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Thought Leaders in the News - 2021

What is the Role of Data Analytics in Population Health Management 12/30/21 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, addresses the social determinants of health and why it’s important to collect data from patients to better understand environmental factors that could influence an individual’s health.

Women in Health IT to Watch in 2022 Becker’s Hospital Review 12/16/21 Lisa Grisim and Natalie Pageler, MD, are mentioned.

Pandemic Sparked Key Innovations in Health Care, Experts Say Xpress Medical 12/2/21 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, and Grace Lee, MD, discuss how the world responded to the COVID health crisis and the recent approval of the use of the vaccine in children ages 5 to 11.

Brendan Watkins, Chief Analytics Officer at Stanford Medicine Children's Health Becker’s Hospital Review 11/2/21 Brendan Watkins discusses how population management and analytics can drive organizational growth.

Nurses Positioned to be the Drivers of the Healthcare Industry’s Evolution HealthLeaders Media 9/2/21 Jesus Cepero, PhD, chief nursing officer, discusses the importance of assessing and promoting specialties in nursing practice.

Using Big Data to Enhance Population Health Management Health IT Analytics 9/1/21 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer, describes how researchers are looking at patient data to help better understand environmental factors, like food insecurity, that can impact an individual’s health.

3 hospital marketing execs on which language to use, avoid using in campaigns Becker’s Review 8/27/21 Communication professionals understand the importance of using the right words — as well as the backlash or business loss that can ensue after using the wrong ones. Les Lifter, chief marketing officer, shares advice on what language to use and avoid in healthcare marketing campaigns.

AAPL Physician Leadership appoints Stanford Medicine Children’s Health to leadership board 8/24/21 Michael-Anne Browne, MD, associate Chief Medical Officer for Accountable Care, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, and clinical associate professor, Stanford School of Medicine, has recently been appointed to the board of the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management, which supports the physician role in case management teams. Browne’s appointment took effect August 9 and will continue through April 2023. The organization is part of the American Care Management Association.

‘This is our epidemic’: Mental health crisis is kids’ long-haul COVID, children’s hospital leaders say Becker’s Hospital Review 6/17/21 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses the mental health crisis afflicting the nation and its children's hospitals, and how telehealth will become a mainstream service.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford earns top 10 ranking Palo Alto Patch 6/15/21 Packard Children’s also ranked first in Northern California, second in California and in the top 10 nationwide in five specialties. For the sixth consecutive year, the hospital achieved rankings in all 10 specialties. This year’s survey ranked five of the hospital’s specialties in the top 10, including two in the top five nationwide. These included neonatology (No. 3), nephrology (No. 4), pulmonology and lung surgery (No. 6), neurology and neurosurgery (No. 8), and diabetes and endocrinology (No. 9). Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, is quoted.
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Virtual care is the future of healthcare TechTarget 6/14/21 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses how 2020 was the catalyst that forced health care organizations to take on digital transformation and new tools, including virtual care.

Celebrating HIMSS Global Health Conference award recipients 6/14/21 Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer at Stanford Medicine Children's Health, has been named the 2021 Physician Executive Leader of the Year by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). This honor recognizes a physician who demonstrates significant leadership in optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology. The award is given to a physician leader for demonstrated success and achievement in championing health information and technology to achieve optimal strategic impact.

What we learned from the school reopening debate 5/20/21 Op-ed co-authored by Lisa Patel, MD, MESc, discusses the impact of climate change and COVID school closures on children.

Complying with data blocking rule Modern Healthcare 5/18/21 Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer, is featured.

Courageous, innovative and resilient: 10 CNOs on the 1 word they’d use to describe their teams Becker’s Hospital Review 5/11/21 Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN. Chief Nursing Officer, describes his nursing team as “courageous” and “innovative” and discuss how his team overcame patient care issues and faced difficult decisions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Nurses Week is a time for thanks – and to shine a light on the importance of providing holistic care for patients and families Becker’s Hospital Review 5/5/21 To celebrate National Nurses Week, Chief Nursing Officer, Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, penned an op-ed celebrating our nursing teams for their strength, resilience and determination to work through the challenges of the past year. In addition, Cepero highlights the importance of providing holistic care for patients and families; though not a new concept, the pandemic shined light on its importance and relevance in the healthcare industry.

What’s next in pediatric telehealth? Children’s Hospitals Today Spring 2021 Over the course of the pandemic, we learned that telehealth can change patient care. A year later, children’s hospitals are examining how virtual care can propel them into the future. Natalie Pageler, MD, is featured in this article.

Hospitals aren’t making the most of their data — these 4 execs have advice Becker’s Health IT 5/2/21 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses challenges in deriving actionable insights from data, and notes the importance combining them with organizational change strategies.

What’s next in pediatric telehealth Children’s Hospitals Today 4/28/21 Natalie Pageler, MD, discusses the latest pediatric-specific challenges, the delicate balance between sharing family information and privacy issues.

Collaboration across the C-suite key to implementing data blocking, interoperability rules Modern Healthcare 4/20/21 Long-awaited federal rules aimed at improving health information exchange took hold earlier this month. The regulations are designed to make it easier to share data between healthcare organizations and with patients, but releasing information is more complicated for adolescents—posing additional challenges for pediatric hospitals. Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer, is featured.

3 things to consider when building an inclusive environment Becker’s Hospital Review 4/9/21 Article authored by Marcie Atchison, JD, chief human resources officer for Stanford Children’s Health, offers advice for creating a truly diverse and inclusive environment, helping alleviate disparity in the workplace, and inspiring diverse future leaders.

What’s the future of telehealth? It’s ‘complicated’ MD Edge; Medscape 4/9/21 The use of telehealth may have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has also exposed a digital divide. Natalie Pageler, MD, is interviewed.

CIOs at children’s hospitals share lessons from a year of turmoil Healthcare IT News 3/26/21 In this article, executives describe how quick innovation, EHR optimization, agile teamwork and other forward-thinking strategies have helped pediatric health care organizations succeed during the pandemic. Lisa Grisim, RN, vice president and associate CIO at Stanford Medicine Children's Health, is quoted.

Stanford Medicine Children’s new CNO advocates holistic healthcare HealthLeaders 2/22/21 Jesus Cepero, PhD, chief nursing officer, suggests nurse leaders can integrate holistic care by assessing their organization's awareness of the holistic approaches that consumers demand.

Leading on innovation and quality care in a pandemic with CIO of Stanford Children’s Health’s Ed Kopetsky This Week in HealthIT 2/12/21 Podcast features Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer for Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, who discusses the role of digital health during the pandemic, the biggest challenges facing pediatric health in California today, the 21st Century Cures Act, and more

CMO Dr. Dennis Lund: Children’s hospitals battle COVID-19, surging mental health needs U.S. News and World Report 1/29/21 Dennis Lund, MD, discusses the insufficient resources to deal with mental and behavioral health challenges that young people are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 and how children’s hospitals are doubling down on improving equitable care

3 questions with Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children's Health Becker’s Hospital Review 1/26/21 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses ways to support people across the health care industry, including patients, by embracing technology to close care gaps, improve the patient experience and help reduce variability