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The pandemic has illustrated how Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can impact the spread of disease, access to vaccines and the levels of trust in and utilization of basic health services. Beyond the focus on SDOH by politicians, advocacy, groups, and charitable organizations, there are private and public commercial organizations that make it a priority to find and fund solutions that address the social and cultural barriers that reduce or limit access to care. One of those organizations is Bayer. In this conversation with Dominick Kennerson, Global Head of Bayer G4A, we discuss how equity, access and sustainability help set the course for their investment strategy. This Coffee Talk is created in partnership with our Sponsor, Bayer G4A. This year Bayer G4A is looking for companies creating solutions to 5 key challenges including oncology, radiology, mental health, women's health and cardio metabolic and renal diseases. The Bayer G4A program is open to companies from pre-seed stage to Series A, and even more advanced companies with traction in the market. Apply to be a part of Bayer G4A here, and tell them you heard about it on Digital Health Today. The deadline to apply is June 20, 2021. Guest Links and Resources: Connect with Dom Kennerson: Twitter | LinkedIn Connect with Bayer G4A: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube World Health Organization - Website | Constitution Host Links Connect with Dan: Twitter | Linkedin Connect on Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | Linkedin | Facebook | Instagram Connect on Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | Linkedin | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
June 11, 2021
S12: #112 “The dumbest thing I'd ever done…that began the career path that I still am on today” with Dr. David E. Albert, Founder of AliveCor
Dr. David E Albert is a physician, engineer, inventor and serial entrepreneur, and he's the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Alivecor. Dr. Albert has developed life-saving technologies and products for more than 30 years, and he's turned a number of those inventions into tech startups, even before it was a trendy thing to do. Each year, over 20,000 students enrolled in medical schools across the US. Over 600,000 businesses are started each year in the US, and nearly half fail within five years; two-thirds fail within 10 years. So why do people who are on a path to a successful career in medicine decide to become entrepreneurs? Dr. Albert says that "a lot of people go into medicine because it's not very risky. And so there's a real juxtaposition between those people who go into medicine because it's a secure professional lifestyle, and being an entrepreneur." Back in January, 2011, Dr. Albert posted a four minute YouTube video showing how to turn an apple iPhone 4 into a wireless clinical quality cardiac event recorder. It's called AliveCor, and it looked like magic. Ten years later, the AliveCor company continues to grow and expand. Tune into this special episode as we highlight the twists of fate and deliberate decisions that shaped Dr. Albert's career, and hear how his work and companies continue to make a lasting impact in the delivery of care. Guest Links and Resources: Connect with Dr. Dave Albert: Twitter | LinkedIn | Connect with AliveCor: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube Dr. Albert's 2011 YouTube video showing the AliveCor ECG 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
June 9, 2021
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 businesses have existed, there have been 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. Tune in as 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 enabled 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. ~ Dan 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
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
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
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
November 17, 2020
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From patients and clinicians, to inventors and investors, Digital Health Today features guests from around the world to explore their insights, experience and knowledge from the front lines of health tech innovation. Tune in, subscribe and become a part of the digital health community!
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.