med+Design by Trig
By med Design by Trig
med+Design is the culmination of years of collaboration between our team, UNC Health, and the larger community of medical innovators. The goal was to create a curriculum that uses Design Thinking to empower medical innovators with the tools needed to bring transformative solutions to healthcare’s greatest problems.
Here on this podcast, we know that the path of each medical innovator is often very different. We are here to highlight the stories of Medtech Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Innovators that inspire us.
med+Design by TrigOct 19, 2023
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare with Dr. Steven Charlap
In this episode, we're honored to host Dr. Steven Charlap, the innovative mind behind SOAP Health and a trailblazer in the realm of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. Embark on a journey with us as he unravels his multifaceted background, the inspiration behind SOAP Health, and the transformative horizon of AI-driven medical care. Dr. Charlap offers profound insights into the challenges and opportunities of integrating AI into healthcare. He sheds light on the regulatory landscape, the pivotal role of creativity in innovation, and the significance of networking and luck in the entrepreneurial world. With anecdotes and personal experiences, Steven paints a vivid picture of the future where AI not only assists but leads in patient care. Reflecting on his vision, Dr. Charlap emphasizes the potential of AI to revolutionize healthcare, predicting a future where AI systems might even surpass human doctors in certain aspects. Dive deep into this enlightening conversation on the confluence of medicine, technology, and entrepreneurship. Discover the future of healthcare through the eyes of a visionary. Connect with Dr. Steven Charlap via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-charlap-md-mba-8911906/ SOAP Health: https://soap.health/
The Pulse of Population Health with Dr. Lisa Shock
In this enlightening episode, we're privileged to welcome Dr. Lisa Shock, a visionary in the world of value-based care and population health. Join us as she delves into her journey, the transformative potential of technology in healthcare, and the future of value-based care.
Dr. Shock provides invaluable insights into the shift towards value-based contracts, emphasizing the win-win scenario they present for all healthcare stakeholders. She also discusses the burgeoning role of AI, robotics, and predictive analytics in shaping the future of patient care.
Highlighting her leadership philosophy, Lisa underscores the importance of collaboration, bi-directional communication, and team-based approaches. She also touches upon the challenges faced by independent practitioners and the complexities of long-term care financing in the U.S.
Dive into this insightful discussion on the evolution of healthcare, the promise of technology, and the roadmap to value-based care.
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Connect with Dr. Lisa Shock via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisashock/
Simulating the Future of Healthcare with Dr. John Vozenilek
In this captivating episode, we are honored to host Dr. John Vozenilek, a trailblazer in the realm of medical simulation and innovation. Dive into a profound conversation as he unravels his experiences, the transformative power of simulation in healthcare, and the promising horizon of integrating technology with hands-on training.
Dr. Vozenilek offers a deep dive into the world of medical simulation, highlighting its pivotal role in bridging the theoretical and practical aspects of medicine. He sheds light on the need for innovation in simulation devices, emphasizing the potential of augmented reality, mixed reality, and AI-driven solutions.
With a nod to his involvement in the Coulter College program, John underscores the magic of interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing to the fore success stories that have significantly impacted patient care. He also touches upon the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for healthcare startups, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and experiential learning.
Another significant part of the discussion revolves around the future of simulation, where John envisions scalable solutions that can be implemented across various healthcare settings, from urban hospitals to rural clinics. He also anticipates the rapid integration of AI-driven avatars in simulation, providing a more interactive and adaptive learning experience.
As the conversation draws to a close, Dr. Vozenilek offers pearls of wisdom for budding innovators and leaders in the healthcare domain, emphasizing the essence of mentorship, hands-on experience, and the power of simulation as a design tool.
Embark on this enlightening exploration of medical simulation, innovation, and the future of experiential learning in healthcare. This episode promises a rich dialogue on the evolution of healthcare training and the transformative potential of technology.
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Connect with Dr. John Vozenilek via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jvozenilek/
The Impact of Coulter College with Holly Golecki and Jenny Amos
In this episode, we are privileged to welcome Professor Jenny Amos and Professor Holly Golecki, esteemed figures in the realm of biomedical engineering and innovation. Join us as they delve into the transformative experiences of Coulter College, its legacy, and the future of medical innovation. Dr. Amos and Holly Golecki provide a comprehensive overview of Coulter College, emphasizing its role in fostering innovation, networking, and collaboration among students. They highlight the significance of human-centered design in biomedical engineering and the importance of understanding user needs before diving into solutions. The episode also touches upon the challenges and triumphs of students participating in the program, their growth, and the confidence they gain through this unique experience. A notable part of our discussion revolves around the value of real-time feedback, the power of iterative design, and the importance of building lasting relationships in the biomedical community. Both guests share their perspectives on the future of Coulter College, its potential evolution, and the lasting impact it has on its participants. Embark on this enlightening journey with us as we explore the world of biomedical innovation, the essence of Coulter College, and the promising future it holds. This episode offers a deep dive into the world of medical innovation, its challenges, and the bright prospects ahead. To stay in the loop with more engaging conversations featuring pioneers in the medical and engineering fields, don't forget to subscribe, like, and share our content. Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes, and thank you for your continued support.
Hypertension Monitoring for the Modern Age with Team SonoX BP
In this riveting episode, med+Design presents an in-depth conversation with a dynamic team of innovators from Coulter College. Join us as they share their journey of designing a groundbreaking medical device that promises to revolutionize blood pressure and hydration monitoring. The team delves into the challenges they faced, from diverse feedback to the tug-of-war between innovative ideas and practical solutions. They emphasize the importance of staying grounded in user needs and the lessons learned from navigating the complex landscape of medical device development. Hear firsthand about their device, which resembles a glucose monitoring patch but offers continuous blood pressure readings using ultrasound technology. This innovation not only empowers patients to track their health but also equips physicians with real-time data to adjust treatments effectively. The discussion also touches upon personal growth, the value of confidence, and the significance of embracing diverse perspectives. The team's reflections provide invaluable insights for anyone venturing into the realm of medical innovation. As they share their advice for future teams, the conversation underscores the importance of prioritizing user needs, the allure of innovation, and the essence of practicality in design. To stay on top of more insightful discussions from pioneers in the world of medical innovation, please subscribe, like, and share. med+Design is committed to bringing you the forefront of medical innovation. Don't miss our upcoming episodes!
Shaping the Future of Sickle Cell: A Conversation with Dr. Jane Little
In this enlightening episode, we are honored to host Dr. Jane Little, a renowned expert in hematology and sickle cell disease research. Dive deep with us as Dr. Little unravels the intricacies of sickle cell disease, its historical context, and the groundbreaking advancements in its treatment.
Dr. Little offers a vivid portrayal of sickle cell disease, using relatable analogies like "marbles" and "Legos" to simplify the complex nature of the disease. She sheds light on the challenges faced by patients, particularly the transition from pediatric to adult care, and the impact of systemic racism on funding and research.
With a focus on the evolution of treatments, Dr. Little discusses the potential of gene therapy, the role of medications like hydroxyurea, Voxelotor, and omalizumab, and the broader global implications, especially in Africa. She also touches upon the concept of "social debt" and the pressing need for a holistic approach to sickle cell care.
A significant portion of our conversation delves into the importance of empathy in patient care, the value of design thinking in healthcare, and the transformative power of patient feedback. Dr. Little's reflections on her personal journey and the lessons she's gleaned over the years are both inspiring and thought-provoking.
As we wrap up our discussion, Dr. Little emphasizes the importance of compassion, persistence, and focus in the medical field. Her insights serve as a beacon for aspiring medical professionals and researchers, guiding them towards a path of meaningful impact.
Join us in this captivating exploration of sickle cell disease, its challenges, and the hope that lies ahead. This episode promises a comprehensive understanding of the disease, its societal implications, and the future of its treatment.
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Cultivating the Next Generation of Impactful Leaders with Linda Sanders
In this insightful episode, we are thrilled to welcome Linda Sanders, an experienced healthcare executive and leadership coach. Join us as she shares her wealth of knowledge on navigating the evolving landscape of healthcare startups, the significance of cultural competency in global business, and the defining traits of effective leadership, especially during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Linda provides a candid look into the challenges that healthcare startups face in today’s environment, from regulatory hurdles to securing capital. She emphasizes that despite these challenges, there is immense opportunity for innovation in healthcare for those who are prepared and strategic.
With her extensive international experience, Linda underscores the importance of cultural competency in today’s interconnected world. She believes that understanding and appreciating diverse cultures and belief systems is not just a moral imperative, but a business one as well, enriching companies and their leaders.
One of the highlights of the conversation is Linda’s perspective on leadership during a crisis. Drawing from her work with physicians and healthcare practices during the pandemic, she outlines the qualities that effective leaders demonstrated: empathy, transparent communication, and inviting teams to be part of the solution.
Linda also delves into the topic of exit strategies for startups, advising entrepreneurs to always have potential exit plans in mind and to consider who might be interested in acquiring their company and why.
Towards the end of the conversation, Linda offers invaluable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and future leaders, emphasizing the importance of focus, action, and embracing risk. For those interested in becoming executive coaches, she encourages embracing all opportunities, trying new things, and engaging in volunteer mentoring opportunities.
Join us on this enlightening journey through the intersection of healthcare, leadership, and entrepreneurship. This conversation sets the stage for a thoughtful dialogue about the future of healthcare and the role of leadership in shaping that future.
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Connect with Linda Sanders via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-m-sanders/
Healthcare Shares CIO, Dr. Daniel Dow, Discusses the Business of Healthcare
In this enlightening episode, we are excited to host Dr. Daniel Dow, a practicing radiologist and co-founder of Healthcare Shares. Join us as he discusses his unique insights on the world of healthcare investment, utilization management, and the transformative role of AI in healthcare.
Dr. Dow takes us on a deep dive into the world of healthcare entrepreneurship and the complexities of the business of healthcare. He gives us an insider's view of Healthcare Shares, an investment firm focusing on early-stage healthcare startups, and explains the challenges and rewards of venture capital in the healthcare space.
With his vast experience in radiology, Dr. Dow uniquely breaks down the concept of utilization management in healthcare, illustrating its pivotal role in enhancing patient outcomes, managing costs, and improving overall healthcare quality. He also shares candid perspectives on some challenging issues, such as fraud, waste, and abuse, as well as overuse, misuse, and underuse of healthcare resources.
One of the highlights of the conversation is Dr. Dow's exploration of AI's potential in healthcare. From his example of a company called Covera, which leverages AI to improve radiology reports' accuracy, to Epic's collaboration with Chat GPT to enhance electronic medical records, Dr. Dow paints an exciting picture of technology-driven improvements in healthcare.
While discussing business ethics in healthcare, Dr. Dow posits a refreshing perspective, emphasizing that businesses should serve people and communities first, not just shareholders. His advice for healthcare professionals interested in entrepreneurship and innovation is both practical and inspirational, encouraging early involvement, networking, and lifelong learning.
Join us on this enlightening journey through the intersection of healthcare, business, and technology. This conversation paves the way for a thoughtful dialogue about the future of healthcare.
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Connect with Dr. Daniel Dow via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-dow-m-d-3923341b3/
Check out Healthcare Shares: https://www.healthcareshares.com/
Redefining Patient Care: Dr. Brittany Busse on Direct Primary Care
In this deeply engaging episode, we're thrilled to host Dr. Brittany Busse, a visionary in healthcare innovation and an advocate for work-life balance among healthcare professionals. She shares her insights and experiences on the future of telemedicine, the evolving healthcare landscape, and the intersection of technology and personalized care.
Dr. Busse dives deep into the transformation of healthcare delivery models, with a particular focus on Direct Primary Care (DPC) and her work with ViTel Health. She sheds light on the benefits of DPC, including a greater focus on preventive care, the building of stronger doctor-patient relationships, and the emphasis on long-term health outcomes over episodic care.
Throughout the conversation, Dr. Busse explores the potential of technology in streamlining healthcare processes. She provides a glimpse into how AI can aid in managing administrative tasks, summarizing patient records, and conducting preliminary assessments, ultimately allowing physicians to focus on the core aspects of patient care.
Moreover, Dr. Busse underscores the essence of 'whole person care' and encourages budding physicians and entrepreneurs to find their passion within the field of medicine. She extols the values of primary care doctors who provide not only medical expertise but also personalized care, advocacy, and guidance through the complex healthcare system.
Yet, despite the promise of technology, Dr. Busse emphasizes the importance of a "high touch" approach where human elements, such as healthcare coaches, play an irreplaceable role in providing personalized care and ensuring an optimum patient experience.
Join us in this fascinating dialogue as we navigate the intriguing confluence of healthcare, technology, and personal touch. This is a conversation that inspires a hopeful vision for the future of healthcare. Let's reimagine healthcare, together.
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Connect with Dr. Brittany Busse via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittany-busse-md-6067a8132/
Dr. Maurice Ramirez's Vision: Sustainability at the Heart of Future Healthcare
In this insightful conversation, we are honored to welcome Dr. Maurice Ramirez, a trailblazer in the field of healthcare and sustainability, and the founder of the High Alert Institute. He illuminates the intricate links between public health, disaster management, and sustainable practices, emphasizing the importance of creating resilient, environmentally friendly healthcare systems.
Dr. Ramirez reflects on the unsustainable practices that currently underscore disaster management, such as the lack of recycling and the high resource burn rate. He articulates the urgency of integrating sustainability into every aspect of disaster preparedness and response, reducing environmental footprints and ensuring better long-term outcomes.
He offers fascinating insights into the role of healthcare in sustainability, focusing particularly on the sector's potential for waste reduction. With healthcare producing a staggering 40% of the US's solid waste, Dr. Ramirez outlines the technological innovations and system changes that could revolutionize this industry, taking it from a key polluter to a leader in sustainable practices.
Dr. Ramirez also discusses the work of the High Alert Institute, including their patented technologies to improve renewable energy infrastructure and their initiatives for disaster preparedness through the use of renewable energy. He shares stories of how their facility operated off-grid during hurricanes and emphasizes the vast potential of similar sustainable infrastructure in other healthcare settings.
In this age of heightened climate awareness, Dr. Ramirez's rallying cry to the next generation is clear: "Stay the course." In the face of challenge and disappointment, perseverance and a commitment to a sustainable and equitable future are paramount.
Join us in this captivating dialogue as we delve into the nexus of public health, disaster management, and sustainability. Let's reimagine our future, together.
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Connect with Dr. Maurice Ramirez via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauricearamirez/
Navigating the Telemedicine Wave and Value-Based Care with Dr. David McSwain
In this profound conversation, we have the privilege of hosting Dr. David McSwain, a champion in the realm of telemedicine and an advocate for value-based care. He elaborates on his work with SPROUT, which includes developing pediatric telehealth programs and contributing to the concept of "wraparound" virtual care - a model designed to provide seamless and continuous care to patients.
As Dr. McSwain explains, one of the biggest challenges lies in transitioning from a fee-for-service system, which currently underpins much of our healthcare infrastructure, towards a value-based approach. This shift requires not only a significant transformation in our financial and accounting systems but also a critical role for technology in making this transition more feasible and effective.
He discusses accountable care organizations, emphasizing the importance of reliable data for appropriate risk stratification and the creation of meaningful metrics. He also identifies the potential of health IT in this area, underscoring the need for robust data infrastructure and reporting capabilities.
Looking towards a utopian future of healthcare, Dr. McSwain envisions a world of personalized and population-level care, with an equitable approach to technology access at the heart of it. He warns of the danger of leaving segments of the population behind as technology advances, emphasizing the importance of designing systems with disadvantaged populations in mind from the onset.
His advice for those aspiring to make a difference in this field is clear: foster a deep understanding of various perspectives, respect the expertise of others, and view disagreements and conflicts as opportunities for learning.
Join us in this riveting conversation as we explore the complex landscape of telemedicine, value-based care, and the future of healthcare.
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Connect with Dr. David McSwain via his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmcswain/
Fostering Clinician Networks for Better Healthcare: The Vision of Dr. Gary Goldman
In this captivating episode, we dive deep into an enlightening conversation with Dr. Gary Goldman about the evolving landscape of healthcare, the power of data in improving patient outcomes, and the burgeoning role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field. Dr. Goldman, a seasoned anesthesiologist and healthcare entrepreneur, provides an insightful perspective on how the collaborative interface of patient and provider can be enhanced by technology.
Dr. Goldman discusses the imminent genomics revolution and the potential of personalized healthcare regimes. However, he also raises pertinent questions about the ownership, control, and appropriate use of the data being collected.
Transitioning to the sphere of AI, Dr. Goldman emphasizes that AI should enhance human connections and assist healthcare professionals rather than replacing them. He advocates for the use of deep learning and machine learning technologies, cautioning against the misuse of data and the risks posed by Hollywood-influenced perceptions of AI.
For early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs, Dr. Goldman shares invaluable advice: utilize available resources, overcome fear, learn from experts, and don't be afraid to make mistakes. He underscores the qualities of dedication, motivation, and hard work as crucial elements for successful entrepreneurship in healthcare.
Moreover, Dr. Goldman shares his vision for the Global Health Impact Network, encouraging collaboration and participation to drive impactful conversations in healthcare innovation.
To connect with Dr. Goldman, visit Global Health Impact Network's website: https://www.globalhealthimpactnetwork.net/ or find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-goldman-md-dds-mba-a3a2a6119/
Join us as we delve into this riveting dialogue, shedding light on the future of healthcare, the ethics of data use, and the transformative potential of AI in the medical field.
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Job Satisfaction in Medicine: Dr. Lara Hochman's Innovative Approach
In this insightful interview, Dr. Lara Hochman shares her entrepreneurial journey in the creation of Happy Day Health, a company aimed at alleviating physician burnout by matchmaking doctors with compatible job opportunities that align with their personal and professional goals. Dr. Hochman discusses the myriad of challenges faced by physicians today, including the high turnover rates in healthcare, the power dynamics between doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies, and the daunting issue of physician burnout.
Her company's mission, she explains, is not only about helping physicians find the right match, but also fostering a greater understanding of what a good practice looks like, advocating for oneself in the process. Dr. Hochman emphasizes that change can only occur when physicians collectively say no to unfair practices and demand better working conditions. She envisages a future where healthcare systems treat doctors as human beings, allowing them to do the work they truly love.
Dr. Hochman's approach to achieving work-life balance centers around setting boundaries and prioritizing what's important. She encourages physicians to reach out and explore various options before concluding that medicine isn't the right path for them.
Connect with Dr. Hochman via her website: www.happydayhealth.co or find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larahochman/. She also shares content on her YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/@medicalmatchmaker
Join us as we delve into this thought-provoking conversation about reshaping the landscape of physician job satisfaction and combating burnout in the medical field.
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Physician’s Take on Pragmatic Innovation in Digital Health & Precision Medicine - A Conversation with Dr. Ron Ribitzky
In this episode, we're excited to welcome Dr. Ron Ribitzky, an accomplished healthcare strategist and visionary in the realm of digital health and precision medicine. He's known for his innovative leadership at R & D Ribitzky's Expert Services Group and his transformative work in whole person care.
Dr. Ribitzky shares his journey from serving as a flight surgeon in the Air Force to becoming a key player in the digital health sector. His unique experiences have shaped his approach to bridging technology and human wellbeing. Learn how his background in flight medicine influenced his commitment to empathizing with end-users and making technology serve us, rather than the other way around.
He discusses the future of digital health, particularly his work with Alfine software solutions in tackling whole person care, and his dedication to understanding the challenges people face in their healthcare journey. Dr. Ribitzky also shares his ongoing projects, like precision medicine, digital twins, and graph technology, which have the potential to reshape healthcare worldwide.
- From Air Force flight surgeon to digital health strategist: Dr. Ribitzky's journey
- A look into Alfine's transformative approach to whole person care
- The future of digital health and precision medicine with Dr. Ribitzky
- An examination of the global healthcare landscape and innovative solutions
Join us for this captivating conversation as we explore the intersection of technology, healthcare, and strategy. This episode is a must-watch for anyone interested in the future of digital health and the people shaping it. Don't miss it!
Jigsawdio: A Game Changer in Memory Care? An Exclusive with Amy Young
In this episode, join us for an enlightening conversation with Amy Young, the inspiring mind behind Jigsawdio, a tech platform designed to bring reminiscence therapy to life for people with Alzheimer's disease. Amy shares her innovative approach to combating memory loss, using technology to spark meaningful recollections and emotional connections.
We take a deep dive into the world of reminiscence therapy, exploring how Jigsawdio uses personalised puzzles, familiar voices, and beloved music to evoke memories. Learn how Amy's creative application of familiar stimuli can enhance the quality of life for individuals suffering from memory loss.
Amy also brings to light her entrepreneurial journey, illuminating the trials and triumphs of transforming an idea into a successful venture. She offers practical advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, emphasising the importance of courage, persistence, and surrounding oneself with a supportive community.
- An immersive exploration of reminiscence therapy with Jigsawdio
- The transformative power of familiar stimuli in evoking memories for individuals with Alzheimer's disease
- The inspiring journey of entrepreneurship, from ideation to execution
- Practical advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, with insights drawn from Amy's own experiences
Join us as we delve into these thought-provoking topics and more in this engaging conversation. This episode is a must-watch for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. Don't miss out!
Check out our case study of our work with Amy and Jigsawdio here.
The Future of Surgical Innovation: Insights from Dr. Tom Sorrentino
In this episode, we have a riveting conversation with surgical fellow and innovation expert from the UCSF Surgical Innovations Fellowship, Dr. Tom Sorrentino. Tom shares his unique experiences and insights into the future of surgical innovation, the transformative role of AI in healthcare, and systemic factors leading to physician burnout. We explore the fascinating world of surgical innovation, delving into how the UCSF Surgical Innovations Fellowship and UCSF resources have been instrumental in shaping this field. We discuss the promising role of large language models (LLMs) and artificial intelligence in revolutionizing surgical procedures and academic research, while also considering the ethical challenges and issues surrounding these technologies. Tom also brings to light the systemic issues contributing to physician burnout and offers personal strategies for striking a balance between a demanding professional life and maintaining personal well-being. He provides valuable advice for clinicians and physicians interested in exploring the med tech development and entrepreneurship. Highlights: - An in-depth look at surgical innovation through the lens of the UCSF Surgical Innovations Fellowship - The potential of LLMs and AI in revolutionizing surgical procedures and healthcare - Ethical considerations and challenges in implementing AI in surgery and academic research - Unraveling the systemic causes of physician burnout and practical strategies to mitigate it - Advice for those interested in the field of med tech development and entrepreneurship Join us as we explore these topics and more in this enlightening conversation. This episode is a must-listen for anyone at the intersection of technology, healthcare, and personal well-being. Don't miss out!
Unlocking Healthcare Innovation: Andy Kant on AI and Patient-Centered Design
In this episode, we dive deep into a conversation with Andy Kant, a translational research and an innovation expert. Andy shares his unique insights into the future of healthcare, the role of design in healthcare innovation, and the power of a patient-centered approach in improving healthcare outcomes. We discuss the transformative role of personalized medicine, the potential for leveraging AI in healthcare, and the benefits of integrating technology and data in creating patient-centered solutions. We also explore the concept of shared risk models for startups, suggesting new ways to structure revenue models and partnerships within the health system. Highlights: - The role of design in shaping healthcare innovation - The power of a patient-centered approach in improving healthcare outcomes - The transformative potential of personalized medicine and the barriers to its adoption - The possibilities of AI and technology integration in healthcare - The concept of shared risk models for healthcare startups - The importance of staying connected to core values during the innovation process Join us as we unpack these topics and more with Andy Kant. This episode is a must for anyone interested in the intersection of design, technology, and healthcare. Don't miss this enlightening conversation! Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewkant/
Navigating the Healthcare Innovation Landscape: Insights from Expert Laurence Freeman
In this episode, we sit down with Laurence Freeman, a healthcare innovator, and entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Laurence shares his insights into the future of healthcare innovation, the importance of high-quality data, and the impact of AI-driven solutions for entrepreneurial clinicians and physicians.
Laurence also discusses the increasingly competitive landscape of healthcare innovation, the ease of innovating with modern tools and resources, and the potential of cloud computing and quantum technology in revolutionizing the industry.
- The importance of high-quality data in healthcare innovation
- The role of AI-driven solutions for entrepreneurial clinicians and physicians
- The increasingly competitive landscape of healthcare innovation
- The ease of innovating with modern tools and resources
- Cloud computing and quantum technology's potential impact on healthcare
- The transition age in healthcare and its continual progress
Join us as we explore the future of healthcare innovation with Laurence Freeman and dive into the factors that contribute to the success of healthcare startups. Don't miss this insightful conversation!
ChatGPT in Healthcare: Dr. Harvey Castro's Vision for an AI-Enhanced Future
Join us for an insightful and engaging conversation with Dr. Harvey Castro, an innovative physician entrepreneur, author of "The AI-Driven Entrepreneur," and leading expert in using AI to enhance healthcare services. In this podcast, we explore the potential of AI in transforming the healthcare landscape, address the ethical concerns surrounding AI usage, and discuss real-world examples of AI implementation in healthcare settings.
Dr. Castro shares his experience working with AI, particularly ChatGPT, and how it can positively impact patient care, education, and medical decision-making. He also highlights an inspiring case study of a hospital in England that simplified asthma discharge instructions and created a coloring book for young patients using AI technology.
We delve into the challenges of convincing skeptical healthcare professionals about AI and the importance of education in overcoming their concerns. Finally, Dr. Castro offers invaluable advice for aspiring physician entrepreneurs, emphasizing the need for mentorship, continuous learning, and resilience.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a pioneering expert in AI and healthcare. Be sure to subscribe to our channel and follow Dr. Harvey Castro on LinkedIn for more insights and updates!
Medtech Disruptors: Uncover the Formula for Success with Duane Mancini
In this episode, we sit down with Duane Mancini, the founder and CEO of Project Medtech, a company dedicated to supporting the growth of early-stage medical device startups.
Duane shares his experience in the medical device industry, discusses the challenges of commercialization, and offers valuable advice for aspiring med tech entrepreneurs.
We also discuss the role of physicians in the med tech space, the importance of a strong team, and the factors that set successful medical device companies apart.
- The challenges of commercialization in the medical device industry
- The role of physicians in med tech innovation and entrepreneurship
- The importance of a strong team in the success of a medical device company
- Duane's advice for aspiring med tech entrepreneurs
- Project Medtech's criteria for working with startups
- The rewarding experience of entrepreneurship in the med tech space
Join us as we dive into the world of med tech entrepreneurship with Duane Mancini and explore the factors that contribute to the success of medical device startups. Don't miss this insightful conversation!
Innovating a Medical Device with Only 1 Million in Funding? A Conversation with Galen Robertson
We're thrilled to have Galen Robertson, COO of 410 Medical and medical device innovator, as our guest.
Gain insight into the challenges of starting and growing a medical device company and the process of getting FDA clearance for medical devices.
Discover what it takes to advance your business from the startup phase to the growth phase, and how to keep your team motivated through failure.
Galen will also share his experience as an R&D engineer in various capacities, and how life changes as you step into more senior roles.
We'll discuss how to approach the product development process to ensure successful launch.
Learn about Galen's experience founding 410 Medical and the LifeFlow product. We'll delve into the process of getting FDA clearance for LifeFlow, and the unique challenges faced while leading 410 Medical through the growth phase.
Finally, for those who want to sit in Galen's seat one day as an innovator and entrepreneur, he'll share his advice on how to get there.
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from a seasoned industry leader and gain insights into the world of medical device innovation.
Innovating for Body & Mind in Healthcare with Dr. Spencer Dorn
Check out our conversation with Dr. Spencer Dorn, a seasoned physician leader, clinician, and academic.
Explore with us the important topic of integrating body and mind in patient care and the role technology plays in revolutionizing the healthcare system.
Discover the challenges and rewards of redesigning specialty care to be more accessible, affordable, and effective.
Get inspired as we discuss ways to make specialty care more accessible and affordable and get valuable advice for aspiring physician leaders.
This was a truly inspiring and enlightening conversation.
Do you agree that the future of Digital Health is as bright as ever?
Are Physicians Great Entrepreneurs too? A Talk with Dr. Arlen Meyers
Join us for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Arlen Meyers, a healthcare pioneer and innovator with over 40+ years of experience to his name.
As a physician, educator, & entrepreneur, he discussed his personal journey and the unique perspective that physicians bring to the business world.
As the founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, he also shared his thoughts on how physicians can succeed in business at every level and shared very keen details on how to get started from zero.
This was an incredible conversation and an even better opportunity to learn from a true thought leader in the field of healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Designing for Maternal and Infant Health with Kristin Tully
Join us as we delve into the world of Couplet Care Founder and Chief Scientist, Kristin Tully!
Kristin has spent the past decade conducting research on patient safety, breastfeeding experiences, and parent-infant interactions, and has used her findings to create a company that aims to improve pregnancy outcomes across generations.
But building a business in the healthcare industry isn't just about profits and marketing.
Empathy for the end user and a focus on compassion are also crucial.
During the podcast, we'll explore how Kristin has incorporated these values and her years of research into Couplet Care and the challenges she has faced along the way.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a medical innovator like Kristin.
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The 5 Billion Dollar Doctor Identity Problem with Leah Houston, MD
We are excited to welcome Dr. Leah Houston, MD to our next discussion! Dr. Houston worked in emergency rooms as an Emergency Physician for over 10 years where she gained first hand experience in the massive inefficiencies plaguing the US healthcare system.
While also being a participant in the blockchain space since 2012, she combines each of these areas of expertise into her current roles as CEO of the Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community (HPEC) and of Evercred.
HPEC and Evercred are a symbiotic ecosystem of decentralized self-sovereign identity in healthcare. HPEC solves the complex issue of physician credentialing, where there is currently around $5B wasted annually from the clunky and time consuming task for physicians to gain employment mobility. In this new system, physicians will be the holders and creators of their credential data that is instantly verifiable on-chain. In turn, empowering them to allow permissioned access to those that they choose.
With the added feature of creating micro communities for governance and specialties of interest, physicians will be able to operate in a way that has never been done before.
Evercred is the institution facing credential issuing and data management software used by credential issuers and verifiers. Evercred gives practicing physicians ownership of their credentials and allows for perpetual and automated permanent primary source verification of their identity and credentialing data in a secure-trusted and decentralized way.
Combined with HPEC, the medical industry can be far more efficient and trusted for all involved. As you can see, Dr. Houston is one of the brightest minds and valiant entrepreneurs in the space. Join us for a conversation into this realm where surely, change is on the horizon.
Enabling Evolutionary Design with Andrew DiMeo
Andrew DiMeo is someone who’s positive impact on others continues to reverberate as his storied career takes him to new heights. He has spent years not only educating the next generation of Biomedical Engineering Designers at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State but also consulting countless founders on Process of Innovation, Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurship.
In practicing what he preaches, Professor DiMeo has founded multiple successful ventures including Gilero and Novocor Medical Systems. His most recent endeavor, CanvasGT, was acquired by Greenlight Guru where he now resides as a Senior Product Manager on the impending release of the Strategy product.
What is Strategy by Greenlight Guru?
Strategy allows medical innovators to accelerate meaningful creativity via visual collaboration tools to brainstorm, prioritize, and bring new innovations to life. The application was created to achieve true traceability along the design process, allow for completely remote collaboration, assist you in identifying priorities based on a multitude of factors, and tons more useful features that truly enable Evolutionary Design.
Over the years, he has also served as a business advisor to National Institute of Health programs RADx, C3i, and Blueprint Neuro.
As you can see, Andrew DiMeo is a Health Innovator, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Designer, and the exact kind of person that we like to learn from in these talks. Join us and discover more about the incredible work that he has done paired with his unique story.
Andrew did a demonstration of his Strategy by Greenlight Guru product that we had to remove from this recording as it would not make sense without the visual component. For the full effect, please head over to our Youtube account to learn more about how Strategy is the future of medical device innovation.
The Dr. Noze Best Story with Dr. Steven Goudy
Dr. Steven Goudy is a renowned pediatric ENT that was tired of the nasal suction devices on the market. He saw first hand the struggles that parents were going through when having to manually remove excess nasal build up from their babies using the devices that were available to them.
Why is this ability significant? Well it turns out that babies can not breathe through their mouth, making breathing through their nose of the utmost importance. During times where the baby has contracted an illness, developed a medical condition, or maybe a complication at birth, this lack of breathing through their nose inhibits their ability to eat and filter foreign objects out of the air.
Incoming is the NozeBot baby nasal aspirator from Dr. Noze Best, founded by Steven Goudy, MD to address this unmet medical need. The NozeBot offers three medical grade suction settings and was designed for parents to tend to their baby anywhere with this portable device.
As many of you may know, bringing any product to market successfully is quite a feat and this is particularly true when it comes to medical devices. We are bringing Dr. Goudy on to share his story of what it was like to go from being a practicing physician to a savvy business owner.