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TDP 126: Carilion Clinic's Associate CMIO, Dr. Marcus Speaker: Balancing AI Adoption with Value, How Coffee Machines Foster Greater Connection, and Using Existing Tech to Its Full Capacity

April 18, 2024
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On this episode of The Digital Patient, Dr. Joshua Liu, Co-founder & CEO of SeamlessMD, and marketing colleague, Alan Sardana, chat with Dr. Marcus Speaker, Associate CMIO at Carilion Clinic, about "Balancing AI Adoption with Value, How Coffee Machines Foster Greater Connection, Using Existing Tech to Its Full Capacity, and more..." Click the play button to listen or read the show notes below.

Audio:

Video:

Guest(s):

  • Dr. Marcus Speaker, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Carilion Clinic
  • Dr. Joshua Liu (@joshuapliu), Co-founder & CEO at SeamlessMD

Episode 126 - Show Notes:


[00:01:02] Dr. Speaker shares his early interest in computers, sparked by programming on a Commodore 64 and his journey through electrical engineering to medicine;

[00:02:57] The pivotal role of a biomedical engineering course in shifting Dr. Speaker's career path towards medicine;

[00:03:44] The decision to pursue family medicine after a formative experience volunteering at a free clinic in West Virginia;

[00:07:21] The broad expertise family medicine provides and how it's positioned Dr. Speaker effectively in his role as CMIO;

[00:08:14] The evolution of Carilion Clinic and Dr. Speaker's long tenure there, inspired by the opportunity to be part of ongoing healthcare transformation;

[00:09:34] The changing dynamics of healthcare careers and the generational shifts in workplace loyalty;

[00:12:21] Focus on restoring joy in healthcare through thoughtful technology investments, like a Starbucks coffee machine for clinician connectivity;

[00:14:23] Challenge of maintaining connectivity in healthcare settings despite the advances in technology that enable remote work;

[00:16:17] Initiatives to foster workplace engagement and reduce isolation among healthcare IT staff;

[00:19:51] Best practices for healthcare IT, emphasizing learning from others and focusing on areas where true innovation is needed;

[00:21:36] Caution required in adopting AI technologies in healthcare, ensuring focus on value over hype;

[00:26:53] Strategies for integrating technology in healthcare settings, maximizing existing tools, and understanding new innovations;

[00:35:28] The role of generative AI in improving provider-patient communication and the careful approach to its implementation;

Fast 5 Lightning Round:

1. Favorite Book: "Tales from Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett.
2. Person He'd Love to Meet: Jimmy Buffett.
3. Preferred Superpower: Super speed.
4. Something in Healthcare Others Might Find Insane: "Scrubs" TV show depicts real hospital life.
5. Time Travel Wish: Witness the JFK assassination to see if Oswald was the shooter.

TDP 126: Carilion Clinic's Associate CMIO, Dr. Marcus Speaker: Balancing AI Adoption with Value, How Coffee Machines Foster Greater Connection, and Using Existing Tech to Its Full Capacity

Posted by:
seamless
on
April 18, 2024

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

On this episode of The Digital Patient, Dr. Joshua Liu, Co-founder & CEO of SeamlessMD, and marketing colleague, Alan Sardana, chat with Dr. Marcus Speaker, Associate CMIO at Carilion Clinic, about "Balancing AI Adoption with Value, How Coffee Machines Foster Greater Connection, Using Existing Tech to Its Full Capacity, and more..." Click the play button to listen or read the show notes below.

Audio:

Video:

Guest(s):

  • Dr. Marcus Speaker, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Carilion Clinic
  • Dr. Joshua Liu (@joshuapliu), Co-founder & CEO at SeamlessMD

Episode 126 - Show Notes:


[00:01:02] Dr. Speaker shares his early interest in computers, sparked by programming on a Commodore 64 and his journey through electrical engineering to medicine;

[00:02:57] The pivotal role of a biomedical engineering course in shifting Dr. Speaker's career path towards medicine;

[00:03:44] The decision to pursue family medicine after a formative experience volunteering at a free clinic in West Virginia;

[00:07:21] The broad expertise family medicine provides and how it's positioned Dr. Speaker effectively in his role as CMIO;

[00:08:14] The evolution of Carilion Clinic and Dr. Speaker's long tenure there, inspired by the opportunity to be part of ongoing healthcare transformation;

[00:09:34] The changing dynamics of healthcare careers and the generational shifts in workplace loyalty;

[00:12:21] Focus on restoring joy in healthcare through thoughtful technology investments, like a Starbucks coffee machine for clinician connectivity;

[00:14:23] Challenge of maintaining connectivity in healthcare settings despite the advances in technology that enable remote work;

[00:16:17] Initiatives to foster workplace engagement and reduce isolation among healthcare IT staff;

[00:19:51] Best practices for healthcare IT, emphasizing learning from others and focusing on areas where true innovation is needed;

[00:21:36] Caution required in adopting AI technologies in healthcare, ensuring focus on value over hype;

[00:26:53] Strategies for integrating technology in healthcare settings, maximizing existing tools, and understanding new innovations;

[00:35:28] The role of generative AI in improving provider-patient communication and the careful approach to its implementation;

Fast 5 Lightning Round:

1. Favorite Book: "Tales from Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett.
2. Person He'd Love to Meet: Jimmy Buffett.
3. Preferred Superpower: Super speed.
4. Something in Healthcare Others Might Find Insane: "Scrubs" TV show depicts real hospital life.
5. Time Travel Wish: Witness the JFK assassination to see if Oswald was the shooter.

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