The MEDQOR Podcast Network
The MEDQOR Podcast Network provides insights, reporting and analysis on MedTech Innovation across all of healthcare. We’re supported by ten leading brands in healthcare, whose chief editors will join us on a recurring basis to talk with key leaders in their industries about what’s happening now. MEDQOR provides healthcare business intelligence to help MedTech and Pharma professionals connect and stay abreast of the advancing technologies to drive improved patient outcomes. We help healthcare innovators engage their market to bring new technology into hospitals, clinics and offices to improve and streamline patient care. Thanks for listening as we discuss tech...
Inside the Riskiest Medical Devices
Join 24x7 Chief Editor Keri Stephens as she talks to Daniel dos Santos—head of security research at cybersecurity provider Forescout—about the riskiest medical devices in enterprise networks. The podcast, which follows Forescout’s Vedere Labs’ “2022 Riskiest Devices in Enterprise Networks Report,” reveals into what healthcare providers need to know about the security of the devices they house. Hint: Patient monitors are especially problematic from a cybersecurity perspective. Dos Santos also discloses how medical devices can be a key entry point for a hospital-wide cyberattack and why cybercriminals target legacy equipment, in particular. Finally, he shares why everyone—from device manufac...
How Digital Can Transform the Pathology Laboratory
During the latest installment of Clinical Lab Chat, CLP Director of Business Intelligence Chris Wolski and Prasanth Perugupalli, chief product officer for Pramana, tackle why there have been delays in pathology labs adopting digital solutions, the business case for digital pathology, how it can change laboratory workflows, and what the future holds for digital pathology.
Body Dysmorphia and the Plastic Surgery Patient
Join Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editors Alison Werner and Keri Stephens as they talk to Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS—a board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami—about the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) among plastic surgery patients. The podcast, which follows Zuriarrain’s PSP article about the subject, reveals what’s contributing to the surge of BDD and what red flags surgeons should look out for when encountering possible BDD patients. Hint: The mnemonic “SIMON” comes into play.
Zuriarrain also divulges the role eating disorders play in BDD and what cosmetic procedures BDD patients...
Dental Waterline Maintenance in the Orthodontic Practice
With the October 31 CDC Health Advisory Alert to the dental community on dental waterlines, orthodontic practices where reminded of the importance of best practices when it comes to dental waterline maintenance. While the alert concerned outbreaks of non-tuberculosis mycobacteria infections related to dental waterlines in pediatric dental clinics., it rightly is a wake up call to make sure your orthodontic practice is doing the right thing to protect patients and staff.
To learn more about best practices when it comes to maintenance and testing of dental waterlines, Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner spoke to Kellie Thimmes and...
AAO-Wharton & Mastering the Business of Orthodontics
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced last month that beginning in 2023 it will open its AAO-Wharton Mastering the Business of Orthodontics (MBO) program to office managers employed by AAO member practices. The online program, launched in 2021, was created to give AAO member orthodontists formal business training to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and small business owners. Recognizing that office managers are often key to a practice’s success, the AAO is now offering the same training to office managers.
As AAO President Normal J. Nagel, DDS, recently stated, office managers are often to “whom many practice owners entr...
Talking Enterprise Imaging at RSNA 2022
Join AXIS Imaging News Chief Editor Keri Stephens as she talks to Tracy Byers, senior vice president and general manager of enterprise imaging at Change Healthcare. The in-person interview, conducted at the 108th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, delves into all things enterprise imaging and why cloud-native solutions are especially beneficial.
Particularly, Byers shares the impetus behind Change Healthcare’s introduction of Stratus Cloud PACS and the cybersecurity implications of the launch. After all, Byers maintains, hospital chief information officers lie awake at night wondering when—not if—they’r...
Handling Comorbidities Linked With Narcolepsy
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The increased frequency of comorbidities among people with narcolepsy should be thoroughly reviewed while creating individualized management strategies. Comorbidities that are more prevalent in patients with narcolepsy include psychiatric and sleep conditions, as well as cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions. Hypocretin dysfunction in patients with narcolepsy may partially explain the increased risk of certain comorbidities in these patients. An increased prevalence of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia have been reported in people with narcolepsy compared with matched controls. One interview study of 320 patients with narcolepsy and 1464...
Developing A Narcolepsy Management Plan
For most people with narcolepsy, management plans require implementation of ongoing pharmacological therapy to keep symptoms under control. Patients may also need substantial lifestyle adjustments, such as maintaining nocturnal sleep hygiene and regular scheduling of daytime naps. Narcolepsy management plan development should consider balance between the tolerance to available medications and impact of certain comorbidities associated with the disorder. The prevalence of certain comorbidities is higher in patients with narcolepsy compared with matched controls; this is true both at diagnosis and at prolonged follow up. The increased frequency of comorbidities among patients with this condition should be thoroughly reviewed while...
The Dentists Role in the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient Pathway with Mayoor Patel
Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS, is the owner of Atlanta-based Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Center of Georgia and co-editor of the new textbook Dental Sleep Medicine: A Clinical Guide. He speaks with Sleep Review about medical and dental comorbidities of obstructive sleep apnea, continuing education for dentists, and offers several resources for dentists who want to learn about sleep medicine. Sree Roy of Sleep Review and Patel discuss:
How did this book, Dental Sleep Medicine: A Clinical Guide, come about?
Why should dentists have a basic knowledge of sleep medicine?
What are some of...
What the CDC Health Advisory on Dental Waterlines Means for the Orthodontic Practice
In this podcast episode, Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner talks to infection prevention expert and consultant Jackie Dorst about why orthodontic practices need to pay attention to this alert. As she puts it, this CDC Health Advisory Alert is likely to be picked up by the media—which means parents and patients could soon be asking you: Is the water in your practice safe?
Dorst first explains nontuberculous Mycobacteria infections and the risks and complications that can occur for patients who contract these infections. She then breaks down the proper maintenance and monitoring protocol for den...
Narcolepsy Across the Lifespan
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Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder for which there is no known cure. The onset of symptoms can begin at any age but frequently occurs during childhood or adolescence. This condition continues to impact patients throughout their lifetime. Management plans require implementation of ongoing pharmacological therapy to keep the symptoms under control for most patients, and patients may need substantial lifestyle adjustment such as maintaining nocturnal sleep hygiene and regular scheduling of daytime naps. Narcolepsy management plan development should consider balance between the tolerance...
Sleep Health as Public Health with the National Sleep Foundation’s Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi
Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi, MD, PhD, became board chair of the National Sleep Foundation board of directors, on July 1, 2022. She speaks with Sleep Review about advocating for sleep on Capitol Hill, sleep health equity concerns, Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and more. Sree Roy of Sleep Review and Oyegbile-Chidi discuss:
-You are a neurologist as well as a sleep and epilepsy specialist. How did your interest develop in understanding sleep disorders in relation to co-existent neurologic and psychiatric conditions?
-What areas of sleep health interest you most?
-Where can we improve for sleep health equity?
-What projects or...
Putting Your Data To Work
Join Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner as she talks to Dr J. Barry Benton about how he has incorporated Dental Monitoring's remote monitoring technology into his practice as part of his focus on making data-driven decisions.
In this podcast, sponsored by Dental Monitoring, Benton shares how he adopted the company’s remote monitoring platform during the office closures at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure continuity of care. But in opting for the Dental Monitoring platform, he was looking for a tool that could do more than just that. He wanted a remote monitoring platform th...
Has a High School Found the Solution to the Laboratorian Shortage?
There are a number of challenges facing clinical laboratories today. Perhaps, the biggest is the ongoing laboratorian shortage. In this episode of Clinical Lab Chat, CLP’s Director of Business Intelligence Chris Wolski interviews Jim Payne, Medical Lab Assisting & Phlebotomy instructor at WEMOCO, Rochester, NY, about the successful high school program he has developed that prepares students for a career in the lab—with many of his students leaving the classroom for a lab bench the day after graduation. Has Jim found one of the keys to solve the laboratorian shortage? Listen and find out.
Why Patients Are Ditching Their Breast Implants
Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editor Keri Stephens sits down with New York-based board-certified plastic surgeon and microsurgical breast reconstruction guru Constance Chen, MD, FACS, to discuss the breast implant explantation process. The podcast, which follows Chen’s article about the topic, delves into why patients are increasingly removing their breast implants and what factors affect the appearance of their breasts post-explanation. Pregnancy, she says, is a key determinant.
Chen also shares how explant patients can enhance their appearance via fat grafting, although she calls it far “less predictable” than other methods. Finally, Chen addresses breast reconstruction patients, in partic...
What’s Trending in Breast Augmentation
Join Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editors Alison Werner and Keri Stephens as they talk to Anna Steve, MD, FRCSC, a breast specialist at the famed Neinstein Plastic Surgery in New York City. Known for her “elegant” approach to breast surgery, Dr. Anna, as her patients call her, prioritizes a minimal scar approach to breast augmentation and advocates for limiting patient downtime.
In this podcast, Dr. Anna reveals why it’s important for plastic surgeons to speak openly about breast implant illness with breast augmentation patients and how the “bigger is better” adage seems to be changing—particularly in New York Cit...
Breast Implant Removal Considerations
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editor Keri Stephens sits down with breast implant explant therapist Amanda Savage Brown, PhD, LCSW, author of Busting Free: How to Liberate Yourself from the Quest for Better Breasts Before, During, and Long After Explant. A scientist turned psychotherapist, Savage Brown shares her personal explant journey—which occurred after one of her breast implants ruptured—and why the mental health aspect of it is so important. She also discusses how explanting post-mastectomy can be particularly emotional for breast cancer patients.
This podcast also delves into breast implant safe...
Aging in Place Home Modification Strategies Discussion
In this podcast episode, Melanie Hamilton-Basich of Rehab Management is joined by two longtime occupational therapists—Kirsten Davin OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, and Bridget Scheidler EdD, OTR, CAPS—for a lively discussion about aging in place home modification strategies and considerations for occupational therapy clients as well as the education on this subject that’s available to therapists. They touch on why aging in place is so desirable to some clients, what types of home modification to consider and why, and tips for working with clients to find solutions that work for them.
How Group Interviews Can Take the Stress Out of Hiring
The staffing crisis is one of the top challenges facing orthodontic practices. At a time when so many orthodontic practices need to hire team members, there is a noticeable shortage of qualified applicants. So, when a job ad produces some viable candidates, it’s up to the practice hiring team to vet those candidates for the best match. And one way to make a stressful process less so for the hiring team: group interviews.
In this podcast, we look at the hiring crisis and talk about why group interviews can be key to making the hiring process more ef...
How Cancer Survivors Can Reclaim Facial Volume Via Injectables
To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editors Alison Werner and Keri Stephens sit down with registered nurse and breast cancer survivor Kim Welch. A degreed aesthetic specialist with more than 15 years of experience focused on aesthetic injectables, Welch is one of the most requested national injectable trainers for Galderma.
In this podcast, Welch shares—firsthand—how chemotherapy and radiation can reduce facial volume and how breast cancer survivors can reclaim what was lost through injectables. She also reveals behind-the-scenes information about Galderma’s partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and how Galderma and the NB...
How to Increase Access to Insomnia Therapies with the AASM’s Jennifer L. Martin
Jennifer L. Martin, PhD, became president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) board of directors on June 6, 2022. She speaks with Sleep Review about the challenges faced by people with insomnia disorder in accessing cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and pharmaceuticals to treat the sleep disorder, as well as posits several solutions. Sree Roy of Sleep Review and Martin discuss:
-What is a psychologist’s role in sleep medicine?
-How is the AASM collaborating with other stakeholders to identify and prioritize strategies to increase access to high-quality care for insomnia disorder?
-How can sleep me...
The Rise of Reverse BBLs
Join Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editors Alison Werner and Keri Stephens as they talk to Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS—a board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami—about the rise of Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) reversals. The podcast, which follows Zuriarrain’s PSP article about the subject, reveals why most surgeons shy away from the procedure and whether the BBL era is truly over like one article recently claimed.
Evaluating and Selecting Medical Equipment
Join 24x7 Magazine Chief Editor Keri Stephens she talks to Scott Skinner, MBA, FACHE, director of capital equipment planning at Sodexo Healthcare and PhD candidate, who is conducting a survey about evaluating and selecting medical equipment. In the podcast, Skinner defines the health technology assessment (HTA) process and reveals how a hospital-based HTA differs from a “big-picture” HTA. He also divulges why HTA can get a “bad rap” and whether it’s justified.
Best Practices for Lab QA and QC Workflows
In this special edition of Clinical Lab Chat, sponsored by Sysmex America, Inc., CLP’s Director of Business Intelligence, Chris Wolski, does a deep dive into lab QA & QC best practices with Daniel Johnson, assistant director of marketing for Informatics & Service at Sysmex America, Inc. Among the topics they discuss are how to make QA and QC into a preventative and predictive programs instead of reactive tasks, the importance of data with QA and QC workflows, and the one thing Dan would change about the way labs handle QA and QC right now if he could just snap his fingers.
Consultant Terri Ross on What to Know When Expanding Your Plastic Surgery Practice with a Med Spa
Learn how a med spa can benefit the practice financially, and improve patient outcomes and the lifetime value of a patient to the practice.
Opening a New Orthodontic Office Location? Tips for Leasing or Buying Property
Join Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner as she talks to Kerry Cahill, Esq, a lawyer at Westfield, NJ-based Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, who specializes in healthcare and frequently works with doctors in private practice. In this podcast, Cahill reveals how orthodontic practices can maximize their business, with regards to property leasing and/or buying as well as risk mitigation.
To start, Cahill shares what metrics she uses when helping clients decide whether to lease or buy a practice property, and to get started, she advises practitioners to do their market research. She also lays out the common pit...
Getting a Transitional DPT Degree
In this podcast episode, Melanie Hamilton-Basich of Rehab Management and Physical Therapy Products talks with Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA, and co-founder and co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness in Bend, Ore, about his experience attending a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program and why obtaining this degree was the right choice for him.
The State of Pre-natal Testing in the Post-Roe World
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, there’s been a lot of focus on how it’s affecting the delivery of health care, but one area that hasn’t been as focused on is what this decision means for pre-natal testing and how labs and providers of tests need to be navigating this new landscape. In this episode of Clinical Lab Chat, Director of Business Intelligence Chris Wolski interviews Mitera Co-founder and CEO Saman Askari about the state of pre-natal testing and how at-home testing may be a bulwark in preserving reproduc...
The Doctor Behind the ‘Birkin Body’
Join Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editors Alison Werner and Keri Stephens as they talk to Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC—a board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Neinstein Plastic Surgery in New York City—who has been dubbed the surgeon’s surgeon. The podcast, which provides a deep dive into Neinstein’s distinctive practice culture, goes into the brain of the man behind the so-called “Birkin Body.”
Neinstein reveals why he set up shop above the iconic Bergdorf Goodman department store and what core principles shape Neinstein Plastic Surgery’s culture. One guiding principle, he explains, is collaboration. Neinstein says he consta...
How to Retain Top Talent in the HTM Industry
“The Bearded Biomed” (aka: Chace Torres) sits down with 24×7’s chief editor Keri Stephens, along with associate editor Andy Lundin, to discuss ways HTM leaders can retain top talent in the industry and current recruitment trends professionals are witnessing.
They also discussed issues currently being felt in the industry, such as those related to salary, staffing, the rise in retirements in tandem with the lack of new recruits, and the overall impact COVID has had on HTM.
Key Trends In Cloud Software
Hear from Sonia Gupta, MD, CMO of Change Healthcare and Tim Rendulic, VP, Cloud Portfolio at Change Healthcare as they breakdown some of the industry's key trends and opportunities in a chat with our Chief Editor, Keri Stephens.
Why Nanofat Grafting Is Hotter Than Ever
Join Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editor Keri Stephens as she talks to Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS—a board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami—about how nanofat grafting can reverse the structural decline of aging skin. The podcast, which follows Zuriarrain’s PSP article about the subject, provides a history of nanofat grafting and why it’s surging in popularity.
Zuriarrain also reveals how stem cells are impacting the nanofat grafting process—calling them “the workhorse of tissue regeneration”—and how they help reduce inflammation at the molecular level. He also shares the key advantages of na...
Understanding the Point of Care Revolution
Of all the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolution of POC and home testing is perhaps the biggest. CLP Director of Business Intelligence Chris Wolski and Hamid Erfanian, CEO of Enzo Biochem, an integrated healthcare company focused on offering life sciences, including reagents, clinical testing and molecular diagnostic products, do a deep dive on the history of POC testing, how and why it became ubiquitous during COVID-19, and what this ubiquity means for the future of the clinical laboratory.
10 Questions for Orthodontic Practices Vetting a Social Media Agency
Join Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner as she talks to Andrea Smith, owner of Smith Social Company, a social media agency dedicated to supporting specialty physician practices. In this episode, they talk about what orthodontic practice owners need to know when contracting with a social media agency to handle their social media plan and the 10 questions they should be asking when vetting an agency during the discovery call.
But before practices can vet a social media agency, they need to know what one does—so Smith starts there with a breakdown. The truth is these agenc...
Setting Up a New Location? Tips for Leasing or Buying
Join Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editors Alison Werner and Keri Stephens as they talk to Kerry Cahill, Esq., a lawyer at Westfield, N.J.-based Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, who specializes in healthcare and frequently works with private-practice physicians. In this podcast, Cahill reveals how plastic surgery practices can maximize their profits, with regards to property leasing and/or purchasing as well as risk mitigation.
To start, Cahill shares what metrics she uses when helping clients decide whether to lease or buy a practice, as well as what pitfalls leasers, in particular, should avert. She also discloses what...
Delving Into the Right to Repair
Few, if any, conversations in the healthcare technology management field are as polarizing as the Right to Repair. In this podcast, 24x7 chief editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens speaks with someone who has a unique perspective on the Right to Repair, G. Wayne Moore, BSc, MBA, FASE, FAIUM, CEO of Acertara Acoustic Laboratories and the 2022 chair of the ultrasound section at the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), as well as the 2022 chair of MITA’s service committee
Here, Moore reveals where he stands on the Right to Repair and why he believes there’s a lot of “misinformation” and “misunderstanding” surrounding...
A Conversation with Dr Kyle Fagala on Digital Marketing
Join Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner as she talks with The Digital Orthodontist host Kyle Fagala, DDS, MDS. In addition to being a board-certified orthodontist with a two-office private practice in Tennessee, Fagala is also co-founder of Neon Canvas, a digital marketing company that has been working with orthodontic practices since 2016.
In this episode of the Orthodontic Products Podcast, they talk about Fagala’s new children’s book, All the Best Faces Wear Braces. The book includes 14 original humorous poems that describe the different types of orthodontic patients orthodontists and their team members see. The book was not...
Monkeypox: What The Orthodontic Team Needs To Know
With monkeypox in the news, Orthodontic Products’ Chief Editor Alison Werner sits down with infection prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, for a new episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie to discuss the virus and how to keep the orthodontic team and patients safe.
A Conversation with the Authors of Flat and Happy
Join Plastic Surgery Practice Co-Chief Editors Alison Werner and Keri Stephens as they talk to Camelia Lawrence, MD, FACS, the director of breast surgery at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center, Hartford Healthcare; and Katrin van Dam, a breast cancer survivor, and the author of Flat and Happy: Mastectomy and Flat Closure—A Personal, Practical Guide, which she wrote alongside of Lawrence.
This podcast delves into the reasons van Dam decided to stay flat after her mastectomy—and why she documented her experience in the book—and what she wants to tell other mastectomy patients about...
Ultrasound and the Breast Implant Patient - A Conversation with Dr. Marc Salzman
In this episode, board-certified plastic surgeon Marc Salzman, MD, FACS, shares how he is using ultrasound with breast implant patients.
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