Betsy Weaver, Ed.D.

Betsy Weaver, Ed.D., CEO/President and Founder of TPR Media (d.b.a. UbiCare), is a nationally-recognized innovator in patient education and healthcare communication. She created the first email services designed to enhance hospitals’ care connections with patients and streamline processes for staff. In 2010, she created UbiCare, the first hub platform for healthcare, incorporating email, social media, text messaging and web services to engage patients and improve outcomes.
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5 Ways Our Culture Helps Us Change the World

Posted by Betsy Weaver, Ed.D. on Apr 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM

As we prepare to host some of Boston’s digital health innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs at our office April 27, during the Boston NewCo Festival, we’re reflecting on the mission that drives us and the other companies selected to participate in this event. We are here, quite simply, to change the world.

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Topics: Innovation, Healthcare Technology

Digital Patient-Provider Connections are Critical to Value-Based Care

Posted by Betsy Weaver, Ed.D. on Mar 31, 2016 8:30:00 AM

You’re collecting information about your patient’s health, but what are you doing with it? Does it sit—disconnected—in your digital systems? Or does it travel seamlessly between them?

The infographic below shows how hospitals and patients efficiently form a meaningful relationship and why digital connections and education are essential to value-based care.

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Topics: Patient Engagement

API vs. Portal in Meaningful Use 3

Posted by Betsy Weaver, Ed.D. on Mar 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As Meaningful Use moved to Stage 3 (MU3) in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) added APIs (application programming interface) as an alternative or complement to patient portals.

But are these two digital health tools at odds with each other? And where do APIs fit in with Meaningful Use Stage 3?

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Topics: Meaningful Use

What Is MACRA and How Does It Relate to Meaningful Use?

Posted by Betsy Weaver, Ed.D. on Mar 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In January 2016, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced that CMS would update Meaningful Use to focus more on patient care and outcomes.

At the same time, Slavitt brought renewed attention to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015—MACRA—triggering confusion among hospitals and health systems already scrambling to attest to Meaningful Use. 

Many questions arose. What is MACRA? What is the relationship between MACRA and Meaningful Use? Is Meaningful Use over?

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Topics: Meaningful Use, Value-Based Care, Improving Patient Outcomes