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Digital Orthopaedics Conference (DOCSF)
17 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
DOCSF22: Innovation in Healthcare Part 2
In this episode, Katya Hancock, partner, and director of StartUp Health Network at StartUp Health introduces two of their companies and what they're doing in healthcare. She also shares their moonshots: big health challenges of our time. Victor Wang, CEO of care.coach talks about how his company is solving the caregiver crisis with pet avatars. Nicolas Rosencovich, CEO and co-founder of MindCo Health, speaks about how his company uses VR technology as a new approach to behavioral and mental health treatments. Care.Coach combines knowledge from a global team of humans with artificial intelligence in a talking cat or dog avatar that has conversational intelligence making it fun, lighthearted, non-judgmental, compassionate, and empathetic. Its goal is to coach people, primarily seniors discharged from a medical facility, to take better care of themselves. They have reduced the need for nursing home visits, trips to the ER and acute care centers, and loneliness. These pet avatars are currently offered through health plans and will improve members’ self-care experiences. MindCo Health uses virtual reality to immerse the brain and body of individuals in situations that will trigger different sensations and emotions so that they can consciously train and change their behavior. They have used this technology for smoking cessation, stress management, burnout, and preventative treatments. With the help of VR, they recreate scenarios that trigger sensations of guilt, frustration, and other emotions related to the target behavior. These also combine exposure therapy with mindfulness interventions to create awareness and change the automatic pilot mode through breathing exercises. Mind Co Health alleviates the cost of behavioral health therapy as this approach is delivered at home and eliminates the need for appointments. Listen to the conversation Victor and Nicholas have with Katya about their startups. Learn why they are part of StartUp health as they aim to make big changes in healthcare with care.coach and MindCo Health!
20 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
DOCSF22: Metaverse Chat
In this episode, Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI, illustrates what it means to live in a world of complete virtual and augmented reality: the metaverse. Louis has been working in this field since the late eighties, but technology has only caught up recently to make VR and AR widely accessible and not just something used for education purposes in the healthcare industry. With the rise of the Internet, interest in virtual reality dropped around the late nineties after a decade of being latent. The medical industry kept it alive with training simulators for doctors, as they were in demand and development. The smartphone, particularly the iPhone, was the catalyst for change that brought down the costs of processors, sensors, and flat panel screens, all of which allowed for VR headsets to be more accessible. With these devices and technology up-to-par, conversations and advancements around the concept of the metaverse skyrocketed, and Louis believes that just as the smartphone did, the metaverse will be weaved into our lives within the next ten years. He talks about two metaverses: the virtual reality world and the augmented reality world. The former consists of a world purely used for entertainment, the way we currently use television, while the latter is one where, by using lightweight glasses, information will be brought up from the virtual world interposed in our physical one. We live in a society where information is very valuable, so much so that humans are willing to trade their own data for access to more information. Louis is pushing for regulations in the upcoming augmented metaverse to avoid third-party entities to take advantage of it the way marketing has been through targeted ads. Listen to this episode to learn about Louis’s journey with virtual and augmented reality and how he’s taking a different approach with Unanimous AI to augment human abilities within the metaverse instead of replacing them with AI!
26 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
DOCSF22: Hospitals in the Metaverse
In this episode, Shafi Ahmed, Chief Medical Officer, and surgeon at the Royal London Hospital for the NHS, presents what has been the arrival of the metaverse to the healthcare industry. Thanks to 5G and Virtual Reality technology, there are many possibilities and opportunities for healthcare that are starting to pop up. We might be looking at the dawn of a brand new hospital experience within the metaverse. We’re now entering a Web 3.0 era, converging the digital and physical worlds seamlessly. Blockchain technology, NFTs, machine learning, and AI will bring forward new ways to share data securely, opening a lot of doors for many industries. Shafi explains why more connectivity is needed to allow something closer to the Internet of Things in the hospital and how the metaverse presents an interesting alternative. It all starts by creating another version of yourself, to create an avatar for you to enter the space with ML, AI, voice technology, and photogrammetry. Shafi believes this will enable virtual education to be more immersive and global than ever before, especially for healthcare training. He presents Aimedis’s healthcare city in the metaverse as a place where doctors, hospitals, and caregivers can get in touch with patients worldwide and offer them services and support. The plan is for it to be as easy as turning on a smartphone and entering your metaverse property, where you can connect to a healthcare professional in another corner of the world. Shafi discusses how data will be key in defining what that metaverse looks like, as it allows users to share their data better and even monetize it at Aimedis’s Data Exchange Marketplace. Listen to this episode to learn from professor Shafi Ahmad how the metaverse and the healthcare industry are inevitably meshing together in many different fields for the better!
20 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
DOCSF22: Four Technology Superpowers
In this episode, Alex Flores, Head of Global Health Solutions Vertical, Health, and Life Sciences Organization at Intel Corporation, talks about how the company partners and develops technology to solve some of the industry's most challenging problems. He speaks about what he considers the four technology superpowers and the tech-driven transformation they bring to healthcare. Alex starts by retelling his last doctor’s visit with his primary care doctor, where he identified four problems during the process: the use of analog practices, siloed data, obstructed workflow efficiencies, and a far-from-perfect patient experience. These issues could be solved with existing technologies. Healthcare should move from a day-to-day care model to one where experimentation, education, and projection give patients a better understanding of their health and what they can do about it. He introduces the four technology superpowers that enable digital transformation across multiple industries. AI can allow clinicians to focus on their most challenging problems, pervasive connectivity can help clinicians engage anytime and anywhere, and both edge computing and cloud-to-edge infrastructure enable data to be generated, transported, analyzed, and stored. He also talks about Care Syntax’s digital surgery platform that delivers predictive insights in the OR, called Proximie, allowing clinicians to connect live from anywhere in the world, and Magic Leap’s surgical goggles that immerse surgeons digitally to prepare for complex surgeries. Listen to Alex Flores’s talk on why digital transformation is a shift the industry needs to embrace and the four technology superpowers that will enable it!
43 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
DOCSF22: DOCSF Science-Sensors and AR/VR in Orthopaedics
In this episode, Fabrizio Billi, Scientific Director at DOCSF, and Lee Grossman, CEO at OREF, moderate a discussion around six papers on sensors, extended reality, virtual reality, and augmented reality in orthopedics. In the module about sensors, they welcomed Jeffrey Lotz, Vice Chair of Research in Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF, and Cory Calendine, an orthopedic surgeon, where they review three papers on electronics being used as diagnostic and therapeutic tools, stretchable and suitable fiber sensors for wireless monitoring of connective tissue strains, and sensor-embedded fracture plates to quantify fracture healing. For them, this technology has still a long way to come but will be passively delivering data insights effectively. During the second module, discussing the papers about XR, VR, and AR, Fabrizio and Lee are joined by Sigurd Berven, Chief of Spine Service at UCLA, and Louis Rosenberg, CEO at Unanimous AI. The four of them also discuss three papers about trauma patient care simulation that uses extended reality technology in a hybrid emergency room, clinical accuracy through augmented reality, and orthopedic navigation by an AR platform. Even though this seems to be where this XR/VR/AR technology is heading, they all agree that the accuracy is compromised sometimes, and there is space for improvement. Listen to this episode for two very interesting modules on how sensors, extended, virtual, and augmented reality are being developed to assist orthopedic patients and doctors!
44 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
DOCSF22: Sensors, Sensing, and Sensei
In this episode, Ivan Poupyrev, Director of Google ATAP, Advanced Technologies and Products Division, Nicholas Gillian, lead machine learning engineer at Google Atap, and Stefano Bini, professor of orthopedic surgery at UCSF, talk about a project they are working on together where they use sensors to improve the ability to collect data from patients. This project seeks to explore modern techniques for artificial intelligence in computing to help with the problems of postoperative recovery after orthopedic surgery. Ivan Poupyrev starts by talking about the next generation of computing, where the physical world is enhanced by this constantly. He explains how the project uses sensors to scan objects of interest, measure them, and convert this information into data. This type of technology is applied to build digital twins for healthcare. He details how data collection with sensors creates an accurate representation from which you can gather valuable insights for the consumer, be it the patient, the provider, or a payer. Thanks to modern AI advances, it's now possible to integrate as many desired sensors and create clouds without the need for a computer connection. Nicholas Gillian presents the Google Jacquard tag, which contains an inertial sensor, a small microcontroller, flash memory, and Bluetooth that can directly stream data to the cloud. Using many of these together, the goal of that project is to see and demonstrate that low-cost, non-invasive consumer-grade hardware, Combined with the best of Google's AI and software, can be used to understand and replicate patient outcomes by using motion capture to register and analyze knee angular velocity, total support movement, and hip flexion, among other variables that can help surgeons monitor patients after surgery. Listen to this conversation about how computation takes data collection into the cloud and visual representation for better insights and outcomes. And also, learn how wearable sensors derive more accurate outcome measures!
27 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
DOCSF22: Financing The Vision - Part 2
In this episode, John Bass, founder, and CEO of Hashed Health talks about the future of payments in healthcare systems using Web3 technologies. Payments are currently a complicated, costly, and inefficient part of healthcare. The health systems and processes in place were designed for a time that has now passed. Many are migrating from the traditional fee-for-service payment models to value-based and risk-based systems. However, there are still challenges to address in these new models as there is a need for more interoperability, automation, and healthcare trust; This is where John believes Web3 technologies can shift the dynamics between commerce and care, taking payments into the future. Web3 is a new version of the Internet that we all know, organized around individuals rather than being organized around centralized companies with platforms that are owned and governed by a network of curators and artists or individuals who are responsible for the creation and the delivery of value. Here we find commonly used but widely misunderstood terms like the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, DAOs, and NFTs. John uses an example where total knee replacements are sold as NFTs by a group of orthopedic surgeons with a fixed selling price and terms and conditions of purchase. He details the value transfer and explains the benefits of these types of transactions. Tune in and hear John talk about innovation in payments and Web3 technologies that enable it!
28 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
DOCSF22: Financing The Vision - Part 1
In this episode, Bobby Samuel, Vice President of Engineering at Anthem AI, talks about the organization's answer to financing the vision of orthopedic digital health through innovation, moving healthcare from reactive to preventative and proactive care. When patients go from one physician to another specialist or hospital, oftentimes, their data must be collected on-site once again; This is why 52% of US health systems executives believe that data sharing or information sharing is the technology with the most impactful and positive outcome on patient experiences. At Anthem AI, they combine clinical data, like observations, labs, and diagnoses, as well as relevant social data with medical technology, machine learning, and AI to analyze data and deliver seamless experiences for patients and the whole community around healthcare. Bobby explains how this innovation moves healthcare towards connections and relationships to enhance the human experience. The vision of orthopedic digital health is funded by a wide range of companies that go from startups to established organizations to reduce the cost of care. Anthem has a member app called Sydney that uses AI machine learning to anticipate the member's needs; and a system called Health OS that connects clinicians to EMRs, with interfaces that strive to be delightful for either end and look to set the context of the experience. Listen to Bobby talk about Anthem AI pulling data together and using technology to help people live the best and healthiest life possible, something that gets them and the vision of digital health funded!
51 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
DOCSF22: Integrating the Future of Health
In this episode, Daniel Kraft, founder of Exponential Medicine and Digital.Health, and chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic & Health Alliance talks about the internet of medical things and the future of medicine. Daniel reminisces on a TedTalk about medicine’s future and ten years later, he finds that we are in a new age of digitally connected and mobile health. For him, COVID brought transformation in an accelerated way in diagnostics, therapeutics, crowdsourcing trials, and beyond. Daniel believes the future of medicine consists in bringing multiple technologies together. He talks about developing technologies like digital twins, quantum computing, 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. He points out how smartphones today have become a powerful digital tool for individuals’ health as well. He thinks of digital health as the ability to take all new data, integrate it, make sense of it, and personalize it to the individual, clinician, or healthcare system needed. Daniel argues one of the challenges for medicine is keeping up with the innovation, which is why he’s built Digital.Health as a platform to address that problem. He thinks navigating the vast amount of applications and the data created from them and smart devices are getting more complicated. He talks about how the focus should be on producing insights and integrating them into the workflow. This information can provide an improvement in interaction with patients and accessibility. Daniel speaks about digital determinants of health as a new factor to take into account to optimize prevention, diagnostics, and therapeutics. He believes all these digital tools will upscale the healthcare space to a new golden age and democratize access. Listen to what Daniel Kraft, a noted visionary and futurist, has to say about creating the future of health, medicine, and orthopedics at DOCSF. Learn about the internet of medical things and why Daniel is certain that collaboration between innovators will bring forward a new age for health!
26 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
DOCSF22: Community and Digital Health Tech as a Gamified Service
In this episode, Roderick Alemania, co-founder, and CEO of ReadyUp Inc. talks about the evolution of the gaming industry, their community, and what healthcare can take from them. Roderick starts by giving a quick overview of the industry and its evolution. Gaming has become one of the most prominent branches of entertainment media and a massive market that consists of people from all age groups, making it around 40% of the world. Gaming has transcended the concept of being a product into a wholesome service by adding updates and continuous content for sale within a game. This change has increased profit and engagement. He speaks of how this created different and substantial dynamics around the industry and discusses platforms like Twitch and Discord. These two, encourage the creation of community around games and benefits game marketability. However, Roderick brings all of this knowledge in gaming to healthcare from his perspective as a patient in orthopedic care. He recommends cultivating the concept of creating and fostering communities around health subjects and constantly creating content for them. Roderick also proposes driving continual engagement with patients for better adherence and recovery. He suggests connecting people going through similar situations for support and understanding. Lastly, Roderick addresses the importance of mental health in this context. Listen to what Roderick Alemania, a professional from the gaming industry, has to share about healthcare at DOCSF. Learn about lessons from gaming that can improve digital health in terms of engagement and community!
19 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
DOCSF22: Spotlight on Interoperability
In this episode, Davide Vigano, co-founder and CEO of Sensoria Health, speaks about the importance of interoperability and personal health data for patient monitoring. He uses the discussion about patients owning their data as a jumping point to discuss data liquidity, collection, and quality. Davide shares lessons from his experience with the HealthVault Initiative at Microsoft and explains how companies like Sensoria Health are focusing on interoperability in the digital health space to reduce paper records and enable real data liquidity. Sensoria, like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, enables multiple devices in the internet of things to improve monitoring as self-reported patient data is insufficient or not accurate enough. Davide argues those devices with integrated soft robotics can collect quantified data that, combined with self-reported data, are meaningful enough to train AI and ML algorithms to help providers and patients. He gives an example of how this technology can digitize gait and optimize its analysis. Listen to Davide Vigano’s fascinating lecture on bringing technologists and clinicians together for better interoperability and data!
23 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
DOCSF22: Spotlight on Data
In this episode of DOCSF, we have a chat with Tate Gilchrist about interoperability and data. This timely topic comes in handy because people in the ecosystem are needing to be interconnected with different software that manages health data. Tate has a lot of experience with different EHRs and has an exclusive perspective on the orthopedics side of interoperability. Today, there is a large variety of ways in which companies are managing data, especially when it comes to healthcare data, and Tate offers his thoughts on the ideal solutions for the future. What Tate recognizes as a common thread between these companies is the patient, which, in his opinion, will be the center of interoperability. In the last 10 years, there’s been more legislation around the involvement of patients in healthcare data. HIPAA, TEFCA, and FTC regulations govern how patients and different healthcare providers can access and manage data. Tate exposes which other legislations are coming into play to help patients handle their data through a universal authentication pathway. Join Tate in this two-part discussion about interoperability and data integration! Next time we will chat with Davide Vigano about this topic, don’t forget to tune in!
20 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
DOCSF22: Innovation in Healthcare: Startups and their importance to the healthcare eco-system
In this episode, Unity Stoakes, president and co-founder of Startup Health, talks with three health innovators about the unique moonshot solutions they’re working on, at the 2022 DOCSF Digital Orthopedics Conference. He is joined by Rich Waldron, a physical therapist working at Joint Academy; Tatiana Kanzaveli, founder and CEO of Open Health Network; and Salman Khan, co-founder, and CEO of Biotics AI. They all talk about their moonshot solutions respectively: a global digital clinic leader in musculoskeletal care, a digital twin able to build a model for predictive treatment, and the use of Artificial Intelligence in detecting abnormalities in fetuses. They discuss challenges for innovation, such as the healthcare systems' aversion to change, current payment models, and staff shortage, as well as the benefits of listening to the different players in healthcare and embracing technology propelled since the COVID-19 pandemic started. These health innovators share how their moonshot solution has made an impact. Rich talks about how Joint Academy is redesigning care pathways for people that have musculoskeletal pain. Tatiana explains how Digital Twin will help in preventing or treating diseases. And Salam speaks about being proactive about misdiagnosis and streamlining the workflow in the OB space. They all believe healthcare is at a tipping point in terms of innovation where the system needs to adapt to the current needs and embrace technology for its improvement. Join Unity in his conversation with these three health innovators at DOCSF 2022, and learn about how their unique solutions impact healthcare!
38 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
DOCSF22: Digital (Orthopaedic) Transformation: Human-Centered Design and System Thinking in Health Care
In this episode, Kenny O'Neill, partner, and principal of Digital Strategy, Transformation, and Innovation at EY Global, talks about human-centered design, how it then evolves into systems thinking, and its applicability. Kenny starts by talking about his experience as a pilot and the similarities between what he sees in healthcare and a plane cockpit when it comes to information being displayed to users. He then explains how human-centered design is building things for specific users, integrating the information into the system so that it can work effectively for the said user. This type of design requires engaging and empathizing with them, prototyping continuously, and always aiming toward extreme users to get the best possible performance for everyone. Kenny goes into systems thinking at scale within healthcare. He argues it's about thinking about how human-centric design and technology connect to the broader, interconnected system. It’s innovating in the digital space and using platforms to aggregate and translate data that can better enable AI, machine learning, and robotics. He also speaks of taking behavioral and social ecosystems into account and the use of digital hospital practices, consultations, and primary care from smart homes. Kenny then foresees 15 years forward to envision healthcare’s future. He predicts out-of-hospital precision medicine facilities, more digital tools integrated into hospitals, and different bundled or episodic payment models. Listen to Kenny O’Neill talk about human-centered design in the future of healthcare. Learn about how it can evolve into systems thinking and how it can be applied for the better!
48 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
DOCSF22: DOCSF Science
In this episode, Fabrizio Billi, Director of Orthopedic Research at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, discusses six papers on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics as part of the 2022 DocSF Digital Orthopedics Conference in a two-part panel with experts in health tech and orthopedics. He is first joined by Peter Schilling, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Thomas Peterson, director of UCSF Reach Informatics Core and the Laboratory for Digital and Computational Health Sciences in the Orthopedic Surgery Department. They discuss three papers on artificial intelligence used for prediction and optimization, the definition of the most appropriate machine learning models, and the role of synthetic data. They predict AI tools will make doctors’ and clinicians’ practices more manageable and help them make more accurate predictions in the future. For the second part of the panel, he is joined by Stefan Kreuzer, an orthopedic surgeon from Innovate Orthopedics in Houston, and Jennifer McCaney, a mechanical engineer innovator and Executive Director of UCLA Biodesign. They discuss three papers on surgery robotics, automation, and precision enhancement for recognition and improvement of gestures and movements. They predict that doctors will be able to create better delivery models with robotic solutions, improve implant design with 3D printing, increase precision and automate more surgical procedures. Join this fantastic conversation about artificial intelligence and robotics at the 2022 DocSF Digital Orthopedics Conference, and learn how these tools can make practices easier and won't replace your jobs!
20 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
DOCSF22: The Future of Computer Vision with AI
Remember that we mentioned computer vision in the last episode of the Digital Orthopedics Podcast? We are talking a little more in depth about it and its future with Gary Bradski, the Chief Scientific Officer at OpenCV.ai. OpenCV is one of the world’s most visited open libraries, with 200,000 downloads per day on various topics. Even though OpenCV is used in robotics and the medical field, they are also used for sports, body motion, agriculture, and many more fields of work. Gary explains how they are looking forward to doing predictive, counterfactual, and explanatory models and more accurate screenings in less time with fewer views. Gary ends this with his thoughts on causal simulation concerning general AI and how humans perceive the world. Join the revolution and listen to this episode with one of the best in the industry!
26 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
DOCSF22: The Future of Medical Imaging with AI
Welcome back to the Digital Orthopedics Podcast! This time we bring you an episode with Niccolo Stefani from Philips, in which we discuss imaging and AI and how they will affect musculoskeletal care and radiology. Niccolo starts laying the groundwork for what Philips is doing in the space. From insights and trends they have been able to recognize and work with to the current challenges like at-home care and interoperability, Niccolo dives deep into these topics. He also shares how AI can automate, simplify and work more effectively in institutional settings and the care pathway. Cybersecurity has raised several red flags in healthcare recently, and Niccolo walks us through how his team will never access the patient’s data and how they are working to make it even safer. Tune in for a quick chat about AI and the power it is leveraging for healthcare solutions!
10 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
DOCSF The Experience 2022 Is Coming Soon!
Welcome back to the Digital Orthopedics Conference in San Francisco! We are joined by Stefano Bini, our partner in crime Shawna Butler, and Professor Fabrizio Billi, who walk through the DocSF22 experience. This time, the event has been redesigned to have three main themes: the future of Orthopedics, the digital transformation journey, and the scientific evidence for change. These themes will delve into relevant topics showcasing innovative partners and colleagues around the industry. This reunion and celebration will be held on the 28th and 29th of April, 2022; you cannot miss it! REGISTER NOW to DOCSF The Experience 2022
62 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
To the Future and Beyond! Exploring the OR of Tomorrow with Panelists Danny Goel, MD; Kris Siemionow, MD, PhD; Ken Trauner, MD & Richard Angelo, MD, PhD
Join DocSF co-chair Ashley Libby Diaz in this wonderful panel discussion with the best in the industry. We are joined by Dr. Kris Siemionow, the CMO of Surgalign, Dr. Ken Trauner, founder of DocSpera.com, Dr. Rick Angelo, CMO at Kaliber.AI, and Danny Goel, M.D., CEO and co-founder of PrecisionOS, in this great conversation about the OR of the future. These doctors share their thoughts, from what they imagine these rooms will be like in the future to what technology they will be using. Data collection from the OR, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, ambulatory options for patients, and robotics around ortho and the MSK space are topics they go through. In this discussion panel, we uncover the future that it’s just around the corner and will help surgeons be better equipped to help more patients. Join the revolution, start with these episodes and join us at DocSF22. REGISTER NOW to DOCSF The Experience 2022
32 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
Investment Trends in Musculoskeletal Digital Technologies: Unpacking the Trends
We are joined by Robin Young, the CEO of PearlDiver, on the DocSF Venture virtual stage for this episode. Robin has been in the orthopedics ecosystem for the last 35 years, has a background in Wall Street, is a publisher of the Orthopedics This Week Magazine, and is a renowned writer. He is here on DocSF Venture to help us understand how to read and understand capital data from the industry. The Medtech field, specifically in orthopedics, has gotten a lot of investment since 2018, and the numbers show it. Robin talks to us about how the orthopedic companies know their future lies in the digital field, how other industries like sports and gaming are helping orthopedics and what AI brings to the landscape. If you are interested in the digital space and new Medtech processes, listen to this conversation and enjoy! REGISTER NOW to DOCSF The Experience 2022
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