Joy Rios joins me on Leading with Health to talk about the value of healthcare technology – and why it’s all about creating a better world.

Joy is Co-Founder of Chirpy Bird Health IT Consulting. She is a fierce believer that it’s possible to do well by doing good. This has shown up in her professional journey as trying to accelerate the transition to value-based care. She’s a four-time author on government initiatives, she’s traveled the country helping clinicians navigate these programs elbow-to-elbow, and has trained thousands of practices remotely. Joy is also Co-Host of HIT Like a Girl podcast. Connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Highlights include:

8:12 – JR: “After reading all of the details from the government, I was like, ‘Oh this is going to be important one day and I don’t think people are paying attention.’ I took all my notes and turned it into a book.”

10:50 – JR: “My approach has been just to try to speak in plain English, in a way that people understand.”

13:00 – JR: “It eventually became very clear to me that healthcare, access to healthcare, everything – even prevention – is something that affects every single one of us and none of us is immune.”

14:00 – JR: “The vision for value based care was something that I could really subscribe to. I really liked the idea. Whether or not it’s done perfectly, it’s certainly not the kind of shift that can happen overnight … it was something that would need to be incremental and iterative. It felt like the type of career that I could sign up for.”

17:40 – JR: “I am also a big believer in campground rules. It’s the idea of you leave a place, a system, a person, whatever, better off than how you found it.”

28:13 – JR: “When you go to these conferences, oftentimes the voices are coming from men. even if they have to do with women’s issues. And I just felt a little bit disheartened and I guess, coming from the same approach, was like, what can I do? And so we incorporated (HIT Like a Girl podcast) as part of our marketing strategy for our consulting, to amplify the voices and achievements specifically of women working in health IT.”

Leading with Health is hosted by Jennifer Michelle. Jennifer has a Master’s in Public Health and Epidemiology and is a certified EMT. As President of Michelle Marketing Strategies, Jennifer specializes in healthcare marketing. She is on a mission to help women find their voice so they can create a stronger, more responsive healthcare system.