Ep. 110: Engaging Patient Relationships with Machine Learning – Alexandre Lebrun – Nabla (Co-Founder & CEO)

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Ep. 110: Engaging Patient Relationships with Machine Learning – Alexandre Lebrun – Nabla (Co-Founder & CEO)

Engaging Patient Relationships with Machine Learning - Alexandre Lebrun
January 18, 2023

Ep. 110: Engaging Patient Relationships with Machine Learning – Alexandre Lebrun – Nabla (Co-Founder & CEO)

In this episode of Health Unchained, we welcome Alexandre Lebrun, co-founder and CEO of Nabla, a French health tech startup. Alexandre discusses his professional journey and how he became enamored with the idea of training machines to communicate with humans. He also delves into how Nabla utilizes AI-powered patient engagement tools to assist healthcare providers. Additionally, Alexandre offers his insights on telehealth, AI, and blockchain, as well as the regulatory compliance challenges related to machine learning in healthcare. He also shares information about the investors supporting Nabila and their dedication to open-source development. Lastly, he encourages all to consider joining the healthcare industry and making a positive impact.


  • Health Unchained is a media partner for the Blockchain in Healthcare Today Conference in New Orleans in September 2023 Blockchain in healthcare Today in New Orleans, LA September 2023 –
  • Attending Desci London event Jan 15-16 – – in-person hackathon on Jan 13 and 14

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Topics Covered Include:

00:00:00 Exploring Blockchain in Healthcare: An Interview with Alexandre Lebrun of Nabila

00:02:28 Introducing Alexandre Lebrun, Co-Founder and CEO of Nabila Health Tech Startup

00:04:48 GPT-3 and its Impact on Natural Language Processing

00:06:04 Examining Healthcare Solutions through Telehealth and Chat

00:11:47 AI-Based Medical Assistance to Reduce Documentation Burden for Physicians

00:15:09 Blockchain Technology: Not Quite Ready, but Progressing

00:16:33 Open-Sourcing for Healthcare Transparency: Preparing for the Future

00:19:40 Regulatory Challenges for Startups in Europe

00:21:21 Deciding Between French and International Markets for Healthcare Startups

00:22:29 Challenges in Obtaining Machine Learning Certification

00:24:43 Engineers Striving for “Good Enough” Solutions

00:26:13 Balancing Regulatory Compliance and Technological Innovation

00:31:07 Medical Assistance API to be Deployed on a Larger Scale

00:32:19 Health Unchained News Corner

00:35:51 The Rewards of Healthcare: A Call to Action

Book mentioned: Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

News Corner

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued a warning to healthcare IT leaders about the growing threat of Cuba ransomware. The number of U.S. entities targeted by this ransomware has doubled since December 2021 and the tactics used by attackers have become more sophisticated. The advisory notes that Cuba ransomware actors are gaining access to healthcare and other critical infrastructure systems through known software vulnerabilities, phishing campaigns, compromised credentials, and remote desktop protocol tools. Furthermore, these actors are using “double extortion” techniques in which they encrypt victim data, demand a ransom payment to decrypt it, and threaten to publicly release the data if the ransom is not paid.

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