Each week, The Cerner Podcast delivers expert perspectives and analysis around the latest health and tech developments and their impact on providers and consumers across the continuum of care.
Named one of Healthcare IT Leaders’ “Health Tech Podcasts You Should Be Listening To,” the five-question format of each installment makes it easy to listen to these valuable insights on the go. As we look to 2019, here are some of the most important episodes of The Cerner Podcast from 2018.
- Cerner Chairman & CEO Brent Shafer on his New Role at Cerner
Cerner began 2018 with the appointment of Brent Shafer as the company’s new chairman and CEO. Shafer came to Cerner following a 13-year career with Philips North America and three decades of corporate and health care experience. On this podcast, he discusses his new role and the opportunities he sees as he looks to Cerner’s future.
- Defense Healthcare Management Systems' Stacy Cummings on MHS GENESIS
MHS GENESIS, the Military Health System’s modernized electronic health record, will deploy to all military health facilities around the world, delivering smarter, safer care when it matters most. On the heels of the first four MHS GENESIS site go-lives, Stacy Cummings, program executive officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems, joined the podcast to look back at the Initial Operational Capability Phase (IOC). She also examines how the implementation team will apply lessons learned in the Pacific Northwest region’s IOC moving forward.
- Fitbit’s Amy McDonough on Leveraging Wearable Devices to Improve Clinical Outcomes
As a leading global wearables brand, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track and provide motivation for everyday health and fitness. Amy McDonough, the chief operating officer of Fitbit Health Solutions, joined the podcast to explain the real impact that wearable technology can have on patient outcomes and where connected devices are heading next in the industry.
- Cerner's Paul Weaver on Applying UX Design to Health IT
User experience (UX) is well established in other industries, such as aviation, manufacturing and e-commerce. Now, it’s coming to the forefront in health care. On this episode, Paul Weaver, vice president of user experience at Cerner, answers five questions on the role that UX and emotional design play in the health care experience.
- Salesforce’s Susan Collins on Integrating CRMs within EHRs
The industrywide shift to value-based care means patient engagement is more important now than ever before. This is driving hospitals and health care systems to look beyond the portal and the electronic health record to develop patient loyalty. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Susan Collins, vice president and general manager of health care and life sciences at Salesforce, examines how customer relationship management, or CRM, can integrate into the care experience.
- Geisinger Health's Elizabeth Clements on Managing Machine Learning
Machine learning is one of the most exciting and innovative areas of health care. The technology has potential to make sweeping improvements to clinical decision support, imaging analytics, precision medicine and more. Elizabeth Clements, a business architect at Geisinger Health, joined us on the podcast for a conversation about the real-world applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in health care.
- MedStar Health's Pete Celano on the Future of Precision Medicine
Although there are some barriers and much more to learn, the field of precision medicine has potential to create positive, radical changes in care delivery over the next decade. On the podcast, Pete Celano, director of consumer health initiatives at MedStar Health, explains how innovations in health IT are pushing precision medicine forward and the opportunities for future growth in this sector.
- Hazelden Betty Ford's William Moyers on Overcoming Addiction
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center headquartered in Minnesota with inpatient and outpatient rehab locations across the U.S. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, William Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford, shares his journey of helping others overcome substance abuse disorders.
- xG's Dr. Earl Steinberg on How Analytics Algorithms can Improve Patient Outcomes
For hospitals and health care organizations, getting the most out of data means diving deep into analytics to form actionable insights. On this episode, Dr. Earl Steinberg, the CEO at xG Health Solutions and a recognized expert in data analytics and health care quality improvement, discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.
- Dignity Health's Dr. Erine Erickson on Strategies for Successful EHR Implementation
Electronic health record (EHR) technology isn’t perfect. Workflow issues, documentation and change management needs, and a lack of communication and provider engagement can all lead to end-user dissatisfaction. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Erine Erickson, regional chief medical information officer at Dignity Health, proposes strategies for successful EHR implementation and optimization.