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RSM Digital Health Section

By Mala Mawkin
Discussions with key digital health leaders at The Royal Society of Medicine. Presented by Dr Mala Mawkin (@malamawkin).

All views expressed in this podcast are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Produced by the Digital Health Council at RSM.

Find out more about the RSM digital council:
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Martin Werschlan - Linking capital to healthcare outcomes through DeFi protocols in Web 3.0
In today's episode we speak with Martin who is an internationally experienced Healthcare CFO & General Manager, interested in linking capital to healthcare outcomes through DeFi protocols on public blockchains. He has over 25 years of industry experience in finance, pharmaceuticals and healthcare and speaks about the development and commercialisation of blockchain applications to improve patient access and patient outcomes. Martin is also an advisor for dHealth Foundation, a public permissionless blockchain foundation, dedicated to the evolution of healthcare into the web3 era. All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council & sign up to our upcoming events: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth Follow Mala on Twitter: @malamawkin
33:46
July 12, 2022
Debbie Soon - Intersection of Web 3.0 & Health
This episode's guest is Debbie Soon who joins us to speak about the intersection of web3 and healthcare, as a founder in both sectors. Debbie has spent her career both investing in and building multimillion dollar consumer businesses, and is now co-founder of HUG alongside Randi Zuckerberg. HUG is a Web3 platform that supports creators and collectors through its community and growth initiatives, for example through a curate-to-earn discovery platform for NFTs. We discuss consumer health, the potential of owning our own healthcare records and also the importance of having family medical history on the blockchain.  Prior to Web3, Debbie was an equity investor where she managed over $1 billion of global consumer sector investments for one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, GIC. She then pivoted into the world of startups where she founded Singapore and Southeast Asia’s first boutique indoor cycling studio before going on to build three businesses from scratch for one of the most successful unicorns in Southeast Asia, Sequoia Capital-backed ONE Championship. Debbie’s experience spans consumer tech, ecommerce, and gaming, and she is excited to bring her wealth of startup experience to breaking down barriers for equitable representation in Web3. Debbie graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Economics and from Columbia University with a Masters in Financial Engineering. All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council & sign up to our upcoming events: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast.  Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth
17:16
May 10, 2022
Christine Theriot - Getting Started in Web 3.0
Continuing our Season 3 focussing on Web 3.0, this episode we speak with Christine Theriot who is Director of Strategic Partnerships at BFF. BFF seeks to bridge the gap to help people into a friendly place where they can learn & connect all things Web 3.0.  Christine speaks to us about the basics of Web 3.0, and how she began her own journey into the space. Christine discusses how leaders from all sectors are joining force to understand real-world applications for Web 3.0 technology, as shown by the 100 Founding BFF members (which includes Tyra Banks, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mila Kunis). We dive into what the future of healthcare could start to look like, as health data ownership becomes a reality with Web 3.0.  All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council & sign up to our upcoming events: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth
26:17
April 15, 2022
Suki Nahl - Leading with Compassion in Digital Health
For Women's History Month 2022 we speak with Suki Nahl, who is a leading force in supporting women be lifted up in the healthcare investment space. Suki Nahl is growth equity investor at EQT, and previously part of J.P. Morgan's healthcare team. Suki talks about the current trends in digital health, and how Web3 can play a part in democratising access to healthcare. We discuss Suki's efforts in increasing diversity within the healthcare investment space and how in these uncertain times we must lead with compassion. All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast.  Sign up to our AI in Healthcare virtual masterclass: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/digital-health/2020-21/tep61/ Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth
19:39
March 09, 2022
Alex Taub - NFTs, DAOs & Health
To kick off Season 3 we speak with Alex Taub, CEO & Co-Founder of Upstream. Alex is a trusted expert in Web 3.0, and launched an NFT project in 2021 called Illuminati NFT. We speak about what the rise in NFTs could mean to community projects and public services such as healthcare. We also discuss the first steps you can take to get involved in health & NFTs. All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth
28:37
February 09, 2022
Dr Tim Ringrose - Community Building in Healthcare
In this Christmas bonus episode we speak with Dr Tim Ringrose, a Doctor and President of the Royal Society of Medicine's Digital Health Section Council. Tim has over 20 years experience of driving innovation in healthcare; he helped to build Doctors.net.uk, the UK’s leading online doctor community and co-founded Cognitant Group in 2018. He is a mentor for the NHS clinical entrepreneur programme and serves as a non-executive director and adviser for several health technology companies. In the episode we discuss the importance of community building in healthcare. We specifically cover how Tim got involved with Royal Society of Medicine's Digital Health Council, and how he has built communities of industry, clinicians and patients in his work. We also touch on what is coming for healthcare in 2022 and beyond (including his thoughts on healthcare and the metaverse). All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth
28:14
December 24, 2021
Dr Harpreet Sood - Building Trust in Digital Health
In this episode we speak with Dr Harpreet Sood, a Doctor and Global Digital Health Advisor. He served as the first national Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer at NHS England and prior to this was Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England where he advised and led on health innovation and technology policy including advising the Secretary State for Health on NHS digitisation. Harpreet is a Non-Executive Director at Health Education England and founding board member at Digital Health.London.  In the episode we discuss what defines success for digital health companies, and the role outcome evaluations, inclusion and policy has in shaping the sector. We specifically cover how trust in technologies and companies is fundamental, and being driven by a rise in consumer approach to healthcare.  All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth
24:54
August 26, 2021
Glen de Vries - The future of clinical trials
In this episode we speak with Glen de Vries, co-founder, and co-CEO of Medidata (a Dassault Systèmes company) following an RSM Digital Health Webinar. Medidata is the most-used platform for clinical trials around the world, powering tens of thousands of clinical trials with millions of patients and billions of patient records. Glen is the author of The Patient Equation: The Precision Medicine Revolution in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond. We discuss the future of clinical trials powered by latest technologies, and the important shift from population based care to individualised care.  You can follow Glen on Twitter at @CaptainClinical. All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow the conversation: #RSMdigihealth
21:21
May 28, 2021
Yasmin Stinchcombe - Launching digital innovation in the NHS
In this episode we hear from Yasmin Stinchcombe, Launchpad Lead and NHS Navigator for the Accelerator Programme at DigitalHealth.London. We discuss the programmes available to support digital health companies to enter into the NHS, the importance of a collaborative healthcare ecosystem to drive innovation and how to listen to the users to ensure we have personalised and useful innovations for the problems at hand.  We also discuss Yasmin's background in global health, and how we can take global healthcare learnings (such as importance of a strong healthcare system and social prescribing) and utilise them to improve patient care in the UK.  All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
17:52
April 26, 2021
Jon Hoeksma - What is Next for Digital Health?
In this episode we speak with Jon Hoeksma, the CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Digital Health. We discuss what is next for digital health, following rapid transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We speak about the importance of funding in the industry, and talk about how tech companies might be looking to the healthcare industry to expand. All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
21:54
February 26, 2021
Barbara Ojei Agwaziam - Diverse Healthcare Innovation
In this episode we speak with Barbara Ojei Agwaziam, the founder of A Touch of Colour and currently the Head of Incident Response at the Department of Health and Social Care. She was previously Private Secretary to the UK's Chief Medical Officer and Project Manager at the Health Innovation Network. Barbara is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and in this episode we speak about the importance of building healthcare innovation for diverse populations, by diverse founders. We also discuss how we can encourage community led innovation for sustainable local change. All views expressed in this episode are of the speakers themselves. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
23:47
February 05, 2021
Dr Simon Eccles - NHS Transformation
In this episode, we spoke with Dr Simon Eccles, who is the Deputy CEO at NHSX and national NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care. We spoke about Simon's career journey to date which has led him to be a clinician who is dedicated to service transformation. We discuss the democratising of information in healthcare, and the future of quality improvement. We also discuss the question - is transformation in the NHS synonymous with improvement? Dr Eccles spoke at the RSM's 'Big Data, Big Change' event 2020. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
46:38
December 16, 2020
Dr Ian Campbell - Empowering Healthcare Innovators
In this episode we are joined by Dr Ian Campbell, who is the Executive Chair at Innovate UK and is also the Non-Executive Chairman at MedCity. We discuss taking risks in healthcare innovation funding, lessons learnt from his time as a start-up CEO and the importance of diversity in accelerating the next generation of entrepreneurs. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
23:49
November 02, 2020
Dr Saira Ghafur - Evidence Generation in Digital Health
In this episode we are joined by Dr Saira Ghafur, who is the Lead for Digital Health at the Institute of Global Health Innovation. Saira has co-founded healthcare innovation companies, and also works as an Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine. Saira has previously worked at NHS England as the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow, and also as a Harkness Fellow in Health Policy at the Commonwealth Fund. We discuss evidence generation in digital health, how healthcare policy underpins healthcare innovation and also about the value of mentors in creating a career path in this space. Find out more about the RSM digital council: http://rsm.ac/dhsectionpodcast. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
21:49
October 01, 2020
Dr Charlotte Lee - The Future of Clinical Work
In this episode we are joined by Dr Charlotte Lee, who is the UK Director for Big Health. Following medical training, Charlotte was a Darzi Fellow in clinical leadership and worked at DigitalHealth.London as a regional lead. We discuss the future of mental health, digital therapeutics and the role of a doctor in a technology enhanced healthcare future! Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
36:16
September 03, 2020
Justin Hayde-West - Digitally Enhanced Medicines
In this episode we speak with Justin Hayde-West, UK Pharmaceutical Manager at Bupa. We talk about the future of digitally enhanced medicines, digital therapeutics and how data can be used to drive improvements in patient care. We also discuss the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer's Clinical Fellow Scheme, and the importance of promoting innovation and leadership from within the UK healthcare system! Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
17:45
August 07, 2020
Dr Ben Maruthappu MBE - Transforming Care
Dr Ben Maruthappu MBE is CEO at Cera, Co-founder & Board Member of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Board Member in the NHS Imperial College Trust. He was the NHS England's Innovation Advisor and we discuss why technology is crucial for the future of the health and care sector. Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
25:16
July 10, 2020
Dr Edward Korot - Will AI replace Ophthalmologists?
Dr Edward Korot, a Clinical Specialist at Google Health, recently gave a talk for the RSM Digital Health Council event on "Automated code-free machine learning framework for ophthalmic image analysis". Dr Korot is also a Clinical Research Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital and recently co-authored a paper asking "Will AI replace Ophthalmologists?". We discuss how AI can optimise the time a clinican spends with a patient, and how machine learning can improve the way Ophthalmology is practiced. Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection. Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
15:43
June 22, 2020
Dr Nicola Stingelin - Ethics of Healthcare Data
Dr Nicola Stingelin is an independent ethics advisor and previous global head of intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr Stingelin holds a PhD in medical ethics and an MBA. She discusses the key questions about the ethics of utilising healthcare data. Dr Stingelin spoke at the RSM's 'Big Data, Big Change' event 2020.
14:22
June 04, 2020
Dr Christian Guttmann - AI & Healthcare
In this episode we spoke with Dr Christian Guttmann who was named one of  the Top 100 AI leaders in the World.  We spoke about how AI is the future for healthcare and how data will revolutionise the way we treat patients. Dr Christian Guttmann spoke at 'Recent Developments in AI and Digital Health 2020'. Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
16:27
May 14, 2020
Dr Sam Shah & Stephen Bourke - COVID-19 & Digital Health in NHS
Special Edition of our podcast series - a conversation recorded remotely during COVID-19 lockdown. I speak with 2 key digital health leaders who have been following the #rsmdigihealth threads online during the pandemic. Dr Sam Shah has worked for many years at NHS England and was Director of Digital Development at NHSX until recently. Sam is now a digital health advisor and working frontline as a clinician during the pandemic. We are also joined by Stephen Bourke who is a founder of Echo, the NHS pharmacy app that delivers medications to your door and Stephen is also a NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow. Sam and Stephen give their insights on how clinical medicine and pharmacy have rapidly adapted during the pandemic and how innovation has been accelerated.   We discuss whether or not the NHS is coping with the demand during the pandemic, and how digital health is accelerating in this unprecedented time. Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
22:15
April 21, 2020
Hassan Chaudhury - Global Digital Health Technologies
COVID-19 is requiring international collaborations, and no-one knows this better than Hassan Chaudhury who is the Digital Health Lead for Healthcare UK at the Department for International Trade. We caught up with Hassan at the 'Recent developments in AI and Digital Health 2020'. We spoke about how how different nations utilise digital health, and how the technologies coming out from the UK are very exciting! Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
10:40
April 06, 2020
Dr Naomi Lee - Digital Health Research & Evaluation
Right now the world is ramping up its resources to tackle the coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic. Health professionals globally are turning to digital health to offer agile solutions to patient assessment, monitoring and treatment. We spoke with Dr Naomi Lee a few weeks ago at 'Revent Developments in AI and Digital Health 2020' about the need for evaluation of healthcare technologies to ensure public trust. Dr Lee is Head of Research at the Lancet and Vice Chair of the WHO focus group on AI Health. We launch today's episode in a time when clinical practice is rapidly changing in response to the pandemic. How can we make sure that trusted technologies are being used for patient care? Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
12:24
March 24, 2020
Dr Bob Klaber OBE - Paediatrics & Digital Health
In this episode we speak with Dr Bob Klaber- Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Dr Klaber is a consultant paediatrician and discusses with us what the future of digital health could look like in paediatrics. We discuss how integrated care and prevention is key in digital health success. Dr Klaber spoke at the RSM's 'Big Data, Big Change' event 2020. Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
06:22
March 09, 2020
Dr Liz O'Riordan - When the Expert Becomes the Digital Health Patient
In this episode we talk with Dr Liz O'Riordan (@Liz_ORiordan) who is a consultant breast surgeon and expert patient after being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2015. She is now an expert advisor for digital healthcare and we caught up with her following her talk at the 'Recent Developments in AI & Digital Health 2020' RSM event. We speak in today's podcast about her experience in digital health as a patient and the struggle to access her own data. We discuss how we can disseminate the latest digital health to patients and how currently patients seek this information out through forums/online. And finally, can our healthcare data truly ever be anonymous? Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
11:14
February 25, 2020
Professor Sir Muir Gray - History of Digital Health & Beyond
In today's episode we spoke with Professor Sir Muir Gray who was the first person to hold the post of Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS. He chaired the NHS Health & Social Care Digital Service and established & directed the UK National Screening Committee. He is a Professor at Oxford University. Professor Sir Muir Gray spoke at the RSM's 'Big Data, Big Change' event 2020. Find out more about the RSM digital council: https://rsm.ac/dhsection Follow us: #RSMdigihealth
12:04
February 25, 2020