BHodge’s stories
showing kindness

I was traveling recently and had a frustrating experience at the hotel. My first inclination—like so many of us, I’m sure—was to head straight to the front desk and make my complaint known. But I paused, took a breath, and reminded myself of a simple axiom: I will never regret being kind. Instead of angrily […]

While attending the CHIME conference last month, one of the keynote speakers shared a statistic that struck me: “80% of healthcare costs are self-inflicted. We are contributing to chronic disease by what we eat, drink, and smoke.” That really got my attention. Not only did I realize that we as individuals can help curb chronic […]

penguin jumping off an iceberg

We live and work in an industry experiencing continuous and accelerating change. It is through these transitions that we must recognize that change is good for us—personally, professionally, culturally. Yet many of us fear change, and do so for a variety of reasons. Perhaps we’re afraid to fail, afraid of criticism, afraid of the uncertainty […]

There was a newborn baby who had an abnormal x-ray; we’ll call this newborn baby Christian. The medical team at the hospital where baby Christian was being seen, urgently sought assistance from the Chief Quality Officer of their healthcare system. Upon getting a call from the neonatal team, this physician asked them to share the […]

Last month in Florida, I was absorbing some great discussions with our Executive Client Council (ECC), a group of C-level executives from the nation’s leading health systems. I was closely following a dialog rich in insight when I was struck by two simultaneous thoughts: (1) we should do this more often, and (2) why don’t more marketers […]

It’s been said that if a person were to travel through time and join us in 2017, our technologies would look like magic to them. Think about that for a moment. The technologies we rely on in our daily lives—and perhaps even take for granted—would be so foreign to our great-grandparents, that they would not […]

At Nuance, our mission is to unburden healthcare providers and the care team so they can spend more time caring for patients. We are proud that we save customers time – in fact, clinicians spend up to 45% less time on documentation with the use of our AI-powered, cloud-based voice recognition tools that capture patient […]

Nuance’s Brenda Hodge reviews HIMSS17 emerging trends

As I think about some of the topics at this year’s show, here are a few that stand out:   Physician burnout From the first moments when Dr. Krolop, the Chairman of HIMSS, kicked off the opening session on February 20, physician burnout was top of mind. At an event focused on healthcare informatics, shining […]