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The Health Crossroad with Dr. Doug Elwood and Dr. Tom Elwood
33 minutes | Jun 30, 2014
88: Katherine Milkman: Leading Wharton Professor Using Big Data to Explore Health Behavior
Katherine Milkman is an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research relies heavily on "big data" to document various ways in which individuals systematically deviate from making optimal choices. Her work has paid particular attention to the question of what factors produce self-control failures (e.g., exercising too little or eating too much junk food) and how to reduce the incidence of such failures. Katherine has published in leading periodicals such as Management Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Psychological Science. She also is an Associate Editor for the Behavioral Economics Department at Management Science and a member of the Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Editorial Board. Her work has been featured by media outlets such as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, BusinessWeek, The Economist, NPR, and Harvard Business Review. In 2011, Katherine was recognized as one of the top 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets and Quants, and in 2013 she was voted Wharton's "Iron Prof" by the school's MBA students. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and has a Ph.D. from Harvard University's joint program in Computer Science and Business. In this interview, Katherine discusses her research in temptation bundling, planning props, and commitment devices among other topics and their implications to improving health behavior.
25 minutes | Jun 27, 2014
87: David O'Bryon: National Leader in Legislation and Government Policy
Attorney David O’Bryon is founder and president of O’Bryon & Company. With more than thirty years of association and government experience, he has served organizations as an executive, consultant, and volunteer. He registered as a lobbyist before the U.S. Congress in 1980 and has been involved in all major federal legislative initiatives for the chiropractic profession since then. He has served as Executive Director of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges since 1996. Prior to forming O’Bryon & Company, Dave served as chief executive officer for many nonprofit organizations and in key government staff positions. He was a senior Congressional staff member for both U.S. Representatives Gilbert Gude and Newton Steers, Jr. He serves on the Secretariat of the National Association of Colleges and Universities and was President of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions. He was awarded degrees from Gettysburg College and the Potomac School of Law, along with an honorary doctorate from Logan College.
19 minutes | Jun 20, 2014
Topic Update 7: Stress In The US
This podcast is about stress in the United States. Depending on an individual’s age, gender, race and ethnic/racial background, stress is a common feature in the lives of many Americans. It can begin early in life for students who worry about such matters as being bullied or worrying about being accepted at the college of one’s choice. Upon completion of one’s formal education, there is anxiety over finding a job and having sufficient income to pay off student debts. Marriage and having children bring on strains of their own, such as paying medical bills and meeting educational costs. Advances into older age brackets often are accompanied by the onset of chronic disease plus additional concerns about how to cope with health care expenses such as medications.
2 minutes | Jun 12, 2014
Pause: The Health Crossroad On Hold During Acquisition/Partnership Negotiations
For the first three months of The Health Crossroad, a new item was added on a daily basis. Negotiations are underway however,with two potential acquirers/partners for the program and site. Until a decision is finalized, new material will be posted either on an irregular basis or not at all. Thank you for your support at The Health Crossroad!
35 minutes | Jun 11, 2014
86: Jerry Kennedy: Changing The Focus On Health And Pain Through Passion and Commitment
Dr. Jerry Kennedy is a chiropractor, an author, and I’m happy to say, a podcaster, with one of the top-ranked new shows on iTunes in health! Dr. Kennedy’s journey began when he realized the importance of himself in feeling great and reducing pain. Since then, he dedicated his career to helping others understand their bodies. Dr. Kennedy is the author of two books, The Posture Paradox and The Neck Pain Cure. In this interview, through personal anecdotes and great analogies, Dr. Kennedy discusses the importance of viewing health in a new light and redirecting the focus to one that is more positive and healthy.
28 minutes | Jun 10, 2014
85: Matt Hendricks: Driving Change Through Digital, Gamification, and A Focus On Outcomes
Matt Hendricks is a Principal Consultant at Pharmica Consulting. Matt has worked in life sciences for nearly 20 years, splitting his time between Informatics and R&D Portfolio planning. Matt specializes in collaboration and decision support with experience as varied as leading an internal usability service to implementing sophisticated mathematical modeling for clinical trial patient recruitment, to building iOS games. Matt is six sigma certified and has his Masters of Science in Information Science from Penn State.
26 minutes | Jun 9, 2014
84: Dr. Roy Meyer: Cardiologist From Kaiser Discusses Evolution of Health, Adherence, Technology, And More
Dr. Roy Meyer is a seasoned professional of the healthcare system, having spent over 35 years practicing cardiology and internal medicine for Kaiser. He initially earned his BA at Yale University in Art History before pursuing his medical degree at the University of Alabama Medical School. From there, he continued his training in Chicago before settling in the San Francisco area. Dr. Meyer has long been an athlete and an avid artist, spending much of his free time now playing golf and singing and songwriting performing live throughout various counties around San Francisco, where he raised his three sons and currently lives with his wife.
21 minutes | Jun 8, 2014
83: Matt Hall: Entrepreneur Creating Platform For Improvement
Matt Hall is CEO of Human Care Systems, which he started in 2008 to provide service and support to help clinicians and patients better manage complex diseases. Prior to starting Human Care Systems, Matt co-founded the Kerdan Group, a biopharma and life science consulting firm. Matt has also worked in venture capital and as a consultant at Bain & Company. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, South Africa, and the US. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Political Economy from Williams College.
27 minutes | Jun 7, 2014
82: Amy Nicole Nayar: Multi-Dimensional Leader in Health Advocacy, Outcomes, Executive Coaching, and Patient Empowerment
Dr. Amy Nicole Nayar is an Advocacy & Outcomes Research Leader with a 15-year track record of successfully driving Market Access within the pharmaceutical industry. A passionate patient advocate, Amy Nicole has a natural ability to create patient access right treatment through a combination of persuasive data and win-win partnerships. Pfizer’s Patient Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships Network grew from 5 to 168 employees across 58 countries under her leadership. A published author in behavioral health, Dr Nayar is an advocate for empowering patients with digital platforms that improve adherence, and therefore, patient outcomes. Knowing that extrinsic motivators are short-lived, she is most enthusiastic about adherence programs that target intrinsic motivators for long-term behavior change. She is currently helping companies capitalize on the changes coming out of health reform and Health IT to empower better patient outcomes at lower cost. Dr Nayar is a licensed Pharmacist, with Undergraduate Studies and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, and a Masters in Health Outcomes & Pharmacoeconomics from the University of Arizona. In this interview, Dr. Nayar provides personal reflections on how she got started in health outcomes and tremendous insights into patient-reported outcomes, the difference between indirect and direct costs to the system, leadership, and many other relevant topics.
18 minutes | Jun 6, 2014
Topic Update 6: Music and Health
This podcast is about music and its relationship to health. Music in one form or another is something that has been in existence for as long as when humans first inhabited the earth. Whether instrumental or vocal, music has served as a primary source of comfort, enjoyment, and inspiration for our species. The stirring power of national anthems provides just one example of the importance that music plays in affecting human emotions.
39 minutes | Jun 5, 2014
81: Dr. Seymour Gers: Long-Term Health Expert Provides Insider Glimpse of Health Today
Dr. Seymour Gers has garnered a tremendous wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare through the last 50+ years as an administrator, physician, and educator in the system. He has held a number of leadership positions in multiple hospitals including Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, Harlem Hospital Center, the Montrose VA, and Rockland Psychiatric Center, among others. His impressive list of credentials includes positions such as Director of Psychiatry, Co-director of the PTSD Treatment Unit, and Director of Medical Education both for within the US and internationally. Most recently, Dr. Gers served as the Chief of the Partial Hospital Program at Queens Hospital Center and then as an Attending Psychiatrist at Maimonides. Dr. Gers was also the Representative of the Brooklyn Psychiatric Society to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly for 27 years. Dr. Gers is now semi-retired but remains very active in continuing education and policy around health and prolific on matters concerning psychiatry specifically. He also maintains a private practice in New York City, as he has done throughout his professional career. In this interview, Dr. Gers takes us back to when he was presented with pursuing a career in health and how the field of psychiatry has changed over the past few decades.
31 minutes | Jun 4, 2014
80: Dr. Moshe Ben-Roohi: Pain Management and Functional Expert Provides In-Depth Look at These Critical Topics
Dr. Moshe Ben-Roohi is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Board Eligible in Pain Management and Electrodiagnostics. His practice focuses on non-surgical, personalized treatments for painful conditions of the spine, joint, tendon and ligament disorders. Dr. Ben-Roohi has helped thousands of people resolve pain and restore normal function without surgery. He commonly treats low back pain, neck pain, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, arthritis of the knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, elbows, feet and hands. He also treats patients with muscle and tendon problems such as Achilles and rotator cuff tendonitis, tennis and golfers elbow. Dr. Ben-Roohi’s practice is also one of only two in the country who use Regenokine, a new treatment for osteoarthritis and low back pain. In this interview, Dr. Ben-Roohi provides tremendous insights into pain and how personal it is, the critical role of holistic care and non-operative approaches to pain management, and interesting personal reflections on the difference between practicing with and without insurance boundaries.
29 minutes | Jun 3, 2014
79: Russell Benaroya: Mission to Improve 10 Million Lives in 10 Years
Russell Benaroya is the co-founder and CEO of EveryMove, a rewards plan for health that connects health tracking apps, wearables and device data with rewards from health plans, employers and brands. As he drives a personal mission to improve the lives of 10 million people in 10 years, EveryMove is putting power into the hands of consumers that will fundamentally change the way we approach our “health”care. Previously Russell was the co-founder and CEO of REM Medical, a national healthcare services company operating clinics and research facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The Company was sold in 2009 to become one of the nation’s largest sleep services providers. Prior to co-founding REM Medical, Russell was the Director of Corporate Development for Overture Services (acquired by Yahoo in 2003), the company that revolutionized paid search marketing and created a multi-billion dollar industry. Russell has been recognized as a "40 under 40" leader in Seattle and frequently speaks and writes on the transformation toward consumer driven healthcare. He is a Techstars mentor in Seattle and for the Nike and Sprint accelerators powered by Techstars. Russell holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. In this interview, Russell provides tremendous insight into the health system today and the importance of looking beyond the clinic, creating feedback loops, tapping into the quantified self, and others to fully realize the potential within health today.
36 minutes | Jun 2, 2014
78: Robyn Stone: International Leader in Long-Term Care and Aging
Dr. Robyn I. Stone, a noted researcher and leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy, is Executive Director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and Senior Vice President of Research. Prior to accepting this position, she was at the International Longevity Center-USA in New York City where she was executive director and chief operating officer. Previously, she worked for the Federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now known as the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality). Robyn also served at the White House as deputy assistant secretary for disability, aging and long-term care policy and as acting assistant secretary for aging in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton administration. She was a senior researcher at the National Center for Health Services Research as well as at Project Hope's Center for Health Affairs. Robyn was on the staff of the 1989 Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care and the 1993 Clinton administration's Task Force on Health Care Reform. Her doctorate is in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. In this interview, Robyn discusses the difference between geriatrics and gerontology, intergenerational conflict, and many other critical topics central to the conversation around health today.
27 minutes | Jun 1, 2014
77: Dr. Ashwin Patel: Researcher, Teacher, and Entrepreneur Discusses Health Care Gaps
Dr. Ashwin R. Patel is a physician economist with a strong research interest in disease management, behavioral economics, and health care quality. In particular, he is focused on translating evidence-based academic insights into the actual delivery of health care. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of InquisitHealth. Dr. Patel received his MD degree from Weill-Cornell Medical College and his PhD in Health Economics from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also received a BA in Economics and Biology from Cornell University. In this interview, Dr. Patel talks about his personal motivation to become a physician and how he has used that passion to expand his interests and try to positively affect health in many other ways.
31 minutes | May 31, 2014
76: George Cernada: Public Health Expert Discusses Challenges and Opportunities in Health And Importance of Real-World Experience
Dr. George Cernada is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Editor of the International Quarterly of Communication Health Education, a journal that he founded. He has extensive public health research, program planning/evaluation, professional training, managerial, and fund raising experience in public, private and academic settings. He spent many years working overseas on public health and population projects that involved implementation and collaboration with major bilateral and international donor agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. Among his various postings, he served as Chief Advisor to the Taiwan government on health matters. Dr. Cernada is the recipient of numerous citations and awards by the governments of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Taiwan. His doctorate is from the University of California at Berkeley where he was awarded both a university prize for literary composition and a Poet Laureate Award.
30 minutes | May 30, 2014
75: Dr. Chris Marker: Concussion And Pain Medicine Leader Provides Insider Look At Current State Within Health
Dr. Chris Marker is a leading physician in the area of concussions. After completing his training at NYU in PM&R, Dr. Marker joined the Sport Concussion Clinic in Riverside Ca as Director and has been working at the Community Medical Group of Riverside for 5 years. He is also intimately involved in sports medicine and pain management. Dr. Marker was recently highlighted on the news for his commentary on the death of a student due to concussion. In this interview, Dr. Marker provides great insights into the discussion around concussion and mild traumatic brain injury from an insider's perspective with personal stories and perspectives from patients and his practice, including Second Impact Syndrome.
40 minutes | May 29, 2014
74: Paula Friedman: Specialist in Geriatric Dentistry Discusses Oral Health Care of Older Patients
Dr. Paula Friedman is a Professor in the Department of General Dentistry in the Harry M. Goldman School of Dentistry at Boston University. A specialist in geriatric dentistry, her research interests focus on health services and specifically on increasing access to oral health care for underserved populations. Activities include conducting oral health screenings for community-based, independently living elders; facilitating oral health in-home consultations for frail, home-bound elders; and assessing levels of satisfaction with services received by student dental plan members. Her research interests also include studying barriers to oral health services as perceived by underserved populations. Dr. Friedman’s publications have addressed issues pertaining to the management of elderly diabetic patients and also have focused on Xerostomia, the "invisible" oral health condition. Her doctor of dental science degree is from Columbia University and she also obtained two masters degrees at Boston University, including one in public health. In this interview, Dr. Friedman discusses common ailments in oral health in the elder population as well as ageism, interprofessional care, and other critical elements of this subject.
26 minutes | May 28, 2014
73: Dr. Gerasimos Petratos: Using Technology to Unlock New Frontiers in Health Data and Discovery
Dr. Gerry Petratos co-founded and leads Hiteks Solutions as CEO and guides its efforts on unstructured data analytics and the re-use of clinical information to support decision support, clinical documentation improvement, clinical research, and reimbursement. Dr. Petratos was previously director of clinical decision support and Global Head of Healthcare Data Analytics at Roche, where he oversaw data-driven applications of clinical information management in protocol design, graphical medical review, analysis, reporting and publications. Dr. Petratos also conducted Adverse Drug Event detection research at Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah Health Sciences Center as part of a National Institutes of Health fellowship with the National Library of Medicine in Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Petratos earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Cornell, an MD from Howard and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Medical Informatics from the University of Utah. Dr. Petratos heads the alumni network for the Biomedical Informatics Department of the University of Utah, the oldest such Department in the country, and is on the Board of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York.
43 minutes | May 27, 2014
72: Dr. Navin Singh: Top Plastic Surgeon Provides Insider Glimpse at Health Reform and Advances in Patient Care
Dr. Navin Singh is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon in private practice and an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also is a clinical assistant professor of Neurosurgery as well as Gynecology. He is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC and practices at several hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital which has been consistently ranked No.1 in the nation. His research interests include minimally invasive surgery, laser techniques, and computer/robotic-assisted plastic surgery. Dr. Singh has authored influential papers on cosmetic surgery in the most prestigious medical journals. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Mathematics from Brown University and graduated at the top of his class at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Biostatistics from Harvard. After completing his plastic surgery training at Johns Hopkins, including a fellowship in craniofacial reconstruction and microsurgery, he earned an MBA. Dr. Singh is a firm believer in philanthropy, managing to spend about 4-6 weeks of his personal time each year on surgical missions to Ecuador, India, Peru, Philippines, and China. In this interview, Dr. Singh provides great insights into the ACA's effects on physicians, patients, and the system including his own personal experiences.
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