Podnosis: the pulse of the healthcare industry. Every week, journalists from Fierce Healthcare dive into some of the industry’s biggest trends. We talk to the experts about what’s important now so you can prep for the future. Hear about all things healthcare, from physician practices to hospital chains and insurance giants—and those that mix all three—plus the tech they use, disruptors looking to compete and people moving the sector forward. Follow Podnosis on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon or wherever you get your podcasts.


February 28, 2024 19 mins

This week on “Podnosis,” we explore the critical issue of maternal mental health. 

Ayla Ellison, Editor-in-Chief of Fierce Life Sciences and Healthcare, sits down with Ken Levey, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Mother Goose Health. Together, they explore the deficiencies in maternal mental health care in the U.S. and discuss actionable steps for improvement. Mother Goose Health provides a platform aimed at aiding physicians and patien...

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How can healthcare organizations face up to the growing threat posed by cybercriminals? What tangible steps can they take to bolster their defenses? 

Brian Arnold, Director of Legal Affairs at Huntress, joins the podcast to provide valuable insights and actionable strategies for healthcare organizations seeking to navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape and protect themselves against evolving threats. Such threats, Brian outl...

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In the U.S., where the healthcare sector emits significantly more carbon emissions than the aviation industry, hospitals are starting to think about ways to address their climate footprint. 

This week on "Podnosis," Estelle Monod, who leads the global buildings segment at Schneider Electric, sits down with Fierce Healthcare's Anastassia Gliadkovskaya to talk about the sustainability needs of the healthcare sector and ways to addre...

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February 14, 2024 20 mins

Every year, Fierce Healthcare's editorial team sifts through hundreds of nominations to identify 15 companies that are truly making waves in the healthcare sector, striving to change the world by changing the industry. The 2024 class of Fierce 15 honorees is no exception, taking on some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare today. 

This episode features a conversation with Fierce Healthcare's Paige Minemyer, Dave Muoio and...

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This is the second part of our series reconnecting with Fierce 15 winners from 2019, the first year Fierce Healthcare published the list of 15 private companies engaged in pioneering work  

This week on "Podnosis," we catch up with the leaders of Elemeno Health and Digital Diagnostics, both recognized as Fierce 15 winners in 2019.

First up, Fierce’s Anastassia Gliadkovskaya chats with Arup Roy-Burman, M.D., the founder and chief ...

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January 31, 2024 23 mins

This week on “Podnosis,” we rewind to January 2019 when Fierce Healthcare unveiled its inaugural Fierce 15, spotlighting 15 private companies engaged in pioneering work and making waves in healthcare innovation. 

In this episode, we reconnect with leaders from two of those companies: Cityblock Health and Civica Rx.

Fierce Healthcare Senior Editor Heather Landi chats with Kameron Matthews, M.D., the Chief Health Officer at Cityblo...

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The digital health and health tech sectors had a tough year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating through a turbulent hype cycle. Startups witnessed a significant slump in funding, and public markets didn't quite live up to expectations. However, amid these market trials, 2023 revealed some silver linings for the sector. 

This week on "Podnosis," Sofia Guerra and Steve Kraus from Bessemer Venture Partners sit down with ...

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January 17, 2024 27 mins

A growing number of companies are introducing diverse voices to their virtual assistants or speech synthesis systems: Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Polly, Meta’s Voicebox. But what about diversity of voices in healthcare, where the stakes are higher?  

Wolters Kluwer Health, maker of clinical decision-making support tools, decided to re-examine its voice technology after 15 years. The goal is to help providers better reach and engage div...

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December 20, 2023 15 mins

This week on "Podnosis," Dr. Nigam Shah, Chief Data Scientist at Stanford Health Care, shares insights into the direction of the industry and anticipated developments as AI adoption gains momentum. In an interview with Heather Landi from Fierce Healthcare, Dr. Shah explores the implications of the Biden administration’s executive order on AI, strategies for addressing ethical concerns related to AI use and ways to pave the path for...

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About a fifth of kids under 18 in New Jersey have special healthcare needs, ranging from learning disabilities to ADHD to anxiety. They, along with their families, encounter numerous challenges when seeking care, such as a shortage of providers, long wait times and limited insurance coverage.

Community-based therapeutic recreation and adaptive sport programs have the potential to improve the quality of life for patients and their ...

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December 7, 2023 30 mins

Earlier this year, Fierce Healthcare, Fierce Pharma and Fierce Biotech recognized 50 individuals and companies that are pushing the industry forward. The Fierce 50 winners range from tech innovators to researchers developing novel therapies to providers on the frontlines of changing care. This week on Podnosis, senior editor Paige Minemyer sat down with staff writers Dave Muoio and Anastassia Gliadkovskaya as well as senior editor ...

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November 29, 2023 20 mins

Chronic kidney disease is a significant public health issue. Nationwide, roughly 37 million Americans live with chronic kidney disease. Each year, more than 130,000 Americans receive a diagnosis of kidney failure or end-stage renal disease, an irreversible condition that can be fatal.

DaVita is one of the largest providers of kidney care, and its services range from slowing the progression of kidney disease to supporting transplan...

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In this week’s episode of "Podnosis," you'll hear from two journalists from the Fierce Healthcare team: Paige Minemyer, senior editor of Fierce Health Payer, and Dave Muoio, a staff writer for Fierce Healthcare. Together, they guide you through their key insights from the inaugural Fierce Health Payer Summit in Austin and dive into the latest earnings updates from the largest health plans and health systems.

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November 8, 2023 24 mins

Hello Heart, a digital platform designed to help people manage their heart health, is a U.S.-based company with offices in California and New York, and it also has a significant presence in Israel, with the majority of its roughly 80 employees there working from the Tel Aviv office.  

In this week’s episode of “Podnosis,” Hello Heart CEO Maayan Cohen, who resides in Tel Aviv, shares her personal experience during a challenging mom...

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In this week's episode of “Podnosis,” we explore Blue Shield of California's plan to transform its pharmacy model. This includes a shift away from the traditional PBM relationship in favor of forming partnerships with five companies: Amazon Pharmacy, Abarca, Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company, CVS Caremark and Prime Therapeutics. 

Fierce's Paige Minemyer sat down with Blue Shield of California's Chief Operating Officer, Sandra Cla...

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In this week's episode of “Podnosis,” we look at the major health disparities facing Native Americans and explore what can be done to make meaningful improvements. 

Misty Wilkie, Ph.D., RN, a clinical associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, has a deep understanding of the challenges in obtaining high-quality care, drawing from her own experiences as an American Indian. In a conversation with Anastassi...

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In this week’s episode of “Podnosis,” we delve into how Humana is expanding its reach in senior-focused primary care and home health.

Fierce Payer Senior Editor Paige Minemyer caught up with Sanjay Shetty, M.D., president of Humana’s CenterWell segment, to explore why the insurer is placing its bets on primary care and the strategies the company intends to use to achieve its growth ambitions. 

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October 10, 2023 17 mins

In this week's episode of "Podnosis," we explore how video game training can captivate users' minds while also expediting the adoption of new skills and treatments in medicine.

Sam Glassenberg, the founder and CEO of Level Ex, a medical video game studio, joins Fierce Healthcare’s Dave Muoio to explore this subject and shed light on how video game training has the potential to bridge the gaps that exist in conventional medical edu...

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Violence in healthcare workplaces is a growing concern, with clinicians and other workers facing alarming rates of violence on the job. In this week’s episode of “Podnosis,” Fierce Healthcare’s Anastassia Gliadkovskaya sits down with Andrea Mazzoccoli, Ph.D., the former chief nurse and quality officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, who brings four decades of healthcare and nursing experience to the conversation. They delve into the ...

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September 27, 2023 26 mins

Access to early cancer screenings and intervention can reduce deaths by 45%, according to the American Cancer Society. However, accessibility remains a significant challenge.

In this week's episode of "Podnosis," Heather Landi from Fierce Healthcare engages in a conversation with Othman Laraki, co-founder and CEO of Color Health. They delve into strategies for boosting screenings and explore the partnership between Color Health an...

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