Cultivating and harvesting wild rice, Epic Systems talks healthcare software

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A map of the current reservations and tribal lands in Wisconsin
This map shows the current reservations and tribal lands in Wisconsin. PBS Wisconsin Education

At the peak of harvest season, we talk with a local tribal member about Wisconsin’s wild rice. Then, a vice president of Epic Systems discusses the evolution of healthcare record-keeping as part of a series of conversations with Wisconsin business leaders.

Featured in this Show

  • Wild rice steward prepares for the upcoming harvest season

    Each year, The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission oversees about 6,000 acres of off-reservation wild rice wetlands in Wisconsin. During peak harvesting season, we speak with a tribal member known as “She who takes care of the wild rice,” about the Indigenous harvesting practice.

  • How Epic Systems is trying to reshape health care

    More than 250 million people have medical records managed by Epic Systems of Verona. We speak with the company’s vice president of clinical informatics about how the company is trying to reshape health care and what doctors can learn from its data.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Kathy Smith Guest
  • Dr. Jackie Gerhart Guest