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July 22, 2014

Major enhancements to Axial’s mobile engagement app!

By Matt Mattox

Axial Exchange, Inc., a pioneer in using mobile applications to deepen the patient’s role in improving outcomes, today announced that it has introduced a major new release of its mobile application that provides patients with a whole new way to stay well. The new application puts the world’s best health content and tools right on a patient’s smartphone or tablet. With the new app, patients have a single hub for all of their health apps and devices and are able to securely share this personal health data with their physicians. When patients have questions about their health, they can easily search through vetted health content covering thousands of health topics.

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July 21, 2014

Why We Need Accountable Accountable Care—A True Story

By Joanne Rohde

This summer I was reminded, once again on a very personal level, why I started Axial Exchange.  Five years since company inception, I’ve learned a thing or two about Health Care, including a deep understanding of all the buzzwords -- ACOs, accountable care, narrow networks, shared savings -- you get the idea.  Notice what word isn’t in any of these industry buzzwords?  P-A-T-I-E-N-T.

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July 02, 2014

Don’t Let Patient Engagement Be Your Hospital’s Global Warming

By Joanne Rohde

Last month, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at the University of California at Irvine calculated that the glaciers' retreat may have already "reached the point of no return."  We can all look forward to continued extreme weather and higher tides thanks to our unwillingness to act in a timely matter.  

We see the same with many hospitals when it comes to the subject of Patient Engagement -- the executives know it’s important, but they are going to wait and see what happens.  The Axial - Becker’s National Patient Engagement Rankings looked at 3000 hospitals and their approach to patient engagement, and the disparities between organizations are quite clear.

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June 17, 2014

Apple and Google are driving data liquidity (and that’s a good thing)

By Matt Mattox

With Apple's developer conference behind us and Google's just around the corner, these are exciting times for young mobile health companies like Axial. The reason for our optimism is threefold: accelerated consumer adoption, enhanced enterprise credibility, and increased data liquidity for everyone. 

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May 19, 2014

Hospital Employee Wellness - Great Sandbox for Patient Engagement

By John Casey

There is a lot of hedging by hospitals when it comes to where payment reform ultimately ends up.  Will there be an ACO model that proves operational and profitable?  As there are some who are predicting the failure of the ACO model (Christensen, Flier and Vijayaraghavan: The Coming Failure of 'Accountable Care'), a number of our clients are looking at their self-insured employee health benefit programs as a great place to start engaging patients where they are already assuming “full-risk” for claims.

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