Osmosis.org Moves COVID-19 Conversation to Focus on the Future of Healthcare

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New “Raise the Line” podcast explores solutions to strengthening U.S. healthcare system

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The show brings together the brightest minds available to help us become better prepared to handle the next pandemic, and truly listen to the voices of frontline healthcare providers as they battle COVID-19

Today, Osmosis.org, a health education platform empowering over 2 million current and future healthcare professionals, is launching a podcast to explore solutions to the looming question: how will the United States healthcare system be better prepared for the next health crisis?

The podcast, Raise the Line, broadens a pandemic-specific conversation to how we will increase healthcare capacity so people can get the care they need, not only during the COVID-19 crisis, but also moving forward, especially when a shortage of 15M healthcare providers is expected by 2030. The series will feature the country’s top medicine, education, tech and policy experts, from the second officer in command at the U.S. CDC, to the president of the American Medical Association (Dr. Patrice Harris), former CDC Director (Dr. Tom Frieden) and frontline professionals like a pregnant emergency room physician infected with COVID-19.

In one of the first episodes, we’re confronted with an urge for caution about the accuracy of antibody tests, which will play a key role in reopening the economy. Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, draws on her experience in the early days of the AIDS crisis to explain why “an antibody test can lead to a lot of confusion.”

Coming guests include Dr. Abdirahman Mahamud, Incident Manager at the World Health Organization; Dr. Conrad Fisher of Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in New York; Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera; and Jesse vanWestrienen, co-founder of testing innovator Biomeme, Inc.

“The COVID-19 crisis is revealing a lot of weaknesses in our healthcare system. We’re a health education platform so of course, we’re wondering: what can we learn from this?” said Osmosis.org Co-Founder and CEO Shiv Gaglani, who co-hosts the series.

“The show brings together the brightest minds available to help us become better prepared to handle the next pandemic, and truly listen to the voices of frontline healthcare providers as they battle COVID-19,” added co-host Dr. Rishi Desai, a former Intelligence Officer for the CDC who now serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis.org.

The term #RaisetheLine was coined by Gaglani to draw attention to the need to increase healthcare system capacity in addition to “flattening the curve”. The hashtag has since been shared and seen by 8 million people since March.

The Raise the Line podcast is available on all of the major podcast streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.

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