11 episodes

We recognize that we need a global movement to change healthcare that works for the patients. For that movement, we need a community of leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are at the vanguard of transforming healthcare through digital health. Persimmon Health wants to curate, cultivate, and moderate conversations with those community leaders. Hence, we believe that podcasting is a great medium to bring the community together. In the podcast, you will find discussions and real stories of digital health innovators and enablers of digital health. We will bring the conversations on the various topics such as digital health startups, products, technologies, etc, within the digital health ecosystem to the community. We invite you to participate in the movement of transforming healthcare for everyone, to join the community and share stories that accelerate the movement.

Digital Health Community by Persimmon Health Digital Health Community

    • Health & Fitness
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We recognize that we need a global movement to change healthcare that works for the patients. For that movement, we need a community of leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are at the vanguard of transforming healthcare through digital health. Persimmon Health wants to curate, cultivate, and moderate conversations with those community leaders. Hence, we believe that podcasting is a great medium to bring the community together. In the podcast, you will find discussions and real stories of digital health innovators and enablers of digital health. We will bring the conversations on the various topics such as digital health startups, products, technologies, etc, within the digital health ecosystem to the community. We invite you to participate in the movement of transforming healthcare for everyone, to join the community and share stories that accelerate the movement.

    Trends to watch out for in digital health | Jessica DaMassa | WTF Health

    Trends to watch out for in digital health | Jessica DaMassa | WTF Health

    This edition of the Digital Health Community Podcast features Jessica DaMassa, the "It Girl" of the digital health industry. Jessica, the Executive Producer and Host of WTF Health, hosts the who’s who of the healthcare sector to identify trends in the digital healthcare space.

    Jessica is one of the best in her field, as the renowned Matthew Holt described her as "an intelligent and brilliant interviewer." Typically a host most of the time, Jessica switches roles this time as she converses with Persimmon's CEO, Chris Sprague, on a variety of issues, including the impact of COVID on investment in the digital health area, healthcare regulations, trends, and acquisitions, and the presence of large tech companies in healthcare.

    As a seasoned interviewer and executive producer, Jessica provides entrepreneurs and content creators in the digital health field with a wealth of helpful advice.

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    Chris Sprague | Jessica DaMassa

    About us:
    The Digital Health Community is Persimmon’s effort to create a network of like-minded people and organizations working in the digital health sphere. The goal is to bring together a community of spearheads to support the movement in the healthcare system and build on the collaborative strength of the stakeholders.

    Let's connect on:
    LinkedIn | Twitter | Tiktok

    Learn more at: https://www.persimmonhealth.com/podcast

    Contact us:
    Website: https://www.persimmonhealth.com
    Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
    Tel: 770-280-7696
    Email: hello@persimmonhealth.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Why does US healthcare still need opioids? | John Hsu | iPill Dispenser

    Why does US healthcare still need opioids? | John Hsu | iPill Dispenser

    This episode of the Digital Health Community podcast by Persimmon features John Hsu, a practicing physician turned serial entrepreneur.
    As the CEO/Founder of iPill – a digital health hardware innovation that works in improving prescription adherence and safety by reducing opioid diversion and abuse–John talks about opioids and how they can be used to control the drug epidemic we are currently facing in the US. 
    John dives deep into the effects of government policies on opioid usage and how the usage of telehealth and connected care can save thousands of lives of OUD (opioid use disorder) patients. He also talks about how drug abuse in inmates, which is a common prevalence, can be drastically reduced to not only save countless lives but reduce crime rates and make a healthier society in the long run.


    Follow them on Linkedin:
    Chris Sprague | John Hsu

    About us:
    The Digital Health Community is Persimmon’s effort to create a network of like-minded people and organizations working in the digital health sphere. The goal is to bring together a community of spearheads to support the movement in the healthcare system and build on the collaborative strength of the stakeholders.

    Let's connect on:
    LinkedIn | Twitter | Tiktok

    Learn more at: https://www.persimmonhealth.com/podcast

    Contact us:
    Website: https://www.persimmonhealth.com
    Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
    Tel: 770-280-7696
    Email: hello@persimmonhealth.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Maximizing healthspan using behavior hacking | Ravi Komatireddy | Daytona Health

    Maximizing healthspan using behavior hacking | Ravi Komatireddy | Daytona Health

    “A 30-minute phone call by a healthcare professional who listens and cares tends to solve problems faster than AI,” says Ravi Komatireddy, a practicing physician, serial entrepreneur and the CEO/Founder of Daytona Health, our guest for this episode of the Digital Health Community podcast.
    A thinker, a doer and a visionary, Ravi’s qualities and experience make him a star in the wellness and fitness industry. Talking to the host, Persimmon’s CEO, Chris Sprague, Ravi imparts valuable wisdom on a plethora of topics that cover the dynamic methods to maximize the efficacy and quality of life within humans.  
    Health is affected by a collection of factors, Ravi states, and goes on to discuss in detail about the fitness and wellness industry; Ravi also shares with us his journey from a physician to an entrepreneur while diving deep into his startup Daytona Health and how  ‘behavior hacking’ and ‘precision health’ are the main principles of his company.


    Follow them on Linkedin:
    Chris Sprague | Ravi Komatireddy

    About us:
    The Digital Health Community is Persimmon’s effort to create a network of like-minded people and organizations working in the digital health sphere. The goal is to bring together a community of spearheads to support the movement in the healthcare system and build on the collaborative strength of the stakeholders.

    Let's connect on:
    LinkedIn | Twitter | Tiktok

    Learn more at: https://www.persimmonhealth.com/podcast

    Contact us:
    Website: https://www.persimmonhealth.com
    Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
    Tel: 770-280-7696
    Email: hello@persimmonhealth.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Technology is the future of heart health | Ron Fridman | Digital Health Community | EP 8

    Technology is the future of heart health | Ron Fridman | Digital Health Community | EP 8

    Ron Fridman–our guest for this episode of the Digital Health Community podcast by Persimmon–is  a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in System analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. 
    As the CEO/Co-founder of Mawi–a company that creates wearable medical devices and technology to diagnose and monitor cardiac diseases, Ron shares his knowledge on wearables and medical devices for the human heart while he also talks about his experience so far in digital healthcare with Chris Sprague, CEO of Persimmon.
    Seasoned with hands-on experience in the healthcare realm, Ron also talks about how he co-founded Mawi, the adjustments he had to make,  coming from a European background with no experience in healthcare, and a lot more regarding healthcare.
    Don’t miss this insightful conversation between two healthcare experts.


    Follow them on Linkedin:
    Chris Sprague | Ron Fridman

    About us:
    The Digital Health Community is Persimmon’s effort to create a network of like-minded people and organizations working in the digital health sphere. The goal is to bring together a community of spearheads to support the movement in the healthcare system and build on the collaborative strength of the stakeholders.

    Let's connect on:
    LinkedIn | Twitter | Tiktok

    Learn more at: https://www.persimmonhealth.com/podcast

    Contact us:
    Website: https://www.persimmonhealth.com
    Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
    Tel: 770-280-7696
    Email: hello@persimmonhealth.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Precision is the future of medicine | Michael Fang | Digital Health Community | EP 7

    Precision is the future of medicine | Michael Fang | Digital Health Community | EP 7

    Michael Fang, a physician, specializing in geriatrics and a serial entrepreneur, joins us as a guest on this episode of the Digital Health Community podcast by Persimmon. 

    Having dreamed of taking care of the elderly, Michael shares with us how he followed his passion, added technology to his medical knowledge and came up with his startup, Base 10. Michael also talks about his challenges in his journey with sound advice for physician entrepreneurs and his views on the US healthcare system.



    Follow them on Linkedin:
    Chris Sprague | Michael Fang

    About us:
    The Digital Health Community is Persimmon’s effort to create a network of like-minded people and organizations working in the digital health sphere. The goal is to bring together a community of spearheads to support the movement in the healthcare system and build on the collaborative strength of the stakeholders.

    Let's connect on:
    LinkedIn | Twitter | Tiktok

    Learn more at: https://www.persimmonhealth.com/podcast

    Contact us:
    Website: https://www.persimmonhealth.com
    Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
    Tel: 770-280-7696
    Email: hello@persimmonhealth.com

    • 1 hr
    Simplifying the access to quality care | Paula Muto | Digital Health Community | EP 6

    Simplifying the access to quality care | Paula Muto | Digital Health Community | EP 6

    This episode of the Digital Health Community podcast by Persimmon features a true change agent within healthcare. Paula Muto,  a practicing vascular and general surgeon, physician, entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of UBERDOC, talks about the need for ease of access in the healthcare industry.


    A stalwart in the healthcare industry, Paula has a strong desire and vision to change the incumbent American healthcare system. This is why she created UBERDOC - a telehealth startup that “provides priority access to the best doctors for an affordable, transparent price.” 


    In this podcast, Paula shares her views on women entrepreneurs, types of business models in healthcare, how she started and scaled UBERDOC, and the challenges she faced along the way.

    Follow them on Linkedin:
    Chris Sprague | Paula Muto

    About us:
    The Digital Health Community is Persimmon’s effort to create a network of like-minded people and organizations working in the digital health sphere. The goal is to bring together a community of spearheads to support the movement in the healthcare system and build on the collaborative strength of the stakeholders.

    Let's connect on:
    LinkedIn | Twitter | Tiktok

    Learn more at: https://www.persimmonhealth.com/podcast

    Contact us:
    Website: https://www.persimmonhealth.com
    Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
    Tel: 770-280-7696
    Email: hello@persimmonhealth.com

    • 1 hr 28 min

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