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Leaders from AT&T, Teladoc and Sage Growth Partners discuss how to build a whole person employee health strategy

March 29, 2021

To best serve their employees, today’s self-insured employers need a benefits solution that enables whole person care — collaboration and regular communication across all of an individual’s providers, from primary care to behavioral health, to improve health outcomes while making more effective and efficient use of resources. Employers have a wide array of options when it comes to identifying t…

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VIDEO: MATTER founders discuss increasing representation for patients and entrepreneurs

March 19, 2021

In February, MATTER startup entrepreneurs Kistein Monkhouse, CEO and founder of Patient Orator, and Javier Evelyn, CEO and Founder of Alerje, joined us in celebrating Black History Month and discussed how they’re building both solutions and communities to create a more equitable healthcare experience.

Watch the full event to learn more about the impacts of race on the entrepreneurial journey a…

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Guest Post: How an AI-enriched mental health platform optimizes clinic workflows to provide qualified help for a greater number of patients

February 18, 2021

The CEO of OPTT shares his insights on a digital first approach to mental health

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear to mental health clinics that in-person sessions were no longer a viable solution. However, with the increased demand for behavioral health services and shortage of behavioral health workforce, even synchronous video sessions lacked practicality as a sustainab…

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Confronting social isolation and loneliness in older adults

February 17, 2021

Loneliness and social isolation have long been serious public health risks. The CDC estimates that at least one in four adults aged 65 and older are socially isolated, which correlates with an increased risk for chronic disease, stroke, anxiety, depression, dementia and premature death. All of these issues are exacerbated, given the need for us to remain physically distant in the time of the CO…

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Next-generation employee health solutions: What works and what doesn’t

January 22, 2021

Employee health and wellness solutions have often been seen as “check-the-box” tools that large employers should have as part of their benefits offering, but when it comes to measuring ROI — either in improved health or expense savings — these tools have often fallen short. A new generation of technologies and services promise to change this equation. Today’s self-insured employers have their p…

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