Aug 29, 2022 • 1HR 31M

TIKI Talk Ep. 26! Rikesh Govan!

LA physician and TIKI investor/superfan talks health data (and more)!

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Shane Faria
TIKI Talk is a series of podcasts broadcast from Pineapple Studios in Nashville, Tennessee! TIKI Talk: Take a behind-the-scenes look and listen to what's going on at TIKI with founders Mike Audi and Shane Faria. Your Data, Your Story: In our guest segment, tune in for great stories from great guests, hosted by Shane.
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TIKI Talk Episode 26 features Los Angeles-based anesthesiologist and TIKI investor/superfan Rikesh Govan!

This is a very informative podcast from someone who didn’t understand TIKI at first, but warmed up to the idea and is now one of our biggest advocates.

Join Shane and Rikesh as they discuss Rikesh’s journey into healthcare, his initial reaction to TIKI, the concept of data donations, the current issues with health data, good and bad health data use cases, the importance and value assigned to health data, DNA tests and biometric data (Apple Watches, FitBit), Amazon’s curious health-related purchases, the CVS and PetCo business models, and more!


0:00-2:39 Shane intro
2:39-4:51 Rikesh intro
4:51-8:45 Reaching 5 billion people / key messaging
8:45-12:14 How Rikesh got into healthcare / tech integration
12:14-15:17 Advent of emotional connections + patient relationships
15:17-19:05 Rikesh initial TIKI reaction / coming around
19:05-24:13 New perspectives / social fabric / data donation / “social silk”
24:13-31:22 Current health data issues / HIPAA / trust layers
31:22-37:20 Value of health data / breaches+hacks / black market / bad use cases
37:20-44:53 Good use cases / protecting patients / predictive analytics / DNA+biometrics
44:53-57:52 DNA+biometric safety / collective data / Shane-spiracy theories / “NOW” data / Google / trade-offs / liability
57:52-1:07:47 Amazon+OneMed&Signify Health. / government vs private health insurance / CVS model / convenience
1:07:47-1:15:30 PetCo biz model / open source
1:15:30-1:22:58 Doing things differently / Rikesh podcast+content hype / being yourself / studio brick wall
1:22:58-1:30:00 Song association
1:30:00-1:31:13 Rikesh send-off