Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson is a Client Success and Outcomes Manager at UbiCare.
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To Maximize Flu Vaccination Efforts, Reach Patients Where They Are

Posted by Melissa Nelson on Oct 25, 2018 2:06:00 PM

More than 80,000 people died of complications from the flu last season, including at least 180 children, and the virus resulted in a record-breaking 900,000 hospitalizations.

Those astounding figures were released recently by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., who deemed it "critical" to focus national attention on the importance of the vaccine and the protection it provides.

Spreading that message requires that hospitals have better access to patients in their everyday lives. 

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How the “Best Hospitals” Engage Patients

Posted by Melissa Nelson on Sep 5, 2018 7:23:00 AM

If you work in healthcare, you probably know that U.S. News & World Report recently announced its Best Hospitals list for 2018–’19. The company evaluates more than 5,000 hospitals and awards winners in a variety of categories and specialties.

While some debate the list’s merit, hospital leaders and healthcare consumers surely pay attention to the rankings. And they should. The list is part of a bigger picture. It rewards hospitals that achieve lower costs and better patient outcomes.

For our part, we were thrilled that hospitals using innovative patient engagement solutions are being honored among this year’s “Best Hospitals.”

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Topics: patient activation, Innovation, Healthcare Technology, Value-Based Care