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THE WELLNESS NETWORK and AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DIABETES EDUCATORS RELEASE NEW PATIENT-FRIENDLY VIDEOS ON “MANAGING YOUR DIABETES”


Pewaukee, WI – March 28, 2017 – The Wellness Network (TWN) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the release of an exciting new video resource that supports diabetes educators and other health care professionals in educating Americans who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes.

“Managing Your Diabetes” introduces patients and caregivers to the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™, 7 key areas of focus for helping people with diabetes manage this complex disease.  This series, which was co-produced by TWN and AADE, is available in both English and Spanish and is being offered through TWN’s extensive library of patient education programming available in hospitals and health systems nationwide. AADE members will also have exclusive access to the videos.

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USPSTF Recommendations and Impact of Video Education


Written by: Jon VanZile, Medical Editor

When It Comes to Reaching Patients, Video Works

As the cost of medical treatment continues to rise, employers, insurers and hospitals are counting on preventive medicine to help reduce treatment costs for expensive chronic diseases.

The problem? Patient compliance. Getting patients to “follow their doctor’s orders”—even when the evidence is overwhelming—is hard enough. According to a recent paper published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, up to 50% of patients don’t take their medications as prescribed. But when the evidence is equivocal and recommendations seem clouded in uncertainty or controversy, it can be nearly impossible.

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Health Media Network (HMN) and The Wellness Network (TWN) Announce Strategic Alliance – Partnership Creates Largest Physician Office and Hospital Media Footprint in the US


 

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Pewaukee, WI – March 8, 2017 – Health Media Network (HMN), one of the nation’s fastest growing Point of Care companies, and The Wellness Network (TWN), the largest in-hospital education television network in the United States, today announced an exclusive alliance to link doctor’s offices and hospitals to extend the reach and benefits of educational content to healthcare consumers across the continuum of care.

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Customizable Patient Education


The opportunity to reach patients with education that influences the health of your community starts before they walk through your hospital’s doors. There is no question that the healthcare landscape is changing:

  • hospitals are moving from fee-for-service payments towards value-based care,
  • reimbursements encourage quality outcomes and patient satisfaction, and
  • patients are seeking a more comprehensive healthcare solution that supports their needs throughout all points of care.

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Directly Link To Your Patient Education From Your Website


Patients view an average of 5.7 hours of health education programming from The Wellness Network while in the hospital. [1] What about accessing credible video resources to prepare for a hospital stay, or help transition and manage their care after a hospital stay? What if they can’t remember what they heard and saw while in the hospital and want to see it again to refresh their memory or share with a loved one?

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5 Reasons to improve the ROI of your patient education


Are your patient education tools viewed as just “nice to have” or does your administration recognize their impact on reducing the cost of readmissions and improving reimbursements?

More than ever before, the quality of patient education is having a direct impact on financial success for healthcare providers.  Relevant, engaging and clinically accurate patient education that helps patients better understand and manage their health has been proven to reduce readmissions and increase patient satisfaction. Whether accessible on your website, available on patient and waiting room TVs or given as discharge instructions, the quality of your patient education can have a direct impact on your bottom line.  When’s the last time you assessed the ROI of your patient education? Continue reading “5 Reasons to improve the ROI of your patient education”

New Diabetes Programming Coming to The Patient Channel


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The Patient Channel informs, empowers, and engages patients in the care process. Through a partnership with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, we are excited to announce the launch of a new educational series targeting outpatient education for diabetes management. This programming is available in both English and Spanish, and reviews the AADE7TM Self-Care Behaviors, seven approaches to healthier behavior for people with diabetes. We are excited to announce the new diabetes programming will be released on our channels and in our comprehensive online libraries, starting March 27, 2017.

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