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Digital Health Is Consolidating. What Does That mean?

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Oct 17, 2019 6:49:14 PM

In the wake of ACA reforms and HITECH incentives, digital health innovations have rapidly expanded. These innovations are much-needed in order for health systems to keep pace with value-based measurements and EHR requirements. 

However, many healthcare organizations have implemented disparate IT solutions, leading to unintended fragmentation and frustration for clinicians. This often results in providers spending more time ironing out details with vendors and less time with actual patients.

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Topics: healthcare,, scaleable healthcare, digital health, value based care

This Is A Busy Digital Health M&A Market. Why?

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Oct 9, 2019 4:22:16 PM

The enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 has turned health care on its head. Even though the ACA didn’t cause immediate consolidation of hospital systems, over the last five years the legislation has expedited integration within health care. 

In fact, around 71 percent of health care leaders indicate that in the next three years they expect to experience some form of M&A in their organization. And while much debate circulates around the cost benefit of consolidation for patients, in most cases these health care mergers lower expenses within both of the organizations involved.

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Topics: healthcare,, scaleable healthcare, digital health, value based care

How to Recruit and Retain Patients

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Oct 3, 2019 4:17:31 PM

Never before in the history of U.S. health care has there been so much competition for market share. In the past, traditional delivery was widely focused on particular geographic areas. This limited patient’s options to the providers nearest to them.

Now, however, patients have access to online telehealth and other wellness resources. Online retailers, who are new to the health care industry, are capitalizing on this consumer trend. We’re all aware that disruption and innovation has the potential to improve service delivery and patient care. However, the reality is that these new kids on the block are threatening the market share of established health systems.

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Topics: healthcare,, scaleable healthcare, patient community, digital health, value based care

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

What Holds Healthcare Back From Offering Patient Communities

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Mar 26, 2019 1:25:26 PM

Studies show that people living with chronic conditions benefit from human support in the form of online communities, where they can interact with peers and help each other achieve lasting change. 

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

7 Recommended Ways To Help Clinicians Improve Patient Outcomes

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Mar 12, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Everyone wants better healthcare outcomes. That’s why millions of dollars are spent each year on medical resources. But are these dollars translating into better healthcare?

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Topics: patient engagement, healthcare,, scaleable healthcare

The Next Big Thing in Behavior Change: Human Connection

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Feb 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The healthcare system has been traditionally focused on disease management and helping sick people.

It hasn’t been so good at helping people not get sick in the first place. While we’ve started to pinpoint patients who are at risk for chronic illness, getting those patients to take action to not get sick has been a different story.
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Topics: wellness, patient engagement, healthcare,, scaleable healthcare

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