Innovators Connection

At the AHA Leadership Summit Innovation Hub, industry leaders showcased their new knowledge, fresh ideas and creative solutions during live podcast recordings. Tune in to the podcast replays below to join AHA partners on the show floor as they discuss innovation and top-of-mind issues for AHA Member hospitals and health systems.

Sunday, July 17, 2022
6:00 – 6:20 p.m. | Replay

Leveraging Innovation to Redesign Health Systems Post-COVID

Vic Gatto, Managing Partner, Jumpstart Capital
Presented by: Jumpstart Capital
Health Innovation Studio: A new strategic tool for the post-Covid world.
The manual labor-intensive operating model that drove success for health systems over the last 50 years – will not work in the post Covid world of worker shortages and digital competition.
Jumpstart Capital describes their Health Innovation Studio process designed to turn the tables on traditional VC and focus innovation for the direct benefit of the Heath Systems. They call it “demand-driven” innovation and the process will result in redesigning the health systems operating model for the next 50 years.

6:30 – 6:50 p.m. | Replay

Drone Delivery and the Future of Medical Supply Chains

Justin Steinke, SVP, Commercial Business, Spright Drone Solutions
Presented by: Spright Drone Solutions
Commercial drone delivery has been a hot topic in consumer goods and services for several years, however, has only recently entered the healthcare discussion – with primary use occurring in overseas markets. But the promise of autonomous delivery capabilities that avoid the traditional delays of an outdated ground and air transportation system might be the modern antidote for what ails current US medical supply chain and logistics systems. It is imperative to start considering the opportunities of a modern drone delivery network that can effectively and efficiently move lab samples, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, blood, and even organs, between facilities, on-demand. This session will introduce the concept of drone delivery as an integral component of modern supply chain operations, exploring the current regulatory environment and examining use cases and success stories from both the US and abroad.

Monday, July 18, 2022
12:00 – 12:20 p.m. | Replay

Out With Status Quo, in With New Workforce Strategies: Put Your Existing Data To Work

Tom Hills, Chief Growth Officer, Laudio
Darren Walker, Principal and Owner, SoundMind Leadership; former Chief People Officer, Sanford Health
Presented by: Laudio
Leading healthcare organizations are challenged to look for innovative solutions to support the dynamic shifts in the workforce. The most important data needed is not simply just one outcome metric that shows the program goal has been achieved, but rather the data must tell how, why and who has had the greatest impact on driving those outcomes. Healthcare leaders entrenched in day-to-day operations know that the status quo is not working and believe it’s imperative for their executives to support them in driving organizational change.
We’ve talked to hundreds of leaders and the message we received loud and clear is:

  • Leaders are spending valuable time searching multiple systems of records to get a complete and personalized picture of their workforce.
  • Leaders have the best intentions to engage, motivate and empower their staff, but taking action just isn’t easy.
  • Leaders don’t have time to connect in a meaningful way with their teams at scale.
We challenge you to drop by! #BeCuriousChallenge!
12:30 – 12:50 p.m. | Replay

Getting to Root Cause: New, High-Impact Strategies for Reducing Burnout, Improving Team Resilience and Increasing Retention

Andy Stankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications, SurePeople
Paul Tsagaroulis, PhD, Executive Vice President, Research & Data Science, SurePeople
Presented by: SurePeople
New data-driven approaches to reducing burnout, improving resilience and increasing retention are critical to reversing hospitals' longstanding workforce (“Healthforce”) challenges, which many industry analysts predict are only expected to worsen in the coming years. Currently, 2/3 of hospitals have a nurse vacancy rate of 7.5% or more, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that 500,000 nurses will leave the workforce in 2022, bringing the overall shortage to 1.1 million nurses. Meanwhile, more than 50% of clinicians report at least one symptom of burnout — more than double the amount found in other fields.
This podcast will share how leading hospitals are expanding their view of how to use non-obvious people data to inform creative, data-driven strategies and approaches for identifying and addressing some of the core and long-standing issues that continuously re-emerge (as symptoms do), and have become magnified by the pandemic, e.g., retention and burnout. This episode is a must listen for health care executives, HR professionals, and nursing and physician leaders.

1:00 – 1:20 p.m. | Replay

Success in Value-Based Care Models Through Building a High-Performing Post-Acute Network

Saqib Akhter, CEO, Post Acute Analytics
Presented by: Post Acute Analytics
Health systems require practical strategies to reduce acute LOS, impact patient outcomes post-discharge, and increase reimbursement from payor programs such as ACOs, BPCI-A, Medicare Advantage, & capitated agreements. Targeted care coordination across the continuum of care, starting with the acute discharge coupled with a strong post-acute network, is key to impacting patient outcomes while achieving these goals.

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. | Replay

The Case for Data Minimalism: It’s Time to Stop Overwhelming Health Care Professionals

Kevin Coloton, CEO, Curation Health
Presented by: Curation Health
At Curation Health we empower healthcare provider organizations and health plans to successfully and efficiently navigate and scale from fee-for-service to value-based care, while supporting clinicians and improving overall patient care. We believe that the way to do this is through Data Minimalism – providing clinicians with the most relevant patient insights to deliver optimal care.
Data minimalism operates on the belief that the most effective support distills large volumes of clinical data down to the key insights necessary to deliver maximum health benefit to patients. The utility of a minimalism-inspired technology solution is owed to the simplicity, intuitiveness and convenience of the user experience, not the complexity or comprehensiveness of the analytics or data reporting.

3:15 – 3:35 p.m. | Replay

Streamlining Your Tuition Assistance Process: Strategies to Address Provider Shortages and Support Staff Development and Retention

Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Executive Dean of Healthcare Initiatives, Strategic Education, Inc.
Presented by: Strategic Education, Inc.
The AAMC predicts a shortage of 34,000 – 88,000 physicians by 2025. Those shortages increase to 40,000 – 105,000 by 2030. With studies suggesting that employees with professional development opportunities are 34% more likely to stay at their jobs than those without, professional development can be an accessible solution to many of the problems facing healthcare providers today. Learn more about what a streamlined and effective tuition assistance process could look like for your organization, and how that process change can offer value for your team and culture.