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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

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

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

How Should Tech Be Used In Patient Care

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jul 3, 2019 3:40:17 PM

Discussions on scalable health care often center around a key question, “Which resources aren’t being used to their full potential?” 

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

The 3 Support Roles Patients Need (But Are Missing)

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jun 26, 2019 1:00:49 PM

Architects understand a very important principle that healthcare professionals can learn from: without the right support, a building can’t stand. 

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Topics: patient engagement, peer support, patient community, population health

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 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

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

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