Michelle Copenhaver – Integrated Technology Platforms to Empower Better Patient Care

Health care organizations are challenged to balance financial pressures with the need to provide high-quality, affordable, and accessible health care. Providers must navigate a rapidly changing environment in order to remain competitive while improving the quality of care and reducing costs. The healthcare industry is at an inflection point; A new generation of technology and services that will transform how we think about and manage our long-term health needs. Technology can be used for more than just symptom management; it can also help people live healthier lives through prevention, better communication with their providers, and improved self-management skills. In this session, we’ll discuss how providers can move from fee-for-service to value-based payment models by using technology as a driver for better outcomes and improved population health management (PHM). We’ll also share some of our own innovative approaches including value-based reimbursement programs which have proven successful in helping providers improve patient engagement while lowering cost per case.——————– Timestamps: [00:00] Pre-Intro dialogue from Michelle Copenhaver[01:57] Introduction[03:02] Tell us a little bit about your background?[05:01] What is the importance of strategic partnerships in the healthcare industry?[07:15] Is there one partnership you’ve been able to coordinate that you’re personally very proud of?[08:21] One of your passions is helping healthcare providers transition their services from fee for service to fee for value. Tell us a little bit more about what that means?[11:44] Does it take more time and effort to close a project using fee-for-value billing? Why or why not?[13:31] What are your thoughts on how artificial intelligence can be used to help fuel this change in the medical industry?[15:56] You’ve touched on the social determinants of health earlier. Briefly go over its meaning and the importance, how we understand holistic care relative to the social determinants of health?[18:29] Have you had a personal experience that you’ve worked with a staff member who was diagnosed with the social determinants of health?[20:03] Do you feel like there is enough training for healthcare professionals on how to handle patients who suffer from social determinants of health?[21:07] How does having less income than someone else affect your ability to access care in the medical field?[22:32] What’s the importance of care coordination, nowadays in healthcare? And then what could healthcare companies do better to improve this coordination?[27:38] Why do you think patients, families, clinicians, and other stakeholders struggle with maintaining the continuity of communication when transferring across disciplines in a healthcare setting? Or the system is not in place or people just don’t care?[31:18] If a client wants advice on how to sustain a healthy lifestyle, what advice would you share with them?[34:27] Do you have anything else that you would like to share?——————– Bio: Michelle Copenhaver has a 360-degree view of the health care industry as an experienced executive with 30+ years of experience. She began in clinical settings and transitioned into healthcare administration, where she gained valuable insight from senior leadership roles at various payer companies. This has given her a deep understanding of how to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that is coordinated across all levels of our health system. She is driven by my mission to improve the overall health and wellbeing of everyone in this country through innovative thinking, disruptive innovation, and collaboration. Learn more about Michelle: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-copenhaver-9a245114/

Leith States – The US Department of Health, Age in America and Social Determinants of Health

As a society, we are living longer due to better living and health care. While reaching old age is something to be thankful for, there are several challenges facing the seniors that we should all be aware of. We don’t realize how much we can help our aging population until we start to age or see a loved one struggle. Here are a few of the concerns that seniors face as we live longer: Memory loss, Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease; Inability to drive or travel independently; Hearing loss, Vision problems, including blindness; Falls resulting to injuries; Chronic pain, arthritis; Depression and loneliness; Social isolation; Financial insecurity; Scams and abuse. Many are the social determinants of health. It is common for seniors to develop chronic disease as they age. But not all seniors have equal access to care. During the pandemic, there is a growing gap and disparity in care, which has exacerbated under stress. And it’s more common in medically underserved seniors than in the general population.——————– Bio: Dr. Leith States, the Chief Medical Officer in the Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. He has spent his career advocating for vulnerable populations and advancing social justice. Dr. States believes that everyone deserves grace, everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone is worthy of love no matter what they’ve done or had done to them. We all need truths to hold onto – as we make sense of our life experiences. Visit Leith States on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leith-states/

Chuck Gaidica – Sitting Is the New Smoking. Stand Up for Your Health!

For years, we’ve been told that smoking is bad for our health. We know it increases our risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses. But what about sitting? According to experts, sitting is the new smoking. And like smoking, it can have a negative impact on our health. Studies have linked extended periods of sitting with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sitting for long periods of time can also lead to back and neck pain. In fact, some researchers believe that the negative health effects of sitting are so significant that they may even outweigh the dangers of smoking. So what can we do to reduce the risks associated with sitting?For starters, WE CAN STAND UP! For many seniors, the latter third of life can be a time of great uncertainty. With retirement often marking the end of a career, and declining health making it difficult to remain active, it can be easy to feel like life has lost its purpose. Many people retire from their careers and find themselves with more free time than they know what to do with. Others may no longer have the same hobbies or interests that they once did. But research has shown that having a sense of purpose can greatly improve your health and well-being, no matter your age. There are many ways for seniors to achieve a longer health span AND FINDING PURPOSE is often central to this goal.——————– Bio: Chuck Gaidica, is a familiar face in Detroit, where he has worked as a TV anchor and host for over 30 years. Chuck is one of the most trusted figures in Michigan. He’s also won multiple Emmy awards and the prestigious Silver Circle Award for broadcast excellence. Chuck has a mission. He wants to help people enjoy their “second half of life.” The author and wellness coach encourages people to build on sound health, wealth, strength, and relationships. Chuck believes it’s never too late to be who God intended us to be! Visit Chuck on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-gaidica-5783a08b/His website: http://chuckgaidica.com/

Julie Viola – The Great Resignation, Unpaid Childcare, and Flexible Work Schedules

The Great Resignation has been a hot topic lately, with many people debating its pros and cons. While some see it as a way to improve their work-life balance, others worry about the impact it could have on their career. But what is the Great Resignation, and why is it so controversial? The Great Resignation is when someone voluntarily leaves their job, usually without another job lined up. They do this to focus on other areas of their life, such as their family or personal health. While this may seem like a good idea, in theory, there are some potential downsides. For example, leaving your job without another one lined up can be a risky move financially. And if you’re in a highly competitive field, taking time off could put you at a disadvantage when you try to reenter the workforce. The term “sandwich generation” is used to describe the group of people who are sandwiched between the demands of taking care of their aging parents while also caring for their own children. This can be a difficult juggling act, and employers need to be understanding and accommodating of this demographic. Employees in the sandwich generation may need more flexible working schedules in order to be able to meet the demands of caring for both parents and children. They may also need more time off or different types of benefits, such as elder care benefits. By understanding the needs of employees in the sandwich generation, employers can create a more supportive and productive work environment. My guest is Julie Viola, MHA. She is known as a catalyst of healthcare strategies and go-to-market execution in the health tech field. Her ability to connect ideas and people results in strategies that drive brand preference, successful solution launches, and campaigns of impact.  She joins me today to discuss the sandwich generation and what companies need to know about this demographic as it relates to working schedules and benefits. Find Julie on:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliemviola/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealthCareEtcCody Health Ventures: https://www.codyhealthventures.com/

Tazeen H. Rizvi – How Health Technology Is Helping Older Adults Face Aging, and Disease

Join me in conversation with Dr. Tazeen H. Rizvi, Digital Health Transformation, HealthTech Advisor & Disruptor, to discuss “How Health Technology Is Helping Older Adults Face Aging, Disease, and Disability.” As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to maintain our independence and live healthy lives. However, many older adults find this difficult due to the challenges of aging. These include health problems, social isolation, and a lack of access to necessary services. Age tech has emerged as a solution to these challenges. By providing older adults with access to technology-enabled services and devices, we can help them stay healthy and connected. This allows them to live fuller, more independent lives. This is going to be a great conversation. Here are the topics we’ll cover: Tech-enabled services like remote patient monitoring, on-demand home care, assisted technologies, and social networks support healthy, independent aging. Technology-enabled multidisciplinary techniques and interventions combine mental exercises, nutrition, physical exercise, & social interaction to promote healthy aging. Devices using VR, robotics, cloud-enabled fall detection watches, and other health technologies. Age tech is creating a safer, connected, and more prepared environment for older patients. Bio: Dr. Tazeen Rizvi is a healthcare technology leader, clinician, and digitization expert with over 15 years of experience designing and developing data-driven systems. She holds an MSc in Healthcare Management from the Royal College of Surgeons. Recently, she ventured into emerging technologies after completing a degree at the University of Oxford in Blockchain strategy, cryptocurrency, and NFT. Dr. Tazeen is passionate about using technology to improve patient care and expand market growth. Find Dr. Tazeen Rizvi on:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtazeenrizvi/

Johannes Boshkow – Behavioral Science: The Key to Better Patient Outcomes for Baby Boomers

Imagine for a moment that you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Perhaps it’s diabetes or heart disease. You know that if you don’t take care of yourself, the consequences could be severe. So you diligently follow your treatment plan, checking your blood sugar levels or taking your medication every day without fail. But then one day, life gets in the way. You miss a dose of medication, or you forget to test your blood sugar. It seems like no big deal at the time, but soon enough, you start to slip into old habits. Before long, you’re back to square one, struggling to manage your illness. And that’s where behavioral science comes in. Behavioral science is the study of understanding human behavior. It helps us understand how we can change our behavior for the better, and how we can make lasting changes in our lives. It’s not easy to change our habits, but behavioral science offers us a roadmap for success. With enough patience and effort, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve our goals. So if you’re struggling with a chronic illness, don’t give up hope. There is help available, and with the right tools and support, you can succeed. Today my guest is Johannes Boshkow. Johannes always had a fascination with the way things worked – how molecules interact to create physical and chemical phenomena. This curiosity led him to study chemistry at some of the world’s most renowned universities: ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Harvard University in the US. After completing his doctorate, He then joined the business development team at Observia in 2020 where he works on bringing innovative patient support to markets worldwide. He is fascinated by the ways that technology can improve people’s lives, and he loves working at Observia because it combines his passion for life sciences with his interest in cutting-edge technology. Find Johannes on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannesboshkow/

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