Not Just Women's Health: Trends in Fertility Tech (Leslie Schrock)
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by Tjasa Zajc
1w ago
  Among the healthcare areas gaining more and more attention is women’s health. According to BCG, Investment in women’s health care companies in the US surged to an all-time high of $3.3 billion in 2022. Women's health refers to a broad range of medical and wellness services specifically tailored to address the unique health concerns of women. Particular focus is on reproductive health, fertility, and menopause. Technology supporting women’s health can go from EHR records, telemedicine services, medical imaging, diagnostic and IVF technology, wearable devices for monitoring health, menst ..read more
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How Can Lack of Resources Spur Innovation?
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by Tjasa Zajc
1w ago
  Scarcity of resources can be difficult to imagine: It automatically causes innovation in the form of the adaptation of clinical guidelines, palliative care instead of treatment, and clinicians accepting that they can’t help everyone but need to choose who to save and who to palliate. Khalida Soki is a consultant physician and kidney specialist working in Nairobi. She moved back to Kenya in 2018. She participated in over 20 kidney transplants in Nairobi, successfully run a large hemodialysis unit, grown a clinic for kidney disease and helped write the COVID19 guidelines for the Ministry ..read more
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How Does AI Work For Medical Note Taking and Risk Scoring? (Augmedix, HDAI)
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by Tjasa Zajc
3w ago
  If you’re still trying to wrap your head around the use of AI in healthcare, this episode will give you an idea about the use of generative AI to create clinical notes during an interaction between a doctor and a patient. Key topics in the discussions with the CEO of Augmedix Manny Krakaris and CEO of HDAI Nassib Chamoun: Generative AI in Healthcare Documentation Development of Risk Prediction Scores Data Utilization and Model Training Industry Challenges and Differentiation Augmedix is a healthcare technology company that delivers ambient medical documentation and data solu ..read more
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How Is Patient Data Consolidated and Presented to Doctors in the US?
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by Tjasa Zajc
3w ago
  In the United States, individuals' healthcare information is dispersed among various healthcare providers. But many companies have been working on creating consolidated patient views, Reveleer being one of them. Data fragmentation often occurs because people tend to switch healthcare providers when they change jobs and, as a result, their health insurance plans. Since insurance companies have specific networks of affiliated healthcare providers, a change in insurance necessitates a change in providers. Because providers use different information technology systems, individual healthcar ..read more
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Update on VR in healthcare: Indications, Accessibility, Value Based Care Approach (Aaron Gani, BehaVR)
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by Tjasa Zajc
1M ago
  VR is becoming a well-established tool in healthcare and medicine to help treat pain management, anxiety, mental wellness, and more. Thousands of studies have shown the efficacy of VR approaches for health because of the impact of the immersive experience offered by this technology. In this episode, you’ll hear an update on the field with Aaron Gani, CEO of BehaVR, a company providing virtual reality solutions to address pain management, anxiety, mental wellness, and social engagement. Topics covered: The latest on reimbursement: it is possible through value-based contracts, Shi ..read more
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HLTH 2023: Update on Generative AI in Healthcare
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by Tjasa Zajc
1M ago
  Generative AI - a subset of AI technologies that employ advanced machine learning algorithms to generate content, solutions, or outcomes that weren't explicitly programmed into the algorithms has many potential applications in healthcare. But at the moment, the digital health space is filled with noise. This discussion was recorded at HLTH 2023 in Las Vegas. Justin Norden - Partner at GSR Ventures talks about: his observes from the investor’s perspective, what he thinks about the discussions on open-sourced vs. closed AI development, why everyone should incorporate generative AI i ..read more
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How Does AWS Support Startups Through the AWS Health Innovation Podcast
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by Tjasa Zajc
1M ago
  AWS Health Innovation Podcast showcases startups that are advancing healthcare & life science by leveraging cloud computing technology. The host of the show is Alex Merwin - Head of Growth, Healthcare & Life Sciences Startups at Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is a cloud infrastructure provider, giving startups is a platform that can be used to create an agile, scalable, and compliant technology infrastructure, for any sort of product, explains Alex Merwin. In this episode, Alex and Tjasa Zajc, host of Faces of digital health podcast, talk about AWS Health Innovation Podcast and ..read more
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How Are Drones in Malawi Solving Medical Supply Chain Challenges?
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by Tjasa Zajc
2M ago
  Drone services in Malawi efficiently transport blood samples between labs, connecting hospitals and doctors, which speeds up result delivery, enhances sustainability, and reduces costs. Jedsy is a technology company based in Switzerland with the ultimate aim of designing and developing high-end multipurpose drones. Jedsy is present in Switzerland, Malawi, India and Brazil. In this discussion, the CEO Herbert Weirather explained: What challenges are present in the medical supply chain in Africa, Which stakeholders does the company work with, what’s their business model, Why there i ..read more
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Kenya: How is Ilara Health Improving Availability and Affordability of Diagnostic Devices?
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by Tjasa Zajc
2M ago
  Kenya has a lot of talent and opportunities for innovation. Access to care is not a problem, because there are plenty of community nurses present all across the country. However, they have a limited problem and mostly focus on main infectious diseases, leaving serious conditions undiagnosed, says  Emilian Popa, Founder and CEO of Ilara Health. Ilara health equips a network of small healthcare providers with lifesaving and essential diagnostic tools to improve the quality of medical care in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this episode, Emilian Popa talks about: why health insurance is ha ..read more
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Startups in Nigeria: The Biggest Challenge is Access to Market (Jennie Nwokoye, Clafiya)
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by Tjasa Zajc
2M ago
  One of the biggest challenges for healthcare startups in Nigeria is access to market. “In Nigeria, healthcare is fragmented, making it difficult to find distribution channels. We have to be creative and may need to look outside healthcare for distribution channels,” says Jennie Nwokoye is the founder and CEO of Clafiya - digital primary healthcare service that connects individuals and businesses to health practitioners to provide convenient, quality, and affordable, on-demand primary care from their mobile phones. In this discussion, Jennie explains:  What are the healthcare cha ..read more
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