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The Future of Healthcare: LifeQ, the provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices

The Future of Healthcare: LifeQ, the provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices

October 26, 2021

 

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Laurie Olivier, the Chief Executive Officer of LifeQ, the leading independent provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices used in world leading health management solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.


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

  1. You bring over three decades of global technology and business leadership as CEO and founder of LifeQ, and you have served on the boards of more than 50 startup, private and public companies around the world. Tell us about yourself, and how you founded LifeQ.
  2. What is LifeQ’s mission, and what does it do that is currently not being done?
  3. Tell us about the biggest pain points when it comes to the digital aspect of healthcare, as well as your outlook on health and wellness technology.
  4. How is LifeQ sequencing its coverages of the cardiovascular, respiratory, sleep, fitness, mental, musculoskeletal, renal and other areas?
  5. How do you foresee LifeQ fitting into the future of healthcare and the overall health and wellness of people who use it?

Laurie Olivier is the Chief Executive Officer of LifeQ, the leading independent provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices used in world leading health management solutions. Mr. Olivier leads the firm’s growth and overall vision, including investment, strategy and partnerships with global leaders in wearables, silicon manufacturers, digital platforms, and insurance companies — leading the movement toward improving health and wellness around the world.

Mr. Olivier brings over three decades of global technology and business leadership, thirty years of venture capital and private equity experience, and has served on the boards of more than 50 startup, private and public companies around the world, including the largest industrial conglomerate in South Africa. As the Atlanta-based partner of 4Di Capital, the South African based early-stage venture capital management firm, and the US-based partner of Veritas Venture Partners, a pioneering seed stage Israeli VC firm, Mr. Olivier is passionate about developing new technologies into startups that positively impact people and society.

Founded in 2014, LifeQ has two key value propositions: enable wearable devices to provide business and near clinical-grade health information streams; and generate health and wellness solutions for consumer, business and clinical applications.

Mr. Olivier earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pretoria; a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Strategic Marketing; and a Diploma in Datametrics and Operational Research from the University of South Africa. Mr. Olivier’s work has been recognized by Dow Jones Venture Reporter, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the American Israel Chamber of Commerce. A native of Groot Marico, South Africa, Mr. Olivier lives in Atlanta with his wife.


Website: https://lifeq.com 

Social Media Links:
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/lifeq  
Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeqinc 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeqinc  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifeqinc 

Growth of Medical Travel and Fostering Healthcare Innovation in the Not-for-Profit Healthcare Sector

Growth of Medical Travel and Fostering Healthcare Innovation in the Not-for-Profit Healthcare Sector

October 15, 2021

 

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Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in multiple GCC states and India with 27 hospitals, 115 clinics and 223+ pharmacies in seven countries joins eHealth and the Healthcare and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Alisha Moopen discuss the following:

  1. What is your background?
  2. How did you get involved with the Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (known as the TLI Foundation) as an executive with Aster DM Healthcare?
  3. What will be role as a board member for the TLI Foundation in connection with your Aster work?
  4. Could you provide our listeners with information about ASTER DM Healthcare and its worldwide reach?
  5. What are your expansion plans in the Western Hemisphere – the Cayman Islands project? Give our listeners the timeline for launch and overview of services.
  6. How will your services expand the options for more affordable, quality care?
  7. Can you give some examples of ways that ASTER DM has helped undeserved populations – particularly children in need?
  8. Are your services available to worldwide audiences and how many people typically take advantage of medical value travel to ASTER DM hospitals?

Alisha Moopen is the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. Having joined the company as a Director in 2013, she is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and development of the company, and notably spearheading the expansion of the group into new markets.

Alisha was recently elected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader to join the class of 2018. Recognizing her past work in healthcare, she has been inducted into a 5-year program with like-minded people who are committed and passionate to tackle the main challenges of the world today, with healthcare being one of them. She was also recognized as one of the Top 100 World’s Greatest Leaders in Asia and GCC in 2018. Forbes Middle East magazine has selected Alisha as one of the Top Next Generation Indian Leaders in 2018. She also won Khaleej Times’ Emerging Leaders Award 2018 for Healthcare. She is a Chartered Accountant from the ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) and worked earlier with Ernst & Young.

She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with distinction in Finance & Accounting.

Alisha’s philosophy in life is ‘Healthiness is Happiness’. She wants to enable quality healthcare across the globe through treating people with compassion, precision and excellence. She is dedicated to the cause of women empowerment and mental health. She believes in the diversity of workforce, strength in differences and focused on improving the glass ceilings at work for women. She was instrumental in launching the Women in Leadership program at Aster DM Healthcare which empowers talented and capable female employees with training and growth opportunities, to shape them for leadership roles.

She is also an active philanthropist, being a trustee of Aster DM Foundation and involved in social welfare through Aster Volunteers program which bridges the gap between people who would like to help with those in need.

Alisha Moopen is dedicated to ensuring that humanity leverages on advances in science as well as personal re-engineering of self, ranging from lifestyle choices to dealing with the external environment, to staying happy and healthy, both physically and mentally. She believes using technology can enable better health outcomes for population management through precision medicine, connected care and AI.

 

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Website: asterdmhealthcare.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: @AsterHealthcare
Instagram: @asterhealthcare
LinkedIn: Aster DM Healthcare
Twitter: @ASTERHealthcare

How to boost your immune system through your diet and balance the good bacteria in your gut

How to boost your immune system through your diet and balance the good bacteria in your gut

October 6, 2021

 

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Dr. Glen N. Robison, who is a leading podiatrist and surgeon from Arizona as well as a bestselling author, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, and certified myopractor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Glen N. Robison discuss the following:

  1. In your book you argue that your immune system is precious. What are some things people can do to naturally guard or boost their immunity?
  2. There are certain foods that have been labeled "immune boosters." What are some of those foods?
  3. What role does the bacteria in our digestive system play in our immune systems?
  4. What are some symptoms people experience when the bacteria in their digestive system is unbalanced?
  5. Can you tell us how detoxing aids your digestive system?

Dr. Glen N. Robison Diplomate of the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry Board Certified in Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Robison is a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and certified Myopractor, trained in releasing deep restrictions of motion in the body that resides at the root of our symptoms and ailments.

Having applied the principles found in this book for over fifteen years, he has expanded his practice to include dietary approaches that address everything from fungal infections to diabetes. Learn more at www.liveitlifestyles.com.

 

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Website: liveitlifestyles.com

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Céline Fournier, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Echosens Discusses the Clinical Evidence and Future of Liver Screening Technology

Céline Fournier, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Echosens Discusses the Clinical Evidence and Future of Liver Screening Technology

September 29, 2021

 

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Céline Fournier, PhD, the Chief Medical Officer of Echosens, a high-technology company offering the FibroScan family of products, joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels to discuss the robust clinical data FibroScan has and Echosens plan to continue building clinical evidence.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Céline Fournier discuss the following:

  1. Could you tell us about the robust level of evidence FibroScan has and how many communications and guidelines recommend the value of FibroScan?
  2. What is Echosens plan to continue building clinical evidence?
  3. How might existing research on FibroScan impact NAFLD/NASH drug development?
  4. If you were to look into the future when the drugs for fibrotic NASH become available, how do you see FibroScan best supporting clinical practice for managing patients on treatment?
  5. Could you tell us about the clinical data strategy Echosens has in place and what long term goals you anticipate?

Céline Fournier, PhD, age 45, is presently Chief Medical Officer of Echosens (Paris, France). She graduated from University of Technology of Compiègne Engineering School (France) in Bioengineering in 1998. During the course of her engineering training, she studied one year at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA). She then went to the Laboratory of Parametric Imaging (Paris, France) to work on skin tissue characterization by ultrasound and defended her PhD in Bioengineering in 2002. She joined Echosens a few months later as Medical Affairs Manager to conduct the first multicenter clinical trial to validate the diagnosis performances of FibroScan. In 2012, she became Medical and Regulatory Affairs Director. As CMO since 2017, she is globally responsible for Clinical Operation, Medical Affairs as well as Clinical Application and Training.

About Echosens

Echosens, the developer of FibroScan®, is an innovative high-technology company offering a full range of products and services supporting physicians in their assessment and management of patients with chronic liver diseases. FibroScan is supported by over 2,500 peer-reviewed publications and examinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance plans.

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Website: https://echosens.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/fibroscan.echosens 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/echosens 
Youtube: youtube.com/user/EchosensTV
Twitter: twitter.com/Echosens

JScreen.org: Saving Lives One Swab at a Time

JScreen.org: Saving Lives One Swab at a Time

September 18, 2021

 

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Melanie Hardy, the Director of Genetic Counseling Services for the JScreen program joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

JScreen is a not-for-profit home education and carrier screening based out of Emory University that offers affordable at-home testing for individuals and families of Jewish descent who want to empower themselves with science-based knowledge to discover if they or their future children are at risk for Jewish genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, or if they are at a higher risk of cancer. Unlike other screening programs, Jscreen, allows you to screen from the comfort of your own home.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Melanie Hardy discuss the following:

  1. What is JScreen exactly? How did the service come to be called JScreen?
  2. How did it start – tell us about the couple that came to you in Atlanta and their story about their child and the inspiration behind JsScreen?
  3. How does it work for people who want to get Screened?
  4. Who helps you understand the results – is there a doctor or Genetic Counselor who talks to you about the screening?
  5. How long from when you order the tests until you receive results?
  6. How many tests can you get at one time and what are costs?
  7. I understand you just launched the CAncerGen service – tell us about this?
  8. Talk to us more about ReproGen, is that all or is there other types of screenings?

Melanie Hardy is the Director of Genetic Counseling Services for the JScreen program. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Michigan State University in 1998 and followed with a 9-year career as a high school biology, chemistry and forensics teacher. She received a Master’s degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University in 2009 and a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011. She was certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2012.

Before joining the JScreen team, Melanie worked as a prenatal genetic counselor in a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialty clinic in Richmond, VA. Her professional interests include community outreach and education, mentorship, provision of telehealth, and enhancement of the healthcare experience. In 2014, she was awarded the New Leader Award, and in 2019, she was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award, both by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, for involvement in a wide array of professional activities.

 

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Website: www.jscreen.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/MyJScreen 
Instagram: @GetJScreened
Twitter: @MyJScreen

Discover Labs Provides Fast Diagnostic Testing for Patients Nationwide with Ernesto Lizardi

Discover Labs Provides Fast Diagnostic Testing for Patients Nationwide with Ernesto Lizardi

September 16, 2021

 

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Ernesto Lizardi, the Vice President of Clinical Laboratories Operations & Senior R&D Molecular Scientist for Discover Labs located in Austin, TX joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ernesto Lizardi discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about Discover Labs and how the company started.
  2. What services does Discover Labs offer?
  3. How long does it take to get test results?
  4. I heard you and the team at Discover provided instrumental testing services to many organizations during the course of the pandemic. Could you give me some highlights?
  5. Where can clinicians, doctors and nursing homes get more information?

Ernesto Lizardi was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University with his bachelor’s in molecular biology with a minor in Chemistry while playing baseball throughout the course of his bachelor's as a First Team All American Catcher and third in the nation in batting average. Later he attended Texas Tech University Health and Science Center and graduated with an Applied Master of Sciences in Molecular Pathology.

After receiving his education, Ernesto Lizardi started working as a Molecular Validation Specialist developing, validating, and implementing new Laboratory Developed Tests for different laboratories to expand their test menus while reducing their cost per test. In January 2020, Ernesto started researching SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) as a possibility for a new test to be implemented in the labs and since then Ernesto has developed, validated, and implemented over eight different SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Assays while also being part of two different Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) submissions.

Now Ernesto Lizardi works at Discover labs helping with the day-to-day clinical testing, new test development, and compliance with CLIA/CAP regulations. Ernesto is currently working on a Laboratory Developed Test for a Respiratory Pathogen Panel with over 33 different targets that will be implemented before the next respiratory season to provide the tools necessary for the physicians to make an accurate diagnosis.

 

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Website: https://discover-labs.com

Facebook: facebook.com/DiscoverLabs

How Digital Technology is Changing the Landscape of Elder Health Care

How Digital Technology is Changing the Landscape of Elder Health Care

September 10, 2021

 

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Avanlee Christine, the CEO and Founder of Avanlee Care, a new app that improves how families communicate and manage their care receiver’s health in real time joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Avanlee Christine discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about the Avanlee Elderly Care APP and how it is different than what is currently on the market?
  2. What is the most important feature of the Avanlee Care APP?
  3. What are the challenges of caring for an aging parent or relative?
  4. How has digital technology improved elder care and what does the future hold in your opinion?
  5. What does the future hold for senior care in America?

Avanlee Christine is a founder, technologist and businesswoman. Throughout her career Avanlee has worked to provide better health and social care solutions for the elderly. Her experience caring for others and working with her own family to care for her ailing grandfather for 8 years, led her to realize that there was no technology solution available on the market that helped families and care-givers effectively support the health and social needs of an aging relative remotely. With the pandemic that need became all the more acute. She founded Avanlee Care to address that gap and provide families with a solution to transform the quality of remote health and social care for their elderly relatives.

 

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Website: AvanleeCare.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/AvanleeCare
Instagram: instagram.com/avanlee_care
Twitter: twitter.com/avanleec

Buddy: On-demand accident insurance for active people

Buddy: On-demand accident insurance for active people

September 8, 2021

 

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Charles Merritt, the CEO and Co-founder of Buddy, which provides on-demand accident insurance to empower Americans to fearlessly lead active lives joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Charles Merritt discuss the following:

  1. Tell me a little bit about Buddy and who it’s for.
  2. If I already have health insurance, does it still make sense for me to get Buddy?
  3. How does a person actually go about getting insured through Buddy? What are the steps?
  4. What happens if a policyholder is injured? What would they do and what can they expect?
  5. What does Buddy’s accident insurance cover and what does it NOT cover?

SUMMARY: Buddy can cover your kids without an adult having to be on the policy, perfect for when they go to soccer camp or on a trip, even out of the country!


Buddy provides on-demand accident insurance for active people, from casual hikers and cyclists to amateur athletes and globe-trotting adventurers. It was founded by Charles Merritt, Jay Paul and David Vogeleer of Virginia after they saw mountain-biking friends get injured and have to start GoFundMe’s to cover costs before high deductibles kicked in. Customers pay only for the coverage they need, no more, lasting anywhere from a single day to a full year. It was this novel approach that led Outside Magazine to call Buddy one of the top outdoor innovators in 2019, and for Investopedia to name it among the five best personal accident insurance companies for 2021.

 

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Website: https://buddyinsurance.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/buddyadventureinsurance 
Twitter: twitter.com/iambuddystweets 
Instagram: instagram.com/iambuddysgrams
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/iambuddy

One Survivor’s Strategies for Saying “No!” to an Eating Disorder

One Survivor’s Strategies for Saying “No!” to an Eating Disorder

September 7, 2021

 

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Faith Elicia, who has been on a seven-year path of recovery from an eating disorder joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention Channel. Her new book, Do You See What I See?, is an interactive workbook of personal reflections, strategies, and tools for anyone suffering from an eating disorder.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Faith Elicia discuss the following:

  1. What inspired you to write Do You See What I See?
  2. What is self-care, a term often spoken about in eating disorder recovery?
  3. Why is self-care so important when recovering from an eating disorder?
  4. What have you found to be the most beneficial tool to aid you in your recovery?
  5. How much do you think societal pressures play into disordered eating?
  6. Do you believe a person can recover from an eating disorder alone?

Faith Elicia has been on a seven-year path of recovery from an eating disorder. When not managing her husband's medical practice or handling things for one of her three kids, she escapes to the confines of her home office to write romance fiction (published under a pseudonym). Her new book, Do You See What I See? (July 15, 2021), is an interactive workbook of personal reflections, strategies, and tools for anyone suffering from an eating disorder.

 

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Website: https://faithelicia.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Faith-Elicia
Instagram: @faitheliciag

White Coat Influencers: How Primary Care Doctors are Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Surging Delta Variant

White Coat Influencers: How Primary Care Doctors are Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Surging Delta Variant

September 2, 2021

 

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Dr. Ben Kornitzer, M.D., the Chief Medical and Quality Officer for agilon health, an organization that champions the roles of independent physician practices joins eHealth Radio and the Covid-19 Information and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Ben Kornitzer discuss the following:

  1. To start off, can you tell us about your background?
  2. How have doctors been influential in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?  What is a “White Coat Influencer?”
  3. We know that the U.S. reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of U.S. adults. Can you share your thoughts on the significance of this milestone?
  4. What about “hard to reach” folks? Maybe those who are elderly or technologically challenged. How can doctors best promote vaccine acceptance to this demographic?
  5. What is the Roll Up Our Sleeves campaign?

Dr. Ben Kornitzer, M.D., is the Chief Medical and Quality Officer for agilon health. He has clinical and operational experience leading a diverse range of medical enterprises, including community-based practices, ACOs, IPAs, and integrated ambulatory networks. He served as Chief Medical Officer of the Mount Sinai Health Network for six years, where he oversaw one of the premier academic delivery networks in the country as the system developed robust population health tools, quality programs, care coordination resources, and invested in practice transformation.

In addition to his clinical and operational roles, Dr. Kornitzer previously served as a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with U.S and foreign governments, hospital systems, and pharmaceutical companies. He earned his medical degree with AOA honors from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Website: agilonhealth.com

Social Media Links:
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/agilonhealth
Twitter: @agilonhealth

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