In today's consumer-driven world, the quest for the ultimate healthcare patient journey has never been more crucial. With an ever-evolving landscape of technology and medical advancements, patients are seeking an experience that is not only efficient but also personalized. The healthcare industry must rise to the challenge of delivering a seamless, holistic, and meaningful journey that addresses the diverse needs and expectations of its patients. Join Kevin Howell, Senior Director, Web and Digital Strategy at UT Health San Antonio, and host Alan Tam as they unravel the secrets to achieving the ultimate healthcare patient journey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
June 8, 2023
We are delighted to welcome back Nancy Lynch to our show, where she will be sharing insights on investment and innovation in the MSK (musculoskeletal) space.Nancy highlights that a significant portion of recent investments has been directed towards ortho-facilitated ancillary technologies, with an impressive 75% of these investments being AI-based. She also addresses the impact of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on startup financing, emphasizing that it is relatively inconsequential compared to other factors. Venture capitalists are now adopting a more discerning approach to new investments, prioritizing solid business models. Moreover, the prolonged period of uncertainty, global and political issues, market volatility, and the looming possibility of a recession are presenting formidable challenges for startups.Tune in to gain valuable insights and recommendations for navigating the potential upcoming period of consolidation and challenges in the world of venture capital.
June 7, 2023
This podcast episode features Dr. Daniel Kraft, a physician-scientist and the chair of the Medicine track for Singularity University. In this episode, Dr. Kraft delves into the fascinating realm of digital health trends and the future of healthcare. He emphasizes the pressing need for innovation and the integration of new technologies, such as computational biology, and virtual and mixed reality, to propel us toward a more continuous, data-driven, and personalized healthcare system. Dr. Kraft also highlights the immense potential of precision wellness and restorative medicine in the field of MSK (musculoskeletal) and Orthopedics. Furthermore, he explores the digitization of healthcare and the transformative power of exponential technologies, shedding light on key areas like genome sequencing, microbiome, and digital twins.Tune in to gain insights into the incredible advancements taking place in the world of health!
June 5, 2023
This National AI R&D Strategic Plan – with key updates from OSTP for the first time in four years – describes the priorities and goals for federal investments.
June 2, 2023
Madaket Health coordinates real-time data between providers and payers, says CEO Eric Demers.
June 2, 2023
A groundbreaking transformation is taking place, revolutionizing the way health plans operate and cater to the needs of their members. This new era is driven by the AI paradigm shift, which has opened up new avenues for innovation, efficiency, and personalized care. Join Michael Pacolay, Manager of CX Analytics and Outcomes from Highmark Health and host Alan Tam as they discuss the potential for AI to reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and enhance the overall quality of care. As a result, health plans can be better equipped to meet the evolving needs of their members and stay competitive in an increasingly complex and dynamic healthcare landscape. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
June 2, 2023
Let's dive into the transformative concept of Private Practice 3.0!In the healthcare industry, private practice can be challenging. But with Private Practice 3.0, we're bringing together ambulatory surgery centers and digital orthopedics to create a better patient experience. Say goodbye to long waits and minimal face time with the doctor!In this episode, we have Jared Weir as our guest, who shares insights on the problems with the current model and exciting solutions through digital orthopedics and surgery centers. Dr. Weir discusses implementing cool technologies like smart implants and remote patient monitoring in his private practice.When things get easier for doctors, it's a win-win for patients too. Join us as we explore Private Practice 3.0 and how it's changing the game in healthcare!
June 1, 2023
Join Matt Schwabel, Executive Director of Marketing Technology & Operations at UNC Health, and host Alan Tam as they explore the benefits of embracing consumerism in healthcare and how it can transform your patient experiences. With an increasing number of patients seeking out healthcare services online, it's critical for healthcare providers to embrace consumerism to create a more patient-centered experience. By focusing on patient satisfaction, healthcare providers can build trust, loyalty, and ultimately, improve patient outcomes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
May 30, 2023
Let's talk about the importance of user design!Join us as Dennis Boyle, an industrial designer, and mechanical engineer, shares his insights on design thinking in healthcare. He emphasizes the need to prioritize users and their needs, fostering empathy and creating solutions for extreme cases. Boyle provides fascinating examples, like designing a hiking sandal and a pill pack for people on multiple medications. He also discusses both successful designs, such as an online pharmacy improving medication adherence, and failures, like confusing parking signs.Design thinking holds the key to improving healthcare by considering people's behaviors and experiences. Tune in to explore the world of user design with us!
May 30, 2023
The rule would allow CMS to have more insight into what the most expensive drugs on the market actually cost to manufacture and distribute.
May 26, 2023
Ryan Oliver, research director at KLAS, discusses the correlation between Best in KLAS status and successful implementations, and offers a deep dive into some of the most important implementation best practices for provider organizations.
May 26, 2023
In this exciting episode, Mohan Nair discusses creativity and market-making with AI.Nair shares his insights on the challenges of launching new ideas in large institutions and the importance of being an innovator in a rapidly changing world. He emphasizes the impact of AI on society and the need for a human perspective. Drawing from his experience in innovation, Nair reveals how to navigate the ever-changing landscape by thinking outside the box and embracing change. He also dives into the advancements in AI, particularly highlighting the game-changing GPT-3 with its 175 billion parameters, and encourages the audience to view the conference as an opportunity for transformative shifts.Join us and explore how AI tools are shaping the future!
May 25, 2023
Welcome back to the Digital Orthopedics Podcast, where we bring you insightful discussions from the UCSF Digital Orthopedics Conference that took place in San Francisco from May 3rd to May 5th, 2023!This conference is dedicated to exploring the digital transformation of outpatient surgery, with a strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and cutting-edge technologies such as generative AI, virtual reality, and digital twins. In our podcast, we will be sharing 38 episodes, each lasting around 15 minutes, except for the keynotes and select panels which may be longer. Our goal is to provide a platform for those who couldn't attend the conference and offer a valuable recap for those who did.Don't miss out on the exciting discussions ahead! Tune in and don't hesitate to share your thoughts with us!
May 23, 2023
Names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medication lists and health insurance information were exposed in the breach
May 19, 2023
CMS has indicated its support by releasing RTM monitoring codes last year, says Bronwyn Spira, CEO and cofounder of Force Therapeutics, a digital care management platform.
May 19, 2023
In this episode, Doug Fairbanks, CEO of Advanced Scanners, discusses the impact of user experience on surgical-enabling technologies with the help of new features in robotics. Advanced Scanners is a deep-tech scanning company in Austin, Texas, and Doug has 20+ years of working at the intersection of technology, orthopedics, and commercialization.Doug starts by pointing out how a graphic user interface helped computing titans like Apple and Microsoft satisfy their users with understandable, easy-to-use features. He calls out the OR user experience in scanning procedures that require extra incisions to get information into a system. This convoluted process can be exhausting for patients and even result in prolonged procedures. What if systems were able to see patients the same way a physician does? Advanced Scanners believes the issue doesn’t rely on the available technology itself, but on the equipped features they count on. A great feature like a computer vision system could increase the accuracy throughout a procedure and makes a big difference in usability for surgeons and patients.Listen to this episode and learn why surgical-enabling technologies can evolve by using user experience feedback and improve it in return!
May 17, 2023
In this episode, Zack Scott, General Partner from Norwest Venture Partners, Ruchita Sinha, General Partner from AV8 Ventures, and Gregory Grunberg, Managing Director from Longitude Capital, share their vision for the future of venture capital investments and how they feel about the trends they’re seeing. In the current economic climate, 2021’s venture boost fell to a more cautious, yet optimistic, investor perspective, focusing on companies that are scaling and that ensure a quicker ROI. These three venture capitalists discuss what technologies they find interesting and why companies like theirs are currently attracted to them.Nowadays, healthcare venture capital is looking toward medtech solutions that apply AI tools and data management. Greg, Zack, and Ruchita all agree on the importance of these technologies being applied in the improvement of workflows across different platforms and sites of care. They also touch on matters of interest like patient navigation, utilization management, and tech-enabled devices as solutions that investors can find appealing.These three guests discuss some of the risks the health tech space faces in terms of regulatory obstacles an invention has to overcome to prove its long-term impact. They acknowledge the traditional surgical space is also a field for innovation and give their takes on the types of technology they would like to see inside ORs that enhance interoperability. Finally, Greg, Zack, and Ruchita provide advice for health tech innovators and entrepreneurs to have a clear understanding of the problem they are trying to solve, how they will do so, and what will it cost in order to seem like a viable opportunity for investors in the field.Listen to this episode and hear from three different VC voices what’s to come in the following years in health tech investments!
May 17, 2023
In this episode, Dr. Bill Hunter, Founder, President, and CEO of Canary Medical, presents the early interpretation and exciting potential of data taken from implantable prostheses. In this case, the data comes from Zimmer Biomet’s IQ Knee. This product uses a variety of sensors to record a wide array of activity metrics from inside the knee to provide data that might be useful for doctors: step count, cadence, stride length, distance traveled, and gait speed.The prosthesis counts with a battery that works similarly to a pacemaker’s and a programmed transmitter that provides information several times a day, but not in real-time. It also counts on a recorder that allows physicians to see what is happening inside the knee and identifies movement abnormalities by registering characteristic patterns that can be interpreted by physicians or physiotherapists.What is the point of this? These types of technologies seek to match physiology to other health problems, especially in post-op TKA patients. Ideally, with a set of parameters and standards, this would be able to determine whether a patient has a normal range of motion or not. The ultimate goal of this technology would be not only to understand gait movements but how abnormalities could be used to trace other issues on the clinical side.Listen to this episode and learn about the future of implantable data!
May 17, 2023
In this episode, Kyle Rose, Managing Director of Medical Technology, and Richard Close, Managing Director of Digital & Tech-Enabled Health Equity Research represent the Canaccord Genuity investment bank and give their perspective on the 2022’s MSK investment data pulled from Silicon Valley Bank’s annual report for Healthcare Investments and Exits. Richard Close is Cannacord’s Managing Director of Digital and Tech-Enabled Health Equity Research and offers his point of view from what he’s seen from digital companies. Kyle Rose is the Managing Director of Medical Technologies and focuses more on the medical devices side of the investments shown.Regarding investments, mergers, and acquisitions, digital health companies consolidated deals similar to what they did in 2020. This time, they focused on reducing care costs for employers and payers while striving for better patient outcomes. This cost-avoidance investment strategy is becoming strong, but it doesn’t rule out value-based agreements yet. When it comes to devices, however, there was a trend that leaned towards procedural-specific technologies, which help providers excel in their technique and produce better results. It was worth it for Kyle to note that this can be reflected in the data that shows more investment in enabling technologies for procedures, pre-surgical planning, and implants.Richard and Kyle comment on the role AI played in investments in 2022. Based on their experiences, AI-enabled technologies find themselves on the rise when they simplify user experience and satisfaction, key factors around reimbursement. They find value in these propositions when it enhances surgical techniques and procedures, resource allocation and optimization, and workflow dynamics. They don’t believe there is yet true regulatory risk when it comes to investing in these technologies, from an orthopedic perspective at least. However, they do believe there are future uses, similar to the diabetes field, where AI could be used to solve orthopedics and staffing issues.Tune in to this episode and listen to Kyle Rose and Richard Close give their investment-bank-permeated take on 2022’s MSK investments!
May 17, 2023
Welcome to DOCSF Venture 2023! In this episode, Dr. Doctor Nancy Lynch, Founder, and President of Advisorthopædics and DOCSF Venture Director presents a detailed analysis of the trends in 2022’s MSK investments with data from Silicon Valley Bank’s annual report for Healthcare Investments and Exits. As explained by Dr. Lynch, the data shows that 2022 didn’t match 2021’s unprecedented peaks, but the overall trajectory for health tech investments is still upward. To swiftly deliver her points, Dr. Lynch focuses only on any-size equity investments in private companies that have an application to facilitate MSK care.In 2022, 7% of the venture investments were in MSK, with mid-sized deals gaining more traction. Interestingly enough, 80% of the investment made over the last five years in ortho-MSK went to ortho-facilitated ancillary technologies and focused ortho-spine technologies. Data showed that most funded digital technologies aren’t directly applicable to operative procedures or their preparation. On the other hand, three-quarters of the non-digital health MSK investments are technologies that can be applied in the operating room directly. With the data presented, Dr. Lynch points out some takeaways, like more than half of the investments being AI-enabling approaches to digital MSK care. She also notices an increasing trend in technology related to surgery performance. Additionally, Hinge Health stood out amongst the compilation of investment data by making megadeals and financing substantially in patient engagement platforms. Listen to Dr. Nancy Lynch break down what she believes are transformational investments in the MSK field!
May 17, 2023
Join Jeff Stewart, System Director of Strategic Marketing at CHRISTUS Health and host Alan Tam as they delve into the reasons why adopting "always-on" outreach programs is crucial for healthcare providers to stay ahead of the curve, ultimately delivering exceptional patient experiences and driving business growth. It's no longer enough to merely offer healthcare services and hope patients will come knocking at your door. The key to success in this highly competitive environment is adopting an "always-on" outreach approach, ensuring a constant and proactive connection with your target audience. This strategy is essential as it not only helps healthcare providers build lasting relationships with their patients but also fosters trust and loyalty among the community. But why are these programs so vital? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
May 15, 2023
What platforms can do to improve healthcare leaders' confidence.
May 15, 2023
David Metcalf, PhD, director of METIL.org at the UCF Institute for Simulation & Training, offers a deep dive into the Machine Learning and AI Forum at April's HIMSS23 Conference & Exhibition.
May 12, 2023
Join Brad Kittredge, CEO and Co-Founder at Brightside, and host Alan Tam as they discuss how a personalized approach to mental health care can lead to better outcomes, increased patient satisfaction, and improved overall health and wellbeing. When it comes to mental health, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Each individual has unique needs and requires personalized care that caters to their specific requirements. With the advent of virtual care, mental health treatment has become more accessible than ever before. Virtual care offers a convenient and efficient way to receive behavioral health services, and it can be personalized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
May 5, 2023