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  • 00:30

    Social Justice : Healthcare Disparities and “Obamacare”

    in Current Events

    There was so much controversy about passing  “Obama-care”, officially known as The Affordable Care Act, but after all the dust has settled, there is no improvement in the health disparities between people of color in America and white Americans. Healthcare policies were written by those who were ill-equipped to address the issues that poor un-insured people face. Disparities occur in the quality of care received  (Care by Provider) even when income, health insurance and access to care are taken into account. Patients from racial and ethnic minorities often fare far worse than their white counterparts on a range of health indicators: life expectancy, infant mortality, prevalence of chronic diseases and insurance coverage, among others. We also know our health is influenced by more than what happens in a health care setting. Our health is in­flu­enced by the con­di­tions in which we live, where we work, where our chil­dren play (Care Needed due to Circumstances). Those so­cial de­term­in­ants of health play a sig­ni­fic­ant role in con­trib­ut­ing to health dis­par­it­ies.


    A year ago I attend a Pri-Med  conference in New York City which is a primary care (internal medicine) conference. There were all of the Northeast medical institutions represented with professors paid to teach the latest and greatest American Medical Association decision about  “ standard of care” in the land. There were holographic presentations from prestigious university medical school. The case study was of a 62 year old black American woman with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and early signs of cardiac and renal pathology. The panel's general attitude was that the patient “did not want to change her health status”.

  • 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.

  • 01:01

    Can You Benefit From Executive Coaching?/Sixpoint Consulting LLC, Dr Phil Brown

    in Entrepreneur

    This week on #TheNetworkingDivaHour, How Can You Benefit From Executive Coaching/Sixpoint Consulting. 


    A Coach is someone who trains and develops you, providing you with all the support that you require to grow. 


    Similarly, a professional coach can deliver a realistic assessment of your business strengths and weaknesses and so much more. 


    My guest host is Dr. Phil Brown, President and Founder of Sixpoints Consulting , LLC. He is a Coaches Training Institute Certified Professional Co-Active Coach© and an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach. Call in with your questions or log in to this week's show.  

  • 00:18

    Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Consulting

    in Business

    EES Consulting provides turn-key energy efficiency and sustainability solutions based on the principles of building science.


    EES specializes in light commercial and industrial businesses in one or two story buildings without their own sustainability teams. EES believes that each building is different and requires a customized set of solutions to reduce their energy consumption, water consumption and waste management expense. EES strives to make energy efficiency manageable for even the smallest of businesses and for that reason, presents solutions with typical paybacks in the 1-3 year range.


    EES Consulting’s mission is to build a coordinated network and culture that enables technology for value-based solutions that positively affect People, their Pocketbooks, and our Planet.

  • 00:45

    Take Back your Healthcare - with Rocky Bilhartz MD

    in Health

    Medicine should be about the diagnosing, treating, and preventing of disease. But, in America, we’ve gotten all that mixed up. The patient-physician relationship has been evaporated and has been invaded by third-parties fueling flames that are entirely unhelpful to actual patient care.   Healthcare has become one of the most polarizing topics in the United States. Fewer and fewer people are finding value in America’s medical system, as growing distrust continues to mount.


    Join us as we speak with Rocky Bilhartz, MD author of  Finding Truth in Transparency: Our Broken Healthcare System and How We Can Heal It  - a riveting uncensored look into the healthcare problems our country is facing - this book gives a peek behind the “Iron Curtain” of medicine and you will be shocked by what you find there.  Dr. Bilhartz conveys an unprecedented understanding of why physicians are getting out of medicine, why your medical bills are too high, and why your insurance plan is too confusing. 


    A practicing physician in the field interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Bilhartz is a graduate of Rice University and received a joint Medical Doctor (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with specialization in Health Organizational Management from Texas Tech University Health Science Center.


    As a doctor, author, and speaker, his mission is to help you take back your healthcare.

  • 00:49

    Price/Quality Transparency & Member Engagement

    in Business

    On this week's show, hosts Ron Bachman and Doug Field talk with special guests from HealthEngine and Colibrium.


    The first guest is Jonathan Weiss, the founder and CEO of HealthEngine. Today, we’ll talk about how to turn the myth of health care consumerism into reality. Consumers need effective tools in order to be savvy health care consumers, and they need to work in partnership with their physicians since the patient/doctor relationship is sacred. HealthEngine offers such a solution. The HealthEngine Marketplace Platform – available to consumers, employers, physicians and facilities at no charge – gives consumers access to quality and pricing information for 1.2 million health care providers in the U.S. In this interview, Jonathan and the hosts discuss how to empower physicians with tools to enable consumers to access and choose high-quality care at a lower cost.


    The second guest is Mark Poling, co-founder and CEO of Colibrium, a company that delivers integrated software solutions designed specifically for the health insurance industry. Historically health insurers built relationships with their brokers, depending on them to build relationships with their members. Once a member, the health insurer managed the member’s claims. Many health insurers only interact with five to 10 percent of their members beyond required regulatory communications, while potentially having the most powerful information about a person, their health and well-being. Health insurers have the data and knowledge to build deep and trusted relationships with their members, but struggle with where and how to start. In this segment, Mark and the hosts discuss the importance of knowing your consumers in today’s consumer-driven environment.

  • 00:15

    Healthcare: Winners Exiting The Super Bowl of Healthcare Conferences

    in Finance

    Highlighting the major investing take-away's from this years J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

  • 01:01

    TedX Speaker Secrets To Success with Rosalyn Kahn

    in Spirituality

    Have you ever been riveted by a TEDx Speaker?
    Have you ever thought I could speak as an expert in my field of expertise, How do I get on TEDx?
    Wouldn't it be nice if I knew of someone who actually made in onto the TEDx stage and would be willing to share their tips on how they did it? Well this show is an answer to your prayer and it's a #Godincidence that you are reading this at this very moment. The Energy of the Universe is guiding you to what you want. Listen up!


    Rosalyn Kahn works as a Public Speaking Instructor at Santa Monica College and Los Angeles City College. She is the author of her book, “Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World”  


    Ms. Kahn has been an educator for the last 18 years teaching Public Speaking, English as a Second Language in colleges and high schools throughout Southern CA.  Five years ago, she attended her first TEDx conference in Pasadena. She was immediately drawn into the TEDx fever:  (TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT AND DESIGN – Sharing Great Ideas).


    She’s an International Speaker having spoken  in Leuven Belgium,  Rome, Italy, and coached  many TEDx speakers  over the last 3 years.  She gave  her 1st TEDx  talk called “Language Comes to Life “.   Last month she spoke on TEDx West Covina and  gave a talk called “Coming around the Next Curve”.  She is excited to be here speaking at her 3rd TEDx Youth “Breaking Cultural Barriers” in TEDx Youth Walnut, CA. She owns a business, TEDx Coaching and Professional Speaking with over 25 years of speaking experience.#teamezway

  • 00:31

    Meet Scott Reid Alignment Healthcare

    in Health

    On our first broadcast of the new year at 12 Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern on January 6th 2016, we chat with Scott Reid, co-founder and CEO of Alignment Healthcare, whose mission is to:


    "Relentlessly focus on improving health care value for patients and partners."


    For recent news and announcements click here, and follow on Twitter via @AlignmentHealth.


    Join Pophealth Week co-founders Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters for a deep dive into the many moving parts of a successful population health management strategy.


     

  • 00:17

    Remix: How Tech Is Helping Healthcare Providers

    in Finance

    Fitbit might be able to give insurance providers a treasure trove of data, and cybersecurity firms like FireEye will help them protect it.

  • 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.

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