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.

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Episodes

2 days ago

On this episode of our award-winning podcast, a leading expert in electrophysiology concludes our discussion on pulsed field ablation as the newest approach to treating atrial fibrillation.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior PrincipalClinical Operations and QualityVizient
Guest:Thomas Munger, MDChair, Heart Rhythm DivisionAssociate Professor of MedicineMayo Clinic
 
Show Notes:
[00:48] New energy source
[01:40] Current electroporation is more controlled
[06:30] Anticoagulation and pulse field ablation
[08:42] Be sure to work with colleagues when wanted to adopt PF ablation
[09:05] Exciting development in electrophysiology
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Dr. Munger’s email: munger.thomas@mayo.edu
More information (Vizient): Additional pulsed field ablation resources
Information on improving an electrophysiology program (Vizient):
Optimizing your EP program  
 
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Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

On this episode of our award-winning podcast, a leading expert in electrophysiology explains the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation and how therapies for it have evolved over the years, with pulsed field ablation emerging as the newest approach.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior PrincipalClinical Operations and QualityVizient
Guest:Thomas Munger, MDChair, Heart Rhythm DivisionAssociate Professor of MedicineMayo Clinic
 
Show Notes:
[00:50] Atrial fibrillation: pathophysiology and risk factors
[03:20] Treating rhythm and treating rate
[07:01] Efficacy of ablation and other treatments
[09:40] Pulse field ablation
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Dr. Munger’s email: munger.thomas@mayo.edu
More information (Vizient): Additional pulsed field ablation resources
Information on improving an electrophysiology program (Vizient):
Optimizing your EP program  
 
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Thursday Jun 27, 2024

Atrial fibrillation ablation therapies have progressed from rather primitive approaches to improved treatments that have emerged in recent years. In this series of our award-winning podcast, we discuss the history of the practice of electrophysiology and improvements that field has experienced.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior PrincipalClinical Operations and QualityVizient
Guest:Thomas Munger, MDChair, Heart Rhythm DivisionAssociate Professor of MedicineMayo Clinic
 
Show Notes:
[01:06] History of electrophysiology
[01:55] Training to become an electrophysiologist
[02:44] Electrophysiology and the only organ that moves constantly
[04:22] Seizure of the heart
[05:22] The discipline of electrophysiology and evolving practice of ablation
[07:47) The types of ablation
 
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Dr. Munger’s email: munger.thomas@mayo.edu
More information (Vizient): Additional pulsed field ablation resources
Information on improving an electrophysiology program (Vizient):
Optimizing your EP program  
 
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Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

Simon Henley was on a video call with his manager when he suddenly disappeared from the screen. He had fallen to the floor with a cardiac arrest. Not to be confused with an acute myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest is usually fatal, requiring a defibrillator and immediate CPR to revive the patient. On this episode, Simon tells his harrowing story, one with a touch of the miraculous, in how he survived those crucial first minutes and embarked on the road to recovery.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior PrincipalClinical Operations and QualityVizient
Guest:Simon Henley, MBA, CMBBDirector, Global Market GrowthDefibrillator SolutionsMedtronic
 
Show Notes:
[00:51] Simon’s background
[01:25] An avid runner
[01:49] The call
[03:23] Every minute a cardiac arrest goes untreated drops survival rate by 10%
[04:23] No previous symptoms
[05:57] Rehabilitation
[06:55] Dealing with emotions and with recurring cardiac events
[10:19] Changed perspective
[11:12] No guarantees
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Simon’s email: simon.henley@medtronic.com
Sudden cardiac arrest: symptoms and causes (Mayo Clinic):
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Heart attack and cardiac arrest (American Heart Association):
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Cardiac care management (Medtronic):
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Thursday Jun 13, 2024

This episode of our award-winning podcast concludes our discussion on a new approach for medical groups in this time of drastic change. Only those models undergoing change will succeed.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior PrincipalPerformance Improvement ConsultingVizient
Guest:Michael StrileskySenior PrincipalCare Delivery TransformationStrategy ConsultingVizient
 
Show Notes:
[01:09] Current state of medical groups
[03:12] Issues around the surgical practice model
[05:01] Sustainability of the group practice model
[06:35] Finding a medical group strategy
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Michael Strilesky’s email: michael.strilesky@vizientinc.com
“Grow hospital market share by integrating ambulatory care across acute service lines” (Vizient publication): Click Here
 
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Thursday Jun 06, 2024

All the drastic changes occurring in healthcare, particularly in the way it is delivered, necessitate corresponding changes in how we structure medical groups. This episode of our award-winning podcast continues the discussion on the need for a new strategy for medical groups, and an expert returns to consider what that strategy might be.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior Principal, Performance Improvement ConsultingVizient
 
Guest:Michael StrileskySenior PrincipalCare Delivery TransformationStrategy ConsultingVizient
 
Show Notes:
[01:11] Academic medical centers and the need for innovation
[02:46] Meeting the physician shortage challenge
[04:51] Resistance to a new care model
[06:23] Reimbursement, technology and consumer desires will drive the new model
[07:06] The physician compensation factor in the new model
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Michael Strilesky’s email: michael.strilesky@vizientinc.com
“Grow hospital market share by integrating ambulatory care across acute service lines” (Vizient publication): Click Here
 
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Thursday May 30, 2024

The huge flurry of changes in how we deliver healthcare have brought into question the viability of the conventional medical group model, whether it’s sustainable and gives us a competitive advantage or whether we need to invest in something else. On the next three episodes of this award-winning podcast, an expert joins Tomas to consider the future of medical group practices.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior Principal, Performance Improvement ConsultingVizient
 
Guest:Michael StrileskySenior PrincipalCare Delivery TransformationStrategy ConsultingVizient
 
Show Notes:
[01:46] Current medical group model
[02:58] Impact and role of medical groups
[04:12] Drawbacks and limitations of current model
[06:13] Different care and practice models emerging
[07:49] The disruptors have been fantastic
[09:47] Different approach for medical groups affiliated with academic medical centers
 
Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Michael Strilesky’s email: michael.strilesky@vizientinc.com
“Grow hospital market share by integrating ambulatory care across acute service lines” (Vizient publication): Click Here
 
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Facing hostile patients, Part 2

Thursday May 23, 2024

Thursday May 23, 2024

In this re-air of our two-part, award-winning podcast series, we discuss how physical violence in the healthcare workplace is on the rise. Healthcare workers are more in danger of violence than are police officers or prison guards. Looking at the labor force in general, healthcare workers have five times the likelihood of facing violence than workers across all other industries. And that doesn’t include the verbal abuse. Clinicians need skills to defuse conflict and hopefully settle down hostilities before they get out of hand. On this episode, Tomas and Cecilia finish their discussion with some helpful tips.
 
Moderator:
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior Principal, Clinical Operations and QualityVizient
 
Guest:Cecilia Cruz, MD, MPH, CPCC, ACCFounder and Chief Executive OfficerMarpe, LLCBoard-certified emergency medicine physicianFormer co-chair of QualityDivision of Emergency MedicineNorthShore University HealthSystem
 
Show Notes:
[01:10] Influences and attitudes from culture/media
[02:45] The pandemic factor; example from CoxHealth
[04:45] Prevalence of incivility
[06:23] Paying attention to the signs; observation skills to use; actions to take
[09:30] Give the situation the same importance that patients and families give it
[10:16] Tools clinicians can use – Marpe’s role in alleviating violence
[12:05] A symptom of the healthcare crisis
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Dr. Cruz’s email: ceciliacruz@marpejourney.com
Dr Cruz’s Linkedin page: Cecilia Cruz - Founder and CEO - MARPE, LLC | LinkedIn
MARPE, LLC website: https://www.marpejourney.com/
 
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Facing hostile patients, Part 1

Thursday May 16, 2024

Thursday May 16, 2024

Hermes award-winner!
In a special re-air of this award-winning episode, we discuss how the hospital is increasingly becoming a hostile environment, with clinicians facing verbal abuse and physical violence from patients and their families. Clinicians need skills to defuse conflict and hopefully settle down hostilities before they get out of hand. If calming hostilities is not possible, they need to know what to do in the face of violent confrontation. Tomas discusses patient hostility with a leading expert on the topic.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior Principal, Clinical Operations and QualityVizient
 
Guest:Cecilia Cruz, MD, MPH, CPCC, ACCFounder and Chief Executive OfficerMarpe, LLCBoard-certified emergency medicine physicianFormer co-chair of QualityDivision of Emergency MedicineNorthShore University HealthSystem
 
Show Notes:
[02:15] Patient hostility on the rise
[03:16] Verbal violence is most prevalent, and the most unreported
[04:05] Cleveland Clinic: violence four times more prevalent in health care
[04:40] Health care workers more exposed than prison guards and police officers
[05:12] Higher risk of assaults for nurses
[05:59] Biggest risk in high-acuity settings – ambulances, EDs, ICUs, psych units
[06:44] Reasons/origins
[09:25] Patient families as source of conflict
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Dr. Cruz’s email: ceciliacruz@marpejourney.com
Dr Cruz’s Linkedin page: Cecilia Cruz - Founder and CEO - MARPE, LLC | LinkedIn
MARPE, LLC website: https://www.marpejourney.com/
 
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Thursday May 09, 2024

This episode of our award-winning podcast finishes our discussion on the state of research today. Despite proven benefits, enrollment in clinical trials is sparse across the country, but participation can positively impact patients and organizations alike. Two experts in research lay out all the facts.
 
Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior Principal, Performance Improvement ConsultingVizient
 
Guests:
Dylan Steen, MD, MSChief Executive Officer and Co-founderHigh EnrollCardiologist, UC HealthAdjunct Associate Professor, UC College of Medicine
 
Daniel Flora, MD, PharmDMedical Director, Oncology ResearchHematologist/OncologistSt. Elizabeth Healthcare
 
Show Notes:[01:32] Market research at St. Elizabeth Healthcare
[02:58] Benefits and advantages of clinical research to practices and organizations
[04:50] Background for High Enroll and the program’s value: opportunities offered
[06:20] Getting High Enroll started
[08:39] Vision for research at St. Elizabeth Healthcare – approaching a cure
 
Links | Resources:
To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com
Dr. Steen’s email: steendy@gmail.com
Dr. Flora’s email: daniel.flora@stelizabeth.com
High Enroll website: https://www.highenroll.org
(513) 993-0330
 
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