The MedtronicTalks Podcast Series brings insights, observation and lessons from the leaders of the medtech industry’s single, largest leader. Episodes will center around one of Medtronic’s business units ranging from cardiac care to surgical robotics. We’ll talk with decision-makers who keep Medtronic at the forefront of Medtech. We’ll also speak with regulatory, financial and other operational leaders including the CEO about how Medtronic is preparing for the future.
Greg Smith explains how Medtronic is working with suppliers to forge a stronger supply chain
Greg Smith brought decades of supply chain experience with him when he joined Medtronic last year during the throes of pandemic-induced pressures on supply chain. Over that time, Smith has been working with company leaders and outside suppliers to mitigate the challenges being wrought by the string of global crises. In this episode, we’ll learn how Medtronic is working to build a stronger supply chain that will allow it to build an inventory capable of keeping critical medical devices flowing to customers. This podcast is sponsored by Donatelle.
Medtronic Labs’ Ruchika Singhal says one thing can bring better healthcare to more people worldwide
Ruchika Singhal, president of Medtronic Labs, says she grew up in Medtronic, starting her career as an engineer. But her professional life really began when she took over Medtronic Labs, a non-profit quasi-independent arm with a mission of bringing better healthcare to more people worldwide. In this podcast, Singhal shares her story and identifies the one thing that will help more people living away from big cities and healthcare hubs. “We’re never going to have enough doctors and we’re never going to have enough infrastructure,” Singhal says. “Technology is the solution.” Medtronic Labs is working to leverage technology to help people battle the biggest threat – non communicable diseases like diabetes which can be managed with proper care. This episode is sponsored by AcuityMD. Go to AcuityMD.com for more information.
How Medtronic is building a scalable, sustainable and impactful way to bring equity to healthcare
This episode of MedtronicTalks explores the company’s efforts to flag the multiple sources of healthcare inequity wrought by racial, geographic or economic differences in the U.S. Among the topics discussed, Karen Shehade of Medtronic Americas Region Medical Affairs organization explains how Medtronic leadership is seeking a sustainable and scalable way to make a difference in how people receive correct care more easily. Dr. John de Csepel, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Americas Region, discusses possible solutions. This episode is sponsored by MTD Micro Molding.
How Jennifer McVean, MD is fulfilling a childhood vow to help kids forget that they have diabetes
In this episode, Jennifer McVean, MD, medical affairs director at Medtronic’s diabetes business, shares how a devastating childhood diagnosis started her on her mission to help people with diabetes. McVean used that inspiration to push her through medical school and a career in treating children. Now, she’s taking her skills and experience to Medtronic. Hear why she’s excited about the move and grateful to Medtronic technology. SPONSORED BY SUNRISE LABS.
New CMO Chiang explains how social media can shine light on GI Genius, PillCam and other GI advances
In this episode, Austin L. Chiang, MD, explains why he brought his sizable social media following to Medtronic, where he serves as chief medical officer of the Gastrointestinal business. Chiang says his decision is directly tied to his excitement about Medtronic’s growing suite of GI products including the AI-powered GI Genius and the swallowable PillCam. Chiang explains why he chose to couple the company’s broad platform with his own social media presence to reach more patients who may need treatment of gastrointestinal care. He also gives advice to other physicians who may want to amplify their own voices through social media.
Frank Chan reveals how the pandemic pushed patient monitoring; what significant changes are coming
In this episode of the MedtronicTalks Podcast, Frank Chan, president of patient monitoring, explains how the pressures of the pandemic accelerated Medtronic’s development of patient monitoring systems that allowed for remote connection between caregiver in patient. Chan says Medtronic isn’t losing any momentum in rolling out new approaches to tracking patient health, projecting that the next five to 10 years promises “significant changes” to how vital signs and other critical measures will be reported.
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