December 2016

Where’s My CT? A Conversation with Dr. Eliot Siegel

All to often a patient's CT or MRI is not available on a follow up appointment. Given imaging has been digital for a 1/4 century, this seems absurd. Dr. Siegel, the first physician to have a fully filmless department in the world, reviews the history of imaging and some of the barriers to imaging access.

How is Philips Viewing Value Based Care?- A Conversation with Cheryl Iodice, Chief Marketing Officer at Philips

Given it's size, Philips Healthcare has the opportunity transform how healthcare (wellness) is provided in America and across the world. Cheryl Iodice, Philips's Chief Marketing Officer, offers some perspectives in this interview.

November 2016

Sr. Margaret McBride Views on End of Life-Part 2

In part 1 Sr. McBride discussed being ex-communicated for her role in allowing an abortion to save the life of a mother. Part 2 reviews her views of end of life. The Catholic Church holds all life is sacred. However, with all our tools to prolong life, modern medicine can test this tenet. Sr. McBride talks about how she works to bring her core values to the bedside as a Nun and hospital administrator.

October 2016

A Hospital CEO’s Worry- Regulation As Much As Revenue

Dan Jones is the former CEO of Phoenix Baptist Hospital, part of Tenet Healthcare. Hospitals across the country are struggling with the transition to value. This effort is complicated by evolving regulation. Dan talks about his role leading the hospital and offers advice for innovators hoping to partner

Will Hospitals Transition to Value? Yes For Some, But Not For All.

The transition from the current pay as you go, fee for service model to value based care delivery will not be without casualties. Many hospitals may not survive. Dr. Keith Marton, former Chief Medical and Quality Officer for Providence Health offers some thoughts on the coming changes in healthcare.

Dr. Robert Spetzler, Director of the Barrow Neurological Institute, Reflections on His Career

In 1983 Dr. Robert Spetzler came to the Barrow Neurological Institute. Over the next 30+ years Dr. Spetzler (and importantly with his team) built the premier neurosurgery program. In that time Dr. Spetzler authored over 700 publications, authored or co-authored 270 book chapters and 20 books. The BNI now has the largest neurosurgical residency in the US and a BNI alumni is now on staff at half of the university programs in the US with many others alumni providing leadership around the world. Retiring in June of 2017, Dr. Spetzler reflections on his career and offers perspectives on building a center of excellence.

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