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Digital Health Review : Conversations with a Black Health Tech Nerd

Digital Health Review : Conversations with a Black Health Tech Nerd

By Digital Health Review
If you want to better understand what's going on with healthcare, Digital Health Review is the podcast that brings relevancy into the health technology conversation.

Digital Health Review presents stories around health technology, as well as actionable advice and news at the intersection of digital health, public health and health equity.

Hosted by Blair Hirst (@BlairSHirst), an entrepreneur, self-professed black health tech nerd and product builder at some of the world's most innovative hospitals, AI and health tech startups.
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Patient centricity translates into improved patient engagement: with Kavitha Gnanasambandan of Blooming Health
80% of health outcomes are driven by non-medical events. Yet, there's still a question of whether building for digital health equity is not only the right thing to do but also profitable.  Our guest today is Kavitha Gnanasambandan, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Blooming Health. In this episode we discuss patient centricity in age tech - how it can empower our elders to age on their own terms and improve outcomes of value.
May 23, 2022
Data access is an act of health equity: with Estelle Giraud of Trellis Health
Health data has tremendous value for those who have access to it. In fact, it is estimated that a medical record with genetic information is worth $6500. Today, most of that value is captured by large industry leading companies and their investors. But where does that leave consumers who provide the data? And what benefits can consumers get from having equal access to their own information? In this episode we sit down with Estelle Giraud, Co-Founder of Trellis Health, to discuss consumer health data and how having access to your data is an act of health equity.
May 03, 2022
Understanding and solving for the caregiver's needs: with Melissa Miller
There is so much content and product out there for the healthcare patient, but what about the caregiver? In this episode, we speak with Melissa Miller who has worked as a certified nurse for 15+ years and is now a spousal caregiver and toddler mom trying to balance it all. The goal of this episode is to discover the story behind caregivers, their biggest needs and if technology could be used to help them in their journey.
May 03, 2022
Effects of healthcare consumerization and Web3 on Telehealth: with Sid Jawahar of Swiftarc Ventures
What do the growing effects of healthcare consumerization and Web3 have on the future of telehealth?  In this episode, we speak with Sid Jawahar who is the founder of Swiftarc Ventures. Sid has launched Swiftarc Ventures’ one-of-a-kind $75MM Telehealth-focused Fund dedicated to harnessing breakthrough innovation in the field of enterprise telemedicine & digital health.   *Forgive the audio quality. Due to a platform error, we had to recover a secondary recording to not lose this amazing episode. 
April 05, 2022
Biting Off One Piece at a Time: with Kim L. Hunt from Aids Foundation of Chicago
Social determinants of health are not all directly related to health, so how can we harness innovation across all sectors for the greater good?  In this episode, Digital Health Review speaks with Kim L. Hunt from Aids Foundation of Chicago about opportunities to serve the LGBTQ+ community with tech, innovation in public health and the beauty in trying to not build all of a solution but just a piece of it. 
March 25, 2022
Why We Must Start with Public Health: with Alessandro Ciari from CUNY School of Public Health
If an individual's health can have larger effects on their community, then isn't all health public health? And what does this mean when we think about rebuilding healthcare - with tech? In this episode, Digital Health Review speaks with Alessandro Ciari from CUNY School of Public Health about social impact, innovation and why public health needs digital health and digital health needs public health in order for each to succeed.  
February 27, 2022