New Year, New Tools

Posted on Jan 11th 2013 by John Padgett

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It’s the New Year and for some of us, that means getting back to a normal routine. For others, it may mean starting some new routines. Either way, we’ve got some exciting new tools that are going to bring a fresh approach to your health routine for 2013. As a Florida Blue member, you have exclusive access to a personalized WebMD site through your member account at Some of the highlights include access to health, medical and lifestyle information that’s tailored to you and your needs. You can access videos to help you understand certain conditions and read through articles to help you make the best health choices for you and your family. WebMD can even help you create a personalized health action plan by using easy to follow steps to guide you through the process. Once you have your plan in place, you’ll want to take some steps toward meeting your goals and that’s where MyDigitalAssistant comes in. This new tool helps you by giving you a way of tracking both your weekly and long-term goals in a simple and easy-to-use format. In fact, studies show that you’re more likely to achieve a long-term goal if you set milestones, or mini-achievements, along the way. The “digital assistant” works with you to help get to those milestones. While many of these tools are available in other apps, they often miss the integral piece known as your Personal Health Record, where you can securely maintain everything from your claims’ information to your provider visits and allergies within your member account. This allows you to integrate this information into your action plan for a comprehensive view of your health. You can even download your file to take with you to your next doctor visit! All of the new tools and enhancements were designed to provide you with personalized assistance to start a new routine or give you some encouragement to continue one that’s working for you. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new tools so please take a minute and leave me a comment about your experience. Until next time…

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John Padgett

John Padgett is the Center Director for the Florida Blue Center in Tallahassee. John has a passion for resolving member issues and increasing customer satisfaction. He loves the culture and people in his adopted home town of Tallahassee and sits on the board of directors for the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. John is currently attending online classes at Florida State College and has plans to transfer to Florida State University in the near future. John enjoys gadgets of all kinds including home theater, video games, and all things Apple. He also enjoys reading about leadership and politics, and anything related to Steve Jobs. John has been married to his wife Amanda for almost 5 years and they have a 4 year old Samoyed named Magnus. He enjoys keeping up with social media so feel free to follow him on Twitter or join him at LinkedIn.

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