Designing for Health: Interview with Josh Liu, MD

The pathway to a great patient experience is filled with potential hurdles, potholes, and unexpected twists. Connecting patients and their data with their multi-pronged care team is an essential task for a modern health system. In this endeavor, thoughtful, human-centered design that keeps both the patient and clinician in mind can lead to positive outcomes for every stakeholder in the healthcare ecosystem. More often than not, a simply designed solution can lead to a smooth and streamlined patient journey.

On this episode of In Network’s Designing for Health podcast feature, Nordic Chief Medical Officer Craig Joseph, MD, chats with Josh Liu, MD, co-founder of SeamlessMD, a technology platform designed to digitize patient care journeys. Their conversation centers around Dr. Liu’s background, his completion of medical school but not residency, and how he got bit by the startup bug. They also discuss the importance of clinician buy-in, the power of simple solutions, and the secret sauce to create engaging social media content.

You can find complete show notes on the originally published article on Nordic’s blog.

Meet the Host

Craig Joseph, MD

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Dr. Joseph is the Chief Medical Officer of Nordic Consulting Partners, a global healthcare management consulting firm. Craig has 30 years of healthcare and IT experience. In addition to practicing medicine as a primary care pediatrician for eight years, he worked for Epic for six-plus years and has served as chief medical information officer at multiple healthcare organizations, using both Cerner and Epic.

Craig is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Informatics Association. He remains actively board-certified in both pediatrics and clinical informatics.

About the Show

When it comes to how healthcare works in the U.S., one wonders, who designed it? Well, no one. And that’s the problem. Dr. Craig Joseph speaks with luminaries from across the health ecosystem about how to make healthcare work for humans. The upshot? The way out of the frustrating, expensive, and frequently ineffective quagmire of the U.S. healthcare system is to take a step back and bring intentional, human-centered design to an ecosystem that works for the people giving and receiving care.

Follow the show’s social hashtag #DesigningforHealth.