Last year, I wrote an article about the best podcasts in healthcare. I wanted to share the work of people doing a great job in the healthcare podcasting scene. The list was short and sweet. This year, I was impressed with the growth in the number and quality of podcasts in our space available to consume and enjoy. Below, I have listed some of my favorites along with links for you to access and listen to their content. I list them in no particular order but do encourage you to explore them.
The reason podcasts in healthcare have grown is because firms and individuals are realizing the benefits of podcasting. The closest thing to a face to face meeting with a handshake is a podcast. When a listener puts their headphones on or turns up the radio or desktop to listen, it is just you and them. When they like what you produce and tune in with more frequency, the repeat visits increase the familiarity and trust with you and your brand.
Another reason content producers in healthcare are gravitating to podcasts is because of the power of the platforms. What this means is leveraging platforms like Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio, etc. give brands and individuals access to leaders and consumers en-mass. Optimizing content for google search along is not enough to communicate through the noisy marketplace competing for your attention. Healthcare leaders are learning that optimizing for other platforms like podcast platforms helps them stand out more easily and less expensively.
It is no wonder the numbers are soaring. Through the past year, I have helped many companies start their podcasts because I believe the more content we produce as a group, the better off we will be. We’ve even started a turn-key podcasting solution for folks wanting to hit the easy button on podcast creation.
While I have not listed all of the podcasts on healthcare available, only the ones I believe are the best, how do you go about finding them all? Today there is no one place to find them all other than the platforms I mentioned above. Using keywords to find what you are looking for on Apple or Google Podcasts is the best way to do it. One friend and colleague who is the founder and host of Digital Health Today started a Health Podcast Network. His vision is to collect all of the podcasts in healthcare under one web roof. I think it is an admirable endeavor that will become a phenomenal resource for people seeking more healthcare knowledge.
I hope you enjoy the lists of podcasts below. My call to action for you is to step up and contribute your talents to the eco-system. If you want to take advantage of the timing, We’re still in the early stages of podcasting in healthcare. Do it sooner than later. If you don’t have the bandwidth to start your own, but have a great message to share, become a guest on one of the many already awesome podcasts out there. As a guest, you can benefit from sharing your message with the highly targeted audience podcasters have established. In summary, start a podcast or become a guest on a podcast.
Hosted by Kendall Britt, M.D. and Amy Rogers, M.D., 2 Docs Talk is a stimulating conversation between two medical experts who discuss healthcare issues of vital importance to patients. While the core of the conversation is mostly on helping patients be better informed before going to consultation, medical professionals can learn a lot. This podcast has 132 episodes as of Dec 2019, and more are coming this year!
Medtech Talk is a podcast that offers candid conversations with Medtech innovators and business leaders. Its weekly audio conversations with “entrepreneurs, investors, and executives who spend their days developing the tools that make sick people well and health care more efficient” will leave you with gems and principles worth applying to your organization. If you’re in the medtech sector of healthcare, you’ll find value in this exciting content. Episodes average at 30 minutes, and there are currently 145 episodes to keep you well-informed.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/medtech-talk/id978000677
Get mentally engaged while you’re preparing for work as you listen to Becker’s Healthcare Podcast. This podcast features exciting interviews and conversations with clinicians, executives, investors, inventors, and everyone who exerts influence in the healthcare space. Becker’s Healthcare podcast consistently cranks out exciting episodes almost every other day, and it has 165 episodes so far!
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beckers-healthcare-podcast/id1452376188
Everyone in the healthcare space should be well-informed about the latest updates and innovations in the healthcare system. If you don’t have the time, the next best thing is to listen to Conversations on Healthcare Podcast, hosted by Mark Masselli (President/CEO of Community Health Center, Inc.) and Margaret Flinter (Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of the Community Health Center, Inc.) Featuring stories and conversations with innovators in healthcare, you’ll definitely get inspired and motivated after listening to each interview. Conversations on Healthcare has 80 episodes to offer as of Jan 2o20.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-on-health-care/id1139815935
HealthcareNOW Radio brings to the discussion table the “latest developments and trends impacting healthcare information technologies, healthcare innovations, healthcare delivery, and more.“ This podcast is hosted by a rotation of ‘industry thought leaders’ who bring their expertise and ideas in the conversation. With 250 episodes under its belt, HealthcareNOW truly stands up for its name.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthcarenow-radio/id1301407966?mt=2
America’s Healthcare Advocate covers insightful interviews with “healthcare professionals about their personal journeys and their impact on the health sector.” Hosted by Cary Hall, this podcast truly educates and inspires. Listen to any of its 184 episodes, or wait for new ones since this podcast post weekly.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-healthcare-advocate/id1164476565
The Healthcare Policy Podcast deserves a spot on this list for its well-crafted “audio interviews with experts on current or important health care topics.“ When you want to hear clearly reasoned, dispassionate discussion on health care policies, this podcast is for you. Produced by David Introcaso, episodes of this podcast usually last around 30 minutes, and there’s nine to choose from. Watch out for more sessions this year!
Created for health leaders and transformers, the Digital Health Today podcast “features the innovators, leaders, and pioneers reshaping health and wellness.“ Learn as guests “share insights, experiences, and knowledge from the front lines of health tech innovation.“ Dan Kendall is the host and mastermind of Digital Health Today. Episodes are posted weekly, and almost a hundred sessions to enjoy.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/digital-health-today/id1098603931
You’ll always find something new at Tech Tonics. Hosted by Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz, this podcast features “people in the digital health field to life and ideally, elevate humanism in a healthcare world captivated by technology.“ Listen to the hosts as they passionately discuss the people and stories behind startups and successful ventures. With 1oo episodes to listen to, you can have a daily dose of motivation to make healthcare better, thanks to Tech Tonics.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tech-tonics/id959413013
The tagline of this podcast says everything you need to know about it — “candid conversations with digital health innovators and business leaders.“ Host Stephen Krupa brings his expertise to the table alongside innovators, investors and entrepreneurs’ experiences and ideas. The conversations are ideal for industry leaders and each minute is worth your time. Breaking Health Podcast has just released its 134th episode, so be sure to check it out.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-health/id1045614005?mt=2
When you want to listen to new innovations and updates about the healthcare space but don’t have more than five minutes to do it, Healthsound Podcast is the best way to do it. With 28 episodes to choose from, you’ll find exciting bite-sized pieces at Healthsounds Podcast.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthsounds/id1276706984
The Future of Health is formed of a team of engaging individuals truly passionate about the healthcare industry. This podcast is where we come to hear from entrepreneurs, startup founders, healthcare executives, service providers, healthcare educators, and patient advocates to figure out what we can do to build a healthier society and use technology to care for real people. Listening to this podcast is sure to provide you with a lot of takeaways, so make sure to tune in to any or all of its 100 episodes.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/
Healthcare Tech Talk receives raving reviews in Itunes, and it’s not a surprise. Hosts Terry Baker and Kelley Hill are both highly experienced in the healthcare environment, bringing experienced mentors to the table with wide-ranging interviews “relevant and timely subjects in healthcare technology” to the table, “from the latest developments in electronic health records to wireless-enabled infusion pumps to health information exchanges and all matters in between.” Healthcare Tech Talk has already created 164 exciting episodes, and we can look forward to more this year!
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthcare-tech-talk/id817023985
Advancing Health Podcast is a podcast from the American Hospital Association, making it highly credible and deepening its gravity. This podcast features “conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of issues that impact patients and communities.” Listen to any or all of its 67 episodes and you’ll be sure to pick up some gems.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/advancing-health/id1450435821
Tune in to StartUp Health now and “celebrate the innovators, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs who are reimagining health and wellness.” Hosts Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes of StartUp Health NOW are helping to improve health care by engaging in insightful conversations, one at a time. Episodes vary in length, and there are 248 episodes to choose from.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/startup-health-now-podcast/id924016917
Allscripts on Call Podcast was launched in Sep 2017, and it features “information, insights and innovations that drive change and provoke action” in the healthcare space. Each episode “highlights key challenges facing healthcare and turn to industry leaders to discuss navigating these for maximum success.” Allscripts on Call rolls out episodes once a month, and there are 30 episodes you can start listening to today.
TEDTalks Health Podcast is an incredible audio and video platform that opens conversations on various health topics at bite-sized pieces, enough for you to understand in one sitting and be inspired to know more. Choose from its wide range of topics from the latest medical breakthroughs to nanoparticles, better health care practices, and more. TEDTalks Health typically lasts from 10 to minutes, and there are currently 166 episodes you can tune in to.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tedtalks-health/id470623173
The #HCBiz Show is a podcast “dedicated to unraveling the business of healthcare“. It opens the conversations on topics like health policies, administration, innovations, technology, and how these topics impact healthcare. Hosted by Don Lee and Shahid Shah, interviews usually run around 40 minutes to an hour, and as of Jan 2020, there are 121 episodes you can listen to.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hcbiz-show/id1223753364
Do you want to hear the most recent information on everything in healthcare, from delivery reform to patient experience? Tune in to Inside Health Care, a podcast from NCQA Communications. Hosted by staff members, this podcast gives an opportunity for thought-leaders to share what they are doing to improve healthcare quality. Inside Health Care posts every month, so watch out for their latest episode!
This is the second podcast from HIMSS and it features conversations with innovators who can offer insight into unique and transformative solutions in healthcare through their expertise and experiences.
Do you want to hear the week’s top issues in healthcare and health insurance politics and policy? Tune it to Healthcare Happy Hour, a podcast Happy Hour created by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). Episodes range from 20 minutes to an hour, and so far there are 97 episodes to choose from.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthcare-happy-hour/id1371676417
This podcast is aptly named and it truly means business! The podcast “brings together business leaders and other forward thinkers to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, increasingly complex healthcare industry.” Produced from the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management based at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas, this podcast is ideal for all healthcare leaders who are looking for ways to navigate the system.
Created by global health and EHR technology company, Perspectives on Health and Tech podcast features “developments in the industry that are transforming patient and community care.“ Episodes average to 25 minutes and are released weekly. Apple Podcasts reflect 161 episodes as of Jan 8, 2o20.
If you’re interested in finding solutions to the consistently increasing healthcare cost, I suggest listening to the Reconstructing Healthcare podcast. Host Michael Menerey, Senior Vice President at Alliant Insurance Services opens the conversations with healthcare industry leaders and “discuss potential solutions to increasing unaffordability.” This podcast is for “CEO’s, CFO’s, HR Directors and Benefit Managers and anyone else who is tired of the same poor results that we continue to get from our Health Insurance and Healthcare System.“ When you want to get actionable results for healthcare costs, this podcast is for you.
When you want to listen to a podcast that’s the right blend of inspirational and practical, Passionate Pioneers is a great choice. Host Mike Biselli ( Chief Community Officer – BurstIQ |TedXSpeaker) brings his operational and entrepreneurial skills to the table, interviewing innovators and game-changers who are “deeply passionate and relentless in solving the problems our world is facing.” This podcast started Sep 2019 and posts weekly, giving us 19 exceptional episodes to learn from.
A Second Opinion is a podcast for those who are seeking to improve health and healthcare. Hosted by Senator Bill Frist, (M.D., Chairman and Founder – Nashville Health), this podcast features candid conversations with “health thought leaders, entrepreneurs, clinicians, policymakers, business leaders, and consumers — to better understand how we can all improve health and well-being.” A highly-encouraging and motivating podcast, A Second Opinion will leave you with the courage you need to make it through extra-difficult days. Episodes are posted weekly and average about 30 minutes, enough to fit in your lunch break or on the drive to the office.
Are you looking for a podcast that offers deep yet sometimes funny conversations about healthcare and life? If you are, you’ll love the ZDoggMD Podcast. Host Zubin Damania is unpretentious, real, insightful, and entertaining! He started producing videos and live shows to address his “burnout” and many of his posts have gone viral. Episodes vary in length, but each minute is worth it. You won’t even notice the time when you listen to this podcast. The ZDoggMD Podcast produces content every week, and currently has 250 episodes available.
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/incident-report/id1218431966?mt=2
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