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“Paging Dr. Nobody!” Why Outdated Healthcare Paging Systems Need to Go | Sandeep Bansal, Medic Bleep

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Think fax machines are the only out-dated tech in healthcare? Sandeep Bansal, CEO of Medic Bleep makes the case that outdated internal phone-based paging systems used by hospitals need to go too. According to Sandeep, the UK’s NHS clocks 1 billion internal phone calls a year, with a full 23% of them solely made just to find the right number for the person they are really trying to call. What works better? Listen in to how Medic Bleep plans to provide a communication system for health system staffs that actually matches the way they work to deliver care.

Filmed at Webit Health in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 2019.

Govt Mandated Patient Records on Smart Phones…You Ready, HealthTech? | Don Rucker, HHS

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Patient health data is headed for the smartphone so says Congress, the President and the 21st Century Cures Act. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health IT, US Department of Health & Human Services, talks through all things standards and APIs so health tech developers can figure out what they’ll need to do to unlock the HUGE market this opens up for health data management and analysis.

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.

“Alexa, Open Symptom Checker” Gets You This Health Startup’s App | Piotr Orzechowski Infermedica

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH

One of Europe’s top health tech startups, Infermedica out of Poland just closed a $3.65M funding round for its suite of tools that help patients figure out the best place to go to get care. It’s a patient-routing / symptom-checker with “AI under the hood” that is delivered via an app, chatbot, and voice application for Alexa. (In fact, they “own” the symptom checker that opens when you ask Alexa to “open symptom checker.”) Piotr Orzechowski talks about the full range of ways Infermedica is engaging patients and how they are scaling up their provider facing products as a result of this influx of funding.

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

What’s After Health 2.0? Trends Shaping Health Tech | Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0 & Catalyst Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

“Renaissance woman” and Catalyst Health President & Senior Advisor for HIMSS, Indu Subaiya, has spent the past 13 years tracking the growth and integration of digital health and health technology into healthcare systems worldwide. So, how have things evolved over time? What’s new and changing? Indu points out some of the differences she’s seeing in the European approach to healthcare’s ‘digital transformation’ (hint: they’re winning at clinician engagement) and explains what startups around the world should be focused on to remain relevant as Big Tech companies infiltrate the space.

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.

Helping Health Tech Developers Connect to Connected Devices | Friedrich Lämmel, Thryve

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Thryve has created a “connection point” for all different data sources that varies from other companies.Friedrich Lämmel explains the problem behind having just one data source and how the company makes it easier for companies make it more accessible for patients. Startups looking for a fast way to get access to hundreds of data points from top wearables, sensors, and tracking devices need look no further than Thryve. A single SDK point for accessing a bunch of health data, the company has taken the friction out of connecting to connected devices for developers in more ways than one. Friedrich Lämmel talks about all the ‘magic’ of Thryve and about winning the EC2VC competition at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe.

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.

Can an App Help You Lose Weight? | André Heikius, Edevent

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Can an app help you lose weight? Chairman & Medical Director for Edevent, Andre Heikius, thinks so. Billed as a ‘digital solution for obesity,’ Edevent is an app that offers professional weight loss advice 24-7 via a conversational algorithm that’s been designed to help people better understand the factors behind their weight gain. Are you eating too late at night? Are you an emotional eater? Find out how the app leverages evidence-based guidelines to help people make a difference on their waistlines.

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.

Can You Treat IBS with an App? | Jossy Onwude of Bold Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Bold Health hopes to help the millions that suffer with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) by providing a fully digital solution that is “as effective” as the drugs currently prescribed to treat the condition. Jossy Onwude, Chief Medical & Product Officer for Bold Health, explains how the company has created a digital therapeutic for delivering the NHS protocol for treating IBS and is currently working on clinical validation trials with some big-name partners.

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.

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.

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