This is a second episode from the short series about why doctors leave clinical practice to work in digital health. GI pediatric specialist Michael Docktor was, until recently, one of the driving forces of digital health innovation at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. In this episode, he shares his insight into how paperwork is complicating the coordination and management of patient care. To solve that, he helped design Dock.Health - a simple, HIPAA compliant task management and collaboration platform designed for healthcare. Michael still partially works in clinical practice but is spending most of his time as the CEO of Dock.Health. In this episode, Michael commented on the changes in healthcare due to COVID-19 and talked about the meaning of tech solutions for increased empowerment of patients.
Summary of the series: www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/blog/f081-084-doctors-and-digital-health Dock.Health: https://www.dock.health/ Other solutions presented in the series: Daniel Kraft: https://danielkraftmd.net/ Exponential Medicine: https://exponential.singularityu.org/ Digital.Health: https://www.digital.health/ Mediquo: https://www.mediquo.com/ Cinapsis: https://www.cinapsis.org/
May 29, 2020
When you visit a website, do you use the navigation menu? Or do you head to the lower right corner of your screen? T hat corner is where a little bit of internet magic happens and it’s becoming more prevalent, and having a great impact, in healthcare. It’s where you can get the answers and information you need just by typing in a few simple words or a question.
That little chatbot can be repeated millions and billions of times and provide more natural human interactions and benefits to both the users and the organization that deployed it.
To learn more about this technology and how it’s being applied in healthcare, I invited Dr. John Reeves to come share some insights.
Dr. Reeves is a global expert in the application of conversational AI to healthcare. He has over 25 years of experience as an engineer, primary care physician, and entrepreneur. He’s the CEO and founder of ConversationHealth, which is transforming how life sciences companies engage their patients and healthcare professionals through virtual conversations. Their company has developed a Pharma-specific SaaS platform that powers these human-like experiences across text, voice, and digital human channels, and he’s here to discuss some top tips about what companies should be thinking about when it comes to developing a chatbot solution of their own.
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May 26, 2020
Episode Links- Medicines360 website- https://www.medicines360.org/, Dr. Jessica Grossman LinkedIn page- https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-grossman-md-ba7019b/, Medicines360 Twitter page- https://twitter.com/medicines360, Join the online community- https://www.passionatepioneers.com/, Guest nomination form- https://forms.gle/Bg9xdUZpGtejpGe47, Subscribe to podcast newsletter- https://forms.gle/VmsYTZ4MsegdyTRG8, Subscribe and listen to the podcast- https://passionatepioneers.captivate.fm/listen, Mike Biselli website- http://mikebiselli.com/
May 26, 2020
Dan Schulte is the Senior Vice President of Healthcare at HGS Inc, a global business processing outsourcing firm. Dan has decades of experience specialising in healthcare financial management, helping companies of all sizes find vulnerabilities, change processes, and realize immediate returns in bottom-line cash.
In this episode we will explore the complexities of the US healthcare funding model and take a deep dive into revenue cycle management, as well as some of the technology that supports the process.
May 25, 2020
Episode Links- Join the online community- https://www.passionatepioneers.com/, Guest nomination form- https://forms.gle/Bg9xdUZpGtejpGe47, Subscribe to podcast newsletter- https://forms.gle/VmsYTZ4MsegdyTRG8, Subscribe and listen to the podcast- https://passionatepioneers.captivate.fm/listen, Mike Biselli website- http://mikebiselli.com/
May 22, 2020
This is the first part of a special 4 episode series about doctors who left full-time clinical practice to develop new solutions for healthcare improvement. As Faces of digital health is a podcast exploring global perspectives, you are going to hear from doctors from different countries, more specifically, the US, UK, and Spain.
I’ve been noticing during this research, that a lot of doctors going into entrepreneurship are trying to solve systemic issues plaguing healthcare. You will hear UK surgeon Owain Hughes explain, how he started building a company and platform that connects GPs to specialists, to enable GPs to refer patients more accurately. Consequently, patients can receive better care already on the primary care level, which makes the work of specialists much more efficient once patients reach them, making specialists and GPs much more satisfied with their work. , because for example they don’t lose time with patients with poorly defined conditions or because patients have better outcomes since part of the urgent treatments have been begun by GPs based on specialist’s recommendations.
You will hear GI paediatric specialist Michael Docktor from Boston’s Children’s Hospital explain, how he designed a task management app to enable better coordination of healthcare and administrative workers around all the bureaucracy and care entailed in treatment of every patient.
Guillem Serra is a serial entrepreneur coming from a family of doctors - his mother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather were doctors, which made it easy for Guillem to go study medicine given his familiarity with the profession. Besides medicine, he studied math and during his medical studies, discovered, that for him, medicine was actually boring.
So he went to found what is called a “Whatsapp healthcare app” connecting doctors and patients in Spain, South and Latin America. More about that in his interview which will be published in the upcoming weeks. If you haven’t yet, do subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, so you will be automatically notified when the mentioned discussions will be published.
Because today, we will start with someone many in the digital health community would describe as one of the top authorities in digital health. Daniel Kraft is the founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine - a program with the goal to 'un-silo' thinking and unleashing cross-disciplinary innovation across healthcare by bringing together thought leaders and forward thinking clinicians and innovators to explore potentials to reshape health and medicine with technology. Daniel is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, and innovator with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and healthcare innovation. We discussed:
his journey from the medical practice to digital health,
his mission to turn his website digital.health into a medical digital health formulary, where doctors could search for clinically approved and reliable digital health solutions to prescribe to their patients,
Daniel also shared his views of COVID-19 related innovation, some broader societal problems that are arising in the US because of imposed measures to manage COVID-19.
We also talked a bit more about how to improve medication adherence in patients with chronic conditions and co-morbidities, that take five or more different pills daily. The idea behind his company Intellimedicine is to provide patients with a device that would keep all medications of a patient in separate cartridges and would produce only one pill the patient would need to take. The pill’s structure would be based on the patient’s daily various health measurements supported by AI analysis.
Summary of the show: www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/blog/f081-084-doctors-and-digital-health
Daniel Kraft: https://danielkraftmd.net/
Exponential Medicine: exponential.singularityu.org/
May 21, 2020
Catch the wave! Bermon Painter is the EY Innovation and Strategy Director at the Charlotte EY wavespace™. He has spent the past 20 years with a focus on product strategy, customer experience, user experience design, and enterprise application development across numerous industries. He frequently speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops around the world on digital transformation, product strategy, and leadership. Bermon is also the president of IxDA Charlotte, a non-profit aimed at evangelizing human-centered design methods and connecting the broader UX community. In this episode, Bermon shares his thoughts on the Job to Be Done of workshops, effective facilitation tips, how the EY wavespace™ is helping to foster an innovation community in Charlotte, and his roots in graphic design. @bermonpainter @ey_us @EYnews @ixdacharlotte @SherpaPod @TheBenReport - A Sherpa's Guide to Innovation podcast is a proud member of the Health Podcast Network @HealthPodNet -
May 21, 2020
Episode Links- Healthify website- https://www.healthify.us/, Manik Bhat LinkedIn page- https://www.linkedin.com/in/manik-bhat-43933a25/, Healthify Twitter page- https://twitter.com/HealthifyUS, Join the online community- https://www.passionatepioneers.com/, Guest nomination form- https://forms.gle/Bg9xdUZpGtejpGe47, Subscribe to podcast newsletter- https://forms.gle/VmsYTZ4MsegdyTRG8, Subscribe and listen to the podcast- https://passionatepioneers.captivate.fm/listen, Mike Biselli website- http://mikebiselli.com/
May 20, 2020