The health care supply chain wraps around the entire world, so when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, people were worried. News articles about providing front line workers PPE and giving patients needed ventilators were everywhere. What did we learn from the initial onslaught? And how is the supply chain changing to meet the needs of the future? John Pritchard, President & CEO of Share Moving Media joined Chip to discuss all of this and more.
Health finance expert J.B. Silvers joined Chip to discuss his recent nationally published op-ed in which he compared the situation hospitals and health systems are facing due to COVID-19 to that of banks during the 2008 financial crisis. JB, who is a professor of banking and finance at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, says the health care system may look much different after pandemic and he offers a look at what the new normal might be.
COVID-19 has changed graduate medical education, perhaps permanently. The option of early graduations at some medical schools has allowed new doctors to join in the fight to defeat COVID-19. Dr. Alison Whelan, the Chief Medical Education Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges joins Chip to discuss how new and current residents are helping on the front lines, the changing training patterns of our country’s newest doctors and what it means to be starting your medical career during COVID-19.
Right now the health care system is laser focused on defeating COVID-19 and as a result routine diagnostic and treatment patient care, sometimes referred to as elective, has been postponed. Postponing this care was the right choice at the beginning of the pandemic in order to ensure there was enough capacity in the system to care for COVID-19 patients. As the curve continues to flatten, we are slowly restarting the health care system and increasing capacity for patient care. Dr. Frank Opelka the Medical Director for the American College of Surgeons joins Chip to discuss exactly how we are doing it.
In this episode of Hospitals In Focus, we head to the front lines of COVID-19 fight with Dr. James Phillips. He is battling this pandemic daily in his roles as an emergency medicine physician at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the GW school of Medicine and Health Sciences. Chip talks with Dr. Phillips about how coronavirus is effecting the ER of a major city; how he, his colleagues, and the hospital are preparing for a surge of patients; plus - what you can do to stay healthy.
Returning guest Dr. Jon Perlin, CMO and President of Clinical Services at HCA Healthcare, joins Chip to discuss how the Coronavirus is impacting hospitals across the country. They take a deep dive into what makes the coronavirus different from previous epidemics, how hospitals are preparing for this unprecedented challenge and what Congress can do to support hospitals and protect patients.
Thanks to advances in health care, people are living longer, healthier and happier lives than ever before. And that means patients are spending time recovering at post-acute care settings. In this episode, Chip speaks with Al Dobson, one of the foremost health economists and an expert in post-acute care. They took a deep dive into the different kinds of care settings including Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, home health and long term acute care hospitals and what each of these mean for patients.
How is AI being used in hospitals? Are robots doing surgery? Is my doctor still providing my care? Chip speaks with Dr. Jim Jirjis, Chief Health Information Officer at HCA Healthcare, to answers these questions and more! Hear Dr. Jirjis explain how the “nudge” provided by AI is helping providers save lives by making sure patients are receiving the right care at the right time.
Innovation in health care isn’t just high-tech, at LifePoint Health, it’s also “high-touch”. David Dill, President and CEO, spoke with Chip about how the company became a leader in high quality health care by establishing a culture of quality care in its hospitals. David discusses their new dyad leadership model which breaks down organization silos and enhances collaboration and coordination.
People are drawn to rural America for different reasons. For some, it’s the slower pace of life, while others crave the sense of community; in some cases, people are drawn by the lower cost of living. But access to health care services for the 60 million who live in these areas is an ever-growing burden. Chip speaks with CEO of the National Rural Health Association Alan Morgan about how health care providers are doing more with less and what Congress can do to ensure rural Americans get access to the care they need.