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The Healthcare Solutions Project

60 EpisodesProduced by Don SeamonsWebsite

The Healthcare Solutions Project features interviews with healthcare innovators working to improve quality, reduce cost and increase patient satisfaction. Hosted by Don Seamons.

60 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Medical records retrieval enters the digital realm - Carm Huntress, Credo Health - Episode 60

January 14th, 2023


Despite technological advancements across every other industry, healthcare has remained in the dark ages when it comes to the distribution and …

Digital transformation for payers - Sagnik Battacharya, HealthEdge - Episode 59

October 5th, 2022


Every healthcare organization and leader is thinking about how to provide the experiences that patients and consumers have come to expect of the …

Operationalizing healthcare analytics - Niall Brennan, Clarify Health - Episode 58

June 13th, 2022


Data has become the fuel that runs every major industry, including healthcare. But the healthcare industry has some catching up to do when it comes to using data to help its providers work more efficiently. Niall …

Bringing SaaS to public sector healthcare | Chini Krishnan | 57

January 14th, 2022


Cloud-based, software-as-a-service solutions are everywhere; they're part of our work lives and even our personal lives. But government agencies …

The key to patient engagement - Leif O'Leary, CEO, Alegeus - Episode 56

December 13th, 2021


There's a powerful truth in human behavior: people are exponentially more likely to engage when their money is part of the experience. When it comes …

The starting point for fundamentally changing the healthcare system - Zak Holdsworth, CEO & Co-founder, Hint Health - Episode 55

October 6th, 2021


The problems with healthcare are well documented. But for Zak Holdsworth, CEO and co-founder of Hint Health, the biggest problems are healthcare …

Applying the lessons of digital to healthcare - Stefan Behrens, CEO & co-founder of GYANT - Episode 54

September 14th, 2021


Digital health is healthcare's answer to consumerism, but how does a system so reliant on face-to-face interactions make the most of digital tech? Stefan Behrens, CEO and co-founder of GYANT, shares how he applied the …

Applying big data to deliver a frictionless healthcare experience - Jessica Sweeney-Platt, VP of research and editorial strategy - Episode 53

July 5th, 2021


While technology has made healthcare more convenient and more connected, the industry is still siloed, fragmented and stuck in the past. But Jessica …

Using virtual communities to improve health - Kate Burke, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, PatientsLikeMe - Episode 52

June 14th, 2021


Social media has helped consumers educate themselves about their health and connect with other patients who suffer from the same chronic conditions. …

Improving access to quality care with telehealth - Ashok Gupta, DPT, Co-founder and COO, TheraNow - Episode 51

May 4th, 2021


As an immigrant to the United States, Dr. Ashok Gupta sees many things about the country's health system that he likes. Quality of care here is the best in the world, he says. But for some, care of the highest quality …

How tech can improve the physician/patient relationship - Acey Albert, MD, Director of Clinical Content, epocrates - Episode 50

April 12th, 2021


Acey Albert, MD, understands the pressures facing clinicians as they need to call upon their prescriptive knowledge very quickly at the point of care. Dosing, interactions, and side effects of new drugs come out …

Innovating for faster clinical research - Dessiree Paoli, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, Interlace Health - Episode 49

March 15th, 2021


The Covid-19 pandemic put thousands of clinical trials on hold, but it also showed pharma companies, regulators and clinicians that decentralized …

Using data to improve care quality - Russell Robbins, MD, AVP of Clinical Informatics, Blue Health Intelligence - Episode 48

March 1st, 2021


The availability of healthcare data has exploded over the past decade, but the data type with the most longevity—payer claims data—continues to be the most utilized of healthcare's big data sources. Dr. Russ Robbins, …

Toward eliminating patient waiting rooms - Shelby Sanderford, Founder and CEO, DOCPACE - Episode 47

February 15th, 2021


Most people know what it's like to wait in a doctor's office. It's one of the key drivers of patient dissatisfaction, but we've come to think of it as a necessary evil. Shelby Sanderford, founder and CEO of DOCPACE, …

Making the best use of valuable healthcare assets - Mohan Giridharadas, Founder and CEO, LeanTaaS - Episode 46

February 1st, 2021


When Mohan Giridharadas looks at healthcare in the United States, he sees $2 trillion in total assets that are inefficiently managed. He also …

Best practices for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout - Matt Dickson, Vice President of Product and Strategy and General Manager, Communications Solutions at Stericycle - Episode 45

January 18th, 2021


Not only is the Covid-19 vaccine is a historic achievement, its introduction may be the most fraught public health exercise in human history. Are health systems and agencies ready for the anticipation and emotion …

Research on the keys for EHR success - Connor Bice, Director of Operations for the Arch Collaborative, KLAS Research - Episode 44

December 8th, 2020


EHR systems have a reputation for user dissatisfaction. But after collecting more than 170,000 surveys from 240 health systems, Connor Bice of KLAS …

Breaking down barriers between facility-based care and home-based care - Mary Henschel, Director of Client Success, Home Care, PointClickCare - Episode 43

November 3rd, 2020


Payers and consumers are demanding less expensive care with better outcomes. And in the wake of COVID-19, they're also demanding safer long-term …

Moving from a closed system to a healthcare ecosystem - Cynthia Kilroy, president of CK Consulting - Episode 42

October 19th, 2020


How does healthcare go from being a siloed system where data is jealously guarded to an ecosystem with the patient at the center? Cynthia Kilroy, …

Making healthcare easier for consumers to navigate - Brian Colburn, vice president of strategy, Alegeus - Episode 41

October 5th, 2020


Healthcare is becoming like the US retirement system, where consumers are given more and more responsibility for spending scarce funds. But healthcare consumers don't have the time or the interest to become healthcare …

Smashing data silos and helping payers and providers find common ground - Joan Butters, CEO, and Heather Bassett, MD, chief medical officer, XSOLIS - Episode 40

September 22nd, 2020


One of healthcare's biggest issues is the rivalry that exists between payers and providers. But as the industry moves toward value-based care, these …

Is value-based care the cure for what ails healthcare? - Joy Rios, consultant and host, HIT Like a Girl podcast - Episode 39

August 24th, 2020


Value-based care is slowly taking over the care delivery and payment mechanisms in healthcare. But what's good in theory isn't always good in …

Using digital health to meet patients on their terms - David Franklin, Founder & CEO, KnowRX - Episode 38

August 17th, 2020


Healthcare has been siloed for decades, and we aren't helping it when we create siloed apps. David Franklin, founder and CEO of KnowRX, wants to …

Mapping the patient journey in medication management - Omri Shor, Founder and CEO, MediSafe - Episode 37

August 4th, 2020


Every patient is different, as is every patient journey. But data can point to subtle similarities that unlock the door to patient engagement. When it comes to medication management, Omri Shor may have unlocked that …

Lessons hospitals and health systems have learned from COVID-19 - Pam Arlotto, President and CEO, Maestro Strategies - Episode 36

July 28th, 2020


Over the past few months, hospitals and health systems have made tremendous transformations. They've had no choice. Rather than make decisions by committee and consensus, they've been forced to be agile, innovative and …

The evolution of value-based care - Dominique Morgan, VP and General Manager, VillageMD - Episode 35

July 20th, 2020


Healthcare is in a schizophrenic position today, says value-based care expert and consultant Dominique Morgan. The newly titled VP and General …

Delivering a patient-centered revenue cycle - Jake Mathew, CEO, MBOS - Episode 34

July 14th, 2020


Documenting care has become a big part of caring for patients. Not only does it provide the justification for reimbursement, it also provides the …

Calling out inequities in the healthcare system - Marcus Whitney, CEO Health:Further & Co-Founder JumpStart Ventures - Episode 33

June 23rd, 2020


Marcus Whitney, co-founder of JumpStart Foundry and co-founder and CEO of Health:Further, is raising his voice against what he sees as systemic racism in today's healthcare system. A self-taught entrepreneur and a …

Helping doctors share their professional data - Jared S. Taylor, CEO & Co-founder, BlocHealth - Episode 32

June 8th, 2020


While most physicians love the practice of medicine, most of them also hate the administrative runaround. Getting credentialed to work in specific …

The intersection of innovation and leadership - Charles W. Sorenson, MD, President and CEO Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare - Episode 31

May 25th, 2020


Charles W. Sorenson, MD, President and CEO Emeritus of Intermountain Healthcare, considers innovation a requirement in healthcare and says the best leaders engender trust, encourage out-of-the-box thinking and have a …

Using machine learning to predict COVID-19 hotspots - Julia Polk and Chase Spurlock, Decode Health - Episode 30

May 18th, 2020


As the United States starts to come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, the danger of coronavirus flare-ups increases. Julia Polk and Chase Spurlock, COO …

Perfect the art and science of patient engagement - Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork - Episode 29

May 11th, 2020


Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, has been focused for two decades on helping people take an active role in their healthcare. In …

Eliminating waste through automation - Matt Hawkins, SVP, Boston Software Systems - Episode 28

April 27th, 2020


Matt Hawkins, SVP of sales and strategy at Boston Software Systems, discusses the power of automation to create a digital workforce and save on administrative costs within revenue cycle, clinical and information …

The evolution of healthcare IT - Ken Bradberry, SVP and CTO, The HCI Group - Episode 27

April 20th, 2020


Ken Bradberry, SVP and CTO for The HCI Group, has had a front seat to the healthcare IT evolution. From working as a data processor in the early 90s …

Smashing data siloes and enabling data interoperability and liquidity - Cliff Cavanaugh, founder and CTO, Healthjump - Episode 26

April 13th, 2020


Cliff Cavanaugh, founder and chief technical officer of Healthjump, is working to smash data siloes and make interoperability and data liquidity a reality. Interoperability is what happens when different systems can …

Staffing hospitals and clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic - Andrea Nelson, VISTA Staffing Solutions - Episode 25

April 6th, 2020


Healthcare providers are the frontline soldiers in the COVID-19 war. Listen as Andrea Nelson of VISTA Staffing Solutions recounts stories of heroism …

Using health IT to get healthcare stakeholders working together - Pam Arlotto, Founder and CEO of Maestro Strategies - Episode 24

April 2nd, 2020


Pam Arlotto, a past president of HIMSS and a healthcare consultant with nearly 40 years of experience, has a unique perspective on the healthcare …

Empowering consumers with their own health information - Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO, b.well

March 30th, 2020


Kristen Valdes is succeeding where others have faltered in presenting healthcare consumers with a comprehensive roll-up of their health information. …

Putting machine learning and artificial intelligence to work to solve healthcare's most pressing challenges, including COVID-19 - Ed Scott, CEO, ElectrifAi - Episode 22

March 23rd, 2020


Ed Scott and his leadership team have made ElectrifAi a leading innovator in machine learning for healthcare. With a focus on solutions that make …

Surgicalists lower cost, improve quality, increase satisfaction at hospitals - Mit Desai, MD, CEO & Founder, The Surgicalist Group - Episode 21

March 16th, 2020


Mit Desai, MD is a major driver of change to the way urgent and emergent surgery is provided in the United States. He is popularizing a surgicalist …

Timon LeDain, director of emerging technology for Macadamian, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 13th, 2020


Timon LeDain, director of emerging technology for Macadamian, talks about the challenges posed by access to data and interoperability. #virtualHIMSS20

John LaLonde, chief technology officer, Spok, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 12th, 2020


John LaLonde, chief technology officer at Spok, talks about how technology can close the communication loop for better care coordination. …

Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of b.well, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 12th, 2020


Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of b.well, talks about the need for creating new and simpler digital experiences for consumers. #virtualHIMSS20 

BJ Boyle, Vice President and GM, Post-Acute Insights of PointClickCare, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 11th, 2020


BJ Boyle, Vice President and GM, Post-Acute Insights of PointClickCare, talks about the challenge of acute-to-post-acute continuity of care. #virtualHIMSS20

Mark Thompson, vice president of product management of Keyfactor, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 11th, 2020


Mark Thompson, vice president of product management of Keyfactor, talks about how to beef up cybersecurity in old but important clinical equipment. …

Colleen Sirhal, Chief Clinical Officer at Hyland Software, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 11th, 2020


Colleen Sirhal, Chief Clinical Officer at Hyland Software, talks about supporting the patient journey and improving healthcare technology usability. …

George Dealy, VP of Healthcare Solutions at Dimensional Insight, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 11th, 2020


George Dealy, VP of Healthcare Solutions at Dimensional Insight, discusses how healthcare organizations can get better return on data. #virtualHIMSS20

Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 11th, 2020


Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health, talks about how a virtual radiology scan network can help providers handle the #covid19 outbreak. #virtualHIMSS20

Charlie Schick, healthcare director for Owl Cyber Defense, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 10th, 2020


Charlie Schick, healthcare director for Owl Cyber Defense, talks about securing vulnerabilities in modern medical devices. #virtualHIMSS20

Matt Dickson, VP of product and strategy at Stericycle, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 10th, 2020


Matt Dickson, VP of product and strategy for Stericycle, talks transparency, value-based care and how organizations can better engage patients. #virtualHIMSS20

Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group, at #virtualHIMSS20

March 9th, 2020


Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group, spoke about the resources his organization is providing for the health industry at #virtualHIMSS20.

Cliff Cavanaugh, CTO of Healthjump at #virtualHIMSS20

March 9th, 2020


Cliff Cavanaugh, CTO of Healthjump, talks data, transparency, choice and innovation at #virtualHIMSS20.

The story behind the grassroots #virtualHIMSS20 movement - Episode 8

March 8th, 2020


On March 5, 2020, the Health Information Management Systems Society cancelled HIMSS20 and sent shockwaves through the health industry. Hear from Stacy Goebel, social marketing director for StudioNorth, Ross Martin, …

Tackling healthcare challenges through practical AI - Michael Fox, SVP, Product Management, ElectrifAi - Episode 7

March 2nd, 2020


Michael Fox is a technologist, an author and an expert in AI implementation. In this episode, he and Don Seamons talk about innovation, technology …

Connecting patients with the right provider - Ted Chan, Founder and CEO, CareDash - Episode 6

February 17th, 2020


A skilled innovator, strategist and social entrepreneur, Ted Chan has dedicated his career to creating user-friendly digital solutions, data science, …

Spreading the gospel of data and analytics - Sanket Shah, Sr. Director, Strategy and Growth, Blue Health Intelligence - Episode 5

February 10th, 2020


Sanket Shah is an evangelist for the power of data and analytics. He's a frequent contributor for health industry publications and he's testified before the United States Senate about how healthcare data can be used to …

On a mission to lower musculoskeletal costs - John Thresher, VP of Growth & Strategy, Airrosti - Episode 4

February 3rd, 2020


Former Army helicopter pilot and current provider executive John Thresher talks with Don Seamons about how patients churn through the healthcare system to get relief from pain. The desire to relieve pain leads to a lot …

Helping patients age with grace at home - Tom Rhoads, CEO, Spencer Health Solutions - Episode 3

January 27th, 2020


Tom Rhoads, Founder and CEO of Spencer Health Solutions, was leading a successful pharma analytics company when an experience his father had in an …

How AI and data help diagnose and treat disease - Chase Spurlock, Decode Health AI - Episode 2

January 20th, 2020


An interview with Chase Spurlock, PhD, founder and CEO of Decode Health. He founded Decode Health in 2019 and its predecessor company, IQuity, in …

Introducing The Healthcare Solutions Project - Episode 1

January 20th, 2020


I'm Don Seamons, and I'm launching this podcast because the talk about healthcare is trending in the wrong direction. Everyone cares about health care, and everyone knows that our system is broken. There really is no …

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