Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts
By MCSquared Health
Our podcast provides insights and solutions from health care workers on the ground about their challenges, how these challenges impact patients and providers, and what can be done to solve these problems.
Death by a Thousand Paper CutsMay 21, 2020
Albert Ayson Jr.—Building Technology-Enabled Care for Community Health Organizations
We interviewed Albert Ayson Jr., Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations. In the discussion, we dove into uses of integrated care technology for community based care providers, and the importance of building effective data systems within the context of COVID-19.
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Dr. Varshini Cherukupalli and Dr. Rohith Mohan--The Experience of Being a Doctor with COVID-19
We spoke with Dr. Varshini Cherukupalli, a Resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Rohith Mohan, a Resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center, about their experience testing positive for COVID-19 while working with patients, as well as their recovery.
Rebecca Palmer Franco—Treating the Sickest COVID-19 Hospital Patients
We interviewed Rebecca Palmer Franco, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nurse Practitioner at Yale New Haven Hospital, to learn about the provider mindset needed when treating COVID-19 cases at one of its hardest illness stages.
Alexis Dennis--Public Health and Structural Racism Amidst COVID-19
We interviewed Alexis Dennis, a Doctoral Student at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, to discuss the effects of entrenched, systemic racism in the United States. We also focused on, more specifically, racism's affect on Americans' health and well being.
Dr. Andrew Franco -- COVID-19's Impact on Emergency Departments
Dr. Andrew Franco, an Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, explains how clinical work in his hospital's Emergency Department was effected by COVID-19. He also discusses his interactions with patients, and how other departments and the hospital overall has been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Holly Lang, Founder and Managing Director of Fair Play, Discusses Vulnerable Communities and Telehealth's Opportunity During COVID-19
We interviewed Holly Lang, Founder and Managing Director of Fair Play, to better understand COVID-19's effects on vulnerable communities. Holly discusses the public health impacts through her lens as a health care economist. She explains how telehealth is emerging as a major factor in regions that were previously reluctant to adopt it as a method for delivering care, particularly within rural spaces. Although hard to predict what the impacts of COVID-19 will be on communities and vulnerable population's health, she offers a few hypotheses based on Fair Play's research findings.
Guadalupe Hayes-Mota Discusses COVID-19's Effect on Drug Discovery and Delivery
We interviewed Guadalupe Hayes-Mota, Global Supply Chain Director at Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, to learn how COVID-19 is impacting the production and distribution of global pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Edward Kaftarian on Telehealth's COVID-19's Moment
We interviewed Dr. Edward Kaftarian, Chairman and CEO of Orbit Health, to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting telehealth services, and what he sees as the future for the telehealth industry and providers.