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Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Conversations with the innovators, game changers, and PIONEERS who are deeply passionate and relentless in solving the problems that our world is facing!

Reimagining Remote Patient Care with AI with Oren Nissim

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: How can we transform chronic condition management and empower patients to take control of their health? Our next guest, Oren Nissim, is tackling this challenge as CEO and co-founder of Brook Health. With over two decades of experience as a serial entrepreneur in the digital world, Oren brings a unique perspective bridging technology and healthcare. Driven by his personal experience as a Type 2 Diabetic, Oren is on a mission to transform remote patient care. While together, Oren shares how Brook Health is combining AI-powered insights with compassionate support from skilled health specialists to deliver continuous, always-on care. Additionally, Oren discusses how their innovative approach is shifting the paradigm from reactive check-ups to proactive, habitual care that is improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. Join us as Oren shares Brook's pioneering vision to extend care beyond the doctor's office and into patients' daily lives. Let's go!Episode Highlights:Oren's personal diabetes experience inspired Brook Health's creationBrook provides remote care with high patient retention and engagement ratesApproach treats patients as consumers, emphasizing engagementCMS reimbursement changes in 2019 enabled remote patient monitoringFuture prediction: ubiquitous health monitoring and AI-driven patient feedbackAbout our Guest: Oren Nissim is the CEO and cofounder of Brook Health, a remote health care company. As an idea creator, product strategist and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the digital world he is energized by facing intractable problems, envisioning solutions, and then taking those solutions from inception to final execution. In his entrepreneurial ventures, he has sought to use his fascination with and understanding of technology in the service of solving human problems and improving lives. He has founded several startup ventures and sold his last company, Telmap, a world leader in mobile location-based services, to the Intel Corporation in 2012. Now, as a Type 2 Diabetic for the last 15 years, his current mission- and the focus of his new venture, Brook Health- is to help make people with this chronic condition achieve wellness, and live happier and healthier lives.Links Supporting This Episode:Brook Health Website: CLICK HEREOren Nissim LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREBrook Health LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form:
July 15, 2024

Pioneering Kidney Care Solutions for Patient Health with John Erbey

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: Is it possible to revolutionize kidney disease treatment and redefine conventional care? Our next guest, John Erbey, is doing just that as the founder and CEO of Roivios. With over 25 years of pioneering experience in the medical field, John brings a unique blend of analytical rigor, physiological insight, and deep understanding of customer needs, which has driven ground-breaking advancements across the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors. Inspired by personal experiences with kidney disease in his family, John is on a mission to transform patient lives. Join us as we explore how Roivios is reshaping kidney health management, potentially saving billions in healthcare costs, and paving the way for a future where kidney function can be sustained and enhanced. Let's go!Episode Highlights:Embracing discomfort for true innovation in healthcareAddressing kidney disease's $250 billion annual cost in the USTargeting renal impairment during cardiac surgeryDeveloping JuxtaFlow technology with future wearable applicationsEnvisioning implantable devices to prevent kidney disease progressionAbout our Guest: John Erbey, a visionary with over 25 years of experience in the medical field, is the founder and CEO of Roivios. His dynamic leadership and pioneering approaches have led to substantial advancements in therapeutic development and medical devices.At Roivios, John has revolutionized the treatment of kidney disease by introducing an innovative approach that redefines conventional wisdom about kidney filtration. This led to the creation of the groundbreaking JuxtaFlow® Renal Assist Device (RAD), marking a significant evolution in kidney health management.John's leadership extends across the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, where he has led the launch of CardioMEMS and defined the EU pricing strategy for Ezetrol (Zetia). As a strategist, his mission is to enhance patient lives by providing superior tools to healthcare providers. His unique blend of analytical rigor, physiological insight, and deep understanding of customer needs has enabled him to leverage scientific innovations, creating value for brands like CardioMEMS™, Zetia™, Vytorin™, and Avandia™.Since founding Roivios in 2015, John's personal journey has been a driving force behind his commitment to transformative healthcare solutions. Having witnessed the profound effects of kidney failure within his own family and through poignant stories shared by potential investors, John's resolve to make a positive impact on patients facing similar challenges has only strengthened over time.John holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, where his groundbreaking research in this field has earned him induction into Delta Omega, the prestigious National Honor Society for Public Health.Links Supporting This Episode:Roivios Website: CLICK HEREJohn Erbey LinkedIn page: CLICK HERERoivios LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page:
July 1, 2024

Advancing Brain Health: AI-Powered Detection and Care with David Bates

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: What if we could advance brain health by making early detection of cognitive disorders accessible to everyone? Our next guest, Dr. David Bates, is on a mission to do just that as the CEO and co-founder of Linus Health. With a diverse background spanning science, engineering, and entrepreneurship, David brings a unique perspective to the challenges of brain health. Linus Health is leveraging cutting-edge neuroscience, clinical expertise, and artificial intelligence to transform how we detect and address cognitive and brain disorders. While together, David shares how Linus Health’s innovative digital cognitive assessment platform is empowering healthcare providers with actionable insights and supporting individuals with personalized action plans. Join us as we explore David's vision for a future where proactive brain health is the norm, potentially changing millions of lives worldwide. Let's go!Episode Highlights:David discusses the formation of Linus Health, inspired by his fascination with the brain and a pivotal conversation with a cognitive neurologist, leading to the company's founding in June 2019.Linus Health uses AI, sensors, and advanced analytics to deliver brain health insights and action plans, enabling people to take agency over their brain health and live their best lives.The company addresses a critical gap in healthcare, with 92% of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) cases currently undiagnosed and potentially long wait times for specialist care.Linus Health's platform mimics the observational skills of neurological specialists using AI, allowing for detailed analysis of cognitive function and potentially reducing diagnosis time from months to a single appointment.David envisions a future where brain health is given as much importance as heart health in standard care, with expanded capabilities to assess various neurological conditions and empower individuals to optimize their brain health from a younger age.About our Guest: David is the CEO and co-founder of Linus Health. He is a scientist, engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and investor. David was a founding partner of Tamarisc Ventures and he co-founded Bode, a tech-enabled hospitality company for group travel. He is on the board of several technology companies, as well as the philanthropic TMCity Foundation. David has previously held positions at Morningside Ventures, F-Wave, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Louisville, and Georgia Tech. David earned his PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland and earned his BS and MSc in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He resides in Boston with his wife and kids.Links Supporting This Episode:Linus Health Website: CLICK HEREDavid Bates LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREDavid Bates LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK...
June 24, 2024

Unlocking the Future of Remote Cardiac Care with Chris Darland

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: Transforming remote healthcare with an advanced AI-powered platform that leverages ECG data to predict and diagnose chronic illnesses- that's the mission driving our next guest, Chris Darland, CEO of Peerbridge Health. With over 15 years of global finance and operating experience across multiple industries, including healthcare, Chris brings a strategic mindset and a proven track record of delivering results. While together, Chris deep dives into Peerbridge Health's pioneering work, harnessing the power of ECG and AI to revolutionize cardiac care and how their innovative device, Peerbridge Cor, is bringing hospital-grade cardiac diagnostics into the home, enabling early intervention, reducing hospital visits, and ultimately saving lives. Join us as Chris shares how he and his team at PeerBridge Health is unlocking the future of remote cardiac care. Let’s go!Episode Highlights:The importance of having a clear "North Star" mission when trying to innovate and disrupt in the highly regulated healthcare industryHow Peerbridge Health is leveraging decades-old ECG research combined with modern AI/machine learning to enable predictive diagnostics for conditions like heart failureThe need to design solutions that work within existing clinical workflows rather than trying to completely upend themThe excitement from healthcare stakeholders like payers and providers around Peerbridge's technology, while still maintaining appropriate cautionChris' optimism about the future of AI augmenting and empowering clinicians, not replacing them, by reducing administrative burdensAbout our Guest: Chris Darland is a seasoned executive, with more than 15 years of global finance and operating experience across multiple industries including healthcare, manufacturing, services, and media.Most recently, Darland served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of $2B+ Global Groups with General Electric (GE) Transportation and Ecolab Healthcare & Life Sciences. During his tenure, he was responsible for business performance including M&A efforts, margin enhancement, cash flow optimization, and implementing lean operating principles to drive growth and efficiency. He is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of delivering results and driving shareholder value.As CEO & President, Darland leads Peerbridge Health in its mission to transform remote healthcare with an advanced AI-powered platform that leverages ECG data to predict and diagnose chronic illnesses. He oversees  all aspects of the company’s strategy and operations, with a focus on expanding its product portfolio, growing its customer base, and driving innovation.Links Supporting This Episode:Peerbridge Health Website: CLICK HEREChris Darland LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREPeerbridge Health LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK...
June 17, 2024

Reducing Loneliness in Vulnerable Populations with Cindy Jordan

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: How can we effectively address the health crisis of loneliness and social isolation in vulnerable populations? Our next guest, Cindy Jordan, co-founder and CEO of Pyx Health, is tackling this challenge head-on. After witnessing a family member's mental health crisis, Cindy was driven to find a solution for this pervasive yet often overlooked issue. Pyx Health's innovative approach combines compassionate technology with timely human interventions, offering patients, health insurers, and at-risk organizations a scalable solution. While together, Cindy shares her deeply personal, touching and inspiring journey, and the experiences that fueled her mission to the groundbreaking strides Pyx Health is making in addressing this U.S. health epidemic. Join us for this important conversation as we work together in the fight against loneliness! Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Cindy's personal experience watching a loved one's mental health decline due to loneliness and social isolation, which motivated her to start Pyx Health.How Pyx Health combines technology with human "peer mentors" to engage lonely and isolated individuals and help them re-engage with their health and communities.The staggering statistics around the prevalence and impact of chronic loneliness, including it being most common among 18-24 year olds.The powerful story of Cindy's stepdaughter Riley, whose loneliness contributed to her struggles with bipolar disorder before her tragic passing.Cindy's vision for Pyx Health's peer mentor model helping fill workforce gaps and becoming the standard for caring for vulnerable, disengaged populations.About our Guest: After witnessing a family member’s mental health crisis, Cindy co-founded Pyx Health with Anne Jordan in 2017. As the CEO, Cindy continues to fuel innovation and growth. Finding a near perfect balance of technology and compassionate human intervention, she leads the company on its mission to effectively address the health crisis of loneliness and social isolation.For Cindy's full background, see on the Pyx Health website here: https://www.pyxhealth.com/about/ Links Supporting This Episode:Pyx Health Website: CLICK HERECindy Jordan LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREPyx Health LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form: CLICK HERE
June 10, 2024

Fostering Humanism in Healthcare with Dr. Kathy Reeves

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: Championing compassion and restoring the human connection in healthcare- that's the driving force behind our next guest, Dr. Kathy Reeves, President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. With over two decades of experience in medical education, urban health, and health equity initiatives, Dr. Reeves brings a unique perspective on fostering humanism in healthcare.As the leader of the esteemed Gold Foundation, she is determined to ensure that healthcare professionals provide care that is as compassionate as it is technologically sophisticated.While together, Dr. Reeves shares her vision for creating human-centered spaces, empowering clinicians to prioritize the patient experience, and reshaping the culture of healthcare to prioritize kindness, safety, and trust. Join us for this important and inspiring conversation as Dr. Reeves shares how we can continue to work together to create systems and cultures that support humanistic care for all. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:The importance of keeping healthcare human and fostering the human connection, even as technology rapidly advances in the healthcare field.Dr. Reeves' personal experiences as a pediatrician in underserved communities like North Philadelphia, which taught her the value of understanding patients' life contexts to provide truly compassionate care.The Gold Foundation's mission to champion humanism in healthcare through initiatives like the white coat ceremony, Gold Humanism Honor Society, and the new "human-centered spaces" program.Dr. Reeves' vision for changing healthcare metrics to focus on how clinicians connect with patients, rather than just patient volume.The need to integrate the voice of local communities into medical education to bridge the gap between academic medical centers and the populations they serve.About our Guest: Dr. Kathleen Reeves is the President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the leading national nonprofit organization that champions humanism in healthcare. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Urban Health and Population Science, the Center for Urban Bioethics, and the Department of Pediatrics at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Her specialties include the human connection in healthcare, ethics, trauma-informed care, substance misuse, urban health, healthcare professions education, and health equity.She spent 20 years at the Katz School of Medicine before taking the helm of the Gold Foundation. Her leadership positions there included Founding Director, Center for Urban Bioethics; Chair, Department of Urban Health and Population Science; Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs; and inaugural Senior Associate Dean for the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. She is a Gold Humanism Honor Society member and was previously recognized as an Honorable Mention for the Gold Foundation’s Pearl Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award.Dr. Reeves earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Juniata College, graduated from the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, and completed her Pediatric Residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine and continues to practice as a pediatric hospitalist. She has served in the leadership team as part of the Northeast Group on Student Affairs within the American Association of Medical Colleges.Dr....
June 3, 2024

Transforming Healthcare’s Built Environment with Sharon Woodworth

Episode Sponsor:This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---How can innovative architectural design improve patient care and clinician wellbeing? Our next guest, Sharon Woodworth, Healthcare Sector Leader at HED, is leading the charge to create healthcare facilities that optimize efficiency and sustainability. With extensive experience and over 11 million square feet of healthcare facility design, Sharon brings a unique perspective from her background as a former clinician. Deeply concerned about post-COVID staff shortages, she's driven to design environments that alleviate burnout and attract top talent. While together, Sharon shares HED's pioneering vision to augment caregivers through responsive, human-centered design solutions. Join us as we explore how HED is reshaping the future of care delivery, from outpatient clinics to smart hospitals. Let’s go!Episode Highlights:Sharon stresses the importance of clinicians putting on their "oxygen mask" first before caring for others to avoid burnoutHED specializes in taking existing healthcare facilities and redesigning them for future flexibility to adapt to changes like pandemicsOutpatient facilities are being redesigned without traditional waiting rooms, using concierge greeters to improve the patient experienceData from IoT sensors will increasingly drive architectural design decisions based on actual usage patternsPost-occupancy evaluations are critical to get feedback from clinicians and patients on what's working well or needs improvement in a new facilityAbout our Guest: Sharon is the Healthcare Sector Leader of HED, a national integrated architecture and engineering firm with 400+ employees and elite clients such as USC, the VA Medical Center, and the U.S. State Department. Her sector specializes in designing innovative healthcare centers for efficient patient care. Sharon is a licensed architect with 11M+ square feet of healthcare facility planning and design. She is known for driving change in operations and care through architectural design — much needed now, with operating costs rising by 10% in healthcare due to inflation and labor.She saw healthcare systems firsthand as a former clinician, with her experience spanning a global range of operational and continuum-of-care issues from neonatology to senior living. She is concerned about the post-COVID staff shortages causing delayed care and closed centers.In 2017, the AIA elevated Sharon to the College of Fellows for outstanding influence in the field of design. In addition to practicing architecture full-time, she is an Assistant Professor at UCSF, teaching “Leadership in Healthcare Environments” to future healthcare CEOs.Links Supporting This Episode:HED Website: CLICK HERESharon Woodworth LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREHED LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli...
May 20, 2024

Supercharging the Smart Hospital Experience with Dr. Stephanie Lahr

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: How can technology empower clinicians to focus on what matters most- connecting with patients? Our next guest, Dr. Stephanie Lahr is tackling this challenge as President of Artisight. With nearly two decades of informatics and healthcare leadership experience, Stephanie possesses a unique perspective bridging medicine and technology. Previously serving as a health system CIO, she experienced firsthand the transformative impact of Artisight's smart hospital platform.Driven by a passion to reduce friction and reignite joy in medicine, Stephanie shares Artisight's pioneering vision to augment clinicians through ambient AI. Join us to discover how Artisight’s cutting-edge solutions are automating tasks, optimizing workflows, elevating patient care, and supercharging the smart hospital experience. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Stephanie's unique journey from physician to healthcare IT leader and now President of Artisight, bridging medicine and technology.How Artisight's smart hospital platform leverages ambient AI like computer vision and natural language processing to automate tasks and optimize clinical workflows.The value Artisight delivers today through virtual nursing models that give time back to nurses at the bedside.The exciting future vision of ambient sensor technology acting as "process improvement engineers" in every hospital room to capture rich data and drive process optimization.Stephanie's passion for reducing friction in healthcare and "bringing the joy back to medicine" through the empowering use of technology.About our Guest: Dr. Lahr brings leadership, vision, and a distinct perspective to her role as President of Artisight. A former customer, she experienced firsthand the transformative power and impact of Artisight’s technology.A physician with nearly two decades of informatics and healthcare administration expertise, Dr. Lahr possesses a unique skill set that bridges the worlds of medicine and technology. She intimately understands clients’ challenges in delivering quality patient care in a complex healthcare landscape. Previously, Dr. Lahr served as a combined CIO and CMIO for over six years at Monument Health. Board-certified in clinical informatics, she recognizes the vital role of clinical engagement in developing and implementing technology solutions.She is an active member of the health IT community, having served on several organizational and vendor boards of advisors, including the CHIME Board. Recognized by HIMSS as an inaugural Changemaker Award recipient in 2021, Stephanie has been featured on thought-leading podcasts and interviews and is an advocate and mentor for women in Health IT.Dr. Lahr is driven by her passion and commitment to reduce friction and bring joy back to medicine.Links Supporting This Episode:Artisight Website: CLICK HEREDr. Stephanie Lahr LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREArtisight LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page:...
May 13, 2024
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Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Our world is experiencing daunting problems and at times it can feel overwhelming and downright depressing.

But, Mike Biselli is incredibly optimistic that we can solve these problems, when we work TOGETHER! Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli highlights the innovators, the game changers, and the PIONEERS who are deeply passionate and relentless in solving the problems that our world is facing.

This is your opportunity to connect and learn from these leaders, and to support them on their mission. Perhaps they will soon be hearing your story as well!

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Mike Biselli

Mike Biselli

After being named 1st Team All PAC-10 and playing in the Rose Bowl with the Stanford Cardinal the following year – all while earning his BA and MA – Mike hung up his football cleats and brought his unwavering determination and collaborative spirit to the field of healthcare.

As a Board Member for Medical Group Management Association, Prime Health, Colorado Bioscience Association, and several other organizations, Mike experienced firsthand the tremendous power a determined community of clinicians, executives, technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, and investors could wield when they work together.

Realizing just how much more could be accomplished if that power were harnessed, Mike developed the industry integrator concept, a new feature of the innovation economy that allows the healthcare industry to be integrated at the point of innovation by physically housing an entire ecosystem in a single location.

In partnership with governmental, non-profit, and commercial organizations, Mike and his team built Catalyst, a 180,000 square foot, first-of-its-kind industry integrator, in Denver’s River North District (RiNo) that houses 60+ health-tech startups, academic institutions, healthcare systems, and Fortune 100s alike in the race to fix healthcare. Catalyst opened its doors in July, 2018.

While Mike continues to be a Catalyst Partner/Owner, his efforts are now focused on his role as Chief Community Officer at BurstIQ. BurstIQ is a HIPAA and GDPR compliant platform creating health profiles for people, places and things, and empowers the interactions between them. The blockchain platform enables health applications and services to incorporate complex data ownership, consent, and monetization … at scale.

The BurstIQ team is creating a deeply connected community of health data anchors and innovators to ignite an international revolution by properly securing, controlling, consenting and monetizing health data.

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