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Melon Health Blog

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

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 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

Next Gen Healthcare: Treating The Whole Person

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jun 19, 2019 2:11:27 PM

Medical progress comes from a long history of development and discovery. For instance, in the Civil War Era doctors developed just enough knowledge to keep patients alive. And while they would’ve wanted to also improve a patient’s quality of life, they didn’t always have the tools necessary to do so.

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Topics: scaleable healthcare, behavior change, emotional wellness, whole person care

Healthcare Delivery: Then Vs. Now

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jun 14, 2019 1:22:54 PM

Just like any other industry, healthcare has a past, a present, and a future. However, with low patient-to-clinician ratios and rising patient needs, the future of healthcare is hanging in the balance.

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Topics: patient engagement, patient community, behavior change, population health

What Is The Science Of Engagement

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jun 6, 2019 2:16:00 PM

Engagement - it means different things to different people at different times. To some in healthcare it’s an elaborate version of patient education. For others it simply means improving the patient experience.

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

What Healthcare Can Learn From  Game Design

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM

Patient numbers and their needs are escalating, creating an exponential problem for clinicians. The traditional model of medicine simply can’t keep up with this high demand. In response, many health organizations are searching for scalable solutions to rising patient needs.

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, patient community, behavior change

Why Collecting Health Data Between Visits Matters

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on May 28, 2019 4:26:03 PM

According to the Food and Drug Administration, anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of patients disregard medical advice. Not only does this non-compliance compromise patient health, but it also costs the US around $300 billion annually.  

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Topics: patient engagement, behavior change, whole person care, population health

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

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