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Health Tech is a narrative GeekWire podcast that explores the cutting edge of digital health. On each episode, we bring you stories about innovative technologies for patients, doctors and more, giving you a window into the future of health. Our third season is sponsored by Premera Blue Cross. Learn more about Premera here: http://bit.ly/2rSK8mT
||CleanHow an outsider solved a healthcare blind spot||Beth Kolko's superpower may not seem that out of the ordinary. She can't see through walls, but she can see what's wrong with the things we use in everyday life — problems that never occurred to the experts who built them. As the CEO of medical device maker Shift Labs, Kolko has focused that superpower on health care. Specifically, she wants to solve the problems that arise when an industry makes medical devices almost exclusively for patients in hospitals in rich countries and ignores almost everyone else.||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe mobile ultrasound revolution||On this episode of GeekWire Health Tech, we look at how portable ultrasound devices are changing the medical landscape – building on the technology’s roots in the Seattle region. Ultrasound is going far beyond obstetrics to allowing physicians to diagnose medical conditions more efficiently -- in the field and the clinic. And increasingly, it’s being used not just for imaging and diagnosis but for actual treatment of disease. Our guests are Mike Bailey, an engineer who focuses on ultrasound research and development at the University of Washington, along with health journalist Kellie Schmitt, who writes about the evolution of ultrasound in a new GeekWire article.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive: How technology is changing healthcare||This episode features highlights from a special event, kicking off Season 3 of GeekWire's Health Podcast, on location at Premera Blue Cross, the sponsor of this new season of the show. The discussion sets the stage for the topics we'll be exploring this season, looking at the many ways technology is changing the healthcare landscape. We're joined by Ranjani Ramamurthy, principal physician scientist at Microsoft, who has a background in both medicine and engineering, as an MD and a computer scientist; Oron Afek, CEO and co-founder at healthcare technology startup Vim; and Robbie Cape, CEO and co-founder of startup 98point6, a Seattle-based entrepreneur who sold his previous company, Cozi, to Time Inc. The discussion is kicked off by John Espinola, executive vice president of healthcare services for Premera Blue Cross.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResilience: The story of Universal Cells||Twenty-one years ago, Claudia Mitchell arrived in a new country to start her doctorate program — with a 4-month old baby in tow. She is now a geneticist, an award-winning entrepreneur and the leader of Universal Cells, which was acquired in January for $100 million. Claudia shares her entrepreneur's journey with us on the season two finale of Health Tech, including the game-changing impact of universal donor cell technology.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe little vaccine that could||In 2000, rotavirus killed more than half a million children every year. Not many people had even heard of the disease. Then an unlikely alliance of international scientists, policymakers, one inexperienced entrepreneur and the richest man in the world teamed up to take it on. We tell the story of what happened on this episode.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCAR T: The Underdog Cancer Killer||Nine years ago, Stephanie Florence was diagnosed with incurable blood cancer. Today, she's cancer-free thanks to a new treatment called CAR T immunotherapy. This treatment is the golden child of cancer research today — but it wasn't always this way. Find out how CAR T went from an underdog to a cancer killer on this episode of Health Tech.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Amazon 'fix' healthcare?||The U.S. healthcare system needs to change. But how? Can the system be 'fixed' the way that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase want to fix it with their new healthcare company? What would 'fixing' the system even look like? We explore answers to those questions on this episode of Health Tech.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoctors Without Data||Dr. Dan Low wanted to know how his patients were doing on a new drug. Getting the data was so painful, he decided to found his own software company to make it easier. On this episode of Health Tech: Dan's journey from career doctor to startup CEO and back, and what his experience says about the state of healthcare data.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAI vs. Cancer||Su-In Lee's father passed away from incurable cancer. Now she's using her expertise in artificial intelligence to help cancer patients find the most effective treatment — based on their genetic data. On this episode, we follow Su-In's story and explore how precision medicine is increasingly using health data, AI and other technologies to fight diseases from cancer to Alzheimer's.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA 'tricorder' in your home: Lee Hood on the future of health technology||Technologies have drastically changed health and …||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth's AI revolution||The healthcare world faces a lot of challenges, a…||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCVS, Aetna and healthcare's 'mass freak-out'||Amazon might start selling prescription drugs onl…||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisrupting healthcare from the inside||Tech is all about disruption. Healthcare is about…||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Quadfather||Todd Stabelfeldt is a pretty chill dude — he's fu…||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow tech is reinventing doctor's appointments||Getting a doctor's appointment can be a pain. It'…||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing data and crowdsourcing to fight cancer||Dr. Tony Blau saw a big problem with cancer treat…||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth Tech: Former Amazon exec bringing tech insights to healthcare||Everyone has an opinion on healthcare and think t…||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth Tech: This diabetes patient built her own artificial pancreas||Dana Lewis has Type 1 diabetes, which means her p…||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow these psychologists became app developers||Apps can be addictive — but can they also help us…||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Ep. 2: A tiny gadget takes on a giant health problem||Taking a pill isn’t so hard. The tricky thing is …||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Ep. 1: The ultimate medical device — a smartphone||At just 35 years old, computer scientist Shwetak …||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to GeekWire's new Health Tech podcast||An introduction to Health Tech, the new podcast f…||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I just started listening today and already impressed. Very simple explanations for complicated topics (i.e., healthcare system, CAT-S, etc). Good for folks who are new to these topics and just want basic understanding. The host is great at keeping it simple.
Amazon “fixing” healthcare
This podcast’s host sounds like someone who I has never played tennis doing commentary at Wimbledon. Unless you are a novice in healthcare, this is not valuable.
Excellent podcast for disruption in healthcare
Very impressed with this podcast, well done! I strongly recommend this for healthcare leaders. Really enjoyed the episodes with Aaron Martin and Mark Long in particular - former Amazon leaders bringing an exciting perspective to healthcare. Providence St. Joseph Health is a very progressive healthcare system, with a strong mission - Look forward to hearing more from them.