innovation

The Disrupter: Leah Houston, MD

Dr. Leah Houston is the founder of HPEC, and a board-certified Emergency Physician. While practicing emergency medicine across the US for nearly 10 years she recognized a common problem: uncompensated administrative burdens related to physician employment and credentialing are a leading cause of administrative waste and physician burnout. She also realized that distributed ledger technology could solve the obstructive regulatory problems in healthcare by creating a decentralized community of physicians. So, she began working on the project and named it HPEC – the Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community.

HPEC is building a platform that will give every physician a self-sovereign digital identity attached to their credentials in order to create a democratic digital physicians guild. HPEC will streamline the current antiquated and laborious process of credentialing, reduce administrative waste, improve access to care and give physicians sovereign ownership of their data and employment rights. The organization will also create an opportunity for physicians to communicate more efficiently about policy, and practice in order to improve patient care.

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The Innovator: Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN

Dr. Tim Raderstorf is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and The Head of Academic Entrepreneurship at the Erdős Institute. From TED talks to textbooks, Tim uses every platform he can find to empower those at the frontlines to change healthcare.

As the first nurse to hold the Chief Innovation Officer title in academia, he takes pride in educating the world on the role of the nurse as an innovator. He is the founder of the Innovation Studio, a maketspace that democratizes innovation, providing every interprofessional team that pitches their ideas with the funding, tools, and mentorship needed to turn ideas into actions. In addition to this work, Tim is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in the Masters of Healthcare Innovation program at Ohio State.

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The Exec: Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN

In this podcast, I talk with Jerry Mansfield, the first executive level leader for nursing and patient experience at Medical University of South Carolina, a Magnet-designated hospital for four consecutive years (2015-2019), Jerry is directly accountable for the practice of nursing (more than 2,000 FTEs) and establishing the strategic direction for patient care experience and engagement across all care delivery sites. By blending operational detail with sound strategy he creates innovative care delivery models, projects, and programs.

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