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Discover Labs Provides Fast Diagnostic Testing for Patients Nationwide with Ernesto Lizardi

Discover Labs Provides Fast Diagnostic Testing for Patients Nationwide with Ernesto Lizardi

September 16, 2021

 

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Ernesto Lizardi, the Vice President of Clinical Laboratories Operations & Senior R&D Molecular Scientist for Discover Labs located in Austin, TX joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ernesto Lizardi discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about Discover Labs and how the company started.
  2. What services does Discover Labs offer?
  3. How long does it take to get test results?
  4. I heard you and the team at Discover provided instrumental testing services to many organizations during the course of the pandemic. Could you give me some highlights?
  5. Where can clinicians, doctors and nursing homes get more information?

Ernesto Lizardi was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University with his bachelor’s in molecular biology with a minor in Chemistry while playing baseball throughout the course of his bachelor's as a First Team All American Catcher and third in the nation in batting average. Later he attended Texas Tech University Health and Science Center and graduated with an Applied Master of Sciences in Molecular Pathology.

After receiving his education, Ernesto Lizardi started working as a Molecular Validation Specialist developing, validating, and implementing new Laboratory Developed Tests for different laboratories to expand their test menus while reducing their cost per test. In January 2020, Ernesto started researching SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) as a possibility for a new test to be implemented in the labs and since then Ernesto has developed, validated, and implemented over eight different SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Assays while also being part of two different Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) submissions.

Now Ernesto Lizardi works at Discover labs helping with the day-to-day clinical testing, new test development, and compliance with CLIA/CAP regulations. Ernesto is currently working on a Laboratory Developed Test for a Respiratory Pathogen Panel with over 33 different targets that will be implemented before the next respiratory season to provide the tools necessary for the physicians to make an accurate diagnosis.

 

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Website: https://discover-labs.com

Facebook: facebook.com/DiscoverLabs

How Digital Technology is Changing the Landscape of Elder Health Care

How Digital Technology is Changing the Landscape of Elder Health Care

September 10, 2021

 

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Avanlee Christine, the CEO and Founder of Avanlee Care, a new app that improves how families communicate and manage their care receiver’s health in real time joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Avanlee Christine discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about the Avanlee Elderly Care APP and how it is different than what is currently on the market?
  2. What is the most important feature of the Avanlee Care APP?
  3. What are the challenges of caring for an aging parent or relative?
  4. How has digital technology improved elder care and what does the future hold in your opinion?
  5. What does the future hold for senior care in America?

Avanlee Christine is a founder, technologist and businesswoman. Throughout her career Avanlee has worked to provide better health and social care solutions for the elderly. Her experience caring for others and working with her own family to care for her ailing grandfather for 8 years, led her to realize that there was no technology solution available on the market that helped families and care-givers effectively support the health and social needs of an aging relative remotely. With the pandemic that need became all the more acute. She founded Avanlee Care to address that gap and provide families with a solution to transform the quality of remote health and social care for their elderly relatives.

 

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Website: AvanleeCare.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/AvanleeCare
Instagram: instagram.com/avanlee_care
Twitter: twitter.com/avanleec

Buddy: On-demand accident insurance for active people

Buddy: On-demand accident insurance for active people

September 8, 2021

 

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Charles Merritt, the CEO and Co-founder of Buddy, which provides on-demand accident insurance to empower Americans to fearlessly lead active lives joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Charles Merritt discuss the following:

  1. Tell me a little bit about Buddy and who it’s for.
  2. If I already have health insurance, does it still make sense for me to get Buddy?
  3. How does a person actually go about getting insured through Buddy? What are the steps?
  4. What happens if a policyholder is injured? What would they do and what can they expect?
  5. What does Buddy’s accident insurance cover and what does it NOT cover?

SUMMARY: Buddy can cover your kids without an adult having to be on the policy, perfect for when they go to soccer camp or on a trip, even out of the country!


Buddy provides on-demand accident insurance for active people, from casual hikers and cyclists to amateur athletes and globe-trotting adventurers. It was founded by Charles Merritt, Jay Paul and David Vogeleer of Virginia after they saw mountain-biking friends get injured and have to start GoFundMe’s to cover costs before high deductibles kicked in. Customers pay only for the coverage they need, no more, lasting anywhere from a single day to a full year. It was this novel approach that led Outside Magazine to call Buddy one of the top outdoor innovators in 2019, and for Investopedia to name it among the five best personal accident insurance companies for 2021.

 

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Website: https://buddyinsurance.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/buddyadventureinsurance 
Twitter: twitter.com/iambuddystweets 
Instagram: instagram.com/iambuddysgrams
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/iambuddy

One Survivor’s Strategies for Saying “No!” to an Eating Disorder

One Survivor’s Strategies for Saying “No!” to an Eating Disorder

September 7, 2021

 

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Faith Elicia, who has been on a seven-year path of recovery from an eating disorder joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention Channel. Her new book, Do You See What I See?, is an interactive workbook of personal reflections, strategies, and tools for anyone suffering from an eating disorder.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Faith Elicia discuss the following:

  1. What inspired you to write Do You See What I See?
  2. What is self-care, a term often spoken about in eating disorder recovery?
  3. Why is self-care so important when recovering from an eating disorder?
  4. What have you found to be the most beneficial tool to aid you in your recovery?
  5. How much do you think societal pressures play into disordered eating?
  6. Do you believe a person can recover from an eating disorder alone?

Faith Elicia has been on a seven-year path of recovery from an eating disorder. When not managing her husband's medical practice or handling things for one of her three kids, she escapes to the confines of her home office to write romance fiction (published under a pseudonym). Her new book, Do You See What I See? (July 15, 2021), is an interactive workbook of personal reflections, strategies, and tools for anyone suffering from an eating disorder.

 

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Website: https://faithelicia.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Faith-Elicia
Instagram: @faitheliciag

White Coat Influencers: How Primary Care Doctors are Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Surging Delta Variant

White Coat Influencers: How Primary Care Doctors are Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Surging Delta Variant

September 2, 2021

 

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Dr. Ben Kornitzer, M.D., the Chief Medical and Quality Officer for agilon health, an organization that champions the roles of independent physician practices joins eHealth Radio and the Covid-19 Information and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Ben Kornitzer discuss the following:

  1. To start off, can you tell us about your background?
  2. How have doctors been influential in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?  What is a “White Coat Influencer?”
  3. We know that the U.S. reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of U.S. adults. Can you share your thoughts on the significance of this milestone?
  4. What about “hard to reach” folks? Maybe those who are elderly or technologically challenged. How can doctors best promote vaccine acceptance to this demographic?
  5. What is the Roll Up Our Sleeves campaign?

Dr. Ben Kornitzer, M.D., is the Chief Medical and Quality Officer for agilon health. He has clinical and operational experience leading a diverse range of medical enterprises, including community-based practices, ACOs, IPAs, and integrated ambulatory networks. He served as Chief Medical Officer of the Mount Sinai Health Network for six years, where he oversaw one of the premier academic delivery networks in the country as the system developed robust population health tools, quality programs, care coordination resources, and invested in practice transformation.

In addition to his clinical and operational roles, Dr. Kornitzer previously served as a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with U.S and foreign governments, hospital systems, and pharmaceutical companies. He earned his medical degree with AOA honors from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Website: agilonhealth.com

Social Media Links:
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/agilonhealth
Twitter: @agilonhealth

The evolving role of digital AI companions in at-home healthcare

The evolving role of digital AI companions in at-home healthcare

August 28, 2021

 

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Dor Skuler, the CEO & Co-Founder at Intuition Robotics, which creates empathetic digital companions that positively impact people's lives joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care & Technology Channels.

The company's first product, ElliQ, is an artificial intelligence driven proactive social robot for older adults to keep them healthy, active, and independent at home, bridging the gap between them and their healthcare providers.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dor Skuler discuss the following:

  1. What is ElliQ and how did you develop the technology?
  2. How have companion robots been affecting seniors' health and well-being at home and how have they evolved over the past several years?
  3. Why did you decide to expand into healthcare during COVID and what did you learn that led to this pivot in strategy?
  4. What impact do you think ElliQ will have on the healthcare field?
  5. What role should digital companions play in the grander healthcare market and challenges doctors face in patient communication?

Conclusion: To help older adults age independently at home for as long as possible, consider a proactive digital companion that can help efficiently connect them to the world, their families, and their healthcare teams.


As a serial entrepreneur, Dor Skuler has co-founded five ventures, the most recent being Intuition Robotics, following his passion to develop artificial intelligence-driven robotics that address major social issues of the 21st century.

Having trained in Israel’s elite military intelligence unit 8200, Dor made a mark on interactive broadcast technology with Zing Interactive Media (acquired by Invesco, NASDAQ: IVZ) and security software through Safend (acquired by Wave Systems Corp, NASDAQ: WAVX). Dor then joined Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) to create and lead innovative ventures, most notably as Founder and GM of Cloudband, the world’s first platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), cited by Nokia as a major motive to purchasing the French-American telecoms giant. As Senior Vice President at Alcatel-Lucent, Dor was a regular speaker on the telecoms circuit, frequently cited in the media and made the Global Telecom Business ’40 under 40’ list in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Dor also served as Vice President of Strategy and Global Head of Corporate Development for Alcatel-Lucent in its corporate headquarters in Paris.

Dor holds an MBA and Master’s of Science in Marketing from Temple University, has co-authored ‘Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies’ published by Wiley in 2016 and holds board level advisory and director roles for several telecoms, cyber security and tech-led social impact ventures.

 

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Websites: intuitionrobotics.com  | elliq.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/elliqsidekick 
Instagram: instagram.com/elliqsidekick 
Twitter: twitter.com/intuitionrobo

Hispanic Heritage Month: Dr. Juan Pablo Frias, M.D. Discusses the Role of FibroScan for Clinical Research Programs

Hispanic Heritage Month: Dr. Juan Pablo Frias, M.D. Discusses the Role of FibroScan for Clinical Research Programs

August 26, 2021

 

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Dr. Juan Pablo Frias, M.D., Medical Director, National Research Institute joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels to discuss the role of FibroScan for clinical research programs, addressing racial disparities and improving patient management and outcomes.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Juan Pablo Frias discuss the following:

  1. How has FibroScan impacted your clinical research programs at National Research Institute?
  2. What role does FibroScan play for groups looking to get into this research? How does it factor into their participation?
  3. As an endocrinologist looking to the future when the drugs for NASH become available, how do you see FibroScan best supporting clinical practice for managing patients on treatment?
  4. What is the ethnic competition of your patient population? Is having access to FibroScan important for this population, or access to healthcare services in general?
  5. Where do you see this going in terms of management and improving outcomes?

Dr. Frias, a native of Chile, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After serving 5 years as a General Medical Officer in the US Navy, he completed his training in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee, and his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Frías has held leadership positions in Clinical and Medical Affairs at Eli Lilly, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson, where he served as Chief Medical Officer and Global Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs, Diabetes Care.

Dr. Frías has held academic positions at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, where he is currently on the clinical faculty. He is also active in the non-profit organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), where he lectures at the organization’s Latino Initiative patient conferences and provides continuing medical education for healthcare providers. Dr. Frías has been involved in diabetes and metabolism-related research for over 15 years and has authored numerous publications in this field.

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Website: https://echosens.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/fibroscan.echosens 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/echosens 
Youtube: youtube.com/user/EchosensTV
Twitter: twitter.com/Echosens

What you Organically Need For Your Mind with Dr. Shara Ally

What you Organically Need For Your Mind with Dr. Shara Ally

August 18, 2021

 

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Dr. Shara Ally, Founder and CEO of NEUROorganics Inc., a revolutionary therapeutic counseling mental health service that fuses western and eastern approaches to care which has been recognized by Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Market Watch, and other major platforms again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Shara Ally discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell us what NEUROorganics is and how this company came to be?
  2. Who does NEUROorganics serve?
  3. You have a service in NEUROorganics called NEUROmind. What does NEUROmind help a person solve?
  4. What about NEUROsex? What does this service solve for someone?
  5. Can you also describe how NEUROphysique and NEUROfinance services within NEUROorganics will help someone solve their problem?
  6. What are some of the trends you are seeing right now given the post-traumatic stress people are experiencing from the pandemic, political shift, and the ongoing fight for equality?
  7. Why should someone choose NEUROorganics over other mental health services?

Dr. Shara Ally is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the mental health company NEUROorganics Inc. Dr. Ally is the Head of the Student Wellness Department at Wilfred Laurier University, which focuses on the mental health and wellness of post-secondary students. She also sits on several boards including the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Global Research Federation Publishers, and the Mental health and Addictions Program Advisory Committee.

Through NEUROorganics, Dr. Ally provides mental health digital therapeutic counseling services for youth and adults managing stress in their personal and professional lives as it pertains to perceived challenges, intellectual and emotional development, and growth mindset. Since launching in September 2020, NEUROorganics has been recognized by Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, Digital Health Buzz, and Market Watch. The company was born out of Dr. Ally's lived experiences, academic and professional opportunities.

Dr. Ally was awarded with a Fellowship in Chandigarh, India in 2019, where she met the Dalai Lama. After meeting and speaking with the Dalai Lama, she learned the eastern medicine benefits of approaching mental health and wellness through personal strengths and igniting personal resiliency and self-compassion for long-term mental health wellness. This working knowledge has been coupled with her expertise in psychiatry with a rich academic background in completing her Bachelor's of Science degree at McMaster University, Masters of Nursing and Business Administration, and her Doctorate degrees.

Shara has over a decade of professional experience of working in executive leadership roles in the mental health sector across hospital, community, and academic settings. She was also the President and Executive Officer of the Doctorate Nursing Practice Association at Western University in California, Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto, and Research Assistant at Ryerson University in Toronto. Shara has had the opportunity to publish her research in the Family Physician Journal, Developmental Disabilities of Ontario textbook, and present across the USA, Canada, and Europe.

Overall, Dr. Ally's passion is concentrated in the mental health and wellness of people, and is an advocate for understanding the tools you already have to build resilience, inner strength, self-esteem and confidence.

 

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Website: www.neuroorganics.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/NEUROorganics 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/neuroorganics-inc
Instagram: instagram.com/neuroorganics


The beliefs, 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.

Going the Extra Mile: Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Launches Vaccine “Delivery Service” to Provide Shots to Homebound Patients

Going the Extra Mile: Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Launches Vaccine “Delivery Service” to Provide Shots to Homebound Patients

August 12, 2021

 

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Shawn Amer, Clinical Program Director at Central Ohio Primary Care with more than 70 practices serving over 400,000 patients and the largest independent primary care group in the country joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Shawn Amer discuss the following:

  1. I understand that during the vaccine rollout, Central Ohio Primary Care launched a vaccine “delivery service” to vaccinate homebound patients. Can you tell us more about this initiative? Why did COPC launch this program?
  2. What are some of the hurdles you have encountered in vaccinating home-bound seniors? What success have you seen through this program?
  3. How has this program been meaningful to you and your team at Central Ohio Primary Care? Is there a patient experience that was particularly memorable?
  4. I understand that COPC has launched other initiatives for senior patients during the pandemic to make healthcare more accessible. Can you tell us more about these efforts?
  5. What are the benefits to Senior Access? Who is eligible for the program?

Shawn Amer joined Central Ohio Primary Care as Clinical Program Director in 2019. A graduate of Ohio State University, Shawn has held various directorial and management positions at healthcare organizations throughout the Midwest. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shawn was a driving force in the creation of COPC’s vaccine “delivery service,” a new program that has been successful in vaccinating Columbus’ most vulnerable population: home-bound seniors.

 

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Website: https://www.copcp.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/CentralOhioPrimaryCare
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/central-ohio-primary-care-physicians

New Charitable App Promotes “Active Aging”

New Charitable App Promotes “Active Aging”

August 10, 2021

 

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Joe Liu, Founder of the Joe & Emmy Liu Charitable Foundation and developer of Lively Health, the first charitable self-directed lifestyle conditioning App for prevention of chronic conditions and active aging joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Joe Liu discuss the following:

  1. What was the impetus behind the creation of the Lively Health app?
  2. What separates Lively Health from all the other “wellness” apps on the market?
  3. You say your app promotes the concept of “active aging.” Can you explain exactly what that is and why it’s important?
  4. It’s been proven that people in lower socioeconomic groups have less access to quality health care and are more susceptible to chronic medical conditions? Is that why you made the app free for download?
  5. Your app takes a very holistic approach, asking the user to not only answer questions about their physical health but also their social, financial and psychological status. Do you feel that the medical establishment doesn’t place enough emphasis on these so-called “peripheral” areas when evaluating a person’s overall health?

Joe Liu is a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, who started the Joe & Emmy Liu Foundation with a vision to benefit humanity with his entrepreneurial and technical expertise. Liu started his first company Techlink Co. in 1984. He then co-founded Oplink Communications in 1995, led the IPO in 2000, and acquisition by Molex/Koch Industries in 2014. Liu angel invested in numerous high-tech companies, guided them to successful exits, and contributed tremendously to the growth of IT industry. Joe and his wife Emmy started The Joe and Emmy Liu Family Foundation in 2019, as a 501(c)3 private operating foundation using technology innovation to benefit human well-being.

 

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Website: https://livelyhealth.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/Livelyhealthfoundation
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/livelyhealthfoundation
Instagram: instagram.com/livelyhealthfoundation
Twitter: twitter.com/livelyhealthapp

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