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Barriers to Health Technology??

On this Thursday’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Stephen Axelrod, CEO of a company called TabSafe that has developed a technology-based solution to assist senior take their medications on time and in accordance with their prescriptions.

That may not seem like much, but such a solution may actually lead to significant cost savings for the overall health care industry.

In the United States, the incorrect taking of medication accounts for 40% of all hospital admissions among the elderly, and almost a quarter of new resident admissions to assisted living and skilled nursing facilities directly result from taking medication properly.

Those are significant financial costs and dramatic lifestyle changes for the elderly and their families that TabSafe hopes to alleviate with its device, also called TabSafe.

We’ll talk with Dr. Axelrod about TabSafe, as well as the future of Health IT. We’ll also discuss with him an interesting approach he’s following in marketing this device. The company is not seeking Medicare coverage for the purchase and use of the TabSafe. We’ll ask him why, and how they plan to penetrate the market and get this device in the hands of consumers.

To read more about TabSafe, check out their website at http://www.tabsafe.com.

Tomorrow’s show is also our last show of 2010, our inaugural year.
we’ll spend a few moments going back over the year in technology and on the show. I’ll recap some of the topics we covered and will continue to cover into 2011.

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December 29, 2010 - Posted by | Episode Descriptions

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    Comment by techtodayradio | December 29, 2010 | Reply

  2. A word about our guest…
    Stephen Axelrod, Stephen L. Axelrod, MD, Chairman and CEO of TabSafe, has over thirty years of clinical and administrative experience in ambulatory care, pharmacy services, and healthcare delivery systems design and implementation. His passion is combining his clinical perspective and business acumen in the start-up and future sale of entrepreneurial healthcare companies. From 1980 until 1996, his experience as a physician had encompassed a career of Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Occupational Medicine, and Medical Management. From 1996 until 2008, Dr. Axelrod had been principle and Chief Executive Officer of SeniorMed, an innovative institutional pharmacy provider that in September 2006 was acquired by Walgreens. He became a principle of a new, successful hospice, Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care, in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Axelrod joined TabSafe Medical Services, Inc. as Chairman & CEO.

    Dr. Axelrod is a nationally recognized speaker on the special needs of seniors and has participated on numerous Advisory Boards. He proudly serves as a board member for the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research. Dr. Axelrod received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was also board certified by the American Board of Medical Management.

    Comment by techtodayradio | December 29, 2010 | Reply


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