27 Feb Tjaša Zajc joins Demo Day 2023 as moderator!
Joining ‘Health. Human. Tech’ Demo Day 2023 is international digital health expert and host of the renowned Faces of Digital Health podcast – Tjaša Zajc! An active advocate of digital technologies’ use in healthcare, Tjaša joins us in Berlin and will support the virtual event and guide us all through the startup presentations and thrilling keynote. We are thrilled to have the founder and host of Faces of digital health podcast involved (consistently ranked among the top digital health industry podcasts).
Vision Health Pioneers Incubator is delighted to have Tjaša, whose regularly named one of the top digital health experts to follow, involved in Demo Day 2023. She regularly appears at international digital health events as a speaker and moderator. She moderated discussions at The Economist’s Impact Cancer Series event 2021, HIMSS Annual Global Digital Conference 2021 and 2022 and the High-Level Conference “Digital Health 2020 – European Union on the Move” during the German presidency to the EU (2020). As an avid patient advocate she co-hosted two editions of the European Patient Forum Congress in 2021 and 2022.
To support this announcement we asked Tjaša a couple of questions. These Pre-Demo Day thoughts are below. They are special insights from someone who Brainlab put on the list of 9 Digital Health Experts to Follow on LinkedIn in 2021. Plus Health Tech listed her among 30 Healthcare IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2021 and Digital Salutem named her among the 25 Digital Health Influencers to Follow in 2023.
Tjaša Zajc joins Demo Day 2023 as moderator!
With our theme of health, human, technology for this year’s Demo Day, we would like to know what humans or technology has inspired you most in healthcare?
From tech, definitely VR for pain management and mental health. I look forward to it being more widely available in Europe.
Of people, the first person that comes to mind is Sean Khozin – the CEO of CancerLinQ, a non-profit health technology company focused on improving the quality of care and health outcomes for all patients with cancer – because he is an oncologist and a data scientist and can offer a great insight and understanding in the latest practical use-cases of AI in healthcare, since oncology treatments are increasingly personalised due to the improvements in the amount of genomic data, research and tech advancements.
What role do you think healthcare plays in the future of humans and technology?
Interesting question, since a more common one would be what role technology plays in healthcare.
We tend to take health for granted until we lose it. When that happens, good access to quality healthcare is imperative for recovery and living. Healthcare will always be an integral part for humans. It enables us not just to survive but also to live when we have good treatment outcomes. And when we live, we can follow our ambitions and contribute to society.
As for the impact of healthcare on technology: We are witnessing the aging of the population, rising workforce shortages, changing expectations of working conditions in healthcare, the emphasis on the need to improve the user experience of patients, and the move to provide as much care as possible at home. All these trends are driving the need for new devices and new software solutions for optimization to support the sustainability of healthcare delivery. The gold rush for data gathering and research in healthcare is continuing. All this is creating market needs, and when there are market needs, there’s VC interest. I think it will be interesting to see what kinds of companies will spring up by the highly specialized workforce from Big Tech, which suffered from layoffs and is now free to start developing their own new solutions.
What are you most looking forward to at the Vision Health Pioneers Incubator Demo Day 2023?
There is nothing more inspiring than to see innovative solutions and the grit of founders to do whatever it takes to bring their solutions to market to help patients or clinicians. So I definitely look forward to the energy we will experience at this Demo Day!
How can people find out more about what you’re doing?
By going to www.facesofdigitalhealth.com or fodh.substack.com or by following my work on Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/
Great insights from Tjaša! We send a big thanks to the former healthcare journalist who transitioned to the IT sector in 2017. Today, Tjaša works on hospital medication management at the healthcare software company Better.
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🗓️ Tuesday, March 28, 2023