MatchRX: A One-of-Its Kind Online Marketplace for Independent Pharmacies in the U.S.

October 21, 2017
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Mike Galloway, the Chief Operating Officer of MatchRX, the only online marketplace in the country where independent pharmacies can buy and sell prescription medicines to each other joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Mike Galloway discuss the following:

  • What is MatchRX?
  • How does the online marketplace work?
  • Why should an independent pharmacy join MatchRX?
  • In addition to the marketplace, what else do you do for your members?
  • What does the future hold for MatchRX?

 

Michael Galloway is the Chief Operating Officer for MatchRX. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at YourSource Management Group, an HR outsourcing firm. Prior to that, he was the CFO and Director of Business Intelligence for Niche Retail, an eCommerce company that specialize is direct-to-consumer and business-to-business online sales channels.

Mike has more than 30 years of experience working in high growth entrepreneurial environments, with a focus on the “marriage” of financial information systems, operating systems, and ecommerce platforms.

 

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Website: www.MatchRX.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matchrx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/matchRX

MD Home Call, acquired by Crescent Capital backed National Home Doctor Service, Australia’s largest network with offices in Canada

October 19, 2017
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Mukund Chopra Board Member and CEO of MD Home Call, a leader in connecting patients and physicians in the Greater Toronto area for doctor house call and visits joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and News Channels to discuss the acquisition by Crescent Capital backed National Home Doctor Service, Australia’s largest network with offices in Canada.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Mukund Chopra discuss the following:

  • From the opening of MD Home Call which is prominently known in the Greater Toronto area, and the recent acquisition of the company, what makes MD Home Call a leader in the doctor house call and visit arena?
  • Explain the history behind MD Home Call and where you see the company growth in the future.
  • Why MD Home Call? Any meaning behind the name?
  • Explain to us why home calls are so popular in Canada and do you see that same trend in the United States?
  • Tell us more about the acquisition. What prompted the acquisition and why Crescent Capital?
  • Give us an example of your patient base and who would consider a service such as MD Home call?
  • With the acquisition, will the name change?

 

Mukund Chopra is an experienced technology investor and operator with a proven track record of using technology to drive efficiencies in slow moving marketplaces. He is a board member and was the CEO of MD Home Call, Canada's largest provider of Physician Home Visits, for numerous years. He was responsible for building and running Groupon's Central US markets through IPO. His other holdings besides MD Home Call, include Slack technologies. Mukund also served as Head of North America for Universal Avenue. The company has been featured as one of Wired magazines top 100 startups and it back by several institutional investors including the likes of Fidelity.

 

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Websitewww.MDHomeCall.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MDHomeCall

Patient engagement and patient empowerment for better health and better outcomes

October 4, 2017
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Raj Toleti, CEO and Co-founder of HealthGrid, a mobile industry-leading enterprise patient engagement platform that enables providers to engage and activate patients at any point in the care continuum joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Raj Toleti discuss the following:

  • How has the definition of patient engagement changed and how has HealthGrid helped to define/shape it?
  • What are the 2-3 biggest gaps in patient engagement today and how is HealthGrid helping to solve those issues?
  • Explain how HealthGrid is changing physician/patient interaction?
  • What impact do HealthGrid solutions have on a patient centric approach to healthcare?
  • What impact will effective management of population health have on healthcare?

Raj Toleti is a Healthcare Information Technology visionary with a history of building breakthrough, patient-facing technologies that are ahead of their time. He believes technology is the key to building meaningful healthcare experiences in every stage of care.
 
As the Founder and CEO of HealthGrid, the first-of-its-kind CRM patient engagement platform, Raj’s vision helps hospital systems and healthcare providers turn patients into active, satisfied consumers. The intelligent mobile push solutions from HealthGrid include: CareNotify™ and CareNarrative™. Both applications forge meaningful connections between patients and providers on their mobile devices.
 
Raj’s mobile health vision evolved during his time as Founder and President of Coordinated Care Solutions at PatientPoint, a leading company in patient engagement, population health management, clinical trial enrollment and other HIT solutions. The company's patient engagement and management software products have become a cornerstone of the patient engagement movement in healthcare.
 
Other successful ventures headed by Raj include, Galvanon (acquired by NCR in 2005) and Cytura Corporation (acquired by Mobius in 2002). Both companies were revolutionary in their markets. With his leadership, the Galvanon and Cytura teams were among the first to develop technologies that improved the patient experience, a term that is synonymous with success in today’s healthcare landscape.
 
Raj serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT), a professional member organization of CHIME, and is a Board Member of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Foundation.

 

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Website: www.Healthgrid.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthGrid
Twitter: @healthgrid

Montclair Radiology: Mammograms and why they may save your life

October 4, 2017
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Dr. Denise McFadden, a physician and radiologist at Montclair Radiology located in New Jersey in towns including Montclair, Jersey City, Nutley, West Caldwell and Verona joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention & the Female Health Channels.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Denise McFadden discuss the following:

  • How common is breast cancer and how important are mammograms?
  • What kinds of mammograms do you offer?
  • What age should a woman start getting a mammogram? What's your thoughts on this?
  • Tell us about 3-D mammograms.
  • Possibly a strange question....Can men get breast cancer?
  • What is the best advice you could offer to women – and men – across the U.S. about breast cancer prevention?

 

Denise C. McFadden received her BA Degree from Douglas College at Rutgers University and her Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed an internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Dr. McFadden completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center where she was Chief Resident. In addition, Dr. McFadden completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the New York University Medical Center where she was Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology.

Dr. McFadden’s career includes serving as an Attending Staff Radiologist, Section Chief of Body CT Scanning and Director of the Radiology Residency Program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York. She has also served as an Attending Staff Radiologist and Section Chief of Body CT Scanning at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ, where she also served as Director of Breast Imaging. After leaving Holy Name Hospital, Dr. McFadden joined Mountainside Hospital as Co-Director of the hospital’s Breast Center and as an Attending Radiologist. She went on to join Montclair Radiology and the staff of Chilton Memorial Hospital.

Dr. McFadden is an active member of the Radiologic Society of North America, The Radiology Society of New Jersey, The American College of Radiology, The Bergen County Medical Society, The American Medical Association, The Roentgen Society and The American Institute of Ultrasound and Medicine. Dr. McFadden is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. McFadden is an active member of the Radiologic Society of North America, The Radiology Society of New Jersey, The American College of Radiology, The Bergen County Medical Society, The American Medical Association, The Roentgen Society and The American Institute of Ultrasound and Medicine. Dr. McFadden is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology.

About Montclair Radiology

Montclair Radiology has been offering state-of-the art medical imaging for well over 70 years to northern New Jersey neighbors. Three convenient locations in Montclair, Nutley, and West Caldwell enable those needing high quality radiology services to economically take advantage of access to the latest equipment and highly-trained, board-certified doctors of radiology without long travel or wait times.

Montclair Radiology was the first clinical MRI site in America and the area’s first medical practice to offer open-air MRI. They continue to provide the latest diagnostic tools including 3T MRI and 3D Mammography for earlier and more accurate detection of abnormalities, thus fostering better outcomes. For example, Montclair Radiology recently received accreditation by the prestigious American College of Radiology for Core Biopsy of the Breast, Fine Needle Aspiration of the Breast and Thyroid, and Breast Ultrasound.

 

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Websitewww.montclairradiology.com

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/montclairradiology

The UTI Tracker app, a urologist’s guide to UTI prevention and management

September 30, 2017
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Dr. Dana Rice, a board-certified urologist from northern Virginia and the creator of the UTI Tracker app joins eHealth Radio and the Urology and Technology Channels. This app was developed to help patients and physicians optimize medical management of voiding dysfunction and urinary tract infections. 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Dana Rice discuss the following:

  • Who is affected by UTIs and voiding dysfunction?
  • Why is it important to keep detailed logs of your urinary health and treatment plans?
  • Why is reducing antibiotic use so crucial?
  • How can simple behavioral changes prevent urinary tract infection?
  • How can the UTI Tracker app help patients and physicians?

 

Dr. Dana C. Rice, MD is a board-certified urologist in the Washington, D.C. area.  She completed her medical studies and her postgraduate residency at George Washington University. She has co-authored a chapter on urinary tract infections and developed her UTI Tracker app to help educate patients and physicians.  She currently maintains a very busy surgical practice as well as being a wife and mother of two young children.

 

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Website: www.UTITracker.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/utitracker
Twitter: www.twitter.com/utitracker

Breast milk probiotics for pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant health

September 28, 2017
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Jim Arsenis, a Registered Pharmacist based in Sydney and is the pharmacist and medical liaison to health care professionals for the probiotic range Qiara joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Supplement Channels to speak with us about probiotics in breast milk and how they affect both mother and infant health.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jim Arsenis discuss the following:

  • Do probiotics exist naturally in breastmilk?
  • How do they get there?
  • What are the benefits for mother and baby?
  • How can they be low or absent in breastmilk and what are the consequences?
  • Can supplementation with a specific probiotic strain isolated from breastmilk help?

 

Jim Arsenis is a registered pharmacist based in Sydney. After graduating from the University of Sydney Jim has been a practising community pharmacist for over 25 years. Over this time Jim has developed a passion for natural and complementary medicine, particularly in how it can assist in restoring the bodys’ natural processes that promote health and prevent disease.

Jim has developed his passion by continuing education in complementary medicine which has led him to his speciality in the human microbiome, the trillions of bacterial cells that live within us and how they shape our health.

Today Jim is the pharmacist and medical liaison to health care professionals, representing Puremedic, for the breast milk isolated probiotic range Qiara.

 

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Website: www.qiara.com.au

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/QiaraPreciousGift
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Qiara_baby
Instagram: www.instagram.com/qiaraprobiotics

Number Crunching for your Health - Solix, channeling data for your doctor

September 27, 2017
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Rishi Kumar, Vice President, Vertical Strategies at Solix Technologies, Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels to discuss Number Crunching for your Health.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Rishi Kumar discuss the following:

  • Surrounded by IoT devices, fitbit, phone, measuring anything from steps, to heart rate, blood sugar, blood pressure, calorie intake, patients and doctors could be in possession of very valuable data. It seems the medical profession is slow in adopting big data?
  • Can patients expect to see a cohesive health report assembled with new data provided by their healthcare provider?
  • What does the data crunching look like on the health care provider side? How do you channel data to or for them?
  • What about healthcare providers that already have an IT infrastructure. How does Solix deal with existing data collection system and storage for the data play with existing systems?
  • Is data-driven healthcare going to benefit patients and healthcare providers?

 

Rishi Kumar is responsible for Solix’s vertical business strategy. Rishi’s background is a nexus of hi-tech leadership, government, politics/community and policy making, many years as a senior executive management in Silicon Valley high-tech.

Rishi is a seasoned technologist, with business acumen honed via success in leadership roles that includes 15 years at IBM. Rishi won multiple awards in his time at IBM in the Sales & Distribution organization leading large sized teams and complex transactions, while solution selling the IBM Middleware/Software stack that included IBM Information Management, Analytics, Big Data and Watson in the Public Sector, Healthcare, Retail and Financial verticals. Rishi is a frequent speaker/panelist at technology, business and community conferences.

Rishi is also an involved community member of Silicon Valley as an elected leader representing his city of Saratoga where he brings the Silicon Valley innovation, creating policies and offerings to provide services “cheaper, faster, better” Rishi has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a B.S in Production Engineering from the University of Bombay.

 

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Website: Solix.com

RxUniverse is providing a new model for patient engagement by prescribing Digital Medicine

September 21, 2017
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Ed Berde, the CEO and cofounder of Rx.Health, a healthcare technology company born out of the Mount Sinai Health system joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels to discuss the company’s flagship product, RxUniverse.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Ed Berde discuss the following:

  • So what exactly is RxUniverse?
  • What do you mean by prescribing Digital Medicine to patients?
  • What do you believe Digital Medicine’s place is in healthcare moving forward?
  • So the benefit to the patient is pretty clear, but what is the benefit to the doctor prescribing Digital Medicine?
  • How did you get involved with Digital Medicine?

 

Ed Berde is a serial entrepreneur who has launched several successful startups and is the CEO and cofounder of Rx.Health. Berde joins Rx.Health from Business Consulting Solutions, a technology consulting firm which he co-founded and successfully ran for over 20 years. Berde's technological insight allowed Business Consulting to attain quick success and attract prestigious clients, including Guardian Life Insurance, Morgan Stanley, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nestlé, Lazard, and ADP.

An alumnus of Villanova, Cornell and Andersen Consulting, Berde's entrance into the startup world was as co-founder and CTO of Tips.com. Berde's startup experience also includes directly running and growing key departments for Rimini Street. Berde has also been a Director on the board of Clover Health Insurance, part of Clover Health, since its inception and continues to serve on the board today.

 

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Website: Rx.Health

There’s Clean and Then There’s Tru-D Clean: An Overview of UV Disinfection

September 17, 2017
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Cathy Campbell, Director of Program Management for Tru-D SmartUVC, a leader in the UV disinfection industry joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Cathy Campbell discuss the following:

  • What is UVC disinfection and how long has it been used in health care facilities?
  • How does UVC help to reduce hospital-acquired infections?
  • What does that mean for me as a patient?
  • For hospitals, how does UVC provide a return on investment?
  • What’s unique about Tru-D SmartUVC?

 

Cathy Campbell has more than 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of Environmental Service programs. She has contributed to product innovations, infection prevention support, sustainability efforts and technical training for Environmental Services specifically within health care.

 

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Cathy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Applied Management from Grand Canyon University. In 2016, she earned a Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention through the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE). She has established herself as a subject matter expert for health care environmental services throughout her career in a variety of operational, technical support and organizational effectiveness team roles. Her broad experience in conducting surveys, educating and training as well as creating and implementing standardized work procedures augments Tru-D SmartUVC’s capability to enhance operational excellence in the health care environment.

 

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Website: Tru-D.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://Facebook.com/trudsmartuvc
Twitter: https://Twitter.com/trudsmartuvc
Instagram: https://Instagram.com/trudsmartuvc

How Ozmosi is helping transform how the world gets its medicine

September 1, 2017
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Beau Bush, President and Founder of Ozmosi, discusses the trends shaping the Pharma Analytics industry and what Ozmosi is doing to help transform this field joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News and Pharmaceutical Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Beau Bush discuss the following:

  • What is Ozmosi? What were the elements that stimulated the conception for the company? Can you give us a quick snapshot of the company’s history and its evolution over the years?
  • What exactly does your company help them to do?  What kind of challenges do they face?
  • Could you give some insight on the current technological trends shaping the Pharma Analytics industry? Also, how do you inject those trends into the effective solutions you offer?
  • Can you talk more about the free website you mentioned?  How does that play a role in all of this?
  • Ozmosi invests greatly on innovative technologies to enhance Pharma Analytics measures. Can you please elaborate on the technologies you follow and the way you implement them within your client’s operations?
  • What do you hope the industry can accomplish with advances in technology? Who would benefit most from your solutions services?
  • Talking about the pharmaceutical industry’s roadmap, where do you see things in a few years down the lane? And how will this ultimately change the healthcare industry as we know it?

 

Beau Bush is the President and Founder of Ozmosi. Beau brings to every client a rich background in predictive analytics, risk assessments, and valuation models for the pharmaceutical industry. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing data-based business and investment strategies, including extensive experience preparing and delivering senior-level summaries and recommendations for global investment and growth strategies.

After more than a decade working on new product development, Beau left his position as Associate Director of Strategy and Portfolio Analysis at Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) in 2013, when he saw the opportunity to engage more directly with an increasingly complex and dynamic healthcare market.

With newly emerging business models and increasing complexity in drug development making it more and more difficult to predict the impact of new products—or decide which products to pursue—Beau envisioned a company that could bring clarity and confidence to the investment decisions that shape tomorrow’s pharmaceutical products. In 2012 he launched Ozmosi, a competitive pharmaceutical analytics company based in New Jersey.

Beau has a BS in biology from Rutgers University and has worked in several industries, including finance, pharmaceuticals, marine biology, environmental science, and business consulting.  He brings to Ozmosi a deep understanding and broad knowledge of global market valuation and healthcare product development, as well as an extensive network of industry experts.

 

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WebsitesGlobalClinicalTrialData.comwww.ozmosi.com