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The importance of people-led design in Digital Health

The importance of people-led design in Digital Health

December 14, 2019

 

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Guy Cooper, Managing Director of Wave Digital, an app development company in Melbourne, Australia joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Guy Cooper discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and your role at Wave Digital?
  2. What’s your involvement in Australia’s digital health industry?
  3. What is people-led design and why is it important?
  4. Can you provide some practical examples of apps you have designed including the impact of a people-led design approach?
  5. What is your advice to digital health startups looking to develop an app?

Tip: If you are thinking of developing an app, make sure you put time and energy into understanding the target audience for your product. The better you understand users frustrations, needs and fears, the more useful your product will be and therefore the more likely it will succeed.


Guy Cooper is Managing Director of Wave Digital, an app development company in Melbourne, Australia. A business owner and tech entrepreneur, Guy works with founders, executives and fellow business owners to bring their app idea to life. After spending a decade in business and a decade in technology, Guy knows how to use apps to drive business growth and improve lives.

Guy started his career as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He later moved into the tech industry as Chief Financial Accountant of 99designs (and the broader Sitepoint Group). Under his financial oversight, 99designs grew from a team of 5 to over 100, culminating in a $35m financing round from Accel Partners. Since 2013, he has successfully owned and managed Wave Digital, an app development company that has delivered custom software to Startups, Business and Government for the past 19 years. In 2019, Wave Digital has been ranked the Top Melbourne App Developer by Clutch, a premier ratings and reviews platform for B2B service providers.

Throughout his career, Guy has worked with a wide array of businesses in a variety of industries from healthcare, education, transport and property development to agriculture, hospitality, book publishing and world-wide ‘.com’ technology companies. He uses this breadth of experience to provide refreshing advice and industry insights that make people want him as their adviser, partner and mentor.

Guy is a Chartered Accountant, jazz enthusiast, Dad and French language student (not in that order).

 

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Website: wavedigital.com.au

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

Open Enrollment what you need to know

Open Enrollment what you need to know

December 11, 2019

 

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Jan Dubauskas, Vice President and Senior Counsel at HIIQ, a leading developer and distributor of affordable, web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products joins eHealth Radio and the Health Insurance and Health News Channels to discuss the importance of Open Enrollment.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jan Dubauskas discuss the following:

  1. What is open enrollment for benefits and what are the key dates?
  2. What kinds of health insurance plans are available under open enrollment?
  3. What happens if I decide not to enroll in a health insurance plan?
  4. How does one learn more about available health insurance plans if they do not have one supplied by their employer?
  5. What are 2 or 3 things consumers should look for when selecting a health insurance plan?

Jan Dubauskas is Vice President and Senior Counsel at Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), a leading cloud-based technology platform and distributor of affordable individual and family health insurance and supplemental plans. Ms. Dubauskas has more than ten years of experience managing legal and compliance for life and health insurance carriers. Prior to joining HIIQ in February 2019, she served as General Counsel for IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc., a member of The IHC Group whose carriers provide individual and supplemental health insurance. At IHC, she managed many of the company’s operations including legal and compliance and regularly interacted with both federal and state agencies.

Ms. Dubauskas previously served as General Counsel and Secretary for Oxford Life Insurance Company, an insurance carrier focused on providing life, health and annuity products to the senior market. Ms. Dubauskas earned her law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where she was a Pedrick Scholar. She achieved the LOMA designation Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance (AIRC) certificate and is a licensed life and health insurance producer in Arizona.

She is a renowned expert and has been on Fox News and quoted in top publications.

 

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Websites: hiiq.com | agilelifeinsurance.com | agilehealthinsurance.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/healthinsuranceinnovations 
Twitter: @HIIQInc

Building partnerships with your family dentist for long-term dental care

Building partnerships with your family dentist for long-term dental care

December 3, 2019

 

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Dr. Gautam Herle, Principal Dentist at The Myers Street Dental Clinic in Geelong, Australia that prides itself on their long-term understanding of their patients joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gautam Herle discuss the following:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to practice dentistry in Geelong?
  2. You’ve been successfully practicing dentistry for more than a decade, and you would have formed a lot of strong patient relationships in that time. What do you think it is that makes your patients come back to you?
  3. What should people be looking for when choosing a dentist for themselves, and their families?
  4. What’s one misconception people say about teeth and dental care that you’d strongly argue against?
  5. What’s once piece of advice do you give your patients that you could give our listeners now as the best way forward to improve their dental health?

Having been practicing dentistry in Geelong for more than a decade, Dr. Gautam Herle is highly invested in current technology to serve his patients in the best possible way. In addition to the use of fluorescence technology for regular oral cancer screening, Dr Herle introduced the new 3Shape TRIOS digital impression system into his practice. This new and improved digital workflow can provide more efficient, comfortable and predictable dentistry to patients. Dr Herle also uses a microscope which is a valuable piece of equipment used in successful management of dental treatment. He is married and a proud father of two, and proud owner of two dogs.

 

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Website: herle.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com/Myers-Street-Dental-Clinic

No Second Chances: The gripping new drama that also teaches us medicine

No Second Chances: The gripping new drama that also teaches us medicine

November 13, 2019

 

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J.T. Madicus, a Multi-Entrepreneur, Novelist, Medical Educator, World Visionary and debut filmmaker to "No Second Chances" — the gripping new drama that also teaches us medicine joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest J.T. Madicus discuss the following:

  1. You are a Multi-Entrepreneur, Medical Educator/Activist, World Visionary and now Novelist and Producer, why have you taken on the healthcare industry and why do you feel it’s broken?
  2. Tell us about your new novel coming out (1st of 5 in Final Diagnosis series) called No Second Chances and why have you chosen to highlight real life healthcare scenarios in the novel?
  3. It’s been said cancer is cured. You have your own theory on this. Talk to us from a medical insider’s perspective.
  4. Talk to us about your first stab as a filmmaker as you translated your 1st novel into a film in “No Second Chances” on the big screen. What do you feel the audience will take away from your novels and now movie regarding their own health and well-being?
  5. How does the audience learn more about your projects and health related ventures?

J. T. Madicus is an American author, entrepreneur, and medical educator, known worldwide for his “Future Doc House” YouTube channel where he demystifies complicated medical subjects such as microbiology in entertaining videos viewed by thousands of medical students every month. He is the author of Final Diagnosis – No Second Chances, the novel that serves as the inspiration for this TV series.

 

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Website: https://no2ndchances.com

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

How safe are your health records and why should you care!

How safe are your health records and why should you care!

October 8, 2019

 

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Anne Genge, the CEO of Alexio Corporation, a Certified Information Privacy and Security Professional that specializes in the security of patient health information joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Anne Genge discuss the following:

  1. Why should the average consumer be concerned about data breaches in healthcare?
  2. How many places could this healthcare information reside for a typical person?
  3. What is it about healthcare information that makes it a target for hackers?
  4. Anne, your company, Alexio, focuses on securing healthcare practices. What is one thing consumer’s should know about the security of their data at those offices?
  5. If healthcare practitioners don’t have the right level of security in their offices, where does that leave us, the patient?
  6. Anne, if that is the case, the reality being that the healthcare industry is simply not prepared for the challenges they face in data security, what can the consumer do?

We are all patients somewhere, and we all deserve to have our sensitive information safeguarded from public display. Health data is not like a credit card that can be changed. It’s the most intimate details about a person and it stays with you forever. We need to do better.

 

Anne Genge CEO, Co-founder, Alexio Corporation
Certified Information Privacy Professional
Certified HIPAA Security Professional

 

Anne is a pioneer in protecting health data and those who use it. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a specialization in healthcare practices. Anne also holds certifications for HIPAA, Credit Card Security, Internet, and Network Security.

With over 20 years of experience, Anne knows the challenges healthcare providers face with technology. She and her team at Alexio Corporation work with dental and medical professionals to minimize data risk and maximize patient care.

As healthcare grows increasingly dependent on the digital environment, cyber-security becomes increasingly more difficult. Protection of patient data is not only law, it’s imperative for business success and reputation.

Anne simplifies cyber-security for dentists and other healthcare providers and gives ‘real world’ strategies to protect patient information and the practice business. Her life’s mission is to arm everyone with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect everyone’s sensitive data and right to privacy.

 

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Website: https://getalexio.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/alexiocorporation
Instagram: @alexiocorporation
Twitter: @alexiocorp

The benefit of comparative data in social determinants of health

The benefit of comparative data in social determinants of health

September 27, 2019

 

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Raul Valdes-Perez the Co-founder and CEO of Pittsburgh-based OnlyBoth Inc. that offers complete performance transparency across multiple healthcare environments through its unique Web-based benchmarking engine, BenchMine.com again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.

OnlyBoth® leverages current, rich data and unique artificial intelligence technology to assess, compare, and uncover healthcare providers or populations.

 

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

  1. Tell us about OnlyBoth.
  2. What new capability does OnlyBoth bring to the industry?
  3. Specific to social determinants of health, where does the data you assess, compare, discover and score come from?
  4. Who would benefit from the insights you can provide on the social determinants of health of a county or neighborhood?
  5. How do you see this technology impacting current and future initiatives to address social detriments of health?

Raul Valdes-Perez is co-founder and CEO of Pittsburgh-based OnlyBoth Inc. OnlyBoth offers complete performance transparency across multiple healthcare environments through its unique Web-based benchmarking engine, BenchMine.com. OnlyBoth® leverages current, rich data and unique artificial intelligence technology to assess, compare, and uncover healthcare providers or populations.

Named one of Gartner’s 5 cool vendors in Analytics for 2016, the technology transforms public data into concise, easy-to-understand statements about how facilities are excelling and where they can improve. Just as search engines streamlined information-seeking, OnlyBoth revolutionizes benchmarking of hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, social determinants of health and ultimately of all healthcare providers.

 

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Websites: www.benchmine.com | www.onlyboth.com

Finding health insurance that meets your needs

Finding health insurance that meets your needs

September 17, 2019

 

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Jan Dubauskas, Senior Counsel and Vice President at Health Insurance Innovations, focused on the eCommerce division, where the company provides direct to consumer solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Insurance and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jan Dubauskas discuss the following:

  1. Who is HIIQ and how do you differ from insurance companies?
  2. What are some of the challenges people face in getting the right health insurance?
  3. What solutions/products do you offer?
  4. What should the average person think about when looking for health coverage?
  5. What’s next for HIIQ?

Ms. Dubauskas is a licensed attorney with more than 10 years of experience managing legal and compliance for life and health insurance carriers. As Senior Counsel and Vice President at Health Insurance Innovations, Ms. Dubauskas focuses on the eCommerce division, where the company provides direct to consumer solutions. She previously held roles as General Counsel for a health insurance company, and as General Counsel and Secretary for a life insurance company.

 

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Websites: hiiq.com | agilelifeinsurance.com | agilehealthinsurance.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/healthinsuranceinnovations 
Twitter: @HIIQInc

Non-healing wounds may be worse than cancer

Non-healing wounds may be worse than cancer

August 26, 2019

 

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Dr. Des Bell, Chief Medical Officer at Omeza LLC, a medtech and consumer healthcare products 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 Dr. Des Bell discuss the following:

  1. Having served on the board of directors for American Board of Wound Management as well as the Association for the Advancement of Wound care and American Board of Wound Management Foundation, you are considered an expert in your field…why do you say that non healing wounds may be worse than many forms of cancer?
  2. Why are these wounds non healing?
  3. What type of issues do physicians face in wound care treatments today? 
  4. What can be done to prevent these wounds from becoming chronic?
  5. I understand you have created a non-profit organization called SALSAL to help advance wound care in America. Can you tell us a little bit about your mission?

Dr. Desmond “Des” Bell, DPM, CWS is Chief Medical Officer of Omeza, and has consulted with the Omeza founders since the company’s inception, helping develop the product line and overseeing its practical application. He serves as lead clinician in an approved test program for Omeza products at the Wound Management program at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Bell, a leader in limb preservation and lower extremity wound care, is a Board-Certified Wound Specialist (CWS, American Board of Wound Management).  A graduate of Tulane University and the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Bell is the Founder and President of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation (SALSAL), a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing unnecessary lower extremity amputations. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Management and the American Board of Wound Management Foundation.  He has been the recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Awards at Specialty Hospital (2009) and Memorial Hospital (2018) in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Bell has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He is a frequent lecturer and author on the subject of wound care, peripheral arterial disease and diabetes, and is a founding editorial Board Member of “Today’s Wound Clinic”, as well as being a regular contributor to “Podiatry Today”. He is a nationally recognized speaker, with regular faculty roles at AMP, ASCENT and Modern Wound Care Management.

 

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Website: omeza.com

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

Digital Product Innovation in the Healthcare Industry

Digital Product Innovation in the Healthcare Industry

August 22, 2019

 

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Ronak Patel, the CEO & Co-founder at Sunflower Lab, an award-winning digital product and innovations agency joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Ronak Patel discuss the following:

  1. What is your take on digital product trends for the healthcare market?
  2. How is big data being leveraged with respect to healthcare solutions?
  3. What are your thoughts on SAAS healthcare solutions?
  4. What is your outlook on wearable devices, what trends are you witnessing?
  5. Where and how does mobile app development fit in to the healthcare digital mix?
  6. What are the different types of digital products that the healthcare oriented IT market is segmented into?
  7. What different types of healthcare products is Sunflower Lab building?
  8. How is the infrastructure for a healthcare digital product different than any other IT solution?

Ronak Patel is the Co-Founder & CEO at Sunflower Lab. He’s an entrepreneur, thought leader, and a problem solver. With nearly 20 years experience in the IT industry, he is a generalist who can contribute and lead in any technical discipline. Since 2010 he has led the Sunflower Lab team with an emphasis on creating digital solutions that solve client’s business problems.

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Website: thesunflowerlab.com

Social Media Links
Twitter: @SunflowerLab 
Facebook: facebook.com/sunflowerlab

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

August 20, 2019

 

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Greg Peters, Co-Founder and CEO of BetterPT, a healthcare technology platform company providing end-to-end digital connectivity between physical therapists (PT), patients, and physicians joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Greg Peters discuss the following:

  1. What is BetterPT and how does it work?
  2. Tell us a little bit about your background and how it lead into creating BetterPT?
  3. Why is physical therapy important?
  4. What has enabled BetterPT’s success thus far and allows the company to continue its rapid growth?
  5. I believe congratulations are in order as you have recently raised $5M in series A financing. What are you planning to use the money for? Give us some details.

Greg Peters is the Co-Founder and CEO of BetterPT. Greg is a leading health and fitness professional and digital entrepreneur. With more than 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Greg has applied his expertise to building disruptive mobile technology in healthcare, fitness and hospitality industries.

Since 2004, Greg has been an active Managing Partner for LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine, which combines both standard and alternative medical practices with state-of-the-art and time tested fitness modalities and programs.

In 2014, Greg founded TRN Technologies, a company focused on building disruptive platforms in fitness & hospitality. The company’s first mobile app, TRN On-demand health and fitness, provided a convenient way for members to locate, book and pay for individual training sessions in multiple fitness disciplines.

Greg serves as the Chairman of the Board of TRN Technologies. Greg has proven time and time again that building a great business is dependent on great vision and leadership, incredible team dynamics and perseverance.

 

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Website: www.betterpt.com

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