The Smart Care Team Spotlight Podcast

The Smart Care Team Spotlight Podcast

In a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the challenges faced by clinicians are mounting. Join host Molly McCarthy MBA RN-BC, former US Microsoft CNO, as she leads captivating conversations with today’s health leaders about the game-changing potential of AI and Ambient Intelligence for care teams. Visit virtualnursing.com, your go-to resource for accelerating the transition to smart care teams. Presented by care.ai ®.

Episodes

June 18, 2024 36 mins
Discover how Rich Kenny transformed from a flight nurse to a pioneering healthcare executive, revolutionizing healthcare with technology and analytics! In this episode of the Smart Care Team Spotlight, Rich Kenny discusses his extensive healthcare career, highlighting his transition from a flight nurse to becoming the SAS Health Care Industry Executive Advisor, where he focuses on integrating analytics and AI into healthcare operat...
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From recruitment strategies to positive work environments, nursing leadership drives change. In this episode, Dr. Robyn Begley, who recently announced her plans to retire at the end of 2024 from her position as CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of the American Hospital Association, discusses the challenges faced by healthcare systems, such as the overwhelmin...
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As we embrace cutting-edge AI and virtual tools, let's ensure they enhance rather than eclipse the heart of healthcare: compassionate, human-centered care. In this episode, Mary Morin delves into how advancements transform care delivery and enhance patient safety while addressing the challenges and opportunities these technologies present in modern healthcare settings. Mary shares invaluable perspectives on integrating technology i...
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Learning and advocating for patients is essential for nurses to succeed in the changing healthcare landscape.  In this episode, Becky Fox, Chief Clinical Information Officer at Intermountain Health, discusses how nurses can use AI to improve patient care, streamline tasks, and make better decisions. Becky shares her experiences from various roles, highlighting the importance of learning and innovation in healthcare. She underscores...
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Family-centered care plays a pivotal role in ensuring positive outcomes for pediatric patients. In this episode, Dr. Jane Mericle, Executive Vice President at Nemours Children's Health, shares insights into pediatric care's unique challenges and innovations. Jane emphasizes the importance of understanding children's needs at various developmental stages, family-centered care, and prevention strategies. She discusses the significanc...
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Nurses play a critical role in patient care, and respecting nursing protocols improves patient safety. In this episode, Leah Binder discusses the crucial role of transparency and quality in healthcare and explores the potential of AI in healthcare while cautioning against overreliance and emphasizing the importance of human oversight. Tune in and learn how transparency, quality improvement, and patient engagement are shaping the fu...
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The advent of virtual nursing can revolutionize patient care by easing nurses' workloads, facilitating administrative tasks, and managing complex patient cases with high acuity levels. In this episode, Amy McCarthy, Director of Nursing, Women, Infants & Oncology at Texas Health Resources, explores the evolving role of nurses beyond the bedside and into diverse sectors such as technology and government. Amy and Molly delve into ...
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Nurses' active involvement in identifying issues and implementing solutions is crucial for developing technology that genuinely improves patient care. In this episode, Dan Weberg delves into the role of virtual nurses in healthcare and why it's crucial to involve healthcare professionals in the design and implementation of new technologies. Dan and Molly discuss the vital contribution of nurses in problem discovery, solution design...
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Collaborative leadership and patient-centric solutions are reshaping the landscape of patient safety! In this episode of the Smart Care Team Spotlight, Barbara Pelletreau discusses the implementation of patient safety initiatives, emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and evidence-based practices. She highlights the direct correlation between a hospital's financial outcomes and high-quality care, underscoring the transformative po...
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There is a dynamic synergy between nursing expertise and cutting-edge technology that today’s healthcare industry could embrace. In this episode of the Smart Care Team Spotlight, Tracy Breece and Betty Jo Rocchio discuss the seamless integration of nursing and technology at Mercy, emphasizing the role of analytics in optimizing patient care outcomes. They also outline their future vision, highlighting the integration of generative ...
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Collaboration is critical to identifying and prioritizing problems and solutions in healthcare. In this episode, Wendy Kiepek and Jennifer Glenn share insights into the transformative success of Vanderbilt University Hospital's virtual nursing program. Wendy, a healthcare informatics professional, highlights the collaboration between nursing teams and information technology, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in problem-solvin...
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Too often, technology makes caregivers' lives harder, not easier. It's time for smart technology to empower care with a more human touch. In this episode, Michelle Troseth and Tracey Christopherson, co-founders of Missing Logic, focus on the transformative promise of AI and ambient intelligence for healthcare. The dynamic duo, with backgrounds in nursing and respiratory therapy, shares insights from their book, "Polarity Intellige...
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Investing in professional development prepares nurses for the digital revolution. In this episode, Dr. David Marshall, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at Cedars-Sinai, discusses the transformative impact of technology on healthcare, emphasizing the need for smart solutions that enhance the human touch in caregiving. He explores the integration of robotics and ambient listening technology, demonstrating how these ...
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Technology isn't just a shiny object; it's a tool that should augment the unique value of nursing rather than overshadow it. In this episode, Mary Beth Kingston, Executive Vice President, and Chief Nursing Officer at Advocate Health, dives deep into the heart of clinical transformation, exploring the multifaceted role of nursing and technology in crafting new care models designed to enhance quality, safety, equity, and clinical out...
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In this special holiday crossover episode of the Smart Care Team Spotlight, your host, Molly McCarthy, welcomes you to a festive collaboration with Steve Lieber's podcast, Smart From the Start, presented by Care.ai. This episode showcases Steve Lieber's engaging interviews with six prominent health system leaders at the recent Becker's Health IT Conference. Join Steve as he sits down with these healthcare visionaries, delving into ...
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Nurses emerge as crucial contributors to designing inclusive solutions that enhance health experiences and outcomes for all. In this episode, Shawna Butler delves into the pivotal role of nurses in revolutionizing healthcare through smart technology. She highlights the positive impact of digitization on patient care coordination and information sharing. She also stresses the necessity for intentional technology to address accessib...
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New nursing graduates face challenges transitioning from the classroom to the real-world healthcare setting. In this Smart Care Team Spotlight episode, Marion Leary talks about the challenges and opportunities related to nursing education and innovation. She emphasizes closing the gap between nursing education and practical challenges through teaching innovation, involving nurses in healthcare technology, and promoting opportunitie...
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In this episode, Judy Murphy explores the highs and lows of AI implementation. She delves into the hype around ChatGPT AI and broader AI integration in healthcare, emphasizing the ongoing need for monitoring, validation, and clinician feedback. Tune in to learn how to navigate the dynamic intersection of AI and healthcare for meaningful patient care and outcome improvements!
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From recruitment strategies to positive work environments, nursing leadership drives change. In this episode, Dr. Robyn Begley delves into the challenges of healthcare systems. Robyn mainly explores the overwhelming demands on bedside caregivers and emphasizes the need for tailored approaches given the diverse landscape of healthcare facilities. She also offers recruitment and retention strategies and shares insights into virtual n...
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How are smart hospitals leading the charge in healthcare innovation? Join Molly McCarthy on this festive Smart Care Team Spotlight episode for a unique crossover event with Steve Lieber's podcast, Smart From the Start. In this holiday special, we're thrilled to bring you a captivating episode featuring Steve's esteemed guest, Roberta Schwartz, Chief Innovation Officer at Houston Methodist Hospital. In this episode, Roberta Schwartz...
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