4 can’t-miss thought leader podcasts

October 24, 2017 |  Home Care, Big Data, Podcast, Revenue Cycle

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Have you listened to the MEDITECH Thought Leader Podcast yet? Tune in as industry leaders from around the world discuss healthcare topics such as big data, home care, population health, revenue cycle, and much more.

Here are four episodes you need to listen to today.

Revenue Cycle

Kevin Adams, the director of revenue cycle at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Missouri, discusses the challenges and successes of revenue cycle management in healthcare today. Adams shares insights on different payment and reimbursement models, and how using a “Lean” process helped lower his A/R days by 50 percent and reduced his lost revenue by 90 percent.

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Big Data

All the way from Galway, Ireland, Galway Clinic’s Chief Information Officer Raphael Jaffrezic talks about the importance of big data in healthcare today. Jaffrezic has led a number of innovative projects, both clinical and operational, which created processes and patient improvements throughout his organization. Galway Clinic was the first hospital in Ireland to reach HIMSS stage 6.


Home Care & Population Health

Home Health Administrator Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBCA, of Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, Illinois joins the podcast to talk about home care’s significant role in population health. Adams describes their successful deployment of a telehealth program along with some creative patient engagement approaches they’ve implemented to help patients follow their care plans and prevent inpatient readmissions.

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High Reliability

Chief Operating Officer Darlene Cunha, MMHC, BSN, RN, ACHE, at CharterCARE Health Partners in Providence, Rhode Island discusses her organization’s journey to high reliability. Cunha talks about how CharterCARE achieved a 40 percent reduction in hospital-acquired conditions, 47 percent reduction in catheter-associated UTIs, 81 percent fewer falls, and 14 percent drop in readmission rates.


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Written by Carol Bird, Senior Manager, Content, Branding & Digital Marketing, MEDITECH

For more than two decades, Carol Bird has helped shape the evolution of MEDITECH's marketing and communications strategy, managing the deep bench of content developers, editors, and project coordinators responsible for the company’s digital marketing and branding efforts. She oversees content creation across a wide spectrum of media, including video, blog, podcast, email, web, print, social media, and beyond, working directly with the executive team to plan, execute and measure the company’s campaigns. Carol speaks widely on topics related to marketing in the healthcare industry. Under Carol’s leadership, MEDITECH has won several creative excellence awards for the company’s blog, video content, and product launches. She holds a BA in English from College of the Holy Cross and has graduate-level training in publishing and communications.
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