441 – Celebrating Clinical Entrepreneurship – Whitney Luxford, Amy Wallis, A/Prof Fiona Brownfoot

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441 – Celebrating Clinical Entrepreneurship – Whitney Luxford, Amy Wallis, A/Prof Fiona Brownfoot

May 27, 2024

441 – Celebrating Clinical Entrepreneurship – Whitney Luxford, Amy Wallis, A/Prof Fiona Brownfoot

In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch engages with three participants from Cohort 2 of AUSCEP, Whitney Luxford, Amy Wallis, and Fiona Brownfoot. These guests share their own entrepreneurial journeys within the Australian healthtech landscape. Whitney discusses her “Fit 2 Fly” project, Amy delves into her telehealth solution “Selsus” for cancer survivors, and Fiona talks about “Kali Healthcare,” a new foetal monitoring technology. Together, they explore the importance of medical technology in improving patient care, discuss challenges in their ventures, and highlight the significant role of digital innovation in today’s healthcare sector.

Key Takeaways:

✈️ Streamlining Airline Medical Approval: Whitney Luxford identified the need for a more time-efficient and logical system for airline medical clearances, which are currently cumbersome and paper-based.

🎗️ Challenges in Cancer Survivorship Care: Amy Wallis highlighted the lack of tailored care for cancer survivors and the urgent need for services geared specifically towards post-treatment life.

🤰 Wearable Technology in Pregnancy: Fiona Brownfoot discussed the development of wearable tech that allows for more accessible monitoring of foetal health, aiming to enhance the labour and delivery experience.

🏥 Impact of Technology on Rural Healthcare: The episode highlighted the potential of tech solutions in bridging care disparities in remote areas of Australia.

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