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Innovations in Health Tech - How Will You Benefit?


On the June 23rd episode:

Are wireless devices really helping people lead healthier and longer lives?  Host Joseph Pace discusses the impact of current and future innovations in health tech.

As our bodies share rich data wirelessly, how can we be sure it will not be used to discriminate against those who have medical conditions or are predisposed to have them? 


What are the most important wireless devices in medicine's future?


Will they help reduce healthcare costs?




Eric Topol, M.D. - Professor of Genomics and occupier of the Scripps endowed chair in innovative medicine.  He is the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA.  He is also the author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine:  How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.


Howard Look - President and CEO of Tidepool.org.  Tidepool is a non-profit organization that provides an open-source data platform and apps for diabetes management.  Previously, he was a Vice President of Software at TiVo, Pixar, and Amazon.  He is the father of a Type 1 diabetic.


Malay Gandhi -  Managing Director at Rock Health, which provides start-ups with funding and full-service support.  Prior to joining Rock Health, Malay spent eight years at Deloitte Consulting in their healthcare practice.


Producer:  Wendy Holcombe