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Study in Journal of Medical Economics Reveals Reduced Medical Spending with the Livongo for Diabetes Program

Livongo, the leading Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced the study findings published in the latest edition of the Journal of Medical Economics.
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Digital Health – Is It Worth It? How to Calculate ROI in Digital Health

The results are in. A 2019 PEGA survey asked 2,000 U.S. consumers how they felt about recent trends in healthcare, and the response was overwhelming — they want a personal touch, and they want it digital.
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Want to Innovate? Dignity's Rich Roth Tells You How

In a HealthLeaders interview with chief strategic innovation officer Rich Roth, he shares how to innovate 'within and outside of healthcare in a way that challenges the status quo.'
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Vida Health unveils machine learning behavior tool, Sleep Health coaching program

Each new offering was designed to support consumers and members managing chronic disease, CEO Stephanie Tilenius said.
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Unite Us Raises $35 Million to Bridge the Gap Between Health and Social Care

Unite Us, the leading care coordination and outcome tracking platform connecting healthcare and social service providers, today announced $35 million in Series B funding led by Oak HC/FT, with participation from Town Hall Ventures and Define Ventures.
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Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Helps Medi-Cal Members Receive Quality Care with Timely Culturally Relevant Text Messages

Text messaging in 22 languages helps thousands of Medi-Cal families in Southern California receive improved access to health services.
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Solera Health Welcomes Esteemed Health Plan Executives to Rapidly Growing Leadership Team

Solera Health, an integrated benefits network, today announced that four health plan executives have joined the senior leadership team in support of the company’s strategy to guide people to better health in their communities.

 

 

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Got Trust? We Are Ignoring A Vital Predictor Of Engagement In Care

A few years ago, after multiple attempts to convince a patient to keep his clinic appointments, I decided to meet him at a cafe of his choosing.

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10 Things to Know about Medicaid: Setting the Facts Straight

Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income.

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Thousands lose coverage from Medicaid work requirements

In January 2018, federal officials released guidance on instituting Medicaid work requirements — an unprecedented move for the low-income health program.

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Tight Budgets Slow Medicaid Plans' Pursuit Of Social Determinants Of Health

Health plans that contract with state Medicaid programs are moving to address social determinants of health by paying for affordable housing, food vouchers to purchase fresh vegetables and education screenings at the doctor’s office.

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The Time Is Now: The Case for Digital Health Innovation for the Poor and Underserved

This year venture capitalists and health systems will invest more than $7 billion in digital health solutions including wearables and biosensors like Fitbits, precision medicine and genomics, mobile diagnostics, and clinical decision support via telemedicine.

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What Does the Outcome of the Midterm Elections Mean for Medicaid Expansion?

While not typically an election issue, Medicaid — particularly the Medicaid expansion created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — was an important issue in the 2018 midterm elections in a number of campaigns throughout the country.

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Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: FY 2018 & 2019

A stronger economy was a primary factor driving lower Medicaid enrollment growth and relatively steady spending growth as states finished state fiscal year (FY) 2018 and adopted budgets for FY 2019.