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Conversations at the heart of moving health care forward.

Prevention vs. treatment: Investing in the health of communities

When public health initiatives account for 90 percent of improvements in population health, what is the role of the care delivery system in addressing non-medical or social factors that drive outcomes? For Nico Pronk, PhD, President of the HealthPartners Institute and Chief Science Officer at HealthPartners, it means finding the right balance between caring for the urgent needs of a community and enhancing the vital conditions of a community, such as affordable housing, healthy food accessibility, and early childhood education. Based on the success of HealthPartners’ Power Up 4 Kids program and other intiatives, Dr. Pronk discusses an approach that pays careful attention to the needs of a community and engages local stakeholders to improve the chances of good outcomes.

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Nico Pronk, PhD, MA, FACSM, FAWHP President, HealthPartners Institute and Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners

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L. Gordon Moore, MD Senior Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Value-based Care

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Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

Harold D. Miller, President and CEO, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform

Sometimes ideas for healthcare reform can morph into problematic policies that inadvertently drive up costs and erode quality. What happens when we […]

In search of innovation: The role of the CMIO

Rick LeMoine, MD, FACP, CMIO, Sharp HealthCare

What does it take to spark innovation within healthcare organizations and how can a sense of curiosity enhance the role of the CMIO? […]

Analyzing human language for social good

Philip Resnik, PhD, Professor, University of Maryland

Can the use of language on social media reveal information about a patient’s mental health? Can human language, with all its […]

Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?

Robert Berenson, MD, Fellow, Urban Institute

How much time does it actually take for primary care physicians and specialists to deliver care, and should time be considered when determining […]

Finding a common language: Documentation and quality improvement

Geoffrey Rose, MD, Chief, Division of Adult Cardiology, and Heather Joyner, Director of HIM, Atrium Health

Health care is rich with specific language that clinicians use to avoid ambiguity. Inconsistent or confusing communication increases the possibility of […]

Payer-provider collaboration: What’s in it for consumers?

Mike Fay, Vice President, Provider Economics, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Imagine having to pay for a car piece by piece, shopping for a steering wheel, brake system and transmission all as separate purchases. Not a great […]

Analyzing unstructured data to unmask cognitive impairment

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing

What if clinicians could use technology to find early indicators of cognitive impairment hidden in the medical record? In this episode […]

Social determinants: Changing our view of the patient

David Buck, MD, MPH, Founder and CEO, and Kallol Mahata, MS, Co-Founder and COO, Patient Care Intervention Center

Dr. David Buck and technologist Kallol Mahata founded the Patient Care Intervention Center which incorporates social determinants in […]

Getting credit for great work: Helping physicians improve documentation

Eugene Christian, MD, Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health System

For chief medical officers, a top focus is improving the quality and safety of patient care. When Dr. Gene Christian left his orthopedic practice for […]

Why patient engagement matters

Alan Glaseroff, MD, Co-Founder, Stanford Coordinated Care

At age 31, after completing his medical training as a family physician, Dr. Alan Glaseroff learned he had Type 1 diabetes. Determined to defy […]

Making the move from volume to value

Mark Sonneborn, Vice President, Minnesota Hospital Association

In Minnesota, provider organizations are working with MHA to apply data in new and innovative ways to help providers […]

Data analytics: Extracting the signal from the noise

John Cromwell, MD, Associate CMO, University of Iowa

By 2020, medical knowledge will double every 73 days. Can innovative technologies like machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) analyze and […]