Category: Podcast

Telehealth for nursing homes. Podcast interview with Curatess CEO Paul Knight

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August 24th, 2020 by
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Paul Knight, Curatess Founder & CEO

COVID-19 has spurred a dramatic shift to telehealth. It’s also devastated nursing homes, which have suffered tremendous loss of life. But I’d heard very little about how nursing homes are using telehealth during the pandemic –at least until I spoke with the CEO of Curatess, Paul Knight.

In this podcast, Paul and I discuss:

  • How nursing homes became ground zero for COVID-19 infections and deaths
  • The role of telehealth in nursing homes during the pandemic
  • How the nursing home telehealth experience differs from the prototypical televisit
  • Best practices for nursing homes considering deployment of telehealth
  • How nursing homes will evolve during the pandemic and what role telehealth will play

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group

Opening up schools –or not

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August 21st, 2020 by

Some schools are opening up but then quickly shutting down again. Others aren’t even going to try. After the spring’s failed experiment with virtual school are we really here again? CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I argue it out.

 

Telehealth, visualization and the pandemic

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August 6th, 2020 by
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Dr. Art Papier, VisualDx CEO

Infectious disease expert and dermatologist Art Papier is CEO of VisualDx. In this podcast interview we discuss the pandemic, telehealth, and racial disparities.

Here’s what we covered:

(0:13) Comparing today’s crisis with 9/11 and anthrax attacks
(2:06) Lack of preparation for COVID-19
(3:43) The all hazard approach to bio-preparedness
(7:04) Why COVID-19 hit the US so hard
(8:19) How the pandemic will end
(10:04) Role of virtualization in diagnosis
(13:50) What changes with telehealth
(15:58) Future potential of telehealth
(18:45) Impact of telehealth on equity and disparities
(21:08) What the future holds

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Interview conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group. Podcast production by Marina Zapesochny, social media intern.

Can pro sports beat the pandemic?

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August 3rd, 2020 by

 

The sudden shutdown of pro sports in March was a shock to the system that made COVID-19 real to the public at large. Wouldn’t it be nice if the restart signaled the end of the pandemic? Alas, it’s instead become a reminder of just how serious a mess we are in.

In this episode of #CareTalk, John Driscoll and I discuss

(0:12) Can any professional sport safely continue operations during the pandemic?
(1:16) The MLB’s “Fish problem”
(3:20) Can Canada do it better? (6:00)
What about the NFL? (8:43)
Where is the USA in the battle against COVID-19?

What do patients think of virtual care? Interview with Kyruus’s Dr. Erin Jospe

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July 31st, 2020 by
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Dr. Erin Jospe, Kyruus CMO

Patients have been receiving a megadose of virtual care since March. How’s it going and what will it mean long-term? Provider search and scheduling company, Kyruus asked 1000 patients for their opinions and published the findings.

How Patients Learned About Virtual Care Options
How Patients Learned About Virtual Care Options

Kyruus Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Erin Jospe and I had a chance to catch up on the report and speculate about its implications in this podcast.

Here’s what we discussed:

  • (0:15) Key findings and surprises
  • (1:54) Baby Boomers’ affinity for virtual care
  • (3:40) Paradox that Baby Boomers are big utilizers of virtual care but not so likely to switch doctors to get it
  • (6:21) Downsides and limitations of virtual care
  • (10:55) Impact of virtual care on disparities
  • (13:47) Potential to launch a virtual-first practice
  • (17:31) Why Kyruus cares about these results

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Interview conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group. Podcast production by Marina Zapesochny, social media intern.