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How Telehealth is Transforming the Way We Receive Care

How Telehealth is Transforming the Way We Receive Care

September 1, 2020

 

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Art Cooksey, Founder and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive, a provider of customizable telehealth solutions including a sophisticated HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform, kiosks, medical carts, virtual clinics and more joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Tele-Health Channels. Their mission is to enable providers to offer care at any time from any location in the world.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Art Cooksey discuss the following:

  1. Tele-health has really taken off since the pandemic hit (demand in the U.S. expected to increase by 64% in the U.S. alone). When did you get involved in Tele-health technology and in your opinion, how is it evolving since COVID-19? What key areas should people look for in a tele-health platform?
  2. How does Let’s Talk Interactive fit into those areas?
  3. Walk us through what a tele-medicine visit is like.
  4. Tell us about the areas where tele-health can be impactful to people - beyond primary care practitioners and hospitals.
  5. What does the future hold for tele-health and tele-medicine? Where will we be using it that we are not today?

 

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Arthur Cooksey serves as the Chairman and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. (LTI), leading the corporate strategy and development to drive the adoption of LTI’s suite of products and services. He founded the technology platform in 2001 as a way to provide consumers with access to qualified and licensed behavioral health professionals, which he later evolved to customized services and telehealth technology that LTI is known for today.

The platform is having a major impact in the Florida Panhandle region. Championed by Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis and her Hope for Healing Initiative, the program placed telehealth kiosks from Let’s Talk Interactive in 63 public schools throughout the region. As a result, more than 60,000 students have access to mental health support.

In addition to collaborating with schools, Arthur continues to lead the growth of LTI into correctional institution programs, working alongside sheriff teams in Franklin County, FL to reduce recidivism through behavioral health support for inmates. He also emphasizes telehealth innovation among political leaders by attending judiciary hearings and White House event including the Summit on Transforming Mental Health Treatment to Combat Homelessness, Violence, and Substance Abuse.

Prior to Let’s Talk Interactive, Arthur held corporate and strategic roles for more than a decade, including leading corporate development with Bank of America Merchant Services. He was selected as a member of Bank of America’s Market President team where he reviewed social, economic and education issues, and sat on a political action committee that supported nonprofits throughout the Charlotte region.

A Charlotte native, Arthur continues to reside in his hometown.

 

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Website: www.letstalkinteractive.com

Facebook: facebook.com/LetsTalkInteractive

First-of-its Kind Technology Created to Help Improve the Outcomes of Chronically Ill Patients

First-of-its Kind Technology Created to Help Improve the Outcomes of Chronically Ill Patients

August 28, 2020

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Dr. Bob Monteverdi, Global Healthcare Solutions Leader for Lenovo Health at Lenovo who is an executive and physician with over three decades of experience across business and healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Technology and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Bob Monteverdi discuss the following:

  1. When we think about bigger picture in healthcare right now, what products does Lenovo have and what do they mean for healthcare providers and patients?
  2. Is Virtual Rounding a solution that will still be relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided?
  3. So, why Lenovo in the healthcare space?
  4. Recently, Dr. Fauci warned that we might be seeing 100K new cases of COVID-19 each day.
  5. How does tele-health and virtual care help minimize these numbers? What results are you seeing from this type of care?

 

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“Dr. Bob” is an executive and physician with three plus decades leading cross-functional business lines, healthcare product management organizations and strategic marketing efforts. His leadership roles have ranged across firms from early stage startups on through major corporate entities that include Thomson Reuters, McKesson, Optum, IBM, and SAS.

During his career he has led numerous efforts in the acute and ambulatory provider markets in addition to driving organizations in the payer, life sciences and pharmacy segments. He is known for his passionate, collaborative and motivational results-driven leadership style, is a graduate of Hofstra University and was in private medical practice in New York State for a decade before embarking on his healthcare information technology career.

At Lenovo, Dr. Bob leads the effort to transform Lenovo Health from a hardware focused entity into providing a broader portfolio of healthcare technology solutions encompassing software and services.

 

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Websites: https://www.lenovo.com/us

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenovoUS 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lenovous 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LenovoVision 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lenovous

Cutting Back on Alcohol with a Science-based Program

Cutting Back on Alcohol with a Science-based Program

August 1, 2020

 

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


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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Website: https://riahealth.com

 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/RiaHealth 
Instagram: instagram.com/riahealth 
Twitter: twitter.com/RiaHealthSF 
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/riahealth 
YouTube: youtube.com/c/riahealth

One of the few clinics in Chicago conducting COVID-19 screenings and the COVID antibody testing

One of the few clinics in Chicago conducting COVID-19 screenings and the COVID antibody testing

June 30, 2020

 

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Dr. Rinku Shah of the Clear Wellness Group, one of the few clinics in Chicago conducting COVID-19 screenings and the COVID antibody testing joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Mental Health Channels to talk about Mental Health Treatment and working during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Rinku Shah discuss the following:

  1. You recently opened Clear Wellness Group with your husband. Tell me about your experience opening your clinic weeks before a global pandemic.
  2. You offer many treatments, one being Ketamine treatment. Can you tell more about this method and how it works.
  3. You were conducting COVID-19 screenings and now you are offering the COVID antibody testing. How does it feel to be one of the few clinics in Chicago offering this test and playing a large role in your city’s wellness?
  4. Are you still seeing your routine mental health patients via tele-health screenings?
  5. You are taking in new ADHD patients right now when many doctors and clinics are not seeing new patients, what made you open your doors to those in need?

 

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Dr. Rinku Shah and Dr. Manan Trivedi formed Clear Wellness Group with the intention of providing the community with great medicine. Medicine that focuses on disease prevention, as well as providing patients with a multidisciplinary support system.

Dr. Shah specializes in ADHD management, generalized anxiety disorder and chronic depression. She truly enjoys engaging with her patients and forming lasting relationships, a rarity in today’s impersonal medical world.

Dr. Trivedi also shares these values and utilizes his double board certifications to provide novel therapies including IV Ketamine, bringing relief to those suffering with mental health issues as well as those with chronic pain.

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Website: https://clearwellnessgroup.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/clearwellnessgroup
Instagram: instagram.com/clearwellnessgroup

The Next Generation of Support For New Parents

The Next Generation of Support For New Parents

August 27, 2018

 

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George Brandes, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Pacify, a telehealth app that provides 24/7 support to new parents joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest George Brandes discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about Pacify, where did the idea come from and how does it work? How is the platform transforming healthcare?
  2. I know that Pacify partners with public health programs such as Medicaid and WIC—the women, infant, children’s program—tell me more about these partnerships, how are they leveraging Pacify?
  3. Give me some examples of the types of questions/concerns you help new parents with through the Pacify platform?
  4. What’s next for Pacify?

 

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George Brandes is Co-Founder and COO of Pacify. George was previously VP of Healthcare Programs at Jackson Hewitt, where he designed and deployed software to help uninsured customers apply for health coverage at tax time.

 

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Website: www.pacify.com

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

Hello Alvin, providing families direct access to quality healthcare via mobile devices, 24/7

Hello Alvin, providing families direct access to quality healthcare via mobile devices, 24/7

January 6, 2018

 

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Arif Razvi, Co-founder and President, Hello Alvin, a healthcare network providing consumers and their families direct access to quality care via mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare, Technology and Tele-medicine Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Arif Razvi discuss the following:

  1. What is Hello Alvin and how does it work?
  2. Could you explain to the listeners what telehealth is and how it is making a dent in modern healthcare?
  3. How can Hello Alvin be beneficial with the impending repeal of the ACA?

  4. What are the costs associated with the service?

  5. What are the advantages of having a mobile consult rather than going into the doctors office?

 

Co-founder, President and COO of Hello Alvin, Arif Razvi is a successful technology entrepreneur with a 20+ year career in sales, marketing and business operations and has been an integral figure in shaping six early-stage technology companies, which have resulted in two successful IPOs and multiple successful exits through acquisitions. In addition to building and scaling world-class organizations, he has established thousands of customer and partner relationships around the globe, which have resulted in over $2.5B of revenue generation during his career.

Most recently, Arif helped lead the growth of the world's largest oil and energy price discovery and reporting firm, Platts (a unit of S&P Global - SPGI) from $250M in annual revenue to over $600M in 5 years.  In addition to Platts, Arif has held executive positions at Aerohive Networks (HIVE), Citrix Systems (CTXS), Exodus Communications(now CenturyLink - CTL) and he co-founded his first Internet company at the age of 25. Arif is also a talented chef, musician and sailor.

 

About Hello Alvin
Hello Alvin is a mobile healthcare network providing consumers direct access to healthcare through its secure, HIPAA-compliant suite of mobile telehealth tools. Consumers can purchase directly online or prepay for the service through participating retailers nationwide.

 

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Website: www.helloalvin.com

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

Therapy to Negotiate the End of Your Relationship

Therapy to Negotiate the End of Your Relationship

October 18, 2017

 

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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship & Psychology Channels to discuss therapy to negotiate the end of your relationship.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What are different types of motivation that people have?
  • Why are some more fulfilling than others?
  • What issues cannot understanding our own motivations cause?
  • What can help us understand our true motivations?
  • How can we work from a motivation based perspective?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a  telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the Huffington Post and Everyday Power Blog.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

Why the Failure of a Relationship Does NOT Make you  a Failure

Why the Failure of a Relationship Does NOT Make you  a Failure

September 13, 2017

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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Family & Relationship Channels to discuss why the failure of a relationship does not make you a failure.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • Why do people feel like a personal failure after the end of a relationship?
  • Why should they NOT feel this way?
  • How can they look at this as a growth experience?
  • Talk about the importance of time alone.
  • How does this makes them a better partner in the future.

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a  telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the Huffington Post and Everyday Power Blog.

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

Leading healthcare companies partner with Appstem to go mobile

Leading healthcare companies partner with Appstem to go mobile

June 16, 2017

 

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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.

 

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Website: www.appstem.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/appstemmedia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/appstem

Treating Substance Abuse Through Telemental Health and in Primary Care

Treating Substance Abuse Through Telemental Health and in Primary Care

April 19, 2017

 

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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Health Care, Health News & TeleMental Health Channels to discuss treating substance abuse through telemental health and in primary Care.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • How common are substance abuse issues in the United States?
  • You note that there are very high rates of mental health issues associated with substance abuse. What are those conditions and statistics?
  • You wrote an article discussing the epidemic of this issue, as well as some guidelines for treating them in new environments. What made you see a need for this?
  • What are some of the essential pieces of substance abuse treatment?
  • Substance abuse and addictions are two of your specialities. What drew you too them, and how can people reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

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