Childhood development is a determinant of health over a person’s lifetime. Early opportunities for development give a person the foundation for academic success, health, and well-being. Preschool-aged children achieve 90 percent of their adult brain volume by age 6. Positive or negative experiences can support or hinder a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Therefore, support during this time is therefore crucial to a child’s development. Read More
The challenges that patients face when receiving cancer treatment are not only physical. Emotional, financial, and long-term obstacles also stand between cancer patients and their recovery. Below are just some of the top challenges in cancer care, and the opportunities that exist to improve them. Read More
Oncolytic treatments for cancer are now being used to infect and kill cancerous tumor cells within the body. They work by alerting the immune system that something’s wrong, triggering an immune response against the tumor cells. To date, only one oncolytic virus has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but several viruses are being used in clinical trials as potential treatments for cancer. Read More
The Innovator of the Year Awards are awarded annually by GoMo Health. We are proud to recognize those who work hard to transform the patient and provider experience, improve communications throughout the continuum of care, efficiently scale the support and care available to patients from their clinical care team, and increase provider Joy in Practice. Innovators can be employees of health plans, hospitals, health systems, or pharmacies and life sciences companies that exemplify:
- Out-of-the-box innovation, creation, and implementation of programs that meet the objectives listed above.
- Keen focus on program introduction, promotion, ease of access, and utilization.
- Collaborative program monitoring, identifying opportunities for ongoing improvements.
- Diligent gathering of patient reported outcomes to drive future initiatives.
Our 2017 Health Plan Innovator of the Year is Jessica Andersen, RN, BSN, CPHQ Quality Improvement Maternal Child Project Manager at WellCare Health Plans. Jessica is a Nebraska native, hailing from Bennington, NE, and a graduate of Clarkson College in Omaha, NE. She has an impressive work history in pediatrics, currently working as Maternal Child Project Manager at WellCare of Nebraska.
GoMo Health is excited to announce the launch of a new pilot study that explored a new approach to reducing preterm births. The study was conducted under the direction of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and included funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.