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I am continuing my audio blog, moving away from my experiences with my journey with my mother to patient and healthcare stories. It is my hope that these stories will be informative and instructive. When you hear them, you may think, is she making this up. No, they are real.
Join us for an eye-opeing conversation about Healthcare Plans. How would you rate your knowledge about your current healthcare plan? Do you really know the difference between a PPO and an HMO? Our guest this evening will enlighten us an broaden our understanding about current trends in healthcare plans. She will also share her knowledge, and insights by answering your questions regarding navigation of claims, disputes, referrals or complaints to achieve a successful "resolution" to your problem.
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Dr Ron Hirshberg is to animals what healthcare advocates are to patients. He has dedicated his life to finding solutions to the pain and suffering of animals. He has always been innovative in his treatments and care. He discovered low level laser therapy when the arthritis in his hands was becoming painful and needed to find a viable treatment that allowed him to continue his work. He stumbled upon this therapy and was successfully treated. He then thought, could this work with animals? He did the research and started using it in his practice with amazing results. He will be talking about the how and why of laser therapy on animals as well as humans. His work and committment has been recognized by several leading veterinary schools as well as international and national laser therapy associations. It is an honor to have this wonderfully dedicated individual on the show.
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.
eCareDiary will speak to Karyn Rizzo, author of "Aging in America Navigating Our Healthcare System" and patient advocate, about resources to help caregivers through varied health-related decisions such as choosing the right doctor, advanced directives, to name a few.
Touching on the hot topics at hand.
How Obamacare is affecting our healthcare
Then whatever else comes to mind.
Following the thought-provoking discussion this week at the 2015 IHC FORUM West in Las Vegas, hosts Doug Field and Andrew Dietz will be live in the studio for this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio.
For the first half of the program, the hosts will share some of the highlights and key takeaways from this week's conference. Then, at 11:30 a.m. (ET), the hosts will welcome Dr. Rajiv Kumar, founder and CEO of ShapeUp, to the program. While wearable devices are enjoying immense consumer popularity, they’re only one piece of a holistic, successful and engaging employee wellbeing program. In this segment, Dr. Kumar and the hosts will share the most successful ways to integrate wearables into employee wellbeing and discuss key considerations for robust, personalized programs.
You hear through the grapevine about great people doing incredible work in Behavioral Health. People with civic-minded spirit and determined to make invaluable contributions to this sector of healthcare. People like Lisette Wright.
We were introduced to Lisette by her colleague Dr. Marlene Maheu and honored to be introduced. Of course we had to interview her for Mental Health News Radio! It was refreshing and affirming to talk to a true collaborator. We know who to bring in that will get into the specifics of ICD-10, Meaningful Use, PQRS, and large scale EHR implementations. Join us for an informative discussion about what Behavioral Health providers and agencies are NOT taking seriously and should.
Questions we asked Lisette on the show are listed below. Enjoy the full blog article HERE.
What is Behavioral Health Solutions?
How did you get into this work and why?
What are the main activities of BHS?
What types of clients have you worked with and can you describe some of your projects to date?
Why do you think change is so hard for some of your customers?
What does health care reform have to do with your approach to organizations?
Do you do anything for fun?
How did the Kisangaji Project come about?
Do you fundraise for Kisangaji?
What is important to know about you or BHS?
With FORUM West just on the other side of the weekend, host Doug Field brings listeners a special pre-conference episode of HealthCare Consumerism Radio. Special guests from ConnectYourCare, Interactive Health and SpendWell Health will discuss topics ranging from HSAs to wellness to retail health care.
The first guest on this week's program will be Allen Pease, the chief business development officer at ConnectYourCare. As one of the keynote panelists at FORUM West next week, Allen will explore several areas of emerging innovation that are creating a true consumer HSA experience. In this morning's interview, Allen will preview some of the insights that attendees can expect during next week's keynote panel and also reveal some of the latest happenings at ConnectYourCare as we head into 2016.
The second guest on the program will be Cathy Kenworthy, president and CEO of Interactive Health, the country’s leading provider of health management solutions. In a constantly changing industry, innovation is vital to staying relevant. In this segment, Cathy joins us to discuss how innovation is changing the workplace wellness landscape today.
For the third and final segment, the hosts will welcome Marcee Chmait, president of SpendWell Health, to the program. By eliminating the “middle man” and bringing patients and doctors together directly, the beauty of a true supply-demand economic principles take shape ultimately reducing health care cost and putting the control back in the hands of the health care consumer. Consumers can purchase health care services at known prices and providers can serve consumers before payers and take control of the supply side of the marketplace. In this interview, Marcee and the hosts will discuss the simplicity of a supply-demand marketplace and how it is applicable and necessary in the health care industry.
Dr..Paula C. Goldenberg, a geneticist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has been holding a new kind of "clinic" -- online, in Facebook -- since last July. In a mere four months she has gathered 2200 followers worldwide.
Dr. Goldenberg shares her excitement about the use of social media in reaching and empowering people affected by rare conditions, helping them to find better care and improve their quality of life
Hear her conversation with Robin and Joyce about the powerful role social media can play in providing healthcare information.
Dr. Paula Goldenberg is a medical genetics doctor in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Goldenberg accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 11 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital who specialize in Medical Genetics.