How a New Technology Helps Seniors Navigate Nursing Home Decisions

June 18, 2018
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Raul Valdes-Perez, Co-Founder and CEO of OnlyBoth, which offers a Website for seniors to evaluate how nursing homes and home care agencies are performing compared to others joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care and Health Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Raul Valdes-Perez discuss the following:

  1. For patients in need of nursing home care, what resources are available to help guide them in this important decision?
  2. How does the OnlyBoth Website bring something new to industry?
  3. Tell me how automated benchmarking grants users access to the most relevant information?
  4. Where does the name OnlyBoth come from?
  5. How do you see this technology impacting healthcare at large?

 

Raul Valdes-Perez, PhD, is CEO of OnlyBoth Inc., based in Pittsburgh, Pa. He teamed up with Andre Lessa in 2014 to develop a unique artificial intelligence engine that delivers performance transparency in healthcare. OnlyBoth’s delivery of comparative, language-based insights shows users specifically how nursing homes are excelling or failing. The concept was born during Raul’s time at Carnegie Mellon in the 1990s, during which he received an NSF grant on a “new task of knowledge discovery” to provide insights in a programmable way. He’s expanding the concept across healthcare at large with additional search engines that provide context-rich comparative insights. Valdes-Perez previously co-founded Vivisimo, Inc., acquired by IBM in 2012. He can be reached at valdes@onlyboth.com.

 

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How Technology Helps Seniors Age in Place

June 6, 2018
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Joe Liu, CEO of Mivatek Smart Connect that produces a number of devices to facilitate the “Aging-in-place” trend; that is, to help seniors and elderly people live at home longer, rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Care & Technology Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joe Liu discuss the following:

  1. What is aging in place? How prevalent is this trend and why is it preferable to moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility?
  2. What are some of the ways that technology has helped allow seniors to live at home longer, independently and safely?
  3. Can you please tell us about some of the specific devices that play a part in the aging-in-place trend (i.e., sensors, activity tracking systems, medication alerts, etc.)?
  4. This technology helps the senior who is aging in place at home, but how does it also benefit the caregiver, whether it is an adult child caring for the parent or a nursing/medical professional?
  5. What are some of the future developments on the horizon regarding aging-in-place technology?

 

Joe Liu leads the strategy and operations at Mivatek Smart Connect. Liu has a rich history of entrepreneurial and engineering experience.  Prior to launching Mivatek Smart Connect, Liu co-founded and led Oplink Communications, Inc., an optical network manufacturer. 

When Koch Industries/Molex acquired Oplink Communications in 2014, Liu led a team of investors and purchased the Oplink Connected portfolio back from Koch/Molex, and used this technology to power Mivatek solutions.

In his career, Liu has also served in various roles at companies including Mostek Semiconductor, Motorola Semiconductor, and National Semi.  Liu holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from California State University, Chico.

 

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Meet Coral Health: Building a more connected future in healthcare

May 19, 2018
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Jeremy Mullin, Vice President of Corporate Development at Coral Health that uses blockchain technology to improve healthcare by enabling secure, real-time, shared access to validated healthcare information joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jeremy Mullin discuss the following:

  1. What is Coral Health?
  2. What problem is Coral Health addressing?
  3. Who will benefit from your applications?

  4. Who is the team behind Coral Health?

  5. How is the project funded?

 

Jeremy Mullin is a strategist and data expert who advised Fortune 1000 enterprises on digital data collection. He served as a Director at Research Now, Inc., is a Board Director for the Toronto chapter of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) and is a member of the Data Science Association. Mr. Mullin leads Coral Health's corporate partnership and collaboration strategies.

 

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Website: www.mycoralhealth.com

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mycoralhealth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/myCoralHealth
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18336137/admin/updates
Medium: https://medium.com/@mycoralhealth

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

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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

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/digitalpart

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

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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

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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

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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

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