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The Business of Medicine
27 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Diving into the Business of Pain Management in Southeast Louisiana
Physicians-in-Training Communications Chair Christine McEvoy sat down with Dr. Paul Hubbell, a board-certified anesthesiologist practicing pain management in the greater New Orleans area. Dr. Hubbell had a unique path to his current medical business, having previously practiced as a dentist, served as a Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps (Reserves and National Guard), and recovered from a string of injuries that influenced his desire to go into pain management. His current practice stretches from the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain to the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Dr. Hubbell shared ample advice for trainees and newly minted physicians looking to make their first business decisions.
43 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Your Identity Has Been Stolen...Now What?
Did you know that someone is a victim of Identity Theft once every 2 seconds? That is who easy it is to steal someone's identity. What would you do if it happens to you? That is where ID theft Assist comes in to help. In this episode we are join by Gregg Brooks who will be discussing ID theft Assist. IDTheft Assist is a monthly subscription that gives you and your immediate family access to the quickest identity theft response services. IDTheft Assist has advocates who do all the work for you, so you can get back to your daily routine.
30 minutes | May 24, 2021
EHR Implementation: What Physicians Need to Know
Physician buy-in is crucial to a successful EHR implementation and insufficient learning most negatively impacts an EHR transition. Join Mark Griffin and Sherry Pouncey of Blue Eagle Consulting as they discuss implementation, ways to staff a Training and Implementation team, and how to make a virtual training program work. They will also discuss how to bridge the gaps once the EHR adoption has taken place and provide some “pearls”.
48 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Disability Insurance During a Pandemic
With May being National Disability Insurance Awareness Month, we decided it was best to follow up on a podcast we did last year with our Disability Insurance expert, Blake Gillies of DI Concierge. We are also joined by Rick Mileham, Regional Vice President of Ameritas. In this podcast, we will be discussing how the pandemic affected Disability insurance and underwriting process . We will also be discussing the future of DI and what is to come as we head out of the pandemic and back into normalcy.
18 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Part 3 – Implementation of Kaizen and Lean Management – Understanding the Challenges
In this podcast, Drs. Reza Sadeghian and Darren Migita will discuss the challenges of implementing a new system of workflow not designed for the healthcare setting and a strategy where employees at all levels of a company work together proactively to achieve regular, incremental improvements in processes.
37 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Part 2 – Understanding the Need for Change
In this podcast, Drs. Reza Sadeghian and Darren Migita will discuss the need for continuous improvement in a healthcare system and how the Kaizen together with the Lean Management and TPS systems brings all levels of a healthcare system together, working proactively to improve quality and patient health.
23 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Part 1 – How the Kaizen Strategy Works with Lean Management and the TPS
Join Drs. Reza Sadeghian and Darren Migita as they discuss Lean Management and the Toyota Production System (TPS) and how, even though it was designed for a manufacturing company, the basic principles can be applied and work successfully in a healthcare system.
32 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
An Advanced Review of Toyota Production System (TPS) in Healthcare
In this podcast, Drs. Reza Sadeghian and Darren Migita will speak to those who already have a basic understanding and fundamental knowledge of TPS and delve deeper into the implementation of such a system and the various aspects involved.
42 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Telemedicine’s Role in Providing Healthcare Solutions
In the podcast, “Telemedicine’s Role in Providing Healthcare Solutions”, Michele Behme, RN, CEO of Sonder Health, a healthcare firm utilizing telemedicine to deliver care, discusses how this technology is able to provide lactation and nutrition consultations through the company’s network of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Registered Dietitians. She also explains how quality can be achieved through such a service and provides insight into potential regulatory barriers and how to best address them.
40 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Interoperability of Healthcare Systems – What I Need to Know About the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule
The conversation in the podcast will provide listeners with an overview of what the 21st Century Cures Act Rule will mean for patients, health care providers, health information technology developers and vendors, and health information networks. We will discuss the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) that will help individuals access their electronic health information on their smartphones, help health care providers access patient information at the point of care and in bulk to help them identify opportunities to address many of their patients’ needs, and help payers and researchers access information to better inform payment and improvements in care. The Final Rule identifies those times when healthcare providers, developers and information networks won’t need to provide information.
16 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Lean Management and the Toyota Production System (TPS) in Healthcare
Join Drs. Reza Sadeghian and Darren Migita as they discuss the Toyota Production System (TPS) “Lean” Management system and how, even though it was designed for a manufacturing company, the basic principles can be applied and work successfully in a healthcare system.
25 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Digital Healthcare Insurance: Evolving Exposures in the Age of COVID-19
COVID-19 has pushed up the digital evolution of the healthcare industry by years, if not decades. With the explosion of telemedicine, remote work, and all sorts of tech enabled processes the medical world has sprinted past the traditional insurance products developed to protect assets in a non-digital healthcare landscape. How is the insurance industry catching up and how does it apply to the risks faced by your practice or facility?
19 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
How Can Life Insurance Benefit You?
With September being Life insurance awareness month, we thought it would be a great time to learn more about the life insurance products SMA has to offer. In this podcast we are joined by Daniel Duffy of The Legacy Benefits Group and Rebecca Brown Schulter of United Wealth Advisors Group. Daniel will be discussing the Group Life Insurance Products while Rebecca will be handling the individual life product. Let’s get started.
32 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
What Physicians-in-Training Need to Know about Medical Real Estate: Part 2
In the second of this two-part series, they continue sharing information for physicians in training that revolves largely around building a knowledge base and awareness as it relates to medical real estate, and how it might affect the decisions residents and fellows have as they come out of their training programs.
18 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Finally, An Easy, Dignified (and Eco-Friendly) Way to Provide A Urine Specimen!
In this podcast, we are joined by Abbi Jones who is the CEO and Founder of Medpaper, and the inventor of its first product, Eco•pí. Eco•pí™️ is a paper-based, eco-friendly product made in the USA. It simplifies the process of providing a urine sample by eliminating the impossible task of “hitting the cup.” No more messes. No more stress.
20 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
What Physicians-in-Training Need to Know about Medical Real Estate: Part 1
In this two-part series, they will share information for physicians in training that revolves largely around building a knowledge base and awareness as it relates to medical real estate, and how it might affect the decisions residents and fellows have as they come out of their training programs.
23 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Is Telemedicine Cool?
Today we are joined by Dr. Robb Leigh who serves as Chief Medical Officer for Akos. Telemedicine has been around for some time, perhaps a couple of decades, although it is still viewed by many as a novelty, it is now impacting healthcare in positive ways by providing better access to care, especially for patients in remote areas who had no means of seeing providers.
25 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Retirement 101: Starting a 401k and What You Need to Know
Included in the discussion is understanding the fundamentals of plan design and how the discrimination testing works in a 401(k). Important information for employers that have a 401(k) plan already or considering starting a new plan for their company. Join Rob Masson and Mark Massey of SMA Services, Inc in the final part of our retirement 101 series.
24 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Understanding Fees in Your 401k Plan: For Plan Sponsors
Expert discussion covering things you need to know about 401(k) plan fees if you are sponsoring a plan for your employees. Why having an understanding of how fees work is critical if you are an employer and an explanation of the four main categories of fees that are in a 401(k)? Join our experts Mark Massey and Rob Masson of SMA Services for Part 1 of our Retirement Series.
49 minutes | May 20, 2020
Disability Insurance: Group vs Individual Disability Insurance
With May being Disability Insurance awareness month, we felt it was the perfect time to brush up on our knowledge of disability insurance and address important issues members are experiencing at the time of claim. Today we’re talking with Blake Gillies, President of the DI Concierge, in New Orleans Louisiana. Blake and his firm are SMA’s exclusive partner for individual disability insurance.. Later in this podcast, we will be joined by Dr. Clement Cotter, a Board Certified plastic surgeon and owner of Cotter Plastic surgery in Alabaster, Alabama.
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