Mar 4, 2017
In our health tech series, we feature better, safer, faster, and cheaper technologies that are changing the game of healthcare. Our first guest, LiteSprite Founder/CEO Swatee Surve, is gamifying the management of chronic diseases to increase patient adherence and improve patient outcomes. Her first product, SinaSprite, targets people with stress, anxiety, and depression. It is the first video game to receive a US Surgeon General System for Health award and the only one being recommended/prescribed in medical clinics today, including the U.S. Army. Clinicians look at this game as a more proactive approach to resolving stress, anxiety, and depression because it inspires patients, through what they believe is a fun game, to choose a path to feeling better versus focusing on the issues bringing them down. At 20 minutes into the show, Rich Camapgna, Senior Vice President of Marketing and product for security company, Bitglass, shares the scary part of this digital age in medicine, not only the hacking of a person’s personal information, but the hacking of life-saving devices such as pacemakers, and how his company’s trying to keep the bad guys out of your business and your body. Protected health information (PHI) -- which includes sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, medical record data, and date of birth -- has incredible value on the black market. A recent Ponemon Institute report on the cost of breaches found the average cost per lost or stolen record to be $154. That number skyrockets to $363 on average for healthcare organizations. Latisha Taylor, Founder/CEO, of HealthMeasured shares one secret to the Golden State Warriors’ Championship. She says it has to do with a technology that measures oxidation and inflammation levels, which are key to future disease prevention. She left a successful career in pharmaceutical sales five years ago to start HCPN Alliance, which has become a multi-million dollar healthcare practice management firm. Her clients include the Golden State Warriors. And now she’s also started Health Measured to fill a gap in employee health awareness and disease prevention, In both cases, she is 100% committed to putting an end to diseases which she believes could be preventable if the inflammatory culprit was caught early on"