Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 20

PRESS RELEASE: Turn-Key Health Bolsters AI, Machine Learning and Mobile Engagement, Welcomes Clinician, Academician and Thought Leader Stanford Professor C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD, to Advisory Board

June 11, 2019 02:00 PM EST – PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Turn-Key Health (TKH), an Enclara Healthcare company, serving health plans, provider organizations and their members who experience a serious or advanced illness, marks the accelerated onboarding of payer clients with the expansion of its advisory board to include Dr. C. Jason Wang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention, and co-chair of mobile health and other new technologies at Stanford’s Center for Population Health Sciences. Wang enhances the evolving operational excellence of TKH to provide community-based palliative care (CBPC) for seriously ill members, bringing specialized guidance gathered through his work in quality improvement and quality assessment, research in assessing and improving the value of healthcare, and pioneering the use of mobile technology and predictive algorithms to facilitate patient engagement and adherence to recommended care.

Greer Myers, president, Turn-Key, says, “We are singularly focused on patient and caregiver outcomes. In order to improve, we must enhance our prediction using AI and machine learning, as well as technologies that optimize our engagement with patients and caregivers. Wang’s background and passion for improving quality certainly fulfills this unique need, and we are honored to have a man of his stature and prominence as an advisor. His commitment to achieving quality healthcare is evident, and we place great value on his technical direction for further refining our approach to CBPC.”

Prior to coming to Stanford in 2011, Wang was a faculty member at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. His other professional experiences include working as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and serving as the project manager for Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Reform Task-force. He has been the principal investigator on a number of quality improvement and quality assessment projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (USA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the RK Mellon Foundation, and the Andrew T. Huang Medical Education Promotion Fund (Taiwan).

Accepting the appointment, Wang says, “It is an honor to work with such an inventive organization that shares my commitment to healthcare quality improvement. I look forward to interacting with colleagues and helping Turn-Key meet the expectations of payers seeking a thoughtful, cost-effective palliative care solution.”

Among his many awards and accomplishments, Wang was selected as the student speaker for the Harvard Medical School Commencement in 1996. He was a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, and was named a “Viewpoints” regular contributor for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He also served as an external reviewer for the 2011 IOM Report “Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters” and as a reviewer for AHRQ study sections.

He has written two bestselling Chinese books published in Taiwan and co-authored an English book “Analysis of Healthcare Interventions that Change Patient Trajectories.” His essay, “Time is Ripe for Increased U.S.-China Cooperation in Health,” was selected as the first-place American essay in the 2003 A. Doak Barnett Memorial Essay Contest sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from MIT, Doctor of Medicine from Harvard, and doctoral degree in Policy Analysis from RAND.

About Turn-Key Health

Turn-Key Health, an Enclara Healthcare company, serves health plans, provider organizations and their members who are experiencing a serious or advanced illness. Its Palliative Illness Management™ (PIM™) model introduces a new, innovative option to improve care quality, address costs and reduce burdens associated with life-limiting illnesses. Visit www.turn-keyhealth.com.

Contacts

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CPR Communications
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17 Emerging trends making wellness travel even more interesting

Drprem.com – Innovativeness in wellness travel is picking up. You have more escape routes to get your mind and body fully invigorated. Even if not under stress, wellness travel of any kind can infuse freshness to enjoy a better-quality life. The good news is that emerging trends in wellness travel have the potential to meet the wellness needs of everybody.

GWI reports, global wellness tourism is growing at a much faster pace of 6.5% annually more than twice that of conventional tourism growing at 3.2%. The forecast – the growth rate will accelerate to 7.5% through 2022.

With the wellness craze sweeping worldwide, travelers are finding it rewarding to make the best of their vacations by taking a wellness break. Millennial travelers are now looking for “authentic” and “life-transforming” experiences to maintain long-lasting wellbeing.

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How to start and manage medical tourism facilitation business?

Drprem.com – Deciding for medical tourism is never easy as it is a complex process. Lots of concerns and apprehensions play in the patient’s mind. Medical tourism facilitators facilitate the decision-making process.

They step in to form a bridge between the medical tourists and service providers offering impeccable services satisfying everybody’s requirements. It mandates meticulous planning, adequate resource pooling and maintain transparent communication to run a medical tourism facilitation business.

The consumer is always the king. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to understand the requirements and concerns of medical travelers and form a strong all-encompassing provider-matrix.

A patient cannot simply rely on the information available on the net or in print. They need somebody trustworthy who is approachable and will provide credible information and support to make their medical tourism a successful venture.

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Liposuction in Mexico: Why Even Consider It?

Drprem.com – Liposuction is the best option if you want to eliminate fat without exercise. Many people opt for this procedure because they are not able to get the desired results through exercise or have health issues. The procedure is expensive in the US. However, if you want to go under the knife to remove fat, you should consider liposuction in Mexico. If you travel to Mexico for this procedure, you can get the procedure from the best doctors. The best part is that you will not have to spend as much as you would if you get the procedure locally.

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Bumrungrad International Hospital shocks the market with $15 telemedicine consultations

Healthcareasiamagazine.com – New and existing patients can use Bumrungrad Anywhere to access over 200 doctors at the touch of an app.

Long wait times in the doctors surgery could be a thing of the past with Bumrungrad Hospital’s telemedicine consulting service which promises to connect you with a doctor in under 3 minutes. Patients can now get real-time physician consultations even if they are sitting in the middle of heavy Bangkok traffic thanks to the hospital’s new telemedicine app, Bumrungrad Anywhere. David Thomas Boucher, chief business transformation officer, revealed the features of the application at the 2019 Healthcare Asia Forum in Bangkok.

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