Innovation that Sticks Podcast

Conversations with innovators who can provide insight to unique and transformative solutions in healthcare through their expertise and experiences.


Recent Episodes

Episode #45: Payer-Provider Collaborations Shaping Care

Payer-Provider collaborations are becoming more important in healthcare and we are fortunate to be joined by Frank Ingari, President and CEO of NaviNet who's organization claims to be a 'true payer provider collaboration'. We talk with Frank about why payer-provider collaboration is so important for the future of healthcare and examples of this collaboration making a difference in patients’ care and experience.

Posted: 07/31/2015

Episode #44: Transforming Health Systems through Lean Daily Management

Process improvements can have a positive impact on patient care and organizational efficiency; however, in some cases, process improvement implementations can cause only 'pockets' of improvement leaving other areas of the organization lagging behind. We talk with Erik Fredrick, MHA the Chief Operating Officer at Pen Bay Healthcare System about how he has worked with Lean Daily Management throughout his career and transformed health systems with engaging incremental process improvements.

Posted: 07/13/2015

Episode #43: Making Sense of Big Data

As the amount of data in healthcare continues to grow, data scientists are working to create solutions that address complex problems in healthcare. We are joined by Kevin Petrie, a technology evangelist at Attunity who has worked on solving problems inside and outside of healthcare with data scientists . Kevin joins us to talk about the challenges that working with healthcare data poses but also the incredible results that can be yielded when data is correctly analyzed and used.

Posted: 06/18/2015

Episode #42: Making an Impact on Care with Telemedicine

Telemedicine technologies have matured in the past decade and caregivers and patients alike are reaping the benefits of the advancements. However, telemedicine is still a complex area with many programs and definitions to understand. To shed some light on the benefits and current state of telemedicine, HIMSS and the American Medical Association partnered to host Dr. Karen Rheuban, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, and Director of the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth to answer some of the more challenging questions around telemedicine.

Posted: 06/04/2015

Episode #41: Solving the Healthcare Disconnect with Jonathan Bush

With a rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem, it is important to take a step back and understand where the industry is at in order to make meaningful strides forward. We are fortunate enough to be joined by Jonathan Bush, CEO and Co-Founder of athenahealth to do just that.

Posted: 06/03/2015

Episode #40: Driving Value Through User Experience Innovation

Amongst the sea of topics discussed at HIMSS15, user experience continues to emerge as one of the main focuses of the conference. Even as a main focus the impact that user experience has on healthcare providers and patients can be challenging to describe in a common language between developer and user.

Posted: 05/20/2015

Episode #39: The Evolution of Care Transitions

Care transitions have evolved over the past decade and Tom Ferry, Co-Founder and CEO of Curaspan, has anticipated this evolution. After a personal experience over fifteen years ago, Tom started Curaspan when he recognized that the care transition process needed new clinical workflows and technology to support better patient care.

Posted: 05/14/2015

Episode #38: Focusing on Care Transitions to Yield Value

There is a great opportunity to improve care and reduce readmissions with properly executed care coordination. To understand these opportunities and also acknowledge some of the challenges that care transitions present we sat down with Dr. Tony Linares, Medical Director and Regional Vice President at Anthem National Accounts, Anthem Blue Cross, and Hank Mayers, President of Reliatech Consulting, at HIMSS15.

Posted: 05/13/2015

Episode #37: Innovating from the Start: Focusing on Pediatrics

Pediatric innovation can solve many problems across healthcare, but innovators’ focus on pediatrics has lagged behind adult care settings due to the small and unique pediatric market. To understand how to inspire new innovators in pediatrics, we talk with Dr. Anthony Chang, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, who is solving complex problems that pediatric settings face, including the unique challenges encountered when developing new solutions.

Posted: 05/08/2015

Episode #36: A Startup That Is Motivating Patients

Successful entrepreneur, Stan Berkow, joins us to talk about founding and leading Sense Health, a startup focused on motivating 'high-needs Medicaid' patients. As the CEO and Founder, Stan talks about overcoming the challenges of scaling Sense Health's solutions as well as what it takes to truly motivate patients.

Posted: 04/06/2015

Episode #35: The Value of Infobuttons

In today's medicine, 90% of the critical questions doctors face about patient care and treatment can be answered through online medical research resources such as PubMed. But, over two-thirds of questions are left un-answered. Dr. Guilherme Del Fiol joins us to continue a conversation on Infobuttons and their ability to save providers time while improving patient safety and satisfaction. Dr. Del Fiol previously presented at a HIMSS Innovation Community event on infobuttons and we highly recommend that you view his presentation in addition to this in-depth conversation.

Posted: 03/24/2015

Episode #34: Privacy and Security in the 21st Century Part 2: Protecting Data through Innovative Approaches

Sri Bharadwaj, the Founder of Business Strategix Inc, joins Lee Kim, the Director of Privacy & Security at HIMSS, to discuss the best practices to protect sensitive data and the steps that need to be taken in the event that data is compromised. They talk about some potentially innovative solutions that organizations can take to protect themselves against data breaches.

Posted: 03/02/2015

Episode #33: Data Phishing On The Rise

On Data Privacy Day, we sat down with Marlowe Schaeffer Polk, MD, JD, CEO of DoctorsDoDigital and Lee Kim, JD, Director of Privacy and Security at HIMSS to talk about the impact of phishing attacks targeting healthcare. Dr. Polk explains the best practices to avoid being a victim of phishing attempts and identifies the steps that needs to be taken to eliminate data privacy risks. HIMSS participated in Data Privacy Day as a 2015 Champion.

Posted: 02/09/2015

Episode #32: Why User Experience is critical to the healthcare of today and tomorrow

By focusing on user experience in healthcare settings the delivery and consumption of healthcare can be transformed. Rather than focusing solely on the usability of certain products, user experience paves the way for innovative solutions to many of today’s challenges in healthcare. We sit down with Loraine Chapman, Director of Healthcare User Experience at Macadamian, to explore the future of user experience and why organizations should be focusing on user experience at all levels. Lorraine is also the Chair of the HIT User Experience Committee at HIMSS.

Posted: 01/30/2015

Episode #31: Paving The Way For Innovation Through Collaboration

Colorado is quickly becoming recognized as a national hub for digital health technology innovation, driven partially by a thriving ecosystem of 115 emerging startups and high growth companies, represented by a group called the PrIME Health Collaborative. We are joined by Jake Rishavy (right), Co-Founder of PrIME to explore PrIME's model for collaboration and how it impacts innovation within Colorado.

Posted: 01/13/2015

Episode #30: Driving Accountable Care and Population Health through Innovation

We are joined by Dr. Eran Bellin, VP of Clinical IT Research and Development at Montefiore Information Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY. Dr. Bellin was the featured speaker during the September Innovation Community Meeting and walked through Clinical Looking Glass, a tool designed to support accountable care, quality improvement, research, and resident education.

Posted: 12/04/2014

Episode #29: Privacy and Security in the 21st Century

eff Bell, CISSP, GSLC, CPHIMS, ACHE, Director of IT and Risk Security at CareTech (Left), and Lee Kim, JD, FHIMSS, Director of Privacy and Security at HIMSS (Right) talk about the current state of healthcare privacy, the challenges, and the present and emerging solutions as well. In addition to his role at CareTech, Jeff Bell also serves as the Chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee and offers suggestions of resources that listeners should check out including a Risk Assessment Toolkit and other resources.

Posted: 10/21/2014

Episode #28: Understanding Patient Experience Today and Tomorrow

Patient experience is a hot buzz-word in today's healthcare industry but what does it actually mean and how can organizations improve patient experience? Jason Wolf, Ph.D. President of the Beryl Institute joins us and sheds some light on what patient experiences should look like and highlights some data on the state of the healthcare industry from the Beryl Institute's State of Patient Experience in American Hospitals 2013 report.

Posted: 10/20/2014

Episode #27: Mobile Health Today and Tomorrow

Mobile health technologies are expanding within health system’s walls and outside those walls in patients’ homes and hands. We’re joined by Dr. Dan Nigrin, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Services at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dr. Ido Schoenberg, Chairman and Co-Founder of American Well and we explore the benefits of current mobile technologies being implemented and used in the health system today. We also discuss the future of mobile health technologies and how they could impact the future of care.

Posted: 09/24/2014

Episode #26: Innovating for Pediatrics

Pediatric innovation requires a unique approach and there is limitless potential to innovate within pediatric healthcare. We’re joined by Halle Tecco, a Founder and Managing Director at Rock Health, and Dr. Michael Docktor, the Clinical Director of Innovation and Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions at Boston Children’s Hospital. We explore themes within pediatric innovation and what Halle and Dr. Docktor believe is possible in the future with more innovation in healthcare.

Posted: 09/10/2014

Episode #25: Delivering the Right Care at the Right Time

Mismatched doctor appointments plague the healthcare industry but Kyruus, a healthcare innovation company, is providing solutions to improve the quality of healthcare and lower the costs by eliminating these mismatches. Julie Yoo, Chief Product Officer and Kent Siri, Director of Marketing at Kyruus talk about why Kyruus' solution is innovative and explore the challenges and growth strategies for a young innovative company

Posted: 08/28/2014

Episode #24: Realizing the Value of Health IT

With focus on the implementation of health IT and meeting meaningful use, our guest Pam Arlotto, President and CEO of Maestro Strategies, suggests that organizations take a step back and realize 'why' they're making the investment in health IT systems. She believes that innovation within healthcare needs to be holistic and systemic to manage new technologies so that value can be realized.

Posted: 08/19/2014

Episode #23: Sensors For All Lifestyles

With a new fiber called hitoe, NTT Data is hoping to utilize sensors embedded into clothing to improve care through improved data analytics and vitals monitoring. Adam Nelson, Vice President of Industry Solutions and Healthcare and Life Sciences at NTT Data believes that through the information gathered by embedded sensors, the patient-provider relationship can be improved while ensuring that the collection of information is not cumbersome.

Posted: 08/01/2014

Episode #22: Bringing Certified Electronic Health Record Technology Beyond Meaningful Use

Dr. Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS, Vice President & Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Sparrow Health System, talks about how to utilize Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) to go beyond meaningful use criteria. Dr. Zaroukian, a HIMSS Board Member, also details the innovations he is seeing within ambulatory settings as a practicing primary care physician while contextualizing strategies for smaller organizations to become innovative.

Posted: 07/16/2014

Episode #21: Predictive Risk Assessments to Reduce Readmissions

We sit down with Eric Heil at the HIMSS Innovation Summit to talk about RightCare, a medical technology company focused on readmissions. Through research the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, RightCare's predictive model will risk assess patients at the time of admission to serve the best matched and right level of post acute care for their needs. Eric also explains why the information needed for the best transition of care is not always in the Electronic Health Record.

Posted: 06/30/2014

Episode #20: Can Filling Out Forms Be Fun?

We sit down with Sterling Lanier at the National Innovation Summit to talk about Tonic, a "[revolutionary] medical data collection" tool making the collection process "patient-friendly and less chore-like". Sterling shares the benefits of using Tonic as well as the challenges of starting a new company.

Posted: 06/10/2014

Episode #19: Artists, Toy Designers, and Doctors Innovating Together

Dr. Scott Dulchavsky, CEO of the Henry Ford Innovation Institute and Chairman of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at the Henry Ford Hospital talks about the collaborative approach to innovation that the Institute has taken and shares the successes of the program. We talk about the Institute's processes to yield success as well as some of the work the Institute has done around involving low-income populations to innovate for the future.

Posted: 05/21/2014

Episode #18: Alleviating the Physician and Nursing Shortage

Through a new health care delivery model called Grand-Aides, Tim Garson Jr, MD, MPH is aiming to alleviate the physician and nursing shortage. With care-givers who have the "temperaments and personalities of a good grandparent", Dr. Garson hopes to utilize untapped community resources to reduce the burden on emergency departments and realize cost-savings across the healthcare continuum.

Posted: 05/02/2014

Episode #17: Breakthrough Innovation Opportunities

Leslie Wainwright, Ph.D., the Chief Strategy Officer at AVIA, a provider-formed innovator network and a featured speaker at the upcoming National Healthcare Innovation Summit, talks about the current state of innovation and how health systems can become 'high-performing'. Dr. Wainwright also talks about the opportunities afforded to attendees of the National Healthcare Innovation Summit and how people can take what they've learned back to their own organizations.

Posted: 04/25/2014

Episode #16: Is Personalized Medicine Closer Than We Think?

Dr. Barrett Bready, President and CEO, Nabsys, sheds light on how Nabsys' semiconductor tools for DNA Analysis enables faster processing of genomes and how it might impact the future of healthcare. Dr. Bready also shares his story of building Nabsys from a one employee company to over 50 while winning awards such as the National Human Genome Research Institute of National Institute of Health's "$1000 Genome" award.

Posted: 04/11/2014

Episode #15: Leading Innovation at the Core and the Edge of Organizations

Karen Conway, Executive Director, GHX, talks about how innovation can impact the supply chain of healthcare organizations as well as how organizations can focus their innovation efforts at the edge of their existing business as well at the core. Karen dives into the healthcare delivery system and explains how collaborative efforts are the key to overcoming many of today's obstacles in healthcare.

Posted: 03/28/2014

Episode #14: Innovation at HIMSS14 and Beyond

We talk to five attendees at HIMSS14 in Orlando about what they saw that was innovative at the conference, how they will take what they've learned back to their companies, and what they think the future holds for health IT.

Posted: 03/11/2014

Episode #13: Innovating in Cleveland: The HIMSS Innovation Center

Sandy Vance, introduces the HIMSS Innovation Center and explains the opportunities that the new space presents for the future of health IT. In addition Sandy notes that you can take a virtual tour of the HIMSS Innovation Center in Orlando at HIMSS14 in Hall F to fully comprehend the many use cases of the Innovation Center.

Posted: 02/19/2014

Episode #12: Onward to HIMSS14

Joined by four volunteer leaders of various HIMSS Content areas, we explore what they're looking forward to the most at HIMSS14 as well as their predictions for the themes that will surface from the annual conference.

Posted: 02/10/2014

Episode #11: Improving Wellness through Connected Health

Derek Newell, CEO of Jiff, talks about how the Jiff platform is connecting consumers with healthcare systems, plans, and program providers in real time to improve health outcomes. By creating an experience that appeals all stakeholders the Jiff system has engaged people in their wellness and motivated them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Posted: 02/06/2014

Episode #10: Connecting with Patients in Rural Arizona through Telemedicine

Gigi Sorenson and the Flagstaff Medical Center serve 52,000 square miles of rural Arizona but remain in constant contact with their patients through a unique telemedicine program. Dealing with a vast array of cultures, education levels, and health issues, the telemedicine program at the Flagstaff Medical Center has begun to impact care outcomes in the community and made patients and caregivers feel that, in healthcare, "wireless is limitless".

Posted: 01/27/2014

Episode #9: Innovating: The Way to the Triple Aim featuring Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, IHI

Handpicked from the Innovation Community Webinar series, this podcast features Community members participating in an interactive dialogue with presenter (Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, IHI).

Posted: 01/12/2014

Episode #8: Innovating a Cure for an Epidemic

John L. Brooks, III, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Joslin Diabetes Center, talks about how the Joslin Diabetes Center researches, treats patients, and innovates all under one roof. As a 115 year old organization, Mr. Brooks explains how Joslin maintains a start-up mentality and its financial stability even though it is a mission based not-for-profit organization.

Posted: 12/23/2013

Episode #7: Rapid Product Development In Startups

Dulcie Madden, MPH shares the story of Rest Devices and their Mimo baby monitor. Dulcie shares the experiences and processes needed to continually innovate, prototype, and work with Mimo beta-testers.

Posted: 12/10/2013

Episode #6: Engaging Patients in their Healthcare

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD talks about his experience engaging patients in their healthcare through innovative technologies. By taking advantage of four key motivators, which Dr. Kvedar outlines, patients can improve their health and remain engaged in their long-term wellbeing.

Posted: 11/25/2013

Episode #5: Advancing Technology to its Potential in Clinical Settings

Dr. Julian Goldman, a practicing anesthesiologist and a self-taught computer programmer, discusses how his unique perspective helped frame his view of technology in clinical settings. Dr. Goldman answers questions about artificial intelligence and the challenges of capturing the knowledge of clinicians within technology.

Posted: 11/08/2013

Episode #4: Innovation and Compliance...Can You Have Both?

Bob Chaput, CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance LLC, discusses how to innovate while complying with strict federal and state regulations. With expansive experience in the healthcare industry, Bob discusses recurring themes that he has adopted to make innovation easy, effective, and compliant with constantly changing guidelines and regulations.

Posted: 10/25/2013

Episode #3: Implementing the Toyota Production System at William Beaumont Hospital

Handpicked from the Innovation Community Webinar series, this podcast features Community members participating in an interactive dialogue with presenters Dr. Samuel Flanders, FAAP, Executive Vice President of Quality, Safety, and Clinical Effectiveness for Beaumont Health System and Kathleen Pawlicki, BS, MS, FASHP, Administrative Director of Professional Services and Director Pharmaceutical Services at William Beaumont Hospital.

Posted: 10/08/2013

Episode #2: Transforming Healthcare Remotely

Dr. Mary Jo Gorman, CEO and Founder of Advanced ICU Care, discusses how telemedicine will shift how health care is administered and what the next big innovation in healthcare will be.

Posted: 09/19/2013

Episode #1: Innovating after a Disaster

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, City of New Orleans Health Commissioner, discusses how after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was presented with an opportunity to innovate and create better healthcare value. The 'last realist', as dubbed by an Esquire article crediting her work around the Affordable Care Act, Dr. DeSalvo offers her perspectives and outlook on innovation in the current healthcare landscape.

Posted: 09/05/2013