Confessions of Health Geeks

Confessions of Health Geeks

A health industry podcast focused on technological innovations.

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You Use Accessible Technology Everyday and Don't Know it

On this episode, Tracy Picon, National Director of Med Tech and US health and Life Sciences Accessibility lead, discusses the importance of inclusive design and the power of accessible technology to empower each and every one of us. Transcript and Video.
January 20, 2021

Community Engagement is the Impetus for Innovative Technology, YOTNM Series, Episode 9

This episode we discuss the power of community engagement and the impact of nurses in their communities. With special guests, Kathleen McGrow, Microsoft’s Chief Nursing Information Officer; Tracy Picon National Director of Med Tech and Accessibility Advocate and Keola Ching Senior Design researcher. Transcript and Video.
January 13, 2021

Is AI Part of Your Diversity & Inclusion Plan? AI in Health Series, Episode 3

Tom Lawry is our national director for AI in health and life sciences, and author of the book AI in health. This is episode three of our AI in health and life sciences series. And we'll cover the ethical issues and opportunities surrounding AI and how ethical leaders can build AI models ethically and responsibly.  Transcript and Video.
January 6, 2021

The National Quality Forum Releases their 2020 Report on Patient Centered Care, YOTNM Series, Episode 8

On this episode, Molly McCarthy talks with Dr. Kenneth Kizer, Chief healthcare transformation officer with Atlas Research. And Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, CEO of the National Quality Forum on the recently published report, the care we need, which provides a roadmap to overcome the most critical challenges in healthcare today. Transcript and Video.
December 30, 2020

Empowering Nurse Innovation in the NurseHack4Health, YOTNM Series, Episode 7

Together, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, SONSIEL, and DevUP proudly co-sponsored the NurseHack4Health, a Virtual Hackathon giving nurses and clinicians an opportunity to define new ways to save lives. On this episode, Molly McCarthy talks with the winners of the hackathon about their solutions. Transcript and Video.
December 23, 2020

Calling all White Hat Hackers, YOTNM Series, Episode 6

Hear from three experienced Microsoft Hackers on their best advice for your first hackathon. Transcript and Video.
December 16, 2020

Confessions of Health Geeks

Confessions of Health Geeks podcast is a small-bite podcast from the health geeks and data freaks of the Microsoft Health and Life Sciences industry team. It's a show that offers industry insights, discusses the latest trends, and the biggest obstacles facing the US health industry for health plans, providers, life science, and med-tech companies. Listen to national interviews, insights, and more from the Microsoft health experts of the industry team.
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Claire Bonaci

Claire Bonaci

Claire is a Sr. Director of US Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft. She works in partnership with US life science companies and health organizations to create innovative solutions specific to the issues affecting their patients and their business.

She brings with her an expertise in the clinical trial and pharmaceutical industry, having been a global study lead at a large pharmaceutical company prior to joining Microsoft. She also has a passion for inspiring young women to be interested in STEM and leadership roles in STEM-related fields.

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