Innovating to Problem-Solve

A Conversation with Dr. Peter Pronovost

Chief Quality & Clinical Transformation Officer, University Hospitals
X: @UHhospitals

Dr. Peter Pronovost is a world-renowned patient safety champion, critical care physician, and a prolific researcher with over a thousand peer-reviewed publications, outlined his journey into patient safety. He dived into his shift in approach towards problem-solving, designing systems to eliminate value defects, focusing on patient experience and outcomes, enabling transdisciplinary research to synthesize diverse knowledge to reduce risks, developing strategies to address the current labor constraints, and more.

Dr. Pronovost’s transformative work leveraging checklists to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and earned him national acclaim, including being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant, and he continues to lead groundbreaking initiatives.

Listen to the Conversation

7 Takeaways:

  1. “Leading with Love” to drive innovation
  2. Keeping people healthy at home
  3. Connecting digital health to value transformation
  4. Creating scalable projects
  5. Successful implementation of ERAS
  6. Navigating healthcare consumerism
  7. Creating Centers of Excellence to drive value


Alan Sardana

For nearly a decade, Alan Sardana has combined a unique blend of curiosity and community-advocacy to uncover and disseminate best practices in healthcare innovation. He is an award-winning filmmaker, science advocate and startup enthusiast, having played an instrumental role in supporting multiple startups advance from seed financing through multiple funding rounds.

Alan is currently the Marketing Lead at SeamlessMD—the leading Digital Patient Engagement platform for health systems to engage, monitor and stay connected with patients across healthcare journeys. In his role, Alan is responsible for developing and advancing SeamlessMD’s positioning and partnerships.

Dr. Joshua Liu, Co-founder & CEO, SeamlessMD
Twitter: @joshuapliu

Dr. Joshua Liu is a physician turned entrepreneur. He is currently the co-founder/CEO of SeamlessMD, which provides the leading Digital Patient Engagement platform for health systems to engage, monitor and stay connected with patients across healthcare journeys.

Joshua graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Toronto. During his medical training, he co-led a research project at UHN on hospital readmissions and sat on UHN’s physician advisory group for post-hospital discharge follow up. As a result, Joshua was inspired to develop technology to better support patients and prevent adverse outcomes such as a readmission – which ultimately led to him co-founding SeamlessMD.

About the Show

Rated one of the top 30 Best Digital Health Podcasts by FeedSpot, The Digital Patient takes an “edu-taining” approach to all things digital patient care. On this show hosts Dr. Joshua Liu, and Alan Sardana talk with healthcare, technology, and innovation leaders about the latest advancements in digital health, trends in digital transformation, and strategies for optimizing the patient experience. Guests include Dr. Becket Mahnke, CMIO, Confluence Health, Dr. Denise Basow, Chief Digital Officer, Ochsner, Dr. Michael Radtke, CMIO, Intermountain Health, Duska Kennedy, Chief Digital Officer, North York General Hospital, Dr. David Putrino, Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, The Mount Sinai Health System, Dr. Jay B. Shah, Chief of Staff, Stanford Health Care, and many more.

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