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Health systems embrace patient engagement communications to promote preventive care, manage chronic disease

by Scott Zimmerman

Steps health systems can to take to maximize their existing appointment reminder systems to plan preventive care outreach campaigns that drive increased revenue

In the brave new world of value-based healthcare delivery, hospitals and health systems are focused on three primary goals for improving health outcomes: keep healthy patients healthy; prevent at-risk patients from developing chronic conditions; and closely manage patients with chronic diseases so that they don’t lapse into acute conditions. Read More

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Want to increase revenue? Promote preventative care

by Scott Zimmerman

Medical practices are taking a financial hit as Medicare and Medicaid reduce reimbursements. Meanwhile, negotiations with private insurers are becoming even more challenging as insurance companies draft contracts asking physicians to join formal accountable care organizations, a move that changes the way physicians are compensated. Read More

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Insight: Tackling healthcare’s costly problem of missed appointments

Most providers are barely scratching the surface with helpful technology.

by Scott Zimmerman

Missed appointments cost the U.S. healthcare system more than $150 billion a year. Read More

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The Push to Telehealth Is On

Guest post by Scott Zimmerman

If you caught Maria Bartiromo’s interview with ex-Apple CEO John Sculley in late December, you would have heard him say this to the Fox Business Network’s Global Markets Editor:

“Telehealth is going to be a booming industry.”

Why? Read More

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Technology Enables Sensitive Conversations Between Doctors and Patients

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This article on Healthline discusses the potential of technology to lessen the sensitivity factor of conversations between doctors and patients concerning weight management. Read More

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NEW TELEVOX™ STUDY DEMONSTRATES VITAL ROLE OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN DIABETES TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

Developing right motivational tools and techniques as important as educating patients to ensure health management achievements match health management goals

  • TeleVox survey shows that 63% of diabetic patients say their weight has had a negative impact on their health and 64% say they could do a better job of managing their weight.
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Healthcare IT Leaders Discuss Patient Engagement

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The term “patient engagement” is probably one of the most popular in healthcare today. One of the most interesting things about this concept is the variety of definitions it is given and the many ways that it can be achieved. Read More

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With Rise of Remote Healthcare, Are Physicians Equipped for Engaged Patients?

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by Scott Zimmerman

Is your healthcare organization ready for a new breed of patient? Individuals who want or need to play a more active part in their health, and who expect their physicians to do the same? Read More

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eDoc4U and TeleVox Join Forces to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Integrated eDoc4U-TeleVox solution will help providers to better engage patients in their care.

Nashville, TN, August 11, 2014 – eDoc4U announced today a strategic partnership with TeleVox Software, the leader in engagement communications technology solutions. Read More

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Patient engagement technologies: How to stay in touch and HIPAA-compliant

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by Rebekah Johnson, Senior Compliance Manager, West Corporation

Technology has become so woven into the fabric of our society that it often overshadows face-to-face communication. Read More

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