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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Websiteswww.benchmine.com | www.onlyboth.com

Healthcare Reputation Management with Kristin Deuber, APR

June 9, 2018
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Kristin Deuber, founder of KMD Public Relations + Marketing that provides public relations and marketing services to healthcare companies joins eHealth Radio and the Health Marketing Channel to discuss specifically healthcare reputation management. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kristin Deuber discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about your business. How do you help healthcare organizations manage their reputations?
  2. What types of healthcare organizations do you work with?
  3. You mentioned that you specialize in crisis communications. How do you help healthcare companies manage their reputations during a crisis situation?
  4. What can healthcare companies do to protect themselves from a crisis?
  5. What should they do after a crisis to gain back credibility?

 

Kristin Mack Deuber, APR founded KMD Public Relations + Marketing in 2011. With 20 years of experience, Kristin has developed, managed and implemented public relations and marketing programs for clients ranging from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies, with a deep expertise in the health care, life science and biotech industries.
 
Prior to starting her own practice, she was Vice President at Paul Werth Associates, one of the Midwest's leading public relations firms. She has been an adjunct public relations professor at The Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University and Franklin University.
 
Kristin holds an MBA from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University. She is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and serves on the executive committee of the national PRSA Health Academy and is on the board of the San Diego PRSA chapter. She is also a past president of the Central Ohio Chapter of PRSA. Kristin is a past 40 Under 40 Award recipient from Business First.
 
Passionate about giving back to her community, Kristin supports Women Drive Innovation San Diego, Solutions for Change, The Women's Fund, Lifecare Alliance and The American Heart Association. She is also a former member of the board of trustees for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association.

 

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Website: www.kmdpr.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristin.m.deuber
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinmackdeuber
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmackdeuber

How Bridge Connector CEO David Wenger is revolutionizing healthcare communication

June 5, 2018
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David Wenger, Founder & CEO of Bridge Connector, which delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest David Wenger discuss the following:

  1. What is Bridge Connector and what does it actually do?

  2. What problem were you trying to solve and who needs it?
  3. What benefits do you provide for the hospitals and facilities? What’s in it for the patients?
  4. How did this idea come about, what was your inspiration?
  5. You just raised $4.5 million in a seed round…congrats! Who were your investors?
  6. How will this money help you take your company to the next level?

 

David Wenger is the Founder & CEO of Bridge Connector, an integrated platform as a service (iPaaS) that delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations, which he founded in 2017. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, he started the company so that healthcare organizations could automatically transfer data between disparate systems, via a seamless solution.
 
Previously, David served as president for five years at Marketran, a full-service marketing and advertising agency focusing on small- to medium-sized businesses in Palm Beach County, FL, where he spearheaded management, sales, and client relations. He holds a BA in marketing and management from University of South Florida.
 
Outside of the office, David contributes his time to charitable organizations and events. For the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach Area Chapter’s annual golf outing, he serves as committee co-chair, helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for funding lifesaving blood cancer research. He lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife and two children, and enjoys boating, watching and playing sports, and being a human jungle-gym for his kids.

 

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Website: www.bridgeconnector.com

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

Social Media Links:
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

Carepoynt: The World’s First Health-Focused Rewards Program Platform and Network

May 4, 2018
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Tim Stanley, Founder and CEO of Carepoynt, the world's first health-focused rewards program, platform and network that puts consumers at the center of their own healthcare experience joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Tim Stanley discuss the following:

  1. Explain what Carepoynt is in detail.
  2. Tell me about the current healthcare landscape and how Carepoynt can improve it.
  3. What are some of the top partners members can earn and redeem Poynts from?
  4. How do Poynts transfer over to dollars?
  5. How do you sign up for Carepoynt & how can one get further details online as well?

 

Carepoynt is the world's first health-focused rewards program, platform and network that puts consumers at the center of their own wellness experience. Developed in response to the costly, chaotic and uncoordinated healthcare ecosystem, Carepoynt is a compelling consumer-centric program built around a multi-channel, cloud-based Rewardsware for Healthcare™ platform where members can connect, align, engage and be rewarded within a trusted network of health-focused providers, payers, employers and strategic partners.

With Carepoynt, it’s easy for members to earn redeemable “Poynts” by participating in healthy activities, engaging in care plans or promotions and making smart health- and wellness-related purchases.

Carepoynt’s mission is to encourage healthier living, enhance value and improve the results of health investments, and enable more engaging experiences and better outcomes across the healthcare and wellness ecosystem. Carepoynt can also be leveraged for employer- or insurer-based wellness programs to foster smarter care planning and better results for patients and providers, and also delivers more purpose-driven relationships between health-oriented brands and consumers. Members can succeed by focusing on better value, lower costs and improved results by participating in this shift towards a healthier society.

From Rewards to Results > Carepoynt Makes Healthcare More Rewarding for All™. Follow Carepoynt on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. For more information, or to joyn, connect with Carepoynt @ http://connect.carepoynt.com.

 

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Website: http://connect.carepoynt.com

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

Medicare Advantage with Kristine Grow

May 3, 2018
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Kristine Grow, spokesperson for the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC), a national grassroots coalition of more than 2 million seniors and disabled individuals, that works year-round to protect individuals enrolled in Medicare Advantage joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kristine Grow discuss the following:

  1. How is Medicare Advantage different from traditional Medicare and what role does it play for people here in the US?
  2. Why might someone be interested in a Medicare Advantage plan?
  3. What are the benefits and advantages for someone on a Medicare Advantage plan?
  4. At a time of hyper-partisanship and disagreement over healthcare in Washington, it sounds like Medicare Advantage is a program that’s popular with seniors and actually working well. Does Medicare Advantage have support in Congress, or is this another issue with a deep divide between the political parties?
  5. What can Members of Congress do to show that they support this popular program?

 

Founded in 1999, the Coalition for Medicare Choices is a fast-growing, national grassroots organization of more than 2 million people who receive their health care coverage through a Medicare Advantage health plan. Members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices, who reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, are united in supporting high quality health plan choices in Medicare.

Coalition members actively communicate with members of Congress about issues that affect their coverage. Over the years, Coalition members have participated in dozens of town hall meetings and rallies involving members of Congress and their staff, written hundreds of letters to the editors of their local newspapers, made tens of thousands of phone calls to congressional offices, and written more than 150,000 letters to their members of Congress. Since 1999, Coalition members have made more than a million contacts with their members of Congress.

 

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To learn more about the Coalition for Medicare Choices visit http://medicarechoices.org.

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMyMA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/protectmyMA

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

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthjump
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

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digitalauthoritypartners
Twitter: https://twitter.com/digitalpart

Chronic Health Conditions & Seniors: Beating the Cold Weather Health Blues

April 20, 2018
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Alicia Conner-Todd, Clinical Liaison & Director of Marketing at Tulsa Nursing Center & Villages at Southern Hills, part of StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning senior housing and care company joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Care Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alicia Conner-Todd discuss the following:

  1. What is a chronic health issue?
  2. What does that term  mean?
  3. How would this current cold weather impact a senior with chronic health issues?
  4. What are some best tips for keeping seniors healthy during this cold with chronic issues?

Alicia Conner-Todd is the Clinical Liaison & Director of Marketing at Tulsa Nursing Center & Villages at Southern Hills, part of the StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning senior housing and care company.  With a long-standing background in senior health care and rehabilitation management, Ms. Conner-Todd also brings professional experience in media and marketing to her role.

StoneGate Senior Living is an award-winning full-spectrum senior care and housing company with 44 properties across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Recently ranked as the nation’s 31st largest transitional and long-term care company by Provider magazine, StoneGate is a fully-integrated post-acute health care company, with service-lines and business units that offer transitional care, long-term care, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, wellness, pharmacy, care navigation and post-acute analytical services.

 

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Website: www.stonegatesl.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoneGateSL
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stonegate-senior-living

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