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What Michigan businesses need to know and do as they return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic

The roadmap for reopening and re-engaging Michigan’s economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been published. Is your company ready? As the global COVID-19 pandemic deepened, Michigan enacted one of the strictest stay-at-home orders in the nation, starting on March 24. Nearly three months later, as Michigan businesses start returning to work or […]

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A COVID-19 Checklist for Human Resources Directors and Managers

As companies across the country begin to reopen or ramp up operations, the job of ensuring that employees are kept safe typically fall on the shoulder of human resources professionals. And it hasn’t been an easy task. Business leaders are increasingly turning to their HR, personnel or people programs department managers to… Stay on top […]

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COVID-19 employee screening tips to prevent this pandemic from entering your offices, facilities and worksites

While not foolproof, daily employee pre-screening for COVID-19 symptoms is important for lowering the risk of exposure for all employees The need to transition back to work is clear for most businesses. But how can businesses re-open or continue to operate safely when we’re still in the first wave of this pandemic? The answer will […]

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HealthChampion Offers Free Access to COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

Essential businesses can also use app to support employees’ health and manage reporting requirements CHICAGO,  IL –  HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced it is offering free access to its new COVID-19 tracker with symptom assessment. Since the explosive spread of the novel coronavirus across […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Why Patients Need to Control Their Own Health Data

We’re in the throes of a global pandemic. Healthcare providers must focus on fighting COVID-19, but we can’t afford to ignore the reason we’re going into this fight blind. Our best weapon is our own healthcare data. We are going to learn many things from this pandemic, not least of which is that the way we […]

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One-size-fits-all gamification is not enough to improve patient outcomes

Around one in three of all adults suffer from multiple chronic conditions, many of which can be avoided or whose symptoms can be mitigated through diet and exercise. Medical professionals have long understood that patient engagement and adherence is the simplest solution to improving our population’s health. Contrary to what some may believe, however, the […]

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Can digital health bridge the low-income gap?

We’ve known for a few years that income correlates with health in a major way. From the length of life to stroke risk to self-reported health status, the more access, opportunity, and means of upward mobility a person has, the better their projected health outcomes.  Waves of organizations are stepping up to help put things on a […]

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Treating the smartphone generation: How doctors are embracing mHealth to improve patient care

It’s been just more than a decade since the iPhone made its debut, but it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t rely on our smartphones for nearly all aspects of our lives.  According to the Pew Research Center, the share of Americans that own smartphones is now 77 percent, and we are using them for far […]

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Making sense of the healthcare ecosystem and how technology is enabling people-driven health

Healthcare used to be much easier. The “ecosystem” consisted of you—the patient—and your doctor, the provider. If you needed medical attention or required a hospital stay, your doctor was in charge of coordinating your care. Healthcare works best when all stakeholders are aligned around a proactive patient, within an ecosystem that supports success. In an […]

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3 common threats to healthcare privacy

It’s a normal day, John strolls into his clinic clutching a steaming cup of coffee, as the beams of sunlight reflect from the tall glass windows that surround the reception area. Everything is as usual, a typical day in the life of a healthcare worker. John enters the front door and, as the morning reflections […]

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Why consumer health data is the key to people-driven health

Digital technology and the age of big data have disrupted nearly every industry, and healthcare is no exception. While there have been cutting edge advancements to nearly all aspects of care, a significant gap remains between the promise of what is possible.   That gap is particularly wide when we consider the reality of what patients experience in today’s healthcare ecosystem, especially when […]

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3 Ways technology is returning individuals to the center of population health

Returning patients to the center of population health — and empowering them with the right tools — can help solve many challenges faced by population health programs. Ever since Greg Stoddart coined the term “population health” in 2002, health organizations, providers and payers have been continuously learning more about its dynamics, the constant challenges that […]

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Too heavy to fight: How the obesity epidemic is threatening U.S. national security

The obesity epidemic has decreased the number of young Americans able to meet the physical conditioning requirements of the U.S. military. Obesity is no longer just a population health challenge. This nationwide epidemic is now an emerging national security threat. Almost one-third of American youth are unable to join the military due to being overweight. […]

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Why isn’t our healthcare system easier and more transparent?

Today’s Health Consumers Want Easy Access to True Costs and Quality Services When we purchase something at a store, we’re given the price before we decide to buy. But when we go into the doctor’s office, we’re provided a service where we may (or may not) pay out of pocket or we have a co-pay […]