• Feb 1, 2018

    Editor’s note: Steven Schwartz, manager of clinical research and evaluation at EnvoyHealth, contributed to this post. Few buzzwords are more fashionable in healthcare than access and engagement. While these terms mean different things to different stakeholders, one thing is always true: Understanding patients’ challenges and experiences is key to keeping them engaged in their health […]

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    Improving Patients’ Health Literacy

    Dec 20, 2017

    Health care is complicated. Advances in medicine bring promise, but treatments are becoming more intricate and expensive. This makes health literacy increasingly important. Only about 9 percent of Americans understand all four of these basic health insurance terms: “health plan premium,” “health plan deductible,” “out-of-pocket maximum,” and “co-insurance.” That’s according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey. […]

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    Opioid Dependence: How Hub Services Can Help

    Nov 16, 2017

    Opioid-related drug overdoses killed more than 33,000 Americans in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health publication STAT predicts opioids could cause 500,000 more deaths over the next 10 years. Making matters worse, patients often struggle to access and pay for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. A hub services provider like […]

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    Telehealth: Increasing Patient Access & Adherence

    Nov 9, 2017

    Health care providers are under increasing pressure to ensure therapies are necessary, evidence-based, and cost-effective. Telehealth has emerged to make value-based care more convenient and efficient. Using available information and technologies, providers can deliver care and education remotely, saving cost and easing patient adherence to therapy. Remote Patient Monitoring Home telehealth, also called remote patient […]

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    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Predictions for 2018

    Nov 2, 2017

    Health care market trends have a direct impact on pharmaceutical manufacturers’ stakeholder interaction and value-based care agreements. Knowing those trends and planning around them will be key to pharma’s success. Industry analysts predict these three trends will dominate manufacturing in 2018: 1. Stronger Focus on Specialty Drugs & Rare Diseases Specialty drugs will account for […]

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    Improving Patient Engagement Through Technology

    Oct 19, 2017

    Health care executives and clinicians discussed patient engagement technology in a recent New England Journal of Medicine survey. Respondents emphasized the advantages of predictive analytics—techniques for data-mining, statistical modeling, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence used to create more effective treatment plans. More than 50 percent said one of the top three benefits of patient engagement tools […]