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Setting the Bar for Success: How Early Childhood Education Improves Quality of Life for Economically Disadvantaged Children
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Setting the Bar for Success: How Early Childhood Education Improves Quality of Life for Economically Disadvantaged Children

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 Top Challenges of Oral Oncolytics
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The Top Challenges of Oral Oncolytics

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

Innovator of the Year 2017: Jessica Andersen, RN, BSN, CPHQ Quality Improvement, Maternal Child Project Manager at WellCare Health Plans
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Innovator of the Year 2017: Jessica Andersen, RN, BSN, CPHQ Quality Improvement, Maternal Child Project Manager at WellCare Health Plans

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.

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