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Conversations with renowned experts shaping the future of healthcare. Listen for insights on MedTech trends and best practices from leadership, innovators and clinicians around the world.
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Conversations with renowned experts shaping the future of healthcare. Listen for insights on MedTech trends and best practices from leadership, innovators and clinicians around the world.
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    The Future of Robotics in Healthcare with Dr. Tejas Patel, MD, DM, FACC, FESC, FSCAI, FCSI | Christoph Zindel

    The Future of Robotics in Healthcare with Dr. Tejas Patel, MD, DM, FACC, FESC, FSCAI, FCSI | Christoph Zindel

    When we think of robots being used in surgical procedures, the concept may seem futuristic. But in reality, this type of technology has been in place for a number of years, especially in operating rooms occupied by doctors who have been personally interested in exploring the possibilities and benefits of robotic assistance. 
    Today’s guest is considered to be a pioneer in utilizing robotic technology in his practice. It was first utilized in his hospital in Gujarat, India back in 2017, and by 2018, he had made international headlines after performing the world's first in-human robotic heart surgery. 
    In this episode, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Tejas Patel, Chairman & Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Dr. Patel is internationally recognized as one of the world’s pioneers in the field of Transradial Approach, and he is a long-time advocate for the use of robotics in the field of healthcare.
    Through the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, robotic technology has provided a safety advantage for healthcare professionals, allowing them to perform surgical procedures without risking exposure. 
    Today, you’ll learn about the many advantages of using robotics in healthcare, how the issue of cybersecurity is being addressed, and you’ll gain an understanding of how remote surgery is performed along with the long-term potential for this technology. 
    Some Questions Asked:
    How is robot assisted therapy currently being used? (3:10)How does this technology affect the personnel requirements on site? (10:35)In which areas do you expect to see the extended use of robotics? (22:00)How do you stay healthy during a pandemic? (25:23)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    The advantage of robotics during a pandemic (5:56)Defining artificial intelligence (13:44)The challenges related to cybersecurity (15:32)The connectivity required to perform surgery remotely (19:42)
    Connect with Dr. Tejas Patel:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with our Managing Board Member, Christoph Zindel: 
     LinkedIn
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    • 30 min
    How Finland is Leading the Digital Healthcare Revolution with Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, eMBA | Christoph Zindel

    How Finland is Leading the Digital Healthcare Revolution with Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, eMBA | Christoph Zindel

    Every country is unique in its healthcare operations. Much of Europe has a long history of socialized medicine based on The Bismark Model, a German system dating back to 1883 which guarantees healthcare to its citizens. Programs in Europe and Asia are primarily adaptations of this model. 
    By the 1960s, however, Finland saw the need to rethink its healthcare system and create something that served its population better. A young group of doctors who were also in charge of policymaking took the lead in creating a new model. In 1972, the current Finnish healthcare system was signed into law, making public health centers the central concept. 
    In this episode, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Dr. Päivi Sillanaukee, Director-General at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Dr. Päivi Sillanaukee is the thematic Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland as part of a pilot program of cross-sectoral cooperation on global issues. She also represents Finland on the World Health Organization’s Executive Board.
    We’ll learn how the healthcare model in Finland operates, the infrastructure it requires, and how this model actually encouraged digital innovation from its inception. We’ll also discover the lessons that can be extracted from this model that has been serving the Finnish population for nearly half a century. 
    Some Questions Asked:
    What can we learn from the system of healthcare in Finland? (2:30)How do you view the scalability of your system? (6:00)How can access to care be improved? (9:20)What conditions do policymakers need to create for digitization? (21:37)What advantages come from diversity in healthcare? (29:51)How do you stay healthy during the long winter months in Finland? (37:59)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    The role of socialized healthcare in Finland (3:39)How Finland built the infrastructure for digitalization (10:59)Two things you need in order to have digital innovation in healthcare (14:48)Why trust in technology among populations is so important (17:36)How culture plays a role in keeping us healthy (39:13)
    Connect with Dr. Päivi Sillanaukee:
    LinkedInTwitter
    Connect with our Managing Board Member, Christoph Zindel: 
     LinkedIn
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    • 41 min
    A Visionary for Change: Ophthalmology and Accessibility with Aravind Srinivasan MS, MBA | Christoph Zindel

    A Visionary for Change: Ophthalmology and Accessibility with Aravind Srinivasan MS, MBA | Christoph Zindel

    Over half of the world's population lacks access to basic healthcare. Beginning to tackle this problem requires more than structural change in the way we provide care. A true sense of purpose to create and direct those changes is vital for the structural DNA of a healthcare system to be rewired. 
    Blindness was once a major problem for people all across India. The issue was accessibility to care in the early stages of ophthalmological complications. In 1976, Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy opened the first Aravind Eye Hospital. The goal was to streamline care and make it more affordable while keeping the quality of care at a premium. Since its founding, the Aravind Eye Care System has expanded, serving more than 55 million patients across India. That legacy continues under the leadership of today’s guest.
    In this episode, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Dr. Aravind Srinivasan, Chief Medical Officer at Aravind Eye Hospital Chennai. He is a cataract surgeon and expert in ophthalmology at Aravind Eye Care System. His focus is on management, innovation, and mentoring, specializing in evaluating and interpreting the performance of each division of AECS. 
     
    Dr. Aravind Srinivasan shares the organizational mission, being that if treatment exists, then there’s no reason for people to suffer blindness needlessly. Through streamlining and standardizing their process of care, Aravind Eye Care System has helped countless people gain access to treatment. Today we’ll hear about the personal motivation that led to building the system,  how it’s applied across India, and what it takes in terms of experience and personal drive in order to manage such a revolutionary system of healthcare. 
     
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Can you explain your system of healthcare? (3:36)How are you able to make care so affordable? (9:20)How have you increased accessibility to care in India? (13:21)Is telehealth contributing to accessibility during the Covid-19 pandemic? (17:55)What can other healthcare organizations learn from your model? (20:00)How do diversity and inclusion play a role in the building of your teams? (24:20) 
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    How the problem of accessibility was addressed (4:35)Why a sense of purpose often gets lost in the business of healthcare (7:50)How poverty created a cultural barrier to asking for care (13:50)A simple example of streamlining that helped shape AECS (20:22) 
    Connect with Aravind Srinivasan MS, MBA:
    FacebookAravind Eye Care System 
    Connect with our Managing Board Member, Christoph Zindel: 

    LinkedIn 
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    • 30 min
    Pandemics, Globalization, and How To Improve Healthcare through Innovation and Digitalization with Noel Yeo, MD | Christoph Zindel

    Pandemics, Globalization, and How To Improve Healthcare through Innovation and Digitalization with Noel Yeo, MD | Christoph Zindel

    In an increasingly globalized world, viral spread has been difficult to avoid. Large numbers of people are moving constantly from place to place for business and leisure, and as economic prosperity grows, movement follows suit. While we can’t prevent pandemics from happening, we can learn how to manage them better. With experience comes innovation. 
    Today, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Dr. Noel Yeo, the Senior Vice President of one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups, Parkway Hospitals in Singapore at Parkway Pantai. Dr. Yeo has an Executive Master of Business Administration, a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Law and Ethics, and an Executive Diploma in Directorship. He has been leading the group as their hospital facilities have battled the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
    In this episode, Dr. Yeo tells us what it’s been like working through the COVID-19 pandemic at his hospital in Singapore. Having dealt with the SARS-CoV-1 outbreak back in 2003, Dr. Yeo provides valuable insights from that experience. We’ll talk about what he’s learned, how hospitals can prepare for future outbreaks, and the innovations that have resulted from these experiences. Dr. Yeo also talks about the importance of digitalization, and why a more patient-centric model of healthcare that leans towards prevention is the way of the future. 
    Some Questions Asked:
    Having experienced another outbreak in 2003, was Singapore better prepared than other countries? (1:53)Are applications being used in Singapore to help with contact tracing? (7:27)How has the backlog of elective procedures been dealt with in Singapore? (16:50)How do you prepare for the next pandemic? (20:13)Do you expect the beds and resources used to remain beyond this pandemic waiting for the next one? (25:22)How are standard operating procedures dealt with, in such a large network? (29:53)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    The 3 point strategy used to confront SARS-CoV-2 (4:26)How SARS-CoV-2 spread among the population in Singapore (15:07)Plans for mass testing when the next wave hits (21:16)Predictions about future healthcare challenges in Asia and beyond (33:26)How we can use the abundance of data in healthcare to our advantage (37:22)One helpful innovation that is being used at Parkway Pantai (39:00)
    Connect with Dr. Noel Yeo:
    LinkedInInstagram 
    Connect with our Managing Board Member, Christoph Zindel: 
    LinkedIn 
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    • 47 min
    Leadership in Times of Crisis with Zahi A Fayad, PhD | Christoph Zindel

    Leadership in Times of Crisis with Zahi A Fayad, PhD | Christoph Zindel

    When COVID-19 hit the United States back in January of 2020, New York was one of the first cities to really feel the pressure. Hospitals had to quickly adapt to a new set of working conditions as the virus spread rapidly. It was truly a race against time in an environment where the rules kept changing as we learned more and more about how COVID-19 was transmitted.
     
    Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York is the largest teaching hospital in the United States with over 50,000 students and staff. Managing a global health crisis in this type of facility comes with a special set of challenges. A teaching hospital is a place where people are frequently experiencing things for the first time. They are looking for leadership in every respect because experience is still being acquired.
    Today our Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Dr. Zahi Fayad, Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As a researcher, he is one of the world leaders in the development and use of multimodality cardiovascular imaging.
    As part of the leadership team at Mount Sinai, Dr. Zahi Fayad talks about the unique challenges that he faced from the perspective of a research hospital. It wasn’t only a challenge to manage the safety of individuals at such a large institution, but an additional dilemma concerning research funding loomed. Dr. Zahi Fayad gives us a glimpse into those early winter months of 2020 in New York.
    Some Questions asked:
    ·      Can you describe the development in New York during the past months and weeks? (1:27)
    ·      How did you manage the health of the employees? (7:36)
    ·      Will your staff continue working from home, and are there consequences to that? (14:26)
    ·      Are there innovations in medical science that have been triggered or even accelerated by the pandemic? (17:02)
    ·      How important is global collaboration during the pandemic? (27:43)
    ·      What is needed to manage a crisis? (32:14)
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    ·      What it felt like when the COVID-19 positive patients started being admitted (4:34)
    ·      How the research hospital adapted when the crisis hit (8:29)
    ·      How the hospital was supported financially as they shifted their research procedures (10:26)
    ·      The future importance of “wearables” in medical care (21:48)
    ·      How Mount Sinai first got into COVID-19 research, months before the virus began to spread (28:09)
    Connect with Dr. Zahi Fayad:
    ·      LinkedIn
    Resources:
    Bio- Icahn School of Medicine Mt. Sinai


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    • 40 min
    COVID-19: How Decentralization Can Improve Healthcare with Dieter R. Enzmann, MD | Christoph Zindel

    COVID-19: How Decentralization Can Improve Healthcare with Dieter R. Enzmann, MD | Christoph Zindel

    As the COVID-19 pandemic has made its way across the globe, it has brought with it lessons the medical community continues to learn daily. The shared experience in hospitals across the globe has opened lines of communication and collaboration that have been strengthened. The early arrival of COVID-19 on the East Coast of the United States allowed the West Coast to be more prepared through an effective information network. It has reminded us of how connected we truly are.
    In today’s episode, Managing Board Member Dr. Christoph Zindel speaks with Dr. Dieter Enzmann, Chair of the Department of Radiology at UCLA. Dr. Dieter shares his experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic from his Los Angeles hospital, and discusses how the disruption of elective procedures has been managed.
    One of the great lessons the medical community has learned this year is how critical investment in technology and innovation really are. Technologies relating to telemedicine have proven to be efficient, effective, and expedient. In today’s conversation, they talk about the current willingness to invest in healthcare innovation, and how a combination of telemedicine and decentralization can increase the resilience of healthcare systems.
    Some Questions We Ask:
    How has the COVID-19 pandemic been developing in California? (1:25)What is your perspective on the delay in elective procedures at UCLA? (3:52)How do you assess the current possibilities and willingness to invest in healthcare? (12:43)What role does radiology play during this pandemic? (16:39)Has there been any indication from vendors towards new technologies that promote telemedicine? (23:21)How will the ratio of hospital-based, community-based, and home-based care develop in your point of view? (24:45)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    Lessons from the learning curve (6:58)A prediction of how we’ll get through COVID-19 (10:29)The concept of Punctuated Equilibrium (13:06)The future of healthcare innovations (17:44)How decentralization can improve healthcare (20:47)
    Connect with Dr. Dieter Enzmann:
    LinkedInUCLA Health
    Connect with Managing Board Member, Christoph Zindel
    LinkedIn
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    • 30 min

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