Patagonia Health regularly sits down with experts in the healthcare industry to gain insight on the changing healthcare landscape, the challenges and opportunities providers are facing, and the future of public health. Click on any one of the links below to read an interview.

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Komal Sadani

Data Integration Manager, Patagonia Health

Learn about what types of connections are critical for health organizations, avoiding cybersecurity challenges, and more.

Don Sargent

Vice President of Customer Experience, Patagonia Health

Don Sargent shares Patagonia Health’s best practices for implementing an EHR system.

Julia Caplan, MPP, MPH

Program Director, Public Health Institute

Julia Caplan shares California’s Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force initiative, the correlation of environmental factors on public health, and the role of data in preventing disease.

Rebecca Williams, MHS, PhD

Research Associate, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control

Rebecca Williams discusses the research, regulations and challenges of e-cigarettes.

Marni Mason, BSN, MBA

Healthcare Performance Measurement & Improvement Consultant, MarMason Consulting

Marni Mason discusses the importance of data and teamwork for a successful approach to quality improvement efforts in healthcare environments.

Matthew Simon, MA, GISP

Research Associate, NC Institute for Public Health

Matt Simon talks about the benefit of using Collect SMART to simplify community surveys through digital data collection and analysis.

Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA

Program Director, Integrated Care Network, CRISP

Ross Martin shares his insights on why Health Information Exchange is in many ways the reason that Electronic Health Records (EHR) need to exist.

Laurie A. Poulin, CPC

Outpatient Coder for Maine Health/Maine Medical Center

A Coder’s Perspective: Veteran ICD coder, Laurie A. Poulin, shares her perspectives and advice about the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Dr. Stephanie Bailey

Dean & Director of Public Health Initiatives, College of Health Sciences, TN State University

Dr. Stephanie Bailey talks about the distinction between healthcare, public health and population health.

Jan O’Neill, MPA

Community Coach, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Jan O’Neill discusses reenvisioning Public Health and looking to the future.

Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA

Health Officer & Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Read Dr. Sherin’s views on how mobile technology can increase reach and reduce cost while cloud computing can make health data secure.

Anna Schenck

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, UNC Gillings Schools of Global Public Health

Anna Schenck shares the opportunities and challenges for Public Health.

John Graham, PhD

Senior Investigator, NC Institute for Public Health and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Public Health Leadership Program

John Graham stresses the need for providers to more effectively use EHR data to provide them with decision support.

Dr. Susan Zepeda

President/CEO Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Dr. Susan Zepeda encourages the use of EHRs for disease surveillance and improved population health.

Robert Pestronk

Executive Director, The National Association of County and City Health Officials

Robert Pestronk encourages local health department leaders to learn new vocabularies and learn the language of business, foundations and communities.

Laura Edwards, RN, MPA

Director, Center for Healthy North Carolina

Laura Edwards shares about non-traditional relationships between the public and private sectors and the Healthy North Carolina program.