Month: December 2017

OR046 A Lesson in Healthcare Economics with Jon Healey, Editorial Writer and Blogger, Los Angeles Times

Jon Healey is an editorial writer at The Times, mainly contributing pieces about the economy, healthcare reform, technology, intellectual property, corporate governance and other business issues.

Prior to joining the board, he spent five years as a business reporter at The Times covering the convergence of entertainment, technology, and billion-dollar lawsuits. Other career stops include stints at the San Jose Mercury News, Congressional Quarterly, and the Winston-Salem Journal. He has a B.A. in history from Princeton University and lives with his wife and two sons in South Pasadena, near the future I-710 tunnel.

What made you interested in focusing on the Medical sector? Part of it was because we lost our previous healthcare writer. When I started doing the interviews with people, I realized that I couldn’t imagine anything that could be more important to our readers.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  How people are going to be paid/reimbursed and how many people are going to be able to participate in healthcare.

What could be an area of focus for providers in order for them to prepare themselves for the changes that are coming? If I am a doctor, I’d be thinking about “How do I show that what I do makes people better?”

John 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

To measure them

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Assuming that people will do the right thing for their health

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Deliver services to people actually want, not the ones you think that they want

4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Efficiency

Recommended Book/s:

Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care–And Why We’re Usually Wrong

Change Agent: A Novel

Closing Thought:

I am always looking for health understanding how state Washington capital interface with providers whether they’re doing the right thing for them or the wrong thing.

The Best Way To Contact John:

jon.healey@latimes.com

http://www.outcomesrocket.com/

OR045 We Need More Nurses! with Nurse Chioma, CEO and Founder of Choosing Nursing

Nurse Chioma is a Registered Nurse Entrepreneur who helps teach nursing graduates how to successfully pass their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) so they can licensed professionals in the nursing industry. She is also an author, a contributing writer for NurseTogether.com, and an aspiring speaker.

Why Healthcare? I want to make a difference. I am passionate about medicine and healthcare. I saw how much effect it has on people’s lives.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  Get more nurses.

What have you done to help solve this problem? Through evaluation and research

Setbacks that you learned from: My very first nursing job where I struggled but didn’t give up and learn persistence, and resilience.

What message would you give to nursing leadership on how they get encourage their nursing staff? The biggest thing is to remind us what we’re doing and why we’re doing what we’re doing. Show us the numbers, show us the impact of what we’re doing.

Chioma 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Education

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Never stop evaluating

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Focus on the people that you’re helping

4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Help people pass in larger quantity

Recommended Book/s:

The 4-Hour Workweek

Closing Thought:

Don’t lose your passion. Keep going, Keep finding ways to be better.

The Best Way To Contact:

Twitter – @NurseChioma

Linkedin – Chioma Okeke

nursechioma@choosingnursing.net

Link/s mentioned:

http://choosingnursing.net/

http://www.outcomesrocket.com/

OR044 Enabling Value-Based Care with YiDing Yu, Founder and CEO, Twiage

YiDing Yu a practicing physician, researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur.

As a physician, YiDing is passionate about improving health care delivery to provide timely, high-quality, cost-effective care to her patients. She practices at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and serves as Chief Innovation Engineer for Atrius Health, the largest nonprofit independent multi-specialty medical group in the Northeast.

She has been actively involved with healthcare delivery improvement projects at both Harvard Vanguard and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has received the President’s Prize for Value-Based Healthcare from Partners Healthcare, the Martin P. Solomon Award for Primary Care, and named a 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovator in recognition of her work.

Trained in economics and health policy at Harvard, YiDing has conducted research as a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow, provided public health training and designed health information systems for Eastern Burma, published in peer-reviewed medical journals, presented at national conferences, and is the recipient of the 2013 Johns Hopkins Diane Becker Research Award in Clinical Epidemiology.

YiDing is also Founder and CEO of Twiage, an award-winning mobile platform that empowers first responders and hospitals to deliver more timely, cost-effective prehospital care. Her interest in innovation, design, and web development began in high school, when she built her first e-commerce company and won her first website development award at the Oracle Thinkquest Competition. She has since designed dozens of websites and lent her creativity to philanthropic causes and to medical innovation.

Why Healthcare? I have wanted to be a doctor my whole life. My mother influenced me. I love medicine and I love helping other people.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  Every healthcare leader has to figure out how to truly deliver value for their customers.

How have you created results by doing things differently? Through Twiage, we were able to reduce the total time per patient for 15 minutes and the satisfaction rates were fantastic.

Setbacks that you learned from: People’s issues with the app and addressing the concerns with humility. Our partner stayed with us, we embrace the feedback and we solve the problem.

Proudest leadership moments: It is when this technology has made an impact on patient’s lives.

YiDing 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

By measuring them first.

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Do not become blind to improve or make fantastic product.

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Decide what your values are and make sure every member of the team understands what those values are.

4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Delivering value

Recommended Book/s:

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Closing Thought: If you are in healthcare or starting a new company or an outsider, do not be intimidated. You can do it. Think outside of the box.

The Best Way To Contact YiDing:

yiding@twiagemed.com

@yidingyu

Link/s mentioned:

http://www.twiagemed.com/

http://www.outcomesrocket.com/

OR043 How to Effectively Manage Chronic Disease with Aiden Feng, Co-Founder at Pillo Health

Aiden Feng is an anesthesiology resident interested in digital health innovation and entrepreneurship.

Why Healthcare? Both of my parents were doctors in China and they inspired me. When me moved to the US, my parents couldn’t practice medicine anymore and that drove me to go to medicine school and become a physician.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  Take care of the patient in real time exactly at the moment that they need them.

How have you created results by doing things differently? We have focused our product offering in terms of three primary services: 1) medication management 2) care plan delivery 3) complement of the care plan piece

Setbacks that you learned from: We initially planned to do direct consumer approach until we realized that in US that everything is covered by insurance. We generated a bit of publicity and we received a lot of inbound interests from strategic partners. We realized that it is more sustainable and we can get to the market faster through our distributing partners.

Proudest leadership moments: One lesson, a moment that I have been quite proud of was when we had this vision and went after it.  And having this vision of what you want to accomplish of an idea that you truly believe in then working to implement that is something that drive me and makes me excited to wake up everyday.  

Aiden 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Engaging the Patients

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Not Involving their care team

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Being part of the change

4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Creating value for the consumer and for the healthcare system

Recommended Book/s:

Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results

Closing Thought:

Each of us can make such a huge impact in the lives of others. Never be afraid to dream and chase after your vision.  

The Best Way To Contac Aiden:

aiden@pillohealth.com

Link/s mentioned:

http://pillohealth.com/

Http://www.outcomesrocket.com/

OR042 How to Generate Clean Data with Sanjay Joshi, Chief of Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences at H2O.ai

Sanjay Joshi is a seasoned professional and leader with more than 25 years’ practical experience in healthcare and the life sciences. A “skunkworks” engineer, bioengineer and informaticist with a “non-reductionist” systems view of the real world.

Currently focused on patient care and population health using intelligent systems and infrastructures for Devices (IoT), Genomics, Proteomics, Microbiomics, Imaging and its integration and interoperability with the phenotype (EMR).

Why Healthcare? My grandfather was one of my mentors who is a trained physician.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  How to generate clean data

How do you work on getting cleaner data? Training physicians.

Setbacks that you learned from: Making data-driven decisions and budget.

Message about data-driven decision: Plan well, have plan b and c. Understand the risks. Plan the budget. Make data-driven decisions.

Proudest leadership moments: We built a multi-dimensional analytics engine using spectro analysis and made it work. It took us more than a year to convert into two dimensional chart .

Exciting Project: Utilizing graphical processing unit, visualization and feature engineering

Sanjay 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Ask the right questions, collect  the data cleanly, be aware of the biases, built the trust relationship with the population, respect privacy.

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

1) Don’t think you know everything 2) bias

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Don’t lose sight of your core values as an organization

4.One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Try and reduce the complexity both in process and understanding

Recommended Book/s:

Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System

The Violinist’s Thumb

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Closing Thought:

Life is what happens between what you plan for it (John Lennon)

The Best Way To Contact Sanjay:

LinkedIn – Sanjay Joshi

Link/s mentioned:

https://www.h2o.ai/

http://outcomesrocket.health//

OR041 Data, Access, and Transparency in Healthcare with Ari Tulla, CEO and Co-founder at BetterDoctor

What are you guys doing to make transparency happen and unlock that data? We had the doctor directory, online scheduling, mobile apps, website, we were the first company that opened up the medicare claim on a provider level. We are validating data directly from the provider, staff, and administrators.

Proudest leadership moments: Being able to have an impact in healthcare universe – sharing my story many times and able to share my learnings from other industries.

Ari 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Find the right person to give the care

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Be humble

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Be ahead, lean forward, take risk and never be satisfied

4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Customer satisfaction

Recommended Book/s:

America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Closing Thought:

If you are thinking of creating a new company or new product, look at the healthcare. We need the best people in healthcare to make a difference.

The Best Way To Contact Ari:

Twitter – @umbar

http://aritulla.com/

Link/s mentioned:

http://betterdoctor.com/

https://outcomesrocket.health//

OR040 Price Transparency with Jonathan Kaplan, CEO and Founder at BuildMyBod

Jonathan Kaplan is the CEO and Founder of BuildMyBod. BuildMyBod Health is an online marketplace that believes in price transparency in healthcare. Through their doctor-provided pricing database, consumers can check pricing on medically necessary services paid out-of-pocket before a deductible is met or cosmetic services not traditionally covered by health insurance. Because of BuildMyBod Health’s large repository of pricing information, healthcare providers can obtain real-time regional and national pricing data when uploading their own prices for standardized procedures.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  Price transparency

Apart from plastic surgery, is BuildMyBod focused on other areas? Yes. Dermatologists, concierge primary care, x-ray and lab facilities, pediatric surgeons.

Proudest leadership moments: To feel that I’m onto something, to feel that I’m leading the way. It’s the patients who thank me for providing this price transparency.

Exciting Project: We are improving the SEO for the doctors

Jonathan 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Put more choice in the patient’s hands (including pricing, reviews and outcomes data)

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

For doctors: Race to the bottom
Consumers: Make sure that your doctor is board certified on the service they offer

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Snapchat and Instagram

4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Customer service

Recommended Book/s:

DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online

Closing Thought:

This is my contribution to humanity: price transparency and healthcare. I enjoy plastic surgery and working with my patients.

The Best Way To Contact Jonathan:

IG and snapchat – @realdrbae

Email – jonathan@buildmybod.com

Link/s mentioned:

https://www.buildmybod.com/

https://outcomesrocket.health//

OR039 Leveraging Data with Jose Pedro Almeida, Digital Health Leader using Big Data

Jose Pedro Almeida is a digital health Innovator using big data to save lives. Healthcare analytics leader, passionate about solving hospital real-life clinical problems with data intelligence.

His work was awarded the HIMSS Digital Health Award (2016), the Microsoft Worldwide Innovation Award 2014 (U.S.A) and the “European Big Data & Analytics Solution of the Year” (London) as he helped build a unique BigData system to help predict ICU admissions 7 days in advance inside a hospital (HVITAL).

He has led several Digital Health projects successfully in a challenging acute hospital environment (1100 beds,5600 employees), with deep analytics and project management expertise. These projects are worth more than 8M dollars.

Now leading a talented high-tech team of 8 trying to redesign the future of patient care.

Why healthcare? I was thinking of becoming a doctor but I realized I can do much better working outside medical space but close to it. I took Medical Engineering degree and masters in Medical Informatics. I also took other courses focusing on information retrieval, IT, analytics and big data analysis and hospital data.

How have you created results by doing things differently? Analyze the hype around big data and what is the reality. Approach that starts small and focus on specific issues that are happening now. Go to the field and talk to people.

Setbacks that you learned from: Be careful about choosing your suppliers, build relationship of trust. Try to do proof of concept – don’t deliver the final concept.

Exciting Project: Deep learning – deep patient vision, capturing 2,000 variables every hour.

Jose 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Leveraging data

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Not involving people

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

We need to think 10 years in advance

4.One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Focus on operational problems

Recommended Book/s:

Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking

Closing Thought: We need to think about solving problems that will save lives and time and we should be data-driven.

The Best Way To Contact :

Linkedin – Jose Pedro Almeida

Twitter – @jpedroalmeida

Link/s mentioned:

http://hvital.com/

https://outcomesrocket.health//

OR038 Restoring the American Dream with Dave Chase, Founder, Health Rosetta Institute

Dave Chase is a Health Rosetta co-founder focused on the problem that healthcare has become an extractive industry taking resources from what drives 80% of outcomes (education, economic opportunity, public health, healthy behaviors, public safety, clean air and clean water). Recognizing we didn’t get better lighting in homes and cities by optimizing oil lamp technology, the Health Rosetta is an open source blueprint for the Regenerative Health Era.

Chase’s TEDx talk “Healthcare Stole the American Dream – Here’s How We Take it Back” sums up healthcare’s devastation of the middle class & redemption coming via a bottom-up movement. Chase reached 750,000 people through his writing & speaking in 2016.

Chase was the Co-founder of Avado, acquired by & integrated into WebMD/Medscape (the most widely used healthcare professional site). Earlier, Chase founded Microsoft’s $2B, 28,000 partner healthcare ecosystem.

Chase is a father of two student athletes, husband & oxygen-fueled mountain athlete. Dave was a former PAC-12 800 Meter competitor.

Why healthcare? Initially, it was just being a young consultant and being put on a healthcare plan. It wasn’t a master plan but they like the feel and they like the people I was working with. Many years later, I’m still all in.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda: Different levels of toxicity in healthcare.

Can you give an example of how you’re providing transparency through Health Rosetta? We came up with a framework we call health 3.0. We laid out the right way to organize healthcare. Health Rosetta is like a roadmap on the journey to the health 3.0 vision. Health Rosetta gets a simple thing on the transparency not only on the price but a transparent bundled price for the necessary procedure.

Closing Thought:

Healthcare isn’t going to get fixed from the top – down. All of us have a role to play.


The Best Way To Contact Dave:

Twitter – @chasedave

LinkedIn – Dave Chase

https://healthrosetta.org/

Link/s mentioned:

https://healthrosetta.org/friends/

https://healthrosetta.org/

https://outcomesrocket.health//

OR037 How to Finally Win with John Lee Dumas, Founder and Host, EOFire Podcast

John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, an award-winning Podcast where he interviews today’s most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. He’s the author of The Freedom Journal and The Mastery Journal, two of the most funded publishing campaigns of all time on Kickstarter. All the magic happens at EOFire.com!

In this interview, we dive into my friend John’s new book, “How to Finally Win“.  I thought this episode to be very appropriate to the folks in healthcare because of its entrepreneurial focus.  In order to be successful in our industry, we MUST be entrepreneurial and think outside the box.

He highlights the importance shifting from how not to lose [which we can be guilty of plenty in our business] to how to finally win.

A sneak peek into the Book (Tips to Win)

1.  FOCUS – Follow, One, Course, Until, Success!

  • Let’s avoid the Weapons of Mass Distraction
  • Carve out quality time – for John, it is 45-minute increments.
  • Refresh Time – 18 minutes to relax, breathe, meditate
  • 4 of these sessions – 2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon

2.  Be proactive about your MOMENTUM

  • Do everything you can to exercise
  • Invest in yourself (like in a naturopathic doctor)
  • Be mindful of your eating
  • Sleep!  Lack of sleep is not a badge of honor.

Closing Thought:

“Don’t be a person of success, be a person of value” Einstein

Where to connect with John:

https://www.eofire.com/

@johnleedumas