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Healthcare Disruption – #HealthDisruptors Video Chat – September 20, 2016

Posted on September 13, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

We’re really excited to be holding our 4th Health Disruptors video chat on September 20, 2016 at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT). We’re sorry to say that the previous Blab platform we used is now dead (#RIPBlab), but we’re going to try out the Firetalk platform for our next chat. It’s not blab, but it’s pretty close.

If you’re not familiar with the format and approach of the Health Disruptors blab, you can read more details here.
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Melissa McCool (MindStile and STI Innovations) and John Lynn (Healthcare Scene) are excited to have an amazing guest host this month, Steve Sisko (@shimcode).  Steve has proposed the topic of “Addressing Social Determinants of Health via Non-medical, Community-based Resources and Tools” for this month’s chat.

While it seems that finding cures for diseases and performing specific medical procedures would make the biggest contribution to promoting health, this just isn’t the case. It’s been established that 30% of health outcomes are due to specific health/medical issues with the balance attributed to social determinants, environment influence and behavioral health challenges. Accordingly, tools that can identify, match and support local resources with specific needs play a vital role to play in meeting one’s practical healthcare needs and improving ones quality of life.
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Discussion Topics:

  1. What are some of the tools and strategies that can be used to address specific social determinants of health impacting individuals?
  2. What are some of the ways in which technology can identify and match non-medical resources with the social and behavioral needs of high-risk patients?
  3. How could the different resources/players that provide medical and non-medical services communicate better between themselves and the people they serve?
  4. What are some of the methods and channels for distributing ‘assistance’ to those who can benefit the most from non-medical resources?
  5. What are some of the ways existing healthcare software vendors can enhance their product and service offerings to address social determinants of health?
  6. What are some of the ways to finance the provision of non-medical services that can directly impact the outcome of someone’s medical condition(s)?
  7. How can digital tools bridge care provided in clinical settings with community-based, non-medical resources?

Reference Materials:

Healthy People 2020 – Social Determinants of Health – https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-of-health

Addressing Healthcare via Non-medical, Community-based Resources and Tool – http://www.shimcode.com/2016/06/addressing-healthcare-via-non-medical.html

Topics on “Addressing healthcare via non-medical, community-based resources and tools” from #HITsm tweetchat of 6/19/16 – https://healthstandards.com/blog/2016/06/15/hitsm-chat-6-17-16-community-resources/

Curated Tweets from Recent #HITsm Tweetchat on Social Determinants of Health: Non-Medical Tools & Resources – http://www.shimcode.com/2016/06/curated-tweets-from-recent-hitsm.html

If you’ve never used Firetalk before, it’s really easy to use. You can watch and participate in the chat on Firetalk itself.  Just click “Get Ticket” and you can access the event live.  Yes, you read that right.  We encourage you to not just listen to the conversation, but to join in on Firetalk either in the chat or on video.

We’re planning to start off holding these monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month so put it on your calendar.

Also, feel free to use the #HealthDisruptors hashtag for things you learn or hear on the video chat as well. Thanks in advance for those who spread the word about this new endeavor. We think it could grow into a really special community.

Healthcare Disruption – #HealthDisruptors Blab Chat – July 19, 2016

Posted on July 18, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

We’re really excited to be holding our 3rd Health Disruptors Blab chat on July 19, 2016 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). We decided to mix up the schedule a little bit. It’s still the 3rd Tuesday of the month, but this time we’re trying it in the middle of the day to see how things go in the middle of the day versus the night. Let us know what you think of the time change.

If you’re not familiar with the format and approach of the Health Disruptors blab, you can read more details here.
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Melissa McCool (MindStile and STI Innovations) and John Lynn (Healthcare Scene) are excited to have an amazing guest host this month, Erik Pupo (@erikpupo), Managing Director of North America Clinical & Health Management Services At Accenture. Erik has proposed the topic of “Value Based Care: Embracing Technology as a Driver of Care Delivery Change” for this month’s Health Disruptors chat. To start the discussion, here’s some thoughts and questions that we’ll use to guide our conversation:

With bundled, capitated and risk-based contracts setting a fixed top line, there is a scramble in motion among providers and payers to better leverage technology to understand financial and clinical risks.

  • How do we leverage technology to improve the patient billing experience?
  • How can providers and payers adopt a digital footprint to increase patient financial educational tools?
  • What are the different approaches for financial and risk modeling using predictive analytics tools and approaches that can inform leadership on cost and margin issues?

Value Based Care also represents an opportunity to increase technology penetration in behavioral health, palliative, or post-acute services to improve care at lower costs

  • Can we use the cloud to automate physician efforts in populating quality measures?
  • How can improvements in IT design and development processes drive lower costs for deploying IT to low-income and safety net hospitals?

If you’ve never used blab before, it’s really easy to use. You can watch and participate in the chat on blab itself or in the embed below. Just visit this blog post or the blab page on the date of the event and you can join in on the conversation live. Yes, that’s right, we encourage you to not just listen to the conversation, but to join in.

We’re planning to start off holding these monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month so put it on your calendar.

Also, feel free to use the #HealthDisruptors hashtag for things you learn or hear on the blab chat as well. Thanks in advance for those who spread the word about this new endeavor. We think it could grow into a really special community.

Healthcare Disruption – #HealthDisruptors Blab Chat – June 21, 2016

Posted on June 20, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

We’re really excited to be holding our 2nd Health Disruptors Blab chat on June 21, 2016 at 10 PM ET (7 PM PT). Yes, we realize this is late for many of you on the east coast, but that should make for some fun late night conversations. Most of the health disruptors I know send me emails at all hours of the day and night, so hopefully this time will work out for most. We’re continuing to evaluate the time and changing it as our schedules permit and as the community desires.

If you’re not familiar with the format and approach of the Health Disruptors blab, you can read more details here.

Melissa McCool (MindStile and STI Innovations) will be the host for this month’s Health Disruptors chat where we’ll talk about “Solving the Problems of the Upstream Determiners of Health.” To start the discussion, here’s the big overarching question we’d like to discuss along with some questions that dive a little deeper into the topic.

Big Question:

  • How can we solve the problem of the upstream determiners of health?

Diving Deeper:

  • What does this mean exactly?
  • Whose job is it?
  • What are some creative ways to address this issue?
  • If I had a magic wand, I would solve this problem by…
  • What is the role of tech?
  • Who and what companies are being most disruptive to healthcare?

If you’ve never used blab before, it’s really easy to use. You can watch and participate in the chat on blab itself or in the embed below. Just visit this blog post or the blab page on June 21, 2016 at 10 PM ET (7 PM PT) and you can join in on the conversation.

We’re planning to start off holding these monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Also, feel free to use the #HealthDisruptors hashtag for things you learn or hear on the blab chat as well. Thanks in advance for those who spread the word about this new endeavor. We think it could grow into a really special community.

Healthcare Disruption – #HealthDisruptors Blab Chat – May 17, 2016

Posted on May 16, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

When Melissa McCool (MindStile and STI Innovations) and I (Healthcare Scene) first started Healthcare Entrepreneurs, I think we both desired to have our discussions be about more than just entrepreneurship. Plus, we both thought of the concept of entrepreneurs in a much broader context. For example, we believe you that you can be an “entrepreneur” even at a large company. We were more interested in the spirit of healthcare entrepreneurship than we were whether someone had started their own company or not.

Plus, as we started to do these interviews with healthcare entrepreneurs on Blab, I got really disappointed by how stagnant the conversations were. One of the things that attracted Melissa and I to blab and why we wanted to host these video chats together was that past video blabs had been so dynamic and unpredictable. We enjoyed the serendipitous nature of the blabs and wildly expansive conversations that took place.

While we enjoyed our initial Healthcare Entrepreneur chats, we realized that they missed out on the dynamic nature of other blabs we’d done. Plus, they were very similar to many other Healthcare Scene interviews I was doing already. I even talked to someone who attended one of our Healthcare Entrepreneur chats and asked why they didn’t hop on camera, ask questions, or join the discussion. The person told me that they felt like they’d be interrupting if they’d joined.

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With this experience and insight as background, Melissa and I decided that we needed to make a few tweaks to our previous chats. First, we’ve decided to rename our discussion to the Health Disruptors Blab Chat. Soon we’ll convert the website and branding to the new domain. Hopefully this will include anyone interested in doing something interesting and disruptive in healthcare.

New Blab Chat Format
Taking inspiration from Twitter chats which are open, interactive and inclusive, we wanted to create a similar format for our Health Disruptors blab chats. Instead of becoming a formal interview, the goal is to have as many people participate on camera and in the Blab chat area as possible. Melissa and I will just be the organizers and facilitators of the chat, but the video content and discussion will go wherever the community wants to take it. Yes, that will likely lead to some interesting off topic conversations. I won’t be surprised if as much value is gleaned in the chat room as the videos.

We’re planning invite people to host future Health Disruptors chats (let us know if you’re interested). Similar to a Twitter chat, as host you’d come up with the topic and questions that will inspire the discussion and then hop on camera to help us facilitate the discussion. The great thing is that we’re inventing something new. So, there’s no way you can screw it up.

Our First Health Disruptors Blab Chat!
We’re really excited to be holding our first Health Disruptors Blab chat on May 17, 2016 at 11 PM ET (8 PM PT). Yes, we realize this is late for many of you on the east coast, but that should make for some fun late night conversations. Most of the health disruptors I know send me emails at all hours of the day and night, so hopefully this time will work out for most. We can reevaluate it if needed.

Melissa and I will co-host the first Health Disruptors chat where we thought it fitting to talk about “Healthcare Disruption.” To start the discussion, here’s the big overarching question we’d like to discuss along with some questions that dive a little deeper into the topic.

Big Question:

  • Where do you see disruption happening in healthcare?

Diving Deeper:

  • Is there really anything disruptive in healthcare? Are government and regulation killing disruption?
  • What can we do to better facilitate disruption in healthcare?
  • Should healthcare be disrupted?
  • What disruptions will work in combination to shock the health system?
  • Who and what companies are being most disruptive to healthcare?

If you’ve never used blab before, it’s really easy to use. You can watch and participate in the chat on blab itself or in the embed below. Just visit this blog post or the blab page on May 17, 2016 at 11 PM ET (8 PM PT) and you can join in on the conversation.

We’re planning to start off holding these monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. That means you can put June 21st at 11 PM ET (8 PM PT) on your calendars for the 2nd Health Disruptors blab. If people like them enough, we’ll do them more often.

Also, feel free to use the #HealthDisruptors hashtag for things you learn or hear on the blab chat as well. Thanks in advance for those who spread the word about this new endeavor. We think it could grow into a really special community.

Finally, Melissa and I did a quick intro blab where we fleshed out the ideas for Health Disruptors. You can find the recording of it:

Telemedicine and Healthcare Entrepreneurship w/ Jamey Edwards from @LANMartti

Posted on March 29, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

UPDATE: In case you missed the chat, here’s the recording:

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We’re excited to have a very special guest, Jamey Edwards, joining us for Episode 4 of the Healthcare Entrepreneurs chat. Jamey is the CEO of CloudBreak Health, a leading telemedicine company currently performing over 60,000 encounters per month in over 500 hospitals nationwide. Cloudbreak has brought together two industry leaders, Language Access Network (the leading Video Remote Interpreting pioneer) and Carenection (the first Telemedicine market network) to deliver unified telehealth solutions to hospitals nationwide. Plus, Jamey has a long history and experience as an entrepreneur.

You can join our live conversation with Jamey Edwards and even hop on video so you can join the discussion and/or ask Jamey questions. All you need to do to watch live is visit this blog post on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7 PM ET (4 PM PT) and watch the video embed at the bottom of the post. You can also subscribe to the blab directly. The conversation will be recorded as well and available on this post after the interview.

If you’d like to see the archives of past Healthcare Entrepreneur videos, you can find and subscribe to all of Healthcare Entrepreneur videos on YouTube.

The Challenge of “Focus” for Healthcare Entrepreneurs and How Businesses Can Benefit From Getting a SLAP

Posted on March 28, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

In case you missed our live Healthcare Entrepreneurs chat with Carissa Reiniger where we discussed the challenge of “Focus” for Healthcare Entrepreneurs, the benefits of businesses getting a SLAP, and a lot more, here’s the live video recording:

If you’d like to see the archives of past Healthcare Entrepreneur videos, you can find and subscribe to all of Healthcare Entrepreneur videos on YouTube.

The Challenge of “Focus” for Healthcare Entrepreneurs w/ @carissareiniger

Posted on March 8, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

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We’re excited to have a very special guest, Carissa Reiniger, joining us for the 3rd Healthcare Entrepreneurs chat. Carissa is an expert in helping small businesses be more successful including identifying what they are trying to achieve and how to stick with it. We’ll talk about Carissa’s SLAP program and her Silver Lining action plan so we can all work to avoid the shiny objects and remember that time is money.

You can join our live conversation with Carissa Reiniger and even hop on video so you can join the discussion and/or ask Carissa questions. All you need to do to watch live is visit this blog post on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7 PM ET (4 PM PT) and watch the video embed at the bottom of the post. You can also subscribe to the blab directly. The conversation will be recorded as well and available on this post after the interview.

If you’d like to see the archives of past Healthcare Entrepreneur videos, you can find and subscribe to all of Healthcare Entrepreneur videos on YouTube.

Networking at #HIMSS16 – Healthcare Entrepreneurs w/ @MandiBPro @MelissaXXMcCool @techguy

Posted on January 22, 2016 I Written By

UPDATE: Check out the YouTube recording of our chat with Mandi Bishop:

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We’re excited to have a very special guest joining us for the 2nd Healthcare Entrepreneurs chat. She’s a HIMSS 2016 social media ambassador. She’s the Health Plan Analytics Innovation Practice Lead at Dell. Her name is Mandi Bishop, but many people know her better as @MandiBPro. She’s one of the most effective networkers I’ve ever seen at events like the HIMSS Annual Conference happening next month in Las Vegas and so we’re excited to have her on Healthcare Entrepreneurs to talk about the challenge of networking at HIMSS.

You can join our live conversation with Mandi Bishop and even hop on video so you can join the discussion and/or ask Mandi questions. All you need to do to watch live is visit this blog post on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7 PM ET (4 PM PT) and watch the video embed at the bottom of the post. You can also subscribe to the blab directly. The conversation will be recorded as well and available on this post after the interview.

If you’d like to see the archives of past Healthcare Entrepreneur videos, you can find and subscribe to all of Healthcare Entrepreneur videos on YouTube.

Healthcare Entrepreneur Chat – Episode 1

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In case you missed the first Healthcare Entrepreneur chat with Melissa McCool and John Lynn, we had a great time talking about many of the challenges associated with being a healthcare entrepreneur. Plus, we queued up a whole bunch of other topics we can discuss on future Healthcare Entrepreneur chats. We hope you’ll enjoy!

The next Healthcare Entrepreneur chat is schedule for Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7 PM ET (4 PM PT) with Mandi Bishop where we’ll be discussing Networking at #HIMSS16. We hope you’ll be able to join us then.

Welcome to Healthcare Entrepreneurs!

Posted on January 12, 2016 I Written By

Welcome to the future home of Healthcare Entrepreneurs. We’re excited to create this new site focused on the challenges that healthcare entrepreneurs face. It’s not easy doing any startup, but healthcare startup companies have many unique challenges. Over time we’re sure to talk about those unique challenges, but also the challenges that apply to starting a company in any industry.

While we hope that many others will enjoy our conversations about building a healthcare company, there’s no doubt that we’re hosting these conversations as much for our own benefit as others. The great part is that we’ll be using Blab to host our Healthcare Entrepreneurs chat, so you can join us on the healthcare entrepreneur journey as well. We want as many healthcare entrepreneurs sharing their experiences, stories, insights, and challenges as we can get.

We’ll be posting all our archived Healthcare Entrepreneur chats on YouTube as well if you want to subscribe to our channel. We may even push them out as podcasts for those who prefer to listen to them that way.

We look forward to sharing our journey as Healthcare Entrepreneurs!