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    Pam Baker

    Creating Actionable Insights from Clinical Data

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    From Lab Trend Visionary to Dark Group CEO: HPI connects with the Founder and Editor of the Dark Report, Robert Michel

    Two Imaging Leaders, Two Systems, One Outcome: Communication

    From Communication Strength to Just in Time Reopening at MGH A conversation with Dr. James Brink, Chief of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital

    From Time Magazine to PBM Influencer: Sherri Ozawa's Mission to Define the Value of Blood

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    Katie Castree, Career Healthcare Process Improvement Connoisseur

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    Providing Value-Based Care in a Pandemic through Telehealth and Data Resources: An HPI exclusive with Dr. Darrel Weaver

    From Supply Chain Crisis to Innovation in a Pandemic

    From Navy Medic to running a Clinical Laboratory . . . during a pandemic

    Planning for Blood Shortages in a Pandemic with Dr. Claudia Cohn

    Blood Banking is more complex today than ever before. Rob Van Tuyle, President of Vitalant's Blood Division, tells us why.

    Profoundly Impacting Healthcare with Breakthrough Anemia Management

    Supporting Imaging Precisely Where You Need It

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    The Future of Imaging: Assessing the early impacts of COVID-19 and the path to innovation through Artificial Intelligence (AI) A conversation with Dr. Geoff Rubin

    Pivoting in a Pandemic: How a U.S. 3D printing manufacturer is helping healthcare in its time of need

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    CHI Nebraska’s Laboratory Director Connie Wilkins, describes How To Manage a Clinical Laboratory During the pandemic

    Former Commercial Lab Leader Highlights the Hospital Lab as the Solution to Community Sustainability in a Healthcare Crisis

    Three Phases Essential to Crisis Preparedness in Patient Blood Management with Anne Burkey of St. Luke's Health in Boise, ID

    The Importance of Agility in Your Lab

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    Bringing Clinical Skills to Operational Leadership During a Time of Crisis; Dr. Blanton, Chief Medical Officer at Peterson Health

    7 Team Attributes to Teams that Work in Challenging Times & Through Rapid Innovation

    From Finding Problems to Saving Lives: The Evolution of Interventional Radiology

    Identifying the Potential with AI in Radiology with Dr. Chung

    Communication in the C-Suite with Cliff Robertson of Catholic Health Initiatives

    Reviewing Your Patient Financial Journey with Melody W. Mulaik, President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies

    Ask An Accumen Expert: Carolyn Burns, MD, a Patient Blood Management Advocate

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    PELITAS President and CEO Steven Huddleston Wants Patients to Have a Great Experience – Both Clinically and Financially

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    C-Suite Spotlight: Wayne Bohenek Chief Ancillary Services Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

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    Healthcare Partner: Autumn Farmer, Chief Laboratory Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

    How Imbio is using AI to close the gap of missed diagnosis with Mike Hostetler

    Spit Matters with Bill Phillips from Spectrum Solutions

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    Data across any industry is becoming increasingly more important in making intelligent decisions. Specifically looking at the healthcare industry, actionable data, especially during times like we are facing today, is imperative. Healthcare Performance Insider had a chance to catch up with Pam Baker, RN and Clinical Informatics Manager at Accumen to discuss why.

    Pam Baker is an experienced nurse that has walked the halls of many different departments within the health system. From adult medicine to critical care and from the operating room to the recovery room. Transitioning from bedside care to corporate America, she focused on the clinical workflow side of electronic medical records (EMRs), specifically working on an anemia management project with an alpha client to reduce the number of transfusions given in that health system.

    During this time, we got smarter and smarter about patient blood management, and the clinical information that can power it. How do you change the ordering process to get physicians to do what is right versus what they’re used to? How do you show them a proof of concept, with the evidence behind it and get them to trust you and accept the change?

    Pam’s most recent experiences have shifted her focus to span the even more of the clinical workflow. Behind the scenes she now uses her clinical and technical expertise to build solutions that have a broad impact on the use of data in healthcare today. She is passionate about the value data can provide – the evidence to educate physician and nurses that change is necessary to make the right decisions, for the right patient, at the right time.

    What we do from a patient blood management perspective, or even a test utilization perspective, is pull different data elements out -of the EMO. Elements like when was the patient transfused, what was the hemoglobin value, who is the ordering provider? We’re able to use that data from the EMR and apply a methodology that is specific to Patient Blood Management. This data will help drive change in the way physicians sees the need for a blood transfusion. The data can also be used to help educate the health care system on why change is necessary. 

    As Pam illustrates, data supports the need for change.

    Pam elaborates on how to create meaningful reports from data.  Her passion today is helping healthcare systems use data to create change.

    To learn more about Pam, her career and how she is profoundly impacting healthcare, check out her podcast interview in July!

    Pam Baker

    Pam Baker

    Clinical Informatics Manager