AHA Guest Blog: Adults with acute heart failure benefit when treated with a type 2 diabetes medication
On December 9, 2021
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On November 10, 2021
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News.
On October 25, 2021
Last modified date: November 29, 2021 Keeping on top of COVID-19 and the impact on your health care environment is a never-ending task. With emerging variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continuing to threaten both patient health and hospital capacity, we know the importance of providing up-to-date information.
On October 15, 2021
Quitting tobacco may be a common conversation you have with your patients to help improve their health. So why does the recommendation stick with some patients, but not others? Because quitting smoking is really hard! It’s a process, but every reminder of the benefits of quitting can help advance them in their journey. Approaching the subject with empathy and helpful resources can increase your patient’s chances for success.
On October 7, 2021
Health literacy is about reaching people where they are—and getting through to them. Do you want compliance with instructions and medications? Better outcomes? Fewer readmissions? All of this starts with a patient being able to grasp what you want them to know. They need to be able to pay attention to the details you want them to see. They need to understand what’s at stake, and what their role is. They need to have reasonable expectations, and know what clear steps they must take.
On September 23, 2021
In the age of immediate information, people are thirsty for answers—and they want them right now. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google received more than 1 billion health-related questions every day—that’s 70,000 each minute.1 While the internet can be an amazing portal to knowledge, it also provides an overwhelming stream of misinformation, particularly for those seeking answers to questions about their health.
On August 23, 2021
Are you struggling to have effective conversations about COVID-19 vaccines with your patients? There may be a better approach than simply telling a patient to get the shot—especially when that can be at times uncomfortable or contentious. And strategies like lecturing and shaming not only aren’t effective, they often backfire.1
On July 15, 2021
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News. After years of improvement, high blood pressure control in the U.S. dropped regardless of age, race or ethnicity, according to new research. Previous studies found Americans with high blood pressure were better managing the condition in the early years of the 21st century before rates leveled off from 2009 to 2014.
On June 9, 2021
Even in the digital age, there are times when nothing works quite like print. While care managers for a premier managed care provider use Krames On-Demand® to virtually educate and empower their more than 25 million members, they understand print has the power to help reinforce their guidance and reach populations who have less access to or are uncomfortable with digital formats.
On June 3, 2021
COVID-19 has made the expensive problem of out-of-network physician referrals even greater. In fact, at the peak of the pandemic, utilization of specialty services dropped by 70% among many major specialties, including cardiology and pediatrics.1 A recent white paper on the rising risk of out-of-network referrals takes a deep dive into why referral leakage occurs and how it can be managed.
On May 27, 2021
Share this with those in your care to answer common questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Going about our daily lives in the midst of a pandemic has been a challenge. Now, new vaccines are here. You may be feeling hopeful—but you may also be feeling unsure about what to expect. Here are some key facts to help you plan ahead.
On May 27, 2021
No matter who you are or where you live, one topic is dominating all conversations: The coronavirus. In this ever-changing world filled with more questions than answers, here’s what experts know for certain.
On May 27, 2021
For months, your patients have looked forward to the day when they could finally get vaccinated against COVID-19. Now the day has arrived or will be here soon, and they may be wondering exactly what that means for them.
On May 27, 2021
Share with those in your care to educate and reinforce the importance of screenings. The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed many plans, from overseas vacations to large indoor gatherings. But there’s one thing you shouldn’t put off any longer: health screenings.
On April 21, 2021
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News. Primary care doctors can play an important role in helping to preserve brain health by encouraging healthy behaviors and addressing risk factors associated with cognitive decline, according to a new scientific report.
On April 21, 2021
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News. Dental cavities could significantly increase the risk of a life-threatening stroke from bleeding in the brain, according to new research.
On April 5, 2021
Share with those in your care to educate and reinforce the importance of screenings. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven how important it is to recognize signs of health issues, especially when normal screenings like mammograms aren't available or have been delayed. Mammograms help find breast cancer early, before it causes obvious symptoms. They’re an invaluable tool for women’s health. Yet not every breast cancer is discovered this way.
On February 11, 2021
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News. Experts have a simple answer for heart and stroke patients questioning whether they should get a COVID-19 vaccination. That answer: yes.
On January 27, 2021
Share this with those in your care to encourage chronic condition management and adherence to care plans. Living with a chronic health problem isn’t always easy. You do a lot to manage your condition. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find it harder to stick with your care plan. Now more than ever, it’s important to continue taking care of your health and to not delay essential treatment. Your health care provider is here to help.
On January 15, 2021
In mid-November, Pfizer/BioNTech were the first with surprising positive protection interim data for their coronavirus vaccine, BNT162b2. A week later, Moderna released interim efficacy results showing its coronavirus vaccine, mRNA-1273, also protected patients from developing SARS-CoV-2 infections.
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1 Beaton T. 80% of payers investing in member engagement, satisfaction. HealthPayerIntelligence. October 5, 2017. https://healthpayerintelligence.com/news/80-of-payers-investing-in-member-engagement-satisfaction.
2 Marketing General Incorporated. 2018 membership marketing benchmarking report. http://www.marketinggeneral.com/knowledge-bank. Published 2018. Accessed April 10, 2019.