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  • 00:32

    Month End Wrap-Up: Population Health and Primary Care Innovation

    in Health

    On August 2nd 2015 join PopHealth Week co-hosts Fred Goldstein (@fsgoldstein), Gregg Masters (@2healthguru) and Douglas Goldstein aka @eFuturist as they review and highlight some of the key takeaways from the July series on Population Health and Primary Care Innovation. For the lineup and content summary click here. 


    In August we start our deep dive series on Population Health and ACOs with representatives from three ACO types: physician led, hospital sponsored and health plan enabled.


    For reference posts on 'too big to fail' health plan mergers, see: and 'Why Blue Cross Hates Anthem's Cigna Deal' and 'Aetna Buys Humana For $37 Billion, But Deal Doesn't Add Up'.


     

  • 00:01

    Primary Care for Men

    in Health

    In this episode, Dr. O'Connor will discuss what health related issues men need to pay attention to from a primary care perspective.  

  • 01:13

    GOP PRIMARY 2016: WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER GUYS?

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT AT 9 ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WE WILL AGAIN ENTER THE FRAY AMONG REPUBLICANS AS THE MOST ACTIVE PHASE OF THE PRIMARY SEASON NEARS ITS START.


    THINGS ARE GETTING VERY "ROUGH AND TUMBLE" AS THE IOWA CAUCUSES CLOSE IN WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARIES SOON TO FOLLOW. EVERYONE KNEW THAT SOONER OR LATER DONALD TRUMP WOULD GO ON ATTACK MODE AND TED CRUZ HAS RESPONDED VALIANTLY AND OPENED THE DOOR TO SOME QUESTIONS. BUT SINCE "THE DONALD" HAS TAKEN MOST OF THE "AIR OUT OF THE ROOM" AS HE USUALLY DOES, TONIGHT WE WILL TALK ABOUT CRUZ AND THE OTHER HIGHER RATED CHALLENGERS.  WHAT ARE THEIR CHANCES AND WHAT ISSUES CAN THEY BRING UP, IF ANY, WHICH CAN EFFECTIVELY RAISE THEIR STANDING?  FOR CRUZ IN PARTICULAR, THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE CRITICAL IF HE IS TO MAKE A MOVE.


    WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF CALLING THIS A TWO MAN RACE.  ONLY RUBIO OF THE REMAINING SEEMS TO HAVE MUCH OF A CHANCE ALTHOUGH JOHN KASICH HAS SHOWN SOME LIFE IN IOWA AND JEB, WELL, HE AT LEAST SAYS HE IS MOVING AND HIS RINO SUPPORTERS HAVEN'T GIVEN UP YET.  HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME WITH MY REGULAR GUEST, MARK COLLIER, AS WE TRY AND SORT THINGS OUT.  AND, AS ALWAYS, THE SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND UPON ITS LIVE CONCLUSION.

  • 01:06

    PRIMARY CARE & PATIENT RIGHTS

    in Health

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Zackary Berger (Primary care physician, epidemiologist, and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins) and Regina Holliday (Bereaved young adult spouse, patients rights advocate and Founder, The Walking Gallery of Healthcare) about the role of primary care provider in cancer survivorship, doctor-patient communication and shared decision making for patient-centered care. Survivor Spotlight on Get Busy Living Day with Alli Ward (VP, Programs, Stupid Cancer and 8-year ovarian cancer survivor)

  • 00:31

    Iowa Caucus. New Hampshire Primary. The Country Diva Caucus. Are YOU Ready?

    in Politics

    This is it! But are you ready? The Iowa Caucuses open one week from today with 99 conventions - one in each county. Caucuses are NOT like primaries - where a person goes to their polling place to cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice. No. A caucus is where people gather together - usually different parties each take a different side of a room, or meet in different rooms - to argue their "case" for the candidate of their choice. Most of the voting in a caucus is public, not done by a secret ballot. Caucuses take hours - not minutes - and for the political junkie, a caucus is much more fun than a primary.


    Tonight, with the Iowa Caucuses only one week away, I am opening the lines for those of you who want argue YOUR case for YOUR candidate of choice.


    Let's keep it clean, and have fun.


     

  • Taking Care of our Aging Parents

    in Self Help

    Nurse next door is able to care for your loved ones with care levels ranging from companionship right up to Nursing and end of life care.


    David and Luci Shaw are excited to be able to bring senior and their families the peace of mind they nedd through focused, personalized home care services.  Our talent is caring and as such, our goal is to make lives better one visit at a time.

  • 01:02

    Big Picture Health Care Trends & A Legislative Update

    in Business

    On this week's show, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field talk with special guests from copatient, Brighton Health Plan Solutions and TASC.


    The first guest is Tom Torre, CEO at copatient, a health care expense management company. In this segment, Tom joins the hosts to discuss the big health care trends that copatient is seeing in the market today and why copatient exists. As an industry veteran with past executive roles at FIS Global and Alegeus Technologies, Tom will also touch upon copatient’s medical bill review and negotiation service and out-of-network claims management service and what benefit these services have to health plans, employers, brokers and TPAs. 


    The second guest is Simeon Schindelman, CEO of Brighton Health Plan Solutions (parent company of MagnaCare). The traditional health care system fails to align the interests of the key players, doesn’t put consumer care first and also underserves other key stakeholders, such as care providers, plan sponsors, families of patients and brokers/agents. Educating plan sponsors and plan participants about options and tradeoffs, while developing trusting relationships so they value advice being offered, will improve their ability to access and use the health care system most appropriately. In this interview, Simeon and the hosts talk about thoughtful approaches to lowering health care costs, improving quality and increasing the satisfaction of all participants in the health care system.


    The final guest on this week's program is Jason Westphal, legislative analyst at TASC. As head of TASC’s Governmental Affairs team, a member of ECFC and former chief of staff in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jason will provide listeners with insights on legislative issues pertaining to compliance for the small employer, document storage, sharing and tracking, the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate and ERISA.

  • 00:33

    ImaginePublicity On Air: Is the Affordable Care Act Really Affordable?

    in Health

    Debbie Hodges joins the podcast to discuss her experience with the rising cost of her health care and why she has opted out of ObamaCare and is now joining many of other uninsured Americans who can better afford paying the fine as opposed to astrinomical insurance premiums and deductibles.

  • 01:03

    Lachlan McIntosh joins us to discuss the SC Primary and more

    in Politics Progressive

    Lachlan McIntosh joins us to discuss the SC Primary and more

  • 01:52
  • 00:51

    What is Primary Medical Care for the Homebound Elderly?

    in Business

    On October 22, at Noon, my guest will be Dr. Jomarie Zeleznik.  Dr. Zeleznik is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 1995 until 2004 she trained geriatric fellows, internal medicine and family medicine residents, and medical students at Montefiore Medical Center. She is published in the geriatric and palliative care literature on subjects including pressure ulcers, communication between doctors and health care proxies and aging physiology. Dr. Zeleznik established Comprehensive Geriatric Care in 2004 as an office-based solo medical practice with home visits to for those patients who because they became homebound could no longer travel for primary medical care in the office. Informed by the experience of being one of the many hands-on caregivers for her own home-bound mother who died at home of complications of Parkinson's disease and the challenges of obtaining care in the home, Dr. Zeleznik remade Comprehensive Geriatric Care as direct primary care practice which provides accessible and individualized primary and palliative care to those elderly who cannot leave their homes.  Dr. Zeleznik is a co-founder of The CareGivers’ Project, a not for profit which is an on and off-line organization where caregivers for elderly can express and reflect about the complexities of being a caregiver through written and visual material and get-togethers.