Neurocore Aims To Treat Clinical Depression and ADHD Using Neurotherapy

Founded in 2004, Neurocore became in quick fashion an authority in regards to applied neuroscience, applying the knowledge of EEG technology, neurofeedback and brain mapping in order to improve mental acuity of their patients and treat disorders such as anxiety, depression, ASD and ADHD. Despite the rich history of neurotherapeutic application, they have only recently started to be available to the public at large.

Clinical depression is a major disorder which, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health in 2016, affects 10 million adults in the US. The causes are not fully known, but many factors are to be taken into consideration, such as genetics, hormone and brain chemistry. The traditional treatments include psychotherapy and antidepressants.

Neurocore, using the information and research about neurotherapy, are currently offering a Medication-Free Depression Treatment Program. The program uses neurofeedback in order to train the patient’s brain in order to overcome the severity that the symptoms of depression have, and in some cases to overcome the disorder completely. The therapy they offer starts with a brain assessment, which is done by using the qEEG brainwave mapping technology. 292 clients completed the 30-session program that Neurocore offers, and 84% experienced a reduction of their depressive symptoms, while 51% did not meet the symptomatic threshold of depression anymore.

Another major disorder that Neurocore aims to treat using neurotherapy is ADHD. A common disorder for children, but one that can last until adulthood. ADHD can be Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulse Presentation, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation, or a combination of the two. It usually manifests through hyperactivity, inattentiveness and impulsiveness. The effects of neurofeedback on the ADHD disorder have been documented ever since 1976, when J.F. Lubar managed to improve a child’s hyperactivity and distractibility.

Out of thousands of children that suffer from ADHD and used Neurocore’s program, 85% of them noticed a reduction of the symptoms, and 53% of them are no longer meeting the symptomatic threshold of the disorder. ADHD can be linked to poor sleep quality, anxiety, and a learning disability, among others. As a result Neurocore focuses on finding the root of the attention problems by using qEEG technology

 

Deirdre Baggot Improves Nation’s Healthcare With Bundled Payment Initiative

Deirdre M. Baggot is an American healthcare business strategist, who serves as the senior vice president of the Camden Group. She is best known in the medical field for authoring over 20 papers on bundled payments, a groundbreaking payment initiative that has helped improve the quality of care and reduce costs for patients on Medicare. Bundled payments work by allowing organizations to conduct linked payment arrangements for the multiple services the beneficiaries receive under each course of their treatment. The initiative had immediately improved the savings for the beneficiaries, including medical professionals and healthcare institutions. Deirdre Baggot was heavily involved in making this payment initiative come into existence and was recognized nationally after its success. Read more about Deirdre Baggot on Crunchbase

Deirdre Baggot was presented as a keynote speaker for the Bundle Payment Summit, Innovation Summit, American College of Healthcare Executives, Medtronic, P4P Summit and many other national conferences. She was also featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Plant Money and All Things Considered on numerous occasions to offer her expertise on healthcare reforms, payments and more. As the senior vice president of the Camden Group, Baggot has taken part in the healthcare advisory firm’s financial planning services and business strategies.

Prior to Camden, she had worked at Exempla Saint Joseph in Denver, Colorado, as the senior administrator of its cardiac and vascular sector. For almost a decade, Deirdre Baggot has served as an academic healthcare leader at the University of Michigan Health System, and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She built and initiated many Medicare and Medicaid programs that were eventually implemented in over 200 medical institutions across the United States. Baggot is a graduate of the University of Colorado and earned a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy. She is currently married and resides in Denver, CO, with her husband and children.

Learn more: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/29148566_Deirdre_Baggot

 

The Greatness of InnovaCare Health

Today’s healthcare environment is confusing, to say the least. Amidst its confusion, it’s complicated and challenging. Despite many efforts to mitigate the chaos of healthcare, not many have been successful. Thankfully, InnovaCare Health has been very successful. InnovaCare’s even worked the government to create federal health care operations.

InnovaCare is trying to redefine healthcare management. The healtcare enviornment is outdated and complex. For years, the people at InnovaCare Health have been trying to create a new, sustainable managed care model. The new model hopes to be more coordinated, cost-effective, innovative and driven purely by quality. Follow Innovacare at LinkedIn.

Penelope Kokkinides has worked at InnovaCare since 2015. She worked with the company previously but left to pursue other opportunities. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer. Currently, she’s Chief Administrative Officer. While working at InnovaCare, she also worked at Aveta Inc., where she served as COO and Vice President of Clinical Operations.

Penelope Kokkinides specializes in government programs and the managed care industry. Her 20 years in the managed care industry earned her an extensive knowledge of clinical program development and health care processes and operations oversight. All of their strategies focus on improving efficiencies and organizational infrastructure.

Kokkinides’s extensive resume gave her the opportunity to work with a number of renowned companies prior to rejoining InnovaCare. Her first job was as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight Healthcare. While at AmeriChoice, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, she played a huge role in the development and implementation of the company’s latest health model.

The big name on the InnovaCare Health leadership team is Dr. Richard Shinto. Dr. Shinto’s career was already impressive before he joined the managed care industry. He started out with two university degrees: a BS from the University of California and an MBA from the University of Redlands.

After graduating from the State University of New York, where he earned his medical degree, he began earning his medical tenure. Eventually, he began a practicing internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He also began writing articles about health care and clinical medicine.

By the time he joined InnovaCare, he had 20 years of experience in managed care. He was named CEO and President of InnovaCare, Inc. shortly after joining the company. He also led the company to the number one spot in managed care providers in Puerto Rico.