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Conversations with clinicians, vendors, policy makers and decision makers to promote innovation and collaboration for better healthcare enabled by technology.

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Conversations with clinicians, vendors, policy makers and decision makers to promote innovation and collaboration for better healthcare enabled by technology.

Learn about digital health, medical devices, medtech, biotech, health informatics, life sciences, aged care, disability, commercialisation, startups and so much more.

    452 - Navigating Innovations in Healthcare: Supporting Start-ups and Scale-ups Towards Market Success. Sarah-Jane Anker, Anker Alliance

    452 - Navigating Innovations in Healthcare: Supporting Start-ups and Scale-ups Towards Market Success. Sarah-Jane Anker, Anker Alliance

    In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch is joined by Sarah-Jane Anker, Director and Founder of Anker Alliance. With a rich background in medical devices and pharmaceuticals, Sarah-Jane dives into the pivotal role of consulting services for healthcare start-ups and scale-ups.
    The discussion covers everything from strategic partnerships to navigating complex regulations and building robust investor relations. Sarah-Jane also shares success stories and offers insights on the future of healthcare innovation, making this a must-listen for anyone in the MedTech space.

    Key Takeaways:
    The Role of Anker Alliance: Anker Alliance specialises in bridging the gap between start-ups and established businesses in the MedTech and healthcare sectors.Importance of Consulting in Healthcare: Consulting services are crucial for healthcare start-ups to navigate regulatory challenges and execute market strategies effectively.Strategic Partnerships: Forming alliances with more prominent companies can help start-ups slipstream into new markets more efficiently. These partnerships often result in cost savings, faster market entry, and the ability to scale globally.Investor Relations and PR: Effectively communicating the value proposition is key to attracting investments and building brand awareness. Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare: Regulatory complexities and post-COVID shifts are significant hurdles—however, advancements in AI, diagnostics, and preventative healthcare present exciting opportunities for innovation.

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    • 18 min
    451 - Improving Clinician Engagement and Clinical Care. Dr Rob Pearlman, MedApps

    451 - Improving Clinician Engagement and Clinical Care. Dr Rob Pearlman, MedApps

    In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch chats with Dr Rob Pearlman, founder of MedApps, at the Digital Health Festival 2024. They explore the MedApp platform, which enhances orientation and onboarding for hospital staff, especially junior doctors and nurses. 
    Dr Pearlman shares insights about the MedApps evolution, its impact on healthcare settings, and his dual role as a clinician and developer.

    Key Takeaways:
    MedApp Overview:  MedApp improves orientation and onboarding for hospital staff, aiming to boost engagement and retention.Integration and Scalability: The platform is adaptable and has been successfully integrated across various hospital departments, showcasing its scalability. With a strong focus on user feedback, MedApp continually evolves to meet its users’ needs.Real-World Implementation: MedApp has been successfully implemented in emergency departments and regional hospitals, saving time and improving staff retention.

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    • 17 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Frank and Fearless by ANDHealth: Andrew Murphy on Healthcare Startups: Robust Strategies and Market Adaptation

    BONUS EPISODE: Frank and Fearless by ANDHealth: Andrew Murphy on Healthcare Startups: Robust Strategies and Market Adaptation

    This special bonus episode of Talking HealthTech is a recent episode from one of the shows in the THT Podcast Network - Frank and Fearless by ANDHealth. Subscribe to their show below:
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/frank-and-fearless-by-andhealth/id1724711269
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7Amrj4axcU9gwCl7AsS2vj?si=5b53150b3e4b4770

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    Welcome to the Frank and Fearless podcast, where we join brilliant individuals pushing the boundaries of science, health, and innovation.
    In this episode, hosted by Bronwyn Le Grice, we're excited to spotlight Andrew Murphy, a driving force behind Ireland's startup and entrepreneurial community and nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.
    Andrew is a Partner at Erisbeg I LP and an active seed investor through his own firm, Merleview. With a background in Chemical Engineering, his journey into entrepreneurship began in 2006 when he founded Slainte Healthcare. From humble beginnings, Slainte evolved into two successful entities: Claimsure, a pivotal platform for Revenue Cycle Management in Ireland's Health System, and Vitro Software, an electronic medical record platform that achieved international scaling.
    But Andrew's impact doesn't stop there. He's been a catalyst for international growth, having co-founded Robotify Labs, acquired by Imagine Learning in 2021, and guiding numerous ventures to scale internationally.
    Beyond this, Andrew mentors entrepreneurs and CEOs, fostering growth and success across industries. As a director at HealthXL and a member of ANDHealth's International Investment Advisory Committee, he continues to shape the future of healthcare innovation.
    Join us as we delve into Andrew's journey, his insights on scaling ventures, and his fearless approach to entrepreneurship. 
    If you liked this episode, make sure you subscribe and rate it - your support fuels our continuous endeavour to bring potent discussions to the fore of healthcare innovation.
    Find us on LinkedIn @ANDHealth and visit our website www.andhealth.com.au for more information and resources.
    With thanks to our key partners: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Novartis, Planet Innovation, Roche, Telstra Health, RMIT University, Curve, HPM Executive, and HealthXL.
    The Frank & Fearless Podcast by ANDHealth is a proud member of the Talking HealthTech Podcast Network - the premier audio destination for cutting-edge insights and thought leadership in healthcare delivery, innovation, digital health, healthcare ICT, and commercialization.
    Learn more at www.talkinghealthtech.com/podcast/network.

    • 40 min
    450 - Digital Health Festival 2024 Feature Episode

    450 - Digital Health Festival 2024 Feature Episode

    In this special episode of Talking HealthTech, dive into the vibrant discussions held during the Digital Health Festival 2024 in Melbourne, Australia with a fantastic lineup of guests: Mani Sahihi, Company Director & COO, Foxo; Dr Talat Uppal, Director, Women’s Health Road; Nathan Moore, CEO, Frameless Interactive; Angela Ryan, Lead Healthcare Executive, JAPAC, Oracle Health; Dr Sean Stevens, General Practitioner / Clinic Owner & Director, Grove Medical; Kara Renee Burns, Digital Health Program Manager: Centre for Digital Transformation of Health, University of Melbourne; and Amanda Bury, Chief Commercial Officer, Infermedica.

    The episode features key insights into the intersection of healthcare and technology, from AI innovations and telemedicine to women's health and digital health equity.
    Key Takeaways:
    Collaboration in healthcare technology: There is a wealth of resources available for connecting and innovating within the health tech field, emphasising the value of leveraging these networks for successful advancements.Women's health and digital technology: Efforts to enhance women's healthcare through digital tools such as cloud-based records and AI scribes are driven by a commitment to addressing challenges like heavy periods.AI's role in healthcare: The potential of AI to boost productivity and communication in healthcare is highlighted by experts who advocate for its responsible integration to engage and inform patients effectively.Clinician and tech community partnership: Clinician involvement is crucial in developing healthcare technologies and fostering partnerships with the tech community to create practical and effective solutions.Digital health equity: Research into equitable digital health is championed, aiming for future strategies that ensure technology benefits all individuals, regardless of their background.
    Check out the episode and full show notes on the Talking HealthTech website.
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    • 42 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Creative Careers in Medicine: Dr Anni Mekhail on a Career as a Product Manager at Google

    BONUS EPISODE: Creative Careers in Medicine: Dr Anni Mekhail on a Career as a Product Manager at Google

    This special bonus episode of Talking HealthTech is a recent episode from one of the shows in the THT Podcast Network - Creative Careers in Medicine. Subscribe to their show below:
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/creative-careers-in-medicine-podcast/id1457313295
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0STg3XBXQ90UdwBTeyrM4U?si=wATN80LtSL-dbJUTvUFtNA&nd=1&dlsi=60851d81c3cc44ae
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    In this episode of Creative Careers in Medicine podcast, host Dr Elise Putt engages in an enlightening conversation with Dr Anni Mekhail, an intensive care doctor turned Google product manager. Dr Mekhail has an impressive background, having been a founding member of two successful bootstrapped health tech startups and co-authoring medical textbooks and articles in medical journals. She initially trained in New Zealand, then moved to the UK to work in the NHS, and now resides in Australia.
    Dr Mekhail discusses her current role at Google, where she is a product manager on the identity team, working on big data platforms to determine user identities online. She explains the complexity and responsibility involved in ensuring secure and user-friendly verification processes. Also sharing her journey from clinical medicine to tech, detailing how her interest in the more data-driven parts of medicine and personal experiences guided her career shift. She talks about her various roles, including working in intensive care in both New Zealand and the UK, and her transition to tech consulting for Deloitte before moving into product management positions in startups and eventually Google.
    Dr Mekhail offers valuable advice for clinicians interested in transitioning to tech, emphasising the importance of gaining diverse experiences, networking, and continuous learning. She also touches on the similarities between her roles in clinical medicine and product management, such as people management skills and cross-functional teamwork. Insights into her multifaceted career path provide inspiration and practical guidance for medical professionals contemplating a career change.
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    The CCIM Podcast is part of the Talking HealthTech Podcast Network, offering the latest in healthcare delivery, innovation, digital health, and more. Discover the network at www.talkinghealthtech.com/podcast/network.

    • 31 min
    449 - Connecting Care Across the Globe. Chris Lucas, Orion Health

    449 - Connecting Care Across the Globe. Chris Lucas, Orion Health

    In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch speaks with Chris Lucas, the VP for Digital Care Records at Orion Health. 
    Recorded during the Digital Health Festival 2024, Pete and Chris dive deep into the world of digital care records, health information exchanges (HIEs), and the global landscape of shared care records. They discuss the evolution and significance of digital care records, the challenges and solutions regarding clinician access to data, and the innovative use of AI and machine learning in healthcare.

    Key Takeaways
    Global Presence and Innovation: Orion Health has a significant global presence, and Chris provides insights into various health economies, including Canada, the UK, and Saudi Arabia. These regions have made strides in creating and managing comprehensive digital care records to improve patient care.Health Information Exchanges (HIE): HIEs can centralize patient data from disparate hospital systems, primary care, and community health services, enabling better coordination and holistic care.Clinician Usability: User-friendly interfaces and single sign-on functionalities are important for streamlining clinician access to digital care records. Orion Health prioritizes making information retrieval as efficient and seamless as possible.AI and Machine Learning: Orion Health employs AI and machine learning to extract meaningful insights from unstructured data, helping clinicians focus on important information quickly. This technology can generate useful summaries and enhance patient care by providing a comprehensive overview of patient history.Holistic Care and Social Determinants: A deep dive into how understanding social determinants of health and providing holistic care can lead to better patient outcomes. Transport and mobility issues, for example, are crucial factors that healthcare providers need to consider.

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    • 18 min

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