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UbiCare Offers COVID-19 Resources to Assist in Crisis Response

Posted by Debra Zalvan on May 1, 2020 7:14:57 AM

Crisis Communication Samples and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

UbiCare’s new COVID-19 Resources gallery is a free resource for healthcare professionals. Easily accessible from the UbiCare.com home page, the gallery is packed with examples of how hospitals are using patient engagement technology to stay connected with their patients.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, patient education, pregnancy, joint replacement, COVID-19

Beyond HCAHPS: Understanding Patient Experience & Satisfaction

Posted by Paula Adamcewicz on Mar 4, 2020 6:30:00 AM

As Director of Woman and Newborn Services at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, I’m keenly aware that we face strong competition for the business of expectant moms and their families. Ours is one of four hospitals in the metro-New Orleans area offering obstetric care, which means there is a lot of competition for new patients.

But we have a competitive advantage. We’ve developed a way to boost our patient relationships early and establish invaluable access, starting in the beginning of pregnancy and continuing through their children’s early years.

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Topics: Guest Blog, Patient Experience, patient education, pregnancy, HCAHPS

Targeting Health Literacy & Digital Patient Engagement to Improve Outcomes

Posted by Debra Zalvan on Jan 17, 2020 8:09:49 AM

Patient Education & Innovative Communication Strategies Drive Success

At UbiCare, we often refer to research showing that medical care has only a 10% – 20%  influence on health outcomes, while patient behaviors and self-care have a 40% – 50% influence. With healthcare providers increasingly pressured to shorten hospital stays and reduce office-visit time, how do you increase the influence a hospital, health system or medical practice has on improving health outcomes outside the hospital or medical office?

Melanie Iannace, Muskuloskeletal Service Coordinator at AtlantiCare joined me recently to tell a  success story in which AtlantiCare and UbiCare collaborated to target health literacy and patient engagement.

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Topics: Improving Patient Outcomes, Patient Engagement, UbiCare, SmarteXp, patient education, joint replacement, health literacy

Why MIMI Is a Game-Changer for Maternal & Infant Mortality

Posted by Debra Zalvan on Dec 5, 2019 7:30:00 AM

When we introduced MIMI, UbiCare’s national public health initiative to help reduce preventable maternal and infant mortality, we noted that U.S. infant mortality rates are decreasing, though at a slower rate than in comparable countries. Unlike infant mortality, however, maternal mortality in the U.S. has steadily increased over the last 25 years.

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Topics: UbiCare, SmarteXp, early childhood, patient education, pregnancy, infant mortality, maternal mortality, MIMI