Archive for May 2021

Turning the Corner – Part 2

On this episode, we continue our discussion about turning the corner on the COVID pandemic, examining the latest treatments and other developments and what they mean for the future.

 

Guest speaker:

Jayanta (Jay) Bhattacharya, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Stanford University

Director

Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:40] Looking at COVID treatments: positive and negative

[01:22] Disappointing effort in research community regarding therapies

[02:25] Issues around access to treatments

[02:58] Mask-wearing and the fear and politics of COVID

[05:17] Masks and regular flu

[06:51] Wake-up call for health care

[08:25] Need for value-based services; paying for the outcomes

 

Links | Resources:

The CDC updated masking guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans – here’s what you need to know (USA Today—April 28, 2021) Click here

The Great Barrington Declaration Click here

How and when will this pandemic end? (World Economic Forum) Click here

“Implementing Optimal Team-Based Care to Reduce Clinician Burnout” (National Academy of Medicine discussion paper – September 17, 2018) Click here

 

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Turning the Corner – Part 1

Living with a pandemic for over a year has strained resources in health care and the country as a whole. For months, the use of masks seemed the only mode of prevention, but with attendant limitations and even controversy. Now, the emergence of vaccines and new treatments has brought some hope. In this episode, we discuss whether or not we have turned a corner on COVID-19, and we examine the changes and issues the crisis has brought about in health care.

 

Guest speaker:

Jayanta (Jay) Bhattacharya, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Stanford University

Director

Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:52] Impact of vaccines on turning the corner

[03:13] Finding the super-infectors

[05:04] Addressing vaccine hesitancy and herd immunity

[07:06] COVID and social determinants of health

[08:19] Addressing the COVID long-haulers

[09:51] Masking

[13:12] Innovations during COVID

[14:51] Needing health care professionals to work at the top of their licenses

 

Links | Resources:

The CDC updated masking guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans – here’s what you need to know (USA Today—April 28, 2021) Click here

The Great Barrington Declaration Click here

How and when will this pandemic end? (World Economic Forum) Click here

“Implementing Optimal Team-Based Care to Reduce Clinician Burnout” (National Academy of Medicine discussion paper – September 17, 2018) Click here

 

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Anticipating digital transformation, Part 3

Part three of this series concludes the discussion of exploring the need for health care organizations to excel in digital health. In this episode our guests discuss how to transition to digital health and how to help organizations with limited resources and expertise start the transition to providing digital health solutions.

 

Guest speakers:

Kenneth Holmen, MD

President and CEO

CentraCare Health

 

Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA

Vice President and General Manager

Digital, Virtual and Ventures

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:29] Making the necessary transition to digital health

[04:38] Ideas to help organizations with limited resources or expertise

 

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