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Sadly, Cybersecurity didn’t make the top 5, 10 or even 11. What did make the list?

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Today in health, it we're just going to have a talk.

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My name is bill Russell.

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I'm a former CIO for a 16 hospital system.

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And creator this week in health, it a channel dedicated to keeping

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health it staff current and engaged.

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Just want to make you aware that I'm going to be traveling for the next three weeks.

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I'm going to be going.

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To the health conference or H L T H.

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However you want to say it, I will continue to call it the health conference.

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, I, then it go to a board meeting.

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I followed up with chime.

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I then go to an event that I'm helping to moderate for one of

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my sponsors that is offsite.

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So I'm going to be really moving around for the next three weeks.

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Should be interesting.

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I'll have a lot to talk about.

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I just want to make you aware of that because next week.

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Since I'm going to be at the health conference.

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I don't know how many of these I'm going to be able to put out.

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I will be doing some interviews while I'm there and if I can, I will produce them.

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I will put them out on the today's show, but don't be surprised if

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I miss one or two days next week.

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Given the travel schedule.

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Other things I wanted to talk about had an interesting conversation this week.

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We did a webinar just this past week.

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And we decided to put that webinar up on our website, but we only wanted that

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available to people who registered.

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And it created an interesting conversation between me and my team.

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And.

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It took me back to when I was a CIO, having the same

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conversations with physicians.

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And it was the conversation of how much security is too

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much and how much usability is the right amount of usability.

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So we decided to go with a form of two factor authentication.

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You essentially put your user ID and password in.

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It sends you an email and you get a code.

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You then put your code in and you get to see the webinar.

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That's if you've registered.

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And the workflow works.

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It works pretty well, but the team came back to me and said, Hey, there's

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too much friction in this process.

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And people aren't going to go through that level of security to view the webinar.

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And I was reminded of the many times I sat in front of physicians and

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they said, you got to make it easier.

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You've got to make it easier.

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And that's the age old.

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Balance.

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I'm not really talking about this to give you an answer on what you should do.

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We decided to go on the security route.

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Because I'm working in healthcare and the state of things right

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now around cybersecurity.

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Is really a heightened state of security.

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So I decided to head in that direction and not head in the direction of making it.

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More easy.

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I don't know.

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I might lose viewers of that webinar, which would be a shame.

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Far and away, one of the best webinars I've ever been a part of or seen.

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Quite frankly, I thought it was fantastic.

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The team was very vulnerable, shared a lot of great stuff, and there's a lot of

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good things out there for health systems.

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If you want to see it, it's on our homepage.

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Click on the webinar.

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Go ahead and register and then go through the login process.

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You tell me if there's too much friction.

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In the process.

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Alright, also wanted to touch on this.

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Hit a LinkedIn today.

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And Scott Becker had a really cool actually, I guess two days old.

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It's been a while, since I've been out there and he has 11 issues that are

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top of mind for healthcare leaders, and he's preparing for a talk with

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healthcare graduate students, and he worked up this list and here you go.

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Number one, healthcare workforce shortages at most.

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All levels plus morale and traveling staff and more.

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Is a, the number one issue, I would say the number one issue is labor.

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You have the.

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Strike that's going on at Kaiser or getting ready to go on at

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Kaiser in California and Oregon.

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I think, which is indicative of the stress that healthcare workers have

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been under for a very long time.

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And they are looking for recognition of that.

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They're looking for the staff shortages to be addressed.

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There's just a lot of things around, around staff and labor.

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I think that are all wrapped up in that number one issue.

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Number two, trying to find a new business normal for many perspectives.

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In the face of constant change and disruption, I think that's true.

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I think people are trying to get their footing again and

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figure out where we're at.

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I, it felt like we were getting there, but maybe that is not the case since

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he's getting indications, that is still the case from healthcare leaders.

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Number three, moving away from such heavy reliance on the top four or five

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revenue generating specialties and more towards value based care and models.

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I think people talk about value based care.

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But they're not pursuing it as quickly as they should because they can't

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figure out the financials around it.

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And so I think they are pursuing not value-based care per se.

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I think they're pursuing partnerships where they can be.

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Payers and providers where they can start to get skin in the game on both sides.

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And that is the model that they're pursuing.

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If that be the definition of value-based care, then so be it.

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Number four COVID-19 and taking care of COVID-19 patients and staff

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obviously is up there in vaccinations and staff and community issues.

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Rounds out the top five, and then he has a bunch of other things.

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I think once you get past the top five, you're talking about things

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that are on the list that get talked about, but maybe aren't.

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Getting any traction or getting done?

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The thing from a health it perspective, I found interesting is that again,

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these are issues top of mind for healthcare leaders in cybersecurity.

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Isn't in the top five.

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I find that hard to believe.

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That given what happened at scripts given what's happening across the

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landscape, that cybersecurity isn't in the top five, given that at the JP

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Morgan conference, a whole bunch of the CEOs got up and said, cybersecurity

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is one of their top priorities.

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So clearly somehow between then and now.

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Or at least the people that Scott's talking to.

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That list.

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It has gotten way down the list on that.

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In fact, the only thing from a technology perspective, number six, digital

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adoption and experience are trying to make big leaps forward in digital and

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technology and patient experience.

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So health systems are trying to make that leap.

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. I think also if I were looking at a technology list, You would

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have to put something on there with regard to a hospital at

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home, a remote patient monitoring.

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You'd have to put something on there with regard to analytics, advanced

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analytics things like clinical decision support, integrating AI,

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those kinds of stuff I would think would have to be on that list as well.

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Again, as I told you, this was going to be a hodgepodge.

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Why don't you let you know, I would be traveling and these shows are

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going to be a little less consistent.

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If you will, you might get more of these talks, like what I'm hearing at

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the health conference and what I heard.

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From various speakers.

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I might grab some people do short interviews and post those up there.

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I'm not sure really what I'm going to do next week.

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While I am traveling, but wanted Encourage you to check back because

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I don't know what I would be doing.

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And I dunno, you might like it more.

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You might tell me, Hey, head more in this direction.

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We'll see.

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That's the nature of the show.

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We've been trying things out.

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On our various channels and our different formats for awhile now,

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and going into next year, we're going to have five different shows,

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five different shows based on feedback that we've gotten from you.

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