00:05:06 This is a webinar discussing the clinical applications of the Oura ring wearable device. The medical training features an introduction to the device, a walkthrough of its data points, a protocol section featuring clinical experiences using the Oura ring, and discussions about HIPAA and remote patient monitoring. The creator of the Heads Up software platform discusses how the system works and demonstrates its integration with the Oura ring. Dr. Markyia Nichols shares her expertise in the clinical setting and her experience using Oura in treating diabetes, weight loss, and mental health.
00:10:06 Features a panel discussion on functional medicine and health optimization, with various medical experts and subject matter experts discussing their experiences and expertise in the field. The discussion covers topics such as the importance of sleep in metabolic health, the use of wearable technology such as the Oura ring, and the role of functional medicine in reversing chronic disease. The panelists also answer audience questions on these topics.
00:14:58 Discusses the functionality of a wearable ring that collects data related to the wearer’s physical health and wellness. The video explains how the ring generates a readiness score and heart rate variability (HRV) number and how these are essential for understanding an individual’s recovery and stress levels. The importance of understanding HRV is emphasized, particularly for clinical settings or for individuals with health conditions. One ring is also being raffled off at the end of the presentation.
00:20:15 Discusses the importance of tracking heart rate variability (HRV) for functional medicine practitioners using technology like the Oura ring. HRV gives insights into overall stress levels and can help measure the effectiveness of holistic health interventions. Other important variables include resting heart rate, body temperature, and respiratory rate, which can all contribute to a Readiness score that measures how well the body is primed for recovery. By monitoring these variables, practitioners can identify areas where patients may need additional support.
00:30:05 The video discusses the benefits of wearable health tracking devices, specifically the Oura Ring, which provides data on sleep patterns, readiness scores and other health metrics. The speakers explain how it can be motivating for users to see their progress and make changes, as well as empowering for patients to have access to their own health data. They also mention the impact the ring can have on people with type 2 diabetes and how it can help them understand the effect of their lifestyle choices on their health. Overall, they stress the importance of positive feedback in healthcare and how wearable devices like the Oura Ring can provide that.
00:35:41 The video discusses how the use of wearables and data analytics can help doctors and patients monitor metabolic function, specifically in cases of Type 2 diabetes. They utilize the Oura Ring and continuous glucose monitoring in conjunction with a whole-plant based eating plan to clear out insulin resistance at the receptor level. The program is intense and spans six months, but provides patients with a clear understanding of the impact of their nutrition choices on their health. The video emphasizes the empowering aspect of seeing changes in lab results and overall health outcomes.
00:41:04 The video discusses a six-month metabolic reset program that utilizes wearables such as the Oura Ring and continuous glucose monitors to monitor and analyze a patient’s physiological data. The goal is to achieve metabolic flexibility so that patients can eat what they want in moderation without disruptions to the system. The program also includes functional lab testing and a team of physicians, dietitians, and health coaches to guide patients through the process. Patients have responded positively to the technology, with many initially viewing it as a new toy but finding value in the data over time. The program emphasizes precision medicine and incorporates patient-generated data to make real-time corrections.
00:46:18 The use of heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring devices like Oura to improve patient sleep quality and overall health, as well as detect potentially life-saving anomalies in heart function. It also mentions the use of HRV monitoring for mental health and stress. The speakers emphasize the importance of understanding baseline HRV and the patterns that emerge from tracking it, and encourage practitioners to incorporate this technology into their practices.
00:51:12 The use of wearable technology, such as the Oura ring, to monitor and optimize health outcomes in various fields, such as metabolic disorders, mental health, sports medicine, and medical weight loss. The ability to track metrics such as heart rate variability and sleep patterns can provide feedback to patients and practitioners, helping them to recognize the effects of their lifestyle choices on their health and make positive changes. Additionally, the technology can help patients reconnect with what it feels like to feel good, reducing shame and guilt associated with health challenges. The video emphasizes the importance of using data as a biofeedback tool to motivate patients to continue with their health programs.
00:55:59 How physiological data can be used in healthcare practices for remote patient monitoring. It outlines the importance of having a business associate agreement and proper security measures in place, as well as integrating the data into electronic health records. The video also mentions the potential for Oura to be used as the sole device for remote patient monitoring billing. It concludes with a list of available codes for remote patient monitoring.
01:01:10 Patient monitoring technology, specifically the integration of the Oura ring with Heads Up, a platform that enables the analysis of health data from multiple sources. The video provides information on how practices can work with Oura and how they can implement the technology with their patients. It also includes a demo of the Heads Up platform and its capabilities. Lastly, the video asks for feedback on patient engagement with technology.
01:06:15 Remote patient monitoring system offered by Heads Up Health that allows healthcare providers to track various biometric data from patients remotely, customize dashboards, and perform outcomes analysis. The system can monitor data from devices such as continuous glucose monitors, blood pressure monitors, and trackers. It also offers tools for patient engagement and secure messaging, as well as features for billing and compliance.
01:16:22 Glucose tolerance testing and the importance of receptors being unblocked for successful glucose uptake. It also mentions key drivers for anxiety and depression, such as HRV and micronutrients, and suggests looking at sleep data for indications. The platform mentioned does not submit claims but provides enabling technology and documentation, with 12-month commitment for the promotion offered. The video also briefly touches on RPM codes for qualifying conditions and successful implementation by their customers.
01:17:58 The rise in fasting glucose on CGM independent of carb meal timing due to inflammation and food sensitivities. She suggests that monitoring for indicators such as almond or spinach sensitivity could be helpful in identifying potential inflammation. They also discuss their pricing package and offer to provide more information to those who are interested.
“When you have thousands of patients in your program, what you really need are reports to quickly surface the clients who have gone out of range. We use the Heads Up reporting tools to flag out-of-range glucose values from the Freestyle Libre CGM, weight readings from the Withings scale, and HRV/Temp/HR from Oura, so our coaches can start their day with a short list of clients who need attention first.”
Dr. Innocent Clement MD Founder, Ciba Health
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Introduction To Breakthrough Digital Health Analytics Tools – Signals, Assessments, & Custom Tiles!
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Here are a few examples of what’s possible with Signals Health Analytics Tools:
Easily see all of your clients’ health outcomes quickly and easily inside Signals Health Analytics Tools.
Ensure clients are performing the actions needed as part of their program. Example: Show all clients who have not weighed in for more than <3> days.
Identify clients whose values have gone out of normal range. Example: Show all clients with blood glucose readings >180 mg/dL over the past week.
Easily track device and lab connection status across all clients. Example: Show Oura ring connection status for all clients.
Track outcomes across any cohort of clients. Example: Show the average Hba1c improvement across all Type 2 Diabetes clients over the past six months.
Create fun and engaging health challenges for your clients with optional incentives. Example Show a “Steps” leaderboard for all clients in the practice.
Allow clients to self-report common symptoms. Example: Show me all clients who reported nausea symptoms over the past week.
Custom algorithms to look for trends across one or more data sources. Example: Show all clients with Vitamin D3 levels <30 ng/mL AND baseline Oura HRV <20ms>
Create your own signals report!
Heads up can create custom reports to capture any signals you are looking for.
Tedious, time-consuming & complex data analytics tasks can now be automated and reported in seconds saving valuable clinical time.
There are endless amounts of configurations that Signals can provide your organization!
“We use the Heads Up dashboard with our clients to track sleep and HRV from the Oura ring as part of our Functional Medicine programs. The analytics help us calibrate protocols in real-time for each client and measure outcomes across the entire practice.”
Sachin Patel Founder, Living Proof Institute
Heads Up Health, a healthcare analytics company, has developed a new reporting tool called Signals that can help practitioners capture individual patient data and build reports for entire cohorts or specific populations. This tool can provide answers to specific questions in a matter of seconds, making it easier for practitioners to identify values that have gone out of range and save patient’s lives. It also allows practitioners to identify patients who may need intervention and to provide positive feedback to keep them engaged in the program. Signals is customizable and supports over 20 devices.
Heads Up also offers a new feature called “Assessments” that allows collecting subjective and form-based data, industry-standard stress assessment, and a signal report to track individual responses. Both Signals and Assessments are currently available to select organizations and customers with a trial plan. The video includes a live demo and a special offer for customers, as well as discussions with esteemed medical professionals and experts in the field, emphasizing the importance of efficient data management to handle a large number of patients.
Semaglutide Weight Loss + Digital Health Tools For Tracking Outcomes.
On this webinar, you will learn the basics of implementing semaglutide for safe and effective weight loss. Including the key metrics that should be tracked as well as the latest Remote Patient Monitoring opportunity that’s currently available for practitioner compensation.
An overview of Semaglutide and other GLP-1 agonists for weight loss and other medical applications
Semaglutide Weight Loss W/ Remote Patient Monitoring
00:05:15 The video is a webinar discussing the use of semaglutide and other GLP-1 drugs for weight loss and how they can be combined with the latest digital health technology for remote patient monitoring. The speakers provide an overview of how these medications work biochemically and explain different protocols for prescription and off-label applications. They also briefly touch on risk factors and common symptoms. The video includes a live demo of implementing these methods using the Heads Up platform. The speakers also mention several companies that work in the integrated functional medicine space and can assist with practitioner training and fulfillment.
00:10:16 The video features John Limanski, the chief medical officer of Heads Up, Katrine Volynsky, a subject matter expert on peptide therapy, Dr. William Haas and Dave Korsunsky. They discuss the use of glp-1s in functional medicine, specifically semi-glutides, for weight loss and metabolic health protocols. Limanski provides an overview of glp-1s and how they work on a cellular level, while Dr. Haas shares his personal experience with peptide therapy and its integration into their practice. They also address common questions about glp-1s and peptide therapy.
00:14:46 In the video, a healthcare professional discusses the benefits of using GLP-1 peptides for weight loss and diabetes management. The peptides regulate appetite hormones, alter blood sugar processing, increase fatty acid synthesis, and enhance exercise. Patients may also experience a decrease in cravings for alcohol and sweets. The GLP-1 peptides have cardio-protective benefits and help slow down digestion, which emphasizes the importance of consuming nutrient-dense quality calories. The healthcare professional recommends micro-dosing and slow titration protocols to minimize side effects.
00:19:22 Dr. Haas and John talk about the side effects, benefits, and dosing for GLP-1 medications for diabetes. They mention that slowing of gastric motility and gastric emptying is the main mechanism causing side effects such as nausea and constipation. To prevent these symptoms, they suggest working on bowel health and hydration, using supplements like magnesium glycinate and Metamucil, and consuming nutrient-dense foods. They also discuss the importance of dosing and mention that Dr. Haas uses a personalized dosing approach for his patients.
00:23:52 Discusses the importance of consuming protein and healthy fats at every meal to avoid nausea and achieve calorie-dense nutrition. The speakers also touch on the benefits of using continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in digital health technology and how to use codes for insurance coverage. Additionally, the use of lactulose as a bowel health supplement is also mentioned. The video includes a polling question on the audience’s primary interest in the webinar.
00:28:36 Features two medical professionals discussing the off-label use of a medication for weight loss. They recommend starting with a low dose and gradually increasing it, depending on individual tolerance. The goal is to create sustainable lifestyle changes and curb appetite while avoiding side effects. They also mention the importance of pre and post lab testing and body composition testing to track outcomes.
00:33:21 Discusses how to approach weight management with a focus on body composition rather than just weight loss. The doctor emphasizes the importance of preserving lean muscle mass and reducing visceral body fat, and suggests using glp-1 peptides for this purpose. The conversation also touches on the benefits of protein supplements and the use of body composition metrics for evaluating progress. The doctors also discuss off-label uses for weight management strategies, including for longevity. They both agree that BMI is not a useful metric for assessing health.
00:37:57 Discusses the importance of monitoring visceral body fat, which can create metabolic chaos and increase the risk for diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. Off-label use of certain therapies, such as peptides, may be beneficial in managing metabolic syndrome, even if the patient’s BMI is not above 30. It is important to have informed consent and discuss potential risks with the patient. Remote patient monitoring can also be billable inside the insurance system. Dr. Haas shares his hybrid practice structure, utilizing both insurance and cash pay integrative functions.
00:42:46 Discusses how healthcare providers can use reimbursable CPT codes to offer remote patient monitoring services to patients. These services can include monitoring devices for weight loss, body composition, and diabetes management. The video also highlights the potential financial benefits for providers who offer these services, including reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid. Additionally, the video emphasizes that while some services may not be covered by insurance, providers can still offer them as part of a hybrid approach to patient care.
00:47:50 Showcases a live demo of a remote health monitoring platform called Heads Up that can be used to monitor vital signs, weight, body fat, blood glucose, self-reported symptoms, and lab test results. The platform also allows for creating individual patient dashboards and tracking weight loss progress, as well as flagging symptoms that may require a phone call to the patient. The platform can be configured to monitor any number of biomarkers and is useful for healthcare practitioners to get a big picture view of their patients’ health status remotely.
00:52:24 Features of a remote patient monitoring system called Heads Up Health. It includes a dashboard that tracks various health data such as sleep patterns, heart rate variability, and movement, and can be customized for each individual patient. The system also allows for the integration of lifestyle factors like hydration and bowel movements, and can be used alongside existing EMRs or as an EMR light. The video ends with a plug for the system’s billing platform and the ability to integrate with other systems.
00:57:03 Use of peptide therapy, particularly semaglutide, in achieving health goals such as weight loss and improved metabolic health. The speakers emphasize the importance of setting individual goals and gradually tapering off the therapy once those goals are achieved. They also mention the possibility of using other peptides in conjunction with semaglutide for specific health conditions.
01:01:54 The video is a recorded conversation between doctors and professionals about health management software and treatments for weight loss. They discuss different medications, their effects, and prices. They also touch on technical features of health management software and emphasize the importance of addressing lifestyle changes in weight loss treatment. The conversation is informative and includes advice from medical professionals.
Learn how to integrate the Oura ring and health coaches into your Functional Medicine practice.
Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Sachin Patel of The Living Proof Institute and Perfect Practice Mentorship Program.
In this webinar we will cover:
How to coach clients into more parasympathetic nervous system activity and measure results with the Oura ring
How to integrate a health coach into the practice to manage the remote monitoring with the Oura ring
How integrative practices can use Heart Rate Variability(HRV) as a biomarker to assess client health without the need for expensive lab testing. This is especially helpful in countries where integrative doctors cannot directly order lab tests for their clients.
How HRV correlates to bone health, muscle health, brain health, immune system function, digestive function, and other systems in the body
How to stock Oura sizing kits and quickly deploy rings to new clients