Business Strategy

Advice for Aspiring Minority Healthcare Professionals Who Seek C-Suite Positions

April 08, 2021

In this final video of three-part video interview series, MHE spoke with founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics. In the discussion, Sheila addressed the topic of how healthcare organizations are missing out by not actively expanding their efforts to seek out and fast track talented individuals across many minority populations, especially in the c-suite.

How to Broaden Hiring Efforts for a More Diverse Healthcare System

April 06, 2021

In this second of three-part video interview series, MHE spoke with founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics. In the discussion, Sheila addressed the topic of how healthcare organizations are missing out by not actively expanding their efforts to seek out and fast track talented individuals across many minority populations, especially in the c-suite.

When it Comes to Text Messaging with Patients, How Much is Too Much?

April 02, 2021

Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems and a variety of other healthcare entities have been sending lots of text messages to patients. Reminders about appointment, prompts to take medications, health information updates — they are part of healthcare’s new enthusiasm for all things digital and remote.

Why Mental Health Experts Should Tap into TikTok

March 30, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of progress has been made toward a better future, but it’s clear there’s still significant room for improvement. While progress is made in one area, other issues that live beneath the surface bubble up. That’s certainly the case for the current state of mental health.

How to Put Some Science Behind the Art of Physician Referrals

March 22, 2021

Medicine is both an art and a science. Some physicians would contend that science—specifically data science—has overtaken medicine and limited their ability to make decisions based on informed intuition and personal experience.

What Healthcare Providers are Adopting from the Texas Hardships in February

March 15, 2021

The State of Texas remains to recover from the winter storm blackout back in February. While the state still has much rebuilding and catching back up to do by covering damages and other economic losses, new operations among the state's and nation’s healthcare providers are coming out of it.

Improving Diversity in Healthcare is About Talent, Not Numbers, Says Sheila Talton

March 10, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of MHE, spoke with Sheila Talton, founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, in this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast. In the discussion, Sheila addressed the topic of how healthcare organizations are missing out by not actively expanding their efforts to seek out and fast track talented individuals across many minority populations, especially in the c-suite.

Addressing Racism and Implicit Bias in Medicine

February 24, 2021

Dark skin is significantly underrepresented in medical literature and curricula, comprising an average of just 4.5% of images in medical textbooks. In response, clinicians of all licensures and specialties are often insufficiently trained to recognize disease patterns in patients of color. To confront this issue, Project IMPACT was created to raise awareness and adoption of educational and clinical resources and solutions that strengthen clinicians’ ability to accurately diagnose disease in black and brown skin and improve health equity.

Addressing Spiking Conditions and Behaviors Like Smoking Amid COVID-19

February 19, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic remains to leave challenges on our economies, well-beings and more. After a year of battling rising Covid-19 cases, other behavioral epidemics such as the tobacco, obesity and mental health epidemic seem to be sky-rocketing.

Incorporating Teledentistry for Better Chronic Disease Outcomes

February 18, 2021

Now more than ever, dental providers are on the front lines of chronic disease. How? Before the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that older adults were more likely to visit a doctor than a dentist. Even though older adults with chronic conditions were more likely to have severe tooth loss than persons without chronic conditions, national data showed dental visits lagged behind medical.

Crisis Management in the C-Suite and Beyond per Bill Coletti of Kith

February 10, 2021

MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Bill Coletti, CEO, and Founder of Kith, a firm serving organizations in communication crisis and reputation management, in this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite. Bill and Briana discussed how working with healthcare leaders during a crisis has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, how leaders in the C-Suite can be prepared for a crisis and what to do in the journey post-crisis.

3 Ways Health Insurers Can Prioritize Member Experience in 2021

January 19, 2021

An industry-wide shift toward consumerism and value-based care reflects modern consumers’ desire for transparency around their healthcare coverage. In order to meet these heightened expectations, insurers must adapt and identify new ways to educate, engage and support members who are taking ownership of their options.

Those Facing SDoH Should be a Priority in Receiving COVID Vaccine

January 15, 2021

Healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and many public leaders have been the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S., but it’s essential to consider disadvantaged communities for phase 2 of vaccine deployment.

Automation in Health Systems and how it can be a Solution per Amy Dirks Stevens of AVIA

December 04, 2020

MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Amy Dirks Stevens, EVP of Digital Strategy Performance and Practice Lead at AVIA health, for this week's episode of Tuning Into the C-Suite. The two talked about automation in health systems and how it can be a solution to challenges such as budget issues and creating more efficiency in the workplace. Also discussed were areas where health system leaders can begin to leverage artificial intelligence.