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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.

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.

Better than Blue Zones? The Pioppi Protocol | Pioppi Protocol Filmmaker Donal O’Neill

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

You’ve probably heard of Blue Zones…but have you heard for the Pioppi Protocol? The southern Italian secret to longevity, healthy aging, and peace of mind has been the subject of a hit movie, with books in seven different languages. Now, the Pioppi Protocol is going digital with a new mobile app thanks to Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and filmmaker Donal O’Neill. Find out all about the yet-to-be-released app, and the gorgeous fishing village in Pioppi, Italy that inspired the entire movement.

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 Startup Trends: US vs. Europe | Startup Health Academy Director Polina Hanin

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Since 2012, Startup Health has been building a “global army of health transformers” within its accelerator program. Now, with 20% of their startups located outside of the US, they have a unique perspective on the trends shaping health startups and investment in the US vs. Europe, or other markets. Academy Director Polina Hanin works closely with the startups and gets a chance to see what technology, policies, and models are truly universal, and what needs a local context. Find out what some of the implications of universal healthcare are for startups. And, what advice she has for startups trying to break into the US market. What’s the one critical thing they often forget?

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.

Hyperscaling: Startup Advice from Softbank | Sakshi Chhabra Mittal, VP Softbank Vision Fund

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Softbank Vision Fund is a $100 billion technology-focused fund with an eagle eye on the tech that is poised to disrupt large markets, including healthcare. From hyperscaling to detailed advice on pitching, VP Sakshi Chhabra Mittal goes deep on what they’re looking for from startups, especially those that have closed their Series A and are looking for a B.

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.

Gamification: The Future of ADHD Treatment | Vincent Hennemand, Akili Interactive

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

The team at Akili Interactive has developed the very first doctor-prescribed video game to treat cognitive dysfunctions like ADHD. With game developers from Lucasarts on their roster (that’s right…Star Wars) it’s no wonder they’re seeing north of 85% rates of compliance! Are video games really the future of treatments for cognitive dysfunctions? Akili Interactive is betting on it with plans to add treatments for depression, multiple sclerosis, and schizophrenia on the horizon.

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.

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