Dr. Majid Khan, Nelson Gomes and Ron Manke Joined WOR710’s HealthNavigator

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Guests talked about women's cardiac health the push for electronic records

HealthNavigator’s host Abe Kasbo was joined by cardiologist Dr. Majid Khan, Nelson Gomes, President and CEO of PriorityOne Group, and Ron Manke, North Jersey Regional Director of the healthcare IT firm NJ-HITEC, this past Sunday, September 9, 2012.

According to the CDC, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, over 616,000 people died of heart disease in 2008. Heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths—almost one in every four—in the United States.

Dr. Majid Khan of Raritan Bay Medical Center practices diagnostic radiology and cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He joined Abe to discuss women’s health in regards to cardiology and good lifestyle choices for a healthy cardiovascular system. Khan discussed the warning signs of cardiac issues and touched on the trending differences between the reactions of women and men to such warnings. Women are generally more susceptible to complications after heart surgery, thus knowing the symptoms are imperative.

Nelson Gomes spoke about doctors bringing their own electronic devices to hospitals and medical facilities.

“This is becoming a significant trend [known as] BYOD, ‘bring your own device.’ It all starts with the ability to exchange data between different facilities… the ability to have several systems able to talk to each other and bring their information all together.”

He went on to make a case for an electronic health records system and the discussed about the potential for a federal mandate. This was highlighted by the benefits for patients of health records being readily accessible to patients.

Ron Manke spoke about the meaningful use of physicians transitioning to the use of an accredited electronic health record (EHR) system. EHR is a digital record that is capable of being shared across different healthcare settings.

“Meaningful use refers to the ability to structure the data that goes on in your practice [such as] demographics. [These are] structured data points of reference. [Doctors can now] cross reference that with a specific medication, a specific problem list, a specific plan or instruction they may be on and [doctors] can follow that list over a course of time.” Further, he discussed the positive impact in efficiencies in the medical practice and how they affect quality care.

The radio show came right on the heels of the 7th Annual National Health IT Week, happening the week of September 10-14, 2012.

HealthNavigator is hosted by Verasoni Worldwide CEO, Abe Kasbo, and is sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center. The show is produced by Verasoni Worldwide, a marketing and public relations firm based in Montclair, NJ.

About Raritan Bay Medical Center
A New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, RBMC, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence, and is a recipient of the American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award, and the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award. The hospital’s Human Motion Institute is devoted to providing superior outcomes and patient satisfaction in all areas of musculoskeletal treatment, and its Institute for Weight Loss at Old Bridge provides individualized medical and surgical weight loss options. Other specialty services including the Center for Wound Healing, Center for Sleep Medicine, Center for Women and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy programs. RBMC’s Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge provides urgent care services without an appointment 365 days a year, an obstetrics and gynecology physician practice and outpatient physical therapy services. To learn more visit http://www.rbmc.org or facebook.com/myrbmc.

About Verasoni Worldwide
Verasoni Worldwide is a full-service marketing and PR agency with offices in Montclair, New Jersey and New York City. Verasoni Worldwide delivers expertise to multiple markets including healthcare, financial services and banking, government, travel and hospitality and not for profit. Verasoni Worldwide is widely recognized as a leader in developing and implementing meaningful, cut-through creative campaigns for clients. Verasoni Worldwide is a pioneer of the integration of digital and traditional media, including public relations, advertising, brand development, reputation management and global marketing communications strategies. To learn more visit, verasoni.com. Facebook.com/verasoni. Twitter:@verasoni.

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