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Digital Health and Health Tech Podcasts

The Healthtech VC

Featuring founders, investors and leaders in healthtech.

Digital Therapeutics Edition with Eugene Borukhovich

A Limited Series produced by Digital Health Today

A Health Podyssey

A Health Podyssey goes beyond the pages of Health Affairs to tell stories behind the research and share policy implications.

The Medical Management Podcast

The Medical Management Podcast is focused on helping medical practice managers level up their practice.

Health Affairs This Week

Health Affairs editors discuss this week's most pressing health policy news.

Until It’s Fixed

Until it's Fixed tackles the current problems, tough questions and highlights how health care technology is reshaping the health care system.

The Healthcare QualityCast

An audio podcast spotlighting today's most exciting and inspiring professionals within the healthcare industry.

HIMSSCast

A weekly news and analysis podcast from the folks behind Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, and Healthcare Finance News.

Once Upon A Gene

True stories of raising rare kiddos

Bright Spots in Healthcare

Find a bright spot ... and clone it!

The Untold Stories of American Healthcare

Revisiting healthcare's past will inform a better future.

The Gary Bisbee Show

The Gary Bisbee Show is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.

Digisection

The anatomy of digital health.

HealthXL – The Digital Health Podcast

A podcast dedicated to meeting the global movers and shakers of the Digital Health Community.

Digital Health 101

This podcast dives into the organizational and structural requirements for successful transformation to a new health paradigm.

Confessions of Health Geeks

A health industry podcast focused on technological innovations.

Med Tech Monday

A podcast series covering Trends, Technologies, Entrepreneurship, and Innovations coming out of the Medical Technologies Space

FemTech Focus

Femtech experts talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women's health and wellness.

Femtech Insider

The makers and shakers who push the boundaries for advancements in women’s health every day

Impossible Healthcare

Two physicians who speak with thought leaders driving healthcare forward.

Health Unchained

Health Unchained hosts conversations with blockchain/healthcare professionals who are disrupting the health industry.

Talking HealthTech

Discussions with doctors, developers and decision-makers in Australian HealthTech

A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation

The Innovation Engine at Atrium Health

DOCSF – Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

Bridging the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics to catalyze the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care

Frontiers Health Podcast

Discover and enjoy some of the key sessions from the Frontiers Health Conference.

Faces of Digital Health

A podcast about digital health and how healthcare systems adopt technologies.

Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Conversations with the innovators, game changers, and PIONEERS who are deeply passionate and relentless in solving the problems that our world is facing!

Digital Health Today – Asia Pacific Edition with Tony Estrella

Join host Tony Estrella in Singapore as he speaks to leaders and organizations driving health innovation and transformation in Asia Pacific.

Shot of Digital Health Therapy

Meticulously Unproduced - by Eugene Borukhovich and Jim Joyce

Digital Health Today 360° with Dan Kendall

Digital Health Today features the innovators, leaders and pioneers transforming health and wellness.

Latest Episodes

Automating Patient Explanations with Dr. David Grew

Automating Patient Explanations with Dr. David Grew
October 18, 2021
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Israel: How are the Government, Hospitals and HMOs working together?

End of August Days of eHealth were organised as part of the Slovenian Presidency to the Council of EU. In four days a lot of insight was offered about healthcare digitalization in Catalonia, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, Israel and Finland. In the previous episodes, I published the panel discussions about Germany and Catalonia. This is the panel about Israel.    Israel has had electronic healthcare records for two decades, in 2018. A country of 9 million people, attributes 7,5% of its GDP to healthcare and is home to roughly 1,500 companies operating in the healthcare and life sciences. In the panel discussion you will learn about the national digital health strategy in Israel, how to Health Maintainance Organisations, Government, and Hospitals collaborating to advance healthcare. You will also learn a little bit more about Slovenia with two representatives of the Slovenian healthcare ecosystem.   The speakers:  Esti Shelly, Director, Digital Health at Ministry of Health Israel Michael Halberthal, General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus Noa Kedem, Deputy Director, Digital health unit (Medical Informatics) at Maccabi Health Services   Jurij Šorli, CEO of the Hospital Topolšica (Slovenia) Bogdan Tušar, Acting Director General, Directorate for the Development of the Health System, Ministry of Health, Slovenia Recap of roundtables at Days of eHealth: https://www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/blog/days-of-ehealth-healthcare-digitalization-in-catalonia-germany-finland-and-israel Website: www.facesofdigitalhealth.com. The European Patient Forum’s Congress happening during 26-29 October: https://epfcongress.eu/
October 15, 2021
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Top Stories for 10/15

Medicare Advantage star ratings released; Security firm raises FIN12 ransomware attack concerns. Plus: Withings receivesan FDA clearance for Scan Watch’s ECG and SpO2 monitoring features .Links to the stories:See the rankings: More than 70 health plans earned 5 stars in Medicare Advantage star ratingsCyber experts warn of 'aggressive' threat actor targeting healthcareWithings scores FDA clearance for smartwatch ECG and SpO2 monitoring
October 15, 2021
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Taking the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program digital — with Laurence Girard

The CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program is one of the first lifestyle and behavior-based interventions to be proven, in a large clinical study, to be more effective than a comparable drug (in this case metformin). Digital implementations can make the DPP more accessible and more scalable, and a number of digital health companies have been tackling this for the last few years.Fruit Street Health is one of those companies and its CEO Laurence Girard joins host Jonah Comstock on today's HIMSSCast to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and successes his company has had in this space.Talking points:A brief history of the CDC Diabetes Prevention ProgramWhy Fruit Street and others are taking the DPP digitalChallenges and opportunities of virtual DPP implementationOngoing reimbursement challenges with Medicare and MedicaidAdvantages of group-based programs via video chatsQuestions and misconceptions about scalabilityMaking sure pre-diabetes interventions work for everyoneCultural food expectations and combatting food deserts, both through partnershipsDirect-to-consumer DPP outreachAre DPP programs (in-person and virtual) making a dent in the problem?More about this episode:Fruit Street to deliver CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program through live video classesFruit Street Health raises $3 million in doctors-only roundUK passes on Apple, Google's Bluetooth contact tracing tool, Fruit Street Health launches COVID-19 telemedicine platform and more digital health news briefsAHIP, CDC to partner on diabetes preventionMedicare to reimburse for Diabetes Prevention Program, including Omada's digital versionDiabetes Prevention Program under the Affordable Care Act is working, HHS Secretary Burwell saysAmerican Medical Association pushes public, private health plans to cover National Diabetes Prevention ProgramCMS calls for extending Diabetes Prevention Program into Medicare, proposes new doc fees to boost chronic care
October 15, 2021
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Zoning Policy is Health Policy

The downstream effects of exclusionary, low-density residential zoning on health and health equity should make scholars and policy makers focus on reforming zoning to make housing more plentiful and affordable in healthy neighborhoods.Michael Lens, associate professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy and associate faculty director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at the University of California Los Angeles, recently shared his perspective on the topic in a Health Policy Brief published last month.On today's episode of Health Affairs This Week, Lens joins Health Affairs Deputy Editor of Special Content Rob Lott to discuss his research and how low-density zoning relates to health and health equity.Related Links: Low-Density Zoning, Health, and Health Equity (Health Affairs) Eviction And Health: A Vicious Cycle Exacerbated By A Pandemic (Health Affairs) Gentrification And The Health Of Legacy Residents (Health Affairs) To Stem The Spread of COVID-19, Address The Challenges Of Crowded Housing (Health Affairs Blog) Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Castro | Stitcher | Deezer | Overcast
October 15, 2021
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How Consumer Data and Activation Will Drive Future Profitability in Healthcare

Leaders from Humana, ProMedica, Health Plan of San Mateo, Alliance of Community Health Plans and Insignia Health share case studies and best practices for leveraging health data to drive consumer activation, improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Topics include: Using AI, machine learning and language processing to drive more effective communication and activation Engaging providers in consumer activation and engagement Measuring ROI of data investments Utilizing social needs data to engage consumers in underserved communities
October 15, 2021
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Career Change in Healthcare

We have an incredible guest on the show today, welcome Doug Crabtree! Doug is the former CEO of the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center before he pivoted into teaching. He is now the executive in residence at Idaho State University. He also reflects on how he changed from helping people in the hospital environment to teaching tomorrow’s leaders in the health administration industry.  Doug stands proud of himself when serving people, whether it is in the hospital or in the teaching setting.
October 14, 2021
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A Rare Collection – Rare Disease Storytelling with Felix Townsin, Erica Jolene Stearns, Brianna Colquitt, and Mahrynn McLaughlin

ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 104 A Rare Collection- Stories of Courage with Felix Townsin, Erica Jolene Stearns, Mahrynn McLaughlin and Brianna Colquitt There's power in storytelling- for the listener and the storyteller. A Rare Collection is a monthly series featuring people from the rare disease community, sharing a story with a common theme. Felix Townsin, Erica Jolene Stearns, Mahrynn McLaughlin and Brianna Colquitt share stories of courage. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Felix Townsin The day his sister lost her life to Blau Syndrome, Felix thought his world was over. Courage is the ability to do something that scares you or to have strength in the face of grief and pain. Felix knows he's learned to be courageous from Lexi, and he's learned that courage is moving through the pain with no shortcuts.  Erica Jolene Stearns Erica learned courage at a young age. As she grew, having courage meant going to the swimming pool with trach tape covering her trach, assuming the risk of diving into the water, and answering inquiries about her scars. She frequently found courage in herself when confronted by bullies. It took courage to ignore them and strength to persevere through the pain, facing the bullies again and again every day. In adulthood, courage was wrong with her child and saying it over and over again when she felt no one was listening.  Mahrynn McLaughlin Mahrynn shares a lesson from improv class. Leaning into living with her disability, Mahrynn sometimes feels too much or too little. In living with and not despite disability, she's learning to live courageously.  Brianna Colquitt Brianna used her training in CPR when she found her neighbor unconscious. She researched the heart, the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, which later helped her to quickly notice the signs in her dad. Through these experiences, she began working with the American Heart Association and has pursued a career in nursing. TUNE INTO THE ONCE UPON A GENE PODCAST Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5Htr9lt5vXGG3ac6enxLQ7 Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/once-upon-a-gene/id1485249347 Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/once-upon-a-gene Overcast https://overcast.fm/itunes1485249347/once-upon-a-gene CONNECT WITH EFFIE PARKS Website https://effieparks.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/OnceUponAGene Instagram https://www.instagram.com/onceuponagene.podcast/?hl=en Built Ford Tough Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1877643259173346/
October 14, 2021
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31: Winning the Right Game, with Ron Adner, Professor of Business Administration; Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

In this episode, we sit down with Ron Adner, a professor of Business Administration, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship in the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The conversation explores competition in today's world of blurring business sector distinctions, how firms can better prepare for or even cause ecosystem disruption, how different leadership styles are necessary for different settings, the complexities of healthcare innovation, and counsel to young innovators on how to bring good ideas to scale.
October 14, 2021
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182 – Allocating scarce resources – investment in technology by health systems (Spring Summit)

This episode explores how technology investment decisions are made within health system settings. Angela Ryan chairs this panel where Dr Marc Belej, Abbas Al-Murrani and Kerry Stratton discuss the constant challenge of doing more with less from multiple perspectives. Key Topics Covered   Impact of COVID-19 The panel shares how COVID-19 has impacted the way resources are allocated. Accelerated acceptance of telehealth Where once it was difficult to begin a conversation about telehealth, it’s now front and centre with huge opportunity for innovation and growth. Understanding opportunity cost COVID-19 has highlighted the potential repercussions of quick decision making. Abbas discusses what we may be sacrificing by making quick decisions in short timeframes. The importance of reliable data Seeing data being used in a cost effective way to inform the public and enable clinicians has been inspiring and the prospect of virtual care in the coming years is exciting to see on the horizon. Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.
October 13, 2021
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E98: Dr. Bon Ku – Leading The Avengers of Health Care

Ben & Jay are joined by Dr. Bon Ku, Director of Jefferson Health Design Lab in Philadelphia.  Dr. Ku is well-known on a number of fronts - a practicing emergency medicine physician; a leader in teaching design to medical students and physicians; a co-author of Health Design Thinking; host of Design Lab podcast; and from his prominent role in TNT's Chasing the Cure.Hear Bon talk about the amazing work he and his team do to help the most vulnerable communities in Philadelphia, how Design Lab is like a small restaurant, and his other creative projects.See and hear more Bon Ku:Dr. Ku at Mayo Transform 2017Dr. Ku on Masters of Scale Rapid ResponseDr. Ku on InstagramAll Things Twitter:Bon KuDesign Lab PodcastA Sherpa's Guide to InnovationBen TingeyJay GerhartSupport the show (https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/)
October 13, 2021
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What is Virtual Reality? And how can it be used in healthcare?

In this episode we do a deep dive into virtual reality, and we are honored to feature a doctor synonymous with VR, Dr. Justin Barad.  In this interview, Justin defines virtual reality, shares some background context and history, and discusses some of the advantages of training in the VR world. He also talks about VR in healthcare, especially in surgery, pain, anxiety management, psychiatric space, and optometry space. Justin also shares his thoughts on possible areas of VR applications, how technology should be used in healthcare, and some studies showing a significant increase of skill transfer in the use of Osso VR.  Learn more about virtual reality and its impact on healthcare in this exciting episode of DH 101. Please tune in! About Justin Barad, MD Justin is the Co-Founder and CEO at Osso VR, a surgical training and assessment platform that teaches medical procedures in a highly realistic virtual environment. He is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley and an MD from UCLA, where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Key Takeaways: There's too much to learn in healthcare, and doctors cannot know it all.  There was an accelerating need for some way to train people remotely without needing to be physically together and without having access necessarily to patients, cadavers, or equipment. The VR platform is broadly applicable. In healthcare, it takes a village, and everything's a partnership.  Have a realistic expectation of what VR is and isn't. Working with technology is a skill set. First, you need to have a basic understanding of how the software works.   We need to make space and provide education around technology and integrate it more. We need to start thinking about how we can systematize creating the next generation of healthcare technologies. Connect and Follow Dr. Justin Barad on LinkedIn, Twitter, and the Web LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinbaradmd/ Twitter: @jbhungry Website: https://ossovr.com/
October 13, 2021
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S2.E5: Assessing the Readiness of Japan for Digital Health with Shigeto Miyamoto from BMS Japan

Across Asia Pacific, one persistent challenge is the digital readiness of a health system. Some are more ready for Health Tech than others. The ones that are most prepared have significant adoption of technology, data standards, and processes that embed tech-based solutions into healthcare. In this episode, I’m joined by Shigeto Miyamoto, Head of Digital Marketing for BMS in Japan, and a life-long evangelist for driving technology innovation. In our conversation, we take a deep dive into the current digital readiness in Japan. And while the discussion is specific to one country, the insights from our discussion can be applicable to other health systems. Topics we discuss include: • Cultural reasons why paper-based processes are still prevalent • Gap between the desire to innovate and barriers including regulatory • The impact of COVID on the use of smartphones, telemedicine, and EMRs • Cultural views on privacy and data • The hopeful future for Digital Health in Japan including AI and IoT / Smart Devices Shigeto Miyamoto Based in Tokyo, Shigeto Miyamoto is an experienced digital marketer and thought leader for how technology is driving disruptive innovation in Japan.  Shigeto is currently the Head of Digital Marketing at BMS Japan, where he is the lead for engagement strategy, contents capabilities, and marketing technology.  He has previously worked in insurance at MetLife Japan and held other technology-centric roles at both global enterprises and startups. His career choices are driven by a mission to solve the medical and digital disparities for patients. Shigeto is best known for inspiring marketers to tackle challenging problems through agile thinking and iterative product creation. Guest's Links and Resources Connect with Shigeto Miyamoto: LinkedIn Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS): Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Host's Links and Resources: Connect with Tony Estrella: Twitter | LinkedIn | Personal Website Connect with Taliossa Read Tony’s Book: Comatose FutureProofing Healthcare | FutureProofing Healthcare APAC index Full White Paper, Summary and Video: A Vision for Asia Pacific in 2050 Follow Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Follow Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Special thanks to: Bayer G4A Takeda Roche
October 13, 2021
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Mobile Heartbeat Presents: Leading The Way: The Four Pillars of Clinical Collaboration

Join Mobile Heartbeat Chief Operating Officer, Mike Detjen, as he uses his expertise to project future capabilities of the clinical collaboration space.
October 12, 2021
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Engage, Learn, Adapt, Lead with Merritt McKenzie, MSHA

Meet today's guest, Merritt Mckenzie, a health care executive who is passionate about growing and scaling organizations through personnel development to impact patients, families, and the community. With over 26 years of experience, starting as an occupational therapist, then a certified hand therapist, Merit later moved into leadership roles including running a sales organization, and lastly took up the role of General Manager. In this episode, Merritt discusses leadership in health care services, with particular emphasis on qualities and tools of great leadership, as well as challenges leaders face with practical solutions. Top Takeaways [01:20] Step into your greatness; Don't be afraid of calculated risks. It is through those risks that you end up learning, developing, and becoming better in your career. [08:22] Critical concepts that emerging healthcare leaders should have: Diversity within the workforce, Embracing Technology, Empowerment Leadership, and Being Innovative.   [12:20] Leaders tend to always want to have the answer because they know it already, rather they should be the last to speak and ask more of the questions.  [19:14] Lessons learned from successes and failures: Firstly, it is so important that leaders are intentional about mentoring someone but also sponsorship as well. Secondly, be courageous and listen to your inner voice. [26:10] Personal leadership tools: Self-awareness; leaders need to be aware of the impact they are having on others around them. Another is that we should be obsessively curious about people around us if we hope to be impactful in their lives. Other tools include the Strengths Finder tool and the Predictive Index.  [30:22] Lessons from an influential leader: Treat people well, be thoughtful and kind to people.  [38:30] Leaders do not take time to engage their employees and strategize to harness the full value of their employees. Leaders also often fail to be intentional about listening to all stakeholders at every level of the organization. [44:32] Best career advice ever: "Be You"; there's only one person that can be the best you there is, and that's you. [48:25] Key attributes of an effective Healthcare leader: Engage, Learn, Adapt, Lead.  [52:08] Professional Groups recommended for listeners; A.C.H.E (American College of Healthcare Executives), N.A.H.S.E (National Association of Health Service Executives), The Private Directors Association, The Black Corporate Board Readiness Program. [54:20] Books Recommended: "Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You" by Frances X. Frei "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" by John C. Maxwell [56:13] Advice for health organizations: Be intentional about having a program to develop leaders, and make no assumptions that it is happening organically.  [57:43] I want to be intentional about helping team members and colleagues grow and prosper personally and professionally. Hopefully, this shows in clinical outcomes and the growth of the business. Key Quotes: "The best way to predict the future is to create it" – [Abraham Lincoln] "It is important to step into your greatness" "What fear did I confront today?" "Companies who are diverse in their workforce as well as their senior leadership, outperform other companies who are homogenous" "Be intentional and unafraid to pilot and test things as much as possible" "Know that you were called for this, you may not be perfect, but it's not about perfection, It's about the process" "Many years ago, I intentionally wanted to make sure I left any person I engaged...better than I found them" Connect:  Find | Merritt Mckenzie On LinkedIn --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/healthcarequalitycast/message
October 12, 2021
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Perinatal Mental Illness is Very Common. How Can It Be Improved?

Mental health conditions, such as mood and anxiety disorders are diagnosed in one of every five pregnant or postpartum people. Despite this high burden of morbidity and mortality and economic costs, perinatal mental illness is poorly addressed by the current US healthcare system.Jennifer Moore, founding executive director of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, joins A Health Podyssey to discuss perinatal mental health and what we know about it. Moore was the advisor for the October issue of Health Affairs, which collects a number of articles all on perinatal mental health. Those papers discuss several dimensions of the issue, including the health and economic costs of poor perinatal mental health; the relationship between mental health and physical health; and the role of race and racism and how the US approaches mental illness among birthing people.In the issue, Moore co-authored two papers. In the overview, she and colleagues explore policy opportunities to improve the treatment of perinatal mental health conditions. In another paper, Moore and coauthors found that mental health conditions increase severe maternal morbidity by 50% and cost $102 million annually in the US.Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief, Alan Weil, interview Jennifer Moore on perinatal mental health and what policy option exist to improve it.If you like this interview, order the October Perinatal Mental Health Theme Issue.Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts
October 12, 2021
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181 – Making virtual care mainstream – Will Grant & Liz Willmott, Telstra Health

In this episode you will learn what virtual care is, its adoption in Australia and what it looks like to successfully implement and utilize virtual care services in health care. Pete speaks with Will Grant - Senior Manager - Products, Solutions and Virtual Care and Liz Willmott, General Manager, Advisory Services from Telstra Health about how to use the potential of healthcare technologies to deliver more patient centered care and the tools that are being used. They cover the different types of virtual care available, how Telstra Health is working with clients to understand their needs and to help determine the type of virtual care that’s right for them.
October 11, 2021
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Lenovo Presents: Summarizing HIMSS – Lenovo’s discussion for how we transform our solutions to improve the impact our customers provide to Healthcare.

Lenovo will discuss what was learned by attending all the sessions at HIMSS.  They will offer their impressions and opinions for how Lenovo can best adapt and transform the way we got to market and productively enable our customers.  We want to be the number one technology provider that Healthcare leaders think about when making new technology decisions.
October 11, 2021
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Scaling Virtual Group Therapy with Denise Shiffman

Scaling Virtual Group Therapy with Denise Shiffman
October 11, 2021
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186 – Healthy connection: supporting the future of healthcare delivery in regional and remote Australia. Jen Beer, NBN Co

In Australia, we have over 7 million people living in rural and remote areas.  That’s over a quarter of the population.     It’s also a fact, that people living in rural and remote areas have higher rates of hospitalisations, deaths and injury, but they also have poorer access to, and use of, primary health care services, compared to people living in Major cities.   So the people who need healthcare the most in Australia, have the least amount of access to it.   So what can we do? How do we use technology, infrastructure and know how to close the gap when it comes to delivering more accessible healthcare to all Australians.    One way is improving connectivity.  And in this episode, Pete chats with Jen Beer from NBN, all about healthcare in rural and remote areas of Australia.  They drill into the importance of connectivity in these locations, and some of the critical success factors enabling digital health for patients and practitioners.     Check out the episode and full show notes here.   Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.
October 11, 2021
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Ep. 88: Community-owned Swiss Healthcare Ecosystem – Eberhard Scheuer (President dHealth Network)

Dr. Eberhard Scheuer is the founder and the President of the Board of Directors at dHealth foundation and has been a pioneer in using blockchain in the healthcare field. Eberhard holds a Ph.D. in psychology and views healthcare always from the patient’s point of view. He has been a researcher, lecturer, therapist, digital health entrepreneur, and networker for two decades. Eberhard is a psychologist by training and was trained as a clinical psychologist, but mainly worked in the research environment studying at UMass Amherst and University of Tübingen. CONNECT WITH EBERHARD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eberhardscheuer/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/medrepublik Website: https://dhealth.network/ Related episode - https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-84-nem-development-for-healthcare-gregory-saive-ceo-ubcdigital Show Notes ●Introduction to Eberhard's background ●What is the use case and vision of dHealth Foundation which was previously called the HIT foundation? ●Tokenizing Health data and how patients should ideally be reimbursed for usage of their health data ●Tracing detection system for Covid and other Illnesses and how those use cases are the best for blockchain ●What is Data privacy and how usage of Blockchain transforms the way to store that data off chain and use blockchain for identity management? ●Partnership with Roche on using patients’ data for one of their Hemophilia drug launches and using blockchain for that launch. ●Alpha and beta testing on the dHealth platform ●What is DHP or Digital Health Point tokens and what kind services can be acquired using these tokens? ●Due to the rules and laws of Switzerland, how is operating a Blockchain company there? What are the Pros and Cons? ●European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) exchange and how blockchain can play an important role in the matching process ●What are the financial and technical challenges which are being worked on to be launched in the coming months? ●What influential book can you recommend? “100 years of solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ”The Ascent of Money” by Nial Furguson ●What are some of the preferred exercises that you like to do to stay active? Running and Sailing. News Corner https://blog.helium.com/more-than-a-data-point-norada-brings-elderly-care-to-the-peoples-network-f75d7e579fed As most of us know, demand for elderly care services continues to climb higher as each new generation lives longer than the previous one. Norada Corporation has teamed up with Helium, also known as the People’s Network, to enhance communications between at-home elderly care managers, seniors, and care givers. Norada solves this challenge by irradicating the need for a smartphone. Instead, as each caregiver completes their service, they tap a button on their ID badge to automatically log location details to the central cloud database using asset tracking technology from Abeeway. To make all of this possible, Norada needed a long-range IoT wireless network, and Helium fit the bill perfectly. As the fastest-growing wireless network, The People’s Network enables cost efficiencies of only $1 per badge per year. Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind
October 10, 2021
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Telehealth across borders — with Heather Alleva

State licensure and differing regulations on privacy, licensure, and more have always been a barrier to virtual care models that seek to care for anyone with an Internet connection. Which of those hurdles have been overcome and which still remain? And how did COVID-19 and its associated waivers affect this complex issue?On this episode of HIMSSCast, a tie-in to our Virtual Care Paradigm series, host Jonah Comstock welcomes Heather Alleva, an associate at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney specializing in healthcare law, to get a rundown on some of these issues, including some little-known practice restriction. If you're thinking about starting a multi-state virtual care business, be sure to give this one a listen.Talking points:How COVID affected licensure laws and what’s happening to them nowHow different state laws affect telehealth reimbursementHow reimbursement affects adoption and investmentPros and cons of payment parityTelehealth licensure compacts and where they are todayLimits and levers of federal government powerHow the government can lead by exampleHow restrictions can hinder telehealth innovationPrivacy and security legislative barriersThe corporate practice of medicine prohibitionAntitrust laws and health technologyHow to navigate the complexities of telehealth regulationsMore about this episode:Virtual care regulation: What's next (this episode's companion TV segment)Now is the time for providers to be proactive about telehealth22 states changed telemedicine laws during the pandemicReport shows 'vast improvement' in state telehealth reimbursement policiesThe prominent issues telehealth must tackle when the pandemic passesBuilding an interstate regulatory framework for telemedicineHow a Supreme Court case about teeth whitening could bolster telemedicine interests (2015 throwback)
October 8, 2021
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Top Stories for 10/8

Cerner mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all U.S employees; SWORD Health acquires wearable firm Vigilant Technologies . Plus: Air ambulance services among commercial insurers have risen 27.6% .Links to the stories:Cerner announces vaccine mandate as Feinberg takes the reinsSWORD Health buys workplace health-focused wearable company Vigilant TechnologiesAir ambulance charges rise 28% in four years, analysis finds
October 8, 2021
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Behind the Pages: Perinatal Mental Health Theme Issue

In October, Health Affairs published an issue dedicated to perinatal mental health.There has long been an awareness of the harm associated with perinatal depression and mood disorders. Perinatal depression and mood disorders occur in the context of social, economic, and other health conditions that affect the well-being of birthing people, families, and communities. Prevention, screening, and treatment can promote mental health in pregnant and postpartum individuals, but it is sporadic, and there are many missed opportunities as individuals seek and obtain care within the health care system and community.The purpose of this theme issue is to explore the policy opportunities and evidence behind those options for improving support for people before, during, and after giving birth. In today's episode of Health Affairs This Week, Senior Editors Leslie Erdelack, Ellen Bayer, and Kathleen Haddad discuss the publication process and highlight the research insights from the issue.Order the October Perinatal Mental Health Theme Issue.Health Affairs thanks Jennifer Moore, founding executive director of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, for serving as theme adviser for the perinatal mental health papers in the October issue. We thank the California Health Care Foundation, Perigee Fund, and ZOMA Foundation for their financial support of this issue.Related Links: Health Affairs' Perinatal Mental Health Theme Issue A Humane Approach To Caring For New Mothers In Psychiatric Crisis (Health Affairs) Preventing Pregnancy-Related Mental Health Deaths: Insights From 14 US Maternal Mortality Review Committees, 2008-17 (Health Affairs) Perinatal Mental Health Care In The United States: An Overview Of Policies And Programs (Health Affairs) Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Castro | Stitcher | Deezer | Overcast
October 8, 2021
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