Talking HealthTech

Talking HealthTech

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

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85 – Can you treat menopause via telehealth? Dr Kelly Teagle, WellFemme

Dr Kelly Teagle is the founder of WellFemme, Australia’s first dedicated Telehealth Menopause Service, to help women access expert menopause care from wherever they live.  Kelly also works as a GP in Canberra, writes blog articles, and is a women’s health speaker. In this episode Kelly talks about WellFemme and the services they provide, as well as some of the facts around menopause and the benefits of delivering these specialised healthcare services using telehealth.   Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at WellFemme, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here. 
December 3, 2020

84 – Can Virtual Reality treat phobias? Corrie Ackland, Sydney Phobia Clinic

Corrie Ackland is a Clinical Psychologist, and Founder and Director of Sydney Phobia Clinic.  She has a background in severe anxiety/OCD, is a registered supervisor and guest lecturer in the area of severe anxiety, phobias, and behavioural and Virtual Reality treatment for anxiety. The Sydney Phobia Clinic is combining the best evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques with cutting edge virtual reality experiences to help everyday people overcome specific phobias. In this episode Corrie will answer the following questions and more: Sydney Phobia Clinic - What is it, who is it for and what problem does it solve? How did it start? And why is this important to her? What is some of the research and evidence around the use of VR treatment or any other treatment for that matter of phobias? How has COVID impacted on their business? What are your top 3 tips for overcoming a phobia generally? What’s on the horizon for the Sydney Phobia clinic? Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Sydney Phobia Clinic, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here. 
November 30, 2020

83 – Contact Tracing Via Bluetooth – Elissa Reid, Contact Harald

How do you avoid concerns of privacy breaches when it comes to contact tracing? By utilising bluetooth technology, Contact Harald is helping Australian companies get back to business safely.
November 26, 2020

82 – Will smart patch biosensors solve our biggest health challenges? Peter Vranes, Nutromics

Peter Vranes from Nutromics talks about their innovative smart patch biosensor technology, as well as helpful insights and guidance for founders and entrepreneurs.
November 23, 2020

81 – Incubating deep tech start ups in Australia; Sally-Ann Williams, Cicada Innovations

Sally-Ann Williams is the CEO of Cicada Innovations. Cicada Innovations is Australia’s pioneering deep tech incubator supporting companies solving the world's most pressing problems through science & engineering.  Cicada Innovations has nurtured hundreds of visionary deep tech innovators to validate, commercialise and scale high impact technologies globally across MedTech, HealthTech, AgTech, FoodTech, Clean Energy, AI, Industry 4.0 and more. Prior to joining Cicada Innovations Sally-Ann spent over 12 years at Google as an Executive Program Manager on the engineering team leading work on R&D collaborations with universities, startup and entrepreneurship engagement and pioneering work on CS & STEM education including building world first collaborations delivering national transformation. She is on the boards of World Vision Australia, Fishburners and Cicada Innovations. She is an advisor to several state and national working groups on tech & innovation and is a mentor and advisor to several industry and university incubators & accelerators including Startmate. In this episode you will learn about Cicada Innovations and their involvement in the deeptech sector.  You will learn more about what exactly is “deep tech” and what it looks like when it’s done well.  You will hear about some of the exciting innovations coming from of Cicada Innovations members, and get an understanding of how Australia compares with the rest of the world when it comes to innovation and deep tech.  Founders and entrepreneurs from any industry will also get loads of helpful information and motivating advice around innovating, commercialising and building a company. A lot of learnings from this episode, so we added a load of new terms to our glossary on the Talking HealthTech website including definitions for: Incubators & Accelerators, Research & Development, STEM, Agtech, Foodtech, Industry 4.0, Intellectual Property (IP), Venture Capital, Molecular Diagnostics and Prototype. Full show notes are available on the Talking HealthTech website here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Cicada Innovations, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.   
November 19, 2020

80 – Reconciling healthtech solutions for medical practices and their ROI – Kelly Chard, GrowthMD

What healthtech solutions have you acquired for your medical practice this year? Hear Kelly Chard from GrowthMD provide their practical guide to making the most of your investment and how to avoid common pitfalls.
November 16, 2020

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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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