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Tech Tonics: Deneen Vojta – Skating to Where the Healthcare Puck is Going

June 19th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Deneen Vojta – Skating to Where the Healthcare Puck is Going

Deneen Vojta has played virtually every possible position in the healthcare world. She has at various times been a physician, an entrepreneur and a payer. Today it’s a hat trick, bringing all three of these roles together to ...
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Tech Tonics: Zak Kohane On Medicine and Computers

June 5th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Zak Kohane On Medicine and Computers

The son of Eastern European immigrants, Zak Kohane was born and raised in Switzerland; he then came to the United States where he’s nurtured a passion for medicine and computers to become one of the nation’s leading thinkers, innovators, and ...
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Tech Tonics: Glen de Vries – A Series Of Quite Fortunate Events

May 23rd, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Glen de Vries – A Series Of Quite Fortunate Events

Glen de Vries grew up in Manhattan, a nerdy kid who admired Richard Feynman, loved his TRS-80, and went to Carnegie Mellon University planning to study chemistry and computer science. A summer of molecular biology inspired him to switch ...
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Tech Tonics: iRhythm’s Uday Kumar… What Makes Him Tick

May 8th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: iRhythm’s Uday Kumar… What Makes Him Tick

The medical device company iRhythm has been described as that rarest of all breeds – a digital health company with an actual, viable business model behind it. On today’s Tech Tonics podcast, we’re delighted to welcome Uday Kumar, the ...
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Tech Tonics: Jan Bruce and the Science of Resilience

Tech Tonics: Jan Bruce and the Science of Resilience

When you ask Jan Bruce where she grew up, she says “in the media business.” Jan worked early on in the magazine and then digital media sectors, backing into the health and wellness category through opportunity. She planned a ...
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Tech Tonics: Jess Mega of Verily Actually Is Making the World a Better Place

March 27th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Jess Mega of Verily Actually Is Making the World a Better Place

Jessica Mega, an accomplished cardiologist and now Chief Medical Officer at Alphabet’s Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), says she joined the venerable Silicon Valley company to help patients. According to Jess, physicians who love patients need to lean into ...
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Tech Tonics: The Intersection of Medicine and Marijuana

February 20th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: The Intersection of Medicine and Marijuana

Reports suggest that today there are between 1.2 to 2.6 million legal medical marijuana users in the U.S. But as we know, there is great controversy about medical marijuana as a “legitimate” medical intervention due to its history as an ...
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Tech Tonics: Chris Benko, From Fortune 100 to Fortune Seeker

February 6th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Chris Benko, From Fortune 100 to Fortune Seeker

Chris Benko first joined Merck when he was but a lad of eighteen, rising through the ranks in HR and talent management to become one of the youngest VPs in the history of the organization, at the age of 34.

But ...
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Tech Tonics: Susannah Fox, Learning from MacGyver Patients

January 16th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Susannah Fox, Learning from MacGyver Patients

Susannah Fox eloquently described her job as U.S. HHS Chief Technology Officer – a role which just came to an end in the transition to a new administration – as “helping Health and Human Service (HHS) leadership harness the power ...
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Tech Tonics: Rasu Shrestha – Living Inside the Culture Clash

December 12th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Rasu Shrestha – Living Inside the Culture Clash

Rasu Shrestha, MD, is one of those doctors who found his way from medicine to technology. As he puts it, he rolled downhill from his birthplace in Kathmandu, Nepal, across many continents and into medical school in India. But ...
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Tech Tonics: The Most Interesting Man in Silicon Valley

October 31st, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: The Most Interesting Man in Silicon Valley

Jazz musician, cardiologist, geneticist, engineer, entrepreneur, referee of kids soccer: our guest today, Stanford’s Euan Ashley, does it all, and just might be the most interesting man in Silicon Valley.

Scotsman by birth, doctor by destiny, and a technologist by choice, ...
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Tech Tonics: Diego Miralles – Physician, Scientist, Drug Developer, Humanist

August 22nd, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Diego Miralles – Physician, Scientist, Drug Developer, Humanist

Infectious disease physician, entrepreneur, and life-long innovator, Diego Miralles has pursued the frontiers of medicine on three continents, and in at least three distinct settings: academia, biotech startups, and the largest pharma company on earth, J&J. There, he founded both ...
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Tech Tonics: Our Favorite Bioethicist, Michelle Meyer

Tech Tonics: Martin Kelly, Conductor of a Global Orchestra of Entrepreneurship

Tech Tonics: Martin Kelly, Conductor of a Global Orchestra of Entrepreneurship

One of the most significant challenges faced by the healthcare community is that the biggest companies want to innovate but can’t get out of their own way, while the smallest companies want to have an impact, but can’t get any ...
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Tech Tonics: 2016 Preview

Tech Tonics: 2016 Preview

Tech Tonics started 2015 with a goal of featuring the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health. We had 24 great shows featuring the perspectives of consumers and physicians, technologists and investors and others who represent the ...
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Tech Tonics: John Hixson, From Aggie To Techie

December 23rd, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: John Hixson, From Aggie To Techie

John Hixson’s career has taken him from a small town near Waco, Texas to the Johns Hopkins Medical School, a neurology residency at the University of Pennyslvannia, and ultimately to his current role at neurologist at UCSF and the San ...
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Tech Tonics: Thomas Goetz, Bridging the Analog Divide

November 23rd, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: Thomas Goetz, Bridging the Analog Divide

Writer, editor, entrepreneur, visionary – Thomas Goetz has always combined a sophisticated understanding of emerging technologies with a profound sense of humanism. This was evident in his work at Wired (where he served as executive editor for eleven years), ...
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Tech Tonics: Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Translating Technology into Practice

October 18th, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Translating Technology into Practice

It seemed like a simple enough idea – evaluating whether the use of virtual reality goggles would reduce the pain experienced by hospitalized patients. Yet, when Brennan Spiegel, a gastroenterologist, clinical trial expert, and digital health pioneer at Cedar Sinai ...
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Tech Tonics: 2015 Health 2.0 Preview with Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya

Tech Tonics: 2015 Health 2.0 Preview with Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya

Matthew Holt has spent 20 years in health care as a researcher, forecaster, and strategist. He learned from some of the best in forecasting, policy and survey organizations, like the Institute for the Future and Harris Interactive. But these days ...
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Tech Tonics: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Getting Close to Home on Healthcare Costs

September 28th, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Getting Close to Home on Healthcare Costs

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn’s mother was named Polly. Polly was diagnosed in 1971 with leukemia treated with the current state of medieval medicine and told she would not live long. But armed with a well-equipped librarian, some cooperative doctors and Adelle Davis’ ...
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Tech Tonics: John Wilbanks, Participant-Centric Innovation

September 15th, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: John Wilbanks, Participant-Centric Innovation

When John Wilbanks graduated from Tulane with a major in philosophy and almost a minor in French, he had little idea that he would become one of the world’s most important forces for good in the areas of citizen science, ...
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Tech Tonics: Bijan Salehizadeh, from Dr. Oz to Venture Capital

Tech Tonics: Bijan Salehizadeh, from Dr. Oz to Venture Capital

In his final year of medical school at Columbia, Bijan Salehizadeh weighed whether to become a cardiothoracic surgeon or pursue what was a very unusual path at the time: a career in entrepreneurship.

Inspired by mentors including Dr. Mehmet Oz ...
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Tech Tonics: Jonathon Feit on How to Empower First Responders

Tech Tonics: Jonathon Feit on How to Empower First Responders

God help you if you are picked up by ambulance—assuming they can find you easily, they don’t know anything about you, can’t get your medical record, can’t effectively pre-communicate to the hospital what you will need, can’t document your data ...
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Tech Tonics: Bob Wachter, The Digital Doctor

Tech Tonics: Bob Wachter, The Digital Doctor

UCSF professor Bob Wachter has had a front row view to the collision of irresistible emerging technology with an immovable healthcare system, and has managed to navigate this interface with unusual nuance and grace, a story he shares in the ...
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Tech Tonics: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Doctor, David Goodman

Tech Tonics: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Doctor, David Goodman

After his second series of medical school rejections, biomedical engineer David Goodman found his way to a nascent medical device company seeking to develop an easy way to measure oxygen levels in the blood. The result – the Nellcor pulse ...
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