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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

State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Deliver Affordable, Quality Health Care to Essex County, NJ

State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Deliver Affordable, Quality Health Care to Essex County, NJ

December 26, 2018

 

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Dr. Avery Browne, the Medical Director of AFC Urgent Care Centers in West Orange NJ, South Plainfield NJ and Cedar Grove NJ joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Channel. Dr. Browne is board-certified in Family Medicine and licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Avery Browne discuss the following:

  1. Urgent Care centers have been around for a few years, but AFC Urgent Care is truly different. Can you explain what sets your centers apart?
  2. What are some of the things you can treat at the AFC Urgent Care centers?
  3. You say it’s less expensive than going to an ER. Can you tell us about that?
  4. Can you list some of the conditions you treat?
  5. Are there ever conditions when you should not go to an urgent care center?

Dr. Avery F. Browne, D.O. is the Medical Director of the AFC® Urgent Care Centers in West Orange and South Plainfield. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and licensed in New Jersey and New York.

Prior to joining AFC®, Dr. Browne served as an Attending Family Practice Physician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx; a faculty member of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and a house physician at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. He currently serves as a team physician for all athletic programs at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ; a ringside physician for USA Boxing and NY/NJ State Professional Boxing; and is a member of the NJ and NY State Athletic Commissions.

Dr. Browne completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Overlook Hospital in Summit NJ. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford NJ where he served as Chief Resident at Barnert Hospital. Dr. Browne holds a D.O. degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, prior to which he studied biological sciences at Rutgers University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

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Website: afcurgentcarecedargrove.com/urgent-care-center

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/AFC-Urgent-Care-Cedar-Grove
Twitter: twitter.com/AfcCedarGrove

Collagen: A miracle from within

Collagen: A miracle from within

December 11, 2018

 

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Ellen Emary from Inessa Healthcare, an Australian made and owned healthcare company specializing in optimizing your natural collagen production to provide various health benefits joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ellen Emary discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and Inessa? What was the inspiration?
  2. Collagen supplements are becoming increasingly popular, and there is a lot of talk around marine collagen. Does ingested collagen actually work?
  3. Supplements are readily available now from any store. What is it that makes Inessa Healthcare different from other complimentary medicine solutions?
  4. Inessa has been on the market for 6 months now. How has the Collagen Plus line been received by consumers?

TIP: The best way to ensure your health is a holistic approach. Actively making choices to benefit your body and mind will lead to a better, longer, and more enjoyable life.

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Inessa Healthcare is an Australian made and owned healthcare company. Inessa specializes in TGA approved and scientifically developed formulations designed to address a wide range of health and well being concerns. Inessa Healthcare provides premium healthcare solutions through optimizing the natural synthesis of collagen within the body.

 

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Website: www.inessa.com.au

Social Media Links:
Instagram: instagram.com/inessahealthcare
Facebook: facebook.com/inessahealthcare

Medicine X: Explaining medical conditions through storytelling

Medicine X: Explaining medical conditions through storytelling

November 17, 2018

 

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Madison Lazas, Partnerships and Public Relations Manager at Medicine X, an educational initiative that explains complicated medical conditions to patients through storytelling joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Madison Lazas discuss the following:

1. Why was Medicine X created?
2. How is Medicine X different to other companies offering patient education?
3. Why do you feel the storytelling approach works so well?
4. How and by whom are the stories written?
5. What medical conditions do you 'xplain'?
6. Does Medicine X offer any other services other than the digital story?


Medicine X is a team of doctors and artists dedicated to creating accessible and easily-digestible medical information for all patients, through interactive illustrations. We believe everyone should be educated and empowered in order to take part in their own medical decisions, regardless of age, gender, culture or condition. Medicine X continues dedicating its resources to help its global audience fully understand medical conditions. All stories are reviewed and edited by leading health care specialist and opinion leaders in order to ensure all medical content is accurate and up to date. For more information on Medicine X and their latest project, please visit: www.medicinex.com.

 

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Website: www.medicinex.com

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

Story Websites:
www.alzheimersxplained.com
www.migrainexplained.com
www.dgxplained.com

UVC Disinfection Helps Hospitals Provide a Cleaner, Safer Environment

UVC Disinfection Helps Hospitals Provide a Cleaner, Safer Environment

November 13, 2018

 

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Alice Brewer, MPH, CIC, Director of Clinical Affairs for Tru-D SmartUVC, a leader in the UVC disinfection industry joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alice Brewer discuss the following:

  1. What is UVC disinfection and how is it used in health care facilities?
  2. How does UVC help to reduce hospital-acquired infections?
  3. What does that mean for me as a patient?
  4. For hospitals, how does UVC provide a return on investment?
  5. What’s unique about Tru-D SmartUVC?

Summary: Tru-D is the only UVC disinfection robot validated by a CDC-funded randomized clinical trial to reduce infections in hospitals.

 

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Alice Brewer has spent 10 years as an epidemiologist in both the pharmaceutical industry and health care. Most recently she served as the Director of Infection Prevention for a large, multi-hospital health system in Wisconsin where, through utilization of robust analytics and innovative strategies, she led a 70% reduction of HAIs across the health system.

Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2016, she achieved CIC certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She has a record of publications and presentations in the fields of infectious disease and epidemiological research methodology.

 

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Website: Tru-D.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: Facebook.com/trudsmartuvc
Twitter: Twitter.com/trudsmartuvc
Instagram: Instagram.com/trudsmartuvc

How HealthKOS plans to reduce the cost of healthcare

How HealthKOS plans to reduce the cost of healthcare

November 8, 2018

 

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Dr. Naveen Goel, CEO and Founder at HealthKOS, an end to end solution connecting patients, healthcare professionals and families to improve the quality of care joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Naveen Goel discuss the following:

  1. How is HealthKOS disrupting the current norm in the healthcare industry?
  2. What is HealthKOS and how is it different from other similar platforms?
  3. How does this platform help with lowering the cost of healthcare?
  4. Do you believe this change will work?
  5. Who is the ideal candidate for HealthKOS and is it affordable?
  6. How can listeners help their grandparents, parents or even their own patients get the quality care they deserve?

Dr. Naveen Goel is a physician and an innovator in the new field of “Patient Centric Health Solutions” with the specific goal of improving patient quality of care and reducing healthcare costs by effectively leveraging technology.  To do this, he has co-founded his own company, World-Wide Health Initiatives, based in South Florida with over 40 employees.
 
Dr. Goel is a Board-Certified Interventional Nephrologist with training and residency completed in New York City.  In his outpatient vascular access practice, Dr. Goel oversees an advanced team that completes 3,000+ interventional procedures a year at the highest quality and patient satisfaction across South Florida.  Dr. Goel’s work in nephrology is well-known within the community and has established himself as a thought leader in many domains of medicine and IT.
 
From Dr. Goel’s experience treating ill patients, most with multiple chronic diseases, he realized a new health IT solution to change the current norm was needed.  After several iterations, this led to the creation of HealthKOS™, an end-to-end solution to improve patient engagement, compliance, and outcomes.  HealthKOS allows the healthcare team to monitor patient progress outside the practice office, leading to timely interventions, preventing disease progression and unnecessary hospitalizations.
 
In addition to the development of HealthKOS, Dr. Goel works directly with governments of developing countries to launch new initiatives and approaches to provide high-level care to the underprivileged, rural areas within a country.  These initiatives leverage useful technology from a physician’s perspective that are both impactful and cost-effective to improve the current norm with sustainability.

Dr. Goel’s is a charismatic leader whose experiences are not that of a typical physician – his experience and passions, range from treating patients to expanding the use and efficiency of digital health, to the simple understanding and application that connected care and patient engagement will make a difference for a patient’s health quality.  He is an individual who wants to make a difference in his chosen field – Medicine.

 

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Website: www.healthkos.com

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

Interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy

Interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy

November 5, 2018

 

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Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra, M.D., the Founder and CEO of the Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT) that combines state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgeries with a holistic eastern medicine to treat uterine fibroids, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, among many other conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Radiology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about your upbringing: How was it growing up in India and transitioning into being a physician in the US?
  2. What motivated you to focus on interventional radiology? What about women's health?
  3. You focus heavily on uterine fibroids: What are some common misconceptions about fibroids? Why is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) the most effective treatment?
  4. What are other common conditions best treated by minimally invasive surgeries?
  5. How do you incorporate eastern holistic healing into traditional western medicine?

 

Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. is an interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy. The standards for his daily work were set after completing his medical studies and training in Mumbai, India, followed by his fellowship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the US. After working extensively in academia and research, Dr. Chopra became one of the youngest heads of an interventional radiology department in the US. Eager to share his experience, he placed great emphasis on training and introduced a wide range of education and research programs for students, colleagues, and residents. At the same time, however, he was committed to keeping the focus firmly on patient needs at all time.

Dr. Chopra opened the Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT) in 2004. As an interventional radiology and endovascular therapy practice, MIMIT specializes in minimally invasive treatments for arterial disease such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), uterine fibroid disease (UFE), venous disease and musculoskeletal disease (spine interventions).

Lending his eastern roots and extensive western experience Dr. Chopra unifies the best of both worlds. His in-depth understanding of complex patient conditions is backed by state-of-the-art treatment therapies, enabling him to deliver exceptional patient care of the highest quality.

Dr. Chopra believes the path to long-term success lies in treating patients’ spirit, mind and body – not just their medical conditions. His institute has given him the opportunity to create a well-thought-out environment where patients and their families can feel calm, get the information they need and be treated with cutting-edge healthcare technologies.

 

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MIMIT: www.mimithealth.com
Dr. Chopra: www.drromichopra.com

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

 

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.

Financial toxicity’s devastating effect on people with late stage illnesses – there are solutions.

Financial toxicity’s devastating effect on people with late stage illnesses – there are solutions.

November 1, 2018

 

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Adam Balinsky, Founder and President of Fifth Season Financial, a financial services firm which offers solutions and products to help relieve the financial pressures faced by many patients struggling with advanced illnesses, including cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. Its FLAG (Funds for Living and Giving) program is designed to bridge the gap between the traditional financial assistance programs available to mitigate the direct medical and treatment costs, and the much broader financial needs of patients.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Adam Balinsky discuss the following:

  1. What is financial toxicity and how does it impact your clients?
  2. What’s the difference between your FLAG program and viatical settlements?
  3. Why aren’t nonprofits and hospitals talking about this option when it comes to people who are dealing with late stage illnesses?
  4. Is there a personal story behind FSF that you can share?
  5. What’s the thing your most proud of when it comes to your business?

 

Adam Balinsky is the Founder and President of Fifth Season Financial. He passionately believes in the mission of the company—to help relieve the financial pressures faced by many patients struggling with advanced illnesses including cancer.

Adam recognizes that people facing advanced-stage diseases have incremental financial pressures affecting everyday life that are not being addressed. That’s why Fifth Season’s financial assistance program, FLAG (Funds for Living and Giving), is designed to bridge the gap between the traditional financial assistance programs available to mitigate the direct medical and treatment costs, and the much broader financial needs of patients. The FLAG Program provides patients with money from a non-traditional asset – their existing life insurance policy.

Adam hopes that those who use our financial assistance program are able to use the funds to maintain or better their quality of life. The funds can be used as the patient sees fit. Common uses include paying rent or mortgage bills, utility bills, medication costs, treatment costs. Others use the funds to take a dream trip—creating lasting memories with family members, to pay for in-home care, or to pay to bring family together. To date, Fifth Season has assisted nearly 400 patients and their families and provided more than $75 million in financial help to patients with advanced illnesses.

The Story Behind Adam’s Passion for Fifth Season’s Services

A year after Adam and his family moved to the United States from Canada, his wife, Tracey, was diagnosed with breast cancer. While dealing with the sobering realities of their new situation, Adam began to learn about the many ways organizations in the U.S. support patients medically and emotionally. However, he was disappointed to see the very limited structured support for the broad range of financial strains patients often face. Adam was motivated and inspired to proactively do something about it. After serving as director of Fifth Season Financial from 2007 through 2009, Adam acquired Fifth Season Financial in October 2012. He then structured and developed the FLAG program to specifically address financial needs of people facing advanced-stage illnesses. Beyond Fifth Season, Adam and Tracey (who is now five years post treatment and doing very well!) are very active in supporting cancer causes, including Gilda’s Club Westchester, where Tracey is a member of the Board of Directors.

Adam’s Expertise

Adam is a lawyer by training, having practiced law for 11 years at Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he became a partner in 2005. Adam holds a joint MBA/JD from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University. He is admitted to practice law in the Province of Ontario, Canada, and is in good standing with the American Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) from May 2011 to May 2013.

 

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Website: www.fifthseasonfinancial.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/5SeasonFin
Twitter: @5SeasonFin
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/fifth-season-financial-assistance

Curable, The Chronic Pain Self-Help App

Curable, The Chronic Pain Self-Help App

September 15, 2018

 

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John Gribbin, CEO and Co-Founder of Curable the healthcare technology company to help manage chronic pain joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management and Technology Channels.

 

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

  1. What is Curable?
  2. Why did you decide to start Curable?
  3. What is a biopsychosocial approach and how does it help with pain relief on the app?
  4. What has been the response from the medical community and the users?
  5. Where do you see Curable headed in the future as a company and as a solution to chronic pain?

 

John Gribbin is the CEO and a co-founder of Curable. John is an experienced entrepreneur across multiple industries. He is also a former 15-year sufferer of chronic low back pain. Through the treatment method Curable delivers, he was able to completely resolve his pain symptoms and limitations.

 

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Website: www.curablehealth.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/curablehealth