For most couples going through their first pregnancy your world is full of questions, doubts, second guesses, and a lot of trepidation in expectation of the first birth. Many of us have been there. Anything that can help relieve some of the worry is welcomed with open arms, and for the founder of Bloom Life, his experience led to the creation of Belli. Listen in after the break on his story and what drives him to innovate in the health care ecosystem.
Natalie is a hybrid thinker, comfortably synthesizing creative and analytical thought processes from design and business to arrive at innovative opportunities. At Philadelphia University Natalie holds the endowed G. Allen Mebane IV ’52 Chair for Design Thinkers and is the Director of the Strategic Design MBA program and an Associate Professor. A practitioner and researcher of design thinking, she is noted for being savvy at connecting the dots between theory and practice and is a bridge builder to the creative side of strategy. In her public speaking engagements, she helps a range of audiences understand and apply user-centered principles to their particular work. Her consultancy, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC, helps organizations leverage creativity as an innovation resource. We connected with her after Transform to learn more about her, her work, and the role of design thinking in the future of work. Listen to the whole podcast after the break!  
Dana invented #DIYPS, the "do it yourself pancreas system", in Nov. 2013 and in Dec. 2014 her and her now husband "closed the loop" and turned #DIYPS into a fully functioning artificial pancreas. In Feb. 2015 she founded the #OpenAPS movement, an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic Artificial Pancreas System technology widely available to more quickly improve and save as many lives as possible and reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes. Listen to her journey as we talk through the navigation from maker, to hacker, to inventor after the break!
  Medikidz is a children’s medical education organization that works closely with healthcare professionals, families, children and patients to produce unique learning materials in an interactive, powerfully-visual comic book format, thereby helping to educate children about their health as well as the health of those around them. We were joined by CEO and co-founder Dr. Kate Hersov on the podcast to learn more about this really intriguing and engaging patient educational material changing how Pediatrics engages their patients. Listen to the conversation after the break!
  Smartphones and tablets have more processing power than NASA used to put man on the moon. Imagine what you could do with thousands of mobile devices linked together! Unoceros is the world’s first distributed computing network powered by mobile devices owned by people all over the world. As devices within the Unoceros network lay idle, it utilizes their unused computing power for projects in healthcare and beyond. Listen to our conversation with Devin and Marie after the break!

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  The Collective Action Lab accelerates implementation of collaborative ideas in community.  There are many barriers to successful implementation. Although these barriers are not new, there is greater urgency to address them due to shrinking resources, increasing complexity and interdependencies, and growing societal needs. Knowing this, we had to connect and learn more about their secret sauce!   Listen to the interview with the Lab's Founder, Olivia Mastry, J.D., M.P.H. and Alex Clark after the break!