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Posted on November 24, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Economic Impact of Obesity

Our nation’s ongoing battle with obesity was recently covered in a TeleVox Healthy World report – The Obesity Epidemic: Unhealthy Habits Result in a Growing Problem for Americans. And while this report focused on the health-related dangers of obesity, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute shows the economic and business impact.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 20, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Weight and Diabetes: What Doctors Know But Patients Don’t

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation”, which examines the idea of technology-enabled between-visit engagement to help patients with the prevention and management of diabetes. Download it HERE!

A diabetes diagnosis can occur for a number of reasons.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 17, 2014 by West Corporation 


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What Does That Mean? – 5 Online Marketing Buzzwords and Why They Matter to You

Coming to grips with all the many marketing buzzwords used today is a job in and of itself. The world of marketing is literally abuzz with a dizzying array of jargon that can be confusing, and more so if you’re not a marketing guru yourself. We’ve sifted through a plethora of terms to bring you five SEO and online marketing buzzwords often seen today, describing what they’re about and why they’re important.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 13, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Digital Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s no denying the influence of technology on both healthcare providers and their patients.

Digitized health allows providers to more intelligently screen patients for conditions based on biological and physiological factors, greatly increasing early diagnoses. Technology also enables providers to more efficiently, accurately and cost-effectively care for their patients through increased communication and data improvements.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 10, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Discussing Diabetes: Solving the Problem

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation”, which examines the idea of technology-enabled between-visit engagement to help patients with the prevention and management of diabetes. Download it HERE!

Above all, Discussing Diabetes illustrates the underlying problem in the American healthcare system: the lingering expectation that diabetic patients are expected to “go it alone.” Typically, patients diagnosed with diabetes will go to the doctor, who will then take a bit of time to review their current state of health and provide a brief consultation, followed by a prescription for medication and some advice about adopting a healthier lifestyle.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 7, 2014 by West Corporation 


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New Security Innovations for Healthcare Payments

Healthcare payment channels are expanding rapidly with new innovations, allowing patients to pay virtually anywhere, from any device and in any way they choose. With the expansion of payment channels, there comes a greater risk to the patients and the providers who accept the payments. Security for healthcare payments also continues to evolve, giving providers new tools to protect patient cardholder data, prevent fraud and also protect their organizations from the risk of a data breach.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 4, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Discussing Diabetes: Collaboration and Communication

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation”, which examines the idea of technology-enabled between-visit engagement to help patients with the prevention and management of diabetes. Download it HERE!

Discussing Diabetes shows that there is plenty of room for a conversation between patients with diabetes who are struggling to manage their weight and the medical professionals who are treating them.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 31, 2014 by West Corporation 


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The Ultimate Halloween Candy Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

You’ll either love this post or absolutely hate it.

It’s the reality behind America’s 29 most popular Halloween candies, brought to you by The Daily Meal. A poll of 919 voters selected their favorites, and the top 29 were given a health rank based on their nutritional content. There’s no way anything on the list is actually good for us, but it is nice to know which candy is considered to be “least unhealthy” (double negative intended….sadly).…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 28, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Discussing Diabetes: Education or Motivation?

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation”, which examines the idea of technology-enabled between-visit engagement to help patients with the prevention and management of diabetes. Download it HERE!

What Discussing Diabetes shows quite clearly is that although not perfect, awareness of weight and its consequences for health is fairly widespread.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 23, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Halloween Food Safety Tips from the FDA

Trick-or-treating is one of the many Halloween highlights for kids…as well as a questionably-aged group of young adults in my neighborhood. #getoffmylawn

If you’re looking to share a Happy Halloween message with patients, consider adding one or two of these trick-or-treating food safety tips posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.…

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