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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

How to Enable Self-Management in a Scalable Way

Posted by Siobhan Bulfin on Jul 24, 2019 12:07:00 PM

Over 75% of the population is uneasy about the rising cost of health care and the economic damage it may cause.

A large percentage of the U.S. budget is directed to health care accounting for 20% of GDP. Clinics and health systems are managing greater patient needs while dealing with expenses that are multiplying faster than ever before. Clinicians need scalable ways to empower patients with chronic conditions to take active roles in their care.

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Topics: patient engagement, scaleable healthcare, whole person care

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 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

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

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

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

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