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In this episode, we dive into a topic that is very close to my heart: improving the lives of people with diabetes. You've certainly heard Kodak mentioned as a good example of how companies should *not* manage product development. A company that was once a household name is now known for missing out on the move to digital cameras. For as long as business has existed, there are examples of companies that didn't move with the times - and we're not just talking about steam trains and pocket watches. There are thousands of case studies from the modern era that can teach important business lessons; lessons about things we should do, and lessons about things we shouldn't. As the number of people with diabetes continues to climb globally, we see businesses working hard to adapt to the new and changing expectations of providers, employers and patients. Increasingly in healthcare, the innovation isn't just about a new technology or innovation. It's about creating sustainable business models that engage stakeholders across the value chain. To understand more about the internal and external factors and decisions that drive innovation, I invited Adam Berman to the show. Adam is Director of Franchise Marketing at Roche Diabetes Care. He has over 15 years of experience in marketing and business leadership primarily in the diabetes category. In this episode, we explore diabetes as a use-case for taking bold steps to deliver better outcomes and experiences. We explore the capabilities of new digital solutions that Roche has developed, and the decisions that have led to their development. Note: Although Roche is a sponsor of the Digital Health Today platform, this episode is not a sponsored episode. I asked to interview Adam purely based on my professional and personal interests in gaining a better understanding of how Roche is driving digital solutions for better care, and to discuss what companies can and should do to succeed. Hope you enjoy it. Guest's Links and Resources: Connect with Adam Berman: LinkedIn Roche Diabetes Care Platform Roche Diabetes Health Connection, Sulli the Diabetes Guru - Alexa Skill for managing diabetes MySugr Host Links Twitter @healthtechdan Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankendall/ Connect on Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | Linkedin | Facebook | Instagram Connect on Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | Linkedin | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to: Bayer G4A Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Roche Takeda Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 5, 2021
"In this episode, I'm excited to introduce you to yet another outstanding health innovation leader who is hosting another new show on Digital Health Today. His degrees are in engineering and business, and he is a writer, entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He is a truly multi-talented person and I'm pleased to also call him a friend. I'm honored to introduce the host of the new Asia Pacific Edition of Digital Health Today, Tony Estrella. ~ Dan Kendall, Founder of Digital Health Today Click here to read the transcript Links and Resources: Connect with Tony Estrella: Twitter | LinkedIn | Personal Website Connect with Taliossa Read Tony's Book: Comatose FutureProofing Healthcare Full Whitepaper, Summary and Video: A Vision for Asia Pacific in 2050 Connect on Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Connect on Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Special thanks to: Bayer G4A Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Takeda Roche Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 15, 2021
In this episode, I have the pleasure of introducing you to one of the health sectors leading innovators, and probably one of the best known and, dare I say it, most loved, leaders I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in my 20 plus years working in healthcare: Eugene Borukhovich. He’s a serial intra- and entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, speaker & board advisor with a focus in digital health. He’s also the Chairman and Founding Board Member at YourCoach.Health and founder of Initium Impact Ventures. Prior to YourCoach, Eugene served as Global Head of Digital Health at Bayer. He has also co-founded and sold a doctor rating startup and a consulting company. Eugene recently relocated to Barcelona where he enjoys running, writing, traveling and spending time with his family. Be sure to subscribe to Eugene's new show on Digital Health Today focused on Digital Therapeutics. Click here to read the transcript Links and Resources: Connect with Eugene Borukhovich: Twitter | LinkedIn Connect with YourCoach.health: Website | Twitter HealthXL: Website | Twitter | Join an Event Subscribe to Exits & Outcomes Brian Dolan: Twitter | LinkedIn Follow Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Follow Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to: Bayer G4A Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Takeda Roche Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 29, 2020
In this episode I welcome two executives from Bayer G4A. Bayer G4A has been a longtime sponsor of Digital Health Today. I caught up with Dominick Kennerson, Global Head G4A, Digital Health Partnerships at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. I also spoke with Sophie Park. Sophie is a veteran guest on the Digital Health Today program, and the Chief Strategist for Bayer G4A Partnerships. Dominick shared how a chance meeting at a Washington, D.C. bar began his path to a career in Europe. We also spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on the Bayer organization, and how it has changed the expectations and opportunities for companies of all sizes working to make a dent in healthcare. He also traces the early use of the term 'digital health' back to his time at Revolution Health. Agents of Change - A Virtual Digital Health Forum: Earlier this year, Bayer G4A had a call for applications. They are looking for innovative companies that are ready to make a difference in specific key challenge areas. After months of hard work and vetting all the applicants, they’re about to announce the finalists for this year’s Bayer G4A Program. While we don’t know the companies they’ve selected at the time of this recording, they will be announced very soon at a global virtual event taking place at 11am Eastern (5PM CET) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. So, if you’re listening to this episode on or before Nov 18, click here to register to attend. And - if you missed it, scroll down to find names and links to the companies that have been accepted. Now without further ado, let’s tune into the conversation with Dominick Kennerson and Sophie Park View Transcript Meet the 2020 G4A Partners in the G4A Program! Caria - Manage menopause with confidence. Decipher Biosciences - A commercial-stage precision oncology company committed to improving patient care Sweetch - A clinically validated, personalized, AI disease management optimization platform. Oncare - Connects you with your care team, so that they can digitally support you in your therapy Elly - Daily motivation and support for people living with a chronic condition Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to: Bayer G4A Almirall Digital Garden Cedars-Sinai Accelerator University of Chicago - Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics Connect on Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Connect on Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 17, 2020
Imagine this: You’re the founder of a digital health startup. You’ve been carefully selected and invited to participate in a brand new accelerator in Barcelona. At the start of the year, you say goodbye to your friends and family, you find a place in Barcelona to call home, and you focus on growing your business with the mentorship and support of one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. And then, COVID-19 happens. How does that impact your strategy? How will it affect your success? And will the fight you wage for survival have an impact the healthcare sector at large? In this Coffee Talk we speak with Carlos Gallardo, the CEO and Founder of CG Health Ventures and a board member at Almirall. He has invested personally in about a dozen companies - including Washington DC-based Babyscripts, whose co-founder Juan Pablo Segura was a guest on episode 67. Carlos is based in Barcelona, and he often takes an active role in helping his companies develop their product market fit. Background: At the end of 2019, Almirall selected and invited 4 companies to participate in their first cohort - aka "First Harvest" - at the Digital Garden in beautiful Barcelona. Like all things in 2020, the plans had to change to adapt to our new reality. In the face of this global crisis, the startups have embraced and benefited from opportunities that no one predicted in January. And Almirall itself has benefited from the Digital Garden as well. In October 2020, Almirall launched their call for their second cohort - or, as they like to call it - their "Second Harvest." Find out more by visiting the Almirall Digital Garden Website. Applications are open until October 31, 2020, so don’t delay. View transcript Links and Resources: Apply to Almirall Digital Garden - Deadline is Oct 31, 2020! Connect with Carlos Gallardo: LinkedIn | CG Health Ventures Digital Garden's First Harvest: Haut.ai Derma2Go Uvisio Intrepida Analytics Connect on Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | Linkedin | Facebook | Instagram Connect on Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | Linkedin | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to: Almirall Digital Garden Bayer G4A Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Medable University of Chicago - Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 12, 2020
If you’ve been tuned into nearly any news channel recently, you’ve probably seen the announcement by Akili about the clearance they announced on June 15 for their product EndeavorRX. It is the first prescription treatment delivered through a video game which is designed to treat Pediatric ADHD. This was quickly followed by an announcement on June 23, 2020 of their CE Mark certification. Like many of you I’ve been tracking the work and progress at Akili for a long time, and I was excited to hear about this important milestone, and when the Akili team contacted me to see if I wanted to have a closer look at and try Endeavor RX, I couldn’t resist. I’ve downloaded it to my iPad and gave it a try, and I’m impressed. I can’t speak to the clinical aspects of the product, but based on the standards and expectations that we have from consumer focused products, this was a great experience. It’s well-designed, was easy to get set up, and it uses a great combination of graphics and sounds to engage the player. I love the way they are positioning this with the simple and memorable tagline - “Play your medicine”. That sort of sums it up. To learn more about the importance of this milestone and go a little deeper behind the headlines, I grabbed a few minutes to connect with Eddie Martucci, the Co-Founder and CEO at Akili Interactive Labs. Eddie shares what the recent FDA clearance and CE Mark approval mean to the business. We also discuss the commercialization plans, the volume and value of data created by digital tools, and how Digital Medicine and Digital Therapeutics will continue to transform the relationship between companies and people. View transcript Links and Resources: Connect with Eddie Martucci, PhD: Twitter | LinkedIn Connect with Akili Interactive Labs: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn Read the Press Release for FDA Clearance Read the Press Release for CE Mark Certification Lancet Digital Health Journal summary for STARS-ADHD Download the App Connect on Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | Linkedin | Facebook | Instagram Connect on Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | Linkedin | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Digital Health Today is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Thank you to: Almirall Digital Garden Bayer G4A Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Medable University of Chicago - Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 26, 2020
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As an engineer and business leader, Dan has worked to develop, launch and scale innovative products and solutions that impact health and wellness. As an entrepreneur, he knows firsthand what it takes to start a business, build a team, and compete in the global marketplace. On Digital Health Today, Dan leverages his experiences to help great leaders and innovators tell their stories and connect to users, investors and other stakeholders.