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4x4 Health Podcast
33 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Creating Robust Information Security Programs
In this podcast, we speak with Ty Hollins, Information Security Officer for Datica. Ty is an expert in privacy, security, risk, and compliance governance. He has spoken on topics spanning data security, privacy, GDPR compliance, cybercrime, and breach preparedness. Ty received his MBA and BS in Computer Science from the University of London. In this episode we dive into the world of information security with a look at how the tools, practices and culture can combine to create to robust information security programs. It’s a classic look at how successful programs account for people and process in addition to technology.
50 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Leadership & Crisis Management
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we continue our exploration of the COVID19 pandemic with a deeper dive into the importance of effective leadership during a crisis with Ben Cooperman, Senior Associate at Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI, a Press Ganey company) and Dave “Edge” Edgington a Consultant and Executive Coach with HPI. Edge is a retired Major General with over 33 years in the US Air Force, he’s advised senior commanders during Kosovo and Iraqi combat, flown 3,000 hours in fighter and training aircraft, and commanded a fighter wing. Among his many accomplishments, Edge led this organization through a national defense response to 9-11 attacks. The lessons Ben and Edge have learned along their respective career paths have great meaning and value in this moment of crisis. It’s particularly interesting to hear the parallels Edge draws to the day of the 9-11 attacks and what followed. This is an episode made for anyone who is interested in leadership and crisis management and the lessons that can be applied to the current pandemic.
40 minutes | May 5, 2020
Working in Healthcare: Vasanth Kainkaryam
In this episode of the 4x4 Health series “Working in Healthcare”, co-hosts Dave Levin, MD and Geeta Nayyar, MD talk with Vasanth Kainkaryam, MD founder of 4 Elements Direct Primary Care. Dr. Kainkaryam has held a variety of roles as a community physician and regional medical director in a large health system, as a medical director of a healthcare startup, and as a Chief Medical Officer of a federally qualified health center. Dr. Kainkaryam, a board-certified Internist and Pediatrician and holds a Masters in Health Informatics, delves into the ways 4 Elements Direct Primary Care is “bring[ing] back the focus on the doctor-patient relationship, and removing artificial barriers to care.”
38 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Working in Healthcare: Stacy Hurt
In this episode of the 4x4 Health series “Working in Healthcare”, co-hosts Dave Levin, MD and Geeta Nayyar, MD talk with Patient Experience Consultant Stacy Hurt, M.H.A., M.B.A. With more than 20 years of experience, Stacy is an award-winning healthcare executive, stage IV cancer survivor, and special needs mother. She has voluntarily served as a patient advocate for thousands around the world. As a Patient Experience Consultant, Stacy leverages her unique professional, patient and caregiver perspective to identify gaps where companies and health systems can better serve their end users.
58 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Quantitative Futurist on Healthcare in the age of AI and COVID19
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we talk with Amy Webb a quantitative futurist and a bestselling, award-wining author. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence, and she has advised three-star generals and admirals, White House leadership and CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies on their futures. Given the emerging role of AI in healthcare in general and the massive disruption to the traditional healthcare delivery system in the face of the COVID19 pandemic, the thoughts she shares on the future of healthcare and the role of AI couldn’t be more timely.
53 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking – Part 3
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we continue our exploration of the ONC’s final rules for promoting interoperability with a deep dive into API’s, FHIR, data sets and certification requirements. We talk with Avinash Shanbhag, Acting Executive Director of the Office of Technology, in the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) where he leads activities in the advancement of health IT standards for interoperability and with Johnny Bender, a Public Health Analyst in the Certification and Testing Division of ONC. Johnny assisted in writing the API section of the Cures Act final rule, serves as a subject matter expert on several HL7 FHIR standards, and manages several certification criteria for the ONC Certification Program.
21 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking - Part 2
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we continue our conversation with Michael Lipinski, Director of the Regulatory Affairs Division within the office of policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Mark Knee, JD, a Senior Policy Advisor with the ONC Office of Policy. Both Mike and Mark are at ground zero when it comes to the federal government’s current efforts to promote interoperability and the free exchange of health data. In part-one of this two-part episode, we covered the overall intent of the rules and dig into the details related to information blocking. In this portion, we cover the planned roll out and enforcement of the rules.
29 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking – Part 1
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we talk with Michael Lipinski, Director of the Regulatory Affairs Division within the office of policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Mark Knee, JD, a Senior Policy Advisor with the ONC Office of Policy. Both Mike and Mark are at ground zero when it comes to the federal government’s current efforts to promote interoperability and the free exchange of health data. In part-one of this two-part episode, we cover the overall intent of the rules and dig into the details related to information blocking. Part-two will cover the planned roll out and enforcement of the rules.
35 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
The S Curve, Chaos and the Evolution of Healthcare
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we meet Dr. Joshua T. Honaker, Chief Medical Administrative Officer, for the Norton Medical Group, a part of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Josh’s responsibilities include serving as the physician leader and co-administration leader for over 1,100+ employed providers. Dr. Honaker shares practical insights on building successful medical practices and leading healthcare organizations. We also discuss his work applying the S-Curve Discontinuity Theory to medicine as a way to explain healthcare’s past and predict its future – particularly timely as the COVID19 pandemic disrupts the established healthcare delivery system.
46 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Working in Healthcare: A COVID-19 Special
COVID19, the disease caused by the novel corona virus is rapidly spreading in a global pandemic turning life upside down around the world. Individuals and organizations are asking fundamental questions like Where is this going? What should I do to keep myself safe? What will be the business and economic impact? What will be the impact on the healthcare system and providers? In this special edition of #4x4 Health, Co-host Dr. Geeta Nyaar and I dispense with our usual format to explore these and other COVID19-related questions with José Szapocznik, Professor of Public Health Sciences, Architecture, Psychology, and Educational Studies at the University of Miami where he is also the Honorary and Founding Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute. This episode was recorded on March 17, 2020.
43 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Working in Healthcare: David Butler
In this episode of the 4x4 Health series “Working in Healthcare”, co-hosts Dave Levin, MD and Geeta Nayyar, MD talk with David Butler, MD. Founder and Principal of Calyx Consulting. David is a widely recognized health IT leader when it comes to deploying and utilizing health IT. David leverages his dual board certification in pediatrics and internal medicine to bridge the gap between the clinical and the technical. And he’s proven his ability to partner with clinical, operations and IT practitioners and executives at health systems like NYC Health and Hospitals, Guthrie Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.
46 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Working in Healthcare: Matt Fisher
In this episode of the 4x4 Health series “Working in Healthcare”, co-hosts Dave Levin, MD and Geeta Nayyar, MD talk with Matt Fisher, Chair of the Health Law Group and a Partner at the law firm of Mirick O’Connell. Matt’s legal practice focuses on corporate and regulatory matters in healthcare, which includes advising physicians, clinicians, hospitals, and all other care delivery organizations as well as digital health companies in all aspects of business operations. Matt shares his refreshing views on how legal and regulatory issues can be addressed to support innovation in healthcare.
40 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Working in Healthcare: Jamey Edwards
In this episode of the 4x4 Health series “Working in Healthcare”, co-hosts Dave Levin, MD and Geeta Nayyar, MD talk with Jamey Edwards, CEO and Co-founder of Cloudbreak Health. Jamey shares how Cloudbreak is using a proven platform, connected to a scalable network, to deliver medical and language expertise in pursuit of his mission to humanize healthcare and make healthcare disparities a thing of the past. Jamie’s had a diverse career leading up to his focus in medicine including serving as CEO of Emergent Medical Associates, as a member of the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers and as a Fund Manager for BR Venture Fund, the seed stage venture capital fund for Cornell University.
37 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Working in Healthcare: Vincent Keunen
In this episode of 4x4 Health, our new series Working in Healthcare with series co-host Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A. Chief Medical Officer for Greenway Health. Our guest this week is Vincent Keunen, Founder and CEO of Andaman7, a startup dedicated to improving healthcare by providing innovative software technology. A cancer survivor, software engineer and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the health IT sector, Vincent has developed numerous systems in Belgium. In 2011, Vincent was recognized as national CIO of the year.
36 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Working in Healthcare: Geeta Nayyar
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we kick off our new series Working in Healthcare with series co-host Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A. Chief Medical Officer for Greenway Health. Geeta is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology. She has been named one of the “Top 26 smartest people in Health IT” by Becker’s Report and ranked one of the “Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives” by Modern Healthcare.
40 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Consumerism, Patient Experience and Population Health
In this episode of 4x4 Health, we talk with Royal Tuthill, Co-founder and President of Docent Health. Royal’s work at Docent has taken him to the intersection of consumerism, patient experience and population health and the cutting edge of leveraging healthcare technology to enable better customer relationships that achieve great outcomes for patients and providers. He also shares insights from the venture studio at Oxeon Partners where he first conceptualized and then led the development of Docent Health.
43 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Innovation and Improving Healthcare
On this episode of 4x4 Health we dive into the major issues surrounding health quality, medication assistance, public health awareness, and physician leadership with president and CEO of Virginia Center for Health Innovation, Beth Bortz.
38 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Leadership Lessons from Healthcare and Beyond
In this powerful episode of 4x4 Health we learn about leadership from Dr. Bob Underwood through his nontraditional path to medicine. With a wide range of experience, Dr. Underwood discusses how to lead affectively and how leadership varies from management.
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
International Health IT
In this episode of 4x4 Health we learn about international health from Dr. Manish Kohli, who has a rich background in international health and technology. Dr. Kohli shares about his experience as CMIO in Abu Dhabi and offers insights on how to use technology to improve access and quality of care and patient experience.
13 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
4x4 Health Sage Advice: Roots, Mentors & Being Kind
On this episode of 4x4 Health we have a special edition mashup of some of the best sage advice we’ve received on the show. We’ve put together a compilation from Maulin Shah, M.D., David Butler, M.D., and Justin Adams. Maulin Shah, M.D. is Chief Informatics Engineer for Providence St. Joseph Health. On his episode of 4x4 Health we discussed his journey from implementor of electronic health records (EHRs) to Health IT innovator. Given his depth of experience and his innate passion, his advice to “remember your roots” is sage indeed. David Butler, M.D. is the Founder and Principal of Calyx Consulting. David has a long track record of success when it comes to leading top health care organizations through the process of selecting and deploying health IT applications. Given his experience and humor he also offers an entertaining and worthy pet-peeve and some very sage advice. Justin Adams is the co-founder and CEP of Digitize.AI. As a relative newcomer to healthcare Justin offers some fresh and astute observations about the current economic and operational state and opportunities to “stop putting band aids on problems and completely rethink them.” He gives some sage and moving advice about the benefits of being kind in our personal, public, and business relationships.
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