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By: Stephen O'Connor on November 3rd, 2021

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10 Healthcare Podcasts You Need to Listen to

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Whether you are already a medical industry professional or have an interest in medicine and would like to expand your knowledge, it pays to make maximum use of your time as you learn.

Busy people who want to stay on top of healthcare industry developments, innovations, and the latest news may not be able to devote much attention to reading books or journals, let alone watching lengthy documentaries.

Many individuals have been working from home to stay socially distant since the early days of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with a goal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections. But with more people being vaccinated and wearing masks, employees are leaving their WFH setups and are coming back to headquarters. If that applies to you, it means you have less time available because of commuting to and from work. Fortunately, you can make better use of the commute by listening to healthcare podcasts during transit.

Remember that you can take in a great deal of information by listening to medical podcasts since you can multitask while catching up on episodes. Many people swear by listening to podcasts during exercise or chores that require little attention. What’s more, you can subscribe to your favorite podcasts so you will always stay in the loop.

With that in mind, here are 10 of the best healthcare podcasts that you need to listen to:

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1. HIMSS’ HIMSSCast Podcast

From updates on nursing shortages and difficulties finding new, qualified employees in many areas of healthcare, you’ll want to stay tuned to the HIMSSCast from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). It is devoted to all things having to do with the health tech industry, digital health, and healthcare finance.

2. The Healthcare Policy Podcast

The next time you go for a run or a workout at the gym, give a listen to the Healthcare Policy Podcast, which is produced by David Introcaso. It gives insights from healthcare experts on current health policy issues.

You’ll hear professionals weighing in on subjects ranging from the climate crisis and how it affects human health, to federal healthcare policy debates to exploring epidemiology issues in the prison system, which are particularly salient given the global pandemic. If you have a keen interest in public health issues, this is a resource you’ll want to start using.

3. Medtech Talk Podcast

Once each week, the Medtech Talk podcast features a riveting conversation with the movers and shakers in the healthcare community. If you want to stay current on what innovators and innovations will be transforming how we deliver healthcare, this is a podcast that you’ll want to subscribe to.

Topics include venture investing in the world after COVID, eliminating diabetic foot ulcers, and solving issues with incontinence. Listeners also enjoy updates on robotic assistants for surgeons, details about industry trends, and analyses of what medical technology CEOs are focusing their attention on.

4. Healthcare Information Security Podcast

How well is your healthcare business doing at guarding against criminal hackers and ransomware attacks? This is an example of a major topic covered in the Healthcare Information Security Podcast. All medical organizations have a duty to implement the strongest security possible. Those that are unable or unwilling to devote proper resources to protecting the sensitive data maintained for each patient run the risk of criminal hackers breaching their networks.

The result of these attacks can mean loss of privacy (against HIPAA regulations that you must follow), as well as the potential for identity theft. The hackers might even be able to drain your patients’ bank accounts. To that end, the Healthcare Information Security podcast can help you avoid costly lawsuits from patients whose data you left unsecured.

5. TEDTalks Health Podcast

If you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to a Ted Talk, it’s time to rectify that problem immediately. The TEDTalks Health podcast is devoted to providing unique insights from medical professionals.

Speakers make their presentations in front of live audiences, and the recordings then become available as podcasts that you can listen to at your convenience. Medical breakthroughs are a frequent topic in this cutting-edge podcast. Recent topics include insight into how venom can not only kill but cure, the role of mental health workers in emergency response scenarios, and smart bras that gather real-time data on patients.

6. HealthSounds Podcast

Join the ranks of healthcare professionals as they have spirited conversations about and with healthcare innovators by listening to the HealthSounds podcast on a regular basis.

For example, you can get an introduction to a California program that links homeless people who are medically vulnerable to the social services they sorely need. Episodes in this podcast are easy to digest since they typically span just 2 or 3 minutes each.

7. Health Care News Podcast

The Heartland Institute established its Health Care News podcast in part to bring vital information to ordinary healthcare consumers. However, the details provided in each episode will be valuable to medical professionals as well. Recent subjects discussed in this podcast include overwhelmed hospitals firing staff who refuse vaccinations and the origins of the coronavirus.

You’ll get a sense of emerging issues that are pushing us closer to healthcare reform. If you’re too busy to monitor related news items each week, this podcast will bring you the details quickly and conveniently.

8. Healthcare Triage LIVE Show Podcast

Dr. Aaron Carrol hosts the weekly Healthcare Triage LIVE Show podcast, in which he goes over healthcare policy issues and explains the nature of current medical research.

You can expect lively discussions and can even influence the subjects to be covered because the podcast holds regular polls to determine what listeners are most interested in learning more about. The most recent podcasts have discussed people getting parasites from cats, decoding DNA for diagnosing diseases and detecting signs of Alzheimer’s.

9. Digital Health Today Podcast

The Digital Health Today podcast offers insights and information from healthcare pioneers, leaders, and innovators on a wide range of topics of concern to health and wellness professionals.

You can hear the latest on such technologies as how organizations can deliver healthcare services in more than 250 languages, digital therapeutics and the ongoing use of virtual reality systems in healthcare. You may also be pleasantly surprised to learn about an innovation you’ve never heard of before, thanks to the discussions that occur in Digital Health Today.

10. Bright Spots in Healthcare

Hosted by Eric Glazer, the Bright Spots in Healthcare podcast features interviews with people who are innovating in the healthcare industry, such as the CIO of Blue Shield of California, how to deal with patient engagement issues and the role patient health care data plays in improving health outcomes while reducing costs of treatment.

Medical podcasts are making it much easier for professionals to share vital information and learn from one another. Once you find a podcast that really resonates with you, it’s easy to subscribe so that new episodes will automatically download to your mobile device or desktop computer.
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Key Takeaways

  • If you’ve never listened to a healthcare podcast before, now is the perfect time to start.
  • Medical podcasts are a convenient way to learn more about the healthcare issues that you care about the most.
  • Since you can multitask while listening to podcasts (such as while commuting between home and work, exercising or running errands), you’ll maximize the use of your precious time.
  • Experts from all aspects of healthcare can be heard on medical podcasts, including government, academia, and industry sources.
  • Remember to subscribe to the healthcare podcasts that resonate the most with you, so you won’t miss any upcoming episodes.
  • Since you can listen to podcasts while doing mundane activities such as driving or exercising, they help you make the most of your limited time.
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About Stephen O'Connor

Stephen O'Connor is the Director of Brand and Digital Marketing, responsible for many aspects of Advanced Data Systems Corporation’s (ADS) marketing, including product marketing, customer acquisition, demand generation, brand, brand design, and content marketing.

Stephen has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to ADS, Stephen spent 11 years at Medical Resources Inc. (MRI), most recently as the Manager of Marketing & Internet Services, where he and his teams were responsible for all marketing efforts and the market positioning of MRI’s services.

Stephen spends his day's planning, writing, & designing resources for the modern healthcare professional.