How Dignity Health Is Responding to the Clinical Challenges of Maternal Mental Health

GUEST POST By Barbara Sheehy, M.S. Enterprise Project Manager for Maternal Mental Health Dignity Health In the United States it is estimated that, at minimum, 15% of pregnant and post-partum women – and an even higher percentage of women of low socioeconomic status – experience anxiety, depression or psychosis. If left undetected and untreated, these […]

How Your Enterprise Can Respond to the Rapid Evolution of Digital Health

Coming of Age: How Your Enterprise Can Respond to the Rapid Evolution of Digital Health

In the age of health consumerism, having a digital health engagement strategy has quickly become a business imperative.  This truth was front and center as some of the sharpest and most passionate young minds across the healthcare space convened in San Francisco to discuss the future of healthcare, and specifically digital health. Sponsored by The […]

Maximizing Maternity – The Most Important Benefit You Offer

One of the most critical employee benefits to maximize is maternity. Approximately 80 percent of women in the workforce will have a baby during their career. High-risk pregnancies rank as one of the 10 most costly conditions for employers. As more employees find themselves card carrying members of the Sandwich Generation, support is needed not […]

No Two Alike: How Mobile Can Help You Reach Today’s Diverse Families

The demographic structure of the modern American family is shaped by many forces including race, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, fertility, and gender. To break it down further, there is family structure: nuclear or traditional (two biological parents and children), extended or multigenerational (grandparents, parents and children), single parent, parents living apart or divorced, […]

Myth Busting: Do Consumers Trust The Healthcare System?

There is an unfortunate myth circulating within the healthcare space—an urban legend we would like to put to rest. Here it is. Consumers don’t trust the healthcare system. This myth suggests that brands emerging from outside healthcare will be the ones to save it. Take a quick look in the app store, and you’ll find […]

Opioid Use Disorder: Providing Resources for Addicted Moms

More than 70,000 Americans died of drug overdose in 2017 and over 2 million Americans live with addiction to opioids. For the first time ever, overdose deaths are higher than those from H.I.V., car crashes or gun violence at their peaks. And the numbers for pregnant women are staggering. According to the NIH National Institute on Drug […]

Preventing Maternal Deaths: How Can Mobile Help?

For an industrialized nation, the U.S. has a staggering number of pregnancy-related deaths. Tragically, 700 women die each year due to complications from childbirth, with black women affected more than other groups. And the number is growing: The maternal mortality rate rose 26% from 2000 to 2014. Perhaps the most alarming fact is that over […]

The Sandwich Generation: Helping Employees in the Middle Navigate Care for Parents and Children

By Nancy Roberts Recently, it occurred to me that I have become a card-carrying member of the “sandwich” generation. In addition to working full time and co-parenting my 10-year-old stepson, I’ve had to take on some responsibilities for my elderly parents, both of whom are dealing with health issues. After years of writing about this […]

Losing Touch: How to Reconnect with Today’s Mobile Healthcare Consumer

Losing Touch: How Can You Reconnect with Today’s Mobile Healthcare Consumer?

We are experiencing a crisis of confidence in healthcare. There’s no other way to diagnose our current condition. Employers are increasingly frustrated with the amount of waste in their benefit offerings, despite employee demands for increased perks and support. Payors are grappling with how to more consistently engage their members in high-value clinical services such […]