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Supporting the initiative of value-based health care

Supporting the initiative of value-based health care

August 17, 2019

 

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Tom Gardner, CEO and Founder of Omeza, a skin innovations and life sciences company specializing in skin care and wound management products from the sea joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tom Gardner discuss the following:

  1. What is value-based health care?
  2. Can you give me an example?
  3. Why the shift now?
  4. What is Omeza doing to support the initiative of value-based health care?
  5. Are insurance companies supporting this shift to value-based care?
  6. What’s your forecast for where value-based care is headed in the future?

Tom Gardner is Founder and CEO of Omeza, LLC, as well as managing member of KeyView, LLC. KeyView works with investors, owners and CEO’s of startup to early-stage health care companies. Tom is also founder and managing member of KeyView Labs (cognitive health dietary supplements), former chairman of IntegriChain (informed software applications for the pharmaceutical industry sold to Accel-KKR), and former chairman of MMIT (managed market insights and technology for the pharmaceuticals industry). He is an investor in and board chairman of Florida Mobile Physicians (medical house calls) and co-founder and co-manager of BRIDGE Angel Investors, LLC.

Prior to KeyView, Tom was CEO of several public and private companies including Nucryst Pharmaceuticals (sold to Smith & Nephew), Songbird Hearing (sold controlling interest to Procter & Gamble), Datamonitor (IPO on London Stock Exchange), Base Ten Systems (assets sold to Smiths Aerospace and ABB Group), and Access Health (sold to HBOC then became part of McKesson Health Solutions). Earlier, Tom held marketing and general management positions at Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and has been a guest lecturer on marketing channels at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

 

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Website: https://omeza.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: @omezaskin 
Facebook: facebook.com/omezaskin

How ObEN is using AI Avatars to Improve Patient Care

How ObEN is using AI Avatars to Improve Patient Care

July 29, 2019

 

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Nikhil Jain, the CEO of ObEN Inc., the AI company behind a research study exploring how personal artificial intelligence (PAI) can be used to improve healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Nikhil Jain discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about ObEN and explain what personal artificial intelligence is/does?
  2. How is ObEN and PAI leveraging AI to improve healthcare?
  3. How did ObEN’s relationship with MedStar Health Research Institute form and what was the motivation for the study?
  4. Why heart health patients?
  5. What does this study hope to reveal about the future of AI, technology and its role in managing health?
  6. What is next for PAI in the healthcare space?

Nikhil Jain is the co-founder and CEO of ObEN, an artificial intelligence company developing Personal Artificial Intelligence (PAI), a 3D intelligent avatar that looks, talks and behaves uniquely like the user.

ObEN is an early adopter of Project PAI, a blockchain-based platform designed to give people the ability to create, own, and manage their own PAI and any personal data tied to the PAI. Prior to ObEN, Nikhil co-founded technology companies OnGreen and Up and Running Software. Nikhil has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pondicherry University.

ObEN is an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing Personal AI technology that revolutionizes personal digital interaction, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. The company’s technology allows users to create intelligent 3D avatars that look, sound, and behave like them.

Deployed on the blockchain, ObEN’s Personal AI (PAI) technology enables users to create, use, and manage their own PAI on a secure, decentralized platform. ObEN’s technology has been used to power healthcare avatars for Medstar Georgetown University, on China’s CCTV to create Celebrity Avatar TV hosts, and in VR experiences developed by HTC Vive and Softbank - in addition to PAIYO, a dAPP on the PAI Blockchain that allows anyone in the world to create new content using their own PAI.

Founded in 2014, ObEN is a K11, Tencent, Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California.

 

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Website: https://oben.me

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/obenai 
Twitter: @obenme

Home Care Support, bridging the healthcare system with our daily lives

Home Care Support, bridging the healthcare system with our daily lives

July 5, 2019

 

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Sam Cross the Owner and Administrator of Broad Street that provides comprehensive support services that allow seniors to remain healthy and independent in their homes joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Senior Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sam Cross discuss the following:

  1. What are the key things to consider when thinking of getting support, and what are the options? 
  2. What is the difference between Assisted Living and Home Care?
  3. What are some of the benefits of having support at home?
  4. When is the right time to start discussing the need for support at home?
  5. What are some of the key differences between different home care support agencies?

Broad Street Home Care (“Broad Street” or “the Company”) based in Wilmette, Illinois and serving the Greater Chicago area, provides premium, customized in-home care services for seniors who want to remain healthy and independent in their homes.

There is currently a gap in our healthcare system between the services provided in Hospitals and other healthcare facilities and ultimately what occurs in the home. By employing an innovative and collaborative team approach, modeled after the organizational structure employed by Hospitals, Broad Street is able to offer a much more engaged and structured level of support than traditional Home Care. Through highly trained Personal Assistants and Nurse Oversight, the Company not only provide support with all the activities of daily living, but also develops customized service plans that help manage specific underlying health conditions. Our long-term goal is to transform the landscape of Home Care into a more integrated and effective part of our overall healthcare system. Broad Street essentially bridge the gap between an individual’s healthcare needs and the way they want to live their daily lives.

 

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Website: BroadStreethomecare.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/BroadStreetHomeCare 
Twitter: @broadstreetcare

Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

April 5, 2019

 

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Chrissa McFarlane, the CEO and Founder of Patientory Inc., a fully HIPAA-compliant, cybersecurity healthcare data solution that allows users to securely store, transfer and receive actionable insights into their health information joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Chrissa McFarlane discuss the following:

  1. Why did you get started in Blockchain Healthcare?
  2. What do you see as the future of blockchain healthcare?
  3. What are the issues faced in healthcare today?
  4. What currently works and does not work in healthcare?
  5. How can listeners get involved?

Chrissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Patientory, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta. She is an entrepreneur passionate about making a difference in healthcare on a global scale and through a unique combination of research, hard work and good timing, she has achieved unprecedented success in a highly compressed timeframe. She is among the youngest female CEOs in the Healthcare IT industry and a highly sought-after global speaker.

Named as one of the top women, “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT,” by Becker’s Hospital Review, McFarlane founded Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for more personalized and secure consumer-driven health information management solutions.

She brings more than ten years’ experience in healthcare conducting research and managing teams, has published international healthcare research, and has helped to create breakthrough digital health companies that have provided services to companies such as Tumblr, Blue Apron, Casper, and Meetup.

Her passion for healthcare began in high school, where she conducted microbiology research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and won top honors. Later at Cornell University, she worked with organizations such as the US Department of Agriculture. She earned her Masters from Wake Forest University School of Business.

Today, as McFarlane leads Patientory, Inc. in its product development, and works on behalf of the Patientory Association, a global not-for-profit dedicated to advancing new technologies in healthcare, she also serves as co-chair of the healthcare industry’s HIMSS18 Blockchain Workgroup, serves on HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee,  and speaks at industry conferences globally to educate about new technologies and to inspire other business women and entrepreneurs. Named as a Finalist for the Medtech Insight Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, other recent awards she has been nominated for include, Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers Award, and the HIMSS18 Most Influential Women in Health Information and Technology Award.

Under her leadership, Patientory Inc. has received accolades including: Top 5 digital health solution in the world for empowering patients, alongside multi-million dollar revenue companies; and it is named a 2018 Globe Award Winner in International Trade by the U.S. State of Georgia. Patientory, Inc. was incorporated in late 2015 and initiated as part of the inaugural class of the Boomtown Health-Tech Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado in 2016. This led to a collaborative exchange with the Denver-based Colorado Permanente Medical Group, part of the Kaiser Permanente consortium, based in Oakland, California. Patientory is also part of the Startup Health portfolio, a global organization leading the movement to transform health.

The Patientory Association, created in early 2018, is a not-for-profit that connects healthcare industry adopters of the blockchain, the PTOYNetTM, and provides neutrality for its PTOY digital utility currency, which is used to provide users with access to the platform to store and secure health information.

PTOY generated enough buzz in the blockchain community that it managed to raise $7.2 million over a three-day period last year through cryptocurrency crowdfunding. The crowdfunding resulted in 1,728 contributors who bought 70 million PTOY utility-currency coins. The PTOY coins are utilized to access the PTOYNetTM a private permissioned blockchain with public data storage. This blockchain is similar to that which cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin currently operate upon.

To advance education on the technology, McFarlane participates in co-authoring journal articles, being interviewed in national and industry press and appears on Bloomberg Live. McFarlane cut the ribbon to open the 2018 Arab Health Conference in Dubai, which city has now has set its sights on becoming the world’s first blockchain city.

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Website: www.patientory.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/patientory 
Twitter: @patientory

The Illusion of a Stress-Free Life

The Illusion of a Stress-Free Life

March 26, 2019

 

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Gina Van Luven, international speaker, best-selling author and Board-Certified Health Coach, providing healthy habits to balance your mind, body and soul joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Stress Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Gina Van Luven discuss the following:

  1. Is living a stress free life possible?
  2. How does stress negatively impact us?
  3. How can stress positively affect us?
  4. What is the #1 thing you can do to effectively manage stress?
  5. Can you give us one more stress-managing tip?

International speaker, best-selling author and Board-Certified Health Coach Gina Van Luven, is an expert in helping people transform their habits. Whether it’s your career, personal life, or health you want to improve, Gina helps people identify gaps and apply practical techniques to maximize mental, physical, and emotional performance.

Having endured sexual abuse as a child, a transient life, and multiple physical challenges, Gina understands how adversity can affect all areas of life. She inspires others to take charge of their lives and adopt healthy habits that balance their mind, body and soul.

Gina has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is certified as a Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). She is the founder of YOUnique Nutrition™ and Healthy Habits Academy™, the creator of several self-help programs, and the author of “I’d Rather Scrub Toilets than Cook – Tips to Getting In and Out of the Kitchen Quickly” and the best-seller “Nutrition for Success – How to Maximize Performance in All Areas of Life.” She has been seen and heard on television and radio stations across the globe and quoted in numerous publications. She served on the Board of Directors for EarthWell, National Association of Women Business Owners, Park City Women in Business and Toastmasters International.

Gina resides temporarily in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also has a home in Park City, Utah. She is happily married with three adult children and a dog. She loves the outdoors and exploring the world. Most of all, she enjoys inspiring others to be the best they can be.

 

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Website: www.ginavanluven.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/meetginavanluven 
Twitter: @gvanluven


The views, ideas, thoughts and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

How Healthcare Companies Can Win at Digital Marketing

How Healthcare Companies Can Win at Digital Marketing

March 20, 2019

 

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John McAlpin, the Director of SEO at Cardinal Digital Marketing. Cardinal help enterprise healthcare companies across the country grow their patient base and stay at cutting edge of digital marketing trends joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest John McAlpin discuss the following:

  1. Why are so many healthcare companies struggling with digital marketing?
  2. With so many avenues to approach (social, ppc, seo, etc.), what can healthcare companies be doing to grow?
  3. How can healthcare companies compete in organic search results with giants like WebMD and MayoClinic?
  4. What is Cardinal Digital Marketing doing for healthcare companies that's different than other agencies?
  5. What's one piece of advise that healthcare companies can start doing to see results?

John McAlpin is the Director of SEO at Cardinal Digital Marketing. Cardinal is an Atlanta SEO agency that focuses on growing enterprise healthcare companies. John is a member of the national SEO community and is a published author at Search Engine Journal.

 

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Website: cardinaldigitalmarketing.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/CardinalDigitalMarketing 
Twitter: @CardinalWS

Valisure is the first online analytical pharmacy addressing quality issues in our medications

Valisure is the first online analytical pharmacy addressing quality issues in our medications

March 9, 2019

 

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David Light, Founder and CEO of Valisure, which is the first online analytical pharmacy that chemically validates medications for quality and consistency joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pharmaceutical Channels.

 

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

  1. What is an online analytical pharmacy? What is the testing process for the medications Valisure dispenses?
  2. What was the inspiration and motivation behind founding Valisure? What is the need for a pharmacy like Valisure in the marketplace?
  3. Overseas manufacturing of drugs in India and China with limited FDA oversight is a pervasive issue, especially given the recent drug recalls of many blood pressure medications. What is the impact on these drugs to consumers and what should we, as consumers, be aware of?
  4. Where might quality control issues be identified in the pharmaceutical supply chain? What could be a possible solution to solve these issues?
  5. What do you see as the future of online pharmacies and how they deliver quality and service to consumers?

Summary: Valisure is the only online analytical pharmacy that provides consumers with chemically batch-tested medications. With 80% of all medications being manufactured in India and China, and on average three drug recalls a day in the U.S., it’s more important than ever before for consumers to have access to validated meds. Valisure’s mission is to bring transparency and increased quality to the pharmaceutical industry and to deliver these benefits direct to consumers.


David Light is a biotech entrepreneur and scientist with over 10 years of broad experience in the field. A graduate of Yale University, David studied molecular biology and has worked in a variety of scientific and business roles at start-ups like Synthetic Genomics, Ion Torrent and now Valisure. At Ion Torrent, David developed key technologies that directly led to the semiconductor DNA sequencing company's $725M acquisition and ran it's flagship technology programs through development and global commercialization.

As CEO of Valisure, David helped found, fund and invent Valisure's core proprietary technology. David is named inventor on numerous patents, published in journals including Nature and cover of Electrophoresis, is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and is very passionate about entrepreneurship and improving public health.

 

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Website: valisure.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/valisure
Twitter: @valisure

Hoy Health serves Hispanic and medically underserved populations

Hoy Health serves Hispanic and medically underserved populations

January 20, 2019

 

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Mario Anglada, CEO at Hoy Health joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels to talk about the challenges faced by Hispanics and medically under served populations.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Mario Anglada discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about your background and why you started Hoy Health?
  2. What products do you offer?
  3. What are the challenges for patients struggling with diabetes?
  4. How do your services benefit Hispanic and medically under served populations?
  5. How do these programs help to improve access to care and lower costs?

Mario Anglada has over 20 years of experience developed at leading Healthcare companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle Health Science, Univision Communications and now leads Hoy Health LLC.


Hoy Health LLC, is a first-of-its-kind health-tech platform that provides a comprehensive and integrated bilingual healthcare support ecosystem to medically underserved patients offering solutions relative to medication access, medication adherence, tele-health and chronic condition management programs.

Hoy Health’s core businesses include HoyMEDS, a prescription medication discount program; HoyRX, a medication discount voucher program; HoyCCM, a clinical chronic condition management program and its direct to consumer retail counterpart HoyLIFE chronic condition management kit; and HoyDOC, a telemedicine program.

 

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Website: www.HoyHealth.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoyhealth
Twitter: 
@hoyhealth

New trends in 2019 for Medical Fitout & Interior Designs in Brisbane and Australia

New trends in 2019 for Medical Fitout & Interior Designs in Brisbane and Australia

January 5, 2019

 

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Sonia Magliocchi, representing Dentec Medical Fitouts & Interior Design company based in Brisbane, Australia joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels. Dentec have been providing Dental, Medical and Office Fitout and Interior design solutions for over 40 years experience and trusted by clients for Fitouts, Equipment Supply & Delivery and Service.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sonia Magliocchi discuss the following:

  1. There seems to be an upward trend to Medical fitouts in Australia. Can you tell me why that might be the case?
  2. What are some of the medical reception interior design trends you notice your clients are interested in?
  3. What should your clients look out for in a medical fitout company?
  4. What other services do you provide for medical clinics?

Dentec is a Medical Fitout & Interior Design company based in Brisbane, Australia. Dentec have been providing Dental, Medical and Office Fitout and Interior design solutions for years.

Dentec is a family run business with over 40 years experience and trusted by clients for Fitouts, Equipment Supply & Delivery and Service. They service clients in major cities including Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Noosa, Townsville, Bundaberg, Newcastle and Byron Bay.

 

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Website: dentec.com.au

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/dentecaustralia1
Twitter: @dentecaustralia
Instagram: @dentecaustralia

Tackling the New Dynamics of Patient Revenue Cycle Management in the Era of Healthcare Consumerism

Tackling the New Dynamics of Patient Revenue Cycle Management in the Era of Healthcare Consumerism

December 31, 2018

 

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Rajesh Voddiraju, the Founder and CEO of HealthiPASS, a patient payment revenue cycle solution health IT vendor joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Rajesh Voddiraju discuss the following:

  1. How has the rise of healthcare consumerism affected the healthcare revenue cycle? What revenue cycle changes and adjustments must be implemented in order to stay profitable?
  2. What role does automation play in optimizing revenue cycle management? Can you give me some examples how automation improves patient collections, reduces the cost to collect, accelerates cash flow, and improves patient relations?
  3. How are medical providers increasing price transparency? What tools/technology can medical providers use that demonstrate greater price transparency as it relates to patient empowerment on the front end and improving operating income on the back end?
  4. Many retailers offer “card-on-file” options that are typically stored within the merchant database or some other secure server accessed by the merchant which helps expedite the payment process. Do patients “want” to place a card-on-file for healthcare expenses, and what is the advantage to medical providers for incorporating this type of a policy?
  5. What are your predictions on how the healthcare revenue cycle will continue to evolve as we shift to a value based care health system? Can providers who don’t take the step to adopt revenue cycle technology expect to compete?

SUMMARY: Adopting new patient revenue cycle technology is only part of the solution to accelerate cash flow, increase operating income, and improve patient relations. Medical providers must also adopt comprehensive ongoing education and incentive programs for their staff to help optimize the deployment and ensure that the benefits and advantages of changes to workflow are understood and communicated effectively to patients. Investing in a revenue cycle solution is only the beginning!


Rajesh Voddiraju is the Founder and CEO of HealthiPASS, a patient payment revenue cycle solution health IT vendor. His most recent venture (CVM Solutions) went from idea to Inc 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S., while serving over 300 Fortune 1000 clients.

Rajesh is an Investor in a chain of immediate care centers, in the Chicago area and 5 out of 8 immediate family members are practicing physicians. He has 22+ years of technology and executive management roles with a strong track record of strategic leadership spearheading the development and rollout of technology to a broad number of verticals.

Rajesh holds a BS/MS in Computer Science; management programs at UCLA and Tuck and is the recipient of several awards & honors, speaking engagements and publications.

 

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Website: www.healthipass.com