In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch is joined by Nick White and Kaye Hocking from Alcidion. Together, they delve into the topic of improving patient care and streamlining healthcare journeys. They emphasise the importance of prioritising clinician and patient needs before integrating technology, focusing on data liberation and technology support for clinical workflow. The conversation covers patient flow management, the value of data integration and interoperability in healthcare, and the potential of artificial intelligence in predicting demand and capacity mismatches in patient flow.Key Takeaways:Understanding patient flow as managing care delivery for individual patients and across the systemImportance of prioritising clinician and patient needs before integrating technologyTailoring patient flow solutions to different hospital settings for optimising patient journey and experienceBenefits of optimising length of stay for patients and addressing patient discharge planningThe impact of digital solutions on bed management, handover preparation time, and administrative burden on cliniciansThe potential of artificial intelligence and natural language processing in patient flow solutionsTimestamps:[00:00] Introduction[3:30] Kaye Hocking explains the concept of patient flow management and its significance in healthcare[9:20] Nick White emphasizes the importance of prioritizing clinician and patient needs before integrating technology[15:45] Discussion on tailoring patient flow solutions to different hospital settings[21:10] Exploring the challenges in patient allocation and the impact of technology on managing patient information[30:05] Importance of data integration and interoperability in healthcare and patient care delivery[35:40] The benefits of optimising length of stay for patients and the potential of artificial intelligence in predicting demand and capacity mismatchesCheck out the episode and full show notes on the Talking HealthTech website.Loving the show? Leave us a review, and share it with someone who might get some value from it.Keen to take your healthtech to the next level? Become a THT+ Member for access to our online community forum, quarterly summits and more exclusive content. For more information visit talkinghealthtech.com/thtplus
December 4, 2023
The complex aspects of structural racism—encompassing policies, practices, and cultural biases—make it difficult to measure, often requiring innovative methods that account for historical and contemporary disparities. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche, a distinguished biostatistician who has mastered the art of quantifying the unquantifiable. Dr. Bandeen-Roche guides us through her expertise in measuring elusive variables such as frailty and how this skill could illuminate aspects of healthcare's structural racism.
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December 4, 2023
2023-12-01 DTRA Initiative Leaders Munther Baara (Edetek) and Moulik Shah (Advanced Clinical) to discuss Data Connectivity and Interoperability in DCTs and how it can be done with study teams now.Follow the Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance (DTRA) on LinkedIn and Twitter. Learn more about Membership and our work at www.dtra.org.
December 4, 2023
Most of the time, COPD is caused by smoking and other pollutants. But in some cases, COPD is caused by a genetic condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, also known as "alpha-1." In this episode, we talk about what alpha-1 is, what causes it, how it's treated, and why getting genetic testing for alpha-1 is so important.
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December 4, 2023
In this podcast episode, Dr. Lisa Herbert interviews Dr. Lesley Sharpe, an emergency medicine physician participating in a global healthcare collaboration in The Gambia.
In this episode:
Dr. Lesley Sharpe discusses her decision to pursue emergency medicine, the mentors who influenced her, and the challenges and rewards of working in the emergency department.
She talks about the prevalent health challenges worldwide, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, and the importance of addressing nutrition.
She shares her excitement about meeting traditional healers in the Gambia and learning about their knowledge of herbs and natural remedies for various health conditions.
She shares a personal experience of responding to a deteriorating patient's condition and the quick thinking and delicate procedure required to save the patient's life.
In conclusion, this podcast episode is a testament to the power of collaboration and the potential of traditional healing methods. It's about bridging the gap in global healthcare and learning from each other to create a healthier world.
December 4, 2023
Mike and John reflect on times where they have overscheduled, overcommitted, and overworked. Sometimes, life happens. When you schedule yourself with a thin margin, you have less room to adapt to the unexpected. It's important to take these moments of overextension to reflect on how to improve going forward and double check that the things we bring into our lives are adding value both personally and professionally.
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December 4, 2023
December 4: Today on the Conference channel, it’s an Interview in Action live from the 2023 CHIME Fall Forum. In this episode Karla Arzola, Chief Information Officer at Rocky Mountain Human Services speaks with Beth Cooper, SVP, Product Engineering & Data Strategy at Tivity Health. They discuss the importance of solidifying a data strategy, the integration of AI, and its potential risks and rewards. Beth underlines the utmost importance of AI governance which is central to reducing risk. She also shares that their organization has been working on a project named 'Dark Star', which aims for a complete cloud migration by 2024, along with implementing Snowflake and data governance. How is she prioritizing initiatives during budget season and planning for the years ahead?Subscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
December 4, 2023
Rick Neal is a well-known progressive advocate in Central Ohio, but his political conscience has long been driven by his passion for and professional experience in humanitarian relief, especially in Asia and Africa. On Episode 137, taking a few weeks off from challenges here in Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Rick about his experience as a humanitarian relief worker with Peace Corps, Oxfam, and Refugees International. Topics include the challenges of securing adequate funding, geopolitical complexities, and how to ensure Ohioans don't forget the serious crises that exist around the world, even as we tend to our own challenges here at home. Listen, as well, as Rick explains why medical and public health professionals in Ohio might consider jumping in to do this important work. Show notes and stream at prognosisohio.com/episodes/neal
December 3, 2023
In this episode of Talking HealthTech, Anthony Murray, Head of Growth at Opyl, joins host Peter Birch to discuss the revolution of health research and clinical trials through the use of digital-focused recruitment platform Opin, and AI-driven Analysis Portal, Trial Key. They delve into the current challenges and opportunities in health research, including the barriers to clinical trial participation, the importance of patient advocacy groups, and the role of technology in improving clinical trial recruitment and efficiency.Key Takeaways:Use of Digital Channels for Clinical Trial Recruitment: Using digital channels like social media, search engines, and online platforms for patient recruitment beyond the traditional methods.Importance of Patient Advocacy Groups: The importance of patient advocacy groups in connecting individuals to health research and clinical trials, as well as supporting research advocacy.Accessibility and Inclusivity in Health Research: The need to address the barriers of medical and digital literacy, language, accessibility, and diversity to ensure inclusivity in health research participation.Co-Design and Collaboration: The significance of co-design and collaboration between researchers, sponsors, and participants to create meaningful and inclusive clinical trials that represent the diversity of the population.Timestamps:[00:00] - Introduction [01:21] - Meet Anthony Murray[02:24] The statistical risk behind health research and the traditional methods of finding volunteers for clinical trials.[04:46] Advantages of messaging beyond patient lists and the role of technology in expanding referral networks for clinical trial participation.[07:42] Importance of considering lived experience and the challenges related to medical and digital literacy in clinical trial communication.[09:09] Trends in the number of clinical trials in Australia and the barriers to participation, including language, accessibility, and diversity.[11:21] Launch of the world's first registry with accessible language to facilitate clinical trial search and participation.[13:17] Importance of co-design and diversity in clinical trials and the challenges of accessibility and inclusivity.[:15:12] Collaboration with Bio New South Wales and the focus on commercialization and support for healthcare innovators.[17:51] The role of Opyl in connecting to patient advocacy groups and building digital hubs for education on health research participation.Access the full episode article on the Talking HealthTech website.Loving the show? Leave us a review, and share it with someone who might get some value from it.Keen to take your healthtech to the next level? Become a THT+ Member for access to our online community forum and more exclusive content. For more information, visit talkinghealthtech.com/thtplus.
December 3, 2023
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we spend time with Shani Bocian, founder and CEO of Allermi, an innovative telehealth startup aiming to improve the lives of allergy sufferers through personalized prescription nasal sprays. Born from Shani’s mission to enhance the health of others and her father’s 30 years of allergy research at Stanford University, Allermi provides customized relief by combining medications to target individual symptoms.While together, Shani explains how Allermi’s approach helps chronic allergy patients who struggled with over-the-counter options and brings specialized care to those unable to access in-person allergists. We also explore Allermi’s rocketship growth, serving thousands of customers in just one year, and how Shani is taking the company to the next level.With an unrelenting focus on patients’ allergy health, Shani and Allermi team are pioneering much-needed innovation in a $15 billion industry. Join us as she shares her vision for leading change in allergy care nationwide. Let’s go!Episode Highlights:Origins: Allermi was born from Shani's father, Dr. Robert Bocian's 30 years of allergy research and "potions" at Stanford to provide better reliefCustomized Care: Personalized multi-ingredient nasal sprays target individual symptoms vs one-size-fits-all over-the-counter optionsTelehealth Innovation: On-demand virtual allergist appointments increase access and care nationwideRocketship Growth: Served over 15,000 customers in just the first year since launchingFunding The Future: Recently closed a $7.5 million seed round to fuel further expansion About our Guest: Shani Bocian is the visionary founder and CEO of Allermi, a groundbreaking telehealth startup based in San Francisco that aims to improve the lives of chronic and seasonal allergy sufferers with personalized prescription nasal sprays. Founded in 2021, Allermi has quickly garnered attention and funding for its innovative approach to combating allergy symptoms.Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, Shani’s family has a background in the medical field and her father, Robert Bocian, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, is a Professor of Allergy-Immunology at Stanford University. Her father’s expertise and passion for helping patients with rhinitis and hay fever served as the catalyst for Allermi’s creation.With Shani’s mission to help people improve their health and her father’s decades of clinical experience, Allermi became a family endeavor. They assembled a team of dedicated professionals, including six full-time employees on the operational side and approximately 20 licensed physicians providing telehealth services across all 50 states.Links Supporting This Episode:Allermi Website: CLICK HEREShani Bocian LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREAllermi Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK...
December 3, 2023