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TDP 119: Nuvance Health's CMIO, Dr. Albert Villarin: Overcoming EHR Biases, Ending Faxing via Digital Patient Empowerment, and Automating SDoH Collection and Geo-Social Programs in EHRs

February 8, 2024
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On this episode of "The Digital Patient" podcast, hosts Alan Sardana & Dr. Joshua Liu speak with Dr. Albert Villarin, Chief Medical Information Officer at Nuvance Health, about "Overcoming EHR Biases, Ending Faxing via Digital Patient Empowerment, Automating SDoH Collection and Geo-Social Programs in EHRs, and more..." Click the play button to listen or read the show notes below.

Audio:

Video:

Guest(s):

  • Dr. Albert Villarin, VP, Chief Medical Information Officer at Nuvance Health
  • Dr. Joshua Liu (@joshuapliu), Co-founder & CEO at SeamlessMD

Episode 119 - Show Notes:

[00:01:15] How Dr. Villarin was inspired to join healthcare by his father, an X-ray technologist, fostering a deep-rooted passion for emergency medicine.

[00:02:59] Concerns over the evolving business of healthcare, diminishing the joy of care, and his advocacy for AI to restore efficiency and satisfaction.

[00:04:42] Dr. Villarin's journey into technology, driven by the need for immediate medical information access, resulting in the creation of Edwin.

[00:06:41] Commitment to using technology for health equity, tackling unconscious biases in healthcare, and promoting equal care through EMR advancements.

[00:12:18] Initiatives led by Dr. Villarin in educating future generations on less biased medical tools and embedding health equity into clinical informatics education.

[00:19:44] The importance Dr. Villarin places on preserving personal patient interactions amidst increasing automation in healthcare.

[00:31:30] Key patient engagement initiatives at Nuvance, such as the digital patient experience project and anti-fax program.

[00:37:11] The innovative "Food as Medicine" program at Nuvance to address food insecurity and integrate social determinants of health into care.

[00:40:16] Nuvance Health's "Inspire" Leadership Institute at Nuvance Health.

Fast 5 Lightning Round:

1. What is your favorite book or book you've gifted the most?
"To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision" by Admiral James Stavridis, recommended for its insights into life-and-death decision-making in combat through nine scenarios.

2. Who is a person, either dead or alive, you'd love to meet?
Albert Einstein, for his ability to think beyond the conventional, challenge dogma, and his contributions to understanding the universe.

3. Would you rather have super speed, super strength, or the ability to read people's minds?
Mind reading.

4. What is something in healthcare you believe that others might find insane?
The continued use of paper and faxing in healthcare, contrasting with the automation seen in other industries.

5. If you could travel back in time to any event or moment, what would it be and why?
The Big Bang, to witness the very beginning of the universe and gain the truest understanding of its origins and development.

TDP 119: Nuvance Health's CMIO, Dr. Albert Villarin: Overcoming EHR Biases, Ending Faxing via Digital Patient Empowerment, and Automating SDoH Collection and Geo-Social Programs in EHRs

Posted by:
seamless
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February 8, 2024

Subscribe on: RSS | SPOTIFY | APPLE PODCAST | GOOGLE | BREAKER | ANCHOR

On this episode of "The Digital Patient" podcast, hosts Alan Sardana & Dr. Joshua Liu speak with Dr. Albert Villarin, Chief Medical Information Officer at Nuvance Health, about "Overcoming EHR Biases, Ending Faxing via Digital Patient Empowerment, Automating SDoH Collection and Geo-Social Programs in EHRs, and more..." Click the play button to listen or read the show notes below.

Audio:

Video:

Guest(s):

  • Dr. Albert Villarin, VP, Chief Medical Information Officer at Nuvance Health
  • Dr. Joshua Liu (@joshuapliu), Co-founder & CEO at SeamlessMD

Episode 119 - Show Notes:

[00:01:15] How Dr. Villarin was inspired to join healthcare by his father, an X-ray technologist, fostering a deep-rooted passion for emergency medicine.

[00:02:59] Concerns over the evolving business of healthcare, diminishing the joy of care, and his advocacy for AI to restore efficiency and satisfaction.

[00:04:42] Dr. Villarin's journey into technology, driven by the need for immediate medical information access, resulting in the creation of Edwin.

[00:06:41] Commitment to using technology for health equity, tackling unconscious biases in healthcare, and promoting equal care through EMR advancements.

[00:12:18] Initiatives led by Dr. Villarin in educating future generations on less biased medical tools and embedding health equity into clinical informatics education.

[00:19:44] The importance Dr. Villarin places on preserving personal patient interactions amidst increasing automation in healthcare.

[00:31:30] Key patient engagement initiatives at Nuvance, such as the digital patient experience project and anti-fax program.

[00:37:11] The innovative "Food as Medicine" program at Nuvance to address food insecurity and integrate social determinants of health into care.

[00:40:16] Nuvance Health's "Inspire" Leadership Institute at Nuvance Health.

Fast 5 Lightning Round:

1. What is your favorite book or book you've gifted the most?
"To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision" by Admiral James Stavridis, recommended for its insights into life-and-death decision-making in combat through nine scenarios.

2. Who is a person, either dead or alive, you'd love to meet?
Albert Einstein, for his ability to think beyond the conventional, challenge dogma, and his contributions to understanding the universe.

3. Would you rather have super speed, super strength, or the ability to read people's minds?
Mind reading.

4. What is something in healthcare you believe that others might find insane?
The continued use of paper and faxing in healthcare, contrasting with the automation seen in other industries.

5. If you could travel back in time to any event or moment, what would it be and why?
The Big Bang, to witness the very beginning of the universe and gain the truest understanding of its origins and development.

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