In this episode, Mara tackles the ever-present myth that if you feel fine, you are fine. She shares facts and insights on child immunity, asymptomatic testing, the impending flu season, expanding COVID symptoms, and of course - masks. You won't want to miss this one! And if you have a myth that needs busting, send it to HPIpodcast@accumen.com to be considered for future episodes.
To say COVID-19 testing methods are changing rapidly is an understatement! To keep you up-to-date, Kim joined us for a bonus episode this week to share recent updates on COVID testing, including: detection and antibody tests, unique testing being investigated, and multiplex testing.
In this episode, Kim dives into the current dichotomy between states in surge and recovery phases of the pandemic in parallel to a shared goal to scale lab testing, increase testing options and continue to identify new technology solutions. Join Kim weekly for more real-time updates and, if you have a specific question, send it to HPIpodcast@accumen.com for Kim to answer!
The Joint Commission is one of the many government agencies working hard to be a resource for healthcare, supporting those on the front lines, during the current crisis. Heather Hurley chats with HPI about how The Joint Commission pivoted during the COVID-19 crisis, including guidance and resources available for healthcare organizations. Ms. Hurley has held several distinguished roles at The Joint Commission, currently serving as the Executive Director of Laboratory Accreditation and Health Systems Strategic Accounts. The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings. You can find The Joint Commission on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-joint-commission/
Mara Aspinall continues her mission to raise the profile of diagnostics in the COVID-19 spotlight by busting myths in this 6-part series. Episode 2 busts the myth: "It's not safe to go back to work". Ms. Aspinall talks temperature checks, masks, hand washing frequency and the strength of sanitzer. Each episode in this series busts a current myth in detail. If you think you have a myth that needs busting, send it to HPIpodcast@accumen.com for Mara's review!
In this episode, Kim chats with HPI about three significant areas in the news today: (1) current virus spikes and using Rt values as a measurement of infection severity, (2) the impact of the President's decision to remove pandemic control from the CDC, and (3) specimen pooling as a new form of testing with potentially shorter turn-around times. Join Kim weekly for more real time updates and, if you have a specific question, send it to HPIpodcast@accumen.com for Kim to answer!
Eric Jurinic is the Vice President of Corporate Supply Chain with Accumen, on a mission to develop relationships with domestic manufacturers already distributing PPE as well as those with the capabilities to do so. In this episode, he walks the HPI audience thru his early pandemic insights, his determination to find and develop domestic manufacturers to meet hospital supply needs, and the do's and don'ts of supplies for everyone inside and outside of healthcare.
As a diagnostic expert and Laboratory Consulting Manager, Kim Zunker spends every minute of her career today focused on COVID-19 testing. Be it breaking news, agency reporting updates, new or changing testing approval status or technology solutions on the horizon, she's in the know minute by minute through her vast research and network. Join her weekly for updates through this new series! And send in your questions for Kim to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
Mara Aspinall continues her mission to raise the profile of diagnostics in the COVID-19 spotlight through this 6-part series. In each episode she will bust myths around topics like current COVID-19 testing types and accuracy, if it really is safe to go back to work or whether herd immunity will ever really happen. Each episode will cover current topics as well as questions from our audience. Send yours today to HPIpodcast@accumen.com!
Rob Van Tuyle leads the second largest supplier of blood products in the U.S., serving as a critical healthcare network of life saving materials over 29 states to 5000 hospitals. In this episode, Mr. Van Tuyle shares his journey to this non-profit healthcare organization and how he sees the complexities of the blood center in our new COVID world.
The hospital lab has a spotlight on it for the first time . . . ever. At the center of COVID-19 testing during the first pandemic in 100 years, the hospital lab is being stretched to deliver unprecedented service, turn-around times and results. HPI sits down with Connie Wilkins, System Lab Director at CHI Health in Nebraska, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the hospital lab she leads and the next steps in preparing for both crisis and recovery from her perspective.
Al Siblani started a 3D printing company in 2002, focused on 12 global business sectors ranging from toys to jewelry to medical devices. In early 2020, his personal and professional focus honed in on the latter as he contracted COVID-19 and quickly mobilized his factory to create an FDA-approved 3D printed testing swab to join the effort to increase testing across the U.S. In this episode, he tells us about this journey and the impact he's been able to have on healthcare to-date.
Dr. Geoffrey Rubin: The profound impact COVID-19 has had on healthcare and the specific delivery of Imaging services
Dr. Geoff Rubin is a globally recognized Radiologist and thought leader. He has spent the majority of his career building teams at some of the leading academic medical centers across the country, including Stanford and Duke Universities. In this episode, he speaks with HPI on the current and future impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare, the Imaging department, and innovation in both arenas.
Mara Aspinall: Diagnostic Evangelist on a mission to keep the spotlight on diagnostics after the pandemic
A study that found 20-30% of patients at autopsy were treated for a disease that they did not have changed the course of this thought leader's career. Mara Aspinall has been on a mission to raise the profile of diagnostics in healthcare ever since. Find out why.
COVID-19 immediately created a need for regional testing and faster results. Gary Huff discusses how it got here and why its imperative the hospital lab prepare to meet future, local demands.
HPI continues the conversation with Dr. John Mattison, transitioning to the current healthcare crisis, discussing his views on everything from available testing methods, herd immunity, the debate over wearing masks in public, and reopening the economy.
Dr. John Mattison (Part 1): CMIO Emeritus at Kaiser Permanente talks about the critical role of data in driving healthcare innovation
As the mastermind behind the first fully integrated electronic health record (EHR) in the U.S., Dr. John Mattison talks to HPI about the opportunity to advance the development of healthcare resources, clinical trials and medical treatments through data.
Healthcare Heroes Spotlight: Two nurses quest to bring awareness to the utilization of our nation’s blood supply
Melanie Jorgenson and Nicole DeVita share their inspiring paths to nursing and respective experience on the front lines, from 9/11 to COVID-19.
There are three fundamental elements required for building a network to manage and track public health testing, like COVID-19. Join public health, policy and commercial lab leaders to learn what these are and how healthcare technology organizations are now coordinating regional information through them, from where test capacity exists to electronically tracking patient results from ordering provider to required government agencies.
Washington state was identified early as ground zero for the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Monica Pagano, Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Washington University, shares her reflections on their levels of preparedness, learnings to-date and plans for closing identified gaps in performance before the next wave.