Episode 34: How Medical Technology is Augmenting Healthcare Decision Making

Episode 34: How Medical Technology is Augmenting Healthcare Decision Making

Humans are capable of incredible things—we’re smart, we’re adaptive, we’re resourceful—but one area where we are limited is our capacity to incorporate new information and modify a decision once one has already been made.

Dr. Matthew Cooper, Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Solutions Division & Director, Global Safety for the Health Care Business Group at 3M Health Care, believes that’s where medical technology can be most beneficial. In this episode, he shares a vision of a world where medical technology augments healthcare decision making.

We discuss:

  • The scope of the work at 3M Health Care
  • Recent breakthroughs in medical technology
  • How 3M contributes to patient safety
  • What medical technology might look like in 5 years

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Episode 14: Tales of Telehealth: Remote Care for Women Around the World

Episode 14: Tales of Telehealth: Remote Care for Women Around the World

Thanks to COVID, most people are familiar with telemedicine, but some healthcare heroes were using it to change lives long before the pandemic.

In this episode, two pioneers — Tanya Mack, President, and Dr. Anne Patterson, CEO, from Women’s Telehealth — share their insights about the past, present, and future of telehealth.

We discuss:

  • How Women’s Telehealth started and provides care for high-risk patients in remote areas
  • How COVID-19 changed telemedicine
  • What telemedicine will look like after the pandemic is over
  • The importance of vaccination for pregnant women

Heroes of Healthcare is hosted by Ted Weyn.

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Episode 12: Demystifying Healthcare Recruiting: Finding Heroes

Episode 12: Demystifying Healthcare Recruiting: Finding Heroes

Every new technology comes with the fear that it will make a job obsolete.

With healthcare recruiting, that fear was sparked by fax, email and internet job boards…

But the news of the recruiter’s demise has been greatly exaggerated.

One need only look to Paul Olzak, Medical Staff Development Officer at Lake Health, to know that this is true. He joins me in the latest Heroes of Healthcare to explain what being a healthcare recruiter means in the modern world.

We discuss:

  • How to attract the best talent in healthcare
  • How recruiter outreach and internet search are evolving in the healthcare talent pool
  • How recruiters help each other succeed

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Episode 04: Informatics: Data & Decision-Making in Healthcare

Episode 04: Informatics: Data & Decision-Making in Healthcare

How much of your healthcare can you trust to a computer?

Turns out, it’s probably more than you think.

Health informatics play a critical role in everything from diagnosis to decision-making.

In this episode, I chat with Dr. Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Intermountain Healthcare and Clinical Professor at University of Utah in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, about the past, present, and future of informatics in healthcare.

What we talked about:

  • The history of computers in medicine
  • How informatics can help diagnose disease
  • How to harness data effectively to support better healthcare outcomes
  • The role of informatics in reducing medical error through advanced decision-support
  • How pandemics like COVID-19 underscore the need for more efficient data sharing

Heroes of Healthcare is hosted by Ted WeynTo hear this interview and more like it, subscribe to Heroes of Healthcare on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.