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Why Healthcare Needs a Systems Approach with Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro from HITS 2018

This episode is part of our in-depth coverage of the Healthcare Infection Transmission Systems Consortium (HITS) 2018 conference in Nashville, TN that took place September 18-20th. Check out all our HITS 2018 episodes here, and look for more throughout the month of October. Adapted from Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro’s Opening Keynote at HITS 2018 Have


Quality Talks 2018 Preview | Andy Reynolds | NCQA

When it comes to healthcare conferences, it’s easy to get stuck in an echo chamber. Too often it’s the same ideas about the same topics from the same people. That’s why I found last year’s Quality Talks event so refreshing. NCQA brought together a varied set of speakers and topics that were guaranteed to offer a

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The New Patient Journey and its Impact on Healthcare Marketing | Carrie Liken | Yext

The patient journey has changed drastically in the past 5 years and it’s having an outsized impact on healthcare marketing. You know about the “Google-effect”, but did you know that 83% of patients are not going to the hospital website to research doctors and services? And now with Alexa, Apple Car Play and Android auto,


Robotic Surgery: Business Cases, Benefits and Myths | Dr. Roger Smith | The Nicholson Center

Robotic surgery is a loaded term. Just reading the words can bring Hollywood-inspired images of fully autonomous robot doctors to mind. But that’s not what’s happening in the industry today. The “robots” are merely tools used by doctors, just like a stethoscope or a scalpel. And they have some interesting use cases and value propositions


Transforming the Prescription Decision Process Between Physicians and Patients w/ Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton

Unanticipated high out-of-pocket prescription costs negatively impact patient safety and may lead to increased healthcare spending later. According to the Truven Health Analytics-NPR Health Poll for Prescription Drugs (June 2017), the most cited reason by respondents who did not fill their prescription was cost (67%). Prior-authorization is another hurdle, and when it’s required, according to today’s guest, medication

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In Need of (Clinical Decision) Support

“Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable and making other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, possible,” according to the CDC. However, that transformation did not come without side effects. As Mark Twain once said, “To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Antibiotics