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Three conferences in four weeks, what did I hear, what was the flavor of each event. Today a recap of the journey.

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Today in health, it we're going to do a conference recap.

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We've been doing conference shows for the last couple of weeks.

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And today I'm going to give you a recap of.

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Some of the things that I'm thinking, some of the things that I think

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were key to that, I'm also going to give you a little update of what

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we're going to be doing next year.

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My name is bill Russell.

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I'm a former CIO for a 16 hospital system and create, or this week in health, it.

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I channeled dedicated to keeping health it staff current and engaged.

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All right before we begin a couple of things.

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One.

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I wouldn't be doing no shows next week.

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So the week of Thanksgiving, I'm not going to be doing any shows

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and I'm going to be taking a pretty long production break in December.

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So I will be doing.

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Shows through the end of this week.

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I'll probably be doing shows the first week of December, and then we'll be

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taking off through the end of the year before we take off again on January.

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I think it's third is the Monday this year and we will start up again.

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We've done about 200 and.

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I don't know, 240 of these shows.

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We've only taken off for holidays and one day, which I was in the hospital.

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So this is a lot of fun to do this show.

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But it's also a lot of work to get up every morning at five 30 and record these.

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So I wouldn't be taking about a three-week break at the end of December.

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From this show, but not from the.

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This week show or the news day show, you're going to still be hearing episodes

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of that through the end of the year.

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All right before we begin, I wanted to share an exciting

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announcement for this week in health.

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We're going to be launching two new podcast channels to bring our

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community more specialized content.

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And it's content that's very specific to your needs.

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Our channel will now include our news channel, which is this channel

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that you're listening to, but we're also going to take the news day

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show and drop it into this channel.

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We're going to have a new channel called community.

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A channel called academy.

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And a channel called conference.

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Let me give you an idea of what that's gonna look like.

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We will have four different channels on iTunes and Google play and the rest

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that you can subscribe to and each one will have a specific feel to it.

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The news channel obviously is this one, and it's about staying

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up to date on what's going on.

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It'll include these shows where I talk about a specific news story.

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It will also include the news day show.

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Where we have about an hour.

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Where I have other people on the show and we talk about what's going on to the news.

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So you get different perspectives on the news.

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The community channel is something I'm really excited about.

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We have invited guest hosts to come on and record with people from their network.

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And our hope there is to get deeper into the topics that are top of mind for you.

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Security, clinical informatics data, AI digital, you name it.

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But it's not only going to be me.

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It's primarily going to be guests hosts and we've already started

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those invitations and we have a couple of people lined up.

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If you think you would be good for that, please let me know

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bill@thisweekathealthit.com.

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All right.

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So that's the community channel and we are looking forward to that.

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That's gonna be fun.

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The academy channel.

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This is really what we consider to be it university.

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This is where you have somebody coming on board and you want to

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ramp them up as quickly as possible.

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We are going to take excerpts from our show over the last five years.

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The highlights and we are going to put out three shows a week

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in what we call the insights.

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Show within the academy channel.

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There will be other shows within that education sphere, the academy sphere.

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But we're starting with a show called insights, three episodes a week.

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Highlights from our shows over the last five years.

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If you have somebody who's new to health, it, somebody who's looking

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to come up to speed somebody who's who you're looking to develop and

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train and those kinds of things.

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This is a great channel for them.

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They're about 10 minutes long each.

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And a again, highlights from our show.

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So we've had some amazing guests with great insights.

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And we want to bring some of that content back.

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Into the consciousness.

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For discussion and keep that moving.

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And then the conference channel.

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A lot of us get on planes.

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We travel thousands of miles to go to a conference, to

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interact with people, to hear.

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Keynote speakers.

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To learn about new products and those kinds of things.

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That's what the conference channel is going to be about.

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We're going to do those long form interviews.

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We're going to call that show keynote, moving forward.

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We have solution showcases where we highlight the products that are

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interesting and coming forward.

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We're also going to have briefing campaigns on specific topics

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and those kinds of things.

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So that is what we're going to be doing next year for channels.

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For this week in health, it.

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And we are very excited about it.

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You're going to be able to subscribe starting on Monday of next week.

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You can subscribe by visiting us at this week.

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health.com/shows a page, which I have not developed yet, but will be

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developed by Monday for you to go out there and subscribe to these shows.

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All right.

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So here's what I wanted to do over the next couple of days.

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I wanted to give you a conference recap.

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I was asked at the end.

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Of the healthcare to healthcare event.

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To address the CEO's in the room and talk to them about my last four weeks.

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I was at the health conference, the chime fall forum.

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And the healthcare to healthcare.

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event And.

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What I did is I did a rundown of each event, what the flavor of that event was.

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And then I went into the top five things that were top of mind for the CIO.

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I'm going to save the top five things until the first week of December.

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And I will break those out.

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Probably those will be the last five shows I do.

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For the year.

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And I talk about each one of those five things in detail.

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If you want to know what the five things are, that are top

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of my, for health it executives.

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One is labor.

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Number two is cyber security.

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Number three is all things.

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Digital.

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Number four is automation.

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Number five is care venues.

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And I did it that quickly just to wet your appetite and you'll have to come

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back the first week of December to hear me break out each one of those.

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And what I heard and why it's top of mine.

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For today, let's go through the conferences.

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In a little bit of detail.

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The first conference I went to was the health conference.

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H L T H.

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However you want to say that.

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The name of that conference, I call it the health conference.

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It was in Boston.

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It was really well done.

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As I've talked about before.

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I just have a few notes from that conference.

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The first is there's an awful lot of money chasing health tech at this point.

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The this is the conference where innovators go, where a startups go.

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A lot of what happens here is you have the innovators meeting with the money people.

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And having conversations.

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It's also a place to be if you're trying to get awareness.

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Of what you are doing in healthcare.

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A lot of great talks from a front.

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Some of the ones I will highlight.

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Are in some of the companies I'm going to highlight for what they said.

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I'm not going to go into all the individual startups.

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There was a great.

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Solutions there.

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And that, that would take a week to talk about all those different things.

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So let me just give you an update on three companies.

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I think really really caught my eye and continue to catch

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my number one is Walmart.

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The Walmart presentation was exceptional.

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And continues to be exceptional.

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And I think they, them at dollar general and CVS.

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These are the companies that are going to give us inroads into addressing

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some of the gaps in rural health.

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And they had a great message, a great offering in that space.

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The second is transparent.

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Anytime I get together with Glen Tullman, I'm really impressed.

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With how they are addressing the challenge that employers face.

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With regard to, to Providing care for their employees.

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The solution is elegant.

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It is smart.

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It is well thought out.

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It is.

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It's going to be interesting to watch and that's one to keep an eye on.

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The final one to keep an eye on.

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And I highlight these three for a reason.

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One is the audience for the show is primarily healthcare providers.

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And I believe Walmart is a, it, Walmart is a partnership opportunity.

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I believe transparent is a partnership opportunity and I believe best buy being.

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The third one is a.

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Partnership opportunity.

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As we've talked about on the show before they have bought a lot

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of devices, a device companies, medical device companies.

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They see themselves as really fixing.

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The last mile of healthcare into the home.

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And they're very good at it.

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They're extremely good at setting things up in the home, Ella.

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Electronics and technology in the home and all the things that entails

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a great partnership opportunity.

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Instead of trying to build that out for any health system.

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The final thing I'll know from the health conference is Every.

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Almost every presentation started with some facsimile of this.

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We are this company, I'm the CEO of this company and we have 120 open positions.

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We have 110 open positions.

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We have 105 open positions.

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There is serious competition for labor, especially in this health tech space.

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And it is only going to get tighter.

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And that's why it's the number one issue.

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I believe that's top of mind for all of you.

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Second conference was chime fall forum.

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Let me give you a couple of things that I learned from there.

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A lot of conversations, obviously we recorded 10 of them and shared

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them on this channel, but the.

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The thing I would say is the pandemic impact continues to be uneven.

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There is a growing haves and have nots in healthcare.

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Those organizations with the funds to do all the things they need to

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do, and those without the funds to do the things that they need to do.

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There's a drive to do more with less.

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In terms of.

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Not only funding, do more with less money, but also do more with less people.

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There's a staffing shortage that's going on in healthcare, in it and in nursing.

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And.

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Those two shortages are creating a challenge.

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For health systems and we'll continue to create a challenge for health systems.

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And so that is another thing that I picked up in the conversations.

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The other thing I'll say is digital.

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Everybody has a digital story.

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What they've done with chatbots, what they've done with scheduling, what they've

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done with digital front doors, what they've done with just a host of things.

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That people are doing a digital initiatives of bound and health system

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leaders are excited about those things.

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And pushing them forward.

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That's one of the, one of the benefits of the pandemic is we made

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a lot of progress very quickly.

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And there's a recognition that we are going to continue to move at that

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pace or need to move at that pace.

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And so the money is going to certain areas.

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Really easily and that's one is security and the second is digital initiatives.

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And so we're seeing a lot of progress in that space.

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The final conference I went to was the healthcare to healthcare.

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Event, which was a serious invite only event, about 15 CEOs in the room.

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Interesting conversation.

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The first takeaway for me from that was clinical automation.

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And we heard from a company called the artist site.

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I interviewed their CEO on the show.

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Clinical automation is interesting to me.

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It's one of the areas in automation that we've stayed away from.

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We've done all the administrative stuff.

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We continue to really look to fine tune the administrative, but the

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clinical automation has a lot of promise, especially in this age.

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Where we have a nurse.

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Shortage.

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So that's going to be something to keep an eye on.

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A lot of CEOs are worried about this erosion of culture due to remote work.

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And I know that some people are going to Hal and go, oh my gosh,

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I can't believe, the old stodgy.

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CEO's eye.

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I'll put me in that category of old stodgy, CIS, I was a walk around,

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talk to people, kind of manager.

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And I would have to learn all sorts of new methods and approaches.

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In order to do remote work.

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Also keep in mind that no matter how remote you make healthcare,

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50% or more of your employees are always going to be on site.

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So it is going to have to be a dual kind of environment.

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And building culture in that environment takes a lot of effort, takes learning

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some new tricks, and that is going to be a challenge for many leaders.

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The other statistic I heard multiple times during my trip was 3 million women have

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left the workforce during the pandemic.

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This is I think part of the nursing shortage, but it's also.

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Going to be a challenge for us moving forward.

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In terms of having diversity of thought, having a different

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approach, having representation of women in the decision-making.

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As we know, women make a majority of the healthcare decisions in the United

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States and not having them present.

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In the healthcare ecosystem to help to guide the direction in the future.

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Both from a business side and from a clinical clinical side,

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as well as a technology side.

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Is going to be a significant loss.

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And I think that will lead to us being more creative in terms of

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how we bring women back into the workforce after the pandemic.

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And then finally,

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There's, we are making significant progress on cybersecurity, but there's

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a feeling and this is just my personal, that they are still winning the

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cybersecurity battle and that they is.

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The opponents they're getting in some of them are widespread and

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very debilitating kinds of attacks that take health systems down for.

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Mo for a month or so, and those get written up and we all hear about

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them and those are highly publicized.

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But there's a lot of other events where people get in a, they

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are milling around our network.

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And it's maybe not as broadly publicized because they're not taking the health

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system down, but they are wreaking havoc and we're still not winning this battle.

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There's still a long way to go.

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And a lot of work.

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To do in that area.

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So that's my, that's the recap of the Of the conferences again, I'll come back.

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In in a week following the Thanksgiving vacation and I'm going to go through the

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top five top of mind issues for health.

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It execs.

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And we will break each one of those down individually and

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talk about each one of those.

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So that is all for today.

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