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Villanova Health Summit
3 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Computerization of Healthcare: Are Your Patients Better Off?
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Christopher Spagnuola, MD, FAAOS As with any technology, there are benefits and limitations to the computerization of healthcare. On the plus side, as Dr. Christopher Spagnuola explains, electronic medical records are streamlining communication between medical providers when it comes to prescriptions, and telemedicine is revolutionizing post-op following orthopedic surgery. But there are unfortunately some downsides to this technology as well.
5 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
How Is Social Media Driving Patient Education?
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Carmine Attanasio Get a glimpse into the future of healthcare as Carmine Attanasio the Senior Product Manager with Digital Mylemoa Marketing at Celgene, shares how social media is changing the landscape in patient education.
6 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
How Is Technology Contributing to the Personalization of Healthcare?
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Daniel Tropeano Join Daniel Tropeano, CEO of the Pennsylvania and Delaware Region with United Healthcare, as he shares how technology has helped improve the personalization of healthcare and the utilization of the various wellness programs available to healthcare members.
4 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Pros & Cons of the EMR System in Healthcare: From a Nurse's Perspective
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Jeanne Venella, DNP, MS, CEN, CPEN Jeanne Venella, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Stel Life, Inc., talks about the benefits and limitations of the electronic records system in healthcare from her perspective as a nurse.
7 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Improving Patient Quality of Care Through Healthcare Partnerships
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Richard Snyder, MD Get a behind-the-scenes look into how Independence Blue Cross teamed up with Penn Medicine to identify opportunities for improving patient satisfaction and their access to and coordination of care by utilizing EMR data and medical claims data. Richard Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Independence Blue Cross, shares his insights into this venture.
6 minutes | Jul 7, 2017
Toward Instantaneous Care: Real-Time Monitoring of Vital Signs
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Denise Devine What if there was a way to monitor vital signs in real time? Denise Devine, Co-Founder of RTM Vital Signs, LLC, is working on just that. She is joined by Dr. Matt Birnholz at the Villanova Health Summit to discuss this innovative technology in development, which opens up the possibility of collecting continuous health data from patients to enhance point-of-care treatments.
8 minutes | Jul 7, 2017
Transforming Surgical Care Management Using Data-Centered Technology
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Harold Mondschein The surgical field is always being improved by cutting edge technology, but the processes used to connect surgical centers to hospitals lack innovation. Dr. Matt Birnholz sits down with Harold Mondschein, CEO and Co-Founder of Medtel Inc. to discuss methods of improving surgical outcomes by capturing structured data. Through better analytics, healthcare providers can better coordinate surgical care while reducing costs and inefficiencies.
5 minutes | Jul 7, 2017
Leveraging Technology in Healthcare: A Consulting Focus
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Michael Freytag Throughout his time as Managing Director of Blacktree Healthcare Consulting, Michael Freytag has seen many changes in the healthcare system. In this program, he will discuss how consulting firms aim to help health care providers optimize the new technologies that are available, as well as adapt to the changing political and economic policies. Dr. Matt Birnholz hosts.
32 minutes | Jul 7, 2017
Villanova Panel Discussion: Career Path Twists and Turns
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Daniel Tropeano Guest: Michael Freytag An expert panel of health professionals representing hospital administration, technology, and medical education convene to discuss how their various career paths have led them in directions that were unexpected at times but ultimately fulfilling. They also talked about why being versatile and willing to embrace change became so important within the health care field. The panel participants are: Jeanne Churchill: Professor of Nursing, Columbia University Robert McNally: President and CEO of GeoVax, Inc. Michael Freytag: Managing Director of BlackTree Health Consulting Daniel Tropeano: CEO of United Healthcare Services, Inc.
9 minutes | Jun 26, 2017
Technology in the Classroom: Innovations in Teaching Medicine
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Jeanne Churchill, MD From the Villanova Health Summit's Speaker Event, host Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with Dr. Jeanne Churchill, Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing, about how technology is changing the ways health educators teach medicine.
8 minutes | Jun 8, 2017
Bringing Technology Innovations to Nursing Practice
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD From the Villanova Health Summit's Speaker Event, host Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with Jeanne Vanella, Chief Nursing Officer at Bernoulli, Inc. about the challenges of adopting new, innovative technologies into nursing practices.
7 minutes | May 26, 2017
A CEO's Perspective on Health Insurance in a Changing Policy Environment
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Daniel Tropeano From the Villanova Health Summit's Speaker Event, host Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with Daniel Tropeano, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania & Delaware. Mr. Tropeano reflects on the challenges facing the health insurance industry in a changing policy landscape, and the evolving roles of providers and payers in meeting these challenges.
9 minutes | May 10, 2017
The HIV Vaccine's Path Through Clinical Trials: A Biotech CEO's Perspective
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Robert McNally, MD From the Villanova Health Summit's Speaker Event, host Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with guest Dr. Robert McNally, President, and CEO of GeoVax, Inc. They discuss the challenges that biotech companies face when bringing vaccines through clinical trials, and the long-term project being conducted by his colleagues to deliver an HIV vaccine to market.
7 minutes | May 10, 2017
Technology's Ever-Changing Roles in Healthcare
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Sandra Gomberg From the Villanova Health Summit's Speaker Event, host Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with guest Sandra Gomberg, President of Aria Jefferson Health. They discuss ways that technology is changing the healthcare landscape, as well as the benefits and risks that follow this evolution.
6 minutes | Jul 18, 2016
Defining Health Care's Change Agents: Reactions to the Villanova Health Summit Panel Discussion
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Dr. Matt Birnholz sits down with Michael Freytag, an attendee at the Villanova Health Summit, to talk about his reactions and thoughts on the keynote presentations and panel discussion. The two discuss outlooks on the future of multidisciplinary teams in health care, and how standard views on "change agents" within this field may evolve over time.
7 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
Addressing Health Disparities Through Faith-Based Organizations
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD From the floors of the Villanovans in Healthcare event at Villanova University, Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with Jermaine Bromell, Founder and CEO of Better Health Network, a startup dedicated to providing health support services for underserved communities in partnership with faith-based organizations. The two discuss ways for companies and non-profits to better address health disparities in larger communities through direct support and targeted referral services.
8 minutes | Jun 20, 2016
Inter-Professional Education: Working Together as a Team
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Physicians used to receive very little guidance on how to work in teams during training, but were nonetheless expected to demonstrate these skills day to day on the job. In recent years there has been a shift towards multidisciplinary training in medicine to help clinicians work together early on. How has this change in attitude and focus toward teamwork affected patient care? From the Villanova Healthcare Speaker Event, Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Lawrence Sherman, Senior Vice President of TOPEC Global, to discuss the importance of inter-professional education.
5 minutes | Jun 13, 2016
When Parents Become National Health Advocacy Leaders: Gene Kestenbaum and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Gene Kestenbaum When children are confronted with serious chronic diseases, parents often go to extraordinary lengths to advocate on their children's behalf. In some cases, this mission expands into tireless efforts to raise awareness and fundraise for research towards a cure. Guest Gene Kestenbaum did just this when his son was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease several years ago. His advocacy work for his child led him to become a national activist, and he served as President for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Host Dr. Matt Birnholz sits down with Mr. Kestenbaum, who participated in the expert panel for the Villanovans in Healthcare event. They discuss his past and present involvement with Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and supporting ongoing efforts to find a cure for inflammatory bowel diseases.
10 minutes | Jun 9, 2016
Roles of the Healthcare Industry in Expanding Interprofessional Collaborations
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Michael Russomano In many discussions that focus on achieving quality improvements for clinical care, the roles of healthcare industries are often either excluded or, worse yet, painted as oppositional to patient interests. But a new model of health care delivery positions the industrial sector as a key partner in the interprofessional team, with a common mission to improve patient outcomes nationwide. From the Villanova Healthcare Speaker Event, Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with Michael Russomano, President, CEO, and Global Business Head of Wyeth Nutrition, a Nestle business. Mr. Russomano, who also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association, joins Dr. Birnholz to discuss opportunities for the healthcare industry to partner with clinical, administrative, educational, and patient advocacy groups in advancing quality of care.
11 minutes | May 17, 2016
Managing Increased Costs of Health Care: Insurance Provider Perspectives
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Daniel Tropeano How do we manage the rising costs of healthcare while still maintaining a high level and quality of care? With more costs falling on the consumer these days, one of the biggest challenges in healthcare is dealing with these increased expenses. From the Villanova Healthcare Speaker Event, Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Daniel Tropeano, Executive Director of United Healthcare, about the challenges insurance companies are facing with the growing costs of healthcare.
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