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Tech Tonics: Dorit Donoviel, To Infinity and Beyond

September 19th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Dorit Donoviel, To Infinity and Beyond

A self-described geek, Dorit Donoviel was happily pursuing a career in molecular biology until a chance encountered diverted her course to space medicine. Today, Dorit directs the Biomedical Innovations Lab, Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in ...
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Tech Tonics: Jessica Rousset – Today’s Kids Are Tomorrow’s Adults

September 6th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Jessica Rousset – Today’s Kids Are Tomorrow’s Adults

While determining what to do with college and her career, Jessica Rousset struggled to decide – go with the right brain and be an artist or go with the left brain and pursue engineering. In a way she has managed ...
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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: Kara Dennis and the Development of New Therapies

Tech Tonics: Kara Dennis and the Development of New Therapies

The gap between the promise and practice of technology has been especially vivid in the area of pharmaceutical clinical trials, where even switching from paper to electronic data capture has proved too radical for some sponsors. Today’s guest, Kara Dennis, ...
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Tech Tonics: Jim Joyce, A Man of Genius Makes No Mistakes

Tech Tonics:  Jim Joyce, A Man of Genius Makes No Mistakes

James Joyce, the famous Irish author once said, “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portraits of discovery.” His namesake, entrepreneur Jim Joyce, could not agree more. An entrepreneur many ...
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Tech Tonics: Merck’s Robert Plenge on Human Biology and Social Media

Tech Tonics: Merck’s Robert Plenge on Human Biology and Social Media

For years, medical research seemed focused on understanding disease processes primarily through model organisms such as yeast, flies, and mice. Today’s guest, Merck’s Robert Plenge, offers the radical suggestion that with the help of emerging technology “humans serve as the ...
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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. Sachin Jain… Professional Culture, Patient Focused

November 2nd, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: Dr. Sachin Jain… Professional Culture, Patient Focused

When Dr. Sachin Jain got the call to become Chief Medical Officer of Anthem’s highly-regarded CareMore Unit, he could hardly have feigned surprise. It must have seemed like the role to which he was destined: a physician leader in ...
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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: 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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Tech Tonics: Sean Duffy’s Ascent from Legos to Healthcare

Tech Tonics: Sean Duffy’s Ascent from Legos to Healthcare

Sean Duffy was one of those kids building monumental Lego edifices when his friends were playing outside. He continued to progress on the building front until he hit on his latest endeavor, the establishment of Omada Health, a company that ...
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Tech Tonics: Elli Kaplan, Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Tech Tonics: Elli Kaplan, Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

I first met Elli Kaplan, CEO of Neurotrack, when she won the SXSW best new start-up competition a few years back. She wowed the audience for the scope and creativity of what she is trying to do: create a non-invasive ...
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Tech Tonics: Linda Avey, We Are Curious

Tech Tonics: Linda Avey, We Are Curious

When 23andMe veteran Linda Avey pitched her new startup, We Are Curious (which focuses on integrating patient-reported symptoms and experiences) she thought she’d emphasize a condition that seemed like an easy win: menopause-associated symptoms.

VCs, she reasoned, would be ...
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Tech Tonics: John de Souza, Meant for Medicine

Tech Tonics: John de Souza, Meant for Medicine

As a child growing up in Ethiopia, John de Souza witnessed the grim reality of poverty — families wishing for rapid death for their sick children because a cure was out of reach socially and financially. Fast forward a number ...
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Tech Tonics: Dr. Jason Langheier and the Power of Personalization

Tech Tonics: Dr. Jason Langheier and the Power of Personalization

“If Amazon can personalize book recommendations, if we can get digital prescriptions of drugs nailed down with Walgreens, why can’t the two come together so that physicians can give personalized prescriptions for healthy eating?” wonders Dr. Jason Langheier, the CEO ...
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Tech Tonics: Erik Douglas, and the Move to Mobile Digital Diagnostics

Tech Tonics: Erik Douglas, and the Move to Mobile Digital Diagnostics

Many people who work in the medical industry come to it for personal reasons. For scientist and hardware hacker Erik Douglas, his stint helping diagnose patients in the remotest parts of Africa and Asia was a pivotal moment. It led ...
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Tech Tonics: From Apples to Apple to Better, Geoff Clapp’s Road to Healthcare Technology

February 23rd, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: From Apples to Apple to Better, Geoff Clapp’s Road to Healthcare Technology

Today’s Tech Tonics Podcast features Geoff Clapp, CEO of Better, Inc. From the apple growing community of central Massachusetts to the Apple Computer community of Silicon Valley, Geoff has been a lifelong high technology fan. He started out ...
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Tech Tonics: Michelle Snyder and the Transformation of Sickcare to Wellcare

February 9th, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: Michelle Snyder and the Transformation of Sickcare to Wellcare

Announcing our 3rd edition of Tech Tonics, the Podcast. Today’s show features an interview with long-time digital health entrepreneur Michelle Snyder. Michelle is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Welltok, a company that works with health plans and other population ...
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Tech Tonics: Aenor Sawyer’s 360 Degree View of Healthcare

January 26th, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: Aenor Sawyer’s 360 Degree View of Healthcare

In this second edition of Tech Tonics, the Podcast, we feature Aenor Sawyer, MD. Aenor has had an unusual journey to and through the healthcare world. She has held the roles of physical therapist, physician, patient, caregiver and technology ...
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Tech Tonics: Lisa Maki and the Power of Empathy to Develop Healthcare Solutions

January 18th, 2015 |
Tech Tonics: Lisa Maki and the Power of Empathy to Develop Healthcare Solutions

Lisa Maki’s unexpected journey took her from the outskirts of Puget Sound (where we discovered she grew up, in her words, a “Seattle Hillbilly”), to Silicon Valley. Today she is CEO of a company that helps people find profoundly ...
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