November 1, 2022

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog/Vlog

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HEALTHCARE MEMBER NEWS

WELCOME NEW MEMBER!

Dave BellDave Bell is Chairman and CEO of GrandCare Health Services, LLC, which provides in-home pre- and post-op rehabilitation for patients located in most of Southern California’s major markets. The company specializes in knee, hip, foot, spine, upper extremity, as well as neuro rehab. GrandCare helps hospitals, ASCs and orthopedic surgeons achieve excellent outcomes for a low cost by providing exceptional peri-surgical patient care and transparent, real-time data sharing. GrandCare has achieved high patient satisfaction (top Yelp and Google patient ratings) as well as excellent patient outcomes and VBP scores. The company’s payers are primarily Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and private payers. Dave first became involved with GrandCare as an investor in 2011, and by 2016 he was named CEO. For 20+ years, he’s been the CEO, President, and board member for private-equity-owned businesses. Earlier, he was CEO of MCC Controls, a control system integrator for the water industry in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Before that, he worked for TestAmerica Drilling Corp, ultimately as President. Earlier, he was President of EMLab, the national quality and service leader for indoor mold and bacteria testing. Dave has joined the Los Angeles Round Table.

UPCOMING ABL HEALTHCARE ROUND TABLES & EVENT

    • 11/02 – Orange County ZOOM Table – Discussion Topic: “Finding the VALUE in Value Based Care” – Featured Member Presenter: Dave Bell, Ph.D., CEO of GrandCare Health Services
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    • 11/08 – Silicon Valley ZOOM Table – Discussion Topic: “Creating a ‘Total Solution’ by Expanding on Your Core Business” – Featured Member Presenter: Steve Grau, CEO of Royal Ambulance
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    • 11/17 – Bay Area (OAK+SF) ZOOM Table – Discussion Topic: “Lessons Learned Investing in the Future of Healthcare “ – Featured Member Presenter: George Carpenter, President of CGI Biomed Investments
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    • 11/18 – Los Angeles ZOOM Table – Discussion Topic: “Finding the VALUE in Value Based Care” – Featured Member Presenter: Dave Bell, Ph.D., CEO of GrandCare Health Services
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    • 12/15 – “25th Innovations in Healthcare” Awards – ABL Membership-Wide ZOOM Event, 9 am to Noon, featuring Keynote Speakers: Dennis Boyle, Partner, Founding Member and Leader of IDEO’s Health and Wellness Practice and Robin Farmanfarmaian, Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, author, investor and professional speaker
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BLOG by Mimi Grant, President of ABL Organization

IT’S BACK TO THE FUTURES OF HEALTHCARE

FUTURES Exhibit

Mimi recently participated in the “Living Longer Festival: Health + Wellness 2050,” held at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building on the National Mall. Here, Mimi shares a brief photo journal, with captions, of her incredible experience.

National Museum
In 1879, the “National Museum” – the nation’s first, was “crowned” on the Washington Mall. Last November, after being closed for the past 20 years, the renamed Smithsonian “Arts + Industries Building” (AIB) reopened its doors to host the “FUTURES” exhibit. Over the eight months of the exhibit, FUTURES looked at a number of themes, including the future of AI, Generative Design, Conservation, Energy, Transportation, Work, Fashion, Gaming, and “Healthcare – in 2050.”

The Doctor is In (Space)
On June 25th, the “Living Longer Festival: Health + Wellness 2050,” highlighted a special demonstration entitled, “The Doctor Is In (SPACE),” “demonstrating” how an astronaut using a MedWand on a patient in space could conceivably link with a terrestrial doctor for an exam. MedWand’s Co-Founders, Bob Rose, CEO, and Samir Qamar, MD, CMO, were frequently seen on-hand answering questions from the 12,000 visitors who toured the Exhibit on “Solstice Saturday,” when several of the Smithsonian museums, including AIB, stayed open late – some till midnight.

Living Longer Festival
Later, I had the honor of moderating an outstanding panel of experts, supplemented with questions from the audience who “Interrupted Your Regularly Scheduled Panel” throughout “WIYRSP: Living Longer in the Future.” To kick it off we introduced “Elizabeth,” a great grandmother, who was captured on her grandson’s iPhone for the masses when she demonstrated her impressive moves as she got down to Bruno Mars at her 100th birthday party surrounded by friends and family…

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF MIMI’S BLOG WITH MORE, LARGER PHOTOS

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Mimi Grant’s Vlog:

To Boost or Not to Boost: That Is THE Question

In response to several ABL Tech Members’ musings about whether or not they should get a second COVID booster, Mimi dived into the research. In this video, she reveals the FAQs – and answers – she came up with.

CLICK HERE to watch Mimi’s 4:32-minute vlog.

To Boost or Not to Boost - That is the Question

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