7 Health Tech Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Keeping up with the changes in the tech industry, especially in the healthcare IT realm, is a never-ending battle. There’s always a new trend, tool, or system to learn about and when you only have a couple of hours of free time during the day, it’s hard to dedicate that time to education.

That’s where podcasts come in handy. For aural learning while you’re engaged in other tasks, just pop in your earbuds and check out one of the programs below.

If you’re new to the podcast phenomenon, here is an excellent guide for beginners.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of podcasts to choose from. Our recommendations here are (mostly) programs with a healthcare IT focus. Enjoy!

Leader to Leader
Healthcare IT Leaders CEO Ben Hilmes is the host of this twice monthly program featuring interviews with top healthcare executives. Guests are typically drawn from the IT suite (CIOs and CTOs) with others sprinkled in for different perspectives (for example, the head of DEI at Houston Methodist). Episodes feature topical conversations on topics including AI and cost management, and then pivot to leadership discussions, allowing guests to reflect on their own personal journey as managers and leaders.

Becker's Healthcare Digital Health and Health IT
Editors from the Becker's website address industry trends through short interviews with industry leaders. The podcast specializes in bite-sized interviews, often less than 15 minutes in length, that allow listeners to get a few quick tips and insights from C and EVP level execs at major hospital and health systems.

Digital Health Today Podcast
This podcast is perfect for you if you’re looking to learn more about the innovations and technologies that are changing the healthcare industry. The podcast is hosted by Dan Kendall who interviews and chats with HIT leaders in each episode. The podcast covers a broad range of topics, including digital health, artificial intelligence, personalized care, telehealth and telemedicine, and wearable technology.

This Week Health
This Week Health offers a series of themed programs produced by Bill Russell, a former healthcare CIO. Hosted primarily by Bill with a series of rotating guest hosts,
one popular program features a daily take on healthcare IT news headlines.

Daily, short takes on the news produced by the HIMSS Media editorial team. In each episode, editors from are joined by special guests from around the health tech industry to discuss major news stories or trends.

Healthcare CIO
Interviews with leading IT execs hosted by the media company, Healthcare IT Today.

Accidental Tech Podcast
While not a health IT podcast, per se, this long-running program is enormously popular with developers for its offbeat takes on coding and tech life. The podcast (known as ATP) is hosted by three developers. They have in-depth conversations on each episode about a specific topic related to technology. ATP is the right one for you if you enjoy product reviews, the latest industry news, and granular discussions about programming languages.