Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
Skip to footer

by William Moyers
Published on February 20, 2018

Alcohol and drug addiction is a powerful illness that does not discriminate, gripping individuals and families across the world. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by William Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center headquartered in Minnesota with inpatient and outpatient rehab locations across the U.S. 
 
William has spent the past two decades carrying the message of hope and healing to thousands of people using his own journey to inspire countless others to find help. In this episode, we speak with him about the illness of addiction and the role of treatment in overcoming it. 

William answers the following questions: 

  1. Can you share with us some of what you have learned about the illness of addiction from your personal journey in overcoming it? 
  2. What behavioral health aspects of substance abuse disorders do you think are sometimes overlooked, especially regarding the stigma that is associated with this illness? 
  3. While the individual and their family also play major roles in treatment, what are some of the ways health care providers can support the treatment of patients suffering from addiction by utilizing health IT?  
  4. Are there any HIT innovations on the horizon that have the possibility to advance the fight against substance abuse disorders? 
  5. How can we support a better understanding of addiction, both in the health care industry and in our daily lives? 

Listen to the full podcast below, or click here to view all episodes of The Cerner Podcast!

For more Cerner news and health IT insights, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Want more podcasts? click here for The Cerner Podcast library!

5 Stories on Mental Health Every Health Care Provider Should Read

by Cerner Corporation
June 20, 2018
Today, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives. We need to do our part as support organizations and health care providers to highlight stories about behavioral health, educate the public, chip away at the stigma and help those who are in need.

Read full post

Ep. 80: Memorial Hermann's Angie Massey & Paul Lampi on the Quadruple Aim

by Angie Massey | Paul Lampi
June 19, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we learn about Memorial Hermann Health System's work toward the Quadruple Aim: How they have built a population health strategy that aims to improve physician and patient experience while reducing costs.

Read full post

4 Elements of Successful Health Information Technology Integration

by Dr. Steven Arendt
June 13, 2018
These four factors are critical to the success and value of an organization’s health IT solutions: unwavering executive support, engaged clinical leadership, transparent communication and a responsive governance structure.

Read full post

4 Must-Read Stories and Blogs on Corporate Health and Well-being

by Cerner Corporation
June 11, 2018
Here are four blogs and stories that consider how employer-based population health management platforms can lead to a healthy, happy and productive workforce.

Read full post