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Reimagining the Future of Health Care: Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC Dr. Rasu Shrestha on Design Thinking and Innovation

Reimagining the Future of Health Care: Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC Dr. Rasu Shrestha on Design Thinking and Innovation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC and VP of UPMC Enterprises, the entrepreneurial division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Shrestha is also Co-Chair of Health Datapalooza, and discusses the need for design thinking and building a culture of innovation to truly transform the health care system.

Where Will Healthcare be in 2020? Thomas Jefferson University’s Dr. Steve Klasko Breaks Down His Vision of Healthcare Disruption

Where Will Healthcare be in 2020? Thomas Jefferson University’s Dr. Steve Klasko Breaks Down His Vision of Healthcare Disruption

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System, on his efforts to transform health care. Dr. Klasko made bold changes to the University and its hospitals by implementing a startup mentality and making innovation a priority among the academic and clinical departments. He also discusses how creativity and compassion are the keys to that innovation and breaks down the next steps needed to…

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Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Explorys

Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Explorys

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder, Senior VP and Medical Director of Explorys, a cloud-based health data storage and data analytics platform recently acquired by IBM to help form the Watson Health Division. Dr. Jain discusses the platform he developed while at Cleveland Clinic, designed to drive quality and research through better use of information from electronic health records, and how Watson Health will use this system to scale up medical research…

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Weitzman Weekly

Weitzman Weekly

Spotlight: Facilitation Training with Patti Feeney & Deb Ward Well-run meetings are important to the workflow of almost all organizations. It is important to recognize that successfully leading a meeting is a skill that needs to be learned. At the Weitzman Institute, Patti Feeney (Senior Quality Improvement Specialist, Trainer and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) and Deb Ward (Senior Quality Improvement Manager) offer Facilitation Trainings to teach the skills needed to successfully lead meetings. In one day, participants undergo hands-on…

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Weitzman Weekly

Weitzman Weekly

Spotlight: Journal Club Every first Wednesday of the month, staff members at the Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) are encouraged to meet and discuss a research article. Participants can join in-person or via Zoom Videoconference call. This month, Kerry Bamrick led Journal Club in a discussion regarding the usefulness and need for nurse practitioner (NP) programs. The group discussed the key points in the article and ended the conversation with ideas on research projects that can stem out of the…

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Steven Spear, MIT Sloane School of Management

Steven Spear, MIT Sloane School of Management

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Steven Spear, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Sloane School of Management at MIT and international expert on applying LEAN systems created by Toyota to improve production output, cost and quality. Dr. Spear addresses the potential LEAN systems have for improving the work flow in health care as well as impacting cost containment and improving outcomes.