The Healthcare Insider

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November 20, 2014

JoAnn Thompson: Addressing liver disease at a national level

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“In the long run, it’s going to cost all of us a lot less if we treat people early.”

liverfndtnJoAnn Thompson, National Director of Divisions with The American Liver Foundation shares perspectives on Hepatitis C treatment.  The mission of The American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

SHOW NOTES:

  • The journey from volunteer to Director of Divisions
  • The breadth of focus on the American Liver Foundation
  • The stigma of liver disease remains, making identification of patients difficult
  • Increasing the involvement of the general practice in the treatment of Hep C
  • The role of Specialty Pharmacy in Hep C treatment and “spreading the word”
  • The treatment is easier and the success rates are now much higher
  • Education a little bit at a time

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This episode of The Healthcare Insider is sponsored by BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, and was recorded live at The Liver Meeting.

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November 19, 2014

Brenna Earle: Changes in consultations with Hep C patients

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bristolBrenna Earle, Nurse Practitioner with Bristol Gastroenterology in Bristol, CT shares perspectives on Hepatitis C treatment.  Bristol Gastroenterology was established in 1979 to service the Gastroenterology needs for the Bristol area.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Changes in consultations with Hep C patients – dispelling the myths
  • Identifying patients who need Hep C treatment is a significant challenge
  • The general practice simply does not have time to be more active in Hep C detection
  • The key role specialty pharmacy can play in securing insurance coverage
  • Adherence – while still vital – is becoming less of an issue
  • Lessons learned at The Liver Meeting – especially treatment regimens for different genotypes

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November 18, 2014

Dr. Tawfik Chami: Advances in Hepatitis C treatment

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FLMedClinicDr. Tawfik Chami, Gastroenterologist with the Florida Medical Clinic, shares perspectives on Hepatitis C treatment.  The people of the Florida Medical Clinic are passionate about what they do. When you come to Florida Medical Clinic, you’ll be cared for by people who offer care with confidence and kindness.

SHOW NOTES:

  • The cutting edge research & new treatments on display at The Liver Meeting
  • Changes in treatment of Hep C minimize side effects and are interferon free
  • Cost and insurance approval are the new barriers to treatment
  • Specialty Pharmacy has played a key role in getting these approvals and advocating for patients
  • What primary care can do in Hep C treatment
  • Why screening of more patients for Hep C is vital

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This episode of The Healthcare Insider is sponsored by BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, and was recorded live at The Liver Meeting.

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November 12, 2014

Nancy Scangarello: “Just not giving up”

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“Constantly  working at it, and constantly making phone calls, filling out forms… just not giving up.”

stmichaelNancy Scangarello, Nurse Practitioner with St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ shares perspectives on Hepatitis C treatment.  Established by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a 357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching, and research center in the heart of Newark’s business and educational district.

SHOW NOTES:

  • HIV is well enough controlled that focus can be shifted to treating Hepatitis C
  • New Hep C medications are far more effective and vastly easier for patients to tolerate
  • Getting insurance coverage for the new medications is a significant challenge
  • The key role specialty pharmacy can play in reducing administrative burdens, patient education and adherence
  • Adherence counseling is critical
  • Not enough Hep C testing is getting done!
  • Can Hep C treatment be handled by the general medical practice?

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November 7, 2014

Todd Schleshinger: Predictive Intelligence in healthcare

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Todd Schlesinger, Vice President Business Development with jvion, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  jvion is a clinical algorithms company whose model leverages advanced statistics and machine intelligence to predict events that happen within a hospital.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Why Predictive Intelligence is a hot topic within Health Care
  • What a Predictive Analytics solution has to have to have to work in a hospital setting
  • How Predictive Analytic solutions align with changes in the industry
  • Use cases for Predictive Analytics within a hospital
  • ROI an organization can expect

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

November 6, 2014

Paul McRae: Mobility and its impact on healthcare

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Paul McRae, Director of Business Development for Healthcare Solutions with AirWatch, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  AirWatch is a leading enterprise mobility management provider.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution and how it impacts the healthcare industry
  • How has mobility impacted care coordination and collaboration within healthcare organizations?
  • What does AirWatch do to support these areas?
  • How is mobility affecting patient engagement?
  • Examples of how customers are enhancing patient engagement
  • Suggestions for healthcare providers interested in using a mobility solution

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

November 5, 2014

Jess Ward: Improving patient care through Mobility

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Jess Ward,Regional Manager for Aerohive Networks, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  Aerohive is an innovative enterprise mobility company with solutions that enable enterprises to leverage the power of mobility to increase productivity, engage customers and grow their business.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Improving patient care through Mobility in Healthcare
  • Security and Patient Information in Healthcare
  • Optimizing Healthcare Applications on the Network
  • Implications of the “”all wireless access layer”” in Healthcare
  • Transitioning to the 802.11ac wireless standard in Healthcare environments

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

November 4, 2014

Jason Rosier: Educating patients at the bedside

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Jason Rosier,Regional Sales Manager for JACO, Inc. , shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  JACO, Inc., located in Franklin, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer and integrator of point-of-care Electronic Medical Records (EMR) mobile computer carts, mobile cart power systems, wall stations and wall arm technology.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Carts, wall stations and arms for tablets
  • Made in the USA!
  • “Telepresence” for the patient – Game changer?
  • Educating the patient bedside

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

November 3, 2014

Glenn Pearson: The overall state of the hospital field in Georgia

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

Glenn Pearson,Executive Vice President of the Georgia Hospital Association, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  The mission of the Georgia Hospital Association is to advance the health of individuals and communities by serving as the leading advocate for all Georgia hospitals and health care systems.

SHOW NOTES:

  • The overall state of the hospital field in Georgia
  • Update on activities of the Georgia Health Information Network
  • Expected impact of digital health/mHealth/personalized medicine – where we will be in 5 years
  • Challenges hospitals face in adopting new technology
  • The best way to get a “hearing” on IT projects with hospital executives

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

November 2, 2014

George Mashini: Mobility solutions that create business value

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GAHCTFThis interview was recorded live at the 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference.

George Mashini, CEO of Catavolt, shares perspectives with The Healthcare Insider.  Catavolt is dedicated to providing its customers with enterprise application mobility solutions that create business value and produce user delight.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Best practices for IT professionals interested in enterprise application mobility for their healthcare organization
  • Building a secure, manageable and scalable mobility strategy for IT, and provide agility and meaningful outcomes for the business
  • How home healthcare and hospice teams can utilize mobile apps to provide better patient care and increase patient engagements
  • Innovative ways for healthcare payer organizations to utilize mobile apps for secure, efficient collaboration among members and providers
  • Strategies for IT professionals to accelerate data integration and mobility projects in healthcare organizations.

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The 2014 Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference was operated by:
HFI Event Services.

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