Janet M. Kennedy is a Senior Digital Brand Manager at Spencer Health Solutions and Host of Get Social Health.
This podcast features Cheryl Rodenfels, CTO of the Americas Healthcare Division at Nutanix. Cheryl has over 30 years of IT experience in the financial and healthcare industries. She discusses how healthcare executives today don’t need advanced technical degrees as much as they need to understand the business itself, with knowledge of contract law, finances, etc. She finds that healthcare executives are looking for solutions that drive efficiencies: they don’t want to spend money on things that won’t move their business forward. There is also a shift in perceiving the patients as customers, and in improving the customer experience. Nutanix provides a software platform that allows businesses to deliver applications from anywhere. It provides a hyperconverged infrastructure that is secure, reliable and flexible, and can be run on the private or public cloud. Their clients are companies of all sizes: anyone who wants to modernize their infrastructure and provide their organization with a strategic path forward. For more information, visit https://www.nutanix.com/en. Our podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.
For all my Digital Health listeners, I wanted to share this interview with Jen Goldsack of the DiMe Society from the "People Always, Patients Sometimes" podcast. This podcast is a production of Spencer Health Solutions (full disclosure: my day-job!). Our podcast focuses on the innovators, thought leaders and patient influencers who are demanding change now in clinical trials The Digital Medicine Society is a group of individuals who are committed to innovating and transforming how digital apps, medical devices, software and processes can positively impact healthcare and clinical trials. Since Jen handles all my questions so well, it didn't make sense to repeat the same interview for Get Social Health. Here is the interview and transcript from my interview with Jen Goldsack about the DiMe Society on the "People Always, Patients Sometimes" podcast. The DiMe Society – Jen Goldsack It’s time to discuss the digitalization and democratization of medicine so we invited Jennifer Goldsack to join us on the “People Always, Patients Sometimes” podcast.  Jennifer is the interim executive director of the DiMe Society, pronounced like the coin, an abbreviation of the Digital Medicine Society.  In our discussion, Jennifer spoke about the “trans-disciplinary nature of digital medicine as a field” and how, without professionals from every field at the table, the healthcare community will make mistakes and under-deliver on possible treatments for the individual.  As a nonprofit, Jennifer explained that “we do welcome all comers” at the DiMe Society – unlike other organizations, the DiMe Society charges individuals only $50 for membership, creating a low barrier of entry and ensuring accessibility to everyone. The DiMe Society was created with the mission to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration between professionals within the global healthcare and technology communities in their research, teaching, and promotion of best practices in medicine.  The DiMe Society believes that everyone has something to contribute to the advancement of medicine, from white-hat hackers, engineers, and clinicians to citizen scientists.  Founded earlier this year, the DiMe Society already has around 700 members from 24 countries after only 5 months of opening their doors. To learn more about how Jennifer and the DiMe Society cultivate collaboration in the field of digital medicine, click on the link and listen to this week’s episode of People Always, Patients Sometimes, hosted by Janet Kennedy.  
Health literacy is a relatively new term that is getting a lot of attention, but what does it mean? Does it have to do with reading ability or reading comprehension? Is it the responsibility of the healthcare provider or the patient? October is Health Literacy Month, so we're going to learn more about the meaning of health literacy from Lori Hall, director of global health literacy for Eli Lilly on Get Social Health. On the start of Lori's career: "In my career in nursing, I started out in the newborn intensive care unit. It was a wonderful opportunity to make a difference every day for patients and parents have these tiny little newborns. Although I didn't know about health literacy or health education then, I think it really had a strong presence even in the mid-eighties when I started my career. And that's been a common thread throughout the roles that I've had in healthcare. I look back at that common thread often now and recognize how I've been able to pull something from each of those experiences. That served me really well today in my role as the advisor of global health literacy." More information: Health Literacy - Extruded Cornstarch Emulsifier? Health Literacy - Medical Information Health Literacy Month Lilly Trials - Word of the Day Roundtable on Health Literacy Contact Lori LinkedIn
Our latest NCHICA Healthcare IT Trends Buzz Podcast features Jonathan Langer, CEO of Medigate. Jonathan discusses the challenges of securing medical devices in hospitals. He said most hospitals have thousands of medical and IoT devices connected to their network that are very vulnerable to cyber attack. Many of them are legacy devices that are invisible in the IT environment, so they are not being updated and secured. Medigate provides a security platform that analyzes data and lets hospitals know all the devices currently connected to the network and where they are located. Our podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.
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