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Know Stroke Podcast

Empowering stroke survivors and their care teams to take control of life after stroke.

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Exploring the intersection of human-centered-design and rehab technology

Episode 40: Interview with Sarah Thomas Sarah has an expansive range of expertise, we chose to deep dive on the importance of human-centered design in this episode. We'll be sure to welcome Sarah back on the show in the coming months to explore other areas that she is working in to advance access to rehab. About Our Guest Sarah Thomas is an accomplished leader of innovation. She serves as a global aging expert advising startups, large corporations and investors, with nearly 20 years dedicated to transforming the aging experience. Sarah is CEO of multinational staff-hosting company, MezTal in Guadalajara & CEO of the consulting firm Delight by Design, creating age-inclusive products, brands, spaces and experiences that delight the consumer at every age. Sarah has held key leadership positions across the US and Asia, developing and implementing strategic corporate innovation initiatives, including change management. She serves as Executive-in-Residence at Aging2.0,Principal Fellow in the Nexus Insights firm for aging transformation, and co- founder of AgeTech News. She formerly led all commercial activity for Seismic Holdings - a Silicon Valley-based company shaping human potential through integration of apparel and robotics to augment human strength and performance. Sarah’s commercial expertise helped position the organization for esteemed recognition by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, The Economist and CES. Prior to Seismic, Sarah led all global innovation for the largest post-acute care provider in the US, Genesis, serving more than 55,000 individuals a day. She combines her Occupational Therapy expertise with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire global improvements in design and systems innovation worldwide. She designed an innovation center in China as a part of a vitality initiative to improve the health and well-being of global communities. A published author, she serves in multiple advisory positions, sits on numerous boards and is an accomplished keynote speaker on topics like healthy longevity and aging innovations In the News: NHL Defenseman Kris Letang Has 2nd Stroke David's post about his first stroke on know stroke blog : https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/a-new-defensive-position-for-kris-letang-stroke-defense/ NHL update: https://www.nhl.com/news/kris-letang-second-stroke/c-338220142 Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a sponsor or guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGTcGBT1dctRk7YQhLzBP-k_sQk6gY-Nt Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
December 4, 2022

Redefining what is possible in Neuro-rehab with immersive digital therapeutics

Episode 39: Redefining what is possible in Neuro-rehab with immersive digital therapeutics Our Guest: Angela Greene, Lead US Therapy Integration Manager at MindMaze speaks to us about how their solutions are redefining in a way that is not only accessible, affordable, and engaging for patients, but also seamlessly fits into physician workflows. In the News: ‘GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN’ (CNN) This new documentary tells the story of the former Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 and became an activist for gun violence prevention. Giffords, whose speech was impaired by her injuries, also works to promote more understanding around the language condition aphasia. See cnn.com to learn how to watch. Taoiseach opens new stroke unit at Cork University Hospital. The new 24 hour service at CUH is expected to provide care for around 1,200 patients each year and will be available seven days a week. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.   Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a sponsor or guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGTcGBT1dctRk7YQhLzBP-k_sQk6gY-Nt Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
November 21, 2022

The American Heart Association’s effort to accelerate novel stroke & cardiac models of care

Episode 38: Interview with Patrick Dunn - Program Director, Center for Health Tech & Innovation at the American Heart Association We are without David for this episode, but Mike was able to sit down with Patrick coming off the AHA Scientific Session in Chicago. Patrick discusses his role to support health tech & innovation at the AHA to connect entrepreneurs, providers, researchers and payers in an effort to accelerate novel solutions across the health continuum. About Our Guest Patrick Dunn, PhD, MS, MBA, FAHA is the Program Director for Connected Heart Health and the architect of the Intelligent Health Solutions for the American Heart Association’s Center of Excellence for Health Technology and Innovation. Patrick has a unique blend of knowledge and experience in healthcare, business development, software engineering, quality and research. Dr. Dunn is a clinical exercise physiologist and health educator with 35 years of experience in cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology and wellness with specific expertise in digital health literacy and digital coaching methods.  Show Mentions and Resources: https://ahahealthtech.org https://ahahealthtech.org/avomd-named-the-winner-of-live-healthcare-technology-innovation-competition-at-scientific-sessions/ https://compasscp.com Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Our Show is Now on the Health Podcast Network! https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-know-stroke-podcast/ Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web Twitter Facebook  Instagram Youtube Linkedin
November 12, 2022

How the leading rehab hospital in the US is driving stroke innovation forward

World Stroke Day - Oct 29th 2022 Use the letters in F.A.S.T to spot a Stroke F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven? A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred?  T = Time to call 911 Episode 37: Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD - Exec Director, Tech & Innovation Hub at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Welcome to the 2022 World Stroke Day edition of the Know Stroke Podcast. David and Mike had the privilege of sitting down with a world renowned expert in stroke rehab technology leading innovation at the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the United States. We hope this episode will bring you optimism knowing that passionate leaders like todays guest are at the helm of clinical research. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Formerly The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) #1 every year since 1991. About Our Guest Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on sensors, exoskeletons, robotics and other emerging rehabilitation technologies. As Executive Director, Technology & Innovation Hub (tiHUB), he collaborates with commercial and academic partners for research collaboration, technology development and clinical outcome evaluation. He also leverages valuable industry and research expertise to accelerate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s clinical adoption of next-generation rehabilitation technologies. Since joining Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in 2008, Dr. Jayaraman also has served as Director of the Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research, which conducts outcomes-based research on rehabilitation technologies such as prostheses, orthoses, rehabilitation robotics and other adaptive technologies. In addition to his work at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, he is Professor of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Medical Social Sciences, and Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jayaraman’s work has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been funded by myriad leading organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He also holds various external leadership positions, serving as Director of Global Outreach for the Wearable Robotics Association and editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Stroke. Dr. Jayaraman also is involved with the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Jayaraman holds a BS in Physical Therapy from SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Chennai, India; an MS in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University; and a PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Show Mentions and Resources: https://www.world-stroke.org https://brainqtech.com/ https://wolkairbag.com/ https://research.samsung.com/robot#teaser-video https://rewalk.com/restore-exo-suit/ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43146117 https://www.sralab.org/researchers/arun-jayaraman-pt-phd https://www.sralab.org/services/international-patients Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Our Show is Now on the Health Podcast Network! https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-know-stroke-podcast/ Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web Twitter Facebook  Instagram Youtube Linkedin
October 28, 2022

Interview with Kyle Zebley, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association and Executive Director, ATA Action

Episode 36 Interview with Kyle Zebley, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association and Executive Director, ATA Action In this episode you’ll be hearing from the first policy expert we’ve had on our show and we don’t think we could have brought you a better one!  It is important for us to emphasize this interview would not have been possible without the great coordinated cooperation from Gina Cella Senior VP of Strategic Connections and Ann Mond Johnson CEO of the ATA, so we want to thank them both here as well along with all the great work their team does every day to support this common mission of advancing telehealth.  We’ve learned lessons through the pandemic of telehealth’s ability to bridge care gaps, improve care coordination and fill healthcare workforce shortages. With all that now known, virtual care delivery could still be in danger of heading over the “telehealth cliff” without permanent policy changes and action as Kyle explains it well in this episode. Mike and I both believe strongly the impact of policy changes will be a critical piece in shaping future delivery of rehabilitative stroke care and recovery into the home with improved outcomes. So let’s dive in, listen and learn more from Kyle! Meet Our Guest Kyle Zebley is Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Executive Director of ATA Action.  For those not familiar with the American Telemedicine Association…The ATA is the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, and is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling a wider reach and more access to care for more people. Kyle’s BioSketch Previously, Kyle was the Chief of Staff in the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He collaborated with senior leadership from HHS, the White House and other cabinet departments to develop, advise, and promote U.S. global health policy, including in such policy areas as drug pricing, medical devices, global health security, and non-communicable diseases.  Prior to HHS, he worked in Congress as a Legislative Director, leading a legislative team in developing policy and drafting legislation, particularly on matters concerning the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  Kyle started his career in Washington, D.C.where he worked on campaign strategies for clients running for U.S. President, U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, state governor and state legislatures.  Kyle is a sought-after policy expert and is frequently quoted in major media coverage on the topic of telehealth, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Kaiser Health News, Modern Healthcare, NPR, and Roll Call. In January 2022, Kyle was named by Politico as one of the “Four Washington players poised to shape digital health in 2022”. Show Mentions and Resources: American Telemedicine Association (ATA)   ATA Action Press Release  APTA  Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
October 15, 2022

Improving door-to-needle time with the world’s first FDA 510(k) cleared, portable MRI scanner

Episode # 35 Title: Interview with Khan M. Siddiqui, MD Chief Medical Officer & Chief Strategy Officer at Hyperfine Our Guest:  Dr. Siddiqui is a serial entrepreneur, a radiologist and currently the Chief Medical and Chief Strategy Officer of Hyperfine, Inc. that has created the world’s first FDA 510(k) cleared, portable MRI scanner. Prior to Hyperfine, Dr. Siddiqui founded higi, Inc. – a consumer health technology company – that was acquired by Babylon Health. Higi stations are deployed in over 12,000 locations globally with over 60 million patients on the platform and has virtual clinical care network in 50 states.  Prior to founding higi, Dr. Siddiqui was a Physician Executive at Microsoft where he was responsible for platform engineering and AI for the health solutions group. Dr. Siddiqui holds dozens of patents for technology in areas of deep learning, AI, image processing, data visualization, MR imaging as well as secure patient information handling and health records. His focus has been to use the advances in technology – namely computing power, microelectronics, connectivity, big data, and AI to democratize technologies in healthcare to make solutions better, smaller, cheaper, and more accessible to clinicians and patients globally.  He is a graduate of the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan, completed his training in Medicine at New York University, Radiology training at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, along with his fellowship in the Imaging Informatics at University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. In his spare time, Dr. Siddiqui loves spending time with his family. He and his two sons can often be found exploring Chicago on bicycles in between painting and SCUBA diving. Episode Mentions and Resources: Breaking Down Boundaries After Brain Injury (Emilia Clarke/SameYou Spotlight) https://nrtimes.shorthandstories.com/issue23/index.html The 4th Annual Stroke Survivors Symposium Thursday, Oct 27 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Register: http://h.uconn.edu/strokesurvivor Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.   Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Our Show is Now on the Health Podcast Network! The Health Podcast Network features authoritative shows, hosts and guests who take on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise and a commitment to excellence. This network represents one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of high-quality health podcasts and we are proud to be part of this network. Here’s our show page on HPN: https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-know-stroke-podcast/ Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidPTCPhysicalTherapy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
October 7, 2022

The Know Stroke Podcast

Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast with your co-hosts David Dansereau and Michael Garrow, brought to you by EnableUs. We get you caught up on the latest stroke science and bring you interviews with neuro-rehabilitation researchers, clinical experts and founders of emerging rehabilitation technology companies. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true potential and care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast? Contact us here: https://www.enable4us.com/survivor-stories Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777

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David Dansereau

David Dansereau

David Dansereau is the founder of Know-Stroke.org - a community for patients with stroke and PFO. His story was featured in the NY Times. A licensed physical therapist, nutritionist, and clinical PT consultant, David has a keen interest to explore the intersection of stroke rehabilitation and digital therapeutics to improve patient outcomes.
Michael Garrow

Michael Garrow

Michael grew up as a caregiver for his mother who had a stroke at age 28. He earned his graduate degree from Griffith College Dublin and spent the early stage of his career in Dublin, Ireland working in the health tech space as a market research analyst and then moving into a wellness start-up. Michael currently resides in NYC working as a Digital Product Manger with CVS Health.

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