Apta Healthcare Blog

How Care Coordination Gives Members Better Service than the Waldorf

Posted by Michael Poelman on May 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Healthcare isn’t exactly known for its high-touch customer service. Getting in and out of the doctor’s office or the hospital in a reasonable amount of time is about as much as most people ask for, and even that can be a challenge. When you need to coordinate multiple physicians and specialists, the process becomes even more daunting.

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Topics: Care Coordination

4 Ways Telemedicine is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Posted by Michael Poelman on Apr 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Telemedicine has revolutionized healthcare delivery in recent years by bringing doctors into living rooms via video. What once might have been considered science fiction is very much a reality.

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Topics: Care Coordination

5 Essential Questions to Ask to Determine if Self-Funded Insurance is a Good Fit for Your Client

Posted by Melissa Saturnino on Mar 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you were renting a house, would you invest $30,000 in a kitchen renovation? Of course not. The investment would only benefit the owner who still has complete control over the future of the home. In the world of insurance, the fully insured model is just pouring money into a rental.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Care Coordination, Self Funded Insurance

Ready or Not...Care Coordination is Coming. Here’s Why.

Posted by Michael Poelman on Feb 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The healthcare delivery process has traditionally been fragmented and confusing for consumers. While evaluations, specialty care, drug delivery and rehabilitation are rightly handled by different practitioners, there’s rarely meaningful coordination between the individual components.

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Topics: Care Coordination

5 Trends to Expect from the Healthcare Industry in 2017

Posted by Michael Poelman on Feb 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The political decision on whether to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is lining up to take center stage in healthcare news this year. However, issues such as drug costs, healthcare consumerism and a rise in technology - or telemedicine - are also making headlines.

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Topics: Benefits

Would You Rather Shop for a TV or Shop for Healthcare Benefits?

Posted by Michael Poelman on Nov 29, 2016 6:29:08 PM

Last year, consumer healthcare solutions leader Alegeus Technologies announced its inaugural Healthcare Consumerism Index, which sought to measure consumer behavior and engagement during the healthcare purchasing process.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

How to Navigate the Rise of Healthcare Consumerism

Posted by Michael Poelman on Nov 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

A widespread complaint among self-insured employers and healthcare consultants is that employees are not engaged in their healthcare programs. In a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace where consumers have more control over their healthcare than ever before, their involvement is critical.

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How Streamlined Communication Can Untangle Coordinated Healthcare

Posted by Apta-Health on Jun 30, 2016 5:33:48 PM

When it comes to healthcare, there are many ways of delivering the best patient care and support. These days, multiple people may be involved in this objective — from case managers, to health coaches, to healthcare coordinators.

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Why Employee Engagement Matters to Your Wellness Program’s Success

Posted by Apta-Health on Jun 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you head up an employee health plan program, you’ve no doubt thought about implementing a health and wellness program in conjunction with your company’s healthcare benefit. Or maybe you already have a company wellness program and want to improve it. For many, this type of offering is essential to employee well-being and happiness on the job, but few programs actually deliver the results employers hope to achieve.

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How Care Coordination Improves Employee Wellness

Posted by Apta-Health on Apr 13, 2016 12:00:00 PM

You may already realize that Care Coordination offers impressive cost savings and benefits solutions for companies struggling with the ever-increasing cost of health care coverage. However, the impact this powerful healthcare option has on your employees’ health and wellness cannot be overlooked.

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