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Ryan Witt, Industries Solutions and Strategy Leader at Proofpoint joins Bill for the news, and trust us, you’re going to want to listen to this episode. A tracking tool installed on many hospitals’ websites has been collecting patients’ sensitive health information and sending it to Facebook. Experts say this violates a federal law protecting health information. Last week Oracle closed its much-anticipated acquisition of Cerner. In a webinar to discuss their vision and intentions for Cerner and more broadly, Oracle in healthcare, Co-Founder Larry Ellison shared their big visionary picture. Are they aiming too high? The greatest wealth transfer in history is happening. Over the next two decades, the United States will experience an unprecedented shift of demographics and finances that will likely be felt by every American. And what can people can do to get jobs in healthcare IT? There’s sky-high demand for tech workers right now which opens doors for IT pros who don’t have prior experience in the healthcare industry.

Key Points:
Facebook, Google and Amazon dominate the world of online marketing
Last Thursday, Oracle closed its much anticipated acquisition of Cerner
Warren Buffet says that healthcare costs are a leech on the US economy and he's not wrong. We need to address that.
You don't come out of college as a cybersecurity expert
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A special episode of Keynote this week combines different guests and topics that really illustrate what this channel is all about and what conversations we’ve been able to have the past 6 months. We’ve clipped together some of our favorite moments, though it was hard to choose just a few. In Part 1 of our curated playlist, we feature the following guests and topics:

1. Mark Cuban, American billionaire & entrepreneur, Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company
How will Mark Cuban Break into the Existing Systems in Healthcare to Make Equity Changes?

2. John Halamka, President of Mayo Clinic Platform
AI and the Future of the EHR in Healthcare

3. Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Transformation & Digital Officer at Novant Health
The Future Of Healthcare Is Empowering The Individual To Manage Their Wellness In A Continuum

4. Lee Shapiro, Managing Partner at 7wireVentures
2022 Fundraising Predictions from Managing Partner of 7WireVentures

5. Glen Tullman, CEO at Transcarent
How Transcarent is Challenging the Confusing, Complex, and Costly State of Healthcare

6. Missy Krasner, Venture Chair at Redesign Health
Big Tech's Decentralized Approach To Healthcare Innovation And Its Affect On Partnerships

7. Rob DeMichiei, Former CFO / Board Director and Strategic Advisor at Health Catalyst
Healthcare Providers Reassess Strategy to Compete with 2022 Landscape

8. Lee Milligan, CIO at Asante
The First Moments of a Ransomware Attack: That First Phone Call

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Today on TownHall Sue Schade, Principal at StarBridge Advisors has an intriguing conversation with Carrie Rahman, Applications Supervisor - Electronic Health Systems of Douglas Omaha Technology Commission (DOTComm) to talk about going from pencil and paper to an EHR system at the county’s youth centers. This episode provided a short and sweet dive into the implementation of communication tools and how an entire staff was able to adapt to digital health. What were the leading drivers to implement an EHR system? What key challenges and results did she discover throughout the process? What lessons would she share with other organizations embarking on a similar project?

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Today on TownHall Brett Oliver, CMIO at Baptist Health, has an intriguing conversation with Steven Lane, Practicing Primary Care Physician & Clinical Informaticist of Sutter Health concerning interoperability and his journey into the world of informatics and what started him on that path. How does he see TEFCA and Carequality working together in the future? What does he see as ways to solve data duplication and corrections to errors? How did his introduction to a world of informatics create a hunger for becoming a better physician? Finally, what we all want to know, what is his funny story about decorating his first office?

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Today on Townhall Mark Weisman, CIO and CMIO at TidalHealth interviews Anurag Jindal, Executive Director Regional CMIO at Providence St. Joseph Health about his new role as a CMIO as well as the lessons and challenges that the role has brought forth in his first 90 days. Anurag brings forth a refreshing perspective in this episode, his mindset when taking on a new role is one to adopt. With his inspiring positivity, he answers the following types of questions: Who does he see as his support group in the new role? What advice would he give someone for their first 90 days as a CMIO? What has success looked like for him since he’s stepped into this role?

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Today on Townhall Jake Lancaster, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care interviews Dara Mize, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on the center’s clinical informatics fellowship program. Who can be a part of the fellowship? How does it differ from a traditional clinical fellowship? What are some next steps and challenges she is seeing for the fellowship?

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Today we are sharing the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity (HCIC) Task Force's report on cybersecurity: Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry.

They identified the following 6 key imperatives:
1. Define and streamline leadership, governance, and expectations for healthcare industry cybersecurity
2. Increase the security and resilience of medical devices and health IT
3. Develop the healthcare workforce capacity necessary to prioritize and ensure cybersecurity awareness and technical capabilities
4. Increase healthcare industry readiness through improved cybersecurity awareness and education
5. Identify mechanisms to protect research and development efforts and intellectual property from attacks or exposure
6. Improve information sharing of industry threats, risks and mitigation

Three Task Force members graciously sat down with us to explain and engage in a conversation about the key imperatives: Bradford Marsh, EVP Government Health Security & Technology at First Health Advisory, Theresa Meadows, CIO at Cook Children's and David Ting, Chief Technology Officer / Founder of Tausight.

Key Points:
What is the current state of the healthcare cyber landscape?
In healthcare we know that we don't have a good way to share information
We have issues with legacy technology
The attack surface has gotten a lot larger
What are some action plans that someone could take, post report, to begin to implement changes?
https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/CyberTF/Documents/report2017.pdf
https://healthsectorcouncil.org

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Drex DeFord, Executive Healthcare Strategist at CrowdStrike joins Bill on Newsday to talk about the economy, cyber labor issues and cyber liability insurance. We explore options for how a health IT leader can prepare for a down economy. While we have to brace ourselves for a slowdown in healthcare, agility will be essential. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rates three-quarters of a percentage point, its most aggressive hike since 1994. New research suggests nearly a third of cybersecurity professionals are planning to quit the industry, at a time when companies are struggling to protect their networks from attacks. How can healthcare or any system with confidential documentation survive with an impending catastrophe? Sophos observed that as healthcare ransomware attacks increase, organizations are struggling to obtain coveted cyber insurance policies. How is this survivable? How can we protect our servers and patients? Is self-insurance the only answer?

Key Points:
How does a health IT professional prepare for a down economy?
Have a good governance process and make sure you're being very thoughtful about the investments you're making
The cybersecurity skills crisis is about to get even worse
CrowdStrike - https://www.crowdstrike.com

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Today we have a special treat. Jonathan Manis, Senior VP and CIO for CHRISTUS Health walks us through his Opening Keynote “Re-Design Healthcare” presented at the Texas HIMSS conference. In this episode, it becomes utterly apparent that the healthcare industry needs a mind-shift. We delve into mobility, connectivity, consumerism and an alteration to “prediction and prevention” versus the “provision” of care to the sick and unwell. Healthcare can’t advance with a new approach until we stop using the old approach. How can we nix some of the complexity? Are customer experience expectations different across different countries? Healthcare consumers are stuck with what their insurance carriers’ want them to do. Will we ever break out of that model? How can we re-design healthcare?

Key Points:
In this digital hurricane world, healthcare is lagging way behind
Venture capitalists are not investing in the delivery of better healthcare. Venture capitalists are investing in better healthcare delivery.
I hate talking about innovation. We don't need innovation, we need adoption.
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