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BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

August 20, 2019

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Website: www.betterpt.com

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

Don’t Let Water Damage Drain Your Health

Don’t Let Water Damage Drain Your Health

August 3, 2019

 

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Joe Alfrey, CEO of Sencentric, which designs and manufactures products for real-time, end to end cold chain monitoring for the agricultural, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical industries joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels. The company has recently introduced a new product called SimpleSENCE, a Wifi-based Water Leak and Freeze Detector.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joe Alfrey discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about the new product, SimpleSENCE. How does it work, and why did you invent it?
  2. Obviously, undetected water leaks can create severe water damage. But how can that affect your health?
  3. We’ve certainly heard about water damage causing mold. What other health-related issues can arise?
  4. If a leak goes undetected long enough, can it cause enough structural damage for a person to hurt themselves by, say, falling through a floor?
  5. If a leak is being caused by rusting pipes, can there be rust in the water – in other words, besides having a leak, could you also have a water-quality issue?

Summary: Most of us have experienced the nuisance and costs associated with leaky pipes. Believe it or not, a pipe that leaks just once every second every day, all day, would fill a gallon container in only four and a half hours. Now imagine if that leak went unnoticed for a long period of time – weeks or even months. The structural damage that can be caused by that leak can not only be expensive to repair but can actually be dangerous to your health. In fact, there are more health risks from undetected water leaks than you may realize. Water leak detectors – especially in areas of your home that are not readily visible or accessible – can catch leaks early and alleviate the costs, the inconvenience and, most importantly, the health risks associated with structural water damage in your home.


Joe Alfrey is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sencentric, a company that designs and manufactures products for real-time, end to end cold chain monitoring for the agricultural, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. His company recently introduced a new product called SimpleSENCE, a WiFi-based Water Leak and Freeze Detector.

 

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Mr. Alfrey has extensive experience providing financial and executive leadership in companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 enterprises that include Eli Lilly, Medtronic and CareFusion, with Controller and CFO roles at a number of venture-backed companies. He excels in strategy development/execution, M&A analysis and transactions, and capital raising and related activities.

Mr. Alfrey is a Certified Management Accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from the University of San Diego and a Masters Degree in Finance from San Diego State University.

 

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Website: www.simplesence.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Simplesence

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

 

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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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Website: agreeya.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/AgreeYaSolutions
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/agreeya-solutions
Twitter: @AgreeYaGlobal

How ObEN is using AI Avatars to Improve Patient Care

How ObEN is using AI Avatars to Improve Patient Care

July 29, 2019

 

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Nikhil Jain, the CEO of ObEN Inc., the AI company behind a research study exploring how personal artificial intelligence (PAI) can be used to improve healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Nikhil Jain discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about ObEN and explain what personal artificial intelligence is/does?
  2. How is ObEN and PAI leveraging AI to improve healthcare?
  3. How did ObEN’s relationship with MedStar Health Research Institute form and what was the motivation for the study?
  4. Why heart health patients?
  5. What does this study hope to reveal about the future of AI, technology and its role in managing health?
  6. What is next for PAI in the healthcare space?

Nikhil Jain is the co-founder and CEO of ObEN, an artificial intelligence company developing Personal Artificial Intelligence (PAI), a 3D intelligent avatar that looks, talks and behaves uniquely like the user.

ObEN is an early adopter of Project PAI, a blockchain-based platform designed to give people the ability to create, own, and manage their own PAI and any personal data tied to the PAI. Prior to ObEN, Nikhil co-founded technology companies OnGreen and Up and Running Software. Nikhil has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pondicherry University.

ObEN is an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing Personal AI technology that revolutionizes personal digital interaction, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. The company’s technology allows users to create intelligent 3D avatars that look, sound, and behave like them.

Deployed on the blockchain, ObEN’s Personal AI (PAI) technology enables users to create, use, and manage their own PAI on a secure, decentralized platform. ObEN’s technology has been used to power healthcare avatars for Medstar Georgetown University, on China’s CCTV to create Celebrity Avatar TV hosts, and in VR experiences developed by HTC Vive and Softbank - in addition to PAIYO, a dAPP on the PAI Blockchain that allows anyone in the world to create new content using their own PAI.

Founded in 2014, ObEN is a K11, Tencent, Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California.

 

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Website: https://oben.me

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/obenai 
Twitter: @obenme

How Personalized Digital Birth Control App, Natural Cycles is Revolutionizing Fertility Awareness

How Personalized Digital Birth Control App, Natural Cycles is Revolutionizing Fertility Awareness

July 2, 2019

 

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Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, a physicist turned entrepreneur with focus on the digitalization of healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Female Health Channels. He co-founded Natural Cycles around the mission to empower women with the knowledge they need to be in charge of their reproductive health.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl discuss the following:

  1. What is Natural Cycles?
  2. How does it work/how can people use it?
  3. I understand your wife Dr.Elina Berglund is the other co-founder of the brand, how did you come about the idea of a digital birth control together?
  4. Why is personalization so important when it comes to Birth Control?
  5. Who is this form of birth control meant for?

Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl is a physicist turned entrepreneur with focus on the digitalization of healthcare. He co-founded Natural Cycles around the mission to empower women with the knowledge they need to be in charge of their reproductive health.

Natural Cycles is an effective, non-hormonal, contraceptive method delivered in the form of an app and it is the first and only app to be cleared by FDA in the US as a method of birth control. It is backed by several clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals and to date, Natural Cycles has more than 1 million registered users and has raised $40mm in capital.

 

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Website: NaturalCycles.com

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

The Neuro Science of Not Getting Burned Out

The Neuro Science of Not Getting Burned Out

June 7, 2019

 

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Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder, and Co-Inventor of Apollo Neuroscience, Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management & Technology Channels. Dr. Rabin is a board-certified psychiatrist, translational neuroscientist, and inventor, and has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than 10 years.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Rabin discuss the following:

  1. As a doctor in medicine and PhD in neuroscience what is your viewpoint on burnout?
  2. What is the benefit of managing burnout?
  3. Who will benefit from Apollo?
  4. How does the Apollo wearable work?
  5. What does the product replace in the market?
  6. Where is Apollo available?

 

Dr. David Rabin is the Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder, and Co-Inventor at Apollo Neuroscience, Inc. In his role, Dr. Rabin is developing Apollo Neuroscience's IP portfolio and running clinical trials of the Apollo technology. Dr. Rabin is a board-certified psychiatrist, translational neuroscientist, and inventor, and has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than 10 years. He has specifically focused his research on the clinical translation of non-invasive therapies that improve mood, focus, sleep, and quality of life in treatment-resistant illnesses. Dr. Rabin has four patent applications pending and 40 more being filed. Dr. Rabin received his MD in medicine and PhD in neuroscience from Albany Medical College.

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Website: https://apolloneuro.com

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

 

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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.

 

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Website: hopeforautism.com

Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

Blockchain in Healthcare with Chrissa McFarlane

April 5, 2019

 

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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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Website: www.patientory.com

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

Using clinically proven science to help you assess and improve your memory over time

Using clinically proven science to help you assess and improve your memory over time

March 9, 2019

 

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Neuropsychologist Nick Bott, for over a decade has been researching age-related cognitive decline and prevention strategies joins eHealth Radio and the Brain Health & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Nick Bott discuss the following:

  1. What is Neurotrack? What is the company’s mission?
  2. What does it do - i.e. its technology?
  3. Why is lifestyle change important in Alzheimer’s Prevention & what is the impact lifestyle changes like diet, exercise and social interaction, can have on a person’s memory health?
  4. With the industry emphasis on the role pharmaceuticals could play in the preservation of cognitive health and treatment of cognitive decline, why focus on lifestyle changes?
  5. How has Neurotrack been working to bring their product to market?
  6. Where do you see the biggest opportunities and biggest challenges in the adoption of technology like Neurotrack’s memory health platform?
  7. What’s next for the company? Where are you investing your resources and what strategic partnerships are you seeking to develop?
  8. What tips do you have for people who are concerned about their long term cognitive health? How can they take control of their memory health today?

Dr. Nick Bott received his BA in International Relations at Stanford University focusing on the psychology of religious and political violence. His interests in the role of spirituality and psychological health led him to complete his M.Div., and subsequently served as an associate pastor for two years.

He returned to the Bay Area for doctoral work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology at the PGSP - Stanford Consortium. Nick completed his clinical internship at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System as the resident neuropsychology intern. As a clinician and clinical researcher Nick has trained at the Palo Alto VA, Stanford University School of Medicine, and UCSF. His dissertation, in partnership with Stanford's D.School, demonstrated the efficacy of an intervention to increase creative production, with concomitant gains in information processing.

His research in older adult populations has focused on age-related and pathological cognitive decline and prevention through the identification of factors associated with successful cognitive aging trajectories, as well as the validation of digital assessments of cognition in clinical populations. He is excited by opportunities to translate cutting edge clinical research into scalable and affordable interventions to reduce cost and improve care for older adults experiencing cognitive decline.

 

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Website: www.neurotrack.com

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

Are relational avatars the future of mental health treatment?

Are relational avatars the future of mental health treatment?

February 28, 2019

 

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Tim Hawke, a mental health clinician from Australian company Clevertar, that has a range of app based health coaching programs which are delivered interactively by a relational avatar joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels. Today's discussion is about their anxiety and depression coach which may well be the future of mental health treatment at scale.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tim Hawke discuss the following:

  1. How is the prevalence of anxiety and depression growing, and yet the understanding and education of these conditions not matching this rise?
  2. What is cognitive behaviour therapy and how does it work to treat high prevalence mental illness such as depression and anxiety?
  3. Where can self-help material work people? And what can someone do to see changes in their mood or mental health right now?
  4. How do virtual agents like Claire and the Clevertar team bridge a gap in supporting users see change in their mental health?

Tim Hawke is a mental health clinician and cognitive behavioural therapist – he has worked in the health and mental health sector for the past 10 years, with experience in acute and emergency mental health care and is now focused and passionate in providing evidence-based therapies to support those suffering high prevalence mental illness such as anxiety and depression.

Tim believes through improved education and awareness, people can experience breakthrough through struggles of mental illness and find mastery over their mood, experience recovery and improved well being. Tim worked closely with Clevertar and Flinders University's School of Medicine to write the app based mental health coaching program.

 

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Website: www.clevertar.com

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