This Week in Health Tech

This Week in Health Tech

This Week in Health Tech podcast is a health technology podcast. Podcast features Vik Patel, a health technology veteran and CEO of Tido Inc. (A Trusted Tech Partner for Healthcare Organizations) and Jimmy Kim (a professional podcast host and producer). Our shows provide commentary, news, and perspective on the latest trends in health tech and features seasoned experienced industry experts. All of our shows are free. TWIHT is supported by advertising. We limit the number of ads on each show, and we only accept advertising from companies whose products or services benefit our audience.

Episodes

June 28, 2022 30 min

This episode of This Week in Health Tech focuses on one of the biggest tech conferences of North America, Collision Conference 2022. Collision attracts people from more than 125 countries and more than 35000 people.
Vik shares the stories meeting the brightest minds in tech and innovative companies. Very different than the other healthcare tech conferences. 
Crowd at the conference was definitely very mixed and pleasantly unexpecte...

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In this episode of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy focus on keeping healthcare uninterrupted: 24/7 end to end monitoring of applications and integration between applications. 
Vik and Jimmy start out with discussing working from home and hybrid working.
 Because of digital transformation and increasing number of mobile and web applications, it is becoming a bigger challenge for healthcare organizations to stay on top of desk...

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For the month of May, Vik and Jimmy are focusing on Healthcare Web, Mobile, EHR Testing and Test Automation.  In this part 1 episode, they focus on healthcare web properties testing and test automation strategies and implementation.
Vik starts with the basics and defining testing and test automation and testing reality in healthcare. Testing is underrated and not something organizations think about but it should be a top priority, e...

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In this episode of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy chat about the latest health tech news including telehealth and in-person hybrid healthcare.
Telehealth is not just a pandemic trend, and it is here to stay. Healthcare is increasingly hybrid with in-person and telehealth visits.
At the beginning of the pandemic in 2019-2020, healthcare organizations were struggling with telehealth, however over the past 2 years, technology...

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In this episode of This Week in Health Tech, first episode of 2022, Vik and Jimmy welcome Jared Johnson, from Healthcare Podcast Rap.
Vik and Jimmy discuss hybrid healthcare or consumer first healthcare in this episode. Jared starts with explaining discussing what hybrid healthcare is with an example of 23 and me. He also mentions examples of Best Buy buying healthcare companies or even Walmart.
How do you adapt as a CEO / CIO / CM...

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December 23, 2021 26 min

In this emergency episode of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy discuss the big news of Oracle buying Cerner.
The biggest purchase Oracle,  Big Tech, has ever done for $28.3 billion dollars.
Vik and Jimmy first talk a little background of Oracle and Cerner. 
Vik talks about Oracle products: cloud infrastructure, integration, oracle dbms, developer network, and more.
Jimmy said this sends a huge signal that there is massive pote...

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In this episode of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy invite Dr. Laura Purdy, CEO and CoFounder of MD Integrations, All in One Telehealth solutions company.
Dr. Purdy is a 15 year army veteran and started her career in military medical school and as a hospitalist in military. She realized early on that telehealth will be the future of healthcare for simple things such as poison ivy or pink eye.
In the old days of telehealth, t...

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In this Halloween special of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy discuss digital transformation and AI with guest Shelby Sanderford, CEO of Docpace.
Shelby shares her story of how she got started in healthcare IT working in a hospital. They are on a mission to eliminate wait times for patients and eliminate need for waiting rooms.
The group dives into the conversation w/ impact of the pandemic on digital transformation in healt...

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In this episode of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy discuss healthcare systems monitoring and integration.
In today's healthcare, we are still dependant on users to identify and report system issues. This is a big patient safety issue.
Vik explains the issue in detail using an example. Patient arrives in emergency department, and based on the patient state, physician orders few different tests. In this case, physician or...

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In this jam-packed episode of This Week in Health Tech, we welcome Dr. Brett Oliver (Chief Medical Information Officer, Baptist Health) to dive into several fascinating topics, such as the future of telehealth, digital transformation, interoperability, cultural change across the industry, and much more.

To kick it off, we discuss the latest COVID situation in Kentucky and the strain that it’s putting on healthcare. Jimmy asks Brett ...

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In this episode of TWIHT, Vik and Jimmy comment on HIMSS 2021 Conference that just ended Aug 12.
This year the conference was in person in Las Vegas and was also available digitally online. Number of participants was low this year because of the pandemic, and it seemed like instead of the usual 50 to 60 thousand registrants, 2021 conference only had about 18000 registrants. Many of them attended digitally.
Vik explains the importan...

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In this episode of Digital Transformation acceleration with APIs, Vik and Jimmy discuss the basics of API and its impact on digital transformation in health systems.
The biggest factor for talking about APIs in healthcare is digital transformation. COVID has accelerated digital transformation in healthcare, it started with telehealth, but it is way beyond just telehealth: increased use AI and machine learning, patient or provider fa...

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In this episode of TWIHT, we discuss how to actively monitor hospital systems data integrity. It is a big challenge to monitor hundreds of systems in a health system to ensure workflows and data are working as expected. This prevents having to rely on users to report issues and prevent extensive downtime.
Vik describes a typical scenario in how most issues are dealt with today in a health system. He uses an example of an ED system....

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In this episode of TWIHT, Vik and Jimmy continue the series about testing and test automation in healthcare, specifically EMR and health systems test automation.
We start out with the difference between web test automation that we discussed in the last episode versus EMR and health systems test automation. Vik explains that the biggest difference would be that web applications may or may not have patient health information however ...

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For month of May, Vik and Jimmy are focusing on Healthcare Web, Mobile, EHR Testing and Test Automation.  In this part 1 episode, they focus on healthcare web properties testing and test automation strategies and implementation.
Vik starts with the basics and defining testing and test automation and testing reality in healthcare. Testing is underrated and not something organizations think about but it should be a top priority espec...

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In this episode of This Week in Health Tech we welcome our very own and close friend Wayne Che to talk about Health System and Mobile Apps - Management, Resources, Build vs Buy, Testing, Infrastructure, Security, Privacy, and more!
This episode aligns well with the new digital product offering of Tido Inc. for the management of mobile and web apps for health systems. Wayne Che works in multiple roles, primarily as CTO of Sowingo Inc...

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On this episode of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy welcome Mark Brookman, CIO, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
We jump right into tele-health and adoption with Mark. Mark indicated that even though they had started on tele-health path about 3-4 years ago, adoption was scarce. Providers were hesitant because there could be liability issues if they missed anything however things changed with CO...

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In this episode of Digital Transformation acceleration with APIs, Vik and Jimmy discuss the basics of API and its impact on digital transformation in health systems.
The biggest factor for talking about APIs in healthcare is digital transformation. COVID has accelerated digital transformation in healthcare, it started with telehealth, but it is way beyond just telehealth: increased use AI and machine learning, patient or provider f...

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In this week of This Week in Health Tech, Vik and Jimmy tackle a very timely topic about COVID vaccine scheduling for health systems.
Vaccines are here, Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca. The phone is ringing off the hook at health systems, which is creating operations issues for health systems. Clogged up phone lines does not help with patient care because more critical issues might not get the attention they deserve.
Vaccine protocols...

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In this episode of This Week in Health Tech, Jimmy and Vik recap the 2020 episodes of This Week in Health Tech and chat about the best of 2020 topics, guests, and more.
Vik and Jimmy start out by reminiscing about 2020 and how it all started. It is also the one-year anniversary of the TWIHT podcast.
Vik concedes that it was not easy to start the podcast and staying on track. But over time it has definitely gotten easier, it no long...

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