Sherri Ozawa, RN and SABM President discusses the early days of blood management practices, how her work and involvement has evolved over the years, and reflections on the current pandemic.
Dr. Joe Chaffin, Founder of the “Blood Bank Guy” persona and website, and Chief Medical Officer of LifeStream Blood Bank, talks with HPI about the evolution of patient blood management programs, his reaction to the EUA of convalescent plasma amidst the COVID-19 crisis, and what's in store next for The Blood Bank Guy!
Rebecca Rock, RN and CFO of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), connects with HPI to share her clinical experiences (across different countries!) that led to a passion for blood conservation, and the importance of celebrating awareness around the management of this precious resource. Patient Blood Management Awareness Week this year is November 5-9.
In episode 11 of COVID Convos with Kim Zunker, we walk through current developments in case numbers nationally, rapid testing, regulatory actions, hospital and healthcare worker testing, and much more. Join Kim weekly for more real time updates and keep sending your questions to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
In this episode Mara debunks a few of the biggest conspiracies related to COVID-19, including the who, what, where and why of the top theories plaguing the news today. Mara breaks down fact and fiction for each, starting with “COVID is a hoax”. Listen to the full episode to learn more and continue to submit your questions for Mara at HPIpodcast@accumen.com!
In this episode, HPI connects with Aaron Harding, Director of Laboratory at SHARP HealthCare in San Diego, CA to discuss how his military training and wartime experiences in Southeast Asia prepared him to lead through the current healthcare crisis, and how he's applying these learnings every day in the clinical laboratory.
In this episode Mara explains why it feels like this pandemic will never end. She shares the good news, bad news, and how she perceives the light at the end of the tunnel. Send your questions or myths you'd like to hear busted by Mara to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
In this episode, Kim dives into current testing reports, highlighting declining statistics and mortality rates. Kim also shares her insights on President Trump's positive COVID test result, treatment to-date and the significance of the number of other White House Officials who have tested positive. Join Kim weekly for more real time updates and send your questions to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
In this episode, our resident clinical lab expert sheds new insights on the race to a vaccine, increased testing (yes, we're STILL working on this) and current efforts to slow spikes in some states. Kim continues to arm us with facts and data as we continue to adjust to our "new normal". Send questions or topics for Kim to cover in future episodes to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
Lab tests have never been in the healthcare spotlight like they are now. In this episode, HPI connects with Dr. Jane Dickerson from Seattle Children’s Hospital to talk Lab Stewardship. As an expert on the topic, Dr. Dickerson defines what stewardship really means while sharing best-in-class program examples from across the country - consistently highlighting the shared responsibility of clinicians to ensure the right tests are selected, interpretations are clear and visible, and results are received in a timely manner to best treat each and every patient in their care.
COVID-19 Myth Busting with Mara Aspinall (Episode 6: What Happens When COVID and Flu Season Intersect.)
In this episode, Mara educates us on the impending "twindemic", explaining the key differences between the flu and COVID, how to best prevent exposure and when to test for one, the other or both. She also tackles some significant vaccine myths! Tune in to bust this myth with Mara - and be sure to continue to send topics you'd like Mara to cover in upcoming episodes to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
In this episode of COVID Conversations, Kim Zunker dives into vaccine developments for COVID-19 as well as clinical trial work to-date. Tune in for updates on which countries and companies are having the most success in the race to be first to market, as well as Kim's opinions on the safety of those that make it that far. You can also continue to send questions you'd like Kim to answer to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
In this episode, Mara dives into variables that fuel the virus in one area and limit it in others. From public transportation ventilation to differing protocols in education, professional or community settings, the lack of policy direction leaves the door open for more questions and future concerns. Tune in to bust this myth with Mara!
In this episode of COVID Conversations, Kim Zunker provides major testing updates, details on the Convalescent Plasma EUA, CDC guidance on asymptomatic testing, death certificate data, and a new rule CLIA rule under HHS reporting. Send questions you'd like to hear answered to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
In this episode, HPI connects with Dr. Claudia Cohn, Chief Medical Officer of AABB and the Blood Bank Laboratory Director at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cohn shares her experiences and learnings throughout the pandemic to-date in both roles - one advising the largest blood management organization in the U.S. and the other as a blood laboratory leader foreseeing a shortage in both blood and ICU beds - and needing to find a solution, FAST.
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Compliance Mini-Series (Episode 20 - Part 2: Provider Relief Fund Terms and Conditions – what you should know and do to demonstrate compliance)
In this episode, members of the Alvarez & Marsal team walk us through the Provider Relief Fund terms and conditions, including what recipients should know and do to best demonstrate compliance. Join the team to understand the value of a compliance framework as well as important policies, processes and documentation that will help mitigate risk. Send questions you'd like to hear answered in future episodes to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 6: Week 33 Update: It’s a Roller Coaster. Keeping Track!)
In this episode of COVID Conversations, Kim Zunker provides updated information the new HHS reporting structure, the announcement that the HHS rescinded the guidance that allowed FDA to require premarket review of the laboratory developed tests, and where we are with the development of a vaccine. Send questions you'd like to hear answered to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
In this myth busting episode with Mara Aspinall, she provides us the in depth truth of whether this is the first pandemic in 100 years or if there are others. Tune in to learn the truth and what we've learned from previous healthcare crises. Send your questions or myths you'd like to hear busted by Mara to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.
Pandemic Insights from the Payer Perspective with Dr. Darrel Weaver VP, Health Care Network Services at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
In this episode, HPI is joined by Dr. Darrel Weaver, Vice President, Health Care Network Services at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, currently serving over 2.9 million members. Dr. Weaver shares his insights on the value of healthier patients, the importance of data driven strategies to influence change in a value-based care world, and the recent boom in telehealth specifically allowing BCBSAL increased reach to its rural members.
COVID Conversations with Kim Zunker (Episode 5: Week 32 Update: Antigen Testing, Asymptomatic Testing, Reporting and NEW EUAs)
In this episode of COVID Conversations, Kim Zunker highlights new EUAs, what reporting looks like in week 32 of the pandemic, plus updates on asymptomatic and antigen testing. Stay up-to-date on pandemic news each week with Kim as she breaks down all the critical topics. Send questions you'd like to hear answered to HPIpodcast@accumen.com.