Bite the Orange

Bite the Orange

Let’s face it: Digital Health as an industry is poised for significant growth. Addressing the key challenges early on is important to ensure that the long and tedious journey of transforming from conventional to futuristic bears worthy rewards. Join Dr. Emmanunel "Manny" Fombu as he embarks on a voyage to find the future of healthcare interlaced with digital innovations and technology on Bite the Orange Podcast. Together we can make progressive, outcome-based Digital Health a reality.


November 6, 2023 25 mins

Have you ever wondered how to regain control of your most valuable asset as a physician? 

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Leah Huston explains the challenges and injustices faced by physicians in the healthcare system, such as the loss of control over their credentials and the influence of external entities on medical practices. She explains how HPEC uses Decentralized Identity technology to grant physicians control over their ...

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The American Medical Association is at the forefront of harnessing technology for the benefit of physicians and patients.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Meg Barron talks about digital health, its challenges, and the American Medical Association's efforts to leverage technology to improve healthcare. She discusses AMA's initiatives, emphasizing feedback, addressing challenges, and highlighting the rise of telehealth and...

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Ever wondered about the challenges and opportunities of merging technology and healthcare?

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Alex Trombetta shares his experiences in biotech, healthcare consulting, and his involvement in launching an analytics platform for total cost of care management. He discusses healthcare technology challenges, stresses collaboration with all stakeholders, and highlights his role at Initiate Studios for heal...

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In an era of data-driven decisions, Eversana is using analytics to transform patient care.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Pierantonio Russo and Maria Kirsch talk about Eversana's vital role in guiding patients through the complexities of the US healthcare system. 

They elaborate on Eversana's comprehensive healthcare services, precision medicine initiatives, and dedication to combining technology with a human-centered ...

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The time has come to explore the intersection of value-based care innovations and advocacy for patients with chronic conditions.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Juby George-Vaze discusses the evolution of value-based care, highlighting its goal of shifting risk from insurance companies to providers and patients. She talks about the empowerment, cost-effectiveness, and patient-centric nature of value-based care while addressing ...

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Get ready to be inspired by a remarkable journey to becoming a key player in healthcare innovation and thought leadership.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Robin Farmanfarmaian discusses her life and career, focusing on technology and innovation in healthcare. She highlights the importance of accurate early diagnoses, her transition to professional speaking, and her vision for a home-based AI-driven healthcare future.

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Access to data and technology will revolutionize the healthcare industry. 

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Robin Wiener discusses the importance of improving data access and communication in the healthcare sector. She talks about Dedalus, emphasizing data-driven healthcare improvements, including the Command Center for efficiency, especially in rural areas, and addressing social determinants of health.

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Why don’t companies use data to improve and make people’s lives better? In this episode of Bite The Orange, we feature the one and only, incredible and renowned Dr. Severance MacLaughlin, who shares the journey he is on in building DeLorean AI, his life in the different branches of the healthcare industry, and product development. Severance’s passion lies in helping people live healthier and better lives, even if they have a chroni...

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This visionary man is exploring patient-centric and prevention strategies in healthcare.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Innocent Clement shares insights into his vision of healthcare, focusing on patient-centricity, prevention, and empowerment. He details Ciba's strategy of integrating data for predictive analytics, fostering engagement, and emphasizing personalized prevention, patient-doctor relationships, and health data...

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Simple medical education can empower patients in clinical trials.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, David Grew talks about how his company provides patient education for clinical trials. He explains how he created PRIMR to provide engaging patient education for clinical trials, aiming to be the leading global provider, fostering trust, and accelerating medical innovation.

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The lack of diversity in clinical trials must be exposed and improved upon. 

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Bindu Kalesan discusses underrepresentation and a lack of diversity in clinical trials. She emphasizes inadequate drug testing for People of Color and women, highlighting community participation, Tury Health's mission for Black women with breast cancer, and a people-centric approach to healthcare.

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Technology and engagement are great tools to empower cancer patients and enhance their care.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Whitney Isola talks about OncoPower, a supportive cancer care community platform designed to bring high-quality care to community practitioners. She explains how it utilizes a social media format with specialized tools that personalize options for English-speaking patients around the globe. 

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Blending data and coaching is the key to sustainable behavior change.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Ravi Komatireddy talks about combining precision medicine with behavior change through coaching in digital health. He discusses Daytona Health’s work of guiding people toward better lifestyle decisions, using coaching in digital health, and helping individuals build self-efficacy and sustain long-term behavior change. 

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If healthcare wants to have better outcomes, then it must embrace digitalization. 

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Carm Huntress discusses his company’s mission to automate and digitize medical records, addressing the challenge of outdated methods like phone and fax. He explains how Credo Health retrieves patient data and employs machine learning technology, among others, to analyze and synthesize information for providers, aim...

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Healthcare is much easier to navigate when one is aware of their options. 

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Sam Vasisht talks about transforming healthcare and contributing to the cause by helping patients navigate industry services with accessible cost options through shopMD. He also shares examples he experienced himself to emphasize the importance of price transparency and explain how insurance deductibles and coinsurance can...

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Healthcare systems need to deeply understand the contexts in which they work to improve healthcare outcomes. In this episode of Bite the Orange, we feature the incredible healthcare thought leader and CEO of the Fondation Botnar: Stefan Germann! His experience in healthcare technology worldwide gives him a unique perspective on how the system should work to improve people’s lives and the democratization of this industry.

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The future of healthcare must integrate biomedicine and technology proactively and preventatively.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Dr. Calum MacRae talks about bringing genomics and genetics into clinical practice and drug discovery with the help of technology. He also highlights the need for broad representation in clinical trials to ensure equitable access to care and drive innovation in healthcare.

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Data analytics and machine learning have the potential to improve healthcare outcomes. 

Dr. Pierantonio Russo shares his expertise in leveraging data sets in businesses, using AI and machine learning, and what the future holds in data sharing. He also dives into how EVERSANA works and its departments, breaking down how they work in pharma without distributing pills. 

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Africa has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to healthcare.

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Dr. Ekiti Martin talks about providing healthcare to underserved communities in Cameroon as well as Africa’s potential for diverse and inclusive research opportunities. He explains how the GREY Lab, his non-profit organization, conducts health campaigns and screenings nationwide to increase access to care.

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The future of neurology will be in patients’ pockets. 

In this episode of Bite the Orange, Charisse Litchman talks about how BeCare Link is developing free neurology apps that offer remote exams and calculate disability scores using artificial intelligence. She explains how their MS app came to be, how it works, and why it helps patients worldwide. 

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