Physician Community Podcast

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Short audio interviews on issues of interest to physicians involved in healthcare IT and management systems in hospital health system settings. From evolving EHR components to e-Prescribing – there is something of interest to everyone.
In this podcast
May 2, 2016
(Produced by the AMA and HIMSS).  Listen to Dr. Salvatore Volpe, a physician in solo practice, and Adam Greene, an attorney in Washington DC and former regulator at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he was responsible for determining how HIPAA rules apply to health information technologies, discuss HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements, information on patient portals, and whether Certified EHR technology can be HIPAA compliant.
Nov. 19, 2014
Dr. Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President of the Aetna Foundation addresses the digital divide and how health IT can make a difference in underserved populations. Dr. Graham was one of the keynote speakers at the first annualNHIT Collaborative for the Underserved Conference held during National Health IT Week in Washington DC. The goal of the Collaborative is to discuss how health information technology can be used to transform care in multicultural communities. For more information about the NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved contact Luis Belen, NHIT Collaborative CEO, and Co-Founder of the HIMSS Latino SIGat [email protected]
Feb. 1, 2014
Dr. Salvatore Volpe, a solo physician practitioner, and Lee Kim, BS, JD, Director, Privacy and Security, with HIMSS, discuss risk assessments, which will not only help your organization achieve compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, but also, help improve its security posture and mitigate risks. Approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™AMA/HIMSS have produced an audio podcast and written materials on HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules. This activity is intended for all practicing physicians and their office staff. The enduring material format enables physicians to participate when time allows. A mixed medium also allows for various types of learning styles and for the participant to repeat the activity if needed. The written materials, used in conjunction with the podcast, will help participants determine their current compliance and provide strategies to implement changes in their practice to ensure full compliance with HIPAA regulations. To access this free CME activity, which includes the podcast and additional materials, visit the AMA Online Learning Center.
April 19, 2012
Dr. C. Christopher Pittman shares his experiences with physician-led healthcare information exchange (HIE) in Florida and strategies to drive HIE adoption. This interview was conducted by Dr. Douglas Dew, Chief of Staff for Flagler Hospital in Florida.
April 17, 2012
Since 1994, the HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement in the implementation and value from health information technology, specifically EHRs. In this episode, Dr. Eric Hartz, acts as moderator and guest and is joined by Dr. Daniel Griffin and Mr. Greg Wolverton as they discuss the Davies application process, why organizations should apply and tips for writing a winning application. Speakers: Eric Hartz, MDOncologist and Chief Medical Informatics OfficerEastern Maine Medical CenterChair - Davies Enterprise Committee Daniel Griffin, MDElmezzi ScholarFeinstein Institute for Molecular MedicineChair - Davies Ambulatory Committee Greg WolvertonChief Information OfficerARcareChair - Davies Community Health Organization Committee To learn more visit
Jan. 20, 2012
Dr. Louis H. Diamond, President, Quality in Health Care (QHC) Advisory Group, provides an overview of the HIMSS Stories of Success project. Through a case study format, this project recognizes healthcare organizations that have leveraged HIT to support the Joint Commission Safety Goals, the National Quality Strategy and the National Priorities Partnership recommendations. Stories of Success is co-sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Dr. Diamond discusses the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence methodology (SQUIRE) that was used for the submission of case studies and shares the process for case study selection. This interview was conducted by Dr. Jack Varga, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration. View slides from presentation > Learn more about Stories of Success >
Dec. 16, 2011
Dr. Daniel Rosenthal, an Internist and Director of Healthcare Intelligence at Inova Health System and Clinical Instructor at George Washington University, shares his perspective on healthcare intelligence to: Examine the scope Identify stakeholders Explore the benefits and challenges Appraise the future of healthcare IT This interview was conducted by Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Chief Medical Information Officer at AT&T.
Nov. 16, 2011
Dr. Marlowe Schaeffer-Polk, attorney, physician and founder of Medlawguard, and Mr. John Steinbach, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Medlawguard, a healthcare risk mitigation firm, discuss the recent Draft Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications. Marlowe and John: Examine the scope of the guidance, and highlight what are/are not regulated by FDA Distinguish between Medical Devices and Mobile Medical Applications Clarify the three categories of Mobile Medical Applications Share some potential risks they pose to patients and providers This interview was conducted by Dr. Jack Varga, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration.
Oct. 21, 2011
Dr. Joe Nichols, Principal for Health Data Consulting, explores the physician’s role in ICD-10 implementation and shares sage advice on what physicians need to know to be ready for a successful rollout. This interview was conducted by Juliet Santos, MSN, CCRN, FNP-BC, Sr. Director of HIMSS Business Centered Systems and the Medical Banking Project. For more information on ICD-10, review the ICD-10 Playbook.
Oct. 20, 2011
Dr. Charles Safran, Chief of Clinical Informatics at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses the recent addition of Clinical Informatics as a sub-specialty of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Dr. Safran provides the past and current situation of Clinical Informatics Certification and shares his perspective on what this means for clinicians going forward. This interview was conducted by Dr. William Bria, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Shriners Hospital for Children and President of the Board for the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS).
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