Health Unchained

Health Unchained

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

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Ep. 110: Engaging Patient Relationships with Machine Learning – Alexandre Lebrun – Nabla (Co-Founder & CEO)

In this episode of Health Unchained, we welcome Alexandre Lebrun, co-founder and CEO of Nabla, a French health tech startup. Alexandre discusses his professional journey and how he became enamored with the idea of training machines to communicate with humans. He also delves into how Nabla utilizes AI-powered patient engagement tools to assist healthcare providers. Additionally, Alexandre offers his insights on telehealth, AI, and blockchain, as well as the regulatory compliance challenges related to machine learning in healthcare. He also shares information about the investors supporting Nabila and their dedication to open-source development. Lastly, he encourages all to consider joining the healthcare industry and making a positive impact. Announcements Health Unchained is a media partner for the Blockchain in Healthcare Today Conference in New Orleans in September 2023 Blockchain in healthcare Today in New Orleans, LA September 2023 - Attending Desci London event Jan 15-16 - - in-person hackathon on Jan 13 and 14 Links and Resources Alexandre Lebrun's LinkedIn Alexandre Lebrun's Twitter Nabla's Website Topics Covered Include: 00:00:00 Exploring Blockchain in Healthcare: An Interview with Alexandre Lebrun of Nabila 00:02:28 Introducing Alexandre Lebrun, Co-Founder and CEO of Nabila Health Tech Startup 00:04:48 GPT-3 and its Impact on Natural Language Processing 00:06:04 Examining Healthcare Solutions through Telehealth and Chat 00:11:47 AI-Based Medical Assistance to Reduce Documentation Burden for Physicians 00:15:09 Blockchain Technology: Not Quite Ready, but Progressing 00:16:33 Open-Sourcing for Healthcare Transparency: Preparing for the Future 00:19:40 Regulatory Challenges for Startups in Europe 00:21:21 Deciding Between French and International Markets for Healthcare Startups 00:22:29 Challenges in Obtaining Machine Learning Certification 00:24:43 Engineers Striving for "Good Enough" Solutions 00:26:13 Balancing Regulatory Compliance and Technological Innovation 00:31:07 Medical Assistance API to be Deployed on a Larger Scale 00:32:19 Health Unchained News Corner 00:35:51 The Rewards of Healthcare: A Call to Action Book mentioned: Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar News Corner The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued a warning to healthcare IT leaders about the growing threat of Cuba ransomware. The number of U.S. entities targeted by this ransomware has doubled since December 2021 and the tactics used by attackers have become more sophisticated. The advisory notes that Cuba ransomware actors are gaining access to healthcare and other critical infrastructure systems through known software vulnerabilities, phishing campaigns, compromised credentials, and remote desktop protocol tools. Furthermore, these actors are using "double extortion" techniques in which they encrypt victim data, demand a ransom payment to decrypt it, and threaten to publicly release the data if the ransom is not paid. Health Unchained Links Website Telegram Twitter Supercast - sign up to access premium content Buy Ledger Hardware Wallet
January 18, 2023

Ep. 109: Decentralized Databases for DeSci- Michael Fischer (Founder of DB DAO)

In this episode, Michael Fischer, the founder of DB DAO, discusses the role of databases in Web3 and how they can be used improve scientific research and tokenize scientific articles. Fischer also shares his own experience with medical conditions and his thoughts on the healthcare industry. Fischer has a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, where he studied natural language processing and AI.. He is co-author of the book "Regulating AI" and leads the DeSci NYC community. Announcements Health Unchained is a media partner for the Blockchain in Healthcare Today Conference in New Orleans in September 2023 Blockchain in healthcare Today in New Orleans, LA September 2023 - Attending Desci London event Jan 15-16 - - in-person hackathon on Jan 13 and 14 Links and Resources Dr. Michael Fischer DB DAO Twitter DB DAO Wiki The Sovereign Individual Radical Markets Regulating AI Ep. 105: Community Empowered Health and Reputation Topics Covered Include: 00:00:00 - Exploring Blockchain Technology: A Stanford Graduate's Journey 00:00:38 - Introduction to Health Unchained Episode 109 with Michael Fischer 00:06:14 - Alternative Peer Review System Using Tokens 00:08:46 - Building A Community Around DeSci 00:13:43 - Building An Open Database Team For Data Preservation 00:19:40 - Exploring Decentralized Database Governance And Data Ecosystems 00:20:26 - Creating A Mission For A Database: Aligning People Towards A Common Goal 00:21:48 - Creating A Governance Structure For Data Collection And Rejection 00:26:06 - Exploring Corporate Governance Structures In Multi-sig Protocols 00:32:51 - Interoperability Of Web Three With Web Two Applications For User Benefits 00:35:39 - Scouts Earn Rewards For Contributing Data To Database 00:38:53 - The Benefits And Risks Of AI-powered Content Curation 00:42:07 - Data Generation And Web Three Tooling 00:48:01 - Using Zero Knowledge Technology To Create A Web Three Database For Data Science Queries 00:49:35 - Reducing Reliance With ZK And DLT Protocols 00:50:38 - Health Unchained News Corner 00:51:46 - GPT-3: AI-enabled Chat Applications Reaching New Heights 00:54:54 - Effects Of Injury And Medical Conditions On Health Care Industry 00:58:49 - Structuring Data To Improve Patient Communities News Corner Google Research and DeepMind have created MedPaLM, an open-source large language model that can answer medical questions. It combines HealthSearchQA, a new dataset of medical questions, with six existing datasets covering professional medical exams, research, and consumer queries. The model was developed on PaLM (Pathways Learning Model), a 540 billion parameter large language model, and is intended for use by both medical professionals and non-professionals. The developers of MedPaLM are considering using blockchain technology to secure the data input and generated by the model. They hope that the tool will be successfully used in practice with real patients. Health Unchained Links Website Telegram Twitter Supercast Buy Ledger Hardware Wallet
January 6, 2023

Ep. 108: Building Community – Joshua Bate and Jelani Clarke, PhD (DeSci World)

Joshua Bate and Jelani Clarke, PhD, leaders of the DeSci World Project, discuss decentralized science initiatives and their potential to revolutionize the way science works. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and should not be used as a source of legal, financial, or medical advice. Announcements Health Unchained is a media partner for the Blockchain in Healthcare Today Conference in New Orleans in September 2023.Blockchain in healthcare Today in New Orleans, LA September 2023 - Desci London event Jan 15-16 - - in-person hackathon on Jan 13 and 14 Links and Resources DeSci Website Joshua Bate's LinkedIn Jelani Clarke PhD LinkedIn Topics Covered Include: 00:00:00 Exploring Blockchain in Health and Life Sciences 00:02:44 Introducing Joshua & Jelani: Growing DeSci in the Blockchain Space 00:04:57 Exploring the Potential of Blockchain for Social Good: A Journey with Decentralized Finance 00:08:36 Decide World Helps Newcomers Navigate the Crypto Space: A Story of Blockchain Discovery 00:10:48 Sacrificial Lambs: The Case of Julian Assange 00:15:27 Web 2.0 and Web 3.0: The Rise of the Hybrid Web 00:25:25 More Scientists Needed to Reduce Volatility in DeSci Space 00:32:36 Calibrations Necessary to Account for External Forces in Machine Learning 00:33:38 Exploring Web Three Primitives with Design Nodes: A Scientific Perspective 00:41:50 Exploring the Pros and Cons of the DeSci World Ecosystem Project's Move Towards Becoming a DAO 00:49:47 Scientists and Regular Individuals Reap Benefits from DeSci 00:55:02 DeSci World Becomes a Nexus of Community 00:57:08 HU News Corner – Discussing ChatGPT 01:02:57 Transitioning to Calisthenics: A Daily Routine News Corner This is an update on the use of OpenAI's chat GPT technology, which is a deep learning tool that produces human-like text based on a given prompt. The technology has been well-received, attracting over a million users within five days of its release. It has a wide range of capabilities, including the ability to write software code and formulate responses to prompts. In the healthcare industry, chat GPT can potentially be used to streamline communications and train personnel, as well as to retrieve information about drugs, symptoms, and clinical trials when integrated with layers of medical validation. Currently, there is no component of blockchain being used in chat GPT, but the technology has the potential to change society's expectations and may be improved and used in new applications in the future. The fact that it was made available to the public for free is a step towards fair distribution of technology. The host of the show invites listeners to share their experiences with chat GPT and ideas for its use in the Health Unchained Telegram channel. Health Unchained Links Website: Telegram: Twitter: Supercast: Ledger Hardware Wallet:
December 28, 2022

Ep. 107: Digital Trust Ecosystem – PharmaLedger (Dan Fritz & Marco Cuomo)

In today's episode, host Ray Dogum sits down with guests Dan Fritz and Marco Cuomo. Marco is an Applied Technology Innovation Manager with a passion for exploring and implementing new technologies such as blockchain and API Management. Dan is a Supply Chain Domain Architect at Novartis, where he is responsible for the architecture vision and selection of emerging technologies that will transform the business. Tune in to hear the trio discuss how blockchain will transform healthcare by driving patient safety, reliable product traceability, and aiding the fight against counterfeiting. In the News Corner, Ray shares why crypto companies sponsoring major sporting events is not a good enough reason for investors to trust them.  Topics Covered Include: 01:00 Introduction 03:16 PharmaLedger Leaders Discuss The Transition From PharmaLedger Consortium to PharmaLedger Association 08:21 Partners Unite To Accelerate Medical Innovation In Health Care 10:07 Industry Consortium Kicks Off Project After Two Years Of Planning 11:34 Creating a Digital Trust Ecosystem In the Healthcare Industry 13:35 Blockchain Technology Enables Win-win Solutions For Partners In Digital Trust Ecosystems 14:55 Building An Infrastructure For The Healthcare Industry: A Step Towards A Unified Blockchain Network 17:56 Testing The Flexibility Of Electronic Product Information: Switching From Ethereum To Hyperledger 22:05 Pandemic Accelerates Digital Transformation With Self Sovereign Identity Solutions 25:25 Clinical Trial Investigators Streamline Supply Chain Process For Business Benefits 27:39 Blockchain Revolutionizes Pharmaceutical Supply Chain To Combat Counterfeiting 29:59 Creating Value For Members And Users: Experiences From Test Pilots And User Research through electronic product information 34:34 Technology Ready For Implementation In Healthcare, But Regulatory Checks Remain 38:10 Ensuring Privacy: Is Your Medical Data Safe? 39:33 Four Nodes Required For Go Quorum Consensus Protocol 40:56 Pharma Companies Establish Trust Through Hybrid Blockchain Network 42:20 Blockchain Technology To Increase Transparency In Pharmaceutical Companies 43:39 PharmaLedger Association In Switzerland Adopts Traditional Structure, Forgoes Cryptocurrency and Tokens 47:44 Health Unchained News Corner 51:09 What to expect from the future of AI 53:20 Parting thoughts Links and Resources Pharmaledger Association Dan's LinkedIn Marco's LinkedIn News Corner, Algorand, Budverse, and other crypto companies are sponsoring the World Cup 2022. Be weary of crypto companies sponsoring popular sporting events and stadiums. As an example, FTX’s sponsorship with the Miami arena (among many other sponsorships) initially brought credibility to the now-fallen exchange. Let’s not take these other crypto sponsorships as validation that they are trustworthy, safe, or sustainable. Maybe they are, but as many in the industry will tell you, not your keys, not your coins. If you have any crypto on centralized exchanges, just be careful and consider moving to a hardware wallet. Health Unchained Links Website: Telegram: Twitter: Supercast: Ledger Hardware Wallet:
December 5, 2022

Ep. 106: Web3 Innovation in Japan – Shinya Yamamoto, PhD (DICT Cube)

IT advancement and data analytics have long been a struggle in healthcare – many have tried to drive technological advancement in the space, but very little has changed. So are NFTs, DAOs, and Web3 the answer we’ve all been waiting for?  In today's episode, Ray Dogum talks to Shina Yamamoto, PhD, a serial entrepreneur, clinical research innovation professor, and founder of Link and Innovation, Inc. which focuses on helping entrepreneurs reach their potential. We discuss DAOs for business incubation, the future of decentralized clinical trials, and the state of Japan's Web3 ecosystem. Topics Covered Include: 00:00 Introduction 00:40 Getting to know Shinya Yamamoto 02:50 Shinya's journey to becoming a leader in the innovation space 04:02 What Shinya's company Link & Innovation, Inc is all about 05:51 The idea behind the DICT business incubator 07:46 Difference between Japanese and global entrepreneurs 08:18 Shinya's business leadership experience 09:25 DAO and Web3 in healthcare 12:25 Why identity is a huge thing in Web3 13:45 Why are DAOs so important for the future of business? 15:30 DAO management best practices 16:35 The biggest barriers to blockchain adoption in healthcare 17:37 Why more people need to be educated on NFTs and Blockchain 19:30 Why Shinya believes tokenomics is the future  20:23 The Singularity is near: Will we achieve mind uploading by 2045? 22:18 Parting thoughts  News Corner On November 8, FTX halted it’s non-fiat customer withdrawals, which obviously sent its customers into a panic. After the $8B shortfall in it’s accounting, FTX was forced to file for bankruptcy.  Links and Resources Shinya's LinkedIn DICT CUBE YouTube Channel Health Unchained Links Website: Telegram: Twitter: Supercast: Ledger Hardware Wallet:
November 22, 2022

Ep. 105: Community Empowered Health and Reputation – Mike Sinn (CureDAO) & Mike Elias (

Ray Dogum is joined by Mike Sinn and Mike Elias. Mike Sinn is a Software Engineer at CureDAO, a collaborative framework for precision health of the future. CureDAO is creating an open-source platform to determine the effects of millions of factors on human health. Mike Elias, on the other hand, is the founder of Ideamarket, a platform that builds credibility infrastructure without relying on legacy media or academia. The Mikes come together to talk about decentralized science, credibility on the internet, and how we can ensure the future of science is led by people who actually know what they’re doing.   Topics Covered Include: 00:00 Introduction 00:45 Getting to know Mike Sinn 03:48 Who is Mike Elias? 06:42 How Ideamarket works 08:36 The future of healthcare data  10:47 Getting the most out of medical data 12:08 Reasons healthcare data is unique and difficult to capture  14:27 Data ownership and privacy in a Web3 world 17:33 Advancing medical research by aggregating pieces of information 19:24 CureDAO’s source of data and information 20:36 Differentiating medical facts from opinions on CureDAO 23:31 Trust and credibility in web-based health information 25:30 Why people have a genuine interest in uncovering truths 29:42 The Wisdom of Crowds 34:10 Tokenomics and monetization on Ideamarket’s platform  38:57 Understanding CureDAO’s token economy   43:42 Company cultures at CureDAO and Ideamarket 47:24 How to get in touch with Mike Sinn and Mike Elias 48:50 Fun closing questions  54:10 Parting thoughts  News Corner According to a Wikipedia list, as of October 25, 2022, there have been 582 mass shootings, with 604 individuals killed (including the shooters). A total of 2380 people have been wounded (including the shooters). This year has been a record year for mass shootings in America and it does not seem to be getting any better. Although many attribute shooter motive to serious mental illness, studies have shown personal issues such as a combination of acute life stressors, anger, and nihilism contribute to a shooter’s motive. Gun policies and the criminal justice system, in general, are also factors that play a part in the probability of mass shootings.  Although this news corner doesn’t have anything to do with blockchain technology, it has everything to do with social stability, security, and human nature. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever end all violence in our world, but we should be addressing and studying some of the root causes of violence by educating children about the importance of community safety, gun safety, and human morality. Open Public policy and local education regarding gun control can be tools to help mitigate future tragedies and increase trust in our communities.  Links and Resources Mike Elias on LinkedIn - Mike Sinn on LinkedIn - - - The Story of My Experiments with Truth by M. K. Gandhi The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie Health Unchained Links Website: Telegram: Twitter: Supercast:
November 6, 2022

Health Unchained

Health Unchained features insights from the top healthcare innovators, entrepreneurs, and executives who are applying blockchain technology solutions to disrupt the health industry. We discuss their strategies, challenges, and unique experiences in this exciting new field.

Blockchain technology has the potential to create a new layer of trust, reducing the friction to participate in a healthcare network. Combined with other emerging technologies, blockchain can dramatically improve population health management, medical supply chain, health-monitoring devices, genetics research, and other health-related sectors. A diverse mix of healthcare leaders and blockchain experts is needed to accelerate the adoption of blockchain-based solutions that our healthcare system so desperately needs. The field includes economists, technologists, healthcare providers, policymakers, and financial institutions.

Listen to Health Unchained to learn about the impact that blockchain technology is having, and will continue to have, on the healthcare industry.
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Ray Dogum

Ray Dogum

Ray Dogum is the producer and host of the Health Unchained podcast. On his show, he interviews leaders in the blockchain/healthcare industry where he covers topics such as health data integrity management, efficiency improvement opportunities in healthcare administration, and the future of decentralization. He also manages the deployment of enterprise-scale telehealth solutions for Health Systems at American Well, a telemedicine company based in Boston.

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