About Connecting the Dots Podcast

Every episode of Connecting the Dots, the official Baptist Management System (BMS) podcast, features conversations with nationally recognized expert guests designed to foster further discussion about continuous improvement.

The hosts

Dr. Jake Lancaster

Chief Medical Information Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care

Dr. Jake Lancaster As Baptist's chief medical information officer, Dr. Lancaster works to improve the effectiveness and usability of health care technology for physicians and other providers. He is also a part-time internist for the Baptist Medical Group. After his residency, Dr. Lancaster completed a clinical informatics fellowship and earned a master's degree in applied clinical informatics from Vanderbilt University. He was the chief medical information officer at West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson, Tennessee, before joining Baptist.

Dr. Lancaster is board certified in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine and board certified in clinical informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Informatics Association.

Dr. H.F. Mason

Chief Medical Officer
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

Dr. H.F. Mason Dr. Mason is a board-certified general surgeon and native of New Albany, Mississippi, where he practiced for 22 years at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Dr. Mason serves as chief medical officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Mississippi, focusing on medical staff relations, quality of care and patient satisfaction. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of Mississippi and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Skip Steward

Vice President and Chief Improvement Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care

H. F. Mason Skip Steward earned an MBA and has leadership experience in many diverse industries, including automotive, machining, food, service and health care. He is a Shingo examiner, a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), a Quality Management System Auditor, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified Lean Champion. Steward is a certified trainer in Training Within Industry (TWI) Job Instructions (JI), Job Relations (JR), and Job Methods (JM). He is an award-winning leader who has implemented streamlined business systems that deliver significant contributions to the bottom line, while increasing employee performance and improving productivity. He is recognized for superior project management and communication skills, and he has spoken both nationally and internationally.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) to promote balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities; to require disclosure of relevant financial relationships from individuals engaged in content development or planning of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. BMHCC designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming Credit

Continuing education credit for this podcast series is awarded per episode listened to. To document your participation and claim credit:

  1. Review the episode description (located in show notes).
  2. Listen to the episode and review related resource documents (if applicable).
  3. Complete the online evaluation for each episode you listen to.

Click the link in the episode's show notes to complete the online evaluation and claim credit.

For Baptist employed/affiliated providers: Credit hours will be reflected on your HealthStream transcript within 30 days from the date of participation.

Additional resources

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