The Doctor Weighs In

The Doctor Weighs In


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A half hour of blah blah blah about all things health & healthcare. TDWI is often provocative, sometimes funny, & always entertaining.

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Donald MacFarlane is a hematologist/oncologist on the faculty at the University of Iowa, and developer of "Lexeme", a patented innovation with the potential to truly disrupt the field of medical records and the way clinical narrative notes are generated, processed and coded. Lexeme is currently pre-prototype and could benefit from dialogue (so-called "customer discovery") with clinicians from a wide variety of specialty areas.
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Nathan Cortez, JD co-wrote an article on FDA regulation of mobile apps published in the July 24, 2014 issue of NEJM. Luckily, we snagged an opportunity to interview him - you can listen here. We covered a wide variety of topics... more

In this extraordinary radio interview with Dike, the founder and CEO of ?The Happy MD,? we covered a wide range of topics, including How common is physician burnout? (It averages about 1 in 3 physician, year after year,... more

Today's guest is Rushika Fernandopule, Co-Founder and CEO of Iora Health. Iora Health is restoring humanity to healthcare by providing a radically different model of primary care built from the ground up. Iora Health's care model provides... more

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for HIT and more recently a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, has launched a new VC-backed company, Aledade. Aledade provides the smarts and some of the infrastructure... more

May is Pregnancy Awareness Month and it would be refreshing to hear from a Board Certified Physician who specializes in Pregnancy and Maternal Fetal Medicine to dispel the current myths and trends that are dominating. Dr. Jaffe... more

Charles Wang, MD, co-founder of Lumo Body Technology, joins us today to talk about LumoBack and Lumo Lift, the company's two anti-slouching (good posture-promoting) devices. We will also explore Dr. Wang's journey from... more

Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending the life for millions of people around the world. The Diabetes business at Medtronic ( is the world... more

Better provides free tools and premium access to a team of real Personal Health Assistants so you can spend more time improving your health, not managing the logistics. Backed by the Mayo Clinic and the Social+Capital Partnership, their... more

Our guest today is Bob Dobbins, Vice President, New Business Development at Panasonic Corporation of North America. We will be talking to him today about Panasonic's upcoming Innovation HealthJam. The Innovation HealthJam is a... more

AsthmaMD is a multi-tiered asthma management app that makes the traditionally written asthma action plan both mobile and easily accessible for the first time. The app is a helpful tool for tracking symptoms and preempting an... more