About Clinical Changemakers

Clinical Changemakers explores vital lessons in healthcare leadership, innovation and so much more.

Our goal is to inspire and empower healthcare professionals to become the impactful changemakers they wish to be.

Each episode, host and creator Dr Jono explores new ideas through conversations with healthcare leaders from across the globe.

Diving deep into their professional expertise on a wide range of topics including:

  • Leadership and Management

  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare

  • Health system transformation to combat climate change

  • Advocacy and policy insights for solving homelessness

  • Health system frameworks to support equity and access

  • Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT’s role in Healthcare

  • Experiences of leading a country through the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Approaches to building better teams and using power

  • Digital innovation and consumer-empowered care

  • Perspectives on innovation from entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists

We also discover the origin stories behind our great guests and key lessons from their early careers.

If you’d like to be inspired to become a changemaker in healthcare, then Clinical Changemakers is the podcast for you.

Why a podcast about changing healthcare?

With countless crises impacting healthcare, there is a need for a change and I believe clinicians can be at the very heart of that change.

However, our education, training and workplaces, often limit our ability to make that substantial change we wish to see - that’s where this podcast comes in.

We’re hoping to shine a light on the diverse and impactful ways that clinicians can make a difference in healthcare inside and outside of typical career paths.

How to listen

You can listen to Clinical Changemakers here on Substack.

It’s also available from all the usual places including Apple, Spotify and Google.

Contact us

If you have feedback on the podcast or ideas for future episodes, you can contact us by email: jono@clinicalchangemakers.com

About the creator and host

Dr Jono Hoogerbrug (@twitter, @linkedin) is an experienced General Practitioner and recently New Zealand’s recipient of the Commonwealth Funds' Harkness Fellowship where he was based at Stanford University.

He is an award-winning and recognized healthcare leader, with experience in underserved frontline medical settings, national quality and safety positions, digital leadership roles, research and informatics.

At Stanford, Jono was conducting research into leadership, organisational behaviour and digital healthcare. Additionally, he was supporting research into the application of Artificial Intelligence in clinical spaces.

Dr Hoogerbrug is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, is a graduate of Otago University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, has a Diploma in Paediatrics from Auckland University and is a Certified Health Informatician of Australasia. 

Jono lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife, young son, and dog.

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Dr Jono Hoogerbrug is a Medical Doctor and Senior Harkness Fellow