The Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco (DOCSF) was created to bridge the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics and thereby catalyze the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care. This podcast series features key speakers and highlights from the live event. Why orthopaedics? We believe that embedding digital technologies in a narrow integrated vertical is more likely to affect change than targeting one-fifth of the U.S. economy. We also believe that if a conference is to move the ball forward, it needs to target leaders who are positioned to drive change. These leaders want a conference that is practical, identifies solutions to real problems, and that provides perspective from people outside their normal circle. To this end, we invite Health Care, Industry, Finance, Entrepreneurs and Payers to participate. The DOCSF program design uses many educational formats including ‘case studies’ to illustrate success and a broad panel of experts to ask tough questions. And because change does not happen in a vacuum, we include leadership, policy and design segments in the program. Find out more, and register for our next conference, by visiting docsf.health.
DOCSF22: Financing The Vision - Part 1
In this episode, Bobby Samuel, Vice President of Engineering at Anthem AI, talks about the organization's answer to financing the vision of orthopedic digital health through innovation, moving healthcare from reactive to preventative and proactive care.
When patients go from one physician to another specialist or hospital, oftentimes, their data must be collected on-site once again; This is why 52% of US health systems executives believe that data sharing or information sharing is the technology with the most impactful and positive outcome on patient experiences. At Anthem AI, they combine clinical data, like observations, labs, and diagnoses, as well as relevant social data with medical technology, machine learning, and AI to analyze data and deliver seamless experiences for patients and the whole community around healthcare.
Bobby explains how this innovation moves healthcare towards connections and relationships to enhance the human experience. The vision of orthopedic digital health is funded by a wide range of companies that go from startups to established organizations to reduce the cost of care. Anthem has a member app called Sydney that uses AI machine learning to anticipate the member's needs; and a system called Health OS that connects clinicians to EMRs, with interfaces that strive to be delightful for either end and look to set the context of the experience.
Listen to Bobby talk about Anthem AI pulling data together and using technology to help people live the best and healthiest life possible, something that gets them and the vision of digital health funded!
DOCSF22: Integrating the Future of Health
In this episode, Daniel Kraft, founder of Exponential Medicine and Digital.Health, and chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic & Health Alliance talks about the internet of medical things and the future of medicine.
Daniel reminisces on a TedTalk about medicine’s future and ten years later, he finds that we are in a new age of digitally connected and mobile health. For him, COVID brought transformation in an accelerated way in diagnostics, therapeutics, crowdsourcing trials, and beyond. Daniel believes the future of medicine consists in bringing multiple technologies together. He talks about developing technologies like digital twins, quantum computing, 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. He points out how smartphones today have become a powerful digital tool for individuals’ health as well. He thinks of digital health as the ability to take all new data, integrate it, make sense of it, and personalize it to the individual, clinician, or healthcare system needed.
Daniel argues one of the challenges for medicine is keeping up with the innovation, which is why he’s built Digital.Health as a platform to address that problem. He thinks navigating the vast amount of applications and the data created from them and smart devices are getting more complicated. He talks about how the focus should be on producing insights and integrating them into the workflow. This information can provide an improvement in interaction with patients and accessibility. Daniel speaks about digital determinants of health as a new factor to take into account to optimize prevention, diagnostics, and therapeutics. He believes all these digital tools will upscale the healthcare space to a new golden age and democratize access.
Listen to what Daniel Kraft, a noted visionary and futurist, has to say about creating the future of health, medicine, and orthopedics at DOCSF. Learn about the internet of medical things and why Daniel is certain that collaboration between innovators will bring forward a new age for health!
DOCSF22: Community and Digital Health Tech as a Gamified Service
In this episode, Roderick Alemania, co-founder, and CEO of ReadyUp Inc. talks about the evolution of the gaming industry, their community, and what healthcare can take from them.
Roderick starts by giving a quick overview of the industry and its evolution. Gaming has become one of the most prominent branches of entertainment media and a massive market that consists of people from all age groups, making it around 40% of the world. Gaming has transcended the concept of being a product into a wholesome service by adding updates and continuous content for sale within a game. This change has increased profit and engagement. He speaks of how this created different and substantial dynamics around the industry and discusses platforms like Twitch and Discord. These two, encourage the creation of community around games and benefits game marketability.
However, Roderick brings all of this knowledge in gaming to healthcare from his perspective as a patient in orthopedic care. He recommends cultivating the concept of creating and fostering communities around health subjects and constantly creating content for them. Roderick also proposes driving continual engagement with patients for better adherence and recovery. He suggests connecting people going through similar situations for support and understanding. Lastly, Roderick addresses the importance of mental health in this context.
Listen to what Roderick Alemania, a professional from the gaming industry, has to share about healthcare at DOCSF. Learn about lessons from gaming that can improve digital health in terms of engagement and community!
DOCSF22: Spotlight on Interoperability
In this episode, Davide Vigano, co-founder and CEO of Sensoria Health, speaks about the importance of interoperability and personal health data for patient monitoring.
He uses the discussion about patients owning their data as a jumping point to discuss data liquidity, collection, and quality. Davide shares lessons from his experience with the HealthVault Initiative at Microsoft and explains how companies like Sensoria Health are focusing on interoperability in the digital health space to reduce paper records and enable real data liquidity.
Sensoria, like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, enables multiple devices in the internet of things to improve monitoring as self-reported patient data is insufficient or not accurate enough. Davide argues those devices with integrated soft robotics can collect quantified data that, combined with self-reported data, are meaningful enough to train AI and ML algorithms to help providers and patients. He gives an example of how this technology can digitize gait and optimize its analysis.
Listen to Davide Vigano’s fascinating lecture on bringing technologists and clinicians together for better interoperability and data!
DOCSF22: Spotlight on Data
In this episode of DOCSF, we have a chat with Tate Gilchrist about interoperability and data.
This timely topic comes in handy because people in the ecosystem are needing to be interconnected with different software that manages health data. Tate has a lot of experience with different EHRs and has an exclusive perspective on the orthopedics side of interoperability. Today, there is a large variety of ways in which companies are managing data, especially when it comes to healthcare data, and Tate offers his thoughts on the ideal solutions for the future. What Tate recognizes as a common thread between these companies is the patient, which, in his opinion, will be the center of interoperability.
In the last 10 years, there’s been more legislation around the involvement of patients in healthcare data. HIPAA, TEFCA, and FTC regulations govern how patients and different healthcare providers can access and manage data. Tate exposes which other legislations are coming into play to help patients handle their data through a universal authentication pathway.
Join Tate in this two-part discussion about interoperability and data integration! Next time we will chat with Davide Vigano about this topic, don’t forget to tune in!
DOCSF22: Innovation in Healthcare: Startups and their importance to the healthcare eco-system
In this episode, Unity Stoakes, president and co-founder of Startup Health, talks with three health innovators about the unique moonshot solutions they’re working on, at the 2022 DOCSF Digital Orthopedics Conference.
He is joined by Rich Waldron, a physical therapist working at Joint Academy; Tatiana Kanzaveli, founder and CEO of Open Health Network; and Salman Khan, co-founder, and CEO of Biotics AI. They all talk about their moonshot solutions respectively: a global digital clinic leader in musculoskeletal care, a digital twin able to build a model for predictive treatment, and the use of Artificial Intelligence in detecting abnormalities in fetuses. They discuss challenges for innovation, such as the healthcare systems' aversion to change, current payment models, and staff shortage, as well as the benefits of listening to the different players in healthcare and embracing technology propelled since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
These health innovators share how their moonshot solution has made an impact. Rich talks about how Joint Academy is redesigning care pathways for people that have musculoskeletal pain. Tatiana explains how Digital Twin will help in preventing or treating diseases. And Salam speaks about being proactive about misdiagnosis and streamlining the workflow in the OB space. They all believe healthcare is at a tipping point in terms of innovation where the system needs to adapt to the current needs and embrace technology for its improvement.
Join Unity in his conversation with these three health innovators at DOCSF 2022, and learn about how their unique solutions impact healthcare!
Very informative podcast about the future of digital orthopedics. Thanks to all the DOCSF team for putting this content out there.
Will Kurtz, M.D.