I’ve watched a good number of transplant documentaries by now. In fact, I’ve become a little obsessed with documentaries as whole at points.
Tag Archives: medical crowdfunding
Action Needed: Insurers Take Aim & Try To End Charitable Financial Assistance For CKD & Dialysis Patients
I don’t really circulate petitions unless I feel they fight a real credible threat to someone else.
When I say I’m in recovery from my job, I’m only half joking about that.
My employer & the self-funded insurance market was a hell of a lot more fair & equitable than most of the major players in the fully insured health insurance sector that most of us are used to dealing with. There are things I miss about working in it, but definitely others I don’t.
Because we had to report results & answers to multiple entities (employers, insurance network partners, subscribers alike) & had to account for everything, there was more transparency than what most employers get from standard (or fully insured plans).
I see this even my own company insurance.
I learned how the health insurance market works overall over the past 3 or more years (still continue to) & I’m glad I did.
I’ve been in a better position to successfully navigate the bureaucratic end of transplant as it comes up than I would have been without that experience.
There are many things that I don’t agree with but understand about the industry itself.
In fairness, I also didn’t fully grasp what happened behind the scenes (or otherwise) until I was there doing the daily grind & saw it in action myself.
For me, it’s conflicting at times.
Smart Blood Pressure Comparison: iHealth Ease Vs. Accutension
First off, please allow me to say that I really greatly value a company that interacts with their users & works to be communicative. Junfeng Zhao of Accuntension has been nothing but a wonderfully customer oriented & involved founder & I sincerely appreciate that.
There was a bit of a learning curve with this device for me.
Unboxing: HÜD (Mole Scanner)
Lately I’ve been actually receiving these devices I’ve ordered through Indiegogo.
I haven’t had the chance to try out my Accutension blood pressure kit yet because the company has been promising some video updates & further instruction since I found the enclosed instructions a bit confusing. I didn’t want to review that device until I had all the possible tools & instructions available to give it a fair & honest review.
The latest device to arrive on Friday was my smart mole scanner.
Smart Thermometer Comparison: Tympani vs. Kinsa Smart Stick
While I really love my Kinsa smart stick, I am always interested in seeing how these crowdfunded devices on Indiegogo & Kickstarter perform & compare in contrast to what is presently out on the market.
I learn something new every day. I saw this news piece from Lung Disease News & found it highly interesting. Continue reading
Other “Smart” & “Not So Smart” Ideas
I bit the bullet with some Christmas money & upgraded my Apple TV.
Just for kicks, I tried 3 of the few free 7 minute workouts (in the app store) today & they kicked my butt. I thought it was a nice change of pace since I didn’t feel like going out today. I can tell they worked because my noodle arms are sore (but not too sore, just worked).
My life is becoming increasingly “digi-fied” but I am loving it, actually.
I’ve even given gifts like this a few times, to rave reviews from recipients. I admit it, I’m a proud tech junkie.
Smart Vital Sign(s) & Skin Monitoring
I know I mentioned the company Safe Heart in my prior post about smart blood pressure & glucose monitoring devices.
Smart Blood Pressure & Glucose Monitoring
I recently found out my Mobicuff is STILL is in development. I did the pre-order back in April. It’s a smart phone enabled blood pressure kit.
I know sometimes these devices take time to enhance & develop but admittedly I was a bit frustrated with the reply I did receive back from Safe Heart customer service after I followed up. They didn’t have a target date for me to receive it. I’d rather they take their time & get it right but I wish they’d be more forthcoming with email status updates to people who did place pre-orders some time ago.
Another Interesting & Useful Kickstarter Project
The reality is that once I’m post transplant there are times to avoid germs I will have to wear a mask. I’m not super jazzed about this as I typically don’t like things over my face (even scarves in the winter on cold days). I will have to get over it, I know… Continue reading