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Ready to break barriers and lead the future of health tech? Join host Joy Rios for insightful conversations with women leaders who are driving change at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Get in-depth interviews, engaging discussions on health IT (HIT) topics, and actionable advice to advance your career. Whether you're a new or established professional, HIT Like a Girl Pod empowers you to be informed, connected, and a leader in healthcare IT.
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HIT Like a Girl Pod: Empowering Women in Health IT Like a Girl Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Ready to break barriers and lead the future of health tech? Join host Joy Rios for insightful conversations with women leaders who are driving change at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Get in-depth interviews, engaging discussions on health IT (HIT) topics, and actionable advice to advance your career. Whether you're a new or established professional, HIT Like a Girl Pod empowers you to be informed, connected, and a leader in healthcare IT.
Listen, Follow, and Subscribe now!

    Midlife Matters: Navigating Perimenopause and Beyond

    Midlife Matters: Navigating Perimenopause and Beyond

    In this episode Joy welcomes Joanna Strober, the founder of MidiHealth, a midlife care provider for women aged 35 to 65. Joanna shares her personal journey with perimenopause, emphasizing the importance of understanding the symptoms and effects of estrogen decline during this phase of a woman's life. She discusses the challenges of finding knowledgeable providers in menopausal care and highlights MidiHealth's innovative approach, including specialized training programs for their providers and the development of expert care protocols.

    Episode Highlights

    [00:10:20] Importance of Provider's Knowledge on Hormones and Treatment Options
    [00:10:59] Accessibility of Care through Insurance Coverage
    [00:11:18] Growth Trajectory and Expansion Plans of MidiHealth
    [00:19:46] Excitement for MidiHealth's Growth and Future Plans
    [00:20:05] Accessing Care through www.joinmidi.com
    [00:20:55] Benefits of Virtual Care for Sensitive Health Topics

    Stay connected to Joanna Strober:


    LinkedIn | Twitter



    Midi Health | LinkedIn

    • 23 min
    From Trade Shows to Pharma Events: A Journey Through Healthcare Marketing

    From Trade Shows to Pharma Events: A Journey Through Healthcare Marketing

    In this episode, Joy welcomes Paulina Rugg, former Director of Event Marketing at Health Gorilla, as they discuss Paulina's journey from Mexico City to her current role in the healthcare industry. From her fascination with trade shows to navigating the convoluted realm of pharmaceutical events, Paulina shares insights into the multifaceted nature of healthcare and events management.

    Episode Highlights:

    [00:01:18] Paulina's Experience: Paulina shares her background and experiences since joining the company.
    [00:14:02] Event Planning Process: Insights into the detailed planning process for events.
    [00:15:28] Measurement Metrics: The importance of measuring event success and outcomes for up to a year.
    [00:21:30] Data Management Tool: Use of a voice-to-text tool for efficient data collection & CRM integration.
    [00:22:48] Balancing Investments: Challenges of allocating resources effectively in healthcare events.
    [00:26:06] Connecting with Paulina: How to follow, connect, or work with Paulina Rugg via LinkedIn.

    • 27 min
    Connected Hearts: Exploring Loneliness, Tech, and Mental Health

    Connected Hearts: Exploring Loneliness, Tech, and Mental Health

    In this episode, Joy Rios is joined by Cindy Jordan, co-founder and CEO of Pyx Health. Cindy shares her personal journey and the inspiration behind Pyx Health's mission to combat loneliness, highlighting the profound impact of social isolation on mental well-being. Together, they explore the absence of a formal diagnosis for loneliness in healthcare and the role of technology in both exacerbating and alleviating this epidemic. Tune in for an insightful discussion on the intersection of technology, community, and mental health.

    Episode Highlights

    [00:18:39] Importance of Social Health in Healthcare

    [00:17:04] Impact of Company Leadership and Values

    [00:17:50] The Power of Emotional Well-being in Health

    [00:27:20] Influence of Personal Actions on Others

    [00:28:10] Gratitude and Acknowledgment

    [00:28:32] Contact Information for Cindy Jordan

    • 30 min
    Guardians of Healthcare: A Journey from Caregiver to Cybersecurity Leader

    Guardians of Healthcare: A Journey from Caregiver to Cybersecurity Leader

    In this episode, Joy welcomes Andrea Daugherty, Head of Digital Health at SHI International. Andrea shares her journey from caregiver to healthcare executive, highlighting the challenges and bold moves that shaped her career. The discussion spans from navigating male-dominated spaces to the critical importance of cybersecurity in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. With insights into workforce shortages and the necessity of technology in combating cyber threats, this episode offers a glimpse into the frontline defense of healthcare data protection and the empowerment of women in IT leadership roles.
    00:11:42 - Building a Supportive Network in the Industry
    00:12:25 - Owning Confidence in a Male-Dominated Environment
    00:20:41 - Educating the Workforce on Cybersecurity
    00:21:37 - Establishing SHI as a Trusted IT Solutions Provider
    00:22:45 - Bringing Joy and Wellness to Healthcare Events
    00:23:31 - Connecting with SHI and Andrea Daugherty on LinkedIn

    • 25 min
    MicroSkills: Navigating the Modern Workplace

    MicroSkills: Navigating the Modern Workplace

    In this episode, Joy welcomes back Dr. Adaira Landry and introduces Dr. Resa E. Lewiss for a conversation about navigating the ever-changing landscape of the workplace. With their new book, "MicroSkills: Small Actions, Big Impact," Landry and Lewiss provide essential guidance for individuals entering the workforce, focusing on practical strategies for success. Drawing from their experiences as emergency medicine physicians, educators, and authors, they explore the necessity of honing micro skills for self-care, task management, communication, reputation building, and more. From offloading routine tasks to maintaining a positive attitude in challenging situations, they offer practical advice for individuals navigating today's professional world.

    • 30 min
    Healthcare Empowerment: Guiding Patients to Better Care

    Healthcare Empowerment: Guiding Patients to Better Care

    In this episode, Joy delves into the complexities of healthcare with Carrie Kozlowski, co-founder and COO of Upfront Healthcare. Carrie discusses Upfront's mission to guide patients to the care they need, addressing barriers to access and striving to transform healthcare. Emphasizing personalized engagement and leveraging technology as a conduit, they explore how to empower patients and remove friction from the healthcare process. Through insights into psychographics and behavioral science, they reveal strategies to motivate patients and foster trust, ultimately aiming to enhance outcomes and promote population health.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

AdamFlaherty ,

Fascinating topics and authentic conversations

I’m a new listener snd have been enjoying listening to past episodes. The topics are fascinating and Joy has a wonderful and authentic way of relating to her guests and bringing more (desperately needed) empathy to the health care world. Highly recommended!

PattyJTBanks ,

Appealing for non-techie or healthcare pros!

The "HIT Like a Girl" podcast has been a delightful discovery for someone not intimately associated with the world of healthcare or technology (I'm not a techie or healthcare pro!). I love that it appeals to a broad audience. Its capacity to transform intricate topics into compelling narratives, along with its celebration of diversity, makes it a noteworthy addition to any podcast lover’s faves.

LygeiaR ,

Thought provoking & inspiring!

I’m a big fan of HIT Like A Girl Pod. The podcast episodes highlight the insights and perspectives of women from throughout healthcare. I love the diversity and authenticity of the conversations—and the opportunity to learn while being entertained! I’m extra excited to hear more from the newest host, Dana Trampas!

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