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Krames Health Engagement Platform Webinar Powered By Doctella

We are very excited that Nicole Latimer, President of Staywell, introduced the new Krames Health Engagement Platform powered by Doctella in a recent webinar. Since its founding in 1974 Krames has been one of the most respected patient education companies with over 2000 hospitals customers. Staywell and Krames merged together a couple years ago to offer a unique combination of patient education for associations, payers and providers for the sole purpose of improving health outcomes. We are extremely excited to the be the technology platform behind the new Krames Health Engagement Platform. Working with Krames we will help providers...

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The Importance of Asking Questions

We all know that good communication with your doctor leads to better, safer care. Unfortunately, time is limited when you visit your doctor, that’s why it is so important to be prepared with questions to ask before you go. Your role in your care is just as important as the care you receive. Providing enough information and asking the right questions will build strong doctor-patient relationships which lead to quality care and satisfaction.  Doctella Co-Founder, Dr. Peter Pronovost, opens up in the Robb Report about how patients can get the most out of their next appointment by asking these...

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Learning Highlights from Healthbox

Earlier this year Doctella was selected to participate in the prestigious Healthbox Florida Studio in Partnership with GuideWell Innovation (owner of Florida Blue), an eight-week studio at the new GuideWell Innovation CoRE™ (Collaborative Resource Ecosystem) space in Lake Nona Medical City (Orlando, Florida.) The eight-week program provided Doctella with seasoned mentors and workshops within the healthcare industry. We were very fortunate to be chosen. After graduating the program, I am summarizing our learnings and thought it would be beneficial to share some key insights that I found valuable to digital healthcare companies focused on improving quality of care. First,...

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Mobile Devices are Transforming Healthcare

Mobile technology is fundamentally transforming the way health care is being delivered to patients. Consumers are no longer reliant on their doctor controlling all of their information. As I write this post all I can think of is the classic Seinfeld episode of Dr. Stern not allowing Elaine to see her chart, instead he labels her as a difficult patient. Today’s doctor and patient communication has come along. Doctors are no longer the gatekeepers to health data. Patients and families are more involved than ever in their own care. We are now equipped with patient portals to share test...

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What Teenage Patients and Their Parents Want from Their Care Team

For anyone with a serious medical condition, frequent hospitalizations and clinic visits can have a profoundly disruptive impact. Yet adolescent and teenage patients have a uniquely challenging experience. A boy who would otherwise be playing on a soccer team or performing in a play may be undergoing chemotherapy. A girl who had expected to be filling out college applications may be recovering from an auto accident. A teen who could have been experiencing a first kiss or practicing to get a driver’s license could instead be in a hospital bed, suffering from a house fire. This post is from...

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