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  • 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.


    Enter the chat room, too, to chat during the live show.

  • 00:26

    Advance Healthcare Directives Generally

    in Legal

    <strong>An Advance Healthcare Directive enables California residents to authorize someone to make healthcare decisions on their behalf in the event they become disabled or incompetent. Join Bill and Rick to discuss why this estate planning document can benefit you, and how it enables both you and your family to move forward should the need arise. </strong>

  • 00:58

    A Story of Medical History: My Mother lived in an Iron Lung

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    This show is the amazing story of Jade Grace, who grew up with a mother who lived in an iron lung.  The iron lung was a tank respirator used to help people artificially breathe used often during the polio epedemic.  It's use was usually only for several weeks until the lungs regained strength.  For some like Jade's mother, it was for a lifetime.  She lived 30 years on the iron lung.  Jade's story is about a child's experience of interacting and loving a mother who was lived in an iron lung.  Many on iron lungs were confined to institutions but Jade's father had the resources to keep her at home with all the necessary care.  She even summered on Catalina Island with the family.  Jade's story is a part of medical history that everyone should hear about.  Her stories are capitvating and heartwarming. Be sure to tune.


     


     

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  • 00:33

    Mobile Health: Making Healthcare Safer and Easier

    in Health

    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.

  • 00:49

    Update on All Things Health Care Consumerism

    in Business

    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.

  • 00:15

    Audio Blog #7: My Journey With Mom through Assisted Living and Hospice

    in Health

    This is the continuation of the journey through assisted living and hospice.  My goal is that by listening, you will gain insight into the process.  This blog speaks to some key factors  caregivers needs to think about when selecting an assisted living and hospice, what to do when things don't seem to be going your way and keeping your loved one safe.

  • 01:30

    They want to destroy, Education, Healthcare, Social Security, Medicare...

    in Politics

    Your Body Under Pressure.


    Stress affects every cell in your body. His is want happens when you do not manage it.



    Your eyes
    your ears
    Your Liver
    Your Muscles
    Your Heart
    Your blood Vessels.
    Rebuilding the Democratic Party.

  • 00:30

    Learning from Lean Healthcare - with Mark Graban

    in Business

    What can any CEO or business owner -- or any manager -- learn from the Lean movement, and especially, the growing adoption of Lean by the healthcare industry? How can you cut costs, improve quality, and boost employee engagement and work satisfaction, all at once?


    My guest is Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals and an expert on helping firms adop Lean thinking and Lean practices. 


    Mark has made Lean his career focus for nearly 20 years – starting with studying Dr. Deming’s work as an undergraduate engineering student at Northwestern University, then formally studying Lean in the classroom at Northwestern and as a master’s student at MIT, and then receiving extensive on-the-job mentoring and training.


    Mark has led and participated in Lean transformations in manufacturing and healthcare organizations. His books include Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and more.

  • 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.

  • 00:15

    Audio Blog # 6 : My Journey with Mom Through Assisted Living and Hospice

    in Health

    Here is another installment about life with Mom in assisted living and hospice.  There bever seems to be a dull moment.  She continues to decline and I continue to try to keep her comfortable and safe.