Digital Health Today

Digital Health Today

Digital Health Today features the innovators, leaders and pioneers reshaping health and wellness. From patients and clinicians, to inventors and investors, we speak with guests from around the world to share their insights, experience and knowledge from the front lines of health tech innovation. Tune in, subscribe and become a part of the digital health community!... Show More

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July 16, 2019 13 min

Our first State of the Podcast episode!  We've been going for 3 years, and we've experienced a lot of growth and success.  In this episode, we cover four key topics to shed some light on where we’re focusing our efforts and how we’re having an impact.1) Metrics - Our shows have had over 200,000 downloads, 15,000 followers2) Community - We've developed a network of Ambassadors and a global, engaged audience 3) Partner... Read more

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The topic: In this episode, we’re diving into the changing aspects of the employee and employer relationship, and how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can play a key role in improving health and happiness.  When compared to other developed countries, per capita healthcare spending in the US ($9,892 in 2016) is 145 percent higher than the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) median of $4,033, and yet w... Read more

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The topic:The use of the term 'digital health' is continuing to grow, with new subsets of products and services being grouped within it: digital doctor’s visits, digital clinical trials, digital therapeutics, and digital medicine - these are just some of the terms that have burst onto the scene. In this episode, we’re diving into one of the terms in the digital health lexicon: 'digital medicine.'  We explore what digital medic... Read more

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Welcome to Coffee Talk!  In this episode, we speak with two leaders from one of the companies that help make our platform possible, and we’ll learn more about the work they’re doing to move the industry forward.  My guests are from none other than Bayer G4A.  Bayer G4A was officially launched as “Grants4Apps” in Berlin in 2013, originally with the aim of funding healthcare mobile apps.  Now, six years later, thi... Read more

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The topic:In this episode we discuss three reasons VR is such a powerful tool in health care, and how VR can bridge therapy from the hospital to the home tips.   We also dive into tips on starting a medical device company with no previous medical device or startup experience, and some of the applications for motor and cognitive treatment, disease progression, response to therapy and much more. The guest:Eran Orr is the CEO and... Read more

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The topic:There are over 1.2 billion people living in Africa, and another 1.3 billion living in India.  Together they account for about 34% of the world’s population.  These two regions represent some of the highest levels of healthcare burden, and some of the lowest numbers of healthcare professionals. For example, in Africa, there are only 2.3 healthcare workers per 1,000 people.  Compare that to the Americas where... Read more

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The topic:Take a look online and you’ll find hundreds of articles proclaiming that Pharma’s business model is broken and that the entire sector is in the middle of an innovation crisis. Whether you agree or disagree, there’s no question that the industry is extraordinarily competitive and the challenge of bringing effective drugs to market is growing. Adapting to new ways of working and driving new tech and innovation across an ent... Read more

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In this episode:Key market failures for software businesses and solutions in healthcareHow new tools for integration can lower costs, shorten sales cycles and increase salesHow new procurement models, used by collaboration companies like Slack, can increase the rate of adoption in healthcareUnderstanding the challenges of interoperability and why it remains a contentious area in digital healthThe topic:Despite the focus and investm... Read more

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In this episode we dive into some of the cities, countries and winning strategies that are leading the transformation of health for the billions of people that live in APAC. Tony Estrella is an investor, advisor,  and global digital health expert.  He has experience all over the world having lived and worked in Asia, the US, and Europe as a startup founder, investor and corporate innovation leader.Tony works with companie... Read more

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Today we’re diving into the topic of Mental Health. It’s a topic we’ve covered before on this program, like in episode 63 with Dale Beerman of Think Pacifica, and Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh from Brain Power back on episode 21.  In those episodes, we explored the use of mobile apps and wearables, and we looked at some problems that are being solved using these technologies.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were tools available th... Read more

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In this episode, we’re taking on the topic of Digital Therapeutics.  At the CNS Summit last year, I had the opportunity to meet and learn from our guest: Megan Coder. Megan is the founder and executive director of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance. The Digital Therapeutic Alliance, or DTA as you may hear it called, was launched in 2017 to broaden the understanding, adoption, and integration of clinically-validated digital ther... Read more

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In this episode, we’re diving into the research, and a brand new solution, focused on the growing understanding of the human microbiome – the microorganisms that help protect us against germs, break down food, and produce vitamins.We discuss the work that is being done to enlist the microbiome in the fight against disease, and how we can leverage our understanding not just to preserve health but also to actually prevent or treat me... Read more

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Our guest in this episode is Todd Pope, the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransEnterix, a company that is digitizing the interface between laparoscopic surgeons and patients through the use of their Senhance robot. Todd shares some of the ways that robotics are changing the landscape of surgery today, and he explains how technologies such as artificial intelligence and computer vision further enhance these capabilities.T... Read more

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How do the experiences of different generations of people shape and inform their attitudes, expectations and perceptions of healthcare today and in the future?  And if we focus our attention on redesigning healthcare for those current generations of adults who place the highest demands on it today, are we overlooking the needs of younger generations of adults and future generations who don’t yet have similar demands of the sys... Read more

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Today we’re talking about the unique challenges of cybersecurity in healthcare, and explore some of the tools and solutions that can trap these attackers dead in their tracks. I’m joined on this episode by two guests. Our first guest is Jonathan Langer, he’s the CEO and co-founder of Medigate, a company that identifies, manages and protects connected medical devices. Also joining me on the program is Ori Bach, the General Manager &... Read more

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Is there a way to detect those cancers even before they form a cluster of cells large enough to be detected through a biopsy or scan?  What if we could enlist the power of our own immune system to create a sort of early-warning system that could alert us when cancerous cells are present.  Well, the good news is that such a technology does exist, and it’s being used to detect cancer 4 years earlier, or sometimes even more,... Read more

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In this episode we're rejoined by a veteran of the program.  He is the one and only, Dave Chase. Dave was the CEO and Co-founder of Avado, which was acquired by & integrated into WebMD & Medscape.  More recently he’s been a co-founder of Health Rosetta which is an organization that helps accelerate the adoption of simple, practical, non-partisan fixes to our healthcare system.Dave is the author of a new book entit... Read more

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Each year, in the US, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined, and it is often first discovered by the patients themselves.  What if there was an AI solution that transformed smartphones into a powerful assessment and detection tool?  SkinVision has done exactly that.Join me as we speak with Erik de Heus, the CEO of SkinVision. Based in the Netherlands, Erik is passionate about democrati... Read more

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Anne Wellington, Managing Director of Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, answers our six lightning round questions.  Tune in to hear Anne's advice for innovators, favorite book and technology, and more.Find all the links and the full interview at digitalhealthtoday.com/73.--- This episode of Digital Health Today is made possible thanks to our sponsors. Thank you!---Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Accelerators have been around since about 2005, and in the last 5 or 6 years, we’ve seen the development of new accelerators and programs that focus on the unique needs of entrepreneurs who are working to create new solutions for the healthcare sector.  To get the low-down on what accelerators do to succeed, we reached out to the managing director of one of the best-known health-focused accelerators, Anne Wellington.  Ann... Read more

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