The Healthcare Solutions Project

The Healthcare Solutions Project

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


The intersection of innovation and leadership - Charles W. Sorenson, MD, President and CEO Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare - Episode 31
May 25 • 29 min
Charles W. Sorenson, MD, President and CEO Emeritus of Intermountain Healthcare, considers innovation a requirement in healthcare and says the best leaders engender trust, encourage out-of-the-box thinking and have a disciplined approach to…
Using machine learning to predict COVID-19 hotspots - Julia Polk and Chase Spurlock, Decode Health - Episode 30
May 18 • 38 min
As the United States starts to come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, the danger of coronavirus flare-ups increases. Julia Polk and Chase Spurlock, COO and CEO of Decode Health, discuss an early warning system they have developed to help states, counties and…
Perfect the art and science of patient engagement - Michael O’Neil, founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork - Episode 29
May 11 • 31 min
Michael O’Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, has been focused for two decades on helping people take an active role in their healthcare. In this episode, he talks about the art and science of patient engagement, and how patients and their family…
Eliminating waste through automation - Matt Hawkins, SVP, Boston Software Systems - Episode 28
Apr 27 • 27 min
Matt Hawkins, SVP of sales and strategy at Boston Software Systems, discusses the power of automation to create a digital workforce and save on administrative costs within revenue cycle, clinical and information technology.
The evolution of healthcare IT - Ken Bradberry, SVP and CTO, The HCI Group - Episode 27
Apr 20 • 37 min
Ken Bradberry, SVP and CTO for The HCI Group, has had a front seat to the healthcare IT evolution. From working as a data processor in the early 90s in a Michigan hospital to serving as the chief technology officer for a global healthcare IT organization,…
Smashing data siloes and enabling data interoperability and liquidity - Cliff Cavanaugh, founder and CTO, Healthjump - Episode 26
Apr 13 • 29 min
Cliff Cavanaugh, founder and chief technical officer of Healthjump, is working to smash data siloes and make interoperability and data liquidity a reality. Interoperability is what happens when different systems can communicate and share. Data liquidity…
Staffing hospitals and clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic - Andrea Nelson, VISTA Staffing Solutions - Episode 25
Apr 6 • 29 min
Healthcare providers are the frontline soldiers in the COVID-19 war. Listen as Andrea Nelson of VISTA Staffing Solutions recounts stories of heroism and sacrifice in coronavirus hotspots.
Using health IT to get healthcare stakeholders working together - Pam Arlotto, Founder and CEO of Maestro Strategies - Episode 24
Apr 2 • 12 min
Pam Arlotto, a past president of HIMSS and a healthcare consultant with nearly 40 years of experience, has a unique perspective on the healthcare industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. While the industry has made great strides in improving…
Empowering consumers with their own health information - Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO, b.well
Mar 30 • 20 min
Kristen Valdes is succeeding where others have faltered in presenting healthcare consumers with a comprehensive roll-up of their health information. A venture that started as a response to nearly losing her daughter to a medical error has become a fully…
Putting machine learning and artificial intelligence to work to solve healthcare’s most pressing challenges, including COVID-19 - Ed Scott, CEO, ElectrifAi - Episode 22
Mar 23 • 36 min
Ed Scott and his leadership team have made ElectrifAi a leading innovator in machine learning for healthcare. With a focus on solutions that make immediate impacts, ElectrifAi is improving revenue cycle, procurement, fraud detection and imaging.…
Surgicalists lower cost, improve quality, increase satisfaction at hospitals - Mit Desai, MD, CEO & Founder, The Surgicalist Group - Episode 21
Mar 16 • 29 min
Mit Desai, MD is a major driver of change to the way urgent and emergent surgery is provided in the United States. He is popularizing a surgicalist model among hospitals, a model that checks all the boxes for improving healthcare. It saves money and…
Timon LeDain, director of emerging technology for Macadamian, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 13 • 6 min
Timon LeDain, director of emerging technology for Macadamian, talks about the challenges posed by access to data and interoperability. #virtualHIMSS20
John LaLonde, chief technology officer, Spok, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 12 • 9 min
John LaLonde, chief technology officer at Spok, talks about how technology can close the communication loop for better care coordination. #virtualHIMSS20
Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of b.well, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 12 • 9 min
Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of b.well, talks about the need for creating new and simpler digital experiences for consumers. #virtualHIMSS20
BJ Boyle, Vice President and GM, Post-Acute Insights of PointClickCare, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 11 • 10 min
BJ Boyle, Vice President and GM, Post-Acute Insights of PointClickCare, talks about the challenge of acute-to-post-acute continuity of care. #virtualHIMSS20
Mark Thompson, vice president of product management of Keyfactor, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 11 • 6 min
Mark Thompson, vice president of product management of Keyfactor, talks about how to beef up cybersecurity in old but important clinical equipment. #virtualHIMSS20
Colleen Sirhal, Chief Clinical Officer at Hyland Software, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 11 • 15 min
Colleen Sirhal, Chief Clinical Officer at Hyland Software, talks about supporting the patient journey and improving healthcare technology usability. #virtualHIMSS20
George Dealy, VP of Healthcare Solutions at Dimensional Insight, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 11 • 7 min
George Dealy, VP of Healthcare Solutions at Dimensional Insight, discusses how healthcare organizations can get better return on data. #virtualHIMSS20
Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 11 • 6 min
Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health, talks about how a virtual radiology scan network can help providers handle the #covid19 outbreak. #virtualHIMSS20
Charlie Schick, healthcare director for Owl Cyber Defense, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 10 • 10 min
Charlie Schick, healthcare director for Owl Cyber Defense, talks about securing vulnerabilities in modern medical devices. #virtualHIMSS20
Matt Dickson, VP of product and strategy at Stericycle, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 10 • 7 min
Matt Dickson, VP of product and strategy for Stericycle, talks transparency, value-based care and how organizations can better engage patients. #virtualHIMSS20
Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group, at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 9 • 22 min
Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group, spoke about the resources his organization is providing for the health industry at #virtualHIMSS20.
Cliff Cavanaugh, CTO of Healthjump at #virtualHIMSS20
Mar 9 • 16 min
Cliff Cavanaugh, CTO of Healthjump, talks data, transparency, choice and innovation at #virtualHIMSS20.
The story behind the grassroots #virtualHIMSS20 movement - Episode 8
Mar 7 • 41 min
On March 5, 2020, the Health Information Management Systems Society cancelled HIMSS20 and sent shockwaves through the health industry. Hear from Stacy Goebel, social marketing director for StudioNorth, Ross Martin, President of 360 Degree Insights and Don…
Tackling healthcare challenges through practical AI - Michael Fox, SVP, Product Management, ElectrifAi - Episode 7
Mar 2 • 39 min
Michael Fox is a technologist, an author and an expert in AI implementation. In this episode, he and Don Seamons talk about innovation, technology adoption and how practical AI is helping to solve pressing problems in healthcare.
Connecting patients with the right provider - Ted Chan, Founder and CEO, CareDash - Episode 6
Feb 17 • 36 min
A skilled innovator, strategist and social entrepreneur, Ted Chan has dedicated his career to creating user-friendly digital solutions, data science, and analytics to transform everyday challenges facing consumers. In this episode, Ted and Don Seamons…
Spreading the gospel of data and analytics - Sanket Shah, Sr. Director, Strategy and Growth, Blue Health Intelligence - Episode 5
Feb 10 • 26 min
Sanket Shah is an evangelist for the power of data and analytics. He’s a frequent contributor for health industry publications and he’s testified before the United States Senate about how healthcare data can be used to combat the opioid epidemic. In this…
On a mission to lower musculoskeletal costs - John Thresher, VP of Growth & Strategy, Airrosti - Episode 4
Feb 3 • 40 min
Former Army helicopter pilot and current provider executive John Thresher talks with Don Seamons about how patients churn through the healthcare system to get relief from pain. The desire to relieve pain leads to a lot of waste in the $213 billion per…
Helping patients age with grace at home - Tom Rhoads, CEO, Spencer Health Solutions - Episode 3
Jan 27 • 35 min
Tom Rhoads, Founder and CEO of Spencer Health Solutions, was leading a successful pharma analytics company when an experience his father had in an emergency room changed the course of his career. Hear how that experience helped shape Spencer Health…
How AI and data help diagnose and treat disease - Chase Spurlock, Decode Health AI - Episode 2
Jan 20 • 37 min
An interview with Chase Spurlock, PhD, founder and CEO of Decode Health. He founded Decode Health in 2019 and its predecessor company, IQuity, in 2015. Chase talks with Don Seamons about how machine learning solutions can use data to help patients by…
Introducing The Healthcare Solutions Project - Episode 1
Jan 20 • 7 min
I’m Don Seamons, and I’m launching this podcast because the talk about healthcare is trending in the wrong direction. Everyone cares about health care, and everyone knows that our system is broken. There really is no magic wand we can wave to make…