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

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

VCA, offering multidisciplinary approach and advanced technology to treat animals with cancer

March 14, 2018
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Dr. Zachary Wright, DVM, the Director of Oncology at VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic in Dallas, Texas joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health Channel to discuss how VCA is offering multidisciplinary approach and advanced technology to treat animals with cancer.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Zachary Wright discuss the following:

  1. As director of oncology for VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic in Dallas, Texas, can you tell us about the Animal Diagnostic Clinic and why this oncology practice is of growing importance today for pets and their families?
  2. As a veterinary medical oncologist, can you share some background on why you chose veterinary oncology and what the educational requirements are for this specialty? 
  3. How does VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic approach diagnosing and treatment for pet cancer? What sets it apart from other veterinary hospitals and can you explain a little about the Triad of Care?
  4. What are some of the latest technologies and tools available at your clinic for the treatment of pets with cancer?
  5. In human medicine, we hear a lot about clinical trials and how they can evaluate cutting edge cancer testing and treatments. How does VCA’s participation in clinical trials benefit pets and cancer outcomes?
  6. When a pet parent is facing a diagnosis of cancer for their family pet, what advice can you offer to them to help them through the process?

 

Dr. Zachary Wright was raised in the DFW Area (Rockwall). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Notre Dame and his veterinary medical degree from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He then completed a one year rotating small animal internship in medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Wright followed his passion in pursuing a residency in small animal oncology at Texas A&M University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Oncology in 2008.



Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Wright joined the staff at VCA Veterinary Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to open a new oncology practice. While on staff he served as director of the internship program. In 2012 Dr. Wright and his family were thrilled with the opportunity to move back to North Texas and join VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic where he now serves as Director of Oncology.



Dr. Wright has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters in small animal oncology. He also lectures to veterinarians across the United States. He believes in giving back to his profession and has served in multiple roles within his regulatory college, the American College of Veterinary Medicine, including positions on the Board of Regents.



As a clinical oncologist, Dr. Wright believes in fully educating his clients on the nature of their pet’s cancer. A cancer diagnosis is rarely a black and white topic and he believes in making sure there are multiple diagnostic and treatment options for all his patients regardless of the situation. Additionally, he is passionate about the role of the veterinary oncologist in palliative care of pets with cancer. At VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. Wright has proactively brought a collection of clinical trials to our hospital that evaluate cutting edge cancer testing and treatments. He believes in the Triad of Care and working as a team with your primary care veterinarian to ensure all his patients receive optimal care.



Dr. Wright and his wife (also a veterinarian in Dallas) have two young boys and their rescue dog Allie. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children, the Dallas restaurant scene, golfing and fly fishing.

About VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic

VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic provides veterinarians, along with their clients and pets, with the highest quality diagnostic and therapeutic care as it relates to internal medicine, oncology and cardiology. 

Located in Dallas, Texas, specialists and technicians are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that patients receive the best care available. One such advancement is the state-of-the-art TruebeamTM radiation technology that can deliver better, safer and faster radiation treatment with unmatched precision to tumors.

At the heart of VCA’s advanced care services are board-certified veterinarian specialists, who have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 4,000 VCA veterinarians.


 

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Website: https://vcahospitals.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VCAPetHealth
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vca-

Lumin Helps Keep Seniors in their Home Longer

February 24, 2018
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Paul Wilson, the Managing Director of Blocks Global and co-founder of Lumin, that helps seniors and people with physical and cognitive disabilities live independently for longer and stay closely connected with their families and communities joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Health Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Paul Wilson discuss the following:

  1. What exactly is Lumin?
  2. Why was Lumin created?
  3. Who is the perfect Lumin candidate?
  4. How can Lumin improve quality of life?
  5. Does one require technical skills to operate Lumin?

 

Lumin is more than a phone, simpler than a tablet, Lumin is a communication and entertainment hub linking people with essential information and services to support wellbeing and safety in the home. Lumin is a large 17″ freestanding touch screen for the home customised for the user and delivered ready to use. No technical knowledge required, Lumin is monitored and updated remotely 24/7. Lumin helps seniors and people with physical and cognitive disabilities live independently for longer and stay closely connected with their families and communities.

 

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Website: www.mylumin.org

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

Vasper: Revolutionary Health Technology

February 22, 2018
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Peter Wasowski, Founder and Inventor of Vasper, a technology that transforms the way we think about health joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Peter Wasowski discuss the following:

  1. What is Vasper?
  2. How does Vasper work?
  3. What are the expected results from Vasper?
  4. Who uses Vasper?
  5. Where is the research work on Vasper being done?

 

Peter Wasowski is the Founder, Inventor and CEO of Vasper. Peter has over 35 years of experience in the field of medical technology and vascular health. As Manager of Clinical Development for GE Medical Systems, he has worked all over the world, including his Native Poland. Later, He became Co-founder and CEO of CoolSystems, Inc. The device he helped to create for CoolSystems has become the industry standard in professional sports care and rehabilitation and is currently marketed under the name GameReadyTM.

As a true visionary, Peter fused his extensive knowledge and experience with the passion for expanding human wellness to create the Vasper system.
Today, Vasper is used by the Navy SEALs, NASA, Olympic and professional athletes, and others from 9 to 94 years old.

 

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Website: www.vasper.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VasperSystems
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VasperSystems
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vasper_systems

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

Dr. Mark McKenna: Reinventing Elective Healthcare in the Medical Aesthetic Industry

February 8, 2018
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Dr. Mark McKenna, CEO and Founder of OVME a consumer facing, technology enabled, medical aesthetic company that is reinventing elective healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Mark McKenna discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about the medical aesthetic industry and your latest venture "OVME".
  2. How is OVME reinventing elective healthcare in the medical aesthetic industry?
  3. What led you to pursue a career in the medical field and what effect has your medical experience had on your business?
  4. As a lifelong entrepreneur do you have any advice for others looking to follow a similar path?
  5. Do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your success and overall health?
  6. OVME’s philanthropic philosophy is guided by passion and commitment - what organizations do you support and would you say that same passion and commitment are behind everything you do?

 

S. Mark McKenna, MD, MBA is a Medical Doctor licensed in Surgery and Medicine by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. He is a passionate patient advocate and a dedicated community servant.  Dr. McKenna, originally from New Orleans, LA, is a graduate of Tulane University Medical School.  After completing his medical training he began to practice medicine with his father while simultaneously launching McKenna Venture Investments, a boutique real estate development firm.  Over the years McKenna went on to acquire/launch Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. This portfolio of companies would grow to over 50 employees and offered turnkey design-build, finance, and real estate closing services.
 
On August 29th, 2005 Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city of New Orleans and most of McKenna’s business interests.  In the aftermath of the storm, he actively participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans through the redevelopment of low-moderate income housing.
 
In November of 2007 McKenna relocated to Atlanta, GA and launched ShapeMed, a wellness and aesthetic based medical practice. ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness Inc. (NYSE – LTM) on November 1st, 2014.  Dr. McKenna served as National Medical Director of Life Time Fitness Inc. until July 2016. In July 2017 Dr. McKenna became the CEO/Founder of OVME a consumer facing, technology enabled, medical aesthetic company that is reinventing elective healthcare.
 
Dr. McKenna is married to Gianine McKenna, they are the proud parents of daughter Milana Elle and a four-year old Pomeranian, Ryder. Dr. McKenna is currently a member of Entrepreneurs Organization and he has previously served as a board member of the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Industrial Development Board.

 

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Websites: http://ovme.com | www.drmarkmckenna.com

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

CONCIERGE KEY Health: A Fast-Pass to Avoiding Doctor’s Office Wait Times

January 29, 2018
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Robert E. Grant, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Concierge Key Health, a first-of-its-kind mobile app that provides on-demand access to elite physician specialists, urgent care clinics and hospitals nationwide joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels.

CONCIERGE KEY offers a first-class fast-pass upgrade to the U.S. healthcare experience that over time has become increasingly inconvenient and impersonal—by eliminating excessive appointment and in-office wait times through an exceptional subscription-based membership.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Robert E. Grant discuss the following:

  1. I know you’ve conducted intensive research into factors impacting U.S. consumer’s overall satisfaction with their healthcare experiences. What key insights did your studies reveal?
  2. Can you tell us more about the discrepancies between what today’s savvy consumer expects in their daily life from virtually any product or service vs. what they settle for when they visit a doctor?
  3. How will patient issues like extensive wait times & lack of ease of access to top specialists be impacted by continued consolidation & the expected worsening U.S. doctor shortages?
  4. How are doctors impacted?
  5. Can you tell us how the concierge medicine of today is changing the U.S. healthcare experience for both patients and doctors? What are the limitations of traditional concierge medicine? How is CONCIERGE KEY Health different and transformative?

 

Entrepreneur, inventor and investor, Robert E. Grant brings tremendous experience in innovation and dynamic growth for Fortune 500 companies to his role as Founder and CEO of CONCIERGE KEY Health. For over 20 years, he has played a pivotal role in successful technology and business development in pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare markets. In addition to founding Concierge Key, Grant is founder and vice chairman of ALPHAEON Corporation, as well as founder, chairman and managing partner of its parent company, Strathspey Crown Holdings, LLC. Most recently, Grant was CEO and president of Bausch+Lomb Surgical, leading the significant growth of its product portfolio. From 2006 to 2010, he served as president of Allergan Medical, leading the $3.2 billion Inamed acquisition and the commercial success of the Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm, Natrelle breast implants and Lap-Band brands. Grant also served as director, board chairman, CEO, president, COO and CFO of Biolase Technology from 2003 to 2006 after holding various senior management positions at Lumenis for six years.

An independent director on several corporate boards including Acufocus, Myoscience and ReShape, Grant has served on several community and civil boards including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Young Presidents Organization, University of California, Irvine (UCI) CEO Roundtable Steering Committee, Chapman Schmid College and both UCI's school of law and Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Grant received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and graduated with honors from Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he earned his MBA. He has also attended the President's Seminar at Harvard Business School and has lived and worked in nine countries, with fluency in Japanese, French, Korean and German.

 

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Website: www.conciergekeyhealth.com

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

Fortified Health Security, a leader in information security, compliance and managed services

January 22, 2018
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Dan Dodson, President of Fortified Health Security, a leader in information security, compliance and managed services, focused solely in the healthcare industry joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels. Dan discusses the challenges healthcare organizations face in monitoring and managing risks associated with connected medical devices and IoT.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dan Dodson discuss the following:

  1. Tell us how Fortified Health Security helps hospitals and health systems protect themselves from cybersecurity threats?
  2. Why is IoT/medical device security becoming more and more challenging from a business and technical perspective?
  3. What does Fortified Health Security’s Connected Medical Device & IoT security program include?
  4. What are the benefits the “dashboard” includes in your program?
  5. As we look toward the future, what new challenges will medical devices pose on a healthcare organization’s cybersecurity posture?

 

Dan L. Dodson serves as President of Fortified Health Security where he brings over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. During this time Dan has served as both an operational leader and sales leader. Dan’s specific focus has been in aligning organizational strengths with client needs through the execution of relevant go-to-market strategies and solution development.

Prior to joining Fortified, Dan served as Senior Vice President at Hooper Holmes, Inc. (AMEX: HH), a company serving the health and wellness and life insurance industry. Dan led sales and account management efforts for a $100+ million business unit. Dan, along with the executive team, crafted a new strategic plan, which resulted in the company selling under-performing business lines and focusing on the growing health and wellness market. Prior to joining HH, Dan served as Global Healthcare Strategy Lead for Dell Services (formally Perot Systems), where he was responsible for strategy, business planning and M&A initiatives for the company’s healthcare services business unit. He helped develop market strategies for Dell’s health information exchange, informatics, community physician and electronic medical record services. He also led the development of the division’s Asia-Pacific strategy including joint venture business planning and Brazil and China market entry plans. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Dan held numerous positions within various healthcare organizations including Covenant Health System and The Parker Group.

Dan holds an M.B.A. in Health Organization Management and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University.  Dan currently serves on the Southern Methodist University Cyber Security Advisory Board.

 

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Website: www.fortifiedhealthsecurity.com

G Medical: Puts a Doctor in the Pockets of Health Conscious Consumers

January 11, 2018
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Dr. Yacov Geva, CEO at ASX listed G Medical Innovations, a next-generation mobile health and e-health company joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Yacov Geva discuss the following:

  1. What does the company design/build/supply and how is it done?
  2. What is its industry positioning?
  3. What is the revenue model? What industries/sectors is it targeting?
  4. Give some sense of revenue traction to date, key customers?
  5. What differentiates the company, gives it the competitive advantage?
  6. Where or how is it being disruptive?
  7. What is the value proposition to clients?

 

G Medical Innovations is a next-generation mobile health (mHealth) and e-health company that develops and markets clinical and consumer medical-grade health monitoring solutions, and offers end-to-end support for e-health projects. With extensive experience in the field of digital health and project management, G Medical Innovations is committed to raising the global level of healthcare by empowering caregivers and patients to better monitor, manage and improve clinical and personal health outcomes.

 

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Website: www.gmedinnovations.com