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Hero: The Digital Caregiver

Hero: The Digital Caregiver

May 20, 2021




Michal Levin, VP of Product at Hero, the IoT-connected device that automatically dispenses medication when you need it joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Michal Levin discuss the following:

  1. Can you introduce yourself, past companies you’ve worked at and describe your role at Hero?
  2. Can you tell our listeners more about how Hero was created?
  3. How does Hero address the pain points of medication mismanagement?
  4. What are some steps that the healthcare industry can improve and reduce medication mismanagement?
  5. Each year, medication mismanagement costs the American health care system nearly $300 billion, is there anything that the government can do to make this more of a pressing issue?
  6. What’s in store for Hero in the next 60 days, 6-months, year?

Michal Levin is the VP of Product at Hero, aiming to help people manage their health better, and live their lives to the fullest. She is passionate about solving hard problems that make a difference in people’s lives, and over her career of more than 15 years has led UX and product across Google, Verily Life Sciences, Zoox, modu and more. She authored the book "Designing Multi-Device Experiences'' (O'Reilly Media) and several other publications, mentored dozens of startups, and spoke at local and global conferences. Michal is also the mom of two toddlers, an avid audible listener and a big fan of live music shows.





Bastille Delivers Zone Detection for Healthcare Sector

Bastille Delivers Zone Detection for Healthcare Sector

May 5, 2021




Bob Baxley, CTO at Bastille Networks a company that delivers enterprise threat detection through software-defined radio joins eHealth Radio and the Technology Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Bob Baxley discuss the following:

  1. Can you provide our listeners a background on Bastille and why the company was created?
  2. What are some of the pain points in radio frequency that Bastille is addressing?
  3. How will radio frequency’s complexity in the workplace change as workers return based on the devices they bring and the devices that they may be asked to wear?
  4. What are the benefits of using Bastille's technology for zone detection to mitigate the unforeseen new threats from other contact tracing technologies?
  5. What are some steps that the healthcare industry can improve to protect facilities and patient data from adversaries?

For more than a decade, Dr. Bob Baxley has been a technology leader in implementing machine learning algorithms for software defined and cognitive radios. At Bastille, Bob serves as Chief Technology Officer where he leads the development of systems to sift through massive amounts of radio frequency data to protect enterprises from radio threats.

Prior to joining Bastille, Bob was the Director of the Software Defined Radio Lab at Georgia Tech, where he led basic and applied research projects for organizations including NSF, ONR, Army, DoD, Air Force and DARPA. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and patents, is the receipt of various research awards, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He also led the GTRI team that competed in the DARPA Spectrum Challenge and placed second out of 90 teams.





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Cutting Back on Alcohol with a Science-based Program

Cutting Back on Alcohol with a Science-based Program

August 1, 2020




Katie Lain, the Director of Community Engagement at Ria Health that provides at-home, evidence-based alcohol treatment through telemedicine joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Telemedicine Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Katie Lain discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell us more about Ria Health and how it helps people who want to drink less alcohol, or even stop for good?
  2. So if a person is finding it hard to control how much they drink, but they also don’t want to go 100% abstinent, what other options do they have?
  3. But if someone does want to go abstinent, these methods can help as well?
  4. How did you get involved with Ria?
  5. In your experience, how would someone know if they are drinking too much and need to seek support to cut back or stop?

TIP: If you’re someone who is experiencing regular hangovers, or find you NEED alcohol to unwind every night or weekend, consider looking into evidence-based treatments and medication therapy. Abstinence is not required, it can be done discreetly and evidence shows that it is effective for many people – resulting in more control over their alcohol consumption, or giving it up more easily without battling alcohol cravings.




Katie Lain is the Director of Community Engagement with Ria Health. Ria’s science-backed platform is for anybody who wants to drink less alcohol and live a better life. Their evidence-based program is delivered through telehealth which means it’s accessible from anywhere using a HIPAA-compliant app.


Ria’s program provides both harm-reduction and abstinence based methods that include physician guided care plans, one-on-one coaching, medication therapy, peer group support and digital tools to track progress. Since Ria began in 2016, they have served over 1500 people and counting who want to improve their relationship with alcohol.


Ria Health is also covered by many major health insurers across the US, and on average, Ria Members see a 75% reduction in their Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels after 12 months in the program.


Katie Lain joined Ria Health after she overcame alcohol addiction through this evidence-based treatment method. She now works both professionally and personally to raise awareness about these options for treating alcohol dependence.






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Thrive in the new normal post Covid-19 with self hypnosis

Thrive in the new normal post Covid-19 with self hypnosis

July 28, 2020




Christine Deschemin, a certified hypnotherapist and Founder of the Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy Centre in Hong Kong and released the self-hypnosis ap, UpNow and has joined eHealth Radio and the Hypnosis and Technology Channels.

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

  1. What got you interested in Hypnotherapy?
  2. What inspired you to create UpNow?
  3. What can be accomplished with Self-Hypnosis?
  4. How does Hypnotherapy work?
  5. How can people access UpNow?




Christine Deschemin is a certified hypnotherapist and Founder of the Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy Centre in Hong Kong and she has recently released the self-hypnosis ap, UpNow.

After a career in aeronautical engineering and finance, she foresaw the increased need for solution-focused wellness, became a certified hypnotherapist and opened the first hypnotherapy center in Hong Kong. Her experience as a fencing athlete led her to fully grasp the importance and power of mindset not only for optimal health but also for performance very early on. In her quest for non-invasive and safe methods for self-improvement, she noticed the growing amount of research pointing to the efficacy of hypnosis for a variety of mental and physical ailments and the increased use of hypnosis by medical practitioners in Europe and the US. This led her to obtain diplomas and certifications in hypnosis and NLP. With a keen interest in resilience, she leverages her experience as an athlete and as a former engineer and banker in high-stress environments with her executives and sports clients.

In March of 2020, she released the UpNow hypnosis app to bring the benefits of self-hypnosis to the fingertips of anyone in need. The self-hypnosis downloads can be accessed online and offline and make the access to mental health aids affordable.

In addition to her many scholastic achievements, Christine Deschemin is fluent in four languages, has a Master of Science from the Ecole Polytechnique (France), and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.




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At-Home Fitness for the Serious Athlete with John LaVoie

At-Home Fitness for the Serious Athlete with John LaVoie

April 27, 2020




John LaVoie, Fitness expert for global wellness and fitness app, VERV joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness & Health News Channels. In his role as fitness ambassador for Verv, John uses his multiple exercise and weightlifting certifications plus his background as a triathlete, Olympic weightlifter and competitive dancer to help people get into optimum shape.

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

  1. What is your background and what has inspired you to a career in physical fitness?
  2. How can competitive weight lifters keep in shape when they typically rely on heavy and specialized workout equipment?
  3. For ultra-athletes such as runners and others, what are their best tips for maintaining endurance and fitness?
  4. Is there any way for a top-performing athlete to improve any aspect of their workout, or is a stay-at-home regimen primarily about maintenance?
  5. Are there any surprising workout tips you’d have for a bodybuilder or elite athlete that they may not have considered?
  6. What free or affordable resources are out there for home-bound folks wanting to get in a workout?

John LaVoie is fitness expert with multiple training certifications and a commitment to helping individuals obtain safe, optimal results in fitness and weight loss.  His personal experience includes training and competing as an international tri-athlete, Olympic weightlifter and dancer.  John’s credentials include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Level 1 Sports Performance Coach in USA Weightlifting, Group Fitness through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and CPR/AED Training through American Red Cross.  John  a degree in exercise and movement from University of Vermont.  In addition to serving as Verv’s Fitness Expert, John operates a Massachusetts-based training facility, John LaVoie Training.


Verv is a comprehensive personal mobile health assistant that brings together physical fitness, mindfulness, healthy eating, and good sleep to make a true and significant difference in your well-being. The app is available for iOS, with the Android version in development for release later this year.  The Verv app is available globally with nine language options and offers a free stay-at-home fitness kit as a community service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Verv currently offers its subscribers:

  • 200 interval trainings
  • 100 fitness workouts
  • 340 running workouts
  • 40 meditations
  • 1,000 hot music mixes
  • 400 vegan, keto and other recipes
  • 100 ASMR, sleep stories and sounds.




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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




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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Twitter: @wavedigitalaus

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

August 20, 2019




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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Twitter: @betterptapp

New Air Quality App Alerts Public of Air Quality Health Risks

New Air Quality App Alerts Public of Air Quality Health Risks

August 2, 2019




Ajay Kaul, managing partner at AgreeYa Solutions, a global provider of software, solutions and services, focused on delivering a competitive advantage for over two decades to customers through its partnership approach, global capability and flexible delivery model joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Ajay Kaul discuss the following:

  1. What types of problems do companies typically come to AgreeYa Solutions to solve?
  2. What was the nature of the public health problem the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) came to you about?
  3. How did the development of an app help to address this problem to create healthier communities? Tell us about the app’s features, benefits and overall success.
  4. What are some examples of other ways AgreeYa Solutions has collaborated in the healthcare space; and how should the industry begin to think out-of-the-box about how technology and app development can benefit the public, build awareness or spread health education?
  5. Where can listeners download this unique app or learn more about AgreeYa Solutions?

Ajay Kaul is a business leader and visionary who has been pivotal to the growth and progress of AgreeYa Solutions, a leading software, services and solutions company based in Folsom, Calif. As a managing partner, he has been instrumental in providing strategic direction to the organization, resulting in its outstanding success. Kaul has three decades of experience in building powerful and meaningful solutions for businesses and public sector organizations. His expertise includes sales management, marketing and strategy, global delivery and mergers and acquisitions.





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Twitter: @AgreeYaGlobal

Mom Develops Educational App and Game that Teaches Children with Autism Basic Learning Skills

Mom Develops Educational App and Game that Teaches Children with Autism Basic Learning Skills

April 26, 2019




Jamie Lynn Juarez, Founder and Executive Director for Hope for Autism, an organization that offers cutting edge medical, educational and behavior solutions for parents with children with autism joins eHealth Radio and the Autism & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jamie Lynn Juarez discuss the following:

  1. How does the educational digital app and game Your Child Can Type ® work?
  2. What is the most challenging aspect of autism?
  3. What are some ways to improve the autism community?
  4. How can treatments for autism be improved?
  5. Do individuals with autism have gifts unknown to the world?

Jamie Juarez is a licensed marriage and family therapist, behavior analyst and clinical counselor, who has spent 20 years practicing neuroscience principles and applied behavior analysis. She founded the organization Hope For Autism and developed the educational brain training digital app and game, Your Child Can Type® which helps children with autism improve their memory hub, as well as their reading, writing and typing skills. Juarez is also the author of Hope for Autism, a #1 international best-selling book in five children’s health categories.





Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

April 5, 2019




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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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