Keeping up with the healthcare industry can be challenging. In 2017 alone, there were enough trends, technology breakthroughs and legislative changes (not to mention our own product announcements, event recaps, client success stories and other exciting news) for us to write over 100 posts on the BioIQ Blog. To kick off the new year and make sure you aren’t missing out on our best content, we’ve rounded up our top 10 most popular blog posts.

1. The Convergence of Healthcare and the Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as fitness trackers, skin sensors, cardiac monitors and glucometers have created a thriving industry that not only puts people in control of their vital health metrics, but also enables them to engage with healthcare providers in new ways Most of these physical devices work with mobile software apps that add additional levels of insight. With a couple taps on a smartwatch or phone, you can compare fitness stats, track calories and even monitor the heartbeat of a spouse or loved one hundreds of miles away.

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2. Technology Use On the Rise Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Technology has benefited health plans in many ways, from workflow tools that streamline the delivery and management of benefits to analytics software that can provide insight into population health and lead to better outcomes. It has also offered new ways to engage and motivate beneficiaries, a strategy that can help health plans distinguish themselves in an increasingly consumer-driven market.

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3. BioIQ Enhances Health Screening Events With More Options for Custom Event Configuration

BioIQ’s mobile app, HealthSync, is a workflow tool that simplifies onsite health screening events for clinicians, participants and sponsoring organizations. BioIQ HealthSync enables clinical users to control traffic flow, record and upload biometric results in real time, and provide follow-up recommendations to screening program participants. The app eliminates paper processes and syncs test results to a secure, central database, so sponsoring organizations can receive population health data faster and participants can access their results more quickly.

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4. The Healthy Workforce: How Wellness Programs Can Improve Employee Health and Lower Healthcare Costs

It’s not surprising that healthy employees typically make better employees. In addition to reducing healthcare costs, organizations that prioritize employee health by creating a culture of wellness can increase workforce productivity, improve employee engagement and reduce absenteeism and staff turnover.

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5. Here’s How BioIQ Helped a National Health Plan Close the Colorectal Cancer Care Gap and Engage Its Most Difficult-to-Reach Members

Routine testing beginning at age 50 can prevent many cases of colon cancer (CRC) by detecting it in the early stages. However, due to a lack of participation in testing, only around 4 out of 10 people are diagnosed early enough for treatment to be successful. The leadership team at a national health plan serving 30 states was familiar with the challenge of engaging its members in preventive screenings. Before partnering with BioIQ, around just 12 percent of their eligible population received a colonoscopy from their primary care provider each year.

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6. BioIQ Earns a Place on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Deloitte has been honoring the fastest-growing technology companies for more than 20 years through its Technology Fast 500 list, which recognizes the fastest growing public and private technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. BioIQ has earned a place on the prestigious list for four consecutive years, along with other leading companies that are combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth to disrupt the technology industry.

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7. Six Ways Personal Technologies Will Disrupt Healthcare in 2018

The key to success for any new technology is for it to be adopted by the industry as a whole. That’s especially true for advances in healthcare, as easy-to-use technologies and new reimbursement rules have encouraged providers and consumers to rapidly adopt connected devices, wearables and other technological advances to improve healthcare delivery and long-term patient outcomes. Take a look at how personal technologies will revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered and experienced in 2018.

8. Video: How BioIQ Helps Health Plans

COO Pete Desai explains how BioIQ helps health plans transition to value-based care by providing efficient methods for engaging members and meeting preventive screening requirements. With tailored member engagement strategies and automated at-home testing solutions, the BioIQ Platform helps health plans close gaps among their most difficult-to-reach members.

9. Diabetes and Healthy Feet: What You Need to Know

Managing your diabetes is important for many reasons, but did you know diabetes can affect your feet? Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause neuropathy (nerve damage) and circulation problems, which can cause you to lose feeling in your feet.

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10. Now is the Time to Prepare for the 2017-2018 Flu Season

The first signs of fall have arrived – shorter days, cooler temperatures and the return of a certain pumpkin-flavored Starbucks drink. With these autumnal delights comes a less welcome change – it’s flu season throughout the country. Although it may seem premature to think about flu, now is the time to plan ahead to keep your employees healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the world’s foremost experts on influenza, up to 20 percent of U.S. employees contract the flu annually. This leads to $6.2 billion in lost productivity, 75 million days in work absences, and 22 million visits to healthcare providers.

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