Reducing Medical Errors

May 2, 2018
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Cliff Cavanaugh, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Healthjump, a company committed to making health data accessible to both patients and providers joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Cliff Cavanaugh discuss the following:

  1. What is a true health data record and why is it necessary for providers and patients?
  2. We know that medical errors are sometimes an unfortunate reality in healthcare and healthcare organizations do their best to make sure that medical errors do not occur. What are three ways healthcare organizations can help prevent medical errors from occurring?
  3. Is this health data record the same as a patient portal?
  4. How can patients help their doctors and ultimately themselves, to make sure their medical records are correct?
  5. What should healthcare organizations be doing to ensure patients’ medical health records are correct?  What obstacles do they face?

 

Cliff Cavanaugh is a developer turned entrepreneur working in computer sciences since 1999, and has focused exclusively on Digital Health since 2005. Currently he is CTO and Founder of Healthjump, a company with the mission of making the health record available to all members of the care continuum.

Cliff also co-founded DataTrade Solutions, a provider of Health IT services to thousands of providers via health systems and practices across the United States. DataTrade Solutions was acquired by Healthjump in 2015. He is a member of the RAPID Informatics Work Group of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health and has assisted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in the development of Clinical Quality Measures for Meaningful Use stage 3. Cliff's public speaking experience includes presentations on health data and analytics at NextGen user conferences, and the Yale Healthcare Conference.

 

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Website: www.healthjump.com

Social Media Links:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Healthjump

Artificial Intelligence + Healthcare: A match made in heaven

April 27, 2018
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Codrin Arsene, CEO at Digital Authority Partners, a digital implementation and product development company headquartered in Chicago, USA joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Codrin Arsene discuss the following:

  1. What are the primary issues in healthcare that technology can help solve in 2018?
  2. What should keep healthcare executives awake at night given the latest tech trends?
  3. What’s the importance of big data and artificial intelligence in healthcare?
  4. What does the democratization of data mean for the healthcare industry as a whole?
  5. What does the future hold for patients and healthcare providers all over the world?

 

Codrin Arsene runs Digital Authority Partners, a digital implementation and product development company headquartered in Chicago, Il.  Digital Authority helps Fortune 500 healthcare companies reinvent themselves by undergoing holistic digital transformation initiatives.
 
Digital Authority specializes in artificial intelligence, digital strategy, product development, UX/design, and analytics.
 
Codrin founded Digital Authority Partners to help companies adopt new and exciting technologies to solve complex problems and achieve their business goals.
 
An AI-driven product development and digital implementation partner, Digital Authority Partners helps healthcare companies create and execute exciting digital initiatives that deliver higher quality healthcare while increasing operational efficiency.
 
Digital Authority Partners thrives on taking complex problems and delivering elegant, engaging solutions to help companies achieve their business goals and objectives.
 
Codrin loves helping companies succeed, and lives his life according to Floyd Mayweather's famous quote: "A true champion can adapt to anything."

 

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Website: www.digitalauthority.me

Social Media Links:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/digitalpart

Chronic Health Conditions & Seniors: Beating the Cold Weather Health Blues

April 20, 2018
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Alicia Conner-Todd, Clinical Liaison & Director of Marketing at Tulsa Nursing Center & Villages at Southern Hills, part of StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning senior housing and care company joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Care Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alicia Conner-Todd discuss the following:

  1. What is a chronic health issue?
  2. What does that term  mean?
  3. How would this current cold weather impact a senior with chronic health issues?
  4. What are some best tips for keeping seniors healthy during this cold with chronic issues?

Alicia Conner-Todd is the Clinical Liaison & Director of Marketing at Tulsa Nursing Center & Villages at Southern Hills, part of the StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning senior housing and care company.  With a long-standing background in senior health care and rehabilitation management, Ms. Conner-Todd also brings professional experience in media and marketing to her role.

StoneGate Senior Living is an award-winning full-spectrum senior care and housing company with 44 properties across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Recently ranked as the nation’s 31st largest transitional and long-term care company by Provider magazine, StoneGate is a fully-integrated post-acute health care company, with service-lines and business units that offer transitional care, long-term care, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, wellness, pharmacy, care navigation and post-acute analytical services.

 

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Website: www.stonegatesl.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoneGateSL
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stonegate-senior-living

A look at the world of healthcare consulting

April 19, 2018
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Drew Madden, Managing Partner at Evergreen Healthcare Partners, providing industry leading healthcare IT expertise to their partners across the country joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Drew Madden discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about yourself and Evergreen Healthcare Partners.
  2. How did you start the company?
  3. What are the key trends you see happening in healthcare IT right now?
  4. What differentiates Evergreen within the healthcare consulting industry?

 

Drew Madden is a Founding Partner at Evergreen Healthcare Partners. Evergreen is a healthcare consulting firm that partners with healthcare organizations across the country to solve complex problems related to operations, IT, and change management. As a healthcare IT entrepreneur, Drew has always been passionate about building strong company cultures, client relationships, and top-notch teams.

For six years, Madden led Nordic Consulting Partners from a small startup company of 10 employees to a leading healthcare IT consulting firm of over 700 industry experts. Nordic is the world’s largest Epic consulting agency, and it has earned multiple awards. Its most notable achievements were two top-ranking KLAS awards for excellence in Epic consulting. They were given to the company in 2012 and in 2014. Drew has devoted over 15 years of his life to collaborating with industry experts on implementing and optimizing Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across the country. While he was leading Nordic Consulting Partners, Drew Madden helped the company grow from 3 to over 150 client partners and Nordic’s annual revenue went from a modest $1 million to $130 million under his leadership.

Before his time at Nordic, Drew worked in business development and was an Epic consultant. Drew earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa College of Engineering and began his career in healthcare IT at Cerner Corporation.

 

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Website: https://evergreenhealthcarepartners.com

Dental industry radiation exposure awareness

April 17, 2018
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Tom Logan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Mirion Technologies, a company dedicated to providing an unmatched experience in radiation detection and instrumentation joins eHealth Radio and the Dental, Health Care & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Tom Logan discuss the following:

  1. How do dental xrays compare to xrays in other healthcare industries when we talk about potential exposure to radiation?
  2. Are there long-term effects of radiation exposure?
  3. What is occupational dosimetry, and how does it help keep people safe from radiation exposure?
  4. Does it matter what type of dosimeter your dentist uses?

 

Thomas Logan is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mirion Technologies, where he is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations. Previously, Mr. Logan served as CEO for Global Dosimetry Solutions, where he led revenue growth of more than 50%, and doubled earnings during his tenure. Mr. Logan has more than 22 years of energy industry experience. In addition, he has extensive experience within the contract manufacturing and consumer products industries. He is the former national Chairman of the Association for Financial Professionals. Mr. Logan holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master in Business Administration from Cornell University. 

 

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Websites: https://instadose.com | http://Mirion.com

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

Digital Workforces Will Revolutionize The Healthcare Industry And Novatio Solutions Is Leading The Charge

April 13, 2018
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Dr. Gokul Solai, CEO of Novatio Solutions, a leading Digital Workforce solutions provider that transforms challenging, time-consuming or labor-intensive tasks into jobs for ‘robots' joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gokul Solai discuss the following:

  1. What is a digital workforce? How does it work?
  2. What are the technologies involved?
  3. What is the difference between a digital workforce, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence?
  4. What are the benefits of digital workforces?
  5. What type of companies do you work with and how are you implementing a digital workforce for their organization?
  6. How will this revolutionize the healthcare industry?

 

Gokul Solai, MD, serves as CEO of Novatio Solutions where he works to improve and streamline business processes through technology and automation to provide a more efficient and scalable digital workforce.

Prior, Solai spent five years working as a physician at Edward Hospital. He has always had a passion for innovation and technology, especially in the healthcare field. Upon completing his medical degree, Solai identified several opportunities in which technology could help facilitate healthcare delivery, which ultimately motivated his move towards the technology space with Novatio Solutions.

Gokul received a BS in Biomedical Engineering and Economics from Northwestern University and is American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certified.

 

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Website: www.novatiosolutions.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NovatioUSA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/novatiosolutions

CareThrough: Engaging Patients Beyond the Clinical Setting

March 26, 2018
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Craig Newman, Chief Strategy Officer of HealthChannels, a suite of three specialized companies whose collective goal is to enable providers to improve clinical outcomes by providing highly-skilled care team support joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Craig Newman discuss the following:

  1. Can you describe how CareThrough is operationalizing the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care?
  2. What is a Care Navigator and how do they fit into the clinical team?
  3. Research shows that CareThrough navigation improves health outcomes for patients and expedites the referral process, how so?
  4. How do Chronic Care Management (CCM) programs work, and how much does Chronic Care Management cost the patient?  
  5. You live in Washington DC and must hear about policy changing quite a bit. What advice do you give to partners who are constantly having to pivot strategy and how does CareThrough help?

 

Craig Newman serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for HealthChannels where he provides partners with critical insights to navigate the changing healthcare landscape in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Newman’s work focuses on analyzing health system functionality and right-sizing clinical teams to ensure doctors work top-of license.

With the increase of provider burn-out due to administrative burden, along with changing healthcare policies, Newman deploys medical scribes and care navigation programs to drive consistent results for provider organizations. Through its sister companies ScribeAmerica and CareThrough, HealthChannels oversees the recruitment, hiring and training process of medical scribes and navigators to address the myriad of population health needs of hospital systems, Emergency Departments, and outpatient clinics.

Newman is a trusted source on healthcare policy, revenue-cycle management and the shift to value-based care, and was recently featured in Digital Journal. He also leads the Client Solutions Team to develop new strategic initiatives to better serve HealthChannels partners.

Prior to joining HealthChannels, Newman spent over eight years with the Advisory Board Company, a leading healthcare research and solutions firm. While with the Advisory Board, Craig worked in a consultative role to support hospitals and health systems with their service line planning and clinical technology assessment. Newman also worked to launch several initiatives focused on network strategy, referral management, and various use cases for leveraging real time-predictive analytics. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.

 

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Websiteswww.carethrough.com | www.HealthChannels.com

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

Rhondas Kiss​: An organization he founded to help cancer patients in need

March 12, 2018
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Actor Kyle Stefanski the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Rhonda's Kiss organization dedicated to making a difference for those dealing with cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kyle Stefanski discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about your charity, Rhonda's Kiss.
  2. Why did you start Rhonda's Kiss?
  3. What should people know about your work?
  4. How can people get involved and help?
  5. What is the goal of your charity, looking at the big picture?
  6. Tell us about you and your background outside of Rhonda's Kiss and how you became an actor?

 

Executive Director of Rhonda’s Kiss, Kyle Stefanski grew up with his four brothers and sisters in Cleveland, Ohio with their mother and father, Rhonda and Marc Stefanski. The Stefanski family suffered enormous difficulty when Rhonda was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In only two short months Rhonda lost her battle and painfully left her loving family behind in November 2014.

Crushed by the loss of his mother, Kyle and his father created Rhonda’s Kiss. In her honor, Rhonda's Kiss provides financial assistance for the non-medical costs associated with cancer treatment. Through events in Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, Florida, Rhonda's Kiss provides money for patient social services at nationally recognized hospitals.

Kyle is determined to help patients and their families with non-medical expenses and supports cutting-edge research to fight cancer from multiple fronts.

 

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Website: www.rhondaskiss.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhondaskiss
​instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaskiss

Consented Informatics: Matching samples, patients, and data to accelerate research

March 10, 2018
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Andrei Soran, CEO at Novaseek Research that is transforming how researchers access clinical data and human biospecimens joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andrei Soran discuss the following:

  1. What does Novaseek do?
  2. Who are Novaseek’s end customers, and how do they benefit from using Novaseek’s CDNR platform?
  3. What motivates hospitals or labs to partner with Novaseek?
  4. It’s great that hospitals and clinical labs benefit financially and are able to participate in clinical research, but doesn’t this create a lot of extra work for the personnel?
  5. From the clinical researcher side, how does it work?

SUMMARY: Aim is to help streamline the process of getting medicines from the lab to the drugstore quicker, less expensively – patients receive the ultimate benefit when that happens.

 

Andrei Soran, Chief Executive Officer, founded Novaseek Research Inc in 2014. Having served at the helm of several large hospitals, he recognized the opportunity for hospitals to play a bigger role in the clinical research process while generating additional revenue and the power of technology to connect researchers with biospecimens. He formed Novaseek Research, a health IT company that enables clinical researchers to prospectively assemble patient cohorts from whom the biospecimens are collected.

Andrei has more than 30 years of experience that includes leadership of financial turnarounds and strategic growth of complex medical centers around the country and has negotiated several large mergers and sales. He has a steadfast commitment to building excellence in clinical programs, enhancing quality and patient service.

Career highlights include serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Verity Health System; serving as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Detroit Medical Center, a Tenet Healthcare facility; serving as President of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DMC Surgery Hospital; as Chief Executive Officer of MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, MA, part of Vanguard Healthcare Inc. and others.

Andrei’s career in healthcare began in the field of physical therapy, caring for countless patients over many years.  Today his dedication to healthcare is fueled by his interest in improving the health of entire communities, including the underserved.

Andrei has served on the boards of the New England Quality Care Alliance, the Boston University/Metropolitan College, the Mass Bay Community College and the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

 

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Website: www.novaseekresearch.com

Mushroom Networks, leading SD-WAN and broadband bonding solutions vendor setting networks on autopilot

February 19, 2018
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Jay Akin the CEO of Mushroom Networks, a leading SD-WAN vendor that has been enabling wired and wireless networks to run on autopilot joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jay Akin discuss the following:

  • Please tell us about Mushroom Networks and how your solutions have been helping organizations in healthcare?
  • Tell us about some of the use cases and benefits of your mobile 4G LTE routers in healthcare?
  • How about clinics and hospitals? Can they also benefit from Mushroom appliances?
  • What is involved in installing one of the Mushroom Networks devices and how does the total cost of ownership look like for typical deployments?
  • Any predictions, tips or recommendations for 2018 and beyond regarding healthcare IT that you can share with our listeners?

 

Before founding Mushroom Networks, the industry leading SD-WAN company, Dr. Jay Akin was a venture partner at ITU Ventures for 7 years. Previously, Dr. Akin has worked as a senior marketing consultant at Princeton Brand Econometrics - a boutique marketing consultancy firm on Wall Street – New York. Dr. Akin has managed the Adaptive Systems Laboratory within Qualcomm Institute, a $12 million project which spun off 2 venture backed startup companies.

Dr. Akin received his Ph.D. and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Dr. Akin has worked on technical and research aspects of communications for over 20 years including several patents and many publications. Dr. Akin was a nominee for the Most Admired CEO award by San Diego Business Journal. Dr. Akin is a recipient of the NATO Graduate Study Scholarship award and was a national team member for the International Mathematics Olympiad in 1993.

 

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Webiste: www.mushroomnetworks.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MushroomNetworks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mushroomnet