Direct Contracting – The collaborative approach to employee health coverage.

April 15, 2019- Healthcare spending is now growing at an average annual rate of 5.5%. With employers carrying the insurance burden for nearly half of the U.S. population, finding new ways to manage these escalating rates for health benefits has become essential in the C-suite. That’s why strategies like direct contracting are now getting serious consideration as a viable solution to controlling costs. What is direc....Read more



Together Health Network Delivers Better Health Care at a Lower Cost

April 12, 2019- Michigan’s first clinically integrated network improves both health and care at a lower cost. ....Read more



Solving the challenges of healthcare

April 8, 2019- Together Health Network provides Michiganders with connected, trusted and complete health care that is person-centered, physician led, and supported by a broad network of hospitals and health centers serving the majority of the state. It’s a collaboration (not a merger) of Michigan-based health systems Ascension, Trinity Health and Michigan Medicine together with physicians and other respected care partn....Read more



New ways for treating SAD: seasonal affective disorder.

January 31, 2019- With shorter days, sunlight scarce, many of us respond by planting ourselves in front of the TV or simply pulling the covers up over our heads. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a category of depression that emerges mostly during long winter months. Symptoms may begin in the fall when we shift our daylight saving clocks, but some may even experience a spring/summer version. Several factors appear ....Read more



This flu season, don’t be the victim.

January 30, 2019- We’re officially in 2019’s flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control, 24 states are now classified as having widespread flu issues. Flu activity generally increases each year in October, peaks from December to February, and persists into May. Last year’s flu season was particularly bad, resulting in almost 49 million reported illnesses and more than 79,000 flu-related deaths. Whil....Read more



Overcoming a stigma status for behavioral health with virtual care.

January 29, 2019- Making behavioral health a priority is easier said than done. From stigmas surrounding mental illness to lack of affordable and accessible care, there are often multiple health care obstacles for people to get the help they need. However, with resources like apps for self-care and virtually enabled care, technology is helping to make behavioral health care more accessible for everyone. Those suffering....Read more



Together Health Network Launches Virtual Care Website

January 25, 2019- Michigan’s largest clinically integrated network makes accessing its care network easier. Southfield, MI –January 24, 2019, Together Health Network (http://www.togetherhealthnetwork.org) Southfield-based Together Health Network now offers another way for patients to easily access their statewide clinically integrated network 24/7 at http://www.virtualcaremi.com. According to Together Health Net....Read more



HELPING US SLEEP

January 25, 2019- More than one-third of American adults do not get enough sleep on a regular basis according to the Center for Disease Control. In fact, it’s now a public health epidemic, with research linking a lack of shut-eye to a number of health-related problems. Cognitive functions can be impaired, making us more likely to overreact. Our emotional intelligence is degraded, so we’re also more likely to be irrita....Read more



Handling post-holiday depression.

January 4, 2019- Holidays are often a time for celebration and reconnecting with family, friends, and faith. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, TV specials, music, and ads remind us it's the “most wonderful time of the year.” However, the holidays can be a difficult, stressful time for many people. Those responsible for planning, shopping cooking, and preparing for the holidays – men and women may feel the burden....Read more



Virtually enabled care fills an important need with behavioral health services.

December 7, 2018- Increasing access to care Lack of convenient access to behavioral health services plus a shortage of mental healthprofessionals has been a barrier for individuals needing counseling. In addition, people in rural locations or with demanding schedules often find it difficult to obtain the services necessary for behavioral conditions. Together Health Network, through its network of providers, now offers virt....Read more