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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.

    Tokenizing Smart Kickboxing Bags

    Tokenizing Smart Kickboxing Bags

    Mauro Frota is a master martial arts coach in Lisbon, Portugal, who has taken on a new venture as CEO of the world’s first boxing bag with a brain. With over 22 years experience in the fitness industry, Mauro is finally here to revolutionize the fitness industry in the best way possible. In this episode, Mauro shares with us the concept of BHOUT–a new product that takes fitness and gaming all in one. 
    Topics Covered 

    Where Mauro sees the fitness industry with the incorporation of blockchain technology. 

    The mission and vision of BHOUT 

    Who the customers of BHOUT will be and the process of searching the product market fits. 

    The specifics of the design of BHOUT’s product and its functionality. 

    The adoption challenges Mauro faced when working with customers. 

    Mauro shares their business model & the culture behind their community. 

    BHOUT tokenomics and gaming reward mechanisms

    Connect with Mauro 
    Linkedin
    Resources Mentioned 

    Gitcoin Grants

    BHOUT - The first boxing bag with a brain

    Sweatcoin

    Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges and Leaderboards

    Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness 

    Build

    The Mom Test 

    The Lean Startup


    News Corner
    https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-smart-hospitals-2023
    https://finance.yahoo.com/triall-advance-blockchain-technology-clinical-070000007.html
    The Mayo Clinic, which was just listed as the #1 best smart hospital in the world, according to Newsweek journal, has recently announced that it will onboard a blockchain-integrated platform called Triall for a two-year multicenter pulmonary arterial hypertension trial that includes 10 research sites and more than 500 patients. The goal is to ensure end-to-end clinical data integrity for clinical trials – from the initial startup to post-study evaluations by using Triall’s Veritable Proof API.
    Health Unchained Links
    Supercast: https://healthunchained.supercast.com/
    Website: https://healthunchained.org
    Telegram: t.me/healthunchained
    Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

    • 49 min
    Decentralized Med Device Management With John Hatchell | Co-Founder & CEO of TYDEi

    Decentralized Med Device Management With John Hatchell | Co-Founder & CEO of TYDEi

    John Hatchell is the CEO and founder of TYDEi Health, a cost-effective platform that aims to provide vendor partners for participation, opportunities for advanced methods, and overall growth to healthcare facilities through the use of blockchain technology. In this episode, John shares the history of his deep inclination for blockchain, how TYDEi health came to be, and its visions for the future. Discussing the challenges of the healthcare industry, John also shares the realm of possibilities TYDEi platforms and concepts alike can do to make healthcare easy, convenient, and efficient.  
    Topics Covered 

    Background of John before he became a CEO 

    How John fell curious about the possible association of blockchain in healthcare. 

    John shares the volume of cash exchanged in the market.

    The vision of TYDEi health. 

    The challenges & issues of medical device and surgical implants manufacturing companies that they’re trying to resolve. 

    The light and conservative approach they take to their customers and prospects. 

    Where TYDEi Health mostly focuses on in terms of platform and product.

    John shares the features and interface of TYDEi health. 


    Connect with John 
    LinkedIn
    Resources Mentioned 
    TYDEi Health - Healthcare Together 
    Stryker 
    Daml - open source Smart Contract and DLT Programming 
    Aurora 
    News Corner
    https://gov.vitadao.com/t/vdp-54-1-expression-of-interest-pfizer-ventures/832
    https://longevity.technology/news/pfizer-invests-500k-in-vitadao-to-accelerate-longevity-rd/
    Health Unchained Links 
    Super excited to be introducing another way for you to support the show. Follow the link and stay up to date with Health Unchained
    https://healthunchained.supercast.com/
    Website: https://healthunchained.org/
    Telegram: t.me/healthunchained
    Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

    • 56 min
    Wherefore Art Thou, Provider? with Kyle Culver of Synaptic Health Alliance

    Wherefore Art Thou, Provider? with Kyle Culver of Synaptic Health Alliance

    Kyle Culver is the co-founder of Synaptic Health Alliance, an alliance of different health leaders sharing one common goal–to make create a trusted provider directory for the industry. Using the functions of blockchain technology, Synaptic Health Alliance aims to solve the problem of inaccurate provider information in health plan databases. In this episode, Kyle Culver discusses what started Synaptic Health Alliance, where it is now, and where it’s projected to go. 

    Topics Covered 

    Kyle’s first introduction to blockchain technology. 

    The origin of Synaptic Health Alliance. 

    Kyle explains what a provider directory is and how it works. 

    The challenges they faced on the development and testing of Synaptic Health Alliance. 

    The process of onboarding new members in Synaptic Health Alliance and the requirements needed. 

    The future adaptation and progress of blockchain in the healthcare space. 

    The business operation of Synaptic Health Alliance and how debit credit system of Synaptic Health Alliance works. 

    Kyle discusses what holds back others from joining Synaptic Health Alliance.

    Events in the healthcare and blockchain space that surprised Kyle. 

    Kyle shared his 2022 outlook for Synaptic Health Alliance. 


    Connect with Kyle 

    LinkedIn

    Twitter


    News Corner
    https://apnews.com/article/inflation-biden-covid-health-care-costs-8758c06e78dc33a9e472bff6517bdb85
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/19/us/politics/fact-check-health-claims-inflation-reduction-act.html
    https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/biden-signs-inflation-reduction-act-aca-subsidies-payers-hospitals/629865/
    https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/inflation-reduction-act/
    On August 16, 2022, US president Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, enacting some of the biggest changes to US Healthcare since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

    Resources Mentioned 
    Procredex
    Kaleido: Enterprise-Grade Blockchain & Digital Asset Platform
    Quest Diagnostics
    Aetna: Health Insurance Plans
    A16z - Andreessen Horowitz
    Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Optum - Health Services Innovation Company
    MultiPlan – Delivering affordability, efficiency and fairness to the US healthcare system. 

    Health Unchained Links 
    Website: https://healthunchained.org/
    Telegram: t.me/healthunchained
    Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

    • 53 min
    Decentralizing Pay-for-Success Models with Savva Kerdemelidis and Nicholas Fiorenza of Crowd Funded Cures

    Decentralizing Pay-for-Success Models with Savva Kerdemelidis and Nicholas Fiorenza of Crowd Funded Cures

    Savva Kerdemelidis is the CEO and Founder of Crowd Funded Cures (CFC), a non-profit initiative funded by the Prize Charitable Trust. Aiming to renovate the broken system of medical innovation, CFC creates an open source incentivization of clinical trials for off-patent drugs. In this episode, Savva Kerdemelidis, along with Nicholas Fiorenza, CFC’s Head of Business Development & Operations, talk about the main market failures of the medical patent system and how Crowd Funded Cures addresses these failures in ways that ultimately transform how traditional science is done. 
    Topics Covered

    How Savva and Nick first got interested in the idea of decentralized science (DeSci) & its importance in solving scientific challenges through collaboration. 

    Savva and Nick share their original reason for starting Crowd Funded Cures and its current operations. 

    The challenges they faced and the pushbacks often heard by people in the scientific academic community. 

    How the pay-for-success contracts work as an alternative to the traditional patent system and its benefits in the field of academic science.

    What IP NFT is and its advantage to the clinical field and as well as to investors.

    Why DeSci is important for the psychedelic space and how important psychedelic research is going to be for science DAOs.


    Connect with Savva

    LinkedIn

    @newzealandlaw / Twitter 

    Crowd Funded Cures 

    Connect with Nick

    LinkedIn

    @nfiorenza / Twitter

    Moleculetter - Blog

    Resources Mentioned

    VitaDAO - Longevity DAO 

    Molecule Protocol Home | A New Era of Drug Development

    Open Source Pharma Foundation - Medicine for all

    Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) 

    National Health Service (NHS) 


    News Corner
    UNOS transplant network depends on out-of-date technology - The Washington Post
    In a recent exclusive story by the Washington Post, investigators reveal that the entire organ transportation and IT infrastructure needs a major overhaul. In January of 2021, theWhite House’s U.S. Digital Service recommended that the government “break up the current monopoly” that oversees what is formally known as the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.
    That monopoly the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit agency that operates the transplant system, has held for 36 years and worth more than $200million, funded mainly by fees patients pay to be listed for transplants. It is a complex collection of about 250 transplant-performing hospitals; 57 government-chartered nonprofits that collect organs in their regions; labs that test organs for compatibility and disease; and other auxiliary services.
    The mechanics of the entire transplant system must be overhauled, the review concluded, citing aged software, periodic system failures, mistakes in programming and over reliance on manual input of data.

    Health Unchained Links 
    Website: https://healthunchained.org/
    Telegram: t.me/healthunchained
    Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

    • 53 min
    Improving Healthcare with DeSci - Vincent Weisser (Chief Product at Molecule)

    Improving Healthcare with DeSci - Vincent Weisser (Chief Product at Molecule)

    Vincent Weisser is the Chief Product at Molecule, an open platform that connects decentralized science research to funding. Molecule is creating collaborative marketplaces, where stakeholders in drug development can work together to expedite the process of medical research. On this episode, Vincent shares how they connect leading researchers to funding by giving ownership of the intellectual property and its development to individuals as opposed to only institutions - making it a liquid and easily investable asset.
    Topics Covered

    How Vincent’s background in design and software engineering got him started in the world of blockchain.

    How decentralized science (DeSci) can create a more scalable and transparent environment for medical research.

    Why DAOs can potentially revolutionize the future of capital formation while also accelerating the ability to impact people.

    Vincent shares the benefits of decentralizing the funding of research as well as the challenges of pioneering the industry.

    How Molecule is creating a marketplace for decentralized research where contributors can discuss and debate the specifics of the experiment.

    Why decentralized science and cloud labs create a unique opportunity for scaling research through robots and automation.

    Connect with Vincent

    Vincent Weisser

    Molecule Protocol Home | A New Era of Drug Development

    @vincentweisser / Twitter

    vincentweisser.eth

    LinkedIn

    Resources Mentioned
    Y Combinator
    The Lean Startup
    VitaDAO - Longevity DAO
    Brian Johnson (heroic.us)
    Ep. 81: Federated Learning with DLT - Mathieu Galtier (CPO Owkin) | Health Unchained
    Schrödinger | Schrödinger is the scientific leader in developing state-of-the-art chemical simulation software for use in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and materials research.
    How to Live
    Great CEO Within
    Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
    Molecular Biology of the Cell
    Ray Kurzweil
    News Corner
    Confronting 21st-century monkeypox (science.org)
    More than 12,556 monkeypox cases and three deaths have been reported in 68 countries since early May, and will continue to rise.
    According to a recent Science magazine editorial, Epidemiologic investigations indicate that the predominant mode of transmission is through skin-to-skin and sexual contact, not contact with contaminated clothing or bed linens. Although respiratory droplet transmission might occur, there is no evidence of airborne transmission as there is with COVID-19. Symptoms usually start within three weeks of exposure to the monkeypox virus with symptoms lasting 2 to 4 weeks.
    Health Unchained Links
    Website: https://healthunchained.org
    Telegram: t.me/healthunchained
    Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Gamifying Health - Anthony Diaz (CEO of Health Hero)

    Gamifying Health - Anthony Diaz (CEO of Health Hero)

    Anthony Diaz is modernizing global health engagement with his health-to-earn startup Health Hero, Inc. On this episode, Anthony shares with Ray how he plans to use gamification to improve people’s health while also being a monetary asset that can finance their core needs. He details how his company is creating a platform that rewards individuals for engaging in their health and also how he plans to make telehealth more fun.
    Topics Covered

    Why Anthony became a software architect and interested in blockchain technologies.

    How Health Hero is hoping to bring the health-to-earn concept to more people.

    The way an individual’s health records can be turned into an NFT,

    Why gamification can have such a large impact on user adoption.

    How Anthony is using “game jams” to drive innovation for their platform.

    The way Health Hero structured their software to integrate with different electronic health records, Microsoft Teams, and Slack.

    Connect with Anthony

    Health Hero: Play-to-earn health

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Resources Mentioned

    Polygon

    Unity SDK

    WebGL

    Itch.io

    News Corner
    We have raised $12.7 Million in Seed Funding to Build the Future of Decentralized Science and Biotech (molecule.to)
    Recently a company called Molecule announced it raised $12.7M in seed funding to build the future of decentralized science. The investment was led by Northpond Ventures and includes over a dozen other major funders. The company has close partnerships with VitaDAO and other leading DeSci groups.
    Specifically, Molecule is first focusing on fundraising and resourcing for research projects and issuing IP-NFTs to secure the IP assets in the blockchain marketplace. The team has over 22 members distributed around the world and is passionate about making DeSci a reality.
    Health Unchained Links
    Website: https://healthunchained.org
    Telegram: t.me/healthunchained
    Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

yassdawg ,

Best W3 healthcare podcast

Excellent content, great guests, host does an amazing job. On my short list of podcasts.

Wholesome Crypto ,

Great podcast about block chain disrupting the health industry

This is a must listen for blockchain enthusiasts and health professionals. Love it !

Tennis166 ,

The top blockchain healthcare podcast 👍

I highly recommend this podcast to everyone in healthcare whether you are into blockchain or not. The guests on the podcast are some of the innovators in healthcare that will change the industry. The host does a great job going back and forth with the guests. 👍👍👍👍👍

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