Day 11: Pipers Piping on HealthcareNOW Radio

It is day eleven of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts and I’m piping up about my 11 favorite HealthcareNOW Radio episodes of the year.  In 2019 we aired over 300 episodes on the station so it was a tough task deciding which 11 episodes to spotlight; so many shows, so many episodes, so many great conversations.

Below are my picks — all available on-demand on our SoundCloud channel to listen to or download.

Conversations on Health Care: Flint Water Crisis Whistle Blower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pediatrician and public health activist, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who exposed the Flint Water Crisis brought on by state and city officials who switched Flint’s water supply. She discusses her book on the crisis, “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City” which exposes government efforts to deny their role, and the ongoing community-wide effort to address the public health crisis.

PopHealth Week: A Conversation with David Shulkin MD Former Secretary Veterans Adminstration
Hosts Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters, MPH meet Secretary David Shulkin MD as he highlights his recently released book ” It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Fight for Veterans.” Don’t miss this engaging and open conversation with the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Healthcare de Jure: Yann Fleureau on Development of Artificial Intelligence Algorithms & Tools
Host Matt Fisher chats with Yann Fleureau, Co-Founder and CEO of Cardiologs on development and creation of artificial intelligence algorithms and tools; challenges with development; specific experience with healthcare regulators and treatment like other medical technology; security and privacy challenges.

The Incrementalist: Richard Milani MD, Clinical Transformation Officer for Ochsner Health System
Host Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick talks to Richard Milani, MD, Clinical Transformation Officer for Ochsner Health System on the challenge of changing behavior and the difficulties that we have that are represented both in terms of the way that we practice medicine and the impact of all the other influencing factors.

1st Talk Compliance: Whistleblower Hotlines, Retaliation & Building a Speak-up Culture w/ Matt Kelly
Host Catherine Short talks with Matt Kelly, CEO of Radical Compliance, about “Whistleblower hotlines, retaliation, and building a speak-up culture.” The two discuss the current state of whistleblower hotline law, specifically anti-retaliation; and how a compliance officer can use a whistleblower hotline more productively to support a stronger speak-up culture across the board. They also talk about the current state of anti-retaliation law, and the implications of the Digital Realty Trust v. Somers ruling from the US Supreme Court; discuss how hotlines fit into the greater scheme of employees speaking up about misconduct; and discuss how compliance officers can use hotlines to drive a speak-up culture generally, beyond merely calling the hotline.

Harlow on Healthcare: Mona Flores, Global Lead for Clinical Partnerships, NVIDIA
Host David Harlow talks with Mona Flores, Global Lead for Clinical Partnerships at NVIDIA. NVIDIA hardware and software tools enable the development of “augmented intelligence.” Mona Flores discussed multiple use cases with David and explains how these tools will help, not replace, clinicians and researchers in realms ranging from radiology to drug discovery.

Payment Matters: Luis Montes on Payment Models and Post Acute Care
Host Jeff Lin is joined by Luis Montes, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Casamba. They discuss payment models in healthcare and dive into the unique challenges facing post-acute care organizations.

This Just In: ONC Rucker, Deputy ONC Posnack, ONC Privacy Officer Marchesini
On this episode, host Justin Barnes, aka @HITAdvisor talks to ONC call in guests Dr. Don Rucker, Steve Posnack, and Kathryn Marchesini. Hear what these top ONC officers say are the current trends and how the office is guiding and helping the industry transforms to digital technology.

Healthcare IT Today: Trusting Google With Patient Data
Hosts Colin Hung and John Lynn ask the question “Do You Trust Google with Patient Data?”. This comes after the fallout that happened when we learned that Ascension health was sharing 10s of millions of patient records with Google Health.

Voices in Value-Based Care: Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio and Dr. Kowsilliya Ramnaresh
Host Matt Fusan talks to Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio, Director of Primary Care and Informatics at Nuvance and Dr. Kowsilliya Ramnaresh, Independent EHR and Quality Consultant about their work to improve physician documentation as a key component of success in value-based care programs, especially at a time of high clinician burnout.

The Tate Chronicles: James Gatto on Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency
Host Jim Tate’s guest is James Gatto, a partner at the law firm of Sheppard Mullin based in Washington, DC. He is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and is also the Team Leader of the firm’s Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency team, and the firm’s Open Source team.