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54 - Is this a new era of the Doctor / Patient relationship? David Korsunsky, Heads Up Health
David Korsunsky is the founder of US based firm Heads Up Health - a mobile app and web portal that integrates health information from a huge number of different sources. Check this episode out to learn more about Heads Up Health and an emerging new era of the patient / doctor relationship. Visit here for complete show notes and more information on the topics discussed in this episode.
Jun 29, 2020
53 - Is this the AirBNB of wellbeing? Rohan Pardasani, Avaana
Rohan Pardasani is the CEO and Founder of Avaana, an online marketplace and community in the well-being, fitness and allied space helping practitioners. Their mission is to be the anchor of a person's entire wellbeing journey, and grow practitioner businesses Avaana are helping practitioners to grow their business, market themselves effectively and fill those dreaded white gaps in their appointment calendars. They are also helping patients address the challenge of getting access to good wellbeing providers, particularly in the current climate of social distancing due to COVID-19. Check out this interview to learn more about Avaana, as well as the challenge patients face finding the right health and wellbeing providers. Rohan also talks about how they are helping Allied Health Practitioners navigate the complexities of NDIS claiming to help them find new revenue streams during these challenging times.
Jun 22, 2020
52 - Solving the $73 billion chronic pain problem digitally: Kathy Hubble, Amelio Health
Kathy Hubble is the founder of a chronic pain management platform called Amelio Health, providing people in pain with instant access to evidence-based care, all through a web portal or an app on a smartphone. Kathy has a background in nursing, with 20 years in pain management. During this episode you will learn about what Amelio Health does, and how it’s working towards addressing the problem of chronic health in Australia. You’ll hear about the importance of engaging all the different stakeholders in the industry in order to deliver better patient outcomes, as well as their rapid growth trajectory fuelled even further by COVID-19.
Jun 15, 2020
51 - Is this technology an alternative to medicine? Rick Rowan, Nurokor Bioelectronics
Rick Rowan is a healthcare entrepreneur, innovator & facilitator. He is the CEO and Founder of NuroKor Bioelectronics, a UK based medical technology company specialising in non implantable electroceuticals and bioelectrical medicine.It’s basically like a tech version of a pain killer and an anti-inflammatory combined. Rick is internationally recognised thought leader and expert commentator in the health tech space, and his consumer lifestyle medical devices have been featured in Forbes list “The best healthcare gadgets and gizmos of 2018” Rick’s overarching goal is to use NuroKor’s innovative, evidence led, bioelectronic technology to create a positive impact on people’s quality of life on a global scale. In this interview you will learn who is Nurokor, as well as the science of bioelectronics and how it is helping chronic and acute patients without the need for medication.
Jun 8, 2020
50 - Can you trust that smartphone app with your health information? Tim Blake, Semantic Consulting
Can you trust that smartphone app with your health information? Tim Blake is the Managing Director of Semantic Consulting, who are focused on leading digital change in healthcare. Tim helps organisations with digital health strategy, and is passionate about enabling engaged patients, activating carers, the use of mobile solutions in health, consumer health technology, precision medicine, consumer genomics, pharmacogenomics and many other components of digital health that are disrupting healthcare in positive and exciting ways. Tim has been on the Talking HealthTech Podcast once before - way back in episode 2, which you should totally go back and check out after this one. Semantic Consulting are the creators of the Digital Health Guide which is providing high quality information about mobile health apps, including what capabilities they have, what conditions they are for, what evidence exists to support their claims, and reviews and ratings from health providers, patients and more. In this episode explore the rising use of mobile apps in healthcare, as well as the current trends, safety, regulation and future of digital health. Listeners of this episode can also score a 10% discount on the Digital Health Guide by using the promo code Kk4ilNs9, valid until the end of June 2020.
Jun 1, 2020
49 - Jack O'Brien, Clinic Mastery
Jack O'Brien is an early adopter, business geek, and a health professional. He is a Director of Clinic Mastery, who have built a thriving community and an invaluable library of resources around helping Australian health professionals thrive, and is also a host of the Grow Your Clinic Podcast, which you should definitely go and subscribe to now by the way. Jack inspires others to live a high performance life that is led by innovation and purpose-driven giving. He is Owner and Senior Physiotherapist at Terrace Physio Plus in Newcastle, and a devoted husband and father, as well as a lover of coffee, wine and whisky, In this episode you will learn about how Jack got started with Clinic Mastery, and what makes him tick. You will hear about what life is like in Allied Health, and some of the similarities and differences compared to GPs and Specialists. You will also learn about some of the popular and emerging tech available to Allied Health Practitioners today to help them run a successful clinic, as well as get some great tips on running your own business in the healthcare arena. Make sure you check out Clinic Mastery’s free clinic assessment tool mentioned on the show by following this link.
May 25, 2020
48 - Dan Schulte, HGS
Dan Schulte is the Senior Vice President of Healthcare at HGS Inc, a global business processing outsourcing firm. Dan has decades of experience specialising in healthcare financial management, helping companies of all sizes find vulnerabilities, change processes, and realize immediate returns in bottom-line cash. In this episode we will explore the complexities of the US healthcare funding model and take a deep dive into revenue cycle management, as well as some of the technology that supports the process.
May 18, 2020
47 - Medtronic Innovation Special
Medtronic is one of the world's largest medical technology companies, but it came from humble beginnings over 70 years ago. Their first life-changing therapy — a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker — was the foundation for many more Medtronic therapies that use their electrical stimulation expertise to improve the lives of millions of people. Over the years, Medtronic has developed more core technologies, including the first battery-powered pacemaker, a number of implantable mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and powered and advanced energy surgical instruments. Today, their technologies are used to treat nearly 70 medical conditions. The concept of meaningful innovation is at the heart of everything that happens at Medtronic. In this episode, Peter Birch speaks with a few different guests to get the full picture on Medtronic, innovation and the medtech industry. You’ll learn about the history of Medtronic, how it maintains it's position as a pioneer of medtech, and how it fosters a culture of innovation internally. You’ll hear about their Eureka Live program and how the company engages with the medtech industry to maintain its reputation as a lead innovator. You will also hear from Dr Buzz Palmer, CEO of the MedTech Actuator, as he reflects on the challenges and opportunities facing the medtech industry today. First up is Andrew Whiltshire. He is Senior Director, Market Access, Public Affairs & Policy for both Australia and New Zealand at Medtronic. He is also sits on the Board of the Medical Technology Association of Australia. Andrew has been with Medtronic for over 24 years, and he is responsible for Health Economics, Market Access, Policy and Government and Stakeholder Relations at Medtronic, as well as coordinating Government Affairs for the APAC region. Pete spoke with Andrew first, to get to know a bit more about the background of Medtronic and how they bake innovation into everything they do. Next up Pete spoke with Prajni Sadananda. Prajni is the Business Development & Corporate Strategy Manager at Medtronic, where her key focus is on investment opportunities and partnerships that can help accelerate business growth. Prajni is also responsible for Medtronic’s Eureka Live program - where they are on the hunt for innovative companies that are keen to scale up and collaborate with Medtronic from across Australia and New Zealand. Check out Prajni’s interview to learn a bit more about the Eureka Live program. Lastly, Pete spoke with Dr Buzz Palmer - one of Australia’s leading and most visible voices in entrepreneurship and MedTech innovation. He’s the CEO of the MedTech Actuator, founding partner in Dialectica Group, serial entrepreneur and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Monash University. He’s had a lot of entrepreneurial success in medical technologies. He’ mainly focused on the translation of next-generation tech - which is all around creating and leading innovative solutions into new markets. He has a background in orthopaedic regenerative medicine and microsurgery, So he is well positioned to strategically drive innovative medical technology solutions that provide a significant impact on society. Listen to Buzz to learn more about the MedTech space more broadly, and understand the opportunities and challenges that face companies playing in that arena today.
May 11, 2020
46 - Yianni Serpanos, Coreplus
Yianni Serparnos is a health-tech innovator, digital health advocate, podcaster, and founding CEO of Coreplus, an Australian digital health practice management software for Allied Health providers, clinics and private practices. He is inspired and motivated to modernise healthcare and achieve a vision of a world of integrated digital health empowerment for all people. Coreplus's Mission is to connect, help and grow Allied Health providers, with the right tools and empowerment so that the delivery of modern healthcare services can better fit into the lives, schedules, goals and aspirations of healthcare consumers whilst supporting the clinicians and practitioners to practice in a happier way. Check out this episode to learn about the background of Coreplus, and a bit of a pulse check on technology in Allied Health. Also in this discussion, Yianni talks about his broader connection with the healthtech industry with Healthtech X, exploring the evolution of digital health, and the future for our evolving ecosystem.
May 4, 2020
45 - Dr Marcus Tan, Health Engine
Dr Marcus Tan is the Founder, CEO and Medical Director of HealthEngine, one of Australia’s largest online healthcare marketplaces, helping millions of patients connect with thousands of healthcare providers nationally. His vision for HealthEngine is to be a global leading platform that revolutionises the access and experience of healthcare for patients and providers. Marcus is a University of Western Australia medical graduate with an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is an experienced GP, healthcare executive and company director with over 20 years of clinical and commercial experience. His diverse career spans the health, technology, investment and philanthropic sectors. In this episode Marcus chats with Pete about the history and evolution of Health Engine, their response to COVID-19 and telehealth. Marcus also shares some wisdom for founders as they scale their digital health startup and look to raise capital.
Apr 27, 2020
44 - Dr Ginni Mansberg, ESK
Dr Ginni Mansberg is no stranger to Australian television and other media - she is a Sydney GP, and has been on shows like Embarrassing Bodies Down Under on Channel 9, Sunrise & the Morning Show on Channel 7, Medicine or Myth on SBS, Things You Can't Talk About on TV on Audible, as well as featuring in a bunch of magazines, radio shows and podcasts. In addition to this and a heap of other responsibilities, Dr Ginni is also a successful businesswoman, with her own cosmeceutical and beauty-related business, ESK - Evidence Skin Care. Pete and Dr Ginni spoke via livestream video with a live audience, and the audio recording was converted into an episode of the Talking HealthTech Podcast. Attendees engaged in chat, asked questions, participated in polls, and generally shaped the conversation. In this episode Pete and Ginni talk all about entrepreneurship - from idea to execution. Ginni talks about her background, the impact of COVID-19 on General Practitioners, and the story of her own b…
Apr 20, 2020
43 - Matt Bardsley, MedicalDirector
Matt Bardsley is the CEO of MedicalDirector, one of Australia’s leading practice management systems for healthcare practitioners. In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic and the impact it has had on our global healthcare system, technology providers have been searching for ways to add more value to their existing products, create new offerings and enable practitioners to deliver patient care safely and effectively. One of those technology providers in Australia is MedicalDirector. Their fearless leader Matt Bardsley has been on the Talking HealthTech Podcast once before, and I recommend you also go and check out episode 15 back in August 2019 once you’ve listened to this one. Click here to check that one out. Fast forward to today, Matt and the team have a lot of different things going on at MedicalDirector at the moment, but he made time to talk through how they’ve responded to the crisis at hand. Check this one out to learn how MedicalDirector is supporting clinics during COVI…
Apr 13, 2020
42 - Dr Cortina McCurry, Caia
Dr Cortina McCurry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caia, a video and text consultation platform which securely connects women and families with vetted women’s health practitioners, treatments, and products to make it easy to navigate each stage of life. Cortina has a PhD in neuroscience from MIT, and more than 15years experience across healthcare, technology, and operations. Cortina was a Partner at Boston Consulting Group, and traded it all in for the best job of all - founder of a healthtech start up in Australia. Check out this episode to learn all about Caia and how they are addressing an unmet need in women's health, the role businesses can play in supporting the health and wellness of their employees during the transition to parenthood, why investing in women and families is good for business, and moving the needle on gender equality and how it is more than just flexible work and parental leave. Pete and Cortina also discuss the real challenges of being a Co-Founder and new pa…
Apr 6, 2020
41 - Aussie HealthTech helping Doctors during COVID-19
It feels like it was only a few weeks ago that we were praying for Telehealth to be implemented in GP clinics over the coming years. We pictured a gradual roll out, drip fed slowly by types of service, or locations. It was the type of thing that could only be implemented in baby steps. There was simply no other way to disrupt the GP workflow to bring Telehealth front of mind. Then the day before recording this episode, the baby just not only took some steps, it did a triple backwards summersault while running a marathon in under 2 hours - as in, it was announced that we now have universal Telehealth available in Australia. As Greg Hunt our health minister said - it is a decades worth of work in a matter of days. It seems pretty apt that the only way to implement a disruptive solution like Telehealth was to have a disruptive problem like COVID-19. Many of the tools that GPs need to enable all of this, are created by healthtech providers. It goes beyond the obvious things though, which…
Mar 30, 2020
40 - Joel Friedlaender, Cliniko
Joel Friedleander is the founder of Cliniko, which is practice management software used by more than 30,000 people in over 70 countries. Joel has a software development background, and started Cliniko with his wife who is an osteopath back in 2010. As many organisations around the world grapple with the concepts of adapting to remote work due to social distancing, Cliniko has been doing it for over 10 years - with an entirely remote team spanned across the globe. This is no ordinary podcast episode, this was the first Talking HealthTech Livestream Webinar recorded to an audience who not only listened to what Joel had to say, but also engaged with polls, chat, and even a few came ‘on stage’ and spoke with Joel directly about some important topics. In this episode you will learn about the history of Cliniko, the company culture, and how they break some of the corporate norms you might see in other organisations. Pete and Joel also delve into the challenges of social isolation du…
Mar 23, 2020
39 - MSIA Members Forum, Medical Software Industry Association
In this episode are interviews with some of the biggest names in Australian health policy influence and clinical leadership. Earlier this month, at Baker Mackenzie in Melbourne, Australia, the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) hosted its March Forum for members. If you didn’t know, the members of MSIA are providers of technology to the healthcare industry in Australia. When the MSIA puts on an event, they get the very best of the best in key opinion leaders and experts into the room to provide some really meaningful and actionable insights foe members. They also do a bunch more outside of events like essentially being the voice for every software vendor to raise important issues right up through government to influence policy decisions, which ultimately link back to how technology is adopted in the healthcare ecosystem here in Australia. And in this current climate of COVID-19, which is essentially a rapidly evolving crisis situation that is relying heavily on health tec…
Mar 16, 2020
38 - Dr Bertalan Mesko, The Medical Futurist
Dr. Bertalan Mesko, is The Medical Futurist, looking at how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. He is a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, and an Amazon Top 100 author. He is one of the top voices globally on digital health technology and the future of healthcare. Bertalan has delivered hundreds and hundreds of keynotes for governments and organizations including Harvard, Stanford, Yale Universities and NASA. He’s been featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. And now of course, Talking HealthTech His website The Medical Futurist has had more than 5 million readers, and he is one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Healthcare. He is a member of Mensa International and has been selected by the Huffington Post as one of the 30 biotech thinkers with the biggest global impact. Tune in to hear all about Bertalan’s perspective on…
Mar 9, 2020
37 - Hub Live Panel with HealthMatch, SleepFit, Hosportal and Coviu
For those familiar with the format of theTalking HealthTech Podcast, you would know that normally its a 1:1 conversation between me and someone else in the healthtech scene. Recently we upped our game, and thanks to the support of Hub Australia, we hosted our first ever Talking HealthTech live panel event. This was an opportunity for an audience of around 50-60 people to hear first hand from a panel of 4 healthtech leaders, moderated by Peter Birch, talking about all the important topics in the world of digital health. This panel discussion was hugely insightful, and highlighted the massive dividends that pay off when companies embrace collaboration to solve big problems - a tool particularly helpful to Aussie healthtech firms who are looking to solve some of the countries biggest challenges using modern and emerging technologies. Enjoy the following panel discussion featuring: * Manuri Gunawardena - Founder and CEO, HealthMatch * Melissa Webster - Founder and CEO, Sleepfit…
Mar 2, 2020
36 - Dr James Somauroo, HS. Ventures
Dr James Somauroo is Co-Founder at HS. Ventures, a UK-based accelerator and VC that builds, scales and invests in the best healthtech startups. James hosts the HS. Health-Tech Podcast, featuring 2 episodes a week with listeners in over 80 countries, interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs in this space. He is also is a contributor to Forbes in the UK. He is an anaesthetics and ICU doctor by training, and held roles in leadership at the NHS, Health Education England and the British Medical Journal and he previously directed an accelerator that provided startups with market access to the NHS. He also has degrees in biomedical sciences and education, and a guest lecturer on healthtech innovation and entrepreneurship at University College London. In this episode, James talks all about HS. Ventures and why it exists. He explains what an accelerator and navigator does, and their importance in the health ecosystem. Listen in for valuable insights from James about what to do and what not to…
Feb 24, 2020
35 - Chris Smeed, Cubiko
Chris Smeed is the CEO and Founder of Cubiko, a business report and analyst tool made especially for general practices, and they are making a bit of noise here in Australia. Chris has extensive experience in healthcare, cloud based solutions and accounting services. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Professional Accounting, and he’s also an accredited BAS agent and certified Xero partner, so he has a lot of first hand experience about every facet of running a clinic - from balancing the books of a medical practice on a day to day, right up to reporting on performance to management and owners. In this episode, learn all about Cubiko how it came together, and the problems it solves for GP practices around Australia, big and small. Chris speaks about the importance of integrations and API feeds to breakdown silos in healthcare performance measurement, and their ethos towards benchmarking nd keeping clinic data secure.
Feb 17, 2020
34 - Karen Borg, Healthdirect Australia
Karen Borg is the CEO of Healthdirect Australia, working with government partners to deliver innovative and trusted health information and services to all Australians so they can connect to the right care at the right time, wherever and whenever they need it. In this episode, Pete and Karen talk about the different offerings of Healthdirect, the important role they play in supporting the government find new innovative healthcare technology solutions. They also talk about the readiness for telehealth in Australia, where we stand compared to other parts of the world, and the carrots and sticks required to facilitate positive change to address complex health challenges.
Feb 10, 2020
33 - Rami Weiss, Healthshare
Rami Weiss is the CEO of Healthshare. Their mission is to improve patient health outcomes using digital solutions. Over the past few years Healthshare has developed a raft of different solutions for Doctors and Patients to ultimately serve up better health information, which leads to happier healthier people. In this episode, Pete & Rami talk about the 10 year history of the company, their raft of products available for Doctors and Patients, and how they manage to market and grow their suite of different offerings to both B2B and B2C. They also dive into the importance of accessible health information to help patients and doctors make more informed decisions for better patient outcomes, and reflect on how the start up landscape in Australia has changed over the past 10 years.
Feb 3, 2020
32 - Sanji Kanagalingham, Curve Tomorrow
Sanji Kanagalingam is the Executive Director of Curve Tomorrow, who are at the intersection of healthcare, commercialisation and digital product development. Curve works with organisations, clinicians and medical researchers to bring life changing and award-winning health technology to life, from concept through to care. In this episode of The Talking HealthTech Podcast, Pete and Sanji talk about app development for healthcare, the successes and learning opportunities they’ve had to work out what works and what doesn’t, putting together a good business model around innovation and the importance of using design thinking to solve difficult problems in software development for healthcare. Sanji also speaks about their ambitious target to impact the lives of one billion people.
Jan 27, 2020
31 - Michelle Perugini, Presagen
Dr Michelle Perugini is the co-founder and CEO of Presagen, who recently launched their first product Life Whisperer; which uses AI to better identify healthy embryos for IVF, and to ultimately improve outcomes for couples wanting to have children. In this episode recorded live at Startcon. Pete and Michelle talk about how Presagen is changing the way medical data from around the world is connected with artificial intelligence through their Open AI Projects, and how this approach helps them build more diverse datasets and maintain high levels of data privacy for their intelligent health solutions. Michelle also reflects on how scaling in healthtech differs to other industries, as well as the hype vs reality of AI in healthcare.
Jan 20, 2020
30 - Pete Williams, Medipass
Peter Birch speaks with Pete Williams, the co-founder of Medipass, a digital healthcare claiming and payments platform for providers and insurers. Before starting Medipass in 2016, Pete co-founded Localz, a VC backed startup that powers last mile delivery experiences for major retailers and service companies. Prior to joining the startup world, Pete led consumer and high-value payments technology - including HICAPS - at National Australia Bank. He was also employed by KPMG where he worked on financial service and payment projects around the world In this episode, Pete and Pete chat about the complexities of healthcare payments in Australia, how we stack up to other parts of the world, the importance of partnerships with practice management systems and payors for HealthTech vendors, and many more.
Jan 14, 2020
29 - Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) Annual Summit, Sydney 2019
Bringing in 2020 with a bang, this is a mammoth show to see in the new year! Back in November at the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) 2019 Annual Summit and AGM in Sydney Australia, Talking HealthTech recorded interviews with different speakers throughout the day. This episode features 5 of these conversations covering a broad spectrum of issues that are pertinent to Australia’s health technology scene today. The theme for the summit was “Limitless - Health Software Transforming Australia’s Healthcare”. The event was attended by over 100 members of the MSIA, and had guests speakers from all over the country, as well as a special international guest. This episode features interviews with: * Iman Ghodosi, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Zuora * Igor Zvezdakoski, Chief Product Officer at Message Media Group * Dr Ruth Webster, Global Head of Medicine at the George Health Technologies * Dr Harry Nespolon, President of the Royal Australian College of General…
Dec 9, 2019
28 - David Dahm, Health and Life
David Dahm is a driven, motivated and dedicated individual with a raft of qualifications and experience, and an amazing life story. He is currently the CEO and Founder of Health and Life, the CEO of One Moment Foundation and is actively involved in industry associations across the Medical and Accounting professions. David is passionate about creating a sustainable and socially responsible healthcare system by promoting health and financial literacy in the community. Most recently David is on a journey to establish the IHSEB - the International Health Standards & Ethics Board - in an effort to implement standards of healthcare delivery across the globe. Listen in to this episode of Talking HealthTech to hear more about the IHSEB, as well as David's story, what Doctors can learn from Accountants, and all about the concept of patient advocacy.
Dec 2, 2019
27 - Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Pulse Infoframe
Dr Femida Gwadry-Sridhar is the Founder and CEO of PulseInfoFrame; a company that builds collaborative communities to enable the best value healthcare and cures for cancer and rare diseases. As founder and CEO of PulseInfoframe, Femida has an extensive background as a pharmacist, epidemiologist and methodologist with over 25 years of experience in clinical trials, disease registries, knowledge translation, health analytics and clinical disease outcomes. Femida’s brain child is a cloud-based healthcare data insights solution called Healthie which is a state of the art analytics and visualisation platform built on the backbone of a dynamic registry. Healthie enables the integration of clinical, imaging and histopathology data as well as patient reported outcomes and natural histories.Â Â Over her 25 year career, Femida has obtained more than 10 million dollars in funding for research, has published in top tier journals, and worked along-side the best in the world of medicine and…
Nov 25, 2019
26 - Louise Schaper, HISA
Dr Louise Schaper is an expert in health informatics, and is passionate about transforming the health sector by leveraging technology to provide sustainable and better health for everyone. Louise is the CEO of HISA: Australia’s digital health community. In this role she brings together world-class clinicians, researchers, innovators and organisations from across biomedical, health and technology who are committed to the improvement of health outcomes enabled through innovative uses of technology and information. In this episode Louise talks to Pete about HISA and it’s role in the health community as well as the evolution of Digital Health. Louise also delves into the importance of events to bring together the healthtech community, and the big themes in Health IT today. Overview [02:00] The background of HISA: Back in 1992 HISA was founded when computer technology adoption generally was low. They became Australia digital health community. Bringing the tribe of digital health eco…
Nov 18, 2019
25 - Matiu Bush, Health Transformation Lab RMIT
Matiu Bush is both a clinician and a designer who founded One Good Street, a social impact platform to encourage neighbour initiated care for older residents at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Matiu is the Deputy Director of the Health Transformation Lab at RMIT, designing cultures of innovation and creativity in healthcare. He has a Master's degree in Public Health and broad clinical experience as an emergency, oncology and intensive care nurse and he is also a sexual health Nurse Practitioner. He’s a board member of Better Care Victoria and the Emerging Leaders Clinical Advisory Committee. He is a super active member of HISA, a Rotarian, and a mentor for undergraduates and post graduate science students. Overview [01:30] Neighbour initiated care lifts the social capital in neighbourhoods, it improves house prices and creates an alternative value economy. The One Good Street is a platform to enable and scale those initiatives. [05:00] Salutogenic Design can be used to…
Nov 11, 2019
24 - Julien de Salaberry, Galen Growth Asia
Julien de Salaberry is the Founder and CEO of Galen Growth Asia, whose mission is to build a sustainable and vibrant HealthTech ecosystem across Asia by scaling digital health innovation through industry partnerships. He has over 15 years of experience in healthcare with leading brands including Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific, Baxter, GSK, Merck&Co., and he has a deep understanding of healthcare in both developed and emerging markets. In 2012, he founded The Propell Group (TPG), a boutique venture investor firm, based in Singapore, which focuses on HealthTech startups and growth companies. Since 2012, TPG has invested in 23 companies including 4 successful exits. In this episode of the Talking HealthTech podcast, Pete and Julien talk about the key trends in Asia Pacific HealthTech, and some of the exciting technologies coming out of Asia solving big health problems. Julien also deep dives into some of the more macro issues impacting healthtech in Asia at the moment such as the US/Chin…
Nov 4, 2019
23 - Frank & Lorraine Pyefinch, Best Practice Software
Frank & Lorraine Pyefinch of Best Practice Software are two iconic and down to earth players in the Australian Practice Management System game. Dr Frank Pyefinch is not only founder of Best Practice, but also originally the founder of Medical Director - the number 1 and 2 practice management systems for Australian GPs today, and have been for many years. As CEO of Best Practice, Frank brings with him a long and proud history working as a busy GP, and Lorraine as a registered nurse - so together they understand first hand the challenges and needs of the medical community when it comes to software and technology. Overview [02:07] Genie was first created because Frank doesn’t like Mac [02:45] The first PMS in Australia (Medical Director) was created by Frank because the poisons act changed in Australia allowing typed scripts, which included computer generated ones. [06:38] The break-even point for MD back in the early 90s was 200 sites. This seemed an ambitious goal at the time. T…
Oct 28, 2019
22 - Maree Beare, Wanngi
How many places are your healthcare information kept? Wouldn't it be great if you could view it all in one spot? Healthtech start up Wanngi is taking on the bold journey to attempt to do just that. Maree Beare is the Founder of a HealthTech startup called Wanngi, an online health wallet that is implementing a social movement to empower people with their own health information. Maree was recently recognised in the top 50 list of Women leading Startups that are disrupting Healthtech In this episode hear more about Wanngi and what they are trying to achieve, the benefits of consumer generated data in healthcare, and the challenges of implementing and integrating a start-up healthtech in Australia.
Oct 21, 2019
21 - Adam Meredith, Migraine Stopper
Dr Adam Meredith is the CEO, Founder and Inventor of Migraine Stopper, a device that turns off migraines. Adam is a Chiropractor by trade, with his own group of practices known as the Spine and Health, a Posture Based Chiropractic Centre. In this interview, learn how migraines come about, some different treatment methods and the theory behind the Migraine Stopper device.
Oct 14, 2019
20 - Anna Johnston, Sallinger Privacy
If you work in the healthcare industry you have a huge responsibility when it comes to managing sensitive patient information, whether you’re a big software vendor or a single physiotherapist, everyone needs to follow the same rules, and there are some pretty serious consequences for not doing it properly. Do you know what your obligations are and if you’re doing a good job? Check this episode out to find out! Who is Anna Johnston Anna Johnston is one of Australia’s most respected experts in privacy law and practice. She has qualifications in law, public policy and management, and 26 years’ experience in legal, policy and research roles. Anna has a breadth of perspectives and a wealth of experience to dealing with privacy and data governance issues. She is the former Deputy Privacy Commissioner for NSW, so she knows the regulator’s perspective and since 2004 is the Director for consulting firm “Salinger Privacy”. Anna has been called upon to provide expert testimony…
Sep 30, 2019
19 - James Scollay, Genie
James Scollay is CEO of clinical and practice management software vendor Genie Solutions. He’s the former General Manager of MYOB, and was originally the executive chair of Genie before moving into the full time CEO gig early last year. Genie has earned tremendous respect and trust from its customer base, with over 20 years in market as a software solution for Doctors. More recently James has been focused on bringing the company into a new era of industry collaboration and technological advancements, enabling practices around Australia deliver a better patient experience and drive real practice efficiency. In this episode James and Pete chat about the new Gentu cloud platform and it’s rapid growth (400% in the last quarter!) and how more practices are adopting Cloud over Desktop solutions. ☁️ They also talk about Private Equity funding and how it’s helped take the company from a family run business to a business with double the staff with much more focus on Development an…
Sep 16, 2019
18 - Marcus Wilson, Surgical Partners
Marcus Wilson is CEO of Surgical Partners, a solution that is helping practices around Australia integrate their accounting information with their practice management system. He is a former healthcare analyst for Macquarie Group, and an Engineer by training. Marcus is passionate about implementing technology-based solutions for the complex challenges facing healthcare practices. In this chat with Pete, they cover the inefficiencies of back office processes in health, the exciting world of healthcare-FinTech, and the impact on the Australian GP of the emergence of new payment models onto the scene like AfterPay, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Sep 2, 2019
17 - Ami Assigal, Practice Partners
Ami Assigal is the Director of Practice Partners, a group of Healthcare Business Consultants helping clinics achieve their goals of profitability and growth. Ami has a wealth of experience in all aspects of running a medical centre. She an MBA specialising in finance, and a Diploma in Practice Management, so she knows her stuff when it comes to running a successful medical practice. Ami loins Pete in the studio to talk about the concept of Virtual Practice Management, and how it's revolutionising the day to day of busy GPs around the world. She also touches on the technology and tools that GPs need to run a successful and profitable practice.
Aug 19, 2019
16 - Karen Finnin, Online Physio
Karen Finnin is a Physiotherapist, and the Director of Online Physio, who specialise in providing long distance Physiotherapy consultations to people who have trouble accessing traditional care. She's been a physio for 20 years, and worked in many rural and remote areas, here and abroad, and in that time identified the recurring need for patients in remote areas to have better access to quality care for injury management. Due to the success of Online Physio, she has become one of Australia's leading authorities when it comes to telehealth, and is passionate about opportunities that intersect between health, business and technology. In this chat with Pete, Karen reflects on the rise of telehealth in allied health, the technology needed to be an effective Telehealth provider, the funding for Telehealth, and some hot tips for aspiring entrepreneurs about what makes a stand out Telehealth platform.
Aug 5, 2019
15 - Matt Bardsley, Medical Director
Matt Bardsley is CEO of MedicalDirector, one of Australia's leading Practice Management Software providers. In this episode, Pete and Matt address questions like: is building software for healthcare a pain or pleasure economy? What's the right kind of investment to build innovative technology? Has humankind outpaced Darwinism?
Jul 22, 2019
14 - Ariel Garten, Muse
Ariel Garten is CEO and co-founder of Muse - the brain sensing headband which is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Bloomberg describes her "an innovator who completely remakes reality". She is featured in over 1000 articles and TV spots including Fortune, NBC, CBS, CNET, Business Inside (50 sexiest scientists!), Times India, Huffington Post, GQ, Tim Ferris, Popular Science, New York Times, and multiple times on CNN, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and Tech Crunch. She has a TED Talk called "Know Thy Self, With A Brain Scanner" and even does her own podcast about mindfulness and meditation called "Untangle". Ariel chats with Pete about the technology and science behind Muse, the application of meditation in a clinical context and how Aussies really really like meditation.
Jul 8, 2019
13 - Rafic Habib, Clinic to Cloud
Rafic Habib is the CEO and co-founder of Clinic To Cloud, a cloud based practice management system that is striving to optimise Medica Practices and enabling better patient engagement. We talk about the adoption of cloud by the industry, and his team's approach to solving big problems in healthcare.
Jun 24, 2019
12 - Katrina Otto, Train IT Medical
Katrina Otto is the Principal and Owner of Train IT Medical, and is the self proclaimed "Switzerland of HealthTech vendors" - she likes all of them. With a strong track record of delivering results, Katrina has carved out a niche as one of Australia's leading medical software trainers. She helps practices make informed decisions about how best to use technology to provide better healthcare. In this episode Katrina chats with Pete about the importance and intricacies of sharing health data, the adoption of tech in General Practice, and the growth of telehealth in Australia.
Jun 10, 2019
11 - Dr Ben Hurst, HotDoc
Dr Ben Hurst, the CEO and Founder of HotDoc - Australia’s most trusted patient engagement platform - chats with Pete about the adoption of technology in General Practice (including cloud), emerging technology and the importance of trust between clinicians and vendors.
May 27, 2019
10 - Dr Maryam Sadeghi, MetaOptima
Dr Maryam Sadeghi is CEO and co-founder of MetaOptima, the creators of DermEngine and MoleScope - innovative and intelligent technology for imaging, documentation and diagnosis of skin conditions and skin cancer, powered by artificial intelligence. Maryam talks with Pete about innovation, and the impact of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare.
May 13, 2019
09 - Graham Grieve, Health Intersections
Pete chat's with the "Father of FHIR" Graham Grieve about the motivations and drivers behind the plumbing of healthcare data. Check out the FHIR community at www.fhir.org
Apr 29, 2019
08 - Tess Van De Rijt, Patient Connector
Tess Van De Rijt is CEO and Founder of Patient Connector, and is solving the complexities facing patients when being referred to a specialist doctor.
Apr 15, 2019
07 - Dr Ganesh Naidoo, Health & Co
Dr Ganesh Naidoo is Medical Director of the Healius brand Health & Co, and has seen primary care from many perspectives - from within a clinic he started himself, to within the biggest of Healthcare corporates in Australia. Ganesh talks with Pete about the opportunities and challenges facing primary healthcare today and in the future.
Apr 1, 2019
06 - Dr Todd Cameron, Scale My Clinic
Dr Todd Cameron: GP, Clinic Owner, Health Executive, Mentor, Speaker and White Board & Stationery Connoisseur. He joins Pete for a wide ranging conversation about the changing dynamics of healthcare and technology for the GP of today, and tomorrow.
Mar 18, 2019
05 - Dr Robert Laidlaw, Secure Health Chain
In this episode Pete chat's with Dr Robert Laidlaw of Secure Health Chain about Blockchain and Healthcare.
Mar 4, 2019
04 - Anshul Dayal, Neuromersiv
When recreating the 1942 Japanese bombing of Darwin in Virtual Reality isn't enough, what do you do next? If you're Anshul Dayal, CEO and Co-Founder of Neuromersiv, you look to use your creative talents and Virtual Reality expertise to make stroke and brain rehabilitation more engaging and fun. Anshul chats to Pete about emerging tech in health like virtual reality and augmented reality and the role it will play in the near future.
Feb 18, 2019
03 - Dr Merran Cooper, Touchstone Life Care
Dr Merran Cooper, founder of Touchstone Life Care chats with Pete about how technology can be an enabler of a healthy death.
Feb 4, 2019
02 - Tim Blake, Semantic Consulting
Digital Health expert Tim Blake joins Pete in the studio to talk about social prescribing, unpacks what is digital health and why, the emerging needs of the patient and new models of care in this ever changing healthcare landscape.
Jan 16, 2019
01 - Silvia Pheiffer, Coviu Global
Silvia Pfeiffer, CEO and co-founder of Coviu, talks with Pete about telemedicine, medicare, regional and remote Australia, writing a book, and how she doesn't do blood.
Dec 17, 2018
00 - Introduction
Keep an eye out for the Talking HealthTech podcast in 2019!