Inside Angle

Inside Angle

Conversations at the heart of moving health care forward, from 3M Health Information Systems.

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May 10, 2022 24 min

Great user experience is paramount in our digital world. But it doesn’t always translate to health care settings. With more than 20 years as a usability/user experience (UX) engineer and manager, Dr. Randolph Bias has spent his career helping software developers make human-computer interfaces “user friendly.” Learn how these ideas can be applied to the medical world, including in the electronic health record (EHR) and for advancing...

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Introducing Dr. Melissa Clarke and Dr. Travis Bias, new hosts of the Inside Angle podcast! Dr. Clarke is senior medical director for health care transformation and health equity, and Dr. Bias is chief medical officer of the clinician solutions business at 3M Health Information Systems. In this episode, Melissa and Travis discuss everything from their time providing health care and training to physicians abroad, to how we can addres...

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Getting into health care somewhat accidentally as a child, Dr. Kyna Fong, CEO and co-founder of Elation Health, set out to create clinical first technology to bolster primary care. What is clinical first technology? Listen to Dr. Fong’s perspective on the importance of health care innovation that supports the core of care: the physician patient relationship.

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January 25, 2022 24 min

When South Shore Hospital Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Director Kim Conner was tasked with analyzing the organization’s existing CDI program, she decided it was time for big changes. In this episode, Kim shares how she worked alongside coding, quality and physician teams to ensure complete and accurate documentation of patient encounters. Physician buy in through positive, data driven feedback and education has been key t...

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What are the fundamental drivers of high costs and low quality care in the U.S. health care system? In this episode, Sophia Tripoli, director of health care innovation at Families USA, describes her organization/s work on value initiatives that focus on re-orienting the health care system to deliver health. She also discusses forwarding consumer-focused policy agendas to improve health care delivery and payment systems.

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Many states and health plans have adopted value-based payment models to address social determinants of health. How do these models work and are they working? In this episode, William Bleser, PhD at Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, digs into the details of some of these models, bringing to light key strategies for successful payment reform and pitfalls to avoid.

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In order to practice medicine, doctors have to take and pass board certification exams to prove they are current in their field. Dr. Richard Baron, president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation, reveals the importance of these exams beyond testing medical knowledge. He shares ideas about the future of primary care, quality measurement and what it truly means to be a good doctor.

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When U.S. business leaders noticed that their employees in other countries were getting better care and outcomes for less cost than in the U.S., they knew something needed to change. Enter the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to sharing best practices to support the growth of high performing primary care. Ann Greiner, president and CEO of the PCC, describes the organizatio...

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How can we fix the U.S. health care system so that it is both less costly and provides better patient outcomes? It’s a complicated question with no easy answer. One solution is to invest more in high quality primary care, with an emphasis on continuity of care that fosters a partnership between providers and patients. Chris Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, shares how the organization is working with public officials ...

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Have you ever created a bucket list? Has overwork and burnout prevented you from realizing those dreams? Ben Nemtin wrote the book “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?” to remind us to step back from the day to day and focus on helping ourselves and others achieve lifelong dreams.

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The health care industry is changing. Is your organization keeping up? Best selling author, inventor and technologist Nicholas Webb explores the trends disrupting the current state of health care and details three things that hospitals and clinics can do to prepare for survival.

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Employers are fed up with the current health care system. They recognize that high quality care means a healthier workforce and are looking to hospitals, health systems and health plans to move faster on health reform. Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO of the Purchaser Business Group on Health, discusses her organization’s innovative work redesigning care delivery and driving affordability.

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Why are health care costs so much higher in the U.S. compared with other countries? In his new book “Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win,” investigative reporter and author Marshall Allen shares stories from real people dealing with high medical bills and details concrete steps for how individuals and employers can challenge the system.

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Care guidelines and protocols are designed to address discreet aspects of health, not necessarily the complexities of the human condition. When Dr. Elvin Geng of Washington University in St. Louis realized standard rules and practice were preventing him from addressing a complicated issue for a patient, he recognized the situation called for more discretionary decision making, evidence of what our second guest, author Michael Lipsk...

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At its core, health care is fundamentally about relationships. Yet, over the last several decades, care delivery has evolved into a transactional model reinforced by EHR tick boxes, shift work and the notion that clinicians are interchangeable. Dr. Christine Sinsky, Vice President for the American Medical Association, discusses her research on physician burnout and the connection between better patient outcomes and patient-clinicia...

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Our nation's health care delivery system falls short when it comes to disease prevention and health promotion. Can we embrace the idea of health "holism" -- treating the whole person, not just the physical symptoms of a disease -- into our modern care delivery and payment systems? In this episode, Wayne Jonas, MD, describes how to bring primary care back to the forefront of the U.S. health care model.

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How do we provide physicians with the right resources to meet the needs of the people they serve? What will it take to ensure the best possible care when social factors hinder successful outcomes? In this episode, Dr. Bob Phillips, Executive Director of The Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care with the American Board of Family Medicine, discusses the value of using community vital signs to identify at-risk populati...

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Among the many lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear: Whether it's gaps in our public health system or obstacles to adoption of telemedicine, the way we finance health care in the U.S. doesn't always match what we want from health care. Rebecca Etz, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist with Virginia Commonwealth University and a leading expert on integrating mental and behavioral health into primary car...

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What might a better value-based payment model look like and what tools do we need in order to create that model? Dr. Gordon Moore discusses a vision for the future of value-based care with Kenton Johnston, PhD, MPH, dissecting the topics of risk adjustment, quality measures, accountable care organizations and more.

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How can small physician practices be supported in their work? In what ways can practices grow their voice to get the attention of payers and ultimately realize the goals of value-based care? In this episode, Dr. Jen Brull discusses taking her practice in Plainville Kansas on a journey of continual improvement that led her to a national role as vice president of clinical engagement for Aledade, a company that helps geographically di...

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