Faces of Digital Health

Faces of Digital Health

Faces of Digital Health is a podcast about digital health, exploring how different healthcare systems adopt technologies in healthcare. Its aim is to satisfy curiosity about different cultures, identify barriers to success in different countries and finding answers and advice for accelerating the success of digital health entrepreneurs.

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Would you Pay $2500 for a Preventative MRI Scan?
Faces of Digital HealthJuly 15, 202400:21:33

Would you Pay $2500 for a Preventative MRI Scan?

You may not have heard about Prenuvo, but you probably know Kim Kardashian. Or perhaps you know about Prenuvo because of Kim Kardashian. Prenuvo offers whole-body MRI scans for $2500. About 3-4% of people get something discovered, 10% have detected changes that require follow-ups. Opinions about the usefulness of these scans are diverse, with some hesitation on the clinical side. At HLTH Europe, t...

HLTH Europe 2024: AI, Patients, Women's health, and more
Faces of Digital HealthJune 24, 202400:24:51

HLTH Europe 2024: AI, Patients, Women's health, and more

If you ever want to go to a healthcare innovation conference that doesn’t shy away from potentially controversive topics, HLTH is your place to go. In June 2024, the conference, which attracts 12,000 people in the US, came to Europe. At the center of the exhibition hall stood the Heart Stage focused on topics related to women’s health. Around it were the exhibitor booth and other stages, each desi...

Women's Health: What it is, how it's funded and what changes do we need? (Joy Rios)
Faces of Digital HealthJune 17, 202400:28:19

Women's Health: What it is, how it's funded and what changes do we need? (Joy Rios)

Debates around equity and equality, especially concerning men and women and female representation, can become heated and divisive quickly. For a long time, female bodies have been perceived merely as male bodies with different reproductive organs. However, the differences go beyond that: 80% of people with autoimmune conditions are women, 66% of Alzheimer's disease patients are women, and symptoms...

HIMSS Europe 2024: EHDS, future of interoperability, next steps in AI, and where patient journey fits in?
Faces of Digital HealthJune 02, 202400:33:16

HIMSS Europe 2024: EHDS, future of interoperability, next steps in AI, and where patient journey fits in?

Rome was buzzing with digital health at the end of May as the HIMSS Europe conference took place at La Nuova Congress Center. Delegates from 80 countries and representatives of health ministries of 20 countries marked the event with discussions about the implementation of EHDS, the EU AI Act, and more. In this episode, a few participants share their impressions from the discussions at the conferen...

Can We Harmonize Medication Management Across Europe?
Faces of Digital HealthMay 22, 202400:36:52

Can We Harmonize Medication Management Across Europe?

According to WHO, the global cost associated with medication errors is 42 billion US dollars. Errors can happen at the point of prescribing, transcribing from one system to the other, or administration, when the wrong patient is given either the wrong drug or the wrong dose. Medication administration errors can be prevented with the introduction of closed-loop medication management, where all poin...

Learning From pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy - What's Next to EHDS? (Eric Sutherland)
Faces of Digital HealthMay 07, 202400:43:21

Learning From pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy - What's Next to EHDS? (Eric Sutherland)

The European Health Data Space is around the corner. The legislation is confirmed. How do we get to the next steps? Today you will hear a discussion with Eric Sutherland, Senior Health Economist and Digital Health Lead at OECD, who worked on the pan-Canadian health data strategy before his current role. We discussed the upcoming implementation of the European Health Data Space, what needs to happe...

Switzerland, AI and Liquid Biopsies
Faces of Digital HealthApril 25, 202400:36:51

Switzerland, AI and Liquid Biopsies

AI and predictive modeling to understand an individual’s immune system function and predict treatment response are still in very early stages. We dream about precision medicine and getting every answer we can for ourselves when we get sick. However, if we look at genomics, only about 20 percent of human coding genes are well-studied. The remaining 80 percent (about 16,000 genes, along with the pro...

Healthtech in the GCC Countries: Focus on Infrastructure and Export Capabilities
Faces of Digital HealthApril 09, 202400:38:29

Healthtech in the GCC Countries: Focus on Infrastructure and Export Capabilities

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) brings together six Arab countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates When one reads about the GCC countries, there’s nothing but the impression of prosperity: high investments, determination, and enthusiasm in tech-supported healthcare. The spending on healthcare by the GCC governments is on an astronomical rise. From a re...

DTx in 2024: Where Are We With Business and Reimbursement Models? (Andy Molnar)
Faces of Digital HealthApril 02, 202400:21:57

DTx in 2024: Where Are We With Business and Reimbursement Models? (Andy Molnar)

In the last few years, we've witnessed a whirlwind of developments in the world of Digital Therapeutics (DTx) - from FDA approvals sparking optimism for the industry, to the establishment of regulatory frameworks in countries like Germany, France, and Belgium. However, in 2023, the industry faced a stark reality check, marked by the fall of some key players and healthcare systems' hesitancy toward...