Interviews & Expert Perspectives

These interviews and expert-written features offer a look into the healthcare industry from those who know it best: professors, practicing healthcare administrators, advocates, and leaders in professional associations.

April 23, 2021

Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week: An Expert's Guide on What to Know

This year’s Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week (HDI Week) takes place May 16-22, 2021. It’s a weeklong celebration of the contributions healthcare documentation specialists make toward ensuring complete and accurate patient records. Previously known as medical transcriptionist week, it has transitioned to its current title in order to better recognize the wide spectrum of healthcare professionals who contribute to the integrity of the medical record. In an age of increasing digitization and data analytics, this has never been more important.

April 16, 2021

National Hospital Week 2021: Healthcare Leaders' Advocacy Guide

This year’s National Hospital Week takes place May 9-15, 2021. It marks a time to highlight the ways in which the country’s hospitals, health systems, and healthcare workers are supporting the needs of their communities. It’s also an opportunity to recognize the role and impact of healthcare leaders and reflect upon the evolving definitions of good leadership in healthcare. After a year spent under the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important.

April 1, 2021

Records & Information Management Month 2021: The Future of Blockchain & EHRs

One of the problems that medical providers still face today is the absence of readily available patient medical records. Even though today more than 85 percent of physicians use electronic medical records (EMRs) to manage physical records in a digital environment, this does not mean that your complete medical data is readily available. Improvements have been made since the days of paper-based record keeping. However, even institutions that use EMRs face problems with scattered data.

March 9, 2021

Healthcare HR Week 2021: An Expert's Advocacy Guide

There is no doubt about it: it’s been a year of trouble and strife for human resources departments across the world. In some areas, the pandemic has forced job cuts, while in others, it has caused a scramble for fast recruiting, posing challenges for HR departments spanning nearly all industries.

February 11, 2021

Healthcare‌ ‌Tomorrow:‌ ‌How‌ Mindbloom ‌Is‌ ‌Transforming‌ ‌Psychedelic Therapy‌

In her role at Mindbloom, Chelsea Tersavich conducts psychiatric evaluations and has facilitated ketamine therapy sessions for over 250 clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from American University and a master’s from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.

January 11, 2021

Healthcare Associations You Want to Join in 2021 (And Why)

“If you are a professional who wants to be the best in your field, then membership in a professional association is crucial,” McGinley says. “If excellence is our goal, as it should be, we need to surround ourselves with others with the same goal.”

December 14, 2020

Accreditation & Certification: Interview with an Expert from The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the US. As the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting accrediting body in healthcare, its Gold Seal of Approval has fittingly become the gold standard for healthcare facilities.

August 17, 2020

Complete Blood Count Test with Two Drops: An Interview with the CEO and Co-founder of Sight Diagnostics

Two years ago Sight Diagnostics launched OLO, a point-of-care device that performs a complete blood count test (CBC) from a finger prick, in Europe and countries outside the U.S. The technology captures and analyzes images of the blood sample using digital fluorescent microscopy and machine-learning algorithms. OLO reports CBC test results in ten minutes.

July 21, 2020

Healthcare Tomorrow: How the International WELL Building Institute is Transforming the Industry

WELL is to human sustainability what LEED is to environmental sustainability. The two certifications complement one another, and while they focus on different areas, there is some overlap.