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Faces of Digital Health (former Medicine Today on Digital Health) is a podcast on digital health, exploring how different healthcare system adopt technologies in healthcare. Its aim is to satisfy curiosity about different cultures, identify barriers to success in different countries and finding answers and advice for accelerating the success of digital health entrepreneurs.

Faces of Digital Health Tjasa Zajc

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Faces of Digital Health (former Medicine Today on Digital Health) is a podcast on digital health, exploring how different healthcare system adopt technologies in healthcare. Its aim is to satisfy curiosity about different cultures, identify barriers to success in different countries and finding answers and advice for accelerating the success of digital health entrepreneurs.

    EIT Health Germany-Switzerland Ep. 9: What expectations should we have in regard to the European Health Data Space?

    EIT Health Germany-Switzerland Ep. 9: What expectations should we have in regard to the European Health Data Space?

    The European Health Data Space is supposed to be implemented in a bit more than two years, by 2025. Two goals are at the forefront: to create the infrastructure for a European health data pool for researchers and innovators, and secondly, to enable patients to pick up their medications outside their home country and give doctors across Europe access to their patient information, if in need of medical care while abroad in Europe. On 18 November, EIT Health Germany-Switzerland and EIT Health Spain organized a joint symposium titled Right to privacy vs. duty to protect lives: Health Data Management in Focus. Speakers discussed patients’ perspectives on Health Data use and the EHDS, balancing health data privacy and AI development, ongoing approaches for data solutions, and more. I managed to speak with Nick Schneider, Head of division 511 on new technologies and data use at the Germany Federal Ministry of Health to discuss: 

    Where is EHDS at the moment

    Will it be implemented by 2025

    What are still the biggest open questions

    And how Germany is advancing with its digital transformation. 


    Resources:
    EIT Health Statement on the European Health Data Space: https://eithealth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/EIT-Health-Statement-on-the-EHDS-proposal_final-05052022.pdf 
    Joint Symposium with EIT Health Spain - EIT Health Germany (eit-health.de): https://eit-health.de/en/joint-symposium-2022/
    eHealth Services across Europe: https://health.ec.europa.eu/ehealth-digital-health-and-care/electronic-cross-border-health-services_en 
    This episode is supported by EIT Health Germany-Switzerland,  which is one of eight Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) currently funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EiT Health Germany connects 150 renowned partners from industry, research and education from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Find out more: eit-health.de

    www.facesofdigitalhealth.com
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    • 32 min
    Has The Risk of Becoming a Nurse Become Too Great in the US?

    Has The Risk of Becoming a Nurse Become Too Great in the US?

    Nurses play a key role in patient care, but their contribution to patient outcomes is often undervalued and underappreciated. It took a pandemic to create a major shift in their job opportunities and power to negotiate. Many nurses left the profession entirely, others switched to better-paid travel or agency jobs. The pandemic is settling down so the question debated in today’s episode, is what is the position the nurses are in today? You will hear from:

    Rebecca Love, Thought Leader on Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship, experienced nurse executive and entrepreneur, and Chief Clinical Officer of IntelyCare,

    Alice Benjamin, nurse, author, and health advocate is affectionately known as America's favorite nurse.


    Rebecca and Alice talked about the position of nurses, healthcare technologies that are not designed to make the work of nurses easier, recent criminal cases against nurses in the US, and what needs to change so that being a nurse will be an attractive job opportunity. Let’s dive in, and if you will enjoy the discussion, do leave a rating or a review wherever you get your podcast and subscribe to receive the next episode straight to your podcast inbox. Also, do check our newsletter! It’s published on a monthly basis. Now to Rebecca and Alice. 
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    • 49 min
    HLTH Recap: From health disparities, sexual health, and patient experience as the key tool for improved patient outcomes

    HLTH Recap: From health disparities, sexual health, and patient experience as the key tool for improved patient outcomes

    Between 13 and 16 November, HLTH, the largest digital health conference with over 9000 attendees, took place in Las Vegas. Over 400 speakers discussed the current trends and challenges in the industry. This short episode recaps some of the discussed topics - investment trends, holistic healthcare: food as medicine, digital therapeutics, mental health trends, telemedicine decline, patient experience as a determinant of care, health disparities and more.
    Speakers:

    Smriti Kirubanandan, Healthcare Strategist and Board Member of The World Food Bank, 

    Lyndsey (McKay) Harper, Ob/Gyn, Founder/CEO of Rosy 

    Aline Noziet, Digital Health Connector from Barcelona, Spain

    Hagai Heshes, Head of Product Marketing at TytoCare 

    Erica Olenski Johansen, Caregiver and Patient Advocate 

    Julien de Sallabery, CEO of Galen Growth


    Read the transcript in the newsletter: https://fodh.substack.com/
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    Official website: www.facesofdigitalhealth.com

    *** Past episodes about DTx in Germany***
    How Can A Digital Health Solution Become a "DiGA App" in Germany? https://www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/blog/eit-health-germany-procarement
    How did Germany accelerate the speed of the digitization of healthcare?
    https://www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/blog/f095-how-did-germany-managed-to-take-the-lead-in-healthcare-digitization-henrik-matthies-maike-henningsen-maren-lesche?rq=germany

    • 12 min
    Global State of Digital Health presented at HLTH

    Global State of Digital Health presented at HLTH

    Finn Partners and Galen growth Asia partnered for a global overview of the digital health investment landscape. More than 200M data points from more than 12,000 digital health ventures worldwide were taken into account when assessing the state of the industry. 
     In this short discussion, the CEO of Galen Growth Asia Julien de Salaberry, explained the key findings from the report, the state of digital health in China and expectations from next year.
    Investment trends globally:
    - In the first 9 months of 2022, venture funding across the globe declined by 35% YOY ($25 B compared to $39.23B over the same quarters in 2021)
    - 60% of the total volume comes from North America, the Middle East came in second in Q2, and Europe did NOT see a quarter-on-quarter decrease in venture funding seen in North America.
    - Top investment categories: oncology (though the funding shrinked by 30%) and mental health

    Predictions for 2023: 
    - Investors are moving from Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) to Fear of Looking Foolish (FOLF)
    - Ventures are finding that funding terms & conditions are far less favorable and valuations
    are continuing to return to reality.
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    • 11 min
    Connecting Startups With Pharma and Healthcare Providers

    Connecting Startups With Pharma and Healthcare Providers

    For new ideas and solutions to reach the market, startup founders need to find the right partners that are willing to listen to them and take their ideas one step further. Established in 2015, the Health Innovation Hub & Holding provides years of expert ​knowledge in innovation pathways, paving the way for better healthcare and a sustainable healthcare industry. The European organization better known under the name of Innovation in health has many programs in its portfolio.
    In this episode Hannes Toivanen, Lead, Global Digital Ecosystem Engagement at Takeda and Jesus Jeronimo Director of New Digital Services & Products at Sanitas + BUPA ELA.
    Jesus and Hannes talked about how pharma, insurance companies and healthcare providers work with startups, what makes a successful partnership, and why their organizations took part in the Innovation in health programs Start-ups Meet Pharma (Takeda) and start-ups Meet Healthcare Providers (Sanitas + BUPA ELA).
    More about Innovation in health: https://innovationinhealth.eu/
    MONTHLY Newsletter which recaps episodes in the past month: https://fodh.substack.com/
    www.facesofdigitalhealth.com
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    This episode is supported by EIT Health Germany-Switzerland, which is one of eight Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) currently funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EiT Health Germany connects 150 renowned partners from industry, research and education from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The unique network helps initiate outstanding innovations in the health sector. If you're a startup working in the field of digital health or biotech and don't know EiT Health Germany yet, I would encourage you to visit eit-health.de, where you will find more about innovation, acceleration, and education programs.

    • 34 min
    How Are Shared Care Records Becoming a Reality in London? (Gary McAllister)

    How Are Shared Care Records Becoming a Reality in London? (Gary McAllister)

    In the previous episode, you had a chance to listen to  Dr Phil Koczan, GP in North East London and the Chief Clinical Safety Officer for London, Dr Katherine Buxton, Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Clinical Director, Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Network for London talk about the recently introduced digitized urgent care planning across London. 
    OneLondon is a project that supports a vision of joined-up health and care. It is a pan-London collaboration between leaders from the 5 Integrated Care Systems in the capital.  London’s healthcare system is complex. It covers a population of 10 million people and is connecting 35 NHS Trusts and 1385 GP practices. 
    In this episode, Gary McAllister, Chief Technology Officer of OneLondon explains how is London approaching the digital transformation of healthcare in London, how complex is the IT infrastructure at the moment, and how the core team of OneLondon works with vendors to try to connect different systems as efficiently as possible.


    More about OneLondon: https://www.onelondon.online/

    More about Urgent Care Planning: https://ucp.onelondon.online/

    MONTHLY Newsletter which recaps episodes in the past month: https://fodh.substack.com/

    www.facesofdigitalhealth.com


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    The topic of this episode is supported by Better - a provider of an open data digital health platform, electronic prescribing and medication administration solution, and low code tools that help you rapidly build applications that suit your needs. The company focuses on simplifying the work of health and care teams, advocates for data for life, and strives for all health data to be vendor-neutral and easily accessible. More about the company: better.care

    • 39 min

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Barbthemum ,

Benefits and problems of IT and AI in healthcare

This is a rare found of invaluable resource for understanding the role of IT and AI in healthcare "in the context". With a lot of knowledge, experience and invaluable mixture of creativity and sense for "what really matters", Tjasa allways suprises with "fresh" questions to the right people. She makes cross professinal connections, avoids cliches and diggs "deep down to the rabbit hole" in a unique way.
I admire her abillity to adress universal and local healthcare issues and solutions that technology can offer with a visionary approach. She represents complex topics in understandable way, suitable also for non. tech or non-professiona audience. Keep on doing a great job!

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Global insight

Good source if you’re interested in going beyond business, to how psychologyvand culture influence technology development and adoption.

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Probably the best podcast about digital health

This is not your typical trivial hype-generating fantasy blunder podcast like so many these days.
You can expect thoughtfull interviews about the state of digital health on a broad range of topics that have relevance to healthcare professionals, developers and businesspeople, delivered by a well prepared host with a clearly broad understanding of the industry.

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