Santech – Provider Management Solution [Transcript] [Audio]


Guest: Neeraj K. Sharma

Presenter: Neal Howard   

Guest Bio: Neeraj brings over 20+ years of Healthcare and IT experience to Santéch after having successfully established and managed Healthcare solution and consulting practices at several global IT consulting firms (3I Infotech, HCL and TCS). Neeraj is recognized within healthcare as a thought leader who designs and delivers innovative healthcare solutions. Neeraj is actively involved in several Industry forums on Payor and Provider areas. Neeraj received his B.Tech Degree in Industrial Engineering and Masters degree (M.B.A.) in Business Administration from Pune University, in India.

Segment overview: In this segment, Neeraj K. Sharma, Santéch Solutions co-founder, and chief operating officer discusses how insurance companies can make incremental changes to thoroughly modernizing their provider management infrastructure for this new era in consumer-driven care.

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Safe and Effective Viral Infection Treatment [Transcript] [Audio]


Guest: Cheryl Myers, RN

Presenter: Neal Howard   

Guest Bio: Cheryl Myers, RN is an integrative health nurse, author, and expert on natural medicine. She is a nationally-recognized speaker who has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Prevention Magazine. Her many articles have been published in such diverse journals as the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Nutrition in Complementary Care, and her research on botanicals has been presented at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the North American Menopause Society. Ms. Myers is the head of Scientific Affairs and Education for EuroPharma, Inc.

Segment overview: In this segment, Cheryl Myers talks  about safe, natural and effective solutions to treat common viral infections.

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Failure To Thrive and a Solution Offered by Kate Farms [Transcript] [Audio]


Guest: Richard Laver & Michelle Laver  

Presenter:  Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Richard and Michelle Laver are the founders of Kate Farms. Picture this: you have a son or daughter who has been diagnosed with Failure to Thrive (FTT), meaning they have fallen significantly below their weight range for their age.  A situation like this happened to Kate Laver and her family, who at 5 years old, she only weighed 16 pounds.  Today, Kate is a healthy 10 year old and her parents, Richard and Michelle Laver, want to share a solution with others whose children, family members and loved ones have run into similar struggles.

Segment overview: In this Health Supplier Segment, Richard and Michelle Laver, founders of Kate Farms, tell the story of Kate Farms and explain what Failure to Thrive (FTT) is and how they found a solution.

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Bacterial Vaginosis [Transcript] [Audio]


Guest: Dr. Caroline Mitchell

Presenter:  Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH is a faculty member in the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  Dr. Mitchell received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and did her OB/Gyn residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also received her MPH degree. She spent seven years on the faculty at the University of Washington before returning to Boston in 2014.  She now spends the majority of her time in the lab doing translational and basic science research.  Her work focuses on the relationship between the vaginal microbiota, mucosal immune responses and reproductive health.  Clinically, she is the director of the Vulvovaginal Disorders Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital main campus.

Segment overview: Dr. Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH, director of the Vulvovaginal Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses bacterial vaginosis.

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Civility in Healthcare [Transcript] [Audio]


Guest: Dr. Sylvia Morris

Presenter:  Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Sylvia E. Morris, MD, MPH is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.  Dr. Morris’s goal is to utilize media to improve our nation’s public health by combining her training in Internal Medicine, Holistic Medicine and Public Health.

Currently, she is a Senior Medical Director on the Revenue Cycle Solutions team at The Advisory Board Company and a contributor for the US News & World Reports Medical School Admissions’ blog.  Dr. Morris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She gained a Master’s degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, with a certificate in Health Policy and Management.  Her Medical degree is from Georgetown University School of Medicine.  She completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Sylvia Morris, an Atlanta based internist discusses the importance of civility in healthcare.

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Protect Your Eyes Against Blue Light Damage [Transcript] [Audio]

Dr. James Stringham

Guest: Dr. James Stringham

Presenter:  Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Stringham earned his doctoral degree in experimental psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. During postdoctoral appointments at the Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard Medical School and the Medical College of Georgia, he conducted research on ocular lutein, age‐related macular degeneration, the effects of intense light on visual performance, and plasticity of the visual system.  Dr. Stringham then took a position as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Georgia, where he continued and extended a research program involving lutein and many facets of visual performance. In 2007, he became a senior vision scientist in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).  Currently he is a research scientist at the University of Georgia.

Segment overview: Dr. James Stringham, discusses “blue light”  and a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome and how reducing the effects of blue light significantly improve visual performance and overall eye health.

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People Suffering from Dry Eye Conditions Gets Relief thru Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops [Interview][Transcript]

Guest: Anthony Moloney

Presenter: Tabetha Moreto

Guest Bio: Anthony Moloney is the CEO and founder of Melcare, an early stage biomedical company commercialising therapeutic products into a global market for eye, wound, skin and ENT care. Anthony has been the commercial partner for clinical trials in the UK, Germany and Australia investigating wound care and dry eye disease. He innovated the marketing of medical honey products in a global market as both a drug and medical device and was founder and CEO of now US-based Medihoney, which was awarded the 2008 Optus Platinum Award for Outstanding Business Contribution to Brisbane and IBM Award for Business Innovation. Anthony has an undergraduate Degree in Applied Science and Post-Graduate Master’s Degree in Technology and Engineering Management.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, we are joined by Melcare Biomedical CEO Anthony Moloney here to discuss the results of research undertaken by the Queensland University of Technology into the use of its Optimel™ Manuka honey product range for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) induced dry eye and related dry eye conditions. Melcare Biomedical is a Queensland-based TGA licensed Medical Device manufacturer that offer therapeutic products for skin, wound and eye care using standardised medical honeys for a global market. Most of their ingredients are plant derived and their honey is sourced from the leptospermum (tea tree) plant growing in forest locations.

How Cloud Computing is Driving Ehealth Innovation for Improved Patient Care [Interview][Transcript]


Guest: Andrew Tucker

Presenter: Wayne Bucklar

Guest Bio: Andrew Tucker is the CEO of ITonCloud which helps businesses simplify and automate their IT systems by leveraging the cloud. Andrew has more than 20 years of experience as a successful business owner and passionate entrepreneur. His goal has always been to build and drive ventures to deliver unmatched service levels, customer value and trust.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, we are joined by ITonCloud CEO Andrew Tucker here to talk about their cloud computing features. Andrew discusses how cloud computing is enabling the next wave of ehealth innovation. In addition, Andrew explains how cloud computing is driving ehealth innovation in the areas of mobility, data management, self-service for patients, operations and analytics of information for hospitals and private practices.

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The Health News United Kingdom July 20 2017


  • Rates of severe anxiety and depression among unemployed people have soared by more than 50 % percent in the last four years as the impact of “harsh” austerity policies take their toll, The Independent can reveal. The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) said the Government’s reforms of welfare payments were to blame for the rise, as benefit cuts and sanctions “are having a toxic impact on mental health”.
  • It’s the aim of the UK government’s latest plan to discourage smoking, ultimately driving the proportion of adult smokers down to the notional “endgame” level of less than 5% percent. “Our vision is nothing less than to create a smoke free generation,” says Steve Brine, minister for public and primary care, in his foreword to the plan, Towards a Smokefree Generation.
  • The HMRC has ruled carers sleeping overnight to provide safety and reassurance should be be paid the national minimum wage for all hours. According to minimum wage legislation, employers must take into account shifts where staff are allowed to sleep as long as they are “at work and under certain work-related responsibilities”. Until recently, many overnight carers were paid a flat rate allowance for the ‘sleep-in’, with additional wages paid for work carried out.
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NSAID’s and Heart Attack Risks [Transcript] [Audio]


Guest: Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

Presenter: Neal Howard  

Guest Bio: Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network, is one of the most frequently quoted integrative medical authorities in the country. He is the author of the bestselling From Fatigued to Fantastic!, Pain Free, 1,2,3!, the Beat Sugar Addiction Now! series, Real Cause Real Cure, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution, The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction, and the popular free smartphone app Cures A-Z.

Segment overview: Dr. Teitelbaum discusses a new British Medical Journal study that confirms that NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attacks and he offers safe alternatives backed by published research to treat chronic pain.

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