Category Archives: Health Coaching

From Diabetes Management to Medical Home Recognition: The Health Coach’s Changing Role

Areas like diabetes management are not just the domain of physicians or case managers; today, health coaches often provide patients with diabetes the necessary tools and resources to manage it, says Alicia Vail, RN, a health coach at Ochsner Health … finish reading From Diabetes Management to Medical Home Recognition: The Health Coach’s Changing Role

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7 Roles of a Clinic-Based Health Coach

To succeed in a value-driven system, healthcare organizations need to shift primary responsibility for health management to the individuals it serves. Clinic-based health coaches can help implement this by providing patients with the necessary tools, skills and resources to help … finish reading 7 Roles of a Clinic-Based Health Coach

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Impact of Tailored Coaching on Patient Activation

Achieving real cost containment or quality improvement is difficult unless patients and consumers become more active, informed and engaged, says Dr. Judith Hibbard, the professor of health policy at the University of Oregon and the developer of PAM, the Patient … finish reading Impact of Tailored Coaching on Patient Activation

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Appreciative Inquiry Health Coaching Tool Addresses Strengths, Not Weaknesses

While all coaching tools are used to help inspire and engage people, appreciative inquiry is particularly effective because it builds on a person’s strengths instead of weaknesses, says Dennis Richling, MD, chief medical and wellness officer for HealthFitness. Too often … finish reading Appreciative Inquiry Health Coaching Tool Addresses Strengths, Not Weaknesses

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Health Coaching Conversation Happens Largely by Telephone: HINfographic

Health coaching is a critical tool in population health management, helping to boost self-management of disease and reduce risk and associated cost across the health continuum, according to the latest e-survey from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). And the health … finish reading Health Coaching Conversation Happens Largely by Telephone: HINfographic

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Mobile Health Goes Mainstream: Diabetes, Heart Disease Top Targets of mHealth Technologies

Healthcare is most ‘apped’ to use mobile health to manage or prevent disease, according to new market research on mHealth adoption from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Smartphone apps lead the healthcare industry’s foray into mobile health (mHealth), according to 150 … finish reading Mobile Health Goes Mainstream: Diabetes, Heart Disease Top Targets of mHealth Technologies

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Spending on Wellness Incentives Has Doubled in Last Four Years

Corporate employers are spending nearly double on wellness-based incentives for employees than what they spent in 2009, according to a new employer survey conducted by Fidelity Investments® and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). Employers plan to spend an … finish reading Spending on Wellness Incentives Has Doubled in Last Four Years

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Portal Lets Medicare Beneficiaries Create Personalized Wellness Programs Online

Medicare members can create their own personalized wellness program, including measurable nutrition and fitness goals, according to UnitedHealthcare. The innovative online portal, launched by UnitedHealthcare and Novu, is free to members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans … finish reading Portal Lets Medicare Beneficiaries Create Personalized Wellness Programs Online

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More Midsized Companies Adopt Employee Wellness Programs to Help Reduce Escalating Healthcare Costs

More than half of U.S. companies spent significantly more on healthcare costs this past year, and nearly all of them cite controlling these costs as a priority, according to a study from the ADP Research Institute. These escalating costs are … finish reading More Midsized Companies Adopt Employee Wellness Programs to Help Reduce Escalating Healthcare Costs

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4 Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence

Increasingly, healthcare organizations are putting in place interventions in which pharmacists help to guide patients and health plan members to higher levels of medication adherence — programs that take place in the pharmacy, in the physician practice, or virtually. Once … finish reading 4 Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence

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