Learning is a continuous process, especially for medical professionals committed to excellence and being in sync with the healthcare trends. Practitioners and enthusiasts learn to expand their knowledge and stimulate innovative thinking. While those higher up in the hierarchy- administrators and executives use it for healthcare marketing and management.
Whatever the reason, maximizing the time spent on learning pays off. What can busy people who do not have the luxury of time to read journals or magazines but still want to be abreast of the latest developments do?
Luckily, the convenience and the omnipresence of the internet has a perfect solution to this dilemma. Healthcare podcasts are the best way to educate oneself while on the move, exercising or doing small tasks. High-quality resources are available everywhere and quite easily too. And the best part is, most of them are free. Just subscribe to your favorite healthcare podcast and relax.
Here is our list of the top 15 podcasts for healthcare professionals, to begin with, that is a perfect mix of healthcare marketing, news, and technology material.
Maintaining a good doctor-patient relationship is important to a healthcare organization for its overall patient experience scores and its culture. Besides the usual exquisite human touch that the staff is trained for, electronically engaging with patients is the trend now.
This podcast features stories from patient portals, forums, and even healthcare social media channels about patient engagement triumphs.
A healthcare podcast for the masses, focusing on bringing the latest news to enthusiasts and customers. It was established by The Heartland Institute in Chicago. The quality of information and its delivery is said to suit medical professionals as well.
The famous talk show inspiring professionals and thinkers to share the “ideas worth spreading,” has its own podcast. Dedicated to bringing you the latest and unique insights from medical professionals world over, it is not limited to healthcare marketing.
It makes use of its large repository of informative presentations and “talks” by TED speakers to bring it as podcasts to you for your convenience.
Advertised as “A weekly conversation with the innovators who will change how health care is delivered,” it brings the future of healthcare to you every week.
Topics may range from robotic assistants for surgeons to an analysis of what medical technology CEOs are focusing their attention on. Great for healthcare executives with a penchant for investing in tech.
If healthcare marketing is your forte, this is the podcast for you. Brought to you by the folks at Harvard Business Review, this weekly podcast gives you the perfect collection of marketing tips and trends from market leaders. It covers every topic pertaining to healthcare business, management, media, and innovation.
A podcast dedicated to healthcare policy issues is run by David Introcaso, a healthcare policy consultant based in Washington DC.
It interviews professionals who give insights on current healthcare policies, ranging from the Affordable Care Act to the status of Medicare and Medicaid. It is a great resource for people with an interest in public health issues.
This is a revolutionary podcast idea that looks into the minds of cutting-edge doctors in search of inspirational stories.
“My guests are living proof that doctors can break free from the exam room,” says Dr. Nii Darko, an inspired doctor and the founder of this podcast.
It is great for recent graduates and physicians waiting for a gentle push from monotonous practice into doing something “outside the box”.
Run by Dr. Kendall Britt, a practicing hospitalist, and Dr. Amy Rogers, a medical writer, 2 Docs Talk is the two doctors’ take on current healthcare/medicine issues and policies designed as a health care podcast.
The focus is on patients who seek more information before making a decision and also doubles up as a place for doctors to learn. It debates medical issues, treatments, evidence and policies including their effects on the Doctor-patient relationship.
Cybersecurity is a serious concern for the healthcare industry in 2018 in light of the many security breaches recently faced. This podcast is dedicated to discussions on technology and processes involved in securing confidential and sensitive data.
Maintaining an air-tight security around your patients’ information might not be entirely possible. The result of an attack can mean a loss of privacy as well as a potential identity theft.
The Healthcare Information Security podcast can help administrators avoid costly lawsuits from patients whose data was unavoidably stolen from you.
A podcast by Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), bringing you true stories from medical and logistical experts on the frontline of humanitarian emergencies across some of the world’s most extreme places.
This one is for all those tech geeks interested in the latest advancements in medical technology. It covers a comprehensive list of topics, from clinical biomedical engineering to informatics, information technology, and telemedicine.
A podcast for the modern era, it references industry leaders, pioneers, and innovators in its discussions on healthcare.
One can get to know advanced technology news like no other, such as CRISPR, VR in healthcare, and other futuristic stuff.
An exciting podcast that is not afraid to bring out controversial medical issues and decisions pertaining to ethical matters involving big pharma, insurers etc.
It offers a trove of information to people in dilemma and medical professionals on matters of medical decisions and ethics.
Reach MD is a useful collection of podcasts on wide range healthcare topics and specialties. Some of the popular categories include Healthcare trends, Medical News, Clinical Practice, Medical Interest, Industry Features, and CME/CE. Great for enthusiasts and graduates.
And the list shall go on, for there are many other equally informative podcasts that are worth checking out. Listening to them is a great way to spend your spare time. They are educational and inspirational enough to get you thinking as to what kind of a medical professional you want to be. So tune your radios to your favorite stations now!