Modern Practice Podcast

Modern Practice is your curbside consult with top clinicians from around the country. This exciting podcast series features medical experts sharing their ideas and approaches for the latest strategic trends and clinical challenges. Hosted by Dr. Tom Villanueva and brought to you by the Vizient Medical Leadership team.

Episodes Date

For years relegated to science fiction, as exemplified when the HAL 9000 had a speaking role in 2001: A Space Odyssey, artificial intelligence (AI) now has become practical reality and in medicine, a ...
October 22, 2020
For data to be effective, the information needs to be current. It needs to reflect what is truly significant in patient care. And it needs to encourage consistency in practice. On this episode, a lead...
October 15, 2020
Big data has the potential to provide clinicians with the information they need to improve the value of their care. Yet, the challenges are in how to find the right metrics, out of all the information...
October 8, 2020
Lack of communication and fear of telling the truth are common pitfalls for leaders, and these pitfalls lead to the staff losing trust. In this episode, we continue our discussion on how leaders can d...
October 1, 2020
This time of ongoing crisis has severely tested the resilience of clinical staff, increasing the risk of burnout and emotional exhaustion. Health care leaders must address the issue of resilience righ...
September 24, 2020
This episode continues our discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on clinical practices by examining a new framework for health care, with the idea that it must be more adaptable, flexible and reliable ...
September 17, 2020
Leaders in health care often confront the simple truth, “You can’t fix what you can’t measure.” In this episode, we explore the crucial need for a comprehensive, data-driven practice model and how to ...
September 10, 2020
Due to a number of reasons—physician retirement, limited medical school and residency slots, fewer physicians in rural practices and a population that is aging and growing—the country is beginning to ...
September 3, 2020
Currently, fewer and fewer physicians are available to handle a patient population that is surging, mostly due to aging and the conditions that accompany it. The COVID-19 crisis has only heightened th...
August 27, 2020
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of states were already expanding the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs). The pandemic only accelerated this expansion. On this episode, we ...
August 20, 2020

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