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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!

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Expert Coronavirus Updates | Session 4

In episode 37, we asked a public servant and one of healthcare’s most influential leaders to spend time with our community in order to update us about the fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic and his perspective and counsel how we should proceed as a nation moving forward.Dr. David Shulkin was the ninth Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he represented America’s 21 million veterans and was responsible for the nation’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,200 sites of care.Prior to leading the VA, Dr. Shulkin was a widely respected healthcare executive having served in executive and physician leadership positions of national leading hospitals and health systems.Being named one of the ‘50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country’ by Modern Healthcare and a ‘Top 100 Physician Leaders of Hospital and Health Systems’ by Becker’s Hospital Review, I’m honored to have Dr. Shulkin’s perspective and guidance shared with our community during these unprecedented times.While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.Support this podcast
April 8, 2020

Battling the Nation’s Opioid Crisis with Tech

In episode 7, we learned about the opioid epidemic and its devastating impact on our country from a leading expert in prescription drug monitoring, adherence, and patient-focused outcomes as we well how this national leader is battling this public health crisis through the power of community and technology.Dr. Rob Valuck, a pharmacy industry expert, is the Founder and CEO of Opisafe, an award-winning solution provider of platforms designed to manage the opioid response for prescribers, dispensers, public health agencies, first responders and the general public. Their comprehensive approach helps close the gap between the epidemic and the solutions that stakeholders need to respond.During our time together, Dr. Valuck shared how this public health crisis came about, and why him and his team at OpiSafe are perfectly positioned to bring relief to our nation.Toward the end of the podcast, Dr. Valuck shared three action items all of us can take today to help our friends, neighbors, and family confront and battle this epidemic that touches every corner of our nation.While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.Support this podcast
October 14, 2019

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes in 100 Million People by 2025

In episode 6, we spent time with a national healthcare innovation leader who is guiding his organization to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.Amit Shah is the Head of Operations and Patient Success for Virta Health, where his focus is on leading a team of clinicians and customer service associates on delivering personalized, evidence-based continuous remote care to patients across the United States.Amit joined Virta in 2016 and brings experience scaling operations and culture in entrepreneurial and high growth organizations. Prior to Virta, Amit was an early team member at Paladina Health, a direct primary care subsidiary of DaVita, and served as market leader and Vice President of Operations.During our time together, Amit shared why Virta started, how they are handling their explosive growth, and where Amit sees the Virta mission continuing in the coming years and how you and your family can get involved.Amit also shared some patient stories that are profound and demonstrate the remarkable power and results Virta is bringing to our communities across the nation.At the end of the podcast, Amit called on all of us to to think about and discuss diabetes differently in our communities. Stay tuned for this very thought-provoking and actionable game plan that Amit shared with us!While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.Support this podcast
October 7, 2019

Creating the Pinksocks Global Movement

In episode 5, we spent time with two healthcare innovation executives who started a global movement of connection, empathy, and love through the simple act of gifting pairs of pink socks.What started as one gifted pair of pink socks in 2015 has turned into almost 60,000 pairs today.Nick Adkins is the Co-Founder of Pinksocks Life, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting authentic human connection around the world. In addition to empowering people from all walks of life to connect with anyone and anywhere, he serves on the advisory boards at Cloudbreak Health and doc.ai.Andrew Richards is the other Co-Founder of Pinksocks Life. In addition to his work with the Pinksocks movement, Andrew leads health technology innovation at the Elson S Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. He also co-founded Amend Health, which drives start-up companies to address healthcare challenges in rural and underserved communities.During our time together, Nick and Andrew shared how this globally reaching movement and community started, where they are today with their non-profit, and their plan to further grow the important work of the organization.I also asked Andrew and Nick to share some specific examples of how the power of connection and gifting of pink socks has made our communities better around the world. Stay tuned for some very inspiring stories that demonstrate the power of this movement!Toward the end of the podcast, we explored a few examples of how you can start your journey of creating community and togetherness as well as how you can get involved with the pinks sock organization.While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.Support this podcast
September 30, 2019

Healing Healthcare from the Inside Out

During this episode, I visited with an incredible force of positive change for the healthcare industry, and at times I was left speechless and in awe by this leader dedicated to driving cultural disruption and transformation. Sonia Rhodes is the Founder of The Experience Lab, an incubator of ideas and accelerator for action. Her team of Experience Catalysts use innovative Experience Design principles, lenses, and techniques to strategize, guide, equip, and inspire visionary healthcare executives to imagine anew. Together, with their lab partners, they are intentionally designing a new future for healthcare.During our time together, which was before the Coronavirus outbreak, Sonia shared her remarkable journey of building, selling and then buying back her company, how she and her team are addressing challenges in the healthcare industry, and how all of us can be participating in designing a new and healthier future, a future with patients included. I can’t wait for you to meet and hear from Sonia. It is because of pioneers like her, I remain confident we can in fact positively impact and reimagine the healthcare industry and the lives it serves.  While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.Support this podcast
April 6, 2020

Expert Coronavirus Updates | Session 3

During this episode, we spent time with an emergency room physician and a healthcare industry champion to update our community about the fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Darria Long is a renowned expert in making life and health better for women and is a regular health contributor on CNN, author of the best-selling book Mom Hacks, as well as a board-certified Emergency Department physician and a digital health executive. Given her experience and expertise, Dr. Darria holds a unique, multifaceted perspective of the healthcare system, especially during these unprecedented times.During our time together, Dr. Darria helped clear up several misconceptions about COVID-19 and discussed practical ways we can be managing our families and ourselves while practicing social distancing with the goal of finding balance and mental well-being. I’m thankful for Dr. Darria’s passion and desire to spend time with our community while she dedicates taking care of hers while on the front lines of this pandemic.While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the entire community. Lastly- please take a moment to nominate other passionate pioneers for a future episode via our guest nomination form link as well as subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts or Spotify or click the link at the bottom of the episode notes.Support this podcast
April 1, 2020

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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