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How To Drive Patient Engagement With Digital Tools

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 21, 2019 1:34:00 PM

Getting patients to consistently follow treatment plans, especially when self-management and prevention are major components, is no easy feat. But can we really blame them? We’re expecting patients with chronic disease to develop new skills, knowledge and habits almost overnight.

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Topics: wellness, patient engagement, behavior change, whole person care

Why Your Patients Need Motivational Interviewing

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 16, 2019 4:27:00 PM

The more psychologists probe the depths of human behavior, the more we realize how complex the human psyche is. For instance, people act on principles they value and believe, and their choices are also highly motivated by emotions, circumstances, and current mental state. Plus, physiological changes can alter all of the previously mentioned factors.

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Topics: patient engagement, behavior change, emotional wellness, whole person care

First Do No Harm. How To Use Technology To Enhance Human Health

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Humankind is constantly innovating new solutions to old problems - a pen and ink instead of a chisel and stone. We call these innovations technology. Going back as far as recorded history, technology has shaped nations, politics, and the world as we know it today.

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, peer support, patient community, emotional wellness

2 Types Of Patient Education And When And How To Use Them

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 10, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Patient education, patient engagement, behavior change are all trending topics in the current healthcare climate. The importance of these topics hinges on two important results integrated delivery networks invest themselves in - improved patient outcomes and lower medical costs.

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Topics: patient engagement, patient community, whole person care, population health

What Can The US Learn From A Primary Healthcare Led Country?

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM

In the United States, low life expectancy is rising due to unresolved chronic mental conditions and other recurring illnesses. Low clinician to patient ratios make diagnosis difficult.

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Topics: scaleable healthcare, whole person care, population health

Common Misconceptions About The Effect Of Whole-Person Care

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 2, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Whole-person care broadly covers the emotional aspects of health as well as social and economic barriers to well-being. Not surprisingly, in the midst of all the information about holistic effectiveness, there are misconceptions about this type of wellness.

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Topics: scaleable healthcare, emotional wellness, whole person care

7 Compelling Reasons Why Patients Need Whole-Person Care

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Apr 25, 2019 2:35:25 PM

Whole-person care is somewhat of a controversial topic these days. Connotations of employee wellness programs gone wrong and images of snake oil salesmen may come to mind for many - both patients and healthcare providers. 

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Topics: wellness, patient community, emotional wellness, whole person care

What Do Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation Have To Do With Behavior Change

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Apr 23, 2019 4:28:10 PM

When it comes to behavior change, patients face countless influences - both from within and from without. These external and internal factors create a wide spectrum of challenges in developing better habits.

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Topics: patient engagement, behavior change, emotional wellness, whole person care

The Human Hierarchy Of Needs + Behavior Change: What To Know

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Apr 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Human beings are complex. Not only do we have a physical and emotional side, but all facets of our being are intertwined with each other. The emotional state affects the mental, and the mental influences the physical, and so on and so forth. Psychologists have grappled with these human complexities for centuries, proposing many theories along the way.

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Topics: patient engagement, peer support, patient community, behavior change, emotional wellness, whole person care

What Are The Barriers To Behavior Change?

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Apr 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Health care has traditionally been focused on treating the disease. Even today, chronic disease patients have access to treatments and interventions that can lengthen their lives.

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Topics: behavior change, emotional wellness, whole person care

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