Topics
More on Patient Engagement

HIMSSCast: Leveraging care networks toward humanizing healthcare

In her new book "Humanizing Healthcare," Dr. Summer Knight takes a survey of the healthcare landscape and explores how technology and culture change.

Podcast guest Dr. Summer KnightPodcast guest Dr. Summer Knight

In her new book, Humanizing Healthcare, out April 6th, Dr. Summer Knight leverages her experiences as a physician, an entrepreneur, a patient and a mother of a son with cancer to present a paradigm for how healthcare can change – how it can be a better experience for healthcare consumers and find better cost savings and outcomes along the way.

Dr. Knight joins host Jonah Comstock to discuss some of the key ideas in the forthcoming book.

This episode is brought to you by League.

Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Google Play!

 

Talking points

  • Dr. Summer Knight's story and why she wrote Humanizing Healthcare.
  • Humanizing Healthcare as a North Star for reforming all the parts of healthcare.
  • The 3 +1 key drivers of healthcare transformation.
  • Why humanity has to be hardwired in as technology improves.
  • Changing the culture of care delivery and creating therapeutic alliances.
  • Rethinking the healthcare consumer as a client, not a patient.
  • Healthfulness hubs – an infrastructure for operationalizing care networks.
  • Reforms to preventative care and healthcare finance.
  • Dr. Knight's advice for HIMSSCast listeners.

More about this episode:

Pre-order the book

Humanizing Healthcare: the website

Firecracker Health

Allegheny Health Network team enhances transitional care management

Hands-free voice tech helps Saratoga Hospital save PPE and ensure staff safety

Weaving Zoom into workflow and updating EHR saves clinic during COVID-19

Memorial Health uses chatbots to boost patient experience, streamline workflows

Care coordination, telehealth startups merge to support vulnerable senior populations

Health equity focused startup Cityblock lands $53.5M in funding

Unite Us raises $35M to connect healthcare with social services