The Healthcare Solutions Project features interviews with healthcare innovators working to improve quality, reduce cost and increase patient satisfaction. Hosted by Don Seamons.
Applying the lessons of digital to healthcare - Stefan Behrens, CEO & co-founder of GYANT - Episode 54
Digital health is healthcare's answer to consumerism, but how does a system so reliant on face-to-face interactions make the most of digital tech? Stefan Behrens, CEO and co-founder of GYANT, shares how he applied the lessons he learned in a purely digital consumer space to his vision for easing the patient journey.
Applying big data to deliver a frictionless healthcare experience - Jessica Sweeney-Platt, VP of research and editorial strategy - Episode 53
While technology has made healthcare more convenient and more connected, the industry is still siloed, fragmented and stuck in the past. But Jessica Sweeney-Platt, VP of research and editorial strategy at athenahealth, believes that may be changing. Technology is on the cusp of playing a role that we always hoped it could, supporting collaboration between the different stakeholders in the healthcare system. Join us as we discuss how organizations can leverage data to improve connectivity and align incentives.
Using virtual communities to improve health - Kate Burke, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, PatientsLikeMe - Episode 52
Social media has helped consumers educate themselves about their health and connect with other patients who suffer from the same chronic conditions. But the explosion of health information has also caused collateral damage. On today's episode, we welcome Kate Burke, MD, senior medical advisor for PatientsLikeMe. We discuss how virtual communities can overcome the pitfalls of social media and help patients better manage their condition, slow disease progression and give them control of their health.
Improving access to quality care with telehealth - Ashok Gupta, DPT, Co-founder and COO, TheraNow - Episode 51
As an immigrant to the United States, Dr. Ashok Gupta sees many things about the country's health system that he likes. Quality of care here is the best in the world, he says. But for some, care of the highest quality is out of reach. Dr. Ashok believes telemedicine can help change that. A doctor of physical therapy (DPT), he helped found TheraNow, a pain management company that focuses on providing the benefits of physical therapy virtually. Dr. Ashok discusses how virtual engagement can improve engagement, education and access.
How tech can improve the physician/patient relationship - Acey Albert, MD, Director of Clinical Content, epocrates - Episode 50
Acey Albert, MD, understands the pressures facing clinicians as they need to call upon their prescriptive knowledge very quickly at the point of care. Dosing, interactions, and side effects of new drugs come out constantly, and guidelines are always evolving with the evidence. He also knows that while technology can provide physicians the on-demand information they need, it can't get in the way of the physician/patient relationship. Listen as Dr. Albert shares with Don Seamons how doctors can utilize technology in a way that improves not only their care quality but also their patient satisfaction.
Innovating for faster clinical research - Dessiree Paoli, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, Interlace Health - Episode 49
The Covid-19 pandemic put thousands of clinical trials on hold, but it also showed pharma companies, regulators and clinicians that decentralized clinical trials are a less expensive, more convenient and equally as effective method for generating clinical research. Dessiree Paoli, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager for Interlace Health, discusses how decentralized clinical trials are improving engagement with study participants, improving data capture and shortening time to market for crucial drugs.