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  • 00:49

    Health Care Costs & Behavioral Psychology

    in Business

    On this week's program, hosts Doug Field and Andrew Dietz welcome guests from two innovative startups – Claritas Mindsciences and Surgeo – onto the program to discuss their digital health solutions.

    The first guest on this week's program will be Phil Micali, chief commercial officer for Claritas Mindsciences. With over 30 years of experience in the health and wellness sectors, Phil now brings his expertise to bear on a new solution that merges mindfulness, digital technology and behavioral psychology to enable people to control their cravings and addictions. In this segment, Phil and the hosts will discuss the products offered by Claritas Mindsciences and how neurofeedback technology can effectively be used for smoking cessation and other healthy changes in behavior.

    The second guest will be Arnon Krongrad, MD, president and CEO of Allevion, a health care technology company. As a physician with decades of experience, Dr. Krongrad created Surgeo, Allevion's flagship product, to connect patients to the best surgeons for the best price. Surgeo is an online marketplace that simplifies access to a highly qualified surgeon network. The services of every surgeon are transparently priced and conveniently packaged with the facility, anesthesia and other necessary components. In this interview, Dr. Krongrad and the hosts will discuss the causes for variation in cost for health care procedures and how the online Surgeo portal empowers consumers with knowledge and choice.  

  • 00:50

    Health Management & Health Care Logistics

    in Business

    On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, hosts Ron Bachman and Doug Field are live in the studio for a discussion on trends in population health management and how changes toward a consumer-centric health care model are affecting all stakeholders in the system.

    For the first segment on today's program, the hosts welcome Jack Curtis, founder and chief executive officer of Corporate Health Partners, to the show. A speaker at this June's FORUM & Expo, the chair of the Leadership Committee at HERO and an overall thought leader in health management, Jack discusses some of the latest trends in corporate wellness today. Jack and the hosts also cover the content of this June's FORUM & Expo general session, recent HERO research and how to engage the C-suite in corporate wellness efforts. 

    The second guest on this week's show is Robin Hooker, the director of healthcare marketing for UPS, a global leader in logistics. In this segment, Robin and the hosts discuss how the shift toward patient-centric care is affecting all participants in the health care system. Today, patients are choosing more direct-to-home deliveries; walk-in clinics, such as CVS Minute Clinic and MedPost Urgent Care, are on the rise; the middle class and aging populations in emerging markets are growing. These are impacting the health care supply chain immensely. With health care consumerism on the rise globally, logistics partners are required to innovate now more than ever to ensure a safe end-to-end shipping experience for biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and more. 

  • 00:45

    Health Care Payments, Life Insurance and Health Incentives

    in Business

    On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, the hosts welcome two special guests to the program for a discussion on health care payments, health engagement, life insurance, health incentives and more.

    The first guest on the program will be Vineet Gulati, chief executive officer of HealthExpense. Similar to the shift from pension plans to individual retirement accounts years ago, employers are switching from defined benefit to a defined contribution that their employees control. Therefore, the employee-consumer today has to make more health insurance and health care purchasing decisions. This shift has been rapid, and consumers need to learn very quickly how to use vehicles like HSAs, FSAs and HRAs to cope with this expense-shift. In this interview, Vineet and the hosts will discuss what problems this shift is causing across the health care ecosystem and the innovations that are emerging to deal with these changes.

    For the second segment on the show, the hosts will talk with Tal Gilbert, senior vice president of marketing and innovation for The Vitality Group. Tal and the hosts will be discussing an innovative new solution that brings together life insurance and wellness incentives. John Hancock Insurance recently launched a new approach to life insurance in the U.S. that rewards people for healthy living. Developed through an exclusive, first-ever life insurance partnership with The Vitality Group, the new solution integrates life insurance with a comprehensive healthy living program.

  • 00:49

    Update on All Things Health Care Consumerism

    in Business

    On this week's program, host Doug Field is live in the studio for an update on all things health care consumerism. Doug will be joined by two special guests, John Young and Ron Bachman, two thought leaders in health care consumerism and trusted advisors to The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism.

    The first guest on this week's show will be John Young, chief executive officer of Consumerdriven, LLC. From his perspective as a leading consulting on all things health care consumerism, John will be discussing growth in the private exchange market and how the entire health care ecosystem is adapting to consumerism trends.

    For the second segment on this morning's program, Ron Bachman, chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, will be calling-in to give his outlook on what's next in health care consumerism. Ron will also be discussing his upcoming workshops at the 2015 FORUM & Expo, the Certified in HealthCare Consumerism (CHCC) program, future IHC University initiatives and pending compliance concerns for industry stakeholders.

  • 01:01

    A Conversation About End of Life Care: The How, Why, Who and When

    in Health

    Howard Block and I will be discussing how to talk about end of life care with a loved one, patient or friend.  It can be difficult to know how to approach the topic and exactly what to say.  We will discuss why it shouldn't be a conversation with  only your doctor but also your family.  Why is it important?  It is a topic no one wants to have but it can be so helpful knowing what a loved onewants when death is near. We both have had the experience of working with people who knew what they wanted and others who didn't.  We have learned the importance of this conversation and how it helps families.  We are talking about people saying exactly how much care they want whether full code or not.  We hope to remove some of the fear and uncertainty that people experience.  It is our goal for listeners to know it is their choice.

  • 01:01


    in Current Events

    There's been a push for years to have doctors, nurses, and health care folks to become more involved in screening and treating victims of intimate partner violence. There have been flyers taped in bathrooms, brochures stacked in waiting rooms, and once in a while a quesion about domestic violence on an intake form. But what are we really doing, is this the appropriate response, and what can we do better?

    Project Connect, a program funded by the Department of Human Serivces, has trained doctors and nurses about how to talk with patients about domestic violence and sexual assault, and that can be a tough thing to do.

    Lisa James, Director of Health at Futures Without Violence, has worked with experts in medicine, violence and policy to work out an effective health care response to abuse. She is a recipient of the American Medical Association's Citation for Distinguished Service for her efforts to train health care provicers on domestic violence, and she coordinates the biennial National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence.

    Join us as we discuss the role of health care providers in helping victims of sexual and domestic violence.

  • 00:33

    Mobile Health: Making Healthcare Safer and Easier

    in Health

    Mobile health is transforming healthcare faster and sooner than we expected. Join AJ as he talks with Mert Iseri, CEO and Co-Founder of SwipeSense, about the new possibilities in healthcare and why these changes are for the better.

  • 00:31

    Obama Care Scam! or The last chance to save a disfunctional Health Care System!!

    in Health

    Obama Care is trying to save a health care system that doesn't work!

    There is a wave of over 1.7 million autistic children requiring $50,000.00 of care per year comming to medicare.

    Young people who don't utilize the medical services are asked to join to cover the ineffective care of the older sicker people.

    Multiple states have not signed up.

    People who do sign up are finding out that the costs are several times higher than the private pland they had.

    Don't miss this life saving episode!!

  • 00:56

    Relationship Centered Care: Our Interview with Thomas Dahlborg

    in Psychology

    Passionate people in the healthcare field are often hard to come by. We find it impossible to simply go through the motions when it comes to our lives and our work. Thankfully we at Mental Health News Radio are infectious. We meet incredible people like Theresa Wray who then introduce us to more incredible people like our guest Tom Dahlborg. Enjoy our conversation about where healthcare is going. And, where Tom is leading necessary change towards a more compassionate and thoughtful patient experience. Read the full blog article HERE.

    What is relationship centered care to you?

    What is the difference between patient centered care and relationship centered care?

    I also understand you recently wrote an article specific to “non-compliant patients”. Please tell me more about this article and your thoughts when you hear the term “non-compliant patient”.

    You write for several different industry blogs, but I understand that you are undertaking a more courageous venture-writing a book.  Are you able to share any details about the book at this time?

    You have a blog series that you are currently writing “The Big Kid and Basketball”; again this comes from a very personal place, but not just you this time-your son as well.  It is obvious in reading this blog it is a heartfelt story-why the need to write this?

    I want to congratulate you on the start of The Dahlborg Healthcare Leadership Group.  Can you share with my audience your work experience and how your new venture came to be?

    I understand that you have a poem that will be featured in, Laura Probert’s radio show “Warrior Soul”.  Where did that come from?

  • 00:39

    Preventive Health Care

    in Business

    On October 14 my guest will be Dr. Gabriel Nadel.  Gabe attended Yeshiva University in New York City where he majored in psychology and biology. For chiropractic school he moved westward to Saint Louis, Missouri, where he attended Logan College of Chiropractic. Following his education, he practiced in Seattle, where he began his chiropractic career running a Premier Chiropractic office. From there, he moved on to practice at Ballard Wellness in Ballard, Washington. In 2012, he relocated to NYC and began working at Xcalibur Chiropractic in the Bronx. In June of 2013, he founded Everest Chiropractic, and the real fun began. In addition to managing his own private practice, he gives back to the community by conducting complimentary health fairs, spinal screenings, and ergonomic assessments. He also offers complimentary ”lunch and learns” for local corporations in the midtown Manhattan area, where he brings in lunch and gives a short lecture on “How to Stay Young the First 100 Years.” His goal is to get out and educate the community to make informed, smart decisions about their health.

  • 00:19

    Health Care Marketing Ideas

    in Marketing

    Health care success is heavily dependent on word of mouth. We know that people tend to turn to their family and friends for recommendations whenever they have a health problem, and we have the best plan to make this work in your favor.

    Word of mouth occurs naturally, but, as any other advertising phenomenon, it can also be efficiently kick-started and controlled by a marketer. Social interactions have massively changed in recent years by the use of social media platforms - and the type of content that gets shared most often on social media is video. If you want people to talk about your health care business, you need video content to get the conversation started.

    But, when it comes to health care professionals, there’s more to video content than just creating a shareable piece. The best health care marketing ideas are those that create a personal connection. Let's be honest - most people are terrified by their first visit to a new doctor - even if it's a regular checkup or a routine verification. A video is a chance to establish a connection before actually meeting the doctor. A video can help a patient set their mind at ease plus make them comfortable. For you, as this is more than advertising: it’s a great opportunity to introduce yourself, and to share your first smile with future patients. Thus, when you actually meet them in person, they’ll already be more relaxed and more willing to trust you.

    Health care marketing ideas are not as much about marketing, as about direct, interpersonal, human to human communication. Our videos can make your business stand out and help highlight its personality and its appeal – so that people contact you with a smile on their faces. We know the competition is tough, and we can give you the tools to get ahead of them in no time.