4×4 Health Podcast
Creating Robust Information Security Programs

Creating Robust Information Security Programs

July 7, 2020

In this podcast, we speak with Ty Hollins, Information Security Officer for Datica. Ty is an expert in privacy, security, risk, and compliance governance. He has spoken on topics spanning data security, privacy, GDPR compliance, cybercrime, and breach preparedness. Ty received his MBA and BS in Computer Science from the University of London. In this episode we dive into the world of information security with a look at how the tools, practices and culture can combine to create to robust information security programs. It’s a classic look at how successful programs account for people and process in addition to technology.

Leadership & Crisis Management

Leadership & Crisis Management

June 2, 2020

In this episode of 4x4 Health, we continue our exploration of the COVID19 pandemic with a deeper dive into the importance of effective leadership during a crisis with Ben Cooperman, Senior Associate at Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI, a Press Ganey company) and Dave “Edge” Edgington a Consultant and Executive Coach with HPI. Edge is a retired Major General with over 33 years in the US Air Force, he’s advised senior commanders during Kosovo and Iraqi combat, flown 3,000 hours in fighter and training aircraft, and commanded a fighter wing. Among his many accomplishments, Edge led this organization through a national defense response to 9-11 attacks.

The lessons Ben and Edge have learned along their respective career paths have great meaning and value in this moment of crisis. It’s particularly interesting to hear the parallels Edge draws to the day of the 9-11 attacks and what followed. This is an episode made for anyone who is interested in leadership and crisis management and the lessons that can be applied to the current pandemic.

 

Working in Healthcare: Vasanth Kainkaryam

Working in Healthcare: Vasanth Kainkaryam

May 5, 2020

In this episode of the 4x4 Health series “Working in Healthcare”, co-hosts Dave Levin, MD and Geeta Nayyar, MD talk with Vasanth Kainkaryam, MD founder of 4 Elements Direct Primary Care. Dr. Kainkaryam has held a variety of roles as a community physician and regional medical director in a large health system, as a medical director of a healthcare startup, and as a Chief Medical Officer of a federally qualified health center.   

 Dr. Kainkaryam, a board-certified Internist and Pediatrician and holds a Masters in Health Informatics, delves into the ways 4 Elements Direct Primary Care is “bring[ing] back the focus on the doctor-patient relationship, and removing artificial barriers to care.” 

Working in Healthcare: Stacy Hurt

Working in Healthcare: Stacy Hurt

April 28, 2020

In this episode of the 4x4 Health series “Working in Healthcare”, co-hosts Dave Levin, MD and Geeta Nayyar, MD talk with Patient Experience Consultant Stacy Hurt, M.H.A., M.B.A. With more than 20 years of experience, Stacy is an award-winning healthcare executive, stage IV cancer survivor, and special needs mother.  She has voluntarily served as a patient advocate for thousands around the world.  As a Patient Experience Consultant, Stacy leverages her unique professional, patient and caregiver perspective to identify gaps where companies and health systems can better serve their end users.

Quantitative Futurist on Healthcare in the age of AI and COVID19

Quantitative Futurist on Healthcare in the age of AI and COVID19

April 21, 2020

In this episode of 4x4 Health, we talk with Amy Webb a quantitative futurist and a bestselling, award-wining author. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures.

Her research focuses on artificial intelligence, and she has advised three-star generals and admirals, White House leadership and CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies on their futures. Given the emerging role of AI in healthcare in general and the massive disruption to the traditional healthcare delivery system in the face of the COVID19 pandemic, the thoughts she shares on the future of healthcare and the role of AI couldn’t be more timely.

ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking – Part 3

ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking – Part 3

April 14, 2020

In this episode of 4x4 Health, we continue our exploration of the ONC’s final rules for promoting interoperability with a deep dive into API’s, FHIR, data sets and certification requirements. We talk with Avinash Shanbhag, Acting Executive Director of the Office of Technology, in the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) where he leads activities in the advancement of health IT standards for interoperability and with Johnny Bender, a Public Health Analyst in the Certification and Testing Division of ONC. Johnny assisted in writing the API section of the Cures Act final rule, serves as a subject matter expert on several HL7 FHIR standards, and manages several certification criteria for the ONC Certification Program.

ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking - Part 2

ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking - Part 2

April 7, 2020

In this episode of 4x4 Health, we continue our conversation with Michael Lipinski, Director of the Regulatory Affairs Division within the office of policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Mark Knee, JD, a Senior Policy Advisor with the ONC Office of Policy.  Both Mike and Mark are at ground zero when it comes to the federal government’s current efforts to promote interoperability and the free exchange of health data.

In part-one of this two-part episode, we covered the overall intent of the rules and dig into the details related to information blocking. In this portion, we cover the planned roll out and enforcement of the rules.

ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking – Part 1

ONC Final Rules on Information Blocking – Part 1

March 31, 2020

In this episode of 4x4 Health, we talk with Michael Lipinski, Director of the Regulatory Affairs Division within the office of policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Mark Knee, JD, a Senior Policy Advisor with the ONC Office of Policy.  Both Mike and Mark are at ground zero when it comes to the federal government’s current efforts to promote interoperability and the free exchange of health data. 

 In part-one of this two-part episode, we cover the overall intent of the rules and dig into the details related to information blocking. Part-two will cover the planned roll out and enforcement of the rules.

The S Curve, Chaos and the Evolution of Healthcare

The S Curve, Chaos and the Evolution of Healthcare

March 24, 2020

In this episode of 4x4 Health, we meet Dr. Joshua T. Honaker, Chief Medical Administrative Officer, for the Norton Medical Group, a part of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Josh’s responsibilities include serving as the physician leader and co-administration leader for over 1,100+ employed providers. Dr. Honaker shares practical insights on building successful medical practices and leading healthcare organizations. We also discuss his work applying the S-Curve Discontinuity Theory to medicine as a way to explain healthcare’s past and predict its future – particularly timely as the COVID19 pandemic disrupts the established healthcare delivery system. 

Working in Healthcare: A COVID-19 Special

Working in Healthcare: A COVID-19 Special

March 20, 2020

COVID19, the disease caused by the novel corona virus is rapidly spreading in a global pandemic turning life upside down around the world. Individuals and organizations are asking fundamental questions like Where is this going? What should I do to keep myself safe? What will be the business and economic impact? What will be the impact on the healthcare system and providers?  

In this special edition of #4x4 Health, Co-host Dr. Geeta Nyaar and I dispense with our usual format to explore these and other COVID19-related questions with José Szapocznik, Professor of Public Health Sciences, Architecture, Psychology, and Educational Studies at the University of Miami where he is also the Honorary and Founding Director of the Clinical Translational Science  Institute. This episode was recorded on March 17, 2020.