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Tech Tonics: Sek Kathiresan, When The Genetics of Heart Disease Becomes Intensely Personal

September 24th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Sek Kathiresan, When The Genetics of Heart Disease Becomes Intensely Personal

When Harvard cardiologist and geneticist Sek Kathiresan was promoted earlier this year to full professor at Harvard Medical School (he also has an appointment at the Broad Institute), he shared the news in a poignant tweet that basically said, ““from ...
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Tech Tonics: Brad Hirsch, A Cancer Doctor With Management Chops

September 10th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Brad Hirsch, A Cancer Doctor With Management Chops

If Alex P. Keaton was from Texas, went on to med school, and then trained in oncology, he might have emerged looking something like today’s guest, Dr. Brad Hirsch, an MD/MBA with a doctor’s heart and a businessman’s head, who’s ...
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Audio White Paper: “Three Macrotrends Impacting the Journey to 2030,” from Kaleido Insights

August 16th, 2018 |
Audio White Paper: “Three Macrotrends Impacting the Journey to 2030,” from Kaleido Insights

The pace of change driven by technological advancement isn’t just accelerating, it’s widening. The scope of this change simultaneously defines our age as well as how we manage life and work. In this introductory report from Kaleido Insights, we explore ...
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Tech Tonics: Sam Blackman, Translation With Heart

August 6th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Sam Blackman, Translation With Heart

Story teller, writer, drug developer – Sam Blackman is all three, a philosophy major who became a pediatric oncologist and then a creative drug developer with a penchant for imaginative solutions to translational challenges.

Although he was the son of ...
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Tech Tonics: Owen Tripp – Grand Founder

July 23rd, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Owen Tripp – Grand Founder

Owen Tripp, Founder and CEO of Grand Rounds, was brought up by parents who taught him that you could do whatever you chose to do and that there was not one clear path to the right door. Owen has ...
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Tech Tonics: Molly Coye’s 360 View of the Healthcare System

July 9th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Molly Coye’s 360 View of the Healthcare System

Dr. Molly Coye comes from a family who was obsessed with innovation and had a high tolerance for risk. They also had a history of commitment to anything that would disrupt unjust social paradigms and passed that down through ...
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Tech Tonics: From Maine to Mainstream – The Noah Craft Story

June 25th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: From Maine to Mainstream – The Noah Craft Story

Raised in a small town in Maine, and passionate about infectious diseases in the developing world, Noah Craft may not seem like your typical health tech entrepreneur – but on today’s show, we’ll hear how he’s channeled his passions into ...
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Tech Tonics: Amalio Telenti, International Man of (Genetic) Mystery

May 21st, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Amalio Telenti, International Man of (Genetic) Mystery

In the course of his fascinating career, physician-scientist Amalio Telenti has had the opportunity to work in two imiscible centers of excellence in genomics: Eric Lander’s Broad Institute and Craig Venter’s Human Longevity Institute (HLI); on today’s show, we’ll learn ...
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Tech Tonics: Scott Barclay of Data Collective, Journeying Down the Data Stream

May 7th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Scott Barclay of Data Collective, Journeying Down the Data Stream

Scott Barclay is a nearly ubiquitous presence around the healthcare IT world, standing at the intersection of technology and health since 2005. He has journeyed down the data stream from CVS to startup whisperer to venture capital investor over the ...
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Tech Tonics: Eric Leuthardt… neurosurgeon, inventor, playwright, book author, clothing designer and father of two

April 23rd, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Eric Leuthardt… neurosurgeon, inventor, playwright, book author, clothing designer and father of two

Eric Leuthardt, MD, is quite the Renaissance Man. An accomplished neurosurgeon, inventor, playwright, book author, clothing designer and father of two, Eric has built a career with and around brains in a way no one would have imagined early ...
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Tech Tonics: Katherine Chou – How A Quintessential Googler Wraps Her (Deep) Mind Around Healthcare

April 9th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Katherine Chou – How A Quintessential Googler Wraps Her (Deep) Mind Around Healthcare

Katherine Chou is in many ways the quintessential Googler – super smart, a passion for computer science, an engineer through and through. On today’s episode of Tech Tonics, we’ll learn how this rock star at Google decided to turn her ...
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Tech Tonics: O-K K-A-R-D-I-A, The Dave Albert Story

March 19th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: O-K K-A-R-D-I-A, The Dave Albert Story

Although his dad was a prominent politician who eventually became Speaker of the House, AliveCor Founder Dave Albert always knew he wanted to a career in medicine – it was the passion he discovered for engineering and entrepreneurship that took ...
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Tech Tonics: Lisa Alderson and her Long and Winding Road to Genomics

March 5th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Lisa Alderson and her Long and Winding Road to Genomics

For a skydiver who’s motto is “Just jump out and go”, the journey from chasing down Sandanista kidnappers to driving Disney strategy to genomics pioneer sounds sort of rational. Lisa Alderson, founder and CEO of Genome Medical, is one of ...
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Tech Tonics: Patients are why technology matters

February 5th, 2018 |
Tech Tonics: Patients are why technology matters

Deborah DiSanzo had a plan. She was going to be a stockbroker and make a ton of money to rise out of the rough circumstances of her childhood and make it big. When she realized she hated the ...
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Tech Tonics: Daphne Koller – Guiding Health From AI to Actual Intelligence

December 4th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Daphne Koller – Guiding Health From AI to Actual Intelligence

While most of us spent our early teens dealing with the drama of middle school, Daphne Koller was in Israel simultaneously completing high school and college. She was a computer science prodigy on the fast path to a career as ...
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Tech Tonics: Jack Barrette – Turning Patient Expertise into Action

October 9th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Jack Barrette – Turning Patient Expertise into Action

Each of us has been, at some time in our lives, a patient in the medical system. But some people have such extensive patient experience that their thoughts can translate to meaningful expertise. Jack Barrette is helping these patients turn ...
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Tech Tonics: Amy Abernethy – Dosage, Disney & Data

September 25th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Amy Abernethy – Dosage, Disney & Data

If anyone can bridge the gap between technology and health, it just might be Amy Abernethy , oncologist and technologist, who has led the charge, first at Duke and now at Flatiron, for rethinking the way we collect and analyze ...
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Tech Tonics: Chris Cassel, Accidental Doctor to Ultimate Physician Leader

September 11th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Chris Cassel, Accidental Doctor to Ultimate Physician Leader

Dr. Christine Cassel never set out to be a doctor but a chance encounter between a kindly navy corpsman and her unexpectedly broken leg took her down the road to medicine. Over the years she has undergone an evolution ...
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Tech Tonics: Rachel Francine and the Many Applications of Music Therapy

August 28th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Rachel Francine and the Many Applications of Music Therapy

For many, music as medicine has long been put in that category of things that seem nice but not like “real medicine” We all know that music can make us feel better individually, but there is an accumulating body of ...
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Intel DCM Demo with Ofer Lior

August 15th, 2017 |
Intel DCM Demo with Ofer Lior

Ofer Lior demonstrates the Intel Data Center Management tool showing real-time power and thermal monitoring, sub-component failure analysis and out of band real-time utilization data, server count per rack, power usage, as well as many other features.

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Tech Tonics: While Designing the Clinic of the Future In New York, Joel Dudley Remains a Cheesehead at Heart

August 14th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: While Designing the Clinic of the Future In New York, Joel Dudley Remains a Cheesehead at Heart

From the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, to the desert of Arizona, to the Eden that is Palo Alto, to his current home in the greatest city on earth, Joel Dudley has followed his interests and instincts to become a pioneer ...
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Tech Tonics: Margaret Laws, Where Non-Profit & For-Profit Healthcare Innovation Collide

July 10th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Margaret Laws, Where Non-Profit & For-Profit Healthcare Innovation Collide

Margaret Laws has been working at the intersection of the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare world for many years. This world has had an explosion of activity to find solutions to major public health and personal health challenges; according to ...
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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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