Tenet Diagnostics Delivers Fast, Accurate Laboratory Testing to Provide the Best in Patient Care

January 25, 2018
00:0000:00

 

ScottHowell_Tenant.png

 

Dr. Scott Howell, Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Diagnostics, a provider of high-quality laboratory and genomic testing and evidence-based research designed to direct patient care for clinicians, employers and payers joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Scott Howell discuss the following:

  1. Why should there be greater access and an expanded number of labs to provide drug testing?
  2. Are the challenges particularly relevant to NY and NJ?  How is Tenet working to end the opioid crisis in these states and nationwide?
  3. What is the importance of expanding physician prescribing education?
  4. What other services does Tenet offer?
  5. Why would you recommend genomic testing?
  6. How does genomic tumor testing represent the future of medicine?

 

Scott Howell, M.D., MPH & TM, CPE, Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Diagnostics, is a board certified physician in family practice, preventative medicine public health and addiction medicine for the last 25 years.  Dr. Howell is on staff at a large academic medical center in Los Angeles.
 
He was an executive medical director at Heritage Provider Network, and the National Senior Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Network and Population Health at Optum Insight responsible for risk adjustment, quality performance, network analytics, predictive modeling, clinical consulting and acquisition due diligence.  Prior to Optum, Dr. Howell was the Regional Chief Medical Officer (RCMO) for the Northeast Region of Americhoice, Inc. focusing on the Medicaid and Dual SNPs populations.  Prior to United Healthcare, Dr Howell was the Medical Director for Managed Care at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the first HIV SNP in the nation, along with responsibility for international consulting in Russia, Ukraine, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti.  Dr. Howell was the lead scientific advisor to Management Sciences for Health the prime contractor for PEPFAR in Haiti. 
 
Dr. Howell is board certified in Family Practice, Preventative Medicine and Public Health and Addiction Medicine. In addition, he has a Masters in Economics from the University of Miami, Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM) from Tulane University, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from California State University Fresno and certified by the American College of Physician Executives as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE)
 
Dr. Howell has served the military for 25 years and his current reserve assignment is with the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) at the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoDIG) concentrating on the Wounded Warrior Program, BioAssurity, and Ebola Outbreak Assessment.

Dr. Howell has published peer-reviewed articles in both disciplines finance and medicine.

About Tenet Diagnostics

Tenet Diagnostics offers fast, accurate, high-quality laboratory and genomic testing to hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices to help them provide the best patient care. As collaborators with employers, payers and clinicians, we offer an extensive range of testing services, including specialized diagnosis, screening and evaluation for a host of conditions and diseases related to orthopedics, pain management, primary care and oncology. Tenet Diagnostics has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to ensure the highest standard of care for patients.

 

Tenet_Diagnostics_Logo.jpg

 

Website: www.tenetdiagnostics.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tenetdiagnostic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenetdiagnostic
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tenetdiagnostics

Fortified Health Security, a leader in information security, compliance and managed services

January 22, 2018
00:0000:00

 

Dan_Dodson_-_IMG_2852.jpg

 

Dan Dodson, President of Fortified Health Security, a leader in information security, compliance and managed services, focused solely in the healthcare industry joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels. Dan discusses the challenges healthcare organizations face in monitoring and managing risks associated with connected medical devices and IoT.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dan Dodson discuss the following:

  1. Tell us how Fortified Health Security helps hospitals and health systems protect themselves from cybersecurity threats?
  2. Why is IoT/medical device security becoming more and more challenging from a business and technical perspective?
  3. What does Fortified Health Security’s Connected Medical Device & IoT security program include?
  4. What are the benefits the “dashboard” includes in your program?
  5. As we look toward the future, what new challenges will medical devices pose on a healthcare organization’s cybersecurity posture?

 

Dan L. Dodson serves as President of Fortified Health Security where he brings over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. During this time Dan has served as both an operational leader and sales leader. Dan’s specific focus has been in aligning organizational strengths with client needs through the execution of relevant go-to-market strategies and solution development.

Prior to joining Fortified, Dan served as Senior Vice President at Hooper Holmes, Inc. (AMEX: HH), a company serving the health and wellness and life insurance industry. Dan led sales and account management efforts for a $100+ million business unit. Dan, along with the executive team, crafted a new strategic plan, which resulted in the company selling under-performing business lines and focusing on the growing health and wellness market. Prior to joining HH, Dan served as Global Healthcare Strategy Lead for Dell Services (formally Perot Systems), where he was responsible for strategy, business planning and M&A initiatives for the company’s healthcare services business unit. He helped develop market strategies for Dell’s health information exchange, informatics, community physician and electronic medical record services. He also led the development of the division’s Asia-Pacific strategy including joint venture business planning and Brazil and China market entry plans. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Dan held numerous positions within various healthcare organizations including Covenant Health System and The Parker Group.

Dan holds an M.B.A. in Health Organization Management and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University.  Dan currently serves on the Southern Methodist University Cyber Security Advisory Board.

 

FHS_Logo.png

Website: www.fortifiedhealthsecurity.com

The Disque Foundation and Life Support Training

January 19, 2018
00:0000:00

 

paula-patel_1_.jpg

 

Paula Patel the Director of Outreach & Mission Fulfillment for the Disque Foundation, with a focus to maintain a strong bond between medical staff and patients, continually striving for strong communication between the team and providing the highest level of medical care joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Healthcare Channels.

 

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

  1. For the benefit of our listeners, please tell us about the Disque Foundation.
  2. Why is life support training so important to the communities that the Disque Foundation serves?
  3. Concerning the goal of empowering a million people with the ability to save a life by 2020: Tell us more about this initiative and how the Disque Foundation intends to achieve it.
  4. What are some notable successes the Disque Foundation has accomplished?
  5. What else would you like listeners to know about the Disque Foundation?

 

Paula R. Patel manages outreach and mission fulfillment initiatives with the Disque Foundation and the Save a Life Initiative. For the past 10 years Paula has experienced the highs and lows of medical care both in the United States and abroad. This personal experience has helped her identify the specific needs and individualistic societal behaviors that affect optimum health care. Paula’s passionate about helping others through medicine and believes education is what makes this possible. 

She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Bioscience & Biotechnology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. After which she went to the Medical University of Lublin in Poland where she received her Medical Degree. She went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration while working as clinic manager at a non-profit clinic she developed from the ground up.

Her focus is to maintain a strong bond between medical staff and patients, continually striving for strong communication between the team and providing the highest level of medical care. Paula utilizes her combined medical and business knowledge in efforts to provide high quality medical care and is eager to spread health care education.

In her spare time Paula enjoys playing with her four-legged child, Vincent, going to music festivals, traveling and living life to the fullest.

 

DF_Main_Horizontal-1.png

 

Website: www.disquefoundation.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisqueFoundation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisqueFNDN
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/savealifeinitiative

Turn-Key Health Provides Solution to Members and Caregivers Facing Advanced Illness

January 18, 2018
00:0000:00

 

John_Halsey.jpg

 

John Halsey, Vice President, of Business Development at Turn-Key Health, a population health management company serving payers and their members with advanced illnesses joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Halsey discuss the following:

  1. Please describe the Turn-Key Health model and how it supports health payers and their members who are facing serious illnesses – are they at the end of life?
  2. What is specialized community-based palliative care?  Please describe who provides the services and exactly what type of care they provide to members in the home under the Turn-Key Palliative Illness Management™ — (PIM™) model.
  3. Does this level of care also relieve burdens for the family and caregivers?
  4. How does the Turn-Key model help to select health plan members who will most benefit from specialized palliative care?
  5. What are some important results of the program?  Patient satisfaction?  Reduced – hospitalizations, readmissions, ICU days?  Impact on total cost of care?

 

John Halsey, Vice President, of Business Development at Turn-Key Health, a population health management company serving payers and their members with advanced illnesses. John is a healthcare executive with 25+ years of experience helping organizations drive revenue by strategically assessing opportunities, developing marketing strategies and executing on sales.
 
Previously, he served as a managing partner at AXON Strategy, serving healthcare and private equity organizations to help refine strategies and solutions impacting revenue growth, operational capabilities and M&A opportunities.
 
Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Real Time Medicare Data, a health informatics company serving provider organizations. John also served as Executive Vice President of Business Development at MDLIVE, a telehealth company, leading market development across the payer and provider verticals. He also assumed a senior management position at TelaDoc, following his involvement as part of the transaction team leading its A-round of private equity funding.
 
John is a member of the AHIP Foundation, American Telemedicine Association, ACO Development Group, the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, MCO Executives, Urology Health Foundation and the MacJannet Foundation. John is a graduate from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

 

Turn-KeyHealth_Logo.jpg

 

Website: www.turn-keyhealth.com

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

G Medical: Puts a Doctor in the Pockets of Health Conscious Consumers

January 11, 2018
00:0000:00

 

YacovGeva.png

 

Dr. Yacov Geva, CEO at ASX listed G Medical Innovations, a next-generation mobile health and e-health company joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Yacov Geva discuss the following:

  1. What does the company design/build/supply and how is it done?
  2. What is its industry positioning?
  3. What is the revenue model? What industries/sectors is it targeting?
  4. Give some sense of revenue traction to date, key customers?
  5. What differentiates the company, gives it the competitive advantage?
  6. Where or how is it being disruptive?
  7. What is the value proposition to clients?

 

G Medical Innovations is a next-generation mobile health (mHealth) and e-health company that develops and markets clinical and consumer medical-grade health monitoring solutions, and offers end-to-end support for e-health projects. With extensive experience in the field of digital health and project management, G Medical Innovations is committed to raising the global level of healthcare by empowering caregivers and patients to better monitor, manage and improve clinical and personal health outcomes.

 

GMedicallogo.png

 

Website: www.gmedinnovations.com

Hello Alvin, providing families direct access to quality healthcare via mobile devices, 24/7

January 6, 2018
00:0000:00

 

ArifRazvi_2.png

 

Arif Razvi, Co-founder and President, Hello Alvin, a healthcare network providing consumers and their families direct access to quality care via mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare, Technology and Tele-medicine Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Arif Razvi discuss the following:

  1. What is Hello Alvin and how does it work?
  2. Could you explain to the listeners what telehealth is and how it is making a dent in modern healthcare?
  3. How can Hello Alvin be beneficial with the impending repeal of the ACA?

  4. What are the costs associated with the service?

  5. What are the advantages of having a mobile consult rather than going into the doctors office?

 

Co-founder, President and COO of Hello Alvin, Arif Razvi is a successful technology entrepreneur with a 20+ year career in sales, marketing and business operations and has been an integral figure in shaping six early-stage technology companies, which have resulted in two successful IPOs and multiple successful exits through acquisitions. In addition to building and scaling world-class organizations, he has established thousands of customer and partner relationships around the globe, which have resulted in over $2.5B of revenue generation during his career.

Most recently, Arif helped lead the growth of the world's largest oil and energy price discovery and reporting firm, Platts (a unit of S&P Global - SPGI) from $250M in annual revenue to over $600M in 5 years.  In addition to Platts, Arif has held executive positions at Aerohive Networks (HIVE), Citrix Systems (CTXS), Exodus Communications(now CenturyLink - CTL) and he co-founded his first Internet company at the age of 25. Arif is also a talented chef, musician and sailor.

 

About Hello Alvin
Hello Alvin is a mobile healthcare network providing consumers direct access to healthcare through its secure, HIPAA-compliant suite of mobile telehealth tools. Consumers can purchase directly online or prepay for the service through participating retailers nationwide.

 

HelloAlvin_LOGO.png

 

Website: www.helloalvin.com

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

Healing Senior Depression & Becoming Socially Active Through Technology

December 30, 2017
00:0000:00

 

Dr_Kerry_Burnight_.png

 

Dr.  Kerry Burnight, a Gerontologist who has served for 18 years as a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and She serves full time as Chief Gerontologist at grandPad joins eHealth Radio and the Geriatrics and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Kerry Burnight discuss the following:

  • What is the single most important thing you can do to Age Well. And by aging well I mean, physical, mental, and emotional vitality.
  • What is the best way to foster and get the health/happiness/longevity benefits to these connections?
  • What does the research say about technology, is it hurting or helping our connection?
  • Given these challenges faced by older adults, what is the best way to reconnect my grandparents /parents (who live in another state!) back into social society so they can experience these longer and happier lives?
  • Is grandPad like an iPad?
  • What about those with cognitive impairment?
  • What is the best way to approach the subject of connection with your parents and grandparents?

 

Dr. Kerry Burnight has spent her entire professional career on a mission to improve the lives of seniors. She was a professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the University of California Irvine, and she is the founder and director of the nation's first Elder Abuse Forensic Center and the national non-profit, Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse. Kerry has spoken at The White House and as an expert on shows such as The Dr. Phil Show, CBS news, Money Matters, and The Doctors. She joined grandPad because of the firm's ability to prevent one of the most significant risk factors for elders: social isolation.

 

GrandPad_LOGO.png

Website: www.grandPad.net

Freedom Healthworks’ Adam Habig: How to Keep Healthcare Costs Low, and Both Patient and Physician Satisfaction High

December 28, 2017
00:0000:00

 

Adam-Habig-Freedom-Healthworks-Headshot-1-1024x683.jpg

 

Adam Habig, President and Co-Founder of Freedom Healthworks that is becoming a leader in the Direct Primary Care industry with the focus to help people get better healthcare, and help doctors circumvent the red tape and help their patients achieve their healthiest self joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels.

 

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

  • What Direct Primary Care is, and how it works for patients and physicians.
  • More about Freedom Healthworks' family-focused story, and the core mission of the business.
  • The short and long-term of Direct Primary Care that engenders a better outcome for both physicians and patients.
  • How Freedom Healthworks helped pass a law in Indiana confirming that Direct Primary Care is not health insurance, and what implications there might be for the healthcare system as a whole.
  • How this trend (Direct Primary Care) will be taking off in the U.S. over the next five or even ten years.

 

Adam Habig is Co-founder and President of Freedom Healthworks, which propels the launch, growth and operation of independent, direct primary care practices. By liberating physicians to serve patients instead of insurance companies, we hope to restore Americans’ freedom to purchase excellent, affordable medical care from private physicians they know and trust.

 

Freedom-Healthworks-logo-4-1024x205.png

 

Website: FreedomHealthworks.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: Facebook.com/freedomhealthworks
Twitter: Twitter.com/freedomDPC

Seniors: Combatting Loneliness

December 21, 2017
00:0000:00

 

Andrea_Driggers_StoneGate_Senior_Living.jpg

 

Andrea Driggers, Regional Business Development Director and career licensed vocational nurse, specializing in geriatric care, at StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning network of senior living and care facilities joins eHealth Radio and the Geriatric & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andrea Driggers discuss the following:

    1. How big of a problem is loneliness for seniors in America today?
    2. It’s no fun being lonely, but are there tangible impacts for seniors experiencing loneliness?
    3. Why are so many seniors experiencing loneliness?
    4. What can seniors do to tackle this problem?
    5. What can neighbors, relatives, friends do to help?

 

Andrea Driggers is the Reginal Business Development Director for StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning network of senior living and care facilities.  She oversees the South Dallas Fort Worth market area. She has served as a licensed vocational nurse for 20 years, focusing on geriatric care and treatment.

About StoneGate Senior Living: Award-winning StoneGate Senior Living, LLC provides support services to senior living and care properties that offer skilled health care, assisted living, memory support and independent living locations in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Founded and led by a team of senior living industry veterans.

 

StoneGate_JPG_logo.jpg

 

Website: www.stonegatesl.com

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

In the Pursuit of Optimum Health

December 18, 2017
00:0000:00

 

PeggyWeekes_2.png

Peggy Weekes, Author of the book “A Mix of Two Worlds – Nature’s Best from the East and the West for Optimum Health joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Peggy Weekes discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us what “A Mix of Two Worlds" is all about?
  • Can you please explain what you mean by Illness-Based Care and Wellness-Based Care?
  • Why do you think that it is important for people to look at Natural Alternatives?
  • What are some of the benefits of using Natural Alternatives?
  • In what way can people be more proactive with their health?
  • Is there something you would like to leave with our listeners?

 

Peggy Weekes has always had a passion for writing, and has been doing so successfully in the corporate world for many years. She is interested in helping others as well as herself on the journey of achieving optimum health through a variety of natural means. She is the author of A Mix of Two Worlds: Nature's Best from the East and the West for Optimum Health.

 

PeggyWeekes_COVER.png

 

Website: www.peggyweekes.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mixoftwoworlds
Twitter: https://twitter.com/peggy_weekes
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peggy-weekes-129b8276