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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

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

Why Is It Important For Wellness Solutions To Integrate With Primary Care

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jun 11, 2019 1:27:00 PM

Melon has spent seven years integrating with primary care. During that time we’ve gathered significant and valuable insight into wellness solutions and care coordination. Clinicians have shared their values and aspirations with us. And they’ve let us in on their greatest frustrations as they care for their patients.

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Topics: wellness, patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, 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

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

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

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

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