Alan Podawiltz, D.O., chairman and associate professor for psychiatry and behavioral health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, talks about how mental health professionals are using telemedicine to reach rural populations at AHCJ's 2015 Rural Health Journalism Workshop in Fort Worth, Texas.
Podcast series by the American Medical Association on changes to physician payments and health IT requirements.
Pulse Check: Farzad Mostashari
Dan Diamond interviews Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He's now CEO of Aledade, a fast-growing company that blends digital and population health and riding the wave of Obamacare startups. The discussion ranges from Mostashari's start in public health, including efforts to curb smoking in New York City; moving the nation forward on using electronic health records; his thoughts on the Meaningful Use program, what it's like to be a government regulator; why he started Aledade; whether MACRA is a boon for the industry and if independent doctors are endangered and how new Medicare pilots will help. Listen on SoundCloud or iTunes. (May 5, 2016)
Pulse Check: Karen DeSalvo
Dan Diamond interviews Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and and acting Assistant Secretary for Health. She discusses digitizing health care, how she’s shaped by her upbringing, her perspective as New Orleans health commissioner post-Katrina, how she balances her two big jobs (15:45), the nation’s progress on digital records and why white life expectancy has declined. Listen on SoundCloud. (June 1, 2016)