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Will Precision Medicine Improve Population Health?

April 17, 2019
Dr. Brittany U. Carter, Wellsource Director of Health & Research

This article was originally published in the April 2019 issue of Population Health News.

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Should You Build or Buy Wellness Technology?

March 28, 2019

Wellness platform CoreHealth Technologies tackles the question on the minds of many wellness professionals. Should you build your own wellness technology, or outsource to third party vendors?

This article was originally published on the ...

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Bravo Wellness Lands Major Health Plan with WellSuite IV HRA

March 15, 2019

Andy Carr, Bravo Wellness Product Manager

Many health plans on the market want to take proactive measures to keep their populations healthy. One 400,000-member health plan in particular was looking for a wellness provider that could...

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5 Health Engagement Strategies That Work

March 07, 2019

You’ve already done your data analysis and identified some health habits that need to be changed in your population. Now you are tasked with engaging them in wellness. That's great! And potentially frustrating. How do you get individuals to...

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3 Ways to Minimize the Impact of Low Health Literacy

February 26, 2019

An estimated 250 million Americans braced themselves for record-breaking sub-zero temperatures as the January 2019 polar vortex bore down on the Northeast and Midwest U.S. states. Two months earlier, wildfires burned about 8.6 million acres in...

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EEOC Temporarily Removes its Limits on Employee Wellness Incentives

February 15, 2019

Disclaimer: The following article should not be construed as legal advice but is for educational purposes only. To evaluate the legality of incentives offered as part of a wellness program for employees, you should engage legal counsel to help...

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Will Eating Chocolate Make You Fat?

February 06, 2019

“Will eating chocolate make me fat?” This question gets 138 million searches on Google every single day.

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Two Population Health Metrics You Should Be Measuring

January 22, 2019

How do you know if your population health efforts are working?

Is it as simple as saving money on healthcare costs? Or is there more to it?

The most effective wellness programs measure success in two ways: Return on Investment (ROI) and Value on...

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Patients Win When HRA Data and Electronic Health Records Are on the Same Team

January 07, 2019

When the young Eric Dishman started experiencing fainting spells more than two decades ago, he needed answers. So he went to see a doctor. 

But those answers weren't easy to get. For six months, he endured a long list of appointments and...

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3 Ways Investing in a Wellness Program Can Save You Money

December 14, 2018

When it comes to choosing the right wellness program, there is one word you must pay special attention to: prevention.

A wellness program that focuses on prevention is a lot like having a crystal ball. It helps you look into the future...

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Wellness Program Engagement Is Key to Value-Based Care

November 26, 2018

You need to do more than just give participants access to their health information in order to fulfill the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) value-based care initiative. You also have to make sure you collect the right data points...

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The Role of Data Analytics in Population Health Value-Based Care

November 19, 2018

Precision medicine “considers individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle.” It allows researchers and doctors to predict which treatment strategies will be most effective for individuals. But its application extends beyond...

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