DiMe Society

The Digital Medicine Society

As the host of both Get Social Health and “People Always, Patients Sometimes” (a podcast for Spencer Health Solutions), I have even more opportunity to talk with some exceptional individuals and organizations. As such I get jealous of some of the guests on the other podcasts, which seems odd because I’m doing the interviews for each. Can I be jealous of myself?

For all my Digital Health listeners, I wanted to share this interview with Jen Goldsack of the DiMe Society from the “People Always, Patients Sometimes” podcast. This podcast is a production of Spencer Health Solutions (full disclosure: my day-job!). Our podcast focuses on the innovators, thought leaders and patient influencers who are demanding change now in clinical trials

The Digital Medicine Society is a group of individuals who are committed to innovating and transforming how digital apps, medical devices, software and processes can positively impact healthcare and clinical trials. Since Jen handles all my questions so well, it didn’t make sense to repeat the same interview for Get Social Health.

Here is the interview and transcript from my interview with Jen Goldsack about the DiMe Society on the “People Always, Patients Sometimes” podcast.

The DiMe Society – Jen Goldsack

It’s time to discuss the digitalization and democratization of medicine so we invited Jennifer Goldsack to join us on the “People Always, Patients Sometimes” podcast.  Jennifer is the interim executive director of the DiMe Society, pronounced like the coin, an abbreviation of the Digital Medicine Society.  In our discussion, Jennifer spoke about the “trans-disciplinary nature of digital medicine as a field” and how, without professionals from every field at the table, the healthcare community will make mistakes and under-deliver on possible treatments for the individual.  As a nonprofit, Jennifer explained that “we do welcome all comers” at the DiMe Society – unlike other organizations, the DiMe Society charges individuals only $50 for membership, creating a low barrier of entry and ensuring accessibility to everyone.

The DiMe Society was created with the mission to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration between professionals within the global healthcare and technology communities in their research, teaching, and promotion of best practices in medicine.  The DiMe Society believes that everyone has something to contribute to the advancement of medicine, from white-hat hackers, engineers, and clinicians to citizen scientists.  Founded earlier this year, the DiMe Society already has around 700 members from 24 countries after only 5 months of opening their doors.

To learn more about how Jennifer and the DiMe Society cultivate collaboration in the field of digital medicine, click on the link and listen to this week’s episode of People Always, Patients Sometimes, hosted by Janet Kennedy.