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DOCSF – Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

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

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S7E01 – How Healthcare Is Transitioning In Europe

Healthcare is in transition, not just in the U.S. but in Europe as well. The COVID pandemic has sped up the transition to digital medicine and it would be interesting to know how other countries are dealing with the transition. In this episode, we are privileged to hear from Roberto Ascione, CEO at Healthware Group, a next-generation integrated consulting group that has been supporting life sciences companies, healthcare stakeholders, and start-ups to navigate the transformation in healthcare, from strategy to technology.   Roberto discusses what's happening in the world of digital health in Europe. He shares with us his company's partnership with Frontiers Health and what they did to produce an interesting and dynamic conference despite the distance and the number of participants. He talks about large-scale adoptions in Europe, digital therapeutics, and the importance of designing solutions in partnership with venture capital companies.  Roberto also shares the possible challenges he foresees and where Frontiers is going in the next couple of years. There's so much to learn from this episode on the work that Frontiers and DOCSF are doing to help improve outcomes in healthcare, so please tune in!
January 6, 2021
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S7E01- Introducing DOCSF365 a New Way To Stay Connected

Welcome to DOCSF365, a website committed to bringing digital health to musculoskeletal care. We believe you can find in this site knowledge and skills you need to lead digital innovation in your practice.  In this short introduction, our host, Stefano Bini welcomes you to the site and shares his goals and plans to bring Digital Orthopedics to your fingertips. On the DOCSF365 site, you will find the best-curated content from the most respected voices in digital health, modular segments that can be consumed live or on-demand, courses on specific topics like machine learning and robotics, and masterclasses from world-class consulting firms.  This site will feature the most innovative thinkers of our time, and we look forward to having you visit us on the site. 
January 6, 2021
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S6E08 – Pandemics, Floods, and Earthquakes: It’s Good To Be Agile!

We've had the COVID-19 pandemic for only three to four months now, but it has drastically changed much of life as we know it. The coronavirus cleared calendars, emptied restaurants, and wreaked havoc on local and national economies. It's like a bad movie that keeps going, and the ending is not yet in sight. Yet despite all of its negative consequences, we are learning some powerful lessons — Lessons that can be applied to whatever challenge we face, whether pandemics, floods, and earthquakes.  Nice segue way to the title of the last session, right? For this episode, we have Dr. Tom Barber again as our guest. He was in one of the previous sessions before, as well.  Together with Shawna and Dr. Barber, we discuss things we have learned from this COVID-19 era that we can apply to the future. We tackled the idea of having responsive committees, leadership, communication, flexibility, preparation, telemedicine, and many other possible solutions. Dr. Barber, is a great communicator, and he expressed his ideas clearly.   Tune in to learn lessons we've learned and how we can apply them in the future! Today's Guests Thomas Barber Dr. Thomas Barber is the Associate Deputy Physician in Chief, Perioperative Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before Memorial Sloan, he was a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a recognized health care leader. Thomas received his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Rochester.  Key Takeaways: It is important to create active and communicative multidisciplinary committees that will make decisions and establish trigger points.  Resilience is going to keep responders safe so we can do the work in caring.  Take care of people who keep things running.  Flexibility is essential for critical care space. 
May 29, 2020
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S6E07 – The Digital Health Policy Response: How To Protect The Progress Made So Far

Do you think that the ease of spread and the wide infection rate of COVID-19 is influenced by technology? Was the pandemic a wake-up call to the healthcare system? These are some of the questions we will answer in today's session. Our special guest is Kevin Schulmer, one of the authors of the recently published article 'COVID-19 and Health Care's Digital Revolution' in The New England Journal of Medicine. He wrote that 'the spread of COVID-19 is a product of the digital and technological revolution that has transformed our world over the past century'.  In this interview, he discusses the healthcare response in the time of Covid. He talks about the impact of analog medicine, using digital technologies for care, patient's perspective in the new kind of care, policies and regulations, the possibility of tailored recommendations, and more.  You'll definitely want to tune in to this episode where Kevin helps us see a vision of the new horizon of orthopedic care and what we need to do to adjust.  Today's Guest Dr. Schulman is a Professor of Medicine, and a Director of Industry Partnerships and Education for the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and, by courtesy, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in June, 2018. His interests include organizational innovation in health care, health care policy and health economics.  Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Schulman served as a Professor of Medicine at Duke University, directed the Health Sector Management Program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business for a dozen years, created and directed the Duke University Master’s of Management in Clinical Informatics Program, and served as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. He is a co-founder of Bivarus (exit January, 2018), co-founder and Managing Member of Faculty Connection, LLC., and is a Board Member of Grid Therapeutics. (Bio from https://profiles.stanford.edu/kevin-schulman) Key Takeaways: Healthcare saw a fast transition from bricks and mortar to virtual visits.  There are many advantages to transitioning to digital telemedicine.  We're still at the verge of exploring the different digital technologies we can use to take care of patients.  If we have enough data on a patient, healthcare workers can offer more tailored recommendations to patients.  Reference: https://profiles.stanford.edu/kevin-schulman
May 29, 2020
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S6E06 – The Health Care Economy (and what’s left of it): What to expect when unemployment is at 20%

While our brave healthcare workers continue to fight against the spread of the  COVID pandemic, the healthcare industry as a business is suffering. The widespread economic shutdown enforced to reduce the risk of transmission affected hospitals and healthcare providers.  Today's session focuses on the current healthcare economy (and what's left of it). We feature Dr. Kevin Bozik, Professor and Chair of Surgery and Operative Care at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, and James Robinson, UCB Professor of Health Care Economics. They discuss the shapes of economic recovery, the impact of the economy on healthcare and insurance systems, the downside of U.S. government spending trillions of dollars on a short-term cure, and more. Jamie also shared his insights on the economic response and recovery of Europe and China compared to the U.S. Economy and healthcare are fascinating topics, and our guests' knowledge and insights were clearly communicated in this session. If you're wondering what's going to happen to your practice in the next weeks and months while the coronavirus spread is still going on, you really need to tune in to this conversation! Today’s Guests Kevin Bozic Kevin Bozic is a professor and chair of surgery and perioperative care at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is a recognized leader in orthopedic care. Before joining the Dell Medical School, he was a professor and vice care of orthopaedic surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine and core faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University where we graduated magna cum laude. He received his M.D. with a thesis degree from UCSF, finished his orthopaedic surgery residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, and additional fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Bozic also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (HBS).  James Robinson James Robinson is a Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley, where he has the title of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy. Robinson is also the Chair of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology which supports research and professional education projects related to coverage, management, and payment methods for innovative technologies including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics. Professor Robinson has published three books and over 120 papers in scientific and policy journals.   Key TakeAways: The U.S. economy's basics are good, but if the pandemic will continue, there will be a problem.  The unemployment effect is severe, but it's also highly localized. There will be a decrease in demand because of the out-of pocket responsibility of the insurer.  https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/people/james-robinson/ https://dellmed.utexas.edu/directory/kevin-bozic
May 29, 2020
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S6E05 – The State of Telehealth (Zooming, Face-Timing, Texting — Are We Loving I.T.?)

We shop, do bank transactions, study, play, and do many other things online. So why not do doctor consultations online?   U.S. healthcare has been slowly inching towards telehealth over the past couple of years, but the arrival of the COVID pandemic pushed telemedicine to the forefront. To limit the spread of the virus, telemedicine became an excellent choice for those seeking a consultation but cannot visit the doctor's office. In this special episode with Ann Mond Johnson, CEO at ATA, and Joe Kvedar, discuss the state of telehealth with a particular focus on orthopedics. They share their insights on telemedicine's impact on both orthopedics and patients, improving the efficiency of care delivery, integrating wearables and remote monitoring in zoom and other online platforms, and more.  Shawna, Ann, and Joe had plenty to talk about, so you'll definitely find this episode very interesting! Today's Guests Ann Mond Johnson Ann Mond Johnson is the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. Before joining the ATA, she served as CEO of Zest Health, a technology-enabled service, for two years. She was also asked to be a Board Chair and Advisor to ConnectedHealth, a leading provider of private insurance exchanges; and as co-founder and CEO of Subimo, a pioneer in healthcare cost and quality decision support tools for consumers. Ann began her healthcare data and information career as Senior Vice President at Sachs Group (now part of IBM Watson/Truven Health). She also worked at a multi-hospital system in Minneapolis, which is now part of Allina. Joe Kvedar Dr. Joe Kvedar is a board-certified dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Kvedar is also Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, where he is creating a new model of healthcare delivery that moves care from the hospital or doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients. Partners Connected Health programs are helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is the author of two books on the subject: The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017) and The Internet of Healthy Things (2015). Dr. Kvedar graduated from University of Vermont, College of Medicine, and completed his residency in dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kvedar is a past President and board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Past Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Task Force on Telemedicine.
May 29, 2020
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S6E04 – Returning to Work Responsibly: AAOS Guidelines

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is the ultimate disruptor and accelerator of 2020. It has disrupted almost all aspects of our lives, especially healthcare, and though we'll find a cure, we will never be the same as before. In this episode, we'll learn the changes to individual orthopedics practices and the changes the academy is implementing to cope with the aftereffect of the pandemic.  We are honored to feature Dr. Joe Bosco, the president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Joe discusses how we are going to survive in the post COVID-19 era, of the accelerated trends in healthcare consolidation, distance learning, shift to outpatient care, and more telemedicine.  Get ready for the new normal with the help of ideas you'll get from this podcast! Tune in and listen to the fantastic Dr. Joe Bosco today.  Today's Guest Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, is the current president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Prior to this assignment, he served as the first vice-president of the academy. Dr. Joe is also a professor and vice-chair for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Health. He specializes in sports medicine, total knee replacement, shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Bosco earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and attended the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Key Takeaways: We will emerge strong in the post-COVID era and adopt to "the new normal". COVID is the quintessential disruptor, and it is also accelerating progress. The pandemic is weeding out the weaker businesses.  Resources: https://www.aaos.org/aaosnow/2020/apr/youraaos/youraaos03/
May 29, 2020
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S6E03 – Ramping Up (If Only It Were Like Flipping a Switch): Practical Steps To Getting Re-started

Do you remember the story of 'The Blind Men and the Elephant'? The fable tells of a group of blind men who attempted to learn what an elephant is by touching it. Each man touched a different part and created his version of reality from that limited experience and perspective.  To be successful healthcare leaders, it's essential to recognize and understand others' perspectives. That's what we are doing in today's episode of Digital Orthopaedics Podcast. This episode features three healthcare leaders who discuss how their practices are handling and managing things now that we're easing back into the business after COVID-19. Dr. Bruce Cohen, Andy Miller, and Dr. Tom Barber joined today's discussion. Let’s listen as they share their viewpoints on testing, prioritization, scheduling patients, safety protocols, patient volume, cost, and other topics that impact orthopaedics practice. Together with Dr. Stefano Bini, you’ll find this conversation insightful and fun!  Don’t miss this exciting episode of the COVID-19 series: The Digital Orthopaedic Podcast.  Today's Guests Bruce Cohen Bruce Cohen, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist and is currently the CEO of OrthoCarolina, a large and very well known independent academic orthopedic specialty group with over 400 providers serving North and South Carolina. Dr. Cohen is also president-elect of the American Foot and Ankle Society.  He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine medical school in 1991.   Andrew Miller Andrew Miller is CEO of OrthoNorCal. He has more than twenty years of experience in developing and managing healthcare organizations. Before joining OrthoNorCal, Miller successfully led Monterey Spine & Joint to increased revenues and patient encounters as its Practice Administrator. Andrew completed his bachelor's degree at the University of California, San Diego.  Thomas Barber Dr. Thomas Barber is the Associate Deputy Physician in Chief, Perioperative Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before Memorial Sloan, he was a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a recognized health care leader. Thomas received his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Rochester.  Key Takeaways: Ensure healthcare workers and patients safety by enforcing strict hospital guidelines  The current economic climate impacts orthopaedic practices, regardless of its size.  There is a need to be innovative and adopt policies to help patients through various payment plans.  References https://www.orthocarolina.com/ https://www.orthonorcal.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-barber-7779ba7/
May 29, 2020
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S6E02 – Considerations For Managing a Changed Workforce

Heroes are characters, fiction or real, who stand bravely in the face of danger, filled with courage, determination, and strength to overcome a challenging situation. Before COVID-19, when we think of heroes, we probably think of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Batman, and Superman as heroes.  The arrival of COVID-19 shifted our perspective. Today, health care workers on the front lines fighting the pandemic are being called heroes. As they serve in the thick of the battle, risking their lives to cure and restore to health those who have contacted the virus, we witness their compassion and tenacity. But it's not the end of the story. As these modern-day heroes continue to fight the ravaging effects of the pandemic each passing day, we hear more and more of their call for support.  In today's episode, we hear of challenges our health workers face. Our special guest is Iman Abuzeid, CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health, a career marketplace for healthcare workers. Iman discusses how COVID-19 is affecting the workload, work opportunities, and well-being of health workers. With her unique perspective on the hiring of healthcare workers and Shawna Butler's insights on the support and well-being of nurses, this episode is one for the books.  Tune in for an amazing podcast with Iman and Shawna. Key Takeaways: Due to the shortage of nurses in the U.S. healthcare system, there is a huge need to fast track the process of hiring nurses.  It takes over 90 days to fill a permanent position in the US. Burnout due to understaffing increases turnover  There's a direct impact between the stress level, staffing levels, and the quality of care patients receive We need to honor the humanity of the healthcare workers Today's Guest Iman Abuzeid, M.D. is Co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a career marketplace that speeds up hiring healthcare professionals with the right hospitals.  She's a former medical doctor, a McKinsey alumnus, and led product management at AliveCor, a Khosla-backed health tech startup. She also fit in getting a Wharton MBA somewhere in-between.  Iman's immediate family has three surgeons, and as a doctor herself, she understands the importance of choosing the right stepping stones in a clinical career. It's what drives her belief in Incredible Health and its potential to reliably help clinicians find the right fit. Resources: https://www.incrediblehealth.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/imanabuzeid/
May 29, 2020
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S6E01 – Chasing the Virus: Pandemic-Pace Learning

COVID-19 pandemic is changing the landscape of healthcare. The entire industry is facing a lot of challenges. We need global conversations to shed light on the pandemic's impact on the different practices and improve the preparedness of healthcare professionals.  Today's featured guest is Prof. Brian Schwartz, a physician specializing in the treatment of infectious disease. In this episode, Brian discusses the most relevant COVID-19 information. He covers epidemiological updates, viral pathogenesis, clinical condition, diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention. His presentation is certainly impactful on orthopedic practices.  The phrase 'knowledge is power' is very appropriate in the medical field. We should always be learning to have the right perspective and make wise decisions. We need to understand current developments to keep ourselves updated.  Be in the loop! Tune in to Brian's fantastic presentation.  Today's Guest Brian Schwartz is a physician specializing in the treatment of infectious diseases. Currently, he serves as the Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Infectious Diseases in USCF. He's a dedicated physician and educator. He is a director of UCSF's infectious diseases clinics, a course director for the Pathogens and Host Defense block in the School of Medicine, the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Chairs the Medical Education Community of Practice for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and previously chaired the Microbiology/Immunology Item Writing Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners. Schwartz completed his undergraduate degree in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF. Key Takeaways: Structural racism in the health care system leads to significant disparities among patients.  There are still many areas of growth in terms of understanding COVID-19.  New data on Remdesivir shows promise Strategies for prevention of the spread of COVID-19 Resources:   https://www.ucsfhealth.org/providers/dr-brian-schwartz
May 29, 2020
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S5E03 – The Design Hackathon: The Design Community to the Rescue – IDEO

This is the second half of the podcast with the brilliant IDEO team. In the first part, Dennis Boyle and Talya Brettler walked us through the design sprint process. If you missed the first session, you might want to go back and listen to it first. In this episode, Shawna joins Dennis and Talya in the discussion. They talk about the impact of COVID-19 on innovations. Dennis shares a staggering number of successful online solutions, from the simple DIY mask to the complicated telehealth directory. The Covid19 pandemic is pushing people to fill various needs. There's an excellent deal of remarkable response by innovators. Inventiveness and ingenuity came out of difficulty. It reminds me of the proverb, 'Necessity is the mother of invention.' IDEO's design sprint goes beyond just creating a solution. It is creating a solution that is human-centered and empathy-driven. It considers the human experience and therefore creates products that will add value to human health. Tune in and listen to the stimulating discussion among three exceptional conversationalists!   Today's Guests: Dennis Boyle Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. He leads the Health and Wellness practice, which works with clients in the medical and consumer health-care industries to develop innovative products and strategies for promoting healthful living and behavior change. Dennis is also a consulting assistant professor or the Design Division of Stanford University's Mechanical Engineering School. He also teaches "Design for Better Health" at the d.school, which draws students from each of the university's graduate schools. Dennis completed Mechanical Engineering Degree with an emphasis on Industrial Design from the University of Notre Dame. He is married to Peggy Burke, founder of 1185 Design, and has two sons. Talya Brettler Talya Brettler is the Medical Director at IDEO. She is always on the search for impactful and scalable opportunities. Before IDEO, she was a Pool Pediatrician and Pediatric Resident at Kaiser Permanente. Talya loves learning! She completed her undergrad at Harvard University and her fellowship at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also has a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.   Key Takeaways: ●      A well-balanced innovation answers what people need, what businesses need, and what technical factors need. ●      Innovate, innovate, innovate. Get your product out in the world where it can have an impact. ●      Take advantage of the available resources online. Resources: https://www.ideo.com/ https://www.ideo.com/people/dennis-boyle https://www.linkedin.com/in/talya-brettler/
May 28, 2020
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S5E02 – IDEO: DESIGN THINKING & its ROLE in COVID19 Response: Engaging design community in Covid response

When you think of design, you think of marketing, business, commerce, products, and probably architecture. The last place you'd expect to find a global design company is at a digital orthopedics conference. What is a global design brand doing in a DocSF summit, especially one that's focused on Covid19? Design thinking enhances creativity, and we all need a spark of creativity to come up with innovative solutions. In this DocSF scenario, host Dr. Stefano Bini thought bringing design to health leaders' audience would encourage creativity in implementing digital solutions. The amazing IDEO team offered to provide a creative solution for a COVID19 related concern. Dennis Boyle and Talya Brettler made the exciting presentation. They discuss design sprint, IDEO's unique brainstorming technique, framing questions with AMW questions, collaboration, and leveraging technology to develop innovative solutions. From apps that ensure you are following social distancing to a product that detects dirt after hand washing, all the concepts presented are interesting. Tune in and find out what other amazing designs were discussed in today's podcast! About today's Guests: Dennis Boyle Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. He leads the Health and Wellness practice, which works with clients in the medical and consumer health-care industries to develop innovative products and strategies for promoting healthful living and behavior change. Dennis is also a consulting assistant professor or the Design Division of Stanford University's Mechanical Engineering School. He also teaches "Design for Better Health" at the d.school, which draws students from each of the university's graduate schools. Dennis completed Mechanical Engineering Degree with an emphasis on Industrial Design from the University of Notre Dame. He is married to Peggy Burke, founder of 1185 Design, and has two sons. Talya Brettler   Talya Brettler is the Medical Director at IDEO. She is always on the search for impactful and scalable opportunities. Before IDEO, she was a Pool Pediatrician and Pediatric Resident at Kaiser Permanente. Talya loves learning! She completed her undergrad at Harvard University and her fellowship at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also has a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. Key Takeaways: ●      If you're thinking about human-centered design, always start with people. ●      Build on the ideas of others. Improve existing products. ●      Don't judge ideas. No idea is too silly or too stupid. ●      Leverage software for faster results. ●      Learn from everyone. Resources: https://www.ideo.com/ https://www.ideo.com/people/dennis-boyle https://www.linkedin.com/in/talya-brettler/
May 28, 2020
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S5E01 – COVID-19 on the Front Lines – Italy: Eye of the storm (Prof. Luigi Zagra, Italy, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi , Milan)

How does it feel to be a healthcare professional in one of the worst-hit regions of the Covid19 pandemic? In this episode, we hear the moving story straight from Dr. Luigi Zagra, Senior Orthopedic Surgeon at IRCCS Galeazzi, in Lombardy, Italy. Lombardy was the center of the coronavirus outbreak in February, and it has the highest number of deaths because of COVID-19 in Italy. Dr. Luigi recounts the harrowing experience of living in Milan and being a healthcare provider amid the continually rising number of deaths. He shares the impact of Covid19 on his hospital's clinical practice, the restrictive measures to curb the spread of the virus, and the temporary hold on elective orthopedic surgery, total joint arthroplasty, and other operations. Dr. Luigi also relays the massive need for testing and extraordinary communication levels on the various medical teams. Most importantly, he brings to our attention the number of medical colleagues who lost their lives in the service and raised an important question: "Why did I choose to be in the helping professions?". This is one podcast interview you don't want to miss, so listen to the full episode!   About today's Guest: Luigi Zagra is the Head of the Hip Department at IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at Università degli Studi of Milan. He is the president of the Società Italiana dell'Anca (Italian Hip Society), and the past president of the European Hip Society (EHS). He's also the Vice Chairman of the Educational Committee of EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology), a member of the International Hip Society (IHS), and an honorary member of AE (German Arthroplasty Society), of the Egyptian Pelvis and Hip Society (EPHS), of the Serbian Orthopaedic Trauma Association (SOTA) and has been International Corresponding Member of the Argentinian Orthopaedic Association (AAOT). For all these activities, he was nominated a member of the International Committee of the Italian Orthopaedic Society (SIOT). Dr. Zagra is a renowned orthopedic surgeon with over 5000 major orthopedic surgical procedures performed. He focuses on complex total hip and knee arthroplasty.  Key Takeaways: ●      Stringent clinical procedures mitigate the spread of the virus in hospitals and orthopedic facilities ●      Exceptional communication among the healthcare teams is necessary to support the front liners ●      Find the right treatment procedure that will lessen the chance of patients going to the hospital to prioritize those who are affected by the coronavirus. ●      Always involve the patient in the discussion. Resources: https://www.gsdinternational.com/facility/istituto-ortopedico-galeazzi/medici/zagraluigi.html http://www.europeanhipsociety.com/committees/luigi-zagra/
May 28, 2020
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S4E05 – The Conversion of Hospitals into COVID-19 Treatment Facilities in Seattle

This episode features a conversation with Dr. Jim Crutcher, Dr. Crutcher works at a large orthopaedic hospital in Seattle, Washington, one of the hardest hit cities in the United States. In an unprecedented move, the hospital has been converted into a covid-19 treatment facility. We will hear what impact this is having on his patients and their ability to access care. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 27, 2020
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S4E04 – Precautionary Measures in France to Prepare for COVID-19

This episode features a conversation with Jean Noel Argenson, an orthopaedic surgeon working in Marseilles, France. Marseilles is the second largest city in France. France as of the taping of this episode has not been hit as hard as northern Italy. And yet they have already started taking precautionary measures and come up with several excellent ideas for how to not only contain the virus but also help their colleagues in the ICU. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 27, 2020
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S4E02 – The Role of Patient Engagement Platforms in COVID-19

This episode features a conversation with Tom Harte. Tom is an orthopaedic surgeon who chose to take a break from his training and effectively retire in order to start an outstanding digital health company called MyRecovery.ai. It was one of the first highly effective patient engagement platforms and has excellent traction in both Europe and the US. Tom has insight into what is happening real time in the NHS as well as orthopaedic practices across the EU and the US that use his company’s services. It is with that unique vantage point as a physician and as a digital health entrepreneur that Tom walks us through the impact COVID has had on him, the NHS and practices outside of Great Britain. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 26, 2020
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S4E03 – How Berlin is Staying Ahead of COVID-19

This episode features a conversation with Professor Tobias Winkler from the Charité hospital in Berlin, Germany. We will hear all about how Berlin and Charité hospitals in particular are ramping up capacity to stay ahead of the COVID-19 outbreaks rather than being reactive. It is an intriguing episode. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 26, 2020
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S4E01 – Impact of COVID on Hospital Operations and Arthritic Patients

This episode features a conversation with Dr. Luigi Zagra. As you will hear in his introduction, he is a very well-known orthopaedic surgeon who runs one of the largest orthopaedic hospitals in Europe. Prior to covid-19, they performed over 4,000 orthopaedic procedures a year. Today they perform only emergent surgery and their hospital is primarily used to care for sick patients. On the podcast, I asked him to focus on the impact Covid has had on operations at their hospital and their arthritic patients. Some of these solutions, only 2 weeks ago, seemed unthinkable in a region with arguably one of the most advanced healthcare systems in Europe. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
March 26, 2020
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S3E21 – A Leader’s Roadmap to Digital Health, Part 2

In this Episode 21 of Season 3, we invited our friends from Healthware International to share the DOCSF stage. Healthware is a consulting firm with expertese is in launching and implementing digital health solutions in Europe and across the globe. So it was fitting that they should present a leader’s roadmap to digital health. Join us on the DOCSF stage for the second presentation delivered by Gerry Chille. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitte Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 26, 2020
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S3E22 – Raising Capital in the EU

In this, Episode 22 of Season 3, our last episode of the season, we bring you a superstar from California’s Silicon Valley. She was portfolio director at Start Up Health where she worked with over 300 companies and 500 entrepreneurs. Her talk on raising capital and running a start up was very well received and a fitting presentation to close out Season 3. Since the taping of the episode, Polina has joined Aequitas Partners, an executive search firm in New York City, but has remained as an advisor to SUH companies. Please join Polina on the Berlin stage of DOCSF! Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitte Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 26, 2020
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S3E20 – A Leader’s Roadmap to Digital Health

In this Episode 20 of Season 3, we invited our friends from Healthware International, to share the DOCSF stage. Healthcare International is a consulting firm with expertise in launching and implementing digital health solutions in Europe and across the globe. So it was fitting that the title of their segment would be “A leader’s roadmap to digital health”. Join us on the DOCSF stage for the first presentation delivered by Kristin Milburn. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitte Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 25, 2020
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S3E19 – Revolutionizing Engagement with Patients

In this Episode 19 of Season 3, we invited Nilesh Jain, CEO of the highly successful India based telehealth Platform, to DOCSF Berlin to present a case study of a successful implementation and what they learned from their experience. The panel for the Q&A was moderated by Professor Tobias Winkler from the Charite’ hospital in Berlin. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 24, 2020
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S3E17 – Overcoming Telehealth Challenges in Europe

In this, Episode 17 of Season 3, we bring you two outstanding talks. We started with Mr. Tom Harte, a doctor from the UK and Co-Founder of MyRecovery.ai one of the leading telehealth companies in the UK, who was uniquely positioned to discuss the opportunities of this technology in the EU. He was followed by Dr. Dominik Pforringer, an orthopaedic Surgeon working in Germany and very involved with the local digital health ecosystem with an excellent perspective on that space. I had the opportunity to moderate the discussion that followed so please join me and our speakers on the stage at DOCSF Berlin. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 24, 2020
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S3E18 – Building Care Pathways in the EU

In this, Episode 18 of season 3, we invited Nora Ztesche CEO of Veta Health to DOCSF Berlin to present her success with building care pathways in the EU. She shared a terrific case study and her discussion with a panel of european experts was moderated by none other than Shawna Butler, the host of the See You Know podcast and Managing Director of Exponential Medicine as well as the Director of experience at DOCSF. Lets join Nora on the DOCSF Stage in Berlin. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 24, 2020
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S3E16 – Integrating Technology into Existing Health Care Systems

On this, Episode 16 of Season 3, we start our 7 podcast series from DOCSF BERLIN hosted at the end of 2019 with Frontiers Health. Our first presentation will be the Keynote with Lucien Engelen, one of Europe’s Pioneers in the digital health space who was instrumental in introducing telehealth and other technologies in the Netherlands and the rest of the EU. He is now working for Deloitte and we were delighted to have him kick-off our inaugural event in Europe. Please join Lucien and our moderator, Shawna Butler, host of the See You Know podcast and Managing Director of Exponential Medicine as well as the Director of Experience at DOCSF on the DOCSF Stage in Berlin. Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 23, 2020
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S3E14 – Finding Opportunities in Operations

On this, Episode 14 of Season 3, we dive into Operations. OPs is really cool. We love Ops. Ops is how a leadership team puts in place the infrastructure necessary for change to succeed. Understanding Ops is a key aspect of successful execution. And, as you know, Execution is Everything. We now bring you two talks from people with Black Belts in Ops and a great moderator who can ask the tough questions. Kristi Henderson RN is currently the Clinical Ops Leader for Amazon Care which is potentially a model for how we will deliver care in the future. Dr. John Mattison was assistant medical director and chief medical information officer at Kaiser Permanente where he lead many of KPs digital initiatives. Moderating the conversation will be Richard Capra, the Chief Academic Officer at UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. I invite you to hear what they had to say from the DOCSF Stage. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 22, 2020
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S3E15 – Using Data to Gain Actionable Insights

On this, episode 15 of Season 3, our last episode from DOCSF2020, our case study will feature a company that has real world experience on how the use of data and analytics can solve real problems for their client health institutions. Jean Drouin, the charismatic CEO and Founder of Clarify Health developed many insights while working side by side with Tony Blair rebuilding the NHS many years ago as a consultant for Mckinsey and company. He explains the power of data to the audience at DOCSF 2020 and takes questions from the moderator, Dr. Aenor Sawyer Chief Health Innovation officer for the Translational Research Institute for Space Health at UCSF. Please join them on stage as they close out the DOCSF 2020 conference.  The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 22, 2020
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S3E13 – Ambient Computing: When the World Becomes Your Interface

On this, EpIsode 13 of Season 3, we are truly excited to bring you our second and equally powerful keynote from DOCSF 2020. Ivan Poupyriev is the Director of Engineering at Google. When I first heard Ivan speak at TED 2019, I had the impression that I had been given the opportunity to peak just over the horizon and get a glimpse of the future of computing. I knew there and then that we should try to get Ivan to speak at DOCSF. I was able to connect with him thanks to some friends at google and we started a great conversation. That conversation lead to his agreeing to share his vision with our audience from the DOCSF Stage. It was awesome. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 22, 2020
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S3E12 – Optimizing the Clinic Space

On this, Episode 12 of Season 3, we present the fourth case study from DOCSF 2020. Apprentice Health is focused on the use of artificial intelligence and sensors to optimize the use of fixed resources in the context of the outpatient clinic. Their pilot study at Duke University was so successful that Duke decided to deploy them system wide. That sort of success suggests that the technology addressed a real pain point. To tell us more we invited the CEO and founder of Apprentice health, Dr. Rajiv Sivendran who put his residency training on hold to start his company. He will be presenting to Mark Goldstein, Chair of UCSF HealthHub and his expert panel. Let’s join them on stage at DOCSF 2020. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 21, 2020
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S3E11 – Combining Technology to Create an Omnipresent Nurse

On Episode 11 of Season 3, we are presenting the third of our case studies. Our third company is aptly named Inspiren, a hybrid sensing platform that leverages computer vision, environmental sensing, and IoT connectivity to analyze, understand and respond to the patient’s physical environment. It is a company that caught our attention because of two reasons: the first is that it solves a real problem we see everyday in the hospital, and the second is that its founder is a nurse. Who better than a nurse to solve a nursing problem? Here to inspire us about Inspiren is the Founder and CEO Michael Wang RN, in conversation with Mike Ryan, Chair of the advisory board at DOCSF, on the DOCSF stage.
February 21, 2020
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S3E10 – The Outpatient Environment

On this, Episode 10 of Season 3, we will be focusing on solving problems and executing strategies in the outpatient setting. The theme is “managing patients in the best venue”. That could mean in a virtual venue, at home, at a remote clinic, in the inner city or on a smart device. And what will the advent of 5G and high-speed connectivity mean for delivery platforms? Let’s take a deep dive in the next chapter of digital health delivery because caring for all patients in the most expensive hotels on the planet is not a solution we can afford. We will be hearing from Dr. Christopher Schlanger the Digital Lead for Population Health at the Mercy Health Care system and Darren Sabo the Principal for Emerging Countries for Orange, the European Communications company leading the charge in 5G. Dr. Daniel Kraft the founder and chair of Exponential Medicine will be moderating and you know he’s going to do a great job. Lets join them on the stage at DOCSF. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 20, 2020
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S3E09 – Engaging People to Improve their Lives

On this episode 9 of season 3, we introduced a new feature at DOCSF called Energy Boost... and, well, we liked it... A lot. Orthopaedics is all about restoring motion and maintaining musculoskeletal health. So we took a moment to celebrate the technologies and ideas that keep us well. We asked Matt Wilpers, one of the founding instructors at Peloton, to join us all the way from NYC from where he coaches. We love Matt. And so do thousands of people who ride with him and take his classes around the planet every day. He is going to investigate the power of digital tools to change behavior. And to really get down to core principles we were lucky enough to have Dr Vonda Wright, Chief of Northside Hospital Orthopaedic Institute for Sports Medicin ein Atlanta, as his moderator. She has authored two books, appeared as medical expert across the networks and is a strong advocate for womens health and wellness in general. Let’s join Matt as he takes the microphone on the DOCSF Stage. By the way, it was odd to see Matt wearing a suit... The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 20, 2020
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S3E08 – What We Can Learn from Digitizing the Banking Industry

This is Episode 8 of Season 3 of the digital orthopaedics podcast. We in healthcare are not, alas, the first to digitize an entire sector of the economy. Oddly, we are the last. Let’s just say that we wanted everyone else to get all the kinks sorted out first. And since we get to go last, let’s not repeat the same mistakes. Let’s learn from the past. Let’s learn from the Banking Industry. Javier Escobedo had a front seat during the tech boom in banking and will share with us the lessons learned while digitizing the banking sector. After speaking for over an hour at TED 2019 with Javier, I knew we had to bring him to DOCSF to share his lessons with our audience. Javier did not disappoint. Lets join him as he takes the microphone on the DOCSF stage in San Francisco. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 19, 2020
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S3E07 – Asparia and the Role of Chatbots in Healthcare

On this, Episode 7 of Season 3, we bring you our second case study focused on the inpatient space: asparia.com. Asparia is a chat bot interface deeply embedded in EHRs like EPIC, and used to engage with patients based on triggers from the electronic health record. Chat bots are a big deal in the healthcare space and we expect them to have a big impact on our ability to manage incoming calls to busy clinics and hospitals. Please join Dan Kendall from the Digital Health Today podcast as our moderator and Chinmay Singh, CEO of Asparia, on the DOCSF Stage. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 18, 2020
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S3E06 – TAGNOS and the use of RFID Tags to optimize OR efficiency

On this Episode 6 of Season 3, we bring you the first case study. At DOCSF, the case studies follow the focus lectures and are designed to make the theory of the lectures practical realities. To do so, we ask a successful digital health company to explain how they were able to deploy their technology in the healthcare space. We will now listen in... as Neeraj Bhavari, CEO of tagnos, explains to our moderator, Roberto Ascione CEO of Healthware International, and his panel of experts how RFID technology and artificial intelligence can partner to solve complex scheduling challenges in the operating room setting. Let’s join Neeraj on the DOCSF Stage. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
February 17, 2020
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S3E05 – The Inpatient and Surgical Space

Our guests: On this, Episode 5 of Season 3, we bring you Kevin Bozic, MD MBA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas to discuss the opportunities for digital technologies in the inpatient setting. He is followed by Molly McCarthy, chief Nursing officer at Microsoft who will speak about Microsoft’s efforts and partnerships with traditional implant companies such as Stryker to solve real problems with Virtual Reality and other technologies. Then Sandra Schmit, Assistant medical Group administrator for Perioperative Services at Kaiser Permanent Oakland will lead the Q&A. Two world class speakers and an experienced Operating Room Director as moderator: We’ve got you covered. Lets join them on the DOCSF Stage.
February 15, 2020
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S3E04 – The Power of Transparency in Leadership

Our guest: This is Episode 4 of Season 3 of the Digital Orthopaedics Podcast. DOCSF is famous for bringing outside thinking to our healthcare audience. From the CEO of Niantic (think: Poke’mon Go) speaking about how to scale augmented reality to change behavior, to the Chief Product Officer of UnderArmour speaking about how their sportswear company is becoming a data company with 230 million people on its platforms, DOCSF shows our audience what others are doing with digital tools outside of healthcare. For 2020 our first awesome Keynote is from Gary Kovacs. When I interviewed Gary about this role, it was clear that his depth of understanding of what it takes to execute on a strategy was exactly what we needed to kick off DOCSF with a bang. Gary is asked to speak frequently at Davos, the World Economic Forum and TED, has lead companies to major exits and run large divisions of the largest tech companies like, for example, IBM. Gary gave an outstanding presentation. Lets join him on stage at DOCSF 2020. The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: ·      Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  ·      Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast ·      Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram ·      Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram   Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to ·      Almirall Digital Garden ·      Bayer G4A ·      Cedars-Sinai Accelerator ·      Medable ·      University of Chicago - Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics
February 13, 2020
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S3E03 – Robert Cohen, VP of Global R&D, CTO at Stryker Joint Replacement, discusses robots, wearable sensors, and patient outcomes

Our guest: In this episode, we speak with Robert Cohen, VP of Global R&D, Chief Technology Officer at Stryker Joint Replacement. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies, and is leading the development of new ways to transform and enhance the technology available in musculoskeletal care.   Robert shared some insights on the work Stryker is doing to improve surgical practice as well as capture more and better data about patient outcomes. We dive into the latest information about surgical robots, wearable sensors, and data, and explore the advances that may develop over the next 10 years.   Links and Resources: Robert Cohen on LinkedIn   Stryker on LinkedIn Stryker Orthopaedics on the Web Stryker Mako Technology Stryker Joint Replacement Smart Equipment Mgmt (Stryker) HoloLens in Germany (Virtual Surgery Intelligence) Microsoft Health  Website • Twitter  Link to Episode 96 with Molly McCarthy The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. DOCSF is all about the intersection of digital health and musculoskeletal care. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram   Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to Almirall Digital Garden Bayer G4A Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Medable University of Chicago - Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics
February 11, 2020
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S3E02 – Molly McCarthy, Chief Nursing Officer for Microsoft discusses nursing, technology, and the key focus areas at Microsoft

Our guest: In this episode, we hear from Molly K. McCarthy MBA, BSN, RN-BC. Molly is the National Director, US Provider Industry and Chief Nursing Officer for Microsoft. Molly shares her path that led her from from nursing to technology leadership. Molly discusses the use of the HoloLens, education and the 3 key business areas at Microsoft Health, which are: 1) Helping clients migrate to the cloud 2) Helping to empower frontline clinicians 3) Thinking about AI as it applies to further development of precision medicine. Links and Resources: Molly McCarthy on LinkedIn  •  Twitter Smart Equipment Mgmt (Stryker) HoloLens in Germany (Virtual Surgery Intelligence) Microsoft Health  Website •  Twitter  The Venue: This conversation was recorded at DOCSF in January 2020, the weekend before #JPM Week in San Francisco. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Orthopedics Conference, San Francisco, is organized by Prof Stefano Bini and Shawna Butler. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and Dan Kendall interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here or visit Health Podcast Network. Get more content: Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to Almirall Digital Garden Bayer G4A Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Medable University of Chicago - Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics
February 4, 2020
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S3E01 -: From DOCSF/JPM: Daniel Kraft reflects on 2019 and transformative ideas for the decade ahead

The DOCSF meeting is a great way to get geared up before #JPM Week in San Francisco. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Orthopedics Conference, San Francisco, is organized by Prof Stefano Bini and Shawna Butler. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, AmazonCare and many other amazing organizations. Dan Kendall, host of the Digital Health Today podcast, interviewed some of the speakers following their sessions on the stage. This special series of episodes features some of the interviews recorded at this annual event. To hear all the sessions on the DOCSF podcast, be sure to subscribe to the DOCSF Podcast here. Our guest: In this episode, Dan Kendall spoke with Dr. Daniel Kraft. Dr. Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008. He is also founder and chair of Exponential Medicine (next being held November 9-12, 2020), a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.  Links and Resources: Daniel Kraft on LinkedIn  •  Personal Website  •  NEW! Digital.Health Website Exponential Medicine  Website •  Twitter  Get more content: Browse episodes on the DOCSF Podcast Browse episodes on Digital Health Today  Follow DOCSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Follow Digital Health Today on Twitter Follow the Health Podcast Network on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
January 28, 2020
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S2E07 – The DOCSF Politics Desk

On this podcast we dive into policy and its impact on healthcare. We were very fortunate to have Dr. Tom Barber from UCSF leading the panel. Tom was the chair of the Council for Advocacy for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and his experience roaming the halls of congress coupled to his personal interest in health care policy made him a perfect person to bring our audience up to date with policy issues relevant to health care. Let’s join Tom as he introduces his panel of experts on the stage at DOCSF 2019, namely Catherine Boudreaux Hays from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dale C. Van Demark from McDermott Will & Emory law firm in Washington D.C. , and Mahek Shah from Harvard Business School. --- Learn more about the DOCSF conference by visiting docsf.health ---
June 25, 2019
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S2E06 – Getting down to business with sensors

Today, we will take a deep dive into one company that has build a sensor with a very specific goal and taken it to market. We pick up the story with Dr. Peter Schilling and his amazing panel of experts in one of the breakout rooms at DOCSF 2019 as they introduce the team from Orthosensor. --- Learn more about the DOCSF conference by visiting docsf.health ---
June 18, 2019
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S2E05 – The Rise of Sensors

The use of sensors in healthcare and in particular in Orthopedics is very hot which is why the second of our Focus Lectures is dedicated to sensors. In this next segment we asked Duncan Bradley, Dr. Ashish Atreja and Dan Kendall. Duncan Bradley, from McLaren, the automotive company, discusses how sensors revolutionized his industry, starting with F1 cars. It is an instructive story for technology changed the game for an entire industry. Dr. Ashish Atreja, the CIO at MountSinai, shares his vision of how sensor data will impact the delivery of care. This session is moderated by Dan Kendall, the host and founder of Digital Health Today, the leading digital health podcast. --- Learn more about the DOCSF conference by visiting docsf.health ---
June 11, 2019
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S2E04 – DOCSF Quicktakes

Today on our fourth podcast, we will join our friend, the incomparable Matthew Holt who co-founded the conference Health 2.0, as he interviews three guests: Dr. Sharat Kusuma, Arie Meir, and Dr. Daniel Kraft. Dr. Kusuma is an orthopaedic surgeon who spearheaded the Apple Watch partnership with Zimmer/Biomet to use sensors to track patient recovery. Arie Meir from Google Cloud Services shares how Google is building a cloud services ecosystem for healthcare. Dr. Daniel Kraft the founder and chair of Exponential Medicine speaks about the Internet of Orthopedic Things -- Learn more about the DOCSF conference by visiting docsf.health ---
June 4, 2019
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S2E03 – Blockchain in Healthcare

Join our audience as we take a deep dive into Blockchain and how it will impact healthcare with the amazing and inspirational Sam DeBrouwer, CEO of DOC.ai. Like 5G and artificial intelligence, there is a lot of hype around blockchain. Sam will tell you why, in fact , that hype may be justified. Let’s return to the stage of DOCSF2019 where Rajit Kamal a leader in innovation at JNJ introduces Sam De Brouwer.
May 28, 2019
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S2E02 – Getting Down to Business with Robots

Having set the stage for what robots can do for us in healthcare in the previous episode, we are now going to jump in to one of the break out rooms at DOCSF 2019 where UCSF’s Dr. Aenor Sawyer moderated a session with Aethon, a robotics company from Pittsburgh that has deployed hundreds of automated hospital roaming robots called TUGs all over the country to transport everything from food trays to medications in a completely automated fashion. --- Learn more about the DOCSF conference by visiting docsf.health ---
May 21, 2019
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S2E01 – The Rise of the Robots

The speakers in this episode are Dr. Scott Hammond, Dr. Manish Kothari, and Dr. Rasu Shrestha.  Dr. Hammond is a Neurosurgeon with extraordinary experience in System biology and Robotics who at the time was associated with the Smarter Health team at UCSF. He is followed by Dr. Manish Kothari, the famed President of the Stanford Research Institute who has launched many health related startup and done a great deal of work on exoskeletons. This session is moderated by Dr. Rasu Shrestha currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Atrium Health and a legendary innovator when previously at UPMC in Pittsburgh as their CIO. You’re in for a treat! Enjoy the talks! --- Learn more about the DOCSF conference by visiting docsf.health ---
April 30, 2019
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S1E06 – Fireside Chat: A conversation focusing on musculoskeletal applications

This fireside chat with industry leaders, and a preview into one of the key focus areas of the 2019 DOCSF event: robotics. This panel includes: - David Jacofsky, MD, Chairman and CEO, The CORE Institute/HOPCo - Joe Lynch, Vice President, Marketing, Omnicell, Inc. - Mohan Nair, Cambria Health - Manish Kothari, President, SRI Ventures Learn more about DOCSF by visiting DOCSF.health Listen and download all the DOCSF podcasts on the Health Podcast Network.
December 30, 2018
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S1E05 – AI and cognitive support and how it will change everything

Presented by Kyu Rhee, MD, VP & Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health and Ralph Gonzalez, MD, MSPH, Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer for UCSF Health. Dr. Rhee shares the potential of Augmented Intelligence in supporting healthcare professionals, and explains the three key principles for the AI Era.  Dr. Gonzalez gives additional perspectives on how AI will help earlier decisions and gain better visibility before, during and after orthopaedic interventions. Learn more about DOCSF by visiting DOCSF.health Listen and download all the DOCSF podcasts on the Health Podcast Network.
December 23, 2018
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S1E04 – Unlocking Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Surgery

Dr. Shafi Ahmed, Co-Founder of Medical Realities, shares his experience bringing AR and VR solutions to the surgical setting, and how these technologies can be applied beyond the operating room and into other areas of healthcare. Learn more about DOCSF by visiting DOCSF.health Listen and download all the DOCSF podcasts on the Health Podcast Network.
December 16, 2018
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S1E03 – Setting the sites on musculoskeletal “moonshots”

Dr. Vail explains the role of the orthopaedic department at UCSF in supporting a digital health and technology conference. About 75% of the adult population over age 65 are affected by musculoskeletal conditions, and their needs are not getting met due to problems with cost, access and variability in the quality of care. There's room for improvement, and Dr. Vail explains how new and innovative digital health solutions can deliver benefits in orthopedics. Learn more about DOCSF by visiting DOCSF.health Listen and download all the DOCSF podcasts on the Health Podcast Network.
December 9, 2018
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S1E02 – How wearable sensors turned Under Armour into a data company

In this key note from the 2018 Digital Orthopaedics Conference, Topher Gaylord shares how Under Armour is unlocking the potential of athletes with products, technology and data. They are unlocking the experience for consumers to allow them to reach their highest potential and train in a safe and effective way. Learn more about DOCSF by visiting DOCSF.health Listen and download all the DOCSF podcasts on the Health Podcast Network.
December 3, 2018
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S1E01 – Introducing Digital Orthopaedics and DOCSF

Dr. Stefano Bini shares the DOCSF mission to create an alliance of innovators and health care leaders to implement digital health solutions in musculoskeletal care. The goal is to create meaningful and measurable improvements in quality, cost, and access in musculoskeletal verticals. Dr. Bini explains how leaders are creating a movement that uses digital health solutions to deliver lower cost, higher quality, and better access within musculoskeletal care. Learn more about DOCSF by visiting DOCSF.health Listen and download all the DOCSF podcasts on the Health Podcast Network.
November 25, 2018
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Coming Soon: DOCSF

The mission of the Digital Orthopaedic Conference San Francisco (DOCSF) is to unite innovators and health care leaders to adopt and integrate digital health solutions in musculoskeletal care. From the producers of the Health Podcast Network, the DOCSF Podcast delivers key sessions and speakers from the conference. Subscribe, tune in and join a network of leaders who are driving change and improvement to the health care delivery model. Find out more about the conference by visiting DOCSF.health
November 18, 2018
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About DOCSF – Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

The Digital Orthopedics Conference San Francisco was created to bridge the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics and thereby catalyze the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care. It is led by Dr. Stefano Bini from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Prof. Stefano Bini

Prof. Stefano Bini

Dr. Bini is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery specializing in hip and knee replacement and the Founder and Chair of the Digital Orthopaedics Conference, San Francisco (DOCSF). He consults for start ups and multinational organizations and has authored a book on change management. Dr. Bini's appointment is with the department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), ranked in the top 6 departments in the US. Current research interests include quantifying the impact of digital health on orthopedic care delivery, change management strategies in health care, and improving the results of total joint surgery by helping to challenge long held assumptions in surgical techniques. Stefano also serves on committees for national orthopedic organizations (AAHKS, AAOS), is an Associate Editor for Arthroplasty Today, and has delivered over 100 lectures nationally and internationally on both clinical and digital orthopedics.

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