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Dr. David E Albert is a physician, engineer, inventor and serial entrepreneur, and he's the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Alivecor. Dr. Albert has developed life-saving technologies and products for more than 30 years, and he's turned a number of those inventions into tech startups, even before it was a trendy thing to do. Each year, over 20…
 
The pandemic has illustrated how Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can impact the spread of disease, access to vaccines and the levels of trust in and utilization of basic health services. Beyond the focus on SDOH by politicians, advocacy, groups, and charitable organizations, there are private and public commercial organizations that make it a …
 
In this episode, we dive into a topic that is very close to my heart: improving the lives of people with diabetes. You've certainly heard Kodak mentioned as a good example of how companies should *not* manage product development. A company that was once a household name is now known for missing out on the move to digital cameras. For as long as bus…
 
"In this episode, I'm excited to introduce you to yet another outstanding health innovation leader who is hosting another new show on Digital Health Today. His degrees are in engineering and business, and he is a writer, entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He is a truly multi-talented person and I'm pleased to also call him a friend. I'm honored t…
 
In this episode, I have the pleasure of introducing you to one of the health sectors leading innovators, and probably one of the best known and, dare I say it, most loved, leaders I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in my 20 plus years working in healthcare: Eugene Borukhovich. He’s a serial intra- and entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, speaker…
 
In this episode I welcome two executives from Bayer G4A. Bayer G4A has been a longtime sponsor of Digital Health Today. I caught up with Dominick Kennerson, Global Head G4A, Digital Health Partnerships at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. I also spoke with Sophie Park. Sophie is a veteran guest on the Digital Health Today program, and the Chief Strategist for…
 
Imagine this: You’re the founder of a digital health startup. You’ve been carefully selected and invited to participate in a brand new accelerator in Barcelona. At the start of the year, you say goodbye to your friends and family, you find a place in Barcelona to call home, and you focus on growing your business with the mentorship and support of o…
 
If you’ve been tuned into nearly any news channel recently, you’ve probably seen the announcement by Akili about the clearance they announced on June 15 for their product EndeavorRX. It is the first prescription treatment delivered through a video game which is designed to treat Pediatric ADHD. This was quickly followed by an announcement on June 2…
 
For this special Coffee Talk, I invited Sophie Park, Chief Strategist for Bayer G4A Partnerships to discuss the opportunities for innovative companies to grow and partner with a global pharma company. The Bayer G4A program has continued to grow and succeed since 2013, and it has evolved to adapt to changing market forces, new business priorities an…
 
When you visit a website, do you use the navigation menu? Or do you head to the lower right corner of your screen? T hat corner is where a little bit of internet magic happens and it’s becoming more prevalent, and having a great impact, in healthcare. It’s where you can get the answers and information you need just by typing in a few simple words o…
 
With the combination of the Covid crisis and the increased awareness of mental health in the month of May (which is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth) I wanted to dig deeper into mental health and find out what we can do as individuals and organizations to resource ourselves and those around us. Guest: Dr. William Kassler, Deputy Health Officer and Lead …
 
In 2017, approximately 19.7 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol or illicit drugs in the past year, and an estimated 20.7 million people aged 12 or older needed substance use treatment (1). Sky News reports that calls have doubled to a helpline designed to support children whose parents …
 
Organizations are adapting to the new ways of engaging with their employees, clients and suppliers, and platforms like Zoom are experiencing rapid growth as collaboration tools. But successfully growing a business requires more than simply having the right technology in place. Ultimately, it's always about the people. Questions abound such as - how…
 
For this special Coffee Talk I invited two leaders from one of our sponsors to share some of their insights and expertise on one of the most important areas of healthcare right now, Biomedical Informatics. Organizing, analyzing, and utilizing vast amounts of information for translational research to connect discovery with clinical care is one of th…
 
At some stage, hopefully soon, the COVID-19 crisis is going to be behind us. Regardless of what was done right or what mistakes are made, eventually, we’ll need to focus on the work we need to do in our 'new normal'. In this episode we consider two key questions. 1) Based on the information that's available today, what decisions can we make today t…
 
Joining me in our virtual studio is David Van Sickle, co-founder and CEO of Propeller Health. Propeller is a leading digital health company dedicated to the management of chronic respiratory disease. David founded Propeller Health in 2010 but he initially started his work in 2006 while at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. David was one of the…
 
Our guest: Shawna Butler, RN, MBA Shawna is a nurse economist and tech enthusiast. She is a leading advocate for the role of nurses in driving the development and use of technology across the healthcare sector. She works with companies of all sizes, from startups to global corporations, and she’s coined the term ‘EntrepreNURSE’. Shawna works with t…
 
Our guest: Dr. David Fajgenbaum is the co-founder & Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine at UPenn. After being diagnosed with Castleman disease as a 3rd year medical student and narrowly escaping death several times, David was told that there were no treatments available th…
 
Our guest: Dr. Jennifer Schneider, President of Livongo After speaking with Glen Tullman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Livongo, in an earlier episode, I was so interested in the work that Livongo is doing that I asked for a chance to speak with Dr. Jennifer Schneider when we were both in Las Vegas for the HLTH conference. Jenny is an amazing i…
 
Our guest: In this episode, we speak with Robert Cohen, VP of Global R&D, Chief Technology Officer at Stryker Joint Replacement. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies, and is leading the development of new ways to transform and enhance the technology available in musculoskeletal care. Robert shared some insights on the …
 
Our guest: In this episode, we hear from Molly K. McCarthy MBA, BSN, RN-BC. Molly is the National Director, US Provider Industry and Chief Nursing Officer for Microsoft. Molly shares her path that led her from from nursing to technology leadership. Molly discusses the use of the HoloLens, education and the 3 key business areas at Microsoft Health, …
 
The DOCSF meeting is a great way to get geared up before #JPM Week in San Francisco. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Orthopedics Conference, San Francisco, is organized by Prof Stefano Bini and Shawna Butler. This year, the sessions featured leaders from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and many other amazing organizations, and I interviewed …
 
Professional Employer Organizations are an increasingly popular way for small and medium sized businesses to manage their HR and payroll functions. By outsourcing these administrative burdens, the staff is free to focus on their core competencies. And, because PEOs service many companies, they can exercise their purchasing power to offer higher qua…
 
When two or more people get together with a business idea, their first inclination is often to join together as partners. However, that’s not always the best decision, and even when it is, there are a number of variables that need to be considered. A business partnership can be as rewarding and exasperating as any relationship. This podcast discuss…
 
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Berlin Germany for the Bayer G4A Signing Day event. This was their official launch of the 11 inspiring companies that are the most recent additions to the G4A family. While I was there, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with their keynote speaker for the evening. From the stage, he shared t…
 
Every business today is dependent on computer systems, and a cyber attack could be devastating. In this episode, host Dennis Zink talks with David Spire, Chief Development Officer and Chris Brenes, Director of IT Security for Entech. They discuss ways to keep your computers safe when exchanging data with other systems, when using cloud services, an…
 
In this episode we dive into mental health. More specifically, the treatment of major depressive disorder, also known as clinical depression. It is an area of tremendous need and one can be very well served through the solutions and approaches that are being developed and being made available to users around the world. So, how big of a problem is s…
 
Knowledgeable business owners are aware that digital marketing is essential to their growth and survival. In this episode, host Dennis Zink speaks with Nabil Freij, a SCORE Mentor, successful business owner and a proficient user of digital media and social marketing tools. Nabil explains what digital marketing is and how best to use it. His on-poin…
 
“Don't fall in love with the solution, fall in love with the problem”…..Really? In this episode we look at needs-based innovation, and to get a better understanding I spoke with Marta Zanchi, PhD. Marta spent 13 years at Stanford University, first as a doctoral student then as a faculty member and founding director of digital health at the Stanford…
 
Our guest is Francesca Wuttke, PhD, the Chief Digital Officer of Almirall. Almirall is an international pharmaceutical company founded in 1943 and based in Barcelona – which is where Francesca is based. Francesca is responsible for developing and executing an end-to-end company-wide digital transformation. In her role, she is responsible for findin…
 
The topic: Have you ever wondered how much more secure - or perhaps less secure - your organization is compared to your peers in the industry? This could have a significant impact on your business not simply the operational performance of your organization, but on the commercial opportunities as well. With the risks and threats surrounding healthca…
 
The World Health Organization reports, based on statistics from the end of 2018, that about 38 million people are living with HIV around the world. While about 62% of those – about 23 million people – were receiving antiretroviral treatment by the end of 2018, another 21% of them did not even know their HIV status. That’s about 8 million people who…
 
Business owners and entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly aware that social media is a vital part of any marketing plan. Many of them don't have a complete understanding of this technology. They don't know what it is or how to use it. In this episode, host Dennis Zink speaks with Mical Johnson of Cyberize Group and Jason Bearden of Digital MKTG P…
 
Our first State of the Podcast episode! We've been going for 3 years, and we've experienced a lot of growth and success. In this episode, we cover four key topics to shed some light on where we’re focusing our efforts and how we’re having an impact. 1) Metrics - Our shows have had over 200,000 downloads, 15,000 followers 2) Community - We've develo…
 
Alexis Nguyen, owner of an Assisting Hands Home Care franchise, is a major success story. She credits her SCORE mentors with helping her build her multi-million dollar business. In this episode, host Dennis Zink speaks with her and her two SCORE mentors, Stroud Curran with the Tampa chapter, and Lloyd Nurick with the Manasota chapter, regarding the…
 
Access to capital is a problem faced by most businesses. We’ve brought back Gerri Detweiler, Education Director of Nav, to further discuss the ways that businesses can gain access to funding. Gerri and host Dennis Zink talk about the importance of personal as well as business credit, how to check your credit, how you can improve credit scores and c…
 
“We really love this new positioning of high tech meets high touch, to truly change health and well-being.” ~ Dr. Rajiv Kumar We’ve all heard the numbers regarding the healthcare spend in the United States. When compared to other developed countries, per capita healthcare spending in the US ($9,892 in 2016) is 145 percent higher than the Organizati…
 
Overcoming challenges and accelerating change with Jen Goldsack of the (new!) Digital Medicine Society The use of the term ‘digital health' is continuing to grow, with new subsets of products and services being grouped within it: digital doctor’s visits, digital clinical trials, digital therapeutics, and digital medicine – these are just some of th…
 
Welcome to Coffee Talk! In this episode, we speak with two leaders from one of the companies that help make our platform possible, and we’ll learn more about the work they’re doing to move the industry forward. My guests are from none other than Bayer G4A. Bayer G4A was officially launched as “Grants4Apps” in Berlin in 2013, originally with the aim…
 
How a former F-16 fighter pilot is flying high with new FDA and CE-registered medical applications using VR? ~ Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality – We’ve spoken to leaders about these technologies in our conversations with Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Dr. Ashya Vahabzadeh, Dr. Shafi Ahmed, Dr. Rafael Grossman and Dr. Justin Barad. Those gues…
 
Buying a franchise can be an easier way to get into business than starting from scratch. In this episode, we're addressing the benefits and challenges associated with buying a franchise business. We'll be exploring what a franchise is, what types of franchises are available, how to choose the best one to fit your needs, and the cost of buying into …
 
Buying a business is one of the most important steps in life taken by entrepreneurs. It can be a rewarding experience or it can be a minefield fraught with danger. Our experts are here to guide you safely through that minefield. In this episode, host Dennis Zink is joined by Peter Gruits, an experienced SCORE mentor, and Michael Zuckerman, also a m…
 
Combining commercial nous with digital tools to deliver universal access to healthcare There are over 1.2 billion people living in Africa, and another 1.3 billion living in India. Together they account for about 34% of the world’s population. These two regions represent some of the highest levels of healthcare burden, and some of the lowest numbers…
 
This is the final episode in our series addressing exit strategies. In part one, we explored the important considerations sellers must understand before exiting their business. In part two, our experts presented ways in which businesses are valued. In part three, we outlines the first 5 steps of the process of selling a business. In this podcast, w…
 
How the Novartis Biome is pioneering new approaches to digital health innovation? Take a look online and you’ll find hundreds of articles proclaiming that Pharma’s business model is broken and that the entire sector is in the middle of an innovation crisis. Whether you agree or disagree, there’s no question that the industry is extraordinarily comp…
 
How can better development resources and new business models enable ‘bring-your-own-app' solutions? Application Programming Interfaces. APIs. We hear a lot about them and their use is really taking off in healthcare. Providers want to use them to become more efficient and provide better connectivity across their enterprise. Patients are also demand…
 
In this episode we dive into some of the cities, countries and winning strategies that are leading the transformation of health for the billions of people that live in APAC. Tony Estrella is an investor, advisor, and global digital health expert. He has experience all over the world having lived and worked in Asia, the US, and Europe as a startup f…
 
This is part three of a series of episodes addressing exit strategies. In part one, we explored the important considerations sellers must understand before exiting their business. In part two, our experts presented ways in which businesses are valued. In this podcast, we outline the steps in the selling process leading to a successful exit. Our gue…
 
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