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  • 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

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    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.

  • 00:33

    Mobile Health: Making Healthcare Safer and Easier

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    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.

  • 00:45

    How to Get the Health Care you Deserve - with Lawrence Lazarus, MD

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    Getting the best medical care possible for yourself and those you love can be challenging, especially when you realize that medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy, and medical and hospital errors account for more yearly deaths than car accidents. 


    When his elderly aunt developed depression and Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Lawrence Lazarus saw firsthand how America's fragmented healthcare system could endanger his patients' lives. He recognized the importance of being assertive, proactive and of having a trusted healthcare advocate and a dedicated physician to coordinate and assure the best care possible.


    In this interview Dr. Lazarus will share his lifetime of personal and professional experience with patients.  His book Getting the Healthcare You Deserve in America's Broken Healthcare System offers practical advice about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The book also explains how to reduce healthcare costs and overcome psychological barriers to recognizing early signs of illness. We will also talk about how to find and keep the best physician.


    Through working with patients, he has seen the importance of understanding how America's complicated and sometimes adversarial health system works and the need for patients and their families to take more control and responsibility for their healthcare.


     

  • 00:43

    Community Investor: Unbelievably Low Cost Health Care

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    Unite Doc provides access to multiple supplemental health care insurance services for an unbelievably low price. Imagine having the ability to call a Board Certified physician 24/7/365 as many times as you want for less than $20/month. Unite Doc was created by a man who desired to bring affordable consultative services to all people and save them from expensive trips to the ER. Join host Larry Muck as the CEO of Unite Doc talks about its work with uninsured, underinsured, and insureds across the country to get real-time access to healthcare consultations.


    To find out more send Larry an email at larry@larrymuck.com

  • 00:49

    Consumer-Driven Health Accounts & Wearables in Wellness

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    On this week's program, hosts Doug Field, Ron Bachman and Brent Macy are live in the studio with special guests from Flex and Healthiest Employers for conversations on consumer-driven health accounts (HSAs, HRAs and FSAs) and the role of wearable devices in workplace wellness programs.


    The first guest on the show will be David Lindgren, Senior Manager, Compliance & Public Affairs, Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex). With the ACA weighing on employers’ every health care decision, it is no surprise that they are doing whatever they can to stabilize costs for themselves, while better engaging their employees into the cost-sharing process. The integration of consumer-driven health accounts has rapidly emerged at the workplace as a key strategy to combat rising health care costs. As an advocate in this marketplace, Flex pondered how many employers are offering these plans, how offer rates differ by employer size and, in light of the ACA, what the future holds for their growth or demise. In this segment, David and the hosts will discuss the key findings from a recent survey that collected responses from more than 500 employers of all sizes throughout the U.S.


    The second guest on this week's program will be Rod Reasen, Chief Executive Officer of Healthiest Employers. The wearable movement is here. In fact, according to a new survey from Healthiest Employers, 54 percent of employers are looking to purchase wearables in the next twelve months. Yet, only seven percent have a plan to use the data to improve health. In this interview, Rod and the hosts will outline what employers want in an a wearable, the reasons to purchase and how to “connect the dots” between activity and outcomes.

  • 00:38

    HEALTH MEDIA NOW-GUEST BRUCE BENNETT-INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE-FMCP TECHNOLOGY

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    Please join us on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.  Our special guest is Bruce Bennett, Vice President of Scott-Clark Medical. 


    Bruce Bennett is Vice-President of Scott-Clark Medical and stands at the forefront of some of the most innovative breakthroughs in his field. FMCP Technology is a ground breaking new form of technology designed to help hospitals run smoothly and keep them powered up 24/7.  He will teach us about the newest innovations in healthcare relating to FMCP Technology.  FMCP technology brings a new level of sophistication to mobile computing. FMCP centers on the powerful CAPS power system, a patent pending mobile power system for computing carts, vital signs monitors, and other mobile equipment. One battery solution for many uses in the hospital environment is economical, convenient, and improves patient care.  Scott-Clark Medical has designed a new battery system that could potentially revolutionize the mobile healthcare industry.  You asked for it and we deliver!

  • 00:41

    The Future of TechnologyAdvice and Healthcare IT with Drew Settles

    in Psychology

    Charles "Drew" Settles, Product Analalyst, joins us from TechnologyAdvice, a technology marketing and research firm dedicated to educating, advising, and connecting buyers and sellers of business technology. In his work, Charles has extensively written and researched topics related to healthcare IT, business intelligence, and other emerging technologies.


    Drew joins us to cover topics related to health IT, business intelligence, and other emerging tech trends: HIPAA, Meaningful Use, Branding, and the list goes on.


    We refer to Drew as "The Brain" and will have him on the show periodically to discuss what is trendng in healthcare IT. 


    Enjoy his bio and full blog article on Mental Health News Radio.

  • Population Health and the Patient Experience: A Perfect Pair

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    Population health has arrived on the healthcare scene, and if we’re smart, we’ll make sure it’s here to stay. Susan Marks from Amati Health will talk with Singola Consulting about why it’s smart to move towards population health, what an effective strategy looks like, and how it benefits both healthcare organizations and the patient experience.

  • 01:26

    Destination Health -Episode #32- What is this health "movement" ?

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    The Let' s Truck Destination Health show is not limited to just talking about health, or exercise or how to deal with everyday stresses, etc. We are coming together to talk about a "movement" ....YOU are part of creating a health movement that we will work together on, learn together, even stumble together forward....as we do the hard work to build a sustainable, enjoyable, full-of-the-healthiest-selves life we can. Join us and see what we are about, where we are going and make the commiitment to hop on the best ride of this thing called life!

  • 00:48

    Connected Health & Health Savings Accounts

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    On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, hosts Ron Bachman, Doug Field and Andrew Dietz are in the studio for an in-depth discussion of the future of wearable devices, workplace wellness, health savings accounts and much more.


    For the first segment on the program, the hosts welcome special guest Cédric Hutchings, CEO, Withings, to the program to discuss connected health and wearable devices in the workplace. As a leader in the connected health revolution, Withings creates beautifully designed, award-winning products that bring long-term engagement and a measurable health impact to workforces. The Withings ecosystem allows employees to track and improve activity, sleep, weight and heart health. In this interview, Cédric and the hosts discuss what's next from the connected health revolution and the importance of companies adopting a data-driven approach to employee health and wellness.


    For the second segment on the show, the hosts welcome Liz Ryan, EVP and group head of Wells Fargo Health Benefit Services (HBS), back to the program to discuss the importance of an HSA as a long-term asset and safety and security a successful HSA program. In this interview, Liz and the hosts look at HSA industry growth, the keys to successful enrollment, the value of an HSA as a long-term asset, the challenges to containing health care costs and much more.