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Office Hours: Does My Software Need FDA Clearance (SAMD)?

On this edition of #HCBiz Office Hours, Don and Shahid talk with Yuma Nambu, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at CROSS SYNC. CROSS SYNC is a Japanese startup whose medical data analytics software, “iBSEN”, enables hospital ICU’s to automate the monitoring of patient vitals and motions continuously to assist healthcare professionals in identifying acute deterioration as


Financial Advice for Early Stage Digital Health Startups w/ Kristian Marquez

We spend a lot of time talking about how to align your startup’s vision with the realities of the business of healthcare. You can have the best idea in the world, but if you don’t properly validate your offering with customers, clearly and concisely explain the value it will bring them, close deals, and deliver


The Art of the Possible: Doing Health System Innovation Right with Houston Methodist Center for Innovation

Just about every health system has an innovation program, but how do they know if it’s making a difference? That’s the question we set out to explore with the team from Houston Methodist Center for Innovation. On this episode we talk with: Michelle Stansbury, Vice President of IT Innovation Brad Shaink, Administrative Director of Digital


The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative with Grace Kitzmiller

Early in the pandemic, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) to help organizations around the world accelerate diagnostics research and development. In the first phase of the initiative, AWS awarded $8 million in computing credits and technical support to 87 organizations in 17 countries. Some of the highlights include: Stanford University


Multicultural Patient Engagement to Improve Clinical and Business Outcomes with Abner Mason

A major driver of health disparities is that the system does not typically account for the differences in the culture, language, and experience of the patients it is charged to serve. Today we talk with Abner Mason, Founder and CEO of ConsejoSano about the importance of customizing engagement to match the multicultural realities of your


Healthcare Costs, Pricing, and Consumerism w/ Steve Ambrose

Price transparency and healthcare consumerism are top of mind for many operators and observers of the healthcare industry. On the surface these topics sound great. Of course, we want to enable patients to be good consumers of healthcare. However, as we’ve seen so often on this show, aligning the obvious with the realities of the