Kian's Kiosk - Insightful Ruminations on the Continuum of Care, is a monthly podcast from Kian Saneii, Founder and CEO of Independa, Inc. Independa is an award-winning leading provider of remote engagement, education and care software solutions. Independa has business to business offerings, through the Independa Enterprise and Independa Hospital Patient Education Systems, and reaches US Consumers through the Independa Health Hub®, which includes lots of free and fun applications on LG TVs, including a Pharmacy Discount Card, message and photo sharing, video chat, games, and more.The Independa Health Hub is an ecosystem of healthy offerings and benefits, all integrated within webOS-enabled LG TVs from 2021 onwards, including 24/7 access to doctors, dentists, and therapists, as well as a wide range of beneficial video content from WebMD and others. Join us monthly for an upbeat and yes, insightful discussion with healthcare leaders across the continuum of care, and visit Independa (www.independa.com) for more information on the Independa Health Hub. You can also find Independa on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Ep6-Discover How a Rise in Home Tech Adoption is Expanding Health & Wellness Solutions
In Episode 06 of Kian’s Kiosk, you will hear from Independa Founder & CEO Kian Saneii and our special guest Elizabeth Parks who is the President & CMO of Parks Associates. The focus of the conversation today is about how the rise in home technology adoptions is expanding into many different solutions for all types of applications and users. They will discuss where health in the home is today and the direction it is moving in for the future.
As President, Elizabeth Parks supports all teams within Parks Associates, a woman- and family-owned market research and consulting firm. She oversees research topics and coverage areas for the company and directs the integrated strategic communications plan for Parks Associates. Elizabeth has supported the growth of Parks Associates business and marketing services for twenty-three years and is the key organizer for all of Parks Associates' events, including Parks Associates signature event CONNECTIONS™. She also drives the overall mission to provide clients with the best consumer and industry research and analysis on the SMB and consumer technology markets to inform strategic market decisions.
Ep5-Secrets & Challenges of Medicare Revealed with Greg Buchert, MD, MPH
In episode 05 of Kian's Kiosk, Greg Buchert, MD, MPH and CEO of GSB Health Management Solutions will share his insight on the healthcare system and the challenges we face with medicare today. Mr. Buchert is an active angel investor with Meda Angels & Tedh Coast Angels and has over 25 years of C-Suite experience in health plan leadership roles. He is the former President & CEO of Blue Shield of California’s Promise Health Plan that serves over 500,000 Medicaid, Medicare and Dual Eligible members. He previously served as the CEO that launched Centene’s first Medicaid Managed Care Plan in CA. Mr. Buchert began his professional career as a pioneer in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Ep4-Reinventing Healthcare Delivery to the Consumer with Don Jones, CEO Cardiff Ocean Group
In Episode 04 of Kian’s Kiosk, you will hear an insightful conversation with Don Jones, a globally recognized leader in digital medicine, digital therapies, technology enabled health services and virtual-first healthcare delivery. For over 40 years, Don has worked across more than 65 companies in pharmaceutical, medical device, wearable, smart apparel, material science and healthcare. Our guest has been at the forefront of reinventing and improving upon healthcare delivery to consumers.
Hear more about Don Jones who sits as an independent director on boards of VC and PE backed companies and is Board Chairman of Paris based DREEM. Don has advised the boards and executive suites of many of the largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies and is a sought out as a speaker, advisor and board member.
Ep3-Reinventing Retirement Living, with Lynne Giacobbe, CEO, Kendal at Home
In Episode 03 of Kian’s Kiosk, you will hear an informative interview with Lynne Giacobbe on the very important topic of RE-Inventing Retirement Living. Ms. Giacobbe has served as CEO of Kendal at Home since its inception in 2003. Through the development of Kendal at Home, Lynne has helped to bring the concept of continuing care to older adults who prefer to spend their retirement years in their own home. The vision, mission, services and efforts she and Kendal at Home deliver are fully aligned with their member clients’ health goals, which is to delay as long as possible, or fully eliminate, the next episode or entire stage of care. She has a 98% success rate in doing so!
An recognized and respected industry leader, Lynne has helped other communities build similar programs and services across the country. She has also served on the LeadingAge Leadership Alumni Board of Directors.
Hear more in this discussion about how reinventing retirement is a real commitment to improved health, and can be part of a critical life plan for millions of Americans.
Ep2-Creating Incredible Paths for Improved Healthcare, with Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, RN, FAAN
Kian Saneii, Founder and CEO of Independa, hosts Jennie Chin Hansen in Kian’s Kiosk. Jennie Chin Hansen MS, RN (inactive), FAAN is the immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, the largest professional membership organization of physicians and other health professionals committed to the care of older adults with managing care complexity. Prior to this position, she was president of the 38 million-member AARP. Hear more in this discussion about how we can better prepare for dealing with an older population and our healthcare challenges in general, including the need for improved health equity for vulnerable populations, and so much more.
Ep1-Caring for an aging population: a walk through the years with Dr. Richard Della Penna, Independa Chief Medical Officer
The discussion today looks back over the career of Dr. Richard Della Penna and how he came to join the team at Independa as Chief Medical Officer after a very distinguished career at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Della Penna lives by the adage of 'I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care', and he brings this philosophy to his contributions at Independa, and to the marketplace. Kian and Richard talk about how the critical need for caring for older adults and keeping them more comfortable, secure and at home longer.