Leading healthcare companies partner with Appstem to go mobile

June 16, 2017




Robert Armstrong the Co-Founder and CEO of Appstem a leading software design and development firm creating innovative mobile and web products that specializes in mobile apps, web development, IoT integration, and backend solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Robert Armstrong discuss the following:

  • What are some of the ways that you've seen healthcare companies use mobile technology?
  • What is the impact of wearables in today's industry?
  • Do you think that telemedicine will have a dramatic impact on people's access to healthcare?
  • The healthcare industry has a reputation of being very proprietary and siloed? Is that changing?
  • What are some of the issues that a start-up should consider before developing a mobile healthcare app?


Robert Armstrong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Appstem, a leading mobile design and development firm. He has been selling technology products and services for the last 15 years. Prior to Appstem, Robert spent five years at Oracle Corporation selling enterprise application software and left in 2010 when he saw an opportunity in the mobile application market. Robert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from California State University, Chico.




Website: www.appstem.com

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IQYOU - The First On-Line Smart Tool to Empower Your Health

June 4, 2017




Marc Isaacson, CEO of ithrive Personal Health, that created an on-line Smart Tool called IQYOU, which empowers consumers with actionable information to take charge of their health, naturally joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Marc Isaacson discuss the following:

  • Tell me about your journey and how you arrived at the idea of scaling personalized health through AI/Logic and science?
  • How does IQYOU work?
  • What is the output, how will it help customers and clients?
  • Can you provide a case history example?
  • How does  someone get access and what is the cost?


Marc Isaacson is the current CEO of iThrive Health, LLC and iThrive Personal Health.
Mr. Isaacson has lead successful entrepreneurial ventures for over 20 years including Glacier Ridge, a beverage company, expanding Melitta Coffee into the U.S. Market, and most recently expanding Village Green Apothecary from an integrative pharmacy into a multi-company personal health growth company with a custom compounding lab, the acquisition of Sinus Survival, the development of the Pathway brand and the joint venture, IQYOU.
Mr. Isaacson has been an active member of EO (Entrepreneur Organization), which now has over 10,000 members, and is the global thought leader on entrepreneurship, where he’s connected with many business leaders who are leading innovation and growth companies.
Mr. Isaacson has a passion for changing the current healthcare model through personalized solutions to each individual, versus the “Sick Care” focus that healthcare has become.  Marc is a platinum member of the JJ Virgin Health Collaborative, and an active member of Michael Fishman’s “Healthcare Summit”. Marc founded “The Essentials of Healthy Living” radio show in the DC market, which has become a trusted weekly radio show interviewing best-selling authors and leading health practitioners from around the world.

iThrive Personal Health was founded in 2016 to continue to grow and promote IQYOU, a personalized, science-based health portal, which has been a 3-Year collaboration between Dr. Joseph Pizzorno’s company, Salugenesis, Inc. and iThrivePH. IQYOU has the potential to change how we think of health, how health providers practice health and to provide consumers the blueprint to achieve their best health outcomes. By harnessing the power of science, logic and technology, with over 40,000 medical studies, 200 labs, 6,000 prescription data, toxin data, lifestyle data and other data points, IQYOU is a brilliant platform to simplify a person's health. IQYOU provides a blueprint for health by providing a person's risks and the underlying proven natural solutions to take charge of a person's health.




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Do you have trouble liking your body? Ground-breaking text program can quickly help you turn negative body image around!

May 6, 2017




A nationally recognized authority in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related mental health issues, Lori Osachy MSS, LCSW who recently launched text2Bwell, powered by CareWire joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental Health & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lori Osachy discuss the following:

  • Why did you develop a texting program to help people with a negative body image?
  • Why do so many people criticize their bodies and pick them apart?
  • How does negative body image hurt other parts of a person's life?
  • If I have a bad body image, does it mean I have an eating disorder?
  • If one doesn't like their body, is there anything they can do to feel better about it?


A nationally recognized authority in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related mental health issues, Lori Osachy has successfully counseled adults, children and families for over twenty years. She regularly lectures, teaches and is the author of numerous articles promoting eating disorders education among health care professionals and the lay population, and is a regular mental health consultant for broadcast and print media. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, and her M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Lori is the owner of The Body Image Counseling Center in Jacksonville, Fla. For more information visit www.bodyimagecounseling.com or call 904-737-3232.



Website: www.text2bwell.com

The Evolution of Population Health Management

April 25, 2017




Dr. Sasha Loffredo, Vice President of Medical Services at Marathon Health, an onsite health care provider joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels to discuss population health management.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Sasha Loffredo discuss the following:

  • What is population health management?
  • What are the characteristics of a successful population health management program?
  • What impact does population health management have on physical health?
  • What other factors should be taken into consideration beyond physical health?
  • What do you see as being the future of population health management?


Alexandra “Sasha” Loffredo, MD, is a family physician and clinical leader at Marathon Health. Prior to joining Marathon Health, Dr. Loffredo spent nearly a decade on faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, educating residents and medical students and taking care of patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey. Outside of work, Sasha enjoys time with her family, including her high-school-aged daughter, her husband, who flies for Southwest Airlines, and her four dogs. Her family enjoys skiing, camping, and traveling the world.




Website: www.marathon-health.com

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FootprintID- Benefits to Employers, Employees and Travelers

April 8, 2017




Beth Tofel, President of FootprintID that helps individuals have always access to their health and medical information again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Beth Tofel discuss the following:

  • What is new since we spoke last?
  • How does that work with FootprintID being provided to employees as an Employee Benefit, and how does it benefit an employee?
  • What is the benefit to an Employer?
  • You had mentioned the benefits for travelers and in the travel industry, can you share with us what value you provide there?
  • What issues or trends in healthcare are you seeing and how are you helping to solve some of those issues?


You never leave home without your keys – but what about your health information? With FootprintID®, you can carry your entire health history right in your pocket.

We’ve designed this unique membership service to help parents, caretakers, and seniors keep track of their medical records – and access them whenever and wherever they need to.

Signing up takes minutes, and you can store your entire family’s records in one secure, easy-to-use online portal. With FootprintID®, you can keep important health information at the ready and manage it from your phone, tablet, or computer.

FootprintID® lets you share your information with physicians, emergency responders, and other family members. Coordinate medical histories across healthcare providers. And keep updated information on hand for school nurses, sports teams, summer camps – and in case of emergency.

If you are a business owner who is looking to enhance your healthcare benefits, FootprintID® delivers an affordable, value-added option that empowers your employees to take their health into their hands. It reduces stress and the downtime that can result from lengthy phone calls to physicians and pharmacies, as well as unnecessary doctor visits, tests and follow-up. And it can literally be a lifesaver in an emergency.

FootprintID® is a simple and portable solution for keeping vital health records organized, secure, and on hand. For more information about how it can benefit you, your family or your employees, contact me at beth@footprintid.com, or visit www.footprintid.com.




Website: www.footprintid.com

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Silicon Valley IoT security startup with a mission to cure IoT Healthcare: Life or Death Mission

March 25, 2017




Dr. May Wang is Co-Founder and CTO of ZingBox, a Silicon Valley IoT security startup with a mission to cure IoT Healthcare: Life or Death Mission joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. May Wang discuss the following:

  • What is ZingBox’s vision?
  • You have a statement “IoT Healthcare: Life or Death Mission? What’s so critical about this mission?
  • How is ZingBox addressing this issue?
  • How will your approach to help the healthcare industry address this issue?
  • Do consumers/patients benefit from your solution?


Dr. May Wang is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder of ZingBox. May was previously the Head of Asia Pac Research and a Principal Architect in the Cisco CTO office, leading the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. She was responsible for driving new technology initiatives. She developed algorithms and built systems that are deployed in multiple Cisco best-selling products.

May’s work focuses on real-time large data analysis, cybersecurity, and next generation network architecture. She also serves as a Venture Partner at SAIF, a $4B Private Equity firm. She is on the advisory board of several VC firms and tech companies, as well as a Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs member.

May has authored a book of biographies titled “Women Executives in Silicon Valley” and was the 10th President of NACSA, a high-tech professional organization with over 4,000 members. May received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.    




Website: www.zingbox.com

Twitter: @ZingBoxSecurity

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

March 2, 2017




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.




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



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.



Website: www.home8care.com

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

February 24, 2017



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.


Website: www.belong.life

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The Growth of Telemedicine and the Reality of Its Potential

February 10, 2017



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.




Website: www.relymd.com

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