Healthcare Tech Talk- Exploring how technology can help meet the challenges in Healthcare.

Terry Baker Productions

Healthcare Tech Talk is a show that discusses issues around each technology used in the delivery of healthcare, including Healthcare Information Technology, Informatics, Telemedicine and Clinical\Biomedical Engineering Technology. Terry Baker and Ke...Show More
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HTT 61- Interoperability, the key to precision medicine?

35:00 | Feb 20th, 2017

In this episode we discuss the promise and reality of Interoperability and Precision Medicine and whether these are just the latest buzz words or something we can really begin to leverage to impact the treatment and care of our patients.  We talk wit...Show More
HTT 60- Big Data enabling Precision Medicine

15:17 | Feb 11th, 2017

We are all unique individuals, therefore what works for one patient may not work for another. No longer is trial and error and acceptable approach to treating patients, it is time to use Big Data to help deliver the most precise medicine and most app...Show More
HTT 59- Clinical Alarm Management

37:35 | Aug 22nd, 2016

We have been on a bit of a summer hiatus here at Healthcare Tech Talk, but we are back in the editing room and ready to begin publishing new episodes. Today though we present to you an important episode of the AAMI Podcast. If you enjoy it please sub...Show More
HTT 58- Ransomware hits multiple Healthcare organizations, are you prepared?

41:03 | Apr 6th, 2016

A string of recent, highly publicized "Ransomware" attacks have many healthcare organizations and their vendors scrambling to protect themselves and spurred the FBI to publish a Flash Alert. These attacks are a fairly new paradigm for hospitals afte...Show More
HTT 57- Is your Healthcare organization ready to ditch pagers yet?

21:47 | Apr 1st, 2016

In 1956 the first practical implementation of a paging system was setup to pager physicians in New York.  Fast forward 60 years and pagers seem to be making healthcare their final stand. The modern healthcare environment is much more demanding and c...Show More
HTT 56- Engaging patients via Social Media, are you doing it right?

20:28 | Mar 25th, 2016

Many Healthcare organizations have had love hate relationship with Social Media given privacy concerns, the belief the that social media is what you do in your spare time and other reasons.  In fact many of us can remember when access was blocked for...Show More
HTT 55- The progress and challenges of Health IT in Europe

14:48 | Mar 9th, 2016

With more than 25% of our listeners coming from outside the U.S., we have been encouraged to provide a more international view of the state of Healthcare Technology. In this episode we have a chance to do just that.  Our guest John Rayner, Regional ...Show More
HTT 54- Cancer MoonShot 2020, seeking the cure for cancer.

14:38 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Cancer will affect nearly everyone, either as a patient, or as friend or family member of patient.  Fortunately very intelligent people have been working to find a cure and making some progress in treatment and prevention. Now Cancer MoonShot 2020 b...Show More
HTT 53- A CIO's perspective on HIMSS16 and the challenges of the coming year;

09:22 | Mar 2nd, 2016

In this episode, we talk with Micheal Archuleta. Micheal has been acknowledged as Becker's Healthcare's top 100 CIOs and his organization, Mt. San Rafael, has been awarded "2015 Most Wired Hospitals".  Micheal provides us his thoughts on what he feel...Show More
HTT 52- Can Real-Time Clinical Intelligence save lives?

27:57 | Feb 25th, 2016

Sepsis affects over 1,000,000 patients and causes 280,000 deaths per year, 82 people are affected by a Hospital Acquired Infection every hour, 217 patients are affected every hours by a preventable Adverse Drug Event, CMS fined healthcare organizatio...Show More
HTT 51- Is Big Data too big for healthcare?

19:58 | Feb 9th, 2016

The use of Big Data in healthcare is the hot topic, but experts estimate that less than 6% of all organizations have a successful implementation.  With typical implementations requiring substantial investment and challenging support requirements, man...Show More
HTT 50- Bridging the communication gap between hospitals and primary care physicians.

39:00 | Dec 17th, 2015

Far too often Healthcare providers aren’t talking to each other – patients don’t know this. If you visit the ER, does your Primary Care Physician have a clue, does your dialysis provider? Are you sure? In this episode we are joined by Joseph Mayer, ...Show More
HTT 49- Mobility and Security and BYOD, Oh My!

35:01 | Nov 27th, 2015

In this episode we talk with Bill Hudson, Chief Healthcare Strategist with VMware, about the ways we can meet the computing needs of clinicians.  Bill draws on his 25 years of experience in Health IT meeting needs of Healthcare organizations, as well...Show More
HTT 48- Meeting the needs of Population Health with Health IT.

24:14 | Sep 30th, 2015

Director of Payer and Life Sciences for HIMSS, Shelley Price,  joins us to share her insight into Population Health Management and how healthcare organizations can leverage technology to meet this new paradigm of caring for our communities and the in...Show More
HTT 47-Cognitive Health, do we have the tools to improve life for those with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

26:05 | Aug 25th, 2015

Do we now have the tools to fight the effects of aging, dementia, or even Alzheimer's? In this episode we discuss Cognitive Health with Dr. Raj Kumar, Chief Medical Officer of MyCognition. Cognition, defined briefly as the ability to think, learn, r...Show More
HTT 46: Connected Health, the future of healthcare?

32:09 | Aug 12th, 2015

From wearable technology to smart homes, the means to gather or monitor our health information is growing leaps and bounds. Connected Health is playing an increasing role in our daily health and is poised to play a major role in the future of healthc...Show More
HTT 45: The Continuous Electronic Monitoring of Patients on Opiods.

47:43 | Aug 7th, 2015

We hope you are having a great summer!  We are on a bit of a break, but would like to present to you one of our 12 episodes from the award winning AAMI Podcast.  We hope you find it interesting, familiar and then subscribe. Patients being treated wi...Show More
HTT 44: Healthcare Trek Talk-Building the Medical Tricorder with XPRIZE!

52:47 | Jul 8th, 2015

Imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses your health conditions. That is the technology envisioned by this XPRIZE competition, inspired by Star Trek, and it will allow unprecedented access to personal h...Show More
HTT 43: Electrical Safety, Is that still a thing?

29:34 | Jul 1st, 2015

With all the sophisticated technologies we are implementing, supporting or looking forward to in the future it is easy to maybe overlook the "routine". We have all learned though, complacency regarding the "routine" can often get people hurt.  In fac...Show More
HTT 42- Biomeds without borders, live from AAMI2015

23:36 | Jun 8th, 2015

Live from AAMI2015 we interview Pat Lynch, who has been a technical leader in the medical device maintenance and repair industry for 40 years.  There is another side of Pat though, that of a humanitarian.  Pat encourages us to give back a fraction of...Show More
HTT 41- Hot issues in Healthcare Technology Managment and a Preview of AAMI 2015

25:39 | May 18th, 2015

AAMI2015 is just around the corner, June 5-8, and in this episode we talk with AAMI President Mary Logan and Director of Education Tirza Lofgreen about what we can expect to be the hot topics at this year's conference and what they have in store for ...Show More
HTT 40- Leveraging technology to enable seniors to age at home.

26:00 | May 6th, 2015

40 episodes in 15 months!  And we're happy to be featuring Philips, who for 40 years has been providing remote patient monitoring technology.  Technology that started as the LifeAlert program and has been expanded to help deliver solutions for many o...Show More
HTT 39- Protecting Sensitive Information and Preserving Privacy While Becoming More Mobile

22:56 | Apr 28th, 2015

While at HIMSS15 we were fortunate to sit down with experts who took part in the Protecting Sensitive Information and Preserving Privacy While Becoming More Mobile, sponsored by Citrix. Guest On this episode: Connie Barrera – CISO, Jackson Health...Show More
HTT 38- Meeting the complex challenges of printing and document imaging in Healthcare.

27:52 | Apr 24th, 2015

Many of us know the many challenges of managing our printing and document imaging systems.  The impact financially and to our workflow can often me underestimated.  As Many organizations have made it a major initiative to cut down on printing, as an ...Show More
HTT 37- Getting WOW'd at HIMSS15!

22:32 | Apr 22nd, 2015

Sometimes we are surprised by the companies that are producing technology for healthcare; and while the brand name Rubbermaid conjures images of wastebaskets, buckets, practical items for the home or maybe commercial applications, it likely doesn't s...Show More
HTT 36- IT as a Strategic Imperative for Healthcare Providers in the Digital, Mobile Age

28:48 | Apr 18th, 2015

During HIMSS15 we were lucky to sit down with Health IT professionals that are busy every day trying to meet the needs of their healthcare organizations. Our guest participated in the panel "IT as a Stragic Imperative for Healthcare Providers  in the...Show More
HTT Episode 35- Just Pinging around at HIMSS15.

19:32 | Apr 14th, 2015

PingMD is an integrative platform that establishes an efficient and structured dialogue between patients and their providers, and providers and their colleagues, using a secure app that captures photos, videos, and text conversations; enabling patien...Show More
HTT Episode 34- Hitting the HIMSS15 Show floor with Honeywell.

13:04 | Apr 13th, 2015

We ventured out on the show floor for "Day 2" of the HIMSS conference and after surviving a concert like rush at the gates to the Exhibit Hall, we caught up for a brief chat with Jeff Fountaine of Honeywell for some insight into their efforts to make...Show More
Welcome to HIMSS 2015

04:15 | Apr 12th, 2015

We have journied to Chicago and are preparing for a big week at HIMSS 2015!  This is a quick introductory show, partially to test our ability to produce and deliver from the field (seeing that somebody - tech Terry - decided to switch laptops right b...Show More
HTT Episode 33- Medical Device incident investigations.

52:16 | Apr 3rd, 2015

When medical device-related incidents occur in the clinical environment, it's important for the healthcare organization to respond quickly and effectively.  In this episode our guest Matt Baretich discusses with us his 7 step process that will help o...Show More
HTT Episode 32- Trends and advancements in Telemedicine 2015.

21:39 | Mar 15th, 2015

2014 was a "banner year" in telemedicine, according to Jonathan Linkous, though not just for the American Telemedicine Association, and 2015 looks to be even more substantial.  Telemedicine is gaining tremendous ground, thanks to increasingly ubiquit...Show More
HTT Episode 31- Not your mother's Nurse Call System.

48:11 | Mar 2nd, 2015

Nurse call systems have evolved from a basic call light\intercom systems to a vibrant communication system that can tie together the electronic and physical world.  They can be critical to ensuring patient safety, patient satisfaction, clinical staff...Show More
2015 Season Promo

01:31 | Feb 19th, 2015

At the end of episode 30 we mentioned that we would be taking a bit of a winter break.  Well we are back in the studio and wanted to say a quick hello!  Great new episodes are in productions and we will begin releasing the week of 2/23/2015. Un
HTT Epidsode 30- UPS helping to deliver healthcare?

1:06:33 | Dec 26th, 2014

In no other industry is having what you need when you need it more important, none-the-less many of us will be surprised at what level logistics organizations can play a part in healthcare delivery.  It goes beyond, just getting implants, medications...Show More
HTT Episode 29- Is biometric technology the answer to accurately identify patients?

39:49 | Dec 2nd, 2014

Ensuring the accurate identification of our patients is crucial, whether it be to ensure safety, enhance the patient experience or stop fraud.  Is biometric technology the answer?  Michael Trader, President and CEO of RightPatient, joins us to talk a...Show More
HTT Episode 28- HIMSS VCS, helping veterans find a career in Healthcare Information Technology.

28:18 | Nov 10th, 2014

Please give us Feed back via: 317-214-0504 Nationally we have been made well aware of veterans support programs like Wounded Warrior and Veterans Employment and Training (VETS). Our guest for this episode, former U.S...Show More
HTT Episode 27- Securing Protected Health Information on medical devices.

41:14 | Nov 4th, 2014

Often our focus in securing patient data is on the EMR and other common Health IT systems, but that isn't the only place patient data is found.  Often patient data is entered into medical equipment that may or may not be equiped to secure that data. ...Show More
HTT Episode 26- Can Robots help improve healthcare?

32:21 | Oct 13th, 2014

Feeback line: 317-214-0504 Robots have long been integrated into the manufacturing industry to improve efficiency, reduce error, streamline workflows, and increase safety.  Robots work tirelessly and don't create non value-added time and interruptio...Show More
HTT Episode 25- The Convenient Care Model: A new and technology-based approach to care delivery

29:36 | Oct 6th, 2014

Feed back line: 317-214-0504 In 1999, MIT graduate and philanthropist, Daniel Theobald, founded Vecna Technologies based on the belief that automation can improve quality of life.  Daniel discusses with us the philosophy that, through technology, he...Show More
HTT Episode 24- Healthcare Tech Talk update show

12:25 | Sep 21st, 2014 Give us feed back: 317-214-0504 or In this episode we take a few minutes to update you on some new developments with the show and give a preview of some exciting things to come! Including: ...Show More
HTT Episode 23- Healthcare technology professionals can stop asking. Yes Lean transformation includes you!

50:48 | Sep 1st, 2014

Give us feed back: 317-214-0504 or Healthcare technology professionals have likely heard the term or Lean principles, though when they do it probably conjures up a rather incoherent concept of change that only applies ...Show More
HTT Episode 22- The world of telemedicine continues its rapid evolution, capturing international interest

26:03 | Aug 18th, 2014

Telemedicine, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet... which is a good thing given that Telemedicine has evolved to encompass mHealth, Telehealth, eCare, connected care and more! Jonathan Linkous, President and CEO if the American Telemedici...Show More
HTT Episode 21 - Health information exchange (HIE), expanding the information superhighway to achieve better care coordination

48:55 | Aug 4th, 2014 Give us feed back: 317-214-0504 or The goal of health information exchange (HIE) is to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care delivery by making health information readily exchan...Show More
Show Promo

00:35 | Aug 1st, 2014

Is this Promo too scary?  Well tis the season!
Episode 20 - Meeting primary care needs with telemedicine, a growing patient and physician preference

49:20 | Jul 21st, 2014 Feedback Line: 317-214-0504 Connect with us via: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Expanding upon our exploration of telemedicine today, in this episode we talk with Ralph Derrickson, President and CEO, and Dr. Ben Green, Med...Show More
Episode 19 - Considering the human factors when designing and implementing healthcare technology

31:56 | Jun 28th, 2014 Feedback line: 317-214-0504 Connect with us via: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Healthcare systems increasingly rely on technology to deliver safe patient care. However, new technologies can create unique and unexpected - ...Show More
Episode 18 - Healthcare technology management (HTM): Navigating the first 5 years of your career and beyond

23:29 | Jun 18th, 2014 Feedback line: 317-214-0504 Connect with us via: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Barrett Franklin, Chief of Clinical Engineering for VA New England Healthcare system and recipient of the AAMI's Young Professional of the Yea...Show More
Episode 17 - Medical device Interoperability, managing the risk and reaping the rewards

34:43 | Jun 10th, 2014 317-214-0504 Connect with us via: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Interoperability between medical equipment and HIT has been long, long, long-term goal.  Interoperable equipment will undeniably provide safer, higher qualit...Show More
Episode 16 - AAMI presents its healthcare technology management (HTM) career ladder

20:34 | Jun 3rd, 2014

website: Feedback line: 317-214-0504 Connect with us via: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Whether you are new to the field looking at how to progress in your career, or a seasoned HTM professional wishing to explore ...Show More
Episode 15 - Technical skills are not enough for healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals; soft skill necessity

24:27 | Jun 1st, 2014

Many technical people, IT and HTM alike, are happy just to focus on the technology that they have mastered. And it's no wonder, as even the most complex technology is easier to navigate than many human beings. In today's high tech world, where techno...Show More
Episode 14 - Live from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) annual conference

08:37 | May 31st, 2014

It is our first "on location" broadcast!  Just a quick check-in from and overview of the AAMI 2014 event in Philadelphia.  Kelley, Terry and Tim are live and in the same location for the first time since Healthcare Tech Talk's inception.
Episode 13- A "Quick" look at health information security

48:15 | May 28th, 2014

A data breach in the world of healthcare information technology (HIT) comes with a three-fold tear - patient data is compromised and vulnerable, patient trust is diminished or lost, and there exists a potential for up to millions of dollars in fines ...Show More
Episode 12 - Data application is used to beat breast cancer

33:21 | May 14th, 2014

It is estimated that 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year, and between 45-90 out of every 100 women carrying BRCA genes (of which there are hundreds of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations) will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.  Every...Show More
Episode 11 - The expedite technician, rethinking front line support of healthcare technology

39:54 | May 6th, 2014

Everywhere you look in a hospital, there is technology, and with these countless pieces of technology, comes the potential for countless problems. The responsibility for supporting technology falls to front line technical support staff, which is ofte...Show More
Episode 10 - Is desktop virtualization right for the healthcare environment

42:19 | Apr 16th, 2014

We are all being asked to do more with less, so is desktop virtualization an integral piece in IT efforts? Reducing support labor and disruptions to the user, as well as increased versatility, are some of the touted advantages of desktop virtualizati...Show More
Episode 9 - Network technology in healthcare

41:17 | Apr 9th, 2014

It may not be grabbing the healthcare information technology (HIT) headlines, but it certainly puts a stranglehold on healthcare delivery when your organization's network infrastructure is disrupted.  Without your network infrastructure there is no f...Show More
Episode 8 - Interview with President and CEO Mary Logan of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

47:34 | Mar 30th, 2014

Mary Logan, President and CEO of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), stops by to discuss the past, present and future of this progressive and proactive organization.  Since 1967, AAMI has been the primary source of ...Show More
Episode 7 - ICD-10 is coming, ready or not

42:20 | Mar 19th, 2014

Well, we spoke too soon!  Congress voted for another delay and the new due date is October 1, 2015; but bookmark this episode as it seems many people will still need to listen this time next year. ICD-10 is a major (some may say cataclysmic) milesto...Show More
Episode 6 - Interview with President and CEO Jonathan Linkous of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

32:02 | Mar 9th, 2014

In this episode we sit down with Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association  (ATA) to look at the past, present and future of telemedicine, as well as the functions of this organization.  The ATA is the leading international resou...Show More
Episode 5 - Telemedicine 101

26:57 | Mar 2nd, 2014

For decades clinicians and technologists have been seeking solutions to extend healthcare services to rural and remote locations in order to provide care that patients would otherwise have to travel substantial distances to receive, or would not rece...Show More
Episode 4 - Information technology (IT) and healthcare technology management (HTM) working together

35:33 | Feb 24th, 2014

Over the last several years, the technology that IT departments have been responsible for has migrated from under finance and other support purposes into the clinical environment. Simultaneously, medical equipment has evolved to incorporate and lever...Show More
Episode 3 - The value of implementing the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) in healthcare

28:32 | Feb 14th, 2014

Complex organizations require complex systems to meet their business needs. Healthcare systems are among the most complex business organizations today, with thousands of "users," hundreds of applications, and numerous business units, the demand for I...Show More
Episode 2 - Introduction to healthcare technology management (a.k.a. "HTM" or biomedical engineering)

27:11 | Feb 8th, 2014

For those of you who may be new to healthcare technology or are purely IT\IS in experience, this show gives you an overview of the work being done healthcare technology management talent. We are joined by Tim Huffman, a 20 year veteran of the biomedi...Show More
Episode 1 - Introduction to Healthcare Tech Talk

19:45 | Feb 8th, 2014 Feedback line: 317-214-0504 Connect with us via: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Healthcare Tech Talk is a show that discusses issues around each technology used in the delivery of healthcare, including Healthcare Informati...Show More