miniVHAN

miniVHAN

The miniVHAN podcast is for healthcare provider organizations who are members of VHAN, a clinically integrated network in Tennessee and surrounding states. In miniVHAN, we highlight clinical transformation strategies, regulatory updates, and industry trends that are key drivers on the road to improved patient health and stronger communities. This podcast is designed to be for VHAN members, by VHAN members, as each 30-minute episode is developed from questions and feedback directly from members like you. Episodes also reference member-only resources and tools available to your organization that support patient care delivery. So hop in the miniVHAN on your commute, during your daily walk, or over lunch.

Episodes

April 23, 2024 26 mins

Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA, has thrived in the health care industry for over 50 years – and continues to make meaningful contributions. He's not only a family physician and professor; he's also a leader who embraces change. Even while serving as former Chief Clinical Officer at Delaware Valley ACO and as current Program Director at Jefferson’s College of Population Health, he has made it a priority to stay connected to patients. Putti...

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There’s a good reason Medicare triple-weights medication adherence as a performance measure. Prescriptions aren’t effective if patients can’t access them easily or take them routinely. One way VHAN’s Care Management team supports network members is by helping their patients overcome barriers to filling prescriptions and managing complex medication regimens.

In this episode, clinical pharmacist Danya Wilson and nurse practitioner Ca...

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VHAN Director of Network Operations Matt Duckworth joins the miniVHAN to peel back the layers of health care’s monumental shift from volume to value in the past 10-plus years. Duckworth leans on his expertise in law and health care policy to offer insights on the Affordable Care Act's impact and the innovative strategies being tested by the CMS Innovation Center. 

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Local communities across the state are in serious need of compassionate, problem-solving health professionals who can build bridges between doctors and patients and ensure every individual receives the care they deserve. That’s why the miniVHAN is proud to spotlight Tennessee’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) initiative and show how these workers are filling health care gaps, especially for those in high-need, hard-to-reach populat...

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In this thoughtful discussion, we navigate the landscape of grief and bereavement, shedding light on its many forms, common disruptors, and signs that indicate the need for intervention. Listen in as guests, Rebecca Sebastian, VHAN Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Dr. Martha Shepherd, Medical Director for Vanderbilt Health at Metro Nashville Public Schools, take us through the intricacies of anticipatory and acute grief as well...

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In this episode, we unravel the complex subject of childhood and adult trauma with guests Tasia York, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Sophie Bell, LCSW with Here/Now Psychotherapy Collective in Brooklyn, New York. We explore the different ways that trauma can express itself and discuss how to recognize the signs of trauma across all ages. We also examine trauma-informed care, exp...

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Join us on a journey through the world of neurodiversity in our latest episode, as we explore autism and ADHD across the lifespan. Kelly Geelan, LCSW at Vanderbilt Health, guides us through the neurodiversity movement and common misconceptions about autism. The episode continues with Allison Peak, LCSW, executive director at Allied Behavioral Health Solutions, who shares the importance of early interventions and support for those w...

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Welcome back to a brand-new season of the miniVHAN podcast, where together we learn more about mental health across the lifespan—and how physical, mental and emotional health are all interconnected. Joining us first in the miniVHAN are two healt...

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In the last road trip of the series, our guests will share their insights on the future of pharmacy and its deeper integration into the care delivery model. We’ll also investigate current trends, such as shortages of mainstream medications like Ozempic, and the impact on quality performance goals.

Have ideas to share or want to be a guest on the miniVHAN podcast? Contact us anytime at minivhanpodcast@vhan.com.

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Pharmacy-led programs are critical to improving chronic conditions, reducing unnecessary utilization and lowering the total cost of care—all while keeping patient goals top of mind. Join us in the miniVHAN as we discuss the importance of antibiotic stewardship, practical ideas for developing a program in your organization, and key clinical and patient engagement opportunities to consider.

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Serving hundreds of patients each day, pharmacists are highly in tune with what patients need from their care team. Hear from pharmacists and other health care providers on the unique, trusting relationships that pharmacists forge with patients and opportunities for collaboration that can improve patient outcomes and team satisfaction. Have ideas to share or want to be a guest on the miniVHAN podcast? Contact us anytime at minivhan...

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In 2020, total pharmacy spend in the United States was nearly $350 billion. And with prescription drug prices rising three times faster than the rate of inflation, millions of Americans are wondering how they’re going to pay for their medications. In this episode you’ll hear from three health care leaders about the factors driving up costs and how to manage them so that patients can get the care they need.

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To kick off our pharmacy series, the miniVHAN podcast explores the changing landscape of pharmacy, current policy challenges and opportunities, and how pharmacy is evolving in the greater health care ecosystem to drive population health approaches to care.

Have ideas to share or want to be a guest on the miniVHAN podcast? Contact us anytime at minivhanpodcast@vhan.com.

Guest this episode: Stacie Dusetzina, Ph.D., Associate Professo...

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September 19, 2022 16 mins

The miniVHAN is excited to welcome aboard Paul Keckley, health care policy analyst, widely known industry expert, and frequent speaker and advisor to health care organizations. We spoke with Paul to get his singular view of the health care landscape today and his thoughts on VHAN’s opportunities and responsibilities as a clinically integrated network.

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September 12, 2022 20 mins

As VHAN celebrates 10 years of accomplishments throughout 2022, the network is also looking toward the future and imagining what opportunities and obstacles lie ahead. From deciding how best to care for the next generation to navigating the latest in population health technology to partnering directly with employers to provide a new kind of health care experience, VHAN is contemplating endless possibilities for growth and transform...

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Addressing the fragmented health care system starts by meeting people where they are, with the target to better serve patients, families and the providers caring for them. Explore how VHAN members are driving this concept forward and advancing population health approaches—and how they are navigating the dual fee-for-service and value-based care environment. 

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August 29, 2022 30 mins

Celebrate VHAN’s 10th year with a look back on the unique vision for VHAN and how the network set out to improve care outcomes across the Southeast. With the health care landscape evolving along with political and economic shifts, a transformation was needed. A dedicated team envisioned a voluntary network that would do the hard work of collaborating so that the burden of providing quality care would be shared. What problems did th...

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August 22, 2022 4 mins

For its third season, the miniVHAN podcast explores the past, present and future of the healthcare ecosystem and how clinically integrated networks like VHAN are traveling new routes to sustain the health and well-being of our communities. 

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For Dr. Zach Logan, the goal is simple. Keep patients healthy. Join Dr. Logan, Family Medicine Physician at Wetherstone Family Wellness (Highpoint Health System), as he shares the importance of integrating value-based approaches into daily processes. He'll discuss some ways he's managed to accomplish this in a busy environment – even during a global pandemic.

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Addressing healthcare disparities has been amplified throughout the pandemic as clinicians and public health organizations strive to reach people in underserved communities to ensure they are getting care they need. Join Dr. Kanthi Narra, Chief Quality Officer and geriatric medicine physician at Maury Regional Health, as he shares his experiences with FQHC Clinics and personal passion for improving health equity. Dr. Narra discusse...

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