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Round table discussion with Keith Reynolds, Welldoc

Drones, Devices, and Digital Health: 4 Virtual Summit Takeaways

Discussing emerging trends in healthcare with industry leaders and innovators In partnership with TytoCare and Zipline, Welldoc hosted a virtual summit in early March to discuss trends in digital health and more. The summit included keynote presentations from Dr. Vivian Lee (Verily), Dr. Robert Huckman (Harvard Business School), and Stacie Ruth (Best Buy Health). Attendees listened to additional industry conversations with Marc Harrison(Intermountain), Keller Rinaudo (Zipline), David Bardan (TytoCare), …

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Digital Health and Outcomes: The Payer’s Perspective

When it comes to the payor’s perspective, we owe Dr. Kenneth Snow a great deal of gratitude for his expertise and insight on digital health and outcomes. Dr. Snow is Clinical Portfolio Medical Director in the Transformation Section of CVS Health. His focus is on the advancement of the CVS Health clinical strategy to improve …

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Diabetes and Family: Diabetes Awareness Month

As a specialist in diabetes, I have to take the endocrinology certification exam once every 10 years. My time is up in November, which happens to be Diabetes Awareness Month. This year, the theme of Diabetes Awareness Month is “Family and Diabetes.”  As I reflected on my endocrinology knowledge, I realized that most of the …

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Living with Diabetes: Type 1 vs. Type 2

Whether you are living with diabetes or know someone who is, there is an abundance of information out there. We know it can be difficult to keep it all straight. We’re here to help break down some key information about diabetes. So, what is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Overview The …

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Digital Health Solutions Optimize Hypertension and Diabetes Treatment and Self-Care

Diabetes, particularly type 2, and hypertension (high blood pressure) are two of the most common chronic conditions today. In the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 1 in 9 Americans have diabetes1 and 1 in 3 Americans have hypertension.2 Diabetes and hypertension are each a major risk factor for heart …

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A1C: What It Is, Why It Matters to Contain Diabetes Costs

What is A1C? Hemoglobin A1C, also called A1c, HbA1C, or glycated hemoglobin, is the part of red blood cells that have glucose attached.1 It gets reported as a percentage. What does the A1C test measure? The A1C test measures the average glucose level over the past three months. Think of it as a 24/7 video …

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How Health Plans Adapt in this Era of Healthcare Reform

Laurel Pickering, WellDoc’s Chief Revenue Officer, delves into today’s pain points for health plans as they navigate the rocky waters of healthcare reform. Pickering acknowledges, “It’s a really tough time for health plans due to enormous marketplace uncertainty.” Health plans across the country have been tentative with decision making or have dramatically changed their business …

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Diabetes Care Standards Encourage Optimization of Self-care with Digital Health Solutions

For many years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has annually updated their Standards of Medicare Care in Diabetes and for years these standards have included the recommendation that all people receive Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES),1 a service covered by Medicare and other health plans. Yet several reports show that despite evidence of its effectiveness, the rate …

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