New controversies abound in America, but one that has persisted over time, even after being scientifically debunked over and over again, is the vaccine controversy. Unfortunately for herd immunity and individual health and wellness, the vaccine controversy extends well past childhood vaccines and into vaccines that are recommended for adults, such as influenza (flu) vaccine. This post shows how behavioral economic concepts and decision theory play a role in what’s often referred to as “vaccine-hesitancy.”
Here are some quickly-deployable Eliza health plan member engagement solutions that can reduce costs and improve outcomes and the member experience.
Dr. Bob Nease is an Eliza Engage Blog guest writer, keynote speaker at Outcomes2017, chief scientist emeritus at ESI and author of “The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results”
Our latest blog on 'Cultural Intelligence' and its impact on engagement includes access to an Eliza case study recently published by POPULATION HEALTH NEWS on 'Overcoming cultural barriers in a Hispanic Medicaid population'.
When done right, an effective welcome and onboarding strategy will have a positive effect on member retention. Read these 5 how-to tips.
Recently, the CDC raised concerns about a potential decline in flu vaccination rates this coming flu season due to the removal of the nasal flu spray option. While the nasal flu spray made vaccination much less uncomfortable, it has proven to be ineffective for children and is no longer an option. This change could result in a decline in voluntary flu vaccinations for the 2016-2017 flu season.
An estimated 40,000 women die each year from breast cancer and another 4,000 from cervical cancer according to the CDC. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and it is the 5th leading cause of death for women over 50 years of age.
The transition from hospital to home is a particularly vulnerable juncture in patient care that requires significant oversight and checkpoints.
National Public Health week kicked off on Monday, April 4. The theme – Healthiest Nation 2030 – directly correlates with the primary goals at the heart of public health initiatives – creating the healthiest nation within one generation.