W4Cy & W4VET 10-12-2017

Our first guest today is Dr. Patrick Courneya – Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for National Health Plan and Hospitals Quality at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Courneya discusses the value of telehealth services, what consumers should look for and the impact on patient care including prevention, diagnosis, managing chronic conditions and access to specialty care.

Dr. Courneya oversees Kaiser Permanente’s national quality agenda by helping to ensure the organization’s members and communities receive the best quality and service Kaiser Permanente offers. He advocates for the advancement of evidence-based medicine and proven innovation for the industry. He is board certified in Family Practice and was a family practice physician for 25 years. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Dr. Courneya in 2016 and 2017 as one of 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know.


MICHAEL KAISER   Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance and PRINCESS YOUNG – Program Lead for National Awareness Programs in the Cyber security Education and Awareness (CE&A) branch of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications (CS&C) discuss National Security Awareness Month.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off on October 1st and this year, there is a stronger global focus on cybersecurity. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance co-founded and now lead NCSAM, which is a massive global effort to educate millions of internet users about the importance of online safety and security. Everyone has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and trusted internet. Both the general public and organizations of all sizes must work together to improve awareness of the basic steps to stay safer and more secure online. NCSAM 2017 will remind all digital citizens that online safety and security is a “shared global responsibility.” focus on the digital safety challenges facing consumers and businesses and share actionable tips and user-friendly resources. Each week will highlight a different theme designed to raise awareness across a range of topics.


Our last guest today is Trudie Lobban MBE – Leading AFib patient advocate and Founder, CEO and Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance. Trudie Lobban MBE will discuss  the risk factors of AFib and how iRhythm and Arrhythmia Alliance are helping to improve patient outcomes. She will also discuss highlights from recent studies that reveal the challenges AFib patients face. In addition, Trudie can speak to her personal family history with arrhythmias as both of her parents have AFib and her daughter has also experienced cardiac-related issues.

Trudie Lobban MBE, FRCP, is the CEO and Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance and
the founder of AF Association (Atrial Fibrillation Association), an international charity working to provide information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Trudie sits on a number of medical boards, steering groups and advisory boards. She is also an author and co-author of numerous medical papers relating to cardiac arrhythmias. The AF Association has been an integral resource to patients with AF since its establishment in 2007. The AF Association, under Trudie’s leadership, has led various international initiatives including the ‘Know Your Pulse’ campaign, parliamentary launches, patient & medical literature in numerous languages and the AF Aware Campaign as just a few examples.


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