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  • 00:59

    Healthcare Rhetoric vs The Reality with Dr. Elaina George

    in Politics

    Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist.   She has published in several scientific journals and presented her research at national meetings. As a solo practitioner in private practice who is also a small business owner, she has a unique perspective on the problems of health care delivery, the true costs of healthcare and viable solutions. Dr George is a recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2009. She was recently honored with membership in The Leading Physicians of the World and Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition.

    Dr George’s interest in the politics of healthcare and the reform effort have led her to become both a powerful voice for the practicing physician and an advocate for the patient.

  • 00:33

    How Advanced Analytics Serve Healthcare

    in Technology

    An analytics initiative focused originally on a single task can spawn an enterprisewide, cyclical approach to data-driven decisions based on advanced analytics. Consider what is being done in healthcare today, and how organizations are moving from base -- or descriptive -- analytics toward more advanced modeling, such as linear regression, neural networks, and predictive modeling.

    Suppose your analytics initiative starts with a focus on combatting healthcare payment fraud. Now consider how those same tools can apply to so many other applications throughout the organization -- sales, claims processing, even medical affairs. It's a model that can be carried out in any number of companies and sectors.

    Doug Cedras retired last year as Director of the Corporate and Financial Investigations department of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  Now, he is an independent consultant for health care fraud, waste and abuse issues. Cedras joins All Analytics Conversations to discuss how advanced analytics can drive efficiency and better decision making throughout a healthcare organization, and what those in other industries can learn from innovations in healthcare analytics.

    In this event you will learn:

    About the path from base analytics to advanced analytics
    How to create an enterprise culture of analytics
    How companies like Blue Cross are combatting fraud
    How to gain maximum value from a robust data analytics solution and machine learning


  • 01:01

    Update From The Rare and Undiagnosed Communities

    in Health

    Mary Elizabeth Parker returns to update listeners on the what's happening in the world of rare and undiagnosed diseases.  She has spent time at NIH and with the leading researchers in the area of genetics and rare diseases.  She will also update us on her organization U R Our Hope.  Also, appearing on the show is Deanna who tell us her story of searching for a diagnosis.

  • 00:52

    Introducing WEX Health & Transitioning to Defined Contribution

    in Business

    On this episode, the hosts talk private exchanges, defined contribution and more with special guests from WEX Health and the Council for Affordable Health Coverage.

    For the first segment, the hosts welcome Brian Ridder, VP of Healthcare Exchange Sales at WEX Health, back to the program. Brian will provide listeners with a brief overview of WEX Health, which is the result of WEX’s acquisition of Evolution1 and Benaissance over the past 18 months. Additionally, Brian will provide insight into cutting-edge applications of consolidated premium billing. These applications include group-based employer billing, featuring “Review and Repair” capabilities and unique application of individual consumer consolidated billing in the retiree market leveraging account-based HRA tools.

    The second guest is Joel White, President of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, an organization whose mission is to promote policies that increase competition, maximize consumer choice and ensure everyone has access to affordable coverage. Prior to CAHC, Joel spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, where he helped enact nine laws, including the 2002 Trade Act, which created health care tax credits; the 2003 law that established the Medicare prescription drug benefit and health savings accounts; the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act and the 2006 Tax Reform and Health Care Act, which reformed Medicare payment policies. In this interview, Joel discusses why defined contribution is a necessary transition for promoting employer choice in health coverage.

  • 00:19

    Healthcare: How One Tech Company is Reimagining the Future of Healthcare

    in Business

    MuleSoft founder Ross Mason talks security, wearables, and electronic health records and lays out an optimistic prediction about the future of healthcare.

  • 01:01


    in Current Events

    A woman in San Francisco recently was scheduled to have a Cesarean section and decided she wanted to have a tubal ligation at the time of that surgery. Her doctor agreed. The problem? The hospital where she was going to have the procedure, refused to allow the sterilization ecause it was a Catholic institution and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said the prodedure was "evil."  Just go to another hospital you say? Well good luck with that. Many regions in this country have prohibitive distances between facilities and it is a problem that's restricting access to health care for growing numbers of women.

    Janet Chung, legal and legislative counsel at Legal Voice in Seattle joins us to talk about medical access in the age of mergers. Legal voice is a non-rofit organization that fights for legal rights and justice for women in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska by bringing ground breaking cases to court, advocating for landmark legislation and providing legal information. Chung has advocated for policies to protect women's access to reproductive health services and insurance coverage and her cases have addressed issues including adverse treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the work place and on campuses as well as fighting gender stereotyuping of workers.

    Join us as we talke about hospital mergers, religious dotrine, access to healthcare and reproductive freedom.

  • 00:14

    Healthcare: Does Healthcare’s Past Predict Its Future?

    in Finance

    Some things never change – and in healthcare, we sometimes feel
    like we’re talking about the same stuff year in and year out. Join
    us as we cover some stories that were a big deal in 2014, check in
    on how they’re going now, and predict some major trends in

  • 01:01

    A Breast Cancer Survivor's Story: The Journey Through The Healthcare System

    in Health

    Healthcare Whisperer welcomes Catherine Grace to the show.  She is a writer, editor, and breast cancer survivor.  She is here to discuss her journey throught the maze of cancer from diagnosis to treatment to remission.  Her story will give us insight to the impact on one's life, emotions and relationships.  It is a story of strength, courage, love and compassion.  Catherine's experience will make you laugh and cry but most of all it will fill you with awe at her determination to win the battle.

  • 00:32

    Hacking Health- Windsor-Detroit Breaks Down Barriers to Healthcare Innovation

    in Technology

    Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals across the US-Canada border to collaborate, dream up & design apps for patient-centric care. Building on the success of the first ever cross-border Hacking Health held at TechTown Detroit last year, Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit will be crossing the border into Windsor and we want you to join us!

    Please join Melissa Birnie and Dr. Philip Olla, Professor, CEO, Researcher, Consultant, Entrepreneur on April 29th@ 1:00 P.M. when they discuss Hacking Health, being held in Windsor on May 13-15th since last year's was in Detroit.

    If you are a Designers, Developers, Healthcare Practitioners, Coach & Mentors. This show and event is for you to Offer your ideas and concepts to help catalyze innovation in Healthcare. Contribute to impactful healthcare challenges and improve the experience connect to create holistic solutions with patients, not just for patients but transform everyday Healthcare challenges into real solutions.

  • 00:54

    How to Manage Your Doctor and Get the Healthcare You Deserve

    in Health

    Are you telling the doctor everything to help find out what is wrong with you?  Does your doctor know everything about you and can he fix you no matter what?  Does your doctor know everything that is possible in medicine as Google can give you?  Are emergency rooms all created equal and when you hurt you just look for the big red E?  What is a second opinion?  Who is really responsible for your health? You?  Your insurance coverage?  Your doctor?  Your specialist?  What is your 15 minutes worth with your doctor once a year?

    Dr. Patrick Neustatter, MD author of Manage Your Doctor will be sharing how we used to view our healthcare interactions with our doctors in the last several decades and now in the face of healthcare reform.  Dr. Patrick and Dr. Jeanette share stories and tips to challenge you to find what works in today's system. 

    For more information visit:  www.ManageYourDoctor.com

    For more information on 'How to Get the Healthcare You Deserve' free report download visit:  www.DrJeanetteWellness.com


  • 00:53

    Home Front Healthcare, Obamacare and HIPAA

    in Politics Conservative

    Why not fill out the HIPAA form when you go to the doctor?  Have you had enough of obamacare yet?  There’s plenty of  talk about what a mess it is, why hasn’t it been repealed?

    On today’s show we interview Twila Brase, Founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom (www.cchfreedom.org).  In the interview, our guest reveals some of the dirty little secrets about obamacare’s  origins, starting with the Hipaa laws from the Republican majority Congress.

    You’ll learn not only how we got into this mess, but what options are available to get us out of it.