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Finding health insurance that meets your needs

Finding health insurance that meets your needs

September 17, 2019

 

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Jan Dubauskas, Senior Counsel and Vice President at Health Insurance Innovations, focused on the eCommerce division, where the company provides direct to consumer solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Insurance and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jan Dubauskas discuss the following:

  1. Who is HIIQ and how do you differ from insurance companies?
  2. What are some of the challenges people face in getting the right health insurance?
  3. What solutions/products do you offer?
  4. What should the average person think about when looking for health coverage?
  5. What’s next for HIIQ?

Ms. Dubauskas is a licensed attorney with more than 10 years of experience managing legal and compliance for life and health insurance carriers. As Senior Counsel and Vice President at Health Insurance Innovations, Ms. Dubauskas focuses on the eCommerce division, where the company provides direct to consumer solutions. She previously held roles as General Counsel for a health insurance company, and as General Counsel and Secretary for a life insurance company.

 

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Websites: hiiq.com | agilelifeinsurance.com | agilehealthinsurance.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/healthinsuranceinnovations 
Twitter: @HIIQInc

Non-healing wounds may be worse than cancer

Non-healing wounds may be worse than cancer

August 26, 2019

 

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Dr. Des Bell, Chief Medical Officer at Omeza LLC, a medtech and consumer healthcare products company specializing in skin care and wound management products from the sea joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Des Bell discuss the following:

  1. Having served on the board of directors for American Board of Wound Management as well as the Association for the Advancement of Wound care and American Board of Wound Management Foundation, you are considered an expert in your field…why do you say that non healing wounds may be worse than many forms of cancer?
  2. Why are these wounds non healing?
  3. What type of issues do physicians face in wound care treatments today? 
  4. What can be done to prevent these wounds from becoming chronic?
  5. I understand you have created a non-profit organization called SALSAL to help advance wound care in America. Can you tell us a little bit about your mission?

Dr. Desmond “Des” Bell, DPM, CWS is Chief Medical Officer of Omeza, and has consulted with the Omeza founders since the company’s inception, helping develop the product line and overseeing its practical application. He serves as lead clinician in an approved test program for Omeza products at the Wound Management program at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Bell, a leader in limb preservation and lower extremity wound care, is a Board-Certified Wound Specialist (CWS, American Board of Wound Management).  A graduate of Tulane University and the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Bell is the Founder and President of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation (SALSAL), a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing unnecessary lower extremity amputations. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Management and the American Board of Wound Management Foundation.  He has been the recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Awards at Specialty Hospital (2009) and Memorial Hospital (2018) in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Bell has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He is a frequent lecturer and author on the subject of wound care, peripheral arterial disease and diabetes, and is a founding editorial Board Member of “Today’s Wound Clinic”, as well as being a regular contributor to “Podiatry Today”. He is a nationally recognized speaker, with regular faculty roles at AMP, ASCENT and Modern Wound Care Management.

 

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Website: omeza.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/omezaskin 
Instagram: @omezaskin

Digital Product Innovation in the Healthcare Industry

Digital Product Innovation in the Healthcare Industry

August 22, 2019

 

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Ronak Patel, the CEO & Co-founder at Sunflower Lab, an award-winning digital product and innovations agency joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Ronak Patel discuss the following:

  1. What is your take on digital product trends for the healthcare market?
  2. How is big data being leveraged with respect to healthcare solutions?
  3. What are your thoughts on SAAS healthcare solutions?
  4. What is your outlook on wearable devices, what trends are you witnessing?
  5. Where and how does mobile app development fit in to the healthcare digital mix?
  6. What are the different types of digital products that the healthcare oriented IT market is segmented into?
  7. What different types of healthcare products is Sunflower Lab building?
  8. How is the infrastructure for a healthcare digital product different than any other IT solution?

Ronak Patel is the Co-Founder & CEO at Sunflower Lab. He’s an entrepreneur, thought leader, and a problem solver. With nearly 20 years experience in the IT industry, he is a generalist who can contribute and lead in any technical discipline. Since 2010 he has led the Sunflower Lab team with an emphasis on creating digital solutions that solve client’s business problems.

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Website: thesunflowerlab.com

Social Media Links
Twitter: @SunflowerLab 
Facebook: facebook.com/sunflowerlab

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

August 20, 2019

 

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Greg Peters, Co-Founder and CEO of BetterPT, a healthcare technology platform company providing end-to-end digital connectivity between physical therapists (PT), patients, and physicians joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Greg Peters discuss the following:

  1. What is BetterPT and how does it work?
  2. Tell us a little bit about your background and how it lead into creating BetterPT?
  3. Why is physical therapy important?
  4. What has enabled BetterPT’s success thus far and allows the company to continue its rapid growth?
  5. I believe congratulations are in order as you have recently raised $5M in series A financing. What are you planning to use the money for? Give us some details.

Greg Peters is the Co-Founder and CEO of BetterPT. Greg is a leading health and fitness professional and digital entrepreneur. With more than 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Greg has applied his expertise to building disruptive mobile technology in healthcare, fitness and hospitality industries.

Since 2004, Greg has been an active Managing Partner for LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine, which combines both standard and alternative medical practices with state-of-the-art and time tested fitness modalities and programs.

In 2014, Greg founded TRN Technologies, a company focused on building disruptive platforms in fitness & hospitality. The company’s first mobile app, TRN On-demand health and fitness, provided a convenient way for members to locate, book and pay for individual training sessions in multiple fitness disciplines.

Greg serves as the Chairman of the Board of TRN Technologies. Greg has proven time and time again that building a great business is dependent on great vision and leadership, incredible team dynamics and perseverance.

 

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Website: www.betterpt.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/betterptapp 
Twitter: @betterptapp

Supporting the initiative of value-based health care

Supporting the initiative of value-based health care

August 17, 2019

 

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Tom Gardner, CEO and Founder of Omeza, a skin innovations and life sciences company specializing in skin care and wound management products from the sea joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tom Gardner discuss the following:

  1. What is value-based health care?
  2. Can you give me an example?
  3. Why the shift now?
  4. What is Omeza doing to support the initiative of value-based health care?
  5. Are insurance companies supporting this shift to value-based care?
  6. What’s your forecast for where value-based care is headed in the future?

Tom Gardner is Founder and CEO of Omeza, LLC, as well as managing member of KeyView, LLC. KeyView works with investors, owners and CEO’s of startup to early-stage health care companies. Tom is also founder and managing member of KeyView Labs (cognitive health dietary supplements), former chairman of IntegriChain (informed software applications for the pharmaceutical industry sold to Accel-KKR), and former chairman of MMIT (managed market insights and technology for the pharmaceuticals industry). He is an investor in and board chairman of Florida Mobile Physicians (medical house calls) and co-founder and co-manager of BRIDGE Angel Investors, LLC.

Prior to KeyView, Tom was CEO of several public and private companies including Nucryst Pharmaceuticals (sold to Smith & Nephew), Songbird Hearing (sold controlling interest to Procter & Gamble), Datamonitor (IPO on London Stock Exchange), Base Ten Systems (assets sold to Smiths Aerospace and ABB Group), and Access Health (sold to HBOC then became part of McKesson Health Solutions). Earlier, Tom held marketing and general management positions at Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and has been a guest lecturer on marketing channels at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

 

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Website: https://omeza.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: @omezaskin 
Facebook: facebook.com/omezaskin

How ObEN is using AI Avatars to Improve Patient Care

How ObEN is using AI Avatars to Improve Patient Care

July 29, 2019

 

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Nikhil Jain, the CEO of ObEN Inc., the AI company behind a research study exploring how personal artificial intelligence (PAI) can be used to improve healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Nikhil Jain discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about ObEN and explain what personal artificial intelligence is/does?
  2. How is ObEN and PAI leveraging AI to improve healthcare?
  3. How did ObEN’s relationship with MedStar Health Research Institute form and what was the motivation for the study?
  4. Why heart health patients?
  5. What does this study hope to reveal about the future of AI, technology and its role in managing health?
  6. What is next for PAI in the healthcare space?

Nikhil Jain is the co-founder and CEO of ObEN, an artificial intelligence company developing Personal Artificial Intelligence (PAI), a 3D intelligent avatar that looks, talks and behaves uniquely like the user.

ObEN is an early adopter of Project PAI, a blockchain-based platform designed to give people the ability to create, own, and manage their own PAI and any personal data tied to the PAI. Prior to ObEN, Nikhil co-founded technology companies OnGreen and Up and Running Software. Nikhil has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pondicherry University.

ObEN is an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing Personal AI technology that revolutionizes personal digital interaction, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. The company’s technology allows users to create intelligent 3D avatars that look, sound, and behave like them.

Deployed on the blockchain, ObEN’s Personal AI (PAI) technology enables users to create, use, and manage their own PAI on a secure, decentralized platform. ObEN’s technology has been used to power healthcare avatars for Medstar Georgetown University, on China’s CCTV to create Celebrity Avatar TV hosts, and in VR experiences developed by HTC Vive and Softbank - in addition to PAIYO, a dAPP on the PAI Blockchain that allows anyone in the world to create new content using their own PAI.

Founded in 2014, ObEN is a K11, Tencent, Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California.

 

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Website: https://oben.me

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/obenai 
Twitter: @obenme

Home Care Support, bridging the healthcare system with our daily lives

Home Care Support, bridging the healthcare system with our daily lives

July 5, 2019

 

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Sam Cross the Owner and Administrator of Broad Street that provides comprehensive support services that allow seniors to remain healthy and independent in their homes joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Senior Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sam Cross discuss the following:

  1. What are the key things to consider when thinking of getting support, and what are the options? 
  2. What is the difference between Assisted Living and Home Care?
  3. What are some of the benefits of having support at home?
  4. When is the right time to start discussing the need for support at home?
  5. What are some of the key differences between different home care support agencies?

Broad Street Home Care (“Broad Street” or “the Company”) based in Wilmette, Illinois and serving the Greater Chicago area, provides premium, customized in-home care services for seniors who want to remain healthy and independent in their homes.

There is currently a gap in our healthcare system between the services provided in Hospitals and other healthcare facilities and ultimately what occurs in the home. By employing an innovative and collaborative team approach, modeled after the organizational structure employed by Hospitals, Broad Street is able to offer a much more engaged and structured level of support than traditional Home Care. Through highly trained Personal Assistants and Nurse Oversight, the Company not only provide support with all the activities of daily living, but also develops customized service plans that help manage specific underlying health conditions. Our long-term goal is to transform the landscape of Home Care into a more integrated and effective part of our overall healthcare system. Broad Street essentially bridge the gap between an individual’s healthcare needs and the way they want to live their daily lives.

 

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Website: BroadStreethomecare.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/BroadStreetHomeCare 
Twitter: @broadstreetcare

Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

April 5, 2019

 

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Chrissa McFarlane, the CEO and Founder of Patientory Inc., a fully HIPAA-compliant, cybersecurity healthcare data solution that allows users to securely store, transfer and receive actionable insights into their health information joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Chrissa McFarlane discuss the following:

  1. Why did you get started in Blockchain Healthcare?
  2. What do you see as the future of blockchain healthcare?
  3. What are the issues faced in healthcare today?
  4. What currently works and does not work in healthcare?
  5. How can listeners get involved?

Chrissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Patientory, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta. She is an entrepreneur passionate about making a difference in healthcare on a global scale and through a unique combination of research, hard work and good timing, she has achieved unprecedented success in a highly compressed timeframe. She is among the youngest female CEOs in the Healthcare IT industry and a highly sought-after global speaker.

Named as one of the top women, “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT,” by Becker’s Hospital Review, McFarlane founded Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for more personalized and secure consumer-driven health information management solutions.

She brings more than ten years’ experience in healthcare conducting research and managing teams, has published international healthcare research, and has helped to create breakthrough digital health companies that have provided services to companies such as Tumblr, Blue Apron, Casper, and Meetup.

Her passion for healthcare began in high school, where she conducted microbiology research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and won top honors. Later at Cornell University, she worked with organizations such as the US Department of Agriculture. She earned her Masters from Wake Forest University School of Business.

Today, as McFarlane leads Patientory, Inc. in its product development, and works on behalf of the Patientory Association, a global not-for-profit dedicated to advancing new technologies in healthcare, she also serves as co-chair of the healthcare industry’s HIMSS18 Blockchain Workgroup, serves on HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee,  and speaks at industry conferences globally to educate about new technologies and to inspire other business women and entrepreneurs. Named as a Finalist for the Medtech Insight Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, other recent awards she has been nominated for include, Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers Award, and the HIMSS18 Most Influential Women in Health Information and Technology Award.

Under her leadership, Patientory Inc. has received accolades including: Top 5 digital health solution in the world for empowering patients, alongside multi-million dollar revenue companies; and it is named a 2018 Globe Award Winner in International Trade by the U.S. State of Georgia. Patientory, Inc. was incorporated in late 2015 and initiated as part of the inaugural class of the Boomtown Health-Tech Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado in 2016. This led to a collaborative exchange with the Denver-based Colorado Permanente Medical Group, part of the Kaiser Permanente consortium, based in Oakland, California. Patientory is also part of the Startup Health portfolio, a global organization leading the movement to transform health.

The Patientory Association, created in early 2018, is a not-for-profit that connects healthcare industry adopters of the blockchain, the PTOYNetTM, and provides neutrality for its PTOY digital utility currency, which is used to provide users with access to the platform to store and secure health information.

PTOY generated enough buzz in the blockchain community that it managed to raise $7.2 million over a three-day period last year through cryptocurrency crowdfunding. The crowdfunding resulted in 1,728 contributors who bought 70 million PTOY utility-currency coins. The PTOY coins are utilized to access the PTOYNetTM a private permissioned blockchain with public data storage. This blockchain is similar to that which cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin currently operate upon.

To advance education on the technology, McFarlane participates in co-authoring journal articles, being interviewed in national and industry press and appears on Bloomberg Live. McFarlane cut the ribbon to open the 2018 Arab Health Conference in Dubai, which city has now has set its sights on becoming the world’s first blockchain city.

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Website: www.patientory.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/patientory 
Twitter: @patientory

The Illusion of a Stress-Free Life

The Illusion of a Stress-Free Life

March 26, 2019

 

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Gina Van Luven, international speaker, best-selling author and Board-Certified Health Coach, providing healthy habits to balance your mind, body and soul joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Stress Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Gina Van Luven discuss the following:

  1. Is living a stress free life possible?
  2. How does stress negatively impact us?
  3. How can stress positively affect us?
  4. What is the #1 thing you can do to effectively manage stress?
  5. Can you give us one more stress-managing tip?

International speaker, best-selling author and Board-Certified Health Coach Gina Van Luven, is an expert in helping people transform their habits. Whether it’s your career, personal life, or health you want to improve, Gina helps people identify gaps and apply practical techniques to maximize mental, physical, and emotional performance.

Having endured sexual abuse as a child, a transient life, and multiple physical challenges, Gina understands how adversity can affect all areas of life. She inspires others to take charge of their lives and adopt healthy habits that balance their mind, body and soul.

Gina has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is certified as a Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). She is the founder of YOUnique Nutrition™ and Healthy Habits Academy™, the creator of several self-help programs, and the author of “I’d Rather Scrub Toilets than Cook – Tips to Getting In and Out of the Kitchen Quickly” and the best-seller “Nutrition for Success – How to Maximize Performance in All Areas of Life.” She has been seen and heard on television and radio stations across the globe and quoted in numerous publications. She served on the Board of Directors for EarthWell, National Association of Women Business Owners, Park City Women in Business and Toastmasters International.

Gina resides temporarily in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also has a home in Park City, Utah. She is happily married with three adult children and a dog. She loves the outdoors and exploring the world. Most of all, she enjoys inspiring others to be the best they can be.

 

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Website: www.ginavanluven.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/meetginavanluven 
Twitter: @gvanluven


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How Healthcare Companies Can Win at Digital Marketing

How Healthcare Companies Can Win at Digital Marketing

March 20, 2019

 

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John McAlpin, the Director of SEO at Cardinal Digital Marketing. Cardinal help enterprise healthcare companies across the country grow their patient base and stay at cutting edge of digital marketing trends joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest John McAlpin discuss the following:

  1. Why are so many healthcare companies struggling with digital marketing?
  2. With so many avenues to approach (social, ppc, seo, etc.), what can healthcare companies be doing to grow?
  3. How can healthcare companies compete in organic search results with giants like WebMD and MayoClinic?
  4. What is Cardinal Digital Marketing doing for healthcare companies that's different than other agencies?
  5. What's one piece of advise that healthcare companies can start doing to see results?

John McAlpin is the Director of SEO at Cardinal Digital Marketing. Cardinal is an Atlanta SEO agency that focuses on growing enterprise healthcare companies. John is a member of the national SEO community and is a published author at Search Engine Journal.

 

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Website: cardinaldigitalmarketing.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/CardinalDigitalMarketing 
Twitter: @CardinalWS