The HIT Like a Girl pod mission is pretty simple: to celebrate women leaders in healthcare and health IT. We advocate for and create more paths to leadership positions for girls and young women to follow.
We want women to feel supported, uplifted, recognized, appreciated, and rewarded for their professional contributions. And if we happen to fix the U.S. healthcare system while doing it, even better.
Women at the Table Bring a Depth of Perspective
In this episode, Joy sits down with Snezana Mahon, Chief Operating Officer at Transcarent, a company working to redefine the healthcare experience for consumers. Mahon, a pharmacist by training, also discusses how she has seen healthcare from different perspectives throughout her career and how she has come to understand the importance of lifting women up within the industry.
Transcarent was a sponsor of Women in HLTH and their executive leadership team is made up of more than 50 percent women. The organization is focusing on how to empower women to have more thought input, opportunities to speak up, and different ways to contribute to its creativity and innovation.
250 Million Data Points on Digital Health
Here at HIT Like a Girl pod, we’re all about trying to make sense of the complexity of the healthcare system. In this episode, Joy sits down with Beth Friedman, Senior Partner at FINN Partners, and Julien de Salaberry, CEO and Founder of Galen Growth to discuss the state of digital health around the world.
The Galen Growth FINN Partners Report results from an incredible collaboration between two like-minded partners who recognize the fragmented health ecosystem can crush innovation that can improve people’s lives. This Report is a navigational tool for innovators and their funders to improve the odds toward success.
Please read the report to see how in 50 pages, the authors were able to put together a complex puzzle that evaluates 250 million data points.
Download the Global Digital Health Ecosystem 2022 Year-End Report.
Aperture is Tackling Systemic Bias Faced by Underrepresented Founders
In this episode, Joy sits down with Adimika Aurther, India Williams, and Janna Guinen about the launch of a new platform, Aperture, which aims to connect underrepresented founders in the health tech industry with healthcare organizations, investors, and other partners. Immigrant founders and community-based organizations around the world deal with challenges pertaining to systemic structures, like racism, bias, and discrimination. Aperture is designed to reduce these biases and to ensure that products and services that people are developing are equitable. Founders can join for free with a simple application process. Tune in to learn more!
Gael Aitor Shares his Coming-of-Age Story in Real-Time
In this episode, Joy talks with Gael Aitor, founder, and host of Teenager Therapy, the largest teen mental health podcast in the world. Gael shares how he got started with his podcast at the age of 14 with the intention of creating a space where he and four of his friends could discuss the issues they face and relate to one another, in hopes of reaching other teens going through similar struggles. Considering that the youth mental health crisis is growing, his coming-of-age story portrayed in real-time is a valuable resource. Listen in!
Mandira Singh is Bringing Innovation to Care Settings Across the Country
In this episode, Joy welcomes Mandira Singh, SVP of Acute & Payer Markets for PointClickCare to the podcast.
Did you know 85% of patients who get discharged from a hospital go to a PointClickCare Skilled Nursing Facility? Mandira shares an anecdote about a time when the patient's discharge notes were pinned to his coat in hopes that the receiving clinicians would find the information they needed.
We know that effective communication between caregivers is crucial to not only ensure that the patient receives the best possible care and has a smooth transition between healthcare settings, but also to prevent misunderstandings and errors that could potentially cause harm.
Virtual Reality Helped Nathan Bowser Understand Their Gender Identity
In this episode, Joy welcomes Nathan Bowser (they/them), Chief Marketing Officer of Augmented World Expo (AWE) to the podcast to share how being immersed in VR provided them with a sense of freedom and flexibility they wanted to also experience in real life. Nathan shares how VR has been a valuable tool to explore and understand their gender identity in a safe and supportive environment.
As someone whose life has been changed by virtual reality, Nathan is determined to share and cross-pollinate between the vibrant AR/VR communities to highlight the benefits, impacts, and opportunities for healthcare applications and new ways of communicating and computing.
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So important and timely
This pod is a breath of fresh air, especially during this time of upheaval in American policy and politics. Joy puts a singular focus on amplifying the voices of women in healthcare, an integral demographic responsible for keeping the American healthcare system running at every level. It is so enlightening to hear so many of their stories.
Fantastic podcast for everyone in HIT
I love the hosts and guests they bring. There is always at least one great nugget of info (if not more) on each show. I love being able to learn from these fantastic women leaders.
Wish I had found it sooner!
I am always excited when a new episode is released. It is fascinating to hear about the work of so many intelligent and inspiring women in the Health IT field. The hosts are phenomenal and the content is engaging. I appreciate that this podcast is seeking to connect and uplift women in this space. Even if you do not work in Health IT/Tech- If you have any interest in healthcare and technology, definitely give this podcast a listen!