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  • 00:20

    Effective Marketing for Your Healthcare Practice

    in Marketing

    Are you seeing changes in the Healthcare Industry that are effecting your practice?  Are you finding it more difficult to market your healthcare practice and to remain competitive?  Tune in to Marcia Hawkins, President of Video Broadcast Services and Kyle Clouse, Vice President as they discuss strategies and programs that will boost your Healthcare Practice online.

  • Dying with Dignity: Starting the Conversation to Close the Healthcare Gap

    in Health

    What constitutes a ‘good death’? How and where are people dying? Are the needs of the dying being met? How can we advocate for a “good death”? Considering we are all going to die and lose loved ones at some point in time in our journey through life, these are all important questions to explore. Recently there has been an increased emphasis on the importance of addressing healthcare disparities in end of life care. This increased emphasis is mostly as a result of a bountiful of research on how dying patients are invisible in many acute healthcare settings in the United States and are victims of healthcare disparities. That is, certain groups receive lower quality of care than others. Worse than being a dying patient, is being a dying patient who is perceived by medical personnel as belonging to a different race, culture or ethnicity. These biases that lead to disparate treatment are often present at a subconscious level.


    Dr. Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán is associate professor at the Werner Institute at Creighton University. She is a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.  She is a Fulbright Scholar who has actively participated in the field of conflict studies through national and international conferences and workshops, and has conducted a wide variety of trainings and seminars in the field. 


    Dr. Font-Guzmán conducts qualitative research with a focus on the fields of healthcare disparities, law, and conflict engagement. Specifically, how people construct meaning at critical points in their lives about their identity (e.g., professional and community), reflective learning/practice, and end of life to explore the manners in which meaning-making leads them to productively engage with conflict. She also explores how marginalized individuals create alternate stories and counter-narratives to address institutional injustices.

  • 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.

  • 00:55

    Correcting the Healthcare Delivery System with Dr. Elaina George

    in Politics

    We are honored that Dr. Elaina George, Board Certified Otolaryngologist, has agreed to be our guest to discuss her unique perspective on the healthcare delivery system, it's true cost and viable solution.  Dr. George holds a medical degree from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and is currently a solo practitioner in private practice.  She is also a powerful voice for practicing physicians as well as a patient advocate who seeks to improve and restore doctor patient relationships.  


    We do hope you have the opportunity to listen in live and call in with your questions or comments on 646-652-4620, or toll-free 855-866-1170.  Look forward to hearing from you.

  • 00:42

    John Trudel Author of Raven's Redemption Supports 100% Healthcare Now CO-OP

    in News

    The fight is on when quiet Author and friend of Breaking News Journal. He doesn't like to fight, but when he has to he will. John will talk about his books, God's House, Privacy Wars, Raven's Revenge, Raven's Redemption, Soft Target and more.


    John will tell you he discovered on his latest flights. He will talk about what is happening with the birds who are dying and tehir feathers are being burned off when they fly near any solar systems and how the rangers of America are losing their property to the Government so they can put up Solar Syatems, but he has really rolled up his sleave on something very close to home and that is the Healthcare problem. The Affordable Healtchare Act people have been hitting teh grounds of Las Vegas signing people up for this awful program.


    The Government has been giving start up exchanges upwards of $1.1 Billion Dollars like Cover California who charged $6K upfront and $714.00 a month for premiums. That is the Tax Payers Money that is in someone else's pockets now. This exchange has closed it's doors , failed as a company and took off with the money. We can fight back now with www.100percenthealthcarenow.com which is a CO-OP Savings not an Insurance Company.


    CO-OP is calling for AARP and AMAC Members and their families to sign up now. Companies who had to layoff or cut back hours or who had to close their doors need this to revitalize at $25 a month per adult, $10 per month for each child under 18 year sand even $8 a month for household pets, you cannot beat this and it's a stress reliever. Everyone gets a memebrship Card when they sign up. John is going to lay iit all on the line for you  Please go to John's Page and purchase his books, read  his blogs and more. http://johntrudel.com/ and browse.


     


     

  • 00:33

    Workers’ compensation and healthcare employees with Anita DeCarlo

    in Legal

    The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who previously worked for the I.D.P.R. will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. In this monthly podcast series our attorneys and consultants will share news, tips and resources.


    Topics covered in this 30 minute Internet radio podcast:



    Introducing Anita DeCarlo
    How workers’ compensation law works in Illinois
    Some common injuries that give rise to workers’ compensation claims
    2011 amendments to workers’ compensation law in Illinois, wage differentials
    Rebuttable presumptions, carpal tunnel caps, operative v. traumatic injuries
    Measures healthcare industry workers can take to reduce risk of injury
    Healthcare administrators, managers and workers’ compensation trends


    Anita M. DeCarlo is a workers’ compensation attorney, associated with the Chicago health law and litigation firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, and the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants. Anita earned her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School and she is an active member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and served as Co-President of the John  Marshall chapter. She was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers and received a Distinguished Service Award from the John Marshall Law School. Anita is a frequent speaker and article writer in the area of workers’ compensation law in Illinois.


    Visit our Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants website for more information. You may also contact Anita DeCarlo for more information at (773) 631-4580 and by e-mail at anita@decarlolawgroup.com.

  • 00:16

    Audio Blog #12 The Journey Through Assisted Living and Hospice With Mom

    in Health

    The endless drama continues.  I have learned to never let my guard down and expect the unexpected.  I am going to talk about DNR and specialized Physician signed specific orders on what you want at the end of life.  A DNR may not be enough and even then, nobody may read it.

  • 01:30

    Homosexuals Can Marry, But Still Can't Choose Their Own Healthcare

    in Politics

    This week in the Supreme Court in a nutshell: Now homosexuals may also have spouses with whom to commiserate over their lack of control over their healthcare. These cases and much more during tonight's show. Check my blog a couple hours before showtime to see Program Notes (links to all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss).

  • 00:48

    Flexible Spending Accounts and Employee Engagement

    in Business

    On this week's program, host Doug Field is back in the studio with special guests from Visa and Benz Communications for discussions on flexible spending accounts, employee engagement and more. 


    The first guest is be Renee Lutzen, Senior Director of Healthcare at Visa. In this interview, Renee and the hosts discuss a new survey from Visa and WageWorks that found 60 percent of employers opted to offer a health care FSA with a carryover option this year -- up from 49 percent just a year ago and more than double from 2013. These employers agree the health care FSA carryover option -- now in its third year -- is also driving employee participation. The survey provides a year-over-year look at the growth of employer selection of health care FSAs, featuring the carryover option, and what employers see as the biggest benefits and barriers to employee participation.


    For the second segment, Jennifer Benz, CEO and Founder, Benz Communications, a boutique benefits communication firm, joins the program to discuss the findings of a recent survey on employee engagement. Benz Communications recently released a joint national survey with Quantum Workplace that gathered responses from more than 2,000 U.S. employees, revealing that too often workers miss out on meaningful cost conversations with medical providers -- talks that could mean the difference in millions for employers in claims costs. In this interview, Jen walks through the survey’s top-line findings and offer strategies to achieve effective employee engagement and create employees who are truly capable and confident health care consumers.

  • 00:44

    Healthcare: Disaster of Inadvertance

    in Health

    How did we get here in healthcare?  Through a series of small decisions, inadvertently leading to a disaster.  Patients no longer matter:  metrics do.  Value is about metrics.  Payment is about value.  Value is about "metricable" value, not patient and physician and societl values.  Dr Jonas your host will comment on this and refer to a blog post:The Devaluation of the Doctor  http://drelainageorge.com/?p=1122 by Dr Elaine George, an ENT physician with pretty good insights.


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  • 00:36

    Health Analytics: Find Data Beyond the Hospital Doors

    in Technology

    Everyone is talking about using analytics to improve healthcare, collecting data on blood pressure, insulin levels, heart rate and other indicators. However, health plan CareSource not only is analyzing that traditional medical data but is using analytics to draw a more complete picture of a patient and the life factors -- lifestyle, home life, and work -- that shape their health. The goal is to prevent recurrence of medical issues and readmission to the hospital.


    Bob Gladden, vice president for CareSource's Center for Analytics, and his team are taking creative approaches to healthcare analytics in an effort to keep their clients healthier in the long run. Gladden joins All Analytics Radio to discuss how organizations can use analytics to search for healthcare solutions that range beyond what we have grown to view as standard health data.


    In this show you will learn:



    About the impact that unnecessary recurrence and readmission have on patients, providers, insurers, and the public
    How providers and insurers can utilize data analytics to have a positive impact on patient lives while delivering efficiencies throughout the healthcare system
    What types of life factors have a significant impact on patient health and how data can identify possible solutions
    About the unexpected role that healthcare analytics can have in shaping public policy, particularly for those patients most in need

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