Harris poll findings on chronic idiopathic constipation

Dr. William Chey, MD, a Professor of Gastroenterology & Nutrition Sciences, and Director of the GI Nutrition and Behavioral Wellness Program, University of Michigan Health System, discusses the findings from a survey called “Current Insights About Constipation” that was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Shire (now Takeda) that shows the extent Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) has on daily life though few people talk about it. This year’s sub-analysis of the survey was done looking specifically at how women are impacted by CIC.

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OrthoGrid Systems – Providing tools to orthopedic surgeons for surgical precision

Edouard Saget, Co-Founder, Board Member, and Co-CEO of OrthoGrid Systems, a Salt Lake City-based global medtech leader offering intraoperative alignment technologies that work across all orthopedic implants, discusses the partnership with the University of Utah Hospital. This partnership provides orthopedic surgeons with the latest technology in surgical precision, reducing hospital readmissions and improving patient outcomes for a variety of procedures, including total hip replacement, knee reconstruction, and total joint arthroplasty. OrthoGrid’s software technology is used directly in the OR via surgeons’ existing imaging tools, providing accuracy in a field where it’s extremely important and could impact leg length discrepancies, alignment, and overall mobility.

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Reducing health spending by means of innovative workflow & technology.

The population over 60 is expected to double to 22 percent, reaching 2.1 billion from 2000 to 2050.  Dr. William Haseltine discusses his new book “Aging Well” that looks at ways to support the health and well-being of older adults and offers caregivers, policymakers, and healthcare leaders insights into reducing health spending especially by means of innovative workflow and novel digital health technology.

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Updox – A fax free future in healthcare

Michael Morgan, CEO of Updox, a single collaboration platform of digital document management for out-of-hospital healthcare providers, discusses how healthcare can break free of the hold paper-based fax has on provider communications.  He talks about how much time and money fax costs the average provider, how fax errors can leave protected patient information exposed, how greater interoperability between systems will cut down on fax use and why holdouts to going fax-free will still exist.

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30-Day Thriver Challenge Supports Those With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Celebrity fitness trainer Anna Kaiser, Founder of AKT, partnered with Lilly in October 2018 to create “The Thriver Movement”   She is kicking off the new year with the 30-day Thriver Challenge to help bring awareness and support to people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The purpose of the challenge is to provide 30 days of mindfulness activities and “life hacks” for and by the community coming out of the busy holiday season and into a new year to encourage self-care, empowerment, and inspiration for women and men living with MBC. She is joined by  Christine Hodgdon, Patient Advocate for MBC. For more information, please visit: moreformbc.com Provided by Eli Lilly and Company

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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Dry January

Start the New Year off on a healthy note.  Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) discusses possible signs to an alcohol use disorder (AUD) and if taking part in “Dry January” (not drinking any alcohol during the month) can be a healthy step.  He also talks about the newest treatment options now available, including medication and behavioral treatments by health providers and the role of mutual support groups.

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LeadingReach – Web-based software healthcare solutions

Curtis Gattis, Co-founder and CEO of LeadingReach discusses the company’s low cost, high-value software solutions that empower healthcare professionals to ensure patients get the right care from the right providers faster, easier, and more cost-effectively than ever before.  From the largest health systems to independent offices LeadingReach helps care teams more effectively communicate with each other while monitoring and facilitating care transitions. The company also empowers patients with a better experience and access to happier, healthier lives.

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