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Health Unchained dives into healthcare projects enabled by blockchain technology. Listen to healthcare leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and medical professionals who share their insights and experience.

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Health Unchained dives into healthcare projects enabled by blockchain technology. Listen to healthcare leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and medical professionals who share their insights and experience.

    Patient Centric Care by Harnessing Blockchain Tech - Mike Ruggio, JD (Managing Partner at Taylor English)

    Patient Centric Care by Harnessing Blockchain Tech - Mike Ruggio, JD (Managing Partner at Taylor English)

    Meet attorney Michael Ruggio, a linchpin in the healthcare law industry with over 40 years of extensive experience. From igniting the first False Claims Act cases that shook up healthcare providers, to now guiding them through the digital transformation tide, his role is both pioneering and pivotal. Michael's understanding of the potential of technologies like blockchain and AI to revolutionize healthcare far surpasses the familiar territory. Besides donning the hats of a managing partner at Taylor English and an adjunct professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, he also serves as a consultant to Congress on the utilization of high technology in federal health programs. His deep-rooted wisdom in healthcare law, paired with his knack for innovation, positions him as a seasoned trailblazer in this fast-evolving landscape.
    Discover the potential of blockchain technology in healthcare as Michael Ruggio, JD, uncovers the regulatory challenges it faces. Find out how vested interests and resistance to change hinder progress, leaving the industry at a crossroads. 
    Timestamps
    00:00 Welcome to Health Unchained: Navigating Web 3.0 in Healthcare
    02:56 Introducing Mike Ruggio: A Veteran in Healthcare Law
    04:08 The Evolution of Healthcare Through Technology
    07:13 Blockchain's Role in Transforming Healthcare Post-COVID
    10:31 The Intersection of Blockchain, AI, and Healthcare Education
    13:45 Smart Contracts and the Future of Legal Frameworks
    16:45 The Impact of Blockchain and AI on Patient Care and Data Privacy
    36:07 Exploring the VA Blockchain Pilot, Tricare Challenges
    38:20 Final Thoughts
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    • 42 min
    HealthTech Podcasters Unravel Web3's Impact on Healthcare with Don Lee (HC Biz Show)

    HealthTech Podcasters Unravel Web3's Impact on Healthcare with Don Lee (HC Biz Show)

    We dive into the intricate world of health IT, examining the elusive goal of global interoperability and the dynamic role of blockchain technology. Don Lee sheds light on the innovative strides in biotech, particularly in expediting drug development for rare diseases, while also touching on the critical funding hurdles faced by startups. With a candid reflection on the evolution of healthcare data sharing, exemplified by New York's notable achievements, the conversation pivots to the personal—how a boundless curiosity not only makes for an engaging podcast host but also drives a deeper understanding of technology's impact on healthcare.
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    Topics Covered Include:

    00:00:00 - Introduction to A Conversation with Don Lee

    00:03:32 - From Software Development to Healthcare: The Journey of "The Healthcare Guy"

    00:05:40 - Navigating Investment Challenges in Healthcare

    00:12:53 - Embracing the Future: Blockchain and Telehealth in Healthcare

    00:14:43 - Addressing Privacy Concerns and Advancing Health Information Exchange

    00:19:04 - Standardizing Data in Hl7v2: Cleaning and Aggregating Multiple Sources

    00:20:09 - AI's Emerging Role in Healthcare Data Analysis

    00:25:20 - Complexity of Healthcare Provider Information and Coverage

    00:26:59 - Zenprn: A Collaborative Resource Management Platform

    00:31:11 - The Frustration of Choosing a Health Plan

    00:32:49 - Balancing Compliance and Technological Innovation in Healthcare

    00:36:22 - Transitioning from Healthcare Marketing to Podcasting in the Web 3 Space

    00:39:24 - Building Relationships through Collaborative Projects

    00:41:21 - Arvertron: Exploring a Promising Layer Two Blockchain for Web3 Gaming

    00:43:09 - Trust in Technology Adoption in Healthcare

    00:47:02 - Perceptions of Crisis and Excitement in Current Technological Developments

    00:49:47 - Investing in Research and AI for a Better Healthcare Future

    00:51:12 - Embracing Curiosity and Overcoming Fears

    00:57:28 - Balancing a Busy Life: Insights from a Parent's Perspective

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    Unlocking the Power of Data Donation in Healthcare Research with Wojciech Sierocki

    Unlocking the Power of Data Donation in Healthcare Research with Wojciech Sierocki

    Wojciech Sierocki, sheds light on the innovative approaches to data consent and the ethical considerations that shape global data policies. We dug into the intricate balance between patient privacy and the accessibility of medical data. We explore the mission of Data Lake in revolutionizing patient care through data donations, and the potential of such data to enhance diagnosis, treatment, and policy making. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of healthcare, technology, and ethics.
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    Topics Covered Include:

    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:02:06 - Exploring Data Lake's Ethical Data Access Initiative and More with OJEC

    00:04:23 - Medical Experience Shaping Data Collection Challenges in Healthcare: From International Affairs to Blockchain

    00:06:19 - The Entrepreneurial Journey: Co-founding a Company and Navigating Privilege, Value, and Stress

    00:09:08 - Building a New Health Donation System: The Journey from Medical Careers to Data Revolution

    00:11:52 - Putting Patients in Control: Revolutionary Healthcare Decision-Making and Data Sharing

    00:17:57 - Unlocking Medical Data for Better Healthcare Outcomes: Balancing the Benefits

    00:20:22 - Convincing Patients to Share Sensitive Healthcare Data: Unlocking the Dilemma

    00:24:54 - Streamlining Patient Data Entry for an Efficient User Experience

    00:26:53 - Poland Leading the Way: Majority of Users Acquired Through Hospitals

    00:28:57 - Future Potential: Growing Number Of Medical Data Donors and Data Sharing

    00:33:45 - Tokenomics in Healthcare: Revolutionizing Funding and Incentives

    00:37:05 - A Minimalistic Approach to Ecosystem Design in Healthcare

    00:39:46 - Blockchain as a Ledger: Navigating Data Storage Restrictions and Building a Healthcare Ecosystem

    00:41:36 - Building a Patient Community: Sharing Experiences and Empowering Engagement

    00:43:57 - Unlocking Patient Records: Access and Opportunities in Healthcare

    00:46:20 - Longevity Research: Humanism and Intellectual Property Sharing

    00:49:51 - Data Analysis's Role in Developing Treatment Guidelines and Challenging Healthcare Culture

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    Evolution of Data-Driven Health - Michael Geer (co-founder of humanity.health)

    Evolution of Data-Driven Health - Michael Geer (co-founder of humanity.health)

    In this episode of the Health Unchained Podcast, Ray Dogum interviews Michael Geer, CEO of Humanity, discussing various topics in healthcare and technology. They explore the balance between privacy and data utilization, emphasizing collaborative AI and the social aspect in Web 3.0. They delve into synthetic data, genetic testing, and advancements in wearable technology, as well as the potential of DAOs and data pods in the future. Geer highlights the importance of empowering individuals, inspiring others, and fostering excitement for new ideas to drive technological advancements in healthcare.
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    Humanity Website
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    Topics Covered Include:

    00:00:00 - Health Unchain Updates and Announcements

    00:02:44 - Health Unchained Podcast: Blockchain Revolutionizing Healthcare

    00:05:23 - Anchor Free: Internet Freedom Against Censorship Bills

    00:06:58 - Scaling Web Three in Healthcare

    00:09:49 - Adapting to New Medical Technologies

    00:12:40 - Predicting Future Health Events with Health Data

    00:14:36 - Balancing Privacy and Learning from Data

    00:20:31 - Collaborative AI in Healthcare

    00:23:19 - Ownership and Control of Personal Health Data

    00:24:50 - Federated Learning: Privacy-Preserving Data Learning

    00:29:41 - Data Use and Privacy in Society

    00:32:41 - Data Privacy and Data Pods in Web 3.0

    00:34:54 - Tim Berners Lee's Explanation of the Internet to Nancy Pelosi

    00:38:38 - Advancements in Wearable Technology: Future Predictions

    00:40:24 - Creating More Googles and Apples in the Investment Community

    00:43:56 - Collaborative Goals for Personalized Health Guidance

    00:47:20 - Benefits of DAOs with Specific Missions

    00:49:31 - Limits and Possibilities in Technology and Expertise

    00:50:40 - Health Unchained News Corner

    00:55:33 - Excitement as the Key to Advancement in Technology

    News Corner:
    May 2023 saw hardware wallet manufacturer, Ledger, unveiling its novel service, Ledger Recover, a platform designed for secure seed phrase storage—a necessary component for cryptocurrency recovery. Despite Ledger's assurances of fragmenting and encrypting seed phrases across multiple entities, critics within the crypto community voice concerns over potential security risks, including data theft and privacy breaches linked to the requisite provision of email addresses and phone numbers. Amidst debates on self-custody versus third-party storage and the ever-evolving digital security landscape, Ledger emphasizes its service's optional nature, allowing users to continue managing their recovery phrase independently. This narrative underlines the importance of understanding and navigating digital security in our data-intensive world, where private key loss and third-party key theft are distinct possibilities.
    Find a link to Ledger’s Recover FAQ page. 
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    Part of Ray's new role includes hosting a new series called VibeCast focused on Vibe Bio's community. To stay up-to-date with VibeCast and other Vibe Bio updates, you can follow us on:

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    Evidence-Based Blockchain - Dr. Naseem Naqvi (President of British Blockchain Association)

    Evidence-Based Blockchain - Dr. Naseem Naqvi (President of British Blockchain Association)

    Join Ray Dogum and Dr. Naseem Naqvi, President of the British Blockchain Association, on this thought-provoking episode of Health Unchained, as they delve into the world of evidence-based Blockchain and the challenges faced by the industry. Dr. Naqvi highlights the importance of defining the problem that Blockchain is trying to solve and providing evidence to back up claims and build products. The concept of peer review is also explored, and its role in evaluating research and providing constructive feedback. In addition, Dr. Naqvi talks about National Blockchain Road Maps and why it's crucial for Blockchain companies to demonstrate evidence of impact in various societal components such as business, government, healthcare, education, and enterprise industries. Tune in to gain valuable insights that will help you navigate the complex world of Blockchain and its potential impact on healthcare.
    The News Corner touches on the declining life expectancy in the US and its impact on healthcare costs.
    Links and Resources:
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    Topics Covered Include:

    00:00:00 - Health Unchained: Exclusive Content & Blockchain-Healthcare Symposium Partner

    00:03:03 - Intro President of British Blockchain Association on Blockchain Journals & Literature

    00:07:00 - Importance of Evidence-based Approach & Comparison in Blockchain Implementation

    00:11:02 - Prioritizing Outcomes & Impact in Projects

    00:14:34 - Vital Role of Peer Review in Evaluating Work

    00:17:37 - Double Blind Peer Review: Anonymizing Papers for Unbiased Assessment

    00:19:25 - Using Blockchain for Quality Control in Peer Review Process

    00:22:17 - Health Unchained News Corner - Shorter US Life Expectancy Costs $100B Annually in Healthcare

    00:30:26 - Recommendations for Evidence-based Blockchain: Standardized Terms & Taxonomy

    00:33:34 - Interest in Quadruple Helix Ecosystems

    News Corner:
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    All-Cause Mortality
    The US faces a serious health disadvantage as life expectancy drops for the second consecutive year and maternal mortality rates reach an all-time high. While the US has higher survival rates for cancer, better control of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and lower stroke mortality, these achievements aren't enough to offset other problems. Higher child poverty, gun violence, racial segregation, social isolation, and poor city design are some of the factors contributing to this health disparity. The US's shorter life expectancy is estimated to cost the country $100 billion annually in extra healthcare costs. The reasons for the decline in life expectancy can't be ascribed only to the COVID-19 outbreak, as the US faces significant challenges that need to be addressed by policymakers.
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    • 36 min
    AI-Assisted Ambient Medical Documentation with Ian Kazi Shakil (co-founder Augmedix)

    AI-Assisted Ambient Medical Documentation with Ian Kazi Shakil (co-founder Augmedix)

    In this episode of Health Unchained, host Ray Dogum speaks with Ian Kazi Shakil, co-founder of Augmedix, about the company's mission to reduce the documentation burden for healthcare providers through the use of AI technology. They also discuss the potential uses of blockchain and augmented reality in healthcare, as well as how Augmedix is helping to improve patient care and reduce provider burnout.
    Links and Resources:

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    Topics Covered Include:

    00:00:00 - Get ready for the Blockchain in Healthcare Symposium in New Orleans on September 21st, 2023!

    00:02:02 - Step into the future of healthcare with Google Glass and explore augmented reality and artificial intelligence

    00:03:58 - Join Ian on his journey building Augmedix and discover his unique perspectives on AI, AR, blockchain, and Web Three

    00:08:20 - Say goodbye to manual note-taking and hello to streamlined processes for healthcare providers

    00:10:56 - Discover the high acceptance rate of automation solutions across all demographics in the healthcare industry

    00:14:29 - Learn how AI is successfully used in behavioral health visits to enhance patient care

    00:18:23 - Stay up-to-date on the evolution of enterprise-grade devices in the healthcare sector

    00:20:48 - Gain insight into the perception of blockchain technology in healthcare and its potential benefits

    00:25:07 - Explore how automation solutions are approaching zero human interaction in healthcare

    00:29:10 - Discover the need for standard machine-readable notes to improve provider feedback loops and patient outcomes

    00:32:43 - Understand the impact of Covid-19 on well-being measurement in the healthcare industry

    00:34:40 - Find out how telehealth companies are integrating into health systems to improve patient care

    00:36:26 - Learn about the benefits of patient portals for health systems, including EMR setup and My Chart

    00:39:08 - Ensure rigorous security standards for healthcare system customers with the latest technology

    00:43:10 - Gain permission to use automation in large healthcare systems and revolutionize the industry

    00:44:20 - Follow the complex process of setting up the first trench in healthcare automation

    00:48:44 - Stay informed with the News Corner and learn about the impact of earthquakes on families

    00:51:54 - Hear Ian Shakil's closing thoughts and take away valuable insights for the future of healthcare

    News Corner:
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    In recent news, Southern Türkiye and bordering Northern Syria were hit by devastating earthquakes on February 6, 2023. The death toll is currently over 46,000 people with many still missing under the rubble. The disaster has caused destruction to 264,000 apartments, leaving many survivors to rebuild their lives elsewhere. As a result, many humanitarian-related issues have come to light during this tragic event.
    As someone with close family ties to the region, this disaster hits particularly close to home. The loss of so many loved ones in a single week is a tragedy that words cannot adequately describe. The survivors are faced with the daunting task of rebuilding their lives and homes from the ground up. The Health Unchained Podcast sends their condolences to those affected by this disaster and thanks all supporters who have come together to help those in need.
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