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The Innovation Accelerator Podcast is an ad-free service. These shows are produced to help payers, providers, life science companies, and digital health innovators accelerate healthcare's transformation by sharing expert voices, views, and advice on the important technology, care, reimbursement, and regulatory issues of the day. The Innovation Accelerator Podcast is brought to you by Innovaccer, the Health Cloud company. We’re on a mission to connect and curate the world’s healthcare informa ...
 
Conversational technology and patient engagement are two technology trends sweeping through the three trillion dollar healthcare industry. In these short, interactive discussions, industry experts talk about how and where innovation is impacting the customer experience at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and the vast array of related services in the industry.
 
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Starting with a CMS demonstration project of only ten providers in 2005, today’s value-based care (VBC)一when including MIPS and MACRA一now carries close to 100% primary care provider participation. And nearly 60% of all healthcare payments have some relation to quality and value—with rising levels of reimbursement related to risk and population. How…
 
The full power of conversational AI is being unleashed on the world through a steady stream of technological advancements, such as ChatGPT. It’s only a matter of time before language becomes the dominant interface between humans and machines. The healthcare industry will become one of the prime beneficiaries of this technology leap forward. In this…
 
When you think of “informatics,” what do you see? Data centers, high speed connections, data and analytics platforms, AI, ML, and NLP? If so, here’s a surprise: the roots of nursing informatics go back to the 1850’s, where Florence Nightingale captured and used data in efforts to improve sanitation that impacted medical protocols in military hospit…
 
Thyme Care Co-Founder, President, and CMO, Dr. Bobby Green, joins host Yousuf Zafar, MD, to discuss how his team at Thyme Care are working to provide personalized care guidance to help cancer patients through their journey. Dr. Green also shares the importance of combining a human touch with technology to help improve lives and reduce care costs. L…
 
Safr Care CEO, Syed Gilani, joins host Serrah Linares to discuss how Safr Care approaches the unique challenges they face, and how Change Healthcare helps Safr Care achieve its mission. Learn More Follow Serrah Linares, vice president of partnerships at Change Healthcare Follow Syed Gilani, President and CEO of Safr Care safrcare.com marketplace.ch…
 
In any industry, it’s rare to find a C-suite leader who talks “inside baseball” on the outside, sharing views with candor that’s normally reserved for the boardroom. But that’s not Jeb Dunkelberger, CEO of Promise Health Plan. Jeb isn’t afraid to go after healthcare’s sacrosanct topics, speaking truth to power in an effort to spark an open dialog, …
 
The team are joined by Drs. Nabile Safdar and Omer Awan to talk about the role of informatics solutions in patient and trainee education. This is a recap of the guest session from SIIM 2022. Dr. Safdar is the Vice Chair of Imaging Informatics at Emory University School of Medicine, Associate CMIO for Emory Healthcare and is the Fellowship Director …
 
Business intelligence is a cornerstone of every digital transformation, with businesses spending $140B per year in analytics software. As conversational AI and digital engagement technology matures, a new domain of performance insights is emerging with the ability to measure every moment of the interaction between a business and its customers. In t…
 
When seeing our provider, how often have we felt like number 32 at the deli counter? Customer relationship management (CRM) is used throughout healthcare, but the solutions are often limited by merchant-centric design, add-on solutions from EHRs lacking a 360-degree view of the patient, and a lack of data readiness to provide insights that inform b…
 
Quartz Health Solutions director of accreditation and quality insurance, Amy Bachhuber and senior director of Medicare operations, Mark Kirchberg join host Shelley Stevenson to discuss how they implement dual eligible special needs plans. Learn More Follow Shelley Stevenson, director government programs practice at Change Healthcare Consulting Foll…
 
Clinical research studies are increasing in numbers, they’re getting more complex, and they must be executed in a very challenging, tight labor environment. These are some of the key drivers of decentralized programs that use technology to lessen the burden of requiring patients to be physically present in order to participate. Despite advances in …
 
This is the second episode in the "Between Two Fellows" series, recorded live on stage at #SIIM22. Ali, Mohannad and Prasanth were joined by Adam Flanders and Chuck Kahn without any particular agenda. Please enjoy this free-wheeling discussion through the imaging informatics landscape. PS: Apologies for the less than optimal sound quality. This epi…
 
Observational studies are designed to establish baseline data for diseases and treatments across broad patient populations. There are over 94,000 of them each year. Often, these studies go on for an extended period of time, which places challenges on study sponsors to keep participants engaged and motivated. In this episode, Greg Kefer talks with R…
 
Prescriptions are involved in nearly 70% of every clinical encounter in the U.S. each year, with more than 4.5 billion prescriptions filled and dispensed for nearly two-thirds of all US adults. Yet for all the lives saved and care outcomes improved, medication management has a dark side. Each year, suboptimal medication use—through inaccurate presc…
 
Sirona Strategies Partner Kristen Ratcliff McGovern joins host Deanne Kasim to discuss policy and legislative trends leading up to the midterm elections. McGovern shares the key issues Congress needs to focus on before the end of the year, as well as some pre- and post-election considerations. Learn More Follow Deanne Kasim, vice president of healt…
 
Today’s medical care often misses the life story of a patient and its link to behaviors and context that can negatively affect health outcomes. The context of one’s life—personal, family, community, environmental, financial, psychosocial—is an integral part of the individuals' healthcare experience. These contextual challenges are not the same as s…
 
As medications get more specialized, so has the need for better engagement to help patients with their prescriptions. Manufacturers are investing in tools and programs that can help patients on their medication journeys, and digital strategies are front and center. In this episode, Greg Kefer is joined by Emily Gibb, who leads the patient service o…
 
“During COVID, I couldn’t make a contribution at the bedside. But I could make a lasting contribution, through my most powerful weapon—the written word.” - Dr. David Nash Renowned care quality and healthcare reform expert Dr. David Nash committed to the power of the pen to shine a light on why the U.S. lost more patients to COVID-19 than any other …
 
In this first episode in the "Between Two Fellows" series, Prasanth and Jason are joined by Don Dennison and Dr. Rick Wiggins to talk about the next breakthroughs in imaging informatics, lessons from their careers, the feature of machine learning for education, Don's plan for breaking down informatics silos and other streams of consciousness. PS: A…
 
A recent Morning Consult report revealed 95% of healthcare IT leaders are focused on digital transformation as a top priority. Only a year or two ago, EHRs were at the forefront of provider efforts to hit the triple aim–and today, nearly 6 in 10 see their EHR as a limitation holding back their enterprise data strategy. For all their good, EHRs have…
 
Dr. David Rhew is the Global Chief Medical Officer and VP of Healthcare at Microsoft. Recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s top 50 most-influential persons in healthcare, he is a sought-after speaker who holds numerous patents in electronic health records and clinical decision support technology. In his more than 25 years as an infectious diseas…
 
In this episode, hosts Mohannad, Prasanth, and Ali interview Cheryl Kreider Carey (SIIM CEO), Dr. Marc Kohli (past SIIM Chair) and Dr. Tessa Cook (current SIIM Chair) to talk about the SIIM 2022 Annual Meeting, Expansion of SIIM in terms of geography and medical specialities, leadership transition at the Board Chair level, and other things. PS: Apo…
 
More than 37 million Americans have diabetes today and an additional 96 million adults have pre-diabetes. Access to insulin treatment for many is vital. But in the past 10 years, the cost of insulin has increased by more than 1000% which is driving one in every four people with diabetes to ration or skip doses of insulin. The government and private…
 
Data interoperability: will it ever become a reality in our healthcare system? The answer could be an emphatic “yes.” That’s because on January 18, 2022, the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and its Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE), The Sequoia Project, released the publication of the Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement,…
 
Luma Health Co-Founder and CEO Adnan Iqbal joins host Patrick Drewry to discuss how and why his company created a digital patient engagement platform and why Luma Health chose to partner with Change Healthcare to create a singular patient journey across healthcare. Learn More Follow Patrick Drewry, VP of product RCM at Change Healthcare Follow Adna…
 
Healthcare has become an expensive, clunky mess for everyone. The path forward has to be digital, but with labor shortages showing no signs of slowing down, the time has come to double down on innovation. The good news is that technology has matured to a place where it may finally be able to make a significant difference. In this episode, Shuo Qiao…
 
The technology behind Conversational AI is maturing rapidly across all sectors as consumers increasingly relying on language to interact with their devices. The labor shortage that plagues most industries has set the stage for technology that powers digital conversations, and the sector that may benefit most is healthcare. Anil Nair, Chief Technolo…
 
Data has become the chief catalyst, and common thread, for the future transformation of our healthcare system. Through its application of computer and information science, health informatics is a major driver for meaningful change through improvements in clinical care, public health, life sciences research, and interoperability. What are the trends…
 
Sustain Hawaii Founder and Executive Director Kevin Vaccarello joins host Serrah Linares to discuss the work being done to support vulnerable Hawaiians using both technology and indigenous wisdom. Vaccarello shares how Sustain Hawaii was able to use technology to expand its operation and support its mission of transforming the islands’ capacity for…
 
Earlier this month, Innovaccer’s Xccelerate conference brought together new thinking, valuable insights, critical conversations, and a shared vision on how patient data—unified and universally shared across consumer, care, and business settings—will be the biggest driver for accelerating the innovation and digital transformation that fundamentally …
 
In this episode, hosts Mohannad, Prasanth, and Jason interview Teri Sippel Schmidt and Dr. Raym Geis about the Clinical Data Informatics initiative at SIIM. At its heart Clinical Data Informatics focuses on the use of tools such as Machine Learning algorithms, systems engineering, and medical imaging in sophisticated ways to derive insights and dri…
 
Consumerism in healthcare has made “webside manner” as important as bedside manner. It’s no secret that lessons learned from the pandemic have motivated providers and payers to rethink strategies around patient access and experience, retail care competition, partnerships, and care delivery and payment models, and more. But rethinking isn’t action. …
 
Billions of people are now fully dependent on various forms of technology as part of their daily lives. Healthcare is no exception. As paper forms give way to digital health records and electronic communications, the risks of losing control of private patient information has risen dramatically. Every organization that deals with healthcare data mus…
 
In this episode, hosts Mohannad and Prasanth interview Brad Genereaux about his chapter on Standards and Interoperability in the new edition of PII. Going beyond the #alphabetsoup of the important standards that govern the imaging informatics world, the discussion covers a brief history of the development of standards, such as DICOM, HL7, IHE, and …
 
In this episode, hosts @mohannadhussain and Prasanth chat with @sylviadevlin about downtime procedures. Whether planned or unplanned, there are many steps that can be taken to mitigate these (mostly) unavoidable events. While most agree that effective planning, monitoring, and communication/follow-up are key to successful execution, the nuances of …
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Chief Medical Information Officer Hannah Galvin and OneRecord Co-Founder and CEO Jennifer Blumenthal join host Genevieve Morris to discuss how technology can support consent capture and revocation, consent sharing, and the standardization of segment-sensitive data. Learn More Follow Genevieve Morris, senior director of int…
 
How can providers improve their ability to meet the business and clinical performance targets in their contracts? With tighter operating margins and rising costs, it's a critical concern shared by provider organizations in both the fee-for-service and value-based worlds. Here to help us answer that question and more is Amy Stevens, a nationally kno…
 
Conversational AI is rapidly maturing and becoming a viable technology option for healthcare organizations that need to digitize and scale patient engagement. Language-based user interfaces are ideal for reducing engagement friction and navigating high complexity. But technology experiences that are high on the user friendliness scale also require …
 
In this episode, hosts @mohannadhussain @jaynagels Prasanth and @AliTejaniMD interview @ChrisRothMD, @IntegratorBrad, and @_kodon, co-authors of the IHE AI Interoperability in Imaging White Paper. Chris Roth serves as Vice Chairman of Radiology, Information Technology and Clinical Informatics at Duke University, Director of Imaging IT Strategy at D…
 
The CMS's Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced the strategic redesign of their current Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) model. Beginning in January 2023, the redesigned program, known as ACO REACH, seeks to drive greater provider participation and improved quality of care, with a strong focus on imp…
 
Dr. Nicole Fetter is a partner in the health segment of Guidehouse, recognized as the third largest healthcare management consulting firm by Modern Healthcare in 2021. On today's show, Dr. Fetter joins Charu Madan, Innovaccer's VP of partnerships, and show host Steve Ambrose, to discuss the elements of a sound strategy to accelerate providers' tran…
 
Alliance of Community Health Plans President and CEO Ceci Connolly joins host Deanne Kasim and colleagues to chat about the current status of Medicaid and possible safeguards for vulnerable populations. Learn More Follow Ceci Connolly, president and CEO at Alliance of Community Health Plans Follow Deanne Kasim, VP of health policy at Change Healthc…
 
In this episode, hosts Prasanth, @mohannadhussain and @jaynagels discuss User Training with Dr. Ann Scherzinger. As a Professor of Radiology and Chief of the Radiological Sciences Division and the University of Colorado, Dr. Scherzinger supports informatics applications for the UCHealth system. She is currently the chair of the SIIM Education Commi…
 
Today’s special guest, Dr. Subir Roy, Takeda’s Associate Director of Global Medical Affairs, has been at the intersection of pharma, commercial strategy, data, and technology helping drive greater results in drug development, commercialization, and patient outcomes. He believes that unifying siloed data from patients, providers, and other healthcar…
 
PIIRT Chapter 7 - Data Storage Jay Crawford In this episode, hosts Mohannad and Prasanth interview Jay Crawford about data storage technologies discussed in Chapter 7 of the second edition of PIIRT. These core concepts are critical for understanding not only issues of business continuity and disaster recovery, but also system performance, latency, …
 
Burnout. It’s a national epidemic that’s wearing down physicians and nurses, fueling the staffing crisis, and by extension, reducing care quality and degrading the patient experience. The pandemic isn’t the only factor. Clinicians across the country cite EHR documentation and other administrative work as a major burnout driver. The need to lighten …
 
The nursing profession is one the most cherished professions there is. Those who take the plunge are true heroes that must work long, hard shifts to help patients of all types get through very difficult situations. When the COVID pandemic hit, nurses had to take things up to another level in order to deal with the massive waves of sick patients tha…
 
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