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Derek Streat and Dr. Toby Cosgrove: The Operating System for Digital Care

DexCare is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for health systems that intelligently orchestrates digital demand and health system capacity across all lines of care.   DexCare was born out of Providence, one of the largest and most digitally forward health systems in the US. Initially developed as the platform for same-day care care, DexCare has been driving high-value patient acquisition, navigation and capacity optimization for the organization since 2016. The company’s leadership is comprised of healthcare and technology veterans with decades of experience in transformative health systems, healthtech investing and digital health companies.   To learn more about this company, we were joined by two truly remarkable guests,  the CEO of DexCare - Derek Streat, and Board Director - Dr. Toby Cosgrove.   _________________________________________ Recommended by the guests:    Dr. Cosgrove recommended this book: The Age of AI: And Our Human Future by Henry A Kissinger and Eric Schmidt    Derek was inspired by this show: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies  _________________________________________    More about our guests:      Derek Streat:    Derek Streat is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of DexCare. He is an accomplished healthcare technology entrepreneur and executive, having co-founded and/or been at the earliest stages of six venture-backed companies including C-SATS (acquired by Johnson & Johnson), Classmates (acquired by United Online), Medify (acquired by Alliance Health Networks) and AdReady (acquired by CPXi). Prior to joining Providence as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence to commercialize the DexCare platform, Derek served as Vice President of Digital Solutions at Johnson & Johnson - a role he assumed after C-SATS was acquired by the world’s largest healthcare company. There he led the charge to transform the organization responsible for training 250,000 surgeons worldwide into a leading healthcare quality improvement and continuous learning institution that directly advanced patient outcomes, provider efficiency, and health system value through digital solutions. Derek is also actively involved in national healthcare data transparency efforts for the improvement of patient care as a Co-Founder and Board member of two leading data sharing organizations, PEDSnet and the Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC). Toby Cosgrove, MD:  Toby Cosgrove, MD, is former CEO and current Executive Advisor of Cleveland Clinic. He is Executive Advisor to Google Healthcare & Life Sciences, Strategic Advisor to Care Centrix, Senior Advisor of Innova Health Partners, and sits on the boards of American Well, and Hims & Hers. As an expert on health issues, he is a frequent commentator in national and international media. As CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic from 2004 through 2017, he led the $8 billion organization to new heights of achievement and efficiency, seeing it ranked the #2 hospital in America (U.S. News). In his role as Executive Advisor, he is working with Cleveland Clinic leadership on strategies for national and international growth.‍ Dr. Cosgrove joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975, and chaired the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery from 1989 to 2004. He performed over 22,000 operations and earned an international reputation in valve repair. He holds 30 patents for medical innovations. As CEO from 2004 to 2017, he reorganized services, improved outcomes and patient experience, and strengthened the organization’s finances. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2016, he was a Fortune Businessperson of the Year (No. 14). Three successive presidents of the United States have consulted him on healthcare issues.
January 18, 2022

Nathan Buchbinder: Perfect cancer diagnosis with intelligent software

Nathan Buchbinder is the founder and Chief Product Officer at Proscia, a company with a mission to perfect cancer diagnosis with intelligent software that changes the way the world practices pathology. Learn more about ​​how diagnostic labs and life sciences organizations are using a data-driven approach to pathology with Proscia AI-powered products.
January 11, 2022

Malinka Walaliyadde: Unified automation for healthcare.

Malinka Walaliyadde is the founder and CEO of AKASA, the only Unified Automation™ company for healthcare revenue cycle management. Prior to starting AKASA, Malinka served as a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he helped to start the healthcare investment team. Check out Malinka's favorite podcasts: a16z Invest Like the Best ...and books: High Output Management The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups From 10 to 10,000 People
January 4, 2022

#11 – Brian Dolan: AI, mathematics, and the future of technology.

Brian Dolan is a Los Angeles-based mathematician, inventor, and cyberneticist. Brian excels at translating complex business problems into tractable mathematical solutions. He leverages 10 years of C-level experience with premier brands such as MySpace, Ya-hoo, Greenplum, and Deep6 AI. He also advises multiple companies from seed to growth stage. Currently, Brian leads Verdant AI an innovation lab and startup studio that advances technological breakthroughs in AI with a special focus on health and ecology. We talked about how AI reflects the culture of our civilization, the best approaches for creating MVPs of AI-related products, and the future of technology. 
June 27, 2021

#10 – Aline Noizet: Building digital health communities.

Aline Noizet is a connector by heart. She is passionate about innovation and new technologies applied to healthcare. Aline is the founder of Digital Health Connector, a boutique consulting firm focused on digital health, and the co-founder of Digital Health Innovators Barcelona, a successful local community that has been bringing together the actors of the digital health ecosystem for the past 9 years. Aline has strong international experience working with startups, helping them scale up and connect with corporate companies. She was the Program Manager for Bayer G4A (Grants4Apps) and Business Development Director for Health 2.0. Aline is also actively supporting Frontiers Health, SXSW, Medica, and Vision Health Pioneers. We talked about building communities, accelerators, pitching, and networking in digital health.  Links to things mentioned by Aline: Events Frontiers Health: https://www.frontiers.health/ DTx Europe: https://www.dtxeurope.com/ DTx East: https://www.dtxeast.com/ DTx West: https://www.dtxwest.com/ eHealth University: https://www.universite-esante.com/en/ HLTH: http://www.hlth.com/ Giant Health: https://www.giant.health/ Exponential Medicine: https://exponential.singularityu.org/medicine/ Barcelona Health Hub Summit: https://bhhsummit.com/ Communities:  One HealthTech: https://www.onehealthtech.com/ FemTech Focus: https://femtechfocus.org/ Barcelona Health Hub: https://barcelonahealthhub.com/
June 18, 2021

#9 – Carmen Rios and Marc Recasens: Virtual Reality applications in mental health.

Carmen Rios is the Vice President International at Limbix, and Marc Recasens serves as Clinical Director at Limbix and Research Director at BehaVR. Limbix creates digital therapeutics for adolescent mental health, and BehaVR builds VR experiences to educate, motivate, and activate healthy behavior.  We talked about the future of VR in mental health, the most significant use cases, and the role of education in overcoming the stigma of mental illness. 
June 11, 2021

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