Engaged users are healthy patients. Patients who are invested in their health will work harder to maintain wellness creating the optimum preventative feedback loop. They understand their current health status and are actively improving it. As accountable care becomes more important, patient activation matters for providers too.
Waste. It’s one of the challenges currently facing healthcare industry progressives head-on. Identifying the largest waste areas is the first step to consolidating them. And there’s no question, medication nonadherence is one of the largest contributors to waste in healthcare.
Stefan Tzanev says his superpower is luck. The MentorMate Bulgaria Director of Operations was just named winner of Next Generation 2015, a prestigious award for young managers and entrepreneurs. But Stefan’s luck had nothing to do with it.
What’s the prognosis for wellness and prevention in the U.S.? There’s room for improvement. Medication nonadherence remains one noticeable symptom of the larger problem. That said, there’s also a wealth of opportunity. Here’s potential some of the MentorMate team is excited about.
Treating patients retroactively for chronic conditions that developed after years of poor habits is costly, and often, ineffective. Habits have formed, and they can be all but impossible to shake — like not finishing a piece of pepperoni pizza halfway through the slice. Now imagine if you hadn’t taken that first bite.
What is the country currently spending per year on healthcare? How are healthcare costs increasing, and how could they continue to grow? These are the questions dogging industry professionals and inspiring both dialogue and action across the ecosystem — from payers to physicians.
Portals, apps, and wellness software matter more now than ever before as healthcare payers, providers, physicians and especially Washington policy makers attempt to crack the code on driving patient outcomes up and costs down.
When ShopHQ rebranded to EVINE Line in early 2015, MentorMate was called to bat. The goals were two-fold. One, introduce the new brand in a way that transitioned past users easily, and two, allow content consumption across a variety of screens.
Compared to its renown in the Medical Device Cluster, the Minnesota economy is less-recognized as a leader in Digital Health. According to data collected by Rock Health, the growth of venture funding for Digital Health outpaced Software, Biotech, Med Device and all other venture verticals in 2014. It’s clear, seeds have been sown to grow a successful Digital Health market in Minnesota, but there’s work to be done — especially considering the industry potential.
As the healthcare industry transitions to a value-based care model, payers play a key role ensuring treatment is affordable. The emphasis in healthcare has shifted to provide the highest quality care at the lowest cost. That’s not new. But the avenues and tools for payers and providers to realize it could be.