StartUp Health NOW Podcast

StartUp Health NOW Podcast

StartUp Health NOW celebrates the innovators, industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are reimagining health and wellness.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 44 min
While this may be the first global pandemic Toby Cosgrove, MD, has experienced, he’s seen a lot in his nearly 50-year career. The Executive Advisor and former CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic is also a former heart surgeon, a Vietnam War veteran, and now a member of the StartUp Health board of advisors and our Health Moonshot Impact Force. As Dr. Cosgrove sees it, COVID-19 has shifted the national healthcare puzzle to reveal i...
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Dispense with everything you know about virtual reality. So says Dr. Brennan Spiegel at the opening of his new book, VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics will Revolutionize Medicine. Dr. Spiegel, our guest on this episode of StartUp Health TV, directs the Center for Outcomes Research and Education at Cedar Sinai Hospital in L.A. He’s one of the most influential and forward-thinking figures in health innovation today. The conversation went...
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Andrei Zimiles and Reed Mollins, founders of Doctor.com, are longtime friends and longtime friends of StartUp Health. The two met as pre-teens at summer camp and led parallel lives before becoming partners and entrepreneurs, dropping out of high school at age 16 and transferring out of and into the very same colleges. And just as their friendship has been something of a journey, so, too, has their professional relationship, from Do...
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In the era of social distancing, a doctor’s appointment looks a little different than it did a year ago. But Evan Schnur, Director of Healthcare Information and Strategy at Walmart, says the experience will continue to evolve, even after in-person visits resume. Schnur trained as a pharmacist and currently leads the development of the growing range of healthcare services at Walmart Health, which now include primary care visits, dia...
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In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, StartUp Health co-founder Unity Stoakes dials up Samer Hamadeh, CEO and founder of Zeel, and James Marciano, founder of Tuck advisors, for a candid discussion on mergers and acquisition. According to both Hamadeh and Marciano – who have spent time on both sides of the M&A table – it's important for founders to build their startups as though they're going to sell one day, even if th...
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Because she’s tackling a stigmatized area of women’s health, one that’s been swept to the side for a long time, Privy CEO Evi Heilbrunn has had to do her research and educate the market. By doing so, she’s showing retailers like Target – where Finess is now on the shelf – that women’s health products were in need of an upgrade, and that we’re on the cusp of a whole new way of thinking about the whole women’s health aisle. Entrepre...
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The global pandemic ushered in a new era of health innovation. StartUp Health founders Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes sat down for an interactive Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures to discuss the future of health innovation in a post-pandemic world, why moonshot thinking is more important than ever, and to dig deep into topics like the power of mindset and collaboration. Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from St...
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In a recent Fireside Chat with a few dozen founders from the StartUp Health portfolio, we were joined by Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, former Chief Medical Officer at Medicaid. Dr. Ostrovsky is a practicing doctor and an entrepreneur – in fact, he founded and sold a company that was a part of StartUp Health years ago. In 2016, Andrey took on the role of Chief Medical Officer of Medicaid. Then he rolled all that experience up and became a h...
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In this episode, StartUp Health's Editor-in-Chief, Logan Plaster, talks (virtually) with Dr. Ashwini Zenooz, GM and Chief Medical Officer at Salesforce. Before taking on her role at the tech giant, Dr. Zenooz, who is a practicing Radiologist, oversaw the modernizing of electronic health records at the Veteran’s Administration. During her time at the VA, she was instrumental in pushing for regulations that allowed providers to b...
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In this podcast episode, CEO and Co-founder Troy Bannister reveals what his Brooklyn-based startup has been working on for the last 2+ years. And now, with Quark, their new HIPAA-compliant platform that converts EMR data into an easily digestible format, health tech app developers can play around with Particle's API that makes patient data instantly and securely available. Bannister also explains why, because of shifting pa...
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As a cardiologist and the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Michael Blum assesses and deploys digital health technology across UCSF's multi-layered health system. In this week's podcast episode, we get an inside look at how one of the biggest, most advanced hospital systems in the United States thinks about health innovation, what successful integration looks like, what...
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Today’s episode is a conversation with Murray Brozinsky, CEO of Conversa Health. Before COVID-19 struck, Conversa was working with big health systems, supplying them with a type of chatbot that kept patients and doctors connected between appointments. Turns out a few well-worded and well-timed questions, even if they’re automated, can improve care and reduce costly bouncebacks. When COVID-19 hit, Murray and his team knew they had t...
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This week, two-time Super Bowl Champion and former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith announced that he was joining mental health startup Rose Health as an ambassador and investor. On this episode, StartUp Health's Logan Plaster catches up with Torrey to learn about life after the NFL, and why it was important for him to become an advocate for mental health resilience. Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health ht...
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Established with the goal of improving recovery time and bettering outcomes for patients undergoing surgical procedures, the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols have revolutionized that experience. Unfortunately, variations in surgical practices do not allow every patient to benefit. Brand Newland, CEO and Co-founder of Goldfinch Health, hopes to change that. Through Goldfinch, Newland is making sure that employers are...
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On this episode of the podcast we dive under the hood to talk about practical strategies for getting a startup’s story out into the world. We turned to Megan Hernbroth, the reporter who covers health tech and venture capital for Business Insider. Megan’s work has run the gamut from silicon valley PR to writing for a website that gets 375 million unique visitors per month. This episode is an excerpt from an Expert Office Hour sessio...
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In 2020, the coronavirus caused a societal lock-down like this generation has never seen before. Many who were already isolated and lonely -- like seniors – were put into a desperate situation. Beth Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of LifeBio, a startup that’s been with StartUp Health since 2014, has always had a heart for isolated and lonely seniors. She’d worked with them for years, helping them to tell their stories, using what’s cal...
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In today’s venture capital world, the vast majority of decisions are made by male investors – by one recent estimate, 87% of partners at digital health venture funds are men. This imbalance has resulted in an overall lack of investment in women’s health innovations, and in female founders. That’s shifting thanks in part to investors like Maria Velissaris, our guest on this week’s episode. Maria was a successful entrepreneur and bus...
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Tennis icon and Olympian Venus Williams has built on her success on the court to become a savvy and successful investor, advisor and entrepreneur. Now she’s making her mark on health innovation. Venus Williams has partnered with Zeel, the wellness company that invented the idea of massage-on-demand. Now, Zeel has expanded to a tech-platform that offers a range of wellness on the go services. Recently, Zeel Co-founder Alison Harmeli...
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Our lifestyle choices play a big role in affecting our overall health and, in today’s society, are largely unaddressed. Health coaching, or “Lifestyle Therapeutics,” can help people modify behavior, which can lead to a healthier future. In this Startup Health NOW episode, we talk about the idea of “lifestyle as medicine” with the CEO of InHealth, a startup that’s helping people change habits to fight diseases like type II diabetes ...
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With the recent IPO of GoodRx, drug price transparency – at least on the consumer side – is having a moment. But what about at the patient’s bedside? In this week’s podcast, we sit down with Carm Huntress, CEO of RxRevu, a StartUp Health company that for seven years has been bringing drug price data to doctors at the point of care so they can make smarter decisions for their patients. Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from Star...
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