TouchCare Intern Chats with Rob LaHayne, CEO

Posted by Karen Chen on Aug 20, 2018 1:43:32 PM

Hi! I'm Karen, TouchCare's Summer Intern. During my time at TouchCare, I worked on a variety of projects. From building out the social media calendar to working on the database for physician referrals, I got to dip my toe into several areas of the business. As a final project, I sat down with TouchCare's CEO, Rob LaHayne, and interviewed him about his background and sources of inspiration. Check it out!

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Topics: Healthcare, Medicine, Pride Month, Research, Pride

Top 5 Historical LGBT Contributors to Medicine

Posted by Juliet Frerking on Jun 14, 2018 11:08:39 AM

In honor of Pride month, TouchCare celebrates 5 leaders who contributed to medicine and the broader healthcare medical community throughout history.

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Topics: Healthcare, Medicine, Pride Month, Research, Pride

Stay Fit at Your 9 to 5

Posted by Dana Hannsgen on Jun 7, 2018 10:54:51 AM

We all know the struggles of staying fit while sitting at a desk all day—sore back, no time for exercise, eyes bloodshot from staring down at the computer all day. It can be painful to think about all the time you spend sitting during the week and exercising, and meal prepping can feel overwhelming after a busy day at work.

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Topics: Health, habits, exercise, Healthcare

Mental Health Matters

Posted by Juliet Frerking on May 24, 2018 11:01:00 AM

At TouchCare, we love talking all things health. It’s even in our tagline - a healthier understanding of healthcare. Our goal is make sure our members understand all their benefits and use them efficiently to be better consumers and get the best care possible.

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Topics: Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health, Healthcare

What do Avocado Toast and Healthcare Have in Common?

Posted by Natalie Austin on May 17, 2018 11:09:00 AM

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know the latest craze in the culinary world of brunch, is the avocado toast (or avo smash if you really want to be hipster about it). Sprinkled with fairy dust, unicorn hair or magical chili flakes, it is still just avocado smushed on bread. Millennials, in particular have taken to it like a duck to water. So much so, that an instagram account was created that calculates the years of avocado toast it would take to purchase your dream home.

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Topics: healthcare advocacy, TouchCare, Avocado, Toast, MRI, Healthcare, Health

My Recent Diagnosis Reminded Me Why Preventive Care is So Important

Posted by Codi Gill on May 10, 2018 10:17:00 AM

The healthcare system is extremely complex for everyone. Even those who are in the healthcare or insurance industry, like myself.

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Topics: Healthcare, Health, Health Insurance, Preventive, Autoimmune Disorder

The New Budget

Posted by Juliet Frerking on May 3, 2018 11:11:00 AM

Everyone knows they should be saving more. According to most financial advisors, Americans should be targeting a breakdown that looks something like this:

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Topics: Health Insurance, Healthcare, Consumerism, consumer, budget, Cost Comparison

Podcast: Measuring Employee Happiness

Posted by Natalie Austin on Apr 26, 2018 5:24:39 PM

Securing more happiness for your employees may seem expensive: higher salaries, free lunches, or improved benefits. TouchCare has proven employee happiness can be raised without a big investment. What if you could raise the happiness score for at least 20% of employees without changing much at all?

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Topics: TouchCare, Healthcare, Namely, Employee Happiness, Employee Wellbeing, Happiness, Engagement

We’re All Stressed About Healthcare

Posted by Rob LaHayne on Apr 19, 2018 9:35:52 AM

Late last year, the American Psychological Association (APA) released their findings on the most common causes of stress in Americans. The top three causes, according to the study:

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Topics: Healthcare, insurance, Health, stress

New Series Part 2: Primary Care Saves Money. Yes, It’s True.

Posted by Rob LaHayne on Apr 18, 2018 4:16:28 PM

At TouchCare, we often cite the absence of Primary Care Attribution, often associated with preventive care, as an important driver of medical spending for our customers. We took a closer look at some of our own data to prove the correlation between Primary Care Attribution and lower healthcare cost.

In our first part of the series, we discussed what Primary Care Attribution was and why it matters.

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Topics: Healthcare, Health Insurance, Health plans, Primary Care, Primary Care Attribution, PCP