Business & Finances

Breez Health – Making Hospital Stays Affordable!

Nick McLaughlin is the Founder and CEO of Breez Health, a member of the Goodroot community of companies, dedicated to furthering the mission of delivering more accessible, patient-friendly financial assistance programs for hospitals across the US. After identifying a critical need in the hospital industry that greatly impacts care affordability for patients, Nick developed a …

Networking with Amy Summers At Expo West 2022

Amy Summers became an entrepreneur in her mid-20s, launching her first company, Pitch Publicity, in February 2003, during a rapidly changing climate for communication and media relations. Her campaigns have resulted in billions of media impressions worldwide and she’s credited as the first to strategize live media interviews at both the deepest and highest points …

Tips to Ease the Burden of Prior Authorization: for Patients, Providers and Payers

By Christina Perkins, Vice President of Business Insights at NantHealth The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched healthcare systems, forcing them to care for more patients with reduced staff.  One immediate action healthcare systems can take to increase patient care is to streamline or eliminate time-consuming administrative work. Prior authorizations put a tremendous burden on providers and …

When Do Seniors Need Assisted Living?

With mask mandates being lifted and the COVID pandemic seeming to wind down, more family gatherings are sure to take place on the immediate horizon!  But, a long-overdue reunion may raise concerns about an elderly relative’s ability to live independently and actually necessitate in-home care and companionship. Today, Mario D’Aquila, Chief Operating Officer of Assisted …

A Look At NeedyMeds For 2022

NeedyMeds was started in 1997 by Richard J. Sagall, MD, a family physician, and Libby Overly, MSW, MEd, a medical social worker. Both realized there was a need for a centralized resource for information on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs. With the Internet becoming an important source of information, they decided that was the perfect medium …

Blood Money – The Fight To Protect Consumers From Medical Lab Fraud

Blood Money is the story of how a Silicon Valley CEO became a fraud fighter. It is an insider’s look at the David vs. Goliathstruggle between a whistleblower seeking to save his company and stop taxpayers from being ripped-off, and healthcare companies engaged in massive fraud. Affecting millions of taxpayers, it is one of the …

Medicare in the 21st Century!

People are not only living longer, but according to recent research from Duke University, they’re also living better. Today’s seniors are increasingly healthier in mind and body as they age than ever before.(1) They are also staying busier during their Golden Years than in years past. Over the last 20 years, the percentage of Americans working …