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“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

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In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” ” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA.

Americans Cite COVID-19, Access and Cost as Top Healthcare Issues at the End of 2021

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Approaching nearly two years into the pandemic, nearly one-half of Americans cite viruses and COVID-19 as the top health problem facing the U.S. In a Gallup poll published 30 November, COVID-19 (is) Still Widely Named as Biggest U.S.

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Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

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“The simple fact is that the federal and state governments are doing almost nothing to help people who have a broadband service available that partially meets their needs but abuses them with regular price hikes, spotty reliability, and poor customer service.

“The Front Line Is Shrinking:” Nurses Re-Imagine Nursing at the #NurseHack4Health Hackathon

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While nurses were in short supply before 2020, the coronavirus pandemic and stress on front-line health care workers exacerbated the shortage of nursing staff globally.

Medicare Is Cutting 2022 FFS Payments 9.75% & Raising CCM Reimbursements by 54%

Medicare has made its priorities clear, urging healthcare systems and medical practices to provide proactive CCM. Learn how to scale your CCM program in 60 days with no capital investment & no new practitioners in this FREE step-by-step CCM 2022 eBook.

IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

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As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

Still Struggling with Stress in America in 2021

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“Americans remain in limbo between lives once lived and whatever the post-pandemic future holds,” the American Psychological Association observes in their latest read into S tress in America 2021, with this phase of the perennial study focused on Stress and Decision-Making During the Pandemic.

Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

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Simply put, is the equation, “Spend more, get less” a sustainable business model? Of course not. But that’s the simple math on U.S.

The Biggest Threat to Our Health Isn’t the Next Pandemic or Cancer…It’s Climate Change

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Before the coronavirus emerged, the top causes of death in developed countries were heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and accidents. Then COVID-19 joined the top-10 list of killers in the U.S.

The Pandemic Accelerated Consumers’ Digital Health Tech Ownership As Big Tech Morphs To Big Health

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The pandemic ushered in millions of peoples’ first digital health experiences, many of which will persist according to the 23rd Annual U.S. Consumer Technology Ownership & Market Potential Study , published by the Consumer Technology Association.

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

Fastest-Growing Brands for 2021 Are About Digital Money, Social Connections and Boomers’ Best Lives

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Two pharmaceutical companies bubble up among the 20 fastest-growing brands for 2021 in Morning Consult’s report on the Fastest-Growing Brands of 2021.

The Cost of Health Care for a Family of 4 in America Will Reach $28,256 in 2021

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The good news for health care costs for a family of four in America is that they fell, for the first time in like, ever, in 2020.

Telehealth is Health: It’s Telehealth Awareness Week

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In April 2020, telemedicine morphed into mainstream medical care as hospitals and physicians risk-managed exposure to infection by meeting with patients, virtually, when possible.

Health Disparities in America: JAMA Talks Structural Racism in U.S. Health Care

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“Racial and ethnic inequities in the US health care system have been unremitting since the beginning of the country.

How You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

Best Buy Buys Current Health As Our Homes Morph Into Health Spaces

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Best Buy continues to grow its health/care market footprint and service portfolio through remote health monitoring, first announced in the press release, Best Buy to acquire Current Health to help make home the center of health.

Digital Inclusion As Upstream Health Investment

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Without access to connectivity during the pandemic, too many people could not work for their living, attend school and learn, connect with loved ones, or get health care.

#LoveThyNeighbor – A Faith-Based Call for Vaccination

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The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is urging Americans to “love thy neighbor” by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Sister Mary Haddad wrote in an editorial published in Modern Healthcare, published on September 3, 2011. Sister Mary is CEO and President of CHA.

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

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The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. With 2,250 pharmacies and 220 clinics largely in the Midwest and the southern U.S.,

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

Prescription Drugs in the Pandemic, Year 2: Pricing Rx and Going Direct-to-Consumer

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There is one health care public policy issue that unites U.S. voters across political party: that is the consumer-facing costs of prescription drugs.

Health Citizens Link Their Views on Democracy, the Economy and the Pandemic

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The pandemic has put health care top-of-mind for health citizens the world over.

Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

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Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health.

Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

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In April 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a report featuring evidence that in the month of March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was not an equal-opportunity killer.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Dollar General, the Latest Retail Health Destination?

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“What if…healthcare happened where we live, work, play, pray and shop, delivering the highest levels of retail experience?” ” I asked and answered in my book HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

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The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

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Trust in the technology industry has crashed to an all-time low based on the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. As Richard Edelman, CEO, concisely asserted , “Tech loses its halo.” ” The first chart shows the one-year trend on trust across industries through U.S. consumers’ eyes.

Doctors’ Offices Morph into Bill Collectors As Patients Face Growing Out-Of-Pocket Costs

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In the U.S., patients have assumed the role of health care payors with growing co-payments, coinsurance amounts, and deductibles pushing peoples’ out-of-pocket costs up.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

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Springtime is finally emerging on the east coast of the U.S. and my local CSA farm is on my mind.

Digital Health Tools Are Finding Business Models – IQVIA’s 2021 Read on the Health of Digital Health

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In the Age of COVID, over 90,000 new health apps were released, as the supply of digital therapeutics and wearables grew in 2020.

GoodRx Finds Optimistic Outlook for Telehealth Among Both Providers and Patients

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Most health care providers who were using telehealth by August 2021 felt optimistic about virtual care in a study from GoodRx on The State of Telehealth. GoodRx collaborated with the ATA on the 624 U.S.

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Empathy Is As Important as the Medical Treatment – the 2021 Accenture Health Experience As Backdrop to HIMSS 2021

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The rise of digital health investment and growing role of technology in health care services only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, people took on their own versions of digital transformation at home, for work, for school, for cooking, shopping, and indeed, for health care.

Health Insurance in Aisle 3: Why a Grocery Chain is Working on Medicare

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“You can trust us to help you find the right Medicare coverage for you and your lifestyle,” the tagline reads. What kind of organization would be behind this campaign: a healthcare navigator company, an insurance company, or a social services agency?

One in Two Americans with Work-Based Insurance Worries That Healthcare Costs Could Lead to Bankruptcy

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One in two people in the U.S. with employer-sponsored health insurance worry that a major health event in their household could lead to bankruptcy, according to research gathered by West Health and Gallup in Business Speaks: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance.

How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

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The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.