Health IT Consultant, Biz Dev Strategist, Podcaster, and Conference Producer. Host of The #HCBiz Show!, The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) Podcast, and The Practice Marketing Podcast.
What is the role of a doctor at a digital health startup? Why are they needed? What jobs will they do? How do you find one? And how can you tell if they will be a fit for your team? If you’re a doctor considering this move, you may have similar questions in reverse. What will it be like to be a “digital doctor”? How can I find opportunities? What new skills will I need to develop? How can I tell if the digital health startup I’m looking at has a shot? On this episode we talk with Sven Jungmann. He’s a medical doctor with additional degrees in Public Health, Public Policy, and entrepreneurship. He’s the Chief Medical Officer at FoundersLane in Berlin, Germany, where he advises digital health startups, and helps align other doctors with startups too. I can’t think of anyone more qualified to discuss this topic with!   You’ll learn:   Why many digital health startups really do need a doctor on their team. What the transition is like when moving from practicing medicine to the startup world. The drawbacks to doing this if you’re a doctor. Six skills that make medical doctors indispensable for startups What a non-clinical founder should do to bring themselves closer to the medical side. That the problems in the U.S healthcare system are not unique when it comes to a lack of prevention and woefully inadequate data sharing. Why Corporate Venture Building is a powerful way to drive innovation.   We also discuss Sven’s new book, FightBack NOW: Leveraging your assets to shape the new normal and his work at FoundersLane.   About Sven Jungmann   Sven Jungmann is a medical doctor with additional degrees in Public Health (Master, LSHTM), Public Policy (Master, Oxford), and entrepreneurship (Postgraduate Diploma, Cambridge). He worked in hospitals for several years. Today, as Chief Medical Officer, he heads the Healthcare Vertical for FoundersLane and advises start-ups in the digital health sector. He’s co-author of FightBack Now. Connect with Sven on:  LinkedIn Instagram Twitter   About FoundersLane   FoundersLane is a Corporate Venture Builder that helps established organizations launch new digital offerings in the healthcare and sustainability space. FoundersLane is formed by serial full-stack entrepreneurs with experience in building tech companies from scratch to scale. Learn more: https://founderslane.com  Newsletter: https://founderslane.com/insights   Links and Resources   Episode 149: How Health Systems Think with Neil Carpenter Episode 103: Selling to Health Systems: Advice for Digital Health Startups (Part 1) Episode 105: Selling to Health Systems: Advice for Digital Health Startups (Part 2) Episode 85: Lessons on Selling in Healthcare w/ Dom Cappuccilli   The #HCBiz Show! is produced by Glide Health IT, LLC in partnership with Netspective Media.
Machine Learning in healthcare (and Artificial Intelligence in the broader sense) is real and is being used today. The problem is, it’s difficult to sort out what’s real and what’s hype. Opinions on the matter range from “it’s all hype and BS” to “AI is revolutionizing healthcare and replacing doctors”. The truth, of course, lies somewhere in between. Today we talk with Josh Miramant, CEO and Founder of Blue Orange Digital, to help you sort this out. After listening you’ll have clarity on what Machine Learning is, an understanding of what’s possible in healthcare today, and a practical expectation of what’s coming next.   In this conversation we’ll:   Help you understand the terminology. What is Machine Learning? What is Artificial Intelligence? What is everyone talking about!? Take the “magic” out of Machine Learning and help you understand at a basic level what’s happening here. Layout the need for data quality and data fidelity (i.e., the usefulness of data for a purpose). Along with data acquisition, this is the first thing you’ll need to address. Discuss practical applications of Machine Learning that are being used productively in healthcare right now. This is “Applied Machine Learning” and there are many solved problems that add value in healthcare administration, patient acquisition, costs, pricing models, etc. Dig into the research and operational applications of machine learning. These include things like image detection, diagnosis, etc. like we discussed with Eric Topol (Episode 91). These applications are real and they’re improving, but they aren’t replacing doctors anytime soon. Then we touch a bit on the theoretical. Things that are happening in the lab that are incredibly exciting but have a way to go before they have real-world applications.   About Josh Miramant Josh Miramant is the CEO and founder of Blue Orange Digital, a top-ranked data science and machine learning agency with offices in New York City and Washington DC. Miramant is a popular speaker, futurist, and a strategic business & technology advisor to enterprise companies and startups. As an example of thought leadership, Miramant has been featured in IBM ThinkLeaders, Dell Technologies, Global Banking & Finance Review, the IoT Council of Europe, among others.   Connect with Miramant:   LinkedIn: @joshmiramant Email: contact@blueorange.digital Twitter: @jmiramant   About Blue Orange Digital Blue Orange Digital is recognized as a “Top AI Development and Consultant Agency,” by Clutch and YahooFinance, for innovations in predictive analytics, automation, and optimization with machine learning in NYC.  They help organizations optimize and automate their businesses, implement data-driven analytic techniques, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things. Whether your goal is to optimize your supply chain, use existing data to decrease operating costs, or customize the patient experience with predictive modeling, Blue Orange Digital can help you meet your challenge.  Have a project in mind but need some help implementing it? Contact us, we’d love to discuss how we can work with you to co-develop your AI project.  For more on AI and technology trends, see Josh Miramant, CEO of Blue Orange Digital’s data-driven solutions for Supply Chain, Healthcare Document Automation, and more case studies at BlueOrange.Digital.   Connect with Blue Orange:   LinkedIn: @blueorangedigital Email: contact@blueorange.digital Twitter: @BlueOrangeData Medium: @blueorangedigital    Links and Resources Smartwatches can help detect COVID-19 days before symptoms appear     The #HCBiz Show! is produced by Glide Health IT, LLC in partnership with Netspective Media.
Direct Contracting is a new model from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI, or the CMS Innovation Center) aimed at reducing expenditures and preserving or enhancing quality of care for beneficiaries in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). At a minimum, it’s an opportunity for providers to change the way they care for Medicare FFS patients. And if the Geographic Direct Contracting Model is launched (it’s currently under review by CMS), it will be a sea change in the 10 targeted “Geo” regions. Either way, it’s worth paying attention to. We covered the Direct Contracting model and options at length in Episode 156 with Gail Zahtz. You should start there if Direct Contracting is new to you. During that conversation, Zahtz identified plenty of areas where the model could benefit doctors and their patients. However, she identified several grey areas that make it difficult for physicians to engage with potential DCEs as the application deadline rapidly approaches (April 1, 2021). The timeline and lack of clarity make it difficult for a physician to evaluate the model and make a sound decision on how, or if to participate. So, that’s our goal of this discussion.  I talk with Dr. Krishnan Narasimhan, an academic family medicine physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University, about what Direct Contracting means to physicians.   What opportunities does Direct Contracting create for physicians? What opportunities does Direct Contracting create for their patients? How does Direct Contracting compare to other value-based payment programs? How might Direct Contracting lead to deeper physician-payer alignment? How does Direct Contracting enable physicians to truly address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)? What questions should a physician ask a DCE to determine if they are a fit? What should physicians’ do right now to determine if Direct Contracting is worth pursuing? How can busy physicians fit this in with all their existing priorities during a pandemic?   Dr. Krishnan Narasimhan Krishnan Narasimhan M.D., is an academic family physician who has a proven record of driving health system and policy change. Dr. Narasimhan has led grassroots coalitions to move the political and policy debate on health reform, expand access, and to increase primary care infrastructure. He has spoken at the U.S. Capitol, at universities, and with numerous stakeholders on health reform, health disparities, and physician workforce. He serves on the Boards of Doctors for America and the District of Columbia Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Narasimhan has a decade of experience in undergraduate and graduate medical education with a focus on curricular design, mentorship, and integrated care models. He has a record of consistently increasing primary care workforce capacity. His research on the Economic Impact of Family Physicians has been utilized extensively by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Currently he serves as Associate Professor at Howard University, Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship, as Residency faculty, and takes care of underserved populations. His training includes an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, residency at University of Connecticut, Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship at Georgetown University, and a Certificate of Health Policy at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Dr. Narasimhan is also an advisor to WiseCare, a startup applying to become a Direct Contracting Entity (DCE).  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krishnanmd/   Links and Resources   Doctors for America - Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics on the pressing issues of the day to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation. District of Columbia Academy of Family Physicians: The District of Columbia Academy of Family Physicians (DCAFP) is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. A membership organization for DC Family Physicians, the Academy advocates for Family Physicians and our patients, and conducts continuing medical education for Family Physicians. Episode 156: Direct Contracting: It’s Coming Fast and Will Have a Big Impact on Medicare-fee-for-service w/ Gail Zahtz – you’ll find additional Direct Contracting resources there. WiseCare     The #HCBiz Show! is produced by Glide Health IT, LLC in partnership with Netspective Media.
As of 2015 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT had awarded $548 million in grants to states to establish health information exchanges (HIE). I have no doubt hundreds of millions of dollars more have been invested in various ways since then. So, when faced with one of the most daunting healthcare data challenges of our time in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, surely, we turned to the HIEs first. Right? Not so much, according to today’s guest. Niam Yaraghi, assistant professor of Business Technology at Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami and a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation, recently explored the use of HIEs in vaccination efforts across the country. He tells us that “While the U.S. employed every possible resource to develop the vaccines, we are neglecting to use the best available information technologies to efficiently distribute them”. In Yaraghi’s recent article, co-authored with Brookings Institution colleague Peter Levin, they share that none of the state vaccination plans they reviewed made any mention of using HIEs to support the effort. Further, they found no correlation between a state’s vaccination success and the existence of a robust HIE infrastructure in that state.   There are some efforts underway to change this, including ONC’s $20 million investment to help increase data sharing between health information exchanges (HIEs) and immunization information systems. Still, the question remains: why aren’t we using HIEs to their fullest potential to support the vaccine rollout? And why aren’t we turning to the HIEs first whenever we need to move clinical data in general? On this episode, we explore those questions plus:   Five ways that health information exchange can help with vaccination efforts. How HIEs can change the conversation when it comes to revenue generation. The opportunity for HIEs to add value and transform data into information through analytics. How might HIEs play a role in reopening the economy? Will HIEs play a role in patient-mediated exchange? Why it’s time for the industry to rethink its views on HIE and make them their first stop for interop. Plus, some novel API ideas for HIEs.   Niam Yaraghi Niam Yaraghi is an Assistant Professor of Business Technology at Miami Herbert Business School, and a non-resident Fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation. Niam's research is focused on the economics of health information technologies. In particular, Niam studies the business models and policy structures that incentivize interoperability and sharing of health information among patients, providers, payers and regulators. Niam's research has appeared in leading business journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Production and Operations Management, as well as top-tier health policy and informatics journals including Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, and Milbank Quarterly. He regularly consults with various companies and platforms in the healthcare industry and is a sought-after expert and speaker on issues related to health information technology in media and at industry conferences. Niam has a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, and a M.Sc from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science & Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Twitter: @niamyaraghi   HIE Links and Resources   The benefits of health information exchange platforms: Measuring the returns on a half a billion dollar investment Five ways that health information exchange can help with vaccination efforts Episode 140: Getting to Know eHealth Exchange – The Largest Health Information Network in the Country – Jay Nakashima Episode 129: What you need to Know About TEFCA Right Now w/ Mariann Yeager Episode 104: Why HIEs Will Lead the Way on Healthcare Quality Measurement w/ John D’Amore The Regional HIE Should be Your First Stop for Interop Plus 4 more #HCBiz Discussions with Niam Yaraghi   The #HCBiz Show! is produced by Glide Health IT, LLC in partnership with Netspective Media.
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Buffalo, New York, United States of America
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198
Podcast Count
8
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5 days, 18 hours
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