How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Self-Affirmation and Feeling Good

St. Louis, MO (January 17, 2018) – Sometimes decisions about health risks are easy. Administering CPR to save a life makes sense. But sometimes the risks result from behaviors a person is taking or a complicated combination of factors, as with diabetes or a heart attack. How do people think about and respond to these risks? What if you could reduce …

care coordination

Removing Barriers to Care Coordination

Farmington, CT (January 12, 2018) – For members living with chronic conditions, it can be difficult to deliver seamless, high-quality care. There can often be several moving parts and healthcare professionals involved in a member’s care, so it is common to overlook key information, but the risks can be serious. A discrepancy in care coordination can cause issues in quality of healthcare …

How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Probabilities and Proportions

St. Louis, MO (January 10, 2018) – We’re running a three-part blog series about health risks and communication in health, walking through psychological pitfalls, and offering behavioral science solutions. In Part I, we’re starting with numbers. Sometimes decisions about health risks are easy. Administering CPR to save a life makes sense. But sometimes the risks result from behaviors a person is …

Telemedicine

Reaching Members When and Where They Need It

Farmington, CT (January 5, 2018) – Twenty percent of the US population lives in rural and medically underserved areas. As Dr. Jeremy Corbett revealed in his article “The Fallacy and Opportunity of Population Health,” these members have traditionally struggled to control their chronic conditions. Additionally, the geographic isolation has created barriers to intervention by medical professionals in times of need. With the growing …

Disease Management

Identifying Health Risks More Effectively

Farmington, CT (December 22, 2017) – Disease management programs are designed to target people with costly chronic conditions like asthma, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, end-stage renal disease, depression, high-risk pregnancy, hypertension, arthritis, and diabetes.  When insurance companies try to identify individuals best suited for disease management, they must rely on spotty data from the past – often the distant past. “This approach naturally zeroes …

Population health

Population Health Needs an Upgrade

Farmington, CT (December 15, 2017) – In today’s tech-centric world, we get upgrades for everything. A new iPhone X, a Samsung smart fridge, and self-driving cars, but what about healthcare management? The industry talks a big innovation game with approaches like population health, which aims at reinventing the industry by leveraging big data and tech to improve medical results on the scale …