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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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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

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.

    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

    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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    Official website: www.facesofdigitalhealth.com

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

    • 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
    How Did London Digitize Urgent Care Plans?

    How Did London Digitize Urgent Care Plans?

    Too often, patients need to repeat their medical history when in contact with different healthcare providers. Consequently, clinicians need more time to make decisions than necessary because they can’t access patient data. London managed to digitize urgent care plans and make them available across 40 NHS Trusts and 1400 GP offices. 
    This episode presents the Urgent Care Plan Programme, aiming at giving clinicians easy access to patients’ desires about their care, as defined in their care plan. Patients can fill out an urgent care plan at various points in their patient journey. The problem so far has been that accessing these plans by different providers was often difficult. Now the situation is improved with an introduction of a regional platform that stores urgent care plans and enables different care teams to access them when needed. 
    Urgent Care Plan Programme is a part of OneLondon Portfolio. 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. As part of the OneLondon portfolio, the Urgent Care Plan Programme led the design and implementation of a new digital care planning solution in 2021. This solution enables Londoners to have their care, and support wishes digitally shared with healthcare professionals across the capital. By connecting all care levels, clinicians can now easily access urgent care plans to guide them in the care they provide to patients based on patient's individual preferences. 
    This episode presents what urgent care plans are, why they matter, and more as explained by 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. They explained what the joint urgent care plan means for patients and healthcare providers in London. 

    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

    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

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Adarcus ,

Powerful resource!

Tjasa puts extraordinary effort in covering digital health by finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in the industry- the insights they bring are brilliant!

bdcohen8 ,

Always informative

Tjasa Zajc is insightful and relevant in her topics and clear in her delivery of ideas and innovations in the healthcare space. Well done and much needed!

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Trust Tjasa

Tjasa is a trusted source on digital health and she repeatedly facilitates thoughtful, educational conversations with industry leaders.

Anyone looking for a global perspective on the state of digital health need look no further.

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