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  • Improving healthcare margins

  • Keeping up with the latest technology innovations

  • Optimizing performance and allocation of resources

and much more! Scroll down to see all the recent episodes and start listening.

Season 1: Episode 1

The State of Healthcare in 2023: Make or Break for Hospitals?

In this episode of the Elephant in Your Hospital podcast, senior Vice President at Futura Healthcare, Mike Talerico, is joined by industry healthcare leaders, Keith Alexander and Chad Wable, to discuss the financial crisis in healthcare. 

The trio discusses the healthcare sector's financial crisis and the challenges hospitals face in reducing labor costs, boosting revenue, and improving outcomes amid a backdrop of rising inflation costs, investment losses, and staff shortages. They also examine the role of federal and state governments in addressing the crisis and suggest solutions for hospitals to navigate the uncertain terrain in 2023 and beyond.

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Season 1: Episode 2

The Nursing Shortage: An Ultimate Test on Leadership in Healthcare

Healthcare executives Keith Alexander and Chad Wable join Mike Talerico to discuss the complex nursing shortage issue in the United States.

They discuss the causes and effects of the shortage, including the challenges of recruiting and retaining nurses, the rise in wages, and the impact of the pandemic. They also examine the need for more funding and support for nursing schools and the importance of effective leadership and creating a positive work environment.

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Season 1: Episode 3

Leveraging Technology to Transform Healthcare Staffing and Improve Patient Care

This episode of the podcast features a conversation between c-suite healthcare executives Keith Alexander and Chad Wable, and Futura's Senior VP,  Mike Talerico, on how technology is changing the healthcare industry.

From automation and productivity reports to reducing workload duplication and improving staff satisfaction, the conversation explores the potential of technology to transform the healthcare industry. They also examine the challenges facing healthcare executives and staff, and the need to find new tools and technologies to support them.

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Season 1: Episode 4

The Future of Healthcare Training: How to Prepare for the Next Generation of Employees

In this episode, Jason Ashworth is joined by healthcare executives, Tom Pacek and Ken Levitan, as well as Futura executives, Tom Kreuzberger and David Gulian. The panel explores the challenges faced by healthcare organizations in the midst of the staffing crisis. 

Learn from industry leaders how the implementation of efficient eLearning platforms and prescriptive learning methodologies can expedite the onboarding process, reduce training costs, and ultimately enhance staff retention. Discover strategies to overcome quality and safety risks associated with insufficient training, ensuring the success of both frontline caregivers and administrative personnel.

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Season 1: Episode 5

The Hidden Cost Savings in Your IT Department. Where To Look First?

Are you aware of the untapped cost savings hiding within your IT department? Join Jason Ashworth and his panel of industry experts, David Gulian, Tom Pacek, and Ken Levitan, as they unveil the most common opportunities at hospitals and health systems across the country.

Discover where to look first to unlock significant savings and streamline operations. Gain practical strategies, expert advice, and real-life examples to revolutionize your IT operations and boost your bottom line.

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Season 1: Episode 6

Emerging Technologies | Are they on your radar?

In this thought-provoking episode, Jason Ashworth leads a dynamic conversation with experts David Gulian, Tom Pacek, and Ken Levitan. Together, they explore what technologies the healthcare industry is anticipating and how they will transform operations and management.

Tune in to uncover the latest insights, trends, and opportunities presented by these groundbreaking advancements. Stay informed, gain a competitive edge, and be inspired by the transformative potential of upcoming innovations.

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Season 1: Episode 7

The Integration Between IT and Clinical Informatics

Join host Jessica Ballash alongside industry experts Valere Lemon, Wesley Jayroe, and Cyndi Cahill as they delve into the intricate dynamics of IT and Clinical Informatics.

In a time where technology is reshaping healthcare, the synergy between these two departments is nothing short of transformative. Prepare to examine the intricacies, navigate the challenges, and unearth solutions that emerge at the crossroads of these essential functions.

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Season 1: Episode 8

Software Adoption & Managing End-User Experience

In this installment, Jessica Ballash leads a compelling discussion with healthcare leaders Cyndi Cahill, Wesley Jayroe, and Valere Lemon on the formidable challenges associated with introducing new software and effectively managing end-user expectations.

The group dives into training during implementation, considerations on securing buy-in from end-users, governance processes, and explores scenarios where technology decisions are made without involving pivotal departments.

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Season 1: Episode 9

Vendor Management | Managing Contracts & Delivery of Service

Valere Lemon, Wesley Jayroe, and Cyndi Cahill once again join Futura Healthcare's Jessica Ballash. This week, the group reconvenes to address the challenges tied to ensuring vendor contracts deliver as promised and navigating escalation pathways.

Drawing from their extensive experience, Wes and Valere, each representing organizations of varying sizes, offer a well-rounded perspective on vendor selection, app rationalization, and contract management.

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Season 1: Episode 10

The Rise in Hospital-acquired Infections

Jeff Steinman is joined by distinguished leaders and Futura's strategic partner, Al Messer and Brad Whitchurch, representing Seal Shield. This episode delves into a pressing global concern: the escalation of hospital-acquired infections.

As healthcare undergoes continuous transformation, integrating technology and encountering new challenges, the conversation highlights the paramount importance of infection prevention, ensuring hand hygiene compliance, and pioneering solutions to effectively tackle the intricate web of cross-contamination.

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Season 1: Episode 11

The Rise in Hospital-acquired Infections

Brad Whitchurch and Al Messer from Seal Shield, Futura's strategic partner, return this week to engage in a dynamic conversation with Futura’s own Jeff Steinman. This episode focuses on the vital subject of infection control and prevention, delving into our level of preparedness for upcoming widespread infections and potential pandemics.

Together, they explore the challenges faced, the progress made during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the imperative role of education and technology in fortifying healthcare systems against future infections.

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