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Melon Health Blog

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

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

7 Compelling Reasons Why Patients Need Whole-Person Care

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Apr 25, 2019 2:35:25 PM

Whole-person care is somewhat of a controversial topic these days. Connotations of employee wellness programs gone wrong and images of snake oil salesmen may come to mind for many - both patients and healthcare providers. 

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Topics: wellness, patient community, emotional wellness, whole person care

How To Help Patients Rewind The Clock With Whole Person Wellness

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Apr 11, 2019 12:39:59 PM

While much is being written on the topic, the concept of whole person wellness is hard to define. Some refer to it as “quality of life.” Others refer to it as the presence of positive emotions or moods and even satisfaction with life.

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Topics: wellness, emotional wellness, whole person care

Can A Focus On Emotional Wellness Help Fix Chronic Disease?

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Apr 4, 2019 2:31:29 PM

In recent years diabetes has skyrocketed. About 9.4% of the American population currently has diabetes. While that percentage is staggering, the numbers will only rise further. Another 84.1 million people have pre-diabetes, meaning diabetes is set to explode nationwide.

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Topics: wellness, behavior change, 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

Where Healthcare Needs To Be 5 Years From Now

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Mar 5, 2019 2:37:15 PM

In the United States healthcare spending per capita ranges from 50 to 200 percent higher than in other developed countries. Despite the rise in cost, life expectancy has dropped for three years straight in the U.S. So while healthcare costs are rising, quality of care isn’t necessarily following suit.

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Topics: wellness, patient engagement, 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

Why Healthcare Fails To Engage Patients In Their Own Health

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Feb 13, 2019 1:52:54 PM

The 3 Things You Need To Drive Lower Costs and Better Patient Outcomes

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Topics: wellness, patient engagement, scaleable healthcare

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