April 28, 2020

Six Data-Driven Podcasts Every Healthcare Leader Should Know

Dennis McLaughlin

Topic:   Industry Focus

Ideas for productive listening, whatever the role of data in your work life.

At IBI, we know that the most nimble healthcare organizations are led by people who never stop learning – especially when it comes to data. As recent events have so clearly demonstrated, adaptability is more important than ever. Here are six podcasts that are sure to improve any healthcare leader’s data thinking:

For Big Pictures and Small Fixes: Data Book

This weekly podcast from Inside Digital Health is in many ways premised on the notion that healthcare IT is an ever-flowing river of new challenges. (Which it is.) As a result, episodes come packed with real-world, actionable advice as well as broad-perspective views.

Gateway episode: “Breaking Down the HHS Interoperability Rules”

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For a Global Perspective: Faces of Digital Health

The folks behind Faces know that data and technology applications are never one-size-fits-all. Although based in the U.S., many episodes feature an analysis of other countries’ healthcare systems and how they’re implementing technology to evolve treatments.

Gateway episode: “Healthcare Innovation Financing in Times of COVID-19”

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For a Whole Different Perspective: The Tim Ferris Show

Described by The New York Times as “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk,” business/self-help guru Tim Ferris may be at his best during interviews with one of an always interesting roster of guests.

Gateway episode: “How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos”

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For Dot-Connectors: Healthcare IT Today

Hosts John Lynn and Colin Hung explore the connections between developments in medical technology and general healthcare news. Their practical business perspective might be especially helpful for listeners who aren’t in sales or marketing.

Gateway episode: “Technologies in the Spotlight Because of COVID-19?”

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For Your Inner Data Nerd: Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic pokes holes in conventional and unorthodox wisdom alike, bringing its critical-thinking approach to data science, artificial intelligence, and more.

Gateway episode: “Doctor AI”


For a Change of Pace: Linear Digressions

Not everything in this charming series is directly related to healthcare, but it consistently offers a thoughtful perspective on data and its impact today. That the hosts manage to entertain as they teach makes the enterprise that much more impressive.

Gateway episode: “The Work-From-Home Episode”

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