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Discussions with doctors, developers and decision-makers in Australian HealthTech

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147 – CoDesign For A Clinically Led DMR – Jeff Smoot, InfoMedix

In this episode you will get an in depth understanding of codesigning to create the ideal DMR and EMR systems. Also, learn a bit about the transition process from paper to cloud. Additionally, Jeff shares with us tips for success in digital health.
June 14, 2021

146 – The future of patient centric healthcare. Dr Tal Rapke, ScalaMed

Is the patient truly at the centre of healthcare? Dr Tal Rapke is a trained physician, and he holds over twenty years of health experience. Also, he is the CEO and founder of ScalaMed. He’s a physician turned entrepreneur. ScalaMed provides a way for any doctor to send a prescription electronically to a patient’s phone. It is helping patients find easier ways to take control over their prescriptions from any app.  In this episode, Pete and Tal talk about patient-centricity, innovation and regulation in Australia. They also look at healthcare in the USA, blockchain and a lot more.   Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at ScalaMed, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.
June 9, 2021

145 – Innovation starts with the right foundations; Raj Kurup, Equinix

Raj Kurup is the Digital Strategy Lead for Healthcare, Equinix Asia-Pacific. Raj drives innovation for Equinix’s clients by identifying creative solutions to complex and multifaceted business challenges, harnessing the combined strengths of people, technology and partner ecosystems. In this capacity, he also builds awareness through market engagement activities to bring appreciation to the role of digital infrastructure in transforming healthcare and life sciences organisations.  Equinix is a global digital infrastructure company connecting healthcare companies and other industries across this cloud-first world. It was founded in 1998 as a multi-tenanted data centre where networks could come together and securely connect and exchange information as the internet started scaling globally. In this episode, Pete and Raj discuss what it means to get your digital infrastructure right. They also cover the potential opportunities it opens up for collaboration and innovation within the broader healthcare ecosystem and lots more. In this episode, we learn just how important a good foundational infrastructure is to scaling and innovation. Raj Kurp also shares details on leveraging partnerships within an ecosystem and how that same ecosystem supports security and privacy.   Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Equinix, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.
June 7, 2021

144 – General Practice and the Covid Vaccine Roll Out; Chris Smeed, Cubiko

Chris Smeed is the co-founder and CEO of the Brisbane-based software startup Cubiko. For the last seven years, he has seen first hand the achievable opportunities through harnessing practice data power. Chris’ experience comes from having worked across practice management and practice support roles himself. Cubiko is an innovative platform dedicated to helping general practices gain insights into their practice business and operations every day. In this episode, Pete and Chris sit down for an engaging conversation that focuses on the vaccine rollout progress. They also look into the changes the government has implemented, their impact and how technology is helping support it all.  This episode will improve your understanding of just how instrumental technology is in the vaccination process. It will also provide you with an insider’s view of the process from the general practices’ point of view. Learn how data from practice management systems are used for streamlining the vaccination process and practices can stay up-to-date through community involvement.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Cubiko, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.
June 2, 2021

143 – Innovation and interoperability for healthier care; Geoffrey Sayer, Medtech Global

Innovating the way GPs do primary care with MedTech Global. Geoffrey Sayer is a twenty-year veteran of Health IT across Australia and New Zealand. He has held leadership roles in several large companies. Last year, Geoffrey led the acquisition of Medtech Global with co-investment from Advent Partners. He is now CEO and Managing Director of Medtech Global. Medtech Global is a New Zealand software company and is over thirty years old. It primarily serves the general practice space in New Zealand, providing the classic patient practice management system. In this episode, Pete and Geoff explore the work that Medtech Global is doing right now with interoperability and sharing healthcare data and records quickly and securely with third-party applications. They also discuss how interoperability facilitates better patient care and more efficient healthcare services. Geoff Sayer, a 15-year industry veteran shares many details on this topic and also helps us to understand why democratising data is an essential step to innovation.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Medtech Global, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.
May 31, 2021

142 – Consumers and clinicians deserve better digital health experiences; Graeme Osborne, Telstra Health

What is the promise of digital health? Graeme Osborne joined Telstra Health as Head of Digital Hospitals and Connected Health in 2019. In the past, he has led large-scale digital projects, including the rollout of the New Zealand National eHealth Program, which has given more than one-third of citizens access to their health information online. Telstra Health provides technology solutions that connect healthcare providers with patients and each other and help improve the quality, efficiency and security of health services in Australia. In this episode, Pete and Graeme have a discussion that covers digital health as an industry. They also look at what has been promised compared to what’s actually been delivered. Lastly, Pete and Graeme explore Telstra Health’s approach to digital health and how it creates better results for consumers and clinicians. Tune into this episode to learn how you can harness digital health to get better healthcare results for patients and make the care process much easier to deliver for providers. Get a better understanding of AI’s role in healthcare as Graeme Osborne explains it all.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Telstra Health, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.
May 26, 2021

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Peter Birch

Peter Birch

Peter Birch has worked in management roles in healthcare organisations for over 15 years; big ones and small ones, innovative start ups and slow moving beasts, he’s seen all different kinds. Pete has experienced first hand the exciting developments and the frustrating stagnation's of all the ups and downs in health, as well as the impact to businesses, investors, doctors, and patients.

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