Here’s What’s Up

We’re halfway through Season 3! Join us for the “check in” episode where Miya and Tina cover three topics they’re interested in right now: inclusivity in clinical trials, women in leadership, and a revisit of the privacy conversation from Episode 23– this time with a small glimmer of hope.

What are you waiting for?! Tap that play button, and tune in for a rousing game of Yah vs. No, a subtle tweak to the show intro, and some important shout outs to leaders who are working hard to make positive change.

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Patients are used to the healthcare industry treating the mind and the body as two completely different systems, but Tina and Miya know from their work in chronic disease, that mental and physical health are inextricably linked.  

Join us for episode 25, as Miya and Tina meditate, share tips on interview techniques and relay research strategies that break down the stigma around mental health. They discuss how having a sensitivity toward the research engenders trust, allowing patients to open up and explore difficult topics such as depression, anxiety, and stress.  

Considering patients holistically is complicated, but not impossible. Unlike meditating- which Tina will likely never do.

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Beep Bop Boop: When Robots Take Over Yah, No

It’s no secret that AI-powered technology is changing the landscape of healthcare. But how is it being maximized? And is it helping, or hurting? The possibilities are overwhelming, and Tina and Miya want answers!

And if we’re talking AI, what better expert than Siri? Nope, not that Siri. Siri Betts-Sonstegard, Design Research Lead at IBM Watson Health. Join our hostesses for a fascinating conversation with Human Siri, as they talk about the future of AI in the healthcare industry, biases in AI, and what it’s like to have a robot as a colleague.

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KEEP OUT! Healthcare and Privacy in the Digital Age

Don’t “keep out” of this debate on privacy! Tina thinks that the evolution of privacy in healthcare will help patients level the playing field, but Miya questions who’s really going to benefit when we allow our data to be accessed. From digital health to social media, new technologies in healthcare are changing the definition of privacy. Patients are more willing to share than ever, but at what cost? Who owns our data? What is it being used for? Who can we trust!? Well, M+T, of course…

Join us as Tina and Miya consider the yahs and nos of sharing your health data.

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How to Be a Great Observer?

Designers need to be great observers, especially in the complex world of healthcare.

You need to look beyond the obvious, and see below the surface in order to solve problems in a meaningful way. But that’s easier said than done. So Tina and Miya are wondering: What is the difference between seeing and looking? How do you become a great observer? Is it something that can be taught?

Tune in to find out if you hate the answer as much as Miya does! (Hint: Practice makes perfect.)

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Stories of Health: The Value of Narrative

There have been some huge shifts lately in the healthcare industry, but something that will never change, is the power of a good story. Tina and Miya have told a lot of stories throughout the first 20 episodes, which has led us to a new idea: Stories of Health. In this 1st episode of Season 3, we wanted to define what is a Story of Health. Why should we tell stories in healthcare? What is the value for patients and doctors? It’s a lot, but it certainly makes for a compelling and, of course, entertaining discussion.

We’re so excited to launch our 21st episode. Sit back, relax, and listen to our stories.

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