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  • 00:18

    Hacking Healthcare

    in Business

    Pharmaguy interviews Wendy Blackburn, Executive Vice President at In Touch Solutions. Wendy talks about her company's #ALLin campaign to document patient stories, how she became a digitally-savvy woman pharma 'pioneer,' and her views on how digital devices such as wearables will transform the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

  • 00:29

    Transformation as a Tool for Black Sustainability

    in Current Events

    How do we get past the psychology of victimhood and instead work together to buiid the type of communities that yeild true power and can command respect?  Our guest tonight will be community activist the civil rights advocate Shawn McDonald.

  • 01:03

    A Millennial’s Perspective on Social Capital and Sustainability

    in Self Help

    Megan Keller is the Marketing Coordinator for a large dental group in Grand Rapids, MI. In conjunction, she is obtaining her Masters of Management with concentrations in Sustainability and Marketing at Aquinas College. Megan’s career goals are to help and guide companies to best incorporate sustainable resources within their company goals. She is passionate about helping people and businesses create a better world through utilization of quality sustainable resources and capital. Megan is a golfer, and enjoys the beach, and football. She can be contacted at meganlkeller18@gmail.com

    Divya Parekh is an internationally-known business relationship and leadership coach, mentor, and speaker (www.divyaparekh.com/speaking).  Divya heads The DP Coaching Group, which helps entrepreneurs, leaders, achievers, coaching you to uncover your hidden motivators that allow you to achieve your personal, professional, and financial goals with laser focus and unstoppable confidence. She is also co-author of an #1 Amazon best-seller The Voyage to Your Vision and author of books on topics like Emotional Intelligence, Critical-Thinking, Leadership, and Influence.

    Do the technology habits of millennials help or hinder their effectiveness in developing interpersonal relationships? Research shows that millennials have grown up with technology in every aspect of their lives. Technology has influenced how they receive and process information, work and social engagement.

    Listeners will learn about:

    The social capital’s relationship with sustainability
    The impact of technology in building social capital
    The impact of social capital on generational communication
    Future implications of creating social capital using technology 


  • 00:33

    How Advanced Analytics Serve Healthcare

    in Technology

    An analytics initiative focused originally on a single task can spawn an enterprisewide, cyclical approach to data-driven decisions based on advanced analytics. Consider what is being done in healthcare today, and how organizations are moving from base -- or descriptive -- analytics toward more advanced modeling, such as linear regression, neural networks, and predictive modeling.

    Suppose your analytics initiative starts with a focus on combatting healthcare payment fraud. Now consider how those same tools can apply to so many other applications throughout the organization -- sales, claims processing, even medical affairs. It's a model that can be carried out in any number of companies and sectors.

    Doug Cedras retired last year as Director of the Corporate and Financial Investigations department of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  Now, he is an independent consultant for health care fraud, waste and abuse issues. Cedras joins All Analytics Conversations to discuss how advanced analytics can drive efficiency and better decision making throughout a healthcare organization, and what those in other industries can learn from innovations in healthcare analytics.

    In this event you will learn:

    About the path from base analytics to advanced analytics
    How to create an enterprise culture of analytics
    How companies like Blue Cross are combatting fraud
    How to gain maximum value from a robust data analytics solution and machine learning


  • 00:59

    Healthcare Rhetoric vs The Reality with Dr. Elaina George

    in Politics

    Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist.   She has published in several scientific journals and presented her research at national meetings. As a solo practitioner in private practice who is also a small business owner, she has a unique perspective on the problems of health care delivery, the true costs of healthcare and viable solutions. Dr George is a recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2009. She was recently honored with membership in The Leading Physicians of the World and Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition.

    Dr George’s interest in the politics of healthcare and the reform effort have led her to become both a powerful voice for the practicing physician and an advocate for the patient.

  • 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

    Update From The Rare and Undiagnosed Communities

    in Health

    Mary Elizabeth Parker returns to update listeners on the what's happening in the world of rare and undiagnosed diseases.  She has spent time at NIH and with the leading researchers in the area of genetics and rare diseases.  She will also update us on her organization U R Our Hope.  Also, appearing on the show is Deanna who tell us her story of searching for a diagnosis.

  • 00:19

    Healthcare: How One Tech Company is Reimagining the Future of Healthcare

    in Business

    MuleSoft founder Ross Mason talks security, wearables, and electronic health records and lays out an optimistic prediction about the future of healthcare.

  • 01:01


    in Current Events

    A woman in San Francisco recently was scheduled to have a Cesarean section and decided she wanted to have a tubal ligation at the time of that surgery. Her doctor agreed. The problem? The hospital where she was going to have the procedure, refused to allow the sterilization ecause it was a Catholic institution and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said the prodedure was "evil."  Just go to another hospital you say? Well good luck with that. Many regions in this country have prohibitive distances between facilities and it is a problem that's restricting access to health care for growing numbers of women.

    Janet Chung, legal and legislative counsel at Legal Voice in Seattle joins us to talk about medical access in the age of mergers. Legal voice is a non-rofit organization that fights for legal rights and justice for women in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska by bringing ground breaking cases to court, advocating for landmark legislation and providing legal information. Chung has advocated for policies to protect women's access to reproductive health services and insurance coverage and her cases have addressed issues including adverse treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the work place and on campuses as well as fighting gender stereotyuping of workers.

    Join us as we talke about hospital mergers, religious dotrine, access to healthcare and reproductive freedom.

  • 00:52

    Introducing WEX Health & Transitioning to Defined Contribution

    in Business

    On this episode, the hosts talk private exchanges, defined contribution and more with special guests from WEX Health and the Council for Affordable Health Coverage.

    For the first segment, the hosts welcome Brian Ridder, VP of Healthcare Exchange Sales at WEX Health, back to the program. Brian will provide listeners with a brief overview of WEX Health, which is the result of WEX’s acquisition of Evolution1 and Benaissance over the past 18 months. Additionally, Brian will provide insight into cutting-edge applications of consolidated premium billing. These applications include group-based employer billing, featuring “Review and Repair” capabilities and unique application of individual consumer consolidated billing in the retiree market leveraging account-based HRA tools.

    The second guest is Joel White, President of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, an organization whose mission is to promote policies that increase competition, maximize consumer choice and ensure everyone has access to affordable coverage. Prior to CAHC, Joel spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, where he helped enact nine laws, including the 2002 Trade Act, which created health care tax credits; the 2003 law that established the Medicare prescription drug benefit and health savings accounts; the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act and the 2006 Tax Reform and Health Care Act, which reformed Medicare payment policies. In this interview, Joel discusses why defined contribution is a necessary transition for promoting employer choice in health coverage.

  • 00:14

    Healthcare: Does Healthcare’s Past Predict Its Future?

    in Finance

    Some things never change – and in healthcare, we sometimes feel
    like we’re talking about the same stuff year in and year out. Join
    us as we cover some stories that were a big deal in 2014, check in
    on how they’re going now, and predict some major trends in