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Andy Cohen of Caring.com, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Lara Baez

July 1st, 2014 | 0

Caring.com - Andy CohenCaring.com was founded in 2007, and quickly became a leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they are caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.  On their site, they provide extensive information on various health conditions, advice on handling money issues, and tips on caregiver wellness. They also have caregiver support groups, a senior care option database, and personalized help from trained Family Advisors. I recently had the privilege of speaking with Caring.com President and CEO Andy Cohen to gain insight into the Caring.com mission, and find out the latest on their acquisition by Bankrate, a personal finance content aggregator and distributor.

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Margaret Wilmer of El Camino Hospital, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Alyssa Chan

February 18th, 2014 | 1

Margaret Wilmer - El Camino HospitalThis month’s Health Care Trailblazer, Margaret Wilmer, is an influential leader and the new Director of Community Health and Older Adult Services at El Camino Hospital located in Mountain View, California. Her previous work has included a position at On Lok Lifeways focusing on the aging population. Her early influence and passion for the senior care industry along with her taking on a wide range of health care positions has made her a perfect candidate for our OpenPlacement Health Care Trailblazer feature interview. I was fortunate enough to track her down for a phone interview recently and here is what she had to say:

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Katy Fike of Aging2.0, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Alyssa Chan

December 13th, 2013 | 0

Katy-Fike-Aging2.0This month’s Health Care Trailblazer, Dr. Katy Fike, is an influential leader and part of the co-founding team for Aging2.0. Aging2.0 is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through regular events, the CoverAGE newsletter and the GENerator founders program. I was fortunate enough to track her down for a phone interview for our OpenPlacement Health Care Trailblazer feature interview. Dr. Fike’s journey from systems engineering student to being a co-founder of Aging2.0 is an inspirational story for many different health care professionals and especially those involved with senior care and the aging space. 

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David Lindeman, PhD, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Daniel Danzig

August 15th, 2013 | 2

DavidLindermanThis month’s Health Care Trailblazer, David Lindeman, PhD, is an influential leader in the field of aging and technology. In recent years, he has focused on help to speed the adoption of mobile technologies.  New devices and apps are transforming health care — not only by supporting transitional care and reducing readmissions —  but enabling patients to remain in their own homes even while dealing with difficult to manage chronic conditions. Recently, we caught up with Dr. Lindeman, who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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Elizabeth Edgerly, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Ninette Tan

July 18th, 2013 | 0

ElizabethThis month’s Health Care Trailblazer, Dr. Elizabeth Edgerly, is an influential leader in the Alzheimer’s community and a Geriatric Specialist. Her exciting new projects are focused on supporting caregivers and families who care for those with dementia. I was fortunate enough to track her down for a phone interview before she left for Boston to give a presentation at the AAIC Conference. Dr. Edgerly’s journey from psychology student to being named 2013′s Woman Health Care Executive Woman of the Year is an inspirational story for psychologists and health professionals pursuing a field in geriatric care.

 

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Shelly Mesure, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Ninette Tan

June 20th, 2013 | 1

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This week’s healthcare trailblazer is none other than the author of McKnight’s Rehab Realities , Shelly Mesure. As an advocate for improved healthcare policies and procedures,  Shelly utilizes her background in occupational therapy and education to provide advice for best practice on documentation and other rehabilitation topics.

Shelly’s background is also diversified by the relationship her company Orchestrall Rehab Solutions has established with China.  She proves herself to be an industry leader and innovator. Read on to find out how she transformed her company A Mesured Solution, Inc into an international corporate partner.

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Ellen Belluomini, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Ninette Tan

May 29th, 2013 | 1

ellen outside 008Over the past few weeks I have gotten to know a great contributor to the world of social work and health technology by the name of Ellen Belluomini. She along with many others has inspired me to create a new monthly OpenPlacement blog special edition called “Featured Healthcare Trailblazers.”

Ellen has created an insightful blog for social workers and health professionals who are beginning to advocate for technological advances called Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice. As health professionals we are all working towards the same goal to innovate and improve the quality of care. Read on to find out where Ellen’s passion stems from.

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