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NFL concerned about concussions, injuries on special teams

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 10 months ago

NFL concerned about concussions, injuries on special teams

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 Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

"New York is working through challenges to various vaccination mandates with some employees choosing the door rather than get their shot a U. S. district judge has rejected a court challenge to New York city's vaccination mandate for school staff the judge cited the harm that could take place to school children the lawsuit was one of several challenges to vaccination mandates in the state which included one statewide for hospital and nursing home workers Northwell health is New York state's largest health care provider since they terminated fourteen hundred employees for refusing to be vaccinated they're given everybody ample opportunity Dr David that Nelly as their chief medical officer I will continue to give people opportunity get vaccinated then and

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With Hands Tied, Montana Officials Issue Public Health Plea

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

With Hands Tied, Montana Officials Issue Public Health Plea

"There's been an escalation of the pandemic in several western states struggling to convince skeptical people to get vaccinated public health leaders have approved price of care rationing in Idaho parts of Alaska and Montana and several more states are veering dangerously close with less than ten percent of intensive care unit beds available in Idaho we're overwhelmed hospitals are rationing care statewide the state is looking at a virus positivity rate of twenty percent as hospitals in Missoula and Bozeman face increasing strain local health officials are banking Montana residents to wear masks indoors get vaccinated and limit gatherings there lamenting their inability to implement public health restrictions after Montana passed several laws earlier this year curtailing their power in Helena chief medical officer Dr Shelly Harkins with St Peter's health says the constraints of a hospital or worse than what was seen earlier in the pandemic the hospital's intensive care unit advanced medical unit and morgue are full I'm Jennifer king

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"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

08:13 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"Deliver changes. Let them make adjustments. And that's especially true for clients that you take care of their own upgrades and that's going to take some time so we it's really decrease the time lag there to get stuff done making sure that we provide all the necessary coats. That's everything else. And then equally you talked about telehealth you know being honest with them about the billing challenges retell the health letting them know about those new regulations. How those are changing what they need to be able to do with that. And that's an incredibly critical. I mean health care is absolutely indeed about you know taking care of people but there has to be money to support that. I'm blanking on her name right at the moment. But there's a former nun who ran a healthcare system who used to say no margin no mission and i really wish her name so i could attribute the quote appropriately. And that's that's very true. I think back when i was first in in full-time practice and i was looking through some codes that one an insurer that will remain nameless. Had i noticed there was some telehealth coats and i was like. Wow we could do that. And they were actually telephone codes back in those days and called the insurance. Can we actually use these said. No they just exist. But we don't actually pay on them but the fact of the matter is especially as we think about telehealth and this is work. We've done to really help. Our clients is to make sure we get tell health truly integrated into the workflow so it can work both when you're doing just telehealth or mixing between patients in person and patients via telehealth and there are lots of things lots of patients where telehealth is perfectly appropriate and quite efficient. And i think we're gonna be seeing a lot of telehealth you know. Even after we moved past the pandemic i agree. I agree my and you know. I actually pull it up by the way i love that quote. No margin no mission. It's one that i've actually like subscribed to for very long time. I never actually thought about where it came from. When you mentioned that. I looked up at sister irene. Kraus thank you. I appreciate yet or but it's so true you know it is so true and you know at the core of everything that we do is is the money you know. The money trail is the healthcare story. And i think that those of you tuning in obviously everybody here included. Were not naive in that reality. So being able to do as dr blackman said his you know. Tie to connect the dots and tie those services to the correct reimbursements. It's not all the way there yet. We've come through drastic acceleration with code but a lot of room for growth there in making it clearer but hey why not partner with somebody that could help take out some of that gray area and so as you reflect on on the work that you've done as a provider and now you know with greenway. What would you say is something that you guys are doing today. That improves outcomes for people or makes business better for them. A one thing we're doing is really frankly trying to help that. Continue transition from fee for for service to value based care and whatever flavor value base care. One thinks we're going to have as we move forward. I do think that the direction value-based carrying away for visa services absolutely clear so one of the things we've done. There is partnered with amazon web services on a platform called greenway insights which were starting which is our new platform for regulatory reporting. That's what we're starting it with. But it's going to expand to being frankly reporting platform across the board so it really becomes a function of. How do you leverage your data. How do you learn from your data to take better care of patients. You know you have lots of stuff where you're the patient in front of you obviously critically important but what about you know the patients who aren't coming in. How do you identify them. Reach out to them appropriately. And that's really important as part of that but you know as we think about making the business better you know telehealth is a big piece of that you know the tight integration and i think back since telehealth was launched sometime in the middle of the summer of twenty twenty. You know we've gotten an implemented over fifty practices in the clients have noted that it's really made a difference for them. It's helped their workflow. It's enabling them to feel like they're greeting patients doing their usual check in the nuts and bolts of checking a patient in. You know verifying their demographics verifying your insurance. You mentioned the money. Yes money is important. So can you collect your copay address. Any open balance assuming that obviously appropriate and the feedbacks been frankly great. A couple of client quotes. One person. said that you really telehealth has been like having the patient in the office and in addition you know were there behind them you know in the support team is helpful and a comment that i very rarely hear around. Ehr's one and i'm not adding extra words here. The quote is that writers love. Love love it. Wow that's awesome. Well if you compare it to what's out there and you know you guys are easy to use solution that takes friction away rather than adds it in. I think that that's Something many many would love so you know it's difficult to just you know i guess be i guess about what this value based care shift means for people and you know you call it the flavor whatever flavor you want it do you find that. There is a trend toward maybe like a particular vehicle. That's that's of taken center stage or not yet not yet if we think back to where a lot of some of this started you know with some of the initial reporting programs they. Weren't you know something's got referred to as you pay for performance. They weren't so much pay for performance as they were being paid for reporting is only as you reported. You got the extra money in those days and it didn't matter what the results reported with good battery different but certainly as things have changed over time payments getting more tied to what are the. What are the outcomes. You're able to provide. Whether are you getting done. The things that we know make a difference and we could go back and forth a little bit about whether those are the right measures or the wrong measures. But i think we're seeing improvement over time as people say okay. This really does make a difference for patient outcomes versus this frankly is really just a process. Measure got it. Yeah i was just curious you know. I don't know that. I have seen or heard any any particular direction. And we're still figuring it out. We've tried a number of things over the years. You know we from fee for service to a lot of people tried kappa tation with some fee for service. We sort of shifted away from kappa and a lot of ways and now we're looking at at value based care which it leased at least in my view puts the goal in the right place. It's about how do we take care of patients. How do we improve overall outcomes and then the question next question becomes. How do you do that. Equitably how do you measure them. How do you ensure that people are getting the care. They need or not not being excluded from care Because if the outcome is strictly you know did everybody have a good outcome following surgery or in as a primary care doc. Thinking about treating patients with diabetics to all of my patients have haemoglobin agencies under a certain number. Well what you don't want to do is discourage people from taking complicated patients. Just because they're going to hurt their numbers even if you do everything. Right totally yeah. That's super interesting. I was having a discussion with a professor of value base care and in michigan and he was kind of chatting about different models around total cost of care and you know giving patients like basically some legislation around making those chronic condition treatments pre deductible.

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"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

06:23 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"Back to the outcomes rocket sal marquez here and today i have the outstanding dr michael blackman joining us. He's the chief medical officer at greenway health. A primary care physician at heart. Dr blackman brings an extensive background in health. It product management along with his knowledge of outpatient and inpatient care. He believes healthcare is a team sport. That requires the talents of all contributors working together to succeed prior to joining in greenway. He was medical director for population. Health of all scripts before that he served as the chief medical officer for mckesson enterprise information systems division. He was an early leader in the development of electronic prescribing controlled substances. Dr blackman earned his bachelor's in political science from brown university where he earned his doctor of medicine degree. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. From the university of miami jackson memorial hospital and also holds his mba from the university of michigan. So i mean just an incredible individual with experience in the provider space as well as the health. It and our space. I'm privileged to have them here with us. Michael thank you so much for joining us. Thanks solace my pleasure to be here today absolutely so we're going to cover a lot of ground here. You know the e. h. r. Letters could be a pain point but also the bottom line is we need them to operate in healthcare and so before we dive into greenway health and the work that you guys are doing talk to us a little bit about you and what inspired your work journey and healthcare. Oh sure we'll talk about that for a minute but you you mentioned you know. E hr in those three letters electronic health records electronic health records. I think unfortunately the things that doctors often like to hate. But i think we can work to make them better really make people see value in in using them value in really improving patient care but as you as i think about one inspires my work in healthcare prior to going into medicine. I used to work in information systems consulting and i was working at the time. It's part of what drove me in some ways to medicine. I was working on a project for a mail. Order pharmaceutical firm. And i found out i was just far more interested in what the drugs did and how they affect people than what i was personally working on and additionally you know then say fulltime physician in working with an early hr. I frankly was one of those people who would look and say. Did anybody clinical look at this before it went out the door because some of this just doesn't make a lot of sense and that really in a lot of ways drove me to where i am. Today that's fascinating. That is fascinating. Dr blackman so you actually started in information services and went into medicine. I did yeah it. It was a little bit of the reverse. Yeah right because usually the other way position becomes an informatics than kind of goes that way. But you actually did it the other way around. So that's really interesting in this. And even though. I'm no longer seeing patients full-time you know. This really does still they will. To what is referred to practice medicine. The macro level and really have an impact on health care across the board. And how do we improve providers lives which frankly then improves patient's lives totally and had to your point to beginning of our chat. Had the physician and caregiver workflow been considered a little bit more i think. Hr's would mean something completely different today and so awesome that you're at the helm there in the cmo role so let's hone into it. Let's sewn into greenway health and how are you guys adding value to the healthcare ecosystem today. So that's really a great question. I'm really proud of the work. We're doing here at greenway especially some work. We've done recently bradley. In part driven by unfortunately the kobe nineteen pandemic in throughout really sought to find new ways to add value to what we provide to our clients and so a couple pieces there and frankly the beginning of the pandemic internally at greenway we established a cross functional task force really to say. Where can we help people. How can we make this better in. There were two products that really came out of that one is our greenway. Telehealth offering and the other is greenway g. r. s. express which stands for greenway revenue services as well as in addition that a partnership with amazon web services. Which i'm happy to talk about in a little bit but you know frankly right now. Obviously covert continues to be a hot topic and we've been focusing to ensure that our clients have you know what they need to appropriately. You know obviously responsible for giving the vaccines but they have to be documented appropriately with the appropriate codes. And that information needs to be communicated to the state registries and it'd be nice to say that every single state registry was the same. They're not and so we have to make sure that we're covering them. You know across the board and as part of that we've worked with other. Hr vendors and partner in participated in discussions with the cdc hhs and others to really keep abreast of those fast moving changes and we try to bring her clients rather up-to-date on where we are with that and convey that information as best. We can and i appreciate that and the environment is quickly changing. And you know you mentioned covert and there's a lot of things that came about with you. Know regulation around. Hey what can physicians and providers do with telehealth. How do you bill. It cova testing right. What's billable and and you know what are the reimbursements. So so many things that keep track of and on top of that you know taking care of patients that are in a new environment with covert among us. So there's there's just way too much for any one person practice or even large idea and the to handle how do you guys make things different or better for the folks using your systems. Well in some ways especially around some of this fast changing things around co vid making sure that we get them the information they need any instructions to make appropriate updates in the system so things that they can do without necessarily waiting for us. Which makes it much faster to deliver.

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Child With No Other Health Issues Dies From COVID-19 in Houston

Gaydos and Chad

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Child With No Other Health Issues Dies From COVID-19 in Houston

"Covid 19 pediatric death in one of the nation's largest city. Houston's health departments as a boy was between the ages of 10 and 19 years old and is the first child to die of Covid in Houston without underlying health conditions. Six other Children have died from Covid in Houston, but had underlying health conditions. The child was unvaccinated and had a covid variant. Houston's chief medical officers, saying it is a reminder that Children can get seriously ill and die from Covid. Alex

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Doctors Are Relying More on Monoclonal Antibodies to Fight COVID

Seattle's Morning News

02:01 min | 1 year ago

Doctors Are Relying More on Monoclonal Antibodies to Fight COVID

"For Covid 19 is showing a great deal of progress. David Begnaud reports from hard hit Louisiana monoclonal antibodies, lab grown proteins that help the body target and eliminate covid infection, according to Dr Thomas Galit, chief medical officer at ST Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. They have become the most effective therapy yet has done a great job of helping high risk patients stay out of the hospital. The therapy is becoming more available at hospitals and clinics around the country. But it is only administered after infection within 10 days of the first symptoms and before those symptoms get to severe what type of sickness do you usually say that's too sick to receive if they are having profound oxygen requirements continued high grade beavers dehydration. Since July. The first we've given about 1700 doses. One of those doses went to 42 year old Scotty Johnson. We were there when he got his infusion three weeks ago in Monroe, as Covid was attacking his body. It feels like somebody's choking you. You start coughing, but nothing comes out this week. We followed up with him and we met his wife, Meg. They both got the antibody treatments right around the same time. I just really start feeling good about Three or four days ago, probably, but I feel like I'm like 90% now, while Scotty did not get the vaccine bag did my wife got anybody treatment? On Thursday. I tested positive on Friday. On Saturday, she was back up cleaning the house and doing dishes and like it never even bothered. While the antibody treatments can be effective, they are not a substitute for vaccines, says CBS News Medical contributor Dr David Agus. There's no question the vaccine is better than an antibody. But in the case where your immune suppressed and you can't make a good response to a vaccine, they're lifesavers. So this is an important part of our arsenal. But it certainly is not the only weapon in our arsenal. Vaccines are Front line. No question about it to fight a virus in today's world, and that

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"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"I don't remember the number. But i think it was something. Like fifty million americans suffer from diabetes. Yeah you know in certain ethnicities it's ranging fifty percent of people and as a growing pro. It's not diminish even though we've got a lot of new drugs a lot of new approaches. You see him on tv every night but the problem is still growing and then like i say this diabetic rob at the occurs in probably twenty five percent of those patients with diabetes and at least have a refractory so it's millions so we're excited about it not only demonstrates that it's highly effective and i'm being like ninety percent of cases we also showed that the majority of patients ready for this had some improvement in sensory and motor awhile. Now it's early. It's early data and we've got a lot more work before. I'm willing to tell you that it's a know clear. Cut majority of better get some better but as really tantalizing this early signal of potentially improving the neurological function some of these patients. That's really interesting. So i don't know if it does or doesn't but it does it contribute to the halting of degeneration of the nerves or yeah. Td my friend were. We're digging into our next big rc. To but look for basically. We're already doing skin biopsies and things like on my cross in other studies to try and understand what's going on and i think probably it's multiple mechanisms of actions. Some of these patients got better right away. I mean i had some of the study patients. Tell me doc. For the first time i can feel the cold tiles underneath my feet. I mean in the morning. That's cool and that happened within weeks for some patients and then others took many weeks or even months. So i think there's different mechanisms of action in place so we'll have to start that all out but Mortified love it love. It will congrats on this milestone and a lot more to come. This has been truly a pleasure to to connect with you david just to understand the the amazing work. You guys are up to how different it is before we conclude. I love if you could just share a closing. Thought you know and work at the listeners. Get in touch with you. The company physicians offering these therapies. Let us know more about that. And then we conclude. Yeah.

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"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"System and we can tell the doctors and the patients what their outcomes are kind of benefits. They're getting we track medication usage sleep and all that for every single patient. That's fantastic that granular level data. You know a lot of folks ask questions and there's big topics around you know. Patient reported data is the data device reported or is it input by patient. Yeah it's both you know when you're talking pain. It's almost always subjective data right. we don't have objective biomarkers of pain. I mean there just aren't there is attempts to do that to look at electrical output of the corridor. You know different types of biomarkers. None of those means staying in terms of what the patient is experienced as pain. So those are patient reported outcomes that record on the other hand. The device also collects information programming parameters the amplitude. How much it's used you know. It needs to be recharged how often that occurs along that occur so we we collect both objective in patient reported outcomes to synthesize a record. And that's a really great point right. I mean this this chronic pain. It is subjective and somebody feels matters. That's right you know. It's kind of interesting so a lot of the mechanism of action studies that are done in chronic pain. They do them on rats right before they go into so they take a rat undermine or anesthesia. They cut a nerve and then they stimulate them painfully stimulating the rat and it measure the reactions of the rat how fast they withdraw their power. Whatever so as an acute what we call no susceptive model as to say painful inducement acutely on these animals that has no bearing on the complex psychosocial behavior of chronic pain. So you can learn things. From these preclinical animal studies. You can learn some mechanistic issues some physiology but it doesn't translate directly into outcomes in a management. Yeah well said well said really great point david and so as you think about approaches to chronic pain obviously the techniques that you guys have. What are some of the setbacks that you guys have experienced and key learnings. That have made you even better because of that. Yeah you know when we first came to market so we had this beautiful new therapy with the best outcomes that ever been seen in the space and actually treating new indication very effectively this this axial back at had been poorly treated previously and so we were very protective of how we how. We deployed our therapy. We only went to really skillful doctors. We didn't use the whole range of therapies. That are platform produces really did what we studied in our our c. t. r. pivotal and. It worked great. We quickly against these giant companies garnered a significant share of market. But you know what we realized thereafter is that you patients for the same reasons. We just said that pain is is complex and it's variable is a psychosocial experience so not everyone response to h fx are therapy even though it's highly effective for most. There's some that don't so what we did. Is we broadened our platform and made it much more versatile we now perform essentially all the frequencies that are on the market. We can deliver out of ip. Gee now we still use our market therapy. H fx at ten thousand hertz primarily because that's where the evidence is that's where the best outcomes are. That's where you don't have to do with those parasitism. Those tingling Feelings but we have this ability to provide all these other waves arms to both so that both the patient and the doctor can have confidence. They're not foreclosing any options. But that's a great learning and kudos to you in the team for realizing that and now offering the spectrum of of options everyone's different and just never know from a physician in the way they like the tree to the patient what works. What are you most excited about today. Oh i'm really excited about what we call painful diabetic neuropathy just got this brand new indication of at the end of last month the end of july so this is a phenomenal step forward for these patients who suffer horribly so diabetic patients they're hyperglycemia high blood sugars lead to nerve damage and these patients have horrible burning pain in their lower extremities typically gets worse and it migrates proximate migrates up the legs and there is not really any good treatments. I'm sure everyone's seen on. Tv lyric ads. You know in the burning pain and all that well. Those don't work very well. I mean the best studies. I'm on them. Show you have to tweet about eight patients even have one responder and then there's discontinuation rate because the side effects is very high so and spinal cord stimulation had been used on on this entity. This disease ideology for a while but the outcomes were good. You know thirty six percent respond to rate for nighttime pain and nighttime pain is the worst for these folks. They walk the floor at night. The rubber and their feet. They can't even keep their bed clothes on their feet so we did another the largest randomized control trial. That's been done in this space. We just completed the twelve month point on that. He published in jama the six-month data and just a couple of weeks ago. Got an fda full approval to market this and that's painful diabetic neuropathy. So i'm really excited. But this there's probably millions of patients that suffered needlessly and we've got an answer for them when they go through the medication. We're not saying should not try the medications her but the patients who were refractory to that and who failed appropriate medication management. You don't have to go on. Opioids won't work anyhow. We've got therapy. That's fda approved and really highly successful. Wow congratulations on that approval. I'm sure it was a arduous road to get there at never as easy an indication that frankly a lot of people out there could benefit from..

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"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"Like fat. No but it's been a big problem. So i'll leave it at that. But clearly those patients to have chronic pain. The answer is going to be non pharmacologic approaches to managing that. So if we talk about value based therapies what we want is a therapy that has a very high efficacy. Great a very high respond to rate and a large magnitude effect without significant adverse events or side effects and that's reversible. So that's the kind of therapy that spinal cord stimulation which is device that we manufacture provides so it is a therapy that involves placing a small flexible wire. Basically a little flexible lead. That has stimulant electrodes. Put it into the epidurals space. This is the same space that you get when ladies go into labor and they get an epidemic. That's that's the same space so it's very common. We put that in there. Redo it on a temporary basis trial and if the patient gets very good response over the several days that the trial ensues then. They're considered a candidate for permanent implant. I say permanent. Because there's a very small pacemaker. Like device that gets hooked underneath the skin to this lead to help control pain now. It never did is changed the game back in two thousand fifteen. We came to the us and got fda approved while this therapy has been around for some forty years. It's all been about masking the pain. It's about getting tingling. Here's asia's we call them this. Sorta tingling buzzing the stimulate the spinal cord you get those tingling feelings from stimulation in the same areas where you hurt and then instead of feeling the pain hopefully feel this more pleasant sensation. This tingling or buzzing sensation never came to the market through that all out instead. You don't need to have the tingler you don't need to have procedures with the never device. We operated a much higher frequency that you don't feel so what happens is you're paying us better but you don't have any annoying side effects like the tingling buzzing never brought to market based on very high level evidence and really sort of disrupted the whole space for the yeah. Yeah yeah yeah. So you go. From still experiencing some of that. Paris st disa- sesia to not even experiencing any. That's that's fantastic. Would you say that's the key differentiator. That's certainly is technically one of the key differences. We're the only one that operates at these very high frequencies ten thousand hundred that's certainly around our intellectual property. We carefully protect. Make sure that we use. But what's i think is the main differentiator overall right. Now at one of the main differentiator is actually what we do. Around billing evidence we by far developed the highest level evidence multiple studies than any of our very large competitors fact. So we're very proud of that. We came into the market with what's called a full. Pma that's the highest level of rigor from the fda when the only major device company that came into the market with a full pm may a pivotal trial supporting our entry into the market. And we've continued to do that. With continued to roll out very high level. We call them level. One randomized control trials to support our new indications and our new value. Add if you will therapy plummet. Yeah that's very clear and so talk to us a little bit about how you've improved outcomes or made business better you know. Certainly there's the pair aspect of it is working. Should we pay for it then. There's a patient whatever whatever angle you wanna take on. This is great. Yeah well you start off with differentiator have then you asked about how improve outcomes. We voted differentiated outcomes assessment team. That is unlike anything else. It's in the space so may just talk a little bit about that. We call it. Hfs connect in coach in this of two parts to but when our device goes into a patient even for the trial they have a call center that they can call on the phone and there is fine what we call a coach.

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"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"And authored numerous publications in this field. He received his bs in chemical engineering from the university of virginia school of engineering and his medical degree from virginia school of medicine and also his phd and by physics from the university of virginia graduate school of arts and sciences. Just the an amazing opportunity to connect with dr care way on some of the game changing technologies that they're up to it. Never oh such a pleasure to have you here with us secretary. Thanks for joining. Oh my pleasure. Thanks for having me so absolutely so before we dive into some of the interesting tack and difference. You guys are making in healthcare. Talk to us a little bit about why you do what you do in healthcare. What inspires your work. Well really good question. I went into pain management for a very specific reason. I treated patients as an anesthesiologist for their peri. Operative pain their acute pain. I would run across patients that really suffered miserably with chronic pain which is a completely different entity. Right and at the time that i was beginning to contemplate going into the field of treating these patients who suffer so much the opioid epidemic was beginning to rear. Its ugly head. And i began to practice in appalachia. The eastern part of kentucky. The western part of west virginia in southern ohio. And that was the hotbed of opiate abuse and was fueled by inappropriate prescriptions in large part and i felt there just has to be better ways to treat chronic pain than doling out ills. That really don't work in the create all the societal consequences that we see now. So i got very interested in this space of neuro modulation. It made that sort of the cornerstone of the work that i did in treating chronic pain and remains that now that i'm Transitioned over to industry. Yeah that you know. It's a big issue and it seems like you know we've got the covert epidemic. It's not going away. And neither is the opioid epidemic and just happens to be that a lot of attention has shifted to covert but the opioid epidemic is still an issue. Treating pain is still an issue. Specially chronic pain so talk to us a little bit about what you and the team over there at never are doing to add value to the healthcare ecosystem in this regard. Thanks for that. You're absolutely right Just as a digression oakwood epidemic actually blew up during covert more deaths last year in twenty then there had been previously now. Admittedly some of this is Strictly addiction and overdose largely synthetic opioids.

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U.S. Booster Shot Decision Expected Within 2 Weeks

AP News

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Booster Shot Decision Expected Within 2 Weeks

"Well you need to cover it nineteen booster shot Dr Francis Collins who is the director of the national institutes of health tells fox news Sunday the U. S. could decide in the next couple of weeks whether to offer corona virus booster shots to Americans this fall we are getting increasing amount of data from the U. S. I bet especially the next couple of weeks we're gonna see a lot since delta really started hitting art in July and then we'll make a decision for right now Dr Donald really is the chief medical officer at the university of Pittsburgh Medical Center the vaccine is holding up well I don't think in the interim the average person who does not have immuno compromised disease should worry much about him I really protected I'm shelling out there

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"medical officer" Discussed on Jazzed About Work

Jazzed About Work

08:25 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Jazzed About Work

"My observation from from my limited sample of of my clients. Who i kept talking with throughout. Kobe is that many of them did amazingly well. I think i saw leaders growing. They became more compassionate and flexible and They found I don't know. I think joy in being able to support their teams. I i i saw a lot of. People seem stepping up and making things work. But i'm a little worried about Not these established teams where people are going back to something or gone together to something new but my sense is one problem. Area might be integrating new workers. People just getting out of college people who don't have established patterns. And do you think that maybe young people entering the workforce are still kind of moving around may be facing special challenges deed. some notice. I think you're definitely highlighting Not just intriguing variance site po-point and you may very well be right. You know as employers. We need to think very very critically about a couple of interesting things. One is important things. one is Is really not just treating employees on bulk but actually looking at at at at their their difference ages backgrounds demographics because everyone's going to respond quite differently as they enter this kind of phase that we're in and entering and right the different remote or hybrid workforce experienced embarking on. I think that You're right people who are more new to this potentially younger. I don't really know but potentially may have some increase challenges and that's where we need to invest in them dependent highlighted that we can't be reactive when it comes to employee mental be helped we need to think proactively and so i know from com would see each ton of investments on that on the business side because of that By companies that are very ford looking across the board for very small to very large. Think second of all when you mentioned about leaders leaders need to continue to be leaders and continue to exhibit vulnerability. It continued to all the amazing outreach that we did at each of us needs to turn to a right and left and check on our colleagues. We're still good at checking in this last year And doing all those little things we did because we knew everyone needed extra support. That can't go away. And i think if we if we if we approach this with that frame we'll be able to support individuals regardless of where they are on that spectrum of comfort when it comes to a remote in person hybrid workforce environment that they're going to be thrust into i love the idea of businesses providing this app as a as a perk. Partly because of what is signaling. It says that it's okay to talk about issues like sleep and mental health and a need for support in all those kinds of things. But i'm wondering when a business looks to the app and makes it part of the culture and part of the support system to the leaders. Get any kind of training or encouragement to to model an openness about this issue to use the app to to to really make it part of the culture. It's a really good question. It's all about how we frame it. I think i think are. Comprehensive team. does a really really great job of not only building a compelling case for proactive investment in resilience and mental fitness and actually making comic sensible to all boys. But it's much more than that. It's about a really a a through account management team Creating a playbook that companies can use in leaders can use To really not only bring in resilience but identify out where it's best you utilized and how to leverage You know we do that. A lot of different ways from the kickoff in which for example by look back at at at some of the ones we've done recently with very large fortune five hundred companies. Where what we've done is we have a sessions onto all employees which for example myself and The president of the company or one of the one of the leaders that looked to And i have a fireside chat about vulnerability about stress things about challenges and it's a it's entering then a world in which everyone's looking at this from a normal lens. It helps normalize things tremendously. That's a great first step and a great footing to jumping on the second thing is. We don't framed. Mrs perc I wouldn't say that mental health is is ever a perkin efforts something that we should decide or not decide to have a. We should all actually have access to the hall support especially preventative support. And so we really frame it and presented in a way and roll it out in a way in which it's benefit that everyone has access to and that reduces so much stick bent somebody bars around it. And then lastly We're continuing to develop non digital aspects of calm and so you know for the bbc com up for business offering there's ability to have a virtual coaching and to have group coaching as well which is tremendous extension of our digital experience because it not only allows customization personalization a the provide but allows more downstream support for stressing actually as well allows leaders individuals at all levels then to have additional support in wraparound for how they can really apply where resilience will be most effective aside from sleep issues which i know our foundational. They're really out an important starting-point com introduces people to meditation. People who may not have experienced or had access to it in other ways you seek corporations becoming interested in having that become part of their culture did you see group activity or any other way of introducing it into culture. Yeah for sure. I mean we try to be very open and allow companies to model. How do it here We practice what we preach so every day for example tem counters. Here you'll see a counter and bhai that's available dole employee's for the daily commerce the daily trip that's a session in which ten minutes it's voluntary. You can jump on. You can have your camera off camera on completely up to you bird. Participating in a group activity That is Working through a content for the day on resilience and typically it's done through storytelling From our from our products. And that's a great way to have a consistent Kind of regiment that's That's kinda put it to a company We we speak to companies about everything that we do here in terms of how we integrate. Mindfulness why pausing matters why giving your employees opportunity to take time away and can how they can actually help accelerate efforts rather than slowing him down how you identify scientists have distressing xining how they manifest so all these things come to play. And that's a combination of meditation. Mindfulness and sleep and it all comes again into this. Overall umbrella. Basket of resilience. Well let's step away from palm for a minute and think about some of our listeners. Out there who might be filling in need of supporter indeed of change Do you have suggestions for somebody. Who maybe they don't even have an iphone. They're not they're unlikely to get an act because they don't have a device of any sort that they're comfortable.

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"medical officer" Discussed on Jazzed About Work

Jazzed About Work

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Jazzed About Work

"People or and people who just can't get to sleep or is it just variations at the same thing. I mean i think it's variations of the same thing you know people All of us have sleep disturbance for a lot of different reasons. I think one of the most common reasons that we have sleep disturbance is that when we lay down pillow. we haven't shuttle brainstorm. We were just looking at social media. We were just watching the news. We went to bed and before he includes rise. We're thinking about the thirty things that we have from today and we're going to do tomorrow. It's hard to fall asleep in that manner. It's also hard to stay asleep in that matter. That's why we really advocate for individuals taking an hour or two actually shutdown before they get a bad your media consumption actually reduce extra stimuli Really think about asleep routine and you know. The beauty of the com sleep stories is that they allow you to actually take millions of things that are racing through your mind and replace them with something that soothing a story a storyline in a theme. That really hopefully sleep now. That should help you fall asleep. It should also help stay asleep. But if you don't if you wake up tomorrow night and you can't stay awake. It's it's kind of counterintuitive. You're actually supposed to get out of bed. You're not supposed to stay in bed and watch the clock tick away one two three four. You supposed to get out of bed. Not hop on a screen but rather Just engage in any activity. That's going to start to distract your brain. That's gonna actually help you Return the bed. A quickly fullback of sleeping like reading something soothing Response well we're an of course. Ah very weird time these days. We've just been in the midst of the pandemic. We seem to be coming out of it and yet stress doesn't seem to be going away. Have you seen in the last well since the start of cova have you seen a huge increase in interest in dealing with these issues. Do sink It could be a. I think a bit rocky in the coming months. It's not so clear what's going to happen next. Are you seeing that in your client base yet. We we definitely. Are you know. We have we've to really interesting client basis. I guess you call them. One is direct to consumer offering as we said were over one hundred million downloads of individuals world. And then we have our pcp offering compr- business offering in which we bring in com- benefit out really to bring it in as a means of prevention To help The majority of employees builds code mechanisms and over fifteen sixteen hundred companies on that side in what we have seen as a couple of interesting things one is as people entered the pandemic all of us not surprising stressing zaidi peaks and it was a huge huge rush to Experiences like calm to be able to start to support individuals. The second thing is that Stress peak. Whenever you're taking out of your you know that that's very common in all of our lives and so disrupt your life you're going to be stressed and so as people now are quote unquote returning to the office returning to normal Quote you again are seeing those peaks. Because you've got to routine now. I think part of that from and this is just my opinion is that we're putting a lot of pressure as a society right now on returning to normal on getting back to way we were i actually when i speak to companies and i speak to a lot of fortune. Five hundred companies to their employees. I actually like the freemen is. Let's return the better. It actually creates a frame. That's less stressful. Because you don't have to be something you're not comfortable with and to be honest with you. None of us are going to return to exactly the we were and we had so many great learnings from his last year yes it was challenging for all of us but many of us almost all of us learn better ways of communicating better ways of stay in touch had built boundaries. Were working from home. How to preserve work life balance right how to actually engage new activities. that really fulfilled and so.

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"medical officer" Discussed on Jazzed About Work

Jazzed About Work

08:28 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Jazzed About Work

"Help a really innovate The world of medicine that we live in and provide improve access to different aspects of healthcare. Since i was a teenager. I was diagnosed with stage for cancer. Hodkinson bomber when all fifteen went through tears of chemotherapy at that time and really saw a window into Healthcare environment that had little innovation me as a teenager knowing very little. I really wanted to change the face of that that led to most of my career actually being in physical health whether it be Actually seeing patients on the research side are actually innovating on different medical devices. But the last probably ten years or so. i've spent on mental health side and and it's been quite illuminating if we think about it really taking care of our mental behavioral health. Our mind emotional state is actually paramount. And and it's one of the most undisturbed aspects of medicine I hear a com. What really intrigued me was. It is an offering an abroad experience where we're thinking proactively about helping people prepare themselves to deal with their mental health. That sounds very similar to how we think about physical halt for determining diet mental that's revolutionary and. I was just intrigued and so attracted to that type of offering and the chemistry. I had with the team of just super smart and passionate individuals and the ability. Frankly to do this in terms of preparing people for How they deal with stress in anxiety across the board for billions of people around the world. But could you tell us a little bit about the app. I know that company that other things we might get into. But i think your best known for your popular app and it. It seems so simple but it sounds like there's a lot of research behind it yet is really fascinating. Company started off Now it's almost about eight nine years ago as really a a product to help mainstream meditation. It really bring meditation at the buses and the company of the product at a really great job through content. I and through through other means the experience itself has always been Always data informed so it sits on a kind of foundation of data science. And what we noticed. Was that back in. Two thousand fifteen sixteen people using The product for really before they to bed and it really wasn't tuned in that way and so the company went through really amazing evolution to really evolve into a broad expanse resilience and resilience is really. Turn yourself into rubber rubber bands again thinking proactively about your mental health and the foundation bat asleep so we developed this call asleep story which is essentially a bed. Time story this read to you by various narrators whether it be matthew mcconaughey. Hey or others applaud through Narrators we'd built a diverse experience where diversity is super key in helping individuals feel connected feel trust and be able to identify with somebody and it really caused a huge inflection for the company when we look at com now and it has over one hundred million downloads around the world at over one hundred ninety countries in over sixteen hundred companies that have adopted as benefit. It's the ability to put something in front of individuals that the iraqi guys they know they might not think it's behavioral mental health and that's okay We have extremely strong. science foundation. led by hubert. Who's a professor at arizona state university in which we do really high quality research taxi. Show that not only. Do people love calm but people actually do get better To really amazing clinical studies that are well designed and should that people sleep better. They have better outcomes from depression perspective mistrust perspective and from anxiety respect. You know. i'm an executive coach. These days have had quite a few careers of over the years myself. But one of the things. That i i notice is i may be talking about job issues and There's always a lot of anxiety about about job is for many lawyers. A lot of my clients were lawyers. And i find that. I'm not trained to deal with anxiety. But if i can Address the issue through any well. It can be emotional. It can be physical activity. It can be exercise if you could get people to start of focusing on their wellbeing and figure out what might be most accessible for them. All doesn't matter whether they can begin you can. Sometimes people start dealing with anxiety. It seems like by starting. Their exercise program is margaret of. What's happened in your finding accessible ways for people to get in. yeah it. it's an easier way to access it. it's also de stigmatizing at You know one of our ceo is michael. Likes to really talk about the analogy. That com- com is doing to the space. The analogy to jogging back. And that level of exercise back in the seventies where it was not the norm to go out and put on running shoes and and go run around right. People didn't do that for fun But it started to actually take off. It started to be something that you saw a face that you identify people in the news others. Doing it and people started to really gravitate. You're doing it was demystifying it you know. Oftentimes you may be sitting at home or office thinking you know. I'm the only one that feels stressing exciting. There's no way anyone else feels it. But when you see someone that you never thought would experience that whether it be a leader company whether be colleague referenda parents and they're exhibiting vulnerability. They're talking about it and they're saying what i feel this and it's okay Over sudden normalize it it mystifies and actually reduces an invisible barrier stigma com we to that's where content and that's part of why we have so many celebrity partnerships partnerships with individuals such as lebron james for example athletes that you would never think experienced trusted anxiety but they do end they also are open about doing something about it. Taking time to to breathe taking time to focus on their sleep. That's part of the magic of this experience so you. We're talking about several different things here mental health of course but also we lack station for just ordinary stresses of live and then sleep which is related but it can be something entirely different. Is that right and and the same kinds of approaches can address. Multiple issues is that what we're saying. Well actually i think they're i think they're owner twines and the reason is that what we're really talking about is at the end of the day. We step back as building resilience building mental fitness. And the first thread to do that. The foundation of that is better sleep if we think about it. If you don't sleep well you wake up in the morning cloudy. You're a mega your brain. The part of your brain that actually passes information to your free Frontal cortex where you make decisions. Is it functioning optimally. Enter your day not making good decisions and likely going to end your day more stressed and anxious and actually not sleep as well. But if you let your day with a solid night asleep you suddenly had clarity. You're able to be thoughtful able to be to pause and actually flex and listen and then you can really start building other coping mechanisms and dealing with stress things. Id and all the the pressures that we have around us. So actually i think all the different issues really come together intertwined so a lot of people seem to talk about Sleeping pretty well going to bed and getting to sleep. They wake up at two or three in the morning and their brains are just spinning about everything they have to do is. Is there a difference between that waking up in the middle of the night for.

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COVID-19 Surge, Driven by Delta Variant, Hits US Hospitals

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 1 year ago

COVID-19 Surge, Driven by Delta Variant, Hits US Hospitals

"There's been a dramatic increase in the number of covert nineteen cases in the U. S. compared with the prior week and it's being linked to the more contagious delta variant state local and federal authorities have been urging people to get vaccinated because there's been another spike in virus infections Dr Rochelle Wilensky heads the U. S. centers for disease control and prevention our seven day averages about eighty nine thousand four hundred sixty three cases per day this represents an increase of forty three percent from the prior seven day average nearly ninety thousand cases a day a Florida hospital chain is suspending elective surgeries some Georgia hospitals are said to be turning patients away in Houston Texas chief medical officer Dr David person KTRK urges more people to get vaccinated you need to consider that you represent a potential danger to yourself and others in most particularly your own family I'm Jackie Quinn

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COVID: In Florida Hospitals, 'There Are Only So Many Beds'

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

COVID: In Florida Hospitals, 'There Are Only So Many Beds'

"Health professionals are battling a rise in the number of co Vic cases in Florida memorial health care system has six hospitals in Broward county Florida so many coated patients are pouring in that the system is putting beds in conference rooms an auditorium even a cafeteria memorial's chief medical officer Dr mark Knapp says this is the highest number of patients they have ever seen unlike during the last coded surges when many patients sick with other ailments tried to avoid the hospitals for fear of catching coded he says they are showing up now there are only so many beds he says so many doctors only so many nurses Dr Knapp says most of the covert patients are unvaccinated I'm Rita fall lay

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Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital

AP News Radio

01:04 min | 1 year ago

Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital

"I'm Missouri hospital that had no copay patients just two months ago is now dealing with the July surge the ravages of the fast spreading delta variant or becoming a parent in a state with one of the nation's lowest vaccination rates lake regional hospital in the heart of Missouri's lake of the Ozarks region has seen twenty two people die from the virus in the first twenty three days of July the lake of the Ozarks region averages five and a half million visitors annually local counties vaccination rates are less than forty percent doctor how much Sanga is lake regional's chief medical officer big time though the virus orange here lot of admissions lots of people who are very sick and I'm dying thirty one year old Darryl Barker was against the co the backseat and so were his relatives now he's in the ICU at lake regional transfer from Branson where the hospitals are maxing out six year old son and wife Billy Barker said outside his ICU room in lawn chairs looking in through the glass any side effects that you're going to have from the being vaccinated are are way better than having to do this I'm Jennifer king

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"medical officer" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on WTVN

"N Chief medical officer, Dr Bruce Vanderhof with the Ohio Department of Health is warning about the growing threat from the delta variant of Covid 19 in Ohio. Good news is that our current vaccines are effective against the delta variant. The bad news is that if you're not fully vaccinated You're at real risk of contracting the delta, very, including Real risk for serious illness, including hospitalization and death, he says. For those who choose not to get the vaccine, masking and physical distancing, is still strongly encouraged in order to prevent infection and the spread. Meanwhile, Ohio could soon see another round of those vaccine incentives from the state in order to increase vaccination numbers. So far around 5.3 million Ohioans are just over. 45% of the state's population are fully vaccinated. But some rural Ohio counties have a much lower vaccination rate. A 16 year old shooting suspect made an initial court appearance today, where prosecutors added a gun specification charge in addition to the murder charge that she is facing in the death of 17 year old J So Neil from earlier this week, the judge ordered the suspect to be held in a juvenile detention center until the hearing next week. Meanwhile, a candlelight vigil was held for O'Neal tonight. The Ohio State University has some jobs they need to fill. The athletic department needs ushers, red coats, security, food and beverage, parking and facility operation. Jobs filled they have a hiring fair that runs from two until 8 30 tomorrow night on campus. Inflation, pushing prices upwards. Everything from basic foods and services to transportation price increases are widespread. They're happening quickly compared to last month. Beef prices are now up. 4.5% poultry fish eggs up 2.5%.

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People Rush to Get Vaccinated in Virus-Hit India

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

People Rush to Get Vaccinated in Virus-Hit India

"India is trying to vaccinate millions as a second wave of could be nineteen infections devastates the country the bombs the vaccination is surging in India the people standing in long lines outside centers around the country New Delhi medical officer well servicing says numbers have doubled in the recent period before some days he got accident thing at all five hundred to six hundred people now we are expanding our own nine hundred eleven hundred people a day but the process is often confusing marketing professional good luck thing says getting an appointment can be hard caption reading for a streaming as well you're not getting so many offers on our own and so many more growing banking centers and not being able to access those involved old primo Levi one hundred seventy million vaccine doses have been administered since the country began in chelating its vast population I'm Charles the last month

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Biden Wants 70% of American Adults Vaccinated by July 4

WBZ Midday News

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

Biden Wants 70% of American Adults Vaccinated by July 4

"In the fight against covert 19, and the date is familiar. It's July 4th of this year, but now he wants 70% of American adults who have gotten at least one shot by Independence Day. There is resistance, especially in rural America. CBS's David Begnaud continues our coverage. The Biden administration is also planning to work with more local doctors, who they believe will be key to breaking through that vaccine distrust in local communities. Dr. Stephen Lakey is the chief medical officer at a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, in the northern part of the state. There aren't any demographic that are gonna be suspicious or or have not heard the message from either you know, national sources or from national news, And I think having that impact of having our local leaders in those rural environments is gonna be critical. Back in Maryland vaccine administrator Cornell candidate says some people have been able to overcome their vaccine hesitancy. In a game

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India Tops 200,000 Dead as Virus Surge Breaks Health System

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

India Tops 200,000 Dead as Virus Surge Breaks Health System

"An Indian song the repeaters Karan tells the AP this call would be alive today if the hospital who just admitted him instead of waiting for a piece of paper three days off to his corona viruses symptoms appear to question the Chiron struggled to believe instead of waiting for an ambulance his son drove him to a government hospital in Lucknow the couple of India's largest take it without Pradesh but the hospital wouldn't let him in without a registration slip the district's chief medical officer by the time the sun goes it his father had died in the car just outside the hospital's stories of death tangled in bureaucracy and system failures have become just really come on India where deaths have not officially surged past two hundred thousand but the figure is likely follower the new troop count I'm Charles through this month

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Using AI to Improve Health Behaviors with Ravi Komatireddy, of Motiv Health Inc.

Outcomes Rocket

02:27 min | 1 year ago

Using AI to Improve Health Behaviors with Ravi Komatireddy, of Motiv Health Inc.

"Today i have the privilege of hosting dr ravi kamata ready. He's Digital health entrepreneur. Who is currently the founder and ceo of motive health inc a startup passionately focused on using human and ai. Coaches for health behavior change. He is an internal medicine physician. Who trained at dartmouth hitchcock medical center and the university of california san diego. Additionally he was the first and i h wireless digital health scholar at the scripps translational science institute and west health institute where he earned a masters in clinical translation investigation previously. He co founded and served. As the chief medical officer of two funded digital health startups numata inc. A big data. Ai healthcare company focused on creating the world's largest medical graph database which was eventually acquired by google and reflection health inc digital medicine avatar lead gamified virtual physical therapy solution using motion tracking cameras in the home. He also received i grant from nasa flight opportunities program to advance research in digital health and human spaceflight. That's pretty cool. And the work that he's doing is really cool at motive health so i'm excited to have him on the podcast. Welcome robert thanks. Thanks so much for having me you know when you list that stuff off it sounds like a lot and i think about it like wow. That is a lot. I don't have time for all that. Well you know a lot of people that do great things ravi are usually the ones that do the majority of them and i say if you want something done. Give it to the busiest person you now. That's that's definitely a lifestyle that have adopted. Well thank you very much for having me on. Be glad to talk about what everyone talk about absolutely so before we go there robbie. I definitely want to learn about health and listeners. Definitely learn about it. Talk to us a little bit about. What inspires your work and healthcare. Honestly i can tell you the line about you know we should make everyone feel better and not be sick and stuff like that but if i had to drill it down to what really inspires me about it because those things are true. The truth is it's about human performance. I'm just fascinated by what people can achieve when they work together on things and i'm talking in let's just if we zoom out for go to like everything from pyramids to highways vaccines landing on the moon. This is like no aliens didn't build that stuff right this is people so it's people coming together rallying around a common goals a pretty amazing thing and you can get some amazing things done without right. You can explore the universe. You can figure out how to solve really complicated problems. So that's only possible. Would you have people

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Surging Virus Has Michigan's Whitmer at Loggerheads With Biden

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:00 min | 1 year ago

Surging Virus Has Michigan's Whitmer at Loggerheads With Biden

"About two. Dozen hospitals in the great state of michigan are at ninety percent capacity or above as that state steel. That state deals with a huge surge in cova crisis at least one michigan hospital the mclaren port huron hospitals at one hundred percent capacity as of this morning chief medical officer. They're saying that when his hospital tried to transfer out some of its patients with the most acute needs. They couldn't do it They faced long delays trying to move patients out because so many hospitals are so crowded. There's nowhere to move them. To as michigan cova cases and hospitalizations continue to rise inexorably without any relief at all. The michigan health and hospital association said today they expect the number of hospitalizations in the state to beat last fall's peak to head up higher than they have ever been before during the crisis at all. This is the daily new reported coronavirus cases in michigan. Right now there are dozens of states that are having covid case numbers spike across the country but michigan is by far the worst. Still though even in light of that today. The white house confirmed again that they're not planning to send an extra allocation of vaccines to to michigan. That is what governor gretchen. Whitmer is asking for to try to get michigan's crisis under control. The white house says they will send other resources to michigan to try to help but not additional vaccine supplies when you have an acute situation Extraordinary number of cases like we have in michigan. The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine in fact. We know that the vaccine will have a delayed response. The answer to that is to really close things down to go back to basics to go back to where we were last spring Last summer to down to flatten occurred to decrease contact with one another to chaffetz to the extent that we have available to to contact tracers. Sometimes can't even do it at the capacity that you

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US sees lower death rates among children

Inside Outside Guys

01:27 min | 1 year ago

US sees lower death rates among children

"Rates for Children are down for about everything and for Corona virus, Except for the rare obese adolescents seem to be the patient that would pump the Children's hospital Michigan or another pediatric facility and have a bad outcome now bad outcome, meaning that they would need to go to the ICU and that they might need to be on a breathing machine. We're not usually talking about somebody passing away that that's a rare rare exception in pediatric doctor Rudy Valentini, chief medical Officer of Children's Hospital of Michigan, says the near disappearance of the flu corresponds with the small number of coronavirus cases and deaths among Children were being so few cases of viral infections in general, because I believe distancing and mask and sanitation of your hands. Nobody behaves like they used to call the small numbers of kids who have gotten Corona virus. Ah, higher percentage of cases are among minorities spread with people who live in close proximity. That's why we talk so much about distancing while we talk about masking, they think about if you have a household With four people in it for household is more densely populated in that tends to be less affluent communities to this could still spread the virus. So any one of us you, me or any child could have covert infection today not realized it we call it pre symptomatic and actually be infectious for one or two days before we become symptomatic. And if you're very infectious, early on, and so, yes, that's definitely been shown that Children can do that. But in a year marked by pandemic catastrophe, the lower childhood deaths from all causes is a welcome. Change. I'm decay thinner for WJR Health

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Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same

FT Politics

08:50 min | 1 year ago

Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same

"When johnson talks about the uk's world-beating response to covid nineteen vaccine pogrom passes muster. It's been an unqualified success or one of the reasons. His conservative party are so far ahead in the polls over twenty five million brits have received their job so fall but the government unexpectedly announced show fall in the number of vaccines delivered in april juice. Supply issues and the debate has a geopolitical angle. To given the you struggling with its own vaccine rollout slovan the line. The european commission president on the block might even consider export controls. All options are on the table. We are in the crisis of the century. And i'm not ruling out any anything for now because we have to make sure that europeans are vaccinated as soon as possible so sarah. Let's begin with the overall state of the uk's vaccine pogrom based on what was set out in december. It's pretty much all going to plan fairly high levels of takeover ninety four percent i believe and the government is insisting that all over fifty will have had their first job by the middle of april. So what's the problem. Well a week ago we would have said. This was indeed the most Astonishingly amyloid success and a sign of vessel. Buoyant moved around it. Was that the with some very clear briefing to a couple of the saturday newspapers suggesting that we were actually going to move to the over forty's much sooner than expected so it was a bit of a jolt to find out on wednesday that in fact. Nhs people involved in the program had been told that they must hold booking any new appointments throughout april because the been a sudden very significant reduction in the supplies available so that really has put the first serious dent in the narrative which right from december the eight. I think it was the day. That william shakespeare became one of the first two vaccine as now suddenly. The government is in the unaccustomed position of having to explain what's happening and explain why some of the public expectations that they'd raised so hard may not be met to be fair to the government. They still absolutely insisting they're on track with the two big dates that they've set for this program that all over fifty should be vaccinated by the middle of april. And all adult britons. Who wants a job will have had it at the end of july. But there's no question that it's been a difficult political management problem for them this week and very much not the position that they'd hoped to be in the club. Let's have a look at why this might be happening and seven. I spent a lot of this week speaking to people. Whitehall trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the scenes with matt. Hancock gave us a of clarity in the house of commons and the government is pinning own production issues. The first one is this batch of one point seven million jobs that we sent back for testing and the second thing is the supply from the soham institute of india which again the governor's put down to supply issues but others are saying that actions being blocked by modi's government from shipping out to the uk. Exactly it is pretty opaque what's happening. There are two elements. Here that can hold up. Supplies one is the genuinely technical difficulties in producing a complex biological process. I mean it's not straightforward zanu vaccine and a lot of the manufacturing sites haven't made this sort of marin a vaccine before it scale factor. You could say none of them have because this is the first one. That's the fiso won. The astra zeneca at novartis vaccine is also level to a complicated process. So there are technical supply issues and then there at the political ones. You alluded to and i don't know whether the serum institute of india supply has been blocked for political reasons because india was having rather a good downturn in covert cases. But that's turning up again. Unfortunately and there are feelings. That indian government wanted to have it at home. This is so. I think if we look at the context of this a lot of it is actually not that much of a serious problem that we were crunching the numbers this week and april is a significant moment in the vaccine program for the uk. Because yes they were vaccinated all over fifty which according to people like christie chief medical officer of england which uses ninety nine percents of deaths on messages the pressure on the nhc s. But eneko you have to install the second jobs. Really the po- gum began to scale up towards the end of january and eleven week window. The nhl is set between the first and second doses. That really kicks in april and but hancock said this week that really still going to be delivering about fourteen million jobs throughout april which is low though. It's been in march but it's still a pretty high number so it's probably good to keep it in context with feels really what's gone wrong. Here is expectations that the rogue briefing about forty s really feels like delivers come off the bush tourism bush. Johnson's tried to restrain for much of twenty twenty. One yes and i think some. Nhs officials were less than delighted about that huge raising expectations last weekend. In a way. I think this was always going to be a difficult point for the program. It was absolutely predictable that at the point at which second doses to scale up there was going to be a deep in first doses. So it's perhaps unfortunate that there wasn't more subtle public preparation. You're absolutely right international standards even in april. We're still going to be doing more. Vaccinations than many of our counterparts. So it's particularly unfortunate wasn't better preparation. Because i think in the minds of a lot of britain's the will now be a sense of this program isn't doing well it's stumbled. It didn't have to be this way that it could have been very differently presented. And after all as i said the government is still on track to meet those two deadlines that it says now clive. We need to put this in the context of europe as well and we heard from s. the von d'alene at the top. That and you still really struggling with its vaccine vo loud but the most baffling things. She's seen this week. Is the story about the astra zeneca job and how effective or side effects. That may have in this concern. Over blood clots we heard from the ama from the nhra in the uk from the world health organization. All saying there are no concerns about blood. Clots and ashes annika vaccine yet at didn't stop lawson countries from halting giving out the doses. It's a very complicated picture on side effects. At least the spotlight turned away from efficacy. Before countries in continental europe were worrying that the astrazeneca vaccine wouldn't work well enough to older people. I think the efficacy questions have more or less be answered now. The spotlight is on whether they're adverse side effects and a few of those have been discovered there. These two different sorts of blood disorders do with abnormal clotting thrombosis that have been detected in people who just been vaccinated in norway in germany elsewhere on continental europe. The numbers are tiny. I would say fewer than twenty around the continent. Investigation is still continuing. There's no proven link with the vaccine. But a lot of vaccine knowledge ists the might be a link. But that is no reason to stop the vaccination program when it's saving tens of thousands of lives probably and people have said that just by halting for a few days the astrazeneca vaccination and continental europe. This week until the european medicines agency said it was okay that would have cost lives. It loves cost lives directly because people weren't getting vaccinated and it also probably unfortunately of cost lives indirectly because all the publicity about ad side effects will just undermined confidence in the vaccine

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Indiana health leaders concerned about COVID variants

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00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Indiana health leaders concerned about COVID variants

"But the virus is still around. As of yesterday, Indiana has had 57 cases of the UK variant reported on the CDC. Zmapp and new cases continue to come in. Experience is much more transmissible and we need more people vaccinated so that we can win this race between the vaccine and the variants. They health Commissioner Dr Chris Box says Indiana should see a large shipment of the three available vaccines by the end of this month. White House chief Medical Officer Anthony

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Vaccination Efforts Picking up Speed in Florida

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

04:24 min | 1 year ago

Vaccination Efforts Picking up Speed in Florida

"The age for the general population to be vaccinated in the state of Florida for Cove. It is now 60 that began this morning. 60 and up without pre existing conditions. It's just the age and the more that Fizer Johnson Johnson Moderna manufacture the continue to drop that age. Let's talk about our vaccination process how we're doing in the state of Florida. But Dr Joshua Lynch's chief medical officer for Our health Medical center and vice president of the Florida Medical Association. Come, Archie, Doctor Good to talk to you. Good morning to you, Jimmy. Thanks for having me on again. How we doing so far. I think we're doing pretty good. You know, If you look at the national numbers more than 100 million people have already been vaccinated of those good part population, 30 35 million or so and have been fully vaccinated. With the other 70 million, at least having one dose and we're making significant strides. Two thirds of the population over the age of 65 already had one dose. More locally. Here in Florida. We have about a little more than four million people have been vaccinated about. You know, the population of 22 million you have about 10% of our population has already been fully vaccinated. And I think we're well on our way. Definitely down here in the southeast Florida reaching way. We're told that private doctors officers may be getting doses for patients. How do we When would that happen? And how do we know how well that rule out? Yeah, I would imagine that, as we increase as the amount of Johnson Johnson is increased here is only about three million or so doses that Johnson Johnson has has supplied. About half of those have already been used in the United States. But that's really going to be. I think, the foundation of the vaccination effort for private private offices who don't have to maintain the cold storage that that we have to maintain, and the other pieces is that it's only one dose, which is which is great because You don't have to worry about booking that second dose that we do in the health systems for for Visor, Madonna Right, Um Aziz goes forward we're supposed to get. I think almost half million doses of Madonna and Fizer plus Johnson and Johnson this week in the state of Florida. Are they being distributed correctly? In your view across the across the state. I think that there's a lot of logistics that way go into the supply chain of that vaccine distribution. And certainly hindsight is Is 2020. I don't know that anybody had anticipated depend up demand that we still have not just here locally, but across the country and so minor things that you wouldn't even think of like. When you open a phone line, you know, phone line, as you guys know, in the radio phone lines can only take X number of incoming calls. And when you put a call out to tell people is vaccine 10,000 people try to flood the phone system. It could crash the system. So I think that they're doing probably as best as they can. Everything is sort of predicated on the domino before it. And even though the industry that pharmaceutical companies are continuing to pump out as much as they can to get it into the arms of people, because that's really where it needs to be right, and the rollout is faster than we've ever done. I mean, you know, the the messenger RNA has been around for 30 years, We put it into a vaccination vaccination. Now it seems that works beautifully. But, um, But the rollout is faster than what they normally do for this kind of a product correct, And that's real. They're learning as they go. I'm talking about the logistics experts that these pharmaceuticals Always out it out. Yeah, This is your absolutely during the last year. We've used the word unprecedented a lot of times, But this is really I don't even forgiven. Unprecedented. This is this is historic. I mean that Operation works. Speed was incredible. Because if you think about it within the span of one year, you know, we had already identified the genetic code for that protein that was embedded into that messenger. RNA developed a new vex to new vaccines based on that technology and had distributed it and vaccinated people, all within the span in 12 months. That zoo historic.

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"medical officer" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:28 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on WGN Radio

"He is the senior medical officer in the co lead at the Cook County Department of Public Health on the Corona virus Vaccine distribution. I'm very confused about why Illinois is in the top 10 for vaccines given but In the bottom 54 per capita vaccines given is it that we don't have enough vaccines or that we don't have them that they're there in warehouses and we're not Quick enough and distributing them. You know, I can't comment on the state level picture. All I can say is at the you know for suburban Cook County. We get back teen once a week. Um, and all of that vaccine is spoken for and redistributed within days. It goes out to our partners. It goes to Cook County health site. Tol lights like Tinley Park on those shots are getting into arms. I think you know it's it's notable that I think the governor mentioned recently that he's going to move to reallocate some of the supplies that had been previously allocated Tol Nursing home effort to sort of make it available to the general public. I think that will help expand some of this vaccine availability on day, hopefully help us get through the phases more quickly, since nursing home patients or residents tend to be isolated, anyway. How would you feel about taking some of them that are reserved for some people and giving them to teachers? First moving them further up in the queue? One B is too broad a category. We got to find a way to elevate teachers. What do you think about that doctor? Well, I think the logic in terms of reallocating from that bedroll sort of nursing home program was that everyone who wants a first dose In nursing homes has gotten one right on DSA, then based on that you can project forward to how many people need a second dose. And then how many additional folks They want to get vaccinated. It's unfortunately not going to be 100%. So we don't want that vaccine sitting there right? And so I think it's being reallocate it to the general public on. Ditto phase folks in phase one be in general, but you need to speak to my Thought that what I'm one b. I'm a 61 year old, healthy male. I got no business being in front of Ah 40 year old teacher who should be in a classroom at CPS right now. Can't we carve out a special category within one B for some people whose vaccination we deem or urgent? Um So I think I'm not sure what you're basing your being in one beyond. Um, uh, that's a good question. But I've been categorized and unfairly, perhaps is an essential worker. Okay. Um, so I'm not sure. So I don't mean to destroy disrespect to at all. I don't know. I get it. That's crazy. I believe your Central John. I don't know, really. But I mean, but I would put I would put teachers in front of a grocery store workers and baristas. I would put them in front of everybody in one B Yeah. So look right now we're as a jurisdiction adhering to CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health Guidance, which lays out who is in one B and that includes teachers includes from first responders, and it's certainly also includes Folks who are grocery store workers and then in the manufacturing sector. Okay, well, it's you know, you gotta play, I guess, with the rule book that they gave you, but I think here again when they said okay, we're gonna have warp speed. We're going to get a vaccine. How they didn't have warp. Think. Make sure we know now What are we going to do when we get this mother lode is a catastrophic failure on the federal government's part on maybe even the state's part. Whoever it is that's managing the pipeline. Did they not expect the people weren't going to be insanely frustrated right now. I'm not yelling at you, Doctor. I'm just All I know, again and again, you know, I look, hindsight is always 2020. As I said, um, I certainly think that if it didn't have to be this way But we're in the situation we're in. And my goal is to always make the best of what I've got on GTO. Everything I can to make sure that the residents of suburban cook County that were looking up for their health of that public. I really appreciate your poise in the face of all of this. And by the way, Pat wanted to call in and say, what happened to you, Pat your on W GM. Hi God. I just wanted to say I was watching WGN Morning News Heard this. So I signed up on 74 congenial, congenital heart failure and oxygen. 20 Sports oven. I end up Sunday as sitting in my house. Got an email. Told me they were going to do it in Tinley again signed up. I got the appointment and I got my shot yesterday. It worked perfectly for you. Yeah, for me, and you know, that's what that's what gets lost. They're doing it all day long. People are getting the vaccines every single day, right? I can't tell you how happy that makes me We've been waiting for this. For so long on many of us have been working really hard, and I'm not talking about me. But my team has been working really hard part me to make this happen on day. So it's just incredibly gratifying to hear that thing. I'm glad you called. Thanks for sharing that we should hear those stories to, uh, Tom. What did you want to say around W g. M. John. How you doing? Good. Why don't they just make it simple? When the big scene really comes available where everybody you know they got enough for whatever. Why don't they county knows how many How many citizens are in each town. Each town hit the high school or a billion or whatever, and alphabetize it where, Okay, a through e or whatever. One day The next day it so on and so forth. And just make it easy. Yeah, we're out of time. The doctor When you do get more vaccine, Do you have another system or scheme to more quickly Put it out there. Yeah, So there's a lot of different approaches that we're looking at one. The large vaccine site. Pardon me to distributing two partners. Three mobile teams that will go out and help Pardon me..

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"medical officer" Discussed on Discover Lafayette

Discover Lafayette

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Discover Lafayette

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"medical officer" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"medical officer" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"50 pickup truck That was the vehicle that took the injured person to the hospital and the other a blue Ford with temporary tags and heavily tinted windows. Anyone with information should call Crime stoppers the 35 to 30 40. Ohio's medical officer, chief Medical officer, Dr Bruce Vanderhof, said during Governor Mike DeWine's briefing today that the cover 19 variant that was found in the United Kingdom will soon arrive in Ohio, he says. It is not more severe, but it is more contagious, which still raises concerns. The less More contagious virus worries us because it could lead to more people getting sick. More people getting hospitalized ultimately working, Madani Ohio had 104 nuke over 19 related deaths to report today along with close to 7600 new cases and 538 new hospitalizations. Governor Andy Bashir said today that he hasn't yet looked over the Republican sponsored bills in the legislature. Specifically the one limiting his emergency powers in Kentucky, Bashir says he's focused on the vaccination effort and his budget address tomorrow night, so I haven't heard a single floor speech and I haven't read the text of any of those those bills yet. I think my focus is where it should be. And every other minute has been on the budget we're gonna introduce tomorrow night. Oh, It's going to give us a chance to help people right now. And a chance to be a leader in the post covert economy. It is an opportunity either we're going to take and run with Future generations are gonna benefit or or we're gonna fumble by watching other states pass us by and this year will give that budget address along with his state of the Commonwealth address at seven o'clock tomorrow did a cover 19. It will be a virtual address of the General Assembly. Kentucky reporting nearly 1800 cover 19 cases today with 23 new deaths 2020. Winner of the Heisman Trophy is Devante Smith of the University of Alabama has been trophy in a virtual ceremony awarded to Devante Smith, who's Crimson Tide squad will face Ohio State in the national championship game this coming Monday. Other finalists for Clemson quarterback Trevor Laurence, Alabama quarterback Mack Jones in Florida quarterback Kyle Trask. Our next update is a 10 30. I'm Sean Gallagher News radio 700 WLW this summer. Give your kid a chance to get ahead while learning like a college student with Georgetown University. Summer High School sessions explore our online programs.

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"medical officer" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"medical officer" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Morning senior staff at the Adventist Health Kaya Valley Medical Center in Mendocino County, were holding their first executive meeting of the year. And suddenly, the hospital pharmacist interrupted the compressor on a freezer, storing 830 doses of the Madonna vaccine and stopped working hours earlier. The alarm meant to guard against such failure. That itself failed. Nice so the freezer broke and the alarm broke, so the doses were thawing. That's it. Had limited shelf like we said ours, So once it reaches room temperature, which it did in the freezer. It has to be used within 12 hours, and by time the freezer problem was discovered. The vials were getting warmer. And the staff estimated they had two hours to use them before they would be spoiled. So the team decided that the gold B to inject every dose regardless of state guidelines. The more we vaccinate the better. I wish I was in that area yesterday. So they run into that hospital. So the spokes whole woman named CC Winegar. She tried first give shots to those on the priority list. One elder care facility said. We'll take 40. And the hospital chief medical officer drove the 40 doses to the facility itself. But And then they were gonna give about 100 to the county jail. 200 would would go somewhere else. Sheriff's officials decided that they were going to give it to the inmates. But 11 of the deliveries. Ran into a roadblock. Was some kind of accident on the freeway. Ah Big rig accident on one of the main highways cut the hospital off from a sister facility 20 minutes away where they were going to deliver some of the vaccine. So now you have the highway Shut down. What are you going to do? Uh, you texted out. They texted out to every available medical professional to turn up at one of four sites to just give out the vaccines and monitor those who took them. We had nurses, pharmacists, physicians, people, not part of the hospital come to help. It was all hands on deck, a true community effort. They have blasted out a text two employees that at the hospital, Anybody who showed up could have the shot. Just tell everyone you know, we want to make sure none of this goes to waste by noon within 15 minutes after learning of the freezer failure shots were being administered at all four sites, lines began to form. And some staff had to be used for crowd control is some people have to be turned away, but by the two hour deadline every dose and found a patient Just by spreading the word on their cell phones, texting probably social media. People showed up. They got it done. I'm starting to feel less animosity for these stories about people who cut the line, you know real estate rich guys with their rich clients because at least somebody's getting the vaccine. Yeah. You know what? I think it's every man for himself. Honestly, you could stand in line and wait six months while these bungling bureaucrats watch every system in sight, And then what? You catch the virus, you die. All these bureaucrats are gonna come to your funeral. Say you've got a connection. You know somebody you got the money. Go ahead, do it So But don't tell anybody If people boo Say f you you coming to my funeral? If I die Get enough of this. I mean, I mean this idea that, you know. Well, if you're gonna line up, I need to have your idea. I need to check you against the list. I need to check it twice. Need to make sure you're eligible. It's like when you're on the phase one a list? Yeah, blah, blah, blah. It zip. It's so complicated. It's unworkable,.

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"medical officer" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"medical officer" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"That was my experience, and I'm hearing the same thing from colleagues around the country. I'm joined by Dr Richard Pfeiffer, chief medical officer. Genesis Healthcare Final Question for you. I'm sure this is on the minds of a lot of people listening right now, as nursing homes and long term care facilities received these vaccinations. What do you think the timeline will be like for family members? Friends being able to go back to these facilities and resume that normal routine. Well, there really two parts. That one is how fast can we vaccinate everyone who needs it? Not just in nursing her. In the surrounding community, and the second part is how effective are all of the other precautions that we're undertaking to try to keep the covert virus in Turk again in the science community, things like social distancing and face mask wearing all the practices that we know we to adopt, because the biggest risk to nursing home is actually the prevalence of current virus. Into the surrounding music, because that's how the virus makes its way in and starts nursing home outbreaks, and so we'll get back to normal back to visitation and all those things faster once we can control the virus. The outbreaks in the community go down, then the risk will be much, much lower and we'll be able to work in a more normal our way with regard to vaccination and all the other things that we want to do to feel like our lives are getting back to the way they should be. Dr Richard Pfeiffer, chief medical officer of Genesis Healthcare with an update on the situation involving nursing homes and long term care facilities. Dr Pfeiffer Thank you so much for the time and thank you so much for the great work that you and your staff for doing at these facilities. We appreciate it. You're welcome how to get there. And thanks to all of you for listening toe. I have radio communities will.

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"medical officer" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"medical officer" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"They're realizing that nursing homes have been so hard yet. That's where the most vulnerable people are. So when the vaccinations happened, the vaccination clinic occur and the pharmacist come with the vaccine supply. They're actually able to vaccinate staff and residents on the same day. We just started doing that at the end of last week in two of our facilities, and then this week it's ramping up all around the country. I was there in one of our first facilities and got vaccinated alongside the staff that was really important. Get them that we do this together and show confidence in the vaccine. Another challenge that we're facing with this vaccine rollout, of course, is the willingness on the part of Americans to take it. What has the response been like so far from residents and staff members in these nursing homes in long term care facilities? We've been working on a vaccine hesitancy or vaccine acceptance. For weeks now because we realized that once the vaccine arrives, we need to have a receptive audience. We need folks to the eager and willing to be vaccinated. And that starts long before the vaccine clinic day even before the approval of the vaccine by talking to all of our staff. And our resident and their families about what's coming by teaching them and educating them about the science. It's going into vaccine development, and it's an amazing scientific effort. No steps were skipped. It just occurred really fast and also the science that goes behind the approval process. And again. No steps were skipped. It just has all happened really fast. The numbers of people In the trial is then huge on but we have over 70,000. People have volunteered to be in the trials even before vaccine authorization. And now as of today, over a million people have received one of these first two vaccines. So we have a lot of experience with it. And by talking to people and it still in confidence and building trust, we're actually seeing eye level our vaccine acceptance. Now that the vaccine they're actually here and while there's certainly a great risk for residents in nursing homes in long term care facilities if they are to get infected with covert 19 It comes to the vaccines. The risk is minimal, correct. Well as with any vaccine or medication, there's always a concern about whether there could be a side effect. And every medication of vaccine has this very, very small chance of the side effects were monitoring that so very closely right now, so far with being actually a very low side effect rate even lower than Were buried in the trials from from fighter and the Donna. I personally just had a slightly sore arm. I didn't even need to take a medication for that discomfort, and the next day I felt perfectly back to normal. That was my experience, and I'm hearing the same thing from colleagues around the country. I'm joined by Dr Richard Pfeiffer, chief medical officer of Genesis Healthcare. Final question for you. I'm sure this is on the minds of a lot of people listening right now, as nursing homes and long term care facilities receive these vaccinations. What do you think the timeline will be like for family members? Friends being able to go back to these facilities and resume that normal routine. Well, there really two parts. That one is how fast can we vaccinate everyone who needs it? Not just in nursing her. In the surrounding community, and the second part is how effective are all of the other precautions that we're undertaking to try to keep the covert virus in check again in the surrounding community. Things like social distancing and face mask, wearing all the practices that we know we need to adopt, because the biggest risk to nursing home is actually the prevalence of current virus. In the surrounding museum, because that's how the virus makes its weight in and starts nursing home outbreaks, and so we'll get back to normal back to visitation and all those things faster once we can control the virus. The outbreaks in the Q Z go down, then the risk will be much, much lower and we'll be able to work you know, more normal our way with regard to vaccination and all the other things that we want to do to feel like our lives are getting back to the way they should be. Dr Richard Pfeiffer, chief medical officer of Genesis Healthcare with an update on the situation involving nursing homes and long term care facilities. Dr Pfeiffer Thank you so much for the time and thank you so much for the great work that you and your staff for doing at these facilities. We appreciate it. You're welcome. Have a good day. And thanks to all of you for listening toe I heart radio communities.

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"medical officer" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"medical officer" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Three w Y PC mobile news on the level on the go now, those who are first in line responding to the first of the covered 19 vaccine. Cloudy overnight with some light snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Thursday. I'm stand Lear. Here's what's trending this hour. I you health was vaccinating the first of its workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle Wednesday. They could celebrate the arrival of the first of the vaccine. But that doesn't mean that we get to relax on the things that have helped us get to this point, and we'll need to continue to do like maintaining social distance and wearing a mask in public, says Governor Holcomb already 46,000. Who's your healthcare workers have registered to get their shots. American vermin. Health Department chief medical Officer Lindsay Weaver says the high interest among health professionals should reassure people who are skeptical about getting vaccinated themselves. She says the state will decide Who's next in line in a couple of weeks. It's a moot point for now, because supplies of vaccine is still limited. Eric Berman 93 WNBC millennia two weeks ago, Colt's partner, Rigoberto Sanchez, had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Wednesday. He was back in practice with the team. This is great to be around my brothers, you know, just being on the field period. I'm so I was already grateful before. I mean, everybody's already kind of asked me like, how do you feel this and that and I'm just like man I never took one day for granted. Change Tuesday is one of the doesn't know if he can say he's cancer free. The doctors seem optimistic. On the level on the go on Twitter at 93. W I, b. C and W I b C calm Now. Here's the forecast from the American Standard Heating Weather Center. Cloudy skies with a few light snow shower responsible this evening will quiet down overnight alot of 25. Mostly cloudy, chilly and quiet heading into your Thursday the high 37 on which TV storm track Have been fed. That's a fact have been. That's a fact. Credit card purchases. Give me cash back princesses Give me cash back. No one else gets these rewards. Such and Dad.

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