Innovation4Alpha is a podcast dedicated to the intersection of finance, technology, leadership and healthcare innovation with the goal of both entertainment and education for our community.


September 20, 2022 20 min

Hippo Health was founded by experienced emergency physicians who wanted to ease healthcare frustrations and make tele-health and excellent care coordination accessible to all.

Hippo Health is now offering providers the ability to build out their own personalized care networks to improve the modern day care experience for patients and providers.

Founder, Kevin McGarvey, MD shares some of the latest updates on this rapidly growing tele...

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Kimberly Hutchison, MD is a neurologist who specializes in Sleep Medicine. While there is expectation that someday the CPAP will be replaced as a sleep aid, it remains the Gold Standard. for now. Even though it's the best way to treat many patients, compliance remains a problem. To help with compliance, Dr. Hutchison has developed the SomnoSeal to provide a better fit for CPAP machines. Learn more about this product and about a...

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Kerry Curran brings a career in medical device technology to a nimble startup leveraging student engineering skill to design products addressing post surgical Pulmonary Atelectasis and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT’s). While in it's early stages, this company is demonstrating how creative use of student skill and ingenuity, combined with a strong clinician feedback loop, can lead to useful innovation.

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NXgenPort (NGP), has designed an innovative and transformative technology to maximize remote care in cancer patients requiring an implantable chemo-port catheter. Combining proven chemo-port efficacy with microchip and sensor technology, NGP measures, monitors and reports physiological body functions in vivo over the course of disease and treatment.

In this episode,  Founder and CEO Kathy Skinner shares the details of how this port ...

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Dr. Kay is a Foot & Ankle surgeon based in Ohio. Like many physicians, he and his colleagues saw better ways to treat patients and began to take steps to implement these ideas. The result is a long history of innovation, learning and hard work which now results in not one, but three companies in the pipeline. In this introductory discussion, you'll get a glimpse into Dr. Kay's formula, which includes getting some of the...

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AllCore360° exists to empower patients, athletes, seniors, and everyday people to train their core muscles for improved performance and recovery in a new, more efficient way. Scott Bertrund is the Founder and shares the story of the company and how it has evolved from a rehab focus to one that also includes rotational sports training and all-around health.

The AllCore360 website lists locations across the country where you can find ...

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Alex Stone is the Founder/CEO of Pacific Echelon Security Services, one of the fastest growing security companies in the United States.  The company is based on of Portland, ground zero in many ways, for the chaos that has erupted over the past few years.

Combining both innovative community integration and cutting edge technology, Echelon is able to secure commercial properties with results that blow the competition away. Their solu...

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Mark Cherney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of both US Urology Partners and Prologics. This past year Mark transitioned from the CEO role into the Executive Chair role and in this brief discussion he introduces some of the headwinds ahead for both Private Equity & the medical practices that have been part of PE roll-ups.

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Maraia Tanner is the CEO of Star Harbor based in Lone Tree, Colorado. She shares insights into the mission of the organization and how its cross disciplinary work will accelerate innovation in everything from medicine to ag-tech etc.

As an example of the cross disciplinary work ahead, the CU Anschutz School of Medicine even has a space oriented medicine program described as follows: The University of Colorado Space and Extreme Envir...

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Ai Medica makes it easy to create clinical and economic value from EHR data using evidence based medicine. They have built a platform on SMART on FHIR interoperability standards that allows them to integrate evidence based calculators into the EHR in a matter of weeks. 

Their mission is to simplify evidence based clinical work flows using EHR data to drive better application of evidence to care for patients, decreased effort and bur...

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MRG address issues involving access to care, chronic disease management, patient adherence & compliance to doctors orders, and frees up clinicians time through leveraging technology so they can better monitor and manage larger amounts of patients more effectively and efficiently.

Smart Care 360 is a complete and comprehensive care management platform that allows physicians and caregivers to manage the full continuum of care. By ...

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TearSolutions' lead product, called Lacripep, delivers what no other approved or pipeline drug has been able to: rapid healing of the ocular surface and relief of dry eye symptoms with a best-in-class safety and comfort profile. This was all proven in their first-in-human clinical trial which has led to formal written FDA alignment on our clinical and regulatory path to an unrestricted general Dry Eye indication (which is the s...

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With Sage’s AI Driven Medical Coding, Billing and Dictation, practitioners are eliminating the costly overhead of a medical coder while increasing productivity by 20%. The easy-to-use mobile app processes in real-time, eliminates coding & billing errors while increasing revenue by $250k+ ARR.

The company is raising a Seed investment round and their story can be heard here:

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DenTriage is a comprehensive mobile and web-based platform that will provide a convenient way for patients to receive timely guidance and care for urgent and non-urgent dental issues using Tele-Dentistry. DenTriage enables consumers to have urgent questions answered, obtain a video consult with a dentist, search for nearby dentists, and make appointments with ease. 

DenTriage is working to improve ease of access to dental care and a...

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Project Cure CEO Douglas Jackson, PhD shares the mission of Project Cure in a wide ranging discussion that illustrates the incredible supply chain expertise of Project Cure.

Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to address the staggering shortage of medical resources around the world. Project C.U.R.E. has become the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment and services to doctors and nurses serving the sick ...

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Clint McGill is addressing one of the biggest challenge in youth sports - building mental toughness. As a former high level baseball player himself, Clint was like many parents involved with their kid's sports activities...but he decided to apply well proven mental toughness tips and tools to help his kids and others. The result is the Bulletproof Hitter Educational Program and Baseball Notes.

In this discussion, Clint shares hi...

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Neobe Therapeutics is an early-stage startup engineering safe recombinant bacterial products to enable immune infiltration in solid tumors. Their bacterial products combine innate tumor colonization with genetically engineered inducible biosensors to disrupt tumor microenvironment barriers to infiltration. By enabling successful infiltration of immune excluded tumors using our bacterial products they will be able to multiply the nu...

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In a wide ranging discussion, with Lazurite Co-Founder/CEO Eugene Malinskiy, we learn more about the origins of the company, it's current status, and get a glimpse into where its headed.

For Lazurite’s inaugural device, the necessity of safety served as the mother of invention. While observing a surgery in 2015, CEO and Cofounder Eugene Malinskiy watched helplessly as a physician’s assistant tripped and fell over cables connecte...

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Mr. Barletta is the founder of an advisory firm based in Washington DC called Jones Point. The firm possesses a unique combination of more than two decades of experience in Washington and deep Wall Street relationships. This differentiator allows Jones Point to successfully address the disconnect between companies seeking to navigate the regulatory landscape, the Washington lobbying community and investors seeking deeper political ...

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ParaNano Wound Care (PWC) solves a global problem in treatment of infection in chronic wounds: detection, notification, and early intervention. Infection in chronic wounds currently drives $27 billion of cost into the U.S. health care system , and comprises 3% of health care costs in developed countries, globally. PWC was founded in 2018 with the goal to develop and commercialize a truly smart wound care product that would detect a...

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