Category Archives: The Industry

Leveraging the Tools of Technology with the Power of Prevention – Presentation by Dr. Ron Loeppke

This year at The Forum12, the annual conference of the Care Continuum Alliance, there was a new approach to the presentations.  For each of the five tracks, Advancing Wellness Collaborative Strategies Expanding the Evidence Innovations in Care, and Measuring Value there … Continue reading

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Great Presentations at The Forum12

The Care Continuum Alliance held their annual Forum12 in Atlanta last week. It was an excellent event with a long list of top notch presentations, vendor booths and great opportunities to network. Informative and engaging presentations were given by many … Continue reading

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mHealth: My Mobile Wish List. Fourth in a series…

Health care is both broad and deep, and while there is extensive expertise and many smart thinkers in the fields of medicine and management, the sector has definitely been behind the curve when it comes to incorporating the power of new innovations … Continue reading

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The Forum 12 – Hope to see you there October 18 & 19

Are you involved in wellness or disease management or maybe your organization is working on setting up an accountable care organization or a patient centered medical home model? It might be that you work for a health plan or an … Continue reading

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Will mHealth Revolutionize Health Care? – First in a Series..

There has been an enormous increase in interest in mHealth, particularly the possibility of leveraging mobile phones and wireless devices to improve all areas of health care. As the chart below documents, the projected uptake of smart phones is rapid. … Continue reading

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May 18- National Employee Health and Fitness Day

Today is National Employee Health and Fitness Day. This is a great day to remind us of how interrelated health is with workforce productivity. Numerous studies have documented the savings associated with a healthy workforce both in terms of direct … Continue reading

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The State of Idaho Learns about The Prevention Plan

Recently Chris Fey our Chairman and CEO, Dr. Ron Loeppke our Vice Chairman and I had the privilege of meeting with Idaho’s health oriented Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter to discuss wellness, prevention and The Prevention Plan. Governor Otter is … Continue reading

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News Coverage of The Prevention Plan Sold at Sam’s Club

The announcement that Sam’s Club is selling The Prevention Plan received a lot of news coverage, here is just some of it…. Getting options to the individual consumer so they can take control of their own health is the future.

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The Prevention Plan Sold Through Sam’s Club – Correcting Some Misconceptions

With the announcement this past week of the sale of The Prevention Plan through Sam’s Club and the significant interest this created on national television (see USPM in the News on the right to view some of the coverage), print … Continue reading

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Small Business and Prevention/Wellness Programs

With all of the interest in prevention and companies around the United States and even the world looking to prevention or wellness (I use the term wellness here, although as explained in an earlier column it is problematic, but that … Continue reading

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