Talking HealthTech

Peter Birch

A podcast of conversations to promote collaboration in healthtech. For more info check out www.talkinghealthtech.com

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Amanda Cattermole is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency since September 2020. Prior to that, she was the Chief Operating Officer at Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services).   The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) is the System Operator of the My Health Record system. The Agency provides the leadership, coordination, and delivery of a collaborative and innovative approach to utilising technology to support and enhance a clinically safe and connected national health system.   In this episode, Pete and Amanda cover topics such as COVID-19 and the role of digital health, the relevance of My Health Record to all Australians. Pete and Amanda also look at that infamous “I” word - interoperability and what the road ahead looks like for the national digital health strategy.   There have been massive strides within the digital health space over the last few months and this episode looks at some of those changes, like the increased use of e-prescriptions and the MyHR. You will learn about interoperability and how you can reach out to the ADHA and much more.    Check out the episode and full show notes here.   To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at ADHA, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.    Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 29

27 min 11 sec

Collaboration is the key to innovation.   John Gordon is the International Markets Lead for Pfizer’s Global Digital Innovation Lab. He manages all the lab activities going on outside of the US. He works with the various business lines to identify opportunities, scout for solutions and then run experiments to determine impact and scale-up potential.   Pfizer is one of the world's premier biopharmaceutical companies, which is also helping health tech start-ups develop and implement transformational innovation.   In this episode, Pete talks with John about using open innovation to identify and build partnerships that can help digitise drug discovery, accelerate clinical development and improve health outcomes and the patient experience.   If you want to learn how you can go about collaborating with an industry giant such as Pfizer, then tune into this episode, as Pete and John discuss the basics of what you need to know. Learn about the opportunity that is Pfizer’s healthcare hub and what Pfizer looks for in a start-up. Plus get tips on how to introduce your brand and solution.    Check out the episode and full show notes here.   To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Pfizer, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.    Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 24

20 min 14 sec

When it comes to partnering for growth and innovation in healthcare, one size no longer fits all. Simon Terry is one person who has been a strong advocate for partnering for growth and solving tricky problems in healthcare. He is the Chief Growth Officer at InLoop and LanternPay. LanternPay is an open cloud-based claim payment platform designed to standardise claim payments across the health, care, disability, insurance and ageing sectors. In this episode, Pete and Simon talk about payments in healthcare, the importance of collaborative conversation to solve problems and this growing acceptance within the industry that one size does not always fit all. Tune into this episode to learn about the current payment landscape in healthcare and how collaborations are quickly becoming a trend within the industry. Also, get tips on how healthcare innovators can scale while being efficient. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at LanternPay, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 22

25 min

We know clinical governance is important.  But if you’re on the front line of healthcare or aged care  - where it all happens; how does it apply to you? What does it look like when clinical governance goes wrong?  In this episode Pete speaks with Dr Melanie Tan, a legal professional with a background as a medical practitioner who understands the real-world application of clinical governance in aged care and health.   They talk about what clinical governance is, why it’s important when it comes to digital health, and how as an industry we can lift our knowledge and awareness when it comes to this important topic. Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 17

27 min 10 sec

Altering the world as we know it with digital health tech. Mohinder Jaimangal is the co-founder and CEO of Curve Tomorrow, a digital health technology company aimed at significantly impacting the lives of 1 billion people. Mohinder’s current focus is improving health outcomes and equity through value-based healthcare digital ideas and products. Curve Tomorrow brings science to innovation, enabling your health organisation to become an iconic leader. In this episode, Pete chats with Mohinder Jaimangal, Curve Tomorrow about his story and how Curve Tomorrow came to be. They also delve into the concept of value-based healthcare and its importance. This episode covers an array of topics surrounding digital health, value-based care and medical inequity. So, if you want to take a dive into these areas for a healthy insight, then tune in. Additionally, this episode holds three key tips that can help your startup tread the right path to success.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at  Curve Tomorrow, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 15

29 min 17 sec

Earlier this month, Pete undertook the exam to become a Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA).  Many listeners of the show might already have become a CHIA, and others might be considering doing the qualification.  But what is it all about? Is it worth doing? And how do you actually pass the thing?!   Check out this special episode with Pete as he reflects on his journey of becoming a Certified Health Informatician.  Pete will answer: What is CHIA? What is health informatics exactly? Can anyone do CHIA? What did Pete learn from it? Should you do it too? And lots more!

Nov 10

22 min 17 sec

Australia is like the goldilocks of locations to get started when you’re innovating in healthcare.  It’s not too big, not too small.   How great is it when you see innovations from within our fine land and help more Australians achieve better patient outcomes or improve something in the healthcare system? But after a bit of local success, the usual question is then; what about the rest of the world? Can you take some success you’ve had here, and take it to other parts of the world? How is that achieved?  Is it about replicating what works in Australia and copying it to other countries, or does it require a total redesign of the product and strategy to fit the new environment? In this episode, Pete chats with Sabeen Shaikh from Crescent Strategy Consulting about going global, and how to scale healthcare innovations to other countries.  They discuss how to streamline a strategy, and uncover some common pitfalls to avoid when entering other markets. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Crescent Strategy Consulting, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 8

21 min 51 sec

In this episode, Vijay and Nishanth from Vantari VR speak with Pete about their journey as doctors turned tech founders, the opportunity for VR in healthcare here and abroad, and why medical training might never be the same again.   Find out: Who are Vijay and Nish? Why Vantari VR? How best can Virtual Reality be used in healthcare? How scalable is Virtual Reality?    How receptive are enterprises of emerging technologies like virtual reality? Virtual Reality for medical device and pharmaceutical companies Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Vantari VR, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 3

32 min 11 sec

Primary care providers play a major role in supporting people in their local community or region - keeping them healthy, and treating them when they’re sick.   But who is helping the GPs, the Allied Health Providers, the population in delivering that care? Who is helping connect it all together and bring it into context, to ultimately ensure the community as a whole is healthier and connected? In Australia, often much of this is managed by Primary Health Networks (PHNs).   In this episode, Pete is joined by Alyce Cuman from Gippsland PHN to talk about their region and the specific healthcare needs right now, and the role that technology plays in delivering on those needs, and the important factors when it comes to execution and implementation. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Gippsland PHN, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory Listing here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Nov 1

21 min 39 sec

In Australia, we have over 7 million people living in rural and remote areas.  That’s over a quarter of the population.     It’s also a fact, that people living in rural and remote areas have higher rates of hospitalisations, deaths and injury, but they also have poorer access to, and use of, primary health care services, compared to people living in Major cities.   So the people who need healthcare the most in Australia, have the least amount of access to it.   So what can we do? How do we use technology, infrastructure and know how to close the gap when it comes to delivering more accessible healthcare to all Australians.    One way is improving connectivity.  And in this episode, Pete chats with Jen Beer from NBN, all about healthcare in rural and remote areas of Australia.  They drill into the importance of connectivity in these locations, and some of the critical success factors enabling digital health for patients and practitioners.     Check out the episode and full show notes here.   Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Oct 27

21 min 7 sec

At the time of recording this episode, it was announced that Phillips; a global leader in health technology, signed a new partnership with Teladoc health; a global leader in virtual care.  The partnership is positioned as a unique way to deliver comprehensive virtual health care solutions across healthcare facilities, enabling virtual care delivery across entire organisations. In this episode we speak with Joe Cain from Philips and Darren Reynolds from Teladoc about the exciting new partnership, and what it might mean for virtual care delivery in Australia and New Zealand in the near future.   Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Philips ANZ, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here. Or similarily, check out Teladoc’s Talking HealthTech Directory here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Oct 25

22 min 46 sec

This session taken from the Talking HealthTech Spring Summit explores the realities of co-designing with clinical users, the feat of defining the user within complex health systems, and why building a slick user experience is the key to success. Moderator: Adam Wardell Speakers: Katja Beitat, Digital Health Consulting Australasia Dr Malcolm Pradhan, Alcidion Dr Stefan Harrer, Digital Health CRC Ltd

Oct 20

27 min 15 sec

Doing effective telehealth is much more than just spinning up a zoom call or picking up the phone and speaking with a patient. It’s a good start, but all that’s happening there is a replication of what happens in a bricks and mortar clinic during a consultation. Missing from that picture is all the monitoring that goes on - all of the insights that a clinician needs in order to make an informed decision or provide advice or even make a diagnosis. With more virtual care and telemedicine going on, having these indications provided to a clinician in a way they can rely on them is critical.   So in this episode today we’re going to explore this world of using bluetooth connected devices in remote monitoring for patients. Craig is the CEO and Founder of Propell, who distribute iHealth in Australia; the global leader in consumer focused mobile health devices, which are used across hospitals, PHNs and pharmacies across Australia to help patients better manage chronic disease. In this episode you’ll hear about: Remote monitoring before and during COVID The importance of robust integration and consumer friendliness for connected medical devices The adoption of technology by different generations - which age bracket adopts technology best when it comes to healthcare? What the future looks like for Remote Patient Monitoring and bluetooth connected devices.  Lots more Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Propell, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Oct 18

19 min 53 sec

This episode explores how technology investment decisions are made within health system settings. Angela Ryan chairs this panel where Dr Marc Belej, Abbas Al-Murrani and Kerry Stratton discuss the constant challenge of doing more with less from multiple perspectives. Key Topics Covered   Impact of COVID-19 The panel shares how COVID-19 has impacted the way resources are allocated. Accelerated acceptance of telehealth Where once it was difficult to begin a conversation about telehealth, it’s now front and centre with huge opportunity for innovation and growth. Understanding opportunity cost COVID-19 has highlighted the potential repercussions of quick decision making. Abbas discusses what we may be sacrificing by making quick decisions in short timeframes. The importance of reliable data Seeing data being used in a cost effective way to inform the public and enable clinicians has been inspiring and the prospect of virtual care in the coming years is exciting to see on the horizon. Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Oct 13

30 min 46 sec

What does virtual care mean to you? The scope of virtual care ranges way beyond a tele-health call… right up to virtual hospitals and ICU’s.   Will Grant, Senior Manager - Products, Solutions and Virtual Care and Liz Willmott, General Manager, Advisory Services from Telstra Health chat with Pete about what virtual care is, its adoption in Australia and what it looks like to successfully implement and utilise virtual care services in health care.   This episode covers everything from what virtual care is, what it looks like globally, and how Telstra Health is helping organisations determine which model of virtual care is the right fit for them.    Check out the episode and full show notes here.   To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Telstra Health, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.    Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Oct 11

19 min 10 sec

Googling a product or service you’re interested in purchasing only to see a 2-star rating is pretty off-putting, right? George Tzoumanekas is the Regional Sales Director, Healthcare for Podium and has worked in and around the healthcare and technology sector for the past 5 years.  Podium uses messaging to make it convenient to interact with patients, customers, and teams along every customer touchpoint and powers the conversations that matter most. In this episode, Pete and George talk about how practice owners can meet the increasing demand of personalised service and positive online reviews expected by patients.  George talks through how patient experience has changed throughout the past 18-months and how developing the element of trust and tailored messaging is so important. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Podium, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Oct 6

19 min 57 sec

Is there a lack of diverse career options in health and technology for women? Dr Magdalena Simonis is a GP, researcher, keynote speaker, appears regularly on media advising on numerous health issues, and is the President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW).   In this episode, Pete and Magdalena focus on the career opportunities and challenges that exist for women within the healthcare and technology space. They also look at what Magdalena is doing in this space to make a meaningful impact. This episode addresses an issue that has been around for centuries; gender inequality. It focuses on the lack of career options and opportunities women are facing in the technology and health sectors. Tune into this episode to learn how this can be fixed, the options women can currently access, and what the future may hold for women in health and tech.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Oct 4

21 min 19 sec

How are you handling COVID-19 risk management?   Dr Avi Ratnanesan is the Founder and CEO of Energesse, who specialise in improving patient experience and pandemic management.  Energesse is a leading digital health platform with products that improve COVID-19 management and customer experience. Energesse was founded in 2012 to help organisations deliver customer centricity, better value and a more resilient workforce.   In this episode, Pete and Avi focus on the role of technology in a COVID-Safe world in the future and heaps more.   This episode will help you to better understand the COVID-19 guidelines set out by the government and medical professionals, whether you are a small, medium or large enterprise. It will also give you an idea of how these changes will impact patients and customers.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Energesse, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 29

23 min 52 sec

How you feel is such a subjective thing.  Often though, how you feel on the outside is very much determined by what’s going on inside your body.  Phil Hayes St Clair is the CEO and Co-Founder of Drop Bio; a digital health and biotechnology company focused on chronic inflammation. Drop Bio is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to personalised health. In this discussion with Phil Hayes St Clair from Drop Bio, we explore the world of chronic inflammation, personalised health, and evidence based prevention.  We also learn about Phil’s journey of bringing WellBeing by drop to market in Australia, and some lessons for others in the industry travelling on a similar path. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Drop Bio, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 27

34 min 54 sec

Klaus Bartosch is the CEO & Co-Founder of 1st Group, the company behind the MyHealth1st.com.au healthcare marketplace and patient engagement platform. 1st Group trusted digital platforms are where health providers and patients connect 1st. They improve lives by connecting consumers to a variety of healthcare services and information anytime, anywhere, so they can get well sooner and stay well longer. In this episode, Pete and Klaus’s discussion centres around consumers of things like products, services, widgets and much more. They explore several concepts, including that the customer is always right. So, have these principles and consumer expectations have migrated across to healthcare?  This episode promises to be an eye-opener on the value of technology inciting change in healthcare. Do you think healthcare is broken? Get a detailed answer from an industry expert and hear his opinion on whether or not healthcare can really be fixed.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at 1st Group Ltd, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 22

34 min 19 sec

Let’s tackle and solve the science of sales together! Leanne Elich is a Psychology driven Business Strategist. She is a passionate Oncology Advocate and Global Healthcare Specialist with over twenty-five years of experience in both clinical and corporate environments. Leanne Elich Consulting is an advisory and consultancy firm specialising in psychology driven sales techniques. The company collaborates with individuals and business teams. In this episode, Pete and Leanne cover the science of sales. They explore a very cool framework developed by Petes’ guest called the periodic table of sales. Tune into this episode to understand how you can master sales and become the rep that everyone wants to see. You will also learn about virtual sales and the concept known as the periodic table of sales. Additionally, Leanne shares with us details about her recently published book.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 20

29 min 19 sec

On the 25th of August, Peter Birch connected for a livestream Q&A session on YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook with Jeff Smoot, CEO Infomedix & David Ryan, CIO Northern Health.    The session focused on the importance of fostering strong relationships between technology vendors and hospitals, how to approach building partnerships, and what happens when the relationship is tested with project challenges.    There was plenty of engagement throughout from those tuning in, and a great mix of old and new faces in the industry.    During the session, Jeff, David and Pete spoke about the following topics:   How Northern Health & Infomedix partnership came to fruition Their day-to-day relationship  Setbacks that challenged both organisations and how they worked together to overcome them Critical factors for a successful partnership and why Executive Leadership is so important  Contributors to success in challenging times: escalation, transparency and communication Practical tips to help you navigate stakeholder management at all levels And so much more! To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at InfoMedix, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 13

38 min 41 sec

On the 11th of August, Pete went live with Steve Vlok from Celo to talk about all things to do with communication and healthcare, including: Shadow IT Change Management in healthcare and best approaches to introduce innovation Importance of real world clinical experience Virtual hospitals / decentralising the hospitals The importance of identifying the problem first before creating a solution Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Celo, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 8

37 min 55 sec

Listen to this interview with James Scollay from Genie Solutions, about their integrated cloud platform, innovation in healthcare, and a vision for the future of the healthtech industry. In this episode, Pete and James talk about: What Genie has been up to since James’ last appearance on the podcast on episode 19 back in October 2019.   Why are clinicians moving to the cloud for practice management systems   Differences between on-premises and cloud versions of Genie   Advice to vendors looking to partner with practice management systems   Synergies of a curated marketplace for integrations with partner platforms   Problems to overcome for progression in the healthtech industry and a vision for the future   The importance of investment into technology and culture to see real advancements in healthcare   Opportunities to look outside of the industry to find the right talent to help organisations deliver on the promise of what technology can deliver in healthcare   The upcoming Spring Summit will feature James, Ben from HotDoc and Chris from Cubiko discussing the topic of collaboration amongst vendors to solve meaningful problems together. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Genie, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 6

18 min 35 sec

Loneliness, do you know how to solve this problem? Anton Cush is the Founder of includi.  Anton has over twenty years of healthcare industry experience, with a focus on digital health and technology commercialisation. Includi is the online marketplace addressing loneliness. Includi works with people experiencing acute and chronic loneliness. It uses technology to do the heavy lifting that we encounter when addressing loneliness on an industrial scale. In this episode, Pete and Anton focus on loneliness. They look at how big of an issue it is and what we can do about it. They also talk about some of the things being worked on to contribute to positive changes within this space. Tune into this episode to learn why loneliness should not be overlooked and how one particular solution can help to solve this issue of loneliness globally. You will also learn about its effects on the health and wellbeing of persons globally. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at includi, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Sep 1

19 min 40 sec

What do you think healthcare’s digital workforce will look like in the future? Angela Ryan has worked within the Australian health system for more than thirty years in senior leadership, executive and clinical roles, across federal, state and local settings. She is also a health informatician, digital health strategist and clinician executive. In this episode, Pete and Angela look at the digital health workforce of the future, digital health safety governance, the day-to-day issues affecting clinicians and much more.  Tune into this episode where we will get to understand several concepts within the digital health space, such as digital health reform and learn how nurses and midwives can support their digital health journey and details the future of the health workforce. Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 30

32 min 12 sec

Healthcare is moving into the future with Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics, are you? Dr Valerio Vittone has a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Virology to identify complex conditions relating to disease. He has held key research roles in Australia and spent a lot of time analysing DNA sequences with bioinformatics tools.  In this episode, Pete and Valerio cover epigenetics, nutrigenomics, and some of the common health problems that can be treated with these emerging scientific discoveries.   If you want to learn something totally new, then tune into this episode to learn how one can adjust DNA as a treatment modality for many common conditions. Additionally, you will understand epigenetics and nutrigenomics; what they are and how they are applicable in healthcare. Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 25

45 min 51 sec

Innovate your advance care planning process with digital technology Dr Merran Cooper is the CEO and Founder of Touchstone Life Care. She has a team of world-class experts and is launching an enterprise offering that helps patients, doctors, vendors, providers and advisors in aged and palliative care. Touchstone Life Care protects and communicates people's wishes for end of life care, with cloud-based easily shared, advance care plans. In this episode, Pete and Merran focus on the human rights approach to healthcare, aged care regulatory reform and the challenges behind decreasing and preventing over-medicalisation of dying and end of life.  Learn about the changes and concepts in the advance care planning sector and  importance of advance care planning. Tune in to also hear a breakdown of The Royal Commission’s recommendation, 66B. Additionally, Merran helps us to understand technological determinism and explores adopting digital technology into aged care at scale. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Touchstone Life Care, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 23

23 min 38 sec

Diagnosing respiratory conditions with a smartphone...how is that possible? Tony Keating is the CEO and Managing Director of ResApp. He has over ten years of experience in commercialising technology. Tony created the initial business strategy for ResApp over five years ago and has led the company to date. ResApp is developing digital healthcare solutions to assist doctors and empower patients to diagnose and manage respiratory diseases. In this episode, Pete and Tony look at modernising the process of diagnosing respiratory disease, the use of AI and smartphones in clinical diagnostics, and lots more.  Tune in to this episode to learn how you can easily diagnose your client’s respiratory condition and monitor it using a smartphone. No spirometer or stethoscope needed! You will also learn about current respiratory tools, data accuracy and improving healthcare equity and accessibility.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at ResApp Health, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 18

20 min 48 sec

We’ve got the secret for long-term weight loss and it's not just about eating less and exercising more! Dr Nick Fuller is a globally recognised obesity expert and from the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney/RPA Hospital, where they run Australia’s largest weight management service. Interval Weight Loss is scientifically preventing weight regain with six key steps. The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre uses a collaborative approach to the treatment of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  In this episode, Pete and Nick take a scientific look at weight loss and weight gain. Also, hear about Pete’s weight loss experience and Nick shares his journey of scaling a one-on-one offering. They also explore what’s to be done at a policy level to address the obesity epidemic.   This episode covers weight loss, a topic that resonates with many of us. Pete’s guest is an expert in this field and he explains why we aren't achieving long-term weight loss no matter how many diets and workout challenges we use. Nick shares policy recommendations and explores how to approach weight loss correctly Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 16

24 min 15 sec

Are you up-to-date with the current healthcare trend - healthcare payment? Marcus Wilson is the CEO of Surgical Partners and is passionate about implementing technology-based solutions for the complex challenges facing healthcare practices. Surgical Partners is a solution that is helping practices around Australia integrate their accounting information with their practice management system. In this episode, Pete and Marcus explore the healthcare payment landscape. They discuss what possibilities lie ahead and the various fascinating approaches to healthcare payments.  This episode will answer many of the questions you have surrounding healthcare payment while ensuring you understand the gains of collaborating in that space. Also, tune in if you are wondering why now is the ideal time for entering the healthcare payment landscape. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Surgical Partners, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 11

25 min

Become a THT+ Member to listen to the other 11 sessions from the Winter Summit and attend all future Summits. Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 9

27 min 27 sec

Virtual care is putting hospitals on the right track to surpass the ailing and ageing issues.  Ben Magid is CEO of Virtualcare and has expertise across all aspects of digital health. He is passionate about the power of emerging digital technologies. Virtualcare is an end-to-end remote care automation platform focused on creating technology to enable patient-centric care where it is most convenient. In this episode, Pete and Ben explore the many potential issues that will arise within the healthcare sector in another five or so years. They take an in-depth look at why this is a problem to deal with now, Australia’s response to the situation and the changes that must be made, among other things. This episode surrounds virtual care. So tune in to learn how hospitals can make the shift from the bricks and mortar setting into the virtual space. Also, Ben Magid, a digital health expert, helps us to better understand the severity of the healthcare issues to come and if we are doing enough as an industry to remodel healthcare. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Virtualcare, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 4

20 min 12 sec

Serious games are becoming an effective way of increasing patient engagement and positive behavioural change. Should we get serious about games in healthcare? This is a panel session recorded at the Talking HealthTech Winter Summit featuring Carolyn Mee from SoundScouts, Jim Cook from University of Sydney, Kiran Ijaz from Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Nathan Moore from Western Sydney Local Health District. Become a THT+ Member to listen to the other 11 sessions from the Winter Summit and attend all future Summits. Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Aug 2

32 min 3 sec

Smart clothing is the next generation of remote monitoring tech, are you subscribed yet? Shem Richards is a biomedical engineer and the founder of Goldilocks.  Goldilocks is a smart clothing company aiming to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase the value of care beyond the hospital walls.  In this episode, Pete and Shem discuss how smart wearables can reduce parental stress and help with ageing-in-place. They take a sneak peek at what the next generation of care looks like and talk about Shem’s journey of bringing a medical device to market in Australia, among other things. Tune into this episode to learn how a baby singlet can help clinicians coach parents through the stresses of bringing a newborn home. This episode also covers how innovative technologies can facilitate remote monitoring and aged care and implementing the human aspect of remote care. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Goldilocks, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jul 28

25 min 42 sec

In this episode, we hear from Kerry Stratton from InterSystems, who speaks about innovation in healthcare surrounding COVID-19, including telehealth. He also discusses the concept of value-based care and the importance of healthcare data. This episode covers how technology can improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare in rural and remote Australia. It also includes the tangible use and value of healthcare data, the sustainability of telehealth in its current form and explores what the future might hold for healthcare innovation.    Key Takeaways: The factors that hindered innovation before COVID-19 and how they have changed. One of the determinants Kerry outlines is that healthcare is quite complex, and as such, doing anything, such as making decisions and gathering and using data takes much more time.  The value of healthcare data. Kerry shares examples of how healthcare data is being used and weighs in on whether or not it has been highlighted by the pandemic. The utilisation and reliance of telehealth globally. With the global responsibility for InterSystems, Kerry gets exposed to the various ways that countries use telehealth. He describes some ways that he has seen it being used and points out aspects of telehealth that need improvement.  Improving healthcare in rural and remote Australia using technology. Along with technology, Pete and Kerry discuss looking at other aspects of enhancing healthcare, such as internet connectivity and being able to provide care long-term.  The concept of value-based care. Kerry explains how true value can be accomplished. He also addresses the possible barriers to health tech innovation and pinpoints how technology may interfere with clinical governance.

Jul 26

37 min 50 sec

Are you appealing to the real foundational issues in digital healthcare, or are you just creating widgets? Demogene Smith is currently the e-health Program Manager for Mid North Coast Local Health District NSW. He is a Senior technologist with a passion for driving digital change. MNCLHD covers the Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Area in the south, to Coffs Harbour Local Government Area in the north and provides a diverse range of services to a population of more than 215,000 people. In this episode, Pete and Demogene discuss the challenges facing public health with a digital agenda in the real world and how we might, as an industry, really deliver positive outcomes for organisations, clients, and the community. Tune into this episode to learn how you can connect with healthcare organisations to solve the real issues they are having. This episode also explores the challenges facing public health with a digital agenda in the real world and the future of digital health.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at MNCLHD, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jul 21

22 min 26 sec

How do you feel about care coordination, convenient or not, necessary or not? Dr Chris Hobson is the Chief Medical Officer at Orion Health. He has twenty years of experience as a physician working in primary and secondary care, including ten years of experience in family medicine. Orion‌ ‌Health‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌global‌ ‌award-winning‌ ‌‌health‌ ‌tech‌‌ ‌provider.‌ ‌It‌ ‌delivers‌ ‌optimised‌ ‌digital‌ ‌healthcare‌ ‌at‌ ‌a‌ ‌jurisdictional‌ ‌level.‌ ‌ In this episode, Pete and Chris explore the process of enabling clinicians and patients to take the right actions through efficient care coordination and how we can make sense of all this data through analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and many more things that they unpack in this chat. Tune into this episode to learn new ways of making sense of data, and the importance of delivering empathetic care. Also, learn how data can be used to make a clinician’s life much easier. This episode will also explore the visions for good healthcare.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Orion Health, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jul 19

24 min 25 sec

Technology is meant to make life easier, so what is it doing for your healthcare practice? Landell Archer is the CEO and Co-founder of Elypsys. Landell works with clients to create digital solutions designed for the exact people who use them. Elypsys is a proudly Australian-owned and operated business, dedicated to delivering human-first solutions which promote equality, accessibility, and connection. In this episode, Pete and Landell discuss her career journey, creating better solutions in healthcare, the benefits of deep discovery, digital prototyping and usability testing in creating solutions. This episode exposes you to another side of telehealth. Landell Archer enjoys networking. She shares how connecting with the clients, the tech people and the creative agencies create ideal solutions. You will also learn about digital prototyping and usability testing in creating solutions Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Elypsys, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jul 14

19 min 5 sec

Did you know that 60 to 80% of medical errors are attributable to communication breakdown? Will Pamment and Aiden Roberts are the cofounders of SimConverse. They’re two medical students who are passionate about solving the issues in healthcare communication that lead to harming patients. SimConverse creates Artificially Intelligent virtual patients for healthcare communication training. It is a platform for structured communication training. In this episode, Pete, Will and Aiden chat about using better, more scalable and accessible ways of training communications skills to hopefully eliminate numerous medical errors and maybe save lots of lives. This episode helps us to understand how one solution can solve two issues. Learn how you can use virtual patients to improve healthcare communication training, making it more structured, lessening medical errors. Also, get a better understanding of how medical schools approach communication skills and how it can be improved.    In this episode, you go on a journey to explore a new perspective on solving communication issues in healthcare.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at SimConverse, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jul 12

21 min 46 sec

This episode focuses on what it takes to be a quality leader in health and aged care during uncertain times, and speaks to some of the amazing things women are doing in the Australian digital health space.   First up, we hear from Jacquie Gilfedder from Telstra Health. Jacquie shares her insights on how COVID-19 has had some transformational impacts within Telstra Health as well as the aged care sector in general.    Key subjects Jacquie and Pete discuss: How leadership can be demonstrated in uncertain and ‘unprecedented’ times What is means for leaders to focus on the health and well-being of their teams The importance of professional development; making use of the current travel restrictions The incredible surge in uptake of technology and digitisation within the aged care and health sector Career paths for women wanting to explore their options in health and aged care. We then hear from the 2021 Emerging Leader in Health winner at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards; Esha Oberoi, founder and CEO of Afea Care Services.  Esha takes us through her incredible journey and shares some practical advice for women looking to develop their career in digital health.   Pete and Esha speak about: The path that has led Esha through an award winning career Three critical elements employees look for in their leaders - safety, clarity and hope How Afea Care Services grew by 40% in a time of uncertainty and sector upheaval  The growth opportunities within aged care and health space.   Resources: Telstra Health Talking HealthTech Directory Listing Afea Care Services Talking HealthTech Directory Listing Follow Talking HealthTech on LinkedIn Join the Talking HealthTech newsletter Write a review of Talking HealthTech on Apple Podcasts Become a THT+ Member

Jul 7

29 min 6 sec

Steve Vlok is the co-founder and CEO of Celo. Steve is a chemical engineer, but he is surrounded by a family filled with doctors. He became aware of the problems in healthcare through his wife, who is also his business partner, and because he loves solving problems, he took this one head-on. Celo is a secure communication, collaboration and community platform created specifically for people in healthcare by people in healthcare.   In this episode, Pete and Steve look at the importance of good communication and collaboration in healthcare, technology adoption by enterprise, and lots more. This episode looks at the communication world in healthcare. Pete and Steve explore the issue of compliance and the uptake of secure communication tools in healthcare. Tune in to learn how CIOs can empower their staff and how clinicians can empower themselves with an easy-to-access and use app. Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Celo, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jul 5

24 min 30 sec

Dr Louise Metcalf is the founder of Gheorg. She is a psychologist and has been for almost thirty years; it’s a job she enjoys doing every day. Louise is passionate about mental health. Gheorg is a friendly virtual robot that empowers children with emotional intelligence and mental wellbeing.  In this episode, Pete and Louise explore the increasing prevalence of anxiety in society, approaches to be more mindful of mental health and technology use, and how we can help kids learn, improve their emotional intelligence, and feel better about themselves. This episode explores mental health, primarily in kids. Tune in to learn how you can help your child or patient to understand and control their emotions using simple and empathetic technology.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Gheorg, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jun 30

34 min 3 sec

Let’s see how optimising communication in home care makes things easier all around! Simon Hayes is the co-founder of Hayylo. He is focused on building a world where customers can seamlessly connect and communicate with their providers, friends and families. Simon is a generalist entrepreneur. Hayylo is a purpose-built communications platform. It is helping providers to engage effectively and efficiently with clients, families and their support teams. Hayylo bolts onto the provider’s current record systems, CMS and other infrastructure they already have in place, enabling them to share information out into the community.  In this episode, Pete and Simon have a conversation about the Hayylo platform, the importance of person-led care, and the opportunities for innovation at scale within the health and aged care sectors.  This episode is packed with innovation guides for aged care and home care. From this episode, you will understand just how implementing and improving communication channels give rise to person-led care and reduce the cost and other pressures for the providers, the client, their families and support teams.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Hayylo, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jun 28

36 min 11 sec

Tim Blake is the Managing Director of Semantic Consulting.  He was previously CIO of the Tasmanian Department of Health and Director of Rural eHealth Strategy at New South Wales Health. Tim also served as Strategic Advisor at NeHtA, now ADHA, and the Department of Health. Semantic Consulting is a consulting firm focused on leading digital change in healthcare.  In this episode, Pete and Tim discuss digital literacy of health providers, digital health maturity, medication education and lots more. Tune into this episode to find out what we’ve missed in digital healthcare. Learn about the digital literacy of health providers and we can enable them to be more proficient in digital health.  Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Semantic Consulting, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jun 23

32 min 28 sec

Rodney Ecclestone is a healthcare executive leader with clinical experience as a Registered Nurse primarily in the acute care sector. He has a career-long commitment to safety and quality. In this episode, Pete and Rodney discuss clinical governance and digital health.   Learn about clinical governance and how it relates to digital health, as well as patient safety, and how clinicians and developers can contribute to clinical governance.  This episode is a prelude to a session at the upcoming Talking HealthTech Winter Summit. Be sure to get your tickets for this full day virtual event on the 24th June! Check out the episode and full show notes here. Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jun 21

23 min 55 sec

Stephen Stoyan is the Director of Digital Health at Orion Health, and he spent the last twenty years in a mix of technology roles. Stephen focuses on customer success and developing key strategic partnerships at a global scale. Orion Health is a global award-winning health tech provider. It delivers optimised digital healthcare at a jurisdictional level.    In this episode, Pete and Stephen discuss the evolution of Orion Health in Australia. They also explore the social determinants of health and start to unpack the age-old question - what do we do with all this data? Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Orion Health, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jun 16

20 min 42 sec

Jeff Smoot is the CEO of InfoMedix. He has an abundance of experience in healthcare in Australia.  In his current role as CEO, Jeff has responsibility for the leadership and overall success of InfoMedix.  InfoMedix is enabling healthcare organisations to access clinical and administrative data in one place and in real time.   Jeff Smoot is the CEO of InfoMedix, who are enabling healthcare organisations to access clinical and administrative data in one place and in real time.   In this episode, Pete and Jeff explore the transition from paper to cloud in healthcare. They also explore the concept of codesign and look into some of the prerequisites for success in digital health.   Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at InfoMedix, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jun 14

26 min 25 sec

Is the patient truly at the centre of healthcare? Dr Tal Rapke is a trained physician, and he holds over twenty years of health experience. Also, he is the CEO and founder of ScalaMed. He’s a physician turned entrepreneur. ScalaMed provides a way for any doctor to send a prescription electronically to a patient’s phone. It is helping patients find easier ways to take control over their prescriptions from any app.  In this episode, Pete and Tal talk about patient-centricity, innovation and regulation in Australia. They also look at healthcare in the USA, blockchain and a lot more.   Check out the episode and full show notes here. To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at ScalaMed, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  Loving the show?  Leave us a review, and share it with some friends, become a THT+ Member for early release, ad-free and bonus episodes of the podcast, access to our online community forum, and free tickets to our quarterly summits.  For more information visit here.

Jun 9

31 min 12 sec