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Bonus Episode: Humanizing Healthcare through Culture, Empathy and Technology

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In this episode of the MGMA Member Spotlight podcast host Daniel Williams is joined by Jason Raidbard and Ken Chin to discuss humanizing healthcare through culture, empathy and technology. Jason and Ken share lessons from their careers in healthcare leadership and strategies for improving engagement.

Summary:
Jason and Ken discuss their journeys in healthcare administration and how they met through their involvement with MGMA. They rose through the ranks to leadership positions overseeing large departments. Jason shares how he started in local government but found his calling in healthcare. Ken details his path from medical assistant to administrator. They emphasize the importance of treating employees with respect through genuine communication and flexibility.

Key Takeaways:
- Treat all employees, including leadership, with respect through genuine two-way communication
- Normalize conversations around mental health and make wellness resources accessible to destigmatize issues
- Foster diversity among staff to better reflect and serve all patient populations
- Offer flexibility in schedules and work modes to support work-life balance
- Leverage technology for streamlined workflows, collaboration across locations and data-driven insights
- Start with building human connections through emotional intelligence and empathy at all levels
- Recognize and acknowledge good work regularly to boost morale and performance

Connect to the Guests:
Jason on LinkedIn

Jason on the Web

Ken on LinkedIn

Ken on the Web

Sources Mentioned:
MGMA 

Press Ganey

Perspectives

Powell's Bookstore

Shake Shack

MGMA Resources:
MGMA Stat

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MGMA Membership:

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Music:
"Be Cool" by Mr. Smith, courtesy of Free Music Archive, CC BY-NC-SA

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Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com.

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Bonus Episode: Humanizing Healthcare through Culture, Empathy and Technology
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