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44 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Safe to Return - Relieving Anxiety and Cultivating Stability in Healthcare
In this episode Dr. V sits down with Jarrard's Molly Cate and the Chartis Group's Dr. Mark Wenneker to talk about their new white paper, Safe to Return - What Healthcare Leaders can learn from Behavioral Health about Relieving Anxiety and Cultivating Stability. This white paper served as a jumping off point for a lively discussion about COVID-related communication strategy in health care systems. From the management of patient anxiety to COVID-triggered physician burnout and the pressures of telemedicine, this episode is packed with tips and advice from two of the healthcare industry's most revered communication experts.
10 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Brief Encounter | AlphaFold and the Future of Physicians
DeepMind’s deep-learning system AlphaFold last week cracked one of biology’s critical challenges which is predicting the shape of proteins. In this Brief Encounter Dr. V explains in simple terms why AlphaFold is a groundbreaking event for medicine and artificial intelligence. More importantly he offers 3 takeaways that illustrate what AlphaFold means for the future of physicians. Entertaining and informative, this 10 minute episode also serves as an unexpected call to action for collective physician change.Important Links:https://33charts.com/alphafold-future-of-physicians/
18 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Brief Encounter | Medicine, media and moderation under a Biden administration
In this Brief Encounter Dr. V riffs on the future of social media moderation under a Biden administration. As social media has become our mainstream media, Facebook and Twitter have taken a hands-off approach to moderation. But in the 2020 presidential campaign they set the precedent for a new kind of control. This episode covers what little the president-elect has said about social moderation. What will this mean for citizens and health professionals going forward? How does censorship stifle the scientific process and how is editorial control finding its way into other aspects of media? Using the polarization of the medical community around COVID, Dr. V makes the provocative appeal for diversity in conversation and tolerance of alternate views.
32 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
VRx - How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine | A Conversation with Dr. Brennan Spiegel
In this episode Dr. V welcomes Dr. Brennan Spiegel of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and author of VRx - How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine (Basic Books). This fast moving conversation covers the power and promise of immersion therapeutics, the coming age of the virtualist (that’s actually a thing!) as well as VR’s potential limitations in health care. As you'll hear, virtual reality has the capacity to bridge the divide between brain and body and Dr. Spiegel tells us exactly how this is being done.Important Link:https://www.virtualmedicine.health
41 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
The 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule | A Conversation with Dr. CT Lin of the University of Colorado Health System
In this episode Dr. V talks to Dr. CT Lin, Chief Medical Information Officer of the University of Colorado Health System. They discuss the Cures Act Final Rule, a new law that mandates doctors and health systems release notes, labs and studies to patients. What does the Cures Rule mean for healthcare in general and how could it change doctors and patients? They jam on physician sentiment over EHRs and the future of the chief information officer. This is a timely and fast moving discussion with one of the nation’s leaders in health IT and note transparency.
39 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
21st Century Cures Act Final Rule | A Conversation with Dr. Cait DesRoches of the OpenNotes Project
In this episode Dr. V talks to Dr. Cait DesRoches, executive director of the OpenNotes Project. OpenNotes is an international movement that’s making health care more transparent by inviting doctors, nurses and therapists to share their notes with their patients. The conversation centers on the Cures Rule, a federal mandate requiring hospitals to share notes with patients. In the realm of advocacy and academics Dr. DesRoches is an absolute powerhouse. Listen as she offers insight on this historical law and what it could mean for doctors, hospitals and, most importantly, patients.
27 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
ONC Cures Act Final Rule | How It Will Change Medicine
This episode of The Exam Room is a deep dive into the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, the biggest healthcare law that no one’s ever heard of. From what the law does to how it will change physician workflow, this editorial/rant offers a great overview peppered with Dr. V’s analysis and insight.Important Links:https://33charts.com/cures-act-final-rule/
32 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
James Gardner | The retail health space heats up
This episode of The Exam Room is a conversation with retail consultant James Gardner. We discuss some of the recent moves by Walgreens and Wal-Mart to move in to the retail health space. We unpack this new wave in health care and what it means for the future of primary care.
40 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Dr. Jevin West | Calling Bullshit - The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
This episode of The Exam Room is a conversation with Dr. Jevin West, an associate professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. We talk about his new book, Calling Bullshit - The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World. This is a fun and engaging discussion about one of the greatest healthcare challenges facing this generation of health consumers - Misinformation. From the granular definitions of bullshit to prescriptive strategies for helping people avoid it, this episode is sure to spark a bigger conversation about media literacy and how we consume and propagate information. The Calling Bullshit website with lots of good links. https://callingbullshit.org
11 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand
In this episode of The Exam Room Dr. V unpacks the latest physician supply and demand report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. He identifies three core issues that make the prediction of future physician demand difficult, if not impossible, to predict. This ten minute visit in the exam room will brief you on the problems with prognostication, especially in the fast moving world of medicine and healthcare.
38 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Dr. Dana Corriel | Helping doctors shape their mission and purpose online
This episode of The Exam Room is a conversation with Dr. Dana Corriel, founder of SoMe Docs, one of the web’s most active networked communities. Dr. Corriel offers her insight on the current state of doctors and social media as well as efforts she’s making to help doctors find their voice and footprint. As part of medicine’s creative class she is helping doctors use social media to align with their core purpose and mission. This ‘cast is one of Dr. V’s most conversational and engaging - as he says, ‘like coffee with an old friend.’ We hope you enjoy. Links:One-on-one consulting: www.doctorsonsocialmedia.com/hire-us/4-week masterclass: www.doctorsonsocialmedia.com/SoMeDocs-growth-masterclass/Join the physician-only FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/SoMeDocs
32 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Dr. Jay Parkinson | A conversation with one of healthcare’s most innovative thinkers
This episode of The Exam Room is a conversation with Dr. Jay Parkinson, founder of Sherpaa which was recently acquired by Crossover Health. We cover technology, innovation, healthcare and the stuff that makes this him tick. Jay has done and built what most of the health world can only talk about on Twitter. His lens on healthcare has helped many of us see the world differently. We think you’ll enjoy this great conversation.
28 minutes | May 27, 2020
Dr. Mike Natter - How I Got Here | Medicine, Cartooning and the Creative MD
How I Got Here is a new series looking at the career paths of some of medicine's most interesting figures. In this episode we were joined by Dr. Mike Natter, New York based medical resident and cartoonist. We explore cartooning, art and the problems we face with our culture of medicine. Dr. Natter is part of a new generation of creatives who are showing us a very different side of what it is to be a physician and a human. Listen and hear what’s possible when we open ourselves to our passions and talents.
46 minutes | May 12, 2020
Dr. Andrew Ibrahim - How I Got Here | A Blueprint for the Future of Healthcare
How I Got Here Season 2 is a new series looking at the career paths of some of medicine's most interesting figures. In this episode we were joined by Dr. Andrew Ibrahim, an academic surgeon at the University of Michigan and trained architect. Discover how his earliest interest in design lead to his role as a physician at one of the largest architectural firms in the world. You'll be struck by both his humility and as well as his vision for a future where systematic design will make schools, office spaces and even sports stadiums healthier. If you want to see the future of healthcare, ride this episode to the end and listen between the lines.
25 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Sarah Mojarad | Physicians, Influence and Authority in the Age of COVID19
In this episode we are joined by Sarah Mojarad from the USC Keck School of Medicine where she teaches social media and communication to the next generation of engineers and physicians. This is a great conversation that covers the space of medical misinformation, authority, influence, professionalism and how doctors are leveraging social networks during the COVID19 crisis. We think you will love this conversation with this insightful medical communication professional.
7 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
COVID-19: Facing Fears, Uncertainties and Ethical Dilemmas
As COVID19 heats up, more doctors are on the front line of a global pandemic. They are now facing fears, uncertainties and ethical dilemmas that they are just weren’t trained to cope with. While we talk about protective equipment no one is talking about protecting health professional's mental health. Dr. Jessi Gold, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University, was in The Exam Room to help us understand the impact of this new psychological trauma. She breaks down what health professionals are facing and some prescriptive solutions on the individual and institutional level.
3 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Brief Encounter: Long Visit Fallacy
During this Brief Encounter in The Exam Room, Dr. Vartabedian counters the long-held belief that a long visit with the doctor is a good visit. But as we learn, a successful encounter is more about understanding a patients needs and expectations than watching the clock.
35 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
The Lost Family with Libby Copeland
This episode with author Libby Copeland discusses her new book, The Lost Family. This book explores what happens when we participate in the vast social experiment of personal genomics with little understanding of the where we may land. This book offers a lens on one of the most provocative tools of our generation. And the conversation was a lot of fun. We hope you enjoy.
5 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Brief Encounter: Bridging the doctor patient divide to improve communication
What are the biggest challenges doctors face is bridging the doctor-patient divide that’s the gap that separates the way doctors and patients see a problem. This Brief Encounter sheds a light on this very common problem It makes us think about how we should see the disconnect.
7 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Brief Encounter: COVID-19 Infodemic and the Question of Expertise
It’s not that surprising, really. When you take a public health crisis and mix it with people desperate for traffic and attention everyone becomes as an expert. It’s democratized media meets ego.
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