The Importance of Addressing Social Determinants in Healthcare

Dr. Joseph Webb, Nashville General Hospital CEO and author of the hub and spoke health equity model, discusses the science of healthcare delivery. “This evidence-based approach to care is statistically, scientifically, and empirically proven to produce desired outcomes.” Webb shares how Nashville General used an evidence-based approach to create innovative initiatives like food pharmacies and faith-based community partnerships to improve health literacy—an essential element in addressing social determinants and barriers to care.  

 

 

 

Healthcare’s Data Exchange Evolution

Bob Gross, Executive Director of Financial Decision Support and Analysis at Cleveland Clinic, and Krista Matlock, Senior Director of Operations and Market Network Services at Cleveland Clinic, discuss what puts the value in value-based care and how close we are to success. “The beautiful thing is that the technology, FHIR standards, and the data are here today.” Stakeholders are now coming to the table to discuss ways to create mutually aligned incentives that alleviate friction, reduce risk, and create a harmonious member-centric experience. “We are in a unique industry in that we literally give people the most valuable end result, which is quality of life and health. 

 

 

Digital Tools Can Improve Healthcare Access and Quality

Healthcare 1.0 was paper (which is still too prevalent), healthcare 2.0 was digitizing information, and healthcare 3.0 is about breaking down data silos and empowering consumers to control their own information. In this insightful podcast, Ryan Howells, principal at Leavitt Partners and Program Manager at CARIN Alliance, and Jason Sherwin, senior director of Healthcare Business Development at CLEAR, discuss the five pillars of healthcare innovation and how they drive better experiences for patients and providers.  

 

Uniting Healthcare: The Approach to Innovation and Connectivity

Seth Joseph, founder and managing director of Summit Health Advisors and contributor at Forbes, believes the challenge in healthcare is not vision, but that different constituents have different priorities and incentives. “We need to build businesses that create value for solving two-sided problems where you can align incentives and deliver value on both sides.” Joseph believes healthcare leaders and innovators can lead this charge by taking a lesson from companies like Slack, Airbnb, and Uber.

Leveraging Technology for Superior Patient Care

We hear about new healthcare hacking events nearly every day, but we don’t often hear about healthcare organizations and their CIOs being nationally recognized for their contributions to digital technology—from CHIME’s “Most Wired” facility to the “HITEC 100” to awards for promoting STEM, diversity, and innovation in healthcare. But that’s exactly what’s happening at Mount San Raphael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado. CIO Michael Archuleta, nationally recognized speaker on digital transformation in healthcare, says that a strong infrastructure backbone is the heartbeat of an organization. In this podcast, Archuleta talks about what it takes to move an organization from a Flintstone mindset to a Jetsons mindset and how hospitals can transform their IT infrastructure from a cost center to a strategic revenue contributor.

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