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GPB Capital Holdings makes an investment in ITelagen

GPB Capital Holdings makes an investment in ITelagen

February 28, 2015

John O’Keefe, CEO of ITelagen, the “One-Stop Shop” for IT and EHR infrastructure, all for a flat monthly subscription fee once again joins eHealth Radio and the HealthCare and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John O’Keefe discuss the following:

  • At the beginning of February, we saw a press release regarding GPB Capital Holdings investing in ITelagen.  What led to the investment and what benefits/value does ITelagen anticipate from this new investment?
  • What can existing and future ITelagen clients expect from this investment?
  • What should prospects now be on the lookout for from ITelagen?
  • What does this new partnership mean for ITelagen and your mark on the industry?
  • What new products or services are you focusing on in 2015? What value would these bring to the industry?
  • What new tips can you offer our listens today about Healthcare IT?

Duration: 8:22

As ITelagen’s founder and lead visionary, Mr. O'Keefe brings over 13 years of technology and help desk automation experience to the company. Mr. O’Keefe began his career as a technical analyst for one of New York’s leading technology groups. It was here that he provided strategic marketing advice to companies such as Novell, Intel and IBM, assisting them with new product offerings and positioning. In 1996, responding to his vision of help desk support automation, Mr. O'Keefe founded Fine Point Technologies where he served as CEO/CTO for 9 years and designed help desk automation systems for the world’s leading service providers including Verizon, Earthlink and Telmex. Mr. O’Keefe defied the dot-com odds and grew the company past the post dot-com era to a profitable organization with offices and customer’s worldwide.

Again in 2005, leveraging his expertise in help desk support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe exited Fine Point Technologies and founded ITelagen, a flat-rate IT service that leverages support automation to prevent problems before they can occur.

Having three patents-pending in various support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe has been featured on CNN, CNET and in numerous magazines and is recognized as an industry leader in help desk automation. Mr. O'Keefe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a New York State licensed EIT. He serves as the Chairman on ITelagen’s Board of Directors and an advisor to the Board of Fine Point Technologies, Inc.


The Other AIDS and Living a Fulfilled Life with Keefa Hawkins

The Other AIDS and Living a Fulfilled Life with Keefa Hawkins

February 28, 2015

Keefa Hawkins, Health Coach, Transformation Specialist, Motivational Speaker and Owner of CrossFit Iconz in Snellville,Georgia that offers Fitness Classes, Nutrition Classes, Private and Group Coaching, Wellness Workshops and Retreats again joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Keefa Hawkins discuss the following:

  • With so many people suffering from the countless autoimmune disorders and chronic pain, how can we find solutions that helps us live fulfilling lives?
  • What is the other AIDS?
  • How does it stop people from living happy fulfilling lives?
  • What are some top mistakes people make who have one or more of these Auto Immune Disorders?
  • What can people with auto immune diseases do to make the biggest impact and change to their lives?
  • Can you give specific lifestyle change recommendations?

Duration: 12:01

Keefa Hawkins has been coaching CrossFit for More than 4 years as well as coaching men and women on diet and lifestyle changes. She holds a level 1 certification, Olympic Lifting certification, Kettlebell Cert, Gymnastics Cert and a CrossFit Kids certification. Many years motivating others has grown into a passion that includes Leading Workshops and Wellness Retreats. Keefa loves helping others reach their fitness goals.

She says the truth is, in order to have a fulfilled life, one must feel good about their minds and bodies and true transformation that lasts a lifetime must incude a guide to maintaining our health.


The Case for Any Access: How Technology Can Improve Healthcare Communication

The Case for Any Access: How Technology Can Improve Healthcare Communication

February 28, 2015

Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, a division of Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ed Simcox discuss the following:

  • Almost all hospitals and health systems have rolled out electronic medical record systems and many have taken advantage of the government’s Meaningful Use program. Going into 2015, what is the next step for CIOs looking to leverage their investments in these systems and gain more adoption in their organizations?
  • So, even though EMRs have been widely rolled out in the U.S., internal adoption and clinician satisfaction have been spotty due to a lack of modern end-user computing technologies?
  • What are the critical success factors for enabling this mobile access?
  • So digging into these four components, what does BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) really mean and why is it important?
  • You mentioned virtual desktop infrastructure as the second component for enabling better access to EMRs (Electronic Medical Records). How does VDI support any access?
  • You also mention single sign-on. Why is SSO (Single Sign On) important?
  • So you have talked about bring your own device, virtual desktops, and single sign-on; for organizations that have not implemented these things, this could look daunting, correct?

Duration: 13:21

Ed Simcox is Logicalis' Healthcare Practice Leader, responsible for driving healthcare strategy and solutions for Logicalis US. The position is a natural fit for Ed who has a long history in the healthcare vertical. For Logicalis, Ed develops the healthcare business plan, strategy and solution portfolio in the U.S., works with Logicalis' sales teams to engage with healthcare clients in a consulting capacity, and acts as a featured speaker at healthcare events and user group meetings.

Prior to joining Logicalis, Ed worked as the director of healthcare strategy and offer development for AT&T's For Health healthcare product team, the first team at AT&T dedicated to telehealth, mhealth, and other market-leading solutions. Prior to joining AT&T, Ed served as the director of information services and director of enterprise technology planning at Indiana University Health (formerly Clarian Health); during this time, Ed was awarded ComputerWorld's Laureate medal and IU Health received Hospitals and Health Networks' "Most Wired Hospital" award based on Ed's work with emerging technologies in healthcare. An attorney, Ed has also served as the president and CEO of an independent IT and technology-law consulting firm.

Ed's additional accomplishments include being published in Healthcare Executive Insight magazine, being both a presenter and Board member for the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the Gartner Emerging Technology Council, a HIMSS presenter and member, and a speaker at an MIT Enterprise Forum held at Harvard Medical School.


Women’s Health Dynamics, a new web portal that helps women with basic health questions

Women’s Health Dynamics, a new web portal that helps women with basic health questions

February 27, 2015

Dr. Joan Moon, Founder and Creator of Women’s Health Dynamics who has launched a new web portal that helps women with basic health questions joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Joan Moon discuss the following:

  • Tell us your background and how you got started in the field of medicine?
  • What inspired you to start Women’s Health Dynamics?
  • Please describe why every woman should join the site?
  • I understand this is a membership based site. How does the membership work?
  • Where do you want to see Women’s Health Dynamics 1 year from now?
  • Do you believe health practitioners are doing a good job educating women on the challenges facing women through all ages and stages of life?

Duration: 19:50

Joan Moon, Ed.D., M.S.N., C.N.M., has a vast amount of knowledge and experience acquired throughout her career. She spent years as a labor and delivery nurse, lactation consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse-Midwife, and a university faculty member. Throughout the years she discovered her innate desire to follow her passion of providing education on women’s health issues. As a natural born storyteller, Dr. Moon has turned this passion into one of the first comprehensive global Institutes, or gathering places, for women to come and learn by sharing stories and experiences while gaining knowledge from the literature with input from researchers and practitioners related to themes of women’s health and life experiences.

Dr. Moon is a born educator. She developed a computer-based, interactive module "A Woman’s World: Discovering the Dynamic Menstrual Cycle” which has been presented nationally and internationally. The module has also been embraced by healthcare providers, parents, and educators all over the world. Her current work for Women's Health Dynamics Institute exponentially expands this previous project by enhancing the quality of educational materials, adding an extensive gathering place for women and professionals to witness their lives by sharing compelling experiences, and providing resources to help women everywhere properly understand their bodies at every stage of life.

Dr. Moon lives in Bluffton, Indiana, with Chuck, her husband of fifty years. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with friends, Chuck, her three children, seven grandchildren and travels extensively experiencing new food, exciting cultures, and meeting new people.


SonoCiné AWBUS Technology, detecting and diagnosing breast cancer in dense-breasted women

SonoCiné AWBUS Technology, detecting and diagnosing breast cancer in dense-breasted women

February 26, 2015

Dr. Kevin Kelly, one of the country's leading authorities on breast cancer detection and Co-Founder of SonoCiné, Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Kevin Kelly discuss the following:

  • Describe to our listeners what SonoCiné AWBUS is and what does AWBUS stand for?
  • What makes SonoCiné AWBUS™ technology different?
  • How does it work?
  • I understand this exam is for women with dense breast tissue. What is the difference between dense-breast tissue and fatty-breast tissue?
  • Recently it seems there has been states passing a law that are Dense Breast Tissue notification laws. What are those laws and how do they impact what your team is trying to do? 
  • Do you see ultrasound one day replacing mammography? 
  • Why has every doctor not adopted the technology yet? 
  • Where can women go to get more information or to find a doctor that performs the SonoCiné exam? 

Duration: 17:05

Dr. Kevin M. Kelly is Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of SonoCiné, Inc. He is also Medical Director of the Breast Ultrasound Center in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Kelly is one of the country's leading authorities on breast cancer detection in women with dense-breast tissue and women with implants. He was Director of Breast Imaging at the Huntington Memorial Hospital and the Huntington Hill Breast Center, Pasadena, CA for 20 years before opening a private practice in Pasadena, CA.   His breakthrough clinical study on breast cancer detection using ultrasound in radiographically dense breasts was published in 2009 in European Radiology (one of the most prestigious radiology journals in the world).  This pivotal work has since been cited in more than 100 other scientific publications around the world.

Dr. Kelly's lifelong commitment to early breast cancer detection began with clinical research into the limitations of mammography in detecting and diagnosing breast cancer in dense-breasted women.  In 1997, he co-founded SonoCiné, Inc., to develop and clinically validate what is now known as the SonoCiné AWBUS™ technology.  Working with other leading breast imaging radiologists, more than 6,000 clinical results demonstrated a 100% increase in detection (over mammography) of invasive cancers smaller than 1cm in diameter.  With this success, he moved to launch SonoCiné, Inc.

Dr. Kelly earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Georgetown University.  He completed his Medical Degree, internship and first two years of residency at St. Louis University and the St. Louis University Service of St. Louis City Hospital.  He was the Leo G. Rigler Center Research Fellow at UCLA from 1973 to 1974 and finished his final year of residency at the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles.

In addition to his many professional credentials in the field of radiology, Dr. Kelly was also a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service.


Sanovas, a developing technology to treat the deadliest cancer of them all: Lung Cancer

Sanovas, a developing technology to treat the deadliest cancer of them all: Lung Cancer

February 26, 2015

Larry Gerrans, the founder and CEO of Sanovas, a life sciences holding company based in San Rafael, California, that is focused on developing technology to treat the deadliest cancer of them all: Lung Cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Health News Channels.

On this episode, Sanovas CEO Larry Gerrans warns that existing resources to treat peripheral tumors are “grossly inadequate” as Medicare coverage of lung cancer screening for at-risk beneficiaries is now in effect.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Larry Gerrans discuss the following:

  • Please explain what this means?
  • Why is this controversial?
  • What can be done about the shortage of therapeutic resources to treat lung cancer?
  • What is your company doing to provide a solution to the shortage of therapeutic resources to treat lung cancer?
  • What can our listeners do to help?

Duration: 10:06

An innovator and visionary, Larry Gerrans is a passionate leader whose inventions and pursuits, on behalf of the Life Sciences, have created meaningful and enduring contributions to humanity. For more than 20 years, Mr. Gerrans has played a leading role in the innovation and deployment of minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques, devices and implant systems for the burgeoning endoscopic markets in the Cardio-Thoracic, General Surgery, Urological, Neuro-surgical, Gynecological, ENT, Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine arenas. Many of his pioneering contributions have become the ‘Gold Standard’ for diagnostic and therapeutic intervention across these Life Sciences.

His cutting edge research and development teams, comprised of Scientists, Doctors, Engineers and business development teams, many of whom were among the first medical industry personnel to enter the National Laboratories to evaluate various state of the art technologies for transfer to private industry, have created lifesaving technologies that now serve to remedy millions of people worldwide who suffer from acute injury, severe illness and chronic disease. These innovations now positively affect the lives of over 100 million people and relate to more than $15 Billion in revenues, annually.

Mr. Gerrans leveraged his contributions in endoscopic imaging and communications technologies to incept telemedicine broadcasting and electronic surgical records. He conceived and led the commercialization efforts of the first voice-activation technology for surgical device control in the operating theatre – the Hermes™ voice activation system. He conducted the human factor analysis and IT integration that created the most technologically advanced operating rooms ever created, the Endoscopic Surgical Suite (Endo-Suite™) and the Digital Operating Room (Digital OR™). These contributions are credited with leading to what is now a multibillion dollar healthcare facilities construction and IT marketplace.

As the Founder, President & CEO of Sanovas, Inc., Mr. Gerrans has written over 100 patents and has been leading an elite group of innovators developing ground breaking interventional technologies to treat the diseases of the Lung and to cure Lung Cancer. The Sanovas platform features highly sophisticated 3D imaging and physiologic intelligence systems that operate within new sensory guided interventional technologies to provide the local delivery of drug and immune therapies to significantly improve cancer treatment.

A byproduct of Gerrans’ teams success in advancing miniaturization, to overcome the procedural risks and technological challenges of the pulmonary anatomy, has been the development of entirely new classes of Interventional Catheters, Surgical Camera’s, Physiologic Measurement and Bio-Feedback Systems, In Vivo Diagnostics and In Vivo Drug Delivery Systems. These ‘Core’ technologies have given rise to more than 10 subsidiary companies. One, of which, promises to develop the next generation of surgical robots.

Mr. Gerrans is also the Founder and Chairman of Human Tissue Banks International, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that is providing allograft resources to the highly promising innovations being forged in bio-regenerative medicine, 3-D printing of organs, “Bio-Inks” and Stem Cell Engineering.


Journey to a Miracle: Freedom from Insulin

Journey to a Miracle: Freedom from Insulin

February 25, 2015

Laurie Jaffe with her husband Mike are the driving force behind a new documentary Journey to a Miracle: Freedom of Insulin joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Laurie Jaffe discuss the following:

  • What is monogenic diabetes? How does it differ from type 1?
  • How is it tested and should anyone with diabetes be tested?  What is the process?
  • Why do you think there is such a large amount of people that are unaware?
  • What are the obstacles those with type 1 might face?  And what are the Solutions?
  • What is your message in producing and releasing the documentary Journey to a Miracle: Freedom of Insulin

Duration: 16:15

Laurie Jaffe and her husband Mike are the driving force behind a new documentary Journey to a Miracle: Freedom of Insulin. They were inspired to produce the film after their daughter Lilly, who was diagnosed with diabetes at one month old, was able to disconnect her insulin pump for good at age 6 after doctors discovered that she did not actually have type-1 diabetes.

In 2006, Mike attended a JDRF meeting where Dr. Louis Philipson of the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center spoke of an upcoming study in the New England Journal of Medicine involving children diagnosed with diabetes as babies. Dr. Philipson explained that most of the children did not actually have type 1 diabetes, but rather a newly understood genetic form called monogenic that is best treated with oral medication, not insulin shots. The rest is history. The Jaffes made a forever friend in Dr. Philipson who became Lilly’s doctor and helped her transition from insulin to oral medication at the University of Chicago.

Moved by their family’s miracle and the potential of reaching thousands more, the Jaffes felt passionate about helping to raise global awareness of monogenic diabetes. They initiated, an authoritative website now administered by the Kovler Diabetes Center. Laurie also began and moderated an on-line discussion/support group for parents whose children were also able to switch their treatment from insulin shots to oral medication. The close-knit group grew as parents contacted Laurie after hearing about their family’s story. The group eventually met in person in 2010 and 2013 at “Celebrating the Miracles” conferences hosted by the Kovler Diabetes Center to bring scientists and families together. Laurie is a founding Leadership Board member of the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center.

Post-Op Concierge, getting you home safely and securely from your next operation

Post-Op Concierge, getting you home safely and securely from your next operation

February 24, 2015

Jeff Ericson, the CEO and Founder of RubyRide, a personal driver subscription service who has introduced a new concept in Post-Op Concierg that gets you home safely and securely from your next operation joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jeff Ericson discuss the following:

  • What is the inspiration for RubyRide and is this your first time running a business?
  • How long did it take to create RubyRide and when did it launch?
  • How is RubyRide different from similar transportation services, most notably Uber?
  • You recently launched PostOp Concierge. Can you explain the concept and who would benefit most from it? 
  • What are your plans for RubyRide in 2015?
  • Where can one go to sign up for RubyRide?

Duration: 13:52

Jeff Ericson is the CEO and Founder of RubyRide, a membership-based transportation provider that specializes in scheduled, local, regular trips on a recurring revenue model. An architect by trade, he has worked and spoken about urban design, multi-family housing and city planning issues for the last 15 years. As a principal at a top real estate development company, Ericson played a central role in high-profile loft and condominium projects in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona, designed and shepherded Class A and B apartment projects in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Goodyear, Arizona, amounting to more than 3,000 units; and developed a high-density, 205-unit urban apartment project in Central Phoenix that was funded and then defunded three times as the local economy collapsed. Ericson’s specialties are with large, complex projects and he has experience in financial modelling, municipal & planning department negotiations, land planning, entitlements, and overall project management. He also understands the complexities of multi-family housing, mixed-use, lifestyle-oriented design, and execution.


Stress-free living now, by turning on your brain

Stress-free living now, by turning on your brain

February 24, 2015

Zach Polsfuss, the Director of Expansion at Higher Brain Living which is a gentle touch technique that causes a surge of energy and metabolism to go to the Pre-Frontal Cortex joins eHealth Radio and Personal Development & Stress Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Zach Polsfuss discuss the following:

  • What is Higher Brain Living?
  • What is the wild response in the body we see when someone receives a higher brain living session- It looks like your just touching them (along what I would think of as acupuncture meridians) and this amazing response happens and HBL clients report feeling awesome - what’s going on?
  • Most people today seem to be too stressed out and not living a meaningful or purposeful life- can this help one find purpose?
  • What do you mean when you say " sameness = safety”?
  • Research at the University of Wisconsin measured brain changes in advanced monks and found changes in the part of the brain you’re talking about...How is HBL different from Meditation or other approaches?

Duration: 14:17

Zach Polsfuss, Director of Expansion with Higher Brain Living®, has an undeniable passion for understanding the biggest questions facing us as human beings. Who are we? Why are we here? Why is sustainable change so rare? He has devoted his life to pursuing the answers to these questions. Zach’s quest has led him to discover Higher Brain Living® for himself and has inspired him to lead others in this new movement.

Zach is a dynamic and engaging speaker who conveys his passion and conviction for Higher Brain Living® by leading with his heart. Through his journey of personal growth and transformation, Zach has traveled the globe to places such as Vancouver, Canada and Brisbane, Australia to see the likes of Sydney Banks, the founder of The Three Principles, and Prem Rawat, teacher of the meditation technique called Knowledge.

After witnessing a Higher Brain Living® presentation, Zach was blown away by the immediate efficacy of the hands on technique and also the deep meaning with which he could now work. He left his successful career in sales to pursue Higher Brain Living® full time by enrolling in Advanced License Training. At training Zach states “I was rewarded with the most acute and permanent life-changing experience of my life,” the “kind of experience people spend their entire lives meditating to achieve and never do, an unfathomable life changer”. He then put his new knowledge and skills into action and opened an AWAKEN Higher Brain Living™ Center in the heart of Minneapolis. In addition Zach was invited to join the National Higher Brain Living® Presenters Team and was quickly promoted to Higher Brain Living® Director of Expansion.

Zach is also an Advanced Higher Brain Living® Trainer and now states “I feel humbled and grateful to be part of something that is going to profoundly change the world”.


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There is hope for acne with Dr. David Rahimi

There is hope for acne with Dr. David Rahimi

February 23, 2015

Dr. David Rahimi, a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles and the founder of Forever Young Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology & Skin Care Channels. He is a highly skilled physician and one of the top doctors treating acne and ethnic skin in the country.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Rahimi discuss the following:

  • What is acne and what causes it?
  • Tell us about your practice in acne care and ethnic skin.  What makes it unique?
  • When you talk about ethnic skin, can you describe who might fall into this category.
  • What are some of the problems you see treating acne?
  • What are some of the procedures you use in your practice treating acne?
  • Is there hope for acne patients?

Duration: 15:22

A. David Rahimi, MD, is the founder and medical director of Forever Young, Inc. ( in Los Angeles and Westlake Village, CA. While he is experienced in all aspects of dermatology and cosmetic surgery, he is one of the most advanced laser experts in Los Angeles with 26 lasers and light sources in his practice.  He has performed more than 100,000 laser procedures over the past 16 years. He is known for his proficiency in treating ethnic skin and child and adult acne, as well as performing minimally invasive face, eye and neck lifts under local anesthesia. His book Please Don't Die Trying to Become Beautiful: A Surgeon's Plea, centers on his belief that general anesthesia is not necessary for cosmetic surgery. He is currently writing a second book about acne.

On the staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Rahimi is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  An active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Dermatological Surgery.  He is co-director of the Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship program, where surgeons spend one year learning the art and science of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Rahimi graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA and received his M.D. from George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.  He completed his internship in internal medicine at University of California, San Diego Medical Center and his residency in dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City. He was awarded the William Newman Award in Pathology and the Walter F. Rosenberg Award in Dermatology.

Dr. Rahimi has authored on a variety of topics including basal cell carcinoma, CO2 lasers, neck rejuvenation, tumescent liposuction, facelifts and melanoma. He has been interviewed extensively for print and broadcast media coverage, and in January 2015, he graced the cover of Evolution magazine where he was named #WorldClassDoctor.

An American citizen, Dr. Rahimi is married with three children and is a dedicated outdoorsman and painter. You can find Dr. Rahimi on Twitter @LosAngelesDerm.


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