How It’s Med
How It’s Med
Mar 24, 2023
Med Tech Talks Ep. 73: Brendan Byrne Pt.1
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Maintaining paper records📜 has never been fun, and Brendan Byrne thought, “Well I oughta do something about it”. And he did!

On part 1 of this week’s episode of Med Tech Talks, Geoffrey Ching sits down to chat with Brendan Byrne, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of LifestyleRx. Brendan, who founded one of Canada’s largest cloud-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) provider, chats candidly about his early days at Yale and McGill, wanting to pursue orthopaedics, and how Wolf Medical came into being.



02:10-04:27 - Brendan tells us about his time at Yale and McGill, and how that shaped up his business outlook.

04:28-07:20 - Wanting to pursue orthopaedic surgery for a very long time, then not doing so, and the challenges that followed.

07:24-12:17 - Brendan tells the story behind Wolf Medical Systems.

12:18-17:03 - The rise and rise of Wolf Medical, and how it got bought out successfully, followed by a stint as VP at TELUS for Brendan.

17:03-18:08 - Back from sabbatical, and the things Brendan then learned after taking on the role of Chief Information Officer at TELUS.

18:08-21:55 - The differences between working at a start-up like Wolf Medical, and working at a big corporate entity like TELUS.

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