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Who Would Have Thought is a podcast about digital health innovation, what we know now and what we have yet to discover about the rapid digital innovation happening around healthcare. Twenty years ago, who would have thought that so many people would have smartphones? Twenty years from now, what will the new “Who Would Have Thought” questions become. What digital technologies will significantly transform healthcare and what will it look like? What will we know then that we don’t know now about the way healthcare is delivered for more effective outcomes. Digital technology has certainly brought many changes in the quality of our lifestyle and we are starting to see it in healthcare. What are the challenges that patients and physicians face now and what are the changes needed for better outcomes? Discover the perspectives of digital health thought leaders today and inquire into digital technologies of tomorrow. This is a conversation to discover the future of digital health that impacts us all.

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Who Would Have Thought is a podcast about digital health innovation, what we know now and what we have yet to discover about the rapid digital innovation happening around healthcare. Twenty years ago, who would have thought that so many people would have smartphones? Twenty years from now, what will the new “Who Would Have Thought” questions become. What digital technologies will significantly transform healthcare and what will it look like? What will we know then that we don’t know now about the way healthcare is delivered for more effective outcomes. Digital technology has certainly brought many changes in the quality of our lifestyle and we are starting to see it in healthcare. What are the challenges that patients and physicians face now and what are the changes needed for better outcomes? Discover the perspectives of digital health thought leaders today and inquire into digital technologies of tomorrow. This is a conversation to discover the future of digital health that impacts us all.

    Fueling the E-commerce Disruption in Healthcare - Interview with Cathy Tie

    Fueling the E-commerce Disruption in Healthcare - Interview with Cathy Tie

    In this episode, we welcome Cathy Tie, the Founder and CEO of Locke Bio, also known as the "Shopify for Pharma". At only 25 years of age, Cathy has founded several multi-million-dollar health technology companies. She was the youngest partner at a Silicon Valley VC, Cervin Ventures, as well as a recipient of The Thiel Fellowship. Tune in to explore the current environment of healthcare that’s ripe for e-commerce disruption, as well as how Cathy sees the world of health technology shifting in the coming years. She also educates us about Locke Bio, the new platform that allows any health enterprise to launch their own direct-to-consumer telehealth or online pharmacy brand (like Hims, PillPack, and Ro).
    Cathy highlights her unconventional education path, which laid the foundation for her success in entrepreneurship and health technology, along with how the introduction of innovative platforms, such as Locke Bio, will impact the future of healthcare technology. Cathy gives insight into her experience as a VC partner in the Silicon Valley and shares wise words of advice to young women in science, leadership, and health technology.
    Curious to know Cathy’s candid thoughts on what it takes to become a successful thought leader in the fields of science, technology, health, and entrepreneurship? Tune in to find out! 
    To learn more about Locke Bio, visit www.lockebio.com

    About Our Guest:
    Cathy Tie is a researcher, two-time company founder and CEO, a Thiel Fellowship winner, and the youngest person to be hired as a partner at a Silicon Valley VC Firm. She is a true visionary for the health tech field and has been interviewed and featured by CNN Business and Forbes 30 under 30, paving the way for young women interested in becoming leaders in the world of science and health-technology.
    At 25 years of age, she's founded several multi-million dollar health-tech companies, including Ranomics and her latest being Locke Bio, dubbed the "Shopify for Pharma."

    Connect with Cathy on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cathytie

    About SmartTab:
    SmartTab is driving the future of digital medicine by developing a superior patient-centered personalized drug delivery platform in the form of a wireless ingestible capsule. The patient experience fuels SmartTab's commitment to create novel, effective therapies that improve patient outcomes and compliance. For more information visit: https://www.smarttab.co/

    • 32 min
    Cultivating Next-gen Digital Health Leaders - Interview with Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM

    Cultivating Next-gen Digital Health Leaders - Interview with Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM

    In this episode, we welcome Lisa Gualtieri, Ph.D., Sc.M., associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She’s also the founder of RecycleHealth, a non-profit that collects wearable activity trackers to donate to underserved populations. Dr. Gualtieri is empowering future leaders in the digital health industry through research and as an educator at Tufts. Tune in to explore Dr. Gualtieri's research, which focuses on the use of wearable activity trackers in underserved populations, the integration of tracker data into clinical care, and the impact of digital literacy skills on adoption of digital health by older adults. 
    Lisa speaks on how and why health-seeking behaviors have changed during the course of the covid-19 pandemic, what she’s learning from working with the FDA and WHO to deploy wearable activity tracking technologies, and the importance of digital literacy, especially in older adults. She also describes the inspiration and learning objectives behind her innovative course at Tuft’s, Designing and Evaluating Digital Health Technologies, along with how this course prepares students for their post-graduate professions. 
    Improving digital literacy skills and digital health innovation as the power to change the lives of many. Curious to know Lisa’s candid thoughts on what the future of digital healthcare innovation might look like? Tune in to find out! 
    To learn more about RecycleHealth and to donate, visit: www.RecycleHealth.com

    To donate an activity tracker, mail it to:
    RecycleHealth
    136 Harrison Ave
    Boston, MA 02111

    About Our Guest:
    Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM, is an associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She teaches courses including Digital Health, Digital Strategies for Health Communication, and Social Media and Health. Dr. Gualtieri's research focuses on the use of wearable activity trackers with underserved populations; the integration of tracker data into clinical care; and the impact of digital literacy skills on adoption of digital health by older adults. She is the founder of RecycleHealth, a non-profit that collects wearable activity trackers to donate to underserved populations, over 6,000 trackers to date.  Dr. Gualtieri serves on the FDA’s General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel.
    Connect with Lisa on Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisagualtieri
    About SmartTab:
    SmartTab is driving the future of digital medicine by developing a superior patient-centered personalized drug delivery platform in the form of a wireless ingestible capsule. The patient experience fuels SmartTab's commitment to create novel, effective therapies that improve patient outcomes and compliance. For more information visit: https://www.smarttab.co/

    • 38 min
    Digital Collaboration in Life Sciences - Interview with Natalie Yeadon

    Digital Collaboration in Life Sciences - Interview with Natalie Yeadon

    In this episode, we welcome Natalie Yeadon, CEO and Co-Founder of Impetus Digital, a company that delivers virtual collaboration experiences for life science companies. Natalie is also the Host of the Healthcare Goes Digital Podcast and YouTube Channel and Author of The Healthcare Heretic. Tune in to explore the future opportunities in leadership, communication, and events as we dive into current insights on where the digital revolution of healthcare is headed. 
    Natalie speaks on the rapid shifts in technology, business, and healthcare happening now and into the next decade, as well as what she’s learning from other leaders and innovators in these fields. She ensures us that if there’s any silver lining to covid-19, it’s that it has given us an opportunity to assume a beginner’s mindset, bring people together to innovate, and to move away from sickness care and towards wellness care.
    Natalie also sheds light on how virtual events and conferences will be held in 2021 and beyond, sharing shocking statistics from virtual event attendance and participation in 2020.  
    Innovation is embedded in healthcare and life science. Curious to know Natalie’s candid thoughts on what the future might look like ten years from now, including the potential for self-diagnosing and democratizing the monetization of patient data? Tune in to find out! 

    To learn more about Impetus Digital, visit www.impetusdigital.com

    About Our Guest:
    Natalie Yeadon has over 18 years' experience working in a variety of senior roles in the pharmaceutical industry. She is the Co-founder and CEO of Impetus Digital, where she specializes in helping life science clients virtualize their internal and external meetings and events.
    About SmartTab:
    SmartTab is driving the future of digital medicine by developing a superior patient-centered personalized drug delivery platform in the form of a wireless ingestible capsule. The patient experience fuels SmartTab's commitment to create novel, effective therapies that improve patient outcomes and compliance. For more information visit: https://www.smarttab.co/

    • 42 min
    Driving a New Era of Patient Centricity - Interview with Ian Marks

    Driving a New Era of Patient Centricity - Interview with Ian Marks

    In this episode, we welcome Ian Marks, Senior R&D Innovation Leader and Global Vice President of Life Sciences at Salesforce, a leading software company committed to transforming healthcare. Ian is leading the push to reimagine healthcare and build strategic capabilities that improve patients' lives. Tune in to discover the innovation initiatives that are currently fueling the digital transformation of healthcare. We dive into the future of personalized, patient-centered healthcare and the impacts Salesforce is having on the advancement of life sciences. 
    Ian speaks on how the healthcare system is moving from reactive to proactive and predictive, the main issues his team will be focusing on in 2021, and how Salesforce is working to improve pharmaceutical distribution models and increase compliance for better outcomes, especially with the covid-19 vaccine. 
    He also gives insight into how healthcare and pharmaceutical companies can increase patient-centric solutions, emphasizing awareness, education, supporting diagnosis and treatment through healthcare providers, and ongoing engagement to ensure patient compliance. 
    Curious to know Ian’s candid thoughts on the future of life sciences and innovation? Tune in to find out!

    About Our Guest:
    Ian Marks is a senior executive with over 25 years in the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare industry. He has extensive experience delivering breakthrough innovations, leading disruptive initiatives, cultivating unorthodox partnerships, and building strategic capabilities that improve patients' lives and drive business value. His experience encompasses research and development, project management, clinical research and operations across Pharma and Consumer Healthcare. He has successfully leveraged ‘breakthrough’ results and superior performance to effectively merge patient insights, digital innovation, product development and compelling scientific discovery that identifies new products and experiences.
    SmartTab is driving the future of digital medicine by developing a superior patient-centered personalized drug delivery platform in the form of a wireless ingestible capsule. The patient experience fuels SmartTab's commitment to create novel, effective therapies that improve patient outcomes and compliance. For more information visit: https://www.smarttab.co/

    • 24 min
    Unlocking the Deep Human Genome - Interview with Jo Bhakdi

    Unlocking the Deep Human Genome - Interview with Jo Bhakdi

    In this episode, we welcome Jo Bhakdi, Founder & CEO of Quantgene, a company that is unleashing the power of the Deep Human Genome by building and deploying the world’s leading Deep Genomics solution. Jo and his team have quickly created next-day 99.9% accurate COVID-19 testing solutions for individuals and institutions and he’s here today to talk about that incredible accomplishment. As the go-to testing supplier in Los Angeles, he’s even helped the film industry get up and running again after the pandemic halted production and they’ve expanded to other cities as well. He delves into why covid-19 was beneficial in fostering the creation and growth of start-ups, specifically in the technology and healthcare fields, and details the fundamentals and importance of the Serenity genetics engine. Jo also speaks on his ventures in creating i2X, a new framework for investing in tech startups, and divulges some of his key principals of innovation.
    Want to learn what the future of medicine and healthcare looks like with these advancements in technology? Curious to know Jo’s perspective on what innovations we may see in the next decade? Tune in to find out! 
    About Our Guest:
    Jo Bhakdi is the Founder and CEO of Quantgene, an innovative technology company whose mission is to extend the healthy human lifespan by 10 years within the next 10 years. He leads a team of 22 that is growing quickly and he has raised $13 million to date, expecting to end next year with more than 10,000 members.
    Follow Jo on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JOBhakdi
    Follow Quantgene on Twitter: www.twitter.com/quantgene

    To learn more about Quantgene, visit www.quantgene.com 

    • 32 min
    2020 Who Would Have Thought Year in Review - Presented by Robert Niichel and Sacha Heppell

    2020 Who Would Have Thought Year in Review - Presented by Robert Niichel and Sacha Heppell

    It has been a wild year full of the unexpected yet digital health innovators didn't stop pushing. We are grateful to have had many conversations this year with those driving the transformation of healthcare, laying a foundation for the next decade of optimized care.

    In this episode our hosts Robert and Sacha review the podcast episodes from 2020 and share their favorite moments and insights that we hold with us into 2021. Every guest on the Who Would Have Thought podcast is making waves in digital health innovation and disrupting what we thought possible. Today is a very special show, as we will recap the extraordinary guests and conversations we’ve had on the show throughout 2020. Ready to expand your view of digital health for 2021? Listen in to this powerful episode.

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    SmartTab is driving the future of digital medicine by developing a superior patient-centered personalized drug delivery platform in the form of a wireless ingestible capsule. The patient experience fuels SmartTab's commitment to create novel, effective therapies that improve patient outcomes and compliance. For more information visit: https://www.smarttab.co/

    • 37 min

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