Innovation and Entrepreneurship Podcasts

Browse our collection of top podcasts about innovation and entrepreneurship in health, care and well-being
Podcasts about Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Health Impressions: Authority, Acquisition, Retention

Healthcare marketing podcast delves into patient experience, tech, and industry insights.

HITea With Grace

Where we spilll the tea on HIT

The Smart Care Team Spotlight

In a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the challenges faced by clinicians are mounting.

Smart From The Start

Welcome to Smart From The Start, where we discuss the revolutionary potential of AI and Ambient Intelligence in healthcare.

Medicine in America

Sharing the stories of physicians and other healthcare professionals who are changing the way they practice. It's time for a change

Emerging Medtech Today

Hear from the innovators and investors building breakthrough businesses that are moving medtech forward, presented by the team at the epicenter of the industry.

The Exhale Podcast, brought to you by Vitalograph

Candid conversations about current matters relating to respiratory diagnostics and lung health.

Highway To Health Podcast

Your source for trusted health guidance.

Nurse Podcast Channel – Curated by Health Podcast Network

Features leaders, topics, and conversations from the expansive library of podcasts on Health Podcast Network.

Definitively Speaking

Data-driven conversations on the biggest trends in healthcare.


Nurses Who Don't Just Do What They're Told

Impulse – Meeting Healthcare Pioneers

The podcast that democratizes medical technology and meets the people who are transforming this field.

Hello Healthcare

Let's create a better future within healthcare.

Business Fights AIDS

A behind the scenes look at building the business response to AIDS.

A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley

A podcast about exploring innovation and equity in global health

High Performance Nursing

A safe space for clinicians to achieve their highest potential.

CareTalk Podcast

Incisive debate on healthcare policy and politics - a no B.S. insider’s view of what works and what doesn’t in American healthcare.

Once Upon A Gene

True stories of raising rare kiddos

AAOS Career Podcast

The Bone Beat, an orthopaedic podcast channel from AAOS

AAOS Advocacy Podcast

Conversations on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal care.

Bright Spots in Healthcare

Find a bright spot ... and clone it!

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!

HOT for your Health

HOT for Your Health is a fast paced, high energy, luxury lifestyle brand focusing on relentless health innovations.

StartUp Health NOW Podcast

StartUp Health NOW celebrates the innovators, industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are reimagining health and wellness.

The Handoff

Dive into the most pressing topics in nursing, from burnout and mental health to diversity in nursing to the latest clinical innovations.

Outcomes Rocket

Solutions to Healthcare’s Problems

Talking HealthTech

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

DOCSF – Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

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

This Week Health: Conference

This Week Health: Conference aims to propel healthcare forward by amplifying the voices of advancement and innovation in health technology.

Faces of Digital Health

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

DTx Podcast with Eugene Borukhovich

Part of Digital Health Today

Digital Health 101

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

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.

Digital Health Today 360° with Dan Kendall

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

Shot of Digital Health Therapy

Meticulously Unproduced - by Eugene Borukhovich and Jim Joyce

Health Unchained

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

Rethinking Alzheimer's Disease Podcast - Listen on Health Podcast Network

Latest Episodes

A Masterclass with the Founder of One of the Great Success Stories in Health Tech

Virta Health is one of the greatest success stories in health tech today. Join us for an insightful StartUp Health NOW episode featuring Sami Inkinen, the visionary CEO & Co-founder of Virta Health, a pioneering company focused on the reversal of Type 2 diabetes. In this Masterclass, originally recorded in front of a virtual audience of entrepreneurs in the StartUp Health community, Inkinen – also a member of the community – shares his journey and the innovative strategies behind Virta Health's success. Inkinen's impressive background includes co-founding Trulia, leading it to a successful IPO and eventual sale to Zillow Group. At Virta Health, he's raised $366M and achieved a $2B valuation, with the company recognized as a TIME100 Most Influential Company in 2023. Beyond his business acumen, Sami is a world-class athlete and health advocate, known for his rowing expedition to raise awareness about diabetes. In this episode, Inkinen delves into: The biggest surprises he faced as a health tech founder Balancing his roles as CEO, father, and husband The strategic planning rhythms that drive Virta's mission His personal journey, from existential crises to global health impact As is typical of members of the StartUp Health community, Inkinen is generous in sharing his wisdom. Tune in to learn from his experience and gain valuable insights into leadership and achieving sustainable product-market fit in the health tech industry. Innovating in Alzheimer’s disease? Learn how you can join our new Alzheimer’s Moonshot. Want more content like this? Sign up for StartUp Health Insider™ to get funding insights, news, and special updates delivered to your inbox. Innovators: Health Transformer University fuels your health moonshot Funders: Become a Health Moonshot Champion
June 14, 2024
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Is the Bird Flu the Next Global Pandemic?

Send us a Text Message.Just a few short years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe, leaving economies in tatters, claiming millions of lives, and fundamentally altering the world as we knew it. Yet, scarcely after the dust settled from that crisis, virologists are now raising urgent concerns.The specter of the bird flu looms large as it breaches the species barrier, with an alarming number of cows falling victim, and a recent human transmission case being confirmed.With a nearly 50% mortality rate according to @Yale Medicine, the bird flu is making global headlines.In the face of these developments, the question begs: how concerned should we be?Tune in to the latest episode of @CareTalk, featuring discussions with @David E. Williams and @John Driscoll, alongside guest @Rick Bright, Former Head of the @Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, as they delve into the escalating fears surrounding a potential new pandemic and the tangible threats posed by the bird flu.TOPICS(2:14) The last pandemic and sounding the alarm on Covid (5:41) What is the bird flu?(10:12) Why should Americans care about the bird flu?(13:16) Who's most at risk for contracting the bird flu?(15:48) How viruses and the bird flu evolve(17:55) Can we prevent the next pandemic?(20:44) The dangers of a slow response to bird flu(23:13) Screening and testing for the bird flu(25:06) How worried should we be about the bird flu?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT RICK BRIGHTRick A. Bright, PhD, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pandemic Prevention Institute at The Rockefeller Foundation. With a background in immunology and virology, he has spearheaded the development of numerous drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics. Prior to his current role, Bright held prominent positions such as Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also contributed his expertise as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. In addition, Bright is recognized as a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and serves on the Executive Board of the International Science Reserve.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple Podcasts#healthcarepodcast #pandemic #publichealth #birdflu #covid #covid19 #pandemicpreparedness Support the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 14, 2024
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From Marine Corps to building healthcare innovation ecosystems – Stephen Konya, ONC

Jim Joyce and I are trying to stay consistent with #TheShot of Digital Health Therapy" though life gets in the way! Nonetheless, here we are... a day late with the upload but we know it was worth the wait as we get into deep convo with Stephen Konya, Senior Advisor to the Deputy National Coordinator at Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) From his early days in the Marine Corps to building innovation ecosystems at local and federal levels, Stephen's journey is nothing short of inspiring: 🚀 The complexities and triumphs of building healthcare ecosystems 🌍 Stephen's perspective on innovation and its impact across various sectors 📈 The evolution of healthcare ecosystems and the critical role of public-private partnerships 🏥 Insights into "CancerX" and its aim to transform oncology through digital innovation 🌟 Stephen's personal growth from Marine Corps to a leader in healthcare innovation 🔗 The Three C's of Innovation: Convene stakeholders, Collaborate on shared goals, and Catalyze action to transform ideas into impactful solutions. Fun mentions as always: Rasu Shrestha MD MBA Tamara Srzentić MS MBA Ritesh Patel Micky Tripathi Jennifer Goldsack
June 13, 2024
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446 – Does open interoperability leave the door open to hackers? Chris Royle and Stephen Burmester, Dedalus

This episode of Talking HealthTech features a conversation taken during a recent live webinar with Chris Royle and Stephen Burmester from Dedalus.  We explore interoperability and cybersecurity in healthcare, reflecting on the balance between open standards and security, the implications of recent data breaches, and the future of healthcare technology.Key TakeawaysImportance of Open Standards: Leveraging open standards like HL7 FHIR can foster innovation and reduce costs in healthcare systems.Cybersecurity Challenges: The cybersecurity risks associated with more open system brings the need for robust security measures to protect sensitive health data.National Health Interoperability Plan: How the 2023-2028 plan addresses interoperability alongside cybersecurity concerns, aiming to enhance patient care while securing data.Role of Technology in Healthcare: The potential of technology in healthcare, especially regarding data integration and patient access.Check 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, meet ups, special offers and more exclusive content. For more information visit in this episode:See you at HLTH Europe in Amsterdam from 17th - 20th of June!Use the coupon code HE24_PETERBIRCH150 for a €150 discount: HLTH Europe 2024
June 13, 2024
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Keynote: Merging Cultures, AI Innovations, and Epic Milestones with Jason Joseph

June 13, 2024: Jason Joseph, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Corewell Health, talks about the monumental digital transformation following the merger of Spectrum Health and Beaumont. How does Corewell navigate the complex integration of cybersecurity, infrastructure, and core applications? What challenges arise in standardizing workflows across diverse hospital systems, and how does the organization plan to optimize its One Epic ecosystem? Jason also explores the role of AI in healthcare, pondering its potential to revolutionize call centers, home health, imaging, and patient and clinician experiences. What are the implications of ambient computing for clinicians, and how does it alleviate their documentation burdens? Finally, Jason reflects on leadership qualities vital for driving innovation in healthcare IT, emphasizing accountability, humility, and teamwork. As Corewell lays the foundation for future advancements, what strategic initiatives will shape its path forward?Key Points:Digital Transformation MilestonesOne Epic EcosystemAI Integration StrategiesLeadership in Healthcare ITPatient and Clinician ExperienceSubscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
June 13, 2024
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Episode #31. Redefining Healthcare IT Leadership in a Digital Age, with Russell Branzell, CEO and President of CHIME

In an era where digital transformation is reshaping healthcare, how do today's IT leaders navigate the challenges and opportunities of their evolving roles? In this episode, Russell Branzell discusses the evolution of healthcare IT leadership, emphasizing the shift from traditional CIO roles to broader digital health positions, the impact of digital technologies, and the trend of executives moving to corporate roles. He also highlights hospital consolidations, the ambition of younger leaders, the transformative potential of AI, and the importance of relationships and technology in improving global healthcare systems. Tune in and discover how ambitious healthcare IT leaders are redefining their careers in an industry that’s more dynamic than ever!
June 13, 2024
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Everything You Thought about Value-Based Care Is Wrong: A Plan CEO Tells You Why

Fred Turner, co-founder and chief executive officer of Curative, joins Eric to discuss how Curative is reinventing health insurance by adopting a more preventative approach to drive better results and lead to a more affordable delivery of plans.   Fred shares Curative’s journey from a pandemic testing company to a health insurance provider with a first-of-its-kind plan that eliminates copays and deductibles and advocates that the most effective approach to promote early preventive care is ensuring accessible and cost-free access to top-tier healthcare providers.   Fred underlines the significance of simplifying the healthcare system and the positive impact of Curative's approach. The innovative health insurance plan offers unmatched transparency into healthcare costs, providing reassurance to both employees and employers about the affordability and accessibility of healthcare.    Tune in and learn what makes Curative different from other plans and how it makes health care affordable, accessible and engaging for members. About Fred Fred Turner is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Curative. A British scientist from West Yorkshire, Turner attended the University of Oxford. Fred was named one of the top 100 practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council in 2013. Turner was included in Forbes “30 Under 30” list and ranked first in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.    About Curative Curative has been critical and a national leader in bringing COVID-19 testing and vaccine-administration resources in response to the pandemic, providing more than 32 million tests and two million vaccines across thousands of locations in 40+ states. Concurrently, Curative has created and launched a first-of-its-kind health insurance plan offering that offers unmatched transparency into health care costs.
June 12, 2024
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Why Value-Based Care is the Future of Healthcare

The healthcare system is in freefall with rising costs, worse care, and frayed patient-provider relationships.Is value-based care the cure?Join us in this week's HealthBiz Brief, as Emily Young, President of Tufts Medicine, and Courtney Fortner, President and CEO of Navvis, as they detail how their partnership is expanding value-based care with an eye on improving quality, affordability, and experience.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT EMILY YOUNGEmily Young, President of Tufts Medicine Integrated Network, boasts over two decades of healthcare management experience. She's a results-driven executive with a knack for strategic thinking and fostering innovation through physician collaboration. Prior to her current role, Emily served as Vice President of Population Health and Transformation at Circle Health/Lowell General Hospital. There, she spearheaded the organization's transition to value-based care, optimized provider performance, and crafted a robust population health strategy, setting the stage for comprehensive care delivery.🎙️⚕️ABOUT COURTNEY FORTNERCourtney Fortner, a forward-thinking healthcare innovator, drives transformative solutions for health systems, physician enterprises, and health plans. As Navvis’ President and CEO, she's committed to revolutionizing healthcare nationwide, prioritizing physician-led, patient-centric care.Before Navvis, Courtney excelled at Northeast Georgia Health System and Evolent Health. Her roles spanned patient care, where she implemented a Patient-Centered Medical Home model, achieving Level 3 NCQA accreditation, and served as a patient advocate in the emergency department. At Evolent Health, she further honed her leadership in driving healthcare transformation and operational excellence.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcarepodcast #healthcare #valuebasedcare #patientprovider #medicalcosts #medicalservices #accesstocareSupport the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 12, 2024
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TownHall: AI Governance, Practical Applications, and Financial Constraints with Clara Lin

June 11, 2024: Zafar Chaudry, CDO & CIO at Seattle Children's, speaks with Clara Lin, CMIO and Associate VP at Seattle Children's. They explore whether AI is a real help or just hype by discussing its practical applications and the risks involved. How can AI be integrated without compromising patient safety? What governance structures are essential to mitigate AI-related risks? How do we balance the high costs of AI innovation with the financial constraints of healthcare systems? The episode also highlights the evolution of AI use cases, emphasizing the need for a strong governance framework and the importance of clinician involvement in designing and implementing of AI solutions.Categories: Emerging Technologies & GovernanceSubscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
June 11, 2024
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HFYH: Body by Science | Dr. Bill Campbell

📲 Follow me on Instagram for even more musculoskeletal, menopause, and general health tips ⤵️ @drvondawright: 🌐Website: ••• 📝 Today's Show: Dr. Campbell is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. His master’s and doctoral degrees were earned at Baylor University while serving as the Coordinator of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. He joined the faculty at USF in the Fall of 2007. Dr. Campbell is the Director of the Performance Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism Laboratory at the University of South Florida. His primary research interests include investigating the safety and efficacy of ergogenic aids/sports supplements, endocrine response to nutritional and exercise interventions, and mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle hypertrophy. He is a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition where he also currently serves as the organization’s elected Secretary. In addition, Dr. Campbell has published multiple manuscripts and book chapters relative to performance nutrition. Teaching responsibilities include both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of South Florida. Undergraduate courses include: Nutrition for Fitness and Sport, Biomechanics, and Individualized Fitness/Wellness Programming. Graduate courses include: Advanced Topics in Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition & Metabolism, Cardiovascular Physiology, and Neuromuscular Physiology. 🌐 📲 Follow Dr. Bill Campbell on IG: @billcampbellphd ••• Never miss an episode with Dr Wright by subscribing to “HOT for your HEALTH” and connect with her daily on IG @DrVondaWright. ‘HOT for your Health” is brought to you in part by a women’s health company collaborating with Dr Vonda Wright to support women in midlife as they live their best lives. Their flagship offering, “Advanced Menopause Support,” is formulated to nourish the body with key vitamins and nutrients often deficient in midlife & menopause. Packed with micronutrients, calming anti-inflammatory augmentins and the key ingredient, Rhapontic Rhubarb Root Extract, Advanced Menopause Support is a research backed solution for relieving hot flashes, night sweat, supporting blood sugar fluctuations, and minimizing many of the primary symptoms of menopause. 💫 Dr Wright is offering a special value to listeners of “HOT for your Health” with the following link: ⤵️
June 11, 2024
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Nurse Leader Rhonda Collins Spills the Tea on Healthcare Workplace Violence

Welcome to HITea Tuesday!  In this episode, we're honored to welcome the inspiring Rhonda Collins, DN, RN, FAAN. As a prominent figure in healthcare, Rhonda currently serves as Chief Nursing Officer at and is a leading voice in tackling the serious problem and challenges in workplace violence (WPV) in healthcare settings. Join us as Rhonda shares her journey and insights into why WPV is a critical issue for nursing professionals today. We discuss practical strategies for nurse leaders to foster a safe and supportive work environment, effective patient assessment for aggression prevention, and the integration of security personnel to mitigate WPV. Rhonda also highlights the essential components of WPV policies, the role of wearable duress technology, and the financial benefits of investing in WPV prevention. We explore the impact of WPV on nurse well-being and patient care, and the importance of federal legislation to protect healthcare workers. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that underscores the need for every woman to be the "CEO of You"—managing your career and personal life like a thriving business to grow and promote strength. Don't miss this episode packed with valuable insights and actionable advice!
June 11, 2024
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Empowering Nurses through Clinical Supervision with Tammy Pilton-Pluck

In this episode, I interview Tammy Pilton-Pluck, an accomplished nurse with over 20 years of diverse international nursing experience. Tammy shares her journey from an unexpected start in nursing to founding Intrepid Professional Development, where she empowers nurses globally. They delve into career resilience, personal growth, and the importance of clinical supervision and supportive environments in nursing.Key Moments:00:00:02 - IntroductionLiam welcomes Tammy Pilton-Pluck to the podcast, highlighting her extensive nursing background.00:00:54 - Behind the ScenesDiscussing the support Tammy provides to nurses and the importance of behind-the-scenes conversations.00:01:08 - Tammy’s Diverse Nursing BackgroundTammy’s journey through various nursing specialties, from phlebotomy to palliative care.00:03:16 - Beginning in NursingTammy shares how a personal experience in her church community led her to nursing.00:05:56 - Career Challenges and Palliative CareTammy’s move to palliative care and how it shaped her perspective on life and nursing.00:07:26 - 30 Seconds of CourageTammy explains her life motto of “30 seconds of courage” and how it has driven her career decisions.00:13:16 - Importance of Exit StrategiesDiscussing why every healthcare professional should have an exit strategy for continuous growth and avoiding burnout.00:20:22 - Appraisals and Self-ReflectionTammy emphasizes the need for self-appraisals and preparing for professional growth discussions.00:32:34 - Professional Nurse Advocacy (PNA)Introduction to PNA and its role in providing psychological safety and professional support for nurses.00:41:52 - Restorative Clinical SupervisionTammy discusses the importance of non-managerial, confidential supervision for nurses to discuss challenges and successes.00:57:03 - Launching Intrepid Professional DevelopmentTammy’s motivation and journey in starting her business to support nurses’ professional development.Listen to the full episode to gain insights into Tammy’s remarkable nursing journey, the concept of 30 seconds of courage, and the essential strategies for building a resilient and fulfilling nursing career.For more episodes and resources, visit High Performance Nursing Podcast.Connect with Tammy here. Listen to the IPD podcast here!
June 10, 2024
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445 – Healthcare AI Evolution: From Machine Learning to Generative AI. Melvin Chen, KeyReply

In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch speaks with Melvin Chen, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of KeyReply. Melvin shares his global perspective and in-depth insights into how KeyReply transforms the healthcare industry with AI-powered solutions. They discuss KeyReply's journey, the rapidly evolving role of AI in healthcare, particularly in productivity and efficiency improvements, and the exciting expansion plans of KeyReply into the Australian market.Key Takeaways:- AI Evolution: The shift from intent-based, machine learning AI to generative AI emphasises how technologies like GPT-3 and GPT-4 have revolutionised capabilities and applications in healthcare.- Productivity and Efficiency: KeyReply focuses on improving operational productivity for both patients and clinicians, addressing bottlenecks like appointment booking, patient follow-up, and incident management.- Global Insights: Comparative insights between the healthcare systems in Singapore and Australia were shared, highlighting similar challenges around workforce shortages and high labour costs.- Voice and Future Tech: The introduction of voice capability and the anticipated advancement to video interactions with technologies like GPT-5 are poised to transform the healthcare landscape further.- Entry Strategy in Australia: KeyReply aims to demystify AI for the Australian healthcare market and showcase the technology's impact through practical, real-world applications.Check 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, meet-ups, special offers, and more exclusive content. For more information, visit in this episode:See you at HLTH Europe in Amsterdam from 17th - 20th of June!Use the coupon code HE24_PETERBIRCH150 for a €150 discount: HLTH Europe 2024
June 10, 2024
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Reducing Loneliness in Vulnerable Populations with Cindy Jordan

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: How can we effectively address the health crisis of loneliness and social isolation in vulnerable populations? Our next guest, Cindy Jordan, co-founder and CEO of Pyx Health, is tackling this challenge head-on. After witnessing a family member's mental health crisis, Cindy was driven to find a solution for this pervasive yet often overlooked issue. Pyx Health's innovative approach combines compassionate technology with timely human interventions, offering patients, health insurers, and at-risk organizations a scalable solution. While together, Cindy shares her deeply personal, touching and inspiring journey, and the experiences that fueled her mission to the groundbreaking strides Pyx Health is making in addressing this U.S. health epidemic. Join us for this important conversation as we work together in the fight against loneliness! Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Cindy's personal experience watching a loved one's mental health decline due to loneliness and social isolation, which motivated her to start Pyx Health.How Pyx Health combines technology with human "peer mentors" to engage lonely and isolated individuals and help them re-engage with their health and communities.The staggering statistics around the prevalence and impact of chronic loneliness, including it being most common among 18-24 year olds.The powerful story of Cindy's stepdaughter Riley, whose loneliness contributed to her struggles with bipolar disorder before her tragic passing.Cindy's vision for Pyx Health's peer mentor model helping fill workforce gaps and becoming the standard for caring for vulnerable, disengaged populations.About our Guest: After witnessing a family member’s mental health crisis, Cindy co-founded Pyx Health with Anne Jordan in 2017. As the CEO, Cindy continues to fuel innovation and growth. Finding a near perfect balance of technology and compassionate human intervention, she leads the company on its mission to effectively address the health crisis of loneliness and social isolation.For Cindy's full background, see on the Pyx Health website here: Links Supporting This Episode:Pyx Health Website: CLICK HERECindy Jordan LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREPyx Health LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form: CLICK HERE
June 10, 2024
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Gates Ventures’ Aishu Sukumar Is Fostering Collaboration on StartUp Health’s Alzheimer’s Moonshot Impact Board

Breaking Down Silos for Alzheimer's Innovation: A Conversation with Aishu Sukumar of Gates Ventures This episode of StartUp Health NOW welcomes Aishu Sukumar of Gates Ventures in another in our series of conversations with our Alzheimer’s Moonshot Impact Board. A champion for collaboration: Explore Sukumar's vision for leveraging data and fostering collaboration among Alzheimer's innovators. From research scientist to moonshot leader: Discover Sukumar's unique career path that bridges science, business, and healthcare, taking her from Harvard Medical School and Berkeley to working at startups and then to Gates Ventures. The power of a Health Moonshot Community: Learn how this initiative is uniting innovators to accelerate progress against Alzheimer's. This episode is for you if: You're passionate about finding a cure for Alzheimer's. You believe in the power of collaboration in tackling complex challenges. You're curious about the journeys of inspiring healthcare leaders. Want even more about Alzheimer’s disease innovation? Learn how you can join our new Alzheimer’s Moonshot Meet the first companies to join the Alzheimer’s Moonshot Community Meet Phyllis Ferrell, Chief Impact Officer for StartUp Health’s Alzheimer’s Moonshot Join us as we explore how Aishu Sukumar's diverse background is shaping the future of Alzheimer's research as a member of our Alzheimer's Moonshot Impact Board. Want more content like this? Sign up for StartUp Health Insider™ to get funding insights, news, and special updates delivered to your inbox. Innovators: Health Transformer University fuels your health moonshot Funders: Become a Health Moonshot Champion
June 7, 2024
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Investor Insights: Strategies to Drive Transformative Growth in Healthcare

  Leading healthcare investors and strategists discuss how to rethink capital in healthcare and share unique ways to grow and scale companies to improve health outcomes, cost savings, and operational efficiencies.   Topics include: Components investors look for in 2024 Healthcare sectors with the highest growth projections Human capital strategies Growth strategies to scale your company Bright spots that have been attracting people and capital   Anna Haghgooie, Managing Director at Valtruis, a WCAS Company Steven Klopfer, Founder & Managing Partner, Kamyn Search Shayan Masoudpour, Director, Bow River Capital Naimish Patel, President, Healthcare Practice, Red Cell Partners   Feedback survey:
June 7, 2024
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The Ethics of Social Media Medicine

Physicians are increasingly leveraging social media platforms like TikTok, X, and Facebook to share their insights and opinions.Alongside this trend, there's a clear uptick in doctors endorsing new pharmaceuticals and medical tools through their social media handles.But amidst this influence, questions arise:Are doctors being compensated for their endorsements? And can we trust their intentions?TOPICS(1:08) Can you buy a doctor's endorsement?(2:30) Big Pharma's influence on the medical field(7:30) How Pharma is leveraging doctors to endorse drugs on social media(9:19) Disclosure and conflict of interest in healthcare(11:00) Is there any system in place to guardrail the influence of social media?(14:41) Has transparency in healthcare been helpful?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (Senior Advisor, Walgreens Health) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple Podcasts#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #pharma #socialmedia #x Support the Show.Support the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 7, 2024
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444 – Tearing Down Barriers to Accessing Addiction Treatment. Pia Clinton-Tarestad, Clean Slate Clinic

In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Sophie Turner sits down with Pia Clinton-Tarestad, CEO & Co-Founder of Clean Slate Clinic, a virtual care addiction treatment service provider. Pia shares insights into the barriers individuals face when accessing addiction treatment, the journey that led to the creation of Clean Slate Clinic, the innovative approaches they use, and their plans to expand accessibility to addiction treatment services.Key Takeaways:Barriers to Access: Explore the significant hurdles individuals encounter when seeking addiction treatment, from stigma and financial constraints to long waiting lists in the public sector.Social Enterprise Impact: Understand the unique advantages and challenges of operating as a social enterprise in the addiction treatment space, fostering mission-driven work and financial sustainability.Tech-enabled Care: Discover how Clean Slate Clinic leverages technology to deliver a 12-month virtual care program for alcohol dependence, bridging geographical gaps and overcoming traditional treatment limitations.Success & Expansion: Learn about Clean Slate's outstanding outcomes in addiction treatment, surpassing traditional inpatient programs with lower relapse rates and their ambitious plans for future growth and global expansion.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, meet ups, special offers and more exclusive content. For more information visit in this episode:See you at HLTH Europe in Amsterdam from 17th - 20th of June!Use the coupon code HE24_PETERBIRCH150 for a €150 discount: HLTH Europe 2024
June 6, 2024
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Keynote: AltaMed’s Digital Shift, Managed Care, and Clinical Informatics with Dr. Eric Lee

June 6, 2024: Dr. Eric Lee, the Medical Director of Clinical Informatics at AltaMed, engages in a deep dive into the integration of technology and healthcare services at one of the nation's largest federally qualified health centers. They explore how AltaMed leverages its position to manage care for a vast and diverse patient base across L.A. and Orange Counties. How does the implementation of technological innovations like EPIC's Chronicles claims loader and digital tools address quality measures and improve patient outcomes? What strategies does AltaMed employ to navigate the challenges of Medi-Cal expansions and the integration of clinical informatics? These questions are explored, shedding light on the practical implications of digital transformation in a healthcare setting focused on underserved communities.Key Points:Digital Transformation JourneyManaged Care ChallengesClinical Informatics IntegrationServing Impoverished CommunitiesAdapting EHR SystemsSubscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
June 6, 2024
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Episode #28. Robyn Begley on the Future of Nursing: A Special Repost.

From recruitment strategies to positive work environments, nursing leadership drives change. In this episode, Dr. Robyn Begley, who recently announced her plans to retire at the end of 2024 from her position as CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of the American Hospital Association, discusses the challenges faced by healthcare systems, such as the overwhelming demands on bedside caregivers and the fiscal unsustainability of current care delivery models. Dr. Begley emphasizes the need for tailored approaches given the diverse landscape of healthcare facilities and offers recruitment and retention strategies, including innovative partnerships with local communities and educational institutions. She also shares insights into virtual nursing, detailing successful implementations that have improved patient satisfaction and safety outcomes. Dr. Begley stresses the importance of continued innovation and optimism in transforming healthcare delivery. Tune in and learn how to empower care teams with a human touch through smart technology!
June 5, 2024
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Putting HIV back into Pandemics Preparedness at the World Health Assembly

Ben is joined by two friends of the pod, Christine Stegling, Deputy Director of UNAIDS, and Vuyiseka Dubula, Department Head, Community Rights & Gender at the Global Fund, to reflect on what this week’s developments at the WHA, mean for the global AIDS response, and why the lessons of HIV do not seem to have been learned in access to medicines and pandemics preparation. And that's a wrap from the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland! Thanks for joining us! #WHA77 #HIV #AIDS #pandemicspreparedness #accesstomedicines
June 5, 2024
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Taking the Temperature on Climate Health at the World Health Assembly with Foundation S

Vanina Laurent-Ledru, the Director General of Foundation S, the philanthropic organization of Sanofi, joins Ben live on the podcast to chat about the impact of climate change on global health.
June 5, 2024
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