About twenty years ago Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod worked together before going their separate ways. They are now back together on the same roof and are collaborating with each other on the best ways to invest. Jacob Gottlieb is operating Altium Capital which will specialize in investing in healthcare firms. His first move was investing in Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in which he took at 5.61 percent stake.
Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod had worked together at Merlin BioMed Group. This company, which Weisbrod had co-founded, invested in companies that were in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, and healthcare services. Both have educational backgrounds in medicine with Jacob Gottlieb earning his medical degree while Stuart Weisbrod has a Ph.D. in biochemistry.
When Merlin BioMed Group shut its door in 2007 this team split up. Weisbrod went on to found Iguana Healthcare Partners while Jacob Gottlieb established Visium Asset Management. Gottlieb started out with $300 million and within a year he was managing a hedge fund worth $ 2.5 billion. He made it through the stock market crash of 2008-2009 and before long the hedge fund had ballooned to a value of $8 billion. His company had offices in New York City, London, and San Francisco.
Visium Asset Management came to a crashing halt in 2016, though. Three of its executives were arrested for mismarking and insider trading. This conduct had been revealed by a whistleblower. Both the FBI and the SEC investigated and another executive was also charged. Even though Jacob Gottlieb was cleared of any wrongdoing he was forced wind this company down, return money to investors, and dissolve its operations.
Jacob Gottlieb says that he enjoys now working out of the same office as Stuart Weisbrod. He sees some exciting developments in the healthcare industry and there are a number of investment opportunities to be had. He decided to invest in Oramed Pharmaceuticals because of their flagship product. This product is an insulin capsule that can be taken orally. This is much more preferential to the usual way of getting insulin which is sticking a needle in your arm.
Find out more about Jake Gottlieb Altium: http://inspirery.com/jacob-gottlieb/
With his wealth of knowledge and noble character, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar earned an honorable reputation in his domain as a reputable plastic surgeon. Both cultivated and grounded, Jejurikar possesses the characteristics of a successful surgeon. Jejurikar’s genius for reconstructive surgery became evident after implementing the extensive knowledge he’d garnered at the University of Michigan during his missionary work with Smile Bangladesh. Based out of New Jersey, Smile Bangladesh is an organization providing treatments for those who suffer from a cleft lip. Jejurikar states that his time spent in Bangladesh played a large part in shaping his humble disposition.
Jejurikar was so moved by the work he did in Bangladesh that he vowed to remain intimately involved in the company’s affairs. Jejurikar continues to employ his expertise in the name of aiding others and regularly attends conventions, medical trips, and philanthropic causes as an attempt to gain insight into his ever-adapting trade. Jejurikar realizes that as the plastic surgery realm rapidly evolves, laymen will become apprehensive about exploring reconstructive procedures. In the hopes of alleviating these qualms, Jejurikar strives to arm himself with sufficient knowledge, in turn demonstrating to patients that there’s no facet of his trade he’s not adept at.
When he’s not thriving in his domain, Dr. Jejurikar is living his best life as a proud father. His three treasured and beloved prodigy remain the focal point of his life, and Jejurikar says that while his work is of paramount importance, his children are the elements on which all other matters hinge. Jejurikar strives to maintain a healthy balance between work and family life while pledging to cherish the simple pleasures in life. Both a doting father and skilled surgeon, Dr. Jejurikar is the exemplar of an industrious family man.
While healthcare has come really far over the years, there continues to be long waits for people who seek certain kinds of services. Dr. Mark McKenna has noticed that this is only getting worse over the years, and he decided to startup a new kind of healthcare company that cuts down on wait times. McKenna has opened the doors of his medical aesthetic company OVME and did so after the successful sale of another company he had built named ShapeMed.
OVME offers minimally invasive cosmetic services, which includes Botox, Intense Pulsed Light, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Kybella, and more. Dr. Mark McKenna is more than happy to be a part of a new company that will surely be disrupting the industry. OVME will be allowing people to use an app that will help to connect them with medical professionals who can come right out to their home in order to offer cosmetic treatments. McKenna has said this makes OVME an Uber of sorts for the cosmetic medical industry.
Dr. Mark McKenna studied at Tulane University Medical School where he received his medical degree. Instead of pursuing a career as a doctor immediately, he got into real estate after graduating and did really well for himself in the beginning. Due to no fault of his own, his real estate business came to a crashing halt when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Dr. Mark McKenna decided to hang around the city and worked to rebuild it by contributing to low income housing construction. After he felt like he had done enough, he decided to leave the city and moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
It was there that he built up his company ShapeMed before selling it and moving on to OVME.
As OVME gains steam, Dr. Mark McKenna will be connecting with quality medical professionals who desire to sign up as a provider for its app. McKenna plans on attending medical trade shows and plastic surgery society meetings in order to find the right doctors. He will also be looking for physician assistants and nurses who have the qualifications to treat people with Botox.
Deirdre Baggot is a well-accomplished woman with a host of letters following her name to prove this fact. Ms. Baggot holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree, has received her MBA and is a PH.D.
Dr. Baggot has accumulated a wealth of work experience as both a clinician as well as a hospital executive. She has also been hailed as a pioneer of sorts for her work with bundled payments as a result of the leadership she displayed with CMS Acute Care Episode. View Deirdre Baggot’s profile at Linkedin
Deirdre has also been praised for her ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with clients, designing and implementing programs at large hospitals that have improved the experience of patients, and lowering operational costs of the institutions for whom she has performed executive duties.
The national recognition Ms. Baggot has received regarding her expertise with bundled payments has resulted in her being requested for numerous speaking engagements events by the American Heart Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Innovation Summit, and many more. In addition to this, Ms. Baggot has authored more than 20 published works discussing bundled payments, the current trends in payment transformation, and reforms in healthcare.
Dr. Saad Saad grew up in Kuwait but was born in Palestine. Saad grew up in a big family with seven other brothers and sisters, three with professions in medicine, the others in engineering and education. Dr. Saad Saad attended Cairo University in Egypt, where he graduated second (salutatorian) in his graduating class with a degree in medicine. After medical school, Dr. Saad Saad relocated to England, where he worked as a medical intern. From England, Dr. Saad came to the United States and completed his residency as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Saad Saad has also participated in four medical missions in the United States, as well as eight overseas in both Jerusalem and the West Bank. The father of four, and husband for 42 years has had a much decorated professional career. Throughout his career, Dr. Saad has always displayed a keen sense of thinking outside the box and contemplating ways means of innovation during surgery.
Dr. Saad Saad, throughout his professional career as a surgeon, has always sought innovative ways to build upon medical procedures to improve them. Currently, Dr. Saad own two potentially groundbreaking patents for medical devices. One of his inventions, Dr. Saad has innovated the functionality of the catheter. Catheters are used for the various reason during medical procedures. While most commonly used to allow the bladder to drain urine during surgeries, there are catheters that are used to deliver medicine directly into the body called central venous catheters. Central venous catheters (CVC) are very long tubes that are inserted directly into veins. A serious issue concerning traditional CVCs is locating the exact position of the catheter for both removal are correct positioning. Typically patients have to have X-Rays, in order to produce images the doctors can use to locate the exact positioning of the catheter in the patient’s body. Dr. Saad’s catheter solves this issue by enabling the device to be easily located. Dr. Saad Saad’s is a catheter, but it has integrated into the build a location device powered by electromagnetism. The integral electromagnetic materials work with an external device that causes the catheter to light up, making it visible. The surgeon has to simply move the external device over the area of the catheter, which initiates the illumination making it visible. Dr. Saad also invented an enhanced version of the endoscope. The endoscope a camera that allows surgeons to see inside a patient’s body without the need for invasive surgical procedures. With traditional endoscopes visibility of the camera is often hindered due to fog from the heat of the body in conjunction with moisture, which causes fog and liquids to build up. Dr. Saad’s endoscope has a suction and irrigation port and antifogging apparatus that eliminates the need to remove the tool for cleaning. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/
Deirdre Baggot argues that the success of bundled payments is much dependent on good leadership skills and profound decision-making skills. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced that there would be a national increase of bundled payments. This has come as a threat to the Medicare and Healthcare sector and the commercial payers. Consequently, the healthcare organizations are urged to understand the importance of implementing bundled payments. Below four main facts make bundled payments stand out according to Deirdre Baggot. Visit at researchgate.net to learn more.
- Provision of all patients’ needs
Most people or organizations are always striving to provide therapeutics and diagnostics for their patients. While most people commit to provide the needed procedures and tests, it becomes challenging balancing all the desires of patients and the family, and the medical practice that is very litigious. Therefore, bundled payments ensure that physicians and hospitals share savings that from efficient medical care.
- Change management
Leadership competence in managing change is fundamental in bundled payments. High-performing hospitals tend to be negatively affected when teams resist change, but effective leaders ensure that they adapt to change. Although most changes tend to fail, the successful ones are due to ethical decision making.
Bundled payments are a health reform that is evidence-based and to ensure its success, it is essential to have a robust feedback mechanism aimed at alerting the clinicians when they do not meet the optimal performance requirements. This will make the professionals become exceptional clinicians by being accountable for their practice. Additionally, the clinicians will adhere to providing best practice at all times for fear of losing their businesses.
- Knowing that volume play is no longer an option
Bundled payments do not offer market exclusivity that is offered by Medicare and Medicaid services. This is because giving a discount to Medicare with no intentions of increasing the volume; more discounts can be created because the physicians can resolve to undertake part B payments. If the cost of care is not lowered by the BP sponsors, this can create a big disaster.
Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He specialized in emergency Medicine. He currently works in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital since 2012. Tallahassee hospital is based in Florida. He is licensed to practice medicine by various bodies. For example American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has a license to work in Florida and Los Angeles. To make the payments more convenient and improve the patient’s experience, he accepts various insurance programs. Such plans include Aetna, Medicare and First Health. He helps many clients as he can also speak in Spanish.
Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is mostly involved in treating patients brought to the emergency rooms with injuries. Despite the urgency from the emergency situations that arise, he is always composed and compassionate towards the patients as most of them are often in pain. Some of the most common cases in an emergency room include cardiac distress, trauma and fractures in some body parts. In his 6 years of practice, he has saved many lives as some of the patients are brought to the hospital in a critical condition.
The doctors in the emergency rooms have very little time to diagnose and prescribe the right treatments. Many of his patients have appreciated his good work. One of them narrated how he found himself struggling to breath and coughing and was taken to Dr. Eric Forsthoefel. He was very understanding and gave the patient a chance to talk about his condition. To give the right prescription, the doctor went through his medical history thoroughly. The patient explains how the doctor kept visiting him to check whether the condition was improving from time to time. He monitored the patient for about 6 hours before discharging him. According to the patient, he was pleased by the doctor’s desire to help despite the many other cases he had to deal with in the emergency room.
He made a personal effort to see that the patient received the right prescription for quick recovery. Before leaving the hospital, he engages the patients in a personal talk to emphasize on the need to take charge of their health.