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5 Digital Health Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

If you listen — whether it be actively or passively — to at least one podcast on a regular basis, you’re not alone. More than 70 percent of the American population knows about at least one podcast, with men being more frequent listeners than women. 

There are more than four million podcasts available for consumption through platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, Stitcher and others, the most popular of which focus on comedy, true crime, sports, music, news and similar topics. Why are these types of media so popular? Roughly three in four podcast listeners in the United States do so to learn something new. 

Digital health podcasts continue to grow in popularity, especially as consumers demand to be more active participants in their own care. If you’re looking to add one of these to your listening schedule, we’ve got you covered. The following recommendations are based on current podcasts primarily based in the U.S. that either include discussions about digital health or highlight thought leaders who are applying these types of technology and new and exciting ways.  

The Big Unlock 

Featuring author Paddy Padmanabhan (The Big Unlock – Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-based Care Era ), this ~30-minute weekly podcast covers digital transformation in healthcare. It features industry C-level executives who discuss how they’re leveraging emerging healthcare technologies to create improved patient experiences. Recent episodes focus on creating digital solutions for specific populations, prioritizing user groups for digital engagement programs and using digital programs to drive improved healthcare outcomes and reduce care costs for Medicaid populations.. 

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HIMSSCast 

This podcast is produced by the HIMSS Media editorial team behind publications such as Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews and Healthcare Finance News. In each ~15-30-minute weekly episode, host Jonah Comstock is joined by editors from one or more of the brands and/or special guests from around the healthcare industry to discuss major news stories or trends in digital health, health tech and healthcare finance. Recent episodes focus on offering post-surgery care through patient engagement platforms, healthcare automation myths and the effect of healthcare IT on the nursing shortage. 

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Faces of Digital Health 

Frequent discussions with policymakers, doctors, nurses and opinion leaders in the digital health space are the basis for this popular global podcast. It’s hosted by Tyasha Zayc, an active member of the Slovenian digital health community who made Health Tech’s list of 30 Healthcare IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2021. Episodes, many of which examine how different cultures approach the digitization of healthcare, range from ~30 minutes to one hour. 

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Digital Health Leaders 

In this ~30-minute weekly podcast, host Russ Branzell, CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) interviews digital health thought leaders from around the world. As part of CHIME’s 30th Anniversary, recent episodes feature conversations with former CHIME board chairs about tips for future healthcare leaders. 

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Digital Health Talks 

Another weekly podcast, Digital Health Talks is hosted by Megan Antonelli and Shahid Shah of HealthImpact, a nonprofit organization formerly known as the California Institute for Nursing and Healthcare (CINHC). Each ~30-45-minute episode examines how healthcare providers use technology to improve access to healthcare, patient experience and clinical outcomes. Recent episodes include “Automating Accessibility – Improving Patient Experience and Engagement from Intake to Education to Improved Outcomes” and “Healthcare Delivery 2025 – What Does Door to Door Healthcare Delivery Look Like in a Value-Based Patient-Centered Digital World?” 

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