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Episode 156: Rural Health Road Trip: The Sooner State

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Dr. Mark Woodring, vice president of the board for the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma as well Professor of Healthcare Administration & Policy at the University of Oklahoma Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
June 20, 2024
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Fibroblasts and the Forefront of Regenerative Medicine

Send us a Text Message.Are stem-cell treatments the future of self-therapy and regenerative medicine?Or is there something better?Join us for this week’s HealthBiz Brief as Pete O’Heeron, CEO of Fibrobiologics, explores the untapped potential of fibroblasts and their promise as a potentially superior and more affordable alternative to traditional stem-cell treatments.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT PETE O'HEERONPete O'Heeron, an esteemed biopharma inventor, boasts over 300 patents in biologics, cell therapy, and medical devices. With 25+ years of expertise, he leads FibroBiologics as CEO, driving its emergence as a global leader in fibroblast-based cell therapies for chronic diseases. Previously, he founded Advanced Medical Technologies, identifying early-stage medical opportunities, and NeoSurg Technologies, known for the T2000 Minimally Invasive Access System sold to Cooper Surgical in 2006. With executive roles at Christus Health Care Corporation, strategic advisory, and academic background, including degrees from Texas State University, University of Houston Clear Lake, and University of Chicago,📥 GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comGET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcarepodcast #healthcare #fibroblasts #fibroblastresearch #stemcells #stemcelltreatements #medicalbreakthroughsSupport the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 19, 2024
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Transforming Healthcare: A Holistic Approach to Efficiency and Prevention

This quick minicast of Solving Healthcare, emphasizes the belief that healthcare is a solvable problem and explores the potential to create a more holistic and efficient system. Dr. K discusses the crucial role of prevention in reducing costs and improving outcomes, the importance of focusing on high-resource users, addressing system inefficiencies, and learning from successful healthcare models. The conversation underscores the need for a new mindset and approach to effectively tackle these healthcare challenges.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”OFFERSEXAMINE.COMBest source for evidence based nutrition and supplement information.Exclusive Offer for Kwadcast FollowersWe are thrilled to roll out a special offer exclusively for the subscribers of Kwadcast.substack.com, made possible by our new partnership:* 7-Day Free Trial: Start your journey with Examine.com with no strings attached. Explore their exhaustive resources and see how they can aid in meeting your health and wellness objectives.* Discounted Subscription Plans: Enjoy a special discount on Examine.com’s membership, tailored just for you:* Monthly Subscription: Originally $29, now just $25 — a saving of 14%.* Yearly Subscription: Typically $198, now only $171 — saving you 14% as well.Get Your Discounted AccessReady to dive in? Simply use this special link to access these exclusive discounts. The link will direct you to a sign-up page where your discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.Discount LINK for Examine.comLMNTWe're excited to announce our partnership with LMNT, a pioneer in superior hydration solutions. The key to proper hydration isn't just water—it's water plus electrolytes. This balance is vital to avoid issues like muscle cramps and energy dips, often caused by the dilution of electrolyte levels from excessive water intake, a condition known as hyponatremia.Enter LMNT, an electrolyte drink mix that's tasty, convenient, and free from sugar or artificial additives. Co-created by Robb Wolf and Luis Villasenor, LMNT provides optimal ratios of sodium, potassium, and magnesium, ensuring not only health and performance benefits but also a delightful taste experience with flavours like Orange Salt, Citrus Salt, and the new Watermelon Salt.To celebrate our partnership, we're offering you a free sample pack.Simply visit DrinkLMNT.com/kwadcast and start your journey to better hydration. LMNT stands behind their product with a no-questions-asked refund policy.Together with LMNT, we're redefining hydration. Remember, it's not just about water—it's about water PLUS electrolytes. Stay hydrated, and stay healthy!LMNTMyPROTEINAs a Kwadcast member, you get special discounts at MyProtein, a top sports nutrition brand.I'm a big fan of their Clear Whey protein. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for post-workout recovery. My family and I love it, and it's become a staple in our fitness routine.To enjoy your discount, just use this link:MYPROTEINEnjoy the benefits of quality nutrition at great prices!EFFYDESKWe’re massive fans of standup desk.Effydesk provides amazing electric standing desks that we are monster fans of.Use this for 10% off.SHM DiscountHigher Healths CanadaWe allow you to optimize and restore peak health by filling the nutritional gaps we have in our diets. We enable you to become your very best self without compromise. Our products are 100% pure, unaltered and nutritionally in demand. It's time to put back in what's been missing in our diets.  Feel the difference real nutrition makes. Welcome to Higher Health's.Go to https://www.higherhealths.ca/Use code 'solvinghealthcare' at checkout.Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
June 18, 2024
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Is the Bird Flu the Next Global Pandemic?

Send us a Text Message.Just a few short years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe, leaving economies in tatters, claiming millions of lives, and fundamentally altering the world as we knew it. Yet, scarcely after the dust settled from that crisis, virologists are now raising urgent concerns.The specter of the bird flu looms large as it breaches the species barrier, with an alarming number of cows falling victim, and a recent human transmission case being confirmed.With a nearly 50% mortality rate according to @Yale Medicine, the bird flu is making global headlines.In the face of these developments, the question begs: how concerned should we be?Tune in to the latest episode of @CareTalk, featuring discussions with @David E. Williams and @John Driscoll, alongside guest @Rick Bright, Former Head of the @Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, as they delve into the escalating fears surrounding a potential new pandemic and the tangible threats posed by the bird flu.TOPICS(2:14) The last pandemic and sounding the alarm on Covid (5:41) What is the bird flu?(10:12) Why should Americans care about the bird flu?(13:16) Who's most at risk for contracting the bird flu?(15:48) How viruses and the bird flu evolve(17:55) Can we prevent the next pandemic?(20:44) The dangers of a slow response to bird flu(23:13) Screening and testing for the bird flu(25:06) How worried should we be about the bird flu?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT RICK BRIGHTRick A. Bright, PhD, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pandemic Prevention Institute at The Rockefeller Foundation. With a background in immunology and virology, he has spearheaded the development of numerous drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics. Prior to his current role, Bright held prominent positions such as Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also contributed his expertise as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. In addition, Bright is recognized as a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and serves on the Executive Board of the International Science Reserve.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple Podcasts#healthcarepodcast #pandemic #publichealth #birdflu #covid #covid19 #pandemicpreparedness Support the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 14, 2024
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81. How Space Impacts Wellness and Success with Carolyn Boldt

This episode discusses how physical space and environment impacts wellness and success. My guest is Carolyn Boldt, an outspoken advocate that the environment of your space impacts your success. She and her husband co-founded CrossFields as a design-build firm in Atlanta, and in 2011 they shifted their focus to improving the public’s perception of alternative medicine and highlighting the power of holistic healthcare. Questions this episode will answer: Why does a space matter? How does your office impact your success? How can physical space impact how you and your clients feel? What are tips for having a good home office environment? Whether you are looking to update your space, working from home, or are or are not in healthcare, there is something for you in this episode. Find Carolyn Boldt: https://crossfieldsdesign.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CrossFields/ https://www.pinterest.com/crossfields/ https://www.instagram.com/crossfields_design/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/crossfields-inc https://twitter.com/crossfieldsdsg https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynboldt/ Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Carolyn Boldt: Passionate about holistic health and wellness, Carolyn is also an outspoken advocate that the environment of your space impacts your success. In 2004, Carolyn and her husband co-founded CrossFields as a design-build firm in Atlanta, and in 2011 they changed their focus to improving the public’s perception of alternative medicine, and highlighting the power of holistic healthcare. Through their unique 6 step system, CrossFields has helped hundreds of doctors across the country expand their practices and reach higher levels of success by maximizing space, attracting and retaining patients, and saving money.
June 13, 2024
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Building Intentional DEIA Infrastructure as the Foundation to Improving Outcomes With Joy Marsh (Pt. 1)

In this episode, we’re talking to Joy Marsh, Vice President of Equity & Inclusion at UCare, about the importance of building thoughtful diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) infrastructure to improve outcomes in healthcare. Listen in for insight on how healthcare executives and organizations can build DEIA programs on all levels that make real change toward health equity.
June 13, 2024
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Episode 155: No CRNAs, No Surgeries: How Full Practice Authorization Supports Rural Surgical Care

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are the foundation for quality surgical services. When rural hospitals are equipped with exceptional CRNAs, they can provide their community with top-notch surgical care. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Jason Flowers, CRNA & Owner of Challenge Anesthesia. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
June 13, 2024
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Why Value-Based Care is the Future of Healthcare

The healthcare system is in freefall with rising costs, worse care, and frayed patient-provider relationships.Is value-based care the cure?Join us in this week's HealthBiz Brief, as Emily Young, President of Tufts Medicine, and Courtney Fortner, President and CEO of Navvis, as they detail how their partnership is expanding value-based care with an eye on improving quality, affordability, and experience.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT EMILY YOUNGEmily Young, President of Tufts Medicine Integrated Network, boasts over two decades of healthcare management experience. She's a results-driven executive with a knack for strategic thinking and fostering innovation through physician collaboration. Prior to her current role, Emily served as Vice President of Population Health and Transformation at Circle Health/Lowell General Hospital. There, she spearheaded the organization's transition to value-based care, optimized provider performance, and crafted a robust population health strategy, setting the stage for comprehensive care delivery.🎙️⚕️ABOUT COURTNEY FORTNERCourtney Fortner, a forward-thinking healthcare innovator, drives transformative solutions for health systems, physician enterprises, and health plans. As Navvis’ President and CEO, she's committed to revolutionizing healthcare nationwide, prioritizing physician-led, patient-centric care.Before Navvis, Courtney excelled at Northeast Georgia Health System and Evolent Health. Her roles spanned patient care, where she implemented a Patient-Centered Medical Home model, achieving Level 3 NCQA accreditation, and served as a patient advocate in the emergency department. At Evolent Health, she further honed her leadership in driving healthcare transformation and operational excellence.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcarepodcast #healthcare #valuebasedcare #patientprovider #medicalcosts #medicalservices #accesstocareSupport the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 12, 2024
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287: Personalizing Recovery: The Power of Choice and Empowerment with Jacki Hillios

In this episode of Solving Healthcare, we're joined by Jackie Hillios, Deputy Executive Director of The Phoenix. Jackie discusses her journey in social work and The Phoenix's holistic approach to recovery, focusing on community, connection, and meaningful activities. She highlights the importance of accessibility and empowerment in recovery, and the need for innovation in healthcare and education to improve outcomes. Tune in to learn more about The Phoenix's mission and its ambitious plans for the future.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”OFFERS EXAMINE.COMBest source for evidence based nutrition and supplement information.Exclusive Offer for Kwadcast FollowersWe are thrilled to roll out a special offer exclusively for the subscribers of Kwadcast.substack.com, made possible by our new partnership:* 7-Day Free Trial: Start your journey with Examine.com with no strings attached. Explore their exhaustive resources and see how they can aid in meeting your health and wellness objectives.* Discounted Subscription Plans: Enjoy a special discount on Examine.com’s membership, tailored just for you:* Monthly Subscription: Originally $29, now just $25 — a saving of 14%.* Yearly Subscription: Typically $198, now only $171 — saving you 14% as well.Get Your Discounted AccessReady to dive in? Simply use this special link to access these exclusive discounts. The link will direct you to a sign-up page where your discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.Discount LINK for Examine.comLMNTWe're excited to announce our partnership with LMNT, a pioneer in superior hydration solutions. The key to proper hydration isn't just water—it's water plus electrolytes. This balance is vital to avoid issues like muscle cramps and energy dips, often caused by the dilution of electrolyte levels from excessive water intake, a condition known as hyponatremia.Enter LMNT, an electrolyte drink mix that's tasty, convenient, and free from sugar or artificial additives. Co-created by Robb Wolf and Luis Villasenor, LMNT provides optimal ratios of sodium, potassium, and magnesium, ensuring not only health and performance benefits but also a delightful taste experience with flavours like Orange Salt, Citrus Salt, and the new Watermelon Salt.To celebrate our partnership, we're offering you a free sample pack.Simply visit DrinkLMNT.com/kwadcast and start your journey to better hydration. LMNT stands behind their product with a no-questions-asked refund policy.Together with LMNT, we're redefining hydration. Remember, it's not just about water—it's about water PLUS electrolytes. Stay hydrated, and stay healthy!LMNTMyPROTEINAs a Kwadcast member, you get special discounts at MyProtein, a top sports nutrition brand.I'm a big fan of their Clear Whey protein. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for post-workout recovery. My family and I love it, and it's become a staple in our fitness routine.To enjoy your discount, just use this link:MYPROTEINEnjoy the benefits of quality nutrition at great prices!EFFYDESKWe’re massive fans of standup desk.Effydesk provides amazing electric standing desks that we are monster fans of.Use this for 10% off.SHM DiscountHigher Healths CanadaWe allow you to optimize and restore peak health by filling the nutritional gaps we have in our diets. We enable you to become your very best self without compromise. Our products are 100% pure, unaltered and nutritionally in demand. It's time to put back in what's been missing in our diets.  Feel the difference real nutrition makes. Welcome to Higher Health's.Go to https://www.higherhealths.ca/Use code 'solvinghealthcare' at checkout.Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
June 11, 2024
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The Ethics of Social Media Medicine

Physicians are increasingly leveraging social media platforms like TikTok, X, and Facebook to share their insights and opinions.Alongside this trend, there's a clear uptick in doctors endorsing new pharmaceuticals and medical tools through their social media handles.But amidst this influence, questions arise:Are doctors being compensated for their endorsements? And can we trust their intentions?TOPICS(1:08) Can you buy a doctor's endorsement?(2:30) Big Pharma's influence on the medical field(7:30) How Pharma is leveraging doctors to endorse drugs on social media(9:19) Disclosure and conflict of interest in healthcare(11:00) Is there any system in place to guardrail the influence of social media?(14:41) Has transparency in healthcare been helpful?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (Senior Advisor, Walgreens Health) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple Podcasts#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #pharma #socialmedia #x Support the Show.Support the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 7, 2024
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Episode 153: Rural Health Road Trip: The Sunflower State

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Dorothy Hughes, president of the Kansas Rural Health Association. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow KSRHA! https://www.kansasruralhealth.org/  https://www.facebook.com/KansasRuralHealthAssociation Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/
June 6, 2024
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Putting HIV back into Pandemics Preparedness at the World Health Assembly

Ben is joined by two friends of the pod, Christine Stegling, Deputy Director of UNAIDS, and Vuyiseka Dubula, Department Head, Community Rights & Gender at the Global Fund, to reflect on what this week’s developments at the WHA, mean for the global AIDS response, and why the lessons of HIV do not seem to have been learned in access to medicines and pandemics preparation. And that's a wrap from the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland! Thanks for joining us! https://www.unaids.org/en https://www.theglobalfund.org/en #WHA77 #HIV #AIDS #pandemicspreparedness #accesstomedicines
June 5, 2024
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Taking the Temperature on Climate Health at the World Health Assembly with Foundation S

Vanina Laurent-Ledru, the Director General of Foundation S, the philanthropic organization of Sanofi, joins Ben live on the podcast to chat about the impact of climate change on global health.
June 5, 2024
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How Optimizing Medicines Can Lower Costs w/ DecisionRx President and CFO, Travis Morgan | HealthBiz Briefs

Travis Morgan (President and CFO, DecisionRX) delves into the underlying reason for soaring costs and medication failures.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (Senior Advisor, Walgreens Health) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT TRAVIS MORGANTravis is an entrepreneurial private equity operating executive with 25 years of diverse success in building companies, creating jobs, and realizing shareholder value. Directly responsible for 18 capital infusions into 12 different operating companies, serving as the full-time President or CFO of 7 of those portfolio companies. Over $180 million in career-to-date capital transactions closed, including three liquidity events with publicly traded firms. Considerable lower-middle-market executive leadership experience with a strong emphasis on accounting, finance, ERP Implementation, bank/ investor relations, and operations. Demonstrated success navigating challenges associated with start-ups, turnarounds, changing government regulations, and rapid growth. Proven ability to make complex decisions and drive implementation through highly empowered cross-functional teams.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcaretechnology #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepodcast #genetics #genetherapy # pharmasuticals #bigpharma #medicinecostsSupport the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
June 5, 2024
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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis: The Impact of Cellphone Bans in Schools

This quick minicast of Solving Healthcare, hosted by Dr. K, focuses on the recent ban on cell phones in schools. Dr. K acknowledges the growing mental health crisis among youth, highlighting the detrimental impact of social media on their well-being. He also examines the effects of virtual learning, which, despite offering flexibility, often lacks the essential social interaction and structure of in-person education. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues, leading to increased isolation and disrupted student routines. Dr. K suggests that the cellphone ban might be a step toward mitigating the negative effects of technology on young people's mental health.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”EXAMINE.COMBest source for evidence based nutrition and supplement information.Exclusive Offer for Kwadcast FollowersWe are thrilled to roll out a special offer exclusively for the subscribers of Kwadcast.substack.com, made possible by our new partnership:* 7-Day Free Trial: Start your journey with Examine.com with no strings attached. Explore their exhaustive resources and see how they can aid in meeting your health and wellness objectives.* Discounted Subscription Plans: Enjoy a special discount on Examine.com’s membership, tailored just for you:* Monthly Subscription: Originally $29, now just $25 — a saving of 14%.* Yearly Subscription: Typically $198, now only $171 — saving you 14% as well.Get Your Discounted AccessReady to dive in? Simply use this special link to access these exclusive discounts. The link will direct you to a sign-up page where your discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.Discount LINK for Examine.comExciting New Partnership: Bringing Examine.com's Trusted Research to Kwadcast NationDR. KWADWO KYEREMANTENG·APR 25I'm excited to share some fantastic news with you that marks a significant milestone for our community. We have officially partnered with Examine.com, a platform that I, personally, have immensely relied on for the most reliable, evidence-based information on nutrition and supplements.Read full storyLMNTWe're excited to announce our partnership with LMNT, a pioneer in superior hydration solutions. The key to proper hydration isn't just water—it's water plus electrolytes. This balance is vital to avoid issues like muscle cramps and energy dips, often caused by the dilution of electrolyte levels from excessive water intake, a condition known as hyponatremia.Enter LMNT, an electrolyte drink mix that's tasty, convenient, and free from sugar or artificial additives. Co-created by Robb Wolf and Luis Villasenor, LMNT provides optimal ratios of sodium, potassium, and magnesium, ensuring not only health and performance benefits but also a delightful taste experience with flavours like Orange Salt, Citrus Salt, and the new Watermelon Salt.To celebrate our partnership, we're offering you a free sample pack.Simply visit DrinkLMNT.com/kwadcast and start your journey to better hydration. LMNT stands behind their product with a no-questions-asked refund policy.Together with LMNT, we're redefining hydration. Remember, it's not just about water—it's about water PLUS electrolytes. Stay hydrated, and stay healthy!LMNTMyPROTEINAs a Kwadcast member, you get special discounts at MyProtein, a top sports nutrition brand.I'm a big fan of their Clear Whey protein. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for post-workout recovery. My family and I love it, and it's become a staple in our fitness routine.To enjoy your discount, just use this link:MYPROTEINEnjoy the benefits of quality nutrition at great prices!EFFYDESKWe’re massive fans of standup desk.Effydesk provides amazing electric standing desks that we are monster fans of.Use this for 10% off.SHM DiscountHigher Healths CanadaWe allow you to optimize and restore peak health by filling the nutritional gaps we have in our diets. We enable you to become your very best self without compromise. Our products are 100% pure, unaltered and nutritionally in demand. It's time to put back in what's been missing in our diets.  Feel the difference real nutrition makes. Welcome to Higher Health's.Go to https://www.higherhealths.ca/Use code 'solvinghealthcare' at checkout.Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
June 4, 2024
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What we learned at the 77th World Health Assembly with Global Health Council’s Elisha Dunn-Georgiou

Ben sits down with Elisha Dunn-Georgiou from the Global Health Council to reflect on decisions made, agreements missed, and funding committed to at the 77th WHA in Geneva, Switzerland.
June 4, 2024
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How Calm App is Innovating Mental Wellness

Anxiety and depression in the US have surged, and consequently, poor sleep habits have increased as well.Getting help is harder than ever, due to caregiver shortages, soaring costs, and persistent social stigma.But what if an app could help?TOPICS(3:57) Applying gamification to healthcare engagement(8:30) How do you even begin to tackle a problem as big as mental health?(9:17) The importance of brands in healthcare(11:21) What is Calm and how did it start? (16:43) Is there a good rationale for an employer to be managing stress and reducing burnout?(18:18) What role can Calm play in helping people reduce anxiety and depression? (21:59) Key takeaways from Calm and Harvard Business Review’s joint study(24:09) Has Mental Health Awareness Month been successful?🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (Senior Advisor, Walgreens Health) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT DAVID KODavid is the CEO of Calm, a top app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation, where he also sits on the Board of Directors. Before joining Calm, David co-founded and served as CEO of Ripple Health Group, a health tech company acquired by Calm in 2022. Under his leadership, Calm launched Calm Health, a mental health care solution aimed at payers, providers, and self-insured employers, bridging the gap between mental and physical health care.Prior to founding Ripple Health Group, David was a Board Member, President, and COO of Rally Health, a digital health company. Rally’s solutions serve nearly 55 million people through health plans, care providers, and over 200,000 employers. In 2017, Rally was acquired by UnitedHealth Group.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcarepolicy #healthcarebusiness #healthcaretechnology  #healthinsurance #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness Support the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
May 31, 2024
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Episode 153: Helping Children with Autism Thrive, Including in Rural Communities

Helping our children thrive is a vital part of building healthy communities. As a rural hospital providing a full continuum of care, we know the value of occupational and speech therapy in kids’ lives. Lumen Pediatric Therapy shares our vision for healthy families, and they work to provide evidence-based services that will benefit children with autism. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Nicholle Mehr, Chief Executive Officer at Lumen Pediatric Therapy. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
May 30, 2024
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Access to Medicines – There’s Good News at the World Health Assembly

Some good news to report from Geneva - albeit from an independent cinema in downtown Geneva. The Medicines Patent Pool premiered a short documentary highlighting 10 years of 10 billion doses, and 24 million people on a new, transformational treatment regimen it helped coordinate with generics manufacturers and the originator pharmaceutical company. We tell the story, speaking with ViiV Healthcare CEO, Deborah Waterhouse and MPP’s Director of Policy, Strategy and Advocacy.  https://medicinespatentpool.org https://viivhealthcare.com https://unitaid.org #Dolutegravir #DTG #HIV #accesstomedicines #voluntarylicensing #pediatrics #medicinespatentpool #MPP
May 29, 2024
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#52 Consolidation, Non-competes, & Cybersecurity

This episode covers an array of topics related to increasing consolidation within the healthcare system, from banning non-competes to tightening cybersecurity. OrthoForum CEO Karen Simonton offers her perspective and wealth of knowledge, having worked with orthopaedic groups over the last decade, on how this changing landscape is impacting private practices and their ability to provide care.   Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council Guest: Karen Simonton, CEO, OrthoForum
May 29, 2024
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What’s Really At Stake at the World Health Assembly

Ben is joined by Katri Bertram, Berlin-based global health policy strategist, to reflect on yesterday’s WHA developments on international health regulations & the pandemics accord. She also challenges the global health community to accept that we don’t live in an era of never ending progress, but must address the stagnation, even regression in our impact on health outcomes. It’s a powerful and direct call to action. https://katribertram.wordpress.com/ http://linkedin.com/in/katri-bertram-85025787 https://www.who.int/about/accountability/governance/world-health-assembly #WHA77 #WHO #globalhealth #Germany #globalhealthsecurity #pandemicsaccord #refugees #climatehealth #ukraine #gaza
May 29, 2024
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What is The Worth of Gene Therapy w/ ICER President & CEO, Sarah K. Emond, MPP | HealthBiz Briefs

Sarah Emond (President and CEO, ICER) delves into the efficacy of gene therapy in enhancing patient outcomes and discusses the necessary adjustments the healthcare industry must make to accommodate the cost.🎙️⚕️ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (Senior Advisor, Walgreens Health) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 🎙️⚕️ABOUT SARAH K. EMOND, MPPWith 25 years of experience in the business and policy of health care, Sarah leads the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, a leading non-profit health policy research organization, as President and Chief Executive Officer.  She joined ICER in 2009 as its first Chief Operating Officer and third employee, and has worked to grow the organization’s approach, scope, and impact over the years.Prior to joining ICER, Sarah spent time as a communications consultant, with six years in the corporate communications and investor relations department at a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, and several years with a healthcare communications firm.  Sarah began her healthcare career in clinical research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.A graduate of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Sarah holds a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in health policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk sponsorGuest appearance requestsVisit us on the webSubscribe to the CareTalk NewsletterShop official CareTalk merchFOLLOW CARETALKSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsFollow us on LinkedIn#healthcare #healthcaretechnology #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepodcast #genetherapy #medicaladvancementsSupport the Show.CareTalk: Healthcare. Unfiltered. is produced by Grippi Media Digital Marketing
May 29, 2024
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286: Sleep Secrets Unveiled: Insights from Mollie Eastman

In this episode of Solving Healthcare, hosted by Dr. K, we're joined by sleep expert Mollie Eastman. Mollie explores the vital role of sleep, sharing personal insights on overcoming sleep challenges. She emphasizes circadian rhythm entrainment and the impact of light exposure on sleep quality. Mollie offers practical tips for improving sleep, especially for shift workers, advocating for the use of apps like TimeShifter and Shift Work for personalized support. With Mollie's guidance, you can gain valuable tools to prioritize sleep and enhance overall well-being.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
May 28, 2024
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Syphilis on the rise at the World Health Assembly

While the WHA grapples with pandemics preparation today, we go behind the headlines to chat with World Health Organization’s Dr. Teo Wi about a report on the dramatic rise of sexually transmitted diseases presented to the World Health Assembly later this week - and her refreshing, direct views on how to address the surprising causes driving these increases.  https://www.who.int/about/accountability/governance/world-health-assembly New report flags major increase in sexually transmitted infections, amidst challenges in HIV and hepatitis #WHA77 #WHO #STIs #sex #syphilis #diagnostics #antibiotics #datingapps #erectiledysfunction #stigma #guilt #shame #sexeducation 
May 28, 2024
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