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Tech Tonics

By Connected Social Media

Tech Tonics, the Podcast, is a twice-monthly program focused on the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health. Hosted by Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz (the co-authors of “Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare With Technology?”) the show draws on their experience in business, medicine, and health-IT. The Tech Tonics podcast seeks to bring the people in the digital health field to life and, ideally, elevate humanism in a healthcare world captivated by technology. “We deeply believe in what Robert Coles, an inspiration to us both, has termed ‘the call of stories,’” David Shaywitz says. “Our aspiration is to bring the spirit of Coles and Michael Lewis to the world of digital health.” Together, Suennen and Shaywitz engage a range of intriguing guests in discussions that enable listeners to appreciate the stories behind the startups and the people behind the passion. Lisa Suennen is the Managing Partner of Venture Valkyrie Consulting, LLC, a firm that provides advisory services to corporate and independent venture capital funds and to large and small companies around investment and product strategy, innovation spin-outs, market development, partnerships and financing. She is currently a member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Board, the Sanofi Integrated Care Advisory Board, the Dignity Health Foundation Board, and an Advisor to the California Health Care Foundation Innovation Fund and a member of several private company Boards of Directors. Dr. David Shaywitz is the Chief Medical Officer of DNAnexus, a company that makes it easier to work with genomic data using advanced bioinformatics and scalable compute systems based on the cloud. He received his M.D. from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Science, and Technology at Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at MIT. He trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and conducted his post-doctoral research in Doug Melton’s lab at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Tech Tonics, the Podcast is produced by Jason Lopez and syndicated by Connected Social Media. You can also find out more at venturevalkyrie.com and connectedsocialmedia.com.

  1. 1.
    Tech Tonics: Allison Kurian, Bringing Curiosity and Compassion To Breast Cancer Genetics02/18/2019
    36:54
  2. 2.
    Tech Tonics: Jerry Harrison & Brian Smith – Making Beautiful Music Together with Healthcare Entrepreneurs02/04/2019
    39:33
  3. 3.
    Tech Tonics: Susan Desmond-Hellmann, The Inquisitive Leader01/22/2019
    39:39
  4. 4.
    Tech Tonics: Axel Heitmueller, Everything is a Shade of Gray01/07/2019
    35:37
  5. 5.
    Tech Tonics: Darshak Sanghavi, Public Health Pediatrician12/17/2018
    37:38
  6. 6.
    Tech Tonics: Ari Caroline: Broad Intellect Meets Deep Humanity12/03/2018
    33:39
  7. 7.
    Tech Tonics: Sarah Iselin of Florida Blue – Bringing Light to the Darkness11/19/2018
    34:41
  8. 8.
    Tech Tonics: Stephanie Tilenius – Work, Not Worry11/05/2018
    39:00
  1. 9.
    Tech Tonics: Dr. Carla Pugh on Serendipity and the Technology of Touch10/22/2018
    37:23
  2. 10.
    Tech Tonics: Microsoft Global Chief Medical Officer Simon Kos, Using Technology to Light the Future of Medicine10/08/2018
    32:29
  3. 11.
    Tech Tonics: Sek Kathiresan, When The Genetics of Heart Disease Becomes Intensely Personal09/24/2018
    38:31
  4. 12.
    Tech Tonics: Brad Hirsch, A Cancer Doctor With Management Chops09/10/2018
    35:19
  5. 13.
    Tech Tonics: Sometimes You Just Need to Start Things – Marcus Osborne and the Transformational Role of Intrapreneurship08/20/2018
    42:28
  6. 14.
    Tech Tonics: Sam Blackman, Translation With Heart08/06/2018
    42:08
  7. 15.
    Tech Tonics: Owen Tripp – Grand Founder07/23/2018
    35:46
  8. 16.
    Tech Tonics: Matthew Stoudt – Real Empathy in a Virtual World07/11/2018
    35:58
  9. 17.
    Tech Tonics: Molly Coye’s 360 View of the Healthcare System07/09/2018
    35:01
  10. 18.
    Tech Tonics: From Maine to Mainstream – The Noah Craft Story06/25/2018
    31:47
  11. 19.
    Tech Tonics: Amalio Telenti, International Man of (Genetic) Mystery05/21/2018
    36:54
  12. 20.
    Tech Tonics: Scott Barclay of Data Collective, Journeying Down the Data Stream05/07/2018
    37:45
  13. 21.
    Tech Tonics: Eric Leuthardt… neurosurgeon, inventor, playwright, book author, clothing designer and father of two04/23/2018
    38:18
  14. 22.
    Tech Tonics: Katherine Chou – How A Quintessential Googler Wraps Her (Deep) Mind Around Healthcare04/09/2018
    35:40
  15. 23.
    Tech Tonics: O-K K-A-R-D-I-A, The Dave Albert Story03/19/2018
    35:43
  16. 24.
    Tech Tonics: Lisa Alderson and her Long and Winding Road to Genomics03/05/2018
    37:36
  17. 25.
    Tech Tonics: Gini Deshpande, @biotechfounder02/19/2018
    36:41
  18. 26.
    Tech Tonics: Patients are why technology matters02/05/2018
    37:19
  19. 27.
    Tech Tonics: A Brief History of Iya Khalil01/22/2018
    35:25
  20. 28.
    Tech Tonics: David Van Sickle, Drummer… Digital Health Pioneer01/08/2018
    38:17
  21. 29.
    Tech Tonics: Amir Dan Rubin, Change Agent12/18/2017
    37:39
  22. 30.
    Tech Tonics: Daphne Koller – Guiding Health From AI to Actual Intelligence12/04/2017
    37:02
  23. 31.
    Tech Tonics: Dawn Meyerriecks – Bringing the Fail Fast Thinking of Silicon Valley to the CIA11/20/2017
    32:33
  24. 32.
    Tech Tonics: Ken Tarkoff – Back to the Future of Medicine in a Brave New World of Data11/06/2017
    33:51
  25. 33.
    Tech Tonics: Atul Butte – When it Comes to Data, More is More10/23/2017
    35:43
  26. 34.
    Tech Tonics: Amy Abernethy – Dosage, Disney & Data09/25/2017
    35:22
  27. 35.
    Tech Tonics: Chris Cassel, Accidental Doctor to Ultimate Physician Leader09/11/2017
    37:12
  28. 36.
    Tech Tonics: Rachel Francine and the Many Applications of Music Therapy08/28/2017
    34:17
  29. 37.
    Tech Tonics: While Designing the Clinic of the Future In New York, Joel Dudley Remains a Cheesehead at Heart08/14/2017
    34:12
  30. 38.
    Tech Tonics: Jeff Reid and the Impassioned Pursuit Of Bad Music and Great Science07/24/2017
    36:49
  31. 39.
    Tech Tonics: Margaret Laws, Where Non-Profit & For-Profit Healthcare Innovation Collide07/10/2017
    35:40
  32. 40.
    Tech Tonics: Deneen Vojta – Skating to Where the Healthcare Puck is Going06/19/2017
    34:54
  33. 41.
    Tech Tonics: Zak Kohane On Medicine and Computers06/05/2017
    36:10
  34. 42.
    Tech Tonics: Glen de Vries – A Series Of Quite Fortunate Events05/23/2017
    39:10
  35. 43.
    Tech Tonics: iRhythm’s Uday Kumar… What Makes Him Tick05/08/2017
    38:08
  36. 44.
    Tech Tonics: Data Scientist Eric Perakslis, “I Build Stuff.”04/24/2017
    36:18
  37. 45.
    Tech Tonics: Jan Bruce and the Science of Resilience04/10/2017
    38:18
  38. 46.
    Tech Tonics: Jess Mega of Verily Actually Is Making the World a Better Place03/27/2017
    37:28
  39. 47.
    Tech Tonics: Deborah Kilpatrick – Calling Audibles03/06/2017
    36:31
  40. 48.
    Tech Tonics: The Intersection of Medicine and Marijuana02/20/2017
    35:30
  41. 49.
    Tech Tonics: Chris Benko, From Fortune 100 to Fortune Seeker02/06/2017
    34:15
  42. 50.
    Tech Tonics: Susannah Fox, Learning from MacGyver Patients01/16/2017
    33:55
  43. 51.
    Tech Tonics: Sridhar Iyengar on IoT Meets Life Science Research01/02/2017
    32:54
  44. 52.
    Tech Tonics: Rasu Shrestha – Living Inside the Culture Clash12/12/2016
    32:38
  45. 53.
    Tech Tonics: Vishal Gulati, VC and Agitator By Nature11/28/2016
    33:14
  46. 54.
    Tech Tonics: Taha Kass-Hout – OpenFDA, Open Mind, Open Heart11/14/2016
    34:01
  47. 55.
    Tech Tonics: The Most Interesting Man in Silicon Valley10/31/2016
    37:55
  48. 56.
    Tech Tonics: Jody Holtzman of AARP – Innovation is Not Only for the Young10/17/2016
    39:19
  49. 57.
    Tech Tonics: Speaking Health Care in Spanish with Abner Mason10/03/2016
    36:01
  50. 58.
    Tech Tonics: Dorit Donoviel, To Infinity and Beyond09/19/2016
    31:36
  51. 59.
    Tech Tonics: Jessica Rousset – Today’s Kids Are Tomorrow’s Adults09/06/2016
    31:49
  52. 60.
    Tech Tonics: Diego Miralles – Physician, Scientist, Drug Developer, Humanist08/22/2016
    32:29
  53. 61.
    Tech Tonics: Our Favorite Bioethicist, Michelle Meyer08/08/2016
    35:21
  54. 62.
    Tech Tonics: When Companies Go Awry07/25/2016
    36:29
  55. 63.
    Tech Tonics: Whoop Founder, Will Ahmed07/11/2016
    33:20
  56. 64.
    Tech Tonics: Kara Dennis and the Development of New Therapies07/04/2016
    35:05
  57. 65.
    Tech Tonics: Jim Joyce, A Man of Genius Makes No Mistakes06/30/2016
    31:53
  58. 66.
    Tech Tonics: Merck’s Robert Plenge on Human Biology and Social Media05/30/2016
    31:36
  59. 67.
    Tech Tonics: Martin Kelly, Conductor of a Global Orchestra of Entrepreneurship05/16/2016
    27:44
  60. 68.
    Tech Tonics: 2016 Preview03/14/2016
    30:50
  61. 69.
    Tech Tonics: John Hixson, From Aggie To Techie12/23/2015
    37:51
  62. 70.
    Tech Tonics: Alex Drane Talks about the Unmentionables12/07/2015
    35:57
  63. 71.
    Tech Tonics: Thomas Goetz, Bridging the Analog Divide11/23/2015
    34:46
  64. 72.
    Tech Tonics: Dr. Sachin Jain… Professional Culture, Patient Focused11/02/2015
    29:02
  65. 73.
    Tech Tonics: Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Translating Technology into Practice10/19/2015
    31:22
  66. 74.
    Tech Tonics: 2015 Health 2.0 Preview with Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya10/05/2015
    31:33
  67. 75.
    Tech Tonics: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Getting Close to Home on Healthcare Costs09/29/2015
    34:51
  68. 76.
    Tech Tonics: John Wilbanks, Participant-Centric Innovation09/15/2015
    33:39
  69. 77.
    Tech Tonics: Bijan Salehizadeh, from Dr. Oz to Venture Capital08/31/2015
    33:06
  70. 78.
    Tech Tonics: Jonathon Feit on How to Empower First Responders08/17/2015
    32:11
  71. 79.
    Tech Tonics: Bob Wachter, The Digital Doctor07/20/2015
    34:35
  72. 80.
    Tech Tonics: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Doctor, David Goodman07/06/2015
    32:31
  73. 81.
    Tech Tonics: Sean Duffy’s Ascent from Legos to Healthcare06/22/2015
    29:22
  74. 82.
    Tech Tonics: Elli Kaplan, Diagnosing Alzheimer’s06/08/2015
    31:36
  75. 83.
    Tech Tonics: Linda Avey, We Are Curious05/25/2015
    31:24
  76. 84.
    Tech Tonics: John de Souza, Meant for Medicine05/11/2015
    32:16
  77. 85.
    Tech Tonics: Kelly Brezoczky and Unmentionable Personal Healthcare04/27/2015
    33:23
  78. 86.
    Tech Tonics: Dr. Jason Langheier and the Power of Personalization04/13/2015
    32:21
  79. 87.
    Tech Tonics: Erik Douglas, and the Move to Mobile Digital Diagnostics03/30/2015
    30:10
  80. 88.
    Tech Tonics: Bob Kocher on Fixing Hospitals and Healthcare03/09/2015
    31:14
  81. 89.
    Tech Tonics: From Apples to Apple to Better, Geoff Clapp’s Road to Healthcare Technology02/23/2015
    32:01
  82. 90.
    Tech Tonics: Michelle Snyder and the Transformation of Sickcare to Wellcare02/09/2015
    30:34
  83. 91.
    Tech Tonics: Aenor Sawyer’s 360 Degree View of Healthcare01/26/2015
    42:50
  84. 92.
    Tech Tonics: Lisa Maki and the Power of Empathy to Develop Healthcare Solutions01/18/2015
    33:22

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