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

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

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

BBforME, an app for providers and clients to manage their lifestyle

September 25, 2017
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Bonita Inza the Co-Founder and CEO of BBforME, an app for providers and clients to manage their lifestyle appointments, payments, communication, client portfolios and more joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels. 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Bonita Inza discuss the following:

  • Bonita, you always had a passion for wellness, yoga, nutrition and a very healthy lifestyle.  Where does this passion come from and why do you think this is so important?
  • You created BBforME with your Co-Founders so people would have better access to providers and so providers could give even more to their clients.  Tell me a little about the journey and how BBforME can help us all.
  • How do you see BBforME working to help the everyday client take better control of their wellness, health, and beauty activities and why will it be important to them?
  • What challenges do providers have that BBforME will solve and therefore enable them to spend more time and more energy on clients?
  • What is the one piece of wellness advice you would give to everyone -- regardless of their age, demographic, or motivation?

 

Bonita Inza is a highly regarded Customer Experience Innovator and Omni-Channel Expert. She is Co-founder and CEO of BBforME, Inc., a revolutionary business management application for independent beauty, fitness, and wellness professionals and their clients. BBforME’s vision is to inspire people to look good and feel good by making it easy to explore and book a wealth of beauty, fitness, and wellness services.

Prior to founding BBforME, Bonita was Senior Vice President of Omni-Channel and Customer Experience for the iconic Lacoste brand. Prior to that, she held the position of Chief Experience Officer leading sales and marketing at Vera Bradley, a leading women’s handbag company.

Ms. Inza honed her product development and innovation skills at T-Mobile USA, where she held multiple executive positions including Vice President of Retail, Vice President of Concept Development and Vice President of Innovation, Design, and Delivery.

Bonita, a California native, graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco, CA with a degree in Fashion Merchandising & Management.

 

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Website: www.joinbbforme.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

EverSleep, Giving you the Power to Improve your Sleep

August 18, 2017
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Chris Crowley a R&D Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in medical devices, geophysics and consumer electronics that has developed a lot of fascinating products with the most recent one is EverSleep joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Sleep Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Chris Crowley discuss the following:

  • Can you tell our audience a little about your background as it pertains to health and medical devices?
  • What us EverSleep and can you tell us about how it was developed and funded?
  • What are your future plans for EverSleep?
  • Any tips for medical device entrepreneurs?
  • Where can the audience go to find more information about the crowdfunding campaign?

 

Chris Crowley is a R&D Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in medical devices, geophysics and consumer electronics.

His latest success has been the engineering and developing of a personal sleep tracker called EverSleep which has just been fully funded on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo with $100,000 raised and was featured in national media including VentureBeat, Popular Science and more.

 

Website: www.geteversleep.com

 

Meet the on-demand, mental wellness platform designed to hack happiness

July 6, 2017
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Aaron Robin, CEO at iExhale, an online, on-demand, wellness and mental health platform joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Mental Health Channels.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Aaron Robin discuss the following:

  • For our listeners that have never heard of iExhale, what is it and what is it all about?
  • Who are your users?
  • How do people access your service, where is it available? And how much is the service?
  • What got you interested in starting this health platform?
  • Why do you think iExhale is so important? How has it been helping users?

Feel Better, Be Better. Whether you need a helping hand or have a hand to lend, iExhale can be a lifeline of hope and understanding. Get iExhale on iOS.

Website: www.iexhale.com

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

 

Top 10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Get Fit and Create a Healthy and Supportive Home Environment for the Whole Family

June 29, 2017
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Thea Runyan, childhood obesity expert and Co-Founder of  Kurbo, a health/weight app designed just for children joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health & Technology Channels. 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Thea Runyan discuss the following:

  • How can a parent broach the topic of weight with a child or teen who is in the dangerous zone of obesity or nearing those levels without doing more damage?
  • What are some of the most common mistakes parents make when they try to help their overweight children?
  • What are some of the most common struggles and/or questions parents working with Kurbo have for your coaches when they have their weekly video chats?
  • What are some of the most common complaints Kurbo "kids" have about their parents that they discuss with their Kurbo coaches?
  • What are the top 3 things a parent can do to create a healthy, supportive home environment for a child/teen struggling with his/her weight?

 

Prior to joining Kurbo, Thea spent 12 years as the lead behavior coach for the Pediatric Weight Control Program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, where her expertise in this field has helped hundreds of kids, teens, and families manage weight and lead healthier lifestyles. Known as “The Stoplight Lady,” Thea writes about health and weight management on the Kurbo Health blog and heads up the coaching program for Kurbo. She’s been a frequent guest on TV and radio shows and speaks at childhood obesity conferences around the world.  

 

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Websitewww.kurbo.com

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

Leading healthcare companies partner with Appstem to go mobile

June 16, 2017
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Robert Armstrong the Co-Founder and CEO of Appstem a leading software design and development firm creating innovative mobile and web products that specializes in mobile apps, web development, IoT integration, and backend solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Robert Armstrong discuss the following:

  • What are some of the ways that you've seen healthcare companies use mobile technology?
  • What is the impact of wearables in today's industry?
  • Do you think that telemedicine will have a dramatic impact on people's access to healthcare?
  • The healthcare industry has a reputation of being very proprietary and siloed? Is that changing?
  • What are some of the issues that a start-up should consider before developing a mobile healthcare app?

 

Robert Armstrong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Appstem, a leading mobile design and development firm. He has been selling technology products and services for the last 15 years. Prior to Appstem, Robert spent five years at Oracle Corporation selling enterprise application software and left in 2010 when he saw an opportunity in the mobile application market. Robert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from California State University, Chico.

 

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Website: www.appstem.com

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

IQYOU - The First On-Line Smart Tool to Empower Your Health

June 4, 2017
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Marc Isaacson, CEO of ithrive Personal Health, that created an on-line Smart Tool called IQYOU, which empowers consumers with actionable information to take charge of their health, naturally joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Marc Isaacson discuss the following:

  • Tell me about your journey and how you arrived at the idea of scaling personalized health through AI/Logic and science?
  • How does IQYOU work?
  • What is the output, how will it help customers and clients?
  • Can you provide a case history example?
  • How does  someone get access and what is the cost?

 

Marc Isaacson is the current CEO of iThrive Health, LLC and iThrive Personal Health.
 
Mr. Isaacson has lead successful entrepreneurial ventures for over 20 years including Glacier Ridge, a beverage company, expanding Melitta Coffee into the U.S. Market, and most recently expanding Village Green Apothecary from an integrative pharmacy into a multi-company personal health growth company with a custom compounding lab, the acquisition of Sinus Survival, the development of the Pathway brand and the joint venture, IQYOU.
 
Mr. Isaacson has been an active member of EO (Entrepreneur Organization), which now has over 10,000 members, and is the global thought leader on entrepreneurship, where he’s connected with many business leaders who are leading innovation and growth companies.
 
Mr. Isaacson has a passion for changing the current healthcare model through personalized solutions to each individual, versus the “Sick Care” focus that healthcare has become.  Marc is a platinum member of the JJ Virgin Health Collaborative, and an active member of Michael Fishman’s “Healthcare Summit”. Marc founded “The Essentials of Healthy Living” radio show in the DC market, which has become a trusted weekly radio show interviewing best-selling authors and leading health practitioners from around the world.

iThrive Personal Health was founded in 2016 to continue to grow and promote IQYOU, a personalized, science-based health portal, which has been a 3-Year collaboration between Dr. Joseph Pizzorno’s company, Salugenesis, Inc. and iThrivePH. IQYOU has the potential to change how we think of health, how health providers practice health and to provide consumers the blueprint to achieve their best health outcomes. By harnessing the power of science, logic and technology, with over 40,000 medical studies, 200 labs, 6,000 prescription data, toxin data, lifestyle data and other data points, IQYOU is a brilliant platform to simplify a person's health. IQYOU provides a blueprint for health by providing a person's risks and the underlying proven natural solutions to take charge of a person's health.

 

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Websites: www.iqyouhealth.com | www.thetoxinsolution.com

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http://www.myvillagegreen.com
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