Day 11: We are Piping all About our Radio Station


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me, eleven radio piping pipers…

Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts has us reflecting on the new and improved Healthcare Now Radio of 2016 and looking forward to more excitement in 2017. From our switch to a whole new radio platform, to a brand new show, to a few new hosts, and even a new weekly post, we have a lot about which to pipe.

Station Stats – Thanks for tuning in!
– We have had over 77,000 listeners since we debuted the station.
– Our listeners have tuned in for over 22,700 hours.
– And our average listening time is over 20 minutes.

Airtime – New Internet Radio Platform
This year the station moved to AirTime, a state of the art Internet radio platform. With easy access on desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, and smartphones, you are never far from a click away to tuning in to your favorite shows.

Debut of Healthcare de Jure
This past April we teamed up with Attorney Matt Fisher to bring you Healthcare De Jure, our latest series serving up the hottest healthcare issues of the day. Twice a month Matt and his guests discuss a smorgasbord of topics, giving hospitals, physicians, vendors and patients a seat at the table. Matt’s virtual conversations can be attended live, listened to on demand, heard on air, or viewed on our YouTube Channel. So don’t miss a minute of what’s on the menu. You can follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #HCdeJure and/or follow @Matt_R_Fisher.

This Just In Live at HIMSS 16 and Back on air at HIMSS 17
ICYMI check out Justin Barnes and his circle of peers chatting it up  on the This Just In live broadcast from the HIMSS16 Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Hear healthcare’s leading CEOs, CIOs, entrepreneurs, policy leaders and even a few surprise celebrity guests share actionable intelligence on healthcare innovation, strategy, leadership, administration and public policy. Excitedly, Justin and HIMSS will be partnering again in February 2017 to bring you HIMSS Radio live from the HIMSS17 Annual Conference in Orlando!

2016 HIMSS Highlights
HIMSS16 was in Las Vegas for a week of dynamic education, networking and the latest technology solutions. The theme was transforming health – through IT. Listen to Answers Media Company’s Carol Flagg and Roberta Mullin interviews at HIMSS 16 Conference in Las Vegas. Hear industry thought leaders talk about the hottest topics at the conference.

New Host of HIPAA Chat – David Harlow
Meet our new HIPAA Chat host, David Harlow, JD MPH (@healthblawg). David is a health care lawyer and consultant with over twenty-five years of public and private sector experience, with a unique perspective on legal, policy and business issues facing the health care community. He is a health care generalist, working with health care providers, vendors and payors of all shapes and sizes that rely on him to help them navigate the maze of regulatory and business issues facing them on a daily basis. Join David for HIPAA Chat each month where you’ll hear industry experts discuss HIPAA and HITECH Act Compliance, Security, Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis, and more. Be part of the conversation with David by registering to ask a question either online or live on our broadcast.

We’ve enjoyed another year of successful ABCs of MIPS shows and happy to report we are scheduled to continue broadcasting in 2017. Join HITECH Answers and SA Ignite each month as we address your questions on the current and future state of merit based provider payment systems. This informative half hour Q&A program has our experts, Tom S. Lee, Ph.D. and Beth Houch, covering the full spectrum of the payment program alphabet including MU, PQRS, VBM and more. Be a part of the conversation and register for the next live show and have your question answered on the show.

PopHealth Week
We’re pleased to be celebrating another year of syndication and great programs with PopHealth Week. This syndicated show tracks, reports, informs and engages thought leaders, entrepreneurs and disruptive companies or health systems in the emerging field of Population Health Management. PopHealth Week formerly ‘This Week in Accountable Care’ fosters an ongoing conversation on the convergence of vendor supplied and provider hatched population health strategies. The show attempts to harmonize an industry Zeitgeist that optimizes the role of vendors, providers, and the community at large to deliver on the promise of the triple aim for a sustainable health[care] ecosystem. Join thought leaders Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters, MPH for an informative and even entertaining exchange.

Our Awareness and Celebrations Posts
Each month we report on the current health awareness celebration, provide ideas for how our readers can get involved with the cause, and identify hashtags which can be used to join in the social media conversation. So be sure to check in each month to find out what the latest cause is and what you can do to support it.

Our #FridayFive Posts
In July we started to run a weekly post on Fridays called The Friday Five. Each week we take a timely topic and  do a little research to find five great articles that connect to the topic in some way. Friday Fives are quick reads that connect you to a wealth of information. So follow us on Twitter or search #FridayFive and be sure not to miss Friday Five topic.

Our Station Favorites List
We try to take advantage of all the Twitterverse has to offer and one way we do that is through the creation and upkeep of our Twitter Lists. One such list is our Station Favorites List where we keep tabs on our hosts and guests from past and present. So whether you’re looking for a list of some of the greatest minds in health IT today or you’re just wondering what they are up to, be sure to subscribe to our Station Favorites list, or even some of our other lists, today!