Associate Podcasts

The AHA Associate Podcast series is one of the many ways that the AHA Associate Program connects AHA member hospitals and health systems with the business community. In the series, the AHA checks in with its business Associates to learn how they are supporting members and leveraging the program to stay connected with members and help them achieve their goals and objectives. Tune in to learn how AHA members are connecting with Associates.

Nov 23, 2022
In this episode, host Kathleen Wessel welcomes George Valentine of Cox Prosight to the podcast. They discuss what it means to be a “smart hospital” and the steps hospitals can take to achieve this characterization. The description of “smart hospital” may feel out of reach for many organizations,…
Nov 10, 2022
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel is joined by Dr. Rich Parker, Chief Medical Officer for Arcadia, an AHA Associate. Kathleen speaks with Dr. Parker about his experience using data to impact various areas of health care, including population health, the workforce, the patient experience, and…
Oct 31, 2022
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel is joined by Adam Rousey, Chief Sales Officer of VISTA Staffing Solutions and Lou Vadlamani, Interventional Cardiologist, Founder and CMO of CardioSolution. VISTA and CardioSolution are Ingenovis Health companies. Adam and Lou’s teams are working with AHA Members to…
Oct 14, 2022
Kathleen Wessel is joined by Accenture’s Dr. Scott Cullen, Managing Director and Health Provider Lead, and Sally Hurt-Deitch, Executive Vice President, Nursing and Operations Infrastructure, for AHA Member Ascension. At Accenture, Dr. Cullen's team is examining how to balance short- and long-term…
Oct 3, 2022
Kathleen Wessel is joined by Lora Sparkman, Partner for Clinical Solutions, Patient Safety and Quality, at Relias, and John Harrington, VP of Solutions, at Relias to discuss how hospitals are able to find the balance between innovation and proven fundamentals to create a culture that sustains high…
Sep 7, 2022
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel is joined by Rachel Dallmann, Director of Revenue Cycle for Phelps Memorial Health Center, and Patrick Warren, Associate Vice President of Sales for Inovalon. This episode’s discussion will center on the automation and other efficiencies Phelps Memorial is…
Aug 12, 2022
Kathleen Wessel is joined by Dr. Emily Volk, President of the College of American Pathologists and Chief Medical Officer for Baptist Health Floyd. Dr. Volk shares her experience in addressing health equity in laboratory medicine, as well as outlooks for continuing to enhance care in pathology.
Aug 2, 2022
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel is joined by Cheng-Kai Kao, Chief Clinical Informatics Innovation Officer for the University of Chicago Medicine, and Doug Lang, VP of Strategic Accounts for Health Recovery Solutions. Last year, University of Chicago Medicine launched new digital health programs…
Jul 14, 2022
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel is joined by Lee Wallace and Rob Grayhek, Client Outcomes Advisors for Hospital IQ. Together, they discuss how optimizing hospital discharge practices can ensure a safe and timely discharge, thus making more beds available for patients that need them. Listen in for…
Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, Senior Director, Health Equity Strategies and Innovation, in the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity at the AHA, sits down with Dr. James Min, CEO and Co-founder of AHA Associate Cleerly, as well as Dr. Richard Chazal, Senior Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart…