Accumen’s Healthcare Performance Insider Podcast
The Enemy of Innovation is Pride - An Interview with Jeff Sorenson

The Enemy of Innovation is Pride - An Interview with Jeff Sorenson

May 10, 2021

Jeff Sorenson started his career as an imaging field engineer more than 25 years ago and recently served as CEO of TeraRecon, the leader in medical advanced visualization and artificial intelligence solutions. After one discussion, this is what we know about Jeff Sorenson: he loves what he does, he lives in his work, he remains curious at all times and he believes in being dissatisfied with last year’s work.

Be the Best Learner in the Room, Advise Followed by Dr. Ty Vachon

Be the Best Learner in the Room, Advise Followed by Dr. Ty Vachon

May 10, 2021

Dr. Vachon credits his success to some great advice he received from a teacher: “be the best learner in the room and keep it simple.” It’s a maxim that he has followed diligently as a physician and healthcare leader, from his time in medical school to his career in the Navy. During his military... service, he was a flight surgeon with the Marine Corps deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2009. He returned to focus on radiology, where he became fascinated with machine learning. Recently the Healthcare Performance Insider caught up with Dr. Vachon and learned more about why he describes himself as a radiologist, informatic-ist, medical imaging domain expert, and machine learning enthusiast.

Turning Medical Images into Life Changing Insights with Mike Hostetler

Turning Medical Images into Life Changing Insights with Mike Hostetler

May 10, 2021

In this episode HPI connects with Mike Hostetler, Director of Marketing and Sales for Imbio. Imbio uses artificial intelligence to look at different patterns or anomalies in medical images, primarily focusing on CT scans of the chest. Their software essentially trains computers to recognize diseases that humans have previously determined to be present in patients with that specific disease, using thousands of patient scans, to help radiologists find diseases that are difficult to see with the human eye.

Spit Matters: Spectrum Solutions Co-Founder

Spit Matters: Spectrum Solutions Co-Founder

February 26, 2021

Bill Phillips, COO of Spectrum Solutions discusses with HPI the race to develop the first approved saliva collection device for COVID-19. In this episode Bill dives into how they grew the company from 94 to 750 employees.

Roundtable on the significance of Anemia Management

Roundtable on the significance of Anemia Management

February 17, 2021

In this episode of the Healthcare Performance Insider Podcast Dr. Irwin Gross, Jason Carney, and Tiffany Hall, industry pioneers provide their unique experiences with managing anemia and how it improves patient care and outcomes. Tune in to hear how having an anemia management program in place at hospitals and health systems can improve patient outcomes and in turn help hospitals and health systems.

The Profound Impact of Comprehensive Patient Blood Management with expert Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP

The Profound Impact of Comprehensive Patient Blood Management with expert Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP

January 19, 2021

HPI had a chance to catch up with Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP is a renowned Anesthesiologist and Patient Blood Management expert. During this episode Dr. Shander gave an overview down the path of his career and the importance of blood management.

A New York City Lab Leader, Pierre Mouawad Shares Hard-Won Lessons from COVID-19

A New York City Lab Leader, Pierre Mouawad Shares Hard-Won Lessons from COVID-19

January 13, 2021

Pierre Mouawad, MBA, is the laboratory director at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY, part of Northwell Health. He has been a lab leader for the past 8 years and is now the Laboratory Director of Lenox Hill Hospital. HPI had a chance to catch up with Pierre recently to learn about how service-line lab leaders are defining pandemic response and making a dramatic impact.

Solving Lab Challenges Through Recruiting Innovation with Jon Harol

Solving Lab Challenges Through Recruiting Innovation with Jon Harol

January 11, 2021

In this episode with Jon Harol, President of Lighthouse Lab Services provides his insight into building the largest group of medical lab scientists in the world and how he and the organization expanded its reach, review opportunities to meet market needs, and identifying three challenges that he literally built his business around. Tune in to listen to those challenges!

COVID 19 Myth Busting with Mara Aspinall (Episode 12: It’s Been a Wild Ride)

COVID 19 Myth Busting with Mara Aspinall (Episode 12: It’s Been a Wild Ride)

January 4, 2021

In this final episode of 2020 Mara reflects back on all of the myths discussed in this series and what we could have done better. It really all comes down to testing, policy and going back to work, safely. Tell us what you'd like to know about diagnostics in the New Year at HPIpodcast@accumen.com!

Joseph Savoie Interview Methodical Communication and Wellness Checks

Joseph Savoie Interview Methodical Communication and Wellness Checks

December 21, 2020

In this episode, HPI connects with Joseph Savoie Director of Imaging at Keck Medicine of USC. Joseph shares his experiences of being in a new role at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic and the lessons learned from leading through a crisis.

Emily Broussard Interview Communication, Patience, and Grace

Emily Broussard Interview Communication, Patience, and Grace

December 21, 2020

In this episode, HPI connects with Emily Broussard Radiology Director at Lafayette General Medical Center. 2020 has been a difficult year for every health system, Lafayette had two major crises to handle, both COVID and Hurricane Delta. Emily shares her experiences and learnings from these two hardships.

Robert Michel Interview, Lab Trend Visionary

Robert Michel Interview, Lab Trend Visionary

December 21, 2020

In this episode, HPI connects with Robert Michel Founder and Editor of the Dark Report. Robert is considered a visionary and has a special talent for identifying new business opportunities in clinical diagnostics. In this episode Robert shares his insight on Lab Automation, the value of the Hospital Lab, Outreach, and the pandemic's impact on the clinical laboratory.

Katie Castree, Career Healthcare Process Improvement Connoisseur

Katie Castree, Career Healthcare Process Improvement Connoisseur

December 18, 2020

In this episode, HPI connects with Katie Castree, an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Katie is an Operations Excellence Manager at Accumen. She shares her insight on the improvement journey within health systems, how COVID has impacted the lab, critical gaps within healthcare, and the road to recovery.

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 15: A Glimmer of Hope)

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 15: A Glimmer of Hope)

December 17, 2020

In this episode of COVID Convo's Kim dives into the current numbers, state of testing in the current surge, as well as details on the long awaited vaccine; what's in it and who gets it first. Stay up to date on pandemic news each week as Kim breaks down critical topics. Send questions you'd like Kim to answer to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.

COVID-19 Myth Busting with Mara Aspinall (Episode 11: Skepticism, Testing Preference, and Kids )

COVID-19 Myth Busting with Mara Aspinall (Episode 11: Skepticism, Testing Preference, and Kids )

December 17, 2020

In this episode Mara debunks several myths asked by our listeners from skepticism around the new technology used for the vaccine, to testing preference, susceptibility in kids, and finally discussing again if this pandemic will ever go away. Listen to the full episode to learn more and continue to submit your questions for Mara at HPIpodcast@accumen.com!

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker Episode 14: Disparity

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker Episode 14: Disparity

December 16, 2020

In this episode of COVID Convo's Kim shares where we are in the pandemic, the science behind the mRNA vaccine, and just how the country might roll it out. Stay up to date on pandemic news each week as Kim breaks down critical topics. Send questions you'd like Kim to answer to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 13: How Bad is it Really?)

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 13: How Bad is it Really?)

December 11, 2020

In this episode of COVID Convo's Kim dives into the current numbers and why hospitalization data matters in addition to Labor issues, Testing, and FDA and EUA Updates. Stay up to date on pandemic news each week as Kim breaks down critical topics. Send questions you'd like Kim to answer to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 11: Bonus Episode on Lab Burnout)

COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 11: Bonus Episode on Lab Burnout)

December 10, 2020

In this bonus episode of COVID Convo's with Kim Zunker, we welcome two current lab leaders: Jennifer Voehringer and Melanie Boling. Kim facilitates a timely discussion around lab burnout in the midst of the pandemic, including perspectives on the causes and potential solutions employers can implement to help team members experiencing burnout.

COVID-19 Myth Busting with Mara Aspinall (Ep. 10: Employers are not relevant in the fight against COVID)

COVID-19 Myth Busting with Mara Aspinall (Ep. 10: Employers are not relevant in the fight against COVID)

December 4, 2020

In this episode of Myth Busting, Mara uncovers the truths about employers and their part in this pandemic. Once again Mara uses real data and research as a source of information and shares details from a recently published report by Arizona State University in a partnership with the World Economic Forum and support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Mara outlines how employees feel, what employers can do, and the next steps to move forward. Be sure to send your myths into HPIpodcast@accumen.com and for a copy of the report, "Facing Uncertainty: The Challenges of COVID-19 in the Workplace" head on over to asuworkplacecommons.com

Buried Blessings with Tom Strauss

Buried Blessings with Tom Strauss

December 3, 2020

Tom Strauss, CEO of Sisters of Charity Health System talks about the critical steps his team took in response to COVID as well as the proud moments and enduring blessings that have occurred as a result.

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