In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Hector Torrens, the Chief Digital Officer at WellSpark Health. Hector shares how he was introduced to the power of mindfulness and how we can still maintain connection and community in the digital world.

Episode Highlights:

  • Jeff leads the mindfulness exercise. (3:24)
  • Hector shares how his journey to mindfulness began. (6:42)
  • How was Hector introduced to meditation? (10:31)
  • In what ways is WellSpark continuing to improve their mindfulness and resiliency skills? (13:11)
  • Hector shares how WellSpark is connecting with people digitally instead of in-person due to COVID. (16:59)
  • What are the implications of the acceleration towards digital technology in healthcare? (27:39)
  • What is WellSpark’s approach to mobilizing resources internally for the good of those externally? (31:13)
  • Key Quotes:
  • “One of the constants that I noticed throughout dealing with technology is that you’re always at the forefront of change, right? And, with change comes stress. So nothing is ever static, things are always changing and moving, and that there is someone, something, some group of people that are feeling stressed because of it.” – Hector Torrens
  • “As human beings in the world have realized we can maintain connection and community using digital tools, unlike we thought that we could in the past.” – Hector Torrens
  • “I think we’re evolving, and this is an opportunity for us to evolve very quickly, because of the circumstances that happened right around this having to depend upon digital.” – Hector Torrens

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