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23 Checking the Emotional Vital Signs of Our Physicians
Amplifying physician voices amid COVID-19 clamor has been no small feat. Dr. Ripley Hollister, Board Member and Chair of the Research Committee of The Physicians Foundation, talks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about how those on the front lines need their emotional vital signs read to prevent the devastating effects of physician burnout.
Release Date: February 16, 2021; Recorded Date: November 18, 2020
22 Cybersecurity and Patient Privacy Concerns During the Pandemic
As the move to digital healthcare increases, so does a practice’s data breach threat. Soumitra Bhuyan, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, talks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about the growing reach and sophistication of modern-day cyberattacks and how practices can safeguard the cornerstone of clinical medicine—patient privacy.
Release Date: January 18, 2021; Recorded Date: November 18, 2020
21 A 2020 Post-Mortem: A Look Back at the Pandemic and Other Challenges Faced By Healthcare Systems
As we approach a year since COVID-19’s move from mystery virus to global pandemic, Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, and Steve Adubato, PhD, conduct a post-mortem about where the healthcare industry was prior to the COVID-19 spread, how clinicians handled the never-before-seen disease, and where the medical community stands now, as it continues to unpack the COVID enigma. Mr. Ostrowsky also looks back at the challenges his health system faced in 2020, and how his team has implemented innovative strategies to address them.
Release Date: December 23, 2020; Recorded Date: November 4, 2020
20 Minimizing Targets: Data Security and Keeping Patient Information Safe
Since the pandemic began, data breaches and information theft targeting medical practices big and small has risen substantially. With physicians distracted and healthcare networks quickly adapting to accommodate remote workers, online attackers are attempting to access sensitive patient data via phishing and network vulnerabilities. Tom Powers, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at StrataDefense, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, on how practices can keep their systems, staff and patients safe while minimizing risk.
Release Date: December 3, 2020; Recorded Date: September 15, 2020
19 Handling Physician Burnout and a Community Operating Under Stress
Dr. Martin Stillman, Assistant Medical Director at Hennepin Health Systems and the Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, on physician burnout. In a time where patient load and strenuous work mixes with an all-time high number of external stressors, physician fatigue and burnout is increasingly prevalent across the industry. Hear from Dr. Stillman on coping with burnout, leaning on intra-organizational support to deal with stress, how burnout can impact patient care and more.
Release Date: November 23, 2020; Recorded Date: September 15, 2020
18 The Other Pandemic: Identity Theft’s Rampant Rise During COVID-19
Identity theft is a threat to everyone, in this digital age, but this insidious issue has never been more prevalent than in our COVID-19 world. Paul Ferron, Vice President and Co-Founder of the identity theft restoration and protection company LibertyID, talks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about why data breaches are unavoidable, and what medical practices can do to lessen the negative impacts of a breach.
Release Date: October 19 2020; Recorded Date: July 29, 2020