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Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

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Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli highlights the innovators, the game changers, and the PIONEERS who are deeply passionate and relentless in solving the problems that our world is facing.

This is your opportunity to connect and learn from these leaders, and to support them on their mission. Perhaps they will soon be hearing your story as well!
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In episode 37, we asked a public servant and one of healthcare’s most influential leaders to spend time with our community in order to update us about the fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic and his perspective and counsel how we should proceed as a nation moving forward. Dr. David Shulkin was the ninth Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he represented America’s 21 million veterans and was responsible for the nation’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,200 sites of care. Prior to leading the VA, Dr. Shulkin was a widely respected healthcare executive having served in executive and physician leadership positions of national leading hospitals and health systems. Being named one of the ‘50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country’ by Modern Healthcare and a ‘Top 100 Physician Leaders of Hospital and Health Systems’ by Becker’s Hospital Review, I’m honored to have Dr. Shulkin’s perspective and guidance shared with our community during these unprecedented times. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 36, I visited with an incredible force of positive change for the healthcare industry, and at times I was left speechless and in awe by this leader dedicated to driving cultural disruption and transformation.  Sonia Rhodes is the Founder of The Experience Lab, an incubator of ideas and accelerator for action. Her team of Experience Catalysts use innovative Experience Design principles, lenses, and techniques to strategize, guide, equip, and inspire visionary healthcare executives to imagine anew. Together, with their lab partners, they are intentionally designing a new future for healthcare. During our time together, which was before the Coronavirus outbreak, Sonia shared her remarkable journey of building, selling and then buying back her company, how she and her team are addressing challenges in the healthcare industry, and how all of us can be participating in designing a new and healthier future, a future with patients included.  I can’t wait for you to meet and hear from Sonia. It is because of pioneers like her, I remain confident we can in fact positively impact and reimagine the healthcare industry and the lives it serves.   While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 35, we spent time with an emergency room physician and a healthcare industry champion to update our community about the fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic.  Dr. Darria Long is a renowned expert in making life and health better for women and is a regular health contributor on CNN, author of the best-selling book Mom Hacks, as well as a board-certified Emergency Department physician and a digital health executive. Given her experience and expertise, Dr. Darria holds a unique, multifaceted perspective of the healthcare system, especially during these unprecedented times. During our time together, Dr. Darria helped clear up several misconceptions about COVID-19 and discussed practical ways we can be managing our families and ourselves while practicing social distancing with the goal of finding balance and mental well-being.  I’m thankful for Dr. Darria’s passion and desire to spend time with our community while she dedicates taking care of hers while on the front lines of this pandemic. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the entire community. Lastly- please take a moment to nominate other passionate pioneers for a future episode via our guest nomination form link as well as subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts or Spotify or click the link at the bottom of the episode notes. Support this podcast
In episode 34, we spoke with a digital health expert and industry leader who is creating pathways for the healthcare industry to adopt new and efficacious technologies.   Meg Barron is the Vice President of Digital Health Strategy at the American Medical Association and is driving real, lasting change by collaborating with physicians, technology leaders and solution innovators to improve the delivery of care.  I am excited for you to get to know Meg and hear her deep commitment and passion she has for innovating the industry, which is creating better health outcomes for many lives across our nation.   While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the entire community. Lastly- please take a moment to nominate other passionate pioneers for a future episode via our guest nomination form link as well as subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts or Spotify or click the link at the bottom of the episode notes. Support this podcast
In episode 33, we asked a national leading emergency medicine physician and healthcare innovation thought-leader to update our community about the fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic.   Dr. Rich Zane is the Chair of Emergency Medicine and the Chief Innovation Officer at the UCHealth.  Dr. Zane has been widely published in peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and Wall Street Journal. Recently, Dr. Zane was named a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst Thought Leader in Medicine. By partnering with companies, from small start-ups to multinationals, and using the power of data science, remote monitoring and prescriptive intelligence, Dr. Zane is attempting to fundamentally alter and improve the way in which healthcare is delivered. I’m fortunate for Dr. Zane’s leadership, perspective, guidance, and determination during these trying times for our nation and beyond. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join out online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 32, we visited with a national healthcare innovation thought-leader and executive who is quickly advancing new models of health and care delivery.  Torben Nielsen is the CEO of Zoom Care, the organization building the world's first on-demand platform that offers both retail and digital healthcare. While spending time together, Torben shared with us his journey of becoming the CEO of his fast-growing company and how his previous experiences as a consumer goods executive, including Lego, have perfectly positioned him to create a new and unique experience for the healthcare consumers Zoom Care serves.   I'm excited for you to get to know Torben, a leader, and friend I highly admire and look to while the healthcare industry continues to evolve and innovate. After hearing from Torben, I hope you will help support Zoom Care's mission to further expand the deliverance of on-demand consumer access to trusted professionals when and where needed. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 31, I shared my thoughts regarding the current state of the Coronavirus pandemic, why I have started a new type of episode for the podcast, and what we will accomplish together moving forward.  Before we dive in, it is evident now more than ever the tremendous need for community and connectedness, even while being socially distant, and there is no doubt we will achieve solving this need by banding together! Roll up your sleeves and let’s go!   While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 30, we spent time with a licensed clinical psychologist and a national expert within the intersection of population health, digital health, and behavioral science.   Dr. Ellen Beckjord is the Associate Vice President of Population Health at UPMC Health Plan, one of the nation's fastest-growing health plans and owned by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a world-renowned health care provider.  During our time together, Dr. Beckjord shared how her previous experiences in applying just-in-time adaptive intervention methodologies have now helped position her to focus on the use of digital tools in clinical operations to achieve efficiency and impact in population health management.  Dr. Beckjord's guiding principle, "lead with love," is evident throughout our conversation. Her passion and commitment to improving the health of the communities she serves are incredibly inspiring. It is my hope you will connect with Dr. Beckjord as she helps further her organization's mission by providing its members with better health, more financial security, and the peace of mind they deserve. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 29, we asked a global public health expert and national leader to update our community about the fast-moving Coronavirus epidemic.  Dr. Judy Monroe is the president and CEO of the CDC Foundation and is advancing priority programs that improve the health of people around the world and to prepare other nations to prevent, detect and respond to dangerous health threats.   Under Dr. Monroe’s leadership, the CDC Foundation is currently supporting CDC’s response to COVID-19 and I’m fortunate for Dr. Monroe’s leadership, perspective and guidance during this emergency podcast recording. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 28, I had the opportunity to spend time with a seasoned digital health executive, a self-described behavioral nerd, and a national leader I deeply admire. Dr. Ed Buckley is the CEO of Peerfit, a company and platform that connects employers, brokers, and insurance carriers to local fitness experiences. While spending time together, Dr. Buckley and I discussed Peerfit's ten-year journey and the opportunities he and his team have discovered, which is fueling explosive national growth for the company. But, most importantly, our conversation quickly turned very authentic and emotionally raw as we discussed how difficult it is to build a company from scratch, and the ups and downs an entrepreneur experiences both personally and professionally. Dr. Buckley then offered inspiring advice for taking care of oneself during the journey. I am excited for you to experience Dr. Buckley's immense passion for his mission in life, where him and his team at Peerfit are heading, and the advice he seeks from all of us toward the end of the podcast. Because of committed leaders like Dr. Buckley, and community members like you supporting him, we will continue to move the health of our country forward, by doing it together!  While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 27, we welcomed a brilliant and dedicated health-tech entrepreneur from Baltimore onto the podcast. Sathya Elumalai is the CEO of Aidar Health, a healthcare technology, and digital therapeutics company reimagining today's standards for clinical trials, chronic care management, and health monitoring. During our time together, Sathya discussed his journey with his mother's chronic conditions and how this experience drives him to continue to build innovative technology to help others like his mother. Additionally, Sathya shared with us how he became the CEO of a fast-growth startup after being an employee at Johns Hopkins University for many years and what this experience has been like for him, both personally and professionally.   Sathya's story of relentless passion and pursuit to make our world a healthier place by what he is building at Aidar Health will leave you inspired. It is my hope after learning from Sathya that you will reach out to him and his team as they continue to dedicate themselves to bringing life-changing digital therapeutics to our communities across the world.  While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 26, we spent time with a seasoned health-tech entrepreneur turned CEO of a national leading industry association. Ann Mond Johnson is the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, the only organization entirely focused on accelerating the adoption of Telehealth. Under Ann's leadership, the ATA is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, effective, and appropriate care when and where they need it, and enabling the system to do more good for more people. During our time together, Ann shared how her experience as a serial health-tech entrepreneur was a welcomed attribute by the ATA's board of directors during her hiring process and how she never thought she was going to be the leader of a national association. Ann also expressed her excitement as to why she is more optimistic than ever to help enable the delivery of more cost-effective and efficient care across our nation. I am excited for you to get to know Ann and gain her valuable insights as to where our industry is heading and how all of us can be involved in the journey. It is because of passionate and dedicated leaders like Ann that more citizens in our nation will have more access to safe and effective care. I look forward to you supporting Ann on her journey at the ATA as she and her team further their pioneering pursuits! While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
Thank You & Updates

Thank You & Updates

2020-02-1713:29

In this episode, we’re taking some time to thank you, our passionate and dedicated listening community for helping us reach episode 25! This is a huge accomplishment for any podcast. And, we achieved it together! So, we’re taking the time with this episode to share our appreciation for all of you, highlight some stories of the feedback we have received over the past 24 episodes, and to discuss some upcoming and exciting developments for our podcast community! While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 24, I spent time with a seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur who is building a fast-growing and impactful platform for patients and care providers. But, most importantly, I shared the podcast studio with someone I deeply admire, respect, and consider a close friend, and I'm excited for you to be a part of our conversation. Mehmet Kazgan is the CEO of cliexa, a platform that enables physicians and hospitals to fully leverage patient-reported data to improve clinical care and outcomes while maximizing reimbursement. cliexa's applications are easily customized to address specific requirements of chronic care management and reimbursement, while also removing financial and IT-integration barriers. During our time together, Mehmet shared how cliexa came to be and how he went about building a company from scratch after identifying a need in the marketplace and turning his platform into an industry-recognized innovation. Mehmet also shared with us what it was like being a fighter pilot. Yes- a fighter pilot! Before we hear from Mehmet and his incredible life journey, I want to thank him and the entire cliexa team for their sincere dedication and relentless pursuit to improve the healthcare industry. After you hear from Mehmet, it is my hope you will reach out to him and the team and support them on their mission to reinvent the way the healthcare industry manages medical conditions. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 23, we learned from a national leading innovator in the field of newborn medicine and his passion for breaking down the barriers that exist between the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the newborn’s home. Dr. Ross Sommers is the Founder and CEO of Firstday Healthcare, a company offering a suite of digital healthcare solutions that are empowering parents of NICU graduates with innovative models of home healthcare, leading to fewer emergency room visits and hospital readmissions. During our time together, Dr. Sommers shared his experience of becoming an Ivy League trained Neonatologist and witnessing first-hand the lack of the continuum of care for his patients between the hospital setting and care at home. While listening to any of our episodes, please share feedback and ideas for our guest via our guest feedback form link and nominate other passionate pioneers for a future episode via our guest nomination form link. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. I am excited for you to get to know Dr. Sommers and hear his passion for delivering better health outcomes for our smallest and newest community members. It was evident during our discussion that Dr. Sommers and his team are well on their way in reimagining how our healthcare system engages with NICU graduates. It is my hope you and your community will reach out to help further empower Firstday Healthcare while on their pioneering journey! While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 22, we invited a dear friend onto the podcast and someone who is a transformative force of good for our healthcare industry and the nation! Imran Cronk is the Founder and CEO of Ride Health, a technology platform that partners with healthcare organizations and transportation providers to manage transportation benefits for patients in need. During our time together, Imran shared a very personal and touching story of seeing a discharged patient from a hospital that had no ride home and the a-ha moment that occurred from that experience and how that led him to found his high-growth startup. Imran also detailed the massive financial burden and the detrimental physical and mental impact patients experience when transportation is not available. I want to thank him and the entire Ride Health team for their inspiring work and mission of the organization: that no person should have to forego healthcare- or basic social needs- because they cannot get there. It is my hope you will continue to support these passionate pioneers as they drive better health outcomes in our communities across the country. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 21, we brought on a nationally recognized and seasoned business executive who is now dedicating his professional pursuits and passions to helping others. Keith Harband is the Co-Founder and Practice Director for NewEnamel, an online dental telehealth practice, featuring a preventive care system that offers prescription-strength products, and easy-to-follow, personalized instructions all in the comfort of the patient's home. During this episode, Keith discussed how he, as a healthcare outsider, broke into the industry after a fateful lunch meeting several years ago, which led him to co-found NewEnamel. Keith also shared in detail the detrimental impact poor oral health and tooth decay have on holistic health and how NewEnamel is drastically increasing better oral care outcomes with the novel treatment pathways the organization offers. Lastly, Keith shared where he and the team are taking the organization over the next several years and how they are addressing the explosive growth of the startup. Before we have a bit of' tooth talk,' I want to thank Keith and the entire NewEnamel team for their relentless passion and dedication to bringing compelling and cutting-edge oral care to the patients they serve. It is very evident during our conversation that Keith cares deeply about his company's pioneering pursuits, and I hope you will support him and his team on their journey! While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 20, we spent time with a globally recognized information security leader and the Founder of the company that I recently joined as a full-time executive operator. Frank Ricotta is the CEO of BurstIQ, a fast-growing, health-focused global network that connects businesses and people. More specifically, BurstIQ is Igniting a global movement through transformative connections with its HIPAA and GDPR compliant platform by creating health profiles for people, places and things, and empowering the interactions between them, at scale. During this episode, we learned from Frank how his background and journey within the technology industry helped him identify an opportunity to create a global ecosystem around properly securing and unleashing health data. Additionally, Frank and I shared where and how we became fast friends, why I formally joined the BurstIQ team, and what is in store for the company. Given that BurstIQ is now universally recognized as one of the top blockchain companies in the world, and the premier organization in the health space, we had much to discuss. I want to personally and deeply thank Frank for what he means to me, my family, our community in Colorado, and his immense and bold vision he has to improve humanity across the globe. Because of Frank’s deep commitment to his vision, millions of people around the world will continue to be touched by his work for years to come. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
In episode 19, we welcomed a globally recognized healthcare innovation ecosystem builder, friend, and industry champion to our podcast studio in Denver, Colorado. Hayley Hovious is the President of the Nashville Healthcare Council, a premier association of health care industry leaders working together to inspire global collaboration to improve healthcare by serving as a catalyst for leadership and innovation. During this episode, we learned from Hayley the origins of how Nashville and Tennessee grew into a healthcare economic leader and how she and others in the community are preparing to embrace and shepherd the innovation revolution that is inevitably coming to the healthcare industry. Additionally, Hayley shared how her previous professional experience has prepared her to lead one of the most important business communities for our country’s largest industry, and why she is more excited than ever for the limitless opportunities that the Nashville and Tennessee ecosystem offers to many of us across the nation. While listening to any of our episodes, please share feedback and ideas for our guest via our guest feedback form link and nominate other passionate pioneers for a future episode via our guest nomination form link. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Before we dive into the episode, I want to thank Hayley for spending time with me during her visit to Denver, another city, and community deeply dedicated to improving the healthcare industry and the health of our nation. Because of Hayley’s relentless pursuit and passion for bridging relationships between industry incumbents and the healthcare innovation community, the health of many lives the industry serves will continue to flourish. Episode Links- Nashville Healthcare Council website- https://healthcarecouncil.com/, Hayley Hovious LinkedIn page- https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayley-hovious-7548024/, Guest feedback form- https://forms.gle/H9XZz1okNJ8wGCbR7, Guest nomination form- https://forms.gle/Bg9xdUZpGtejpGe47, Subscribe to podcast newsletter- https://forms.gle/VmsYTZ4MsegdyTRG8, Subscribe to the podcast- https://plnk.to/beinspired, Mike Biselli website- http://mikebiselli.com/ Support this podcast
In episode 18, we learned from a highly trained Prosthetist about the functional challenges that come with injury and amputation and how he is bringing renewed hope to the many lives he serves. Eric Neufeld is the Founder and Chief Prosthetist of Agile Orthopedics, a mobile prosthetic and orthotic service that combines experience, empathy, and cutting edge technology by utilizing innovation, skill, and compassion, to better serve patients in need. During this episode, Eric shared his professional journey of working in the industry and seeing an opportunity to innovate care delivery for patients needing prosthetic services, by bringing the services to them. Eric also highlighted the moment he convinced his wife that he wanted to start his own company and the anxiety of leaving a corporate job and jumping off the entrepreneurial cliff. Most importantly, he passionately discusses the inspirational stories of the life-changing impact that his company is bringing to so many. Before we learn from Eric, I want to honor him and his team for recognizing an opportunity to serve the injured around us and his passion for restoring hope and ability for these community members. Our conversation became very emotional, and I am confident you will feel it while listening to this episode. It is my hope you will support Eric and his team while on their journey as they work to expand their reach and servitude across our nation. While listening to any of our episodes, please make sure to join our online community at passionatepioneers.com in order to share feedback and ideas with our guests and to interact with the global community. Lastly- please subscribe to the podcast so you will automatically receive episode updates in your podcast player. Simply search Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli in iTunes or Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Support this podcast
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