• 00:31

    e-Patient Dave says "Let Patients Help!"

    in Health

    Dave deBronkart has a well-earned reputation as an e-Patient.  An internationally recognized speaker, author, and health policy advisor, he has words of strength for patients for sure.  


    In addition, he works with physicians, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies to help them Let Patients Help!


    When most manufacturers decide to create a new product, they do market research and conduct focus groups to determine in advance what the consumers want.


    In medicine, it's mostly about what the doctors want.


    But the doctors are not the end-user consumers in medicine, they are talented and experienced personnel, but the end-user consumers are the patients.


    Come hear what Dave believes are the many ways that Patients can help improve healthcare.


    See also Dave's new book, Let Patients Help! A patient engagement handbook - how doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better health care.  http://www.epatientdave.com/let-patients-help/


    Audio clip credits:


    Gimme My DaM Data – Maastricht, 2011


    Posted by WellApps, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b4li7N_7Ck


    Music Video by the Collaborative Agency Group, 2013


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqJKTWYHf4s

  • 00:31

    Empowered Patient Coalition

    in Health

    Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.


    http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org


    About Dr. Hallisy:


    Dr. Julia Hallisy obtained her BS in Biological Science from the University of San Francisco in 1984 and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Dental Sciences. In 1988, Dr. Hallisy received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Since that time, she has been a full-time practicing San Francisco dentist.

    Her second child, Katherine Eileen, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with her daughter’s life-threatening diagnosis, the many recurrences of cancer, and the subsequent treatments for the malignant and aggressive tumors marked the beginning an almost 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The unique combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
      
    Dr. Hallisy began to research the topic of patient safety in 1998. She has lobbied for health care reform in Washington, DC with Consumer’s Union.

    Dr. Hallisy is committed to and passionate about the subjects of patient safety, health care reform and medical error reduction. She is the founder and president of The Empowered Patient Coalition.

    Dr. Hallisy was born and raised in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, John Hallisy, and their two sons, Daniel and Kevin. The Hallisy’s ten-year old daughter, Kate, lost her life-long battle with cancer in February 2000.

  • 00:32

    e-Patients Live Longer

    in Health

    Dr. Nancy Finn has written a sequel to her book, ePatients Live Longer.  Joyce and Mike speak with her about the new edition, and what she has learned since the writing of her earlier book.  How does it help a patient to do some research, get engaged, and advocate for him or herself?


    See Nancy's website at http://healthcarebasicsinfo.com/

  • 00:34

    The Three Pillars of Sanofi's Patient-Centric Strategy

    in Business

    Input, Solutions, Culture


    Pharmaguy interviews Anne C. Beal, MD, MPH, Chief Patient Officer, Sanofi, and Melva T. Covington, MPH, MBA., PhD, Project Leader, Research and Develooment, Sanofi. They talk about their roles in bringing the patient perspective into Sanofi's work to advance Sanofi's ability to deliver health care solutions that matter most to patients and those who care for them.


    Questions/Topics of Discussion



    How do you define "Patient-Centricity?"
    Tell us more about the three pillars of Sanofi's Patient-Centric Strategy. How do you get patients' input? Do you have any patient advocates on your team who are not physicians but who have worked extensively with patients?
    Are we talking only about patient-centricity in the context of research & development? What about corporate and marketing communications?
    What's the most difficult hurdle for pharma to overcome to be truly patient-centric?
    Why did Sanofi create the role of "Chief Patient Officer?" How is it different from "Chief Medical Officer?" What do you do as Sanofi's Chief Patient Officer? Can you relate a case study which demonstrates how you implemented your strategy?
    What other pharmaceutical companies have Chief Patient Officers? Do they all have similar roles? Will all pharma companies follow?

  • 00:16

    Patient gives update on the ML830 Laser

    in Health

    Topic: Patient gives update on the ML830 Laser


    Guest: Patient Frank


    Host:  Mike Barbour


     


    Take a 90 Day Test Drive:


    www.ml830wholesale.com


    Prices starting under $3000


     


    1-888-658-3094, ext 101

  • 00:54

    Healing with Dr Daniels- Patient Autonomy or Something More Sinister?

    in Health

    Please join Dr Jennifer Daniels on February 24, 2015 at 6pm EDT for the Healing with Dr Daniels Show.


    Today's topic is: Patient Autonomy or Something More Sinister?


    The FDA has just approved a genetic test for consumers to use at home without a Doctor’s permission.  Patients can now freely purchase this genetic test and get the results.  Is this an advance in patient autonomy?  Or is there something more sinister?   Dr Daniels reviews the accuracy of the test, the purpose of the test and how you can sidestep this plan to ensnare you in the Standard of Care. Tune in.  Think Happens.


    What’s Hot, What’s Not. Tune as Dr Daniels gives her best picks as to the up coming trends in Healing, self - care, health care and healing. You heard it first here. Think Happens.. Listen by phone  (914-338-0695 or online click this link or copy this on your browser: Ask questions during the show, by phone call: 914-338-0695 or online go to http://healingwithdrdaniels.chatango.com/


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blakeradio


     

  • 00:38

    The HD View with Patricia Ortiz, VP Patient Liaison

    in Education

    TUESDAY, MARCH 31 - 1:00 PM PST


    Tonight our incredible special guest is Patricia Ortiz, Vice President of Patient Liaison at Rare Diseases Patients First! a nonprofit organization that focuses on educating patients with rare diseases about the clinical trial and drug development processes.


    Patricia Ortiz began her professional career working at the National Metrology Institute in Germany and has expertise in many different engineering disciplines including precision engineering, nuclear physics, and quantum optics. Later she shifted her focus to Biomedical Engineering. Upon completing her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Luebeck, Germany she has worked for large medical device and biotech companies as well as small startups, leading cross functional team in medical software and diagnostic instrument development within the US and overseas.


    Rare Diseases Patients First! is a nonprofit organization that was founded by Dr. Lorna Speid in 2014 and focused on educating patients with rare diseases about the clinical trial process and drug development.


    Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rarediseasesPF
    Visit their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/rarediseasesPF

  • 00:31

    Cancer in Families - Lynch Syndrome

    in Health

    Joyce and Mike speak with Georgia Hurst as part of Lynch Syndrome Awareness Week.


    Georgia Hurst is a patient advocate for those with Lynch syndrome. She is the founder of the website and blog: <a href="http://ihavelynchsyndrome.com">ihavelynchsyndrome.com</a>. She frequently writes about the emotional aspects of having Lynch syndrome, and writes for various websites and journals in order to create awareness amongst the global medical community about this hereditary cancer syndrome. Georgia is a wife and mother, and loves espresso, books, and being bossed around by her adorable dog named Sid.


    What is Lynch syndrome?  We will learn more from Georgia, or you can read about it on her website, or in this article from <a href="http://http://www.curetoday.com/community/georgia-hurst/2015/02/i-have-lynch-syndrome">www.curetoday.com</a>


    Georgia noticed that there were several people in her family who had cancer at early ages, and several with the same cancer.  This can indicate that there is something genetic predisposing family members to cancer.  She delved deeper, got to a diagnosis, and kept asking questions, finding out how to protect herself and others in her family from the worst consequences of this condition.


    Hear her remarkable story, the path she followed in doing her own research, and the partnerships she has developed with medical professionals to help her make progress for herself and others.


     

  • 00:31

    Challenging Kidney Cancer

    in Health

    Mike Lawing and Andy Derr have been living with kidney cancer for years.  Both of them have learned not to knuckle under to a difficult diagnosis, but to challenge themselves to live WITH it, maintain their quality of life, and keep the nastiest effects of cancer at bay.


    It's not easy.  But today there are better tools for challenging kidney cancer than ever before.  Working closely with their doctors, they have discovered strategies -- medical, mental, and spiritual -- that have helped them keep their heads high and their spirits strong and at the same time keeping cancer in the background of their lives.


    Mike, Andy, and Joyce all attended the Kidney Cancer Symposium sponsored by the Kidney Cancer association in October 2014, and prepared a report in patient-approachable language to share with other patients and their families the amazing progress reported at the symposium.  Mike did the bulk of the work -- the concept, the layout, and pictures, the editing -- and Andy and Joyce contributed articles.  


    You will want to hear this conversation!

  • 02:21

    L*I*V*E On Air Readings

    in Lifestyle

    Join us for L*I*V*E On Air Readings with your popular Firefly Willows L*I*V*E show hosts. Skype or call in during the show to receive a reading L*I*V*E on the air.

    • Tarot • Intuitive Coaching • Runes • Animal Medicine • Shamanic Coaching • Psychic Messages • I-Ching •

    Call or Skype in during the L*I*V*E show and receive a free reading. Got a question? Got a problem? Need some guidance?

    • Relationships • Money • Love • Career • Life Path •

    Bring a question, and we'll look at what guidance Spirit has to offer you.

  • 00:27

    Gettysburg and Robert E. Lee

    in Social Networking

    IT'S NEW...IT'S DIFFERENT. However, YOU have to CALL in TOLL-FREE (323) 792 2931 to participate or listen on Wednesday, March 4th, 8:00pm (EST). Topic: GETTYSBURGH and ROBERT E. LEE. Let's not misconstrue, General Lee fought for Virginia not because he was for slavery, in fact, he was against slavery. He fought for the South because Virginia was his home state--he was a Virginian. Just like Rommel, During WWII fought in Hitler's army, even though he was NOT a Nazi. He fought for Germany because it was his country. Join us for a most interesting discussion. The more comments and opinions we hear, the more informative the subject can be. Again, to participate or listen CALL TOLL-FREE (323) 792 2931. This show is sponsored by afewgoodbookspublishing.com

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