In-Service Training

ATTENTION: HealthWell Foundation’s hotline will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023, for in-service training and will re-open on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. We encourage you to continue to use our Patient, Pharmacy and Provider Portals during this time.  If you are contacting us about a payment or grant, please email us at grants@healthwellfoundation.org and a representative will respond to your message as quickly as possible when our hotline re-opens.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you. The HealthWell Team

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By Linda Barlow  |  Jun 6, 2013

Patient Venture Philanthropies: Catalyzing the Development and Delivery of Therapeutic Breakthroughs

How are patient-focused organizations making tangible advances in creating life-saving and life-enhancing therapeutic innovations? The experiences of at least two foundations show that collaboration with stakeholders across industries – private, government, academia, insurers and clinicians – is a good place to start. One example of success is JDRF (formerly the…more.

By Linda Barlow  |  May 23, 2013

Implementation of Health Care Law Expanding Coverage to More Young Adults

For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of 19-25 year-olds gaining access to health insurance is on the rise, according to the Commonwealth Fund 2012 Biennial Health Insurance Survey. Researchers point to a provision in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA), which allows young adults…more.

Categories: Access to Care
By Linda Barlow  |  May 21, 2013

Not So Fast! Chews Your Bites Carefully.

You might ask what gulping down your meal has to do with health. Well, the reason could lie somewhere in your middle. Proper diet and exercise are critical ingredients to successful weight management, but there’s even more to the story. When you have your next meal, remember that fewer bites…more.

By Linda Barlow  |  May 16, 2013

With a Little Help from My Friends, Family… And Apps

“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” – C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General It was an idea born of near tragedy: an elderly, diabetic father who double-dosed on his insulin therapy and suffered a medical emergency. His two sons realized that if they were more involved in…more.

Categories: Access to Care
By Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq., President, Association of Medical Device Reprocessors  |  May 9, 2013

Saving Green by Going Green

In August 2012, Forbes ran an article by Richard Crespin entitled, “If Sustainability Costs You More, You’re Doing it Wrong.”  Never before has this been more true for health care providers than it is right now.  In fact, data shows that if hospitals put in place certain green initiatives, they would save a…more.

Categories: Cost-Savings
By Mary P. Sundeen, President, The HealthWell Foundation  |  May 2, 2013

Heroes Needed: Apply Within

We’re taking a departure today from our coverage of what works in American health care to ask for your help. Patients want us to re-open our Breast Cancer Fund at HealthWell, but we can’t successfully do that until we identify several key companies or organizations to partner with us in…more.

Categories: Cost-Savings
By Linda Barlow  |  Apr 30, 2013

It Takes a Community for Effective Disease Prevention and Management

To help stem the tide and high cost of persisting disparities in U.S. health care, providers are leveraging Community Health Workers (CHWs) as critical players in improving health outcomes by successfully linking “vulnerable” patient populations to better care. Living in the communities where they work, CHWs understand what is meaningful…more.

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By Linda Barlow  |  Apr 25, 2013

National Patient Safety Program Cuts Bloodstream Infections to Save Lives and Money

Central-line catheters are lifesavers. They’re used in hospitals to deliver therapy where needed and when needed for patients with a wide range of conditions.  Unfortunately, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) result in thousands of deaths each year and billions of dollars in added costs to the U.S. health care system,…more.

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