Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Mike Biselli

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. read less
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Expanding Clinical Education to Develop Healthcare’s Workforce with Kyle Swinsky
Há 6 dias
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---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 fieldsAbout 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
Reshaping Women's Health Through Virtual Menopause Care with Joanna Strober
12-02-2024
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---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:
Unlocking the Power of Glucose with Phil Southerland
05-02-2024
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---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
Empowering Healthcare with Actionable Data with Caryn Hewitt
29-01-2024
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---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 workingsGuest 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
Unlocking Equitable Pediatric Care with Dr. Sharief Taraman
21-01-2024
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---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 therapyAbout 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 FDAauthorized 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
Fostering Sustainable Stewardship with Bergthora Hlidkvist Skuladottir
15-01-2024
Fostering Sustainable Stewardship with Bergthora Hlidkvist Skuladottir
With over a decade focused on propelling global sustainability initiatives, Bergthora Hlidkvist Skuladottir knows navigating the road toward environmental stewardship requires unwavering commitment from every stakeholder. As Global Sustainability Director at Össur, Bergthora leads the charge on continuously seeking innovative mobility solutions that balance ecological health, social equity, and economic prosperity. During our conversation, Bergthora unpacks Össur's steadfast environmental efforts spanning greenhouse gas emissions, raw material efficiencies, renewable energies, diversity programs, science-based targets, and ushering in the circular economy across the healthcare industry. Join us for this passionate conversation on spearheading sustainable transformation and empowering an integrated ownership model that permeates every facet of business. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Set and achieved goal of sourcing 100% green electricity for operationsEstablished science-based emission targets aligned with 1.5°C global warming trajectoryImplemented ambitious electric vehicle adoption plan, targeting 75% by 2030Launched "Responsible for Tomorrow" umbrella sustainability program with cross-department ownershipProviding customers sustainability-focused product enhancements like eco-friendly packaging About our Guest: With a robust background in environmental science, Bergthora has devoted her career to advancing sustainable practices and fostering global environmental stewardship. Her passion for bridging the gap between scientific research and actionable sustainability solutions continues to drive impactful change for Össur by championing initiatives that balance ecological health, social responsibility, and economic viability.Links Supporting This Episode:Ossur Website: CLICK HEREBergthora Hlidkvist Skuladottir LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREOssur 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
Elevating Community Health with Colby Takeda
04-01-2024
Elevating Community Health with Colby Takeda
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we spend time with Colby Takeda, co-founder and CEO of Pear Suite, a game-changing company pioneering tech-enabled community health workers to address social drivers of health. With a career improving community wellbeing through social determinants programs, Colby saw technology’s potential to empower this workforce. While together, Colby shares how Pear Suite’s platform captures data, coordinates care, and tracks outcomes to elevate community health workers’ impact. Additionally, we discuss the invaluable but untapped role these workers play in building trust and relationships with patients where health systems can’t reach and how connecting them to resources, social programs, and care coordination closes important health and care gaps. By making these workers scalable, Colby sees healthcare finally utilizing community assets for equitable access. Join us for this passionate and impactful conversation. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Origins: Inspired by community health workers’ potential with better tech enablementThe Platform: Centralizes workflows, surfaces insights and coordinates careTrusted Role: Community health workers build relationships and address social needsScalable Model: Tech elevated data and care coordination drives sustainabilityVision: Connecting community and health systems for equitable accessAbout our Guest: Colby Takeda is the co-founder and CEO of Pear Suite, a digital health company working to empower community health workers and better address the social determinants of health. Through Pear Suite’s social care navigation platform, health plans, providers and community-based organizations can boost member engagement, improve health outcomes, and reduce the cost of care in a person-centered, culturally, and linguistically centered way. Colby is a former senior living executive and has dedicated most of his professional career to improving community well-being through population health management programs, policy change, and technology solutions, particularly around the social determinants of health. After completing his undergraduate studies in health sciences, Colby completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.Links Supporting This Episode:Pear Suite Website: CLICK HEREColby Takeda LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREColby Takeda 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:
Fueling Modern Benefits Innovation with Trusted Data with Shannon Goggin
18-12-2023
Fueling Modern Benefits Innovation with Trusted Data with Shannon Goggin
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: Joining us on today’s episode is Shannon Goggin, CEO and co-founder of Noyo, a passionate innovator and entrepreneur on a mission to build the digital infrastructure necessary to power modern benefits experiences.With over a decade focused on developing technology to tackle meaningful impacts on people's daily lives, Shannon started Noyo to ensure everyone can easily understand and utilize their healthcare benefits.While together, we discuss the inspiration behind Noyo's founding and Shannon's advice for entrepreneurs seeking large-scale change by both envisioning an ideal future state and deeply understanding current real world constraints.Shannon also explains Noyo's role as a bridge helping antiquated systems adapt to enable much needed consumer-centric innovation around benefits experiences.Through this pursuit, Shannon aims to eliminate common pain points like surprise bills and improve trust through correct, readily available benefits information.Join us for this exciting look at the data fueling the next generation of benefits. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Envisioning an ideal future state and understanding current constraintsBridging modern innovation and antiquated legacy systemsEliminating common benefits pain points like surprise billsImproving access to correct benefits informationData powering next-generation benefits experiences About our Guest: Shannon Goggin is the CEO and co-founder of Noyo, the benefits data platform built to power next-generation benefits experiences for everyone. Shannon has been building software for nearly a decade and is passionate about putting technology to work on issues that have a meaningful impact on people’s daily lives. Shannon started Noyo to make sure everyone can easily understand and use their healthcare and benefits every day. She lives in San Francisco, where Noyo is headquartered.Links Supporting This Episode:Noyo Website: CLICK HEREShannon Goggin LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREShannon Goggin 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
Humanizing Healthcare Leadership with Dan Wright
11-12-2023
Humanizing Healthcare Leadership with Dan Wright
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: Joining us on this episode is Dan Wright, Chief Nursing Officer at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, a passionate executive pioneering authentic connections between leaders and frontline staff to improve care culture. With over 19 years of nursing leadership experience aimed at elevating care quality, patient outcomes, and colleague engagement, Dan believes deeply in people-centered leadership. While together, Dan shares how regular rounding on units, hosting open forums for team member feedback, and inviting caregivers to shadow him helps humanize executive roles while building trust. We also discuss the challenging reality of current nursing shortages and burnout. Dan explains that re-inspiring and motivating staff through relationship building and helping them feel valued and invested is key to overcoming these crises. By putting people first, Dan sees a path forward for healthcare that enables both compassionate, quality care and a positive work environment. Join us for this important, timely, and invigorating conversation. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Leading with authenticity- being your true self breaks down barriers between leaders and staffRounding and shadowing- increased informal interactions strengthen connectionsNursing shortages and burnout- COVID aftermath has challenged workforce mental healthInspiring caregivers- helping staff feel valued and invested fosters engagementIt’s about people first- focusing on culture and environment enables quality careAbout our Guest: Dan has more than 19 years of combined leadership experience with positive patient outcomes and colleague engagement. Early in his nursing career, Dan worked his way from staff nurse to charge nurse, nurse manager, nursing director and beyond. He has taken on leadership roles overseeing perioperative services, clinical operations and patient care services, and also served as Corporate Director of Nursing Practice Standards for HCA Healthcare. He served in various nurse executive roles including Chief Nursing Officer in MetroWest Boston and as a system Chief Nursing Officer in New York. He currently is the Chief Nursing Officer at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. Dan received his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hondros College School of Nursing, and both his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master in Health Administration from Ohio University. He has also completed the HCA Executive Development Program where he received the EDP CNO Award in 2020.He believes in people-centered leadership and making connections with all those he serves from caregivers, patients, and the community. His focus and passion is investing in caregivers to improve both the culture and environment for people to prosper and provide the best quality and compassionate care for the community.Links Supporting This Episode:Ascension Website: CLICK HEREDaniel Wright LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREAscension Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page:
Pioneering Personalized Allergy Relief with Shani Bocian
03-12-2023
Pioneering Personalized Allergy Relief with Shani Bocian
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we spend time with Shani Bocian, founder and CEO of Allermi, an innovative telehealth startup aiming to improve the lives of allergy sufferers through personalized prescription nasal sprays. Born from Shani’s mission to enhance the health of others and her father’s 30 years of allergy research at Stanford University, Allermi provides customized relief by combining medications to target individual symptoms.While together, Shani explains how Allermi’s approach helps chronic allergy patients who struggled with over-the-counter options and brings specialized care to those unable to access in-person allergists. We also explore Allermi’s rocketship growth, serving thousands of customers in just one year, and how Shani is taking the company to the next level.With an unrelenting focus on patients’ allergy health, Shani and Allermi team are pioneering much-needed innovation in a $15 billion industry. Join us as she shares her vision for leading change in allergy care nationwide. Let’s go!Episode Highlights:Origins: Allermi was born from Shani's father, Dr. Robert Bocian's 30 years of allergy research and "potions" at Stanford to provide better reliefCustomized Care: Personalized multi-ingredient nasal sprays target individual symptoms vs one-size-fits-all over-the-counter optionsTelehealth Innovation: On-demand virtual allergist appointments increase access and care nationwideRocketship Growth: Served over 15,000 customers in just the first year since launchingFunding The Future: Recently closed a $7.5 million seed round to fuel further expansion About our Guest: Shani Bocian is the visionary founder and CEO of Allermi, a groundbreaking telehealth startup based in San Francisco that aims to improve the lives of chronic and seasonal allergy sufferers with personalized prescription nasal sprays. Founded in 2021, Allermi has quickly garnered attention and funding for its innovative approach to combating allergy symptoms.Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, Shani’s family has a background in the medical field and her father, Robert Bocian, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, is a Professor of Allergy-Immunology at Stanford University. Her father’s expertise and passion for helping patients with rhinitis and hay fever served as the catalyst for Allermi’s creation.With Shani’s mission to help people improve their health and her father’s decades of clinical experience, Allermi became a family endeavor. They assembled a team of dedicated professionals, including six full-time employees on the operational side and approximately 20 licensed physicians providing telehealth services across all 50 states.Links Supporting This Episode:Allermi Website: CLICK HEREShani Bocian LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREAllermi Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK...
Removing Obstacles to Clinical Trial Access with Scott Gray
13-11-2023
Removing Obstacles to Clinical Trial Access with Scott Gray
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we spend time with Scott Gray, CEO of Clincierge, pioneering concierge-level support services to enhance clinical trials. Bringing extensive experience in pharmaceutical events, Scott is driven to remove obstacles patients face in accessing potentially life-changing trials. While together, Scott shares how Clincierge manages logistics and finances so patients can focus on treatment and why his team is so passionate in building trust and customized care by aligning coordinators directly with participants throughout lengthy trial regimens. Additionally, we discuss innovations enabling continuation of research and patient safety amidst the pandemic's disruption. Join us as Scott advocates for considering the immense value of improving trial experiences to speed novel therapies to market and how his team at Clinciege is doing exactly this! Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Scott brings pharmaceutical events expertise to transform clinical trial experiences.Clincierge manages logistics and finances so patients can focus on treatment.Custom care and trust stem from aligned coordinators supporting patients.Scott drove creative solutions enabling trials to continue safely despite COVID.Scott exemplifies the immense value of improving experiences to progress faster.About our Guest: Scott Gray is the co-founder and CEO of Clincierge, a provider of patient support services for clinical trials. Since 2015, Clincierge patient coordinators have managed logistics and reimbursements in more than 300 clinical trials worldwide.Links Supporting This Episode:Clincierge Website: CLICK HEREScott Gray LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREClincierge 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
Streamlining Clinician Workflows with Dr. Holly Urban
06-11-2023
Streamlining Clinician Workflows with Dr. Holly Urban
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we sit down with Dr. Holly Urban, VP of Clinical Product Design at CliniComp, pioneering intuitive EHRs to combat clinician burnout. Bringing deep medical expertise, Holly is driven to create the right tools so clinicians can deliver better care. While together, Holly shares how CliniComp is building a new system focused on streamlining workflows for modern healthcare's digital age and how her company is leveraging the latest innovations around AI and automation to further accelerate documentation and administrative efficiencies. We also discuss the future of increased EHR competition and innovation in a mature yet dissatisfied market. Join us as Holly advocates for technology that lets providers practice medicine rather than data entry and to hear her dedication to improving care through thoughtful design. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Holly brings extensive clinical leadership spanning practice and informatics.CliniComp is creating intuitive EHRs purpose-built for streamlined workflows.The goal is to reduce burdensome tasks so providers can focus on patients.Holly sees opportunities for increased competition and innovation in EHRs.She exemplifies commitment to combating clinician burnout through design.  About our Guest: Dr. Holly Urban, as a pediatrician and clinical informaticist, is passionate about the power of healthcare information technology to enhance patient care at scale.  Holly completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford, received her MD from the University of Colorado, and her MBA from Regis University.  After completing her pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital Denver, Dr. Urban went on to practice as a pediatrician, providing primary care and attending to her low-acuity hospitalized patients.Subsequently, Holly transitioned to product management roles at top-tier healthcare IT vendors, where she served as a product leader for McKesson Horizon Clinicals EHR and Hearst Health's evidence-based content companies, Zynx Health and MCG Health.As a recognized leader in the field, Dr. Urban served as CMIO at Oracle Cerner before recently assuming her current position as VP of Clinical Product Design at CliniComp. Her extensive expertise in clinical product design and healthcare informatics, coupled with her passion for improving patient care through cutting-edge technologies, has made her an invaluable asset to the field of healthcare IT.Links Supporting This Episode:CliniComp Website: CLICK HEREDr. Holly Urban LinkedIn page: CLICK HERECliniComp Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter: CLICK HEREGuest...
Optimizing Medical Purchasing with ​​Luká Yancopoulos
30-10-2023
Optimizing Medical Purchasing with ​​Luká Yancopoulos
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we connect with Luka Yancopoulos, CEO of Grapevine Technologies, pioneering supply chain automation to revolutionize healthcare purchasing. Driven by firsthand experiences amid COVID-19 shortages, Luka is committed to reinventing antiquated distribution models. While together, Luka shares how Grapevine unites all vendors onto one platform to optimize savings for independent practices. Additionally, Luka unpacks building seamless operations that let clinicians focus on medicine rather than supply logistics. We also discuss the future of disintermediation to reduce healthcare costs by streamlining redundant middlemen markups. Join us as Luka advocates for putting service over profits to increase healthcare accessibility and how Grapevine equips providers with resilient, efficient supply chains. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Luka brings supply chain expertise to transform healthcare purchasing.Grapevine unites vendors onto one platform to optimize savings.The goal is seamless supply operations so clinicians can focus on medicine.Luka sees massive cost reductions from cutting redundant middlemen.He exemplifies commitment to increasing healthcare accessibility.About our Guest: Luka Yancopoulos is the dynamic CEO of Grapevine Technologies and a rising force in the healthcare industry. As a distinguished VIPER student at UPenn, Luka's impactful academic journey has equipped him with invaluable knowledge. With six years of research and professional experience under his belt, including groundbreaking nanopore bioanalytic research and collaboration with esteemed institutions like CHOP, Luka's passion for improving healthcare logistics became evident. Inspired by the challenges he witnessed firsthand, Luka fearlessly founded Pandemic Relief Supply (PRS) in April 2020, spearheading the delivery of over $20M in critical supplies, including generous donations to the AFYA Foundation. Now, with the founding of Grapevine in June 2021, Luka's unwavering commitment to revolutionizing the healthcare supply chain shines bright. Stay tuned as he leads Grapevine on a transformative journey to redefine the industry.Links Supporting This Episode:Grapevine Technologies Website: CLICK HERELuká Yancopoulos LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREGrapevine Technologies 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
Modernizing IVF with Marty Gauvin
16-10-2023
Modernizing IVF with Marty Gauvin
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we spend time with Marty Gauvin, CEO of Fertilis, a fast-growing startup pioneering precision devices to modernize IVF treatments. As a serial entrepreneur, Marty is driven to eliminate the heartbreak of infertility impacting millions. While together, Marty shares how Fertilis provides unprecedented environmental control and standardization to improve outcomes. Additionally, Marty unpacks the future of micro-fertility innovations addressing systemic issues limiting accessibility and success rates as well as global population health impacts driving increased prioritization and access. Join us as Marty advocates for supporting people emotionally and physically on their journey to start a family while also sharing his dedication to helping IVF finally live up to its extraordinary potential through continuous improvements. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Marty’s startup expertise to transform the IVF experience for patients.How Fertilis controls embryos' environments and reduces variability.Marty’s vision is to solve systemic issues limiting IVF's accessibility and 30% average success rate.Why Marty sees global prioritization growing as infertility becomes a population health issue.Marty’s commitment to the mission of eliminating the heartbreak of infertility.About our Guest: Marty Gauvin is CEO and Co-Founder of Fertilis, where he works to commercialize the team's pioneering technology and make it accessible to millions of people around the world. Marty is a serial entrepreneur, co-founding several startups including Hostworks, Australia’s largest critical application hosting company, and is currently CEO at Virtual Ark. He served two terms as Chair of The Innovation Investment Committee in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in Australia since 2016, which governs the VC sector in Australia. He has been a member of several government and private investment boards that have invested or overseen the investment of billions of dollars into the commercialization of Australian research. Links Supporting This Episode:Fertilis Website: CLICK HEREMarty Gauvin LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMarty Gauvin 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
Driving Better Patient Engagement with Lisa Blue
09-10-2023
Driving Better Patient Engagement with Lisa Blue
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we connect with Lisa Blue, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer at Providertech, a leading company pioneering better patient engagement and care management. Bringing deep nursing expertise, Lisa is driven to transform complex healthcare journeys through human-centric design. While together, Lisa shares how Providertech leverages behavioral science and clear navigation to drive meaningful actions. Lisa also unpacks real-world implementations empowering vulnerable populations through simplified education and direct access and the continued push towards value-based care and population health enabled by smart technologies. Join us to hear how Lisa and the Providertech team advocate for advancing healthcare through creativity, relationships, and persistently believing better is possible and to gain inspiration from her dedication to improving care team workflows and patient experiences. Lets go!Episode Highlights:Lisa brings clinical leadership experience from acute to community care settings.Providertech uses behavioral science and navigation to drive patient actions.Real-world examples show simplified education and access empowering populations.Lisa sees continued momentum towards value-based care and population health.She exemplifies creativity, persistence, and leveraging connections to transform care.About our Guest: Lisa Blue is the Chief Clinical Innovation Officer with Providertech, which offers technology solutions to address the complexity of scaling patient engagement while improving operational efficiencies. She is an enthusiastic population health leader who believes that doing healthcare differently, and better, is possible. She is a registered nurse with clinical experience from acute care to FQHCs, giving her the ability to effectively translate and enhance healthcare workflows. She earned her Diploma of Nursing from St Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Grand Canyon University, and her Master of Healthcare Innovation from Arizona State University.Links Supporting This Episode:Providertech Website: CLICK HERELisa Blue LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREProvidertech 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
Pioneering Continuous Diagnostic Monitoring with Dr. Agim Beshiri
02-10-2023
Pioneering Continuous Diagnostic Monitoring with Dr. Agim Beshiri
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we spend time with Dr. Agim Beshiri, Chief Medical Officer of Nutromics, an international leader pioneering continuous diagnostic monitoring to transform personalized care. Bringing over 20 years of clinical and industry expertise, Agim is driven to advance patient-centric precision medicine. While together, Agim shares how Nutromics utilizes synthetic DNA sensors for real-time, first-order molecular recognition. Additionally, Agim unpacks the future of scaling personalized treatment through continuous multiplexed monitoring. We also discuss reinventing antiquated blood testing methodologies and paradigm shifts enabling preventative intervention. Join us as Agim outlines a vision for mimicking implanted diagnostic tools across diverse disease states and to gain inspiration from his dedication to elevating global standards of care through innovative diagnostics. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Agim brings deep medical affairs experience to transform diagnostic testingHow Nutromics uses synthetic DNA sensors for continuous, multiplexed monitoringWays in which Nutromics enables real-time precision dosing adjustments and early interventionsAgim envisions scaling continuous diagnostics across diverse disease statesHow Agim exemplifies commitment to profoundly advancing personalized medicine About our Guest: Agim Beshiri, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at MedTech startup Nutromics. His passion is in elevating the standard of care for all patients. With over 20 years’ experience in the IVD field both in the clinical setting and industry. Dr Beshiri developed methods and collaborations that enabled patient-centric application of diagnostics addressing underserved patients in disease states from cardiology to oncology.A leading industry expert in developing a medical affairs organization and driving medical research and education. With a broad background in internal medicine, hematology, general cardiology, and laboratory medicine, Dr Beshiri initiated and collaborated on research programs resulting in over 800 research collaborations and over 1000 publications.Prior to Nutromics, Dr Beshiri was Senior Medical Director at Abbott Laboratories where he developed supporting their Diagnostics organization for over 16 years. His clinical experience includes the Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, the 452nd Combat Support Hospital in Wisconsin and Aurora/Advocate Clinical Laboratories in Wisconsin and Illinois, and South-eastern Europe.Dr. Beshiri is a member of several organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, International Society for Laboratory Hematology, European Hematology Association, American Society of Hematology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has also served on guideline subcommittees for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.Links Supporting This Episode:Nutromics Website: CLICK HEREDr. Agim Beshiri LinkedIn page: CLICK HERENutromics Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page:
Enhancing Patient Engagement with AI Avatars with Chuck Rinker
18-09-2023
Enhancing Patient Engagement with AI Avatars with Chuck Rinker
During this episode, we connect with Chuck Rinker, CEO of PRSONAS, an industry leader pioneering digital personality technology to revolutionize healthcare engagement. Bringing expertise from the gaming and entertainment industries, Chuck is driven to apply AI for more humanistic care.While together, Chuck shares how PRSONAS creates virtual assistants to guide patients, providing a vital, personalized touch at scale. Additionally, Chuck unpacks real-world implementations that ease patient journeys through empathy and diverse representation. We also discuss shifting mindsets as pioneering providers embrace future-focused care transformation. Join us as Chuck outlines a vision for 24/7 digital advocates that unite holistic teams behind-the-scenes to deliver tailored support and relieve overwhelmed staff by injecting compassion and humanity into our healthcare system. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Chuck brings a fresh perspective from gaming to transform impersonal healthcare journeys.PRSONAS uses AI personalities to provide empathetic guidance and support.Virtual assistants act as the face of health systems to boost patient satisfaction.Chuck advocates for pioneering providers to embrace care transformation.The vision is 24/7 digital advocates uniting holistic care teams behind-the-scenes.About our Guest: Chuck Rinker is simply an "Imagineer without the ears!". He has spent his entire professional and personal life stimulating both sides of his brain, pursuing advanced degrees and career positions that exploit his self-proclaimed mastering of both artistic expression and technical know-how.Rinker's professional career has taken him from developing black-ops military tech and NASA/space-borne avionics through gaming, including directing the NCAA / Madden series of games for EA Sports. This lead to the creation of nuMedia Innovations and the patented technologies behind it. Their premier offering is the PRSONAS™ Digital Personality Engine bringing human engagement to self-service solutions for airports, hospitals, and commercial markets.His educational background spans degrees and post-graduate education in electrical engineering, computer science, multimedia technologies, advanced 3D animation, and digital audio.Rinker's professional experiences have only been trumped by the pure luck he enjoys having a wonderful wife of 30 years and two incredibly talented and respectful daughters. He also indulges other passions as a general aviation pilot, a devoted fan of Walt Disney's genius, attempting to find time to enjoy the 7 musical instruments he plays. Most of all, Rinker enjoys the arts, dance, and theater with an appreciation that only living with three ladies in his life have brought out in him.Rinker's only goal is to keep doing what he's doing in all aspects of his life with only two changes: "Do it bigger" and "Do it better"!Links Supporting This Episode:PRSONAS Website: CLICK HERE  Chuck Rinker LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREPRSONAS Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK HERESubscribe to newsletter:
Empowering Hypertension Self-Care with Dr. Jay Shah
11-09-2023
Empowering Hypertension Self-Care with Dr. Jay Shah
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we connect with Dr. Jay Shah, Chief Medical Officer of Aktiia, a high-growth startup revolutionizing blood pressure monitoring. Bringing deep clinical expertise, Jay is driven to apply technology to solve practical problems in medicine. While together, Jay shares how Aktiia’s innovative cuffless arm bracelet tracks optical blood pressure signals to provide continuous, actionable data. Additionally, Jay unpacks the potential to empower patients through tests assessing interventions over time, facilitated by remote monitoring. We also delve into leveraging partnerships to scale impact beyond the device itself. Join us as Jay outlines the future of preventative, patient-centered hypertension care enabled by novel digital health technologies and gain inspiration from his dedication to improving this silent epidemic by impacting over 1 billion people worldwide. Let’s go!Episode Highlights:Jay brings clinical leadership to disrupt antiquated blood pressure monitoring technologyAktiia’s cuffless bracelet tracks optical signals to deliver continuous blood pressure dataRemote monitoring allows carefully assessing interventions over timeFuture digital tools can empower patients in preventative self-careJay exemplifies commitment to tackling the global hypertension crisisAbout our Guest: Dr. Jay Shah has 15+ years of medical expertise and leadership in healthcare delivery at city general hospitals, to community settings, to the Mayo Clinic.  He has brought his experience and expertise to the Swiss startup Aktiia, to change the paradigm of how the world’s most common disease – hypertension – is understood and managed.  Also an angel investor and advisor, he is passionate about applying technology to solve practical problems in medicine and believes strongly in the power of positive thinking and collaboration.Links Supporting This Episode:Aktiia Website: CLICK HEREDr. Jay Shah LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREAktiia 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
Advancing Care for Chronic Eye Diseases with Dr. Clark Chang
28-08-2023
Advancing Care for Chronic Eye Diseases with Dr. Clark Chang
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we sit down with Dr. Clark Chang, Director of Global Medical Affairs at Glaukos, a pioneer in micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries. Motivated by enriching patient lives, Dr. Chang brings a clinician's perspective to advancing care for chronic eye diseases like keratoconus. While together, Dr. Chang shares insights into Glaukos' corneal cross-linking procedure, iLink, which halts disease progression and how this strengthens the cornea, allowing for visual optimization with specialty lenses. We also discuss the overwhelmingly positive patient feedback and Glaukos' mission of developing novel therapies. Tune in as Dr. Chang outlines key priorities like improving diagnosis and education to ensure patients receive timely, effective treatment. Join us to gain inspiration from his dedication to elevating patient’s quality of life through persistence and collaboration. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Clark's clinical background motivates him to pursue upstream solutions for complex eye diseases.Glaukos' iLink cross-linking procedure halts keratoconus progression by strengthening the cornea.Overwhelmingly positive patient feedback shows the impact on quality of life.Priority areas are improving diagnosis and education around eye disease.Clark exemplifies persistence and commitment to elevating patient care through collaboration.About our Guest: Clark Chang, OD, MSA serves as the director of global medical affairs at Glaukos.  He pursued both Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science degrees in Low Vision Rehabilitation. After the completion, Dr. Chang undertook additional residency training in the area of primary care to augment his knowledge in the management of ocular pathologies. Dr. Chang’s residency training culminated his interest in the cornea and contact lenses, which led to the completion of his fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lens at The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute.In addition, he has been involved in many clinical studies, during both his residency and fellowship. Dr. Chang lectures both nationally and internationally.  At the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute and its Center for Keratoconus, Dr. Chang concentrated on providing preoperative and postoperative care for refractive surgery patients and participants in onsite clinical trials. He also specializes in designing specialty contact lenses for optical rehabilitation in patients with various corneal conditions including keratoconus, ectasia, post-intacs, post-collagen cross-linking, post-corneal transplantation, and post-ocular trauma.Links Supporting This Episode:Glaukos Website: CLICK HEREGlaukos LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREGlaukos Twitter page: CLICK HERE Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: CLICK HEREMike Biselli Twitter page: CLICK HEREVisit our website: CLICK...
Leveraging AI to Revolutionize Virtual Care with Narinder Singh
14-08-2023
Leveraging AI to Revolutionize Virtual Care with Narinder Singh
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE---Episode Overview: During this episode, we chat with Narinder Singh, co-founder, and CEO of LookDeep Health, an innovative company leveraging AI and computer vision to revolutionize virtual care in the hospital. Motivated by his mother's harrowing healthcare journey, Narinder brings an outsider's perspective to solving systemic access issues of continuously monitoring patients that drive healthy outcomes. While together, Narinder shares how LookDeep Health enables hospital-wide video surveillance through affordable hardware and software, while nudging providers' attention via AI. Narinder unpacks the virtual command center experience for clinicians and feedback from nurses who feel they finally "have more resources" with LookDeep’s technology. We also discuss the measured approach to implementing human and AI collaboration and the mindset shifts required in skeptical healthcare settings. Join us to gain inspiration from Narinder's passion for applying technology to ease care provider burdens and keep patients safe. Let’s go! Episode Highlights:Narinder's personal healthcare crisis revealed gaps in hospital care and monitoring.LookDeep uses computer vision and AI to monitor patients hospital-wide continuously.Affordable hardware model enables ubiquitous video surveillance and virtual monitoring.Feedback shows nurses feel like they "have more resources" supporting patients.Thoughtful change management is key for human-AI collaboration in healthcare.  About our Guest: Narinder is co-founder and CEO of LookDeep Health. Prior to that, he was co-founder and president of Appirio, a pioneer in cloud computing and the first cloud investment of Salesforce.com and Sequoia Capital. Appirio grew to over 1,200 employees and was acquired by Wipro in 2016. Previous to Appirio, Narinder worked in the Office of the CEO at SAP and ran product development at webMethods.He holds a BS from Northwestern, an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Masters in Translational Medicine from The University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley. He serves on the boards of Par Technologies (NYSE:PAR) and the Sikh Coalition.Links Supporting This Episode:LookDeep Health Website: CLICK HERENarinder Singh LinkedIn page: CLICK HERENarinder Singh 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