Even before COVID-19, 30% of patients left waiting rooms when lines are too long, and 20% never returned. But while this was once a nice to have; today, preventing backups in waiting rooms has become essential. Dr. Meller discussed how Navimize is also helping Health Systems and practices to organize digital waiting rooms, and how Dr. Meller believes the Pandemic will forever shift waiting rooms.

Trevor Price

CEO, Founder, & GP of Oxeon Holdings and Town Hall Ventures

This week I had the honor of interviewing Trevor Price. Their executive search firm interviews nearly 25,000 top executives in the healthcare technology space each year, which allows them to identify gaps in Healthcare, invest in companies that are meeting those needs, and build companies in-house to address existing gaps. Trevor also speaks in depth about the NYC Covid-19 rapid response coalition. On their website, http://www.nyccovid19.org, you can learn more about how they are delivering meals, medication, counseling and care to at-risk populations throughout NYC by combining SMS, telephonic, telehealth, and in-home care through a network of clinical and logistical support services. Trevor discusses important learnings helpful to anyone else hoping to construct such a playbook for their city.

Kris Laudanski

MD, PhD, UPenn Health System

Kris is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care, and splits his time between his practice as an intensive care doctor at Penn Health, research, teaching, and innovation. Kris and I spoke about the emotional weight of serving as a front-lines physician during a Pandemic, as well as the innovations that have been advanced out of the necessity brought on by COVID-19. We discussed Telehealth, the increasing role of AI, and the lack of red tape that has allowed for big advances in a short period of time. 

Manuel Puntschuh

MD

In this video, I interview Dr. Puntschuh to learn about measures Medgate has taken to address the Pandemic, and his perspective on how Switzerland and Germany (where is based) are handling COVID-19. This video was taken in late March of 2020.

Pat Kim

MD, Vice-Chief at PPMC, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

In this interview, done on March 26th of 2020, Dr. Kim tells us about his work as an attending surgeon at Penn Medicine in the divisions of trauma, critical care, and emergency general surgery. He is the division Vice Chief, and is thus able to provide a unique perspective both as a practicing physician and as a leader. Dr. Kim tells us about the steps Penn is taking to prepare for the surge of patients they are expecting, and how, on a personal level, being a trauma surgeon has given him some insights into how to prepare for high pressure situations, of which this pandemic will certainly qualify.

Mr. Srulik Dvorsky

CEO and Founder of Tailormed

After 6 members of Srulik's family were diagnosed with cancer, his frustrations with payment issues around their treatment, his passion for helping people, and his love for and experience with technology led him to create an end-to-end solution for patient financial navigation services via a comprehensive software solution.

 

Tailormed allows patients to afford care they couldn't otherwise afford, and helps providers receive payment for care that would otherwise be uncompensated. In an 8 month case study with the Cowell Family cancer center, they reviewed 244 patients, and were able to secure one or more forms of assistance for 74% of those patients based on financial opportunities identified by the software. Thanks to Tailormed, over $3.5 million in approved savings were secured for those patients.

 

You can learn more about Tailormed on their website, tailormed.com.

Ruth Krystopolski

Senior VP of Population Health, Atrium Health

Ruth Krystopolski has spent the last 30 years in Healthcare. Over the past 5 years, she has been deeply focused on population health within her present role as the Senior VP of Population Health at Atrium Health, as well as her previous role as the Senior VP of Population Health at CHRISTUS. When drive-through testing sites failed to increase the testing-rate-per-thousand among people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, realizing that many didn't have cars, Atrium repurposed two of it's Wellness-on-Wheels vehicles to drive around these neighborhoods using hot spotting and heat-mapping to identify locations that would maximize the impact of their efforts.