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Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli, a nationally ranked healthcare and innovation podcast, and a member of the Health Podcast Network, highlights the innovators, the game changers, and the pioneers who are deeply passionate and relentless in valiantly solving the problems our healthcare industry is facing.

Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli Mike Biselli

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli, a nationally ranked healthcare and innovation podcast, and a member of the Health Podcast Network, highlights the innovators, the game changers, and the pioneers who are deeply passionate and relentless in valiantly solving the problems our healthcare industry is facing.

    Streamlining Mental Health Screening with Ernie Wallerstein

    Streamlining Mental Health Screening with Ernie Wallerstein

    This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE
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    Episode Overview: 
    How can we positively impact mental healthcare through technological innovation? According to our next guest, Ernie Wallerstein, CEO of Mental Health Technologies, it starts by enabling quantifiable improvements in patients' journeys to wellness.
    Driven by a passion to address the growing challenges of providing mental health and substance abuse services, Ernie and his team built an innovative SaaS platform that seamlessly integrates validated psychometric testing into healthcare providers' existing workflows.
    While together, Ernie shares how MHT's technology empowers medical professionals to -screen patients, objectively collect mental health data, and enhance billing practices. Ernie also reveals his vision for horizontally integrating the entire mental health process and leveraging data analytics to proactively identify negative treatment trends.
    Join us to learn how Ernie and the MHT team are streamlining mental health screening through technological innovation! Let’s go! 
    Episode Highlights:
    Integrating seamlessly into existing EHR/EMR systems to minimize workflow disruption for healthcare providersAchieving over $1 million in annual recurring revenue while bootstrapped, without VC or PE funding60% patient completion rate for MHT's assessments, demonstrating strong engagementPositioning MHT's data analytics capabilities to predict optimal assessments and identify negative treatment trendsAddressing a critical need by enabling better identification and care pathways for mental health/substance abuse
      
    About our Guest: 
    Ernie Wallerstein is revolutionizing the mental health industry by enabling quantifiable and qualitative improvements in patients' journey to wellness. Through his innovative SaaS assessment platform, medical practitioners can seamlessly administer a range of validated psychometric tests, providing a comprehensive understanding of patients' mental health.

    Links Supporting This Episode:
    MHT Website: CLICK HEREErnie Wallerstein LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREErnie Wallerstein Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form: CLICK HERE

    • 34 min
    Expanding Clinical Education to Develop Healthcare’s Workforce with Kyle Swinsky

    Expanding Clinical Education to Develop Healthcare’s Workforce with Kyle Swinsky

    This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE
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    Episode Overview: 
    How can we expand clinical education to develop the healthcare workforce we desperately need?
    According to our next guest, Kyle Swinsky, co-founder and CEO of AMOpportunities, it starts by equipping universities and healthcare providers with scalable infrastructure.
    Drawing from a passion to increase opportunities for international medical trainees, Kyle built a workforce solution that matches students to hands-on rotations while supporting host sites through technology and services.
    While together, we explore AMO's mission to address bottlenecks preventing schools from graduating qualified healthcare professionals and Kyle reveals how his company augments limited teaching capacity, facilitates ideal student-site relationships, and drives strategic growth into allied health fields.
    Join us to hear how Kyle and the AMO team is successfully expanding clinical education to develop healthcare’s workforce! Let’s go! 
    Episode Highlights:
    AMO bridges clinical education gaps by matching students to hands-on training opportunitiesTheir platform and services augment limited teaching capacity at hospitals/clinicsStudents get experience where they want while sites gain pipeline of future workforceAMO has helped over 5,500 trainees secure rotations to advance their careersStrategic growth planned for nursing, PA, rehab therapy, and other allied health fields
    About our Guest: 
    Kyle Swinsky is the co-founder and CEO of AMOpportunities, a Chicago-based company that helps international medical students and graduates secure U.S. rotations and supports hospitals and schools in managing trainees through high-quality services and software solutions.
    In 2013, Kyle, along with co-founder and COO Ben Bradley, launched AMOpportunities to make U.S. clinical experiences accessible to medical trainees around the world. Since 2013, AMO has tripled in size, raised $8.9 million in funding, won the President’s “E” Award for Exports and PIEoneer of the Year, and helped more than 3,600 trainees rotate in the U.S. The company counts Kaplan Medical and AMSA as partners as well as institutions such as University of Miami, Chicago Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Florida International University.

    Links Supporting This Episode:
    AMOpportunities Website: CLICK HEREKyle Swinsky LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREKyle Swinsky Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form: CLICK HERE

    • 24 min
    Reshaping Women's Health Through Virtual Menopause Care with Joanna Strober

    Reshaping Women's Health Through Virtual Menopause Care with Joanna Strober

    This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE
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    Episode Overview: 
    How can we reimagine women’s health by meeting them where they are- virtually and compassionately?
    According to our next guest Joanna Strober, founder and CEO of Midi Health, it starts with understanding the overlooked symptoms of perimenopause and menopause that deeply impact quality of life.
    Drawing from her own frustrating journey to receive proper hormonal care, Joanna built an accessible, insurance-covered virtual clinic tailored to women navigating this transition.
    While together, Joanna shares Midi Health’s mission to deliver personalized, expert protocols for the over 30 symptoms related to declining estrogen, and also reveals how her company identifies gaps like painful sex and weight gain to build specialty services. 
    Additionally, Joanna shares the vision for Midi Health to become a trusted partner supporting long-term health, and why partnerships with health systems are imperative.
    Join us to learn how Joanna and the Midi Health team is successfully reshaping women's health through virtual menopause care! Let’s go! 
    Episode Highlights:
    Midi Health meets women where they are by providing virtual, insurance-covered care for overlooked perimenopause/menopause symptomsThey take a listening-based approach to build specialty services addressing gaps like painful sex and midlife weight gainThe goal is for Midi Health to be a 20-year partner supporting women's long-term health needsPartnerships with health systems are crucial for referrals and sharing patient dataMidi Health is successfully reshaping care to center the woman in her midlife healthcare journey
      
    About our Guest: 
    Joanna is the co-founder and CEO of Midi Health, the leading virtual care clinic focused exclusively on women navigating midlife hormonal transition. The company brings insurance-covered expert care for the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause to women nationwide. A successful serial entrepreneur in the digital health space, Joanna previously served as CEO and founder of Kurbo, the first digital therapeutic for childhood obesity, which she sold to Weight Watchers. Recently named to the “Forbes 50 Over 50” list and a featured speaker at the 2023 Fortune Most Powerful Women Conference, Joanna is a frequently quoted expert on issues related to digital health, women in business, startups and leadership. Prior to becoming a founder, Joanna spent more than 20 years in direct private equity and venture capital investing in health and consumer companies, including a number of notable consumer internet companies, such as BlueNile, eToys, Babycenter, HotJobs and Flycast. Joanna is also the author of the book, “Getting to 50/50,” a primer on how women can succeed and thrive at work and at home. 
    Links Supporting This Episode:
    Midi Health Website: CLICK HEREJoana Strober LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMidi Health LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: a href="https://twitter.com/mikebiselli" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 23 min
    Unlocking the Power of Glucose with Phil Southerland

    Unlocking the Power of Glucose with Phil Southerland

    This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE
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    What does it take to reimagine metabolic health by harnessing the power of sport and technology?
    According to our next guest, Phil Southerland, Founder and CEO of Supersapiens, it starts with audaciously believing that real-time biometric data can revolutionize wellbeing for all.
    Drawing from his lifelong journey managing type 1 diabetes through exercise, Phil shares Supersapiens' mission to make continuous glucose monitoring accessible worldwide. Their cutting-edge ecosystem inspires better nutritional choices by visualizing individualized glucose responses whether you're a pro-athlete or everyday parent.
    While together, Phil reveals how Supersapiens is tackling insurance obstacles to customize care, why helping youth build healthy habits is imperative, and the pivotal role entrepreneurs play in shaping preventative healthcare policy.
    Join us to hear Phil's vision of using sports and technology to unlock the power of glucose that can fuel our amazing human potential! Let's go!
    Episode Highlights:
    Harnessing sport and activity as a platform to inspire better metabolic healthBringing real-time glucose insights to people with and without diabetesOvercoming early startup mistakes by listening to customer feedbackThe need for payers to cover CGM technology for preventative careInspiring all people to believe in themselves to invest in their wellbeing
      
    About our Guest: 
    Phil Southerland, Founder and CEO of Supersapiens, is a visionary leader whose expertise in health technology and personal experience with diabetes fuel the company's innovative approach. Living with type 1 diabetes since he was just 7 months old, his leadership and strategic vision are instrumental in steering Supersapiens towards groundbreaking achievements in diabetes management, reflecting a deep commitment to improving healthcare outcomes through technology.
    Links Supporting This Episode:
    Supersapiens Website: CLICK HEREPhil Southerland LinkedIn page: CLICK HERESupersapiens Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form: CLICK HERE

    • 33 min
    Empowering Healthcare with Actionable Data with Caryn Hewitt

    Empowering Healthcare with Actionable Data with Caryn Hewitt

    This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE
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    Episode Overview: 
    How can health systems transform operations via real-time locating innovations?
    According to our next guest, Caryn Hewitt, Senior Director of Consulting Services at CenTrak, it starts with responsibly harnessing actionable data to drive productivity, cost savings, and elevated care experiences.
    With over 37 years improving hospital operations and four years as a health system Chief Information Officer, Caryn brings invaluable wisdom that is helping empower healthcare with actionable data. Currently, she leads CenTrak teams that are helping over 2,000 healthcare organizations worldwide to increase asset visibility, respond faster to staff duress, reduce patient wait times, and more through cutting-edge IoT solutions.
    While together, Caryn shares her journey from bedside nursing to pioneering connective technologies, how real-time locating awareness unlocks shared asset utilization across facilities, and why she urges innovators to imagine expanded use cases that could further transform point-of-care operations.
    Join us as Caryn reveals how to tap data streams towards revolutionizing healthcare functionality. Let's go!
    Episode Highlights:
    Always put the patient and family first when considering care improvementsReal-time locating systems can increase asset sharing between hospitals to reduce costsStaff duress solutions are currently very popular to protect staff safetyTracking patient workflow can identify bottlenecks and opportunities to add more patient revenueImagine expanded use cases for how real-time data could further elevate point-of-care workings
    Guest Bio: 
    Caryn Hewitt has been involved in hospital operations for 37 years as a Nursing Executive. She has held various roles, including 4 years as the Chief Information Officer of a large health system. Caryn brings extensive experience in several healthcare technology projects including all facets of planning and opening a new 400-bed hospital which was inclusive of many real-time location system (RTLS) use cases. Currently, Caryn is CenTrak’s Senior Director of Consulting Services, leading a team of highly experienced professionals with a wide variety of clinical and operational healthcare expertise.
    Links Supporting This Episode: 
    CenTrak Website: CLICK HERECaryn Hewitt LinkedIn page: CLICK HERECenTrak Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form: CLICK HERE

    • 30 min
    Unlocking Equitable Pediatric Care with Dr. Sharief Taraman

    Unlocking Equitable Pediatric Care with Dr. Sharief Taraman

    This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Ossur. To learn more about their ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ Sustainability Campaign, and how you can get involved: CLICK HERE
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    Episode Overview: 
    What will it take to shatter systemic barriers obstructing timely and equitable pediatric care? 
    According to our next guest, Dr. Sharief Taraman, Chief Executive Officer of Cognoa, it starts with responsible AI adoption designed to uplift all patients. 
    As creators of the first and only FDA-authorized diagnostic for autism, Cognoa continues pioneering digital health solutions upholding diversity, cost savings, and care team empowerment. 
    While together, Dr. Taraman passionately shares Cognoa's mission of democratizing quality care, how their autism diagnostic is dissolving geographic and financial obstacles through telehealth accessibility, and why he urges investors to back ventures tackling pediatric device gaps spanning ADHD, anxiety, speech impediments, and more. 
    Join us as Dr. Taraman shares why he and his team at Cognoa are so dedicated to unlocking equitable pediatric care. Lets go! 
    Episode Highlights:
    How Cognoa launched 1st ever FDA-authorized diagnostic test for autismExtracting digital biomarkers from parental questionnaires and child observation videosReducing disparities by maintaining high accuracy across patient demographicsAuto-generating necessary evaluation documentation to alleviate administrative burdensCognoa’s pursuit to earn breakthrough designation for condensed 6-week autism behavioral therapy

    About our Guest: 
    Dr. Sharief Taraman, MD, DABPN, DABPM, FAAP, is dual board-certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He formerly served as the Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology for the CHOC Children’s Specialists Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Taraman is the Chief Executive Officer of Cognoa, a leading early childhood development and pediatric behavioral health company, creator of the first and only FDA
    authorized diagnostic for autism and early, rapid developmental health evaluation, designed to increase childhood access to life-changing early intervention and treatment of behavioral health conditions. 

    Links Supporting This Episode:
    Cognoa Website: CLICK HEREDr. Sharief Taraman LinkedIn page: CLICK HERECognia LinkedIn page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest nomination form: CLICK HERE

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the healthcare industry, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Mike does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Gerads ,

a podcast with real passion

Glad I discovered this podcast and am quickly making my way through the archives. As a physician listening to healthcare leaders like Mike and his guests gets me excited and reminds me of why I first applied to medical school. Love to hear all of the innovative ideas for improving healthcare which is truly inspiring.
Thank you!
Gerald @ GrepMed

Juana Poareo ,

Insightful and fascinating

Mike brings a passion for healthcare to his podcast, with excellent guests with whom he develops a great rapport. Healthcare is constantly evolving and Mike is there to make sense of it all to us. A great listen and highly recommended.

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