Dr. Tarik Shaheen and Iris Telehealth
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD is now the most prevalent psychiatric illiness of young people in America, affecting approximately 11% of children between the ages of 4-17. This brain/mental health disorder is characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. The cause is unknown, but suspected to be a link between genetic and environmental factors.
ADHD affects males almost 3x more than females. Complicating this problem in our healthcare system is both a lack of access (especially in rural areas) and a shortage of child psychiatrists and counselors. Join our segment today as one of the top child psychiatrists discusses ADHD and his company’s unique approach to provide these services via telehealth.
Dr. C. Anne Patterson
Womens Health Week
This week marks national “Women’s Health Week” in America! The goal is empower women to make their health a priority and to take time out to reflect on how we can improve our health. Women are never too busy to take care of their health! Dr. Anne Patterson, a board-certified OBGYN and past President of the GA OBGYN Society will be discussing steps women can take to improve and maintain their health throughout their lives and preventive screenings for women.
Sleep Awareness Week is coming up soon, April 23-29, and the slogan is “Sleep Better. Feel Better.” A great night’s sleep not only makes us feel better, but it also improves our health. We are here today to promote improved understanding of a rarely diagnosed, often misunderstood, serious neurological sleep disorder, known as idiopathic hypersomnia (IH). The hallmark symptom of IH is excessive daytime sleepiness, even with a full night’s slumber. This central disorder of hypersomnolence (CDH) negatively impacts patients’ lives, as they are often unable to function at work, at school, with machinery (e.g., driving), and in relationships. Join Catherine Page-Rye (Cat Rye), co-founder and a Board of Director of the Hypersomnia Foundation, as she educates us, raises awareness, and spreads hope across America and on a global scale about IH. Let’s get #BeyondSleepy!
Alcohol Awareness Month
Womens Telehealth CEO, Tanya Mack sits down with Dr. Gregg Raduka, Director of Prevention/Intervention Programming and Services at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs to learn about the scope of population dealing with not just consumption, but abuse and in many cases, addiction. This month is Alcohol Awareness Month and we had this conversation to draw a picture of how many lives are affected, what options are available for those dealing with abuse or addiction, and research going on around the issue.
Global Partnership for Telehealth
In January of this year, Forbes magazine ran an article that asked the question: Will 2017 Be the Year of Telemedicine? With the finding solutions to the US healthcare system is in the news daily, telemedicine expansion helps solve some problems of affordability and access and offers the benefits of faster care, convenience and often lower costs.
The field is exploding with interest. Yet, a gap exists between talking about vs. providing telemedicine services. Recently 74% of patients surveyed said they would be open to a virtual telemedicine encounter, yet only 15% of healthcare providers had used telemedicine! Join telemedicine industry expert, Rena Brewer of the Global Partnership for Telehealth to bring us up to
date on telemedicine and what is happening in this rapidly developing arena.
Healthcare Attorney Michele Madison Talks Healthcare Reform In 2017
On this week’s episode, healthcare expert, Michele Madison, attorney with Morris, Manning, & Martin LLP, stopped by to talk about healthcare reform, what is coming and what it means for physician practices.
With November’s national election ushering in a new administration and rapid movement to make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act, healthcare practitioners and organizations have legitimate questions about efforts they should undertake to become compliant with ACA rules.
Michele shared her perspective on how healthcare leadership and practitioners should approach various aspects of ACA compliance in 2017, a year in which major elements affecting reporting and reimbursement were to be implemented.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
This week Womens Telehealth CEO, Tanya Mack hosts Dr. Meg Prado to talk about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. With the continued rise in rates of prescription medications, coupled with high incidence of illicit drug use, it is becoming all-too-common for babies to be born who are addicted to prescription and/or illicit drugs.
Dr. Prado joined us to talk about the scope of this problem, along with what clinicians who care for pregnant mothers and/or newborn infants need to look out for to identify these babies as soon as possible to be able to adequately care for them.
Dr. Gregory Esper
Telemedicine in Neurology and Beyond
Womens Telehealth CEO, Tanya Mack sat down with Emory Healthcare’s Dr. Gregory Esper. Gregory Esper, MD, MBA is currently Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurology, and he also is Director of General Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases. He serves Emory Healthcare in the capacity as the Director of New Care Models.
Dr. Esper shared his perspective of the role of telemedicine in neurology, as well as how Emory Healthcare is evaluating other areas of need for access to care where telemedicine can be deployed to simultaneously provide greater efficiency for patient and care provider, as well as improving the health of the population served.
We talked about how patient information is protected while using this technology, as well as some of the current limitations that confound expansion of telemedicine to the patient’s home on a larger scale.
Throughout the world and US, there is a shortage of neurologists, which is expected to worse, not improve in the coming years. The access is outstripped by the demand, especially in rural areas, where
geographical disparities exist. Georgia has over 100 counties that have no neurologist.
Telemedicine improvements and patient and provider adoption, especially over recent years, has proven that in many cases, reliable remote diagnosis can be made, patient outcomes are positive and costs can be saved.
Treatment of stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and some urgent neuro problems can be
managed via telestroke medicine. In 2016, Emory University opened a remote telemedicine service.
Listen in as Dr. Greg Esper updates us on new developments in telestroke and Emory’s new program.
Anna Cherry, CNM
On this week’s show, Womens Telehealth’s Tanya Mack sat down with Certified Nurse Midwife, Anna Cherry, of Providence Women’s Health Care of Roswell, to learn about how the centering pregnancy prenatal care program their practice has been participating in is improving outcomes for the patients they serve.
Centering Healthcare Institute explains how centering pregnancy works: Centering group prenatal care follows the recommended schedule of 10 prenatal visits, but each visit is 90 minutes to two hours long – giving women 10x more time with their provider. Moms engage in their care by taking their own weight and blood pressure and recording their own health data with private time with their provider for belly check.
Tanya Mack of Womens Telehealth
Diabetes Telehealth Network
As patients want more control and visibility to their health data and mHealth (mobile health) and
technology are evolving daily, remote patient monitoring has emerged as a viable way to manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes. Remote home monitoring works by collecting health care data at the
patient’s home and then transmitting this data to health care providers in real time to make modifications if needed, avoid unnecessary hospital visits and prevent some serious long term
The University of MS has been one of the nation’s leading telehealth providers logging over 500K patient encounters, covering 35 medical specialties and serving 218 locations statewide. In 2014, the university developed the Diabetes Telehealth Network.
It has been estimated that the cost of diabetes in the US exceeds $2.7B/ yr. Real time insights and the ability to talk to patients remotely can lead to improved patient outcomes. The results of their pilot program have been astounding and now serve as a model for other states with access and limited provider resources to follow.
Join us today as we listen to Michael Adcock, Director of Network Strategies talk about this innovative and effective RPM solution.