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

April 9, 2024 35 mins
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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November 16, 2023 24 mins
In this episode, Dr. Kristi Henderson, CEO of Confluent Health, delves into key moments in the evolution of healthcare technology and stresses the vital role of nurses in shaping, building, and implementing technology, recognizing them as catalysts for meaningful change. Dive into this episode and learn why a sustainable healthcare system is not feasible without technology and the role nurses play in it!
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Nurses play a pivotal in driving technological advancements in patient care.  In this episode of the Smart Care Team Spotlight, Hiyam Nadel talks about the role of nurses in the design, development, and implementation of healthcare technology and innovation. They emphasize the importance of nurse involvement in technology creation and testing, highlighting the significance of empowering nurses as innovators in a collaborative envir...
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Imagine a healthcare world where technology doesn't just support clinicians; they lead it. In this episode of the Smart Care Team Spotlight, Patricia Mook talks about the role of clinicians in driving healthcare technology projects, exemplified by her journey. Patricia shares how she swiftly implemented technology-driven virtual nursing during the pandemic, emphasizing customization and promoting innovation to enhance patient care...
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In this Smart Care Team Spotlight episode, Eric Wallis, Senior Vice President and System Chief Nursing Officer for Henry Ford Health System, shares his insights on the current caregiver workforce crisis post-COVID era. He shares the strategies and opportunities Henry Ford Health System has prioritized to address the workforce shortages and challenges caregivers and hospitals face.  Join us as we explore the innovative solutions an...
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In this Smart Care Team Spotlight episode, Molly McCarthy interviews Dr. Eve Cunningham, Group Vice President at Providence, who discusses their groundbreaking work in healthcare innovation. They're leading the way in integrating Ambient Intelligence, AI, and significant language models to enhance patient care. We explore their collaborations, including with Microsoft, and how AI is transforming healthcare. Dr. Cunningham encourage...
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