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Redefining STI & HIV Testing in the Netherlands | Erwin Fisser, Soa Aids Nederland

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Soa Aids Nederland is a unique NGO in the Netherlands that is helping people get STI and HIV tests delivered directly to their homes. A government-funded NGO, the organization has created an extensive online questionnaire that is not only collecting data on sexual health, but also discreetly deploying testing kits to those who want a more private way to check for STIs. Erwin Fisser explains what’s next for the service — and the data that the extensive questionnaire is collecting.

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

What’s the Difference Between ‘Digital Therapeutics’ & ‘Digital Drugs’? | Lina Behrens Flying Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

As a new crop of ‘digital therapeutics’ begins to redefine the Future of Pharma, health tech startups and their partners are starting to further refine how they explain (and clinically validate) the outcomes associated with their technologies. So, what’s the difference between a ‘digital drug’ and a ‘digital therapeutic’? Flying Health’s Director of Digital Drugs, Lina Behrens, explains…

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

What Oncology’s Figured Out About the EHR | Dr. Ed Kim of Atrium Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Is there a silver bullet for making EHRs more useful to doctors? The Oncology team at Atrium Health thinks they’ve figured it out. From better integrating new info on FDA approved cancer treatments to just working with doctors and patients more intuitively, Dr. Ed Kim talks about how the underlying challenges health technologists need to address is figuring out what info is important to care delivery teams in the first place.

Filmed at Health Datapalooza in Washington DC, March 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 87 | Omada, Call9 & Politics

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are getting in the spirit of things with this week’s Democratic debate. In Episode 87, Jess asks me about Omada Health’s $73 million raise, bringing its total to $200 million, and about what happened with nursing home telehealth startup Call9 shutting down. We turn to politics with Trump telling HHS to have hospitals publish their price list—and it’s unclear that this is even going to make a difference—and to health care coverage in the Democratic debate. —Matthew Holt

The rAIdiologist will see you now

By RIZWAN MALIK, MBBS

The year is 2019 and Imaging By Machines have fulfilled their prophesy and control all Radiology Departments, making their organic predecessors obsolete.

One such lost soul tries to decide how he might reprovision the diagnostic equipment he has set up on his narrow boat on the Manchester Ship Canal, musing at the extent of the digital take over during his supper (cod of course).

What I seek to do in this short paper is not to revisit the well-trodden road of what Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, machine learning or natural language processing might be, the data-science that underpins them nor limit myself to what specific products or algorithms are currently available or pending. Instead I look to share my views on what and where in the patient journey I perceive there may be uses for “AI” in the pathway.

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 86 | Lightning Round!

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are back from Europe and there is a LOT going on in health tech right now. In Episode 86, Jess asks me about United Health’s big moves, between acquiring PatientsLikeMe and their acquisition of DaVita Medical going through; integrated mental health company Quartet Health raising $60 million; Xealth closing a $14 million round (maybe now they’ll make Epic relevant); Collective Health’s $205 million raise led by SoftBank,; Vida’s $30 million round led by Teladoc (who knows why Teladoc didn’t just acquire Vida); European telehealth company Zava raising $32 million; and finally, Phreesia going IPO (wasn’t Livongo the one to watch?). —Matthew Holt

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 85 | Health 2.0 HIMSS Europe Final Thoughts

On Episode 85 of Health in 2 Point 00, it’s our last night in Helsinki. In this episode, Jess asks me about GE selling off Ventures, Neurotrack raising $21 million to detect and track dementia, and Allscripts acquiring ZappRx, a prescribing tool. Also, find out my favorite things from Health 2.0 HIMSS Europe, including a cool pill tracker, Popit, and a great panel on femtech (even though there were not enough men in the room). —Matthew Holt

Is Good, Human-Centered Design in Healthcare Possible? | frog Healthcare Lead Stefania Marcoli

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Frog, the renowned design and strategy firm, has been involved in healthcare for a long time. So, how are they infusing human centered design into the healthcare process? What is frog’s perspective on how healthcare companies can integrate design thinking into their solutions? And most importantly, what does good design in healthcare look like?

Filmed at the Frontiers Health Conference in Berlin, Germany, November 2018.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

This Startup is Making Clinical Trials Easier to Run | Cyntegrity Co-Founder Artem Andrianov

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Clinical trials are arduous and expensive, especially in this new regulatory climate. Cyntegrity, a new software tool has the potential to change the cost curve, by offering a dynamic, risk-based ecosystem for pharma, biotech, or medtech companies. Not only does Cyntegrity help these companies navigate protocol and regulation compliance, but they provide patient safety by identifying misconduct or fraud, and project management hazards. Best part? All mistakes are analyzed in real time. The alternative is somebody looking at a spreadsheet…terrifying!

Filmed at the Frontiers Health Conference in Berlin, Germany, November 2018.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 84 | Health 2.0 HIMSS Europe, Part 2

Slide into Health in 2 Point 00 (or rather, Health 2.0 HIMSS Europe) with Jess and I today! On Episode 84, Jess asks me about the big news that CVS has now made it possible for employees to get reimbursed for Big Health’s Sleepio, an insomnia digital therapeutic, and about Atrium Health’s $10 million investment in an affordable housing plan, addressing the social determinants of health. Hear some of my key takeaways from the conference so far, too. –Matthew Holt

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