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S4: #037: Kevin Lyman on Deep Learning, Startup Competitions, and the Woz

Our guest in this episode is Kevin Lyman, an extremely talented entrepreneur and computer scientist based out in San Francisco. He’s worked at companies including Microsoft and SpaceX, and he’s even founded several companies as well. Now he’s applying his ability to create leading products to the healthcare sector- and he’s the COO and Lead Scientist for Enlitic, a startup that develops deep learning products to make doctors faster and more accurate. He’s going to help us break down some of the details and capabilities of Artificial Intelligence, and explain the differences between machine learning and deep learning. Don’t worry - you don’t have to be a computer scientist to understand it, but with so many terms floating around for a set of technologies that is on track to be the most significant development of our lifetime - we need to peel back the curtain a little bit to understand them a bit better. Then we get into how all this is making an impact on healthcare, and how people and organizations are collaborating to create and implement the solutions. Today's Topics: The data problems and opportunities facing health organizations The differences between AI, machine learning and deep learning Enlitic's approach to gets critics on board to support their products The regional differences that help drive the different responses to AI solutions Presenting to Steve “The Woz” Wozniak at Cube Tech Fair – and winning €1 million in the process Links and Resources Mentioned: Forbes Article: “U.S. Falls Behind China & Canada In Advancing Healthcare With A.I.”  Enlitic Founder Jeremy Howard Contact Enlitic: info [at] Kevin Lyman on Linkedin Kevin Lyman on email: kevin [at] Kevin Lyman on Twitter Company website: Digital Health Events Join Digital Health Today Video: Enlitic Lung Cancer Screening Demo Chest X-Ray Population Screening Demo The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn I Jeremy Howard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
August 15, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°

S4: #036: Mike Ryan on Creating Successful Businesses in Healthcare

In this episode we are joined by Mike Ryan. He is a widely recognized startup guru and has decades of experience across roles ranging from envelope-stuffer to CEO. In this episode, we talk about the role of resilience, creativity, collaboration and drive in creating successful companies. Mike Ryan has served as Vice President, President and CEO within some of the largest health systems in the US including Ascension Health, HealthTrust and HCA. He is a board member of several organizations and a trusted advisor and mentor for dozens of individuals and companies focusing on delivering health solutions. In fact, he has served as a founder, advisor, investor, board member or CEO of 60 companies including TransCare, Salorix, Proteolix, Calithera Biosciences, HealthOnline and He has built an incredible network of relationships and is one of the most connected people on Linkedin with about 22,000 connections. He’s also been on the receiving end of life-saving healthcare, and he can tell us how that experience has shaped his perspective on life and business. What we cover in this episode: Mike’s journey in entrepreneurship as a family business The key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs The big ideas and big opportunities to transform healthcare The role of innovation labs in developing early stage health technologies The importance of having clinical input at the very outset of new companies and technologies The best place for startups to look for capital to fund their companies Some of the biggest failures in healthcare The innovation occurring to transform business models in healthcare Links and Resources Mentioned: Get a .health domain Mike Ryan on LinkedIn/ Mike Ryan on Twitter @MikeGordonRyan Peerwell Apexigen SherpaUS Healtheon Google Health Revolution Health Digital Health Events Join Digital Health Today Video: Startup Guru Mike Ryan: Funding StartUps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
August 2, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°

S4: #035: John Pugh on Redefining the Rules of Healthcare

In this episode I spoke with John Pugh. John is the Health and Life Science Team Leader for Accenture. He describes himself as 100% digital innovator and entirely committed to transforming the Life Science and healthcare industry. We talk about redefining the rules of healthcare, and what he and his colleagues are working on in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Blockchain, Innovation and more. We dive into the program he’s heading called the HealthTech Innovation Challenge and how startups and corporations can participate and benefit. We also talk about some of the information and resources that Accenture has produced and made available to businesses and organizations of all sizes. John started his career in the music business and got involved in the tech scene when he joined a startup during the first tech boom. He's here to share his perspective on collaboration, innovation and how creativity can thrive in a constrained and regulated environment. He also shares some insights into the HealthTech Innovation Challenge and how it can help startups and corporates shape the future of health through collaboration. Topics Covered: John Pugh’s journey from music, to tech startup, to leading digital programs in pharma, and now leading the HealthTech Challenge. How C-Level Executives can engage with startups to create transformative change How healthcare organizations can take responsibility for shaping the future How the HealthTech Innovation Challenge helps startups engage with large corporates How creativity can thrive when working within constraints How design thinking can be applied to solve grand challenges Links and Resources Mentioned: Learn about and apply to the Health Tech Challenge (Submission closes 1 Sept 2017) Follow Accenture Health on Twitter @accenturehealth Follow John Pugh on Twitter @johnpugh Connect with John Pugh on LinkedIn Winner of 2016 Healthtech Innovation Challenge: QuiO MedxNote Startup Health Startup Health Festival 2018 Patients Like Me Dr. Doctor BrainControl BioGen, 1QBit, and Accenture: Pioneering Quantum Computing in R&D Accenture’s “Digital Health Tech Vision 2017” Materials About Accenture About Accenture at The Dock in Dublin Digital Health Events Dan Kendall on Twittter @ HealthTechDan Dan[@] Join Digital Health Today Videos: Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge 2017: Awards Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge 2017: QuiO Pitch Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge 2017: Medxnote Pitch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
July 25, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°

S4: #034: Nick Adkins Explains the True Meaning of #Pinksocks

If you’ve spent any time on the health innovation threads on Twitter, you will no doubt have seen the emoticon-filled tweets of Nick Adkins and the thousands of tweets made around the world with the hashtag #pinksocks. With thousands of tweets, retweets and posts about #pinksocks, it leads many people to ask "what is the real meaning of #pinksocks?" On this podcast, we find out the answer. Nick Adkins is a former suit wearing executive at Vanderbilt Health Plans and a serial entrepreneur in Nashville. After attending the famous Burning man gathering in Nevada, he traded in the suit and tie for a kilt and his famous #pinksocks. He now resides in Portland, Oregon, where he serves on advisory boards, mentors startups, and you can often find him traveling the world speaking about the importance of making personal connections. Join in the discussion as Nick talks about the transformation he's taken over the past 7 years, and the insights he provides on how to make healthcare, and life, meaningful and full of impact. Today's Topics: Nick's personal transformation from a suit-wearing COO to a kilt-wearing pink-furry-bike-riding healthcare MBA How the experience of attending burning man changed his life, perspective and mission How ‘gifting' made an impact on Nick at HIMSS in 2015 How Eric Topol helped to kick off the #pinksocks tribe! The true meaning behind the #pinksocks movement Links and Resources Mentioned: Visit Nick Adkins’ Website Nick Adkins on Twitter @nickisnpdx Nick Adkins on Linkedin Websites: The Burning Man Website Cloudbreak Health Support Free the Yoke – the Summer of Move – #pinksocksFTY #freetheyoke SockItToMe – Purveyors of fine #pinksocks! UPMC Enterprises Experience and Website designer for Hashtags to Follow on Twitter: Search these hashtags in Twitter: #pinksocks #pinksocksfty Other Links: Digital Health Events Join Digital Health Today Video: How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
July 18, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°

S4: #033: Jen Lannon Shares the Latest Research on How Consumers Find Health-Related Information Online

In this episode, we talk about the internet. You know it’s being used to enable great things, but with so much information available at our fingertips, the internet can also be a very confusing place when it comes to finding trusted and reliable health related information. Simple searches produce millions of results, and just 10 make it to the first page. How do consumers find health-related information, and how do we as professionals in the health field help reach those consumers in an effective and clear way? The answers may surprise you. Today's guest has answers to these questions and the results of a nationwide survey that was done in the US in June of this year. With me is Jen Lannon, also known on Twitter as HealthTechJen, and she’s the director of brand development for DotHealth, the domain registry for the .Health top-level-domain. Jen and I share more than just a similar twitter handle, Jen is very passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation in healthcare, and diversity in tech. She is also the co-director of Health 2.0 Miami and she graduated from the University of Maryland. She’s going to share some surprising insights into how people are using the internet and how the brand new .health extension can be used to help consumers connect with meaningful health information. Jen has also put together a very special offer to allow you, as members of our digital health community, to get accelerated access to the .health extension so you can apply it to your own organization and website. I encourage you to listen to the end to find out how that is going to work, and subscribe to our newsletter to get an email from me on July 20th, or, after July 20th, use the link below to get accelerated access and skip the application process. Also, I’m pleased to announce that we have released our own website on the .health extension. With the success of this podcast, we’ve been able to reach tens of thousands of innovators around the world, and I’ve been contacted personally by hundreds of people who are trying to get the word out about their business, product or service. I’ve also been contacted by people who are seeking to connect with our sponsors and guests, or they are seeking solutions to hep them address their health needs. That gave me an idea. I wanted to find a way to help spread the word about these innovations and create a resource where consumers can hear about them. So I worked with Jen and the team at dotHealth to create a new website that allows companies to create their own profiles and showcase their products and solutions. We just released our first version of This is essentially a sister site to and we will continue to grow this to showcase the innovations that are available around the world, and to allow consumers to connect directly with the companies that are working to develop them. So when you’re back at your computers or when you can take out your smartphones, go over to, create a profile and upload your product and service information. It's free to create a profile so get in early, upload your information, and let me know what you think. We’ll continue to develop this as we get feedback and find the best way to connect consumers with solutions. Links and Resources Mentioned: Follow DotHealth on Twitter @dot_health Complete an application for a *.Health domain (or get fast access by clicking on the buttons on this page!) Download .Health’s Consumer Research Learn more about .Health: Health 2.0 Miami Miami Tech Jen Lannon on LinkedIn Jen Lannon on Twitter @healthtechjen Susanna Fox on Twitter @SusannahFox Link to Pew Research: 2012 poll by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Digital Health Events Join Digital Health Today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
July 16, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°

S4: #032: Richard Corbridge on Ireland's Transformation of Health and Social Care

Alright, our guest today is Richard Corbridge, he is both the Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive in Ireland and he’s the CEO of eHealth Ireland. Richard has a wealth of experience in the Health and Clinical Research sector leading business change, benefits management and Information security projects. He originally planned to be a school teacher, but after a role as a quality analyst with Perot Systems, he went on to specialize in IT development, procurement and implementation across national and local health care arenas in the UK. Over the last 15 years, Richard has delivered a wide range of technology in health systems and he’s had some great success, and he also has success with perhaps the most complex systems in healthcare: the people. Richard and I spoke about what can be learned from the UK’s National Program for IT, a program that is largely criticized as a £12billion pound failure but that did provide some key infrastructure and systems to modernize the UK’s health system. We also spoke about clinical engagement, and the role of clinicians - all clinicians, not just doctors - in leading and embracing change. We also spoke about the lighthouse projects that are underway in Ireland to provide technology solutions for bipolar disease, epilepsy and hemophilia. They have a cool solution using chatbots for mental health that I think you’ll want to hear about. Today's Topics: Why patients should care about securing their health identity How the GS1 Number is being used as a unique identifier for patients across all the EU Ireland's Lighthouse projects in epilepsy, hemophilia and bi-polar disorder. How chatbots are being used to manage bi-polar episodes How mobile phone technology be used in treating mental health What the UK’s National Program for IT delivered and what lessons can be learned from that experience How digital transformation is not an IT project, but rather a business change project How to engage clinicians in business and tech transformation Links and Resources Mentioned: eHealth Ireland Richard on LinkedIn Richard on Twitter Richard's blog Digital Health Events Join Digital Health Today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
July 4, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°

S4: #031: Paul Budd on Growing Businesses and Finding Talent

As we release this episode we are days away from the end of the first half of 2017. 2018 is right around the corner, which means that the coming months will see companies firming up their plans and goals for the next calendar year. New products, sales teams, R&D projects, acquisitions, are all part of the strategies to succeed and grow – and no matter what your business is, there’s always one common need across all organizations – and that is the need for great people. Today we cover some of the changes and opportunities for growing businesses and finding talent in the digital health sector. Paul Budd is a co-founder of Salus Digital. He trained as an engineer before moving into the executive recruiting business where he specialized in med tech sales and marketing roles. At Salus Digital, he’s focused on engaging talented professionals in the digital health sector through their media platform while also providing companies the opportunity to stand out in the increasingly crowded digital health space. He’s seen some changes in the way companies and candidates are interacting, and he’s here to give us some tips on things to avoid when seeking to fill or find that next role. He also tells us some of the things we should be doing in order to be effective using the tools that are available to job seekers and recruiters. We tackle these issues and more in this episode of Digital Health Today. Tune in! Today's Topics: How med tech and pharma companies and recruiters have adapted to the new opportunities in ‘digital health' How digital health is opening doors for new talent and professionals What employers can do to attract and engage potential employees The role of social media in filling or finding new roles How to leverage and grow your professional network Links and Resources Mentioned: Paul's email: Paul[@] Salus Digital on the Web Salus Digital Recruitment site on the Web Article on Attracting Talent Paul Budd on LinkedIn Salus Digital on Twitter @salusdigital Digital Health Events Join Digital Health Today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
June 27, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°

S3: #030: Liz Parrish on Developing New Therapies to Slow and Reverse the Effects of Aging

Today we’re going to talk about aging. It’s a condition that everyone experiences and indeed, one thing is certain: when it comes to aging, our condition is terminal. Our guest today is challenging that and fighting aging head on. Today we’re speaking with Liz Parrish, the CEO of BioViva,a biotech company dedicated to advancing gene and cell therapies to treat the diseases of aging. We’ll dive into her work and learn about the results of the treatment that she received to slow and maybe even reverse the effects of aging. Liz is a passionate advocate for patient access to these revolutionary treatments, and a couple years ago, Liz decided to take her own medicine - literally. In September 2015, Liz underwent genetic therapy with the aim of slowing and even reversing the effects of aging. She believes that aging should be classified as a disease to open up entirely new and untapped pathways to extend human lives and allow us to be healthier, longer. Gene therapy to treat aging as a disease. Is this something that will catch on? Should we be tinkering with our own genes in this way? If not, why not? We’re already extending the lives of animals from earthworms to mice - why shouldn’t we work to extend our own lives through applying this technology? But if we do that, will these treatments only be available to the elite and wealthy of our society, or is this something that can benefit all of society by making it available to anyone who wants it? Today's Topics: How our bodies age and the hallmarks of aging (Also watch the video below!) The role of telomeres in aging Why ‘Aging' should be classified as a disease Can aging be reversed? The results from Liz's genetic treatment to reverse aging Links and Resources Mentioned BioViva on the Web Article on BioViva on Wired BioViva on Facebook Liz on LinkedIn Liz on Twitter @ParrishLiz Join Digital Health Today Video: Liz Parrish: Ageing is a Disease. Gene Therapy Could be the Cure | WIRED Health 2017 | WIRED Events   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
June 20, 2017 by Digital Health Today 360°
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ep03: Deep Dive Inside the Digital Therapeutics Alliance with Executive Director Megan Coder Megan Coder talks defining DTx and DTA history, mission and evolution.