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Melon Health Blog

What Will It Take To Keep US Hospitals From Going Under?

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Sep 18, 2019 2:56:29 PM

Health care has come a long way over the past 10 years. Legacy systems have been replaced with tech-forward EHR solutions, big data analytics, and interoperability. Today, a majority of health providers share patient data and notify primary care clinicians of complications. 

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, emotional wellness, digital health

4 Steps To Discover Hidden Health Solutions

Posted by Sam Rodney-Hudson on Sep 11, 2019 3:14:19 PM

How many times have you wondered what else might be affecting a person’s health? They seem to be doing all the right things but they don’t improve.

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Topics: wellness, patient engagement, healthcare,, digital health

How To Optimize Health Plans To Increase Revenue

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Sep 4, 2019 4:00:48 PM

It’s been nine years since the Affordable Care Act was enacted. 

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Topics: wellness, patient engagement, healthcare,, whole person care

How IDNs Can Thrive In Value Based Care

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Aug 29, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Integrated delivery systems (IDNs) are uniquely situated to deeply understand and serve patients within their particular geographic region. However, their payment model in addition to other factors, threatens the long-term growth of these organizations. 

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, behavior change, whole person care

Going Back - Moving Forward

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Aug 21, 2019 4:32:44 PM

Approximately one-third of people who are overweight are currently diabetic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, managing weight has become so difficult that people who fall within normal-weight ranges are currently in the minority

Yet in 2018 the diet industry in the U.S. grew by 4%—to $72 billion. This leads us to question why so many people are struggling to self-manage conditions, like obesity, that directly contribute to chronic illness. 

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Topics: patient engagement, behavior change, whole person care, value based care

How To Retain Patients By Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Posted by Chris Masters on Aug 8, 2019 12:55:51 PM

Everyone involved in the funding and delivery of healthcare is well aware of the impact social determinants have on outcomes for individuals and populations. Whether they be publicly funded or insurance based health systems, the challenge in addressing these remains the same. 

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, population health

The First Step To Self-Management: Activation

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jul 31, 2019 4:05:45 PM

Almost half of the U.S. population has at least one chronic illness. It’s possible to limit the progression or reverse non-complex conditions with self-management. But there are often overwhelming barriers that prevent patients from self-managing their condition.

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Topics: patient engagement, patient community, behavior change

How to Enable Self-Management in a Scalable Way

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jul 24, 2019 12:07:00 PM

Over 75% of the population is uneasy about the rising cost of health care and the economic damage it may cause.

A large percentage of the U.S. budget is directed to health care accounting for 20% of GDP. Clinics and health systems are managing greater patient needs while dealing with expenses that are multiplying faster than ever before. Clinicians need scalable ways to empower patients with chronic conditions to take active roles in their care.

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, whole person care

How To Engage Patients To Self Activate

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jul 17, 2019 3:58:36 PM

Care plan non-adherence creates monumental challenges for US health care. Estimated costs have grown to over $13 billion each year as patients who don’t adhere to their care plan need extra hospitalizations and costly procedures. Every year over 100,000 deaths can be traced back to this one issue.

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Topics: patient engagement, peer support, patient community, behavior change

The Role of Digital Health in Precision Medicine

Posted by Chris Masters on Jul 10, 2019 12:23:00 PM

As an advisor to a company working in the field of digital health, it was with some uncertainty that I attended my first meeting on Precision Medicine ( Personalized or Individualized Medicine) back in 2013. The focus then was on the significant advances that have occurred in the field of genomics and how these might change the way we practice medicine such as the promise of prevention and early detection of cancers and being able to tailor the treatment to the individual, based on the genetic makeup or knowing which drug to use to treat chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, patient community, digital health


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