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Four critical tech tools plans and providers should offer consumersHaving technology tools for member engagement is no longer a novelty. Members now expect and prefer digital communications, and it is critical for MCOs to stay on top of technology trends to compete in the market.
Bariatric surgery costs vs. benefits: Plan coverage considerationsFrom a healthcare perspective, bariatric surgery is considered one of the most effective options for short-term and sustained weight loss. But does the investment pay off?
Who should own healthcare apps?There are more than 165,000 health- and wellness-related apps for iOS, but overall engagement remains low outside the top 10. To best benefit users, who should be responsible for health and wellness apps—employers, healthcare insurers or individual consumers? It depends.
Can America’s doctors lead us to better health?
Can America’s doctors lead us to better health?Time and again the medical marvels of exercise have been proven. But there’s still not much coaching going on in exam rooms. Only about 9% of doctor office visits include physical activity counseling.
Don’t worry, your kids will make excellent physiciansMuch has been written about whether physicians in practice would recommend that their children pursue a career in medicine. The 87th Annual Physician Report by Medical Economics shows only 40% would.
Building an integrative pharmacy practice: Learn as you goInterested in finding out what integrative/functional pharmacy is all about? Here's a list of resources to get you started — and a thought to take away.
Integrative medicineA Fort Lauderdale university clinic emphasizes the connection between health, wellness, and prevention.
A smoking cessation strategy many health plans overlookEven though e-cigarette smoking is on the rise, wellness programs are not giving smoking cessation nearly enough attention or resources, according to a new HealthMine survey.
6 developments bring optimism back to health careA recent report from Aegis Health Group listed six developing trends that are spurring increased optimism among healthcare leaders after the uncertainty caused by the Affordable Care Act.
Wellness programs increase as designs become more diverse
Wellness programs increase as designs become more diverseThe percentage of employers and plans offering wellness incentives is steadily rising, and program designs are becoming more diverse.