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3 Important Tips for Improving Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications

As cases of cardiovascular disease increase in the United States, there continues to be a problem with medication adherence among a considerable portion of this patient population. Data from the American College of Cardiology indicates that nearly half of all Americans suffer from some sort of heart disease. In the meantime, data from the ...

Being There without Being There: The Importance of Remotely Offering Behavioral Health Support

One of the most valuable lessons that we’ve learned in the healthcare landscape over the past 20 years is the importance of behavioral health in all areas of treatment delivery. It affects how patients interact with care providers, prioritize medication adherence, maintain diets, stay active, and manage all other areas of wellness. The World ...

The Heart of the Matter: Identifying and Addressing the Leading Causes of Hospital Readmissions for Cardiovascular Patients

The United States continues to see high rates of hospital readmissions for cardiovascular disease, despite the entirely preventable nature of these incidents. Data indicates that the national average for cardiac readmissions remains consistently at 21.9 percent. Between inconsistent engagement with their healthcare providers, lack of adherence to diet, fitness regimen and medication routine, and ...

Employee Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19: How to Support Your Team

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unexpected and sudden changes in our daily lives, and it is important to support your employees’ health and wellbeing through this time. At the onset of the pandemic, notable differences between essential and non-essential workers were made. Non-essential staff made the shift to working from home while essential ...

Telehealth Best Practices to Reach Patients During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended virtually all aspects of everyday life, one of the most important being the way we access healthcare. Vulnerable populations struggling with all types of conditions, from chronic diseases to mental illness, are finding themselves having to navigate a new access paradigm to connect with their physicians, and many ...

The Discharge Process Begins on the Day of Admission: A Lesson on Reducing Readmissions

Way back in 1975, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, I learned some very valuable lessons regarding hospital readmissions that were to last me my entire career. I even got a surprise bonus for learning these lessons. I was a hotshot third-year medical student, and I knew absolutely everything! On the surgical service, our ...

Lifelines: How Personal Concierge Helps to Improve Medication Adherence

Even in the best of circumstances, with the most cohesive support and guidance, it can be hard for specific healthcare populations to maintain proper medication adherence. The World Health Organization reports that proper medication adherence can have a more significant impact on health outcomes than the treatment itself. In the meantime, non-adherence can account ...

Addressing the Complex Behavioral Health and Lifestyle Needs of NJ Patient Populations during the COVID-19 Outbreak

There is little debate that the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the United States healthcare system, putting unprecedented strain on supplies and personnel in virtually every major American city. It has also created a climate of increased fear, anxiety, and depression as the world sees more and more positive diagnoses and corresponding fatalities, global economic ...

How Telehealth Increases Access to Care

Amid rampant innovation facilitated by digital healthcare delivery and support, there have been several key milestones that have improved patients’ treatment experience and increased the ease with which they’re able to interact with their care providers; one of these is the advent of telehealth medicine, or simply telehealth. The term is defined as a ...