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AWS Health Innovation Podcast

AWS Health Innovation Podcast

Amazon Web Services showcases startups that are advancing healthcare & life science by leveraging cloud computing technology.

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#22, Marina & Eugene Borukhovich, YourCoach Health

Marina & Eugene Borukhovich from YourCoach Health discuss their recent partnership with Twill (formerly Happify Health), the strengths of founding a business with your life partner, and how health coaches bridge the gap between digital health solutions and patients who want to live healthier, happier lives.
September 19, 2022

#21, Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, Pieces

Dr. Ruben Amarasingham discusses the evolution of AI in care delivery, the importance of thinking holistically about each patient, and what he and his team took away from being part of AWS’ inaugural healthcare accelerator.
September 12, 2022

Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 of the AWS Health Innovation Podcast will be launching on Monday, September 12th. Stay Tuned!
September 2, 2022

#20, Dr. Jonathan Ng, Iterative Scopes

Dr. Jonathan Ng discusses why healthcare entrepreneurship is so often a winding path, how skepticism can be an asset for a founder, and why raising large amounts of money is often a double-edged sword for startup teams.
May 16, 2022

#19 Andrew Hines, Canvas Medical

Andrew Hines, CEO and founder of Canvas Medical, shares his thoughts on how the medical record should better reflect a person’s clinical journey, why the digital health market is still in its earliest days, and why sometimes focusing purely on technological solutions is not the best approach for health tech startups.
May 9, 2022

#18 Dr. George Church & Barghavi Govindarajan, Digid8

Dr. George Church and Barghavi Govindarajan discuss how technology, innovation, and education can come together in a single product, to what extent users need to understand a complex technology to use it effectively, and how basic science researchers can leverage startups to speed up the time to making a massive impact on the world.
May 2, 2022

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AWS Health Innovation Podcast

The AWS Health Innovation Podcast is the first and only Amazon/AWS podcast featuring healthcare and life science startups and investors. We showcase innovative teams and people, providing a view into how they operate and drive progress. Our goal is to tell the stories behind health innovators, not just talk about technology. The intended audience are health innovators, investors and employees from healthcare & life sciences startups.
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Alex Merwin

Alex Merwin

Alex Merwin is an operations executive with over ten years of experience building and scaling high-performance teams at startups and global tech companies. He is passionate about helping healthcare innovators apply digital technologies to make their solutions more customer-centric, cost-efficient, and effective. He studied at the University of Colorado Boulder, earning a Bachelors in Marketing with an International Business Certificate. He also attended executive development courses at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He works at Amazon Web Services as Head of Growth for their Healthcare & Life Sciences Startups business.
Joe Shonkwiler

Joe Shonkwiler

Joe Shonkwiler is a physician and former health tech startup founder and operator now working with the best Healthcare & Life Science startups and investors on behalf of Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has served as a senior advisor in the United States Senate, CEO of a bootstrapped healthcare software startup, and, most recently, was an operational leader at Aledade, a tech-enabled healthcare services startup. Joe began his career as a general surgery resident at Columbia University Medical Center. He has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs, an MD from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons, and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.

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