2019 August
Beyond Clinical Medicine Podcast
Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 10: Patient Experience – Dr. Lawrence Hum

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 10: Patient Experience – Dr. Lawrence Hum

August 27, 2019

Why is the patient experience so important when practicing medicine and how can clinicians at every stage of their career get better at delivering it? Today on the #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss talks to Dr. Lawrence Hum, an emergency physician in the Dallas area with a passion for the patient experience. Dr. Hum is the Chief Medical Officer of EMC of TeamHealth, and shares valuable insights on how clinicians can make a personal impact, improve metrics and take steps to consistently improve the patient experience every shift.

 

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 9: Addressing the Opioid Crisis – Dr. Brandt Williamson

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 9: Addressing the Opioid Crisis – Dr. Brandt Williamson

August 20, 2019

Every day in the U.S. more than 130 people die from an opioid overdose.* The misuse and addiction to opioids have devastating consequences for our communities and has become a serious national crisis. Today on the #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss dives into this important topic with a physician who has helped meet the issue head on through the implementation of recovery coaching programs to assist patients in fighting opioid addiction. TeamHealth’s Dr. Brandt Williamson, Emergency Medicine physician at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, discusses the implementation of this innovative program and the positive impacts it has made in this community. Currently, 11% of hospitals use recovery coaches to assist patients in fighting opioid addiction. Listen to this powerful conversation and share this podcast with other providers who may benefit from hearing it.

*National Institute on Drug Abuse