What this digital health company is doing in the workplace to overcome mental health

March 2, 2017
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Alex Goldberg, CEO at Provata Health, a digital health company that improves health and lowers medical costs by creating innovative digital health products and solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Alex Goldberg discuss the following:

  • Your digital health company is turning its attention to mental health - in your view is mental health a significant factor in overall physical well being? How significant is it and why place such a focus on it right now?
  • Are there common misconceptions about mental health that you have run into while working on Provata VR and engaging with your customers?
  • Who are some of the clients you are sending headsets to and what kind of feedback have you received?
  • What role should the workplace play in health and wellness - to include mental wellness - and what would you tell a CEO who was considering starting a program for the first time?
  • What are your personal tips, things that you practice every day?

 

Alex Goldberg is CEO of Provata Health, which delivers the first digital health platform proven in peer-reviewed medical journals to positively impact both the mental and physical health of participants. Provata partners with employers, health plans, and hospital systems to deliver digital programs that are scientifically designed, tested, and proven to change behaviors and generate significant health outcomes.

Forbes dubbed Provata as the startup leading the digital health revolution; while other media outlets including Inc., Entrepreneur, the Huffington Post, and Geekwire have celebrated Provata’s impact on the digital health landscape.

 

The company is changing the healthcare industry by pioneering digital preventive medicine proven to generate better health, better care, and lower medical costs.

 

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Website: www.provatahealth.com

Twitter: @provatahealth

Watch the Video: http://provatahealth.com/vr-health#provata-vr-video

Website for the app: http://provatahealth.com/vr-health

Download the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/provata-vr-guided-meditation

How Technology Can Help the Elderly Age in Place

February 25, 2017
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Jorge Perdomo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Home8care, which provides low-cost, next-generation solutions for elder care and monitoring joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jorge Perdomo discuss the following:

  • Is the elder care market growing? Do you have any statistic to bear this out?
  • How can technology help older people live at home longer?
  • What was the reason behind creating Home8care?
  • Outline the different elements/products under Home8care.
  • All the products under Home8care use video verification.  Why is this important and what are the advantages of this technology in terms of response in a health emergency?

Summary: If you have someone who is elderly and wants to continue living at home, there are a wide variety of technological options to help you accomplish this goal.

 

Jorge Perdomo joined Home8care as their new Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, having over 19 years of experience in the wireless industry. Before joining MivaTek, Mr. Perdomo was the Lead Business & Market Development for Digital Life International at AT&T.  Prior to that he was Senior Strategic Product Marketing Manager for Worldwide Peripheral Products at ADT Security Services, Division of Tyco International.  He also served as Vice President of Business Development for Generation One, Inc., a remote managed Healthcare solution.  Prior to joining GenerationOne, he served as Senior Intellectual Property Licensing & New Business Development for Motorola, where he worked for 11 years in a variety of positions after being recruited into the prestigious Motorola Engineering Rotation Program.

 

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Website: www.home8care.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home8care
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Home8care

How to navigate cancer using mobile technology and the wisdom of the crowd

February 24, 2017
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Eliran Malki, Founder and CEO of Belong, the only personalized and structured cancer treatment navigator joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Eliran Malki discuss the following:

  •  Belong is a free mobile app for people with cancer.  What features does it offer?
  • What kind of information is shared through the community network?
  • What kind of questions can you ask the medical professionals through the app, and how quickly do they respond?
  • Clinical trials are often a key component of cancer treatment.  How could this information be available through a free mobile app?
  • From what you’ve just explained, Belong is patient-centric, but do you also work with providers and payors, and how does this ultimately benefit patients?
  • What motivated you to create a mobile solution for people with cancer?

 

Eliran Malki is a veteran entrepreneur and manager. He combines management and execution skills with a proven ability to leading organizations from ideas to fruition.  During the past 20 years, Eliran founded and managed several companies including MoreVRP (acquired by EMC), Veracity (acquired by E&M), Commit (also acquired), and more. His expertise lies in leading technology oriented and high tech companies.  During this time, he won esteem and recognition for the development of advanced enterprise solutions, software development prizes, and business intelligence projects. Eliran lost his grandfather and his aunt to cancer.

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Website: www.belong.life

Social Media Links:
Facebook: @Belongtail
Twitter: @Belongtail

The Growth of Telemedicine and the Reality of Its Potential

February 10, 2017
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Dr. Gay Gooden, Co-founder and Telemedicine Physician with RelyMD, a virtual health service that provides 24/7 access to board-certified emergency medicine doctors for both adults and children via video consultation joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & TeleMedicine Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gay Gooden discuss the following:

  • The number of patients using telehealth services is expected to rise from less than 350,000 in 2013 to nearly seven million in 2018. Why do you think those numbers are increasing so rapidly?
  • Health systems and patients aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of telemedicine. What other types of organizations are seeing reductions in costs?
  • We’ve heard about two industries that are actively using telemedicine. Are there other fields where telemedicine will also see growth?
  • It sounds like there is a lot of good coming from telemedicine. What are the barriers that still need to be overcome?
  • You’re a co-founder and an actively practicing physician with RelyMD. Can you tell us a little about the company?   

 

Dr. Gay Gooden is a practicing board-certified emergency medicine physician at Wake Emergency Physicians, PA in Raleigh, N.C.  She is a co-founder of RelyMD and currently serves as the Medical Staff President of WakeMed Cary. Dr. Gooden completed both her Doctorate of Medicine and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also received her bachelor of science in biology at UNC.
 
RelyMD, is a virtual health service that provides 24/7 access to board-certified emergency medicine doctors for both adults and children via video consultation. Patients are able to seek treatment from a doctor with an average wait time of less than 10 minutes via web browser or mobile app. RelyMD is owned and staffed by Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, a group of 100 emergency medicine physicians who provide care to approximately 300,000 patients annually at hospitals throughout the region.

 

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Website: www.relymd.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/relymd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rely_md

iRestore Laser is the most effective at-home hair growth laser on the market

February 5, 2017
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Craig Nabat, CEO of iRestore, an FDA-cleared laser hair loss medical device, so people can protect and regrow their hair, for both men and women joins eHealth Radio and the Hair Loss Prevention and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Craig Nabat discuss the following:

  • Tell me about iRestore. Get into some of the important details here for the listeners today.
  • Why did you start this company? What was the inspiration.
  • What products do you offer?
  • How is this technology unique?
  • What has the consumer reaction been to this new laser?

 

The best solutions are oftentimes conceived out of an entrepreneur’s own desire to solve the problems he or she faced. That’s exactly the case for our founder, Craig Nabat. Craig was a smoker himself and—like many others—had repeatedly failed to quit smoking. When he discovered laser therapy and finally kicked the habit for good, he was overwhelmed with joy and excitement. He knew he had to share it with the world and help others who faced the same challenges. As such, Freedom Laser Therapy was born.

With the invention of iRestore Hair Growth System, Craig sought a solution to overcome his own hair loss. Already familiar with science and merits of LLLT (low-level laser therapy) in the clinical setting, he had the roadmap to making clinical technology more affordable and accessible for home use.

Freedom Laser Therapy is a Los Angeles-based company that develops and markets cutting-edge light and hair therapy products that improve consumer health and beauty. The company hopes to inspire customers to care for their appearance and well-being in a reliable, health-conscious way. Freedom Laser Therapy was founded in 2003 by CEO Craig Nabat who, having struggled with hair loss and quitting smoking, was determined to find solutions to both challenges—and so he did with the iRestore Hair Growth System and Freedom Quit Smoking System. Nabat is a serial entrepreneur and was featured as the October 2015 cover story of Inventors Digest. Freedom Laser Therapy has been featured by The Doctors TV, Access Hollywood, Huffington Post, VH1, TLC, Fox News, and CBS.

 

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Website: www.irestorelaser.com

How the Digital Health Company, Qardio is Connecting Tech, Design and Data to Improve Heart Health

February 4, 2017
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Alexis Zervoglos, Chief Business Officer at Qardio, the award-winning digital health company joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News, Heart Health & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Alexis Zervoglos discuss the following:

  • Can you give a brief background on the company/products?
  • What is Qardio’s vision and where do you see the health industry heading?
  • You just went to CES, how was it and did you make any announcement?
  • Tell me more about how QardioCore & how it improves heart health - who is the ideal customer? What are the benefits?
  • How does your technology connect with doctors?

 

Alexis Zervoglos is Chief Business Officer at Qardio, the award-winning digital health company. Qardio creates connected medical-grade sensors, smartphone/tablet apps and cloud-based continuous analytics which increase diagnostic yields and efficiencies by helping users collect better data, which is put directly into the hands of those who can use it to drive better care.

Alexis’ 22-year career spans the finance and technology worlds. In the 1990s, he co-founded and ran a NASDAQ-IPOed company pioneering OLED technology, which is now starting to dominate the smartwatch, smartphone and TV landscape. Alexis graduated from Oxford University with degrees in Engineering Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, and from the London School of Economics with a degree in Public Policy.

 

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Website: www.getqardio.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/qardio
Twitter: @getqardio

Work Comfortably and Pain free with the Help of the New Phone App, WorkPose

January 16, 2017
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Charissa Sims, an Occupational Therapist, CEO of Ergolution & Co-Founder of the Free Workpose Phone App joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Pain Management Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Charissa Sims discuss the following:

  • What gave you the idea to come up with the Workpose App?
  • How can a user get the most out of using the Workpose App?
  • If I have neck pain, does the Workpose App provide suggestions and can you give me some tips to reduce neck pain?
  • What are some basic suggestions that can help people be more comfortable at work? A common problem s not having the correct posture while working in the office for an example.
  • What's next for Workpose?  Are you planning to add more content or features?

 

Vanessa Friedman is the founder of Ergonomic Connection, which has been providing speciality ergonomic furniture and computer accessories to businesses and individuals since 2003. She is a Kinesiologist with a speciality in Exercise Science. Her career started in the orthopedic arena by helping clients rehabilitate from a workers’ compensation injury. Through this work, she saw the need for injury prevention in the work place and the solution was, to prevent the injury by correcting the workspace and educating clients on easy to use tools, equipment and excercises. Vanessa has partnered with Charissa Sims to bring comfort in the workplace, mainstream. She hopes to get all WorkPose users pain free.

 

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Charissa Sims is an Ergonomist and Occupational Therapist working in the field of injury prevention. She has been running ergonomic programs and performing evaluations for the past fifteen years. Sims truly loves helping people be more comfortable and productive at work and has seen amazing results over the past decade. While lecturing on Ergonomics at the University of Southern California, she managed the ergonomics program at Raytheon Space and Airborne systems. As a consultant, she worked with some of the biggest technology, insurance and healthcare companies in the world from Google to Electronic Arts, Symantec to UCLA, as well as City of Hope, FOX, NBC Universal, Riot Games, CBS, Union Bank, AIG and The Hartford. Sims receives many requests from people that work from home and cannot afford her fees. She wanted to create something that was affordable, easy to use and accessible. You can learn more about Mrs. Sims other projects at her company site: www.ergolution.net.

 

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Website: www.workposeapp.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorkPose
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorkPose_App
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workpose_app

YO™, the first smartphone based home male fertility test kit

December 30, 2016
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Marcia Deutsch, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, of YO™, the first smartphone based home male fertility test kit joins eHealth Radio and the Men's Health, Technology & Sexual Health Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Marcia Deutsch discuss the following:

  • What is YO?
  • What is the difference between men testing their sperm count v men testing for their motile sperm count?
  • How did you create an at home, home test kit incorporating Smartphone technology?
  • How do you marry the two fields of health and technology?

 

Marcia Deutsch is CEO of Medical Electronic Systems (MES), the creator of YO, the first home sperm test powered by a smartphone platform. YO is an interactive sperm testing app that uses smartphone technology to analyze and report men’s motile sperm concentration with an easy-to-use at-home sperm testing kit. YO is the first consumer product offered by MES, which makes commercial-grade automated semen analyzers for hospitals and independent laboratories. YO is designed to help consumers access affordable at-home motile sperm testing to better assist them to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

 

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MES is aglobal medical device company and is widely respected in the industry as the gold standard in comprehensive automated semen analysis. The company has been an established manufacturer of commercial-grade automated semen analyzers for the past 20 years, and is wholly owned by Marcia and her husband, Gabriel Deutsch.

Marcia has a unique career background, combining medical expertise as a registered nurse with years of entrepreneurial success. MES is her second successful business venture.  Prior to MES, Marcia was the founder and CEO of MedCap Medical Cost Management, a company that provided hospital bill auditing services to major health insurance companies. Marcia founded MedCap in 1988 and grew the company to become the leading medical bill-auditing firm in the Western United States. She eventually sold MedCap in 1999 to Healthcare Recoveries, Inc. a public company.

Previous to MedCap, Marcia worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a nursing degree from L.A. County USC Medical Center. Her strong core background in medicine and experience in a variety of areas of the healthcare industry inspired her to become an entrepreneur in the medical services field.

Marcia’s unique management style is based on creating a family-like work environment, making strong investments in people, cross training employees to expand their skills, encouraging flexible hours and work locations, creating ongoing reconfigurations of work teams, and enjoying fun times and laughter every day at work. “Like any CEO, I can get really tough and demanding when our company results are on the line, but I truly have a warm, soft-hearted, humorous and caring side that is really genuine,” said Marcia. “And, I always believe in setting a good example and building credibility as the leader, because no job is too small to be worthy of a high level of performance. Being a CEO is not about glory and material rewards for myself, it’s about building a great and solid place to work that will provide for everyone’s livelihood in the future.”

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Website: www.yospermtest.com

GROKKER: Welllness is for Everybody and EVERYWHERE!

December 2, 2016
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Lorna Borenstein, Founder and CEO of Grokker.com, the incredible HD online Video on Demand program lead by world experts, that will bring health and wellness right to your living room joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Fitness Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lorna Borenstein discuss the following:

  • What is Grokker and how did you come up with this idea?
  • Tell me about the programs you offer.
  • Where can we find Grokker? Is this just for consumers or do businesses offer it to staff?     
  • Since you’re from Silicon Valley, I expect you have some fun tools on Grokker. What are some of the features?
  • What's the best piece of advice for anyone looking to lead a more healthy life through exercise, yoga or meditation? Can you offer any tips?

Summary: It's never been easier or more convenient to live a healthier life - with Grokker's leading experts to teach you at YOUR LEVEL fitness, yoga, meditation and even healthy cooking, all online or from your TV with Video on Demand! A culture of wellness is for everybody.

Duration: 11:55

Grokker's culture is the antithesis of the stereotypical 23-year old male-led grind house where employees sleep under their desks and eat nothing but pizza. Grokker's Founder Lorna Borenstein, is a Silicon Valley veteran (ex-HP, eBay, Yahoo!) who has brought together a team of talented professionals who are changing how start up is done. Grokker is a place where you are valued, groomed, challenged, and given the freedom to do great and novel things with a supportive team all here to help you achieve your full potential.

Grokker makes it easy for anyone, anytime, anywhere, to get better at what they love through high quality expert video and connecting with a global community of enthusiasts and experts. With 1000s of premium videos in Fitness, Yoga, Meditation, and Cooking, accessible on mobile, tablet, tv, or web, Grokker helps you achieve your wellness goals and Be A Better You!

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Website: Grokker.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/Grokkerinc
Twitter: @grokkerinc

The views 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.

Innovation in Healthcare Asset Disposition

November 21, 2016
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Joanne Frogge, the President of BidMed, a healthcare technology company assisting clients globally to buy and sell medical equipment, using a proprietary data system and an innovative web-based software joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Joanne Frogge discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your industry and why you started this company.
  • What services does BidMed provide and how do they solve problems that healthcare facilities are facing?
  • Tell us about BidMed’s innovative technology products and how they support the services BidMed offers.
  • Why would facilities have surplus assets, and in what situations do they face large-scale liquidations? Who buys surplus assets?
  • Do you work with GPOs (Group Purchasing Organizations)? How can healthcare facilities utilize your services through GPO’s? What is the advantage?

Duration: 14:18

Joanne Frogge is the president of BidMed, a technology leader in the healthcare asset disposition industry, specializing in the buying and selling of pre-owned medical equipment. BidMed’s goal is to create a transparent marketplace that helps healthcare facilities reduce their capital expenditures on procurement and maximize returns on disposition.

Joanne earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She began her career in the Aerospace Defense Industry, working as a Systems Engineer on a missile defense project. Joanne discovered her true passion was solving complex business problems, which led her to pursue an MBA and transition to the healthcare industry. Given the challenges facing the healthcare industry, Joanne recognized a tremendous opportunity in this space, and in 2012, co-founded BidMed.

With over 15 years of business management experience and a strong technical background, Joanne plans and executes BidMed’s strategic direction resulting in successful achievement of the company’s vision and financial goals. Joanne has been instrumental in attaining an annual average growth rate of 40% year after year since BidMed’s inception. On a day-to-day basis, she integrates and manages the company’s major business functions of technology, operations, finances and marketing. Joanne is member of ACHE, CHEF, and she founded and serves as the Executive Director of DonateMed, which provides medical equipment, supplies and medicines to community clinics in need.

 

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Website: www.bidmed.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/bidmedllc
Twitter: @bidmed