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Former Hernia Surgeon, Dr. Freedman, turned patient advocate shares advice for avoiding mesh and no mesh misconceptions

Former Hernia Surgeon, Dr. Freedman, turned patient advocate shares advice for avoiding mesh and no mesh misconceptions

November 23, 2021

 

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Dr. Bruce Freedman, Vice President of Clinical Development at TELA Bio, a medical technology company focused on designing, developing, and marketing innovative tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in hernia repairs joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Bruce Freedman discuss the following:

  1. What are the current challenges with hernia repairs?
  2. What are the most common concerns patients have about their hernia repair?
  3. What is the difference between mesh and no mesh hernia repair?
  4. What are the questions patients should be asking their doctors about hernia repair?
  5. Where can patients go to learn more about their hernia repair treatment options?

Bruce Freedman, M.D., FACS is the Vice President of Clinical Development at TELA Bio. After 32 years as a private practice general surgeon specializing in hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, Dr. Freedman joined TELA Bio in 2021 to advocate for a more natural hernia repair mesh option as an alternative to permanent and resorbable synthetic mesh. In his role, Dr. Freedman utilizes his extensive experience as a healthcare provider to share the clinical and financial benefits of the OviTex Reinforced Tissue Matrix portfolio with surgeons and hospital administration.


Websites: https://TELABio.com | https://abouthernia.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/telabioinc  
Instagram: https://instagram.com/telabio 
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/tela-bio 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TELABioInc 

Educating Physicians and Patients on the Silent Epidemic of Fatty Liver Disease

Educating Physicians and Patients on the Silent Epidemic of Fatty Liver Disease

November 19, 2021

 

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Dr. Darryn Richard Potosky, MD, a Board Certified Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels to discuss innovations to help both physicians and patients fight the silent epidemic of fatty liver disease.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Darryn Richard Potosky discuss the following:

  1. What is the prevalence of fatty liver disease, and who should be monitored?
  2. Fatty liver disease is often referred to as a “silent killer” -- What can patients do if they are potentially at risk without realizing?
  3. What innovations or lifestyle changes do you see helping to reverse the liver disease epidemic?
  4. What is the importance of routine monitoring for liver diseases? When and how often should physicians monitor a patients liver?
  5. What can patients do to prevent or reverse liver diseases, and to keep their livers healthy?

Darryn Potosky, MD is a board certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He also serves as the current Director of Hepatology.

Dr. Potosky received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Centers, where he was chosen as chief resident. He performed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship also at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Centers. In addition, Dr. Potosky has completed a one year fellowship at the University of Maryland in transplant hepatology, focusing on the care of patients in and around the time of liver transplantation./p>

About Echosens

Echosens, the developer of FibroScan®, is an innovative high-technology company offering a full range of products and services supporting physicians in their assessment and management of patients with chronic liver diseases. FibroScan is supported by over 2,500 peer-reviewed publications and examinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance plans.

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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

Mobile Health: Creating Healthy Cultures

Mobile Health: Creating Healthy Cultures

November 16, 2021

 

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John Halloran, the CEO and Founder at Mobile Health, the digital health and wellbeing solution that makes it simple to create healthy cultures joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.


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

  1. Can you tell the audience about your background and how you become an entrepreneur?
  2. What is Mobile Health and how is it improving the quality of life for employees?
  3. How did you build a successful customer base? 3) What are your greatest fears as an entrepreneur, and how do you manage them?
  4. How has covid changed the mentality of both employers and their managers/directors?
  5. Where can people get in touch with mobile Health and your services?

John Halloran is CEO and Founder at Mobile Health, the digital health and wellbeing solution that makes it simple to create healthy cultures. Prior to starting Mobile Health, Halloran was the CEO and founder of Worldwide Compensation, Inc. (WWC), which was twice lauded by industry researchers at Gartner as the Best-in-Class Provider of a Global Compensation Planning solution.

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Website: https://mobilehealthconsumer.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/mobilehealthmhc
Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/company/mobile-health-consumer-inc- 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MobileHealthMHC 

How Telehealth is Enhancing Patient Care and Health Outcomes

How Telehealth is Enhancing Patient Care and Health Outcomes

November 13, 2021

 

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Michael Gorton, the CEO and founder of Recuro Health and Founding CEO and Chairman of Teladoc joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels. Recuro Health is an integrated digital health solution that transitions the U.S. healthcare system from a reactive, disease-focused model to a population health outcomes approach.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Michael Gorton discuss the following:

  1. How did Recuro start?
  2. Tell us more about what Recuro offers as a digital health solutions company?
  3. What makes Recuro different from other digital health companies?
  4. Who are your services available to?
  5. What role will digital health play post-pandemic as patients return to in-person doctor’s appointments?
  6. Can you tell our viewers more about your Covid at-home lab testing kits?
  7. How does digital health enhance healthcare in rural and underserved communities?
  8. Can you speak more on Recuro’s approach to behavioral and mental health? What kind of digital health solutions does Recuro offer?

A quintessential entrepreneur, mentor, and company builder, Michael leads the Recuro Health team which includes several leaders from Teladoc, where he served as the founding CEO and pioneered an industry-changing health care model that created a new efficiency paradigm in healthcare by delivering physicians to patients nationwide in under 12 minutes for $35.

Gorton ran Teladoc as CEO and Chairman for the first seven years of operations. Under his term, the company grew from a concept to one of the most recognized innovations in healthcare, with nearly two million patient members nationwide. Under the Teladoc model, physicians made more and patients paid less. Teladoc was studied and advocated by most of the major healthcare think tanks and was recently named one of the most innovative companies in healthcare. Teladoc recently entered the NYSE and now has a market cap of over $30B.

Michael’s decades of experience as a strategic visionary, impacting the telecommunications, music and healthcare industries include a leadership role as a founder of Principal Solar where he applied his business expertise, scientific education and training to the renewable energy sector -- a strong voice and proponent of solar power.

He has served as a partner of the Texas Acceleration Group (TAG), an entity formed to assist startup companies and participated as a founder of Palo Duro Records. He is also credited as a founder of Internet Global, a company that delivered the first DSL network and one of the first VOIP networks. Prior to this, he worked as a project engineer at Dallas Power & Light dealing with power plants, distribution, transformer management and integration of renewable energy into the grid.

Michael earned a B.S. in engineering from Texas Tech, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M.

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Website: https://www.recurohealth.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/RecuroHealth
Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/company/recuro-health
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecuroHealth

Thinking Nervous-System First with Garrett Salpeter

Thinking Nervous-System First with Garrett Salpeter

November 9, 2021

 

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Garrett Salpeter, Founder and CEO of the NeuFit Method, a teachable care pathway around the Neubie® device that supports safe, consistent and optimal use of electrical stimulation joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Garrett Salpeter discuss the following:

  1. Give our listeners a brief definition of the nervous system. How does it work?
  2. When might the nervous system impede recovery?
  3. What is the NeuFit Method? How did you come up with it?
  4. What is Neubie technology?
  5. How can readers enhance recovery from physical trauma?

Garrett Salpeter combined training in neuroscience and engineering to start NeuFit, a company at the nexus of neurology and fitness, dedicated to treating athletes and patients in the realization of fitness goals, effective rehabilitation, and improved overall health. He is the host of The NeuFit Undercurrent, a podcast for patients and practitioners interested in learning more about neurology’s role in recovery and performance. Garrett and his team have worked with thousands of patients recovering from neurological impairments, chronic pain, and sports injuries, including professional athletes, sports teams, and universities.

 

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Website: https://neu.fit

Social Media Links:
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/garrett-salpeter
Instagram: https://instagram.com/neufitrfp

The Future of Healthcare: LifeQ, the provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices

The Future of Healthcare: LifeQ, the provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices

October 26, 2021

 

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Laurie Olivier, the Chief Executive Officer of LifeQ, the leading independent provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices used in world leading health management solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Laurie Olivier discuss the following:

  1. You bring over three decades of global technology and business leadership as CEO and founder of LifeQ, and you have served on the boards of more than 50 startup, private and public companies around the world. Tell us about yourself, and how you founded LifeQ.
  2. What is LifeQ’s mission, and what does it do that is currently not being done?
  3. Tell us about the biggest pain points when it comes to the digital aspect of healthcare, as well as your outlook on health and wellness technology.
  4. How is LifeQ sequencing its coverages of the cardiovascular, respiratory, sleep, fitness, mental, musculoskeletal, renal and other areas?
  5. How do you foresee LifeQ fitting into the future of healthcare and the overall health and wellness of people who use it?

Laurie Olivier is the Chief Executive Officer of LifeQ, the leading independent provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices used in world leading health management solutions. Mr. Olivier leads the firm’s growth and overall vision, including investment, strategy and partnerships with global leaders in wearables, silicon manufacturers, digital platforms, and insurance companies — leading the movement toward improving health and wellness around the world.

Mr. Olivier brings over three decades of global technology and business leadership, thirty years of venture capital and private equity experience, and has served on the boards of more than 50 startup, private and public companies around the world, including the largest industrial conglomerate in South Africa. As the Atlanta-based partner of 4Di Capital, the South African based early-stage venture capital management firm, and the US-based partner of Veritas Venture Partners, a pioneering seed stage Israeli VC firm, Mr. Olivier is passionate about developing new technologies into startups that positively impact people and society.

Founded in 2014, LifeQ has two key value propositions: enable wearable devices to provide business and near clinical-grade health information streams; and generate health and wellness solutions for consumer, business and clinical applications.

Mr. Olivier earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pretoria; a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Strategic Marketing; and a Diploma in Datametrics and Operational Research from the University of South Africa. Mr. Olivier’s work has been recognized by Dow Jones Venture Reporter, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the American Israel Chamber of Commerce. A native of Groot Marico, South Africa, Mr. Olivier lives in Atlanta with his wife.


Website: https://lifeq.com 

Social Media Links:
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/lifeq  
Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeqinc 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeqinc  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifeqinc 

Céline Fournier, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Echosens Discusses the Clinical Evidence and Future of Liver Screening Technology

Céline Fournier, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Echosens Discusses the Clinical Evidence and Future of Liver Screening Technology

September 29, 2021

 

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Céline Fournier, PhD, the Chief Medical Officer of Echosens, a high-technology company offering the FibroScan family of products, joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels to discuss the robust clinical data FibroScan has and Echosens plan to continue building clinical evidence.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Céline Fournier discuss the following:

  1. Could you tell us about the robust level of evidence FibroScan has and how many communications and guidelines recommend the value of FibroScan?
  2. What is Echosens plan to continue building clinical evidence?
  3. How might existing research on FibroScan impact NAFLD/NASH drug development?
  4. If you were to look into the future when the drugs for fibrotic NASH become available, how do you see FibroScan best supporting clinical practice for managing patients on treatment?
  5. Could you tell us about the clinical data strategy Echosens has in place and what long term goals you anticipate?

Céline Fournier, PhD, age 45, is presently Chief Medical Officer of Echosens (Paris, France). She graduated from University of Technology of Compiègne Engineering School (France) in Bioengineering in 1998. During the course of her engineering training, she studied one year at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA). She then went to the Laboratory of Parametric Imaging (Paris, France) to work on skin tissue characterization by ultrasound and defended her PhD in Bioengineering in 2002. She joined Echosens a few months later as Medical Affairs Manager to conduct the first multicenter clinical trial to validate the diagnosis performances of FibroScan. In 2012, she became Medical and Regulatory Affairs Director. As CMO since 2017, she is globally responsible for Clinical Operation, Medical Affairs as well as Clinical Application and Training.

About Echosens

Echosens, the developer of FibroScan®, is an innovative high-technology company offering a full range of products and services supporting physicians in their assessment and management of patients with chronic liver diseases. FibroScan is supported by over 2,500 peer-reviewed publications and examinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance plans.

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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

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

The Pursuit of Cleanliness: Pristine Potty App for a Better Restaurant Experience

The Pursuit of Cleanliness: Pristine Potty App for a Better Restaurant Experience

August 31, 2021

 

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Michael Gamble, CEO and Creator of Pristine Potty App that helps consumers rate the restrooms of their favorite dining spots joins eHealth Radio and the Hygiene & Mobile App Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Michael Gamble discuss the following:

  1. Where did the idea for Pristine Potty come from? What is the mission for the app?
  2. How does Pristine Potty offer customer and restaurant satisfaction?
  3. What are the three simple criteria for the proprietary rating system?
  4. How do you plan on growing Pristine Potty?
  5. Where can you find Pristine Potty?

Pristine Potty was created as a phone application to help consumers rate the restrooms of their favorite dining spots. With CEO and Creator, Michael A. Gamble’s goal of creating better service for dining experiences. Pristine Potty’s mission is to help restaurants elevate their service and raise dining standards all over the world. In an age of pandemic unrest and hygiene consciousness, the Pristine Potty app is dedicated to being the authority on pristine standards for an enjoyable experience. Pristine Potty is available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

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Website: https://pristinepotty.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/pristinepotty
Instagram: instagram.com/pristinepotty
Twitter: twitter.com/pristine_potty

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

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