Testimonials

What Patients are Saying

"This program is bringing me closer to my family. I now have more energy and can play with my kids. The lessons I am learning every week make it feel like I really can maintain this healthy lifestyle."

"If it wasn’t for this program, I don’t know if I’d be alive right now. Thank you!"

What Clinician Leaders are Saying

I recommend the Behavioral Diagnostic Platform for any health system, health plan or disease management program hoping to improve diabetes outcomes by addressing individual patient barriers to care.

"I am extremely impressed by the Behavioral Diagnostic Platform created by Silver Fern Healthcare. There is finally movement and recognition of the importance of assessing and addressing social determinants and behavioral and emotional health issues when managing a complex condition like type 2 diabetes. I recommend the Behavioral Diagnostic Platform for any health system, health plan or disease management program hoping to improve diabetes outcomes by addressing individual patient barriers to care."

Deborah Greenwood, PhD, RN, CNS, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
President, Deborah Greenwood Consulting
2015 President, American Association of Diabetes Educators

What Clinicians are Saying

Using Silver Fern’s assessment modules has become standard practice for me... because of the way it helps me to uncover critical information that I previously didn’t have access to.

"The Silver Fern platform has helped me have dynamic conversations with patients. The assessments questions in each module illuminate challenges that patients may not have considered talking to me about and gives them ideas for goal setting. Using Silver Fern’s assessment modules has become standard practice for me when working with a diabetes patient because of the way it helps me to uncover critical information that I previously didn’t have access to."

Giuseppina D'Amici
Registered Nurse
WellSpark Health

The platform provides great teaching opportunities when barriers are illuminated. In those moments, I can provide guidance, education, or follow-up with an appropriate referral to behavioral health, dieticians, diabetic educator.

"The Silver Fern platform has helped me to ask more in-depth questions than I was asking before, so it provides me with a better assessment of what’s going on with the participant. Sometimes the results are an eye-opener for the participant as well. They may not have realized what path they were going down until I ask them the targeted questions, and then talking it through helps them realize that they need to make some changes. The platform provides great teaching opportunities when barriers are illuminated. In those moments, I can provide guidance, education, or follow-up with an appropriate referral to behavioral health, dieticians, diabetic educator. Overall, the platform has helped me to develop a better plan of care for patients."

Elizabeth (Betty) Montowski
Registered Nurse, CCM
WellSpark Health

The Silver Fern modules have, for many participants illuminated barriers, strengths, or areas of discomfort that neither I nor they knew were impacting their disease management until the assessments led us to the conversation... The Silver Fern platform is particularly powerful because it leads participants to initiate "change talk."

"What I really like about the Silver Fern platform is that it helps us get a picture of what the participant’s care needs are – a more complete picture than we had without the platform. The Silver Fern modules have, for many participants illuminated barriers, strengths, or areas of discomfort that neither I nor they knew were impacting their disease management until the assessments led us to the conversation. Things like chronic pain, PTSD, coping strategies, and poor sleep. The Silver Fern platform is particularly powerful because it leads participants to initiate “change talk.” Change talk is when patients themselves are the ones to make a statement about what needs to be done to become healthier. It includes phrases such as, “I want to do this…” or, “I should do this…” Change talk initiated by the patient is much more powerful and more likely to lead to results than a prescription initiated by a practitioner. I like the Silver Fern program because the patient leads the development of a plan and the setting of goals that work for them. The program is not directive, it’s guided through motivational interviewing. Instead of telling the participant what to do, you are laying out options for them – things they can consider or dive into. That allows particular items to resonate with the patient, which makes them much more likely to make the change."

Linda Whitton
Registered Nurse, Case Manager
WellSpark Health

"Silver Fern asked those tough questions in health coaching without making my participant feel judged, opening the conversation to topics that we wouldn’t have been able to discuss before."

Nicole Carlone MS, CHC, CPT-NASM

"Other traditional risk assessments ask about patient history, diet, and stress, all very surface level information. But with Silver Fern, their modules go deeper and get a holistic picture of my patients which helps us move in the right direction."

Caroline Fisher, MS, CN, NBC-HWC