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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, Pete attends the Connect Virtual Care Conference 2024 in Sydney. The event was held over 2 days with three distinct but interconnected conferences:

    * The National Telehealth Conference,

    * The Medication Safety & Efficiency Conference,

    * And the newly introduced Hospital in the Home Conference.

    And they each focus on crucial aspects of virtual care, from the intricacies of telehealth to the nuances of medication safety and the revolutionary models of home-based care.

    Pete caught up with a speaker from each stream of activity, to capture the essence of the discussions that were held at the event, to bring you this podcast episode today.

    Dr Sarah Robinson from the NHS in England explores the intricacies of activity-based costings, and how proven technologies can address healthcare inequalities.

    Digital health nurse Kate Renzenbrink, discusses her progression in the field and the significance of sharing information for enhanced healthcare outcomes.

    Senior Medical Officer Shaun Hosein from Queensland Health, touches on the practical aspects of virtual healthcare, its governance, and ethics.

    Key Takeaways:

    💻 Embracing Digital Transition: Kate Renzenbrink's journey to digital health nursing highlights the critical role of education and community in shaping health technology practices.

    📱 Virtual Care Models: Dr. Sarah Robinson and Shaun Hosein discuss the need for flexible, interoperable solutions that address specific healthcare priorities and allow for efficient treatment, such as in the case of simple cellulitis.

    👩‍⚕️ Patient-Centric Approach: Central to the discussions is the involvement of patients in their healthcare journey and ensuring their access to information, which can lead to better safety and outcomes.

    🧠 Human-Centred Computing: Collaboration on a model for altering human decision-making behaviors within Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) points towards innovative approaches in health informatics.

    📜 Governance and Ethics in Virtual Healthcare: Shaun Hosein highlights the modalities of virtual care and stresses the importance of good governance and proper training to maintain high standards of patient care.

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  • This episode of Talking HealthTech hosted by Sophie Turner features an in-depth discussion with Travis Hodgson, Chief Operating Officer at Healthdirect Australia, Aaron D’Souza, Strategic Account Manager – Government Programs at MedAdvisor Solutions, and Anish Calpakam, Head of Partnerships at Hot Doc.

    Together, we explore the integral collaboration between Healthdirect and healthcare software vendors that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the advancement of the Vaccine Clinic Finder and how technology is reshaping access to healthcare. Tune in as we dive into the symbiotic relationships that are setting new benchmarks in HealthTech and offering insights into the future of the industry.

    Key Takeaways:

    Collaboration between healthtech stakeholders is a standout theme, demonstrating the importance of government and vendor partnerships in enhancing healthcare technology.There's a significant focus on improving the patient experience and ensuring access to healthcare, particularly in the context of COVID vaccine distribution and beyond.The episode highlights how existing technologies and infrastructure were repurposed to meet the challenges of the pandemic rather than starting from scratch.The seamless integration of systems and the removal of barriers, including privacy and technology challenges, illustrates the strength of collaboration and the agility of the industry.Discussions around future potentials for this partnership model shed light on how such approaches can evolve to manage other healthcare services, indicating a promising roadmap for healthcare technology’s role in urgent care, chronic disease management, and beyond.The importance of keeping the conversation going beyond technical collaborations to include proactive communication and building enduring support coalitions for health reform.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch sits down with Amit Vohra to discusss some big changes in CPD requirements for clinicians that are already in effect, but many don’t even realise it.

    Amit explains the origins of CPD Home, the changes in CPD standards, and the impact these changes have on the medical profession.

    Key Takeaways:

    - The implementation of new CPD standards by the medical board has led to significant changes in CPD compliance for healthcare professionals.

    - CPD Home has emerged as a solution to simplify and streamline the CPD process, ensuring doctors remain compliant with the new standards.

    - The platform is designed to make CPD tracking and reporting easier for practitioners, covering various mandatory requirements such as continuous learning, professional reflection, and cultural safety.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, we sit down with Leon Young, the pioneering Founding CEO of Cogniss, to delve into the transformative world of no-code technology in digital health. Leon shares his journey from a serial entrepreneur to spearheading the no-code movement with Cogniss and reveals how no-code infrastructure is revolutionising the way digital health solutions are created and scaled globally. With insight into the origins of Cogniss, considerations for Australian companies looking to expand internationally, and advice on harnessing no-code platforms, this episode is packed full of invaluable wisdom for researchers, entrepreneurs, health professionals, and digital health enthusiasts.

    Key Takeaways

    The importance of no-code infrastructure in bridging the gap from ideation to commercialisation of digital health solutions.How no-code solutions empower organisations to tackle underserved health markets and cater to patients with rare conditions by making development faster, more accessible, and cost-effective.Insights into Cogniss's strategic establishment of headquarters in the UK and advice on global expansion for Australian health tech innovators.Specifics on Cogniss's role in nurturing digital health innovation and the types of organisations and people who stand to benefit the most from their no-code platform.Opportunities available for Australian digital health entities to replicate successful overseas interventions and collaborations.

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  • In this episode of Talking Health Tech, Sophie Turner chats with Claire Wu, CEO of Breathe Into Peace. Claire shares her journey from being a therapist to founding Breathe Into Peace, and how her background in mental health has influenced her entrepreneurial pursuits. She discusses the intersection of mental health, entrepreneurship, and technology, offering insights into the polyvagal theory and its impact on the nervous system.

    Claire talks about developing innovative products to help manage anxiety and shares her experiences in overcoming challenges in entrepreneurship. She provides valuable advice to healthcare professionals considering entrepreneurship and envisions the future of mental health space and Breathe Into Peace's contribution to its evolution.

    Key Takeaways

    The polyvagal theory, focusing on the vagus nerve's role in regulating a person's internal state and responses to external cues, and its role in understanding emotional and physiological challenges such as anxiety and burnout.A regulated nervous system is built upon the four pillars of body, mind, connection, and spirituality. To improve the nervous system, building awareness, regulating, healing damage, expanding capacity, and co-regulating with others is essential.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, Ben Hurst, CEO of HotDoc, delves into the world of on-demand care and the evolution of healthcare technology. Ben discusses how patients are seeking faster and more convenient healthcare solutions, which requires a shift from the traditional appointment-based care model to an on-demand approach. Join the conversation to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing on-demand care in the healthcare industry.

    Key Takeaways:

    🕒 On-Demand Care: Ben highlights the significance of on-demand care in meeting patients' desire for faster, more convenient healthcare services, emphasizing the need to move away from the traditional appointment model. ⚡

    😌 Patient Expectations: Patients are increasingly prioritizing convenience and efficiency over maintaining a strong, individual relationship with their doctor, signaling a shift in the healthcare landscape. 🔄

    🔗 Integration and Interoperability: HotDoc's deep integration with leading practice management systems ensures a seamless and efficient workflow for healthcare professionals, benefiting both the practitioners and patients.

    Check out the episode and full show notes on the Talking HealthTech website.

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  • In this special feature episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch takes us to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for an in-depth discussion at the Arab Health 2024 event. 

    Joined by key thought leaders and experts, including Mazin Gadir, Ahmed Banna, Dr. Meshari F. Alwashimi, Thom Soutter, Hinda Daggag, Louiza Chitour, and Marwan Abdulaziz, this episode delves into the pressing challenges and emerging opportunities within the healthcare innovation space in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the broader GCC region. This knowledgeable panel covers a wide range of topics, from the importance of genomics and personalised medicine, regulatory changes fostering innovation, to the sophistication of the startup ecosystem and the cultural considerations when expanding into the region.

    Key Takeaways:

    The GCC region is tackling healthcare challenges presented by a young and soon-to-be ageing population, indicating the need for personalised care and genomics.Trust, relationships, and understanding local culture are crucial when expanding health tech innovations into the Middle East.Both UAE and Saudi Arabia are embracing digital health initiatives, particularly in diabetes management and the application of AI.Regional trends indicate a shift from digitised health systems to smart healthcare solutions that incorporate AI and locally generated research.The startup scene in the MENA region reflects a global mindset, boosted by sovereign wealth funds and VC interest

    Timestamps:

    [00:02:12] Louiza Chitour on the evolving startup ecosystem and the future of healthcare innovation in UAE.[00:13:10] Dr. Meshari F. Alwashimi on the digital health approaches to diabetes in Saudi Arabia[00:21:54] Thom Soutter's insights on the significance of relationship-building for Australian businesses in the region.[00:30:57] Marwan Abdulaziz discusses the strategic expansion of Dubai Science Park.[00:48:11] Regional trends and the response to COVID-19 and future healthcare innovations with Hinda Daggag.[00:59:00] Discussing the demographic challenges and opportunities in the GCC with Mazin Gadir.[01:12:27] Ahmed Banna on commonalities in healthcare systems across different Middle Eastern countries.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, Peter Birch interviews Elizabeth Koff, the Managing Director of Telstra Health. They discuss the critical focus areas for Telstra Health and the journey to revolutionise healthcare through technology. The conversation addresses the risks of cybercrime in a digitised healthcare environment and the measures required to safeguard systems, as well as the transformative potential of AI in healthcare and how it could redefine patient care and system efficiency.

    Key Takeaway:

    Telstra Health is a leader in digital health connectivity, in particular following recent partnerships and innovations. Telstra Health is powering the current drive to connected healthcare and helping create the future of digital healthcare, in Australia and internationally.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, we focus on the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on radiology within public healthcare systems. 

    We delve into the challenges, successes, and strategies surrounding the adoption of AI in diagnostic imaging, emphasising the potential for improved outcomes in patient care. 

    Three of Queensland's leading radiologists, Professor Catherine Jones, Dr Sajith Karunasena, and Dr Jennie Roberts join us for an unfiltered conversation on the role of AI in transforming radiology practices. We'll uncover the challenges, critical success factors, and regulatory considerations when integrating technology into public healthcare. Plus, we discuss strategies for balancing human-centric care with service delivery excellence and the crucial part education plays in sustaining technological advancements in healthcare.

    Key Takeaways

    - Public healthcare systems face unique challenges when integrating AI, including complex infrastructures and resources.

    - Patient safety and governance are vital when adopting new technologies in a clinical setting.

    - AI has the potential to improve service delivery and efficiency, reducing errors and optimising care.

    - Successful technology implementation requires clear communication, local clinical champions, and training.

    - Educating current and upcoming healthcare professionals on AI is essential for sustainable implementation.

    - There's a growing understanding and acceptance of AI in healthcare among professionals and the community.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech recorded from Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand, Peter Birch speaks with Rafic Habib, the managing director for Clinovera in the Asia Pacific. Rafic shares insights into his background in healthcare technology and the work that Clinovera does in the global engineering space. The discussion delves into topics such as patient engagement, interoperability, artificial intelligence (AI), and the challenges and opportunities in the healthcare technology sector.

    Key Takeaways:

    Rafic emphasises the importance of patient engagement and interoperability as crucial aspects of healthcare technology.The discussion touches on how technology companies like Clinovera approach problem-solving, including building solutions from scratch or customising existing off-the-shelf solutions.The episode highlights the significance of effective communication and documentation in the development of healthcare technology solutions, stressing the importance of spelling out ideas to ensure alignment between the vision and the developed product.Rafic emphasises the role of readiness and clear project definition from the client's end, stating that organisational readiness is crucial for successful collaboration.The impact of emerging technology, governance, and security issues in healthcare technology, particularly in locations such as the UAE, and the need for data management balancing privacy, accessibility, and relevance is discussed.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech recorded at Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand, host Peter Birch speaks with guest Steve Zinsli to talk about the innovative healthcare technology company, HealthNow. Steve Zinsli shares his journey and passion for making healthcare affordable and accessible, discussing how HealthNow is changing the game in the industry. From the company's background to its offerings, Zinsli sheds light on their approach to redefining employer-funded healthcare and the impact it can have on both employees and employers.

    Key Takeaways:

    🚀 Steve Zinsli's journey from building brick-and-mortar healthcare businesses to moving into the tech space, and finally creating HealthNow, demonstrates the evolution of his passion for making healthcare accessible and affordable.

    🏥 HealthNow's employer-specific product, which allows employers to pre-fund their employees' health wallets and determine where those funds can be spent, simplifies the way employers provide benefits to their diverse teams across various locations.

    💳 The platform's utilisation of existing payment infrastructure, along with its technology to restrict spending to agreed-upon healthcare service sectors, provides a seamless and confident experience for both end users and healthcare providers.

    🌍 The impact HealthNow aims to have on the accessibility of healthcare, demonstrated by their plans to expand into the Australian market and potentially influence organizational performance.

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  • In this special bonus episode of the Talking HealthTech Podcast, we bring you the first episode of a new Season of The Talking Blood Cancer Podcast, by The Leukaemia Foundation.  

    The Talking Blood Cancer Podcast is a proud member of The Talking HealthTech Podcast Network, the premier audio destination for cutting-edge insights and thought leadership in healthcare delivery, innovation, digital health, healthcare ICT, and commercialisation.

    If you enjoyed this one make sure you subscribe to The Talking Blood Cancer Podcast to catch more episodes: 

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/blood-cancer-talks/id1633724992

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RxIsbzs685Iy1WT3f1Umv

    Website: https://www.leukaemia.org.au/how-we-can-help/information-and-education-services/podcasts-and-audio/

    Talking Blood Cancer Episode Notes:

    In this first episode of Season 4 of the Talking Blood Cancer podcast, our host Kate Arkadieff welcomes Peter Geary, a resolute myeloma patient and advocate, to share his profound journey since being diagnosed with asymptomatic myeloma in 2018. The episode begins with Peter recounting the moment of diagnosis and the subsequent "watch and wait" approach that marked the early days of his experience with blood cancer.

    Peter's story provides a candid exploration of the evolution of his disease 18 months post-diagnosis, the treatments he underwent—including chemotherapy and an autologous stem cell transplant—and the life adjustments he has had to make. Kate and Peter engage in a thoughtful dialogue, covering the physical and psychological repercussions of his treatments, strategies for side effect management, the significance of fitness, and the preparations necessary for a stem cell transplant.

    Also tapping into Peter's laudable involvement with advocacy groups, his deep-seated commitment to the cause of equitable healthcare access, and the necessity of standardised care protocols, particularly in regional Australia. This episode testimony from Peter underscores the vital role of a resilient mindset, the support of loved ones, and a proactive approach to one's healthcare journey in navigating the complexities of living with blood cancer.

    Listeners also gain insights into the practical aspects of recovery, from maintaining a healthy weight to navigating daily activities while managing side effects from ongoing treatments. Moreover, the episode features enriching discussions on the support services essential in crafting a harmonious recovery environment and the transformative power of exercise in maintaining a semblance of normalcy in life.

    Kate concludes the session by expressing appreciation for Peter's wisdom and contributions, affirming the episode's provision of valuable guidance for anyone navigating a blood cancer diagnosis or supporting someone in that battle.

    The Talking Blood Cancer Podcast is brought to you by the Leukaemia Foundation and is a proud member of the Talking HealthTech Podcast Network - the premier audio destination for cutting-edge insights and thought leadership in healthcare delivery, innovation, digital health, healthcare ICT, and commercialisation. Learn more at www.talkinghealthtech.com/podcast/network

  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech recorded at Digital Health Week NZ, host Peter Birch interviews Blaik Wilson, CEO of Cemplicity, a company specialising in patient-reported measures. 

    Blaik provides insights into the significance of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) in understanding patient health and experiences. The conversation covers the impact of collecting and analysing this data, the challenges faced in the healthcare industry, and the future priorities for Cemplicity.

    Key Takeaways:

    - The significance of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) in understanding patient health and experiences.

    - The importance of capturing and analysing patient data to drive care improvement and provide patient-centric, personalised care.

    - The potential of utilising patient-reported measures to enhance the healthcare system by connecting patients with their care teams, especially when they are away from immediate care.

    - The role of technology, service layer, and customer success in capturing and utilising patient-reported measures effectively.

    - The impact of global data consolidation in understanding patient perceptions and benchmarking.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech recorded at Healthcare Week in Hamilton New Zealand, host Peter Birch speaks with Jane Prowse, CTO of FiveP, and Nicole Hosking, Operations Director for Radiology and Molecular Imaging and Therapy at Austin Health.

    They discuss the development of the Baret role-based communicator app, a solution that addresses communication challenges in Austin Health. Jane and Nicole share insights into the creation of the app, its functionality, and the impact it has had on clinical workflows.

    Key Takeaways:

    - The Baret app was developed to address complex communication challenges, such as finding the right person to communicate with 24/7 and minimising the use of multiple communication methods.

    - The app leverages Microsoft Teams for seamless integration, reducing the need for additional logins and authentication steps.

    - Baret focuses on clinical governance, incorporating measures to ensure communication quality, safety, and risk management within the hospital environment. It also provides valuable data insights for better assessment of communication quality and workload.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch speaks with a diverse panel of experts from the healthcare and technology sectors. Recorded during the bustling HiNZ Digital Health Week in Hamilton, New Zealand, this collection of interviews provides a valuable snapshot of the current and future landscape of health informatics in New Zealand. 

    Featured in this episode: 

    Manu Sione - Te Whatu Ora / Health New ZealandDr Simon Kos - MicrosoftAnne O'Hanlon - Orion HealthRobin Blythe - PhD Student QUTDr Angela Lim - ClearheadDr Kaveh Safavi, AccentureGrahame Grieve - HL7 AustraliaTim Corbett - Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ)Brian Biggs - IntersystemsChristopher Dawson - SpritelySarfraz Ahmad - Valentia Al Duncan - Webtools NZRyl Jensen - Digital Health Association NZDavid Habib -  Fujifilm

    We explore themes such as interoperability, digital transformation challenges, the significance of community in healthcare, and the embracing of new technologies like AI. Get ready for an engaging tour through the minds of those driving the pulse of health tech innovation in New Zealand!

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  • In this episode, Sophie Turner from Talking HealthTech brings us conversations with a variety of healthcare and technology experts recorded at Victorian Healthcare Week 2023. Key figures include Grahame Grieve discussing the "Sparked" initiative, Rebecca Meynell from the Victorian Department of Health, Cody Johansen from HealtHIE Nevada, Nickola Allan from Maryborough District Health Service, Tim Bowles from Royal Perth Hospital, Jon Herries from Te Wah Tu Ora Health New Zealand, Amy McKimm from Alfred Health, Brett Chambers from Western NSW LHD, and Eleanor Milton from Monash Health.

    They cover a wide array of topics including digital health standards, challenges in rural and metropolitan healthcare, the impact of AI on the health system, patient engagement in digital health, and the role of digital platforms in healthcare innovation.

    Key Takeaways:

    - Importance of digital health standards and the need for involvement in initiatives like "sparked" discussed by Grahame Grieve.

    - Challenges and rewards of working in rural and remote communities emphasised by Nickola Allan.

    - The innovative approach of Royal Perth Hospital to continuous patient monitoring using AI and telehealth solutions.

    - The significance of the patient voice in digital health highlighted by Amy McKimm.

    - The transformation of pharmacy services in remote locations through digital platforms, as discussed by Brett Chambers.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch leads a live stream discussion on the current state of analytics and interoperability in the Australian and New Zealand healthcare industry. The episode features guests Robbi Karp, CEO of Fluffy Spider Technologies, specialising in interoperability solutions, and Andrew Aho from InterSystems, a data platforms specialist. The conversation delves into the challenges and opportunities surrounding the adoption of new technology, interoperability, and data analytics in healthcare. The guests share insights from the "state of analytics and interoperability study" conducted by InterSystems, shedding light on the perspectives of healthcare executives in the Australia and New Zealand region.

    Key Takeaways:

    1. The resistance to change within the healthcare industry, driven by factors such as patient risk, regulation, and fear of poor outcomes, presents challenges for adopting new technology and achieving interoperability.

    2. The importance of leveraging technology vendors and partner community for solutions and support in addressing the limitations and challenges of achieving interoperability and sharing data in electronic discharge summary delivery.

    3. The need for government support to drive data openness and standardisation for the benefit of patient outcomes, overcoming resistance to change within healthcare and technology providers.

    4. The significance of aligning data strategy with organisational objectives and choosing technology partners with a rich ecosystem to drive progress in Australian healthcare.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch interviews Hal Wolf, President and CEO of HIMSS, a global nonprofit with over 125,000 members advocating for the transformation of healthtech through information and technology.

    They discuss key highlights and must-see speakers and topics at the upcoming HIMSS 24, critical issues in healthtech, the role of artificial intelligence in healthtech, the modernised INFRAM, and the significance of sustainability in the healthcare industry. Hal Wolf shares valuable insights into the future potentials of healthcare, the challenges, and innovations that healthcare professionals need to be aware of.

    Key Takeaways:

    1. The significance of the HIMSS 24 event and the collaboration with Informa Markets in organising large-scale healthcare events.

    2. The role of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of healthcare and its potential in predictive modelling and healthcare monitoring.

    3. The importance of sustainability in healthcare, including environmental impact, focusing on carbon emissions and the need for energy-conscious applications.

    4. The launch of the modernised INFRAM by HIMSS, focusing on the back-end systems needed for the development of system platforms and operational strategies, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, technology adoption, and environmental sustainability.

    Check out the episode and full show notes on the Talking HealthTech website.

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, we bring you the highlights from the ANDHealth Digital Health Summit in Melbourne. Featuring industry leaders and experts from across the globe, the summit focused on international market expansion and digital health trends. The discussion delves into the challenges and insights gained while navigating the US market for digital health products. Guest speakers, including Dr. Devinder Chauhan, Fiona Hammond, Emma Ball, Peter Hawkes, Kate Merton, Amandeep Hansra, and Bronwyn Le Grice, provide valuable insights into the potential of digital health, industry challenges, and the impact on patient outcomes.

    Key Takeaways

    1. Transitioning to the US Market: Dr. Devinder Chauhan shares insights on transitioning from Australia to the US market, highlighting the challenges and learnings.

    2. Digital Patient Engagement: Fiona Hammond from Perx Health discusses their success and challenges in providing digital patient engagement tools and their expansion in the US market.

    3. Collaboration and Equity of Care: The importance of collaboration and equity of care in diverse industries is emphasised by Fiona Hammond and Kate Merton from Chicago ARC.

    4. Partnering with Startups: Peter Hawkes from Johnson & Johnson Medtech shares the importance of building relationships with startups at different stages of their lifecycle and engaging with large corporations and pharma.

    5. Impact of Digital Health on Underserved Populations: The event highlights the significance of designing digital health technologies for underserved populations and promoting health equity.

    Check out the episode and full show notes on the Talking HealthTech website..

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  • In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch is in Tokyo, Japan, speaking with Shinya Yamamoto, a startup mentor, clinical research innovation professor, and futurist. They delve into the opportunities and challenges in the healthtech industry in Japan, addressing the impact of an ageing population and rising healthcare costs. Shinya provides insightful perspectives on the Japanese healthcare ecosystem, the need for innovation, and the government's increased interest in supporting technology startups.

    Key Takeaways

    - Healthcare Challenges in Japan: The discussion highlights the challenges posed by an ageing population and rising healthcare costs in Japan, which creates a need for innovation and technological advancements in the industry.

    - Role of Small Incubators: Shinya emphasises the significance of small incubators and startups in driving innovation, given the nimbleness and flexibility they offer compared to large organisations.

    - Government Support and Global Market Entry: Shinya explains the Japanese government's increasing interest in supporting startups, making it an opportune time for entrepreneurs to enter the Japanese market. He also discusses the importance of building with a global mindset for technology startups.

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