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MedStack Podcast Roundup

Published June 1, 2022 by Nina Lalkovic

Episodes 1-10

 

A Comprehensive Review of MedStack Podcasts #1-10

MedStack Co-Founder and CEO Balaji Gopalan provides a unique, exciting glimpse into the world of healthcare innovation as the host of MedStack’s technology podcast. On this page, you’ll find a summary of our first ten podcast episodes.

 

The Roundup

Episode 1:

MedStack Co-Founder and CEO Balaji discusses the highlights of the 2021 HLTH conference  with Jake De Medeiros from Limbix and Lukas Karim-Merhi from Tenzr Health. Jake and Lukas tell us about the innovative solutions their companies are bringing to the landscape. 

 

Episode 2

Balaji talks to Aristotle Mannan, CEO of bosWell Health, about how his company is helping food pantries move into the digital health landscape. 

 

Episode 3

Balaji sits down with Julia Slanina, the Founder and CEO of Treehouse, to talk about how her company is improving maternal healthcare. 

 

Episode 4

Balaji speaks to Hamza Shaikh, Founder and CPA of Stabl.io, a company working to improve treatment adherence through at-home rehabilitation. 

 

Episode 5:

Bal chats with Kaushik Viswanathan, Co-Founder and CEO of RiskAverse about how his company is helping companies in the digital healthcare space direct high-risk individuals to the appropriate healthcare resources.

 

Episode 6

Balaji sits down with PJ Santoro, the Co-Founder and CTO of PeachyPay to discuss how PeachyPay is tackling the challenges facing patients paying for healthcare in the United States.

 

Episode 7:

Balaji talks with Rustam Sengupta, Founder and CEO of Tuktu, a new mobile app community marketplace that connects aging adults and their loved ones with community services available to them.

 

Episode 8:

Balaji speaks to Janet Lam, CEO and Co-Founder of The Holistic Panda, a healthcare wellness platform offering a list of trusted holistic treatments and services to people within the Asian community.

 

Episode 9:

Balaji meets with Jennifer Kruidos, the Co-Founder and CEO of Blawesome, a holistic platform for health and wellness specialists. 

 

Episode 10:

Balaji talks to Aidan Scott, the Co-Founder and CEO of Speakbox, a company focused on putting the patient back at the forefront of the mental health system.

 

Episode Details

Podcast #1 – HLTH 2021

Guests:

Jake De Medeiros – Representative from Limbix

Lukas Karim-Merhi – Representative from Tenzr Health

 

Episode Summary:

Following the 2021 HLTH conference in Boston, MedStack Co-Founder and CEO Balaji discusses the first in-person event MedStack attended in almost 2 years. Building on the excitement of the conference, he talks about some of the innovations and perspective shifts that the digital healthcare industry is experiencing in the post-Covid landscape.

Listeners are then treated to a glimpse of the HLTH conference, where Balaji speaks with representatives from Limbix and Tenzr Health about the innovative solutions their companies are bringing to the digital healthcare industry.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #2 – bosWell Health

Guest:

Aristotle Mannan – CEO of bosWell Health

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji sits down with the CEO of bosWell Health, Aristotle Mannan, to discuss how bosWell is helping food pantries across the United States establish crucial infrastructure, allowing them to enter the digital healthcare landscape.

They discuss how bosWell’s product allows service providers to spend more time on direct client interactions instead of wasting it on tracking spreadsheets. Aristotle then gives some examples of how his company is building bridges from community-based settings to the formal healthcare system.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #3 – Treehouse

Guest:

Julia Slanina – Founder/CEO of Treehouse

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji talks with Julia Slanina, the Founder and CEO of Treehouse – a B2B solution that strives to raise the quality of maternal healthcare. They are accomplishing this by supporting women in need and their loved ones, and advocating for a better quality of healthcare for women across the United States.

Julia discusses how her lived experience as a clinician and mother led her to found Treehouse. These insights helped form the foundation of Treehouse’s current software, and are informing its plans for upcoming feature integrations.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #4 – Stabl

Guest:

Hamza Shaikh – Founder/CPA of Stabl.io

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji speaks to Hamza Shaikh, Founder and CPA of Stabl.io. Hamza discusses how his company is reshaping how patients receive clinical care through at-home rehabilitation while maintaining strong communication with clinicians and healthcare providers at medical facilities.

Addressing the ongoing issue of treatment adherence (prolonging recovery timeframes for patients), Hamza explains Stabl.io’s unique strategy in combating this strain on the medical insurance and digital healthcare industries by improving patient/practitioner relationships.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #5 – RiskAverse Health

Guest:

Kaushik Viswanathan – Co-Founder/CEO of RiskAverse

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji meets with Kaushik Viswanathan, Co-Founder and CEO of RiskAverse. RiskAverse is helping companies in the digital healthcare space identify high-risk individuals and direct them to the appropriate healthcare resources through their proprietary algorithms.

Using research-driven solutions based on client case studies, Kaushik talks about how RiskAverse continues to improve existing risk factor identifiers. They are also identifying new trends over time to increase the accuracy of potential patient risk assessments.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #6 – PeachyPay

Guest:

PJ Santoro – Co-Founder/CTO of PeachyPay

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji sits down with PJ Santoro, the Co-Founder and CTO of PeachyPay. PJ discusses how PeachyPay is changing how patient identities are tracked in the United States so that medical information and debts are always delivered correctly.

Tackling the challenges facing patients paying for healthcare in the United States, PeachyPay is making billing data more easily accessible while also providing flexible, intuitive payment solutions for patients.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

 

Podcast #7 – Tuktu

Guests:

Rustam Sengupta – Founder/CEO of Tuktu

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji talks with Rustam Sengupta, Founder and CEO of Tuktu, a new mobile app form of a community marketplace. Their app is connecting aging adults and their loved ones with essential local community services available to them.

With more people wishing to age at home and a larger portion of the population living longer, healthier lives, Rustam discusses how Tuktu is enabling patients to remain living in their own homes for longer periods and find the resources they need to improve their quality of life.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #8 – The Holistic Panda

Guest:

Janet Lam – Co-Founder/CEO of The Holistic Panda

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji speaks to Janet Lam, CEO and Co-Founder of The Holistic Panda, a healthcare wellness platform offering a list of trusted holistic treatments and services to people within the Asian community.

As mental wellness has a history of being dismissed within Asian communities, The Holistic Panda strives to break down negative stigmas associated with maintaining good mental health. Their marketplace provides resources to community members who may not have had access to these types of services in the past by connecting them with local mental health supports.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #9 – Blawesome

Guests:

Jennifer Kruidbos – Co-Founder/CEO of Blawesome

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji meets with Jennifer Kruidos, the Co-Founder and CEO of Blawesome – a holistic platform for health and wellness specialists (spanning an incredible range of industries and focuses) and their communities to learn and grow together.

Jennifer dives into a few ways that Blawesome is reshaping the way people access valuable, niche wellness information through their platform. Blawesome provides free, subscription-based, and on-demand content on an ocean of wellness-driven topics. 

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

Podcast #10 – Speakbox

Guests:

Aidan Scott – Co-Founder/CEO of Speakbox

 

Episode Summary:

Balaji talks to Aidan Scott, the Co-Founder and CEO of Speakbox, a company focused on putting the patient back at the forefront of the mental health system. Patients have fallen to the fringes of their support systems through alienating ‘patient portals’ that can leave them feeling isolated and forgotten.

Supporting patients effectively while remaining an EMR that allows therapists to run their businesses with ease requires Speakbox to perform a delicate balancing act. Aidan gives us insight into how his company creates value for both sides of this digital healthcare space.

 

You can listen to this episode on:

YouTube

Spotify

 

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