Healthcare Tech Talk- Exploring How Technology Can Help Meet The Challenges In Healthcare.



Healthcare Tech Talk is a show that discusses issues regarding technology used in the delivery of healthcare, including Healthcare Information Technology and Clinical\Biomedical Engineering Technology. Terry Baker and Kelley Hill, who spend their days in the healthcare environment, sit down on both sides of the table of healthcare technology. Terry comes with more than 20 years of implementing and managing technology, and Kelley brings a decade of perspective from clinicians who use said technology. Together with guests they discuss relevant and timely subjects in healthcare technology, from the latest developments in electronic health records to wireless enabled infusion pumps to health information exchanges and all matters in between.


  • HTT 61- Interoperability, the key to precision medicine?

    20/02/2017 Duração: 35min

    In this episode we discuss the promise and reality of Interoperability and Precision Medicine and whether these are just the latest buzz words or something we can really begin to leverage to impact the treatment and care of our patients.  We talk with a 25 year veteran of Health IT, Alan Portela, about this important topic.   Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:

  • HTT 60- Big Data enabling Precision Medicine

    11/02/2017 Duração: 15min

    We are all unique individuals, therefore what works for one patient may not work for another. No longer is trial and error and acceptable approach to treating patients, it is time to use Big Data to help deliver the most precise medicine and most appropriate treatments to meet our patients needs.  Today we talk with Paul D'Alessandro, the Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience Practice Leader for PwC about how Big Data is enable better healthcare. For more information, check out DoubleJump Health from PwC . Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:      

  • HTT 59- Clinical Alarm Management

    22/08/2016 Duração: 37min

    We have been on a bit of a summer hiatus here at Healthcare Tech Talk, but we are back in the editing room and ready to begin publishing new episodes. Today though we present to you an important episode of the AAMI Podcast. If you enjoy it please subscribe to the show. Hospitals are under pressure to draft and implement comprehensive policies that show they have a handle on the crucial patient safety issue of alarm fatigue. There’s been an explosion in the number of medical devices with alarms and alerts, resulting in a noisy healthcare setting and desensitizing clinicians to the meaning or importance of alarms. With more alarms going off, the intended goal of alerting clinicians to true emergencies has been diminished, and patient safety has been imperiled. Ronald Wyatt, MD, the patient safety officer and medical director at The Joint Commission and Maria Cvach, DNP, CCRN, director of policy management and integration for the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, MD,  talk about what hospitals should be

  • HTT 58- Ransomware hits multiple Healthcare organizations, are you prepared?

    06/04/2016 Duração: 41min

    A string of recent, highly publicized "Ransomware" attacks have many healthcare organizations and their vendors scrambling to protect themselves and spurred the FBI to publish a Flash Alert. These attacks are a fairly new paradigm for hospitals after years of protecting themselves from the theft of patient information, hospitals now must worry about the encryption and potential destruction of their data. These attacks seem to be cruder and easier to carry out, but could be even more disruptive and damaging to a healthcare organization. Today we talk with two experts about how organizations can begin taking the fundamental steps required to protect themselves. Brad Taylor is CEO of Proficio, a leading Managed Security Services Provider. He has 20+ years’ experience in creating services that safeguard enterprise networks against cyber threats, with strong focus on healthcare environments and highly regulated industries.  Adam Laub, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, STEALTHbits Technologies. He is re

  • HTT 57- Is your Healthcare organization ready to ditch pagers yet?

    01/04/2016 Duração: 21min

    In 1956 the first practical implementation of a paging system was setup to pager physicians in New York.  Fast forward 60 years and pagers seem to be making healthcare their final stand. The modern healthcare environment is much more demanding and complex than in 1956.  Alerts from clinical systems, order notifications from the EMR and messages between clinicians not only need to be routed properly, they need to be acknowledged. Today we talk with Marc Ladin, Chief Marketing Officer of Tiger Text, about a recent study regarding the Hidden Cost of Pagers in Healthcare and the possibilities of a secure messaging platform.   Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:  

  • HTT 56- Engaging patients via Social Media, are you doing it right?

    25/03/2016 Duração: 20min

    Many Healthcare organizations have had love hate relationship with Social Media given privacy concerns, the belief the that social media is what you do in your spare time and other reasons.  In fact many of us can remember when access was blocked for every computer in our organization.  You have to meet your patients where they are though and increasingly that is on Social Media. In this episode, recorded at HIMSS16, we talk with Jan Oldenburg about various strategies that Healthcare organizations can use to get the most out of their Social Media engagement efforts. Please give us a 5 star review in iTunes, Stitcher, or Tunein if you appreciate the show! Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:  

  • HTT 55- The progress and challenges of Health IT in Europe

    09/03/2016 Duração: 14min

    With more than 25% of our listeners coming from outside the U.S., we have been encouraged to provide a more international view of the state of Healthcare Technology. In this episode we have a chance to do just that.  Our guest John Rayner, Regional Director of HIMSS Europe, joins us to share his insights into the current state of Health IT in Europe. Learn more about HIMSS Europe at: Read John's latest blog post at:   Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:

  • HTT 54- Cancer MoonShot 2020, seeking the cure for cancer.

    03/03/2016 Duração: 14min

    Cancer will affect nearly everyone, either as a patient, or as friend or family member of patient.  Fortunately very intelligent people have been working to find a cure and making some progress in treatment and prevention. Now Cancer MoonShot 2020 brings together industry leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to work together in making the dream of a cure for cancer a reality. In this episode we are joined by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, whose is the driving force behind Cancer MoonShot 2020. He explains the key points of the initiative and how his company NantHealth will play a part. Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:          

  • HTT 53- A CIO's perspective on HIMSS16 and the challenges of the coming year;

    02/03/2016 Duração: 09min

    In this episode, we talk with Micheal Archuleta. Micheal has been acknowledged as Becker's Healthcare's top 100 CIOs and his organization, Mt. San Rafael, has been awarded "2015 Most Wired Hospitals".  Micheal provides us his thoughts on what he feels healthcare organizations need to focus on in 2016. Follow Micheal on twitter at:  

  • HTT 52- Can Real-Time Clinical Intelligence save lives?

    25/02/2016 Duração: 27min

    Sepsis affects over 1,000,000 patients and causes 280,000 deaths per year, 82 people are affected by a Hospital Acquired Infection every hour, 217 patients are affected every hours by a preventable Adverse Drug Event, CMS fined healthcare organizations more than 420 million dollars in 2015. In the face of these issues and many more, Healthcare organizations are starting to turn to real-time clinical intelligence to help make a serious impact on the well being of their patients. Today we talk with Adam Klass and Tim Morin of Vigilanz about how their Enterprise Intelligence Resources Platform can help healthcare organizations in this effort. Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:  

  • HTT 51- Is Big Data too big for healthcare?

    09/02/2016 Duração: 19min

    The use of Big Data in healthcare is the hot topic, but experts estimate that less than 6% of all organizations have a successful implementation.  With typical implementations requiring substantial investment and challenging support requirements, many Healthcare organizations see Big Data out of their reach.  Ed Simcox, United States Healthcare Practice Leader for Logicalis, joins us to discuss how some organizations are tackling this challenge. Listen and then reach out to Ed to learn more: [email protected] 317-525-0307   Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:

  • HTT 50- Bridging the communication gap between hospitals and primary care physicians.

    17/12/2015 Duração: 39min

    Far too often Healthcare providers aren’t talking to each other – patients don’t know this. If you visit the ER, does your Primary Care Physician have a clue, does your dialysis provider? Are you sure? In this episode we are joined by Joseph Mayer, MD. He is the co-founder and CEO of Cureatr, which provides seamless communication between doctors, streamlined workflows and real-time mobile push notifications to alert care providers when their patients are treated in any care setting within their region. Joe's inspiration to start Cureatr came during his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Immersed in the fast-paced ER, he lived the time-delay frustration of tracking down primary care physicians to alert them about patient treatment. He knew that he could speed this communication, reduce admin work to save time, human resources and dollars. Joe launched the pilot for Cureatr while at Mt. Sinai and his quick expansion, with a national presence on the near horizon, coincided with the seismic healthcare

  • HTT 49- Mobility and Security and BYOD, Oh My!

    27/11/2015 Duração: 35min

    In this episode we talk with Bill Hudson, Chief Healthcare Strategist with VMware, about the ways we can meet the computing needs of clinicians.  Bill draws on his 25 years of experience in Health IT meeting needs of Healthcare organizations, as well as his broad exposure to organizations across the country to help us explore balancing usability and security in the demanding world of Healthcare. Learn more about VMware in Healthcare at:   Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:  

  • HTT 48- Meeting the needs of Population Health with Health IT.

    30/09/2015 Duração: 24min

    Director of Payer and Life Sciences for HIMSS, Shelley Price,  joins us to share her insight into Population Health Management and how healthcare organizations can leverage technology to meet this new paradigm of caring for our communities and the individuals within them. Learn even more via: HIMSS Connected Health Conference Top 10 steps to take before launching a Population Health Management Program. Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:  

  • HTT 47-Cognitive Health, do we have the tools to improve life for those with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

    25/08/2015 Duração: 26min

    Do we now have the tools to fight the effects of aging, dementia, or even Alzheimer's? In this episode we discuss Cognitive Health with Dr. Raj Kumar, Chief Medical Officer of MyCognition. Cognition, defined briefly as the ability to think, learn, respond, and remember, is a crucial issue in healthcare today because of an increasingly aging population and diagnoses of dementia, attention disorders, learning disorders, and anxiety at all-time highs. What is your CQ? MyCQ™, short for cognition quotient, is an assessment tool developed by UK company MyCognition for measuring cognitive functioning. It is the mission of MyCognition to measure and improve cognitive health.  In addition to its MyCQ assessment tool, MyCognition brings a range of training products that have been specifically developed to enhance the thinking, learning and memory processes.  Learn about how this exciting technology is showing cognitive health improvements in schools, workplaces, and the healthcare sector. Visit us at www.HealthcareTech

  • HTT 46: Connected Health, the future of healthcare?

    12/08/2015 Duração: 32min

    From wearable technology to smart homes, the means to gather or monitor our health information is growing leaps and bounds. Connected Health is playing an increasing role in our daily health and is poised to play a major role in the future of healthcare.  How does one keep up and create a stratagy for leveraging this technology, either as an organization or as an individual? In this episode we talk with Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director of Research Quality and Product Development and Parks Associates about this exciting sector of health devices. Connected Health Summit September 9-10, San Diego, CA Download our Apps: iPhone Android

  • HTT 45: The Continuous Electronic Monitoring of Patients on Opiods.

    07/08/2015 Duração: 47min

    We hope you are having a great summer!  We are on a bit of a break, but would like to present to you one of our 12 episodes from the award winning AAMI Podcast.  We hope you find it interesting, familiar and then subscribe. Patients being treated with opioids can be at risk for respiratory depression, even resulting in death. A new national initiative spearheaded by the AAMI Foundation’s Healthcare Technology Safety Institute advocates the continuous electronic monitoring of all patients on opioids. Frank Overdyk, MD, professor of anesthesiology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and executive director for research at North American Partners in Anesthesia, and Tim Vanderveen, vice president of CareFusion’s Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence, are co-chairs of this new coalition. They make the case for continuous electronic monitoring and address the challenges stakeholders face in trying to bring about this change. Produced By: AAMI and Healthcare Tech Talk Subscribe to the AAMI Podcast on: i

  • HTT 44: Healthcare Trek Talk-Building the Medical Tricorder with XPRIZE!

    08/07/2015 Duração: 52min

    Imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses your health conditions. That is the technology envisioned by this XPRIZE competition, inspired by Star Trek, and it will allow unprecedented access to personal health metrics. Today we talk with Grant Campany and Rick Valencia about how the XPRIZE process from inspiration to the awarding of the prize and what they hope to achieve with through these grand endeavors. Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:

  • HTT 43: Electrical Safety, Is that still a thing?

    01/07/2015 Duração: 29min

    With all the sophisticated technologies we are implementing, supporting or looking forward to in the future it is easy to maybe overlook the "routine". We have all learned though, complacency regarding the "routine" can often get people hurt.  In fact an entire career field was launched over concerns that thousands of patients were being harmed due to electrical shocks from the very medical equipment that was meant to help them.  Our guest Matt Baretich, author of the latest AAMI Electrical Safety Manual, joins us for an interview recorded "Live" at AAMI 2015. Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:

  • HTT 42- Biomeds without borders, live from AAMI2015

    08/06/2015 Duração: 23min

    Live from AAMI2015 we interview Pat Lynch, who has been a technical leader in the medical device maintenance and repair industry for 40 years.  There is another side of Pat though, that of a humanitarian.  Pat encourages us to give back a fraction of what we have received.  His way of doing so is with is organization, Biomeds Without Borders.  While many of us have watched out Clinical partners participate in missions to help those need, being a tech doesn't mean you cannot participate.  We encourage you to listen to this episode and then join Pat and others in their efforts. Visit us at Twitter LinkedIn Facebook:    

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